Welcome back for the 2021 Riding academy season.
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WELCOME TO RIDING ACADEMY AT PATRIOT HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Our staff of experienced motorcycle enthusiasts and police motorcycle officers are passionate about helping new riders get started on the right track. Each instructor has been carefully selected and has received special training in coaching and facilitating your introduction to riding from Harley-Davidson® and The Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Backed by Patriot Harley-Davidson®'s professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff, your introduction to riding will be an exciting and meaningful experience. Our new rider course is an exciting combination of classroom and hands-on learning conducted over a 4-day period. The first 2 days take place at the dealership (PATRIOT HARLEY-DAVIDSON IN FAIRFAX) in the classroom and the last 2 days take place at the range (FAIR OAKS MALL) on the motorcycles.
WHAT TO EXPECT
There is NOTHING you need to complete Prior to Class on Wednesday!!!
When you take a New Rider Course at the Riding Academy you'll:
- Learn to ride on a genuine Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.
- Get in-class and on-range instruction from Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) and H-D® Certified Coaches.
- Learn to safely accelerate, shift, brake, and turn, along with maneuvers like controlling skids and surmounting obstacles.
- Earn an MSF Basic RiderCourseSM Completion Card, which may (varies by state) exempt you from the riding portion of your license exam and score you a discount on motorcycle insurance.
Riding Academy Curriculum
|In-class (2 days) AT PATRIOT H-D||Practical (2 days/Total of 10 hours) AT RANGE|
|Introduction to motorcycling||Motorcycle familiarization|
|Risk management||Starting and stopping|
|Riding gear and protective equipment||Adjusting speed and turning|
|Common riding situations||Cornering|
|Routine maintenance||Limited space maneuvers|
|Preparing to ride||Lane changes|