I'd say you probably have a little while to sign up still, but it just depends on how many Beginners and Intro people sign up. You're gonna wanna sign up ASAP just in case. As far as the gear and tech crap, if you're just doing Intro, then all you need are two pairs of jeans, a good jacket (I'm sure they prefer leather, but a good textile works, too, apparently), boots, gloves, and helmet for gear; and, for tech, you just needa tape up your headlights, brakelight, signals, mirrors, reflectors, etc. and you should probably unplug the lights too, although there were people out there when I did Intro who had theirs running. Whew, I think that's all.Crazy said:hmmmmmmm...I'm feeling pretty comfortable with the bike lately. I'll have to find out more about this though like what I need to pass bike tech and gear needed. then I'll have to find a lift for me and the bike or rent a trailor. Do these things fill up fast or do I have a little time to ponder????