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Basic Rider Skills for Returning Riders (BRS-RR)

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Are you a beginning rider with no experience?  Click here for our Basic Rider Skills.

For riders 18 and over who have been riding on a temporary permit for at least a year, or who are starting to ride again after an extended time away from riding, the Returning Rider BRS (BRS-RR) is the course to take.

BRS-RR highlights

  • 8-hour course
  • Requires demonstration of basic motorcycle handling skills to continue
  • Motorcycle and helmets are provided
  • Requires only a valid Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card (TIPIC)
    • Designed for those over 18 years of age who have been riding with a temporary permit for longer than one year (over 1,000 miles of experience) and for experienced riders returning to riding, with or without a motorcycle endorsement, after several years of not riding
  • Successful completion earns the BMV skill test waiver for a motorcycle endorsement

 

This 8-hour course will be offered during the training season at many sites in Ohio. It is designed for those over 18 years of age who have been riding with a temporary permit for longer than one year (over 1,000 miles of experience ) and for experienced riders returning to riding, with or without a motorcycle endorsement, after several years of not riding.

The cost of the course is $50.00 and is non-refundable. To take the BRS-RR course, you must have either a valid motorcycle temporary instruction permit identification card (TIPIC) or a motorcycle endorsement on your license.

Students will need to provide the following protective equipment: over-the-ankle footwear, long pants (without any holes), long-sleeved shirt or jacket, full-fingered gloves and eye protection. Please also bring a DOT-approved helmet. If you do not have one, Motorcycle Ohio will provide one for you.

 

OBJECTIVES:

The MORE Basic Riding Skills for Returning Riders (BRS-RR) Course is intended to help you acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed for safe and responsible motorcycle operation. The course will help you:

  • Develop the mental skills for safe motorcycling
  • Develop the physical skills for safe motorcycling

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

To successfully complete this course, you must::

Classroom instruction

Your class sessions will be broken down into the following sequence:


Click here for the MORE BRS Classroom Companion.

 

Screening BRS-RR students prior to riding

Requires a valid M1 Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card (TIPIC) or M1 endorsement by the start of Exercise 1.

Obtaining an M1 TIPIC is NOT part of the MORE BRS and must be done at your local BMV prior to the start of Exercise 1.

The purpose of the first two excises is to “screen” BRS-RR students to ensure all students enrolled in the class possess the minimum riding skills necessary to have control of and to safely operate the motorcycle. All students must demonstrate, at a minimum, basic overall motorcycle control skills, which includes using the clutch lever and friction zone to move the motorcycle, upshifts and downshifts smoothly, stops smoothly at a designated point using both brakes, and maintains overall control of the motorcycle. Instructors will provide coaching tips to refine these skills, but will not provide class time to develop these skills.

Students who do not clearly demonstrate the skills listed above will be dismissed from the Returning Rider class before Exercise #3 and rescheduled into a BRS class.

*No refunds will be provided if you cannot demonstrate basic control skills.

Your screening sessions will be broken down into the following sequence:

 

On-cycle exercises

A method called static practice will be used to introduce you to new motor skills with the engine off and both feet on the ground.

Each exercise is timed which reflects the average amount of time a novice student needed to attain and practice the skills.

Where required, an instructor will provide a demonstration of the specific skills required for the exercise.

Breaks will be provided approximately every hour with the minimum break time being ten (10) minutes. Additional and/or longer breaks may be necessary depending on conditions.

Your riding sessions will be broken down into the following sequence:


Students will then take a skills test. Upon successful completion of the test, the student will be given a Motorcycle Ohio BRS course completion card valid for 60 calendar days and be eligible for the BMV skill test waiver for a motorcycle endorsement.

 

MOTORCYCLES

Motorcycle Ohio has a sufficient number of training motorcycles to provide each student with a motorcycle to ride during the riding portions of the course.

In certain situations students may be able to use their own motorcycle.

Please note that three-wheeled motorcycles are not allowed in MO BRS/BRS-RR courses. Please refer to the below process to initiate your request.

Requesting
Students wanting to use their own motorcycle in a BRS/BRS-RR:


Required TIPIC

Students must provide an M1 TIPIC prior to the first riding exercise of the class.

Your Motorcycle
Any motorcycle model manufactured for on-highway use that meets the following criteria may be used:


After approval the student may then use their motorcycle in the class after a successful inspection and approval by the MO instructor prior to the first riding exercise. Download your inspection form HERE.

SCOOTERS

Motorcycle Ohio does NOT provide scooters to ride during the riding portions of our courses.

Please note that three-wheeled scooters are not allowed in MO BRS/BRS-RR courses.

In certain situations students may be able to use their own scooter. Please refer to the below process to initiate your request.

Requesting
Students wanting to use their own scooter in a BRS/BRS-RR:


Required TIPIC

Students must provide the appropriate TIPC & vehicle registration for the scooter they are using.


Your Scooter

Any scooter model manufactured for on-highway use that meets the following criteria may be used:

After approval a student may then use their scooter in the class after a successful inspection and approval by the MO instructor prior to the first riding exercise. Download your inspection form HERE.

 

Medical and other special considerations

Please make the training site aware of any special requirements you may have so that arrangements, if possible, can be made ahead of time. Special requirements include anything you think may detrimentally affect your ability to safely operate a motorcycle. Examples include but are not limited to:


Riders with medical or other special considerations may be requested to sign an additional waiver and release depending on the type and severity of the medical condition which may effect the rider's ability to safely participate in the course. Additionally, the rider may be requested to have a physician verify in writing the medical condition and the physician's assessment of the medical condition and its impact on the student’s ability to safely participate in the riding portions of the course.