We like to say that in its simplest form, a track day is like a Sunday ride with friends but minus the speed limits, law enforcement, automobiles, road debris, and straight boring roads. What we do is bring the curviest Florida roads, experienced instructors and safety team, some basic structure and we make the best possible day of performance riding you will ever have.
What we ask of new riders is that they have basic motorcycle operation skills. Graduates of the Florida MSF training course are perfect candidates for a track day. If you have the ability to safely ride with traffic on public roads you will be fine.
Any motorcycle that will go around a corner will make a perfect bike to attend. Of course we see the usual assortment of Honda CBR’s, Yamaha R6’s, and Ducati’s, but we also get BMW GS 1200’s, Suzuki Hayabusa’s, Kawasaki ZX-14’s, and Ducati Diavel’s. Kawasaki 250 Ninja’s make great track bikes as well.
A Roll of Duct Tape or Painters Tape will just about do it. Take a basic street bike and tape the headlights, taillights, turn signals, wheel weights, and either remove the mirrors or tape them. We also ask that you remove any ethylene glycol (anti-freeze) and replace with Water Wetter, Engine Ice or similar product. Your bike is now ready. Of course we are looking to make sure everything is in order such as tire condition, brakes working properly and basic upkeep of the motorcycle.
Leather motorcycle riding suits – one piece or two piece. Two piece leather suits must have a full circumference zipper attaching the jacket and pants. Sturdy over the ankle motorcycle boots. Sturdy full leather gloves. No mesh gear please.
If you do not own a motorcycle cycle suit, we rent motorcycle suits, boots and gloves.
For novice riders, Florida Trackdays has initiated a first of it’s kind gear rental program. FTD is fully reimbursing the entire cost of leather suit rentals along with the boots and gloves when you sign up for the Novice group!
Reserve your gear online when registering for your track day and then after the track day FTD will reimburse the full rental amount plus any deposits.
It’s that simple!
Florida Trackdays has donated over $25,000 in gear rental since starting the novice gear rental program.
We also accept cash for suit rentals on the day of but we recommend reserving online to guarantee your size. We have a limited number of suits in each size so don’t delay in reserving your suit.
No racing license, driver’s license or motorcycle endorsement of any kind is required to attend a track day.
Update: Due to the COVID virus, you must be pre-registered to attend events moving forward.
Yes it is possible to just show up and ride. But we HIGHLY recommend pre-registering ahead of the event date. We limit the amount of riders in each group and often sell out. If you show up without saving a spot you may have to wait for an opening in order to ride.
We are a hybrid of open track time and motorcycle school.
We have three main groups Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Each group rides 20 minute sessions in rotation each hour all day (20 minutes may not seem like much on paper but trust us you will be happy to see the checkered flag at the end of each session).
Within those groups we have three motorcycle schools happening consecutively – the New Rider School (NRS), the Advanced Rider School (ARS), and our FMRRA Race School.
Members who sign up for the Novice group are automatically entered in the New Rider School for no extra cost.
Our ARS and Race School are available for an extra cost and are very limited in the amount of riders that can enter to ensure a great instructor / student ratio.
Regardless of the amount of street riding experience each new track rider should sign up for our Novice group.
Riders with prior track experience may sign up for their regular riding group.
Riders may be moved to different riding groups depending upon their skill level.
Unless otherwise specified the gates open at 7:00am.
We would recommend getting to the track as early as possible in order to get unloaded, checked into registration, get your bike(s) tech’d and to attend the mandatory rider’s meeting at 8:15am.
No tent or generator is required at Homestead Miami Speedway as we have full use of the garages and free electricity.
We recommend bringing a tent to Palm Beach International Speedway and JenningsGP. If you plan on using tire warmers we also recommend bringing a generator as well.
We always recommend bringing food and drinks with you.
Palm Beach International Raceway and Homestead Miami Speedway usually have a concession stand available.
For novice level track riders DOT race tires and race slicks are not needed for track riding. Today’s performance street tires are more than capable for knee dragging fun for those initial track days. Tire warmers are not needed for today’s performance street tire.
Once riders start to move up to Intermediate and Advance level groups they should start looking at a dedicated track tire.
The general track day cost for the day is $205.
Our New Track Rider School is included in the cost of a Novice group sign up.
Our ARS (Advanced Rider School) is $475 and includes the cost of the track day.
The FMRRA Race School is $335. The price includes the track day as well as the FMRRA license and the AMA membership.
We charge by the human so bring your entire collection to ride for no extra cost.
We partner with local shops who provide arrive and ride programs directly track side at Homestead Miami Speedway and Palm Beach International Raceway.
Some of the motorcycles available for rent are the Yamaha R6, Suzuki GSX-R 600, and the Yamaha R3.
All the motorcycles are delivered to the track ready to ride.
The costs vary with the depending upon the motorcycle and services included so contact us for more information.
Due to South Florida’s geographical location and sub-tropical climate, there is a chance of a rain shower at some point in South Florida on most days of the year. So FTD never cancels events because of a rain forecast. FTD has postponed events due to hurricane’s, tropical storms and other potential dangerous activity. During those events, all riders would be notified of any cancellation by Friday afternoon at the latest. Feel free to visit our facebook.com/floridatrackdays and view video and photos from one of our 100% chance of rain events.
Florida Trackdays offers a free leather suit program for the Novice group riders based upon reimbursement. In order to participate, you must reserve the suit, boots, and or gloves (all are eligible) on the website along with your Novice riding group. You will receive an email confirmation when you complete the order. The day after the event, Florida Trackdays will refund any cost associated with the rental gear if you are registered as a novice. Intermediate and advance riding groups will receive the deposit portion of the rental as long as the gear is returned without damage.