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.Find a Class
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:
The Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy New Rider Course is built on the proven curriculum of the MSF's Basic Rider Course™ with additional elements provided by Harley-Davidson®. You begin by learning how to start the motorcycle. By the end of it all, you're confidently handling true Milwaukee steel.
Our coaches are certified by the MSF. They've also been specifically trained by the Harley-Davidson® Motor Company to deliver our unique, interactive new rider course. You learn the best when you learn from the best.
Get ready to ride. You learn the basics in the classroom. But you spend most of the time practicing on the controlled range, developing the basic maneuvers and skills that make you ready for the road. It doesn't feel like school. It feels like freedom.
We're not training people to ride motor scooters here. This is about getting on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. The real look, sound and feel. When you finish, you're ready to ride the real steel.
When you complete the course and pass a written test. you'll receive a MSF completion card. With this card, your state may waive the riding test needed to obtain a motorcycle endorsement, and some insurance companies may offer discounts. (Missouri waves the riding test)
"A Harley-Davidson® motorcycle is much more than a machine. It's the places you go. It's the things you see. It's the people you meet. It's a journey. It's an adventure. It's the timeless, ageless appeal of freedom!"
- Wilie G. Davidson
Gold Star Harley-Davidson®
2435 Highway 67 South
Festus, MO 63028
Phone: (636) 931-8700