Motorcycle Rider Program
Welcome to the Connecticut Motorcycle Rider Education Program at Gateway Community College. Registration for the program begins March 3, 2014. Motorcycling is one of the most exciting forms of transportation around. Part of the thrill of motorcycling is to know that you are totally responsible for every action taken from timing each shift to keeping a keen eye out for other motorists. To understand these responsibilities and get the most from your experiences, the Connecticut Basic Rider Course is the place to start. This course offers expert instruction for both the beginning and experienced rider.
Motorcycle Rider Courses
Basic Rider Course (BRC)
The BRC is designed to meet the State of Connecticut Rider Education Program mandatory requirement for training in order to receive a motorcycle endorsement on a person’s Connecticut Driver’s License. The BRC begins with development of the fundamental riding skills of turning, shifting, and braking; then expands these basic skills into more advanced street riding techniques. Training motorcycles, ranging in size from 125cc’s to 350cc’s, are provided. DOT-approved helmets are also provided. All sessions are conducted at Gateway’s North Haven campus. Students must attend and participate in all sessions, in sequence, with no exceptions. Any absence or late arrival will result in the student being dropped from the course and will require the student to register for another course, pay again, and start from the beginning. Only register for a BRC section that you know you will be able to make all classes on time. Students will be registered on a first come, first served basis.
Basic Rider Course Fee: $200
Experienced Rider Course (ERC)
Even if you've been riding for some time, there's always something new to learn in this 6-hour course. Using your own motorcycle for the ERC, you will have the opportunity to fine tune your riding skills during advanced maneuvers such as stopping in the shortest distance, cornering, swerving, and tight turns.
Experienced Rider Course Fee: $85
All Rider Program classroom sessions are taught at Gateway Community College's North Haven Campus. Click here for directions to the North Haven Campus.
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Select “Get Courses” at the bottom left hand side of page to view a list of available classes. The date and location of each class is located in the far right column. (INH) stands for North Haven Campus, which is where all classroom & on-cycle sessions meet.