Thank you for your interest in Montgomery College’s Motorcycle Safety Program, approved by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. We offer the BRC (Basic Rider Course) for beginning riders seeking to get licensed, ABRC (Alternate Basic Rider Course) for experienced riders seeking to get licensed, and the BRC 2 (Basic Rider Course 2) - previously ERC: Experienced Rider Course, for experienced riders needing skill enhancements. See Which Course is Right for You? for more information on the three courses. The Motorcycle Schedule provides more information about the class schedules, times, dates, and costs for the classes.
Motorcycle Registration will now operate as open enrollment permitting web, fax, mail, and in-person registrations. Students may register at any WD&CE Customer Service Office. See Registration Information, Options and Policies for more information on Customer Service locations and information on how to register by Web. For further information about registration procedures and other frequently asked questions please visit Motorcycle Safety FAQs.
A standby lottery is available for Motorcycle classes. See the Motorcycle FAQs - Standby Lottery, page for more details.
Comments from a very happy Motorcycle Safety BRC student:
Here's what I did over my weekend!
I took the Maryland DMV sponsored Basic Riders Safety Course (BRC) for Motorcycle Riders through Montgomery College. What a BLAST!
Thanks to Athena and Eddie,my instructors, for dealing with my need to do every exercise a few extra times to begin to figure out what was expected from me on the bike. They were both patient and thorough instructors. I would recommend anyone take the course with them to get training and the motorcycle license endorsement to ride in Maryland.
For beginning riders, I'll be honest, it's challenging. Seventeen hours of class time and on the track instruction. They put you through the paces to prepare you for the exam that is given at the completion of the class. Successfully passing the writing and riding portions of the exam, you earn a certificate to take to DMV for the license.
I'm happy to be able to say, I PASSED the exam! If I can do it, you can too!
An article on the pros and cons of motorcycles:
Ready to Rumble, With Care
U.S. Officials Seek Mandatory Helmet, Training Rules as Biker Deaths Rise
by Christian Davenport, Washington Post Staff Writer, Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Where are the classes held?
eCourse (3 hours) upon registration for BRC students are given a passcode to access MVA online course. This is taken at home on your computer, tablet or smart phone prior to the first classroom session.
Classroom location (BRC, ): Montgomery College, Gaithersburg Business Training Center (GBTC *map), 12 South Summit Ave. 4th Floor, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877 or a classroom at Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, Rockville, Maryland 20850, see map.
Range Location (ABRC and BRC 2, ): 14 Firstfield Road (map), Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877. And Montgomery College, 5
What are the students saying?
- The Instructors identified weaknesses and told us the proper procedure.
- Detailed instructions and good examples for road exercises.
- The Instructors were very detailed and coached each individual to make sure expectations were met.