PRU Student InformationWelcome to PowerRide University(PRU)
Thank you for enrolling in the Basic RiderCourse (BRC). We're committed to providing you with the highest quality of rider education in a safe, positive environment. Please take a moment to review the following information, which will help you to prepare for the course.
How to Succeed in the Basic RiderCourse:
Be on time The RiderCoaches need to get class started on time. We suggest you plan to arrive one half-hour early. Please note that directions to class will be attached to a seperate e-mail that is to be sent the week of the class you are registered to attend. We highly recommend that you print them out and use them to find your way. If you are late, you will be you will not be let into the class
Be properly dressed for the riding sessions The required clothing and footwear are:
•Sturdy, over-the-ankle boots
•Denim or other heavyweight pants
•A long-sleeved shirt or jacket
If you have your own DOT-compliant helmet, eye protection, and gloves, you're welcome to bring them. Otherwise, we can rent helmets and glove to you. NOTE: Half-helmets are not permitted at PRU, regardless of whether they are DOT-compliant. If you are not prepared to ride with the right clothing, you will be dismissed from the classBring all required documents, If you are under 18 years old a parent or legal guardian must accompany you to sign legal documents.To begin the class, you must bring one of the following:
•A valid Driver’s License, or•Motorcycle Permit
Rest, Food, and Water Make sure you've had adequate rest and food before class. You will have a lunch break and there are restaurants nearby, but we suggest you bring water and snacks based upon your personal needs.
Understanding Expectations If you come prepared, we'll make every effort to guide you successfully through the Basic Rider's Course. However, please understand that not every student successfully completes the course. If you are unable to meet the objectives of an exercise or if you pose a safety risk to yourself or others, a RiderCoach may counsel you out of the course. There is NO GUARANTEE that you will pass the course Cancellation / Reschedule Policy Call 207-573-7433(As listed in the Terms & Conditions) PRU must receive rescheduling requests 72 hours or more prior before the start of your scheduled class. Rescheduling will be done on a space-available basis. We make no guarantee that you will be able to reschedule to the specific date you request. There is a $75 nonrefundable administrative fee to reschedule if your request is granted.PRU must receive cancellation requests at least seven calendar days before the start of your scheduled class. You will incur a $75 processing fee. A refund will be made in the same form as the original payment; if a credit card was used that card will be credited. All refunds will be processed within five business days. If you cannot and do not attend your scheduled class you forfeit your registration and your registration fee. Passing The BRC Course ObjectivesYou must meet all exercise and classroom objectives in order to move from onesection or exercise to another.Written Knowledge Test You must score 80% or better to pass the Written Knowledge Test. Students who do not pass the test will not be given the opportunity to retest based on the Commonwealth of Virginia Policy. Riding Skills Evaluation You may accumulate no more than 16 points to pass the Riding Skills Evaluation. Students who do not pass the Riding Skills Evaluation will not be given one more opportunity to take the test again.
Upon successful completion of the BRC you will receive a Basic Riders Course Completion Certificate and Virginia Motorcycle Safety Course Completion Certificate after the completion of your class. This VMSC Completion Certificate should be taken to a DMV, where it will be treated as proof of successful completion of a Class M2 (2 wheel) or M3 (3 wheel) Licensing Skills test depending on your class and waiver. Failing the BRC Not everyone passes the Written Knowledge Test and /or Riding Skills Evaluation on their first try. Any individual who fails the Written Knowledge Test must retake the entire course. Any individual who fails the Riding Skills Evaluation must retake the entire course. Being Counseled-Out Learning to safely operate a motorcycle is both mentally and physically demanding. It requires a great deal of coordination and control of hands, feet, body, and mind. Not everyone develops these skills at the same pace, and some individuals may find it impossible to reach an adequate level of skill. Your RiderCoach wants to see you succeed, but if they feel you have become a danger to yourself, or others, you may be dismissed from the course.Ride a Bicycle If you aren’t already riding a motorcycle, and you haven’t been on a bicycle in years, we suggest you dust off your old bike and take some rides around your neighborhood before you take the BRC. It will help you to get ready for the course. Health Matters Please keep us informed if you have unique health issues that may affect your ability to ride safely over a number of hours outside. We both can plan accordingly and work to allow you to successfully complete a course. The course can not be deviated from as it is a VA licensing standard. Remember to print out the map and directions, and also review your schedule included in the e-mail that is to be sent the week of the class you are registered to attend. We look forward to meeting you!
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PowerRide UniversityPREPARATION CHECKLIST
(Please check off all items and bring list with you to first classroom session)
1. BOOTS: STURDY, OVER-THE-ANKLE2. HEAVY-WEIGHT PANTS: DENIM, CANVAS, ETC3. LONG-SLEEVED SHIRT / JACKET4. VALID DRIVER’S LICENSEa.OR CURRENT MOTORCYCLE PERMITb.OR DRIVER’S EDUCATION COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE5. WATER6. SNACKS7. MAP AND DIRECTIONS
OTHER ITEMS I MIGHT NEED: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CLASSROOM ONE: DATE: ____________ TIME: _____________ TO _____________
RANGE ONE: DATE: ____________ TIME: _____________ TO _____________
CLASSROOM TWO: DATE: ____________ TIME: _____________ TO _____________
RANGE TWO: DATE: ____________ TIME: _____________ TO _____________