Riding Academy at Harley-Davidson® of Salt Lake City

Rider Academy

Learn to ride a motorcycle with the best trainers around.

The New Rider Course provides you with 25 hours of expert guidance from Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) and H-D® Certified Instructors.

In the classroom, you’ll get to know the motorcycle you’ll be riding and learn the basics of rider safety skills. On the practice range, you’ll learn braking and turning, along with maneuvers like controlling skidding and surmounting obstacles.

When you finish the course, you’ll get an MSF Basic RiderCourseā„  Completion Card. Depending on your state, this card may exempt you from having to take the riding portion of your motorcycle license test. This card may qualify you for a discount on motorcycle insurance.

Planning on Riding a 650 cc+ Motorcycle?

Our New Rider Course allows students to use a larger motorcycle over 650 cc’s (this bike is provided by our dealership) to earn the larger 650cc + endorsement by the Utah Drivers License division. You can earn this larger endorsement in our program without any additional training days or extra training fees.

For more of an explanation: https://publicsafety.utah.gov/dld/motorcycle.html


In preparation for the range please keep in mind that the following gear is required:

  •  A DOT-approved helmet
  •  Eye protection (sunglasses, riding goggles, etc.)
  •  Long-sleeved T-shirt or jacket
  •  Full-fingered gloves
  •  Long pants made from an abrasion-resistant material like leather or denim
  •  Over-the-ankle footwear (Any type of over-the-ankle boot will work; hiking boots are fine. You do not need motorcycle-specific boots.)

Harley-Davidson® of Salt Lake City provides all the motorcycles and textbooks required to complete the Riding Academy New Riders Course.


Tuition is $300 per student.