Advanced RiderCourseSM (ARC)

The Advanced RiderCourseSM is a one-day course that complements a rider's basic skills and helps with personal risk assessment. It includes a fast-paced classroom segment with several interactive activities to improve perception and hazard awareness. Range exercises enhance both basic skills and crash avoidance skills. Improving braking and cornering finesse is emphasized. The course is beneficial for riders on any type of street motorcycle.

ARC Requirements

This course is for riders with at least one year and 1,000 miles of riding experience (or are a BRC or IRC graduate with at least six months and 500 miles of experience), who can provide a street legal motorcycle that is in good mechanical repair, and have a valid motorcycle license. A DOT approved helmet, proof of current motorcycle registration or written approval from the owner of a motorcycle not your own, valid insurance and a completed motorcycle safety inspection checklist (checklist provided prior to the class or here) are required without exception.

What Gear You Need to Bring:

  • A DOT approved helmet (you may use one of our ¾ helmets if you wish)
  • Eye protection, for our purposes sunglasses or regular prescription glasses are sufficient, we do have a small number of “snap-on” face shields at each of our locations
  • Long sleeved jacket or shirt, keep in mind how the temperature may change during your course
  • Full fingered gloves, leather preferred, an open back discouraged but acceptable
  • Long pants of denim or other heavy material, in good repair e.g. no holes, bell bottoms should be avoided
  • Over the ankle (ankle bone MUST be completely covered) footwear, a low heel is best, work/hiking/cowboy type boots or leather/heavy synthetic material high-tops are acceptable, cloth/canvas gym shoes or “Uggs-style” boots will not be allowed