Connecticut Rider Education Program
(CONREP) for Motorcycle Safety
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Basic Rider Course (BRC)
General Information
The introductory course requires no experience and we provide a motorcycle for you. You cannot ride your own motorcycle, even if you have one. In the event that a participant has a disability that requires the use of a "modified" motorcycle, riders will be welcomed to use their own street legal motorcycle/scooters (250cc or under) during the course with pre-approval; contact the training facility for more information.

The course consists of six hours of classroom and at least eleven hours of on-cycle instruction. The sessions are usually held on Thursday or Friday night in the classroom and Saturday morning riding, or Saturday morning in the  classroom, Saturday afternoon riding. Schedules vary to meet a variety of needs.


A knowledge test and an on-cycle skills test are also required for passing the class in Connecticut. When you pass, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicle (CT DMV) will waive their on-cycle test! However, you still have to pass their knowledge test and pay the fee.

An official course description of the Basic Rider Course-Novice Class (BRC) can be obtained from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.


In order to participate, CONREP requires every rider to be prepared; specifically you must:

  • be able to ride a bicycle
  • provide a signed waiver or a signed parental permission slip if under 18
  • posess a valid driver's license (does not have to be motorcycle license)
  • wear a DOT approved helmet in class, with eye protection (built in or glasses)
  • wear full fingered gloves, preferably leather
  • wear long sleeved shirts or jackets
  • wear sturdy pants (no shorts)
  • wear footgear that covers your ankles
  • be in a proper state of mind

All training sites in Connecticut loan helmets to participants for class. Since the class is conducted in ALL weather conditions (except for icing or snow), you are advised to bring:

  • wet weather gear-rain jackets, rain pants, etc.
  • cold weather gear-warm jackets, sweaters, etc.
  • water or other beverages
  • lunch/snacks as necessary
***Please note that any unsafe acts will result in dismissal of the student.***

Besides learning how to ride, may entitle students with passing grade to receive an insurance discount on their motorcycle insurance of 10%. (See your agent for specific details.)

The CT DMV will waive the riding portion of your Motorcycle License application after you pass the course. You don't need to own (or borrow) a bike to get your license!

Learn how to enjoy yourself more when you ride.

Meet new friends.