Non-Sportbike Track Day: Street Rider Training

NSBTD_LandingA Non-Sportbike Track Day is the most exciting, fun and effective way to improve your riding skills…period! And you will have a freakin’ BLAST.

Non-Sportbike Track Days are held on a closed course (racetrack), which means you learn in a safe environment and at real-world speeds (not race speeds). Learning on a racetrack allows you to ride freely and concentrate on advancing your skill level without the typical hazards faced on the street…potholes, sand, tar snakes and Buicks.


Non-sportbike Track Days are DIFFERENT

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I know what you’re thinking…I don’t want to ride on a racetrack with a bunch of crazy kids on their GSXRR6CBR Ninjabikes. Well that’s good, because if you come to a non-sportbike track day, you won’t have to.

Non-sportbike Track Days are for “regular” riders on big bikes, small bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, vintage bikes, and even cruisers.

Let me repeat…Non-Sportbike Track Days are training days designed for regular street riders! No crazies on race-bred sport bikes will be zipping by at warp speed.

For the most part, participants will be experiencing their first time on a racetrack. If it’s your first time, rest assured that you will be in good company.

-Visit the Non-Sportbike Track Day DETAILS & FAQ Page


 

When:

August 21, 2017 – Palmer Motorsports Park

 


Where:

Palmer Motorsports Park
Palmer, MA

Other possible venues for 2017:

Thompson Speedway
205 E. Thompson Road
Thompson, CT  06277

Club Motorsports
Tamworth, NH


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How Much: Actual price may change for 2017*

$275.00 – single day. This includes garage space and catered lunch! (Individual days are $275 each, but the price goes to $325 in the last week)

$500.00 – BOTH days (Must register for both days before April 1st, 2016. Note that days fill up early)

It’s the best investment in fun and skill development money can buy.

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The Next Level of Fun and Learning

You'll get a lot of instruction, including a body position seminar.

You’ll get a lot of instruction, including a body position seminar.

Perhaps you’ve taken the MSF BRC, ERC, ARC, Lee Park’s Total Control, or some other advanced parking lot training course.  These courses are terrific for building the fundamentals of motorcycle control, but applying techniques in a parking lot at 20 mph does not train you to deal with challenges you face every day at typical street speeds.

Haven’t taken an advanced parking lot course? No worries, the Non-Sportbike, Street Rider Training Track Day is designed for riders of all skill levels, from those with a few months in the saddle to riders with decades of riding experience.

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The skills we will be working:

Read more about the benefits of track days.


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More Than Just Riding on a Racetrack

The Non-Sportbike Track Day begins the night before with tech inspection and track walk. Weather permitting, we’ll end the evening around a campfire sharing stories and bad jokes with our fellow riders.

The next day will start with a rider’s meeting followed by a Follow the Leader session for all riders in each group. The day continues with a full day of classroom sessions  taught by Ken and his hand-picked staff discussing riding technique. You’ll get lots and lots of riding time to practice what you learned. Coaches will be on track helping you get the most out of your day.

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3 Riding Groups

  • ADVANCED (Sport Touring) GROUP
  • INTERMEDIATE (ADV Bike) GROUP
  • NOVICE (Cruiser/Big Bike) GROUP

-Visit the Non-Sportbike Track Day FAQ Page


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Testimonials from the 2014 Non-Sportbike Track Day

–“I wanted to thank you for an immensely enjoyable time! I was a bit nervous coming into the day, it being my first ever track day, but you guys put me at ease very early in the game.  I wrote down on my note pad in big letters RELAX,HAVE FUN.  I wasn’t pressured in any way that I had to go fast. That being said I could feel myself going faster as the day progressed with the observations and instruction of your staff. My friend and I thought the timing of the sessions throughout the day was perfect. Just enough time on the track not to get too tired and just enough time in between your sessions to rest and think about how to improve, have class time, and not get bored. The availability of the instructors was impressive also.” -Glenn M.

–“The 2014 Non-Sportbike Track Day was an outstanding learning tool and was great fun! The ability to practice what you learn in the classroom on a controlled track is fantastic. I heartily recommend this to all street riders interested in riding better and having a blast.” Ed C.

–” Once I learned the lines of the track, I was able to totally focus on cornering technique. Since then, I’ve been smoother into and out of corners.” -Todd R.


Videos

Watch cruisers, tourers and even a Burgman scooter ride around the Thompson (CT) Speedway during a special the 2014 Non-Sportbike Track Day. ST’s, BMW Fs and GSs, V-Stroms, Harleys, a Concours 14 and not a sportbike in sight:

Mix of Cruiser/Big Bike (Novice), Intermediate and Advanced Groups:

Sport Touring (Advanced) Group:


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Do It!

Now is the time to put riding theory into real practice, using your bike, ridden at real world speeds. You WILL improve your braking, shifting and cornering skills and leave with increased confidence!

The Riding in the Zone Non-Sportbike Track Day is the next step in your journey toward becoming a Motorcycling Master. Sign Up Today!


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There’s MORE to Know:

  • Bike preparation
  • Rider preparation
  • Schedule
  • Lodging
  • Photos
  • And More

Visit the Non-Sportbike Track Day FAQ Page for more details

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6 comments on “Non-Sportbike Track Day: Street Rider Training
  1. John Jarnagin says:

    I attended the non-sportbike day at Palmer in August and was totally satisfied with the instruction and the track. This was my second time to attend one of these TTD events and I came away with renewed confidence in my ability to ride on the street. The chance to get professional instruction and practice over and over in a safe setting is only available at track days like this. The track was fantastic and the classroom sessions with the on-track instructors gave me instant feedback on cornering techniques. It was well worth the trip to Palmer and I look forward to seeing more days scheduled in 2017.

  2. I attended a session last June and am waiting to see the 2016 dates. I live in south Florida and am planning my summer ride north. Your event is great reason to plan a trip.

    • Ken Condon says:

      John, The 2016 dates are likely to be May 24 at Loudon, NH (or possibly the week before) and August 22, 2016 in Palmer, MA. Check back to confirm the NH date. I look forward to meeting you.

  3. Charlie Marlow says:

    Great vids. However, it appeared that some of the riders in the first vid with the cruisers and big bikes; the black helmet and brown jacket, the yellow hi-viz guy, and the grey and black jacket, were using a hybrid riding position, i.e., a partial hang-off, but with the head and torso shifted back toward the outside, counterweighting the bike. They didn’t look planted and in control, there appeared to be some wobbles. The second group also had some, but not quite as much.

  4. Todd Ryan says:

    I’m really glad I attended and am looking forward to the next one! Once I learned the lines of the track, I was able to totally focus on cornering technique. Since then, I’ve been smoother into and out of turns.

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