Motorcycle Rider Program

Welcome to the Connecticut Motorcycle Rider Education Program at Gateway Community College. For the safety of all participants,this year we have made several modifications that we would like to share with you. These include:

  • Masks are optional.
  • Students must bring their own helmets to use for the duration of the course; motorcycles are provided
  • Hand sanitizer is available

If you have questions about our currently available courses, please email gw-motorcyclehelp@gwcc.commnet.edu

Motorcycle Rider Course FAQ

Visit ride4ever.org to prepare for your course (download The Basic Rider Course Manual, DMV Motorcycle Operators Manual and study questions in advance), access safety information, and learn all the latest news.

Motorcycle Rider Courses

Classes are offered April through October. All classes are held at 88 Bassett Road, North Haven, CT

  • Class is held in room 131
  • Entrance is through the main doors
  • in the back parking lot.
  • BASIC RIDER COURSE (BRC)

    • BRC is a required course to apply for a Connecticut Motorcycle License
    • BRC provides students with classroom and on-cycle instruction
    • BRC teaches Awareness, Basic Skills, and Knowledge for rider safety
    • BRC provides motorcycles for use during the course.
    • BRC class size is limited to 12 riders.

    Fee: $220.00

    BRC Requirements:

    • Valid driver's license
    • Over the ankle rubber soled boots, sturdy long pants, long sleeve shirt, full finger gloves, and eye protection
    • Department of Transportation (DOT) approved motorcycle helmet - Due to COVID-19 precautions, students must provide their own helmets.
    • Access to computer, printer, and Internet. (Student must take and pass the 3+ hour eCourse prior to first class)
    • Email address required to obtain free coupon for eCourse
    • eCourse Completion Certificate MUST be provided to instructor at first class. The BRC eCourse must be completed within 30 days prior to class start date.

    EXPERIENCED RIDER COURSE (ERC)

    • One-day course, designed to improve cornering, braking and swerving skills
    • Class size limited to 12 riders

    Fee: $100.00

    ERC Requirements:

    • Valid motorcycle license
    • Street-legal registered and insured motorcycle or scooter with a 50cc or larger engine
    • Over the ankle rubber soled boots, sturdy long pants, long sleeve shirt, full finger gloves, eye protection, and DOT approved motorcycle helmet

    REGISTRATION (ONLINE ONLY)

    To register for a course, please complete the following:

    • Email gw-motorcyclehelp@gwcc.commnet.ed and request the current schedule.
    • Students should choose three classes that fit their schedule; they will automatically be enrolled in the first available course.
    • The student will receive a confirmation via email, confirming the class enrollment. If the first, second, and/or third choice of classes are full, the student will be contacted and asked to choose another class/set of dates.
    • registration link will be sent via email after a seat is reserved.

    IMPORTANT! NO EXCEPTIONS.

    • A $40 fee will be charged for rescheduling.
    • Students must reschedule within two weeks prior to the start of the originally scheduled class and should be sure to double-check the dates.
    • ALL sessions must be attended. There are no exceptions. Students who are LATE or MISS a class will be unable to complete the course.

    NO REFUND


    For More Information

    For more course information, or for assistance completing registration paperwork, please call 203-285.2300.