Motorcycle Rider Program


All classes and riding sessions take place at 88 Bassett Road, North Haven. Click here for directions.

Registration is held at Gateway’s downtown campus, 20 Church Street, N104, New Haven. Click here for directions and parking information.

Welcome to the Connecticut Motorcycle Rider Education Program at Gateway. If you have questions, please email GW-MotorcycleHelp@GatewayCT.edu.

Motorcycling is one of the most exciting forms of transportation around. Part of the thrill of motorcycling is to know that you are totally responsible for every action taken, from timing each shift to keeping a keen eye out for other motorists. To understand these responsibilities and get the most from your experiences, the Connecticut Basic Rider Course is the place to start. This course offers expert instruction for both the beginning and experienced rider.

Course Information and Fees

Motorcycle Rider Courses

NEW REQUIREMENT - BRC STUDENTS

BRC students are required to bring a copy of their mandatory eCourse completion certificate to the first class. Be certain you have provided a valid email address and we will send you the login Coupon Code you will need for the eCourse.

All classes are held at 88 Bassett Road,

North Haven, CT

Class is held in the office trailer

located behind the college.


BASIC RIDER COURSE (BRC) This course, which is required to apply for your Connecticut Motorcycle License, provides students with both classroom and on-cycle instruction. It will prepare students with the awareness, basic skills, and knowledge necessary for safe riding. Motorcycles are provided for use during the course and DOT approved helmets are available for loan if you cannot bring your own. This course is the pre-requisite required for obtaining a motorcycle endorsement for your CT driver's license. Class size is limited to 12 riders. Fee: 220.00

BRC Requirements:

  1. Valid driver's license
  2. eCourse Completion Certificate (must bring to your first classroom session)
  3. Email address to get coupon for the eCourse
  4. Access to a computer, printer and Internet to take and pass the 3+ hour eCourse before your classroom sessions
  5. Over the ankle rubber soled boots, sturdy long pants, long sleeve shirt, full finger gloves, and eye protection

The BRC eCourse must be completed within 30 days prior to your class start date.

EXPERIENCED RIDER-COURSE (ERC) One-day course, designed to improve a riders cornering, braking and swerving skills necessary for riding safely on the street. Class size is limited to 12 riders. Fee: $100.00

ERC Requirements:

  1. Valid motorcycle license
  2. A street-legal registered and insured motorcycle or scooter with an engine larger than 50cc.
  3. Over the ankle rubber soled boots, sturdy long pants, long sleeve shirt, full finger gloves, eye protection, and DOT approved motorcycle helmet

SIDECAR AND TRIKE EDUCATION PROGRAM (S-TEP) (also known as 3-wheel program) This course is designed to teach those interested in learning to safely drive a Sidecar, Trike or Spyder. The S/TEP includes both Basic Level Instruction (for new drivers with little or no Sidecar, Trike, or Spyder experience) and Advance Instruction (for those with some experience). The advance section is the second half of the basic course. Students are encouraged to bring their own street-legal, insured rigs for their use in the course. Otherwise 3 wheelers are provided for you. DOT approved helmets are available for loan if you can not bring your own. This course is the pre-requisite required for obtaining a 3-wheel motorcycle endorsement for your CT driver's license. Class size is limited to 12 drivers. Fee: $220.00

S/TEP Requirements:

  1. Valid driver's license
  2. Over the ankle rubber soled boots, sturdy long pants, long sleeve shirt, full finger gloves, and eye protection

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Select “Get Courses” at the bottom-left-hand side of page to view a list of available classes. The date and location of each class is located in the far right column. (INH) stands for North Haven Campus, which is where all classroom and on-cycle sessions meet. 


 

For More Information

For more course information, or for assistance completing registration paperwork, please call (203) 285-2300 or stop by N104.