Basic Rider Course

Basic Rider Course for Motorcycle training

Basic Rider Course

Our most popular motorcycle course is the Basic Rider Course (BRC) . This course is aimed at individuals with little or no riding experience (those with experience should consider taking an IRT or an ERC course). The BRC is designed to provide the skills needed to operate a motorcycle safely and competently. Your training will include classroom instruction and a minimum of eight (8) hours ON-CYCLE training. At the end of each section, students will take both a written and skills test.  The successful completion of this class (passing both written and skills test) enables riders to receive a Washington Motorcycle Safety Program Completion Card which is a waiver of further testing at the Washington DOL when they go to add the 2-wheel motorcycle endorsement to their Washington Driver’s License.

We are happy to provide you with a wide selection of motorcycles for this course, but cannot guarantee a specific type of motorcycle to one person or that these bikes will be at a specific range. The motorcycles we have are 125cc’s and 250cc’s.

  • Cruiser bikes: Suzuki GZ250’s, Honda Rebel 250’s, Yamaha Virago’s, and Kawasaki Eliminators
  • Dual sport bikes:  KLX250sf, DR200, and Yamaha XT225
  • Standard and street bikes: Honda Nighthawk 250, Suzuko TU250, Honda CBT125, Honda Grom 125
  • Scooters: Vino 125’s, Vespa 150’s, and Zuma 50. We have a limited number of scooters so you must request them in advance and are available at the Totem Lake location ONLY

Course fees and details:

$260 (regular price, non-subsidized)

   Washington State subsidizes many of our classes for state residents:

   $125 (Washington State subsidized)

You will need to have your driver’s license number and date of birth handy for subsidized class registrations.  Additional classes have been added at the regular fee to meet demand ($260).  Other than price and availability, all classes are identical.

Washington Drivers License  under 18 – $50
Washington Drivers License (subsidized) – $125
Non-Washington Drivers License – $260
Non-Sub Fee (regardless of age and DL#) – $260

Class schedule*Day 1Day 2Day 3
3 day6:00pm-9:00pm8:00am-5:00pm8:00am-2:00pm
2 day8:00am-6:00pm8:00am-6:00pm 

*All class start times are approximate (time change depending on time of year). Be sure to check your confirmation letter for specific times and confirm your location.

All students MUST bring to the range:

  • DOT-approved  helmet (ESC provides helmets at all its sites.  However, students are encouraged to bring their own if they own a DOT approved helmet)
  • Eye protection (eyeglasses, sunglasses, face shield, or goggles)
  • Sturdy over-the-ankle footwear that provides ankle support and protection from heat and moving parts. Most work type boots and hiking boots work well, but canvas high-tops or slip-on-boots with elastic (only) ankle covering ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE
  • Full-fingered leather gloves with a sturdy palm of leather or leather like material
  • Long sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Long STURDY denim pants or jeans with NO holes or tears that allow any skin to be exposed
  • Rain gear if necessary (class will continue during rain)
  • Sun block, as needed
  • Snacks and lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages

Terms and Conditions

Students must:

  • Must be able to ride a two-wheel bicycle. (Students must have this experience and balance to be able to take this class)
  • Provide proper riding gear
  • Be on time. Students arriving late to any portion of the class will not be allowed to participate and will not be refunded or rescheduled

Cancellation/Refunds/Transfers Policy

  • To cancel and receive a refund or transfer, students must notify ESC at least 6 business days before the start of the class
  • If class is cancelled by ESC, a full refund will be issued or the class will be rescheduled (classes are held rain or shine)

Refunds/Transfers are not allowed if a student

  • Cancels less than 6 business days prior to class
  • Fails to attend the scheduled class
  • Arrives late to any portion of the class or practice and is not allowed to participate
  • Is dismissed by the instructor