Harley-Davidson of Charlotte
9205 E Independence Blvd Matthews, NC 28105
I-485 Exit 51A Located Behind IHop

Harley-Davidson of Charlotte

877-712-3578
Open 6 Days A Week
*CLOSED Mondays. Service is CLOSED Sundays

Rider Training FAQ

What is the cancellation / change policy?

Taking the Riding Academy® course requires such an extensive time commitment that filling the seats on short notice is unlikely. We specifically limit the number of seats that are available per class in order to provide a high quality experience in relation to the time commitment that you have just made. Please make a commitment to the date when you register for the class.

Cancellations or changes to your class at least two weeks prior to the class start date are facilitated at no extra charge.

Cancellations or changes to your class less than two weeks prior to the class start date are subject to a $75.00 fee.

Cancellations or changes to your class less than seven days prior to the class start date are subject to a $100.00 fee.

If you are unable to finish your class for any reason and would like to reschedule in another class, we will do our best to accommodate you. The tuition to re-take an unfinished class is $50.00 and subject to the above cancellation and change policies.

Harley-Davidson of Charlotte reserves the right to reschedule or cancel classes that do not fill. Every effort will be made to accommodate your schedule in the event of a class being cancelled or rescheduled.

Can I get a discount on my motorcycle insurance after I take a class?

Many insurance companies offer a discount on your motorcycle insurance after completion of our classes. Contact your insurance agent for more information.

Do I need to bring a helmet or riding gear the first day of class?

No. The first day on the training range is Saturday. Although many students prefer bringing or purchasing their own helmet, we have loaner helmets available at no additional charge.

Do I need to go to the DMV before I take the Riding Academy Class?

No, you do not need to go to DMV before our class. After completing our class you can take the written test at DMV to earn your motorcycle endorsement.

Do I need to ride a Harley to take this class?

Riding Academy classes are designed to teach anyone to ride, regardless of what kind of motorcycle you may be interested in

How do I register for a class?

You can register on our web site, or you can register over the phone. Call Jennifer Tucker at 704-847-4647, extension 2301.

How many students are in a class?

We have a maximum of 11 students in a class, with two instructors.

How much does a class cost?

The class is only $275 which includes the Street 500 motorcycle that you learn on, all classroom materials, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, plus drinks and snacks throughout the weekend.

How often are classes held?

We offer classes at least two or three weekends per month, especially during riding season. Classes are offered year-round. Call for exact dates.

How quickly do the classes fill?

Most classes are filled long before the start date. If you have a particular date that works with your schedule, you are encouraged to register early to hold your spot in that class.

What are the days and hours of the class?

The schedule is Thursday 6pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday are 8am-5pm.

What if I have never ridden before?

The Riding Academy class is designed for those who have never ridden. No prior experience is necessary.

What if it rains during my class?

All classes are held rain or shine.

What kind of motorcycle is furnished for me to ride?

2015 Street 500

What riding gear do I need?

You will need a D.O.T. approved helmet, full-finger leather gloves, over-the-ankle boots with a rubber sole and a low heel, eye protection, long sleeves and long pants. It is suggested that you dress in layers.

When do I pay for the class?

The cost for the New Rider Class is $275 and payment is required at the time of registration.

Where are the classes held?

Classes are held at the dealership, 9205 E Independence Blvd. Matthews, NC 28105