Motorcycles combine the coolness of James Dean, the stylishness of leather clothing, and the convenience of being able to air-dry on your commute. Experience all aspects of two-wheeled entertainment with today's Groupon: for $150, you can enroll in a five-day New Rider course at Eagle's Nest Harley-Davidson in Lathrop (a $300 value). This Groupon is valid 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 and intermediate bikers in the art of the open road, instilling the basic techniques needed to properly ride. The beginning sessions let small groups of riders get to know their bikes through a series of safety lessons. Once versed in safety standards, new riders hit the blacktop to learn braking and turning before graduating to more advanced subjects such as controlling skids, surmounting obstacles, and activating your bike's built-in forcefield..
Rider's Edge rookies don't need their own wheels, as Eagle's Nest supplies training Harleys, but should bring a license and the ability to ride a bicycle. Harley-Davidson also requires riders to suit up with full-fingered gloves, a DOT-approved helmet (provided free upon request for the duration of the course), ankle-protecting shoes, jeans or chaps, a long-sleeve shirt, eyewear, and a leather road map. Cyclists who complete the course earn a Motorcycle Safety Foundation basic RiderCourse completion card, which may exempt them from the riding portion of their license test.
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.
13900 Harlan Rd.
Lathrop, California 95330