Looking for thoughts/issues/contructive comments for this plan. Background info. I'm a member of Skidmark Garage in Cleveland, OH. It's a "community garage" where you pay a membership fee and get access to space/heat/power/tools/ect for working on bikes. Part of the garage was set aside for running the high school shop class program, where kids would come down and learn to use tools via rebuilding CB350s from engine components to a complete running bike. The shop class is now spun off as it's own entity called MotoGo still run by the garage owner. Instead of having classes mainly at the garage, the high schools have set up an area in their own facilities to have the classes, and the instructors travel between locations. It's still growing and expanding, with the limit being qualified class instructors. I believe they service 7 different schools from private all-girls schools to a separate non-profit program for kids with rough home situations. One of the great topics is how can we take it to the next step, where the kids go beyond just working on a motorcycle. Dream end goal would be to have a path to get them riding a bike, but lots of legal stuff in the way of that. So the idea was brought up to run the completed 350s at VMD. As an extra bonus to the students completing the bike and having it running, they can watch it being raced. And maybe this gets them to buy a bike after HS. What we have: large 20ft+ trailer that we have been using to bring workbenches and lifts/tools Handful of members with solid mechanical ability plus welding and machining resources One ex club racer, a couple track day riders, and a flat track racer Somewhere between 12-16 CB/CL350s from various years in various conditions plus spares Space reserved for the MotoGo/Skidmark tent space/work area via AMA The general idea: Students build bikes per normal shop class routine Adults build or pick out engines good enough to run the races Adults do race-prep work for bikes after classes over (race fairings, suspension, safety wiring, testing) Maybe students help with paint Deal with parent consent/travel arrangements/ect 4 students per bike with 1 adult per 2 kids as chaperon excluding racer (students not racing) Students at VMD for race day only Kids act as pit crew with supervision/guidance (no idea on what needs to be done) Do a pit walk to show off other bikes/setups/things of interest Find a spot for students to watch the race Post race clean-up/packing Students out of pits after race and either taken back home or released to parents. Side idea to see what Volunteer positions they could participate/shadow Different group of kids for each race day Sat/Sun. Maybe something where they get to see the enduro/non-tarmac racing as well depending on schedule We thought this would be a realistic way to get more kids exposed to motorcycles and get them bit by the bug. We would like to start getting things in motion so we can do this for 2020 VMD. We aren't looking at coming in to win races, just to have fun. We are looking into how we would have to handle things on our end, but we don't know enough about the racing half of it. A guide on mods and prep work specific for the 350s would be great An idea on what and how much we can actually have the kids do in the pits (checked by adults of course) Getting them around to a good spot that they can watch the race from. Finding volunteer racers willing to trust and ride the bikes An idea on budget. Funding would be separate from the shop class and garage. We could figure out entry fees and that, but an idea on parts costs/fuel usage/tires would help us figure if we can raise the money for it. Are we better off building a specific bike for GP class instead of V1 Any thoughts or help are greatly appreciated.