ARC Questions Are Answered Here

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1) Will I dump my bike?
2) Do I need a Basic Rider Course first?
3) What do I bring to class?
4) How long is the course?
5) What does it cost?
6) How do I get into a class?
7) What do I get when it's done?
8) Anything else?

1) Will I dump my bike? No -- unless you do something completely outside the norm!   The exercises are designed to build your skills -- not scare or hurt you.  Bottom line: if this WERE dangerous, or I had to worry about my bike going down, I wouldn't be using MY motorcycle to demonstrate these exercises!!!   Return to Top

2) Do I need a Basic Basic Course first?   No, it is not a requirement. The vast majority of riders who take this course have not had any previous formal training. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't take a BRC -- if you haven't had one, take one -- every rider should have a BRC in their riding history, you will ride so much better if you take one.   Return to Top

3) What do I bring to class?

  • First class meeting -- just yourself, your riding experience, and some riding experience homework that will be assigned (easy)
  • Ride date -- you need your motorcycle --
    • You must be the owner of the motorcycle you are riding (no loaners). Insurance and registration must be in your name [exception -- when motorcycle is owned by spouse]
    • Motorcycle must be roadworthy (good tires, working brakes, bike burns more gas than oil, etc)
    • Tire pressure and suspension checked according to MOM (Motorcycle Owner's Manual) to ensure proper tire inflation
    • Set suspension for how you usually ride
  • Paperwork
    • Valid photo driver license with motorcycle endorsement
    • Current motorcycle registration
    • Current motorcycle insurance
  • Riding gear
    • Helmet -- minimum DOT (Department of Transportation) approved
    • Eye protection -- goggles, face shields, impact resistant prescription glasses are authorized
    • No skin below the chin, which means:
      • Long sleeve shirt/jacket
      • Full fingered gloves
      • Long pants (not flared)
      • Ankle protecting footwear
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4) How long is the course?   Just over two hours of classroom prior to the riding date. Then approximately 5 hours of riding on the designated date doing exercises that concentrate on braking, cornering, and swerving. About 7 hours total.  There are no tests, academic or riding... the whole program is geared to giving you techniques, not evaluating you. Return to Top

5) What does it cost?   $109 total paid when registering through LSUS Continuing Education. Return to Top

6) How do I get into a class? You register on-line through LSUS Continuing Education for the Advanced class you desire... and also pay at that time. Return to Top

7) What do I get when it's done?   An ARC MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) Completion Card -- proof of training that is honored by most insurance companies for a discount on your motorcycle insurance premium. You also leave a better rider -- with new techniques, a heightened awareness of motorcycling hazards, and more capability to defend yourself against them.  Return to Top

8) Anything else? Yes, come expecting to have fun and learn something. If neither happens, let me know!!!   Also, you must sign a RELEASE, WAIVER AND INDEMNIFICATION form and acknowledge you understand the TRAINING RULES before you participate in class. These forms are posted here to allow you to read and comprehend them before signing up for the class.  You must sign them to receive this training.
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