LEAN is a motorcycle trackday organization based in Ohio. Formed in 2017, LEAN brought motorcycles back to Nelson Ledges Road Course. Besides the meaning of the word, LEAN is also an acronym of sorts:
Learn to become a smoother, safer rider.
Experience the thrill in a friendly family environment.
Acquire new skills and hone your existing ones.
Satisfy your Need for Speed!
LEAN offers classroom and one-on-one instruction by friendly and genuine coaches. Come out and spend a day or weekend with us... you'll have a blast!
Photos courtesy of Photos by Marty.
The evolution of LEAN endurance racing continues... we told you things may change, and they have. Here are revised thoughts about the 2019 season.
LEAN is excited to announce a partnership with Mark Junge and 57 Rider Development. Mark will be offering one-on-one, personal coaching at all LEAN events in 2019. The cost for Mark's coaching is in addition to the track day.
Endurance racing, baby! Sorry for the delay... being our first year racing, there are a lot of details to be considered. Even now, not everything is completely hashed out, so we're calling these details provisional. We'll try to answer all of your questions, but please keep in mind that not every question may have an answer yet. And to be sure, things may change.
Provisional 4-Hour Endurance Classes
The 4-hour endurance races will consist of three classes: Team Endurance, Pony Express, and Iron Butt.
All classes are open displacement. The complete rulebook will be published as soon as possible.
Under consideration is a new SuperStreet class. The SuperStreet class is for non-licensed roadracers who want to explore racing without the cost of a full-blown, race-prepped bike. Basically, after a morning of classroom and on-track coaching, riders will participate in one sprint race.
Provisional Race Day Schedule
All endurance practice will be open displacement.
May 10, Race School - Just Added!
May 10, Trackday - Just Added!
May 25, Trackday
May 26, Trackday
June 22, Trackday
June 23, Endurance Racing
July 20, Trackday
July 21, Endurance Racing
August 17, Trackday
August 18, Endurance Racing
October 5, Trackday
October 6, Trackday
There will be no Novice group at the May 10 event. All events will be held at Nelson Ledges Road Course.
Here are answers to frequently asked questions about LEAN Trackdays. See the racing section for FAQ about LEAN Racing and Race School. Please contact us if you need further clarification.
Must I remove my bike’s kickstand / centerstand?
Kickstands and centerstands are permitted unless they interfere with ground clearance. If it is loose and tends to drop down, you may be asked to zip tie it. Please bring something to place under your kickstand or centerstand to protect the paddock or hot pit surface.
What are the rules regarding coolant / anti-freeze?
Advanced group riders are required to replace the coolant / anti-freeze with water or water and Water Wetter. Violators of this rule may be ejected from the event without refund. When replacing the coolant / anti-freeze, flush the system twice to ensure the original anti-freeze is removed. The above rules apply to track days – please see the racing section of this web site for the coolant / anti-freeze rules for racing and race school.
Must I remove my lights and mirrors?
All lights and reflectors must be removed or taped over. The brake light should not be visible when the brake is activated - this is very important and you may not be allowed on track until this is resolved. Advanced riders must remove side mirrors. Novice and Intermediate riders may tape over side mirrors; however, removal is recommended for all riders.
Must I safety wire my bike?
Advanced riders are required to have the following items safety wired: oil drain plug, oil filler cap, oil filter. Although not required, it is recommended that all riders safety wire the above items.
What is your rain policy?
We ride rain or shine unless the track facility deems the track unridable. In that case, you must be present to receive a voucher. Rain vouchers expire 12 months from date of issue.
Is camping allowed at the track?
Each track has its own camping policy. At Nelson Ledges, camping is permitted. There is no electricity available to campers, and it would be wise to bring your own drinking water.
What time do the gates open?
This varies by track and by event. For most of our events at Nelson Ledges, gates open at 5 PM the day before. For example, the gates open at 5 PM on Friday for a Saturday event.
Are spectators allowed to watch an event?
Yes. Tracks may charge a gate fee.
May I bring my family, friends, pets?
Yes. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash at all times. Restrictions may apply in certain areas; for example, in the hot pit area.
Will there be tire service at the track?
We plan to have tire service at every event; however, it is not guaranteed. If this is important to you, please check with us before the event.
Is there food and water available at the track?
This varies by track and by event. Nelson Ledges has a concession stand and restrooms with running water. It would be wise to bring your own drinking water.