Riding Academy


WELCOME TO RIDING ACADEMY AT BULL RUN HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Our staff of experienced motorcycle enthusiasts 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 Bull Run Harley-Davidson®'s professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff, your introduction to riding will be an exciting and meaningful experience. 

Our new rider course is an exciting combination of classroom and hands-on learning conducted over a 4-day period.  The first 2 days take place at the dealership in a classroom and the last 2 days take place at the range on the motorcycles. 

Dealership: 9321 Center St, Manassas, VA 20110

Range: Manassas Mall 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109 (Back Parking Lot)

WHAT TO EXPECT

There is NOTHING you need to complete prior to class! When you take a New Rider Course at the Riding Academy you'll:

  • Learn to ride on a genuine Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.
  • Get in-class and on-range instruction from Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) and H-D® Certified Coaches.
  • Learn to safely accelerate, shift, brake, and turn, along with maneuvers like controlling skids and surmounting obstacles.
  • Earn an MSF Basic RiderCourseSM Completion Card, which may (varies by state) exempt you from the riding portion of your license exam and score you a discount on motorcycle insurance. 


RIDING ACADEMY CURRICULUM

In-class (2 days) AT BULL RUN H-D (Thu & Fri 5pm-8pm)Practical (2 days) AT RANGE (Sat & Sun 7:45am-3pm)
Introduction to motorcyclingMotorcycle familiarization
Risk managementStarting and stopping
Riding gear and protective equipmentAdjusting speed and turning
Common riding situationsCornering
Routine maintenanceLimited space maneuvers
Preparing to rideLane changes
Upon successful completion of the course, you'll receive a Riding Academy® completion certificate, Motorcycle Safety Foundation course completion card and a Virginia DMV certificate waving your requirement to take the written and riding skills test. To be eligible for this course you need desire, a DOT approved helmet 3/4 or better, over the ankle boots, full fingered gloves, eye protection if not using a full face helmet, jeans (not ripped), at a minimum a long sleeve t-shirt, and be able to ride a bicycle. The tuition is$429.00.  


  • * You must be at least 16 years of age to sign up and have a valid Drivers License. If you are under the age of 19, click here to be redirected to DMV Now.
    • * 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. Visit AMA to see if the state you are licensed in has a section on their page that says "Accept RiderEd Completion Card From Other States".


Cancellation and Refund Policy:

You may cancel or reschedule your registration without penalty 7 days or more prior to your class start date. With 4-6 days prior to your class start date, you may reschedule to a later date for a $75 reschedule fee. With 3 days or less to the start of your class no refund or rescheduling is offered. 

We do understand the current environment of uncertainty that you may be experiencing as a direct result of COVID-19, and will do our best to reschedule to a later date this season if you are impacted.  

Program Requirements and Rules:

  • Each Class has a limited number of students 
  • After start of class, no student substitutions allowed.  You must attend all 4 class days, if you are late or miss a day you will no be allowed to continue and no refund will be given.
  • Each class consists of a 2 nights of classroom and 2 days of range to be completed consecutively and there is no date splitting. 2 Range Days consist of a total of 10 hours riding time. Class is scheduled for more hours to allow for weather or other unforeseen delays.
  • Riding Academy Instructors reserve the right to counsel out unsafe students that they deem dangerous to themselves, other students, equipment or instructors. If counseled out, no refund will be granted.
  • No refunds or make up dates are offered to those who leave the class of their own free will.


THE CLASSES FOR THE 2020 RIDING ACADEMY SEASON HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED AND YOU MAY SIGN UP BELOW. GET OUT THERE AND LEARN TO RIDE!!

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US AT: ridingacademy@bullrunhd.com

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