Corporate and Community Development

Motorcycle Rider Classes

Call to schedule your Motorcycle Rider Safety course--with locations in Bradenton (BC) 941-752-5203 and in Venice (VC) 941-408-1412 or online at

The Florida Rider Training Program (FRTP) class is authorized for ALL makes and models of motorcycle and scooters: Harley Davidson, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawaski, Indian, and others. 

REQUIRED Riding Gear:
*Long Pants (No Sweatpants)   *Long Sleeve Shirt or Jacket   
*Sturdy Over The Ankle Boots
*Eye Protection   *Full Finger Gloves   *Rainsuit (Optional)


Classes are held on campus at Bradenton or Venice, with air conditioned, state of the art classrooms for your training!


Come ride with us at NIGHT!

You can't attend classes during the day or weekends? Come Ride with us at NIGHT!
Friday & Saturday - Call for more information
SCF is offering the Basic Rider Class in the evenings: 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. 
See below or call for more information about the Basic Rider Class (BRC) at NIGHT,  941-752-5203

Motorcycle Safety Riding Classes

Serving the communities of the Tampa Bay area, which include: Manatee County: Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, Palmetto, Ellenton, Parrish, Terra Ceia, Oneco, Rubonia, Tallevast, Myakka City, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach.

Sarasota County: Sarasota, Venice, Osprey, Englewood, North Port, Lakewood Ranch, Siesta Key Beach, Lido Beach, and Long Boat Key, Palmer Ranch, Nokomis, Panther Ridge, Vamos and Laurel.

DeSoto County:  Arcadia, Nocatee, Ft. Ogden, Pine Level, Platt, Brownville, Lake Suzy, Lancing, Cubitis, and South Fort, Hull.

...our customers are from the Tampa Bay area: Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Port Charlotte, Naples, Punta Gorda and surrounding counties!

Retail businesses who support the SCF Motorcycle Program:

Action Kawasaki Yamaha

Hap's Cycle Sales

South County Honda

Total Motor Sports

Introductory Motorcycle Experience (First Run)
The three-hour motorcycle safety riding course is recommended for first-time motorcycle riders and should be taken before the Basic Rider Motorcycle Course. The beginning motorcycle rider will have an opportunity to become familiar with and more comfortable with a motorcycle. Class exercises will include starting and stopping, shifting and stopping, and using the friction zone. The class is taught by a nationally certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF - FRTP) Rider Coach. Class size is limited to 3 students. Fee: $55. Please call for more details.  

Dates Day Time Site* Fee


Basic Rider 1 - Riding and Street Skills, Fall Special $185 through October 26th

Basic motorcycle safety operations, effective braking techniques, turning skills, obstacle avoidance maneuvers and safe street riding strategies. Course consists of both classroom and range practice. Instructors are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF an &d FRTP).

Motorcycles are furnished by: Haps Honda, South County Honda, Action Kawasaki, and Suzuki of Sarasota, with Total Motorsports giving discounts on equipment. A Waiver must be signed by all class participants. For students under 18 years of age, the waiver must be signed by parent or guardian prior to first motorcycle riding session. If you ride a scooter over 49cc, you can bring your scooter to class (insurance required).

Basic Rider Motorcycle Class is offered every weekend on Saturday & Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with some **weekday classes available. Evening classes are offered Friday & Saturday, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call for dates or see below.

Upon successful completion of the class, students can take their endorsement card to the DMV or to the Tax Collector's Office to get the motorcycle license. 
Fee: $199 

**$185 discount classes offered in Venice (VC) and Bradenton (BC) through October 26th

Dates Day Time Site* Status
9/19 & 9/20 Sat & Sun 7a-3p BC

5 spaces avail

9/19 & 9/20 Sat & Sun 7a-3p VC

1 spaces avail

9/26 & 9/27 Sat & Sun 7a-3p BC

5 spaces avail

9/26 & 9/27 Sat & Sun 7a-3p VC

4 spaces avail

10/3 & 10/4 Sat & Sun 7a-3p BC

6 spaces avail

10/3 & 10/4 Sat & Sun 7a-3p VC 4 spaces avail

Note: Florida law requires all motorcycle riders to have a motorcycle endorsement on their driver license. First-time applicants seeking a motorcycle endorsement are required to successfully complete the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Florida Rider Training Program Basic Rider Course (BRC).   *IMPORTANT *Refund Policy For motorcycle classes: two working days prior notification for refund or transfer. Non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal or refund request. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to insufficient attendance; in that case, registration fees will be refunded in full.

Basic Rider 2 (Experienced Rider class)-$110

Ride the course with your own motorcycle and learn safety handling skills like those learned in the BRC....

The 8 hour class combines classroom instruction and motorcycle riding activities for riders who know motorcycle handling techniques and own a motorcycle. For this course, students must use their own motorcycles, have a Motorcycle Rider Course (BRC) endorsement and show proof of insurance. Course taught by certified MSF-FRTP Rider coaches.

Without these, students will not be allowed into the course! Student bikes will be inspected for safety.

Fee:$110 (Private group class is available)

No classes scheduled at this time. Please call for more details.

Girlz Garage

This 2 hour class will teach you about T-CLOCS and what to do with them. Also, you will learn how to properly and safely pick up your bike if it "happens to meet the ground", to change the oil, tighten the chain and much more. Join us for this fun and interactive class! Join the "Girlz Garage" and meet other female riders. Call for schedule.

Private group rate with 6 people or more registering for the same class date - $25 each  

No classes scheduled at this time--but if you have a group of four of more, we will schedule it to try to accommodate your needs. Please call!

Group Riding

This motorcycle class will teach safety first whenever participating in a group ride event. The instructor will include how to prepare and communicate with the rides in the group. Limit space of 10 per class. Call for schedule. Cost: $25

Group rate of $10 each for a group of 6 people who register for the same class date.   

No classes scheduled at this time. Please call.

Two motorcycles

Motorcycle Training

Male with helmet

Motorcycle Training


Woman on motorcycle

Motorcycle training



Bradenton: 941-752-5203 Lakewood Ranch: 941-363-7203 Venice: 941-408-1412

BC = SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton
LWR = SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy, E., Sarasota 
VC = SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Tr., Venice 
TSI = Traffic Safety Institute, Main St. Plaza, 1991 Main St., Ste. 123, Sarasota, Next to Hollywood 20

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