I've listed Apocalypse and Stryfe (deceased?) under former members, but unsure about this - the Dark Riders followed both of them, but I don't know if either were part of the team.
Also, Deadpool and Irene Merryweather recently encountered a group of monster mummy-type things that Deadpool called "Dark Riders", unsure if these are the new Dark Riders or if it was just Deadpool in his "Apoccy Lips" rant. GPickup
On the first question, I'd say neither Apocalypse nor Stryfe were members of the team. On the second question, I'd say that until we get a confirmation one way or another, I'd leave it open. Mention "Deadpool and Irene Merryweather recently encountered a group of monster mummy-type things that Deadpool called "Dark Riders", but it is unclear if these are a new group Dark Riders, or if Deadpool was being facetious." Stuart Vandal 18:38, 13 March 2006 (EST)
I feel that Stryfe was a member of the team but Apocalypse was not. Apocalypse never really direcltly joined any team whereas Stryfe is known to have been involved in his various teams (mainly refering to the Mutant Liberation Front which Stryfe was definitely a part of). IRISH4869 13 March
Apocalypse recruited out of the Inhumans for his 1st team of Dark Riders. Added that. The team that attacked and mutated Wolverine was a new team of Dark Riders, Added mention of that,--phil56201 12:32, 2 October 2006 (EDT)