Circuit of The Americas to be a three-day two-wheel celebration
Posted on April 07, 2015
MotoGP has finally rolled into Austin, Texas. With all the on-track activity and entertainment around the Circuit, it can be difficult to keep up with events and activities throughout the weekend. Consider this list your training wheels for MotoGP at Circuit of The Americas.
COTA Fan Zone – Sign up for a chance to win a Meet & Greet with Valentino Rossi and other cool prizes
Join the COTA Fan Zone to win unique rewards by completing fun activities, taking polls and answering trivia questions correctly during the weekend. Want to meet Valentino Rossi? Or do you want an autographed poster? Then sign up and start earning points to redeem on one-of-a-kind experiences and prizes.
The Fan Zone also has maps and schedules, as well as other useful information to help you navigate all the activity at Circuit of The Americas.
Note that the schedule is subject to change. You can visit COTA Fan Zone to view the most up-to-date schedule throughout the weekend.
Rider Autograph Sessions
All MotoGP autograph sessions on Friday, April 10, at the Austin360 Amphitheater have limited admission and require a designated wristband for access. Due to riders' schedules, times are also subject to change without notice. The rider Q&A is open to all ticket-holders, with seating available in the amphitheater on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wristbands will be issued at the autograph session redemption booth located at the left entrance to the amphitheater in the Grand Plaza. The wristbands will be issued for a specific session and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on Friday as soon as gates open.
Note: Limit of one item to be autographed per person, no pictures allowed.
Sunday, April 12: 4 - 4:50 p.m.
Celebrate on the track! To partake in the track invasion, you may enter the track at 4 p.m. from the following access gates: Main Grandstand East, Main Grandstand West, Turn 19, and the gate between Turn 1 and Turn 2.
Please note access will end at 4:40 p.m. and the track will be cleared at 4:50 p.m.
Entertainment at COTA Throughout the Weekend
While on site this weekend, don't miss your chance to take part in the fun activities taking place around the Circuit. With stunt bike performances, motorcycle demonstrations, manufacturer displays, demo rides and much more, you'll have plenty of entertainment for the whole family between races.
World's Largest Evel Knievel Memorabilia
The world’s largest collection of Evel Knievel memorabilia - including motorcycles, helmets and riding leathers, never-before-seen photographs and even x-rays of Evel’s broken and pinned bones - will be on display in the Grand Plaza.
Aaron Colton Street Freestyle Demo
Street freestyle is a motorcycle discipline that involves manipulating the motorcycle through an array of acrobatic maneuvers. These feats – including wheelies, nose wheelies and burnouts -require a vast amount of precise skill and balance. Aaron Colton is one of the most decorated street freestyle riders in the world, and began garnering national attention for his riding prowess while still a pre-teen.
Geoff Aaron – Trials Demo
Moto trials is a motorcycle discipline that’s all about balance and control. Despite the fact that it's a low speed discipline, in the right hands, a trials bike can do things that are seemly impossible on two wheels. Geoff Aaron is one of those riders that make the impossible possible.
No Excuses Stunt Team
This Austin-based trio of motorcycle stunt riders (above) will amaze you with tricks, turns, wheelies and burnouts during several performances in the Austin360 Amphitheater pit. It's unique two-wheel excitement all weekend long.
Aerobatic Sky Show
If you look to the skies on Sunday, April 12, you will see Red Bull Air Race World Championship winner, Kirby Chambliss, in his Zivko Edge 540 plane performing amazing aerobatic maneuvers over Turn 1.
Adrian Michael Joseph will sing the National Anthem from the grid during opening ceremonies on Sunday, April 12, at 1:50 p.m.
Demos & Athlete Signing by No Excuses Stunt Team, Terry Adams - BMX, Aaron Colton - SportBike & Geoff Aaron - Motocross
Catch a stunt performance in the Grand Plaza, Paddock or Turn 1 throughout the weekend.
View the Circuit from the Tower
See the Circuit like never before from over 200 feet in the air. The iconic Tower provides a spectacular view of the track, all the activity taking place around COTA and of downtown Austin's skyline. Show up at the base of the Tower during the weekend to take a tour from a bird's-eye-view.
Handbuilt Motorcycle Show
The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, a free motorcycle-centric art showcase presented by Austin’s Revival Cycles in downtown Austin, will feature over 100 wildly different custom motorcycles and vintage race machines, a Wall of Death stunt showcase, local food options and more.
Motorcycle Demo Rides
Multiple motorcycle manufacturers will offer demonstration rides across their range of 2015 models. The demo rides will be held all three days and will provide riders 18 years of age or older with an exhilarating opportunity to go on a 30-minute controlled ride through the beautiful back roads surrounding COTA.
The demonstration rides will begin at Turn 19 for Yamaha, Suzuki and Honda, and the Support Paddock for Victory and Harley-Davidson. Fans will be required to register, participate in a pre-ride safety briefing and wear the standard protective gear including: a DOT-approved helmet, eye protection, long sleeve shirt or jacket, long pants, full-finger gloves and over-the-ankle protective foot wear for the ride.
See Cheap Trick at the Austin360 Amphitheater
Enjoy Cheap Trick's timeless classics, such as "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender" and "The Flame," performed live in the award-winning Austin360 Amphitheater. Located in the heart of the track, this outdoor amphitheater was voted the best new concert venue in the world and was recently named one of the top 10 music venues in the United States. The Austin360 Amphitheater will be a premium spot to see Cheap Trick perform on Sunday immediately following the grand prix.
Things to Note for Safety Purposes
We encourage everyone to have a wonderful time, but our guests' safety is of utmost importance. To ensure everyone is safe and to avoid any hassle when entering the gate, please see a full list of prohibited items, click here.