Learn to Ride


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. Mathews Harley-Davidson has teamed up with the California Motorcyclist Safety Program to provide a motorcycle training course designed for the novice rider with no (or limited) street-riding experience. This course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction.  You will learn the fundamental skills required to operate the motorcycle and progress to street riding skills and strategies.

Topics covered include fear, understanding how motorcycles turn, proper cornering strategies, and emergency crash avoidance skills. The course is based on the most current research in rider safety and utilizes modern training methods.

Though designed for new riders, any rider that has not taken a motorcycle course will benefit from this course. Motorcycles and helmets are provided in this course.

NEW RIDER COURSE

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 California Motorcycle Safety Program (CMSP) and H-D® Certified Coaches.
  • Learn to safely accelerate, shift, brake, and turn, along with maneuvers like controlling skids and surmounting obstacles.
  • Earn an CMSP Motorcycle Safety Course Completion Card, which may exempt you from the riding portion of your license exam and score you a discount on motorcycle insurance.
  • Earn a DL389 along with a Certificate of Completion.

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    AMERICAN HEROES RIDE FREE

    All current and former U.S. Military and First Responders can learn to ride for FREE with HARLEY-DAVIDSON RIDING ACADEMY.

    To thank the millions of people who have courageously defended our country, guarded our safety, and helped protect everyone's personal freedom to ride, Harley-Davidson is offering the Harley-Davidson Riding Academy New Rider Course free of charge for all current and former U.S. Military personnel and first responders (law enforcement, fire, and EMS). You can register now and sign up to take an eligible course January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016.

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     THE TIME IS NOW. THE PLACE IS HERE.