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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a driver's license?

Yes. A valid NYS or out-of-state Driver License is required to participate in ALL Road Test Waiver programs: Beginner, Intermediate and 3 Wheel.

Do I need a motorcycle learner's permit?

A NYS motorcycle learner's permit is not required to be eligible for registration or attendance for the BRC Beginner or the 3 Wheel BRC, but is required for the BRC2 Intermediate Course.  

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE a NYS motorcycle learners permit, you may take the Beginner or 3 Wheel Course.  Upon successful completion you MUST obtain a permit at a DMV office before you can use the MSF Completion Card to be eligible to waive the NYS DMV Road Test and obtain your motorcycle license. 

What if I do not complete the online course?

You are required to take the online course prior to your class at MCC, and must bring your Certificate of Completion to the first day of your class. If for some reason you do not, or cannot, complete the online course, you should still report to your MCC class as scheduled. Failure to report will result in forfeiture of your tuition (no refund).

Will I receive my motorcycle license at the end of the course?

No. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a NYS specific Motorcycle Safety Foundation Completion Card. You present this card, along with your current, valid motorcycle learner's permit and current, valid driver's license at DMV to quality for the Road Test Waiver of the NYS DMV Road Test, and have your license upgraded.

Can I miss any sessions?

No, you cannot miss any sessions. You need to arrive on time and prepared. No refunds are issued after a course begins.

You must attend ALL of the class sessions or you will forfeit the entire course fee. There can be no switching of classes. Also, you must allow additional time in your schedule, typically evenings, for the possibility of a makeup session due to inclement weather conditions for motorcycle riding. Although classes will continue in light rain, there is the possibility that the RiderCoaches may need to reschedule for the safety of all at their discretion.

You must attend all of the rescheduled class or risk forfeiture of the entire course fee. 

What if I do NOT pass either the knowledge test and/or the riding skill evaluation?

If you do not pass the knowledge test, you may retest once (on another day) at no charge.

If you do not pass the skill evaluation, you may schedule one retest within 30 days at no charge.

If I am counseled out of the course, or decide not to continue or am dismissed due to improper gear, can I receive a refund?


No, there are no refunds once the course begins.


For questions regarding course content & more information,

contact or call 585-615-RIDE.

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