Learn to Ride

Riding Academy™ | Riders Edge® | Cajun Harley-Davidson®

GREAT RIDERS AREN'T BORN.THEY'RE MADE.

LEARN TO CONQUER THE OPEN ROAD

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.

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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.

THE TIME IS NOW. THE PLACE IS HERE.

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NEW RIDER COURSE FAQS

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:

  • A heavy, long-sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Jeans, chaps, or leather pants
  • Over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • A helmet that meets DOT requirements
  • Eyewear

*Financing Offer available only on new Harley-Davidson® motorcycles financed through Eaglemark Savings Bank and is subject to credit approval. Not all applicants will qualify. 2.99% APR offer is available only to high credit tier customers who have completed Riding Academy within 90 days of application date and only for up to a 60-month term. The APR may vary based on the applicant’s past credit performance and the term of the loan. For example, a 2017 1200 Custom in Velocity Red Sunglo with an MSRP of $11,349, 10% down payment and amount financed of $10,214.10, 60-month repayment term, and 2.99% APR results in monthly payments of $183.49. In this example, the customer is responsible for applicable taxes, title, licensing fees, and any other fees or charges at the time of sale. APR is calculated according to the simple interest method. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Other terms, conditions, and limitations may apply. Dealer participation may vary. The financing offer is subject to change or cancellation at any time. See your Harley-Davidson® dealership for details.