Photo: Harley-Davidson

Photo: Harley-Davidson

Leading up to Thanksgiving, Harley-Davidson will expand its free Riding Academy motorcycle training offer to all first responders from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016, reports

To unveil the Ride Free offer for police officers, firefighters, and EMS professionals, Harley-Davidson employees across the country volunteered at local firehouses and police stations in Albuquerque, NM; Kansas City, MO; Milwaukee; San Diego; Wichita, KS; and York, PA. At the events, employees washed police motorcycles and fire trucks and served lunch to first responders.

Police officers, firefighters, and EMS professionals selflessly give to the communities where they live and work. Today, Harley-Davidson is giving back not only time and energy but the opportunity for first responders to enjoy the personal freedom found on the open road.

This announcement comes on the heels of the year-long extension of Operation Personal Freedom: Ride Free, the offer of free Riding Academy motorcycle training to all current and former U.S. military.

First responders can learn more about the offer by visiting a Harley-Davidson dealer or going to If Riding Academy is not available in a particular area, Harley-Davidson will offer a Harley-Davidson Gift Card for the amount of the enrollment fee for a qualified third-party motorcycle riding course.