Harley-Davidson Riding Academy — Learn to Ride


Learn to Conquer the Open Road

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 New Orleans Harley-Davidson Riding Academy. Available only at Authorized Harley-Davidson Dealerships.

What to Expect

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.

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New Rider Course FAQs

What will I need to register?

You’ll need a valid automobile driver’s license or learner’s permit, and have the ability to ride a bicycle.

Do I need any special gear?

You’ll need to bring the following:

  • A heavy, long-sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Jeans, chaps, or leather pants
  • Over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • A helmet that meets DOT requirements
  • Eyewear
Learn to Ride at Riding Academy
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Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Sun10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
New Orleans Harley-Davidson is located at: 6015 Airline Drive • Metairie, LA 70003
New Orleans Harley-Davidson 29.9773719, -90.1987037.