Training Registration

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 (valid in North Carolina only) 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

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

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 (valid in North Carolina only) 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
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
What bike will I ride?

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