Below you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions about our events. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for please don’t hesitate to send us a message. We’re always happy to help.
What should I bring with me to the event?
Bring all of your protective gear:
One- or two-piece leather suit, or your riding pants and jacket
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.
Do I have to do anything special to my motorcycle?
Our events specifically cater to street riders so the only thing you need to do is make sure your motorcycle is in good condition, with no leaks, and good brakes and clutch.
What if it rains? Should I still come out?
Pitt Meadows track and practice 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. You will be surprised at how much traction there is on a wet track.
Will you stop the riding sessions for a lunch break?
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. You will be tired with the sessions that you do in the morning, and we recommend you get 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.
Will there be a photographer on site so action shots can be purchased?
Yes. We have Tony of ThumPhoto out at most of events. If Tony can’t be out to take your photo we make arrangements with another photographer. Rest assured that when you get your knee down we will have someone there to get that shot.
What is your refund policy?
You may cancel for any reason however we DO NOT offer refunds. If you cancel after 7 days prior to the event, we are unable to offer a refund. You are, however, allowed to transfer your registration to a rider who books in the same group.
Will I be required to sign a waiver of release to participate?
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.
What level should I sign up for?
ab initio: This group is for new riders and riders who are new to the track environment. This group features more restrictive passing rules. Classroom sessions in the morning will allow participants to get acquainted with the track, basic rules, procedures, and track etiquette.
Relaxed: This group is geared toward those who have little or no experience riding on a track or closed course or those riders who want sessions that allow them to practice their skills. Classroom sessions in the morning will allow participants to get acquainted with the track, basic rules, procedures, and track etiquette.
Intermediate: This group is limited to riders who have attended track days (although not mandatory), have a stronger level of confidence on the track, and ride at a faster pace than the relaxed group.
Expert Group: This group is dedicated to the fastest and most experienced group of riders on the track. Few street riders will be allowed to participate in this session and permission for a street rider to participate in this group will not be given out easily.
What about passing other riders on the course?
Each group has its rules for passing other riders and these will be reviewed in the mandatory Riders Meeting at the start of the day.
ab initio & Relaxed: Passing is allowed only on the straights
Intermediate: This group is less supervised and structured than the ab initio and relaxed groups. Passing is allowed everywhere except the inside of corners.
Expert: Passing is allowed anywhere on the track. This group is run as an open practice.
What is the schedule for the day?
8:00 AM Registration & Tech Open
9:00 AM Mandatory Riders’ Meeting & Explanation of Rules and Flags
9:30 AM Intermediate group out on track, then Expert, ab initio & Relaxed (15 min sessions)
12:30 PM Lunch break (after your third session in the morning to your first session in the afternoon)
1:30 PM Start of the afternoon session
4:30 PM End of Day – Assistance with clean up is appreciated
Is there a sound limit?
At Tradex there is not a sound limit however this will be updated if there is a change.