Great riders aren't born, they're made.


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 a CMSP riding course available at Iron Steed Harley-Davidson!

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 California Motorcyclist Safety Program® (CMSP) and H-D® Certified Instructors.
  • Learn to safely accelerate, shift, brake, and turn.
  • CMSP Motorcyclist Training Course DL 389 waiver, which may (varies by state) exempt you from the riding portion of your license exam and a CMSP Motorcyclist Training course Completion Card which may score you a discount on motorcycle insurance.*

*Students with a Valid DL 389 will have one year from the date of course completion to redeem the DL 389 for their M1 Endorsement. DL 389 does not exempt student from the written M1 Endorsement test. 

New Rider Course

  • Friendly, enthusiastic California Motorcyclist Safety Program® (CMSP) certified Instructors make learning a breeze.
  • Classroom time gets you familiar with the bike, its controls and the inner workings of a Harley-Davidson dealership.
  • Learn the basic motorcycling skills on the range with a Harley-Davidson Street 500 motorcycle provided by the dealership.
  • Successful course completion may streamline your motorcycle licensing process and may help you get a discount on motorcycle insurance.
  • The course is 15 hours total which includes 5-hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of actual riding.