Driving and Motorcycle Safety Classes

RECENT NEWS:

Per CNIC, we can now place dependents and retirees in MSF courses on a space available basis. Dependents and retirees can sign up via ESAMS at www.navymotorcyclerider.com

OTHER NEWS:

Motorcycle training bikes have arrived!! We now have 250cc training bikes. There will be 10 training bikes at NBK, 10 at NASWI, and 4 at NSE. Students are welcome to use these training bikes on a first come/first serve basis for the Basic Riders' Course (BRC). Please note that students must complete any ERC/BRC2 or ARC on their own bike.

Additionally, if you complete a BRC on a training bike, then you must complete an ERC/BRC2 or the ARC within 60 days of purchase.

TRAINING COURSES OFFERED

Driver Improvement Program (DIP):

     For information on course and schedules, call:

     Naval Base Kitsap - 360-396-6104
     Naval Base Everett - 425-304-3462
     Naval Air Station Whidbey Island - 360-257-8738

Military and DoD Civilian personnel are offered this course if they:

  • Operate a government motor vehicle (GMV) as their primary duty, or they operate a GMV more than 8 hours a week as part of their incidental duties.
  • Have been convicted of a serious moving traffic violation while operating a GMV or who have been determined to be at fault in a traffic mishap while on/off base.
  • Have been convicted of a serious moving traffic violation while operating a private motor vehicle (PMV) or who have been determined to be at fault in a traffic mishap while on a DON installation.
  • Are a military member age 25 or under and have not received their initial 4 hour traffic safety training.

Motorcycle Safety:

  • BRC- The BRC is a 16 hour course aimed at beginning riders of all ages. This course is both classroom instruction and practical riding on a controlled motorcycle range. Students will use a loaner or their own (or borrowed) motorcycle in the course. In this course, you'll learn to operate a motorcycle safely, with a lot of emphasis on the special skills and mental attitude necessary for dealing with traffic, straight-line riding, turning, shifting, and stopping. You'll gradually progress to cornering, swerving and emergency braking. In the classroom you'll learn about different types of motorcycles, their controls, and how they operate. You'll find out how alcohol and other drugs affect your ability to ride safely. A very important segment of the course will show you how to create your own strategy for riding in traffic, and dealing with critical situations. The course concludes with a knowledge test and skills evaluation.
  • ERC/BRC2- The ERC is an 8 hour course aimed at experienced riders of all ages. This course is practical riding on a controlled motorcycle range. Students will use their own (or borrowed) motorcycle in the course. In this course, you'll be refreshed on how to operate a motorcycle safely, with a lot of emphasis on the special skills and mental attitude necessary for dealing with traffic, straight-line riding, turning, shifting, and stopping. You'll gradually progress to cornering, swerving and emergency braking. You'll find out how alcohol and other drugs affect your ability to ride safely. A very important segment of the course will show you how to create your own strategy for riding in traffic, and dealing with critical situations. The course concludes with a skills evaluation.
  • ARC- The Advance Rider Course (ARC) is a course designed for experienced sport bike riders in the military. For the purposes of this course, an experienced rider is one who has basic skills and is a current rider with a motorcycle license or endorsement. The ARC is designed to complement the skills learned and experienced in the BRC. Special emphasis is given to self-assessment, risk management, rider behavior, riding strategies and overall skill development, particularly in braking, cornering and swerving procedures and techniques. Examples and illustrations specific to sport bikes are used (and are generally applicable to all single-track, two-wheel motorcycles. LOANER BIKES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS CLASS.

Driver Improvement Program (DIP)

Military and DOD Civilian personnel are offered this course if they:

  • Operate a government motor vehicle (GMV) as their primary duty, or they operate a GMV more than 8 hours a week as part of their incidental duties.
  • Have been convicted of a serious moving traffic violation while operating a GMV or who have been determined to be at fault in a traffic mishap while on/off base.
  • Have been convicted of a serious moving traffic violation while operating a private motor vehicle (PMV) or who have been determined to be at fault in a traffic mishap while on a DON installation.
  • Are a military member age 25 or under and have not received their initial 4 hour traffic safety training.

     For information on course and schedules, call:

        Naval Base Kitsap - 360-396-6104
        Naval Base Everett - 425-304-3462
        Naval Air Station Whidbey Island - 360-257-8738

Motorcycle Rider Safety Classes

All military personnel who operate a motorcycle on/off base must complete a COMNAVSAFECEN required motorcycle rider safety course prior to operating these vehicles.

All military personnel who operate a motorcycle on/off base shall complete an Experienced Rider/Basic Rider2 course or an Advance Rider Course 60 day after the initial Basic Rider and an ERC/BRC2 or ARC follow on 3 year refresher course.

Priority is given to military personnel. There is no cost for these courses.

  • Basic Rider Course (BRC)(2 days) is for those individuals who have:
    • Limited riding experience.
    • Not completed the Experienced Rider Course or Advance Riding Course.
  • Experienced Rider/Basic Rider Course (ERC/BRC2)(1 day) is for those individuals who have:
    • Completed the BRC (rides a cruiser motorcycle).
    • Three year refresher for either a cruiser motorcycle or a sports bike
  • Advance Rider Course (ARC) 1 day is for those active duty military who:
    • Completed the BRC
    • Sixty day follow on training for sport bike riders.
    • Three year refresher for either a cruiser motorcycle or a sports bike motorcycle
    • Students who ride must complete a Basic Rider Course prior to attending the ERC/BRC2 or the ARC and show proof of completion. Must have a valid motorcycle license or endorsement.

Additional determination for taking the Advance Bike Rider Course:

To determine if you need to take the Advance Riders' Course, please contact your Motorcycle Safety Representative (MSR) or contact the N35 safety Office at your installation and ask to speak to the Motorcycle Safety Coordinator.

For information on course and schedules, call:

  • Naval Base Kitsap - (360) 396-6104
  • Naval Station Everett - (425) 304-3460
  • Naval Air Station Whidbey Island - (360) 257-8738

Motorcycle Course Schedules

Maximum class size is 6 students for a single course or 12 students for a double course. Class size is subject to change due to availability of rider coaches.

Canceling a Course:

If you can't make your scheduled course, contact your command Motorcycle Safety Representative (MSR) or call the appropriate Safety Office at either Naval Base Kitsap at (360) 396-6104, for Naval Station Everett at (425)304-3460  and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island - (360) 257-8738,  leave a voicemail at least two days prior to class before 3:30 p.m. It is essential to give advance warning so that we can place someone else in your spot and reschedule you for a later date. Military members that don't show up for their assigned course and haven't called to cancel will have a letter sent to their command as a no show.

For information on course and schedules, call:

  • Naval Base Kitsap - (360) 396-6104
  • Naval Station Everett - (425) 304-3462
  • Naval Air Station Whidbey Island - (360) 257-8738

Equipment Required for Safety Courses

  Personal Protective Equipment Required

  • The following personal protective gear will be worn by all students during range activities: face shield or goggles, DOT approved helmet, full fingered gloves, long pants, long sleeved shirt or jacket, sturdy over the ankle footwear. Rain gear is highly recommended.
    Student Equipment and Information
  • Students may check the box in ESAMS when enrolling in a BRC for a loaner motorcycle. Must provide their own motorcycles for an ERC/BRC2 or an ARC. The motorcycle must be in good running condition. There will be a motorcycle inspection by the instructors, prior to use on the range. Bald tires, leaking fluids, etc., will not be allowed on the range and you will not be allowed to continue with the class.
  • Scooter riders are also welcome. The scooter must have at least a 50cc engine and capable of speeds of at least 30 mph. This information is available from your owner's manual, the dealer, or the manufacturer.

For information on course and schedules, call:

        Naval Base Kitsap - 360-396-6104
        Naval Base Everett - 425-304-3462
        Naval Air Station Whidbey Island - 360-257-8738

Registration - Current ESAMS Users

All course schedules and quotas are listed on the ENTERPRISE SAFETY APPLICATIONS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ESAMS) at the following web link: www.navymotorcyclerider.com

Directions to Motorcycle Ranges

Directions to Keyport training area:
Go out the main gate at Bangor and stay straight on Highway 308 for approximately 3.5 miles. The Keyport main gate will be on your right. Proceed through the main gate and turn right on "A" street and continue through the 4 way stop, onto Prichard St right onto Westfall Rd until you see Building 95. (If you get lost or are uncertain, ask the gate guard at the main gate for directions to the B-95 Safety Office.)

Dependents and Retirees

Per CNIC, retirees (dependents) and DOD civilians can enroll in MSF courses on a space available basis. Dependents and retirees (dependents) can sign up via ESAMS at www.navymotorcyclerider.com
 

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