Scooter Basic Rider Course
$199 - Now Only $150*
If you plan on operating a scooter, you can now take the Basic Rider Course on one of our 150cc Scooters. The Basic Rider Course (BRC) features exercises designed to help scooter enthusiasts develop the muscle-memory and riding skills needed for safe scooter operation. This 15-hour course takes place in a classroom and closed-course setting and satisfies all Florida State Motorcycle License requirements.
Important Notice: Effective November 1, 2014, the Ride Safe Motorcycle Training program will no longer be operating. This will not affect any other Suncoast Safety Council programs, nor will it disrupt your ability to receive your motorcycle endorsement. Should you have any additional questions, please contact (727) 373-7233.
*Must have a valid driver's license or learner's permit to enroll
Please Note: We have a limited number of scooters available for each class. If you wish to take the BRC on a scooter - when registering over the phone please request the use of a scooter. If you register online, under the "Order Notes" section please type the word scooter in the space provided. If you do not request a scooter when registering, we cannot guarantee one will be available for use.
In the classroom you'll learn about different types of 2-wheeled vehicles, their characteristics, and how they operate. The Instructors will advise you on what to wear for comfort, visibility and protection. You'll find out how alcohol and other drugs affect your ability to ride safely. A very important segment of the course will show you how to create your own strategy for riding in traffic, and how to deal with critical situations. The course concludes with a knowledge test and skill evaluation.
Get a head start on the class!
Download the MSF course booklet online
Closed Motorcycle Course:
Once you’ve gained a better understanding of safe scooter operation in the classroom, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test on the range. During your riding sessions you'll learn how to operate a scooter safely with emphasis on the defensive driving strategies and mental attitudes necessary for dealing with traffic. Instructors will start you off with straight-line riding, turning, and stopping. You'll gradually progress to weaving, offset weaving, turning, sharp turns, lane changes, controlling wheel skids, swerving to avoid obstacles, quick stops, cornering, emergency braking and much more.
For safety reasons, all students are required to wear the appropriate riding attire for their riding sessions. You are expected to be prepared to ride to participate in the class.
What you’ll need for the course:
Helmets* and scooters will be provided but be sure to bring the following items for the riding portion of the class:*
- Long sleeve shirt or jacket
- Denim jeans or heavy pants (not excessively baggy, long or with holes or frayed edges)
- Over the ankle boots covering the ankle bone (not tennis shoes or fashion boots with heels)
- Full-fingered leather gloves
- Shatter resistant sunglasses or safety glasses
- Sunscreen and lip protection
*Helmets are provided, however we encourage you to bring your own DOT-approved helmet for added comfort.
Areas We Service Include:
Pinellas County: Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Dunedin, Largo, Belleair, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Oldsmar, Pinellas Park, Seminole, Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach, Madeira Beach, Tarpon Springs, Treasure Island
Hillsborough County: Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood Village, Lutz, Apollo Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Madeira Beach, Temple Terrace, Thonotosassa, Oldsmar, Pinellas Park, Seminole, Tarpon Springs, Plant City, Valrico, Wimauma, Ybor City
Pasco County: Holiday, Hudson, Zephyrhills, Dade City, New Port Richey, Odessa, Port Richey, Land O' Lakes, New Port Richey, Odessa, Elfers
Manatee County: Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, Palmetto, Lakewood Ranch, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach
Sarasota County: Sarasota, North Port, Venice, Longboat Key, Osprey, North Port, Englewood, Nokomis
Hardee County: Limestone, Wauchula