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Advanced Rider Training

 

ART has been developed by our club to help riders improve motorcycle skill, handling and confidence in cornering.  ART is not intended to be a "track school", it is a practical cornering school for club level riders that fills the gap between the between existing advanced "parking lot" courses and full track training.

We offer 50 participants the opportunity learn up to date theory on motorcycle cornering in a classroom following by on-track practice.  For the on-track sessions, you will be placed in groups of similar skill and experience levels.  The small groups will be led and followed by experienced coaches to ensure a controlled and safe learning environment.  You can expect up to seven 20 minute track sessions, in what will be a busy but very rewarding day.

Interview about ART School with Head Coach Jeff Miller

 




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Who is ART for?
Who is ART for?
Members get first priority on the limited slots available.  If there are slots left we open registration to others.

Participants are grouped by skill level so everyone can ride at an appropriate pace in a safe and controlled learning environment. 

This course is for you if you want to Ride Every Road Better™.

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What do I have to wear?
What do I have to wear?
ATGATT - Every rider must wear approved safety gear.  Full leathers are not required however quality gear (jacket and pants) with armour most definitely is.  Full face helmet (DOT) is also required.

Details are provided on the student resources page.  Participants are required to review it carefully and show up properly attired or you run the risk of not being allowed on the track.

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Do I have to modify my motorcycle?
Do I have to modify my motorcycle?
No you do not, however each bike must be inspected prior to ART to ensure that it is in good condition.  Any deficiencies must be corrected prior to going on the track.

An approved list of club inspectors and details can be found on the student resources page.

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How much does it cost?
How much does it cost?
The current rates for 2019:
$290 for club members,
$330 for non-club members.

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How many students do you accept?
How many students do you accept?
In general we cap registrations at 50, however we may accept a few more or less depending on the mix of riders in any given year. 

We run three levels to help keep the groups as homogeneous as possible, and try to balance the track slots to avoid overcrowding.  

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What if it rains?
What if it rains?
Advanced Rider Training is a rain or shine event. As you well know, late May can bring virtually any type of weather: cold, wet, humid or hot.  Keep an eye on the weather forecast as ART approaches and be prepared for the expected conditions.   

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Can I time my laps?
Can I time my laps?
Absolutely not!  ART is not about lap times, it is all about proper riding and cornering technique.  Timing laps would likely void your vehicle insurance!

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When is the next ART School?
When is the next ART School?
27 May 2019  


ART Poster - English

ART Poster - French
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Key Dates

 

1 Jan 2019 - Registration open to BMWMC of Ottawa members.

1 March 2019 - Registration open to non-club members.

1 April 2019 - Payment must be made to secure your spot.

1 May 2019 - No refunds issued after this date unless we have a suitable replacement on the waiting list.

27 April 2019 - 27 May 2019 - Technical Inspection of your motorcycle 

27 May 2019 - Advanced Rider Training School 2019


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