frequently asked questions
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WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY AT THE FAST RIDING SCHOOL LOOK LIKE?
1. Classroom: After registration, head instructor starts with a 90-minute in-depth discussion on riding theory and skill development (phase 1). Then, you get suited up for the racetrack while the class is broken into 3 groups of approximately 12 riders, each group with its own experienced instructor.
2. Track Time: You ride 7 track sessions, on average 9 to 12 minutes each. Each one focuses on certain techniques discussed earlier in class. You start by riding with the instructors to familiarize yourself with the motorcycle and the racetrack. Each riding session has 3 parts: a briefing by head instructor on what to practice and focus on, track time, and your instructor's report. This final element is what will help you correct mistakes and improve from one riding session to the next.
3. Final Meeting: The day ends with a discussion, an award presentation for 'top riders of the day' and graduation certificates, the credentials needed for those who wish to purchase a road racing license and begin a racing career.
WHAT DOES FAST RIDING SCHOOL PROVIDE?
You don't need to bring anything – we’ve got you covered (other than your lunch)!
Motorcycles: We supply you with your choice of state-of-the-art technology from Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Suzuki. We give you the best possible tools to better your riding knowledge…and guarantee you have fun!
Protection: We dress you up with top quality road racing gear, making sure you feel safe and protected. This includes Arai helmets and Joe Rocket leathers, EXUSTAR boots and FIVE gloves.
WHAT SOULD I BRING?
That depends. You can bring your own motorcycle and riding gear… or simply use ours. Prices are adjusted accordingly. An extra t-shirt and a change of clothes are also a good idea. There is plenty of water to drink between riding sessions, but if it's a very hot day you might want to bring a sports drink.
Lunch is not provided, but the racetrack snack bar is open at lunch time offering popular snack bar options. $10.00 is usually enough for a meal or, if you prefer, you can bring your own food.
WHAT ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY?
A professional photographer, Damian Pereira, will take digital pictures of all students while they're on the track. At the end of the day, you can have a look at your photos on his computer and decide if you want to purchase a CD or prints.
If you want to take your own pictures, you are welcome to bring a camera!
DO YOU HAVE A COURSE FOR MORE MATURE, OLDER RIDERS?
We do not have a specific course for older riders because any older rider can fit in our regular program if he or she has some riding experience and is willing to learn. Our courses can help older riders improve and feel safer out on the road (or track).
** OUR FAST COURSES ARE GEARED TO SUIT EVERY TYPE OF RIDER AND all RIDER LEVELs **
Whether you're young or old, male or female, a sport bike rider or touring enthusiast, with short time or long time of riding experience, we will teach you how to become a safer and more confident rider in a controlled structured environment while having fun.
Each course is for 36 riders divided into 3 groups according to their speed, experience and confidence. Only 1 group at a time is riding on the track making it a maximum of 12 riders on the track at the same time.
We have a conservative riders group for beginners and less experienced riders, We have an Intermediate riders group with a little more experience and confidence but not really focused on speeding, And we have a more experienced and confident riders grouo for the one searching for more speed.
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** OUR FAST COURSES ARE GEARED TO SUIT EVERY TYPE AND LEVEL OF RIDERS **
Whether you're young or old, male or female, sportbike rider or a touring enthusiast, have very little or years of riding experience, we will teach you how to become a safer and more confident rider in a controlled, structured environment…all while having fun.
Each course is for 36 riders, divided into 3 groups according to their speed, experience and confidence. Only 1 group is on the track at a time, resulting in a maximum of 12 riders on the track.
We have a conservative riders group for beginners and less experienced riders, an intermediate riders group for those who have a little more experience and confidence, but aren’t really focused on speed, and a group of more experienced and confident riders seeking a high-speed thrill.
WHERE DO YOU RUN THE SCHOOL
You ride on real racetracks that provide controlled and safe conditions in an environment that mimics highways and roadways.
Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON
(2 hours east of Toronto, 3 1/2 hours west of Montreal, just off the 401).
CAN I GET INVOLVED IN RACING?
Yes, after you have completed Phase 1, you will receive a special FAST graduation certificate that qualifies you for the purchase of a road racing licence, which is required to start road racing in the amateur ranks.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
We run rain or shine. Some of the best teaching and learning can be done in wet conditions.
CAN I USE MY OWN RIDING GEAR?
You may use your own approved riding gear if you prefer, but this does not change the price.
CAN I USE MY OWN MOTORCYCLE?
Yes, you can use your own motorcycle and approved riding gear if you prefer. No insurance available.
HOW DO I RESERVE A SPOT?
You can reserve a spot by registering online or by telephone or mail. We accept VISA, Mastercard.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH BIKES ARE AVAILABLE?
When registering for a course, you can choose which bike you wish to ride. The system will let you know if there is still availability for your specific bike choice for your selected date.
AFTER I RESERVE A SPOT, WHAT HAPPENS IF I CANCEL?
Please consult our cancellation & refunds page