Riding Academy 2017
March 30th-April 2nd
April 6th-April 9th
April 13th-16th (Easter Weekend)
April 27th - April 30th
May 4th - May 7th
May 11th - May 14th (Mother's Day Weekend)
May 15th-May 17th - Weekday Class
May 25th -May 28th - (Memorial Day Weekend)
June 1st-June 4th
June 8th - June 11th
June 15th - June 18th (Father's Day weekend)
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 Monday/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 written test and 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 written test and 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.
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.