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NEBRASKA MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TRAINING

LEARN TO RIDE A MOTORCYCLE

Our goal at the Nebraska Motorcycle Safety Training (NMST) program is to provide instruction to riders and prospective riders to learn the proper way to operate a motorcycle or three-wheeled motorcycle (3WMC).

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In the State of Nebraska, lawful operation of a two- or three- wheeled motorcycle requires the operator to have an endorsement on his/her operator license. Successful completion of the Basic Rider Course, Basic Rider Course2, Returning Rider Basic Rider Course or the 3-Wheel Basic Rider Course achieves this requirement. At the end of your training with us, we give you a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) completion card. Just take the completion card to the DMV, and the DMV will place the endorsement on your Nebraska driver's license.

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WHY CHOOSE N.M.S.T.?

The Nebraska Motorcycle Safety Training program utilizes the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's (MSF) curriculum that is based on years of scientific and field experience. This program has been field-tested and has proven successful in developing entry-level and intermediate skills for riding in traffic.

Since 1973, the MSF has set internationally recognized standards that promote the safety of motorcyclists with rider education courses, operator licensing tests, and public information programs. The MSF works with the Federal Government, state agencies, the military, and others to offer training at all skill levels so riders can enjoy a lifetime of safe, responsible motorcycling.

Why should you choose to take your motorcycle training through NMST?  We realize that you want to maximize your experience while minimizing cost, so why NMST over the other programs:

RiderCoaches (Instructors):  NMST employs the services of the same Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) RiderCoaches that all the other programs use.  All RiderCoaches are certified by the state of Nebraska to present the MSF curriculum products. 

Curriculum:  NMST uses the same curriculum products that are used by all MSF certified programs. These include the Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME), Learn to Ride programs such as the Basic Rider Course (BRC), the Three Wheeled BRC (3WBRC); the Returning Rider BRC (RRBRC); and Improving the Ride courses such as the BRC2.

Facility:  A huge plus is that NMST conducts its training, both Classroom and Range at the same location.  We have a dedicated classroom for our courses and a dedicated full-size range or riding exercise area in the adjacent parking lot.  Indoor lavatory facilities are provided, and we use a very secure safe room in the event of severe weather.  We are easy to find at the corner of SH 370 and S. Washington or S 84th St. in Papillion.

Goal:  Our RiderCoaches work very hard to ensure every student has the very best learning experience possible.  Riding a motorcycle is fun and requires a unique set of skills but it is not for everyone.  NMST does its very best to allow YOU, the prospective motorcycle rider, to achieve YOUR goal.

We at NMST believe our program is the best to help YOU “learn to ride” and we sincerely hope you will choose us to help YOU achieve YOUR goal.

Respectfully,

Bob Lake
NMST Operations Manager




TRAINING COURSES

Basic Rider Course (BRC) - $225

The BRC provides the student with basic formal instruction.  After registering, you will receive an instructional e-mail containing a coupon code to use to register free of charge for the “eCourse” on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website.  MSF and the Nebraska DMV require the eCourse be successfully completed prior to attending the BRC.  It takes approximately 3 hours to complete and introduces the student to rudimentary riding concepts, managing risk and motorcycle operation.  Once you pass the eCourse (minimum score of 80%), print your certificate and bring it to your scheduled class.  The BRC consists of 6 hours of classroom instruction and 10 hour of riding activity, which take place over one weekend.  We provide the training motorcycleSuccessful completion of the BRC waives the requirement to take the Nebraska DMV written examination and road test.  It qualifies the student for the Motorcycle Endorsement “M” on their operator’s license.

Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) - $130

This class is designed for riders who already have basic skills.  Similar to the BRC, except speeds are higher and you must provide your own motorcycle. This is an excellent refresher course for practicing and renewing riding skills. This course includes an informal classroom component for discussing safety concepts based upon past riding experiences and current knowledge. It is a one-day, approximate eight (8) hour course, consisting of three (3) hours of classroom activity and five (5) hours of riding activities. When you register for the BRC2, you will receive an email containing a coupon code that you will use to register free of charge for the 'Street Strategies eCourse' on the MSF website. The Nebraska DMV requires the MSF eCourse be successfully completed prior to attending class. The BRC2 includes a written examination and a riding evaluation, which, if successfully completed, qualifies the student for a license waiver yielding an “M” endorsement, upon approval of the Nebraska DMV.

Returning Rider Basic Rider Course (RRBRC) - $150

groupThe RRBRC is designed for the rider who has had a permit for a long time or has ridden in the past and is familiar with motorcycle operation.  It is a one day, approximate nine (9) hour course consisting of three (3) hours of classroom activity and six (6) hours of riding activities.  Training motorcycles are supplied for the class. When you register for the RRBRC, you will receive an email containing a coupon code that you will use to register free of charge for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation ‘Basic eCourse' on the MSF website. The Nebraska DMV requires the MSF Basic eCourse be successfully completed prior to attending class.  Once at the scheduled class, two screening exercises are used to determine if the student has the requisite skill to complete the weekend course.  The rider must possess skill demonstrating the ability to shift gears, corner, stop, and coordinate clutch, brakes and throttle to successfully maneuver the motorcycle.  If not, the RiderCoach will counsel the student to consider taking the BRC instead.  The RRBRC includes a written examination and a riding evaluation, which, if successfully completed, qualifies the student for a license waiver yielding an “M” endorsement, upon approval of the Nebraska DMV..  A subset of the BRC classroom and riding exercises is used.

Advanced Rider Course (ARC) - $130

The ARC is designed for the experienced rider who has basic skills and possess an endorsement.  It would be a follow-on course to the BRC2 or BRC where the rider uses their own motorcycle.  The course consists of two parts; an  approximate two-hour classroom session and a five-hour riding portion.  There is not an eCourse but riders would benefit from taking the Street Strategies eCourse prior to completing the ARC.

3-Wheel BRC (3WBRC) - $99

Basic, entry-level, learn-to-ride 3-wheel motorcycle (3WMC) training. Provides the same fundamental skills as the BRC, but on 3-wheel, 3-track motorcycles (not sidecars). Only 3WMCs can be used in the 3WBRC. 

NMST has teamed with the Can-Am Rider Education Program to offer the 3WBRC at a promotional rate of $99! In addition, in partnership with Can-Am, a Can-Am On-Road model – either a Can-Am Spyder or a Can-Am Ryker - will be provided to the student during the course.  The 3WBRC consists of two classroom sessions and two range sessions.  Although there is no eCourse required, Questions 1-83 in the course handbook must be completed prior to class.  You can pick up your handbook at the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, 8335 Platteview Rd., Papillion M-F, 8 am – 4 pm, or call (402)593-1564 and we will mail it to you through the Postal Service.   Allow adequate time for handbook delivery and homework completion.  Students MUST bring their handbook and completed homework to class.  Successful completion of the 3WBRC class waives the need to take the Nebraska DMV written examination and road test. It also qualifies the student for the "3WMC Only" endorsement to their operator's license.

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WHEN ARE THE CLASSES GOING TO BE HELD?

Basic Rider Course Schedule (BRC) 2019 Weekend Dates

Choose the Session for the BRC -

Session F
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Class 1 - Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Range 1 - Saturday 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Class 2 - Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Range 2 - Sunday 7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Session S
Saturday & Sunday
Class 1 - Saturday 8:30 am - 12 Noon
Range 1 - Saturday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Class 2 - Sunday 8:30 am - 12 Noon
Range 2 - Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Choose Date and associated Session for the BRC -  

April

12 - 14 F
26 - 28 F
27 - 28 S

May

3 - 5 F
4 - 5 S
10 - 12 F
11 - 12 S
17 - 19 F
18 - 19 S
24 - 26 F
25 - 26 S

June 14 - 16 F
21 - 23 F
22 - 23 S
28 - 30 F
29 - 30 S
July

5 - 7 F
6 - 7 S
12 - 14 F
13 - 14 S
26 - 28 F
27 - 28 S

August

9 - 11 F
10 - 11 S
16 - 18 F
17 - 18 S

September

6 - 8 F
13 - 15 F
20 - 22 F
21 - 22 S
27 - 29 F
28 - 29 S

October 5 - 6 S
12 - 13 S
19 - 20 S

   

 

Basic Rider Course 2 Schedule (BRC2)

April 20
Saturday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm


Returning Rider Basic Rider Course Schedule (RRBRC)


June 9
Sunday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
August 25
Saturday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

 

Advanced Rider Course (ARC)

May 27
Monday 7:30 am - 6 pm
June 8
Saturday 7:30 am - 6 pm
August 24
Saturday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

 

3-Wheel Basic Rider Course Schedule (3WBRC)


June 1 - 2
Saturday & Sunday
7:30 am - 5pm
June 15 - 16
Saturday & Sunday
7:30 am - 5pm
July 19 - 21
Friday 6 - 9 pm
Saturday 8 am - 6 pm
Sunday 8 am - 12 pm
July 20 - 21
Saturday & Sunday
7:30 am - 5pm
August 2 - 4
Friday 6 - 9 pm
Saturday 8 am - 6 pm
Sunday 8 am - 12 pm
September 7 - 8
Saturday & Sunday
7:30 am - 5pm

 

 

Do I Need a Motorcycle for Class?

A motorcycle will be provided for students for the following:

Basic Rider Course (BRC)
Returning Rider Basic Rider Course (RRBRC)
3 Wheel Basic Rider Course (3WBRC)

 

Students will need to bring their own motorcycle for the following:

Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2)
Advanced Rider Course (ARC)

 

 

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HOW DO I REGISTER?

No registrations are taken at the classroom. Please pre-register using one of the following methods:

Basic Rider Course (BRC)
Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2)
Returning Rider Basic Rider Course (RRBRC)
Advanced Rider Course (ARC)

 

3 Wheel Basic Rider Course (3WBRC)

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WHAT IS THE COST?

Basic Rider Course (BRC) - $225
Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) - $130
Returning Rider Basic Rider Course (RRBRC) - $150
Advanced Rider Course (ARC) - $130
3 Wheel Basic Rider Course (3WBRC) - $99

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WHERE ARE THE CLASSROOM AND RANGE LOCATED?

Both classroom and range are conveniently located at the
Sarpy County Law Enforcement Center (L.E.C.)
(N.E. corner of Hwy. 370 and 84th St.)
1208 Golden Gate Drive
Papillion NE 68046

The classroom entrance is located on the southwest side of the L.E.C.
Parking is on the west side of the lot.

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WHAT DO I BRING WITH ME TO THE CLASS AND RANGE?

All students are required to bring the following -

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



Why take a course with Nebraska Motorcycle Safety Training?
 

Upon successful completion, you’ll have learned how to become a safe and responsible motorcyclist.  You will receive your completion certificate right at the end of class, which normally waives the requirement to take the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) written exam and road test (see note below), in order to have the M endorsement placed on your license.  Also, you may be eligible for a discount on your insurance.
Note: The State DMV examiner reserves the right to retest anyone, but this is very rare. 

 Do I have to be a resident of Sarpy County to take a course with NMST?    

Anyone holding a valid driver’s license or permit can take a class with us.  If your Driver’s License is from Nebraska, upon successful completion of the course, take your completion certificate to the Nebraska DMV office of your choice.  The DMV will place the motorcycle endorsement on and remake your license.  You will be required to take a vision test.  Once this is complete and barring any further testing requirements your license will be reissued with the endorsement.  The note above applies also.  If your operator’s license was issued in another state you will need to contact your home state for instructions.  Military personnel on orders fall in a different category and should contact their unit admin and or the local JAG office for special instructions. 

 Will I get a license after the course? 

Upon successful completion, the RiderCoach will award your completion card.  Take the completion card (proof of course completion) to the DMV, and they will re-issue your Nebraska driver’s license with an “M” endorsement, normally without any further testing at or by the DMV.  Please refer to note above.

What is a motorcycle endorsement? 

An “M” or motorcycle endorsement authorizes the license holder to operate a motorcycle, 3-wheel motorcycle or scooter.  AnM” endorsement with a “Z” restriction further limits the license holder to the operation of a 3-wheel motorcycle or scooter only.  This restriction is used when the individual takes the 3 Wheel Basic RiderCourse (3WBRC) or Scooter Basic RiderCourse (SBRC) and not the Basic Rider Course (BRC) .

 Do I need to get a motorcycle learner’s permit before I take the course? 

A motorcycle learner’s permit is not required for any of our classes.

Which course is right for me?

The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is perfect for beginners or those who have some prior experience but have not ridden in some time.  If you are a current motorcycle rider but have never taken a riding course, this is also a good option.

The Returning Rider Basic RiderCourse (RRBRC) is designed for as the name implies, the returning rider.  This is a rider who has experienced a lapse in riding and usually owning a motorcycle and hasn’t ridden in a while but knows how.  It is also used for the individual who has had his/her permit for a long time and can easily handle an abbreviated course format.  Individual riders are evaluated for their ability to ride during the first two exercises.  If the RiderCoach feels they are not capable of passing the course satisfactorily or if the RiderCoach feels the individual would be better positioned in the BRC, he/she will ask the student to leave and enroll in a BRC.

The 3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse (3WBRC) is specially designed for riders operating a 3Wheel Motorcycle (3WMC) more commonly referred to as a “Trike”.  Upon successful completion of the 3WBRC, the individual would follow the same process as the other course to acquire an endorsement.  The “M” endorsement in this case will also carry a “Z” restriction.  This restriction only allows the license holder to operate a 3WMC and is not allowed to operate a two wheeled motorcycle.  If you anticipate riding a 3WMC only then this is the course for you.  If you think you may want to ride a two wheel motorcycle in the future then you should consider taking a BRC.

What if I am 16 or 17 years of age?  Can I take a class with NNST?

You must be at least 16 years old and have a valid Nebraska operator’s permit or license.  Students who are under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver to allow them to take a class.  Call us at (402)593-1564 Monday – Friday  8 am – 4 pm (excluding holidays) to make arrangements to have a waiver sent to you.

Do I need to bring a motorcycle to the course? 

Basic Rider Course (BRC) – No
Returning Rider Basic Rider Course (RRBRC ) – No
Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) – Yes
Advanced Rider Course (ARC) – Yes
3-Wheel Basic Rider Course (3WBRC) – No

 

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What gear do I need to bring to the course? 

All students must bring: 

  • Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) approved motorcycle helmet.  If you don’t currently own a helmet, we have some loaners at the classroom.  Just be sure and let us know when you pre-register that you would like to borrow one. 
  • Full-fingered gloves (leather is preferred)
  • Over-the-ankle footwear (preferably leather but hiking boots for example are also allowed)
  • Protective eyewear (glasses or sunglasses are fine as long as they have shatterproof lenses) but a face shield is preferred
  • Long-sleeve jacket or shirt
  • Long pants 

What if I don’t pass the written or riding evaluation? 

If you do not pass the written exam or the riding evaluation, you are allowed to retest at a later class at no additional charge. 

Where does the class take place?

The classroom and range are both located at the
Sarpy County Law Enforcement Center (N.E. corner of Hwy. 370 and 84th St.) 1208 Golden Gate Drive, Papillion Ne. 

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my class?

Cancellation/ Reschedule / Refund Policy

Please ensure that you are available to attend the class you select. The course fee is non-refundable. If a student needs to reschedule, he or she may request a one-time reschedule to an upcoming open date. This request must be made at least ten (10) days prior to the originally scheduled course date. A ten (10) day advanced notice to reschedule is required to avoid a rescheduling fee of $50.
No refunds are given in whole or part for any of the following:

  1. Absence from any part of classroom or range time.
  2. Dismissal from the class for inappropriate or disruptive behavior or because the instructor feels it is unsafe for the student to continue or the student fails to meet exercise objectives.
  3. Arrival at class without successfully completing the MSF eCourse.
  4. Failing the written or riding test.

In the event of a medical or family emergency, documentation may be sent to pmarek@sarpy.com for our review, and in some cases a partial refund may be considered.

 

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TESTIMONIALS

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What NMST students are saying:

Bob and Tim did a great job, and were thorough and easy to learn from.”  - Kaleb H. (BRC)

"I would recommend the class to both beginners and experts. Time and money well spent." - Jason S. (BRC)

"It was a good learning experience. Never rode before and I was riding good after everything I learned." - Spencer H. (BRC)

"Instructors Tony, Todd, and Cindy were great!" - Konrad C. (BRC)

"The facilitiy was comfortable and the range provided great experience. All the instructors were helpful and open to answering questions. They provided a great learning environment." - Lisa M. (BRC)

"Great class!" - Braydn M. (BRC)

"Very good introduction to motorcycle riding. Even though I have never ridden before, I feel confident that I will be able to ride a motorcycle safely." - Matt A. (BRC)

"I will recommend this course to any rider." - Clinton C. (BRC)

"I felt the course was taught well and at a good pace, and that it drastically improved my skills to ride as well as my ability to ride safely." - Adam L. (BRC)

"This has been a very helpful course. Thank you." - Ahmad H. (BRC)

"Good instructors. Learned more on specifics in classrom and range exercises challenged us." - Dylan W. (BRC)

"Course instructors were extremely knoledgeable and helpful. Helped make the course fun. Two thumbs up." - Tom. T. (RRBRC)

"Awesome job done by instructors." - Jeremy R. (RRBRC)

"Enjoyed the course. Big boost in my confidence operating the trike." - David B. (3WBRC)

"Instructor was very knowledgeable." - Beth W. (3WBRC)

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CANCELLATION / RESCHEDULE / REFUND POLICY

Ensure that you are available to attend the class you select. The course fee is non-refundable. If a student needs to reschedule, he or she may request a one-time reschedule to an upcoming open date. This request must be made at least ten (10) days prior to the originally scheduled course date. A ten (10) day advanced notice to reschedule is required to avoid a rescheduling fee of $50.

No refunds are given in whole or part for any of the following:

  1. Absence from any part of classroom or range time.
  2. Dismissal from the class for inappropriate or disruptive behavior or because the instructor feels it is unsafe for the student to continue or the student fails to meet exercise objectives.
  3. Arrival at class without successfully completing the MSF eCourse.
  4. Failing the written or riding test.

In the event of a medical or family emergency, documentation may be sent to pmarek@sarpy.com for our review, and in some cases a partial refund may be considered.

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WHAT FURTHER INFORMATION DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CLASSES?


All instructors are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and approved by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles Office of Highway Safety.

Graduates of this course may be eligible for lower insurance rates, so ask your insurance agent about discounts for completing this course. 

Register early, as enrollment is limited and the courses often fill quickly. Classes are scheduled or added based on demand.  Advance registration is required.  Cancellation and reschedule policy found under Frequently Asked Questions.
For reservations or more information, call Nebraska Motorcycle Safety Training, a division of the Sarpy County Safety Training at (402) 593-1564.

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS go to the following organizations who promote motorcycle safety -

Bellevue Police Department
Bellevue Public Schools
Gretna Public Schools
LaVista Police Department
Papillion-LaVista Public Schools
Papillion Police Department
Omaha Public Schools
Sarpy County Sheriff's Department
Sarpy County Attorney's Office
South Sarpy School District 46


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