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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I recently completed the purchase of my second Street Glide from Colonial H-D. I could not be happier with the entire buying purchase. I saw the bike, thought about it for a few hours called Rob Blair telling him to mark it sold and it was mine. The service department did an excellent job handling all the upgrades. And finally Tommy Thompson did a great job making the paperwork transactions a breeze. Thanks to all a Colonial H-D! They really do treat you like family!!

Steve W., Chesterfield, VA