Learn To Ride


Learn To Ride – Or Ride Better – The H-D Way.

Whether you’re a new rider ready to experience the joy and thrill of riding a motorcycle or an experienced rider who wants to take their skills to the next level, our Harley-Davidson Riding Academy has the class for you! There’s no better place to learn to ride and hone your skills than the Emerald Coast Harley-Davidson Riding Academy. Our H-D and MSF certified Riding Coaches are committed to helping you every roll of the throttle. Give us a call at (850) 329-4449 to learn more.

Dealer Info

Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Tue - Fri10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon, SunClosed


New Rider Course

What To Expect

Never ridden before? Don’t sweat it. The Harley-Davidson Riding Academy New Rider Course is designed to get you comfortable on a bike and give you the skills you need to ride with confidence. With this course you’ll:

  • Learn to ride on a genuine Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
  • Get in-class and on-range instruction from 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 Rider Course Completion Card, which will exempt you from the riding portion of your license exam (in the state of Florida).

New Rider FAQs

What will I need to register?

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

Do I need any special gear?

You’ll need to bring the following:

  • A heavy, long-sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Jeans, chaps, or leather pants
  • Over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • A helmet that meets DOT requirements
  • Eyewear

Harley-Davidson Riding Academy

With nationally certified Rider Coaches, the primary goal of the Emerald Coast Harley-Davidson Riding Academy is to develop rider skills in a safe and fun learning environment. Whether totally new to motorcycle riding, a returning rider or a seasoned rider, there are courses geared to meet all skill levels including courses designed for 3-wheeled motorcycles.


788 Beal Pkwy NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Emerald Coast Harley-Davidson 30.447, -86.639554.