*Important Notice: You must have a valid driver's license in order to take this class. Minimum age is 16 years old with a valid license. If you are under 18, please contact the SCF/CCD office to obtain a waiver form.
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 and 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). 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 (License must be obtained within a year of course completion or your endorsement becomes invalid)
You are required to wear the following equipment and riding gear:
¾ or full-coverage helmet (DOT approved) We have helmets you can use if you do not have one
Shirt or jacket with long sleeves
Sturdy boots covering the ankles
Protective eyewear, such as glasses or sunglasses