Cox's riding academy Making Great Riders

If you're ready to experience the unique thrill of riding your own motorcycle for the first time, there's no better place to learn than the Harley-Davidson™ Riding Academy. Available only at Authorized H-D® Dealerships.


What To Expect

When you take a New Rider Course at the Riding Academy you'll:

  • Learn to ride on a genuine Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.
  • Get in-class and on-range instruction from Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) and H-D® Certified Coaches.
  • Learn to safely accelerate, shift, brake, and turn, along with maneuvers like controlling skids and surmounting obstacles.
  • Earn an MSF Basic RiderCourseSM Completion Card, which may (varies by state) exempt you from the riding portion of your license exam and score you a discount on motorcycle insurance.

New Rider Course F.A.Q

What will I need to register?
You'll need a valid automobile driver's license or learner's permit, and have the ability to ride a bicycle.
Do I need any special gear?
1) A heavy, long-sleeve shirt or jacket
2) Jeans, chaps, or leather pants
3) Over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear
4) Full-fingered gloves
5) A helmet that meets DOT requirements
6) Eyewear

Learn To Ride Now

Cox's Harley Davidson Testimonial

Cox Harley Davidson and all the staff are awesome. I tried to purchase a bike at Smokin' Harley Davidson and the salesman hardly tried to get me on a bike. My wife called Cox's that same day and they were about to close and told us to come the next weekend.The weekend came and we went to Cox's and Stephen worked and worked to get me on a bike. They stayed open 3 hrs later to make sure I had the bike, the insurance and that I was all set. I rode away on my new bike. I will never go anywhere but Cox's Harley Davidson for all my bike needs and my wife's bike needs. Thanks again to all your staff for being so helpful and being #1 customer efficient.

Ray Lequire, Archdale, NC