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WCM donates scholarships to Big Apple Motorcycle School and they matched it!!


The Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists (WCM, Inc.) Funds Ten (10) New & Experienced Rider Scholarships to The Big Apple Motorcycle School Inc.Cycle Gear Inc. & the Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists is dedicated to doubling the number of female riders by 2020. In pursuit of this goal, Cycle Gear Inc. has donated $10,000 to help fund WCM scholarships to women in need.  To implement their gracious donation WCM has partnered with Big Apple Motorcycle School Inc. Founder and President Diane Ortiz to establish a scholarship program for 6 basic rider and 4 experienced rider scholarships, 10 in total to promising female motorcyclists to attend The Big Apple Motorcycle School instructed by certified motorcycle trainers.  Held in Long Island, New York, the focus is to build confidence in individuals who want to grow as riders. The scholarship award will cover: Six MSF Basic Rider Course (BRC) scholarships valued at $350 per rider. Each includes: a 3-hour E-course, 5-hours of instruction, and 10-hours of on-motorcycle training; bike rental, helmet and gloves; as well as a waived NYS motorcycle road test if course is successfully passed.  In addition, four MSF Rider Course Skills Practice (BRC2SP) scholarships valued at $125 per rider which includes: in-depth riding techniques and procedures for experienced riders.  Bike, gloves and helmet is not included.   For more information and to apply go to: Note: You must be a member of WCM to apply Submission deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017 by 11:59pm About the Women's Coalition of Motorcyclists: In addition to targeting female youth, WCM, Inc. provides funds for female motorcyclists in their pursuit of excellence on the road, in the dirt or on track as trainers and/or competitors in all motorcycling disciplines. Paid memberships in WCM, Inc., industry partnerships and matching funds contributions provide the horsepower for scholarship awards. Go to to find out more about how WCM, Inc. intends to meet its objective of doubling the number of female riders by 2020. About The Big Apple Motorcycle School Inc.:  Big Apple Motorcycle School is a New York State licensed Motorcycle School serving Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk counties) and New York City. We have certified instructors and will tailor an instructional program to your needs. Our instructors have years of experience teaching beginners to ride and will work with you to develop and improve your riding skills. Our goal is to help you go beyond getting your motorcycle license and prepare you for real world challenges. Motorcycling is a fun activity and we can help you manage the risk inherent in it.  Learn more at About Cycle Gear Inc.:  From the moment that we opened our first store in Northern California in 1974, Cycle Gear has been about one thing; providing motorcyclists with the gear that they need to better enjoy life on two wheels. That, combined with our commitment to a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee, has been the cornerstone of our success over the years, and continues to guide us each and every day.  Read more at


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