Emerald Coast Motorcycle is family owned and operated. Owners Bill and Kim Tuttle opened the school in 2008. Dylan Tuttle serves as range aide.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I use my own motorcycle for the class?
Emerald Coast Motorcycle provides the motorcycles used in their BRC courses, so you don't need to worry about using your own motorcycle. If you would prefer to use your own motorcycle/scooter, you may do so if it meets the criteria listed here. You must let the instructor know ahead of time if you plan to do so.
I don't have any gear! What will I need?
Emerald Coast Motorcycle can provide a loaner helmet for use in the class if you don't have your own helmet. You will also need eye protection, long pants, long sleeve shirt or jacket, full fingered gloves and good shoes that cover your ankle bone.
Do I need to bring anything to the classroom?
Just yourself! Emerald Coast Motorcycle provides all the books and materials you will need for the classroom portions of the BRC.
Once I complete the class, I'm legal to ride, right?
NO! One more very important step must be taken by you before you can legally ride on the street. You must go to the DMV and get your motorcycle endorsement added to your drivers license. Law enforcement does not recognize the BRC completion card, only the endorsement on your license will keep you out of trouble!
What if it rains? Will we still have class?
Yes. We ride even in the rain. However, your safety is of utmost importance to us, so if lightning or other very dangerous conditions interfere we may postpone class.
What if I've never ridden a motorcycle before?
The curriculum is designed to teach someone who has never ridden a motorcycle before how to ride. We begin with fundamentals such as where all the controls are, and work our way up from there! If you would like to get a head start you should consider taking a one-on-one private training session with us prior to your class.
What if I am under 18, can I still take the course?
Yes. You must have a valid learner's permit and be 15 1/2 years old. Your parent or guardian must sign your registration form and waiver prior to your first riding session. Please note, failure to provide your signed waiver and registration form prior to the riding session will mean you cannot participate and you will forfeit your payment and your seat in the course.
Terms and Conditions: (By registering for this course you agree to the following) I understand that I am signing up for a motorcycle safety course. In doing so I will have the following safety gear with me to take the course: over the ankle shoes or boots, long pants (no sweat pants), long sleeve shirt, full-finger gloves, and eye protection. I understand I can borrow a DOT-approved helmet if I do not have one of my own to wear in the class. In signing up for this course, I understand that I need to pay in full at the time of booking. Completion of the course I am registering for requires attendance and completion of all sessions during the registered for dates and times. If I fail to show up for any portion of the course for any reason, I understand that I forfeit my payment and seat in the course. A full refund can be issued or free rescheduling can be made if contact is made 48 hours or more prior to the START DATE of the course I am signing up for. In signing up for this course, I understand I need a valid learner's license or operator's license, and I will be prepared to provide my license information at the beginning of the classroom session. Signing up states my license is valid. If I am under 18, I understand I must provide my parent or guardian's permission via signature on the registration form and waiver prior to the first riding session, failure to do so will mean forfeiture of my payment and seat in the course.
Enrollment in the course is not a guarantee that I will successfully complete the course.