Riding Academy


Are you ready to ride? We are!
We know you are as excited as we are to get out there and ride, and we thank you for your patience during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to our normal preparations, we have readied the Riding Academy environment both indoors and out to adhere to current health recommendations. The practice range is painted, six-foot marks have been added for social distancing, and we've prepared alternative methods for delivery of our classroom materials, all while taking precautions to help keep everyone safe.

As we work through this together, much of the classroom portion of our training program will be delivered to you as a pre-course assignment, which you will receive in email prior to the start of your Riding Academy New Rider Course. This includes reading, activities, and other training aids for you to complete in the comfort and safety of your own home. The on-cycle training will be conducted on-site while adhering to social distancing precautions, and class sizes will be limited. 

This requires that we conform with safety precautions, including but not limited to: 6foot social distancing space, protective masks, frequent hand-washing, and staying home if you’re running a fever or have been exposed to any person or persons who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Keep in mind that you MUST have a motorcycle temporary permit or endorsement to participate in our course. If you are currently enrolled but haven’t been able to get your permit, we’ll bump your enrollment to a later class that suits your schedule. Email susan@wrhd.com or dave@wrhd.com with any questions or to reschedule.

As we proceed with our Riding Academy training, we will take extra caution to meet or exceed current regulations and recommendations. Your safety is our highest priority - We look forward to providing you with a "Full Throttle" Riding Academy experience here at Western Reserve Harley-Davidson.


If you're ready to experience the unique thrill of riding your own motorcycle for the first time, there's no better place to learn than the Harley-Davidson™ Riding Academy. Available only at Authorized H-D® Dealerships.


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 H-D® Certified Coaches.
  • Learn to safely accelerate, shift, brake, and turn, along with hazard avoidance and limited space maneuvers.
  • Earn a 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.


  • Dedicated year-round facility.
  • Professional, knowledgeable staff, in Riding Academy and dealership.
  • Dedicated practice range and adjacent first-rate classroom.
  • Authentic new or nearly new H-D Street 500 motorcycles serviced by H-D certified technicians.
  • Instructors go through rigorous training for RA, double the state requirements.
  • More time, relaxed pace, supportive and FUN!