By Sahid Fawaz
Harley-Davidson has long been one of our favorite companies. It is as American as apple pie and employs proud union labor.
And now it has gone one step further in gaining our admiration by offering free motorcycle riding courses for veterans, reservists, active duty personnel, and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
“One of our objectives is to grow the sport of motorcycling in the U.S.,” said Harley-Davidson Managing Director 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 can take advantage of the offer by visiting a local Harley-Davidson dealer or going to h-d.com/AmericanHeroes. If Riding Academy is not available in a particular area, Harley-Davidson will reimburse the expense of attending a certified motorcycle safety program. Those 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.