SCF to Offer Motorcycle Courses

(Bradenton, Fla., June 16, 2010) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will offer several motorcycle rider courses on weekends this summer for those interested in learning to ride a motorcycle or improve their riding ability.

In the First Run course, participants will become more comfortable with riding a motorcycle while learning to start, stop, shift gears and use the friction zone. The fee is $55.

Popular Basic Rider courses also are offered at SCF Bradenton and SCF Venice each weekend. The cost for the class is $225 per rider or $199 each for two riders who register together. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for both beginning courses.

Two courses are offered for experienced riders: Group Riding Seminar and the Experienced Rider course.

Designed for advanced riders, the Group Riding Seminar covers topics such as proper distance, universal hand signals and other safety measures when riding in a group. The fee is $15.

The Experienced Rider course is for those with at least one year of riding experience. The course is offered through the Florida Rider Training Program at SCF Bradenton on the last Sunday of each month. The cost is $135. Participants must provide their own motorcycles for both advanced courses.

A course for women, Girlz Garage Club, allows women to learn basic motorcycle maintenance including changing the oil, tightening the chain and properly lifting the motorcycle if it falls. The fee is $15.

Classes, which are taught by nationally certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider coaches, are offered at SCF Bradenton and SCF Venice campuses.

For more information, visit or call SCF Bradenton at 941- 752-5203 and SCF Venice at 941- 408-1412. View the summer class schedule online at To register and pay for classes, go to Maps and directions are online at

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