For Immediate Release
22 April 2010

Melissa Lamar
860.773.1407 (office)

Enjoy the Open Road This Summer—Tunxis Motorcycle and Scooting Classes Starting


Tunxis Community College, winner of the National Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Outstanding Community Training Sponsor Award, is offering motorcycle safety and scooter courses this summer and fall.

Classes, which start in April and run through October, are available and can be completed in as little as three days or two weekends in Fairfield, Farmington and Stratford. Motorcycles and scooters are provided.

“With more motorcycles on the road, cycle safety is of the utmost importance,” said Angelo Santoro, Farmington site manager for the Tunxis Motorcycle Safety Program. “Studies have shown that motorcycle rider training reduces accident involvement,” he continued. “Since many riders are only on the road from Spring through October, courses are also a good refresher —they remind drivers to think about their riding skills and be more aware of road conditions and how to maneuver safely.”

Those who wish to sign up for motorcycle courses should hold a driver’s license or motorcycle permit and be physically able to operate a motorcycle. A 10% insurance discount and exemption from the Department of Motor Vehicle’s on-cycle skills test are offered to students upon their successful completion of this program.

Classroom and on-cycle instruction for classes in Stratford will be held at Winnick Steel and Stratford Army Engine Plant. Fairfield courses take place at Sound Motor Sports and Jefferson Street Commuter Lot. Farmington courses are held on campus at Tunxis, located at the junction of Routes 6 & 177.

For more information or a schedule of classes, call the Motorcycle Safety Program at 860.773.1446, email, or visit