Ed Bargy Racing School

The original high performance motorcycle
riding technique & racing school
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Training Tutorials & Videos have been added below.

Due to the current  COVID-19 situations, all future Ed Bargy Schools will have reduced number of students per class. Distancing and masks and signed covid waivers are required in the classroom.

Best Regards,
Ed Bargy
Starting in 2022 Ed Bargy Racing LLC will be offering two forms of training, to learn the proper advanced track riding techniques.

The first is the standard “Ed Bargy Racing School.”
This is the full school with race certification for the graduates. These will be co-hosted with local Track day/test & tune day promotors. Pre-registration for the standard school will be on-line below

The second is an “Advanced Riding Techniques Workshop.”
These will be “ non-race certifying” classes. They will concentrate totally on the in-depth training for all of the high-performance riding/racing techniques. Plenty of time for Q&As. These are suited to both currently race licensed riders and even riders not wishing to go racing but, want to learn all the advanced techniques. Some of the topics, but not limited to, are, Aggressive front braking, Trail Braking (Why, How & When it is effective) , alternate & advance race lines, handlebar feedback, improving entry speed, the science of body position (Why, What BP actually does, How & When it is effective), avoiding target fixation and crash avoidance, the science of balance & steering, proper gear selection for best performance, aggressive throttle control. Attendees receive a copy of my book “Encyclopedia of high Performance Motorcycle Riding Techniques”

These workshops will be co-hosted with AHRMA “Track days.” Registration for the workshops will be with AHRMA and Motorsports Registration. Links for Workshop registration are below.

This is one of the most experienced, comprehensive and oldest advanced riding technique schools in the country.

Ed's motorcycle teaching experience dates back to 1968. He has put hundreds, if not thousands, of graduates on the podium. Learn clear, easy to understand techniques that actually work. No myths or jargon. Just good straight forward information. These techniques are exact "HOW TO" techniques.

The Ed Bargy School is a real racing school. The school has formal classroom sessions with time-proven, structured, and the organized curriculum followed by live track sessions with expert track-side instructors. The topics covered are also proper reliable riding techniques for track-day riding.

Whether you are racing or just sport riding, riding fast on the pavement is riding fast on pavement. The Ed Bargy Advanced Motorcycle Riding School breaks and debunks many of the common myths about motorcycle riding.


About us

Standard “Ed Bargy Racing School” An Advanced Riding & Race Certifying School $475.00. These are held at Roebling Road Raceway GA • Nov 18th with Stickboy Racing “Racer Practice day” • Dec 17th with Podium Motorsports “Test & Tune day” • Dec 18th with Podium Motorsports “Test & Tune day” Pay $100 deposit now (and pay balance $375 at event. Cash preferred) or pay in full $475 now 

"Workshop" registration & Dates
Advanced Riding Techniques Workshop registration $525 (includes track day fee)
Workshop Registration is through AHRMA/Motor Sports Registration on-line service.

Now open for registration.
  • Thursday June 16th, 2022, New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville NJ
https://ahrma.motorsportreg.com/events/rr-bridgestone-tires-new-jersey-motorsport-park-motorsports-ahrma-661958?fbclid=IwAR0izqx17F8FwIy1Q-UFryBKUEcGqsIzG4jaqib76B1wVNVfA_HaynSQWl0

F
uture Workshops
  • Thursday July 21st 2022 at Ridge Motorsports Park; Shelton, WA.
  • Thursday August 25th, 2022, Blackhawk Farms Raceway Beloit IL.

Machine Tech Requirements (for Workshop)
  • Tires and brakes must be in good operational condition. Tires should be at least 50%+ of new condition. Any tires that are bluing from excessive wear are not allowed.  Any tires with sidewall dry rot / cracking are not allowed.
  • All glass, headlight, side mirrors, turn signals, and plastic lenses must be taped over or removed.
  • No bikes with center stands should be approved for track use in the Advanced Group due to ground clearance issues.  Riders must zip tie both side stands and center stands to prevent deployment prior to entering the track.  Zip ties will be available in tech for their use.
  • All machines must have an operational handlebar mounted kill switch/button and self-closing throttle in good working condition.
  • Water cooled machines must use water or water wetter only.  Ask the rider what they are running, if unsure or suspect an issue, pop the radiator cap and feel for slick fluid.  Instruct riders using unapproved coolant to flush and refill with water prior to getting a tech sticker.
  • All valve stems must have caps.
  • Wheel balance weights must be well secured and duct taping is required.
  • License plates must be removed.
  • Oil drain plug and filler cap must be safety wired or secured.
  • Kickstart levers must be removed prior to entering the track.
  • Any cameras mounted on the machine must be tethered, no cameras allowed on helmets.

RIDER GEAR (for Workshop)
  • Track day participants shall obtain a medical card and lanyard at AHRMA tech.  The card shall be completely filled out and worn at all times on the track.
  • Helmets should show no evidence of damage or contact BSI,ECE-2205, DOT, or SNELL full-face helmets only, face shield in good condition mandatory.
  • Riding boots must fully cover the ankle.
  • Glove shall be gauntlet-style with full wrist coverage.
  • Leather riding gear can be either be one or two-piece. Two-piece leather suits must zip together with at least 50% zipper contact. Ballistic nylon suits such as Joe Rocket, AeroStitch, etc., are acceptable in Novice ONLY.  They can be one piece or two piece that zip together with 50% zipper contact, reinforced and padded shoulders, elbows, hips, and knee areas. No chaps.
  • Advanced and Intermediate group riders are required to wear back protectors. Soft back pads sewn into suits are not enough.
  • Recommend the use of a chest protector if available but not required.
                                                  

 Ben J. 10/2/21 Tons of information. The steering lessons were very helpful."

 James M. 10/2/21 I learned more today about road racing than 40 years of motorcycle riding. The class instruction transferred to the track on the same day!"

 Randy R. 10/2/21 This has been a wonderful experience. Ed is very knowledgeable and shares many good times. AWESOME!"

 Ed Bargy Racing is a Mega Road Racing School to have experienced! A vast amount of knowledge is spewed throughout this entire course. School is what you make it indeed. Show up as an empty vessel, with a positive attitude, ready to acquire another asset! As in my experience, there wasn't a single explanation that I personally disagreed with. The physics were laid out in a cutting way. Truth is what I prefer, as that is what will keep me alive. Though I embrace the Apex, and Revel in the crashes, the damage is irreversible. Seeing Ed in action was a phenomenon! Timing is key! I won't expel all the secrets, but there is such a thing as Race Track Literacy. Life is about experiences, and what you think you know, you may not. Today is Another Opportunity to capitalize on an experience -TESTIMONY KING"

 Hi Ed, I just took you class at Jennings a couple weeks ago. I just wanted to let you know yesterday we had a member day at Nola and I was working on the push pull method as well as shift markers and rev matching. I was faster and more consistent than I have ever been. I reduced my lap times by 14 seconds setting a personal best. So I just wanted to say Thank you again."

Chuck C

 Ed, thanks to you I dropped 10 seconds in one day at Tally. Reference points, reference points, reference points. Thank you. Will be attending your school again next year."

Randall H.

 Great instruction. Built confidence in my skills and abilities. Gained a greater understanding of the intricate operation of motorcycle handling. Better understanding of how to "read the track"."

David N.B.previous graduate

 This is one of the best schools I've ever taken and I've taken a few. Ed, you have a unique ability to explain things. Loved the explanations about * gearing and ratios, * when you know you can go faster, * why do a track walk * etc."

Ananth S .

 Excellent read from an icon of the sport...Ed you didn't set the bar...you helped install it...Your contribution to our beautiful sport is priceless and I thank you for going out of your way to point out what alot of us are thinking"

C.J. C.

 May 20th 2011 Race school at JGP. I just wanted to thank you and your no BS approach on what is really important, while coming up into full racer mode. I learned a lot and I am very thank full for everything. Just wish my foot was up to the task for the sprint races on Sunday. But it's sometimes better safe then sorry. I did in like doing the HW solo 20 and look forward to seeing you a lot more. Thanks again Scott F."

Scott F.

 Boy did I learn a lot. Ed's style was fun but effective. His ability to explain how to use the techniques and why was exceptional. His understanding of & ability to explain the elemants of traction was superb"

Margie L.

 This is an excellent school and a great instructor. I would recommend to anybody. Ed teaches tons of technique that will definitely help you."

Alberto Z.

 I took the school on July 9, 2011. I arrived at the trackaround 7:00 A.M and checked in. At exactly 8:00 A.M, we went on the track for a track walk, to familiarize ourselves with the track. At this point, Mr. Bargy taught us skills on how to analyze every track, not just Jennings GP. From there we went on to the classroom, and we had alternating classroom and track time, where we practiced what we learned in the class on the track. The class was extremely beneficial. I recently started doing trackdays, and wanted to learn the proper skills for trackdays and race days. I have to say, learned A LOT. I actually felt a lot more confident, and felt my lap times improve. By the end of the day; I had learned and gained so much confidence, it was unbelievable. The class is definitely worth every penny. One key advise for this class is BE ON TIME. There is so much information, that there is no time to waste. I also have to say that Ed Bargy is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. He truly cares about his students, and is a great teacher. I had a long conversation with him after our class, and he really gave me some valuable advice. I feel very privileged to have taken his class. Thanks"

Mohamad Z.

 Duluth City Police Duluth GA February 25, 1997 To Whom It May Concern: I had the pleasure of attending Ed Bargy’s Advanced Motorcycle Racing School last summer in Pooler, Georgia. The Duluth Police Department established a motorcycle unit last June. As usual, I chose to break away from the traditional Harley Davidson police motorcycles and purchased Buell sport motorcycles. Standard police motorcycle training was not available to us due to Buell’s wider turning radius, quicker acceleration and shorter stopping distance. Although the Officers riding the Buell’s had ten years or more riding experience, I felt it necessary that they receive additional training in the area of high speed riding and maneuvers. Ed Bargy’s school meets our needs. The class room training was conducted in a professional and comprehensive manner. The hands on training were excellent. All of the instructors were very knowledgeable and eager to give that extra effort in training if you need it. The entire staff was safety conscience to ensure all students were given the safest training possible. I highly recommend this training to all law enforcement motorcycle units. I will continue to send future motor officers to Ed Bargy’s Advanced Motorcycle Racing School. R.D. B. Chief of Police 02/25/1997"

Duluth City Police

These were written by a veteran racer with over 5 decades of racing experience.

Problem with PANIC

This describes what happens when a rider gets into panic mode and "Target Fixates" on a hazard.

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History of the Evolution of Aggressive "Body Position"

This is written by a racer who was there during the evolution of body position through trial and error and was instrumental in development of the most effective style.

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Forces Acting on the Motorcycle’s Centers of Gravity (part 1)

This article covers some of the science behind the forces acting on the Center of Gravity (CG) and the tires and how they apply to the movements of a motorcycle. Knowledge of this particular subject is totally optional for the rider or racer. Riders can be successful in riding and racing without knowing these scientific principles. However, it is good to know these dynamics, if one wants to understand the science of how a bike actually operates or just wants to be able to carry on an intelligent conversation about motorcycle movements. Knowledge and understanding of these forces are useful, when teaching and explaining performance techniques to new riders/racers, some of whom will actually ask intelligent questions. So if you are curious then read on.

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Body Position Basics

A short description of "WHEN" BP is needed and useful.

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Lean Angle, Centers of Gravity &. Force Vectors

A quick look at how the Centers of Gravity combine when the rider is on the bike.

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Food for Thought

This is a short study, about athletes human ergonomics in competition.

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Contact patch size VS BP

Addressing the theory that hanging off the bike gives a bigger contact patch and more traction.

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Contact Patch size VS Friction Levels

Below are questions posed a Mechanical Engineers/Physics Professor about the confusion of the change in tire contact patch size and change in traction levels.

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Formula for Friction

Surface Area VS Friction

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Fundamentals of Trail Braking

A look at the changes in brake pressures relative to changes in lean angle.

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False Netrals

This is a topic that strikes fear into the hearts of many riders, both new and experienced! This topic is one of my lectures in my school. I’ll try to give you the condensed version here.

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Engine Braking

A detailed explanation of the effects and problems of engine braking.

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"The True Facts of the "Chicken Strip"

Do chicken strips mean a rider is slow?

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Problems With Observational Interpretations

The following are two examples from my personal experiences with people trying to interoperate, strictly from observation.

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Tips For First Time Racers

Over the past several decades I have seen multitudes of new riders, who are just starting their racing career, make the same mistakes over and over again. There are several common mistakes the majority of new bees make when prepping their bike for racing. These mistakes end up with the rookie not have a good experience at their first few race weekends.

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These are videos showing and explaining, in detail, the basics of the dynamics, the true science, and the "How & Why", behind the motion and operation of high performance motorcycles. If your looking for just a "Quick and Dirty Sound Bite", this is not it. Some videos may even be a little controversial to the current line of thinking. But if you want to actually learn something then stay tuned. Run times vary from 3 minutes to about 12 minutes

Meet the instructors

Ed Bargy

Owner & Operator

Lee Fields

Lead Instructor

Karl Morrow

Senior Instructor

Reggie Atkins

Senior Instructor

Mark Morrow

Senior Instructor

Patrick Starace

Instructor

James Turgeon

Instructor

Shao Chen

Instructor

A collection of several videos of the topics covered in my normal racing school

Bike Preparation before arriving at the track

Rider preparation before and what to bring

Items supplied by the school

Classroom amenities

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Curriculum & Schedule

Typical school day

The school is divided up between structured classroom sessions, with plenty of chalk talk and live track sessions. We start with the simple techniques in the morning and move up to more advanced techniques as the day progresses.

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Race Track Design & Safety Services
Race Track Design & Safety Services.
Besides being the operator of the, oldest, & most comprehensive advanced racing school, Ed Bargy Racing LLC is also an accomplished Motorcycle & Auto Road Course designer.
His designs are best known for "No Air Fence Required".
Our moto is, "If it is safe for bike racing it will be safe for auto racing."

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Ed's books about motorcycle road racing were compiled over 5 decades of hands-on experience. These are written in a simple but in-depth step by step approach. These are not filled with pages and pages of generalizations and hyperbole but, straight to the point detailed “HOW TO” information.

Encyclopedia of High Performance Motorcycle Riding Techniques

This is the replacement book for the original "Introduction to Motorcycle Road Racing".

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Breaking the Myths

Back in print after major editing and rewrites

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Basic & Advanced Motorcycle Road Racing Lines

This is the replacement book for the original " The Complete Anthology of Motorcycle Road Race Lines".

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Top ten Mistakes Made by New Racers (E-Book)

"So- There I Was"

Ed's first E-book on Amazon Kindle

Photo credits;

Graphics Design and illustrations;

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Besides operating the oldest and most comprehensive Motorcycle racing school, Ed Bargy is also an accomplished motorcycle & auto road course designer. Click below for more information.


  • Dallas, Georgia, United States