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Nicolet College is offering numerous motorcycle courses this summer and early fall. Students who successfully complete the class receive a waiver that they can take to the Department of Motor Vehicles to receive their Class M motorcycle endorsement.
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Nicolet College is offering numerous motorcycle courses this summer and early fall. Students who successfully complete the class receive a waiver that they can take to the Department of Motor Vehicles to receive their Class M motorcycle endorsement.
5/4/2019 7:30:00 AM
Motorcycle classes offered at Nicolet College

Nicolet College will offer two levels of motorcycle classes this summer, one for people new or with limited experience cruising on a bike and the other for those who have experience but never obtained the required class M endorsement from Wisconsin DOT.

"Successful completion of the Basic Rider Course or the Basic Rider Course 2 qualifies students for their Wisconsin Class M motorcycle license without additional road or skills testing," Nicolet traffic and motorcycle coordinator Mark England said in a press release.

Along with bringing people into compliance with the law, taking a motorcycle rider class is simply a smart thing to do, he added.

"What many people don't realize is that riding a motorcycle, especially in traffic, requires a whole different set of skills than driving a car," England said. "In a vehicle, you have a ton or two of metal surrounding you to protect you and absorb a lot of the energy that comes with a crash. On a motorcycle, you're exposed and it's the strategies and proper technique you employ that keep you safe."

With the increased skills also comes an increased sense of confidence, the release states.

"That's when the road really opens up and riding becomes even more fun," he noted.

The new or limited-experience rider class, known as the Basic Rider Course (BRC), is 16 hours of riding and classroom instruction. Cost is $259.40 before May 31 and $277.35 after that.

The class for experienced motorcyclists, Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2), is 8 hours of instruction. Cost is $116.55 before May 31 and $123.13 after that.

Both courses are offered numerous times now through the beginning of October. Options include weekends, weekdays, and evenings. To view the complete schedule of both one- and two-day classes, visit nicoletcollege.edu/community/motorcycle-certification.

For more information, or to register for any motorcycle class, call Nicolet at (715) 365-4641, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4641; TTY 1-800-947-3529.





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