GILBERT, AZ - Beginning next month, bikers and bikers-to-be can apply for scholarships to take a motorcycle training course, thanks to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and Arizona Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Foundation.
The money reduces the cost of a basic training program from around $300 to a $100 out-of-pocket co-pay.
“It’s an inexpensive way to get into motorcycling, to get into learning how to ride and getting your motorcycle license,” said Bill Seltzer, an instructor with TEAM Arizona Motorcycle Training Centers.
AMSAF says there are around 3,000 motorcycle-involved crashes in the state each year.
Courses, like those offered at TEAM Arizona, teach riders proper riding, safety and maneuvering techniques. TEAM’s two-day, 15-hour training sessions are held several times a week.
Anyone in the state is eligible to apply for the grant money.