Learn To Ride


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

If you’re ready to experience the unique thrill of riding your own motorcycle for the first time, there’s no better place to learn than the New Rider Course at Pensacola Harley-Davidson Riding Academy. Experienced riders, take your skills to the next level with the Skilled Rider Course. Available only at Authorized H-D® Dealerships.

Call Sammie Taunton at 850-456-2277 for questions or more information.

Dealer Info

Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Tue - Fri10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon, SunClosed


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.

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

New Rider Courses and Skilled Rider Courses are now available at Pensacola Harley-Davidson to provide a professional motorcycle rider training program. With nationally certified Rider Coaches, the primary goal is to develop rider skills in a safe and fun learning environment. Whether totally new to motorcycles, a returning rider or already experienced professional, there are courses geared to meet all skill levels, including those that will or already ride a 3-wheeled motorcycle.

The New Rider Course meets the state of Florida license endorsement requirement to legally operate a motorcycle on streets and highways. It also meets the requirements for our military and those that ride on board a military installation. Training bikes are provided for the New Rider Course. For additional information call the riding academy manager Sammie Taunton at (850) 456-2277.

Contact Us

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  • 6385 Pensacola Blvd
    Pensacola, FL 32505

    Pensacola Harley-Davidson 30.479113, -87.2539746.