5th Annual COG Sport Touring School
This annual event is designed to be educational and fun. The training is individual enough that newer riders can learn new skills, while seasoned riders capitalize upon their existing skill-sets. This track was designed with large safe runoffs. Void of cars, intersections, trees and guardrails you will be able to implement new concepts from the classroom with the safety of a purpose-built beginners’ track. You will be coached on the track where you will practice the theories taught in the classroom. This format enables practicing new concepts like trail braking, late apex cornering, and hanging off. These are the theories books are written about.
Skill comes first, speed comes later. You have to slow down if you want to go fast. Prior years event: https://youtu.be/tQuTk4sIh1s
The first 10 sign-ups will receive $15 off their registration!
What This Is
This is an advanced rider training course for those looking to learn more than public roadways can safely permit. Certificates will be issued to participants who safely complete this course. Check with your insurance company for insurance discounts.
What This Is Not
This is NOT racing school. While this does take place at a beginner’s racetrack, this is not race school, and racing will not take place at this event.
Who Should Attend
If you have more fun in the turns than you do on the straights... If you get that Zen feeling when you’ve mastered your favorite road...or if you have ever scared yourself... Then this event is for you. You will have a former CCS/WERA licensed racer teaching in the classroom, and there will be licensed racers coaching in on track. They have mastered the concepts you will be learning.
Spectators (family and friends) are encouraged to come. The gate fee is $10/person (children under 12 free) for the weekend, and includes camping for the whole weekend.
- Helmet - Undamaged, DOT full face helmet with face shield. No flip-up (modular) helmets.
- Riding Boots - Must cover the ankles. Rentals: $30
- Riding Gloves - Gloves must cover entire hand and extend over the wrist Rentals: $10
- Leather Suits - Leather suits may be one piece or two piece that zips together (made of leather ONLY). Rentals: $60
Your tires should be 75% new. All glass and lights must be covered with blue painters’ tape (available at Home Depot/Lowe's/Amazon/eBay), and there must be no leaks. You can bring whatever bike you want. Contact Douglas Re (email@example.com) if you have questions about your bike.
It is best to memorize the track by drawing the map before attending. Learning the track in advance makes it easier to focus on the skills when you get there. Please bring your track map and a pen with you to the school.
Camping for the weekend is included with the gate fee ($10/person payable on arrival). We plan to have a modest fire each night. The track gates lock each night at 9:45pm sharp. We have indoor bathrooms/showers for everybody that are open 24 hrs. We like you more the more you use them.
Food concessions are available for breakfast and lunch (Dennis makes a great burger). Prices are reasonable and the American fare is excellent. You may also bring your own snacks/meals/BBQ/portable kitchen. One (1) gallon of drinking water/rider/day is recommended. Don't forget adult beverages for the evenings. Would we forget that.
On Saturday night, the plans are to go to the Rodeo restaurant (Authentic Mexican) at Exit 5 Lake Park, GA for dinner. Then plan on camping trackside Saturday evening. After all, a campfire and adult beverages taste better at the track you were on!
There will be a professional photographer at the track who will have track photos of you available for your purchase at the end of the day.
Arrival - Friday Afternoon
You need to get to the track Friday afternoon. We will then do the well known "track walk" approximately 45 minutes before sunset. Trust me, you will get a workout mentally and physically. Come with a clear head and be prepared to work hard.
Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19
To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, all participants must agree to to be responsible for monitoring their own health. If you have a fever, coughing, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, body aches, or any other symptoms consistent with COVID-19 before attending the rally, please stay home.
Registration & Fees
All registration must be done online through the COG website.
Note that in addition to the registration fee, a $10/person gate fee will also be collected by Jennings GP when signing in at the gate house. The gate fee is good for the whole weekend and includes camping for the whole weekend. Children under the age of 12 are free.
Riders between the ages of 12-18 must have an original minor's waiver and liability signed by a parent or guardian to be able to ride. Please contact Jennings GP for more details.
Online registration will close at 11:59 pm on Friday, January 15, 2021.
- $190 for COG members
- $215 for non-members (including forum-only subscribers)
* The first 10 to sign-up will receive $15 off their registration!
Cancellation & Refund Policy Questions & Additional Information
Sorry - Jennings GP has a no refund policy. Track day is rain or shine.
If you have any questions, please contact event organizer Douglas Re at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information about the Jennings GP track: jenningsgp.com.
To join the conversation and discuss this event with others, check out the forum:
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