Harley-Davidson Makes Rider Training Free for U.S. Military in 2016

In the spirit of Veteran’s Day, Harley-Davidson announced the extension of its free Riding Academy motorcycle training to all current and former U.S. military members throughout 2016.

The program kicked off at the 2015 America’s Parade in New York. But, it will kick off in full for all active-duty, retired, reservists and veterans starting January 1st and running to December 31, 2016.

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The original offer of free Harley-Davidson Riding Academy to veterans started prior to Armed Forces Day aboard the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier in Charleston, South Carolina.


To get involved in the program, stateside military (present and retired) visit their local Harley-Davidson dealer or by going to the Riding Academy online site if a local facility isn’t available. Harley-Davidson will reimburse the expense of attending certified motorcycle safety programs.

Any troops deployed outside the U.S. in 2016 can submit an application by Dec. 31, 2016, to receive a voucher for free motorcycle safety training. That’s good through 2017 for when they return stateside.