Motorcycle Riding Schools – Learn How to Ride a Motorcycle in South Carolina

Learn How to Ride a Motorcycle in South Carolina

South Carolina Motorcycle Riding Schools

South Carolina has great roads and a long season for motorcycling. This is one reason why many people want to learn how to ride a motorcycle in the state.

However, before you can legally operate a motorcycle you need to get a motorcycle license and complete a required basic rider course offered by MSF approved motorcycle riding schools.

To help you with your goal, here is the list of the motorcycle riding schools in South Carolina:

Cox’s Harley-Davidson (http://www.coxshdofrockhill.com/)

If you have the desire and the passion to ride a motorcycle, then enroll at Cox’s Harley-Davidson Rider’s Edge and learn how to ride a motorcycle. They offer both New Rider Course and Skilled Rider Course for new and expert motorcycle riders. If you are a newbie, you will taught how to ride a bike while for existing riders, they will give instructions on how improve your skills. To register for a course, please call (803) 327-1183 or fax (803) 327-5402.

Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson (http://www.myrtlebeachharley.com/)


According to their official website, Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson can help turn your motorcycling dreams into reality. They offer rider education that will teach you basic information on how to drive safely and with confidence. All Riders’ Edge courses are approved by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and are taught by expert instructors. For course reservation, call them at (843) 369-5555 or fax (843) 238-2926.

South Carolina Motorcycle Education Program (http://www.scridered.org/)

The South Carolina Motorcycle Education Program provides motorcycle rider training classes for individuals of all skill levels. According to their official website, the program has a course for people who have never ridden a motorcycle and are interested in learning basic skills, and courses for riders who just want to sharpen their skills and share their experience with other riders. There is also a course for riders who want to hone their skills in preparation for taking the state motorcycle driver’s license exam.

The South Carolina Motorcycle Education Program is offered at different locations. Course schedules are available from the technical college where you want to take the rider education course. Class schedules and registration are available on a semester basis though there are limits on the number of students allowed in each class to ensure safety and maximize effectiveness. In order to have a sure slot, visit the following technological college and enroll:

Aiken Technical College (Aiken) www.atc.edu – (803) 593-9231 ext. 1230

Tri-County Technical College (Anderson) www.tctc.edu – (804) 646-1700

Technical College of the Lowcountry (Beaufort) www.tcl.edu – (843) 525-8205

Trident Technical College (Charleston) www.tridenttech.edu – (843) 574-6152

Midlands Technical College (Columbia)  www.midlandstech.edu – (803) 732-0432

Spartanburg Community College (Duncan) www.sccsc.edu – (864) 592-4900

Florence-Darlington Technical College (Florence) www.fdtc.edu – (843) 413-2715

Piedmont Technical College (Greenwood) www.ptc.edu – (864) 941-8400

Greenville Technical College (Greenville) www.gvltec.edu – (864) 250-8800

Horry-Georgetown Technical College (Myrtle Beach) www.hgtc.edu – (843) 477-0808

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (Orangeburg) www.octech.edu – (803) 535-1236

These are the technical colleges that offer South Carolina Motorcycle Education Program. The courses offered include Beginning Motorcycle Class, Intermediate Motorcycle Class, Experienced Motorcycle Class, and Advanced Riding Course. For course schedules, please visit http://www.scridered.org/schedule.htm.

Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson (http://www.thundertowerharley.com/)

Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson offers motorcycle training courses to both novice and veteran motorcycle riders. The New Rider course at H-D Rider’s Edge provides riders with 25 hours of expert guidance from Motorcycle Safety Foundation and Harley-Davidson certified instructors. The purpose of the course is to teach riders the basics of rider safety skills. For more information, please contact (803) 461-1121 or fax (803) 217-2770.


These are some of the best motorcycle riding schools and training centers in the state of South Carolina. Are we missing a school on our list? Or did you attend one of these schools and want to leave a review for future riders? Leave a Reply below and share what you know.

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4 thoughts on “Motorcycle Riding Schools – Learn How to Ride a Motorcycle in South Carolina

  1. Have you ever looked at BMW? They have an on and off-road riding school next to the plant. It’s fantastic!
    The instructors there were super patient and easy to understand. I expected stuffy but got the total opposite. A+++

    1. Thanks, Gino. We appreciate the heads-up. We probably need to do a full write-up on the BMW school. You are right; we don’t have it in our system. Stay tuned.

    1. Hi, Madc: Thanks for your question. You’ll have to contact the schools directly to find out at which of them you can take the road test. All of the schools will offer real-time riding instruction and practice, but actually taking the road test as part of the class isn’t common. Good luck.

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