Motorcycle safety training course offered June 8 in Scotts Valley

Experienced riders who would like to brush up on their skills can sign up the the motorcycle safety course hosted by the Scotts Valley Police Department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Held in the Scotts Valley high School parking lot, at 555 Glenwood Drive, participants will learn a variety of riding tips from six current and former motorcycle riding police officers with more than 100 years of combined experience. Riders will learn things like defensive driving; clutch and throttle control; controlled braking; cornering; head and eye placement; hazard avoidance and much more. Class size is limited to 16 riders, who will leave with a new found appreciation for riding, plus a T-shirt, a certificate of completion and lunch. Participants must have a license to ride, plus come with their own bike and gear, including gloves and helmet. The event is sponsored by Farmers Insurance, Surf City Coffee, Bell Helmets Rock Oil, We All Ride, Heidenau Tires, Sports Design, and Krazy Wraps. For information, visit
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