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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 Me? for more information on the three courses. The Motorcycle Registration and Cost provides more information about the class schedules, times, dates, and costs for the classes. Visit Motorcycle Course Formats and Locations to get an idea of the format of the class and the different locations.

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.

Contact Us:
  • Sharon Maxwell, CPP, Program Director, Transportation Safety
  • Alejandra Isaia-Herera, Program Coordinator TSI, CDL and Driver Education
  • Chalan Chandrasekaran , Motorcycle Training Center Manager
  • Customer Service
  • Montgomery College WD&CE
  • 51 Mannakee Street
  • Rockville, MD 20850

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