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RI Rider Education Program
Knight Campus, Warwick
400 East Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
Tel: 401.825.1214 (Warwick)
Tel: 401.333.7070 (Lincoln)
Fax: 401.825.1116

RI Rider Education Program

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For Non-Licensed Riders

Basic Rider Course (BRC)

The basic rider’s course provides safety education and training that is compulsory for every RI motorcyclist-the only such state requirement in the nation. CCRI has purchased motorcycles, built special housing for them, and has incorporated the national Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) standards into the curriculum. Funding for the program is provided from student tuition and from fees assessed by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Classes run from March to November (weather permitting). Avoid disappointment and register early!

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For Licensed Riders Only

Level 2: Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) - Experienced Level

This course is geared toward those who have been riding for at least six months but would like a refresher or perhaps to learn something new. Participants will put into practice the techniques of managing traction, stopping quickly,cornering and swerving. Increasing numbers of veteran riders have been signing up for courses such as this one across the country, and CCRI rider coaches are excited about the opportunity to reconnect with some of the graduates they met in the basic rider courses. This five-hour class is offered on the motorcycle range.

Level 2 and 3 courses are offered only to licensed riders. Students use their own motorcycles, which may be subject to a safety inspection, and they are responsible for any damage to their motorcycle or equipment as a result of their participation in these courses. Participants must bring a valid license, proof of insurance and standard riding gear: DOT-approved helmet, full fingered gloves, eye protection, long sleeves, long pants and above-ankle footwear. Insurance discounts may apply. 
Please see our CWCE Brochure for course details.
Level 3: Advanced Rider Course (ARC)

This is a great course for riders who have gone through the experienced-level course and are looking for the next step. It aims to provide rider development in the areas of risk management, decision-making, riding strategies, and rider behavior and choices. The one-day course will include approximately three-and-a-half hours of classroom activities and four-and-a-half hours of riding including lessons in basic control, quick stops, curve adjustments, cornering and swerving, multiple curves and more. The course takes a look at a rider’s thought processes and helps us discover some of the reasons why we make the choices we do. Plus, this program allows the rider to explore his or her personal riding limitations and how to better use and understand the bike’s design capabilities. All riders can benefit from this curriculum and leave with a greater understanding of their personal decision-making process, as well as their bikes’ capabilities and limitations.

Level 2 and 3 courses are offered only to licensed riders. Students use their own motorcycles, which may be subject to a safety inspection, and they are responsible for any damage to their motorcycle or equipment as a result of their participation in these courses. Participants must bring a valid license, proof of insurance and standard riding gear: DOT-approved helmet, full fingered gloves, eye protection, long sleeves, long pants and above-ankle footwear. Insurance discounts may apply. 
Please see our CWCE Brochure for course details.
  

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Last Updated: 8/22/14