The Fast Times

What’s Happening on the Weekend of August 11 + 12?

Ben Townley Tours
One of these highlights from the coming weekend will definitely keep you busy, whether it sees you in the saddle, at the bunting, or on the couch.

The Weekend

Pirini Motorbike Park Ride Day

Pirini Motorbike Park
Photo: Alick Saunders Photography

Each and every weekend, on alternating Saturdays and Sundays, Pirini Motorbike Park opens its track and trails to those who ride. This weekend, it’s the Sunday, August 12. The weather is looking perfect, so head down, over, or up to Pongakawa.

Those in the know will be returning for another ride. For those who don’t, you can be sure you’ll have an epic day on the bike, no matter if you prefer the track or the trails – and you’ll return for more, too.

Like always, if you see The Fast Times there, make sure to come grab a decal. If you don’t see us, snap a photo of “The Maverick” logo that’s pasted on the cabin, tag us on Instagram, and we’ll send you one. The first person to do so was Broxy, but he’s always been pretty quick.

Learn it. Know it. Live it.

The What: Pirini Motorbike Park Ride Day
The Where: 935 Pongakawa Bush Road, Te Puke
The When: Sunday, August 12
The Who: Pirini Motorbike Park

The Radventure

Ben Townley Tours

Alright, you got us: this “radventure” isn’t taking place on this weekend. It’s more of a heads-up to plan one for an upcoming weekend, because it’s never too early to start planning more rad times, is it?

Back in November of 2017, we reported that Ben Townley had been seen on a KTM (and we were reprimanded for it, no less), the brand of bike that he rode to a world title in 2004. You can ride one, too, and right alongside the 101 of Townley. That’s because BT has just launched Ben Townley Tours, a dirt bike tour company that has a simple mission statement: to offer riders from around the globe an opportunity to ride some of the best motocross tracks and cross country trails this planet has to offer.

Depending on the package you choose, almost everything – outside of your flights – is covered. That’s accomodation, logistics, tracks fees, and, of course, bike rentals. So, does that sounds like a bit of you?

Learn it. Know it. Live it.

The What: Ben Townley Tours
The Where: Taupo, Te Ika-a-Māui
The When: ASAP
The Who: Ben Townley Tours

The Reception

2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

And then there were three… three rounds, that is. Yeah, it’s pretty close to the end of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, but it’s still a war of attrition for a few riders. Heading into this weekend of racing at the icon that is Unadilla, there are four riders that, when crunching the numbers, could still take the title.

All we know is, the racing could be some of the best we’ve seen, as Eli Tomac, Marvin Musquin, Ken Roczen and Justin Barcia will hang it all out. Plus, best of all, the tenth round is back at Unadilla AKA ‘Dilla.

C’mon, that alone should be enough to make you want to watch.

Learn it. Know it. Live it.

The What: 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship – Round 10
The Where: Unadilla Motocross
The When: Saturday, August 11
The Who: Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

Main Photo: Ben Townley