Riding Academy New Rider Course

Riding Academy New Rider Course

Registration IS now OPEN for 2021 Riding Academy Classes!

LEARN TO RIDE - 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 RiderCourseSM 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 Cost: $300

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Weekday - 3 Day Course Schedule:
Wednesday 9:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Weekend - 3 Day Course Schedule
Friday 6:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday 7:30am-5:00pm
Sunday 7:30am-5:00pm

Weeknight - 5 Day Course Schedule
Monday-Friday 5:45pm-10:00pm

Ride Safe Indiana Motorcycle Safety Program

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.

DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL GEAR?

You'll need to bring the following:

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

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SKILLED RIDER COURSE WHAT TO EXPECT

Designed solely for experienced riders, this eight-hour 1- or 2-day course is taught by dedicated Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) and H-D® Certified Coaches.

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 an MSF Basic RiderCourseSM 2 Completion Card that may qualify you for a discount on motorcycle insurance.

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SKILLED RIDER COURSE FAQS

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

WHAT BIKE WILL I RIDE?

For the riding portion, you will provide a street-ready motorcycle.

RIDING ACADEMY

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

H-D Riding Academy Manager and Coach

Started riding in 1982. Started teaching rider education in 2002. Joined the ISSHD Riding Academy Coaching Team in February 2016.

In Memory of Kim Cipriani

In Memory of Kim Cipriani

Rest in Peace (4/20/61 - 11/30/20)

Kim had been a part of our family since 2009 and was one of our most passionate and dedicated team members here at Southside. She spent her more recent years helping new motorcycle riders find their freedom through the Harley-Davidson Riding Academy program.

Kim will be so deeply missed by each one of us and will always be remembered as a fun, compassionate, loving, and kind-hearted soul that so many of us had the pleasure of working with.

Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson

H-D Riding Academy Coach & Motorcycle Sales Manager

Started riding in 1980.
Joined the ISSHD Team in March 2011.
Retired after 30-years in the US Army and I'm an Iraq Combat Veteran.

Steve L.

Steve L.

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Started riding in 1998. Started teaching rider education classes in 2001. Joined the ISSHD Riding Academy Coaching Team in 2015.

Bob M.

Bob M.

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Started riding in 1969. Started teaching rider education classes in 2002. Joined the ISSHD Riding Academy Coaching Team in 2015.

Shug S.

Shug S.

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Started riding in 1968. Started teaching rider education classes in 2015. Joined the ISSHD Riding Academy Coaching Team in 2015.

William G.

William G.

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Started riding in 1978. Started teaching rider education classes in 2016. Joined the ISSHD Riding Academy Coaching Team in 2015.

Dallas H.

Dallas H.

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Started riding in 2000. Started teaching rider education classes in 2009. Joined the ISSHD Riding Academy Coaching Team in 2017

Michelle T.

Michelle T.

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Started riding in 2008. Started teaching rider education classes in 2018. Joined the ISSHD Riding Academy Coaching Team in 2018.

Kirk D.

Kirk D.

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Started riding in the mid-70s. Started rider education classes in 2017. Joined the ISSHD Riding Academy Coaching Team in 2018.

Laura W.

Laura W.

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Started riding in 1989. Started rider education classes in 2019. Joined the ISSHD Riding Academy Coaching Team in 2019.

Lee B.

Lee B.

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Started riding in 1974. Started teaching rider education classes 2018. Joined the ISSHD Riding Academy Coaching Team in 2019.

Tim K.

Tim K.

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Started riding in 1976. Started teaching rider education classes in 2008. Joined ISSHD Riding Academy Coaching Team in 2018.