Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson
4930 Southport Crossing Place, Indianapolis, IN 46237

(317) 885 5180
Riding Academy

Riding Academy


Sign up for any Remaining 2019 new rider course & receive $100 off!

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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. 

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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

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 EMPLOYEES

ERIC ANDERSON

H-D® Riding Academy Coach & Motorcycle Sales Manager

RIDING ACADEMY

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Started riding in 1982. Joined the ISSHD Team in February 2016.

Steve Lacey

Steve Lacey

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Started riding in 1998. Started teaching rider education classes in 2001. Taught over 360+ Beginner Rider Courses and 25+ Experienced Rider Courses. Joined the ISSHD Riding Academy Team in 2015.

Bob Maas

Bob Maas

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 Shugert

Shug Shugert

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 Guttierez

William Guttierez

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 Hall

Dallas Hall

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 Termini

Michelle Termini

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.

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Laura W.

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Lee B.

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Tim K.

H-D Riding Academy Coach