"Non-Sportbike" Track Day
THIS EVENT IS OVER FOR 2014. Check back at the beginning of 2015 for more dates!
"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.
WHAT IS THIS DAY ABOUT?
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.
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.
LEARN TO CORNER BETTER
This is not a course, per say. All instruction is offered to those who want it. While classroom sessions are not manditory, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of the expertise we share. Besides, it's 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.
Chief Instructor and author Ken Condon will conduct many of the classroom sessions.
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 is designed for riders who have NEVER ridden at a track day before. It is not for experienced track day riders who want to ride their cruiser on the track.
WHEN: STAY TUNED
WHERE: STAY TUNED
HOW MUCH: About $250.00
A slower "CRUISER" Group
A Medium Speed "TOURER" Group
A Faster "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 will consist of both track riding and classroom.
- on the track for 20 minutes,
- then in the classroom for 15 minutes,
- get a drink and gear back up, then back on the track.
FREE Classroom sessions will be held after every on track session until 4:00 for each group.
|FOLLOW the LEADER|
|SPORT TOURER GROUP Follow the Leader (Faster)||9:00 ON TRACK|
|Classroom SPORT TOURER GROUP||9:25 CLASSROOM|
|TOURER GROUP Follow the Leader (Intermediate)||9:20 ON TRACK|
|Classroom TOURER GROUP||9:45 CLASSROOM|
|CRUISER GROUP Follow the Leader (Slower)||9:40 ON TRACK|
|Classroom CRUISER GROUP||10:05 CLASSROOM|
|OPEN TRACK SESSIONS|
|SPORT TOURER GROUP OPEN TRACK (Faster/Advanced)||10:00am & 11:00am|
|Classroom SPORT TOURER GROUP||10:25am & 11:25am|
|TOURER GROUP OPEN TRACK (Intermediate)||10:20am & 11:20am|
|Classroom TOURER GROUP||10:45am & 11:45am|
|CRUISER GROUP OPEN TRACK (Slower/Novice)||10:40am & 11:40am|
|Classroom CRUISER GROUP||10:05am & 11:05am|
|OPEN TRACK SESSIONS CONTINUE|
|Classroom conducted after each session with an *||Session Start Times|
|SPORT TOURER GROUP OPEN TRACK (Faster)||1:00*, 2:00*, 3:00*, 4:00|
|TOURER GROUP OPEN TRACK (Intermediate)||1:20*, 2:20*, 3:20*, 4:20|
|CRUISER GROUP OPEN TRACK (Slower)||1:40*, 2:40*, 3:40*, 4:40|
TECH INSPECTION: For this day, we only want bikes that are in excellent road worthy 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.
RIDING GEAR: Riders will be responsible for having full motorcycle gear. At a minimum, this means a motorcycle jacket and pants (no chaps). Gloves and boots should 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!