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Rider Course Information

Apex Cycle Education

Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Street Rider Course

Contact the Apex Office for Additional Class Scheduling Flexibility

On-Cycle, Real-Time
Rider Coaching

Typical Class Schedule

Sunday Morning -- "Classroom" and Riding Skills Assessment, followed by On-cycle, in-traffic instruction, GMU - Fairfax (Meet in Lot C) 8am - 4pm

Course is also offered at Apex's Woodbridge location -- Potomac Mills Mall. Meet  in parking lot across from IKEA.

(Check your registration confirmation for specific time, date and location)

On-Cycle, On-Street
In-Traffic Training

(click on the picture below for a short video clip)

Click on the banner below for a sample portion of the classroom segment.

Designed for solo riders. 
NO riders with passengers.

Opportunities for three-wheelers are also available (bring your own Spyder
OR Goldwing, Harley Davidson, Lehman, etc. Trike/Trike Conversion).

Class Availability

Class Description -- Ride With Awareness and Under Control

6 - 7 Hour Course

95% Riding!

  • The Street Rider Course will be offered with limited availability throughout the riding season. If your organization or club is interested in an exclusive session, please contact us to make arrangements.
  • A Course Completion Certificate is issued by of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
  • Your instructors are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and Apex Cycle Education.

Apex's MSF certified Street Rider Course (SRC) consists of street riding activities designed to complement basic skills for a licensed rider, whether new or experienced. This course expands the visual and mental skills used in the BRC with real-time application in traffic. The focus of the SRC is on techniques and strategies for identifying and responding properly to potential hazards in order to more effectively manage risk. The SRC is a natural extension of courses completed in an off-street riding area. It is coupled with further development of a fundamental principle underlying the MSF Basic RiderCourse -- managing risk through personal responsibility.

The on-street coaching is limited to three riders with one instructor, or four riders with two instructors. This program allows riders to further hone their skills by combining riding techniques along with key strategies in a real-world, on-road environment. Students will be coached in real time by expert instructors using one-way radios (provided by Apex). This training enables riders to immediately apply techniques that can sharpen their motorcycle handling, matching gears to speed, throttle control, cornering, and braking skills, as well as implement visual strategies in other words, learning how to scan and read the road ahead, while paying attention to what is going on all around ( 360 degree awareness).

The design of this program revolves around risk management strategies. The objective is to provide an efficient way to learn new skills, eliminate unsafe habits, and offer fundamental strategies to avoid crashing; it is not about speed. Stated another way, the ultimate goal is to engage riders in an effort to avoid crashes. By example instructors will also demonstrate these principles.

  • Passengers are NOT allowed.
  • Three-wheelers CAN also be accommodated.

Motorcycle Requirements:
Street Legal; Proof of Registration and Insurance; Current Inspection; Written Permission of Motorcycle Owner if not owned by Student; Pass Instructor Visual, Safety Inspection.

In addition personal motorcycles must be conducive to street training, particularly with respect to the decibel level of the exhaust system. It is also important that the motorcycle used for training be compatible with the use of radios (not produce radio interference).

Student Requirements:
Must be a licensed, motorcycle operator, and demonstrate overall motorcycle control by passing a qualifying skill assessment on the motorcycle they will be using in the course. The skills evaluated include a slow ride, right turns from a stop, and left/right-hand curves with a stop.

Required Riding Gear: Protective clothing includes minimum of....

  • DOT Full-face (modular/flip-up helmets acceptable) or 3/4 helmet.
  • Motorcycle riding jacket (motorcycle riding mesh jacket is OK),
  • Motorcycle riding pants (kevlar jeans, leather chaps or mesh pants are OK),
  • Full-fingered gloves (preferably leather), and
  • Sturdy, over-the-ankle footwear.

Tuition Discounts available for Motorcycle Club Contracts and former Apex customers!

If you have a question about Apex Cycle Education RiderCourses, please call (571-201-7661) or email

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