Riders participate in Motorcycle Safety Day, May 12, 2018, at Camp Kasserine in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

 

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Motorcycle season is right around the corner and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Safety Office wants you to be prepared to hit the asphalt.

 

 “USAG Bavaria provides several motorcycle training options. These are mandatory for active duty in order to operate a motorcycle in Europe,” said Deborah Gonzales, USAG Bavaria Safety Director. “Our first sessions of the year start 27 March and are filling up fast. We welcome standbys if a particular date is full.”

 

As an active duty motorcycle rider there are certain requirements that you will need prior obtaining a motorcycle endorsement on your US Army Europe license. You must have an endorsement on your stateside license. In accordance with the Status of Forces Agreement, USAREUR is not approved to issue a motorcycle license or motorcycle endorsement on a license to Soldiers, dependents and U.S. civilians that do not have one on their U.S. license prior to arrival in Germany. In addition to the endorsement, you must be current in one of the trainings listed below.


 

Department of Defense and U.S. Army requirements:

 

  1. Initial Training: Complete Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Basic Rider Course or state-approved curriculum for motorcycle operator’s safety training. This is a one-time requirement for all active-duty military riders.

 

  1. Intermediate Training: Based on the type of motorcycle(s) owned and operated, Soldiers will complete either the BRC2 (formerly Experienced Riders Course), Military Sport Bike Riders Course, Advance Riders Course, or DoD-Component defined curriculum within one year after completing initial (BRC) training.

 

  1. Sustainment-Refresher Training: Complete at least every 5 years – BRC2, MSRC or ARC.

 

USAG Bavaria’s Safety Office motorcycle training calendar for 2019:

 

Grafenwoehr/Vilseck

 

March 27 BRC2 – 9 a.m.

March 28-29 BRC – 9 a.m.

April 24 BRC2– 9 a.m.

April 25-26 BRC – 9 a.m.

May 15 BRC2 – 9 a.m.

May 16-17 BRC – 9 a.m.

June 12 BRC2– 9 a.m.

June 18-19 BRC – 9 a.m.

July 10 BRC2– 9 a.m.

July 11-12 BRC – 9 a.m.

August 21 BRC2 – 9 a.m.

August 22-23 BRC – 9 a.m.

September 11 BRC2 – 9 a.m.

September 12-13 BRC – 9 a.m.

October 9 BRC2– 9 a.m.

 

All MSF training for Grafenwoehr and Vilseck is located in Camp Kasserine.

 

Hohenfels

 

April 24 BRC2– 9 a.m.

April 25-26 BRC – 9 a.m.

May 2 MRSC – 8 a.m.

May 15 BRC2 – 9 a.m.

May 16-17 BRC – 9 a.m.

May 22 BRC2 – 9 a.m.

June 12 BRC2 – 9 a.m.

June 18-19 BRC – 9 a.m.

July 10 BRC2– 9 a.m.

July 11-12 BRC – 9 a.m.

July 17 MSRC – 8 a.m.

August 21 BRC2 – 9 a.m.

August 22-23 BRC – 9 a.m.

September 6 MRSC – 8 a.m.

September 11 BRC2 – 9 a.m.

September 12-13 BRC – 9 a.m.

 

All MSF training for Hohenfels is located in Camp Poellnricht.

 

Garmisch

 

Based on the need and number for riders, MSF training for Garmisch will be scheduled at a later time.

 

Visit the AIRS site to register for the MSF course (CAC login) or for more information, please call DSN 526-2306/2301, CIV 09641-70-526-2306/2301.