If this is your first time on a track with your motorcycle, prepare yourself for an incredible experience. Coming to a track day is the perfect way to practice your skills and take you and your bike to the limit without the worries of normal street riding. It’s a racetrack, you and your motorcycle. If you’re thinking that track days are only for squids and racers, you should come out and see for yourself. The track riding community is a uniquely friendly one and we see people riding everything from the latest high power race bikes to cruisers and tourers, all practicing their skills in an environment that’s safer than the street.
Want to come out and ride but you’ve never been on a track? No problem. Our Novice School, which we run at every event, is specifically tailored to riders with zero or only some track riding experience. Our instructors are available to assist with everything including bike setup, 1-on-1 instruction or even just an occasional tip. Even if you are a very experienced rider but you’re signing up for your very first track day, you must sign up for the Novice School. This ensures you start your track riding experience on the right foot.
Do you have your motorcycle license, but want a little more confidence on your own bike before hitting the road? Just getting back into motorcycling after taking some time off? Looking to check out what a track day is all about, but want to try it in an easy-paced and controlled environment to see if you’re ready? If this is you, come check out our unique program: RoadRider 2.0. This 1-day course includes the following exercises and activities:
Both classroom time and practical experience where all exercises are done on your own bike. You’ll finish up your day with a controlled tour around the track on the racing line, giving you a taste of what it’s like to get out there on your own bike without the intimidation of having other riders speeding by. Courses will be held in conjunction with selected Z2 Track Days events and are usually limited to 8-10 participants per class. Cost is $150 per person for an entire day of training and fun. For more information contact: email@example.com
You and your bike will need to meet the requirements listed below. All bikes and rider equipment are required to pass a technical inspection before being allowed onto the track. If, for any reason, you fail the technical inspection the first time, you may work on your bike to remedy the problem and ask for another inspection when you’re ready. While we make every effort to be reasonable, we will not allow an unsafe bike or unprotected rider onto the track, nor will we refund your reservation fee if you can’t pass inspection. In short, it is up to you to make you and your bike safe!
These are the minimal preparations required (for RoadRider 2.0 click here):
Mirrors taped or (preferably) removed.
Brake lights and tail lights unplugged or fuses removed (i.e. they must not work). If you are unable to disconnect the brake and tail lights, they must be THOROUGHLY taped over. That is, NEVER visible even in the slightest, even when the brakes are activated.
Headlight may remain untaped and functional with the exception of glass headlights, which must be taped.
Tires must be in good condition with plenty of tread.
Only DOT pavement, street or road racing tires allowed (no dirt bike knobbies, for example).
The valve stems on your wheels (where the air goes into the tires) MUST have caps (preferably metal with integral rubber grommet).
Wheel weights taped.
Hand-control levers must have ball ends at least 1/2 inch in diameter or, minimally, the ends of your levers must not be sharp which can cause injury.
Fully operational front AND rear brakes.
Functional engine kill switch on handlebar.
Kickstand must be spring loaded or otherwise self-retaining — it must not “accidentally” come down. A functional kickstand kill switch is strongly preferred on bikes with a kickstand (that is, bike will not start with the kickstand down, or kills the engine when the bike is put into gear with the kickstand down).
We highly recommend replacing your green anti-freeze with plain water, water with Water Wetter, or Yamalube pre-diluted coolant. You can get Water Wetter at almost any motorcycle supply store. Engine Ice is a good alternative too. While we do strongly encourage you to make this change, it is not a requirement for attending a Z2 Track Day.
If you have any questions about bike preparation please do not hesitate to contact us.
You and your safety equipment will need to meet the requirements listed below. All bikes and rider equipment are required to pass a technical inspection before being allowed onto the track. While we make every effort to be reasonable, we will not allow an unsafe bike or unprotected rider onto the track. Nor will we refund your booking fees if you can’t pass inspection. In short, it is up to you to make sure you and your bike are safe.
All riders must have the following (for RoadRider 2.0, click here):
If you have any questions about required safety equipment or rentals, please contact us. If you definitely want to rent some gear, just email us with your size and your scheduled event and we’ll hold the equipment for you. Email us BEFORE you sign up for an event so we can make sure we have equipment for you.
07:00 – Gates open
08:00 – Rider’s Meeting
09:00 – First session on track
10:00 – Standard group rotation
12:00 – break for lunch
16:40 – Last session on track
We supply the following items at all our track days, for every rider:
– Instructors. You can work with an instructor all day if you like, or maybe just get occasional tips. Your choice!
– Tire service by CTRacing/Pirelli — you can buy, fit and balance tires right at the track.
– Suspension setup. World-famous Catalyst Reaction Tuning can work with you to perform basic to advanced setup of your suspension. Parts and general mechanical services available as well.
– All our tracks have gas pumps as well.
Here’s your checklist for what to bring with you:
– Motorcycle and KEYS to your motorcycle. People can and DO forget their key. If you forget your keys we can sometimes get a locksmith out, but you’re not going to be on the track until at least 11am. So double check that you have the keys in your pocket as you drive away from your house!
– Canopy or some form of shade. Most tracks have buildings and communal canopies but if you’d like to rest away from where all the action is, get some shade.
– PLENTY OF WATER!
– Lunch (or, you can purchase your lunch from the track grill).
– Toolbox. Common tools to perform minor work on your bike (for examaple, tools to remove your wheels if you’re planning on getting new tires at the track).
– Spares kit (if you have one). There’s no feeling as bad as doing something minor like tipping your bike over in the pit and having that be the end of your day because you snap a lever and don’t have a spare.
– Ramp(s) to load and unload your motorcycle (but there’ll be plenty there if you need to borrow one).
– Tire pressure gauge.
– An emergency contact sheet to leave in a highly visible location in your vehicle — just in case. This is especially vital if you’re coming by yourself.
– Gas. Your motorcycle uses more gas than you think when you have the throttle wide open.
– Back protector. Easy to forget!
– Ear plugs if you use them. We recommend that you do; wind noise causes permanent damage to your hearing and distracts you.
– Miscellaneous spare fuses for your bike.
– Zip ties.
– Cash (for purchasing photos, food, etc)
– When was the last time you lubed your chain?
“Camping” refers to being able to spend the night inside the paddock the evening before your event. We provide paddock camping at nearly every regular event but check the individual event page on the schedule to be sure. In general, camping reservations are not required and there’s no charge to camp in the paddock the night before your event (requirements may vary for some special events so check the event page for more complete info). Tracks will usually allow entry starting at around 5:00pm but times could vary, especially if there’s a large event moving out on that day. We don’t have any control over that. Gates are open until midnight at Thunderhill and at least that late at Sonoma but we recommend arriving to the track by 10pm if you’re planning on camping. Thunderhill has a few power outlets throughout the paddock but Sonoma does not. Both tracks have bathrooms available but neither offer any water or sewer hookups for RVs.
If you camp, PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL. That means being quiet when you arrive and keeping quiet when it’s late in the evening. Also, please park your rigs perpendicular to the paddock, not parallel. If you take up excessive space, you may be asked to move. At Thunderhill, please never park your car or trailer under the large metal shade structures. Leave that space for people and bikes. Let us know if you have any other questions.
We run rain or shine. So, regardless of how dire the weather report looks, you should plan on attending the event and having a great time. You may want to bring:
If any extenuating circumstances require that we cancel the event, we’ll email you as quickly as we can.
DON’T DO IT! Always ride within your abilities, let your tires get some heat in them and be courteous and safe with the other riders on track. If you do have an off-bike excursion, we will TRY to get you back out on track as quickly as possible but if there is any damage to your bike or your safety equipment – or if you are injured in any way – your day will be done.
In short, YES! However, there are a few rules:
YES! We offer season passes and even custom packages. Prices are heavily discounted and spots are extremely limited.
Super simple: one spot, one group, every regular Z2 event (Car/Bike, Laguna and Yamaha R/World not included). How great is that? You sign up for each event with a personal code and you go to registration and tech as usual. These spots are not transferable so you can’t sell these spots or share with anyone else and any unused spots will not carry over into next year.
Here’s the great part: The Track Day Junkie package is just SOLD OUT.
Tough to commit to an entire season all at once but you want to do multiple days? No problem. Send us an email and we’ll work out a custom deal for you.
These passes will sell out! Email us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Absolutely. Z2 Track Days gift certificates are the greatest gifts in the history of gift giving!
Purchase a gift certificate in any amount and it’s good for any group at any Z2 Track Days event. Plus, they never expire. No more worrying what to get that special someone in your life. Shopping DONE!
Purchase your gift certificates here.
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Credit cards are billed immediately when you make a reservation. Credit card transactions appear on your statement as “Zoom Zoom.” If you have an issue with a charge on your card please contact us immediately so we can resolve the issue quickly and easily. Personal checks are no longer accepted. We DO NOT accept payment of any kind on the day of the event. You must be fully paid up before you go to the track.
You may cancel your trackday reservation for any reason and at any time up until 14 days (two weeks) before your event. To cancel, just send us an email (email@example.com). As long as you email us at least 14 days before the event you wish to cancel, we can offer you two options:
1. Refund your credit card minus a $10 cancellation fee per person (e.g. $20 for two people), or
2. Give you a full credit for another Z2 event within the same calendar year. In other words, cancellation credits will not carry over to the next year’s schedule. Note that even if the entire event is cancelled for some other reason (out of your or our control), credit card refunds will incur a nominal fee of no more than $10.
If you just need to make a change to your riding group, send us an email and we’ll take care of it for you. If you need to change your day, you can email us for that too and we will gladly work to sort it out AS LONG AS THE EVENT YOU ARE CURRENTLY SIGNED UP FOR IS AT LEAST 14 DAYS AWAY (NOT 13 OR 12)!
Once we are within 14 days of an event, there are no cancellations, credits or event transfers of any kind regardless of the reason. 14 days means we must hear from you by the same day of the week as your event. For example, if you want to cancel your Saturday event, we must hear from you by the Saturday two weeks before. Sunday is 13 days and that’s too late.
This policy is non-negotiable so please don’t call or email us asking for an exception. Please make sure you are able to attend the event before you sign up. We understand that life can sometimes throw us curve balls that are out of our control. We totally get that. However, no matter how you slice it, we are still unable to give you a refund, give you a credit, or move your spot to another day if you can’t make an event that’s less than 14 days away. We wish we could but it’s just impossible to make an exception to this rule. For extra clarity, here are some common reasons people give us for wanting to cancel at the last minute:
These are just some of the reasons we get for wanting to cancel (they are all 100% real). While we agree that (some of) these may be valid reasons for missing a track day, we still can’t offer cancellations within 14 days of an event. Please don’t call or email us asking for an exception because we are unable to make any exceptions to this policy.
If (and ONLY if) there are people on the waitlist for your group, we’ll move the next person in to your spot and send you a credit for a future event but we must hear from you at least 48 hours – by 8 a.m. – two days before the event. Please don’t expect that situation though. Unless the group you are signed up for shows “Sold Out,” we won’t have a waitlist for that group. For example, if your event was on Saturday, we’d need hear from you no later than 8:00a.m. on Thursday. Even if there is a waitlist, we can’t cancel your spot if we hear from you less than 48 hours before your event.
Once you buy a spot, you own it. If you can’t make the event, you can sell your spot privately, give it away or do anything you’d like with it. We just ask that if you do sell your spot, you send us a quick email with the purchaser’s info so we can update the paperwork. Note that for some special events (e.g. Yamaha Customer Events), you may not be allowed to sell your spot so please work hard to attend the event you signed up for. Also, if you purchased a discounted AFM spot and you want to sell to a person who isn’t licensed with the AFM, you’ll need to make up the extra $40. Send us an email for more info. Note that free spots and discounts (raffle, promotional, partner giveaways, RoadRider, etc.) have zero cash value and are not transferable. If you can’t attend an event that you won in a raffle or contest or received as part of a product promotion, you can not sell or give away your free spot or discount to someone else. Also, promotional passes have LIMITED options for changing dates. If a spot is pre-arranged for a specific date (e.g. Cycle Gear promotion), you may not be able to change the date of your designated event so please try to attend.
Waitlist: If you add yourself to a waitlisted event, you are committing to attend that events so be prepared to ride. If a spot opens up for you, we will bill your card immediately and send you an email confirmation. Do not sign up for multiple waitlisted groups “just in case” because you will be charged for all spots and you will not be able to cancel if the event is less than 14 days away. Also, if you are an Advanced rider and the Advanced group is sold out, DO NOT sign up for the Novice School just because it has open spots! You know better than that…
There are no refunds available for Season Passes, Ticket Packs or Gift Certificates. However, Platinum Season Passes do have limited transferability (Junkies do not). To request a cancellation more than 14 days in advance, or to change the details of a reservations please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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