Moto Ride Days
What is a Recreational Motorcycle Ride Day?
What are Ride Days about and are they for you?
Recreational Ride days are aimed at providing exciting and fun on track experiences for all riders from first timers through to seasoned track day junkies who prefer riding on a closed race track environment rather than taking the extra risks that one takes from riding on public roads.
We cater for all levels of riders with five individual groups that a rider can chose from according to their experience and ability. Ride Days are not race practice days, they are aimed squarely at the leisure ride day motorcyclists.
If you want to test the speed and limits of your motorbike in a controlled environment, without speed cameras, trucks and cars, or the many other potential hazards that you get on the road then a ride day is a great way to spend the day riding and socialising with like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts and your riding mates.
All riders are required to hold a current RACERS Clubman Licence either 1 day for $20 or if doing multiple days save by purchasing an annual licence for only $65.
How does the day run?
We open the gates as early as the track operator allows us to; which is usually 7 AM. There are three things that you must do which are compulsory:
Complete the Sign on process:
Even though you have entered through the online entry system it is essential that you present yourself to our Administration staff so that we can be sure nobody is stealing your slot. You will be able to electronically sign on through the tablets on the sign on bench which is a quick and convenient process. When everything is right you will be issued with a double wristband which proves to our marshals that you have done the necessary paperwork to participate in the day and what group you are in.
Make sure you bring along visual ID and if you are under 18 you must bring at least one parent or guardian with you who must be with you all day.
Download the RACERS App on your phone and your RACERS licence is instantly there for the Admin staff to check when you sign on. Having the RACERS licence on your phone will greatly speed up the sign on process.
Bike and Gear inspection:
One of our Tech people will do a safety check of your bike and your riding gear and once they are satisfied with your equipment you will be issued with a number on a coloured background which represents the group that you have requested when you made your entry.
This briefing must be attended by everybody who will be participating in the day. It will be held at 8:30 AM, usually in pitlane or under the carports. During the briefing your wristband will be stamped to prove your attendance at the briefing to the pit Lane exit officials.
To make it clear: no current QR Moto Ride Day issued wristband and group coloured and numbered bike sticker and OR no stamp equals no track time!
What do I need to know and do for a ride day?
It’s good if you can arrive stress free by making sure you’ve got everything ready the day before. We suggest you use the following as a checklist when you are loading the trailer or van.
And most importantly at our days - A Good Attitude
Track Day Services
We offer hire gear at all of our ride days. Hire gear must be pre-booked, please select hire gear in the extra's section of your booking. The cost is $75.00 for a full kit (Helmet, Boots, Gloves & Leather 1 piece suit) for the full day. **Conditions apply
QR Moto Ride Days has a Tyre Service at all ride days events. So if your are looking for Tyre advice or needing new Tyres on the days we can help you will all types of Pirelli tyres at a great price. Please see our friendly office staff for pricing.
We have a range of Accesories on the day. Motul Oils, AGV Helmets, AGV Visors, Macna Gloves, TCX Boots, Macna Race Suits and much more.
Collie George Pix:
You can request a photo set of any QR Moto Ride Day at Lakeside Park or Queensland Raceway. When you request a photo set you will be offered the opportunity to buy a set of at least 12 and a maximum (usually) of 20 photographs. We shoot from five different locations around the track for every QR Moto Ride Day and attempt to get enough shots to create a set for every rider in every group on the day. The photographs are high resolution and will print easily to A3 size.
Full Ride Day (5 sessions) $55 for digital download.
Half Ride Day (4 sessions) $45 for digital download.
- add $15 for photos on a USB stick delivered by Australia Post
RADARS Suspension Services:
Make sure your bike is running its best by getting your suspension set for only $99.
*Please note RADARS suspension services is only available at select events.
Some general information
How do we run your days?
We want to maximise the amount of time you have on track so QR Moto Ride days consist of five separate groups that a rider can choose from according to their skill and experience levels, we aim to provide each rider with a maximum of five sessions per ride day. When everything runs really well and we look like finishing early; time allowing an extra session will potentially be offered to either a combined Formula and GT group or combined Corsa and FX group depending which is the larger in number on the day and has the most remaining participants.
Entry Level ‘Induction Group’
The induction group is an entry level group for riders new to ride days at RACERS sanctioned ride days.
Rider training is provided throughout the day to increase riders confidence and skills to an acceptable level so they can safely integrate into other ride day groups. The induction group is mandatory for new riders, unless you can prove an acceptable level of competence. All track riders who would like to take advantage of this service are encouraged to enter the Induction Group.
The induction group training is aimed at entry level one riders and includes:
- Track Etiquette
- Reference Points
- Racing Line
This industry leading initiative is delivered by motoDNA Riders Academy in partnership with the RACERS Group.
The *Five QR Moto Ride Day Groups You Can Enter:
Induction Group / As explained above. Mandatory Entry Level Group for riders new to ride days.
Formula Group / Next step up from the Induction Group and for those who prefer to ride at a more casual pace. (no undertaking into corners)
GT Group / For riders who want to take a step up in pace from the Formula Group. (Again no undertaking into corners)
Corsa Group / First of the two groups for advanced riders who have experienced and ride at pace. (undertaking safely into corners allowed)
FX Group / Second of the top two groups for experienced riders who ride at pace. (Again undertaking safely into corners allowed)
**Please be aware that if, in our absolute discretion, we decide that the group you are in is either too fast or too slow for you then you may be reallocated to a group which is at a similar pace and performance to your own.
What happens if you have a crash?
Whenever a rider goes down and causes a red flag/light we will always dispatch the medical team to check them out. If the rider remounts and rides off before the medical team reaches them the rider will be required to go to the Medical Centre for a check-up before they will be allowed to go out on the track again. The procedure for how this is done will be covered in detail during the compulsory Riders Briefing at 8:30 AM on the Ride Day.
The bike will be recovered between sessions and must be examined by our Tech Inspector and like with any fallen rider must be checked by medical the bike likewise must be checked by the Tech Inspector before it can go back out on the track again.
Are you allowed to put cameras and stuff on your bike?
Yes but there are a number of restrictions. Firstly, our Tech Inspector is the final judge as to whether the mountings and/or connections of these devices to the bike are safe enough. Cameras need to be affixed to the machine with a second tether. Secondly we do not allow things like iPads, timing equipment or anything else which is likely to distract you from giving your full attention to writing and controlling your machine.
Do you have to be 18 or older than 18 to take part?
No, we can accept junior riders as long as they have actually had their 14th birthday and if their parent or legal guardian is with them. If the parent or guardian leaves the ride day venue the junior will not be permitted on the track until they return. Junior riders between fourteen and sixteen years of age will be restricted to L plate “Learner legal’ based motorcycles of less than 500 cc in capacity, however they can be modified motorcycles that are race bikes as long as they are eligible to compete in either the (MA based 300 or FX based 400 Supersport classes). If a rider is under sixteen then they cannot ride in either the FX or Corsa groups. Riders between sixteen and eighteen years of age can ride up to 850cc Supersport style machines.
Should you be using tyre warmers?
Yes; using tyre warmers has a number of advantages when it comes to safety and the longevity of your tyres. Going out on cold tyres and having to judge when they come “on temperature” requires a great deal of experience and far too many riders have left the track because they misjudged the state of the tyres. Tyre warmers also diminish the degradation caused by wide range heat cycles by helping to keep the rubber at a more constant temperature.
Will you get a chance to learn the track before you go out on it?
Yes; we actually encourage people to walk the track prior to our opening pit exit at 9.00am. The track must be cleared by 8.45am so we can make final checks before starting the day.
Is there any special preparation you should do for your bike for days like these?
Yes, at the very least you should do the following:
Lubricate the chain & wipe off excess oil and adjust to the correct tension.
Mirrors taped over and preferably folded in but preferably removed.
Brake lights and tail lights must be nonoperational. If you are unable to disconnect the brake and tail lights, they must be taped over so that no light becomes visible from them.
Headlights may remain untaped but glass headlights must be taped over.
Tyres must be in good condition with plenty of tread and only street or road racing tyres (including slicks) are allowed (i.e. no dirt bike knobbies etc.).
Tape over your wheel weights
Control levers must have ball ends at least 10 mm in diameter
Fully operational brakes both front and rear.
Engine kill switch on handlebar.
Kickstand must be spring loaded and self-retaining — it must not be able to “accidentally” come down. If you have a set of stands we strongly recommend you zip tie the kickstand in place and if your bike has a kickstand kill switch this is even more necessary.
What personal safety gear should I bring with me?
At the very least you must have:
* An undamaged helmet which meets the required AS standards, or the equivalent.
* Leather gauntlets that provide protection for knuckles and wrists and overlap your suit
* Full length motorcycle boots with ankle protection.
* a 1-piece leather suit; or 2 piece on the proviso the pieces fully zip together
* spine protection is optional
Do you have “Race your Mates” sessions in your ride days?
Sometimes we will run these as a group but in place of a regular ride day group. If you have an interest in this special form of Entry/Low level competition please send your details to email@example.com and we will put your name on the “Race your Mates” mailing list to advise when and where we will be running them.
Is there a “waiting list” available if I miss out on an entry?
Yes, this is a manual function so send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens if it rains?
We always ride! The track is paid for and the track operator does not allow for last-minute cancellations. If this is a concern for you we suggest you pre-purchase the “Just In Case Insurance” insurance policy prior to the ride day when you pre-purchase your ride day spot, which allows you to make a last-minute cancellation without losing your entry fee.
Talking about insurance, what happens if I get injured?
QR Moto Ride Days has provided Personal Accident Insurance benefits through its relationship with RACERS and the RACERS Clubman Licence system which enables you to participate in many different RACERS recreational sanctioned activities, both two and four wheeled. A full schedule of the benefits of this Personal Accident Insurance is available from the RACERS website: RACERS.WORLD.
Are there any hints or tips to make the day more rewarding and physically easier?
Yes, here are a few to start with:
To keep yourself safe you must maintain concentration, so we recommend that you remove distractions that is why we recommend that you remove mirrors and cover up the speedo – so that you focus on the track in front of you rather than looking down at your dash and taking your eyes off the track unnecessarily.
Stay cool, look after the bike and yourself for your next session - we want you to get the full value of your entry fee so don’t end your day prematurely by going too hard too early.
Here in Australia, Ride days can be very hot, and wearing leather suit can add to your bodies heat build-up, which makes it imperative that you stay hydrated, drink a LOT of fluids such as energy drinks and water but do not drink too much coffee because it is a diuretic.
Always ride at a pace that is comfortably within your limits and always give your fellow rider space please again remember that these are recreational days not race days so the overtaking rider is always in the wrong - if an overtaking manoeuvre goes wrong then they have selfishly endangering another rider through their impatience.
As the day progresses and things heat up, check & adjust tyre pressures.
Stay inspired, talk to others in the pit area to see what you are doing well and what you might need some help with and remember to stay well hydrated.
What is your cancellation policy?
We advise everyone where possible to enter well in advance to secure their spot and allow us to pre-plan the day. As a reward for those who do pre-book over 30-days in advance we will now automatically provide you with 'Just In Case' JIC cover that provides you with the ability to transfer to another available ride day up until 9am on the day, the JIC cover allows your to reschedule your ride day once per cover.
If you do not have JIC cover and wish to transfer your upcoming day for whatever reason then there is a transfer fee of $49.95.
What will your tech inspector be looking at?
If you want to sail through the Tech inspection check your brake pads, make sure they are not more than half worn out. make sure your brake lines, forks, seals and any other parts of the bike are not leaking any fluids and that all fluids are at the right levels. Double check the throttle return springs and the throttle is self closing fully and freely. Check the oil level, tighten your filter & drain plug. Tighten the bars/rear sets and make sure all your bodywork is securely fastened. Additionally, check your chain adjustment and coolant levels. Your tyres must be well above the wear bars, make sure to check your tyre pressure. If you are not sure what tyre pressure you should run, check with our tyre provider.
If any of these don’t check out during the Tech Inspection, you will have to fix them before being allowed out on the track.
Can you hire me equipment to use on the day?
Yes, we have quite a wide range of equipment available for rental but to make sure that we have what you might need we do recommend that you notify us ahead of time as we cannot take all of our equipment to every track that we deliver ride days at. Again, either just book the equipment on line or send a note to email@example.com if you have some special requirements or questions about the equipment.
Yes, There are noise limits at Lakeside Park!
Lakeside Park and its activities are held to a strict noise limit requirement. These limits are imposed upon Lakeside Park by Moreton Bay Regional Council.
The noise limits for Lakeside Park are tested statically at a distance of 8 metres from the exhaust exit point of the vehicle. All vehicles must be below 95db to proceed onto the race circuit. Whilst on the circuit noise limits are also tested and enforced, 95db at the tracks edge.
If your car is above this level, please address the noise level before entering an event at Lakeside Park.
Should I bring ear protection?
Due to the nature of our venue, visitors can expect to experience a certain level of noise from the vehicles taking part. Reduced noise earbuds are available for all visitors, especially children, to get closer to the action without feeling uncomfortable.
Are pets allowed at the tracks?
No dogs or pets are permitted, nor should they be left in your car or in the campsite. Only guide dogs and assistance dogs for the disabled are allowed on site.
Are there any medical facilities?
We have a dedicated Medical Room at Queensland Raceway and Lakeside Park. Staff are qualified first aiders and we always have qualified doctors and medical staff during events.
Can I bring my own food to Queensland Raceways?
Whilst we do have on site cafes at Lakeside Park and Queensland Raceway, you are welcome to bring food and beverages to either of our venues. Our facilities are perfect for a picnic whilst soaking up the entertainment on track.
What do I need to wear?
Long sleeved shirt, trousers, enclosed shoes and a AS1698 Aust. Standards helmet is the minimum apparel required. There are some exceptions to this mainly for the drift events and cruising where they need only wear t-shirt, shorts, enclosed shoes and a AS1698 Aust. Standard helmet.
For Motorcycle events -
All riding gear must be in good condition with no obvious faults or structural damage.
FULL LEATHERS ARE REQUIRED – It can be either a one-piece or two-piece that zips up all the way around.
Gloves must be leather motorcycle gloves and cover your wrists.
Footwear must be motorcycle leather boots & cover at least your ankles.
Helmets must be either Australian, Snell or ECE standard and display the relevant standards sticker. Your helmet must be full-faced the with no cracks or damage to the integrity of it.
What is the Cancellation Policy?
Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellation by QR
QR may have to cancel an activity due to events beyond its control, for example adverse weather conditions. This will usually be in the interests of safety. Where an activity is cancelled in its entirety for such reasons, QR will endeavour to notify participants of the cancellation although QR cannot guarantee that participants will be informed of such cancellation before the date of the event. Where a track day is cancelled in its entirety for such reasons, QR willendeavour to offer either (a) a place on an alternative date for the activity (subject to availability) up to the face value of the existing booking or, (b) a full refund.
If QR cancels an activity for reasons other than events beyond its control, a full refund will be offered.
In order to claim any refund, please apply in writing to QR’s address set out below, stating clearly the activity to which the application relates. For accounting purposes any applications for refunds must be received within 28 days from the date of the cancelled track day.
Cancellation by Customer
If you are unable to attend an activity which you have pre-entered, please call our sales team as soon as possible. In these circumstances, then, provided QR are notified no later than 30 days prior to the activity date, QR will endeavour to offer a full refund.
If QR is notified less than 30 days before the activity which you have pre-entered, a credit can be applied for but must be used within three months of initial date credit is applied. You can also reschedule your booking towards a later activity (subject to availability) up to the face value of the existing entry.
No Credit or refund can be given the day of or after the activity, unless extreme circumstance which are authorised by the event manager. No credit or refund will be given if the customer chooses to not participate due to weather conditions, if the event has not been cancelled.
What licences do I need to participate?
When competing in a Race Event such as a QRDC, 2 Days of Thunder etc you will need a RACERS National licence or a CAMS Clubman, National or International Circuit licence with a RACERS clubman licence. (CAMS Level 2 or Level 2s are not accepted)
To apply for a National RACERS Licence:-
- Applicants are required to participate in two events prior to arranging for an Observation and Testing. e.g.: 2 Sprints OR 2 General Practices OR 1 Sprint and 1 General Practice.
- Once the applicant has completed the two prior events they make arrangements with the Event Manager or their approved delegate to be observed at a General Practice or Sprint meeting and to complete a written TEST.
For Recreational events such as Friday Night Drifts, QR Moto Ride Days, Sprints etc you need a RACERS clubman licence.
What if I am under the age of 18?
All persons under the age of 18 are considered minors, and to participate in an event a minor is required to be signed in by a LEGAL GUARDIAN.
The legal guardian must also provide proof of legal guardianship, with any of the following:
- Parents Medicare card listing the minor and the legal guardian
- A court order or letter of guardianship signed by a judge when they were appointed as guardian by a court
If you are an independent minor you will have to provide government documents confirming your independent status.