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RIDING ACADEMY CLASS SCHEDULE

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.

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EXPERIENCE THE RIDE (Introductory Motorcycle Experience)

We invite you to Experience the Ride with a Certified Riding Academy Coach! This is a two-hour, first touch experience with a motorcycle, not designed to teach actual riding skills. Focused on reviewing a motorcycle’s primary parts and controls, it helps you determine whether motorcycling is a good personal choice. You are given the option to manipulate the controls while astride a motorcycle. A self-assessment component ensures that you are aware of the risks and requirements for being a good, safe and responsible rider. No riding previous experience necessary.

  • Best For
    • Those who have never been on a motorcycle but are looking to try it out with a low pressure, low commitment experience.
    • Those who are looking for an experience to learn if riding is right for them and alleviate anxiety about getting on a motorcycle before taking formal rider training.
  • Time Commitment
    • Approximately 90 minutes.
  • How It Works
    • With assistance from our professional coaches you ride across a closed course with your feet up, no motorcycle license required!
    • Bring some friends or start your adventure solo. We’ll provide the bike. You’ll need to bring a DOT helmet, full fingered gloves, long pants and closed toe shoes. Come ready for fun wearing proper attire.

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 Rider Course 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 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. Massachusetts residents are required to obtain a motorcycle permit and pre-pay the motorcycle endorsement fee at the state RMV prior to taking the riding course.

Do I need any special gear?

    You’ll need to bring the following:

  • A heavy, long-sleeved shirt or jacket
  • Jeans, chaps, or leather pants
  • Over-the-ankle, sturdy, closed toe footwear
  • Full-fingers gloves
  • A helmet that meets DOT requirements
  • Eyewear

SKILLED RIDER COURSE

WHAT TO EXPECT
Designed solely for experienced riders, this eight-hour 1- or 2-day course is taught by a dedicated Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and H-D Certified Coaches. Boston Harley-Davidson does NOT offer the Skilled Rider Course at this time. Our sister store Seacoast Harley-Davidson does. You can sign up for a course at that location by clicking on the “Find A Skilled Rider Class” to the right on this page.

You’ll learn advanced tips and techniques to help you own the road.

  • Control at low speeds
  • Risk management
  • Limited-space maneuvers
  • Cornering judgment
  • Swerving and stopping quickly on straights and in curves
  • Multiple curve maneuvers and surmounting objects

When you’re done, you’ll not only ride with more confidence than ever, you’ll earn and MSF Basic Rider Course 2 Completion Card that may qualify you for a discount on motorcycle insurance.

SKILLED RIDER COURSE FAQS

Boston Harley-Davidson does NOT offer the Skilled Rider Course at this time. Our sister store Seacoast Harley-Davidson does. You can sign up for a course at that location by clicking on the “Find A Skilled Rider Class” below.

What will I need to register?

  • A street-ready motorcycle
  • Motorcycle endorsement, permit, or license
  • Proof of valid motorcycle insurance

Do I need any special gear?
You’ll need to bring the following:

  • A heavy, long-sleeved shirt or jacket
  • Jeans, chaps, or leather pants
  • Over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear
  • Full-fingers gloves
  • A helmet that meets DOT requirements
  • Eyewear

What bike will I ride?
For the riding portion, you will provide a street-ready motorcycle.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Refunds will be given if request is made 10 or more full days prior to the start of your scheduled course. You must contact the Program Manager via email at learntoride@bostonharley.com or via phone at 617-389-8888. A $50 cancellation fee will be charged.
No refunds will be issued if cancellation request is less than 10 days prior to the start of your scheduled course, full tuition is forfeited.
Students that are late to class, voluntarily leave, do not pass the written or riding evaluation, have previously rescheduled or miss a segment of the course will also forfeit the full tuition amount.
Rescheduling Policy:
Rescheduling class to another class is permitted one time, space permitting, without penalty of tuition loss.
All rescheduling requests must be sent to the Program Manager 7 days prior to the start of your course via email at learntoride@bostonharley.com or via phone at 617-389-8888. a $25 rescheduling fee will be charged. Requests received between 7 – 2 days prior will be charged a $50 rescheduling fee. NO rescheduling within 48 hours of start of class will be permitted.
Retesting Policy:
Students are allowed to retest on a space availability basis and are subject to a $25 retest fee when test is scheduled. A retest MUST be done within 30 days of original test.

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