SCF to Offer Motorcycle Rider Safety Courses

(Bradenton, Fla., October 13, 2014) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will offer two motorcycle rider courses this fall for those interested in learning to safely ride a motorcycle or obtain their required motorcycle license.

In the First Run course, first-time riders will become more comfortable with operating a motorcycle while learning to start, stop, shift gears and use the friction zone. The fee is $55 for the three-hour class, which meets 7 to 10 a.m. Saturdays.

The Basic Rider 1 course teaches riding and street skills, covering safety operations, maneuvering skills and safe street-riding strategies. The cost is $199 for the sixteen-hour class, which meets each weekend, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Motorcycles and helmets are provided for both beginning courses, which are taught at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., and SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail.

Classes are taught by nationally certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider coaches in state-of-the-art facilities for the classroom part of the course an on smooth parking lot surfaces for the riding portion.

Upon successful completion of the Basic Rider class, students may go to the Division of Motor Vehicles or Tax Collector’s Office to obtain a motorcycle license, which is required by Florida law for motorcycle riders.

For more information or to register, call SCF Bradenton at 941-752-5203 or SCF Venice at 941-408-1412, or visit, where you can view the class schedule along with videos taken during the course.

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