Learn To Ride

Great Riders Aren’t Born. They’re Made.

LEARN TO RIDE – OR RIDE BETTER – THE H-D® WAY.


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 New Rider Course at Harley-Davidson™ Riding Academy. Experienced riders, take your skills to the next level with the Skilled Rider Course. Available only at Authorized H-D® Dealerships.

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 (varies by state) 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

Meet Our Coaches

  • Jackie Jensen

    Jackie Jensen

    Riding Academy Manager

    Jackie Jensen

    Jackie Jensen

    Riding Academy Manager

  • Jim Dyer

    Jim Dyer

    Rider Coach

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    Jim Dyer

    Jim Dyer

    Rider Coach

    Riding 5+ years, I’m starting my third season as a BCHD Riding Academy as a Rider Coach. Each time I coach a class I look forward to all the fun and challenge it is. Not only is it very gratifying to help students learn how to ride safely; it also helps me be a safe rider as well. I hope to welcome you at one of our classes!

  • Paul McNally

    Paul McNally

    Rider Coach

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    Paul McNally

    Paul McNally

    Rider Coach

    20+ years riding. Rider Coach for 15 years. As a Rider Coach, I get a great deal of satisfaction helping students realize their dreams of becoming a Motorcyclist. There are few things in life that can give a person a sense of challenge and accomplishment that motorcycling provides in large doses. It’s time for everyone to get some of that. Hope to see you at one of our classes.

  • Dick Granai

    Dick Granai

    Rider Coach

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    Dick Granai

    Dick Granai

    Rider Coach

    I’m retired after working 46 years from IBM. I’ve been riding for 20+ years and a Rider Coach for 13 years. I Coach in NY and New Jersey and enjoy sharing my love of motorcycling with others.

  • John A. Ferrarella

    John A. Ferrarella

    Rider Coach

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    John A. Ferrarella

    John A. Ferrarella

    Rider Coach

    Retired Paterson Fire Captain, CPR/EMT Instructor for 40 years, Riding for 45+ years and a Rider coach for 17 years. I enjoy riding and sharing my passion for motorcycle safety.

  • Irene Lahr

    Irene Lahr

    Rider Coach

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    Irene Lahr

    Irene Lahr

    Rider Coach

    Six years ago, I was a student in a Basic Rider Course and fell in love with the sport of motorcycling. With the skills I learned and practiced in the BRC, I am able to get out and enjoy the open road. As a RiderCoach, I have the privilege of assisting our students in achieving their dreams of becoming safe and responsible riders. I’m looking forward to working with you and welcoming you as a part of the BCHD family.

Meet Our Coaching Team

THE TIME IS NOW. THE PLACE IS HERE.

BECOME PART OF THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON® FAMILY

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