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Jun 15th 2017, 05:05 PM   #1
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OPRT @ The Ridge June 30-July1, 2017

Our second 2-day event of the year at The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, WA is Friday June 30th and Saturday July 1st!

Registration link for Friday and Saturday

Facebook event pages for Friday and Saturday

What's a track day? A track day is when we rent out a race track for the day and sell you a spot to come ride on it. We split up our riders into 3 groups, beginner, intermediate, advanced. Before you let your pride put you in the wrong group, beginner just means at the track, your 15 years of ripping on the street doesn't count here so cool it. Pride at the track leads to ambulance rides. We also can move you throughout the day group to group if there's space, if it's too fast, we can move you down a group, or if you're too fast, we can move you up.

During the sessions, we have blue vested riders riding around watching everything and everyone, they respond to any incidents, help riders with lines if they need help, etc. We also have orange vested instructors on track, and they'll be leading around students in green vests. They're taking the schools we offer and getting on track instruction and feedback from our fantastic and well experienced instructors.

We limit our groups to 40 riders max per group. We do this for safety and fun for everyone, there's more open track for you to ride around on.

We ride the track in 20 minute increments, group 3 rides at 9am, group 2 at 920, group 3 at 940, then repeats throughout the day. So you get 20 minute rides on the track every hour. It may not sound like much but, you'll be nice and sore sooner than you think

The track is a great place to learn to ride your motorcycle. Fast, slow, street bike, sport bike, cruiser or adventure. It's where you can learn to brake, corner, body position, accelerate, safely without speed limits, cops, cars, kids, potholes etc. The skills you learn at the track directly correlate with your safety and fun on the street.

We also offer schools for level 1 and level 2 that are great at laying down basic fundamentals and then build upon them. It's a great way to refresh on riding techniques, and also learn something new.

We have some rules, you gotta wear gear, over the ankle boots, gloves, a helmet that hasn't been crashed in before, and a leather or textile suit, 1 piece or 2 piece but it has to zip together. Your motorcycle has to pass a technical inspection. In the morning you register, then take your bike through tech and we give it a once over making sure your bike is in good running order.

We have vendors and sponsors at the track to provide you with things like tires, suspension services, bike demos from dealers, etc.

There's a lot that goes into a track day but it's 100% worth it. If you have questions, please ask as we're here to help!
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Jun 15th 2017, 09:19 PM   #2
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See y'all on the 1st.
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Jun 17th 2017, 09:31 PM   #3
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I'm in!



Not sure when, but I'm in.
Jun 19th 2017, 04:00 PM   #4
 
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Just a little feedback for the Level 2 school. We did the season opener track day at OPRT and my buddy convinced me to spend the additional $75 for the school and I thought why not.

I have to say that I am a little disappointed not only because there were only 2 classroom sessions (as opposed to 3) and the material covered was not even close to what was described on the OPRT website.

I understand for $75, I am not expecting a Cali Superbike School or STAR school level training but just felt that OPRT was not even trying to do the minimum

Just my $0.02...
Jun 19th 2017, 09:14 PM   #5
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v10rider,
My personal apologies for the shortcoming of the training experience.

We had been attempting to implement an approach that involved more one to one on track coaching for our Level 2 training.

Although well received, it lacked the standardization and consistency to ensure everyone had proper exposure to all all of the subject material.

It has since been revised. It still involves a lot of personal coaching, but also a standardized classroom curriculum to present you with the subject material to work on with your coach.

I'd like to invite you back to try it out, and give us your feedback.

PM me and I'll get you set up
Jun 27th 2017, 04:39 PM   #6
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this events coming up quick, great weather in the forecast, don't miss out this awesome 2 day event!
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Jul 7th 2017, 11:20 AM   #7
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Friday June 30, 2017 Ridge - threesixtyphotography

pics are up. go buy them!
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