Toledo Harley-Davidson®
7960 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43617
Riding Academy® Team

Riding Academy® Team

Riding Academy®



Riding Academy® Instructor

Adam has been riding for over 38 years and teaching for Harley-Davidson for over 12. He has worked in machine shops and now designs gearboxes for high performance and race applications. His goal is to make custom motorcycle parts from home.

Adam's teaching style is to try to have a lot of fun and keep the students upbeat. His advice for new riders is to "Relax, have fun and look where you want the bike to go."

Why does Adam ride? "Because it's cool!!"



Riding Academy® Instructor

I have been riding since 1968. I learned to ride on a friends dad's bike. I bought my first bike (1970 Triumph 650 Bonneville) and by 1971 bought my first Harley Electra glide. I have ridden Harley "dresses" to the present 2015 Ultra. The big bikes handle so good.

I became an MSF motorcycle instructor in 2002, then a Harley Riders Edge instructor in 2006. I am presently in the Harley Riding Academy. I became an instructor to "give back" to my favorite sport and a pure desire to share ways to make riding safer and more fun.

My teaching style is to present information in a calm, relaxed and fun way with no high pressure. I am thankful to have more than 300,000 "safe miles" to date, so yes I like to ride!

My favorite part of teaching is to see new riders start to "get it" and see their confidence build. It is great fun.

As an instructor I continue to challenge my skills by taking other advanced courses from Motorcycle Ohio advanced courses to Police Motorcycle training.


An information sessions on becoming a Certified Motorcycle Ohio Instructor has been added in the NW Ohio area.

These one-hour evening informational sessions are open to all endorsed motorcycle riders with a valid driver’s license. In attendance will be past graduates of the instructor prep class, interested candidates, representative from Motorcycle Ohio, and area program managers.

The event will include 20 minutes of networking, a 15 minute presentation followed by a Q & A Session. At the end of the event there will be an opportunity for more networking.

Nothing is needed. Just come to have your questions answered and decide if teaching is for you.

This is not a registration session to take a class or to get your endorsement.

To be considered you must attend this orientation session and meet the following:

You must have 3 consecutive years of endorsed riding under your belt with a valid, non-suspended license and a two-wheel motorcycle endorsement;

Under 6 points on your valid driver’s license;

No 12 point suspension/conviction within the past 10 years;

No OVI/DUI conviction within the past 10 years;

Any felony conviction within the past ten years; and

A misdemeanor of the first or second degree within the past five years.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We'll have a sign-in sheet on hand for the event.

Informational Seminars:

NE Ohio

Thursday, October 10, 2019     7-8pm

Hudson High School, 2500 Hudson Aurora Rd, Hudson, OH 44236

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NW Ohio

Tuesday, October 29, 2019     7-8pm

Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont, OH 43420

To Register Visit: