February 29, 2024

Motorcycle Riding Schools – Learn How to Ride a Motorcycle in North Carolina

Learn How to Ride a Motorcycle in North Carolina

North Carolina Motorcycle Riding Schosls

North Carolina offers spectacular routes for motorists with its scenic and twisty roads that are best for a day of motorcycle adventure.

However, before you jump on a bike and make that road trip, be sure that you are educated and licensed to ride.  To get a license and to pass the on-cycle test, you need to learn how to ride a motorcycle properly.

Listed below is the different motorcycle riding schools and training centers for all kinds of riders in North Carolina:

Harley-Davidson of Charlotte (http://www.h-dofcharlotte.com/edge/)

The Rider’s Edge is not just about motorcycle instruction. According to the official website of Harley-Davidson of Charlotte, it is an education about life on two wheels. Whether you are a seasoned rider or someone taking the very first step in a lifelong motorcycle journey, the Rider’s Edge has the right course for you. They offer both the New Rider and Skilled Rider courses. For more information, call 704-847-HOGS (4647) or fax 704-847-8552.

North Carolina Motorcycle Education (http://www.ncmotorcyclesafety.org/)

The North Carolina Community College System offers the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Motorcycle Safety Programs.  This program offers the  Basic Rider Course for new and re-entry riders; the  Experienced Rider Course which is intended for those riders with a minimum of 6 months riding experience , and the Advanced Rider Course for those who want to enhance their motorcycle riding skills. (Click links for more information)

North Carolina Motorcycle Education programs are offered at the following colleges:

A B TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE    – Asheville   – 828-254-1921    ext 817

ALAMANCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE   – Graham    – 336-506-4322

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE  –   Flat Rock   – 828-694-1743

CALDWELL COMMUNITY COLLEGE   Hudson – 828-726-2242

CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE  Wilmington – 910-362-7219

CARTERET COMMUNITY COLLEGE    Morehead City – 252-222-6123


 Levine Campus – 704-330-4223

COASTAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE   Jacksonville – 910-938-6294

COLLEGE OF THE ALBEMARLE    Elizabeth City – 252-335-0821       EXT. 2250

CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE    New Bern – 252-638-7361

DURHAM TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE   Durham   919-536-7240       EXT. 4407

DAVIDSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE   Lexington    336-224-4798

FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE   Fayetteville    910-678-8446 REG. 910-678-8279

FORSYTH TECHNICAL C C Winston-Salem   2 WK – 336-761-1002

GASTON COLLEGE   Dallas – (704) 922-6251

GUILFORD TECHNICAL C C  Greensboro   336-454-1126       Ext. 4141

HALIFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE   Weldon – 252-536-7212

JOHNSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE    Smithfield   – 919-209-2034

LENOIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE   Kinston –   252-527-6223       EXT. 714

MCDOWELL TECHNICAL CC Marion – 828-652-0674

MITCHELL COMMUNITY COLLEGE   Statesville – 704-878-4266

NASH COMMUNITY COLLEGE  Rocky Mount   – 252-451-8234

PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE   Greenville – 252-493-7528

RANDOLPH COMMUNITY COLLEGE  Archdale   – 336-862-7980

ROBESON COMMUNITY COLLEGE   Lumberton – 910-272-3604 or 910-272-3609

ROCKINGHAM COMMUNITY COLLEGE  Reidsville   – 336-342-4261       EXT. 2325




SURRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE   Dobson – 336-386-3473

VANCE-GRANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE   Henderson   – 252-738-3275


Shelton’s Harley-Davidson (http://www.sheltonshd.com/)

Shelton’s Harley-Davidson offers the Rider’s Edge New Rider Course and Skilled Rider Course. The New Rider Course includes 4 days of instruction where students will learn about motorcycle, how to get comfortable with the controls and shifting. The skilled rider course develops rider’s skills on control and low speeds, risk management and other riding skills.  All courses are approved by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

Courses are available at the following locations:

Smithfield – (919) 938-1592

Goldsboro – (919) 731-2776

Durham – (919) 596-9511

For more information about the course, please visit http://www.sheltonshd.com/ridersedge.html or send an email to sheltonsmall@sheltonshd.com.

Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury (http://tilleyhdofsalisbury.com/)

The Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury offers motorcycle safety courses to new and skilled riders through Rider’s Edge, the H-D Academy of Motorcycling. Upon completion of the New Rider Course, students will earn a waiver that may streamline their motorcycle licensing process and, upon completion of the Skilled Rider Course, riders will earn more discounts on motorcycle insurance. Both courses are approved by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and are taught by certified Rider Coaches. For more information, please contact 704-638-6044 or send an email to shop@tilleyhd.com.

These are some of the motorcycle riding schools and training centers in the state of North Carolina.

Are we missing a school on our list? Or did you attend one of these schools and want to leave a review for future riders? Leave a Reply below and share what you know.

8 thoughts on “Motorcycle Riding Schools – Learn How to Ride a Motorcycle in North Carolina

  1. The phone number for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is incorrect. It should be 704-216-7222. Thanks

    1. Thanks, George. Will add them in. Thanks for the heads-up. Sorry for the delayed response – didn’t realize we had a bit of a web issue.


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