Riding Academy™ | Riders Edge® | Pikes Peak Harley-Davidson®
 

Great riders aren't born. They're made.

 

Learn to ride - Or ride better - The H-D® way.

 

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.

 
 
 
 

New Rider Course 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.





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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





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Skilled rider course What to expect

 

Designed solely for experienced riders, this eight-hour 1- or 2-day course is taught by dedicated Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) and H-D® Certified Coaches.

 

You’ll learn advanced tips and techniques to help you own the road.

 

  • Control at low speeds

  • Risk management

  • Limited-space maneuvers

  • Cornering judgment

  • Swerving and stopping quickly on straights and in curves

  • Multiple curve maneuvers and surmounting objects





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When you’re done, you’ll not only ride with more confidence than ever, you’ll earn an MSF Basic RiderCourseSM 2 Completion Card that may qualify you for a discount on motorcycle insurance.


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Skilled rider course FAQs

 

What will I need to register?

 

  • A street-ready motorcycle

  • Motorcycle endorsement, permit or license

  • Proof of valid motorcycle insurance





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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





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What bike will I ride?

 

For the riding portion, you will provide a street-ready motorcycle.

 

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