FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Question: Where do we meet on Friday Night, Saturday and Sunday?

Answer:   At 6:00pm Friday night, enter the (front) main doors at NBCC, 1234 Mountain Road Moncton, and we will guide you to the classroom. Keep in mind you don’t need any riding gear for the classroom portion. At 8:00am on both Saturday and Sunday we are around the back of the building. See HERE a map with our location.

Question:  How long is the Beginner Motorcycle Course?

Answer:  We start with the 3 hour classroom portion on Friday night. Then we have two full days on Saturday and Sunday. The course is 20 hours in total.

Question:  How hard is it to pass the Beginner Motorcycle Course?

Answer:  Not hard at all. We have had fantastic success with this course and we are very pleased with our pass rate and the quality of our students we have graduated. We have designed the exercises to keep students moving. One of the reasons for our success has been the seat time we have been able to our offer our students. Keep in mind, while many feel this course is not difficult, we have a distinct level of proficiency needed from all of our students to graduate. We recognize our responsibility to produce safe riders. See HERE for information on our government approved Beginner Course. 

Question: What do I need to bring to the Beginner Course?

Answer: You need an approved helmet, boots that cover the ankle (some steel toe boots can make it difficult to shift gears), a pair of leather full fingered gloves, at least a denim jacket and pants, and eye protection. You would be wise to also bring sunscreen and a bottle of water. Keep an eye on the weather. We run the course even when it is raining. We supply the motorcycle. See our assortment of our bikes HERE.

Question: What do I need to bring to the Street Survival Course?

Answer: You need your motorcycle, your full riding gear, which (of course) includes your helmet. You also need a pair of ear buds that you can wear comfortably while wearing your helmet. This course features a communication device similar to the final road test with Service New Brunswick.

Question: Do I need a motorcycle licence to ride a 3 Wheeled Motorcycle?

Answer: If you have a motorcycle licence, you are clear to ride your 3 wheeler on the roads. Can-Am 3 wheelers require techniques that are as unique as the machines themselves. Because of this, taking this course would be an advantage to the experienced motorcyclist. If you do not have a motorcycle licence, you must either begin the graduated licence process to get your motorcycle licence, or begin the specific graduated licence program in place for 3 wheelers. Keep in mind this 3 wheel endorsement does NOT qualify you to ride a motorcycle. See HERE for information on our highly successful “Learn to Ride Three Wheels” Course.

Question:  Do I need the Street Survival Course before taking the “on-road” test with Service New Brunswick?

Answer:  This course would be a definite asset for those taking the final test, but it is not required. Keep in mind, we practice all the skills Service New Brunswick will test you on, both on the range and on the road. The course is also designed for experienced riders to share ideas and skills involved with motorcycle safety. There are many techniques and strategies to keep you safe out on the road. These must be practiced on a yearly basis. We recognize the educational void of this type of program in our area despite its importance. See HERE for more details on our Street Survival Course.

Question:  How many tests are involved in getting your motorcycle licence in New Brunswick?

Answer:  With the graduated motorcycle licence program in place, you will have to pass an approved training course (our Beginner Course), then complete a vision screening and a written test afterwords with Service New Brunswick to receive the graduated drivers licence (GDL). With the graduated licence you are free to ride your motorcycle out on the road, with a few restrictions. After 12 months, you can then complete the final on-road testing with Service New Brunswick to receive an un-restricted motorcycle licence. See HERE for details from the province.

Question:  What are the restrictions of the graduated motorcycle licence?

Answer:  In a nutshell: You cannot carry a passenger. You cannot pull a trailer behind a motorcycle. You cannot ride at night. You must have a blood-alcohol level of 0.00 at all times. See HERE for more details.

Question:  What size motorcycle can I ride with the graduated licence?

Answer:  The information provided HERE, on the province of New Brunswick’s website indicates that the expansion letter endorsement “H” is for graduated licence holders for motorcycles with less than 550ccs, and expansion letter endorsement “I” is for graduated licence holders for ALL motorcycles. To our knowledge, applicants are asked which motorcycle they intend to ride and are issued the appropriate endorsement. What is certain is that after 12 months, after completion of the “on-road” un-restricted motorcycle test with Service New Brunswick using a motorcycle with less than 550ccs, you will be issued the small motorcycle licence with the expansion letter “D”. If using a motorcycle with more than 550ccs during your “on-road” test, you will receive the big motorcycle licence with the expansion letter “A” upon completion. 

Question:  How long will the graduated licence be good for?

Answer:  It is our understanding that if you have no intention of riding in conditions requiring a full licence, you can hold onto the graduated licence as long as you want. Keep in mind this is a risk. It is also our understanding that if you are found in violation of your restrictions, you will have to repeat the whole process over again, including both paying for, and taking another beginner riders course.

 
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