I know where Ikea is, so I will be able to find it, I am sure. There is an “auto row” close by, so I suppose it might be there–regardless, I will look it up. They must have a lot of bikes there because they have so many brands. It sounds like a good place to shop.
At the moment I plan to take the class on the motorcycle, although they do offer a “scooter” optional class, I talked to them over the phone. I guess the class portion is done in downtown Seattle and the practical part is in Renton, I understand.
In terms of choosing between a bike and a scooter, I think I will take the advice of many here and just get through the class first. If I pass (hopefully this will be no problem) I will have to consider if I feel comfortable enough that with some extra practice I should buy a bike or if I should just get the scooter. If I go with the bike, I will stay with that and only ride on motorcycles until I am completely used to riding in traffic and have developed some skills. Thanks for your advice.