PDCCC offering motorcycle course

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Staff Report

Paul D. Camp Community College is offering the Motorcycle Experienced Rider Course (ERC) at the Regional Workforce Development Center on the Franklin Campus from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The course consists of both classroom instruction and hands-on riding instruction under controlled range supervision.

Each ERC student must provide a valid motorcycle operators license, his/her own motorcycle, a Department of


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Transportation-approved 3/4 or full face helmet, leather gloves (must be full-fingered), sturdy over-the-ankle foot protection (boots are best), long pants, long sleeve shirt or jacket, rain gear (if needed), and lunch.

The motorcycle must have a current state safety inspection, be properly licensed and the student must show proof of insurance. The ERC instructor will also perform an inspection of the lights, tires, and brakes of each student’s motorcycle prior to the motorcycle being used during the course. If, in the opinion of the instructor, the motorcycle is in an unsafe condition, the student will not be allowed to continue.

To be eligible to enroll, a student must be at least 16 years of age. Those under 18 will require written parental permission and a parent must attend the first class meeting.

Students who arrive late for class will forfeit their position and registration fee. The cost of the course is $50, and the deadline for registration is Thursday by 4 p.m.

For more information and a list of other requirements, call 569-6050.