Harley-Davidson Is Offering Free Motorcycle Lessons for Veterans

The company is celebrating Veterans Day with free riding lessons for all with military service.
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The company is celebrating Veterans Day with free riding lessons for all with military service.
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Active soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, along with reservists and veterans of military service are eligible for a free hog-riding class from Harley-Davidson, starting next year.

"One of our objectives is to grow the sport of motorcycling in the U.S.," Harley-Davidson Managing Director and former U.S. Army Officer, Christian Walters told Maxim. "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."

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All military personnel in the U.S. can enroll in a free class aboard Harley's slick new Street 500 motorcycles by visiting h-d.com/AmericanHeroes. Those who are deployed overseas can register during 2016 and take the free class when they return stateside.  If they live where there isn't a nearby Harley dealer conducting the riding class, they can enroll in a Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider's school, commonly offered through community colleges, and the company will reimburse their expenses.

November 11 is Veterans Day. Don't forget to thank a vet.

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Photos by Harley-Davidson Motor Co.