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

(317) 885 5180
Riding Academy

Riding Academy

All Riding academy classes have concluded for 2019. They will start back up in the spring.

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.

FIND A CLASS

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

RIDING ACADEMY

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

H-D Riding Academy Coach

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

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 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.

Kirk D.

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Laura W.

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Lee B.

H-D Riding Academy Coach

Tim K.

Tim K.

H-D Riding Academy Coach