Riding Academy

The 2016 Training Season schedule

 New Rider Course Schedule : CLICK HERE

  Skilled Rider Class: CLICK HERE


 Please call Lynne at 508-999-1200
or email at learntoride@minutemanharley.com
if you have any questions.

See below for more details on our classes.

Private Lessons are available.  Please call for information.


 We are looking for an MREP certified MSF rider coach.  The successful candidate must have the correct attitude.  We strive to have all of our students be successful at learning to ride.  Safety of all participants is paramount.  Patience, teamwork and a sense of humor are required.  Using the Harley-Davidson Riding Academy philosophy, we coach one class per weekend.  Riding time for each exercise is increased over the MSF requirements.  We also have the luxury of teaching on our own full size range at the dealership with only one class scheduled per day.  Teach with brand new 500cc Harley-Davidson Street motorcycles maintained by our certified technicians.

Classes run from mid March until mid October.  The rider coaches  represent the dealership, so professionalism is required at all times.  We are a small school.  We taught 19 BRC courses  and 11 ERC (BRCII) courses last year.

 If interested, please send your information to learntoride@minutemanharley.com

 If you are interested in learning how to become a rider coach, please send an email.

Save 10% on your motorcycle insurance. 

Graduates of the Riding Academy

New Rider Course (NRC) and

the Riding Academy Skilled Rider Course (SRC)

receive an  MSF completion card that entitles them to a

limited 10% discount on their

MA based motorcycle insurance.


Riding Academy New Rider Course

A proven blend of classroom instruction and range riding, the Riding Academy New Rider Course delivers the basics of motorcycle operation in Harley-Davidson style. You'll learn from devoted instructors certified by both the Motorcycle Safety Foundation® and Harley-Davidson to create a relaxed, supportive environment that fosters camaraderie and confidence. After passing written and riding skills evaluation, you'll receive an MSF RiderCourseSM Completion Card that will exempt you from the riding portion of the motorcycle license test (Mass licensing), as well as possibly qualify you for discounts on insurance. (This course also fulfills the Rhode Island licensing requirements.) But more than that, you'll begin a journey that lasts a lifetime.

The New Rider Course
tuition is $325.00 per person.
Payment in full is required at registration


  • Able to balance and ride a bicycle
  • MASSACHUSETTS: Valid motorcycle license or motorcycle learner's permit
  • RHODE ISLAND: This course satisfies the Rhode Island requirements for motorcycle permits and licenses.
  • Paid tuition

    • Approved Riding Academy application

    DOT approved helmet
    Sturdy over the ankle footwear with a low heel and rubber soles
    Protective eye wear
    Full-fingered gloves, preferably leather
    Long sleeved jacket or shirt
    Durable long pants (denim or other comparable material)

    Typical Class Schedule:


      • Thursday 6pm - 9pm (classroom)
      • Friday 6pm - 9pm (classroom)
      • Saturday 8am - 5pm (classroom and range)
      • Sunday 8am - 5pm (classroom and range)


    • Monday 8:30am - 1pm (classroom)
    • Tuesday 8am - 5pm (classroom and range)
    • Wednesday 8am - 5pm (classroom and range)

    To see the BRC Rider Handbook used in the New Rider Class  Click here






    Cost: $175.00 Payment in full is required at registration.

     The Riding Academy Skilled Rider Course (SRC) uses the proven curriculum of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s (MSF) BRC II Course with some enhancements developed by Harley-Davidson enthusiasts.  Participants will enhance the following skills: control at low speeds, risk management, limited space maneuvers, cornering judgement, stopping in a curve, swerving and stopping quickly, multiple curve maneuvers and surmounting objects.

     Students who successfully complete the Riding Academy SRC will receive their Massachusetts motorcycle license without having to take the road test at the RMV

    Students use their own motorcycles, which must be properly insured, registered and inspected and pass a pre-ride inspection.


    We reserve the right to cancel classes with insufficient enrollment.

    Payment in full is due at registration.
    Payment accepted at the dealership or over the phone (if using a credit card).
    If payment is not received with 3 days of reservation, your enrollment will be canceled. 


    Cancellation Policy:  To receive a refund, a request must be sent in writing (US Mail, e-mail or FAX) and be received by the Site Coordinator more than 10 days prior to the start of the course.  All cancellations that are made more than 10 days prior to the start of the course will be charged a $50.00 cancellation fee.  No refunds will be made to students that cancel with less than 10 days written notice, are late to class, dismissed, voluntarily leave, do not pass a written or riding evaluation, have previously rescheduled, or miss a segment of the course.

    Reschedule Policy:  Students may reschedule to another class within the calendar year one time, space permitting.  All reschedule requests must be sent to the site coordinator in writing (US Mail, e-mail or FAX).  All reschedule requests that are received by the site coordinator more that 7 days prior to the start of the course will be charged a $25 reschedule fee.  All reschedule requests that are received by the site coordinator between 7 and 2 days prior to the start of the course will be charged a $100 reschedule fee.  There will be no rescheduling of a class within 48 hours of the start of the course.

    Classes may be cancelled without notice due to inclement weather, an inability to access necessary facilities, or other unforeseen problems.  Students will receive a full refund in such rare cases.  It will be each student’s responsibility to reschedule a new class date with the site coordinator.

    Students my retake the riding skill evaluation once for any one class.  Students who must return to the training site for their 2nd riding skill evaluation must do so within 14 days of the completion date on a space available basis.  All such retests will be subject to a $40 retest fee.

    Every effort is made to present the most accurate, error free and up to date information.  However, policies, schedules and fees may be subject to change without notice.

    Learning to ride on the range at Minuteman Harley-Davidson.

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