Crash definition: ANY event which leads to the handle bar touching the ground (on track, or off track).
Depending on the severity of the crash, you may be asked to sit out a session to make sure that you are OK, and able to function properly. RideSmart must re-tech a crashed bike prior to it's return to the racetrack. If you re-enter the track without re-teching your bike, you will be asked to load up your equipment and leave the facility. This is for the safety of everyone.
All riders who have a crash must be evaluated by the on-site paramedic staff. If they determine you should not proceed with the day, their decision is final. If the paramedic staff determines you may physically return to riding, RideSmart STILL must approve your return to riding based on criteria which includes the manner of your crash, as well as the condition of your gear. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis. There is no appeal to this policy. Any rider that is not transported off site will need to check in with the track marshal to discuss the crash details.
We will retrieve your bike from the track when convenient. You may be required to remain at a corner working station for a session or two until we can send the crash truck out. There is no charge to retrieve a bike that is broken due to crashing or a mechanical failure. However, there is a $50 charge to retrieve your bike from the track if due to running out of gas.
IMPORTANT: If you run into the back of a another rider, cause another rider to crash due to any rule violation, or violate multiple rules in one instance, you will be banned from all RideSmart events for one (1) year.
If you have been previously banned, a second or subsequent ban will result in a permanent ban.GENERAL PASSING RULES: For Levels 1 and 2 (including 2A/2B), there is NO inside corner passing at any time. Passing is allowed in designated straights only in the first few sessions. Outside corner passing is only allowed once the Lead Instructor has authorized passing on the outside and in designated corners only. You must be a minimum of 6 feet from the rider you are passing. For Level 3, there are no passing restrictions, though we ask for courteous passing. Note that passing rules may be expanded by the Lead Instructor at the event due to specific track conditions.