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The California Motorcyclist Safety Program Motorcyclist Training Course is designed for the novice rider with no (or limited) street-riding experience. This course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction. You will learn the fundamental skills required to operate the motorcycle and progress to street riding skills and strategies. From with the required course materials to Harley riding etiquette, Eagle's Nest Harley-Davidson is here to teach you everything you need to know to safely and legally enjoy your bike!

When you take the Motorcyclist Training Course at the Eagle's Nest Harley-Davidson you will:

  • Learn to ride on a genuine Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.
  • Get in-class and on-range instruction from CMSP Certified Instructors.
  • Learn to safely accelerate, shift, brake, and turn, along with maneuvers like controlling skids and surmounting obstacles.
  • Earn a DMV Completion Card, which may exempt you from the riding portion of your license exam and score you a discount on motorcycle insurance.
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  • 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.

 
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Motorcyclist Training Course FAQs

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  • A government issued identification card
  • Be over the age of fifteen and a half
  • The ability to ride a bicycle
  • Credit card for payment

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  • If it’s within 10 minutes of the check-in time of the class, please contact 209-955-8506.
  • If it’s passed 10 minutes of the check-in time, you will need to contact 209-941-0420 x8508 to make arrangements to reschedule as per the site policies.
A: Government-Issued, valid photo ID & Confirmation Letter
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  • A DOT-approved helmet, 3⁄4 or full-face (No half helmets) Personal helmets are subject to inspection for DOT-compliance and to make sure that they are in good working condition.
  • Either full-fingered street specific motorcycle gloves or 100% leather gloves
  • Eye protection including shields, sunglasses, goggles, or glasses
  • Long-sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Long pants, jeans, or leather with no tears or holes
  • Over the ankle boots with little or no heel. 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.
A: The card will be available for pickup within 5 to 7 business days at Eagle's Nest Harley-Davidson.
A: When you come into the dealership please see one of our friendly Sales Associates for your Riding Academy Pit Pass. This endorsed pass will give you a 10% discount for 30 days from your class date.
A: The California Motorcyclist Safety Program Motorcyclist Training Course is designed for the novice rider with no (or limited) street-riding experience. This course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction. You will learn fundamental skills required to operate the motorcycle and progress to street riding skills and strategies. Topics covered include fear, understanding how motorcycles turn, proper cornering strategies, and emergency crash avoidance skills. This course is based on the most current research in rider safety and utilizes modern training methods. Though designed for new riders, any rider that has not taken a motorcycle course will benefit from this course. Motorcycles and helmets are provided in this course.

 

 

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