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Just moved back to the east coast after liv'n on the west coast for a while. I'm looking at the trackday orgs. out here and it seems like they all charge for memberships. I've used 3 or 4 different orgs. out west and none of them have membership fees. Just wanted to know why all the orgs. on this side of the US charge membership fees? Seems like they all offer the same at the tracks. What's the deal?
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Sportbike track time and Absolute cycle don't charge membership fees.

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Sportbike Track Time's web site says you must be a member to sign up for track days. Is this wrong? They do have the cheapest membership cost.
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ahh hell... I wonder if they changed it now. A friend of mine rode with them a few times last year and told me there is no membership fee.

Honestly though, NESBA is probably your best bet. That is who I will be going with this summer. It's a $75 membership fee, but they are a really good organization and they do a lot of trackdays.

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I'm pretty close to you,Im in Exton, thats who I've been looking to go with is NESBA. Have you ever been to that track in Monticello NY?
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Never even heard of the track in Monticello until I just looked it up. It looks sick! The bit that I read about it seems like it is some kind of exclusive "country-club" track. idk.

I just looked into absolute cycle some more. You can sign up for track days as a guest and pay no member fees. There are some perks to being a member, but really necessary. I think I am going to do NJMP on April 17th or 18th with them.

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monticello has some questionable run off, be carefull out there.

as for the membership fee. you will find that what you pay for one day with these east coast clubs you will have paid for the membership fee and then some in the money you save per day when you pay for the trackday on the west side.

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you will find that what you pay for one day with these east coast clubs you will have paid for the membership fee and then some in the money you save per day when you pay for the trackday on the west side.
lol, no matter how many times I read this, I couldn't figure out what you meant.

Are you saying that track days in the east are more expensive than the west? Or just the opposite of that?

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Yeah, what are you saying? They seem about the same from what I've seen. I'm not bitch'n about the membership just wanted to know why the extra cost. Hopefully I can get some money together by then. NJMP looks fun as hell!
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yeah i didnt re read it and was talking to someone while typing.
what im saying is, the extra cost of a typical west coast trackday, is still MORE expensive than paying membership fee on the east, because the trackdays typically cost less.

So the $20 or so you save each day, will pay for the $25-$75 membership fee after 2 or 3 days.

sorry for the gibberish. :)

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^I don't think you re-read that post either, haha. I get what you're saying though, I think.

LakeRR, when you say back east, where abouts are you talking? new england? southeast?

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^I don't think you re-read that post either, haha. I get what you're saying though, I think.

LakeRR, when you say back east, where abouts are you talking? new england? southeast?
hahahha, lol, ok u got me, i fixed it now. for real this time.

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BTW from what i've seen because there are a lot of guys on this forum from the west coast:


Trackdays on the west are a lot CHEAPER than east coast. For the price of one trackday on the east coast you can get up to 2 or maybe three depending on the track/org on the west coast.

I'm looking to hit up NJMP sometime this season. The only thing is I need a trailer or someone that has a trailer. Anyone down to hit May 3rd & 4th?.....
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Im in Pa. West Chester area.
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Are you a track-only rider?
I still ride the streets because I can't afford enough track days to get my fix. Plus I like commuting on it too.
If you ride streets, maybe we can get together sometime this coming spring!

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i wanna do a trackday this april or so too.. so you have to join a org to go to a trackday
? what do you think it would cost total with all the fees (member cost, trackday cost)..and do you guys know if you can ride there? then just put some tape on the needed parts? do they have gas to buy there?

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I prefer to tailer/truck my bike to and from trackdays, but its pretty far ride for me, that way you can bring supplies and tools ect. You are also going to be very tired at the end of the day and will not want to ride home.

plus if you wreck you are stuck there.

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i wanna do a trackday this april or so too.. so you have to join a org to go to a trackday?
Well yea, unless you want to rent the track out yourself for a few thousand dollars.

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what do you think it would cost total with all the fees (member cost, trackday cost)
Depends on the organization and the track. Some organizations like Absolute Cycle you can register as a guest and pay no member fee and just the track day fee. Usually around $175-$200 for the track fee.

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..and do you guys know if you can ride there? then just put some tape on the needed parts? do they have gas to buy there?
You can ride there. There are no restrictions really. You will have to tape off your headlights, and either remove or cover up your tail light. You don't have to start safety wiring things usually until you get into the advanced classes. Not sure on the gas thing. I don't think so, bring your own can.

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thanks for the quick responses

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Yeah I ride street also. That be cool to get together for some street rides. I need some track days to!
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where are you Lake?

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yeah i didnt re read it and was talking to someone while typing.
what im saying is, the extra cost of a typical west coast trackday, is still MORE expensive than paying membership fee on the east, because the trackdays typically cost less.

So the $20 or so you save each day, will pay for the $25-$75 membership fee after 2 or 3 days.

sorry for the gibberish. :)
I think if you look around you can find great deals on both sides of the USA with plenty of organizations. Also try to look at bundled packs of track days, it will also get things cheaper. For example: TrackXperience's season pass is 17 days at 4 different tracks for $1650 and no membership fees. That is under $100 a trackday!!!!

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