Try The Track!
Are you interested in trying a trackday but still aren't sure it's right for you?
The TTT (Try The Track) program at Tony's Track Days allows you to get your bike on the track for a session to see what it's all about. No obligation.
The TTT program includes a 15-20 minute guided, follow-the leader session where you will ride with other beginner track riders behind an instructor at a moderately street pace.
If you enjoy the session and want to sign up for the rest of the day, you can do so on the spot - assuming the day is not already SOLD OUT.
Full gear will be required if you stay, so you'll want to be prepared.
If you are still unsure, you are welcome to hang out for the day and sit in on all the classroom sessions for FREE!
PLEASE NOTE: This program is for people who have never atttended a track day before.
Schedule: The TTT session is run during the first hour of the event. You'll need to arrive at the track by 8:00 AM for most events (11:00am for Sunday events at Thompson) to allow time to get ready.
Riding Gear: To ride on the track for the free session, we only require some basic items: Full-faced Helmet, Gloves, a Motorcycle Jacket, and over the ankle boots. However, if you decide you want to sign up for the full day, you'll need to meet our normal gear requirements listed here.
Motorcycle Preparation: For the free session, all we require is that your motorcycle is road worthy and does not leak any fluids. You will need to put tape over your mirrors, as we want all your attention facing forward. If you decide to ride for the day, you'll need to meet our normal bike requirements.
REGISTER NOW! If you wish to register for the "Try The Track" program, just send us an email with your name, your bike model, and the date you wish to attend. If you have questions, feel free to email or call, as well.
Remember, the track is just a great road with no cops or cars.
If you are riding on the street now, you can ride on the track. If you are still unsure, be sure to check out this page.
Check out this podcast where Tony and Ken discuss several FAQs about track days.
Also, read this article about track days that covers many other questions people have about track days.
What are Track Days All About?
Track Days are the most exciting, fun and effective way to improve your riding skills…period! You will learn how to corner and brake with a lot more confidence and control. And you will have a freakin’ BLAST.
Track Days are held on a closed course (racetrack), which means you learn in a safe environment and at real-world speeds. Learning on a racetrack allows you to ride freely and concentrate on and advancing your skill level without the typical hazards faced on the street…potholes, sand, tar snakes and Buicks.
Many types of machines at our regular track day events. While most ride sport bikes, there are also those who ride Tourers, Adventure bikes, and Sport Tourers. There are even special "Non-Sportbike Days".
It’s one of the best investments in fun and skill development money can buy.
Learn to Corner Better
While parking lot courses have their place, riding your bike on a track will let you practice riding skills at real-world speeds - without the normal distractions found on public roads (like cars, sand, cops, etc).
Classroom sessions are usually included in the price of your day where you will benefit from discussions and demonstrations of advanced riding technique that you can then try on the track.
The fact that you visit each corner several times a day allows you to perfect your technique without the changing variables found on the street. These techniques are transferable to street riding.
The skills typically learned:
- Vision Techniques
- Braking Techniques
- Shifting Timing and Techniques
- Cornering Precision
- Cornering Line Selection
- Body Positioning
What's a Track Day and is it right for Me?
Track Days are a mystery to many riders.
A lot of motorcycle riders believe the track day myths that circulate around the Interweb.
- Track days are the same as racing
- Track days are only for rich people
- My bike will need lots of prep work to be ready
- Riding on a racetrack is more dangerous than riding on the street.
But, none of these statements are true.
- Track days are not race events.
- Track days can seem expensive, but not compared to speeding tickets, insurance points.
- For Tonys Track Days, a normal street bike can be prepped for a track day in about 15 minutes. See this video.
- The controlled environment of a racetrack is much safer, especially if you choose to ride fast on the street.
Let's take a moment to clear up a few myths and perhaps convince you that a track day should be in your future.