Basic Rider Training
BRT is a 15-hour course for novice riders. The course takes place over three days and provides seven hours of classroom instruction and eight hours of range (on-cycle) instruction. Training motorcycles 125-250 cc and DOT helmets are provided. For individuals with no riding experience, BRT is the recommended course.
New! Online Classroom Available
A two-day BRT is available in Portland, Salem and Eugene. Students complete the classroom sessions at home on a computer! For more details and to register, click here.
For the three-day BRT option, click on the map below to register.
Classroom discussion and materials include risk management, riding gear, motorcycle controls and operation, riding strategy, roadway management, impairments and special riding situations like carrying passengers and group riding.
Practice riding starts with basic skills, such as getting underway, turning, shifting and stopping, then moves on to the more advanced street skills of emergency braking, cornering and swerving.
Get your motorcycle license! BRT meets Oregon’s mandatory training requirements for riders age 60 and under. Riders 61 and older are also welcome to attend. Driver and Motor Vehicles (DMV) waives the state knowledge and on-cycle skill tests for riders of any age who successfully complete the course.
BRT is offered at 22 locations across the state. To view course dates, times and to register, click a location on the map below.
If you are unable to find a course that fits your schedule, view nearby sites for more options. And keep checking back: When classes fill, additional classes may be scheduled to meet student demand.
Registration is completed on a secure website. Payment is required when you register. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and personal checks are accepted. If you pay by check, your seat will not be reserved until payment is received.
When you register, you will be sent an e-mail confirmation from "email@example.com." If you do not receive a confirmation, check your junk e-mail folder.
Completion cards are awarded to graduates of BRT. To receive a completion card, you must attend all classroom and on-cycle riding sessions, pass a written knowledge test and pass an on-cycle skills test. DMV waives the knowledge test and on-cycle skills test for graduates who possess a valid completion card. Riders who successfully complete BRT are eligible for insurance discounts under Oregon law. For additional information, see Eligibility Requirements and What to Bring.
Most participants complete the course successfully. However, there is no guarantee of course completion or graduation. Students who fail to demonstrate a minimum level of safety will be dismissed without refund.
Remember: You are paying for a reserved seat in a course. Registrations are limited. If you need to reschedule your course or cancel, you must do so at least three days before the course begins to be eligible for a refund. Students who arrive late or leave early lose their reservation and payment.