Scotts Valley Police Department is teaming up with Farmers Insurance, Surf City Coffee, Rock Oil, We All Ride, Heidenau Tires, Sports Design and Krazy Wraps to offer its second civilian motorcycle training course this summer.
From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, six instructors, including current and former police officers from Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties, with more than 100 years of motorcycling experience combined will teach participants life saving riding techniques.
Those techniques include defensive driving, controlled braking, cornering, hazard avoidance, gear selection, clutch and throttle control, road surface appraisal and head and eye placement.
The course will be taught at Scotts Valley High School, 555 Glenwood Drive. Class space is limited to 16 riders. Cost is $250, which includes a T-shirt, lunch and a certificate of completion.
Riders must come with their own DOT approved motorcycle helmet, glasses, full-fingered gloves, ankle high boots, proof of auto insurance and M1 endorsement.
For information, visit www.motorsquad.net.