The Fast Times

What’s Happening on the Weekend of September 1 + 2?

Carey Hart
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 Saturday, September 1. The weather is looking perfect, so head down, over, or up to Pongakawa – just do what you’ve got to do.

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, on the first day of spring, no matter if you prefer the track or the trails.

This weekend, The Fast Times won’t be there. But, like always, 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 26
The Who: Pirini Motorbike Park

The Radventure

Ben Townley Tours

Nope, this “radventure” isn’t taking place on this weekend. This is a heads-up to plan one for an upcoming weekend. Because, hey, it’s never too early to start planning more rad times.

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 Race

New Zealand Veteran and Women’s Motocross Championships

Does anyone know any info about the New Zealand Veteran and Women’s Motocross Championships? Yeah, cuz, we do… and we’re glad you’re going racin’.

This Saturday and Sunday, some of Aotearoa’s fastest female and veteran motocross racers will be lining up just outside of Timaru. Along with some pretty fast Kiwis, Carey Hart will also be on the gate. The freestyle OG will be racing in the Vets 40–44 Years class on a Tracktion Motorcycles Husqvarna FC 450 that is branded with “The Maverick”, the icon of The Fast Times… that should give Hart an edge over his fellow veterans, right?

As always, support the club, the racers and those that put in the hard work to make these events happen by being on a bike or the bunting.

Learn it. Know it. Live it.

The What: New Zealand Veteran and Women’s Motocross Championships
The Where: Waldron’s Property, 182 Caird Road, Southburn, Timaru
The When: Saturday, September 1 + Sunday, September 2
The Who: South Canterbury Motorcycle Club

Main Photo: Fox Racing