Learn to Ride

Due to current conditions we are postponing classes.  We look forward to reinstating the courses and seeing you here at our store. If you're interested still in taking the class, contact us using the link below and we will keep your information on file.

Laern to Ride classroom
Learn to Ride Instructor and Student
Riding Motorcycles

Overview

Our Riding Academy® Program has started. Click on "CLASSES" below to take you to our class schedules and sign up for what will be your new life! The videos below will give you more information as will the FAQs.

Ever want to have the experience of motorcycle riding without the fear of an accident?  Try our Jumpstart.  Contact us for more information.

Our Riding Academy will provide both the classroom and practical experience every motorcycle rider needs.  See our FAQs to answer your basic questions or contact us for more details.

Helmet fitting
Learn to Ride Classroom
Learn to Ride riding course

FAQ

What will I need to register?

*A government-issued photo ID (eg. a state license or passport)
*$350 if you're over 21 and over or $295 if you're under 21
*The want to learn how to ride and join in on the fun

What gear do I need?

*Helmet – Full-face or 3/4 DOT-compliant helmets. Half helmets are prohibited. Personal helmets are subject to inspection for DOT-compliance and to make sure that they are in good working condition. Full-faced helmets are provided if needed.

*Eye protection – Face shield, goggles, or some form of shatter-resistant sun-/eyeglasses. They may be tinted or clear. Ordinary prescription glasses may be worn.  Eye protection is not provided.

*Gloves – Must be full finger and cannot be open on the back of the hand. They must be street-motorcycle specific and/or durable leather. Mechanics gloves, batting gloves, Mom’s dishwashing gloves, and surgeon’s gloves are NOT acceptable.  Gloves are provided if needed.

*Pants – You must wear long, durable pants. No exceptions. Denim, textile, or leather jeans are preferred. All pants are required to have NO holes in them and must come down to the foot. Spandex or cotton leggings are NOT acceptable.

*Shirt – Durable leather or textile jackets are preferred but long-sleeve T-shirts or dress shirts that reach the wrist are acceptable. (Shirts alone will barely protect you in a crash!)

*Shoes/Boots – Over the ankle with little to no heel. Shoes can be an athletic or hiking shoe that provides reinforced ankle support. Boots are preferred. Your footwear should have a good rubber sole for traction and the heel shouldn’t be higher than what is commonly on a “workman’s boot”. Thin fabric shoes made of canvas or other fabrics that do not provide support are not acceptable. The classic Converse All Star “Chuck Taylor” or dress shoe are examples of shoes that DO NOT meet the requirements.

Where is the class?

*The classroom is at Laidlaw's Harley-Davidson 1919 Puente Ave. Baldwin Park, CA 91706
*The riding range is at the Mt. San Antonio College 100 N. Grand Ave., Walnut, CA 91789

If I pass the class do I still need to take the DMV test?

Upon graduating from the class, the DMV DL389 completion card will be sent within 7-10 business days.  Presenting the DL389 card to the DMV will only waive the riding portion of the DMV motorcycle test; the written test will still need to be completed and passed.

Are there any special motorcycle financing offers to Riding Academy graduates?

Yes, contact us to learn more about the exclusive offers available only to Riding Academy graduates.