York Technical College

News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact:  Joe Polinski
(803) 981-7161

Partnership Promises a Safer Community

October 1, 2007

ROCK HILL—York Technical College will be partnering with Cox's Harley-Davidson to offer Rider's Edge®: Motorcycle Safety. This public-private partnership is the first of its kind in the state. The program is designed for novice riders and covers basic motorcycle riding techniques. Students will learn about the Department of Transportation and Harley-Davidson's suggested safety gear and protective measures.

Anyone hoping to attend the course must be eligible for a motorcycle driver's license and be able to ride a bicycle. Students do not need to bring their own motorcycles, Buell® Blasts® motorcycles will be provided. A DOT approved helmet is required. Participants who successfully complete the course are eligible for an insurance discount.

Rick Caviness, general manager of Cox’s Harley-Davidson said, "We are very excited to be forging this new and mutually beneficial relationship with York Technical College. In pooling our resources, York Technical College and Cox’s Harley-Davidson will provide the community a much-needed service by making available the Rider’s Edge® motorcycle safety education course. With the growing popularity of the sport of motorcycling, the need for this course has never been greater. We are very proud of making it available locally."

Each four-day course is $325, and the course time is divided between the driving range at York Technical College and the classroom at Cox's Harley-Davidson. Catered lunch will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday. Classes are limited to 12 students.

Course dates and times are as follows:

October 26 - 29
November 9 - 12

Friday and Monday from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

To learn more about this program offered through York Technical College's Continuing Education Division, contact Pam Weatherford at (803) 327-8029 or pweatherford@yorktech.com.

York Technical College . 452 S. Anderson Road . Rock Hill, SC 29730