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Motorcycle Rider Classes

Basic Rider Course

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You can register for classes online by visiting Or call to schedule your motorcycle rider safety course--with locations in Bradenton (BC) 941-752-5203 and in Venice (VC) 941-408-1412. 

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!
SCF is offering the Basic Rider Class in the evenings: 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. Fri & Sat. Call for more  information -  941-752-5203

Motorcycle Safety Riding Classes

Serving the communities of the Tampa Bay area, which include: Manatee County, Sarasota County, Charlotte County and De Soto County.

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.  941-752-5203 or 941-408-1412  

Basic Rider 1

Basic Rider Course (BRC) $185.00. Sign up now Online Registration 

The two day Basic Rider class is offered every Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. (end time varies) at SCF Bradenton  and SCF Venice. You can register, or see what is available by clicking the Online Registration  link on this page.  You can also call 941-752-5203 to register for either campus or 941-408-1412 for the Venice campus. Class size is limited to 6

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, and Action Kawasaki, with Total Motorsports and Sarasota Scooters 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.

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. No-shows forfeit the registration fee. 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. 941-752-5203.

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

Please call 941-752-5203, for future rides.

Retail businesses who support the SCF Motorcycle Program:

Action Kawasaki Yamaha

Hap's Cycle Sales

South County Honda

Total Motor Sports

Sarasota Scooters

State College of Florida is always looking for qualified Coaches and Range Aides. If you are interested, please call 941-752-5290

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

BC = SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, 34207
VC = SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Tr., Venice, 34293

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