Northwest Harley-Davidson
8000 FREEDOM LN NE, LACEY, WA 98516

(360)705-8515

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WHAT TO DO BEFORE A HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE CLASS

Get comfortable on a motorcycle before you even walk into your first class. Make the most of your class by getting in the saddle at Northwest Harley-Davidson® and trying a Jumpstart™ demo. Getting knowledgeable before your class begins will get you on a bike and feeling comfortable faster.

You’ll mount the motorcycle, set your boots on the foot pegs and fire up the engine under the watchful eye of our trained personnel. And then, sitting comfortably on the motorcycle, you’ll give the throttle a twist and continue to shift through the gears – all while safely and securely attached to the Jumpstart™ platform.

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Ready to take the course?

To find a local approved accredited course tracing facility near you today and take the next step in your story to find personal freedom.

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MSF E-COURSE

Get the details about the Motorcycle Safety Foundation e-course. The MSF e-course will help you feel prepared for your first day of class. Check if your state requires this e-course.

TAKE THE E-COURSE

RIDING TRAINING GRADUATE FINANCING PROGRAM

Riders who complete an approved accredited course can take advantage of special financing options which include no down payment or rates as low as 3.49%* and flexible terms.

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WOMEN'S MOTORCYCLE GEAR

GET GEARED UP FOR CLASS

Shop women's motorcycle gear for new riders.


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GEAR LIST

ESSENTIAL GEAR

Having the best experience in class requires appropriate motorcycle gear. Check out what you should bring on day one.

CHECK OUT THE GEAR

MEN'S MOTORCYCLE GEAR

GET READY TO RIDE

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NEED TO KNOW

The approved accredited course tracing facility where you sign up for the course will determine the exact cost. To find a local approved accredited course tracing facility, CLICK HERE.

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

You'll need to bring the following:

  • Your Driver's License and/or Learner's Permit
  • Proof of completion of any pre-required course study
  • Any materials provided to you prior to or during class
  • Long-sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Long pants (heavy denim or riding pants recommended)
  • Over-the-ankle boots (sturdy, not canvas, low heel)
  • Eye protection (helmet visor, eye glasses, sun glasses, goggles acceptable)
  • Full-finger gloves (motorcycle specific recommended)
  • DOT-certified helmet style based on the requirements of your state.

SHOP MEN'S MOTORCYCLE GEAR FOR NEW RIDERS

SHOP WOMEN'S MOTORCYCLE GEAR FOR NEW RIDERS

This depends on the approved accredited course tracing facility where you tack the course will decided what is suited for the course. To find a local approved accredited course tracing facility, CLICK HERE.

Yes, learn more about the exclusive offers available only to Riding Academy graduates.

Contact your local approved accredited course tracing facility with any questions you have about their program. To find a local approved accredited course tracing facility, CLICK HERE.

You must attend the entire course and participate. You must come to class with all the required safety gear and have completed the MSF online E-Course (if required by your state) and pass the riding evaluation at the end of the range sessions. 

Yes. However, we recommend that all riders take an approved accredited course tracing facility to learn the rules of the road. Most importing is that a Motorcycle Endorsement is required in Washington State. To find a local approved accredited course tracing facility, CLICK HERE.