riding academy

New Rider & Skilled Rider Courses

Never ridden before? Don't sweat it. The Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy New Rider Course is designed to get you comfortable on a bike and give you the skills you need to ride with confidence. Just need a refresher? Designed solely for experienced riders, we have an eight-hour 1- or 2-day course taught by dedicated Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) and H-D® Certified Coaches.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR RIDING ACADEMY EXPERIENCE

Now's the perfect time to get ready for Riding Academy. Get ready for the classroom and range experiences.

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GET READY TO RIDE | WHAT TO DO BEFORE CLASS

Get comfortable on a motorcycle before you even walk into your first class. Make the most of your class by getting in the saddle at your local Harley-Davidson® dealership and trying a Jumpstart™ demo. Getting knowledgeable before your class begins will get you on a bike and feeling comfortable faster.

You'll mount the motorcycle, set your boots on the footpegs, and fire up the engine under the watchful eye of our trained personnel. And then, sitting comfortably on the motorcycle, you'll give the throttle a twist and continue to shift through the gears - all while safely and securely attached to the Jumpstart™ platform.

RIDING TRAINING GRADUATE FINANCING PROGRAM

Riders who complete the Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy Course can take advantage of special financing options which include no down payment or rates as low as 3.49%* and flexible terms.

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Experience-the-Ride

EXPERIENCE THE RIDE

Best For

  • Those who have never been on a motorcycle but are looking to try it out with a low pressure, low commitment experience.
  • Those who are looking for an experience to learn if riding is right for them and alleviate anxiety about getting on a motorcycle before taking formal rider training.

How It Works

  • With assistance from our professional coaches you ride across a closed course with your feet up, no motorcycle license required!
  • Bring some friends or start your adventure solo. We'll provide the bike, helmet, and gloves, you just come ready for fun wearing proper attire. See required gear for details.

Time Commitment

  • Approximately 90 minutes.
Learn-to-Ride

LEARN TO RIDE

LEARN
TO RIDE

Best For

  • Future riders looking to learn all the skills necessary to earn your motorcycle license.

How It Works

  • Learn all the skills and riding strategies required to earn your motorcycle license. You can complete this program 1-on-1 or in private groups ranging from 2-4 in size.

After Completion

  • You may be eligible to obtain a DMV waiver for your license depending upon your state. Contact your coach for details.
  • Continue your journey by getting access to a rental bike through the Find Your Ride program.  Participation varies by dealer location.

Time Commitment

  • Modules typically range between two and four hours each.
Master-the-Streets

MASTER THE STREETS

Best For

  • Those who have never been on a motorcycle but are looking to try it out with a low pressure, low commitment experience.
  • Those who are looking for an experience to learn if riding is right for them and alleviate anxiety about getting on a motorcycle before taking formal rider training.

How It Works

  • With assistance from our professional coaches you ride across a closed course with your feet up, no motorcycle license required!
  • Bring some friends or start your adventure solo. We'll provide the bike, helmet, and gloves, you just come ready for fun wearing proper attire. See required gear for details.

Time Commitment

  • Approximately 90 minutes.