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Motorcycle Riding

Learn to ride a motorcycle! 

New state regulations make your training process easy.

Follow these steps to take our Basic Rider Course (BRC):

  1. Learn the basics of motorcycling in an online prerequisite course.
    • Call us at 817-515-7759 to get the code you need to register.
  2. Take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Basic eCourse.
    • The eCourse certification must be completed within 30 days of your TCC class start date.
    • Do not register for classes until after you complete the Basic eCourse.
  3. Print your Basic eCourse certificate of completion—it is required for class.
  4. Register for your Basic Rider Class.
  5. Bring your eCourse certificate of completion to your class.
  6. Ride!

Basic Rider Course

This course is required to get a motorcycle driver’s license.

  • Requirement: Minimum age is 15 years
    • All students between 15–18 must provide proof of:
      • Parental consent
      • Completion of 32 Driver's Education classroom hours
  • Days: Weekend courses only
  • Times:
    • Friday: 5:30–9:30 p.m.
      • Meet in the Criminal Justice Training Center (WCJC), Room 1208 (map)
    • Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m
  • Cost: $185
  • Campus: Northwest
  • Type(s) of instruction: classroom and hands-on
  • CEUs: 1.90

Program Description

You will learn:

  • How to operate a motorcycle
  • What protective clothing to wear
  • How to drive safely
  • How to manage dangerous situations

Gear & Equipment

We provide motorcycles, but you may bring your own bike and helmet.

Bring the following riding gear

  • Ankle-covered, heavy-soled shoes (like boots)
  • Full-fingered leather gloves
  • Long-sleeve shirt
  • Tapered, non-flare pants
  • Eye protection


See class schedules

  1. Go to WebAdvisor.
  2. Select Click here to see our current class offerings.
  3. Look at the Continuing Education Terms section.
  4. Select the appropriate term (example: 2017 Q3-CE Qtr 3 2017 Mar-May).
  5. Select the course title—Basic Rider Course (BRC)—to see the schedule of classes offered.

Why Our Classes Are the Best

  • Pricing
    Our beginner class is $25–60 less than most motorcycle courses in the area.

  • Regularly Scheduled Classes
    Our classes are offered on weekends, at convenient times.

  • 6:1 Ratio
    We teach using a ratio of 6 students to 1 teacher, which is better for your learning.

  • Qualified Instructors
    We know our stuff! Our instructors have 55 years of combined teaching experience, and each has an average of 40 years of riding experience.

  • Climate-Controlled Classrooms
    No need to sweat while you learn the rules!  Classroom portion is held in a climate-controlled college classroom with access to clean restrooms.



Northwest Campus

Community & Industry Education Services
Gail Washington

Updated January 22, 2018