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This page contains important instructions and pre-study materials for Advanced Rider Training students.  
We want you to get the most from our program so we ask that you carefully review all the material presented here well in advance of ART.  This will help you prepare and make the day go smoother for all of us.

If you have questions, you can contact the ART team:

Program Coordinator: François Malo
Head Coach: Jeff Miller
Paddock Manager: Mark Thomson

We have a new ART online forum where club members can discuss ART.  (Non-club members can view only).



All of the information from our Student Instructions document is summarized on this page.

The following topics are covered and must be carefully reviewed prior to ART!

Logistics

Pre-Course Preparation

Pre-Course Study

Timings, Groupings and Schedule

Post ART Survey




Logistics

Travel

Calabogie Motorsports Park is located one hour west of Ottawa (462 Wilson Farm Road, Calabogie). You can ride or trailer your bike. Parking is plentiful at the track. If you live more than one hour from Calabogie, we recommend you travel the night before ART.   This will help ensure that you arrive rested and ready for a what will be a very busy day.  There are several options for accommodations in the Calabogie area.  

Group rates have been secured at the Calabogie Peaks Hotel. The resort has a restaurant/bar - a nice feature after a day’s drive or a day at the track. This modern hotel is located 13 mins from the track and 7 mins from the restaurant 

Standard Rooms (1 King or 2 Queen Beds, in main hotel) - $120.00
Studio Suites (1 Queen, Kitchenette, in condos) -$120.00
Deluxe Suites (1 King, Sofa bed, Kitchenette, in main hotel) – $147.00
Condo’s (Various Size & locations)
1-Bedroom Condo - $160.00
2-Bedroom Condo - $176.00
3 Bedroom Condo – $195.00

Call 613.752.2720 or email peaks@calbogie.com and ask for the BMW Motorcycle Club of Ottawa Group Rate

You can see the full details here: Calabogie Peaks Group Rate - 2019

Breakfast

A group breakfast has been arranged at the Red Neck Bistro in Calabogie (12609 511 Lanark Road, Calabogie) starting at 6am for coaches, 6:30 for students. This resto is 6 mins from the track. Breakfast will be served buffet style an include the typical Canadian cornucopia (scrambled eggs, French Toast, Beacon, Sausages, Fruits, Yogourt, Coffee, Tea, etc). 

Fuel

91 and 94 octane fuel is available at the track at Turn 21 (you can also get coffee and various items at this kit shop). Fill up at lunch time if you think you may need fuel as the pump will close around 4pm. The new Bogie General Store (corner of the 511/508) also has ethanol free 91 but it doesn't open 'till 8 am ('til 6pm). 

Drones

The use of drones is strictly prohibited on the CMP compound unless operated by a commercial (licensed and insured) operator.



Pre-Course Preparation

Required Riding Gear

Every rider going onto the track will undergo a safety gear evaluation. YOU are responsible for reviewing your gear to ensure it conforms to the following guidelines. The guidelines and inspection are designed to help ensure your personal safety.  All riding equipment must be in very good condition - this will be strictly enforced, please read carefully:

• Full Coverage Helmet – Snell, DOT, ECE or TUV approved with snap-close face shield and not more than ten (10) years old (five years is the recommended standard). Please ensure your helmet is a good fit, and is in good condition.

• Gloves - Full coverage gloves - must cover your wrists.

• Boots – Must fully cover the ankle and ankle cuffs.  Laces will have to be taped (we recommend hockey tape).

• Jacket & Pants – Leather or heavy textile motorcycle specific (e.g. Joe Rocket, FirstGear, Tourmaster, BMW, Touratech, Rukka, Olympia, Held, Aerostitch, Rev'It, etc.), with armour and back protector;

Acceptable – heavy vented items (with armour) such as BMW Airflow, perforated leather, Joe Rocket Phoenix, First Gear Mesh-Tex, BMW Wind Machine, Rev’It, etc.  Motorcycle specific heavy grade denim jeans are acceptable however they must have knee and hip armour (min CE level 1) 

Not acceptable - Textile mesh jackets and other similar “light” vented or “free air” equipment. Street jeans are not acceptable.  If in doubt, contact us in advance or bring more than one option.  

EMPTY YOUR POCKETS (other than for essential identification items).


List of approved club inspectors:

Ottawa Goodtime Center: 613-731-9071 (Free drop-in service in the month of May 2019)
•Tony Street (Orleans): 613-834-5942  tstreet08@gmail.com
•Jim Bourgeois (Kanata): 613-698-8423  jm_bourgeois@yahoo.ca
•Tony Funnekotter (Manion Corners): 613-831-2127  tonyfunn2@gmail.com



Pre-Course Study



Video Instruction 

The following videos contain excellent background information.  Please review prior to ART.


MC Rider's Cornering Line Video 

California Superbike School - No "BS" bike



MC Rider's Cornering series - 5 videos (~27mins)

Vanishing Points

 


Reading List

 

To get the most from our program please be well prepared prior to ART School.  

Also, for some excellent additional background reading, we recommend the following:


•Keith Code's Twist of the Wrist series

•Lee Park's Total Control
   


Download and review our student handbook.

Student Handbook 



Timings, Groupings and Schedule


Morning/Arrival Routine

7:00 - FIRST IN are the Volunteers, the Coaches, and any bikes on trailers or in trucks.

7:30 - Students admitted to registration area. Unless you have to unload a bike from a truck or trailer, plan to arrive for 7:30.  If you arrive early, please help by not blocking the road at the track entrance – stay to the left outside the gate (you can start taping your bike if you want to)! The faster we get all the staff in and the paddock set up, the faster we can let you in. 

Once admitted, to the track. Sign the CMP Track Waiver and receive a wristband. A sticker will also be placed on your helmet. Then, proceed straight ahead to the REGISTRATION Table. Retrieve your TECH CHECK form and proceed to station A.

Registration Area:
Station "A" – will register your arrival, have you sign the waiver and ensure we have all your personal data.
Station "B" – will collect your signed completed Tech Inspection. If you don't have you TECH CHECK done, you will be directed to our Tech Check area.
Station "C" - provide your personal envelope (Rider Numbers, Corral, Student List and Schedule)

7:30 - 8:15 - Once you leave the registration area, drive to your group's corral, it will be clearly marked complete with your sub-group and names.  Meet your fellow participants and coaches, and:

1. remove your luggage,
2. tape (painters tape recommended) lights, mirrors, gauges (speedometer) and other glass or sharp plastic bits,
3. affix your student number to your bike (front on headlamp, rear over your license plate {covered with tape first}), 
4. proceed to Sound Check (this can be done any time you see the sound check is open).

Sound Check
CMP will perform a Sound Check at the beginning of the day. Their limits are: Screening Test – Average level no more that 99 dbA, with no single reading over 100 dbA and Pass-By Test – Maximum level allowed is 92 dbA. When successful, a CMP sticker will be affixed to your bike or helmet.

8:15 - General Welcome Meeting and CMP Safety Briefing (under track sign) - Group Photo - - ALL PARTICIPANTS

8:30 - Level 100 & 200, finish bike prep and meet coaches.
Level 300 - Pit Talk lesson 1

9:00 -  Level 100 & 200 in the classroom.  
Level 300 Track Session 1

Schedule

Download pdf copy

Groupings!

Update - 22 May 2019.  Bike numbers assigned. Please note that changes may still be made.

ART 2019 - 100

ART 2019 - 200

ART 2019 - 300


Important Notes

Bring personal snacks as required, water will be provided.  It cannot be emphasized enough ... ensure you stay nourished and hydrated! 

 

The track can be a noisy enviornment, we recommend you wear earplugs.

Insurance - BMWMC of Ottawa has insurance for liability - not damages (other than damage to the CMP facility). Should a bike get damaged on the track (i.e., a crash), our policy will not cover damage to the bike. This true for students and staff.  It is the opinion of our broker that your personnel vehicle policy would cover damages since we do not race and we do not allow lap timing (we are striving to make you a more competent, confident and therefore safer rider). Resolution of a claim for damages is between the rider and his/her personal insurance policy.
 
In the unlikely event of a crash, your bike and gear must be completely re-inspected before you are allowed to continue. If anything attached to your bike touches the ground or is observed to touch the ground you will be asked to remove the offending part or to ride in a manner that will not drag that part. In fairness to all participants, failure to adhere to any technical requirements or procedures at any time will disqualify you from riding in this event and your money will not be refunded.






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The Waiver - You will be asked to sign this at the track. Please read it ahead of time.
The Waiver - You will be asked to sign this at the track. Please read it ahead of time.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT YOU WILL WAIVE CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE.


PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!


Advanced Rider Training –  Calabogie Motorsport Park –

Description and location of scheduled event(s) (the “EVENT”)                    


In full or partial consideration for allowing me to participate in all related events and activities of the EVENT, I hereby warrant and agree that:


1. I am familiar with and accept that there is the risk of serious injury and death in participation, whether as a competitor, student, official or worker, in all forms of motor sport and in particular in being allowed to enter, for any reason, any restricted area; and


2. I have satisfied myself and believe that I am physically, emotionally and mentally able to participate in this EVENT, and that my protective clothing, gear and equipment is fit and appropriate for my role as a participant in this EVENT; and


3. I understand that all applicable rules for participation must be followed, regardless of my role, and that at all times during the EVENT the sole responsibility for my personal safety remains with me; and


4. I will immediately remove myself from participation, and notify the nearest official, if at any time I sense or observe any unusual hazard or unsafe condition or if I feel that I have experienced any deterioration in my physical, emotional or mental fitness, or in that of my protective clothing, gear or equipment, for continued safe participation in the EVENT.


I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE, ON BEHALF OF MYSELF, MY HEIRS, ASSIGNS, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND NEXT OF KIN THAT MY EXECUTION OF THIS DOCUMENT CONSTITUTES:


1. AN UNQUALIFIED ASSUMPTION BY ME OF ALL RISKS associated with my participation in the EVENT even if arising from the negligence or gross negligence, including any compounding or aggravation of injuries caused by negligent rescue operations or  procedures, of the Releasees, as that term is defined below, and any persons associated therewith or otherwise participating in the EVENT in any capacity; and


2. A FULL AND FINAL RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND ALL CLAIMS that I have, or may in the future have, against any person(s), entities or organization(s) associated in any way with the EVENT including the track owners and lessees, organizers, promoters, sanctioning bodies, racing associations, or any subdivision thereof, track operators, sponsors, advertisers, car owners and other participants, rescue personnel, event inspectors, underwriters, consultants and others who give recommendations, directions or instructions or engage in risk evaluation and loss control activities, regarding the EVENT or event premises, or any one or more of them and their respective directors, officers, employees, guides, contractors, agents and representatives (all of whom are collectively referred to as “the Releasees”) from any and all liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense that I may suffer as a result of my use of or my presence at the event facilities or my participation in any part of, or my presence in any capacity at, the EVENT, due to any cause whatsoever, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR BREACH OF ANY STATUTORY OR OTHER DUTY OF CARE, INCLUDING ANY DUTY OF CARE OWED UNDER THE RELEVANT OCCUPIERS LIABILITY ACT ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES.


3. AN AGREEMENT NOT TO SUE THE RELEASEES for any loss, injury, costs or damages of any form or type, howsoever caused or arising, and whether directly or indirectly from my participation in any aspect(s) of the EVENT; and


4. AN AGREEMENT TO INDEMNIFY, and to SAVE and HOLD HARMLESS the RELEASEES, and each of them, from any litigation expense, legal fees, liability, damage, award or cost, of any form or type whatsoever, they may incur due to any claim made against them or any one of them by me or on my behalf, or that of my estate, whether the claim is based on the negligence or the gross negligence of the Releasees or otherwise as stated above.


5. AN AGREEMENT that this document be governed by the laws, and in the courts, of the Province in which the EVENT occurs.


I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND I AM AWARE THAT BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT I AM WAIVING CERTAIN SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL RIGHTS WHICH I AND MY HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS AND ASSIGNS MAY HAVE AGAINST THE RELEASEES.


I SIGN THIS DOCUMENT VOLUNTARILY AND WITHOUT INDUCEMENT





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