Riding Academy

Stop Dreaming, Start Riding

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 prepare to get your motorcycle license and get on the road in no time. The Riding Academy at Atlanta Harley-Davidson is open to everyone, whether you currently ride a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle or not.


Online Registration:

New Rider Course

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.

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Skilled Rider Course

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.

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3-WHEEL NEW RIDER COURSE

A 3-wheel motorcycle does not have to be balanced and does not lean. This course is designed for those with any experience level of riding. This course includes a few hours of classroom activities and several hours over two days of on-cycle riding exercises. The course is usually scheduled over a two-day period and concentrates on controls operation, slow speed finesse, cornering, braking, swerving, and emergency avoidance skills. Successful completion may lead to an insurance discount. A person must pass a knowledge and skill test for successful completion. This course qualifies for a GA 90-day license waiver allowing an individual to obtain your “M” license.

  • Earn a 90-day license waiver from the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Foundation to get your GA motorcycle Class “M” license without any additional testing by the Department of Driver Services. License Waiver expires 90 days from your graduation date.
  • Course fee is $250

WHAT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BRING: 

  • Any street-ready 3-wheel motorcycle. We do NOT provide the 3-wheel motorcycle
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Proof of valid registration to YOUR VEHICLE
  • Proof of valid motorcycle insurance for YOUR VEHICLE
  • A DOT approved helmet
  • Protective eyewear
  • A heavy long-sleeve shirt and/or jacket
  • Leather pants, chaps over jeans or jeans – NO HOLES and NO LEGGINGS
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • Over-the ankle, sturdy footwear like motorcycle riding/hiking boots – NO TENNIS SHOES

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FAQ

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
  • D.O.T. approved motorcycle helmet

WHAT BIKE WILL I RIDE?
For the “New Rider Course” riding portion, you will ride a Harley-Davidson Street 500 Motorcycle.


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