Colonial Harley-Davidson Riding Academy

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 Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy. Available only at Authorized H-D Dealerships.


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.

New Rider Course F.A.Q

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?
1) A heavy, long-sleeve shirt or jacket
2) Jeans, chaps, or leather pants
3) Over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear
4) Full-fingered gloves
5) A helmet that meets DOT requirements
6) Eyewear

Select Your Skill New To Riding Skilled Rider

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What a gorgeous day. I had been looking at a bike that Colonial took in on trade a couple weeks ago.... Gorgeous customized Street Bob... I immediately fell in love with the bike, it was everything and I do mean everything I wanted in a bike. It had a couple issues that Bob had the team fix and today I took it for a test ride... I confirmed my love for this Hard Candy Silver Flake Street Bob. Jenny was with me during the whole process keeping me apprised of where the bike was in this process and when it was finally ready and on the floor she called me to come and check it out. GORGEOUS.... At that point, we started the negotiation process and all I can say is this team took care of me.... They got us where we each needed to be financially and left with each of us being happy. Tommy as always made sure that I did the smart things with GAP and ESP and got me on my way very quickly as he’s done in the past. I’ve never bought a motorcycle over my lunch break before but I would do it again in a heartbeat at Colonial HD. Great people before, during, and after the sale... Bill Birkett 2016 Limited 2015 Breakout 2015 Street Bob

Bill B, Stoney Creek, VA