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Learn to Ride

Never ridden before? Don't sweat it. The Harley-Davidson Riding Academy New Rider Course is designed to get you comfortable on a bike and give you the skills you need to ride with confidence. The New Rider Course provides you with expert guidance from Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) and H-D certified coaches.


In the classroom, you'll get to know the motorcycle you'll be riding and learn the basics of rider safety skills. On the practice range, you'll learn braking and turning, along with maneuvers like controlling skids and surmounting obstacles.

When you're finished you'll get a MSF Basic RiderCourseSM Completion Card. In South Dakota, this card exempts you from having to take the riding portion of your motorcycle license test and you may also score you a discount on motorcycle insurance.


All training is done at J&L Harley-Davidson. We provide student with a motorcycle for the range portion of the class. All you need to register is a valid automobile driver's license or learner's permit and the ability to ride a bicycle. The course fee is $212, including tax. Payment is required at the time of registration.

Each student must have sturdy, over the ankle footwear, protective eyewear, full-fingered gloves, long-sleeved jacket/shirt, jeans and a DOT approved motorcycle helmet. If you do not have any of the required gear and need to purchase, the knowledgeable staff at J&L is available to assist you.

Upon completion of the Riding Academy New Rider Course, you are eligible to receive your motorcycle endorsement. If you are an existing member of the National Harley Owner's Group (H.O.G.), a $50 rebate is available after completing the course.


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Enter the online Agent 1 contest and receive $50 off a Harley-Davidson Riding Academy course.

* The Harley-Davidson Riding Academy course offer is valid through July 31, 2014.

* The H-D Riding Academy offer is valid at participating U.S. Harley-Davidson Riding Academy dealership (such as J&L Harley-Davidson).