Expanded Motorcycle Class Offered at MCC Venice

(Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 8, 2006) - An expanded Basic Rider motorcycle class is being offered by Manatee Community College's (MCC) Center for Corporate and Community Development at MCC Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail. Recently completed campus renovations expanded the riding range to allow an increase from six to 10 students who can be taught at once.

The popular class was temporarily discontinued while a $3.5 million parking and landscape project was under way. With the expanded riding range, two nationally certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) rider coaches and two aides can oversee the activities of a total of 10 students. Students must use trainer motorcycles, which are provided by the College and donated by South County Honda.

Students 16 years and older may learn safe street-riding skills through classroom instruction and on-cycle training. After successfully completing the course, riders will receive an MSF endorsement which may be taken to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles office to earn a motorcycle license from the state of Florida. The class meets 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays; and 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The fee is $209 for students age 21 and older and $189 for students between 16 and 20.

For more information, call MCC Venice at (941) 408-1412.

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