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H-D® Riding Academy

Become a Riding Coach

Bring your passion for riding and teach the next generation of Harley-Davidson riders by becoming a Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy Coach. The reward starts the moment you step in front of your class. 

Riding coach with students on a course
The Legend lives through you
Bring your passion for riding and teach the next generation of Harley-Davidson riders by becoming a Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy Coach. The reward starts the moment you step in front of your class. 
Requirements to become a coach
  • You must be a licensed motorcyclist
  • You are at least 18 years old 
  • You currently ride on a frequent, routine basis 
  • You should have a minimum of 2 years of varied riding experience  
  • Good communication skills 
  • A sincere desire to share the joy of motorcycling
  • The course is approximately 60 hours long – 7 to 10 days of intense training. 
  • You’ll be required to pass a riding-skill test and a knowledge test. 
  • You will teach a class of new riders at the conclusion of this training to earn your Rider Coach/ Instructor certification.
Typically this course is offered once a year. 
On average around $100. Check with your local Riding Academy Manager. Prices may vary by location. 
  • Ride every day
  • Secure the required riding gear: a helmet that complies with DOT standards; eye protection; over-the-ankle, sturdy leather footwear; long pants; long-sleeved shirt or jacket; and full-fingered gloves (preferably leather)
  • Spend time studying during off-class hours
  • Attend every class 
The Harley-Davidson Riding Academy Dealer will have contact information for the state motorcycle training program.
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