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Workshops > Basic Rider Course (BRC)

BRC-Pontiac  

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
Pontiac Caterpillar Plant
Pontiac Public Safety Complex
413 N. Mill St.
Pontiac, IL 61764

Click here for directions.

THE FIRST SESSION DOES NOT MEET AT THE CATERPILLAR PARKING LOT
Report to the Public Safety Building and wait outside for the instructors to check you in.

 

BRC-Pontiac
11 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC986924  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, August 30 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 31 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and
Sunday, September 1 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Pontiac Caterpillar Plant, Wait outside Public Safety Building for instructor
  Pontiac Public Safety Complex, 413 N. Mill St., Pontiac, IL 61629
 

BRC-Pontiac
11 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC986925  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, September 6 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 7 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and
Sunday, September 8 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Pontiac Caterpillar Plant, Wait outside Public Safety Building for instructor
  Pontiac Public Safety Complex, 413 N. Mill St., Pontiac, IL 61629
 

BRC-Pontiac
11 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC986926  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, September 13 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 14 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and
Sunday, September 15 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Pontiac Caterpillar Plant, Wait outside Public Safety Building for instructor
  Pontiac Public Safety Complex, 413 N. Mill St., Pontiac, IL 61629
 

BRC-Pontiac
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC986927  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, September 20 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 21 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and
Sunday, September 22 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Pontiac Caterpillar Plant, Wait outside Public Safety Building for instructor
  Pontiac Public Safety Complex, 413 N. Mill St., Pontiac, IL 61629
 

BRC-Pontiac
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC986928  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, September 27 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 28 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and
Sunday, September 29 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Pontiac Caterpillar Plant, Wait outside Public Safety Building for instructor
  Pontiac Public Safety Complex, 413 N. Mill St., Pontiac, IL 61629
 

BRC-Pontiac
11 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC986929  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, October 4 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, October 5 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and
Sunday, October 6 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Pontiac Caterpillar Plant, Wait outside Public Safety Building for instructor
  Pontiac Public Safety Complex, 413 N. Mill St., Pontiac, IL 61629
 

BRC-Pontiac
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC986930  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, October 11 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, October 12 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and
Sunday, October 13 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Pontiac Caterpillar Plant, Wait outside Public Safety Building for instructor
  Pontiac Public Safety Complex, 413 N. Mill St., Pontiac, IL 61629
 

BRC-Pontiac
12 Open Seats
Item: MOTORBRC986931  
  Class meeting times:
Friday, October 18 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, October 19 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and
Sunday, October 20 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
   
  Fee: $20.00
   
  Location: Pontiac Caterpillar Plant, Wait outside Public Safety Building for instructor
  Pontiac Public Safety Complex, 413 N. Mill St., Pontiac, IL 61629