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Course Description

The start date shown for each class is the first date we would be sending information for how to access the online portion of the class. The first in-person session will be one month after that date.

In the Basic RiderCourse (BRC):

  • You will participate in classroom and hands-on instruction.
  • Learn the fundamental skills of straight-line riding, shifting, turning, and stopping, then work toward developing more complex street skills including essential braking, turning, and swerving techniques.
  • You will also focus on developing good mental strategies and managing special situations.
  • The motorcycles, helmets* (if you do not have one of your own), and textbooks are provided.

*During the COVID-19 pandemic all students must comply with the Required Riding Gear and additionally will be required to wear either a mask or a snap on shield on the helmet while on the training range. It is suggested that you bring your own helmet if possible however, helmets will be issued, for the duration of the class, to students who do not have their own helmet.

You must provide:

  • a long-sleeved shirt or jacket.
  • long pants (heavy material with straight legs and no holes).
  • sturdy over-the-ankle footwear (not cloth or canvas).
  • full-fingered gloves (leather preferred).
  • eye protection (glasses, goggles, or face shield).

Upon successful completion of the BRC, the Illinois Secretary of State's office will waive the written and riding tests for those who are 18 years of age or older. People who are 16 or 17 years of age must complete this course and take the written and riding tests with the Secretary of State to be eligible for a class M motorcycle endorsement.

Notes

William Rainey Harper College - Main campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please check back prior to your course for the latest information
  • Click HERE for a Harper College campus map.
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Section Title
BASIC RIDER COURSE: HARPER
Type
Online/Internet Based
Dates
Sep 03, 2020 to Oct 02, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa
Time
8:00AM to 11:30AM
Dates
Oct 03, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa, Su
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Oct 03, 2020 to Oct 04, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
William Rainey Harper College - Main campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please check back prior to your course for the latest information
  • Some COVID-19 protocols are still in process, please check back for updates as well as keep an eye for further emails if you are registered for a course.
  • Click HERE for a Harper College campus map.
Section Title
BASIC RIDER COURSE: HARPER
Type
Online/Internet Based
Dates
Sep 05, 2020 to Oct 05, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
T
Time
1:30PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Oct 06, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
T, W, Th
Time
1:30PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Oct 06, 2020 to Oct 08, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
20.0
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
William Rainey Harper College - Main campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please check back prior to your course for the latest information
  • Some COVID-19 protocols are still in process, please check back for updates as well as keep an eye for further emails if you are registered for a course.
  • Click HERE for a Harper College campus map.
Section Title
BASIC RIDER COURSE: HARPER
Type
Online/Internet Based
Dates
Sep 09, 2020 to Oct 09, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa
Time
8:00AM to 11:30AM
Dates
Oct 10, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa, Su
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Oct 10, 2020 to Oct 11, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
20.0
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
William Rainey Harper College - Main campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please check back prior to your course for the latest information
  • Some COVID-19 protocols are still in process, please check back for updates as well as keep an eye for further emails if you are registered for a course.
  • Click HERE for a Harper College campus map.
Section Title
BASIC RIDER COURSE: HARPER
Type
Online/Internet Based
Dates
Sep 10, 2020 to Oct 09, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa
Time
8:00AM to 11:30AM
Dates
Oct 10, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa, Su
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Oct 10, 2020 to Oct 11, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
William Rainey Harper College - Main campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please check back prior to your course for the latest information
  • Some COVID-19 protocols are still in process, please check back for updates as well as keep an eye for further emails if you are registered for a course.
  • Click HERE for a Harper College campus map.
Section Title
BASIC RIDER COURSE: HARPER
Type
Online/Internet Based
Dates
Sep 12, 2020 to Oct 12, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
T
Time
8:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Oct 13, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
T, W, Th
Time
8:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Oct 13, 2020 to Oct 15, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
20.0
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
William Rainey Harper College - Main campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please check back prior to your course for the latest information
  • Some COVID-19 protocols are still in process, please check back for updates as well as keep an eye for further emails if you are registered for a course.
  • Click HERE for a Harper College campus map.
Section Title
BASIC RIDER COURSE: HARPER
Type
Online/Internet Based
Dates
Sep 12, 2020 to Oct 12, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
T
Time
1:30PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Oct 13, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
T, W, Th
Time
1:30PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Oct 13, 2020 to Oct 15, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
20.0
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
William Rainey Harper College - Main campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please check back prior to your course for the latest information
  • Some COVID-19 protocols are still in process, please check back for updates as well as keep an eye for further emails if you are registered for a course.
  • Click HERE for a Harper College campus map.
Section Title
BASIC RIDER COURSE: HARPER
Type
Online/Internet Based
Dates
Sep 17, 2020 to Oct 16, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa
Time
8:00AM to 11:30AM
Dates
Oct 17, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa, Su
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Oct 17, 2020 to Oct 18, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
William Rainey Harper College - Main campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please check back prior to your course for the latest information
  • Some COVID-19 protocols are still in process, please check back for updates as well as keep an eye for further emails if you are registered for a course.
  • Click HERE for a Harper College campus map.
Section Title
BASIC RIDER COURSE: HARPER
Type
Online/Internet Based
Dates
Sep 20, 2020 to Oct 19, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
T
Time
8:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Oct 20, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
T, W, Th
Time
8:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Oct 20, 2020 to Oct 22, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
William Rainey Harper College - Main campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please check back prior to your course for the latest information
  • Some COVID-19 protocols are still in process, please check back for updates as well as keep an eye for further emails if you are registered for a course.
  • Click HERE for a Harper College campus map.
Section Title
BASIC RIDER COURSE: HARPER
Type
Online/Internet Based
Dates
Sep 20, 2020 to Oct 19, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
T
Time
1:30PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Oct 20, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
T, W, Th
Time
1:30PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Oct 20, 2020 to Oct 22, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
William Rainey Harper College - Main campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please check back prior to your course for the latest information
  • Some COVID-19 protocols are still in process, please check back for updates as well as keep an eye for further emails if you are registered for a course.
  • Click HERE for a Harper College campus map.
Section Title
BASIC RIDER COURSE: HARPER
Type
Online/Internet Based
Dates
Sep 24, 2020 to Oct 23, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa
Time
8:00AM to 11:30AM
Dates
Oct 24, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa, Su
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Oct 24, 2020 to Oct 25, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
William Rainey Harper College - Main campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please check back prior to your course for the latest information
  • Some COVID-19 protocols are still in process, please check back for updates as well as keep an eye for further emails if you are registered for a course.
  • Click HERE for a Harper College campus map.
Section Title
BASIC RIDER COURSE: HARPER
Type
Online/Internet Based
Dates
Sep 27, 2020 to Oct 26, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
T
Time
8:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Oct 27, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
T, W, Th
Time
8:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Oct 27, 2020 to Oct 29, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
William Rainey Harper College - Main campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please check back prior to your course for the latest information
  • Some COVID-19 protocols are still in process, please check back for updates as well as keep an eye for further emails if you are registered for a course.
  • Click HERE for a Harper College campus map.
Section Title
BASIC RIDER COURSE: HARPER
Type
Online/Internet Based
Dates
Sep 27, 2020 to Oct 26, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
T
Time
1:30PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Oct 27, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
T, W, Th
Time
1:30PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Oct 27, 2020 to Oct 29, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
William Rainey Harper College - Main campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please check back prior to your course for the latest information
  • Some COVID-19 protocols are still in process, please check back for updates as well as keep an eye for further emails if you are registered for a course.
  • Click HERE for a Harper College campus map.
Section Title
BASIC RIDER COURSE: HARPER
Type
Online/Internet Based
Dates
Sep 30, 2020 to Oct 30, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa
Time
8:00AM to 11:30AM
Dates
Oct 31, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa, Su
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Oct 31, 2020 to Nov 01, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
William Rainey Harper College - Main campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please check back prior to your course for the latest information
  • Some COVID-19 protocols are still in process, please check back for updates as well as keep an eye for further emails if you are registered for a course.
  • Click HERE for a Harper College campus map.
Section Title
BASIC RIDER COURSE: HARPER
Type
Online/Internet Based
Dates
Oct 02, 2020 to Nov 01, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
M
Time
8:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Nov 02, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
M, W, Th
Time
8:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Nov 02, 2020 to Nov 05, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
William Rainey Harper College - Main campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please check back prior to your course for the latest information
  • Some COVID-19 protocols are still in process, please check back for updates as well as keep an eye for further emails if you are registered for a course.
  • Click HERE for a Harper College campus map.
Section Title
BASIC RIDER COURSE: HARPER
Type
Online/Internet Based
Dates
Oct 07, 2020 to Nov 06, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa
Time
8:00AM to 11:30AM
Dates
Nov 07, 2020
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Sa, Su
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Nov 07, 2020 to Nov 08, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
William Rainey Harper College - Main campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
  • Classroom assignments are subject to change. Please check back prior to your course for the latest information
  • Some COVID-19 protocols are still in process, please check back for updates as well as keep an eye for further emails if you are registered for a course.
  • Click HERE for a Harper College campus map.
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