Located at: Highland Community College 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, IL 61032

The Basic RiderCourse (BRC) provides 20 hours of classroom and on-motorcycle instruction. You must be an Illinois resident 16 years of age or older. The BRC covers the basics of operating a motorcycle and safety-oriented mental strategies. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for your use. Successful completion of this course will waive both state licensing tests for those 18 years of age and older. Students under 18 must still take both state licensing tests. The course may also earn you an insurance discount.

The Basic Rider eCourse (BRCe) provides 20 hours total for the course. Four hours of online self-study, 16 hours of classroom and on-motorcycle instruction. You must be an Illinois resident 16 years of age or older. The BRCe covers the basics of operating a motorcycle and safety-oriented mental strategies. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for your use. Successful completion of this course will waive both state licensing tests for those 18 years of age and older. The course may also earn you an insurance discount. A web link will be supplied to those who pre-register for the course, approximately 30 days prior to the first in-person session, which will allow you to complete the online component of the course at no cost. The online component covers only the workbook knowledge and is not a substitute for a complete course.

The Basic RiderCourse2 (BRC2) provides a total of 12 hours of on-line learning, in-person classroom and on-motorcycle instruction. This program has elements of the BRC.  You must be an Illinois resident 18 years of age or older.  It is designed for riders who already possess basic skills but lacking a motorcycle classification. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for your use. Successful completion of this course will waive both state licensing tests for those 18 years of age and older.  The course may also earn you an insurance discount.

Courses are scheduled to meet in-person in their entirety. Please read the section notes information very carefully to make sure when your class meets.