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Now has never been a better time to learn how to ride a motorcycle. The Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy New Rider Course gives you all you need to get your license and on the road in no time.


New Rider Course Overview


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 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 completion card.



  • 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:

    • Eyewear
    • Full-fingered gloves
    • Jeans, chaps, or leather pants with no holes
    • Over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear
    • A heavy, long-sleeve shirt or jacket
    • A government approved motorcycle helmet (in the U.S., a motorcycle helmet that meets D.O.T. standards)

    Men's Motorcycle Gear for New Riders
    Women's Motorcycle Gear for New Riders

  • What bike will I ride?

    For the riding portion you will ride the H-D® Street 500.

  • Where can I find a course?

    The class begins at our North Miami store location.

    19400 NW 2nd Ave.
    Miami, FL 33169
    see map here.

    Riding takes place at Miami-Dade College's North Campus.

    11380 NW 27th Ave.
    Miami, FL 33167
    see map here.


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