Bring all of your protective gear:
  • One- or two-piece leather suit, or your riding pants and jacket
  • Helmet
  • Gloves (that cover your wrists)
  • Boots (that cover your ankles)
  • Spine protector, if you have one (mandatory for Intermediate-Fast and Expert groups)
  • Water, and snacks (we have water available at the site if you don’t have room to bring your own)
  • Painters tape (to cover your lights and signals)
  • Anything else you care to bring along (sunscreen, umbrella, chair, etc.). If you’re towing and trucking your bike out, then bring a canopy as well so you’re out of the rain or sun.
Attitudes and egos you can leave at home.

Pitt Meadows Track Days operate rain or shine, and we don’t mind if it rains one bit. If you want to become a better rider you shouldn’t mind the rain.

We often hear from riders who ride with us on our rain days that they learned a lot more than they thought they would. Rain teaches you to be smooth, and you will likely slow down and focus more on your technique than your speed. Also, you will be surprised at how much traction there is on a wet track.

Yes, we take a quick break at lunch to let our volunteers have a bite to eat, and to allow you to rest a bit.

We have a gourmet caterer on site that provides snacks and meals from 8:30am to 2:00pm. You will be tired with the sessions that you do in the morning, and we recommend a bit of “down time” to rest and be ready for the afternoon.

You will be tired by the end of the day, and we want you to be sharp while you’re riding.

Yes. We have Tony of ThumPhoto out at our events to get that money shot. Tony will attempt to get that shot of you when you get your knee on the ground for the first time. (Note: If Tony is not able to be on site for one day then we will have another professional photographer at the event)
You may cancel for any reason however we DO NOT offer refunds within 14 days of the event you registered for. If you cancel after 14 days prior to the event, we are unable to offer a refund.
Yes. No exceptions. Everyone who shows up on site, to participate or watch, must sign the waiver. Please make sure that your friends know this as well.

We offer five different riding levels: Ab Initio, Relaxed, Intermediate, Intermediate-Fast and Expert. We allow a maximum of 20 riders per group only so book early!

Ab Initio
This group is geared toward those who have no experience riding on a track or closed course, and we closely supervise the riders in this group to provide a safe environment for you to develop your skills. A brief “chalk talk” session gets participants acquainted with the track, basic rules, procedures, and track etiquette. There will be three chalk talks in the morning. (Note: you cannot book an afternoon half day session for this group.)

Relaxed
This group is geared toward those who have little or no experience riding on a track or closed course, and as such has more structure to provide a safer environment to confidently develop skills. A brief “chalk talk” session gets participants acquainted with the track, basic rules, procedures, and track etiquette. There will be three chalk talks in the morning. (Note: you cannot book an afternoon half day session for this group.)

On the track our Safety Riders serve as coaches and set the pace. Passing is allowed only on the straights. Expect to be passed, allow for it but don’t look behind. Passing is strictly the responsibility of the rider passing. With each session, the group is guaranteed a steady increase in speed throughout the day.

Intermediate
This group is less supervised and structured than the Relaxed group and is set up for more experienced riders with street motorcycles. Safety Riders observe riding ability and encourage faster or slower riders to move up or down a group. Passing is allowed everywhere except the inside of corners.

Passing is strictly the responsibility of the rider passing. The structure of this group may change to more closely resemble either the Intermediate Track or Relaxed group, depending on the group’s overall riding ability.

Intermediate-Fast
This group is recommended for riders who have attended track days in the past (although not mandatory), have a stronger level of confidence on the track, and ride at a faster pace than the Intermediate group. We geared this group for the track bike rider, or the street rider who wants a more lively track experience.

Slower riders in the Intermediate-Fast group will likely be asked by the course marshal or a Safety Rider to participate in the Intermediate group sessions, and faster riders in this session will likely be asked to participate in the Expert group, ensuring that our Intermediate-Fast group session is limited to similarly paced riders who don’t yet qualify or desire to ride in our Expert group session.

*Passing is strictly the responsibility of the rider passing.
*Note: Spine protectors are mandatory for riders in this group.

Expert
This group has very little supervision. Safety Riders and the course marshal are present to spot unsafe riding maneuvers. Passing is allowed anywhere on the track. This group is run much like an open practice. Passing is strictly the responsibility of the rider passing. Note: Spine protectors are mandatory for riders in this group.

To all track day riders:

When riding in your group leave plenty of room for your fellow riders, and use common courtesy in all of your actions. Remember track days are not races, you win nothing and there will be no trophies handed out at the end of the day.

Our greatest desire is to create better riders in every class we offer from Ab Initio to Expert. What we expect from you is to treat your fellow riders with respect and pass with care to avoid collision. Expect to be passed and more importantly when deciding to pass you should consider the possibility of the rider you wish to pass adjusting their line.

If you crash while passing that is too bad for you, if you crash into someone while passing that’s bad for them and your fault.There is no excuse or defense accepted for running into another rider. If you do run into another rider or cause a collision, step up and accept responsibility and expense.

The reason we offer these track days is to reduce incidents and injury to riders, being run into and injured by someone not considering the consequences of their actions is unacceptable to the organizers of Pitt Meadows Track Days.

Ab Initio & Relaxed Passing Rules
On the track, Safety Riders serve as coaches and set the pace. Passing is allowed only on the straights. Expect to be passed, allow for it but don’t look behind. Passing is strictly the responsibility of the rider passing. With each session, the group is guaranteed a steady increase in speed throughout the day.

Intermediate Passing Rules
Control Riders observe riding ability and encourage faster or slower riders to move up or down a group. Passing is allowed everywhere except the inside of corners. Passing is strictly the responsibility of the rider passing.

Intermediate-Fast Passing Rules
Passing is allowed everywhere except inside corners. If you are in this group you have been passed or will pass another rider. Remember, passing is strictly the responsibility of the rider passing. Riders making aggressive or unsafe passes, as witnessed by the course marshal or participants themselves, will usually be given one warning.If that same rider again is seen making an aggressive or unsafe pass, they will be asked to leave the site.

Pitt Meadows Track Days are only track days, not race days, and we will not knowingly allow unsafe riding on or off of the track. No stunting will be allowed on site and we expect our participants to demonstrate responsible courteous use of local roads.

Expert Passing Rules
Passing is allowed anywhere on the track. This group is run much like an open practice. Passing is strictly the responsibility of the rider passing.

All riders will get 3 sessions in the morning session and 3 sessions in the afternoon on a full day booking. Here is how the day is scheduled.

  • 7:30 AM Registration & Tech Opens
  • 9:00 AM Mandatory Riders’ Meeting & Explanation of Rules and Flags
  • 9:30 AM We run groups in this order: Intermediate, Intermediate-Fast, Expert, Ab Initio and Relaxed groups in successive 10-15 minute sessions. Ab Initio and Relaxed groups will start with a chalk talk right after the riders meeting
  • 12:30 PM Break for lunch – we have a caterer on site
  • 1:15 PM Mandatory Riders’ Meeting & Explanation of Rules and Flags for afternoon session riders only.
  • 1:30 PM Start of the afternoon session
  • 5:00 PM End of Day – Facility closes
  • 5:30 PM Everyone must be off site

Yes, the maximum allowable sound allowed from your motorcycle, at 50 feet back, is 88 decibels. If your motorcycle is louder than this you will be asked to plug the exhaust, or not ride for the day.

Nancy and Randy want to ensure that your first (or 50th) track experience is a good one and will do everything possible to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable time. Please let us know if you have any ideas to improve your experience for the future.

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