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Basic RiderCourse (Class No: 19707)
Class Date(s): 1/15 - 1/16
Tue & Wed 8 am - 5 pm
6 seat(s) remaining
Cost: $329 per student.

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John Murphy brings over 45 years and 500,000 miles of riding experience and a true passion for sharing his love of riding to our program.  John and his wife Sharon have ridden cross country 2 times and have only 2 States, Washington and Oregon to check off of their ridden in the lower 48 checklist.  Some of John’s past endeavors include coaching baseball at the High School and American Legion Level for over 20 years, accumulating over 200 dives as an Advanced Scuba Diver, and attaining a Commercial Pilot’s License with over 2000 total hours of flight time.  He and his wife Sharon recently celebrated their 42nd Wedding Anniversary.  John is a Past Director of the Fairfax Harley Owners Group, a Chapter of 600 or so motorcyclist’s whose motto is “Let’s Ride and have Fun”.   When not coaching now John enjoys spending time with his wife and visiting many of the local Wineries, as well as heading out on 2 wheels to ride the great roads and scenic areas around the region.


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This course offers over 15 hours of classroom and riding instruction based on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) curriculum.

This course is specifically designed for the novice rider and beginner rider. Students learn about components and controls of a motorcycle, riding gear and preparing to for the ride. The risk of riding and managing that risk are studied in depth better preparing the student for "real life" riding. Strategies are investigated that will prepare each student for riding on the street in traffic. Whether you want to learn to ride for pleasure or basic low-cost transportation or both, this course is perfect for you.

Many students are returning riders. They rode a motorcycle in their youth, but haven't ridden in years. This is a perfect reintroduction to riding. Experienced riders can break bad habits and gain new skills.

Graduating students receive an Motorcycle Safety Foundation completion certificate and a Virginia Class "M2" endorsement (motorcycle license).

We offer both weekday and weekend classes throughout the year. Class sizes are typically 10 - 12 students facilitated by two professional RiderCoaches.