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Harley-Davidson
1820 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy Maryville, TN 37801
865.977.1669
Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Instruction Classes

 

Have you had the dream to learn to ride a motorcycle or have not ridden for awhile and just want to get back in the saddle?  

Now is your chance!

Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson offers official NEW RIDER and SKILLED RIDER Harley-Davidson Riding Academy Classes! They include both in-class lessons and hands-on riding techniques that focus on developing the skills you need to ride with knowledge and confidence. We have an up-to-date fleet of  motorcycles on a closed course right here at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson.

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Classes will be held (rain or shine) every weekend March-October except for holidays OR major special event days at SMH-D. 

Other dates in fall/winter may be offered.


For more info on our Riding Academy® program or to check availability, please contact our Riding Academy Desk (865) 977-1669

You can  REGISTER ONLINE FOR NEW RIDER COURSE! or REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE SKILLED RIDER COURSE!

 


 

THE NEW RIDER COURSE

The New Rider Course provides you with 25 hours of expert guidance from Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) and H-D® Certified Instructors.

  • In the classroom, you'll get to know the motorcycle you'll be riding and learn the basics of rider safety skills.
  • On the practice range, you'll learn braking and turning, along with maneuvers like controlling skids and surmounting obstacles.


Schedule:

Friday: 6pm - 9pm Rider Handbook overview in classroom 

Saturday: 9 hour day including 1 hour break for lunch (time will be determined by weather)

Sunday: 9 hour day including 1 hour break for lunch (time will be determined by weather)


What you will need:

  • 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
  • Rain suit or jacket (not required, but handy in case of rain)




THE SKILLED RIDER COURSE

Take your riding to an all-new level with the Riding Academy® Skilled Rider Course.  Created for experienced riders, it offers advanced techniques that help you own the road.  The course runs 4-6 hours and is built on the curriculum of the MSF BRC 2 Suite, formerly the Experienced Rider Course.  It is taught by devoted MSF and H-D® Certified Coaches.  When you're done, you'll earn a MSF BRC 2 completion card that may qualify you for a discount on motorcycle insurance.


The course focuses on improving the following skills:

  • Control at low speeds
  • Risk Management
  • Limited space maneuvers
  • Cornering judgment
  • Swerving and stopping quickly on straights and in curves
  • Multiple curve maneuvers and surmounting objects


What will you need to register:

  • A street-ready motorcycle (your own or a rental)
  • Motorcycle endorsement, permit or license (check with the H-D® dealer for details)
  • Proof of valid motorcycle insurance

What you will need:

  • 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

 

Trike Orientation Available - call for more information: 865-977-1669