Learn to Ride

Learn to Ride


You may have heard people say that there's nothing like being on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. Now, you can find out for yourself - even if you have no previous experience with motorcycles.

The Harley-Davidson® JUMPSTART™ Rider Experience combines a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle and a specially-designed, stationary support stand.0a98b985a111fa3535ee314a73bd8b09_4bcb970d916f56e8.jpg

  • No Knowledge or previous motorcycle experience is necessary
  • Motorcycle will not tip over

You'll mount the bike, set your boots on the foot pegs and fire up te engine under the watchful eye of one of our trained staff. Give the throttle a twist and hear that unforgettable Harley® sound. Sitting comfortably on the bike, you'll continue to shift though the gears - all safely and securely attached to the JUMPSTART™ platform.

Ready to try it out? Check the event calendar for where to find the JUMPSTART™ each week.

Ready to take the next step?

Once you experience the thrill of the JUMPSTART™ and are ready to take the next step you will need to obtain your motorcycle learners permit.

A Motorcycle Learner’s Permit Application (Form DL-5) will first need to be completed and, along with the $10.00 fee, taken to a PennDOT Driver License Center for processing. You will be given a vision screening and a motorcycle knowledge test at this time. After passing the knowledge test, the application will be processed and a motorcycle (Class M) learner’s permit issued. The learner’s permit allows you to build the skills needed to operate a motorcycle and is valid for one year. When ready to take your skills test, you can either schedule an appointment at one of PennDOT’s Driver License Centers or schedule training through the PA Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP).

What is the PAMSP?

The Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) offers free rider training courses for Pennsylvania residents with a motorcycle (Class M) license or permit. The beginner Basic Rider Course (BRC) provides an introduction to the fundamentals of safe, responsible motorcycling, consists of 15 hours of classroom and riding instruction, and is suitable for both beginners and intermediate/advanced riders. Students are provided with a motorcycle and a helmet for use during the training course. Students with a motorcycle learner's permit who successfully complete the course will be issued a motorcycle license.

The Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) addresses critical skills and knowledge, is designed for experienced motorcyclists, and can be completed in one day. Students with a motorcycle learner's permit who successfully complete the course will be issued a motorcycle license. Participants use their own motorcycle. This course is also ideal for graduates of the Basic Rider Course.

In the 3-wheel Basic Rider Course (3WBRC), participants will learn fundamental riding skills and safety strategies similar to what is provided in the Basic Rider Course except on a 3-wheel motorcycle.

Check out the following links for more information on how you can start your motorcycle journey today!