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Class of 2019
Mark your calendars, after a 2 year hiatus we are back for 2022.  Hope to see you on the track on 30 May 2022!  

Stay well and ride safe.

~The ART Steering Committee


Key ART 2022 Dates

 

1 Feb 2022:   Registration open to BMWMC of Ottawa members.

15 Mar 2022:   Registration open to affiliated club members.
15 Apr 2022:   Registration open to public. 
1 May 2022:  No refunds unless we have a suitable replacement on the waiting list.
1 May 2022: Tech Inspection day.  See Bike Prep for details.   

30 Apr 2022 - 29 May 2022: Mandatory technical inspection of your motorcycle 

30 May 2022 - Advanced Rider Training School 2022


ART 2022 - Pricing Update

Thanks to a generous grant from the BMW MOA (Clark Luster Group Grant), we are able to offer pricing at 2019 levels.  Members have exclusive registration until 15 April 2022 at the price of $290, after which the registration will open to non-members and the price goes to $330 for all registrants.









Advanced Rider Training

 

ART has been developed by our club to help riders improve motorcycle skill, handling and confidence in cornering.  ART is not intended to be a "track school", it is a practical cornering school for club level riders that fills the gap between existing advanced "parking lot" courses and full track training.

We offer 50 participants the opportunity learn up to date theory on motorcycle cornering in a classroom following by on-track practice.  For the on-track sessions, you will be placed in groups of similar skill and experience levels.  The small groups will be led and followed by experienced coaches to ensure a controlled and safe learning environment.  You can expect up to seven 20 minute track sessions, in what will be a busy but very rewarding day.

Interview about ART School with Head Coach Jeff Miller

 



FAQ's

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Who is ART for?
Who is ART for?
Members get first priority on the limited slots available.  If there are slots left we open registration to others.

Participants are grouped by skill level so everyone can ride at an appropriate pace in a safe and controlled learning environment. 

This course is for you if you want to Ride Every Road Better™.

All riders must have a valid motorcycle driver's license (M) and have at least 2000km of driving experience.

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What do I have to wear?
What do I have to wear?
ATGATT - Every rider must wear approved safety gear.  Full leathers are not required however quality gear (jacket and pants) with armour most definitely is.  Full face helmet (DOT) is also required.

Details are provided on the student resources page.  Participants are required to review it carefully and show up properly attired or you run the risk of not being allowed on the track.

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Do I have to modify my motorcycle?
Do I have to modify my motorcycle?
No you do not, however each bike must be inspected prior to participating on track to ensure that it is in good condition.  Any deficiencies must be corrected prior to going on the track.

An approved list of club inspectors and details can be found on the student resources page.

For participants from out of our area, there will be an inspector available on the morning of ART ... but please make sure you bike is ready to go!

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How much does it cost?
How much does it cost?
The current rates for 2022:
$290 for club members until 15 April 2022,
$330 for registrations on/after 15 April 2022.

Please note: no cancellations will be accepted after May 1st - Substitutions may be possible if a suitable replacement rider is available.

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How many students do you accept?
How many students do you accept?
In general we cap registrations at 50, however we may accept a few more or less depending on the mix of riders in any given year. 

We run three levels to help keep the groups as homogeneous as possible, and try to balance the track slots to avoid overcrowding.  

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What if it rains?
What if it rains?
Advanced Rider Training is a rain or shine event. As you well know, late May can bring virtually any type of weather: cold, wet, humid or hot.  Keep an eye on the weather forecast as ART approaches and be prepared for the expected conditions.   

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Can I time my laps?
Can I time my laps?
Absolutely not!  ART is not about lap times, it is all about proper riding and cornering technique.  Timing laps will lead to your removal from the course.

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What about insurance?
What about insurance?
BMWMC of Ottawa has insurance for liability - not damages (other than damage to the CMP facility). Should your bike get damaged on the track, our policy will not cover damage to your bike. This is true for both 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.




Slideshow
2019 Advanced Rider Training School
Some great shots from ART 2019!



Registration FAQs
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After registration what can I expect?
After registration what can I expect?
We will review your application data and will reach out if we have questions.  As ART approaches you will receive an email with further instructions.  If you are placed on our waitlist, that will be indicated clearly in the email you receive.


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Why did I not receive an email reply after registration?
Why did I not receive an email reply after registration?
If several days have passed, there is a chance that the email you provided us had a typo.  In this case, please contact the head coach (coach@bmwmcottawa.ca) to follow up.


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Why am I on the waitlist? What are my chances?
Why am I on the waitlist? What are my chances?
You were placed on our waitlist because our program is full.  Every year, we have cancellations and last minute withdrawals, so there is a chance you will be able to attend ... be ready just in case.

As a waitlisted student you do not have to pay until we tell you we have a spot for you.



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I paid, why have I not received confirmation?
I paid, why have I not received confirmation?
If paying by credit card you should receive confirmation immediately upon payment.  When paying by Interac eTransfer (or cash/cheque), the confirmation will take a bit longer.  Once we have confirmation of payment (please be patient), we will email a receipt.