Transportation Safety

Motorcycle Safety Courses

Why the Nebraska Safety Center? 

  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified Instructors/Rider-Coaches. 
  • Training motorcycles are provided. 
  • Smaller Classes - More Riding Time. 
  • Courses fit your experience. 
  • Two day course.
  • Closed Course

Motorcycle Safety Course offered by the Nebraska Safety Center include:

Basic Rider Course (BRC)

BRC provides the rider with basic, introductory, formal instruction about how to ride a motorcycle.  This weekend course is composed of approximately 5 hours of classroom and 10 hours of range instruction.  Successful completion of the course qualifies the Participant for the motorcycle Endorsement "M" on their Operator's License.  Motorcycles are provided for use during the course.

Topics covered include:

  • Risk management
  • Street riding techniques
  • The motorcycle environment
  • Motorcycle controls and operation
  • Fundamental riding skills of shifting, braking, and cornering

Course Policies:

  • MUST be at least 16 years of age, with a valid Provisional Operator’s Permit (POP) or Operator’s Permit.  However, you must be at least 18 to obtain a class “M” endorsement on your license.
  • Participants are not required to have previous motorcycle riding experience but must have the ability to ride a bicycle.

Participant must have:

  • A good sense of balance
  • The ability to ride a bicycle
  • A valid Operator’s License or Provisional Operator’s Permit
  • For the riding portion of the course, Participants MUST provide their own protective gear, including:
    • Over-the-ankle footwear
    • Long non-flare pants (jeans preferred)
    • Full-fingered gloves (preferably leather)
    • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
    • Eye protection (glasses/sunglasses are permitted)
    • DOT approved motorcycle helmet
    • Participants will NOT be permitted to ride without this protective gear!

Participants should be prepared to ride in adverse weather conditions and dress accordingly.

The Instructor has the final authority in determining if a Participant shall be permitted to participate in the riding portion of the course.  

Successful completion of the Basic Rider Course waives the requirement to take the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) written examination and road test, which qualifies the Participant for the motorcycle class “M” endorsement on their Operator's License.

Click here to view the BRC Course Schedule   

Click here to begin the BRC on-line Registration Form  

Schedule or Registration Questions?

Contact DeAnn Keith via e-mail at keithdc@unk.edu or phone: (308) 865-8256 or (800) 854-7867 ext. 2

General questions about the Nebraska Safety Center Motorcycle Safety Training?

Email - motorcycle@unk.edu

Cancellation Policy – Participant:  To receive a refund, notification must be made more than 5 calendar days prior to the start of the course.   No refunds will be made to participants that cancel with less than 5 days’ notice, are late to a class, dismissed, voluntarily leave, do not pass     a written or riding evaluation, have previously rescheduled, or missed a segment of either course.

Cancellation Policy – Nebraska Safety Center:  Classes may be cancelled without notice due to inclement weather, lack of registrations, or other unforeseen problems.  In such cases, participants will receive a full refund or may reschedule for a new class date.

Students with Disabilities or Students Who are Pregnant

Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2)


BRC2 is designed as an excellent skills refresher and enhancement course for the rider who has experience motorcycle riding, either in the past or currently.  During the 8-hour course, the rider practices and demonstrates riding skills on his/her own motorcycle. 

Course Policies:

  • MUST be 19 years of age with a minimum of 1 year of riding experience

Participant must have:

  • A valid Operator’s License with a class “M” endorsement
  • For the riding portion of the course, Participants MUST provide their own protective gear, including:
    • Over-the-ankle footwear
    • Long non-flare pants (jeans preferred)
    • Full-fingered gloves (preferably leather)
    • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
    • Eye protection (glasses/sunglasses are permitted)
    • DOT approved motorcycle helmet

Participants will NOT be permitted to ride without this protective gear!

Participants should be prepared to ride in adverse weather conditions and dress accordingly.

The Instructor has the final authority in determining if a Participant shall be permitted to participate in the riding portion of the course.  

For those without a current class “M” endorsement, successful completion of the BRC2 course waives the requirement to take the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) written examination and road test, which qualifies the Participant for the motorcycle class “M” endorsement on their Operator's License.

Click here to view the RBRC2 Course Schedule  

Click here to begin the RBRC2 on-line Registration

Schedule or Registration Questions?

Contact DeAnn Keith via e-mail at keithdc@unk.edu or phone: (308) 865-8256 or (800) 854-7867 ext. 2

General questions about the Nebraska Safety Center Motorcycle Safety Training?

Email - motorcycle@unk.edu

Cancellation Policy – Participant:  To receive a refund, notification must be made more than 5 calendar days prior to the start of the course.   No refunds will be made to participants that cancel with less than 5 days’ notice, are late to a class, dismissed, voluntarily leave, do not pass     a written or riding evaluation, have previously rescheduled, or missed a segment of either course.

Cancellation Policy – Nebraska Safety Center:  Classes may be cancelled without notice due to inclement weather, lack of registrations, or other unforeseen problems.  In such cases, participants will receive a full refund or may reschedule for a new class date.

Students with Disabilities or Students Who are Pregnant

 

Advanced Rider Course (ARC)

ARC provides rider development in the areas of risk management, decision-making, riding strategies, and rider behavior.

This 8-hour course includes classroom and riding activities where riders learn and review several techniques, including basic control, quick stops, curve adjustments, cornering and swerving.  Under the guidance of an experienced Rider Coach, riders will examine their thought processes and discover some of the reasons why we make the choices we do. The course allows you to explore your personal riding limitations and how to better utilize and understand your motorcycle’s design capabilities

This course originally was designed for sport bike and similar riders; however, we have found that all riders can benefit from this curriculum and leave with a greater understanding of their personal decision-making process, as well as their bike’s capabilities and limitations.

Course Policies:

  • MUST be 19 years of age with a minimum of 3 years of riding experience
  • Participants must provide their own motorcycle, proof of ownership, and insurance

Participant must have:

  • A valid Operator’s License with a class “M” endorsement
  • For the riding portion of the course, Participants MUST provide their own protective gear, including:
    • Over-the-ankle footwear
    • Long non-flare pants (jeans preferred)
    • Full-fingered gloves (preferably leather)
    • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
    • Eye protection (glasses/sunglasses are permitted)
    • DOT approved motorcycle helmet

Participants will NOT be permitted to ride without this protective gear!

Participants should be prepared to ride in adverse weather conditions and dress accordingly.

The Instructor has the final authority in determining if a Participant shall be permitted to participate in the riding portion of the course.  

ARC is NOT an endorsement course.

Click here to view the ARC Class Schedule 

Click here to begin the ARC On-line Registration

Schedule or Registration Questions?

Contact DeAnn Keith via e-mail at keithdc@unk.edu or phone: (308) 865-8256 or (800) 854-7867 ext. 2

General questions about the Nebraska Safety Center Motorcycle Safety Training?

Email - motorcycle@unk.edu

Cancellation Policy – Participant:  To receive a refund, notification must be made more than 5 calendar days prior to the start of the course.   No refunds will be made to participants that cancel with less than 5 days’ notice, are late to a class, dismissed, voluntarily leave, do not pass     a written or riding evaluation, have previously rescheduled, or missed a segment of either course.

Cancellation Policy – Nebraska Safety Center:  Classes may be cancelled without notice due to inclement weather, lack of registrations, or other unforeseen problems.  In such cases, participants will receive a full refund or may reschedule for a new class date.

Students with Disabilities or Students Who are Pregnant

Returning Rider Basic Rider Course (RRBRC)

RRBRC is an 8-hour course which combines elements of the BRC and BRC2.  It is designed for riders who may have been riding with a permit, or experienced riders with or without a motorcycle endorsement, who are returning to riding after an extended absence.  After a brief familiarization, riders MUST demonstrate sufficient skill in shifting (1st & 2nd gear), braking and stopping, and perform a control skills exercise (offset weaves with clutch control) with proficiency to be allowed to continue.  Participants unable to perform basic control skills will be counseled and advised to register for the Basic Rider Course for an additional fee.  Motorcycles are provided for your use during the course.

Course Policies:

  • MUST be 19 years of age with a minimum of 1 year of riding experience
  • Participants must provide their own motorcycle, proof of ownership, and insurance

Participant must have:

  • A valid Operator’s License with a class “M” endorsement
  • For the riding portion of the course, Participants MUST provide their own protective gear, including:
    • Over-the-ankle footwear
    • Long non-flare pants (jeans preferred)
    • Full-fingered gloves (preferably leather)
    • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
    • Eye protection (glasses/sunglasses are permitted)
    • DOT approved motorcycle helmet

Participants will NOT be permitted to ride without this protective gear!

Participants should be prepared to ride in adverse weather conditions and dress accordingly.

The Instructor has the final authority in determining if a Participant shall be permitted to participate in the riding portion of the course.  

For those without a current class “M” endorsement, successful completion of the RRBRC course waives the requirement to take the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) written examination and road test, which qualifies the Participant for the motorcycle class “M” endorsement on their Operator's License.

Click here to begin the RRBRC On-Line Registration Process

Schedule or Registration Questions?

Contact DeAnn Keith via e-mail at keithdc@unk.edu or phone: (308) 865-8256 or (800) 854-7867 ext. 2

General questions about the Nebraska Safety Center Motorcycle Safety Training?

Email - motorcycle@unk.edu

Cancellation Policy – Participant:  To receive a refund, notification must be made more than 5 calendar days prior to the start of the course.   No refunds will be made to participants that cancel with less than 5 days’ notice, are late to a class, dismissed, voluntarily leave, do not pass     a written or riding evaluation, have previously rescheduled, or missed a segment of either course.

Cancellation Policy – Nebraska Safety Center:  Classes may be cancelled without notice due to inclement weather, lack of registrations, or other unforeseen problems.  In such cases, participants will receive a full refund or may reschedule for a new class date.

Students with Disabilities or Students Who are Pregnant

Scooter Basic Rider Course (SBRC)

SBRC provides instruction for the beginning scooter rider or a rider who needs a refresher.  It teaches the Participant about riding safely and managing risk. 

The course is similar to the Basic Rider Course (BRC) offered for motorcycles, with the exception of learning how to shift gears.  Scooters do not require the operator to manually shift the transmission. 

This weekend course consists of approximately 15 hours of classroom and range instruction. 

Course Policies:

  • Participant MUST be at least 16 years of age, with a valid Provisional Operator’s Permit (POP) or Operator’s Permit.  However, you must be at least 18 to obtain a class “MZ” endorsement on your license.
  • Participant must provide their own scooter, which may be subject to a safety inspection, with proof of ownership and insurance
  • Participants are not required to have previous scooter and/or motorcycle riding experience but must have the ability to ride a bicycle.

Participant must have:

  • A good sense of balance
  • The ability to ride a bicycle
  • A valid Operator’s License or Provisional Operator’s Permit
  • For the riding portion of the course, Participants MUST provide their own protective gear, including:
    • Over-the-ankle footwear
    • Long non-flare pants (jeans preferred)
    • Full-fingered gloves (preferably leather)
    • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
    • Eye protection (glasses/sunglasses are permitted)
    • DOT approved motorcycle helmet

Participants will NOT be permitted to ride without this protective gear!

Participants should be prepared to ride in adverse weather conditions and dress accordingly.

The Instructor has the final authority in determining if a Participant shall be permitted to participate in the riding portion of the course.  

Successful completion of the Basic Rider Course waives the requirement to take the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) written examination and road test, which qualifies the Participant for the motorcycle class “MZ” endorsement on their Operator's License.

SBRC courses are scheduled upon request.  A minimum of 4 Participants are required to hold a course.  To schedule a SBRC course, or to register, contact DeAnn Keith via e-mail at keithdc@unk.edu or phone: (308) 865-8256 or (800) 854-7867 ext. 2

General questions about the Nebraska Safety Center Motorcycle Safety Training?

Email - motorcycle@unk.edu

Cancellation Policy – Participant:  To receive a refund, notification must be made more than 5 calendar days prior to the start of the course.   No refunds will be made to participants that cancel with less than 5 days’ notice, are late to a class, dismissed, voluntarily leave, do not pass     a written or riding evaluation, have previously rescheduled, or missed a segment of either course.

Cancellation Policy – Nebraska Safety Center:  Classes may be cancelled without notice due to inclement weather, lack of registrations, or other unforeseen problems.  In such cases, participants will receive a full refund or may reschedule for a new class date.

Click here to view the SBRC Course Schedule 

Students with Disabilities or Students Who are Pregnant