About

Thames Valley Riders (TVR) is a southwestern Ontario based Motocross club. TVR is a non-profit organization owned and run by it's members with the purpose of racing motocross for fun in a safe and friendly environment.


Thames Valley Riders (TVR) Core Values

  1. Family Environment

    1. A place to bring your kids to race or watch.

    2. Relaxed atmosphere.

    3. Everyone welcomed.

    4. Family activities (freezie or pizza days, draws, contests).

  2. Safe

    1. All reasonable safety concerns are addressed: track in good shape, adequate flaggers, EMS coverage, and attentive crew.

    2. Safety rules enforced (helmets, no impaired riders, bikes in good shape, etc).

    3. Problem members are dealt with.

  3. Skill based competition classes.

    1. You race against others with similar abilities or experience.

    2. Sufficient classes to accommodate all skill levels.

    3. Classes are not too crowded.

    4. Beginners always welcomed and encouraged.

  4. Economical

    1. Costs are kept as low as reasonably possible.

    2. Work with sponsors to bring extra value to the members.

    3. All proceeds over expenses reinvested in the club.

  5. Relaxed schedule

    1. No early mornings.

    2. Finish in time for dinner

  6. Open and responsive management and executive:

    1. The people running TVR listen to the members concerns and try to accommodate their concerns.

    2. Inform members of club direction and policies.

    3. Be fair to members.

    4. Provide ways for members to get involved in club operations.

  7. Quality racing experience.

    1. Stick to schedule when possible.

    2. Good scorekeeping; results are clear and correct, timely reporting.

    3. Fair starts.

    4. Good flagging.

    5. Responsive and attentive refereeing.

  8. Quality tracks.

    1. TVR works with track owners to ensure a safe but challenging race.

    2. TVR may help out track owners to improve and develop tracks.

  9. Local tracks.

    1. Members don’t have to drive long distances to race.

    2. TVR works with local track operators and governments to ensure local tracks stay open.

  10. Support Motocross in the area.

    1. Promote sponsors.

    2. Work with government and citizens to resolve Motocross related issues.

    3. Promote the sport.

    4. Stimulate local economies; allow local merchants to get involved, buy TVR equipment from local suppliers, and hire local labour.







TVR FAQ’s


  1. Do I need a Membership to Race with TVR?

Yes. Go to : 2017 TVR Membership Application


  1. Do you have a family discount for membership?

Single membership : membership fee $65 + flagging fee $40=$105

Family membership for two riders : $120 membership fee, 2x $40 flagging fee for each rider= $200

Family membership for three riders : $120 membership fee + 3x $40 flagging fee for each rider= $240


  1. How much are the race day fees?

First class is $30

Second class is $20


  1. What class should I ride?

 Outline of Class structure


  1. What do the different flags mean?


Yellow – caution

White - last lap

Black - there is a problem with you or your bike pull over and see referee

Red Cross - A Rider is down, no jumping, slow down, no passing

Red - the race is stopped, return to the start line for further instructions


  1. When is the Rider’s meeting and do I have to attend the rider’s Meeting?


Rider’s Meeting is at 9:30am, Dan will sound the horn, come to the TVR trailer, Meeting is mandatory, failure to attend could result in you forfeiting you day of riding.


  1. What is a Mulligan?


TVR gives every rider one mulligan per series, (2 motos) , that will be removed from you series scores.  The system will automatically remove the two lowest point motos.


  1. Can I pay for my race day fees on-line?


Coming soon.



  1. Do I have to have a MYLAPS transponder to race?

In order to be scored you must have an activated Mylaps transponder for the Big Track.  Small Track riders do not require a transponder.  

  1. Where can I activate my transponder every year?


Mylaps link  scroll down the page to find the subscription for your particular transponder


  1. How do I know when I race during the day?


Riders can pick up a schedule for the day at the sign in trailer, riders can also listen to ChukFM to get updates on which class is on the track and in staging.


  1. Can I get a refund if the race day is cut short due to weather?


If the race day is cancelled due to weather and we have finished the practice and first set of motos, there is no refund the finished moto is worth double.  If the race day is cancelled early, the officials will let you know if there is a credit for the next race, all expense still have to be paid first.


  1. Can I purchase a Day Pass and test the club out?


NO, however you can purchase a membership, and if you decide at the end of the day that you don’t want to continue then you can get a refund for the membership fee less $40 for the flagging fee.  


  1. What gear is mandatory for the rider?


Minimum gear requirements include, motocross boots, knee pads, chest pad, elbow pads(for the small track riders), goggles, Helmet 2010 or newer, neck guard(your choice). Motocross jersey,pants and motocross gloves.


  1. Do I have to have experience to be a flagger?


No, we will give you a handout, and train you.  


  1. Do I have to sign up ahead to be a flagger?


You can sign up on the website to be a flagger, if we are short of flaggers at the track we will call for more during the rider’s meeting.


  1. Do I have to sign anything to be able to race?


Every rider must fill out the membership forms on the website, and sign the waiver, Riders under 18 must have both parents sign the parental waiver before they can race.


  1. Is there a class for Ladies on the big track?


Yes we have a Ladies A and a Ladies Beginners class.


  1. What age do I have to be to race Vets?


Our Vet class is over 30 years of age.

    

      20. What time is sign-in?


Race day sign-in is usually 8-9:30am at the scoring trailer.