Black Wolf Harley-Davidson®
1061 Old Abingdon Hwy, Bristol, VA 24201

Learn To Ride

Learn To Ride

Want to learn to ride or haven't ridden in a while


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.

Been a while since you have sat in the saddle? No problem. Touch up your skills to get that peace of mind you once had.


When you take a New Rider Course at the Riding Academy you will:

  • Learn to ride on a genuine Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. (H-D® Street 500)
  • Get in-class and on-range instruction from Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF), State of Virginia, 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 could score you a discount on motorcycle insurance. (varies by the insurance carrier)

Class Schedule:

  • Saturday 7:30 A.M. - 7:00P.M.
  • Sunday 7:30 A.M. - 7:00P.M.

Cost: $325.00 plus tax (nonrefundable)

What you need on the range:

  • DOT-approved helmet
    • (Full face or three-quarter helmets only)
  • Protective eyewear
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
  • Over-the-ankle boots
  • Jeans

*You may want to bring rain gear in case of rain.

Important Information for Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy™ Students

VIRGINIA RESIDENTS: The state of Virginia requires that all students taking a beginner motorcycle riding course wear a three-quarter shell or full-face motorcycle helmet that meets U.S. Department of Transportation Safety standards. As long as students have other eye protection for the class, face shields are not mandatory.

We have a small supply of three-quarter shell helmets to loan for class on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please let us know as soon as you can that you would like to use one of these helmets so we can reserve it for you. Otherwise, please make sure that you secure an appropriate helmet before class range activities begin.

Black Wolf Harley-Davidson® Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy™ New Rider Course Class Cancellation/Refund Policy

Black Wolf Harley-Davidson® is committed to providing quality training and helping students become safe motorcyclists in a fun and safe environment. A student must demonstrate safe riding to remain in the class. Circumstances may arise in which the student may be unable to attend the class. In such situations, the following policy applies:


Tuition will be refunded in full when cancellation occurs up to fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the first scheduled day of class. A cancellation that occurs between fourteen (14) and seven (7) calendar days prior to the first scheduled day of class will receive no refunds; however, the student may register one more time for another class within one year from the beginning date of original class at no additional charge. A cancellation that occurs less than seven (7) calendar days prior to the first scheduled day of class will receive no refunds and the student is not entitled to a course reschedule.


A student who reports for training but withdraws from class prior to completing the entire course will receive no refunds.



A student who does not report for class on time at the beginning of each training day will be released from the course by the Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy™ instructors. Promptness is mandatory. Once the training day has begun, it will not be stopped to catch up a tardy student. A student may also be dismissed at any time during the course by the Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy™ instructor(s) for being disruptive, violating range rules, or exhibiting skill level development that is detrimental or presents a hazard to conducting the training for the class. Dismissed students will receive no refunds.

Students who complete the course but are unsuccessful at the skill test may retake the entire course one time within six (6) months on a space-available basis at no additional cost. If the student does not show up for class or is unsuccessful upon completing the course at this opportunity, the entire tuition is forfeited. The student may take the course again but must pay the full tuition for an additional session.


Although course cancellation notice will be given to students at the earliest possible opportunity, Black Wolf Harley-Davidson® reserves the right to cancel a course at any time. If course cancellation occurs, Black Wolf Harley-Davidson® will reschedule the course or place students in other available courses. If Black Wolf Harley-Davidson® cancels a course and an enrolled student cannot enroll in a rescheduled course, a full refund will be given to the student.

In the case of inclement weather, every effort will be made to continue with the class. The New Rider Course will not be canceled due to rain. However, if a course must be canceled due to heavy rain or thunderstorms, the course will be rescheduled or students will be placed in other available class openings.


Give your skills a boost with our Skilled Rider Course.  Harley-Davidson® offers two unique versions of the Skilled Rider Course. The Skills Practice version will help licensed riders sharpen their skills on their own bike. The Licensed Waiver version is for experienced riders riding on a permit, who would like to obtain their motorcycle license. 


For more information, please contact Scooter at or 276-644-9653.