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 New Rider Course at Harley-Davidson™ Riding Academy. Experienced riders, take your skills to the next level with the Skilled Rider Course. Available only at Authorized H-D® Dealerships.
When you take a New Rider Course at the Riding Academy you’ll:
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?
You'll need to bring the following:
Take a look at what our Riding Academy graduates are saying:
I loved this class. It was highly informative. The atmosphere was relaxed, I never felt pressured or nervous. I learned things that will make me a more cautious rider. Things that I would not have thought to be important, ended up being unbelievably valuable information. My favorite aspect was being able to utilize Harley-Davidson’s equipment and not have to provide our own.
I had never been on a bike before and was a bit nervous. The instructor was beyond patient with all of us. He was an incredibly detailed and a hands-on instructor. He conveyed his instructions to us in a way we easily could follow. I felt comfortable the entire class. After completing it, I was proud to purchase my first Harley-Davidson.
This course was a family experience and one we will forever cherish. I took this course with my wife and son. After riding dirt bikes our whole life, we thought we knew a lot about motorcycles. We were shocked at how much new knowledge we gained as it pertained to riding street bikes. Doing it as a family helped us hold each other accountable with all the new information. We now are proud owners of a new Trike and a Soft Tail. I would recommend to anyone, to do this together with a friend, spouse or other family member.
I have had a love of motorcycles my entire life. I can remember wanting to ride since I was 4 years old. When I was in the class, I was getting very frustrated with myself. I tend to be a perfectionist. So, my mishaps were bothering me. The instructor was incredible at reminding me, that is why I am in the class. Not only him, but my fellow classmates were encouraging and helped keep me positive. As soon as I graduated, I bought myself a 1200 Custom Sportster and I could not be happier.