Statement To Students
We want to welcome you to the Basic Rider Course (BRC). This class is designed for the beginning rider although there may be individuals in the class that do have experience riding a motorcycle. However, the professionally trained RiderCoaches will conduct the class as if every student has absolutely no riding experience.
The Alabama Motorcycle Safety Program has conducted
classes for over twenty years, and uses courses developed by the
Motorcycle Safety Foundation. The BRC consists of both classroom and actual "hands-on" riding
classroom session consists of topics such as risk management, proper riding
gear, motorcycle controls, braking, cornering and swerving. The range exercises are designed to develop the skills of clutch
control, braking, cornering and swerving. The BRC is
conducted at a pace that results in successful completion for most
novice riders. Since the course involves riding
skill development, students must be able to ride a bicycle, be moderately physically fit
and must not feel an excessive amount of fear.
If the RiderCoaches feel that you are not able to balance the motorcycle, cannot learn smooth clutch control, or achieve the stated exercise objectives; they may counsel you out of the class. This will be done for your safety as well as the safety of the other students. Due to this safety concern, students who are counseled out of a class will not be allowed to continue riding. This policy stands, even if the student believes that additional riding practice would allow them to successfully complete the course. RiderCoaches have full authority to do this and their decision is final. If a student is counseled out of a class, prior to Range Exercise 6, that student can reschedule into a later available class by paying one-half the current registration fee for a subsequent course. If however, a student chooses to leave the course, on their own, at any time including prior to Range Exercise 6, they are not entitled to a future tuition discount. Motorcycling is not for everyone and it is best to find this out in a controlled environment with trained RiderCoaches.
There are several other items of note:
1. Students are to arrive for class on time. Students arriving late may not be allowed in class. This is at the RiderCoaches' discretion. Students arriving late and not allowed in class, or classified as a "no show" will forfeit their registration fee.
2. Bring all necessary protective riding gear to every riding session.
3. You must have a valid driver license and present it to the RiderCoaches before riding.
4. If you have a reading problem, see one of the RiderCoaches so special accommodations can be made before the knowledge test is given.
5. If you have any medical problems, especially ones you have not listed on the registration form, notify the RiderCoaches prior to participating in any motorcycle training range exercises.
The RiderCoaches and administrators of the Alabama Motorcycle Safety Program sincerely hope that your experience in the BRC is an enjoyable one and starts you on the road to years of motorcycle riding enjoyment.
***I have read, understand and accept the terms of this document.***