Beginners Start Here!

Welcome!

First let me say, welcome! If you are new to riding on the track you have come to the right place! I have been riding and racing motorcycles for just under a decade and I want to share my passion for the track with you.

I believe EVERY rider should attend at least 1 track day because it makes you a safer, faster, and more confident rider. I tell people I learned more in 1 day on the track than I did in 1 year of street riding. Plus it’s a blast!

My main goal with CornerCarving.com is to provide you with a resource that breaks down any barriers that have prevented you from signing up for a track day, and to inspire you to take the plunge with confidence! Then once you are hooked (and trust me, you will be hooked) there are many articles to help you progress as a rider and master the art of motorcycling.

Track Day Basics

If you are completely new to the track scene, I recommend you start by reading these posts first. They will familiarize you with the track days and help you understand what they are, why you should do them, and how to sign up:

  1. What IS a Track Day?
  2. Why Every Rider Should do a Track Day
  3. 3 Steps to Sign Up for a Track Day

Find a Track and Pick a Date

Once you finish those and want to do some more investigating, check out these two pages for more info on what tracks are closest to you and what track day providers are available (including those that offer track schools):

  • Track Finder – An interactive map with locations of all the race tracks in the Western US
  • Resources – A list of links for track day providers, track schools & other useful resources

How to Prepare

Once you have found a track near you and are ready to take the plunge these two posts will help you prepare for your first track day:

More Good Stuff

If you’ve made it this far you are well on your way getting out on track and having the time of your life! Check out the section below for more content designed just for beginners.

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Keep Exploring

When you are ready to browse the rest of the site try using the Categories drop down on the sidebar or the Search feature in the main menu to find a topic you want to learn more about.

If you have any questions about anything you see on the site or just want to chat about motorcycles, come find me on facebook or send me an email at [email protected] I would love to hear from you!

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To quote the instructor at my very first track day, let me be the first to say:

“Welcome to your new addiction!”

-Eric