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post #1 of 6 Old 12-12-2017, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle training at Road America

Has anyone ever done motorcycle training at Road America (Elkhart Lake, WI)?

I'm looking to do some sort of experienced/advanced rider training in 2018 and was looking at their Street Skills 2 course.

I could always do the MSF Experienced Rider Course at my local tech school, but I'm hoping to make a weekend out of it and maybe get some fun riding in as well.

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No help here, but that facility looks like great place to try all sorts of adventures. Something different than an msf class could be fun and interesting

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The races I've seen on telly of that location indicate it's at least scenic.
Not like Willow Springs where the run offs are desert hard scrabble and not very friendly.
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Yup, it is a beautiful place

Try this:

Elkhart Lake's Road America, Inc.
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Yup, it is a beautiful place

Try this:

Elkhart Lake's Road America, Inc.
Yeah, that's where I found the information about their Street Skills 2 course. They used to teach the MSF Advanced/Experienced Rider Course there, but the last time I checked and saw that was a couple of years ago.

As for riding on the track, I don't know how much of that would be included. According to the course description:
"the majority of the time spent on our controlled one of a kind off street training range, the Motorplex, which is designed to simulate real world riding conditions. This training range encompasses nearly one mile of paved roadway equipped with over a dozen unique curves, presenting a variety of real world riding situations like repetitive and alternating lean angles, changes in elevation and line of sight challenges."

Luckily, I've had the pleasure of riding on the track a few times already. Back when I used to go there for Superbike weekend, I would pay the $25 to do their 'parade laps' of the course during the daily lunch breaks. About 40-50 of us would ride around the track for 15-20 minutes. Technically the speed limit was 45 mph, but you could occasionally wick it up if you weren't too stupid. I had my '98 Concours up to 115 indicated on the uphill finish-line straight once -- the fastest I was comfortable to ride that bike.

I haven't been to the SB races in a couple of years, but I heard they cracked down on the hooligan-ing during those rides and it's much more strictly regulated. [boo!]

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I had the chance for the track lap at Laguna Seca in 1986 with the BMW rally there...I didn't. What a woose!
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