A Typical Track Day
At each event, track gates open at 7 am. After parking in the paddock, you'll head over to registration and get signed in for the day. There, you'll turn in your waiver and pick up your registration packet. You can download the waiver form here,sign it, and you're ready to go to Tech Inspection.
A member of our tech team will look over your bike to make sure it's not leaking any fluids and that it is track worthy. It is your responsibility to make sure that your bike can pass tech inspection. If you have any questions about how to get your bike track ready, check out the Tech Check List. Remember, you will not be allowed on the track unless your bike passes tech inspection.
Next, we'll have a brief mandatory riders meeting at 8:20 am, followed by the first group out at 9 am sharp.
Groups run in 20 minute sessions, so the first group out starts at the top of the hour, followed by the second group at 20 minutes after the hour, followed by the last group at 40 minutes after the hour. We rotate groups till lunch, break for an hour at 1PM, then continue alternating groups till 5 pm.
Three Group Format
Relaxed / Slow Group - This group is for first time track day customers and those who want to get out and experience a track day without feeling like they have to go fast. Passing is only allowed on the straight sections of the track and between corners on the track.
Typical lap time at The Ridge is 2 minutes 15 seconds or slower.
Intermediate / Medium Group - This group is for those with experience doing track days and/or those who are comfortable on a motorcycle and ride well. This is a very popular group so it fills up fast. Passing is allowed on the straight sections of the track and on the outside of corners only.
Typical lap time at The Ridge is between 2 minutes and 2 minutes 15 seconds.
Advanced / Fast - This group is for experienced track day customers and racers. You must be comfortable being passed on the inside and the outside of corners.
Lap times for this group is faster that 2 minutes.
You are responsible for which group you sign up for. If you have any questions about which group you should be in, contact us and we will help you out. In the event you want to be "bumped" up or down a group during an event we will accommodate you if there is room in those groups.
Required Gear and Equipment
Full face helmet in good condition, Snell 2010 or ECE certified with no scrapes that have gone through the top layer of paint and into the shell.
Leather, 1 piece or 2 piece suit that zips together around the waist. Textile pant and jacket will only be allowed in the Relaxed and Intermediate groups and must be a motorcycle type riding gear, NO EXCEPTIONS! No chaps will be allowed.
Gloves with long gauntlets that cover your wrists so there is no exposed skin. Motorcycle boots that cover your ankles must be worn, no riding shoes will be allowed. A back protector and chest pad is highly recommended.
Please remember, this is for your own good, skin does not grow back quickly and its no fun sitting in the hospital ER.
All riding gear must be in good condition without any holes or stitching coming apart.
What Else Should I Bring?
We recommend bringing along a cooler for water and sports drinks to keep you hydrated throughout the day, along with any snacks you'd like. There is coffee, breakfast, and lunch available for purchase on the paddock at The Ridge.
Any tools for your bike, bike stand, tire warmers (if you're running slicks), duct tape or masking tape for lights and mirrors, tire gauge, extra gas, riding gear, and your bike key. This may sound silly, but folks have forgotten it before!
Bring comfortable clothes to wear before, after, and in between riding sessions such as a t-shirt, shorts, tennis shoes, a jacket or sweatshirt, and a hat. Sunscreen, chap stick, sunglasses, and a camera.
Canopies, tables, chairs, bicycles, skateboards, BBQs, trailers, and RVs are all welcome.
Personal Conduct Policy
Motorcycle riding is a dangerous sport, and it's important to us that everyone stays safe while we're at the track. The staff at Track Time and the tracks we ride at partner together to ensure everyone's safety. If we come across any behavior that might put other riders or spectators at risk, we'll speak with that person. Depending on the situation, the rider may receive a warning or be asked to leave the track. We ask that all of our riders work together with us to follow the rules of the track, ride safe, and have fun!
If you've been to one of our track events before, you know that we have an ongoing promise that for every day we don't have a crash, we will give away a free track day to one of our attendees of that day. All the more reason to keep your bike upright and you and your peers safe!