Learn to Ride


The Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy NEW RIDER COURSE

– Designed in conjunction with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation®.
– Develop the proper understanding and skills for being safe on the road.
– Approved by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.
– A minimum of a C Class Driver License is REQUIRED to participate in this course, however, riding experience or a motorcycle learner’s permit is NOT REQUIRED.

**Successful completion qualifies you to purchase a Maryland Motorcycle License with no additional testing at the MVA.**

We look forward to welcoming new students for the 2023 training season. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!


Courses offered: New Rider Course – March through December up to 4 class formats per week to choose from (see formats listed below)
The Riding Academy New Rider Course is a three part course which consists of three required components:

  1. eCourse – On line course – must be completed on a laptop or desktop computer. It is a PREREQUISITE for the rest of the course!
  2. Classroom – Completed at the dealership
  3. Riding – Completed at our exclusive closed course riding range

**All three components are required pieces and must be completed in the order noted above to successfully qualify for your M Class License.**

Course Cost: $399 INCLUDES:

  • All Classroom materials
  • Use of a Harley-Davidson 500cc Street Motorcycle.


    • Full payment due upon registration.
    • Online registrations require payment via VISA and MasterCard credit cards ONLY.

In Store payment VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, debit cards, and cash

  • Payment does not imply or guarantee successful completion.

Course Scheduling:

  • Select from four convenient class formats (noted below)
  • Click the orange button to view schedule and register on line!
  • If your class falls within a holiday week, please verify your class dates and times they may have been adjusted to accommodate holiday scheduling.
  • All courses must be completed in their entirety and you may not mix & match days and times.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

  • No reschedule/refund 14 days or less prior to the start of class.
  • If registration takes place within the 14 days prior to class you are automatically subject to the cancellation policy.
  • Failure to be prepared for class (including completion of online eCourse) is subject to dismissal from the course with no refund/no reschedule.

To Participate Students Must:

  • Students must be able to speak, read and understand the English language. No interpreters are allowed. No other language materials are provided.
  • Complete the online eCourse no more than 30 days prior to first class session.
  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation eCourse:

    After you have secured your class reservation, please access the MSF website training.msf-usa.org/eCourse/Basic  It is a PREREQUISITE to participate in the New Rider Course!

    eCourse must be completed within 30 days prior to your first class session, on a laptop or desktop computer.

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of any class session. Tardiness may result in dismissal from course and forfeiture of class fee
  • Arrive completely prepared for class as described in email from program manager (not the auto confirm email from registration)
  • Students who are under the age of 18 must report to the first day of class with their parent/guardian, who must sign the waivers in the presence of the class instructor.
  • Provide their own PERSONAL SAFETY GEAR:
    • DOT compliant helmet
    • Eye protection (helmet face shield or safety eyewear)
    • Full fingered gloves
    • Jacket
    • Full length jeans or riding pants
    • Over-ankle boots.
  • Out of State License Holders:

    You are responsible for understanding your home State rules and regulations concerning the M Class license or endorsement.  As proof of successful completion, we will issue only a Maryland Motorcycle Safety Course Completion Card to Out Of State license holders which may not meet the requirements in your home state for issuance of an M Class License or an M endorsement. Please contact your home MVA to make sure your successful completion and the card we issue will be recognized for licensure in your State before you register.

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Class Schedule #1

Monday9:00AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday7:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday7:00AM - 1:00PM

Class Schedule #2

Monday5:30PM - 7:00PM
Tuesday5:30PM - 10:00PM
Thursday7:00AM - 3:00PM
Friday7:00AM - 1:00PM

Class Schedule #3

Thursday5:30PM - 10:00PM
Friday5:30PM - 7:00PM
Saturday7:00AM - 2:00PM
Sunday7:00AM - 1:00PM

Class Schedule #4

Thursday5:30PM - 7:00PM
Friday5:30PM - 10:00PM
Saturday11:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday12:00PM - 6:00PM
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