The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse Hawaii edition is approved for use by the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) for Motorcycle Rider Education. Upon successful completion of the course, qualified students will be issued a licensing waiver for submission to Dept of Motor Vehicles.
The Basic Rider Course provides classroom instruction and actual motorcycle operator training in a controlled off-the-street environment. Course runs on Thur & Fri evening 6pm to 9:30pm in Laulima 225 and Saturday & Sunday 7am to 12pm at UHMC Motorcycle Range. Approximately half the time of the course will be riding a motorcycle on the range. Motorcycles and helmets are provided.
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:
1. Demonstrate basic motorcycle operation skills like inspecting, mounting, and start/stop engine.
2. Demonstrate fundamental riding skills such as riding in a straight line, turning, shifting, and braking.
3. Demonstrate street riding skills like swerving, maximum braking, advanced turning, and using hand signals.
4. Determine the proper operation of a motorcycle under normal, special and adverse riding conditions.
NotesSorry, no discounts. No credit or refund will be issued for failure to meet minimum objectives.
You must be able to safely operate a 2 wheel single track vehicle (i.e. bicycle) in order to learn and accomplish the objectives of the BRC. If you are not able to advance you may discontinue the skills exercises at any time. For your safety and the safety of others you may be dismissed from attempting further exercises.
Students must bring: Valid Hawaii Drivers License and Valid Hawaii Motorcycle Permit Class 2 Long sturdy pants, long sleeve shirt or a jacket.
Over-the ankle shoes or boots
Full fingered gloves
Eye Protection (example: sunglasses, eyeglasses)
Sunblock, snacks and bottled water is highly suggested.
You are welcome to bring your own helmet that is D.O.T certified 3/4 or full faced. If you are borrowing a helmet, please bring a head bandana.
**Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian on the first day to sign the appropriate liability release forms.