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New Rider Course

OPEN THE DOOR TO A NEW WORLD OF ADVENTURE

We only go around once. Which means if you've been dreaming of doing it on a motorcycle, there's no time to wait. We can help you get up and running in the saddle in no time. Life is short. Why lose another weekend to "Someday"? 

Never ridden before? Don’t sweat it – the Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy New Rider Course is designed to get you comfortable on a bike and give you the skills you need to ride with confidence.


>> ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN FOR APRIL/MAY 2022 NEW RIDER COURSES! <<
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CLASS

*MORE CLASSES WILL BE ADDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER '22 AS THE SEASON PROGRESSES.

WHAT TO EXPECT

When you take a New Rider Course at the Riding Academy you will:

  • Learn to ride on a genuine Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.
  • Receive full support of the entire Dealership staff, before, during and well after your Harley-Davidson® motorcycle class
  • Learn systematically how to accelerate, shift, brake, turn from a stop, along with maneuvers like controlling skids, swerving and multiple-curves.
  • Earn an official Beginner Rider Course (BRC) Completion Card, that exempts you from the WI DMV road test and may get you a discount from certain vehicle insurance companies-check with your agent for clarification.


WAIVERS, RELEASES, & OTHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

H-D OF MADISON WAIVERS updated:11/23/20; Includes: General Release, Waiver, and Indemnification Agreement; Acknowledgment & Assumption of Risk; Ground Rules Acknowledgment; Photo & Release Waiver; and Refund Policy

PHOTO & VIDEO RELEASE  updated:10/31/18

REFUND POLICY  updated:11/23/20

WISCONSIN MOTORCYCLISTS’ HANDBOOK

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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION (MSF) e-COURSE

"The MSF Basic eCourse is a highly interactive 3-hr. online program that provides riders of all skill levels with the basics of motorcycling. With integrated graphics, photos and video to illustrate the lessons, the...program allows you to control the pace of your learning."

  • The Motorcycle Safety Foundation, or MSF, is a national, not-for-profit organization promoting the safety of motorcyclists with programs in rider training, operator licensing and public information.
  • The e-course takes approximately three (3) hours to complete, but you are able to take at your own desired pace and not in one session.
  • The e-course is included in your student fees and you will be provided a code the day you can being the online course.
  • The completion date MUST NOT be dated more than (30) days prior to your first day of class.
  • If you do not have the e-course completed before the beginning of class, you will not be able to participate in class and will not be given a refund.
  • Compliance is a state of WI requirement.

You may print the completion certificate or email to ridingacademy@hdofmadison.com.

New Rider Course FAQs

You’ll need a valid Wisconsin automobile driver’s license or must have passed an official WI-state driver’s education course, and have the ability to ride and balance a bicycle.

You do NOT need to hold a Wisconsin Motorcycle Temporary Permit before class because you are on private property. If you intend to ride on the road prior to class, it is strongly suggested you do earn the Temporary Permit to remain a legal motorcyclist.

After the course is completed and BRC card earned, you WILL need to complete the Motorcycle Temporary Permit test before the M endorsement will be given at the DMV.

A: You’ll need to bring the following:

  • Jeans, chaps, or leather pants
  • Over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear, preferably boots with a very low heel
  • Full-fingered gloves(preferably leather)
  • A DOT approved helmet(preferably three-quarters or full-faces)
  • Eyewear, including sunglasses, prescription glasses or clear glasses

During the COVID-19 pandemic, H-D of Madison will NOT be supplying any loaner gear for forgotten or incorrect gear. Purchases can be made at the Dealership for these items.

A: You’ll receive the following:

  • Harley-Davidson Street® 500 training motorcycle
  • Highly trained and certified MSF and Harley-Davidson Coaches
  • Packaged snacks, water, and soda
  • MSF Rider Handbook
  • Riding Academy® Roadbook
  • Rainsuits(During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Rainsuits will not be offered.)

 


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