Follow Us:FacebookFacebook Email ListEmail List

Fishtail Riding School

Much more than a motorcycle track day

Fishtail Riding School Logo
Jane Hamlton in turn 11a

News Feed

Photos from our last track day of 2015 season, including photos from our bike show.

Monday September 14th was MV Agusta day at the track. Bruce Meyers was on hand with some shiney MV bling to ride and some of his MV Agusta friends. They seemed to fit right in with regular Italian loving crowd. Shots also include a demonstration by Steve Ford, J. C. Lapointe and Chuck George.

Steve Ford demonstrating slow speed riding skills

At Fishtail, we like to say it’s all about the corners. But, not all corners are high speed. Some of the most challenging turns we make are the slow ones.

To help with this challenge we are now offering a new slow speed riding school, led by Steve Ford a former NH State Police Motorcycle Officer. We met Steve when he attended our high speed police training school.

It's nice to have friends in high places, especially when they have a camera. Thanks to our friends in the NH State Police, we got these cool shots of our August 17th track day from a helicopter hovering overhead while we rode.

We celebrated our second Ducati Dealers Day with all things Italian and a full roster of riders from Seacoast Sport Cycle, Cyclewise Ducati Vermont, Dunbar Euro-Sports, Riverside Ducati-Triumph, and Ducati 128.

Riders received a special appreciation package with custom designed t-shirts and scarfs from Italy.

During the morning safety brief, Austin Gray, Ducati North America Technical Director and Erik Madsen, Ducati North America Service Area Manager gave Robbie Nigl an award for becoming an Official Ducati Approved Refinishing Center. Those who didn’t know, Robbie is as good at painting motorcycles as he is riding them.

After a pasta infused lunch of chicken parmigiana, meatballs, sausage and cannoli’s, we rolled out to the front stretch to watch New Hampshire State Police motor officers, Chuck George and J. C. Lapointe give a demonstration of slow speed maneuvering and tight cornering. Both riders are also veterans of Fishtail’s high-speed police training course.

Fred Bross and JC Kayhill each won a free track day and a chance to have more fun with us.

One of the things that makes Fishtail special is our community of riders. We simply enjoy hanging out together, sharing our passion of riding. 

To help our riders nurture our community, we have created a Fishtail forum. Here you can discuss anything you'd like. We have set up sections for general discussion, lodging (for our road trips) and for sale. We trust that the posters will use the same courtesy and respect on the forum that they use on the track. Please feel free to start threads and participate.

The forum is run on a separate web site from our main site. You will need a logon that is specific to the forum. To join the forum, click the Register link in the uppler right corner and follow the on screen instructions. 

Fishtail Forum site:

Rider tries on leathers

Did you ever want to try a track day, but didn’t trust your Codura riding gear on the high speeds of the track? Cyclewise Ducati-Vermont in New Haven, Vermont now rents full one and two piece sets of leathers. Sizes range from 40 to 48. The cost is only $75 per day.

Peach Pit
Clubhouse Motorsports
Axl Jack
Street and Competition
Owens Racing Photos