Multiple motorcycle riding classes offered by Pellissippi State

From classes geared to novice motorcycle riders to courses designed for experienced three-wheeled riders, Pellissippi State Community College offers a full slate of non-credit classes beginning in March. All courses are offered by Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services Division and take place at the Pellissippi Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

MSF Basic RiderCourse®—Classes are offered every weekend, with the exception of holiday weekends, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fee is $225. This two-day course is aimed at beginning riders 15 years and older. The class includes five hours of classroom work and 10 of practical riding in a controlled, off-street environment. This is the Tennessee state–certified licensing Motorcycle Rider Education program.

Street RiderCourse® 1—Classes begin March 10 and run 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $195. For newly licensed riders, this class is designed to be a first street-riding experience under the supervision and guidance of a Rider Coach. The five-hour course includes classroom activities that improve perception, as well as practice time on the range to ensure basic riding skills.

Three-Wheeled Experienced RiderCourse®—Classes begin March 10 and are scheduled 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fee is $95. The nine hours of instruction includes classroom and range time. Instruction is focused on the unique handling characteristics of riding a trike. A Gold Wing Road Riders Association completion card and state certificate are presented to riders who successfully complete the course.

Advanced RiderCourse®—Class is March 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $95. This one-day course is for experienced riders who want to learn and practice more in-depth riding techniques. On-cycle range exercises provide practice in cornering, braking and swerving. A Motorcycle Safety Foundation completion card, which may be used for insurance discounts, will be issued to students who complete the course successfully.

Basic RiderCourse® 2—License Waiver—Classes begin March 24, and they run 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $95. This eight-hour course is designed for students who already know how to ride and want to increase their knowledge and skill on their own motorcycle. This is an excellent followup to the Basic RiderCourse®, and graduates are welcome to enroll immediately after completing the first course.

Three-Wheeled Basic RiderCourse®—Classes begin April 21-22 and take place 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fee is $250. This two-day course is an entry-level, learn-to-ride training and education class designed to prepare riders for entry into the complex world of traffic. Participants learn fundamental riding skills and safety strategies similar to the training provided in the MSF Basic RiderCourse®, but on a three-wheeled, three-track vehicle.

Each class has different requirements regarding age, proof of insurance, necessary equipment, skill level and other entry guidelines. Motorcycle classes are offered beginning in March and continuing through the first half of November. All have limited class size.

Please visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call (865) 539-7167 for information regarding a particular motorcycle class, as well as for descriptions of the many other non-credit and certificate courses offered by BCS.