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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?
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!!!
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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
What do I bring to class?
class meeting -- just yourself, your riding experience, and some
riding experience homework that will be assigned (easy)
date -- you need your motorcycle --
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]
must be roadworthy (good tires, working brakes, bike burns more
gas than oil, etc)
pressure and suspension checked according to MOM (Motorcycle
Owner's Manual) to ensure proper tire inflation
suspension for how you usually ride
photo driver license with motorcycle endorsement
-- minimum DOT (Department of Transportation) approved
protection -- goggles, face shields, impact resistant prescription
glasses are authorized
skin below the chin, which means:
pants (not flared)
piece rain suit (we ride rain or shine) Return
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
What does it cost? $109 total paid when registering through
LSUS Continuing Education. Return
How do I get into a class? You register on-line through LSUS
Continuing Education for the Advanced class you desire... and also
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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
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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To register for the ARC press
button below and type "motorcycle" in the LSUS search
window to find the available Advanced Rider Classes.