Coastal Cycle Academy is now part of Coastal Bend Motorcycle Academy, LLC
Do you have a scooter instead of a motorcycle? That's ok! Bring it with you to the BRC and learn how to ride it too! Just let us know that you're bringing your scooter to class.
Check with your agent. You might be eligible for a nice discount!
Taking the course after the fact may not get you out of a ticket, but it might help out in the long run. At least you won't get a ticket for "that" again... Who knows, If you present your course completion certificate and current driver license with a brand new "M" on it to the court, the judge might take that into consideration.
We formally updated to the BRCu in May of 2017. Our location was selected to train and certify RiderCoaches from across Texas to the new curriculum.
We provide your Texas driver written exam and riding exam! No additional testing at the Driver License Office - unless you are under 18. By state law, the Driver License office has the "option" to administer the driver exam again to applicants under the age of 18. For more information regarding youth driving motorcycles - see the link on our Resources and References page.
The MSF Basic RiderCourse is designed for beginning riders of all ages. More than 7 million motorcyclists nationwide have graduated from a RiderCourse since 1974. Five hours of classroom-style teamwork – and a 3 hour online Basic eCourse that you complete at home before attending your first formal classroom session – prepares you for ten hours of hands-on riding exercises in a controlled, off-street environment – located at Whataburger Field parking lot. Motorcycles and helmets are provided free of charge for your use during the course. In the classroom, you’ll learn how to become a safer, more responsible rider. On the riding range, your MSF-certified RiderCoach will guide you through the basic skills of straight-line riding, stopping, shifting, and turning, gradually progressing to swerving and emergency braking.
We ride Rain or Shine! Watch the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Motorcycle specific rain gear is highly recommended if the weatherman predicts rain.
The course concludes with a classroom knowledge test and hands-on a riding skill evaluation. Once your RiderCoach hands you the course-completion card, you'll be happy knowing that you’ve gone the extra mile to develop your own safe riding techniques. There are benefits to taking a RiderCourse besides learning important skills and strategies: Texas waives the riding portion of your motorcycle endorsement test if you’ve successfully completed the Basic RiderCourse (if 18 or older), and your insurance company might provide a discount on your insurance. Be sure to ask your agent. Classes usually fill fast, so DON'T WAIT TO SIGN UP!