16 Hour Course
5-6 Hours Classroom
10-11 Hours of Range Exercises
Can I use my own sidecar rig or trike for training?
Students are actually encouraged to bring their own rig, provided the trike or sidecar meets training criteria. If a student brings their own rig for use in the class, the following requirements must be met:
· Must be a motorcycle based sidecar or trike (CanAm Spyders are acceptable); 3 wheels must be in contact with the ground
· No “Voyager” or similar add on type “trike” kits allowed (These vehicles are technically 4-wheel vehicles, and handling dynamics are not suitable for the range exercises used during the class.)
· No automotive based trikes are allowed
· Must provide proof of ownership and insurance
· Student owned rigs must be structurally sound in the opinion of the instructor(s)
· The instructor’s determination of the suitability of a student’s rig for use on the range is final.
For those students who do not have their own sidecar rig or trike there are a limited # of sidecars and trikes, helmets, and assorted lightweight gloves available.
- Qualifies graduates for motorcycle (M-3) license (Virginia)
- Qualifies graduates for insurance premium discounts with many motorcycle insurers.
- Riders with no experience in riding three-wheeled motorcycles, who are at least 15 1/2 years of age, should take this course.
Classroom session covers operating a three-wheeled vehicle, defensive driving, driving in traffic, roadway concerns, and the consequences of riding impaired. You will have the opportunity to learn about motorcycle controls and how they operate. Your instructors, all experienced motorcyclists, will review options about what to wear for comfort as well as protection. A very important segment of the course will discuss how to design a strategy for riding in traffic, and dealing with critical situations.
Range exercises are practiced in a low risk, controlled environment, and are designed to provide the rider with the knowledge and confidence to operate a three-wheeled motorcycle. In this course you will have the opportunity to learn basic riding skills, with emphasis on the special skills and mental attitude necessary to manage risk while operating a three-wheeled motorcycle.
In the parking lot you will start off with straight-line riding, turning, shifting and stopping. You'll gradually progress to cornering, swerving and emergency braking. The course concludes with a knowledge test and riding skills evaluation. If you successfully complete this course you will smile with satisfaction as the instructor hands you your course completion cards!
Your Instructors are certified by Evergreen Safety Council (ESC), and are approved by the Virginia Rider Training Program (VRTP).
Required riding apparel:
Eye protection (prescription eyewear or sunglasses are adequate)
Long sleeve shirt or jacket
Sturdy pants (jeans are sufficient; NO baggy pants)
Over the ankle, sturdy shoes
Courses offered only in English
Minimum age with parent/guardian consent: 15 1/2 yrs
Tuition Discounts available for Motorcyle Club Contracts and former Apex customers!