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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Everyone from the time I walked into the showroom was courteous and helpful, no high pressure tactics. Everyone was knowlegable and professional. I was made to feel welcomed and at home regardless of my experience level or knowledge about motorcycles and the staff took the time to answer all my questions gladly and without the slightest hint of a condenseding additude. The entire experience from start to finish was very smooth and made easy by the passionate people working at Colonial HD. Professionals one and all. They make the HD experience one of the best I've ever had. My hat is off to them. Well done!

Kevin R, Blackstone, VA