BRC Bellingham – Friday
Welcome to the Basic Rider Course, please read through all info before arriving at your in person course.
An online eCourse by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) is included with this course.
This eCourse and related information can be found here:
This eCourse should be completed before the first in-person classroom session.
Please bring a copy of your completion certificate in print or digital format to class with you.
CLASSROOM INSIDE MALL:
One Bellis Fair Pky, #370 Bellingham, WA 98226 Near Target Store
Enter the mall through the main mall doors near the Target store. The classroom is a few storefronts down on the left.
Please plan to arrive before 6 pm on Friday to allow time for check-in and paperwork. Failure to arrive by 6 pm may result in your registration being forfeit. Refunds will not be issued for registrations lost due to tardiness.
Fri 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Classroom Session 1
Sat 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Range Session 1
Sat 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Classroom Session 2
Sun 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Range Session 2
In accordance with state and local requirements, Cascade Motorcycle Safety is implementing a number of measures to safeguard you and our staff during your training session. Please take a moment to read and become familiar with these requirements.
If you have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has had COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please contact our office by phone or email ASAP.
On the day of your course, please arrive 15 minutes early. Before you enter the building, you will go through an intake process that involves verifying your photo ID, a few brief questions, and signing you into the class.
Classroom facilities and motorcycles will be disinfected before your class.
You may be asked to maintain physical distancing of 6 feet during your training session, whether in the classroom building or on the range.
Face coverings are currently not required by State mandate. You may bring a face covering to wear in the classroom and on the range when you are not wearing your helmet. We recommend that you bring your own face covering, however a limited supply of disposable masks will be available should you need one.
Please bring a pen or 2 to write with for the duration of the course.
We cannot provide any food and may not be able to provide beverages on site. Please bring your own. At a minimum, we recommend that you bring your own bottle of water or 2.
A handwashing facility will be provided at your training location. We encourage you to use it.
Any federal, state, or local requirements related to infectious diseases or other emergency actions will be followed and your cooperation will be required.
Students who are not able to meet these requirements may be turned away or asked to take another class when the student can adequately meet the requirements. We appreciate your patience with these measures as we are trying to ensure the safety of all who participate.
id & Waiver Requirements:
• Photo ID – you will be required to show a valid photo ID; driver license, state ID, military ID, school ID
• Registration/Waiver/Ground Rules Forms – you will be required to fill and sign several forms at the beginning of class. Click here to download and print the forms.
• Under 18 – Any students under the age of 18 MUST either have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver at the beginning of class OR bring a completed registration/waiver form with a notarized signature of a parent or legal guardian. Click here to download and print the forms.
Required Riding Gear:
• A properly fitted DOT approved helmet free of any structural damage. School helmets are available for use during the course.
• Eye protection (face shield, sunglasses, eyeglasses, goggles, etc.)
• Durable, long sleeve shirt or jacket with full arm coverage
• Sturdy long pants that fully cover the legs (jeans, riding pants, chaps, etc.)
• Sturdy over-the-ankle boots providing adequate foot and ankle protection. (riding boots, work boots, hiking boots preferred)
*Canvas high-tops, Romeos, or slip-on-boots with elastic (only) ankle coverings are not acceptable*
• Full-fingered gloves, preferably leather palmed, no rubber.
• Outerwear and layers needed to be comfortable, dry, and warm while riding in the weather during class
• Energy snacks
• Sports drinks/water
About your class:
The RiderCourse is designed to be quite enjoyable. The primary concerns in this course are your safety and learning. That is a responsibility shared by everyone. Ridercoaches will facilitate your development by using interactive classroom activities. On the range, you will be coached in a way that guides your development in acquiring basic motorcycle maneuvering skills. You are not competing with anyone else in this course, so focus on your own learning and experience. To successfully complete the course, you must complete the following: 1) attend all sessions, 2) achieve a minimum score on a knowledge test covering course material, and 3) achieve a passing score on a riding-skill evaluation.
Thank you for choosing Cascade Motorcycle Safety, we look forward to riding with you.
Cascade Motorcycle Safety email@example.com 360-969-1710
Class Cancellation, Reschedule, Refund, and Completion Policies
Cascade Motorcycle Safety reserves the right to combine classes to meet our minimum number of students per class. Cascade Motorcycle Safety reserves the right to cancel or postpone a class without advance notice due to circumstances beyond our control.
Reschedule requests must be made NO LESS than 7 days prior to the original class start date/hour. If you wish to reschedule your class, please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Failure to contact us more than 7 days in advance of your scheduled class will forfeit your tuition, and no refund will be issued.
Tuition refunds are subject to a $29 handling fee. Refunds can only be issued for the originally purchased class date.
In the case of a class cancellation, you will be rescheduled into the next available class, or you can apply any payments to another product or service we offer. No refunds will be issued for canceled classes. In the case of a postponed class, after it has begun, the remaining class segments will be rescheduled to a later date.
Extraordinary circumstances or government order may result in immediate changes to our policies. In such cases, we will make individual determinations at our discretion.
While our staff will do as much as possible to help you learn to ride safely, we cannot guarantee that you will complete a course or pass any tests. Motorcycling is an outdoor activity, and you are responsible to ensure that you have appropriate riding gear to ensure your comfort and safety.
No refunds or rescheduling will be offered to students who are unable to complete a class due to a lack of preparation for the weather.
Cascade Motorcycle Safety policies are subject to change without advance notice. Changes are in effect as soon as they are posted on our website, cascademotosafety.com.
If you are a no show or are dropped from the class, no refunds will be given. If you fail either the knowledge or skills tests, there are options available for re-testing. Any re-test must be completed within 90 days of your class start date.
Class Dismissal Warnings
While our staff will do as much as possible to help you learn to ride safely, we cannot guarantee that you will complete a course or pass any tests. To help ensure a successful and enjoyable learning experience, some riders may consider taking a private lesson before a Basic Rider Course or BRC2. We do not offer a refund, or the option to reschedule if a student is dismissed for any of the following reasons.
Students may be dismissed from the course if they:
Do not arrive to the course at the scheduled time.
Arrive to a riding session with inappropriate riding apparel.
Demonstrate they are unable to safely control and operate a motorcycle/rig.
Do not meet exercise objectives.
Repeatedly do not respond to coaching.
Intentionally commit unsafe acts.
Are demonstrating impairment by drugs/alcohol.
Are excessively fatigued and may present a safety risk.
Are physically/emotionally impaired.
Intimidate, sexually harass, or threaten Students or Instructors.
Washington Motorcycle Safety Program will not engage, mediate, or suggest customer service solutions to customers. Contractors are solely responsible for managing their business. Customer service policies and options are all locally (Contractor) managed decisions.
As per Washington State Policy Guidelines:
If you are unable to complete (successfully demonstrate) the riding skills necessary for the exercise or arrive late to the range after the first exercise of the day has started, you will not be permitted to continue. At this time, you will be politely asked to leave the range and will be dropped from the class. No refunds will be given.
Per Washington State law:
Students must have either an endorsement or instructional permit to legally ride their motorcycle to class on public roads.