Opening weekend at the Dunes turned out to be a very busy and colourful one, as 265 riders rolled in over the 2 days, anxious to test ride their bikes for the 2011 season!
Both tracks offered ideal ground conditions; until rather unexpectedly by about 5pm on Sunday, some HUGE snowflakes started to fall, which then turned into an all-night heavy rain that lasted right through Monday. Something we certainly didn't need, as now things are back to being very wet and muddy and messy. But temperatures are supposed to be on the rise for the weekend, and hopefully the rain showers will cease as well?!
On Saturday, April 9th. we welcome KTM Orange out for their MX Demo Day at the Dunes. This will be their first stop of their KTM Tour. They have invited some VIP guests, dealers and staff to participate in their demo test rides of their new 2011 KTM's. It will be a very exciting day as special guests such as JSR, Kaven Benoit, Marc-Antoine Genereux & our very own Kyle Keast will be here to ride and sign autographs. Don't miss this awesome opportunity to meet and greet some of our country's best!!!
And on Saturday, both tracks are also open for recreational riding to anyone with a dirt bike or sport quad; that's from 11am to 5pm. Trails remain closed. We are also open this afternoon and on Friday, although the track is still needing lots of sunshine to dry up the sloppiness!
Moving along to Sunday, April 10 — we invite all CMRC members and members-to-be to our season kick-off with a 'Test & Tune Ride Day'.
CMRC staff will be here to sell their 2011 licences at a fee of $140.00. Minors will have to complete the CMRC Parental Consent & Minor Waiver Release forms (NOTE: these forms ARE NOT the same as the Gopher Dunes Parental/Minor forms). Upon completion they will then receive a Minor Card which will need to be shown at any future 2011 CMRC sanctioned race at all Ontario tracks and they will then be waived from having to complete the forms again.
Sign-in begins at 9am Riding is from 10am to 5pm CMRC Practice Fee is $30 + HST
Bikes & Sport Quads are welcome! By midday all riders will be divided into classes for practice.
Once again we are very excited to confirm that Red Bull will be back this year to support our Season Opening CMRC Ride Day!
They will be setting up a track-side Riders' Energy Lounge where you will be able to purchase a cold Red Bull energy drink, bench racing & chill some, enjoy the tunes and have a snack or two….
All registrants will receive a Red Bull Energy Shot included with their riding fee (age 18+) **while quantities last**.
Overnight camping is allowed at a fee of $10.00 per vehicle per night and you must inform Gopher Dunes staff upon arrival.
Stay tuned to our next Update which will announce some new and exciting changes to be happening at the CMRC Season Opener ANQ Motocross Race on April 17th.!!
With our busy opening weekend, we had also sold half the allotment of 2011 Gopher Dunes Memberships that qualify for a free pair of SCOTT goggles! Only 10 spots left that will win you a pair….so don't delay, buy your track membership today for unlimited practice riding at the Dunes, plus free gate admission to CMRC races (excl. Pro National & ATV Canada Cup) and free gate to our 4×4 MudFests and ATV Festival and a 15% discount on most Pro Shop purchases! Call or email Barb at 519-842-2781 or firstname.lastname@example.org
One day Group Motocross Training Session for all levels from 50cc to 85cc & up. Mark this date on your colander: Saturday, April 30.
Students will be divided into bike size and level of experience with numerous instructors working with the kids. Various things will be covered from beginner riding skills to advanced levels, as well as fitness and nutrition with stretching, balance, bike set-up and race preparation, body positioning, braking, cornering, jumping, whoops, starts and stops plus riding and racing strategies, with emphasis on racing in sand.
All students must pre-register with the downloadable registration form that is available on the 'Rider Training' link of the Gopher Dunes website.
Now we all complain about paying too many TAXES, right?! Well, here is some exciting news to save you some tax dollars…..
If you think a Gopher Dunes membership or signing up for a Training Session is too expensive….we've got some encouraging news for you! There is a Children's Fitness Tax Credit available to you offered by our Conservative Government. They have vowed to help parents teach there kids sportsmanship and healthy lifestyles by offering families up to $500 in eligible physical activity expenses that can be filed with your tax return. To find out more visit: www.ontario.ca/taxcredits
We are also busy confirming sessions for mid-week private, semi-private or family/friends training sessions, from beginner level to advanced racing levels. Please contact us if you are interested in setting up a lesson.
Our brand-new 2011 Suzuki leased dirt bikes and quads are available to students taking a training session or for those interested in a guided trail tour. We DO NOT and CANNOT rent out these machines for personal leisure riding!
GoPHER DUNES is jam-packed with spring events happening for the next 6 weekends….stay tuned…..regular updates to follow….
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