July 29, 2014 – August 3, 2014
It wouldn’t be summertime in California without a trip up to Hot August Nights. HAN starts the weekend of July 25th in South Lake Tahoe and continues the following week in Reno and Sparks for a heavy dose of polished chrome, classic cars, and engine revs. For a blast from the past and good times with your riding buds, take the scenic ride up to Tahoe this week.
Visit www.hotaugustnights.net for a complete schedule of events and entertainment, and for information about accommodations.
July 31, 2014 – August 3, 2014
Our very own Santa Clara County Fair can’t be missed. Live music, livestock, rides, food, drinks, and good times. Head on over to the fair!
August 2, 2014
The 15th Annual San Jose Dons Dam Run
Sign in between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM at Harley-Davidson San Jose. $15 for riders and $10 for passengers. 50/50 raffle, poker hand and raffle prizes, and awards. Run pin for the first 150 sign-ins.
August 4, 2014
A Z2 Track Day. Ride in one of three experience levels: A (advanced), B (intermediate), or C (novice school).
Click here to visit Z2′s website for more information and to sign up!
August 4, 2014 – August 10, 2014
Getting there is an experience in its own right, but Sturgis is a one of a kind motorcycle rally that must be seen to be believed. For one awesome week a year you can camp out with fellow riders or stay in a hotel, enjoy tons of great live music, participate in contests and events, and live for motorcycles and good times. Check www.sturgis.com for music and event schedules, accommodation information, and everything else you need to know.
(Also offered at Sonoma Raceway on June 29th and October 13th)
Come check out Z2 RoadRider 2.0 at Sonoma raceway! Whether you’re a relatively new rider, or you just want to pick up some extra skills before getting back out on the street or making the venture to the track, we’ve got you covered.
This 1-day course includes the following exercises and activities:
- Walking you through a quick bike inspection of your own bike
- Learning more advanced skills in cornering, street lines, and track lines
- Focusing on correct vision techniques during all of the exercises
- Giving you guided instruction and opportunities to practice your newly found skills on the race track for 2 closed sessions
- One-on-one instruction time for areas you are looking to improve upon
- Working with you on some useful maneuvers like tight circles, collision avoidance and emergency braking
- 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.
You don’t need to do any track preparation to your motorcycle, and your regular street riding gear is fine! You can find more info on gear and bike requirements as well as schedule and registration at: https://z2trackdays.com/ti/z2/content/RR20.html
August 7, 2014
Doc Wong’s Basic Suspension Part 2 workshop. All Doc Wong clinics are educational, fun, and free. They are put on by a pillar of the riding community, Doctor Harry Wong. Night classes take place in Doc Wong’s Redwood City office, and Sunday rides start at the office with a talk and are followed by a four hour ride through the hills. The Doc requests that you email him or call his office to let them know you will be attending a session, and we recommend checking his website as well for further information on his different classes. Confirm by emailing email@example.com or calling 650-365-7775.
August 8, 2014
Thunderhill East Course
Pacific Track Time is hosting the track day event on the Friday before the AFM Race weekend at Thunderhill Raceway Park. We will be making this event a 2 group format and please keep in mind that the pace of this event will be a lot faster than usual so we ask that A group riders to please be able to run a pace of 2:00 or better and B group at 2:01 or more.
For non racers feel free to check out the track day that will be run on the west course the same day and know that there won’t be any racers out there as they’ll all be on the east course.
Group Format: A, B
Instruction: Always available
Camping: Always available
Power: Available but limited (first come first served)
Bilingual Instruction in Spanish: Available
Thunderhill West Course
Welcome to the first of it’s kind, a Pacific Track Time event with no racers. While the track day event is going on at the east course where most of the AFM racers will be, we are also offering an event for those that want to check out the new course knowing that all the racers will be busy somewhere else. Come on out and enjoy your very own racer free event.
This will be ran in a 3 group format A, B and C complete with instruction and tailored help for you. As the date gets closer we will let you know what the additional features of the event will be like power, bathrooms and food.
Click here to visit pacifictracktime.com for more information, more track days, and to sign up.
Doc Wong’s Riding Position and Ergonomics workshop. All Doc Wong clinics are educational, fun, and free. They are put on by a pillar of the riding community, Doctor Harry Wong. Night classes take place in Doc Wong’s Redwood City office, and Sunday rides start at the office with a talk and are followed by a four hour ride through the hills. The Doc requests that you email him or call his office to let them know you will be attending a session, and we recommend checking his website as well for further information on his different classes. Confirm by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 650-365-7775.
August 9, 2014 – August 10, 2014
White-knuckle AFM racing at Thunderhill. 2014 dates are tentative. Please visit AFMRacing.org to confirm race schedule.