3 Wheel Basic Rider Course

spydersgroupPlease call 207-469-0051 for class availability and to register before making your payment online. The 3 Wheel BRC will be held April 2/3 Saturday & Sunday, May 26/27 Thursday & Friday, July 28/29 Thursday & Friday and September 29/30 Thursday & Friday.

This class is the best place for a new rider to start once they’ve made the decision to ride a 3-wheel motorcycle. Three wheel bikes handle very differently from their two wheel counterparts. This course includes four hours of classroom activities and up to eight hours of on-cycle riding exercises. Successful completion may lead to an insurance discount. A person must pass a knowledge and skill test for successful completion. Upon successful completion you’ll receive a course completion card that you’ll take to the DMV so they can add the motorcycle endorsement.

A & J Motorcycle Safety School has a 3-wheel motorcycle (a 2010 Can-Am Spyder) you may use for your class with an additional fee.  Please call for details and availability is based on first come first served.   If you bring your own bike you must provide proof of insurance, a current inspection sticker as well as proof of registration.  If the bike is on loan to you a letter from the owner with a copy of their registration must accompany the letter giving you permission to use their bike as well as the other items listed above.  The bike cannot have any fluid leaks because it will not be allowed on the range.

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Cost $400. May be paid in 2 installments, $200 deposit.
Payment can be made over the phone with a credit or debit card, mail a check or at the Paypal link.

Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) defines the term “3-wheel motorcycle” for 3-WBRC purposes:

1. Three-track wheel orientation (leaves three separate tracks during straight-line operation)

2. Motorcycle-based conversion or design

3. Turning diameter of the vehicle at its widest point must be less than 40 feet.
4. The vehicle must meet all applicable federal/state on-road vehicle standards.
5. Under no circumstances will vehicles with the following designs characteristics be allowed in the 3-WBRC:

MSF 3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse is a basic, entry-level, learn-to-ride 3-wheel motorcycle training and education course. It provides the same fundamental skills as the MSF Basic RiderCourse, but on 3-wheel, 3-track motorcycles (not sidecars). 3-WBRC RiderCoaches who have been trained and certified by the MSF conduct the 3-WBRC.

Course objectives for 3-WBRC are similar to the Basic RiderCourse:

Generally, a person successfully completing the 3-WBRC will be able to demonstrate fundamental skills for general operation and control; demonstrate a knowledge of minimum safety considerations for operating on the street; acknowledge the importance of a low-risk and positive riding attitude; demonstrate safety habits that are shown to reduce risk; acknowledge personal capabilities and limitations as a 3-wheel motorcycle rider; and demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills to be a safe, responsible rider.

What does 3-WBRC consist of?
Both classroom and hands-on instruction. There are 9 riding exercises that take about 6-8 hours (more time may be needed for remedial training and/or breaks), 4 hours of classroom instruction, and a knowledge and skill test. Total instructional time is approximately 12 hours. A completion card will be issued, and a MSF Student Survey form is included in each 3-Wheel BRC Rider Handbook.

Does 3-WBRC use the same principles as the BRC?
Yes. Just like other curricula in the MSF Rider Education and Training System, the 3-WBRC honors the principles of SAM: Safety and risk management, Adult/Accelerated learning, and Motor skills development.

Are the requirements for personal protective gear for the 3-WBRC the same as the BRC?
Yes. Personal protective gear includes a helmet designed to meet DOT or ECE 22-05 standards, eye protection, gloves, over-the-ankle footwear, long-sleeved shirt or jacket and long pants. While on the training range you will be required to wear upper garments that incorporate high visibility colors or a high visibility vest (e.g. fluorescent yellow-green, fluorescent orange-red or fluorescent red, etc.) during the day and a retro-reflective upper garment during the night.

How many participants can be trained in one 3-WBRC?
The participant/3-WBRC RiderCoach ratio is 6:2, with six participants maximum in a class. If only one RiderCoach is available, the maximum number of students is three; additional time may be needed for the range exercises.

What do successful graduates who complete 3-WBRC receive?
Besides developing fundamental skills and acquiring the strategy of Search, Evaluate and Execute (SEE), a graduate receives a 3-Wheel BRC Rider Handbook for the classroom portion, a 3-WBRC Completion Card, and a course MSF Student Survey form to mail to the MSF.

Will the 3-WBRC provide a licensing test waiver upon completion?
Possibly. While the 3-WBRC was designed to provide a license waiver, the state Department of Motor Vehicles will make the final determination for their state. Successful completion of the 3-WBRC should provide the skills and knowledge needed to obtain a license.

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