• Preowned

Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson

2977 Corporate Grove Drive
Directions Hudsonville, MI 49426

  • Sales: (877) 596-6387
  • Service: (877)-818-0230
  • Parts: (877) 867-4149

The idea behind Harley-Davidson Riding Academy New Rider Course is simple.

We want to enable non-riders to experience motorcycling while learning basic skills in a way that's fun and involving. Our Riding Academy New Rider Course Instructors are dedicated enthusiast who have received certification from the MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation®), as well as additional training from Harley-Davidson. Not only that, but they are seasoned riders with years of on road experience.

4 Day Course Breakdown

2 Days in the Classroom / Thursday and Friday / 5:30-9pm
1/2 Day on course 1/2 Day in Classroom / Saturday / 8am-5pm
Full Day on the course & Graduation / Sunday / 8am-6pm

Tuition is $349 / This includes the use of our
Harley-Davidson Street 500 Motorcycles

2014 Class Dates  

OPEN  /  Aug 28th - Aug 31st                   OPEN  /  Sept 11th - Sept 14th
OPEN  / Sept 25th - Sept 28th                  OPEN  /  Oct. 2nd - Oct. 5th


Questions? Call Hope at 616-896-0111

What Gear Should I Bring?
1.   DOT approved helmet
2.   Protective eye-wear
3.   Long sleeves and pants
4.   Over-the-ankle boots
5.   Full-fingered gloves

*Note: Its a good idea to bring your gear with you to the Thursday class so the instructors can approve it for your safety before riding.

What will I be riding?
You'll be learning to ride on a 500cc Harley-Davidson Street 500. The Street is an excellent bike for beginners for 2 very good reasons... it's very easy to ride and has both a low and high seat to accommodate the height and build of the rider.

What do I get from the Riding Academy Course?
The Riding Academy Course allows you to obtain your motorcycle endorsement and takes the place of the road test. After your completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson stating that you have successfully passed the road test. After the completion certificate is awarded, you can go directly to the Secretary of State to have your motorcycle endorsement added to your operator license. *You must still pass a multiple choice, written knowledge test.

The Harley-Davidson Riding Academy Course is more personalized and in-depth than the state course. Our objective is to ensure riders are safe and confident on the road.

Have questions?
Just e-mail Hope Anderson at hope@grandrapidsharley.com
  or call 616-896-0111 x162

Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson is now offering an 
advanced riding course
2014 Advanced Riding Class Dates 

QUESTIONS?  Call Hope at 616-896-0111


"Good morning!!!!! I have been back from my mini vacation for a week already and have been wanting to let you know that the class was great!!!!! The coach.... greater... he is beyond doubt an asset and he knows and is experienced. I have no regrets on anything (even when I fell lol) but only have praises ... I only do regret not dropping by to see you and say Hi, but hopefully some day. Well Thank You!!!!! and thanks to all the great people there (I do remember Sami, Al, Scott, Bernie :)"  - Gregorio

"I thought that the class was first rate, and may owe my life to what I learned during the four days of class. I think this says a lot about your dealership being top-notch and I was impressed when at the dealership. Both Russ & Darrin took the time to make sure we knew how to handle a bike and why."
- Tom

"I never ever thought I would drive a motorcycle. When my husband bought his first bike I wasn't even sure I wanted to ride as a passenger! Then I was told about the Riders Edge class and my husband encouraged me to take it. "You'll never know if you don't try", my husband said. The class was excellent, The instructors were great teachers and the Buell Blast was perfect for learning on. I'm hooked!"  - Anita

"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Riders Edge Class I just completed. I have not had a motorcycle for over 30 years and I was more than a little nervous about getting back on a bike, especially one that is a couple hundred pounds bigger than what I have ever ridden before. The course was well designed to provide a solid base of knowledge and skills on which I will continue to build upon. I now have the confidence that I can operate my new motorcycle safety. I look forward to a long relationship with Grand Rapids Harley. Please let you instructors know how much I personally enjoyed the course and their leadership."  - Mr. Howse