Riding

Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy

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. 

How to become a Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy Coach

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Step 1: Contact a dealer

Contact a Harley-Davidson Riding Academy Manager to get sponsored.

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Step 2: Review the requirements

Review the qualifications and requirements as detailed below.

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Step 3: Attend training

Attend the Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy Coach Training to get certified as a Riding Academy Coach

Requirements to become a coach

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS?
  • 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
WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER AND WHAT ARE THE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS?
  • 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.
WHEN IS THE COURSE OFFERED?

Typically this course is offered once a year. 

WHAT DOES THE COURSE COST?

On average around $100.00. Check with your local Riding Academy Manager. Prices may vary by location. 

WHAT SHOULD I BE PREPARED FOR?
  • 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 
WHO DO I CONTACT TO GET STARTED?
  • The Harley-Davidson Riding Academy Dealer will have contact information for the state motorcycle training program.

Train the next generation of Harley-Davidson Riders

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