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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On a cross country trip the water pump on my 2016 Road Glide failed. I was just outside Reno, NV and I called Colonial Harley and spoke to Dave in the service department. I was told I could safely continue riding. I stopped in Grand Island, NE and had the water pump replaced. After having the pump replaced whenever I shut the bike down it would push coolant out the overflow. I called Colonial again and Dave advised to check the radiator cap. Sure enough it was not fully secured. I tightened the cap, stopped at a Harley dealer in Indiana and topped off the coolant and pressed on. It is truly reassuring to know that when you need help you can call and get dedicated, knowledgeable people that can and will give you the help you need. The folks in Service at Colonial know Harley's! Everyone at Colonial from MotorClothes, Parts, Sales and Service are knowledgeable, helpful, and dedicated to getting it right when helping you. If you're considering buying a bike, riding gear, parts for your bike or having it worked on, Colonial Harley is the only place I would recommend.

Bob F, Dunnsville, VA