I started riding at a track called SandDeeLee just outside of Ottawa many about 6 years ago. When I started the track had a double, a triple, steep jumps, table tops, woop section that could be jumped, S section ect... ect... all doable jumps for the average joe and they wouldn't kill you if you cased it. If I remember correctly it was $250 for the season (6 months around) or you could pay $25 a day. Then they brought in the members only so anyone who did not want to pay for a season pass was out of luck. That meant you could not invite your friends from time to time either. Many of us opted to not bother as they could not justify that much money knowing they could never get its worth. They increased the membership fee. At first they needed to because 4 years ago they told us they were installing a sprinkler system and promised twice a week grooming. The have increased it every year since as well. As it stands now it's $400 if you buy before end of Jan (so soon after xmas when many are broke, including me) and if you miss the deadline it's $500... or $550, can't remember at this point. And this is for the base membership. It goes up from there. Problem is.... the track has been altered to be easy to groom. There are no more do-able jumps for the average rider. There are 3 table tops that require high 3rd gear speeds to clear and scare the snot out of me, and 95% of the riders there can not clear them... and won't try. You will be flown to the hospital if you attempt to clear one of these jumps and don't land properly. There was a new 8 pack of woops a couple years ago that were fun... you could double them without fearing for your life but of course they are a pain to groom so slowly they have become widely spaced rolling mounds that are impossible to jump and only the very talented and fast can go over the tops of them. Usually they are so sharply cupped out you can't even roll through them at a steady pace. The finish line jump sends you skyward. I saw a guy screw this up last year and he broke both his wrists. There are two other jumps that were not too wide and were doable and safe for the average rider... but they do not get groomed into a jump face anymore and instead have become like this hills you sorta roll over and drop off the other side a little. Not exactly exciting. And it's not just me that feels this way. It's everyone I talk to anyway. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realise the track has been changed to make grooming easy. Makes for a pretty boring track though when you are unable to clear the 60ft table tops. Grooming always seems to drop off near the end of the season as well. Many times they only groom the worst parts though, or jump faces one time and straights the next. If the management follows their trend then next year the early bird will be $500 and late buyers will pay $600. I will sell my bike and give up motocross because it is the only track around these parts and they have us by the balls in that respect. I feel for 6 moths and the level of care need to maintain the simplistic track that $400 a season is fair. Now don't get me wrong. I truly love the fact we even have a track that we can use, one where the owners install large complex sprinklers systems for us... but they are really pushing the limit with membership costs and completely dumbing the track down to where the easy to groom jumps with their very short take off ramps are also the most dangerous and only 5% of the riders can even clear them. The majority of riders can only make it twice a month and over $500 a season many are giving up the sport all together. There is always talk at the track, especially last year, of how they are alienating so many riders. With no day pass it's not even an option for many. Anyone else experience something like this and what did you do to try and change it? I don't want to upset the owners although I'm sure they are aware of they way people feel.