July 30, 2007 -
Just when we thought that August was going to be a strictly practice riding month at the Dunes, we've just added another
TVR Race to our schedule. This event will be held on Sunday, August 12th. Therefore once again, only the trails will be open for practice riding that day as both tracks will be utilized for the Club Race.
TVR Sign-in begins at 9am, followed by practice & then the racing schedule....
CMRC Members are invited to participate at this Thames Valley Club Race. Fee for one class is $30 and a non-CMRC Member pays $40 for a Day Pass. A full annual TVR Membership is $60 for CMRC Members & $100 for a non-CMRC Member.
For more information go to: www.tvrmx.com or call Jane Garrett at 519-225-2408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Online pre-registration deadline is by 12 noon the day prior.
TVR held 2 Club Races back-to-back on July 15 & 22, reaching 234 participants on July 15, having only had 5 days notice for the word to get out; and then on the 22nd. we set a TVR record with a total of 301 racers in attendance!
At both events the ground was well-saturated by irrigating the tracks with our amazing in-ground watering system. This allowed for mint racing conditions as there was absolutely no dust, other than what got stirred up in the pit areas.
On Saturday, August 11, the day prior, the track will be open for practice riding from 11am and will be closing earlier at 6pm.
Then with the exception of these 2 days, the track and trails will be open daily all month for practice riding from 11am to 8pm, as usual.
For those wishing to set up camp overnight, you are welcome to do so and we ask that you inform us upon your arrival....the nightly fee is $10 per vehicle.
For our September and October line-up of events, please visit our website at www.gopherdunes.com
There seem to be a few too many riders that still don't understand some of the basic rules for riding at the Dunes. We strongly urge everyone to read the Rules & Regulations signs which are posted at both the entrance to the facility & again at the entrance to the big track.
When we ask that you ride your bikes in the pit areas at walking speed only; that's exactly what we mean --- WALKING SPEED ONLY IN THE PITS!! And we don't know how to say it any clearer but: BIKES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO RIDE UP ON THE BERM!!! There are still a few that don't seem to understand or can't seem to comprehend this safety rule! Frank's temper runs short awfully quick with these rule breakers -- so pleeeeez don't put him to the test!!
Once again we wish everyone a safe & enjoyable summer, ride safe & ride smart!
And as they say --- if your doin' 'er right, you gotta be doin' 'er at the Dunes ;-)
Thanks to all of you who support us throughout the season!!
July 30, 2007 -