"Non-Sportbike" Track Days
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Sponsored by Riding in the Zone Motorcyclist Training
WHAT ARE THESE DAYS ABOUT?
A Non-Sportbike Track Day is the most exciting, fun and effective way to improve your riding skills…period! And you will have a freakin’ BLAST.
In an effort to encourage more types of riders to experience the racetrack, and to learn more about their bike and ability, we are offering this SPECIAL track day training day for NON-SPORTBIKE RIDERS.
Non-Sportbike Track Days are held on a closed course (racetrack), which means you learn in a safe environment and at real-world speeds (not race 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.
Even though we see many non-sportbike machines at our regular TTD events, we know that there are people who ride Cruisers, Baggers, Tourers, Adventure bikes, and Sport Tourers who would feel more comfortable riding on the track with other non-sportbike machines. Fun with riders with a more relaxed attitude is what this day is all about. As an inevitable bonus, you will learn how to corner and brake with a lot more confidence and control.
It’s the best investment in fun and skill development money can buy.
LEARN TO CORNER BETTER
Classroom sessions are included in the price of your day.
The instruction you'll receive is not about "how to ride" - it's about "how to ride better". As long as you are currently riding your motorcycle on the road, we'll help you ride it 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)
Throughout the day, you will alternate between voluntary classroom sessions and on-track sessions. Benefit from discussions and demonstrations of advanced riding technique that you can then try on the track.
Our goal is to greatly improve your confidence as you enter and ride through a corner.
WHO IS THIS DAY FOR?
A day of motorcycle riding geared toward Touring bikes, Adventure bikes and Cruisers. This course is designed to help riders ride their own bike better! No Track Experience is needed. If you ride on the street, you can bring your bike to this event and you will leave with a much better understanding of your bike's capabilities.
"I wanted to tell you the best part of my first track day was riding two-up with you. It clicked while doing those few laps and my street riding has improved considerably. Now I am leaning with the bike instead of just the bike leaning, and it feels so smooth and steady. No more jitters while cornering. I am sold on the value of track days!"- Linda C.
June 3, 2015 (Wednesday)* - Event complete
August 25, 2015 (Tuesday)* - SIgn Up below!
$250.00 per day, including garage space and catered lunch.
We DO NOT provide fluids throughout the day! It is recommended everyone bring fluids to drink throughout the day.. such as a gallon of water, gatorade, etc.
It’s the best investment in fun and skill development money can buy.
A slower NOVICE "CRUISER" Group
A Medium Speed INTERMEDIATE "TOURER" Group
A Faster ADVANCED "SPORT TOURING" Group
NOTE: You will initially be grouped by bike type, but we may move people up or down a group as their riding ability dictates.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Every hour of your day (except Lunch Hour) will consist of both track riding and classroom.
- riding on the track for 20 minutes
- get your gear off and grab a drink
- then in the classroom for 15 minutes,
- gear back up, then back on the track.
FREE Classroom sessions will be held after every on track session until 4:00 PM for each group.
|ARRIVAL and TECH INSPECTION||7am|
|TECH INSPECTION||7 - 8:15 AM|
|RIDERS MEETING||8:15 AM|
|FOLLOW the LEADER - FIRST SESSION|
|ADVANCED (SPORT TOURER) Follow the Leader (Faster)||9:00 ON TRACK|
|Classroom ADVANCED GROUP (CRUISER)||9:25 CLASSROOM|
|INTERMEDIATE (TOURER) GROUP Follow the Leader (Fast-ish)||9:20 ON TRACK|
|Classroom INTERMEDIATE GROUP||9:45 CLASSROOM|
|NOVICE (CRUISER) GROUP Follow the Leader (Slower)||9:40 ON TRACK|
|Classroom NOVICE GROUP||10:05 CLASSROOM|
|OPEN TRACK SESSIONS - MORNING|
|ADVANCED (SPORT TOURER) GROUP OPEN TRACK||10:00am & 11:00am|
|Classroom ADVANCED GROUP||10:25am & 11:25am|
|INTERMEDIATE (TOURER) GROUP OPEN TRACK||10:20am & 11:20am|
|Classroom INTERMEDIATE GROUP||10:45am & 11:45am|
|NOVICE (CRUISER) OPEN TRACK||10:40am & 11:40am|
|Classroom NOVICE GROUP||10:05am & 11:05am|
|LUNCH BREAK (begins after your 11 O'clock session ends)||NOON to 1PM|
|OPEN TRACK SESSIONS - AFTERNOON|
|Classroom conducted after each session with an *||Session Start Times|
|ADVANCED (SPORT TOURER) GROUP OPEN TRACK||1:00*, 2:00*, 3:00*, 4:00|
|INTERMEDIATE (TOURER) GROUP OPEN TRACK||1:20*, 2:20*, 3:20*, 4:20|
|NOVICE GROUP OPEN TRACK||1:40*, 2:40*, 3:40*, 4:40|
TECH INSPECTION: For this day, we are relaxing our tech requirements from our regular days. We need bikes to be in excellent roadworthy condition with plenty of tire life remaining. There can be no leaking of any fluids - be sure to check your fork tubes! We will also be checking brake pads so be sure to have plenty of pad left. Mirrors need to be removed or taped over. Brake light needs to be disabled or taped over. Do not worry about your headlight if it's plastic. If it is glass, just make an X with tape... don't completely cover it.
RIDING GEAR: Riders will be responsible for having full motorcycle gear. At a minimum, this means a motorcycle jacket and pants (no chaps).
We require you to have some sort of back protector. While hard back protectors are strongly encouraged, they are not mandatory. However, please consider buying CE approved armor, which is TONS better than the thin foam pads generally included with jackets.
If your jacket has a pocket for a back protector, you can get a quality one for about $60. Alternatively, you can buy one that has a strap that holds it in place... again for about $60 to $150. Isn't your spine worth that much? Google Search for Back Protector
"KEVLAR" Jeans are strongly discouraged, but will be allowed as a last resort.
Regular, unpadded jeans are not motorcycle gear! I've crashed in jeans and they lasted about 7 feet before I was sliding on my butt! We strongly suggest purchasing leather or "Cordura" type nylon.
Gloves and boots MUST overlap the jacket and pants so no skin is exposed when you are in the riding position. Helmets must be FULL FACED. High quality modular helmets will be allowed but must remain in the locked position when on track.
If you are questioning your gear, feel free to send a link to a photo on the internet - or take a photo of your actual gear. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure to say that it's for the "non sportbike" day.)
On Track Training
On Track Training:
Price includes BUFFET LUNCH and GARAGE RENTAL!