American Motorcycle Gymkhana Riders Association

Chapters => Start a Chapter in your state => Topic started by: dredman on May 15, 2012, 05:34:37 PM

Title: How to get started in Gymkhana in your state
Post by: dredman on May 15, 2012, 05:34:37 PM
-First step is to make sure a state chapter has not already been started.  If so, get in touch with that chapter to find out how to be involved (and don't read the rest of this post)
-Second, find a location that is large enough and safe enough to make blind turns in, without colliding with traffic (remember, you are making u-turns, and cannot see what is behind you)
-Next, throw some cones or tennis balls out in a parking lot.  If you have not done this yet, nothing else matters.  The cart comes AFTER the horse.
-Run some figure-8s if you don't have many of cones - it only takes two, it's easy to set up, and requires very little space
-Find a handful of cats that likes what you are doing, and can help you get started.
-Shoot me a PM and let me know your situation

If everything goes well, I will send you a couple of papers to sign (legal stuff to make sure you behave) and BAM! - New Chapter

-No money needs to change hands (you will need all the money you can get to buy cones and equipment)
-You will get as much guidance and info as you need to get started
-You will have fun - I guarantee it, or your money back :)


Title: Re: How to get started in Gymkhana in your state
Post by: Elessar on May 16, 2012, 01:44:11 PM
Gotta love that money back guarantee!
Title: Re: How to get started in Gymkhana in your state
Post by: Safetyguy on August 02, 2012, 09:50:48 PM
dredman  How do you find if a chapter has been started in your state?  I'm in Oklahoma City.  This seems like too much fun and my Buell XB9SX seems to fit the bill.  The Goldwing will be a challenge, only because the stock suspension is soo squishy.  I use them both for MSF classes and think Moto gym khana may be the next logical step.  Thanks for any info...
Title: Re: How to get started in Gymkhana in your state
Post by: dredman on August 03, 2012, 12:04:50 AM
Nothing in your area yet.
An MSF guy is a perfect fit - you have access to the people that need it the most.

Start recruiting, you will need lots of help !!

Let me know when you have a couple of folks willing to jump in with you.

Title: Re: How to get started in Gymkhana in your state
Post by: Safetyguy on August 03, 2012, 05:54:29 PM
Thanks and will do.  One guy I was reading stated something about a book in the works.  Any info on that?  I have control of an over sized  MSF range and am looking at how to use the existing S turn, box and multiple curve (kidney) in the exercise.  Gotta wait until the heat falls off though.
Title: Re: How to get started in Gymkhana in your state
Post by: Motogymkhanaman on August 05, 2012, 05:49:03 PM
The book should be ready in plenty of time for Christmas. Plans are for an e-book as well as a conventional one. Will keep everybody updated as to progress.
Title: Re: How to get started in Gymkhana in your state
Post by: BillZ on August 06, 2012, 08:37:52 AM
The book should be ready in plenty of time for Christmas. Plans are for an e-book as well as a conventional one. Will keep everybody updated as to progress.

Pretty excited about this,....waiting...
Title: Re: How to get started in Gymkhana in your state
Post by: sane on January 05, 2016, 06:04:57 PM
I'm planning to start a MotoG chapter in Iowa this Spring. I've been practicing on my own and may try to coerce some people at the local university to form a club of sorts.

Hopefully I can find some interested riders to participate
Title: Re: How to get started in Gymkhana in your state
Post by: momopapa on January 05, 2016, 11:40:47 PM
Iowa is still too far to participate from Boise.