Harley-Davidson is extending its offer to provide free Riding Academy motorcycle training to all current and former U.S. military, and also making the free program available to first responders. Free Riding Academy training is now available to active-duty military, retired, reservists and veterans as well as police officers, firefighters and EMS professionals from January 1 to December 31, 2016.
“One of our objectives is to grow the sport of motorcycling in the U.S.,” said Harley-Davidson Managing Director and former U.S. Army Officer, Christian Walters. “Thousands of members of the military have learned to ride through the program so far. We’re proud to extend this opportunity in 2016 so even more military personnel can enjoy the very freedom they protect.”
All stateside military and first responders can take advantage of the offer by visiting a local Harley-Davidson dealer or going to h-d.com/AmericanHeroes. If the Riding Academy is not available in a particular area, Harley-Davidson will reimburse the expense of attending a certified motorcycle safety program. Military currently deployed outside the U.S. also can submit the form by Dec. 31, 2016, and will receive a voucher for free motorcycle safety training, good through 2017, when they return home.