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NEBRASKA MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TRAINING - LEARN TO RIDE A MOTORCYCLE

Our goal at the Nebraska Motorcycle Safety Training (NMST) program is to provide instruction to riders and prospective riders to learn the proper way to operate a motorcycle or three-wheeled motorcycle (3WMC).

Our objective is to help motorcycle riding to be safe and fun! Whether you intend to ride a motorcycle or a three-wheeled motorcycle, your riding skills will be challenged. After mastering the operation of the motorcycle or 3WMC, an accomplished rider will develop skills that may be absent in the operation of other modes of transportation. This can be a source of pride and excitement!


In the State of Nebraska, lawful operation of a two- or three- wheeled motorcycle requires the operator (rider) to have an endorsement on his/her operator license. Successful completion of the BRC (Basic Rider Course), BRC2 (Basic Rider Course 2) or msfthe 3WBRC (Three Wheel Basic Rider Course) achieves this requirement. At the end of your training with us, we give you a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) completion card. Just take the completion card to the DMV, and the DMV will place the endorsement on your Nebraska Drivers License. Our courses and instructors are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and approved by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles Office of Highway Safety.

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TRAINING COURSES
WHEN THE CLASSES ARE HELD
HOW TO REGISTER
WHAT IS THE COST
WHERE THE CLASSROOM AND RANGE ARE LOCATED
WHAT TO BRING
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
TESTIMONIALS
FURTHER INFORMATION
MOTORCYCLE SEMINAR SERIES

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TRAINING COURSES

Basic Rider Course (BRC) - $220

This class provides the student with basic formal instruction. This course is accomplished over a weekend and is composed of approximately 18 hours of classroom and range instruction. STUDENTS USE OUR MOTORCYCLES. The course introduces and discusses risk management, the motorcycle environment, motorcycle controls and basic motorcycle operation. Successful completion of the BRC waives the requirement to take the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) written examination and road test. It qualifies the student for the motorcycle Endorsement "M" on their Nebraska Drivers License.

BRC Pre-Course Homework:
Prior to the BRC class, complete the questions beginning on page 51 (questions 1 - 126) of the BRC Rider Handbook. The needed portion of the BRC Rider Handbook and the Pre-Course Homework links are below. You may print them out for your convenience. Please bring your answers to the class.

BRC Rider Handbook
Pre-Course Homework

Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) - $120

This class is designed for the rider who has experience with past or current motorcycle riding. The course is approximately a one-day, 8-hour course. THE STUDENT PRACTICES AND DEMONSTRATES RIDING SKILLS USING HIS/HER OWN MOTORCYCLE. The student will complete a subset of BRC exercises. It is an excellent skills refresher and enhancement course. A winter break from riding makes this course a great way to start the riding season. Successful completion of the BRC2 waives the need to take the Nebraska DMV written examination and road test. The course qualifies the student for the motorcycle Endorsement "M" on their Nebraska Drivers License.

Returning Rider Basic Rider Course (RRBRC) - $140

This is a license waiver course for the returning rider with previous riding experience and/or the individual who has been riding a motorcycle on a permit for some time. TRAINING MOTORCYCLES ARE FURNISHED FOR THIS COURSE. The RRBRC takes approximately 8 1/2 hours. The course is not intended for a novice rider who is learning to ride for the first time. Two screening processes are used; a self-report by the student and the Rider Coach uses the first two exercises to assess student ability. The student must be able to demonstrate suitable skill in shifting gears, stopping and the coordinated use of the clutch, brakes and throttle, to maneuver through come weaves and turns. If the student is unable to complete these tasks, they will be asked to consider taking the BRC instead. The course contains a written examination and riding evaluation. Successful completion of the RRBRC waives the need to take the Nebraska DMV written examination and road test. The course qualifies the student for the motorcycle Endorsement M on their Nebraska Drivers License.

3-Wheel BRC (3WBRC) - $180

This course is a basic, entry-level, learn-to-ride 3-wheel (3WMC) training and education course. It provides the same fundamental skills as the BRC, but on 3-wheel, 3-track motorcycles (not sidecars). Only 3WMC's are allowed in a 3WBRC. THE STUDENT WILL NEED TO SUPPLY THEIR OWN 3WMC. MSF has very specific definitions of what a 3WMC can be and cannot be. Successful completion of the 3WBRC class waives the need to take the Nebraska DMV written examination and road test. It also qualifies the student for the motorcycle Endorsement-Other "Z" with a "3WMC Only" caveat to their Nebraska Drivers License. This course is normally accomplished over a weekend and is composed of approximately 12-14 hours of classroom and range instruction.

Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME) - $40

This course introduces the student to the experience of operating a motorcycle. The student can be helped to determine if he/she wishes to proceed with additional training. This is a two-hour course and is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of riding and operating a motorcycle. It briefly discusses the risks of riding, the riding environment, motorcycle controls and moving the motorcycle.

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WHEN ARE THE CLASSES GOING TO BE HELD?

Basic Rider Course Schedule (BRC) 2014 Weekend Dates

 

Choose Date and associated Session for the BRC -

 

Session A

Class I - Saturday 8:30 am - 12 Noon
Range I - Saturday 1pm - 6pm
Class II - Sunday 8:30 am - 12 Noon
Range II - Sunday 1pm - 6pm

 

Session B

Class I - Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Range I - Saturday 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Class II - Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Range II - Sunday 7:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

Date and Session

 

April

5-6 A
11-13 B
18-20 B
19-20 A
25-27 B

 

May

2-4 B
3-4 A
17-18 A
30-6/1 B
31-6/1 A

 

June

6-8 B
7-8 A
13-15 B
27-29 B
28-29 A

 

July

11-13 B
12-13 A
18-20 B
19-20 A
25-27 B

 

August

8-10 B
15-17 B
22-24 B

 

Sept.

12-14 B
19-21 B

 

Oct.

3-5 B
11-12 A

 

 

 

 

Basic Rider Course 2 Schedule (BRC2)

 

May 10
Saturday 8 am - 5 pm

 

June 21
Saturday 8 am - 5 pm

 

August 2
Saturday 8 am - 5 pm

September 7
Sunday 8 am - 5 pm

 

Returning Rider Basic Rider Course Schedule (RRBRC)

 

April 12-13
Saturday 1pm - 6pm &
Sunday 1pm- 6 pm

 

June 22
Sunday 8 am - 6 pm

 

August 3
Sunday 8 am - 6 pm

 

September 6
Saturday 8 am - 6 pm

 

3-Wheel Basic Rider Course Schedule (3WBRC)

 

April 26-27
Saturday 8:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday 8 am - 12 pm


May 16-18
Friday 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday 8 am - 4 pm
Sunday 8 am - 12 Noon

June 14-15
Saturday 8:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday 8:30 am - 5pm


August 22-24
Saturday 8:30 am - 5pm
Sunday 8:30 am - 5pm


 

Sept. 26-28
Friday 6pm - 9pm
Saturday 8 am - 4 pm
Sunday 8 am - 12 pm

     


Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME)

Course Waiting List – The names of individuals desiring to take an IME will be placed on a waiting list.  When a sufficient number of names have been gathered, an IME will be scheduled.

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HOW DO I REGISTER?

No registrations are taken at the classroom. Please pre-register using one of the following methods:

  • Online: http://stop.sarpy.com at our secure web site with your credit/debit card
  • By phone: 402-593-1564 using your credit/debit card
  • In person with cash, personal check or credit/debit card at

    Sarpy County Sheriff's Office
    8335 Platteview Road
    Papillion NE 68046
    Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding holidays

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WHAT IS THE COST?

Basic Rider Course (BRC) - $220
Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) - $120
Returning Rider Basic Rider Course (RRBRC) - $140
3 Wheel Basic Rider Course (3WBRC) - $180
Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME) - $40

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WHERE ARE THE CLASSROOM AND RANGE LOCATED?

Sarpy County Law Enforcement Center (N.E. corner of Hwy. 370 and 84th St.) 1208 Golden Gate Drive
Papillion NE 68046

The classroom entrance is located on the southwest side of the L.E.C. Parking is on the west side of the lot.




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WHAT DO I BRING WITH ME TO THE CLASS AND RANGE?

All students are required to bring the following -

  • D.O.T. approved motorcycle helmet - some loaner helmets are available in the classroom. Reserve by phone prior to registering 402-593-1564
  • Protective eyewear
  • Full-fingered leather gloves
  • Long-sleeve jacket or shirt
  • Over-the-ankle footwear
  • Long pants
  • Be prepared to ride rain or shine. If inclement weather exists, Rider Coaches will determine whether the class can safely proceed

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why take a course with Nebraska Motorcycle Safety Training? 

Upon successful completion, you’ll have learned how to become a safe and responsible motorcyclist.  You will receive your completion certificate right at the end of class, which normally waives the requirement to take the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) written exam and road test (see note below), in order to have the M endorsement placed on your license.  Also, you may be eligible for a discount on your insurance.
Note: The State DMV examiner reserves the right to retest anyone, but this is very rare. 

 Do I have to be a resident of Sarpy County to take a course with NMST?    

Anyone holding a valid driver’s license or permit can take a class with us.  If your Driver’s License is from Nebraska, upon successful completion of the course, take your completion certificate to the Nebraska DMV office of your choice.  The DMV will place the motorcycle endorsement on and remake your license.  You will be required to take a vision test.  Once this is complete and barring any further testing requirements your license will be reissued with the endorsement.  The note above applies also.  If your operator’s license was issued in another state you will need to contact your home state for instructions.  Military personnel on orders fall in a different category and should contact their unit admin and or the local JAG office for special instructions. 

 Will I get a license after the course? 

Upon successful completion, the RiderCoach will award your completion card.  Take the completion card (proof of course completion) to the DMV, and they will re-issue your Nebraska driver’s license with an “M” endorsement, normally without any further testing at or by the DMV.  Please refer to note above.

What is a motorcycle endorsement? 

An “M” or motorcycle endorsement authorizes the license holder to operate a motorcycle, 3-wheel motorcycle or scooter.  AnM” endorsement with a “Z” restriction further limits the license holder to the operation of a 3-wheel motorcycle or scooter only.  This restriction is used when the individual takes the 3 Wheel Basic RiderCourse (3WBRC) or Scooter Basic RiderCourse (SBRC) and not the Basic Rider Course (BRC) or BRC2.

 Do I need to get a motorcycle learner’s permit before I take the course? 

A motorcycle learner’s permit is not required for any of our classes.

Which course is right for me?

The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is perfect for beginners or those who have some prior experience but have not ridden in some time.  If you are a current motorcycle rider but have never taken a riding course, this is also a good option.

The Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) is for those who have at least a full year of current riding experience and have ridden around 1,500 miles.  You must take this course using your own motorcycle.

The Returning Rider Basic RiderCourse (RRBRC) is designed for as the name implies, the returning rider.  This is a rider who has experienced a lapse in riding and usually owning a motorcycle and hasn’t ridden in a while but knows how.  It is also used for the individual who has had his/her permit for a long time and can easily handle an abbreviated course format.  Individual riders are evaluated for their ability to ride during the first two exercises.  If the RiderCoach feels they are not capable of passing the course satisfactorily or if the RiderCoach feels the individual would be better positioned in the BRC, he/she will ask the student to leave and enroll in a BRC.

The 3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse (3WBRC) is specially designed for riders operating a 3Wheel Motorcycle (3WMC) more commonly referred to as a “Trike”.  Upon successful completion of the 3WBRC, the individual would follow the same process as the other course to acquire an endorsement.  The “M” endorsement in this case will also carry a “Z” restriction.  This restriction only allows the license holder to operate a 3WMC and is not allowed to operate a two wheeled motorcycle.  If you anticipate riding a 3WMC only then this is the course for you.  If you think you may want to ride a two wheel motorcycle in the future then you should consider taking a BRC.

What if I am 16 or 17 years of age?  Can I take a class with NNST?

You must be at least 16 years old and have a valid Nebraska operator’s permit or license.  Students who are under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver to allow them to take a class.

Do I need to bring a motorcycle to the course? 

Students use our training motorcycles for the Basic Rider Course (BRC) and Returning Rider Basic Rider Course (RRBRC).  You must bring your motorcycle for the Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) or 3-wheel motorcycle for the 3-Wheel Basic Rider Course (3WBRC).

What gear do I need to bring to the course? 

All students must bring: 

  • Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) approved motorcycle helmet.  If you don’t currently own a helmet, we have some loaners at the classroom.  Just be sure and let us know when you pre-register that you would like to borrow one. 
  • Full-fingered gloves (leather is preferred)
  • Over-the-ankle footwear (preferably leather but hiking boots for example are also allowed)
  • Protective eyewear (glasses or sunglasses are fine as long as they have shatterproof lenses) but a face shield is preferred
  • Long-sleeve jacket or shirt
  • Long pants 

What if I don’t pass the written or riding evaluation? 

If you do not pass the written exam or the riding evaluation, you are allowed to retest at a later class at no additional charge. 

Where does the class take place?

The classroom and range are both located at the Sarpy County Law Enforcement Center (N.E. corner of Hwy. 370 and 84th St.) 1208 Golden Gate Drive, Papillion Ne. 

How do I register?  

Register on-line at http://stop.sarpy.com, over the phone (402) 593-1564 M-F, or in person at the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, 8335 Platteview Rd., Papillion, between 8am – 4:30 pm M-F.   

 


TESTIMONIALS

What NMST students are saying:

Bob and Tim did a great job, and were thorough and easy to learn from.”  - Kaleb H. (BRC)

"I would recommend the class to both beginners and experts. Time and money well spent." - Jason S. (BRC)

"It was a good learning experience. Never rode before and I was riding good after everything I learned." - Spencer H. (BRC)

"Instructors Tony, Todd, and Cindy were great!" - Konrad C. (BRC)

"The facilitiy was comfortable and the range provided great experience. All the instructors were helpful and open to answering questions. They provided a great learning environment." - Lisa M. (BRC)

"Great class!" - Braydn M. (BRC)

"Very good introduction to motorcycle riding. Even though I have never ridden before, I feel confident that I will be able to ride a motorcycle safely." - Matt A. (BRC)

"I will recommend this course to any rider." - Clinton C. (BRC)

"I felt the course was taught well and at a good pace, and that it drastically improved my skills to ride as well as my ability to ride safely." - Adam L. (BRC)

"This has been a very helpful course. Thank you." - Ahmad H. (BRC)

"Good instructors. Learned more on specifics in classrom and range exercises challenged us." - Dylan W. (BRC)

"Course instructors were extremely knoledgeable and helpful. Helped make the course fun. Two thumbs up." - Tom. T. (RRBRC)

"Awesome job done by instructors." - Jeremy R. (RRBRC)

"Enjoyed the course. Big boost in my confidence operating the trike." - David B. (3WBRC)

"Instructor was very knowledgeable." - Beth W. (3WBRC)

"Oberall very good course. Good balance of ride time and discussion." - Marc P. (BRC2)



WHAT FURTHER INFORMATION DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CLASSES?

motAll instructors are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and approved by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles Office of Highway Safety.

Classes are scheduled or added based upon demand.   Advanced registration is required. You may re-schedule on a space-available basis for a $25 re-schedule fee.

If you need to cancel your scheduled training, please call seven (7) business days in advance of the class and you will be issued a full refund.   There are no refunds on registrations that are not cancelled.

Graduates of this course may be eligible for lower insurance rates, so ask your insurance agent about discounts for completing this course.

Register early, as enrollment is limited and the courses often fill quickly. For reservations or more information, call the Sarpy County Safety Program at 402-593-1564. .


SPECIAL THANKS go to the following organizations who promote motorcycle safety -

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  AAA Nebraska
  Bellevue Police Department
  Bellevue Public Schools
  Gretna Public Schools
  LaVista Police Department
  Papillion-LaVista Public Schools
  Papillion Police Department
  Omaha Public Schools
  Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department
  Sarpy County Attorney’s Office
  South Sarpy School District 46

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