Riding Academy

Riding Academy

The Harley-Davidson™ Riding Academy New Rider Course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of being a safe rider and give you the skills you need to ride with confidence.  The New Rider Course provides you with expert guidance from Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) and H-D certified coaches.

Through Kegel H-D's 12 Days of Christmas, sign yourself or a fellow future rider up for our New Rider Course and receive a FREE KEGEL H-D T-SHIRT. 

Give the gift of FREEDOM and the gift of STYLE! 

  • Get yourself on the road in 2021 and amp up by sporting your new threads while you wait for classes to start. 
  • Buy the course for a future fellow rider, and keep the shirt for yourself. You've earned it. You bought the best gift money can buy!
  • Buy the course for a future fellow rider and give them the shirt too! After all they probably need new motorclothes more than you do.
  • Buy yourself the class so you can start riding with your friends, and give the shirt to the rider that inspired you to take on the open road. 

It doesn't matter how you shake it, or who gets the shirt. No matter what, you are spreading the love of the open road.

Promotion valid 12/6/2020 through 12/23/2020. Class must be paid in full to receive free shirt. 



WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR RIDING ACADEMY EXPERIENCE

Now’s the perfect time to get ready for Riding Academy. Get ready for the classroom and range experiences.

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WHAT TO DO BEFORE CLASS

Get comfortable on a motorcycle before you even walk into your first class. Make the most of your class by getting in the saddle at Kegel Harley-Davidson® and trying a Jumpstart™ demo. Getting knowledgeable before your class begins will get you on a bike and feeling comfortable faster.

You’ll mount the motorcycle, set your boots on the foot pegs and fire up the engine under the watchful eye of our trained personnel. And then, sitting comfortably on the motorcycle, you’ll give the throttle a twist and continue to shift through the gears – all while safely and securely attached to the Jumpstart™ platform.

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RIDING TRAINING GRADUATE FINANCING PROGRAM

Riders who complete the Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy Course can take advantage of special financing options which include no down payment or rates as low as 3.49%* and flexible terms.

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WOMEN'S MOTORCYCLE GEAR

GET GEARED UP FOR CLASS

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GEAR LIST

ESSENTIAL GEAR

Having the best experience in class requires appropriate motorcycle gear. Check out what you should bring on day one.

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MEN'S MOTORCYCLE GEAR

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NEED TO KNOW

Your class will be $299, with payment due 30 days prior to the start of class. Call for more details.

You'll need a valid automobile driver's license or learner's permit, and have the ability to ride a bicycle.

You'll need to bring the following:

  • Your Driver's License and/or Learner's Permit
  • Proof of completion of any pre-required course study
  • Any materials provided to you prior to or during class
  • Long-sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Long pants (heavy denim or riding pants recommended)
  • Over-the-ankle boots (sturdy, not canvas, low heel)
  • Eye protection (helmet visor, eye glasses, sun glasses, goggles acceptable)
  • Full-finger gloves (motorcycle specific recommended)
  • DOT-certified helmet style based on the requirements of your state.

SHOP MEN'S MOTORCYCLE GEAR FOR NEW RIDERS

SHOP WOMEN'S MOTORCYCLE GEAR FOR NEW RIDERS

For the riding portion, Kegel Harley-Davidson® will provide you with a Harley-Davidson®motorcycle suited for the course.

Yes, learn more about the exclusive offers available only to Riding Academy graduates.

Contact our Riding Academy Manager, Stan, with any questions you have about Riding Academy. Just call 815-332-7125

You must attend the entire course and participate. You must come to class with all the required safety gear and pass the riding evaluation at the end of the range sessions. 

Yes. A lunch break is incorporated to all full days of Riding Academy.

Yes. However, we recommend that all riders take the Harley-Davidson Riding Academy Class to learn the rules of the road

Contact us as soon as possible to get rescheduled into another class.

Riding Academy classes take place rain or shine, hot or cold. Be ready for whatever your local weather might have in store for you. In the event of dangerous weather, the class will be halted. Arrangements will be made to adjust the schedule around the weather if possible. Consult with your Coaches and or Academy Manager if weather results in a class being rescheduled or cancelled.  

Yes! The bike you try is a 100% street-ready Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.