New Rider School
Lets Ride with Doug Chandler!
Doug Chandler is a very experienced and credible rider and rider coach having competed in MotoGP, World Superbike, and AMA Superbike. He is also one of only 4 riders in history to win the AMA Grand Slam; representing national wins at a mile, half-mile, short track, TT, and road race.
Chandler has put together a special program to introduce new track day riders to the race track, as well as to help beginner level riders develop their skills on the track.
The New Rider School is designed for New and Beginner level track day riders. This class is perfect for riders thinking about doing their first track day as well as beginner level track day riders who have some experience and are looking for more information and guidance.
- 8am – Orientation and a drive around the track
- 8:30am –Rider's Meeting
- 9am – Questions / Answers
- 9:40am – First Sighting Laps on your Motorcycle
- 10am, 11am – 30 minute classroom sessions
- 12pm – lunch break
- 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm – 30 minute classroom sessions
The New Rider School starts at 8am, one hour before the first riders enter the race track. During that first hour you will be given an orientation to the race track. Chandler will drive you around the track in a support vehicle, giving you information and pointing out key spots to look for around the track; brake markers, turning points, and apexes. After the drive around the track you will attend a mandatory riders meeting where we will spend some time going over track safety, flags, and giving you more information about what to expect during your day.
Your first session on the track, on your motorcycle, will be at 9:40am. This first lap, and entire first 20 minute session are sighting laps for every rider on the track. Riders are split into small groups and lead around the track by instructors. The pace is slow and designed to help you become familiar with the track and also to look for some of the markers you learned about in the morning drive around the track.
30 minute classroom sessions will be held at the top of the hour from 10-3, breaking for lunch at 12. Classroom sessions will cover basic riding skills and techniques such as braking, entering and exiting a corner, an apex, and body position. Students will have time to ask questions and discuss real life scenarios.
The classroom instruction will offer you the verbal information you need to progress as a rider. The track time will give you an opportunity to practice and put into play what you have learned in the classroom. By the end of the day you will be more comfortable on the race track and you will see improvements in both your riding abilities and confidence level.
New Rider School: $125, plus the cost of the track day.
Track Day: $150-$175 depending on the day you choose.
*Note: School dates depend on instructor availability. We will be adding New Rider School dates to our calendar throughout the year.
Please visit the Schedule Page to check availability and to register!!!