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New moto park ?

blackcamaro

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Thanks for posting this. Didn’t know about it but may have to bring the bike to work one day and check it out. If you go let us know how it looks.
 
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TK4

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It is indeed in the Markham Town Fairgrounds .
Today is the first day, fairly good turnout, maybe 50 riders.
They will be running morning to evening, all weather conditions, 7 days a week.
Not much to see - I got there just as they were taking a lunch break and watering the track.
Pay your money, sign the waiver and ride until you're dizzy.
Its not terribly technical, hence why its called endurocross I guess.
Kinda like a very lumpy TT course.
Here are a few terrible pics.
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Trackday

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Went and checked this out. A bunch of young guys with lots of dreams, all the power to them. They have said this has been five years in the making of long nights and many, many weekends. What they have done is truly remarkable, I can go riding every day, all day and its only a 30 min drive (light traffic) from home. I am woods guy, but looking at this track it may be fun-once-in-while as it does not look very technical and the jumps I can just slowly ride over. After congratulation to the guys who built this place, I asked them if they are ready for the soccer mom's who are going to do everything possible to shut them down because of the noise. Granted there is a model aeroplane club across this street that been there for many years but they don't have the brapp-brapp of the dirt bike with an aftermarket exhaust. (Because the stock one are not loud enough). It is going to be interesting as the hours are 8am to 9pm. Look at TMP and Mosport - they are been there for decades and still have to fight the noise issue. With TMP having restrictions on the road course. Let's enjoy until it last and I hope it will last a long time as the guys who built this place, made it for us to enjoy. But when the locals are woken up or trying to go to sleep the battle will begin.


 

TK4

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Went and checked this out. A bunch of young guys with lots of dreams, all the power to them. They have said this has been five years in the making of long nights and many, many weekends. What they have done is truly remarkable, I can go riding every day, all day and its only a 30 min drive (light traffic) from home. I am woods guy, but looking at this track it may be fun-once-in-while as it does not look very technical and the jumps I can just slowly ride over. After congratulation to the guys who built this place, I asked them if they are ready for the soccer mom's who are going to do everything possible to shut them down because of the noise. Granted there is a model aeroplane club across this street that been there for many years but they don't have the brapp-brapp of the dirt bike with an aftermarket exhaust. (Because the stock one are not loud enough). It is going to be interesting as the hours are 8am to 9pm. Look at TMP and Mosport - they are been there for decades and still have to fight the noise issue. With TMP having restrictions on the road course. Let's enjoy until it last and I hope it will last a long time as the guys who built this place, made it for us to enjoy. But when the locals are woken up or trying to go to sleep the battle will begin.


Their saving grace is precedent.
There have been flat track and supercross events run on the property in years past, as well as other noisy things like the Fair.
The NIMBYs can pound salt, its a good thing for the fairgrounds and for Markham in general.
 

xrljoel

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Maybe doing something as simple as instituting a mandatory sound check would minimize the issue ?
It would certainly help. They might consider a "stock silencer only" policy, but that might not improve things with 4 stroke MX bikes not to mention the wailing and crying of the guys who spent money on an aftermarket one.
 

GreyGhost

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Ignoring the noise will just make it worse. It is always better to be proactive. As a minimum grab the noise protocol from somewhere like Bogey or Rumball centre for the deaf and implement that. It won't be great for their location, but at least it's something. Sadly, if they get to the point of needed a formal noise study and protocol, they will likely be restricted to electric bikes.

Rumball is actually an important model for them to look at. They had operated for a long time with infrequent events and wanted to scale up to allow more riders more often. There was a huge push back and a lot of money spent on lawyers and consultants. Even people the track thought would be on their side didn't always pan out. You can't scale something that much with impunity.

Burls creek is another one they should look at. Going from an occasional event to more frequent events lights a fire. In that case they had f you money, I doubt the Markham motocross team has that available (and they are fighting with Markham/markham residents, not Oro and oro residents).
 

Scuba Steve

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Does this have jumps etc interested but it looks like a horse track from here

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blackcamaro

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Does this have jumps etc interested but it looks like a horse track from here

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When I read endurocross I got pretty excited thinking logs, rocks, tires etc. From a couple short videos on FB and IG it looks like a flat MX track with a few small table tops. If I go, it’s to expect a turn track with a couple small jumps thrown in.

I’m not in as big of a hurry to check it out now but if I do I’ll get some more pics/vid and report back.
 

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