General Information

Frequently Asked Questions
Registration

Office

1080 S. Silver Springs Road
Cape Girardeau, MO 63705
(573) 334-0826 Ext. 6513

Hours
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Contact

  • Kathleen Clayton
    Program Supervisor
    claytonk@capetigers.com
    (573) 334-0826 Ext. 6513

 


MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TRAINING FAQs

What are the times for the BRC classes?
Class will begin promptly on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening. On Saturday & Sunday, plan on being in class from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Your instructor will provide a lunch break and other breaks. **Please Note: Stated class end times may vary by instructor and according to the individual needs and characteristics of each class. Please talk with your instructor if you have any questions. 

What is the price for the BRC course?
 $200.00

Do I need a motorcycle to take the BRC?
No, we will provide a motorcycle for you to use. MSF guidelines do not allow students to use their own bikes for this course.

Do I need a motorcycle permit to take the BRC?
No, but you must be at least 15 ½ years old to take the Motorcycle Safety Basic Rider Course (BRC). Individuals that are not yet an adult with a full MO driver’s license need a Class M permit in order to ride your motorcycle on public roadways in the state of Missouri. You must be at least 15 1/2 years old to apply for a permit. See this link for further information: 
http://www.dmv.org/mo-missouri/motorcycle-license.php

Enrolling and successfully completing a Motorcycle Rider Training Course is required for any motorcycle operator under 16 years old who is applying for a Class M permit or an endorsement on a current driver’s permit.

Do I need a driver's license to take the BRC?
You must possess either a valid driver's license or learner's permit to take the class. Be prepared to show your driver’s license or motorcycle learner’s permit to your Rider Coach/Instructor on the first night of class.

What if my driver's license is from out of state?

It does not matter. As long as your driver’s license is current, you may take the course.

Do I need a helmet to take the BRC?
Due to sanitary concerns with the COVID-19 virus, you must bring your own undamaged (no previous accidents/crashes)D.O.T. approved 3/4 OR full face helmet to participate in the riding exercises of the BRC course.  The open face, or "three-quarters" helmet covers the ears, cheeks, and back of the head, but lacks the lower chin bar of the full face helmetFull faced helmets cover the jaw and chin, completely enveloping the head of the rider to keep you safe. Click this link & scroll down to see the accepted helmet types:https://www.motorcyclelegalfoundation.com/types-of-motorcycle-helmets/    

May I ride my own motorcycle in the BRC?

No. You must ride one of the provided motorcycles for the Basic Rider Course.

What do I need to bring to the first night of class?
On the first night of class you need to bring a photo ID from one of these categories:

  • Valid/Current Driver’s License (any state)

  • Valid/Current, International Driver’s License

  • Current State, Issued Student Driver’s Permit or a State Issued I.D.

  • **Please Note: According to state statutes Military ID’s cannot be used for this purpose. 

  • A pen or pencil for the classroom sessions.

What do I need to bring to class on Saturday/Sunday?

  • Snacks & Non-alcoholic beverages for breaks & lunch. Water fountains are also available inside the building.

  • Proper Riding Gear:

  1. Sturdy over-the-ankle low-heeled footwear (sturdy boots or high-top hiking type boots – not canvas). What will NOT work: Regular sneakers, (i.e., Converse basketball shoes are not "sturdy"). Basically any shoes that do not fully cover the ankle and/or are not sturdy will NOT work.

  2. Long (non-flared) HEAVY denim pants or riding pants (recommended).

  3. Long-sleeved shirt or jacket (remember summer temperatures, light colors are better).

  4. Full-fingered gloves (preferably leather, but any non-slip glove will do).

  5. Eye protection (sunglasses, prescription glasses, goggles, or a helmet with a face shield).

  6. Helmet:  Due to sanitary concerns with the COVID-19 virus, you must bring your own undamaged (no previous accidents/crashes)D.O.T. approved 3/4 OR full face helmet to participate in the riding exercises of the BRC course.  The open face, or "three-quarters" helmet covers the ears, cheeks, and back of the head, but lacks the lower chin bar of the full face helmetFull faced helmets cover the jaw and chin, completely enveloping the head of the rider to keep you safe. Click this link & scroll down to see the accepted helmet types:https://www.motorcyclelegalfoundation.com/types-of-motorcycle-helmets/    

  7. Rain Gear (if there is a chance of rain).
  8. Sunblock/Sunscreen.

Does the BRC waive the driving portion of the test?
Your BRC completion card should waive the riding portion of the Missouri Motorcycle License test. You will still be required to take a written exam and a vision test at MO DMV. See this link for more information: 
http://www.dmv.org/mo-missouri/motorcycle-license.php#Missouri-Motorcycle-License-or-Endorsement-Class-M

What if it rains during the class?

We get wet. Classes are very seldom ever canceled. During lightning storms, the class may be postponed until it passes, however, we do continue class if it’s just raining. If weather prohibits the class from completing we will try to schedule you into the next available class or issue you a refund if a suitable class date is not available. Refunds are only processed during regular business hours in the main office at the Career & Technology Center.

How many students are in a class?
No more than 6. However, a minimum of 5 students needed to be enrolled to hold a class.

Will I automatically get motorcycle license when I pass this course?
No, if you successfully complete this course, you must take your Completion Card to the MO DMV. There you must pass their written examination as well as a vision test to get your Motorcycle (M) Endorsement on your license. 
http://www.dmv.org/mo-missouri/motorcycle-license.php#Missouri-Motorcycle-License-or-Endorsement-Class-M

What size/type of motorcycle will I be training on?
We offer a varied selection of training bikes that are 500cc or less. Please note the following:

Students must be able to ride a bicycle, as the skill of balancing is not taught in this course.

Previous motorcycle riding experience is not required to enroll in this course (although it can be very helpful).

Your RiderCoaches are well trained professionals and want you to succeed. The BRC is designed to teach beginning riders the fundamentals of motorcycle operation. However, there are many factors that may affect the ability of some students to be successful in the time allotted for the course. If, in the opinion of the RiderCoach, a student becomes a danger to him/herself or to others, that student will be counseled to leave the class a possibly return at another time.

What kind of guarantee is there that I'll get my completion card?
ABSOLUTELY NONE! We will give you all of the tools to learn to ride, but it is up to you to apply and use the tools & instruction to the best of your ability. We will do everything we can on our end, but you must take care of the rest.

What forms of payment do you accept?

You may register for a class online
www.CapeCTC.com or in person at the Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center. We accept cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard and Discover. Unfortunately, we cannot reserve a seat for you in a class without payment.