Fri, Sep 15, 2023

Open Motorcycle Day @TGPR (September 15, 2023)

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About this event

Come join us at TGPR as we host Open Motorcycle Days where we open up the raceway for anyone looking to ride their motorcycle on a closed circuit course (racetrack). This is the only place you can ride your motorcycle and experience the true power and beauty of your machine without worrying about speed limits, traffic, or speeding tickets!

**There is no instruction - this is an Open Format day with skill group rotations.**

All track time, regardless of registration method, is filled on a first-come, first-serve basis within each skill group, and space is limited!

- Pricing is only $99.00 per rider for a full Day on the track!

-There is a $5.00 gate fee for every person entering the facility.   3.5% fee for credit card charges.

GENERAL MOTORCYCLE REQUIREMENTS

Track time requires a motorcycle appropriate for high performance track riding. Severely underpowered motorcycles or those not suited to high speeds and lean angles will not be allowed on the track.

If you have any questions regarding your motorcycle and equipment, please contact us and we'll be happy to provide you with guidance.

Check out our Tech requirements and Rules here: 

Open Motorcycle Days_Rules_2023 v2Final.pdf

TECH REQUIREMENTS - ALL SKILL GROUPS

All bikes must pass technical inspection prior to admittance to the track. If your bike does not pass tech inspection, you will not receive a refund. It is your responsibility to have your bike prepared prior to riding on the track.

▸ Tires and brakes must be in good condition. Tires should be at least 50%+ of new condition. Any tires that are bluing from excessive wear will be disallowed. We will have on-site tire service at most events, so if your tires don't pass, you may have the opportunity to put on replacement tires to pass tech. Please contact us to confirm tire service will be available at your event.
▸ All glass, headlight, turn signals, and plastic lenses must be taped over or removed.
▸ Side mirrors must be removed for Race Practice and  Advanced group and at least taped over for all other groups.
▸ We recommend, but do not require, removal of center stands (except for the Advanced and Race Practice groups: no bikes with center stands will be allowed in the Advanced or Race Practice groups due to the ground clearance issue)
▸ All machines must have an operational handlebar mounted kill switch/button and self-closing throttle in good working condition.
▸ All valve stems must have caps.
▸ Wheel balance weights must be well secured and duct taping is required.
▸ License plates must have bolts taped or be removed.
▸ All GoPros (or similar cameras) that are mounted on a motorcycle must have a tether from the camera case to a point on the motorcycle. It doesn't have to be pretty; it just has to be tethered and secure.
▸ Helmet mounted GoPros (or similar helmet mounted cameras) are NOT ALLOWED at all on track.

ADDITIONAL TECH REQUIREMENTS 

▸ Riders must use water, water wetter, or a non-ethyl glycol based antifreeze/coolant. Approved Poly Glycol brands are: Evans, 7th Gear, Liquid Performance, and Engine Ice. Automotive ethyl glycol based coolants are not allowed.
▸ Riders must safety wire oil drain plugs, oil filter, and oil fill caps. Intermediate must have a minimum of RTV or Silicone dab on the oil drain plugs and oil filter. Please note that if you spill oil on the track your day is over.

 

INTERMEDIATE GROUP
This group is for people who have enough experience to feel comfortable at an accelerated riding pace.
→ Riders in this group will probably want to focus heavily on body position, setting up for turns, the racing line, and advanced throttle/braking control.
→ Safe passing is permitted anywhere with a 6-foot minimum safety cushion from ANY direction of the bike being passed.
→ The track tempo is intermediate to fast.
→ Riders in this group must wear a back protector.
 

ADVANCED GROUP
Intended for the club racer or very accomplished track rider.
→ You will gain valuable track time preparing for your next race, or just enjoy further refinement of your riding skills.
→ The pace is fast and there are no restrictions on passing.
→ Riders in this group must be comfortable passing and being passed in very close proximity to other riders and at high speeds.
→ Riders in this group must wear a back protector.

RACER PRACTICE

→ Registration for this group requires a valid competition license.
→ The pace is fast and there are no restrictions on passing.
→ Riders in this group must be comfortable passing and being passed in very close proximity to other riders and at high speeds.
→ Riders in this group must wear a back protector.

GEAR REQUIREMENTS

▸ Damage free BSI, ECE-2205, DOT, or SNELL full-face helmet with face shield.
▸ Riding boots that fully cover the ankle.
▸.Gauntlet-style gloves with full wrist coverage.
▸ One or two piece leathers. Two piece leather suits must zip together with 50% zipper contact for all skill groups. No chaps are allowed.
▸ Advanced and Intermediate group riders are required to wear back protectors. Soft back pads sewn into suits do not meet the requirements.
▸ TGPR also asks that you consider the use of a chest protector.

Cancellations & Credit
--Refunds (less an administration fee of 15%) are only given if a written request is received 14 or more days prior to the start of an event.
--Credit will be issued for cancellations if a written request is received 7 or more days prior to the event.
--Credit cannot be applied to completed order
--Credit cannot be transferred to another driver
--Credit expires 6 months after the date of issuance unless otherwise noted
--No cancellations are accepted 7 days or less prior to an event. (No credit or refunds issued).

Event requirements

Entry to the track is at 7:00 am and the track goes hot at 9:00 am for the first session.  The final session for the day will conclude at 5:00 pm. Groups will be split into Intermediate,  Advanced, and Race Practice. Each group receives one (1) 20-minute session per hour and typically there are seven rotations. There will be a break for lunch at 12noon.

RIDERS' MEETINGS:   8:15 AM

Each day begins with a mandatory riders’ meeting- YOU MUST ATTEND TO RIDE THAT DAY!
Daily rider meetings cover information that is critical to the safety of all riders participating in the event; if you miss the meeting, you will forfeit your ability to participate and you will not receive a refund or credit of any kind.  If your track day is important to you, you need to arrive on time!

As a reminder, TGPR does not teach riders how to operate a motorcycle; it is required that riders are comfortable at highway speeds in moderate traffic to participate in our events.

▸ Riders under the age of 11 years old are not permitted and there are no exceptions to this rule.
▸ Riders 11-15 years old with a valid competition license may participate on any size bike through the 600 class (including SV650).
▸ Riders 16-17 with a valid drivers’ license may participate without bike restrictions and without a competition license.
▸ The parent or legal guardian of a minor rider must sign the event waiver and additional minor waiver and must remain on site for the duration of the track time in which the minor is participating.

In addition to the required waivers, the following documentation is required at registration:
▸ Parent or legal guardian’s photo identification
▸ Minor’s race license or drivers’ license (whichever is applicable)

There will be no refunds issued for failure to adhere to the requirements stated here. We strongly recommend that you contact the office prior to registration for clarification on any questions you may have regarding these policies.

Damage/Clean-up

Damage to any portion of the facility or grounds (structures/track surface/paddock/grass) by any  participant or guest will be billed directly to the person(s) responsible at the time of occurrence. Payment for damages will be collected immediately.

Cancellations & Credit
--Refunds (less an administration fee of 15%) are only given if a written request is received 14 or more days prior to the start of an event.
--Credit will be issued for cancellations if a written request is received 7 or more days prior to the event.
--Credit cannot be applied to completed order
--Credit cannot be transferred to another driver
--Credit expires 6 months after the date of issuance unless otherwise noted
--No cancellations are accepted 7 days or less prior to an event. (No credit or refunds issued).

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