A little about me, I’ve been riding for most my life and currently road race. With that being said, I get the opportunity to ride with a lot of track day providers.
My wife wanted to do a Motovixens track day and asked that I trailer her bike to The Ridge. Being the supportive husband I am, I agreed. I was surprised to see all the guys at the riders meeting. I “assumed” it was a women’s only thing. I couldn’t have been more wrong. While they had great instructors for beginners like my wife, they also had racers there like myself.
The day started off like any other track day. Talking about rules and flags is a common theme. But what I noticed was the relaxed feel everyone had and how friendly everyone was. The entire day had a more relaxed vibe. Throughout the course of the day I was impressed at how well the instructors worked with my wife and the staff checked on her. It was very relaxing and my wife learned a lot and had a great time.
Fast forward to the next time my wife wanted to do a track day with Motovixens. This time I brought one of my race bikes and had the pleasure of running some fast lap times with a couple of the fastest riders in the NW. “not me” As a racer, I enjoy riding with faster guys. It gives me the opportunity to see better lines, tip in points and brake markers. I could run as fast as I wanted and focus on my skills. When I had questions, Oliver was gracious enough to help me. I race with Oliver Jervis at Omrra and anyone that races there will attest that he’s a lap record pace rider. One of the best in the NW and an extremely humble guy to work with.
Having attended several track days with Motovixens now, I can honestly say that they provide a quality track day without any pressure. They’re about having fun, riding safe and learning to ride better. Carol is a very gracious host and makes sure to get around the pits and welcome everyone. It’s truly an enjoyable event that is not for “women” only. All levels of riders are there. From the new never been on track riders to lap record riders and everything in between. The thing that everyone has in common is that we’re all having fun and enjoying our day. There are also a lot of people there that are willing to help. From riding to working on bikes, there is someone there with Motovixens to help.
Finally, one thing I would like to point out that I appreciated. Motovixens doesn’t pack their riders in. Speaking for myself, it’s very frustrating when I’m trying to work on my lines at a fast pace to be grouped with a full track of people not at the same speed. MotoVixens does a great job of managing how many riders are on track at once. That keeps the track relatively clear and people can ride whatever pace they’re comfortable with.
In closing, I would highly recommend Motovixens for ALL levels of riders.