Motorcycles combine the coolness of James Dean, the stylishness of leather clothing, and the convenience of jumping every gorge in the neighborhood. Experience all aspects of two-wheeled entertainment with today's Groupon: for $185, you can enroll in a five-day new rider course at Eagle's Nest Harley-Davidson (a $375 value). This Groupon may be redeemed for any scheduled class term within 12 months of the feature date.
During five days and 25 hours of wheels-on instruction at Eagle’s Nest, supportive, Harley-Davidson–certified instructors train aspiring bikers in the art of the open road and basic techniques needed to properly ride. During the beginning sessions, riders get to know Harley-Davidson–provided bikes through a series of safety lessons. Once versed in safety standards, new riders hit the blacktop to learn braking, turning, controlling skids, surmounting obstacles, and how to shout, “Will you marry me?” over the motorcycle’s loud engine.
Rider's Edge rookies do not need their own wheels, but will need a license and the ability to ride a bicycle. Harley-Davidson also require riders to suit up with full-fingered gloves, a DOT-approved helmet (provided at no charge for students upon request to use for the duration of the course), ankle-protecting shoes, jeans or chaps, long-sleeved shirt, and eyewear. Cyclers who complete the course earn a Motorcycle Safety Foundation basic RiderCourse completion card.
Eagle’s Nest Harley-Davidson
Eagle’s Nest Harley-Davidson makes motorcycle pipe dreams come true with its stock of glistening hogs and Harley Davidson–certified instructors, who teach new riders the ins and outs of navigating the road. A far cry from Stockton’s first Harley-Davidson dealership, which was opened by Soapy Sudmyer in the 1930s, Eagle’s Nest Harley-Davidson has changed hands numerous times in the last 80 years, finally coming to rest in the paws of Terry Davis, who relocated the dealership to its current 46,000-square-foot facility. Here, hundreds of motorcycles, racks of clothing, and a parts department coexist in a winery-themed complex where massive wooden eagles overlook the showroom. Technicians swap out oil and repair broken parts in 14 service bays, and Buell Blast practice bikes help riders learn the rules of the road during extensive five-day training courses.