Learn to Ride a Motorcycle

Stop Dreaming, Start Riding

Now has never been a better time to learn how to ride a motorcycle. The Harley-Davidson Riding Academy New Rider Course gives you all you need to get your license on the road in no time. The Riding Academy at High Octane Harley-Davidson is open to everyone, whether you currently ride a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle or not.

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Basic Rider & Skilled Rider Courses
JumpStart
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Riding Academy New Rider Course

When you take a New Rider Course at the Riding Academy you’ll:

  • Learn to ride on a genuine Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.
  • Expert guidance from H-D certified coaches.
  • In the classroom, you’ll get to know the motorcycle you’ll be riding and learn the basics of rider safety skills.
  • On the practice range, you’ll learn braking and turning, along with maneuvers like controlling skids and surmounting obstacles.
  • When you’re finished you’ll get a completion card.

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Riding Academy Skilled Rider Course

Designed solely for experienced riders, this course is taught by dedicated, 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. When you’re done, you’ll ride with more confidence than ever!

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JumpStart

Start with Jumpstart, a motorcycle mounted to a stable platform; it cannot move. You will be given helpful pointers and then you will be guided through safely mounting the motorcycle and operation of the primary controls.

You will be guided through starting the engine, operating the controls (including the throttle!), and then you will have a chance to run through the gears. Shifting will be explained and you will have the opportunity to learn in a low risk, low pressure, environment. Jumpstart is free to use and you can give it a try just about any time.

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FAQ

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:

  • Eyewear
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • Jeans, chaps, or leather pants with no holes
  • Over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear
  • A heavy, long-sleeve shirt or jacket
  • D.O.T. approved motorcycle helmet

WHAT BIKE WILL I RIDE?
For the riding portion you will ride a Harley-Davidson Street 500 Motorcycle.

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