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Workshops > Basic Rider Course (BRC)

BRC-Springfield  

What is the Basic Rider Course (BRC)?
This 20-hour program includes both classroom and "hands-on" instruction. It is designed to teach the fundamental skills of straight-line riding, shifting, turning, and stopping, then works toward developing more complex street skills including essential braking, turning and swerving techniques. It also focuses on developing good mental strategies and managing special situations. The motorcycles, helmets, and textbooks are provided for each student's use.

Who is eligible to enroll in the BRC?
Illinois residents who are at least 16 years of age (on the first day of their course) are eligible to enroll if they have a valid driver's license or instruction permit. The ability to balance and ride a bicycle is expected. Persons under 18 years of age must bring a parent or guardian to sign a participation waiver 20 minutes prior to the class starting time.

Required Motorcycle Gear
Students must bring the following required gear to the first meeting; a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, long pants (heavy material with straight legs), sturdy over-the-ankle footwear (not cloth or canvas), full-fingered gloves and eye protection (glasses, goggles or face shield).

Licensing
Upon successful completion of the Basic Rider Course, a completion card will be issued that will allow the Illinois Secretary of State driver's license examiner to waive the written and the riding portion of the motorcycle license test for all graduates who are 18 years of age or older. Persons who are 16 or 17 years of age must complete this course and take the Secretary of State's written and riding tests to be eligible for a class "M" motorcycle endorsement.

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Class Location
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
1021 North Grand Avenue East
Springfield, IL 62794

Please meet outside the north security entrance.
Wait for the instructors to come to you.
Please do not bother the security guards

Click here for directions.

 

BRC-Springfield   Registrations are no longer being accepted for this section.

Any unclaimed seats at class start time will be available for walk-ins.  Please arrive 20 minutes before class start time.

 
Item: MOTORBRC586313  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, April 26 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, April 27 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, April 28 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794

 

 

BRC-Springfield  Class is full. 

Any unclaimed seats at class start time will be available for walk-ins.  Please arrive 20 minutes before class start time.  

 
Item: MOTORBRC586315  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, May 3 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, May 4 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, May 5 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
10 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586316  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, May 3 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and
Sunday, May 5 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield  Class is full. 

Any unclaimed seats at class start time will be available for walk-ins.  Please arrive 20 minutes before class start time.  

 
Item: MOTORBRC586336  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, May 10 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, May 11 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, May 12 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield  Class is full. 

Any unclaimed seats at class start time will be available for walk-ins.  Please arrive 20 minutes before class start time.  

 
Item: MOTORBRC586338  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, May 17 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, May 18 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, May 19 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
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Item: MOTORBRC586340  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, May 24 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, May 25 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, May 26 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield  Class is full. 

Any unclaimed seats at class start time will be available for walk-ins.  Please arrive 20 minutes before class start time.  

 
Item: MOTORBRC586342  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, May 31 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 1 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, June 2 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield  Class is full. 

Any unclaimed seats at class start time will be available for walk-ins.  Please arrive 20 minutes before class start time.  

 
Item: MOTORBRC586344  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, June 7 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 8 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, June 9 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
4 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586346  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, June 14 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 15 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, June 16 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
10 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586347  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, June 14 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and
Sunday, June 16 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
10 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586348  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, June 21 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 22 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, June 23 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
9 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586350  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, June 28 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 29 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, June 30 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586352  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, July 5 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 6 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, July 7 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586354  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, July 12 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 13 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, July 14 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586356  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, July 19 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 20 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, July 21 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586358  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, July 26 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 27 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, July 28 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
11 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586360  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, August 2 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 3 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, August 4 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586362  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, August 9 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 10 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, August 11 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586364  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, August 16 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 17 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, August 18 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586366  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, August 23 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 24 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, August 25 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586368  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, August 30 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 31 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, September 1 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586370  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, September 6 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 7 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, September 8 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586372  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, September 13 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 14 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, September 15 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586374  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, September 20 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 21 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, September 22 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586375  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, September 20 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and
Sunday, September 22 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586376  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, September 27 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 28 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, September 29 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586378  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, October 4 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, October 5 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, October 6 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586380  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, October 11 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, October 12 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, October 13 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794
 

BRC-Springfield
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC586384  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, October 25 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, October 26 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and
Sunday, October 27 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Wait at north security entrance for instructor
  1021 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794