Thanking Those Who Protect and Serve: Harley-Davidson Offers Free Riding Academy Motorcycle Training to First Responders

H-D Employees Help Announce Offer by Volunteering at Local Firehouses and Police Stations


MILWAUKEE (NOV. 17, 2015) – Leading up to Thanksgiving, Harley-Davidson will expand its free Riding Academy motorcycle training offer to all first responders from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016.

To unveil the Ride Free offer for police officers, firefighters and EMS professionals*, Harley-Davidson employees across the country volunteered at local firehouses and police stations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kansas City, Missouri, Milwaukee, San Diego, Wichita, Kansas and York, Pennsylvania. At the events, employees washed police motorcycles and fire trucks and served lunch to first responders.

Police officers, firefighters and EMS professionals selflessly give to the communities where they live and work. Today, we’re giving back not only our time and energy but the opportunity for first responders to enjoy the personal freedom found on the open road.

This announcement comes on the heels of the year-long extension of Operation Personal Freedom: Ride Free, the offer of free Riding Academy motorcycle training to all current and former U.S. military.

Harley-Davidson is proud to expand free Riding Academy to those who protect and serve here at home as well as those who defend our freedom around the world.

First responders can learn more about the offer by visiting a Harley-Davidson dealer or going to If Riding Academy is not available in a particular area, Harley-Davidson will offer a Harley-Davidson Gift Card for the amount of the enrollment fee for a qualified third-party motorcycle riding course.