Central Lakes College in Brainerd will host a basic motorcycle rider training course May 10, 12, and 13.
The Basic Rider Course offers the most complete motorcycle training available. Students must complete 14.5 hours of integrated instruction: 4.5 hours in the classroom and 10 hours of practice on a training motorcycle (provided).
Dates are: 5:30-10 p.m. May 10, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. or 2 p.m.-7 p.m. on May 12 or May 13.
This course is divided into two phases: level one concentrates on motorcycle familiarization, clutch control, throttle control, riding posture, and the four basic skills: straight-line riding, turning, shifting, and stopping. Level two includes limited-space maneuvers, counter-steering, cornering, and swerving.
Minnesota law requires motorcyclists younger than age 18 pass an approved Rider Skills Training course. While no previous motorcycle riding experience is required, it can be beneficial. Students must be able to ride a bicycle and must possess a valid driver’s license or motor vehicle instruction permit.
Students older than age 18 are eligible for the skills test waiver (motorcycle endorsement) if they have a valid motorcycle permit in possession at the start of the course.
Those who plan to get their motorcycle endorsement on their driver’s license, are advised to obtain the permit in advance of the course.
This $160 course does not issue motorcycle permits. Participants must obtain one from the driver and vehicle services. If you have previously tested twice on your motorcycle permit, you do not qualify for the skills waiver and must test at an exam station.
Each student must furnish his or her own protective clothing and department of transportation-approved helmet and 100 percent attendance is mandatory.
Registration is required by May 3, and may be accomplished online at http://clcmn.augusoft.net and then click on “courses.”
For more information, call 855-8142 or (800) 933-0346, ext. 8142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.