Patriot Harley-Davidson® Inc.
9739 Fairfax Blvd
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: 703.352.5400
Fax: 703.352.5470

Patriot H-D Learn to Ride

Patriot Harley-Davidson® is pleased to offer the Riding Academy® New Rider Course.
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. Whether you are a two-wheeled novice or a past road veteran who needs a refresher, we can help you take the ride of your life!
Our new rider course is an exciting combination of classroom and hands on learning conducted over two evenings of classroom and two days of range training. Classes are conducted with a maximum of twelve students with two instructors. You will experience a positive learning environment right in the dealership which includes special behind the scenes tours and discussions.
Topics include:
  • Introduction to motorcycling
  • Risk management
  • Preparing to ride
  • Proper riding gear and protective equipment
  • Common riding situations
  • Routine maintenance
You will learn basic riding skills during two full days on the range. Employing proven instruction and coaching practices, you will experience basic riding techniques and develop your skills in a comfortable but challenging and safe environment. You’ll conduct your training on a new 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 500 motorcycle, a light, easy-to-handle cruiser style, with a rider-friendly design that will have you feeling in control.
Your skills practice will include:
  • Motorcycle familiarization
  • Starting & Stopping
  • Adjusting speed & turning
  • Cornering
  • Limited space maneuvers
  • Obstacles & lane changes
  • Skills practice time
Riding Academy® is an exciting, challenging and fun new rider’s course! Course requirements consist of:
  • Class attendance and participation
  • A knowledge test covering course material
  • A passing score on a riding skills evaluation
Upon successful completion you’ll receive a Riding Academy® completion certificate, Motorcycle Safety Foundation course completion card (Which may entitle you to insurance discounts!) and a Virginia DMV certificate waving your requirement to take the written and riding skills test! In addition, you will have developed new skills, made great new friends, and become part of the Patriot Harley Davidson® rider family!
To be eligible for this course you need desire, a valid driver’s license, DOT approved helmet 3/4 or better (provided if you don't own one), and be able to ride a bicycle. The tuition is $429.00. (See cancellation policy on next page for more details.)
If you have any other questions regarding Patriot's Riding Academy Program, please feel free to ask!

Click here to read the Cancellation Policy and Class Requirements.
Click here
to view the course schedule and register. (Link currently unavailable.  Please call or email Duke Kirby, Riding Academy manager.  703-352-5400


* If you are under the age of 19, click here to be relocated to There are strict requirements from the state for all parties under the age of 19 who are interested in obtaining a class M license.

*If you are NOT a Virginia Driver's License Holder, it is your responsibility to check with your issuing state to see if our class waiver card is accepted. Most states DO NOT accept our card. Visit . Look to see if the state you are licensed in has a section on their page that says "Accept RiderEd Completion Card From Other States". If it does not state it on the page, we advise you contact the DMV for more information. It is your responsibility to obtain this information as our staff and instructors can not be for sure of other state laws.

Patriot Harley-Davidson® Inc. sells new and used Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, accessories and parts in Fairfax, Virginia
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