First Gear is a 2-3 hour class conducted as needed. It is conducted in a semi-formal relaxed environment. Students will be introduced to:
- Riding Gear what is for, what is required in Florida, and what is recommended.
- Standard controls on a motorcycle: what they are and what they are used for.
- Operating the motorcycle , including:
- Starting and stopping the motor
- operating the clutch, gear shifter, and the throttle.
- Walking the motorcycle using the power of the engine.
THERE IS NO ACTUAL RIDING in this class
If student decides to continue and enroll in a BRC, a portion of the cost of First Gear will be
deducted from the cost of the BRC. BRC must be taken within 6 months of completingFirst Gear.
First Gear classes may be conducted in Lynn Haven, Panama City, or in Bristol.
Panama City classes are scheduled to start between 7AM and 8AM on days in which R2W does not have other obligations.
Bristol classes are schedule to start on Sunday after the completion of a BRC.
Panama City Motorcycle Training/
Basic Bike Bonding Rider Course
ULTIMATE BIKE BONDING RIDER COURSE
INTRODUCTION TO RIDING
The 3-Wheel Basic Riders Course (3W-BRC) is similar to the (2-wheeled) Basic Riders Course (BRC) in the subjects which are covered, BUT is specific to 3-wheeled motorcycles.
Visit the 3-Wheel page for more information.
A one-day course (5-7hrs) that complements and builds on skills developed in the BRC and BRC2 (Skills Practice) in addition to fostering safe riding through renewing a safety mindset with personal risk assessment and refreshing and enhancing perishable skills . It includes an academics segment with several interactive activities to improve perception and hazard awareness.
Range exercises enhance both basic operating skills and crash/ obstacle avoidance skills in a variety of Paths of Travel. Improving your braking and cornering finesse is emphasized. The course is beneficial for riders on any type of street motorcycle.
-Student provides motorcycle and all riding gear. (SEE Skills Improvement for list of requirements)
Basic Riders Course (BRCu)
The BBBRC is an approximately five-hour riding course designed to help you develop basic riding skills, and to allow a new rider to become more comfortable on a motorcycle before purchasing one of their own,
Exercises focus on a variety of cornering skills and limited-space maneuvers. By the end of the course, you should be able to handle a motorcycle well enough to negotiate normal street and traffic situations.
Motorcycles and helmets are provided for your use.
Student must have a valid motorcycle permit or license endorsement.
IDEAL Progression: Student completes BRC, obtains a motorcycle endorsement, then participates in BBBRC withing 30 days.
For more information about these courses and others, visit the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's website at www.msf-usa.org
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Basic Riders Course
Skills Practice is a riding portion only option. This option may be applied to:
BRC or 3-Wheel BRC so long as the student has a motorcycle endorsement. Ideal for those who are transitioning from 2 to 3 wheels.
Select this discount option at check out and receive a discount.
Visit 'schedule/Requirements' tab for information about safety equipment requirements
A personalized class can be conducted under certain conditions:
- student is unable to successfully complete BRC. A personalized course of instruction may be created to help student obtain the skills to successfully pass riding test. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE that any student will pass test, even after remedial coaching.
NOTE: student must attend entire formal BRC to qualify for motorcycle endorsement.
-Student(s) desires more instruction specific to their needs.
COST: $50 PER HOUR, (plus $200 if not conducted in coordination with an other scheduled course)
The UBBRC is an extension of the Skills Improvement course, approximately 5-hour riding course
The exercises focus on limited-space maneuvers, modeled after police training courses.
Exercises progressively become more challenging, allowing rider to develop smooth and precise control and learn more about the limits of your abilities and your bike's capability.
Rider must bring a valid motorcycle license /endorsement, and an insured/registered/street-legal motorcycle.
Cost $100 (returning students get %50 off)
The Basic Riders Course is a 13-15 hour course, consisting of 5 hours of classroom academics and 10 hours on the range operating a motorcycle.
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While this course is designed for the novice, most experienced riders can still gain some knowledge about riding
Course inform students about:
-Types of Motorcycles and their abilities
-Riding gear and it purposes
-Basic motorcycle controls and how to operate them
- Basic techniques to operate the motorcycle including: Starting, stopping, and turning including hazard avoidance.
Students will be tested on their knowledge and their skills.
The Skills Improvement course is a 4-5 hour class during which the student will perform 9 exercises ( many of which they have already experienced in the BRC, but in this course students are on their own motorcycle. )
This course helps a student become more comfortable and more skilled while on their own motorcycle, it also qualifies the rider for a discount on insurance for many companies.
COST $100 Skills Improvement is conducted in the afternoon after the completion of a BRC.
PAST PCMT/ R2W students get 50% off.
Student must provide:
- Street legal motorcycle
- Proof of Insurance
- Long sleeved shirt or jacket
- Long pants
- Full fingered gloves
- Over the ankle footwear
- DOT approved helmet
- Eye protection (Face shield, riding glasses, or goggles) WIND SHIELDS ARE NOT SUFFICIENT.