Frequently Asked Questions

These are the policies of the Yamaha Champions Riding School and Frequently Asked Questions. If there is a policy you don’t see addressed or a question not covered, please call 1 (855) 743-3927 (855-RIDEYCRS) or email teachme@champschool.com.

What is the rescheduling/cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is more strict than a typical track day. Track days are low price/ high volume so a few empty seats here and there won’t hurt too bad; with our higher price and lower volume, we could not afford to be too open with our cancel and reschedule policy, so please read this policy thoroughly.
We are a small business with high overhead costs, but we will work with you as best we can without hurting our ability to do a good job and stay in business.

YCRS Refund/Cancel/Reschedule Policy:

The best option is to purchase “Active Refund” during your registration process:  Starting August 15, 2022 – when you register you’ll have the option to purchase “Active Refund” which is a program initiated by The Active Network which allows you to cancel any time up to 48 hours before the start of class.  This “Active Refund” program is 100% through Active Network and not through Yamaha Champions Riding School.  You can read more about it in detail here.

90 Days or More Before the Registered School Start Date: You may cancel and receive a refund or you may reschedule the class to a date within one calendar year (365 days) for a small 4% fee to cover the registration company and credit card processing fees which are not refunded back to us.

30 Days or More Before the Registered School Start Date: You may cancel and receive a refund, minus a 10% service fee, or you may reschedule the class to a date within one calendar year (365 days) for no additional fee.

29 to 15 Days Before the Registered School Start Date: No refunds are allowed. However, you may reschedule your class once, subject to a 10% service fee.

14 Days or Less of the Registered School Start Date: There are no cancellations or rescheduling allowed inside of 14 days. The only exception: if you or we can find someone to take/purchase your seat (e.g., a friend is willing to purchase your seat or we have a wait list). If this happens, you may reschedule according to the policy below (subject to a 10% service fee), but cancellation/refund is not an option.

Rescheduling Policy: You must attend a rescheduled class within one calendar year of your original school start date. Failure to attend the rescheduled date will result in a forfeiture of your entire payment.
Only one reschedule is authorized.
All requests for rescheduling must be in writing (email is preferred).

Cancellation and reschedule requests must be made by emailing keith@champschool.com

Motorcycle Rentals. Are bikes included? Should I ride my own bike or rent yours?

Motorcycles are not included.  They are options. We rent Yamahas and have a partnership with Eagle Rider bike rentals. Eagle Rider Info HERE.

The benefits of renting one of our Yamahas or a bike from Eagle Rider:

  • Our bikes are new or like new.
  • Our bikes are Yamahas.
  • Our bikes are meticulously maintained and have tires that will last the two days.
  • You don’t have to worry about your bike, your tire pressures, your tire warmers, or fuel.We take care of everything.
  • Our bikes have brake lights which help our instructors coach you more accurately.
  • Our bikes have side stands which make it easy when we stop on the track to evaluate.

The benefit of using your own bike.

  • You know your bike and are comfortable with it.
  • You save between $500 and $800 (depending on if you enroll in the Damage Cap Program)
  • You don’t have to be worried about being responsible for our bike.

*If we had it our way, everyone would use our bikes, no one would ever tip over, and we would always have enough bikes for everyone, wherever we went.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way so we try to be flexible and give you the choice.

ChampSchool

YCRS rentals are available for any ChampSchool at our home locations, NCBike and Inde Motorsports Ranch.  Rentals for ChampSchool are $250-$350 per day (depending on location, $500-$700 total) and are available as options when you register.  If you see a bike listed for rent, be assured it is still available.

Any ChampSchool outside of NCBike or Inde will most likely have limited bike rentals.  In some locations, where home base is not too far, we will sometimes offer rentals in limited quantities.  In some locations, we may use an outside bike rental vendor.  If you see bike rentals as an option during your registration process, then rentals are available.  If you don’t see any bike rentals listed, we will not have bike rentals available.

We offer Yamaha R6s or R7s to most students but also have the MT-07 – which is proving to be a favorite among riders not wanting so much weight on their wrists or are newer and want something easier to ride.  We also have an R3, an MT-09, and a Tracer in each of our home locations.  

Renters are responsible for anything they rent.  If it is damaged, the renter will be responsible for getting the damaged property (bike or riding gear) back to the condition it was in when they took it.

If you bring your own bike, we will need to check it.  We don’t make you tape lightsf, change coolant, or safety wire but we do want motorcycles to be safe.  You can’t have anything leaking, anything falling off or loose.  Tires need to be properly inflated with good tread. See one of the instructors for tire pressures if you have questions.

It is not required but we highly recommend a brake light and a kickstand.  They will make life easier and increase the level of your education.

At our home tracks, NCBike and Inde, you may choose to purchase fuel for your own bike and we will fuel your bike with all of ours.

 

ChampStreet

Currently, we do not rent our Yamahas for ChampStreet but have inked a contract with bike-rental company Eagle Rider. Email eagle rider at fleet@eaglerider.com for more information.

Which bike should I choose if I am renting?

Typically, this is what we find works best in most cases:

  • R3 – Very new rider. Very short rider (lowest seat height). A rider who rides a 300/400 at home and likes the smaller displacement bikes.
  • R7 – Rider who is used to or wants the sportbike body position but does not have much or any experience on the track. You still get the sportbike feel which works well on the track but the power, although less overall, is much more usable and easier for those who have never been on the track.
  • R6 – Best for experienced riders and riders with track experience.  Best for those who want a razor-sharp weapon and can get the power out of the R6 because it is all up on top of the rev range.
  • MT-07 – Newer riders or new to the track and prefer the upright seating position
  • MT-09 – More experienced riders who are used to more power and like the upright position of the MT lineup
  • TracerGT – Best for really tall riders or riders who typically ride ADV bikes
Gear Requirements. Do you have gear for me to rent? What are the policies?

ChampSchool Gear Requirements

ChampSchool is held on a track so we will require standard track gear. We prefer leather suits, the one-piece is best, the two-piece is common and just fine provided the top and bottom zip together with a full-circumference zipper, not just a rear zipper.  

Sometimes we get riders coming with cordura-style suits (including Aerostich) and while we wouldn’t wear them on track, it’s your skin and decision.  They are usually ok for one fall but are rarely ever reusable. 

You need a full-face helmet, gloves, and over the ankle boots.  We like to see students using back protectors as well.

If you do not have your own gear, we do offer rental gear. We are fairly well stocked with Arai helmets, Dainese leathers, boots, gloves, and back protectors, and have most standard sizes available to rent. Keep in mind, our rental gear is better than most but we are still limited to what is available so if you have gear that you know fits well, we recommend bringing it.

You must know your sizes for rental gearSize guide is available HERE. (Just click Size Guide on the right side.)

Often, if you are an average size and build, you can provide your height and weight and we can let you know if you would easily fit into one of the standard sizes.

Even better than the size guide, which seems to be geared towards European body types, we highly recommend getting to a store to test fit the gear and get the size right.  Cycle Gear and D Stores are national franchises and stock lots of gear.  We recommend Google Maps to find the store nearest to you.

Keep in mind, we have two standard sizes of each safety gear item (leathers, boots, gloves, helmets).  The (mostly) Dainese leathers we have are from size 44 to 62 (Euro…34 to 52 US) and are not guaranteed to fit everyone. We are not responsible for misjudged or unavailable sizes. The time it takes to measure yourself, try on gear, and provide us with a proper size is way less painful than showing up and not having gear available.  If you arrive and cannot fit into the gear because you were not accurate in your sizing or you didn’t reach out ahead of time to make sure we could fit you, you are not eligible to ride, not eligible for a refund, or reschedule.

ChampStreet Gear Requirements

ChampStreet operates on a modified course and is limited to the street speeds of the state where the class is taking place.  You do not need track gear for ChampStreet, just a riding jacket, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, gloves, helmet, and eye protection.

Crash Policy... What happens if I crash? Who covers damage?

If you’re hurt or your bike is unrepairable, you’re done riding for that school. If you’re okay, understand why you fell down and we can fix your bike or have another one handy, we’ll get you back on track as long as you cover the damage incurred.

Any student who crashes a rental bike (you can bring your own bike) is responsible for the repair costs to the motorcycle and the gear. We all make mistakes and the YCRS crew knows that you came to ride, so we’ll do our best to get you back on a bike if you know and understand why you fell. 

Payment for any damage is due that day.  We cannot put you out on another bike until we know you can cover the cost of the damaged one.  It’s just common sense and without this policy, we would be out of business.

Any student who crashes is responsible for the repair costs to get the damaged bike (or gear) back to 100%.  Yamaha gives us these bikes new and perfect, and we must return them or sell them in new and perfect condition. 

Damage Cap Program
Crashes are never fun and paying for replacing a brand new motorcycle makes it worse. For $100 per day, the DCP limits your liability to $3500 worth of damage to your rental. This means that if the worst happens and your rental is destroyed, you only owe us $3,500.

Alternatively, we recommend reaching out to your motorcycle insurance company and tell them you are taking a riding school and ask if they will cover damage to a rental bike.  If they do, find out what is needed and we will help in any way we can.

By creating a user account, what am I agreeing to? What are the Terms and Conditions?

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Is there anything I can do to prepare for YCRS?

Yes. Work on your fitness, especially core strength. Stretch a lot. Study ChampU, our on-line curriculum that will be sent to you when you sign up. Read Nick Ienatsch’s Sport Riding Techniques.  Get on our YouTube channel and study the information. Get well hydrated, bring desire and an open mind!

Travel Reccommendations? How do we get there and where should we stay?

Yes, we do have relationships with travel partners in some locations and are always working to find more.

New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey

Flights:  Most will fly into Philadelphia International Airport as it is one hour away, has flights from just about everywhere, and lots of local hotels and rental car options.  Atlantic City Airport is slightly closer but has fewer flights in and out.

Hotels:  

There are two choices:

  1. NJMP (New Jersey Motorsports Park) has VIP Suites. Call the track and mention you are with the Yamaha Champions Riding School. Keep in mind, NJMP hosts many events every year and the discount can be subject to availability and rates may vary around larger events.
  2. The Fairfield Inn and Suites of Millville / Vineland. The nicest hotel in the area also allows our students to use the discount from Evolution Racing’s (our COO’s Youth Race Team) sponsorship. Call 1-856-776-2400 and mention Evolution Racing or click here and use the discount code LPR .

Rental Cars:  

There are two choices.

  1. Use Payless Rental Car in Philadelphia (www.paylesscar.com).  We have a 20-percent discount code (YCRS01). Here are a few more contacts for the Payless center at the Philly airport: Phone: 215-492-5500, extension 2, and you can even e-mail the Payless Vice-President (and YCRS graduate) James Easley directly at jeasley419@gmail.com.
  1. We now have a Corporate Account with Enterprise and National.  Students can enjoy our discounts by using the account number XZ2413E when booking on National or Enterprise.

 

Inde Motorsports Ranch In Willcox, Arizona (near Tucson)

Flights:  Most fly into Tucson and take the one-hour scenic drive southeast to Willcox.  Some fly into Phoenix because there are more flights that are often less expensive. The drive is about three hours to Willcox.

Hotels:  Two choices:

  1. The Holiday Inn Express in Wilcox found here offers rooms for $61 per night if you are a student of YCRS. You can call them at 520-384-3333 to book because they don’t yet have an online discount system. This hotel is the newest and nicest in the area.
  2. Inde Motorsports Ranch Casitas. You can now stay at the track in one of Inde’s high-end Casitas and feel what it would be like to have a luxury condo with a race track in your back yard. Contact info@indemotorsports.comor call 520-384-0796 for details. Click here for more info.

 

All other locations

For rental cars, we now have a Corporate Account with Enterprise and National.  Students can enjoy our discounts by using the account number XZ2413E when booking on National or Enterprise. 

For hotels, we will post the preferred hotel for each event on the landing page for that event found via the home page.  If none is posted, we do not have a preferred hotel for that event.

Are female riders welcome?

Absolutely! Twenty- to fifty-percent of each school will be women riders and we have facilities to make anyone comfortable. We have Yamaha’s FZ07 and R3 if your inseam is short, or you can attend on your own bike. We encourage husbands and wives to attend together as well as fathers and daughters.

Guest, visitors, and family policy. Can they come and can they take pictures?

Yes they can.  We’re not secretive, we’re not G6-Classified.  We’re not worried that your mom is taking pictures to start her own motorcycle school.  We want people to see how the best riders in the world ride and create a safer sport.

The catered lunches and snacks are for paying students. Check with a representative for guest lunch and snack pricing.

Do we ride in the rain?

It’s always the student’s choice to ride in any conditions, but yes, the school will continue in the rain.  Refunds or reschedules due to weather are not permitted as long as the schools is running.

Age Requirements. Do I need a motorcycle license?

We don’t have a specific age restriction and we’ve had students as young as 12 with one 10-year-old out in 2021.  The age restriction comes from the tracks we visit.  

Our home base, New Jersey Motorsports Park, has a policy from the State Police that we follow when training at NJMP.  Anyone under the age of 17 without a license, needs to be approved and go through a process that includes a special waiver to be signed by the parents.  

For anyone under the age of 16, we need a resume of the child’s riding experience and a list of references we can call. This is a YCRS policy that also encompasses the NJMP Chapter 62 laws.

Other than the requirements from the track: as long as you have the ability to operate the bike you will use, like releasing the clutch, shifting the gears, using the brakes, and lifting it off the side-stand, you’re welcome at YCRS.

If young riders want to bring smaller bikes, we encourage it.  

A motorcycle license or endorsement is not required as we are operating on a closed course.

Our school can handle complete beginners, but most students find the school more beneficial if they have already had some riding experience on a dirt bike or small street bike during a basic rider course, etc.

Beyond that, all we require is a clear, focused, and sincere desire to learn from the best in the business.  

If you’re not sure, ask us!  teachme@champschool.com

What are the minimum rider qualifications? I'm not a racer, is this school for me?

There is only one requirement to learn from YCRS:  Desire!  Desire to learn how to ride a motorcycle the way the best riders in the world ride will get you very far in this sport.

We do want you to be able to at least ride a motorcycle in a parking lot at low speeds.  If you take off, shift the gears, slow down and come back, you qualify.  We actually like newer riders because we don’t need to un-teach bad habits.  We have taught first-time riders before but we don’t want to hold up the rest of the class so prefer you can at least do the basics.  

We don’t take lap times and we don’t care who passes whom. Our main focus is improving any rider, of any discipline, on any bike. Racing and street riding share the common skill set of bike control. Do a bad job of bike control on the track and you lose the race, run off the track, and possibly even crash. Do a similarly bad job of bike control on the street and you face much greater risks: like crossing the centerline into oncoming traffic or running wide into a guardrail. Come to YCRS to learn bike control on a “big, wide road” with nothing to hit should you run wide in a corner.

Depending on location and time of year, we usually have more street riders than racers in our class.

What is the registration and payment process?

All registrations are done online using the Active Network registration system.  

You can reach registration in a few ways.  

Go to our home page and navigate to our schedule and click to register for a particular event.  

You can navigate and see all the options before committing to payment.

During the registration process, after you have chosen your program and date, you will have the opportunity to see and choose any of the options available for that program such as a motorcycle or gear rental, bike insurance, special dietary needs, and even booking a third day with one of our instructors.

At checkout, you will be required to pay for your class or sign up for our two-payment plan.  This new plan requires students to pay a non-refundable 50% deposit and agree to have your card charged for the balance 30 days out from the school.  As always, you are more than welcome to pay in full at the time of registration.  

We also prefer to start teaching on the morning of class and not worry about chasing anyone for money.  We keep our classes limited in size for a better education so there is a little leeway in the payment policy.  If you have special circumstances, you may reach out to us and we will try to work something out.  

My family is worried about me going to a racetrack. Can you please write them a letter?

Yes. “Dear family, your family member would like to ride in the safest arena possible: a racetrack. All participants are going the same direction with no cars/gravel/potholes/dogs/deer.

If something happens, an ambulance is 60 seconds away.

Our classes are small because we believe riders must be individually coached/nagged/cajoled/shown/instructed.

We will dress them in extremely protective riding gear and place them on a perfectly-prepared Yamaha.

But most importantly: We will coach them with all our might.

We will show and tell them how the best riders in the world survive and thrive on two wheels.

They will learn the exact specific mistakes that lead to crashes, and the exact techniques to avoid those mistakes.

We will put them in a van, we will put them on the back of our bikes, we will film them and coach them for two straight days with one goal: that their passion for riding is matched with world-class techniques that create safe riders at any speed and in any venue.

You can trust us with your family because here’s the deal: we create technically excellent riders and that creates extremely safe riders.”

What should I wear under my leathers?

We recommend riding base layers (tight-fitting nylon pants and long-sleeve shirt) but many just come in shorts or biking shorts. We’re big fans of the VNM Sport base layers.  Be comfortable and be able to slip in and out of leathers easy. Also, watch the weather and adjust accordingly.

What kind of schedule does a typical YCRS day follow?

This is a rough outline of the schedules we try to adhere to. Because the size of groups and locations change, this is a loose schedule and we often modify it to make the best possible days for the students.

ChampStreet  ChampStreet parking-lot or paddock courses are modified to fit street riders’ needs so that speeds are more street realistic.  ChampStreet is not taught on a racetrack but in a paddock or parking lot specifically designed around street-riding challenges. That said, we will do our best to get our ChampStreet class some laps on the track. The start and end times vary depending on location, usually 9am to 5pm, but you will be notified.  Figure about eight hours of your day with us.

ChampSchool, our two-day experience, is more dynamic based on the track, the students, and can vary. The following is a more detailed loose itinerary for ChampSchool.

Day One

7 am – Gates Open

  • Navigate towards the central area where you see activity. Typically, near the classroom or track entrance.
  • Ask anyone in a YCRS or ChampSchool shirt for guidance. They are always around to greet students.
  • Unload if you have your own bike

7:30 am – Registration Opens

  • Check-in with a registration staff person
  • Most waivers are online, but registration staff members will have copies if necessary.
  • Check on gear rental, depending on the situation there may be staff and time to get you fitted before class starts. If not, we have time allotted for it before we ride.
  • ChampSchool two-day students – help yourself to continental breakfast, coffee, and juice in the classroom.

8:00 am – Class Starts

  • Do not be late for the start of class. The foundation for everything we teach starts right away.
  • You do not need to be in your riding gear at the start of class.

 

8-10:00 am – Classroom, lecture, demonstrations, and van lapping

10am-12:30/ 1:00 – On track lead/follow and drills

12:30/1:00 – Lunch

1:30-4 pm – Combination of on-track drills, classroom lecture, and demonstrations

4 pm – Filming

  • Each student will be followed by an instructor with a camera for one lap

5 pm – On track is complete

  • Prep your bike for overnight
  • Park rentals near Yamaha garage
  • Clean up your gear and can (usually) leave in the classroom or specific location
  • Relax, clean up, prepare for dinner and film review

6-6:30  – Gather for dinner and film review at the location given by your instructor

8pm (or when done with video and dinner) – Retire for the night (hotel/ Camper/ casita)

 

Day Two

8 am – Class Starts in the classroom

8-9:30/10 am – Classroom, demonstrations, van lapping

9:30/10 am – 11:15 pm – On track drills

11:15/11:30 – On track filming

12/12:30-1:30 – Lunch and film review

1:30-4 pm – Lapping and on track drills, demonstrations

4 pm – Champions Lap

4:30/5 pm – Graduation

5:30 – Class is over, go in peace

 

***All times are just a loose outline and are always changing for a class or weather.

Whats the difference in different programs?

ChampSchool Two-Day: Our premier program with van lapping, two-ups, video review both days, on track drills, 4:1 instructor ratio, catered breakfast and lunch, dinner on the first night by YCRS, bike and gear rentals for all riders is available. This is the top tier rider training program in the country. Starts at $1895.   

Tentative schedule;

Day One

  • Core Champions Habits
  • Grip/ Traction
  • Radius = MPH
  • Mental Focus
  • Direction
  • Lead/Follow
  • Braking Drill
  • Downshifting
  • Pointy End of the Cone
  • Filming

Day Two

  • Types of Corners
  • Types of Riders
  • Fork Travel
  • Rear Brake
  • Pointy End of the Cone
  • Filming
  • Open Lapping
  • Mini Drills
  • Champions Laps
  • Filming

ChampStreet – For street riders only! An immensely fun and informative eight-hour school; no track gear required, just street gear. Half Day option or full day options on some days. Riders of any type of motorcycle can come and learn how to take the techniques the best riders use and apply them to any road. Based on our Marine Corps REST program. $450 – $700.  

ChampPrivate (Private and Semi-Private Instruction) – Students who can’t fit their schedules to ours can contact us to work privately or in a small group. This is very flexible in Arizona at Inde Motorsports Park but can also be done on the east coast in conjunction with a track day. Call for details and pricing due to travel-cost variations.  Highly recommended to have been through a formal ChampSchool first. 

ChampCoach (Hire a YCRS instructor) – YCRS and its instructors can be hired individually, as a team, and even with motorcycle demo availability. Coaching, privately or groups, teach your control riders, cook your bbq lunch, parking lot clinics, corporate events, you name it and we can probably do it. 

ChampTeam  ChampTeam offers executive and business teamaopportunity to bond in aenvironmenentirely out of their comforzone riding brandneYamahmotorcycleon a rearactrack.  Aa teamyowill learn the skilltaught toand used by, the worldtoMotoGmotorcycle racerand Formula 1 drivers.. Yes, the skillapplto both driving and riding awelabusinesanlife.

Champions Sportbike Demos – YCRS is the official Yamaha Champions Sportbike Demo program in the US. You can solicit us to come out to your events and demo all of Yamaha’s new motorcycles allowing your customers to test these bikes out for free. This program works best in conjunction with your local dealer and trackday provider. Contact us for details.  

What are the prices?

We have a lot of programs and options so here is a list of our more common pricing.  Keep in mind, we can customize just about any program for your budget (within reason of course).

ChampSchool (Two-Day)

  • Tuition: $2195 – $3695 depending on track  (Includes breakfast and lunch for both days and dinner the night in between).
  • Motorcycle Rental:  $500 – $700 depending on location
  • Damage Cap Program: $200  ($3500 damage liability cap)
  • Dainese Leather Riding Suit: $125  (standard sizes only)
  • Arai Helmet Rental: $50
  • Dainese Boot Rental: $20
  • Dainese Gloves Rental: $15
  • Dainese Back Protector: $10    

 

ChampStreet (One-Day)

Tuition: $450-700

We are actively looking for locations and groups that want to bring ChampStreet to them so please reach out to bring ChampStreet to you.

 

ChampPrivate (Private Lessons)

  • Tuition: $1595.00
  • Bike Rental $400 (Only available at NCBike and IMR)  

 

ChampCoach (Hire a YCRS Instructor)

  • Lead Instructor:  $1800 per day plus travel expenses
  • Senior Instructor: $1500 per day plus travel
  • Junior Instructor: $1200 per day plus travel (must accompany a lead or senior instructor, cannot be hired alone)

ChampTeam Corporate Training Events

  • Contact chip@champschool.com
What are the prices?

We have a lot of programs and options so here is a list of our more common pricing.  Keep in mind, we can customize just about any program for your budget (within reason of course).

ChampSchool (Two-Day)

  • Tuition: $2195 – $3695 depending on track  (Includes breakfast and lunch for both days and dinner the night in between).
  • Motorcycle Rental:  $500 – $700 depending on location
  • Damage Cap Program: $200  ($3500 damage liability cap)
  • Dainese Leather Riding Suit: $125  (standard sizes only)
  • Arai Helmet Rental: $50
  • Dainese Boot Rental: $20
  • Dainese Gloves Rental: $15
  • Dainese Back Protector: $10    

 

ChampDay (One-Day)

  • Tuition:  $350 – $600 depending on location and type of ChampDay program
  • Motorcycle Rental: $400 (Only when available, only at NJMP and ONLY for YCRS ChampSchool Graduates)
  • Damage Cap Program for rental: $100  

 

ChampStreet (One-Day)

Pricing varies greatly for ChampStreet depending on the venue.  Could be as low as $150 for a parking lot program and as high as $500 if a track rental is required.

We are actively looking for locations and groups that want to bring ChampStreet to them so please reach out to bing ChampStreet to you.

 

ChampPrivate (Private Lessons)

  • Tuition: $1595.00
  • Bike Rental $400 (Only available at NJMP and IMR)  

 

ChampCoach (Hire a YCRS Instructor)

  • Lead Instructor:  $1800 Per day plus travel expenses
  • Senior Instructor: $1500 per day plus travel
  • Junior Instructor: $1200 per day plus travel (must accompany a lead or senior instructor, cannot be hired alone)

ChampTeam Corporate Training Events

  • Contact chip@champschool.com
I’ve heard of the stories of Nick Ienatsch’s huge arms. Do I need to those huge arms to ride well?

No, Nick is an anomaly. Most top racers are lean and light; work on stretching and core strength. Leave the big iron to Nick.

Do I have to ride a Yamaha to take this school?

Heck no!  You will have the opportunity to ride each shiny new Yamaha model at the end of each two-day ChampSchool but if you are bringing your own bike, as long as it has two wheels, we can help you ride it better.  Keep in mind, if you have a cruiser with little ground clearance, reach out to us to see what class it would best fit in.

We like to say; “Any rider, with any bike, on any road.”

What are your tech requirements if I bring my own bike?

Our tech is simple:

 

  • Nothing loose
  • Nothing falling off
  • Nothing leaking
  • Nothing dangerously protruding
  • Air IN the tires
  • Tread ON the tires (except slicks)

 

  • Not mandatory but: We LIKE kickstands
  • Not mandatory but: We LOVE brake lights (our coaches learn a lot from seeing when you brake but more importantly, when you let off the brakes)