On-Track Training Day:
Non-Sportbike On-Track Training Day
Tuesday July 16, 2019
Palmer Motorsports Park (map)
Ken Condon of Riding In The Zone and the folks at Tony's Track Days have created a day of On-Track Instruction geared toward a group like NER. If you have been a little hesitant to do a track day then this is for you. Riders will be broken down into 3 groups: cruisers, tourers, and sport tourers. No sport bikes will be blowing by you while you are on your Wing or your Harley. Please read the notes on gear. You need a full face or modular helmet, 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. Gloves should be motorcycle specific and not work gloves or other types. Back protectors are STRONGLY recommended, but are not mandatory.
This is a great learning opportunity plus it is an absolute blast. Go at your own pace, get lots of classroom instruction, and work on the tips you are given on the same curves lap after lap.
Here is a link to the RIDER Magazine article about a previous event: http://ridermagazine.com/2014/12/31/track-day-for-street-bikes/
The price is:
$295 - Earybird pricing
until June 1, 2019
Price includes classroom sessions, riding, and catered lunch.
Sign up here: Sign Up.
You are not guaranteed a spot until you sign up at Tony's Track Days, pay your fee, and show up on this paid riders list: Paid List
What Will I Learn?
Link to the event on Ken's Riding In The Zone Blog: http://www.ridinginthezone.com/non-sportbike-track-day-street-rider-training/
Frequently asked questions: http://www.ridinginthezone.com/non-sportbike-track-day-faqs/
The requirements for this track day are relaxed. Unlike a sport bike track day, this is all you have to do:
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. Riders will need to disable or tape over their brake light with blue painters tape followed by dark duct tape. You do not need to disable your headlight or turn signals. You do need to cover your headlight and/or turn signals with blue painters tape if they are glass. Plastic lenses do not need to be taped. You do not need to clamp or wire your oil filter.
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. Back protectors are STRONGLY encouraged, but are not mandatory.
Link to the event on Tony's Track Days: http://www.tonystrackdays.com/category/9284/non-and-sportbike-on-and-track-training-day.htm
Here is a typical day: http://www.tonystrackdays.com/category/16599/typical-day.htm
Here is some safety info: http://www.tonystrackdays.com/category/3665/safety-rules-and-groups.htm
Come join us for a great day!
"Non-Sportbike" On-Track Training Day
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
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.
WHO IS THIS DAY FOR?
A day of motorcycle training geared toward Touring bikes, Adventure bikes and Cruisers. This is not a "how to ride" course - it's a "how to ride better" course. 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 classroom sessions and on-track sessions.
Our goal is to greatly improve your confidence as you enter and ride through a corner.
WHEN: July 16, 2019
WHERE: Palmer Motorsports Park
HOW MUCH: The price for the day is $295. This will include a buffet lunch.
In General, 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.
NOTE: You will initially be grouped by bike type, but we may move people up or down a group as their riding ability dictates.
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.)