Learn to Ride at MVCC with the New York State Road Test Waiver Program for Beginning and Experienced Motorcyclists.
MVCC continues its relationship with Go Motorcycling, Inc. as Central New York’s headquarters for award-winning motorcycle rider training. The ride starts here!
There are two Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCourses that qualify for the NYS Motorcycle Road Test Waiver. Whether you are brand-new to motorcycling or have been riding for a while, there’s a licensing course for you!
3-Wheeled Basic RiderCourse (3WBRC)
The 3WBRC is an entry-level course comprised of eight hours of interactive classroom learning and about eight hours of hands-on riding instruction on automatic transmission three-wheeled motorcycles (two wheels in front and one in back).
Your successful completion qualifies you for a three-wheeled Motorcycle License Road Test Waiver of the NYS DMV Road Test. Your licensing document will restrict you to three-wheeled motorcycle operation.
Basic RiderCourse (BRC)
The BRC consists of five hours of interactive classroom learning and at least 10 hours of hands-on riding instruction. This course provides the beginning motorcyclist with the basic mental and physical riding skills necessary to minimize risk on the street. Learning is a fun, step-by-step process in a secured lot on our user-friendly training motorcycles. Motorcycles and helmets are provided. Successful participants will receive a motorcycle road test waiver.
Basic RiderCourse 2 for License Waiver (BRC2-LW)
The BRC2-LW is designed for individuals 18 years or older that already have some street riding experience and have held a valid New York State Motorcycle Permit for at least one riding season.
The course consists of a three-hour online course and approximately five hours of practice riding exercises on your own street-legal motorcycle or scooter. The riding exercises conclude with a skills evaluation. Successful participants will receive a motorcycle road test waiver.
Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME)
The IME is just two hours long and the class size is small – just three participants! The IME is a program to get familiar with the primary controls of a motorcycle. You'll be given the opportunity to operate the controls while astride the motorcycle as you "power-walk" on our practice range. The IME is a taste of riding without a big investment of time or money. It's a great way to "jumpstart" your BRC learning experience! The IME is also a great way for potential riders to determine if motorcycling is a good personal choice and if they have the basic skills needed to be prepared for the Basic RiderCourse.
Basic RiderCourse 2 for Skills Practice (BRC2)
The BRC2 is a half-day class for experienced riders that already have their motorcycle endorsement. The class is “range-only” - no classroom. Using your own motorcycle, you’ll practice techniques for managing traction: stopping quickly, cornering, swerving, and the use of counterbalancing skills for slow, tight turns. Improve your ride!
MSF RiderCoach Preparation Course (RCPC)
Are you a “people person”? Do you love motorcycling? Are you committed to riding safely? Maybe you’d like to join the Go Motorcycling family of MSF-certified RiderCoaches. Each RCPC lasts eight days. In addition, there are both pre-course activities (class observations/homework) and post-course mentoring (supervised teaching) before full certification is achieved.