If you have come to this page, then you are ready for adventure! There is nothing like the thrill and sense of freedom that comes with learning to ride a motorcycle! We make it easy, and we even provide the bike and helmet!
Our friendly instructional courses are designed for people that have never been on a bike before, but always wanted to learn! Read below for more info, then call us at 503-363-0634 to reserve your space.
SALEM H-D LEARN TO RIDE CLASSES ARE COMPLETED FOR THIS YEAR.
CLASSES ARE STILL AVAILABLE THROUGH TEAM OREGON; CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY FOR DETAILS.
NEXT SALEM H-D CLASSes WILL BE IN APRIL 2020: CHECK BACK IN EARLY 2020 FOR DETAILS.
(Classes run Thursdays through Sundays):
Note: Harley-Davidson recently announced special financing rates for new riders looking to buy their first Harley-Davidson bike. Ask us for details!
About the Basic Rider Training Course:
The Basic Rider Training course combines classroom instruction and on-cycle riding experience. Motorcycle safety and safe riding habits are emphasized. Motorcycles and helmets are provided. It begins with the basics, such as turning, shifting and braking, then moves on to more advanced street riding skills and emergency maneuvers. In order to receive your course completion card, you must attend all classroom and range sessions and pass knowledge and skill tests. If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign the required waiver form before the first class.
WHAT TO BRING
- DOT-approved helmet (we provide one if you don't own one)
- Eye protection (eyeglasses and sunglasses are acceptable)
- Long sleeves or a jacket
- Full-finger gloves
- Long pants
- Low-heeled shoes or boots that cover your ankle and offer good traction
- Rain gear/sunscreen (Classes are conducted rain or shine)
- We encourage you to bring energy snacks or drinks
- Motorcycles are provided in the BRT
- A driver's license or driving permit (Does not have to be a motorcycle permit)
Schedule: (each session runs Thursday through a Sunday)
THURSDAY 6PM-8:30PM, AT SALEM HARLEY-DAVIDSON®:
Course overview, paperwork, waivers, tour, coursework. Textbook Unit 1, Welcome to the world of motorcycling. Unit 2, Introduction to motorcycling.
FRIDAY: 6PM-8:30PM, AT SALEM HARLEY-DAVIDSON®:
Classwork and textbook work: H-D® experience, product and gear. Unit 3, Preparing to ride. Unit 4, Wheels in Motion.
SATURDAY, 7:45AM-NOON, ON THE COURSE AT CHEMEKETA CC TEST COURSE:
Basics: operating the controls, starting the engine, getting underway, shifting and stopping, entering turns, weaving, more basics.
SATURDAY 1PM-3:30PM, AT SALEM HARLEY-DAVIDSON®:
Textbook: Unit 5, Mental motorcycling. Unit 6, Cornering with confidence. Unit 7, Maximum braking and swerving.
SUNDAY 8AM-NOON, ON THE COURSE AT CHEMEKETA CC TEST COURSE:
Weaving and changing lanes, stopping quickly, riding through curves, straighten then brake, low speed turning, swerving, negotiating curves, offset cone weaving, more swerving, quick stop exercise, cornering proficiency, sharp turns, traffic interaction.
SUNDAY 1PM-3:30PM, AT SALEM HARLEY-DAVIDSON®:
Textbook: Unit 8, special situations, unit 9, impairments to safety. appendices. Knowledge test. Completion cards, close.