Riding Academy


Never ridden before? Don't sweat it. The Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy New Rider Course is designed to get you comfortable on a bike and give you the skills you need to ride with confidence. Our Gift to You! Graduate from our Riding Academy Program and we will apply your course fee to a New or Pre-Owned Bike Purchase made at Iron Steed H-D®!

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-Friendly, enthusiastic California Motorcyclist Safety Program® (CMSP) certified Instructors make learning a breeze.

-Classroom time gets you familiar with the bike, its controls and the inner workings of a Harley-Davidson® dealership.

-Learn the basic motorcycling skills on the range with a Harley-Davidson® Street 500 motorcycle provided by the dealership.

-Successful course completion may streamline your motorcycle licensing process and may help you get a discount on motorcycle insurance.

-The course is 15 hours total which includes 5-hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of actual riding.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT CMSP: make learning a breeze.

The California Motorcyclist Safety Program Motorcyclist Training Course is designed for novice riders with no (or limited) street-riding experience. This course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction. You will learn fundamental skills required to operate the motorcycle and progress to street riding skills and strategies.

Topics covered include fear, understanding how motorcycles turn, proper cornering strategies, and emergency crash avoidance skills. This course is based on the most current research in rider safety and utilizes modern training methods.

Though designed for new riders, any rider that has not taken a motorcycle course will benefit from this course. Motorcycles and helmets are provided in this course.

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If you’re looking for a place to ride so you can enhance your skills, check out our riding course located at 100 Auto Center Drive, Vacaville, CA. In this enclosed course, you’ll be able to hone your motorcycle riding skills without having to worry about other traffic and drivers. This way you can practice in a safe environment until your heart's content. Rider Training is easier than ever.

Have questions? Feel free to call, contact us or stop by our Vacaville, CA dealership. Our team will be able to assist you with your riding range questions. Additionally, we’re keeping Harley® riders safe by choosing our service department for their regular maintenance and parts ordering too.

Come see how we can help you become the best rider you can be!

100 Auto Center Drive, Vacaville, CA

Need to know

This course operates under the provisions of the California Motorcycle Safety Program (CMSP) and overseen by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Policies are subject to change without notice.

There are no guarantees that anyone will pass this course. This course is very demanding both physically and mentally. Coordination, balance, motor skill ability, age, language limitations, and other physical abilities may limit an individual’s ability to ride and pass this class. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO BALANCE AND RIDE A BICYCLE. Established performance standards must be met for graduation. You must be able to control the clutch, throttle, and direction of the motorcycle.

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*Gear is subject to assessment by individual instructors. If you have questions on any of your gear, please feel free to contact James before your class date or bring the item in question to your first night of rider training for instructor approval.