Everyone who's taken the Beginner's Riding Course in New York State knows it's frickin' expensive! The state contributes Zip, nothing, Nada to the program... Now, apparently, they are dealing with this "problem" by requiring price caps on the courses, while still offering NO financial support or incentive. Great. Now there's no more program in Delhi, NY, where I enjoyed my course, at ANY price. This was a really good program, in a beautiful, rural environment. What kind of nonsense is this??? Let's face it, if you fork out $5 grand or more on a bike, $300 for the safety course should be considered part of the cost of being a prepared rider (how many have spent more than that on their jacket and helmet?) I'm steamed, :angryfire: (can you tell?) See: http://www.ridedcdc.com/info.htm.