Pitt Meadows Track Day - August 23rd... women's group?
I would like to invite you all to the last PM track day of the year. If I get enough ladies signed up (10+) then I will have a "women's only" group during the day. This is a really great and non-intimidating way to increase your skills and confidence on your bike. I just recently had a rider out that had only been riding for 2 months... he was looking great by the end of the day!!
Let me know if you have any questions, but I will post up in the next threads some of the details.
Looking forward to seeing you out there!
The last day that we have booked for 2010 is August 23rd. I will try and get a date in September as well but for now there isn't.
Post up if you need more details and I will add the link to last year's track days with all of the details you will need.
If you'd like to sign up you can send payment to nej(at)telus.net.
$100 full day (930am to 430pm)
$60 half day (specify morning 930am to 1pm, or afternoon 1pm to 430pm)
** book after midnight on Friday August 20th & pay $20 more ** (I want to have an idea of numbers in advance)
We run our track days at the Pitt Meadows Airport **rain or shine** - a safe and great place to find out if you like track days. This is not racing.
Remember these days are **NEWBIE FRIENDLY** and we encourage new riders to come out - most who were there last time ended up with a lot more skills to use while street riding.
Stock exhaust is recommended as we need to keep the decibels at 88.
Gates open - 8:00 am
Mandatory Rider's meeting - 9:00 am (don't be late!)
First group out at 9:30 am
Mandatory afternoon rider's meeting - 12:30 pm (don't be late!)
Afternoon starts at 1:00 pm
End time & cleanup - 4:30 pm
You will get a minimum of one 15 minute session/hour and as people who have been to Pitt Meadows before will attest, you will be tired at the end of the day (even though this doesn't sound like a lot of time).
And as usual - no stunting, racing or crazy stuff on the way in or out - if we want to keep these going then we have to be cognizant of the neighbours in the area - they're giving us a shot at being good citizens here so let's not disappoint.
We usually have a few canopies out there for the riders that come on their bikes & need shade.
If you want me to put you on the list (email) just PM me with your details... I will be pre-booking through PayPal as I did last year.
Some more information:
How to get to the Track Day:
The course location is at the British Columbia Driving Centre in Pitt Meadows, BC on the north side of the Pitt Meadows Airport. Access via Harris Road and Ford Road in Pitt Meadows. Access to the session area is off Ford Road. From the Lougheed Highway, head South on Harris Road. Turn Right on Ford Road and head west to the school entrance area which is about 1100 meters past the stop sign at Baynes Rd. There is a large British Columbia Driving Centre sign on your left at the entrance to the facility. Map here: MAP
Please be aware of the fact that we are in a residential area so absolutely NO stunting, racing or other similar types of activities while on your way into the site or going home. If I get complaints about someone’s riding then you will be banned from future events. We want to keep the neighbours and our facility owners happy and if we have this type of activity our chances will be nil to continue on.
You will need ankle boots, helmet, gloves (that cover your wrists), and kevlar pants/jacket (at a minimum) or leather gear. Your bike must not be leaking anything and you should have a reasonable amount of tread on your tires in order to participate.
At the Track Day:
This is not a race day. Many riders have asked whether they would be covered by ICBC in the unlikely event of a crash. You should contact your insurance adjustor and ask them that before you come out. You can let them know that there will be some basic instruction provided by safety riders and it will be in a controlled environment. Make sure you know what your coverages are before you "assume" that you're covered.
When you Arrive at the Track Day:
When you first get to the track find a spot to designate as your "pit" area (there is limited space so please don't bring your BIGGEST trailer). We will do a quick technical inspection. Please check in with the front "gate" as we have to get the waivers signed. If you don't have a sticker with your group on it attached to your bike then you won't be riding on the course... make sure that you register once you arrive, please.
If your bike is in good mechanical condition with tread on your tires and no leaks then you should be okay to be out there. Make sure that all of your bolts are tightened and nothing is falling off your bike. Preparation is key. Keep in mind that we are not going to allow anyone running exhaust that is over 90 db's - similar to Mission Park Raceway. Basically, you need good tires with tread (ones that are not 3 years old & dry & cracked), good brakes, and no fluid leaks.
MANDATORY Rider's Meeting
I've listed the times for the Riders meetings - if you miss the meetings then consider showing up for the next session (afternoon). There is information presented at these meetings that will keep everyone safe (flags, track etiquette, etc.). We will discuss information that you will need to know to be safe out on the course and any other important information.
On the Track
You can expect about six or seven 15-minute track sessions during the full day. To ensure safety and to maintain a controlled environment, all riders are categorized into riding classifications according to skill level, and the number of participants per group is limited. Some minor bike preparation is required, depending on riding group.
There are several skilled instructers, racers and riders that will be available to give you feedback on your riding - just ask!! We even had Spero out last time to give feedback when asked (and he's nice to look at ladies!) They can tell you what you're doing right, what you should change and how you can improve.
Expect to improve your riding skills and hopefully strive for a level of expertise you may never have experienced before and have a great time doing it.
You will be assigned a riding class when you register.
I would like to make this as rider-friendly as possible as I’d like everyone to have an opportunity to try this out & feel comfortable doing so. Newbies to the track are VERY welcome. I was (and still am) a newbie to the track and would love to have more out so you can get a chance to experience a track day. Here are the group classifications that we’re suggesting (although these can change depending upon the people that register):
Slow/Beginner: This group is very structured and geared toward those who have little or no experience riding on a track OR those who have little or no seat time. On the track, Safety Riders serve as instructors and set the pace. Passing is allowed anywhere except in the corners. With each session, the group is guaranteed a steady increase in speed throughout the day. Please identify yourself during pre-registration and at the track when you arrive so we can gather you all for the brief overview of what to expect (we will acquaint you with the track, basic rules, procedures, and etiquette.)
Medium: This group is less supervised and structured than the Beginner group. Safety Riders observe riding ability and encourage faster or slower riders to move up or down a group. Passing is allowed everywhere except the inside of corners. This group is typically for the experienced street rider or the novice or slower racer.
Fast: This group has very little supervision. Safety Riders are present to spot unsafe riding maneuvers. Passing is allowed anywhere on the track. This group an open practice and is made up mostly of racers or very fast street riders.
If you have any questions please ask. A lot of folks have set aside their time to organize this event so I hope that it's a success as it has been for the past two years.
Also, as mentioned in the first post, if there are enough Ladies signed up I will have a women's only group.
I really hope to see you out there...
I'd love to do another track day (ladies group or not) but I can't get August 23rd off work. If there is a September date I should be able to attend.
I'm really hoping to make this one but have to confirm it works with my work schedule. Stoked to see all the info thanks!
I would still like to see some ladies come out... if it's like our past track days you will definitely learn to handle your bike better.
I would love too...I just finished my MST and looking for a bike. I'm on holidays till September.
Next year - definitely