Northern NY Driving Academy
Due to an approaching retirement date the in-car driving lessons will be dis-continued until further notice. Another driving school is currently in the DMV application and training process and should be up and running by spring of 2024. 
I will provide a link to their services after that happens. 5 Hour Pre-license classes on zoom have ended for 2023 and may be continued in the future. 
                                             CLICK HERE for your other options.

(This is not for the new rider, if you show up and can not ride you will be advised to take the Basic RiderCourse and loose your entire registration fee)

The MSF Basic RiderCourse 2 – LW 
Qualifies as a NY DMV Road Test Waiver course in New York 

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse 2- LW (NYSMSP BRC2- LW), is a unique riding curriculum for New Yorkers offered through the New York State Motorcycle Safety Program (NYSMSP)
You will use your own street legal motorcycle for this combination online, classroom and hands-on Rider Training Program. The course is approximately 8 hours (in addition to the 2-hour online course prerequisite). This Course is not available for Junior Operators under 18 years of age. 
This course offers a variety of practice riding exercises designed to further develop your riding skills on your own motorcycle. The riding exercises conclude with a skills test.
In order for a participant to earn their NYSMSP BRC2-LW License Waiver Completion Card they must successfully complete the included eCourse (on-line) all classroom and on range exercises as well as pass the skills evaluation at the end of the range riding.

It is designed for individuals that have had some street riding experience and have held a valid New York State Motorcycle Permit for at least 1 calendar year, and possess some street riding skills.

You’ll practice these critical riding skills on your own motorcycle in our secure riding setting. Successful completion of a BRC2-LW qualifies you for a motorcycle license road test-waiver with the New York State DMV. Skip the trip to DMV and sign up today for a NYSMSP BRC2-LW, your fast track to getting your Motorcycle License!

In order to obtain your motorcycle license after 1 day of training you must:

Bring your own (or borrow) a motorcycle/scooter and use it for the BRC2 riding range exercises. Provide proof current registration and insurance.
Possess a valid New York State Driver License (Junior Operator license holders do NOT qualify for a road test waiver and may not enroll in this class).
Possess a valid NY motorcycle permit.
Provide an eCourse completion certificate.
Pass a BRC2-LW Course Knowledge Test.
Pass a BRC2-LW Skill Evaluation, which is administered after all the BRC2 riding range exercises have been completed.


A motorcycle (must have a valid NYS DMV Safety Inspection Certificate affixed).
Your valid NYS Driver License.
Your valid NYS Motorcycle Permit.
A valid NYS motorcycle’s registration.
A valid motorcycle’s insurance card (FS-20/ FS-21).
A Helmet- DOT-approved motorcycle helmet (you may borrow one if needed).
Eye protection (face shield or goggles).
A long sleeve shirt or jacket.
Full-fingered gloves.
Durable long pants.
Over the ankle footwear (one inch above the ankle).
Rain gear, classes run- rain or shine.
Course fee $250.00 

NEW! NYSMSP Basic RiderCourse2-LW 
Classroom / Range Location:
130 Arizona Ave. NE Corner of 
Arizona Ave. & Connecticut Ave.
Plattsburgh, NY 12962
MSF Motorcycle Basic RiderCourse 2-LW