Camp Carmichael


2016 Camp Carmichael

Camp Carmichael has returned in 2016 for the 5th straight year in a row! This unique and exclusive opportunity provides amateur racers the chance to train with 15-time MX/SX Champion, Ricky Carmichael, at his private training facility in Cairo, GA – The Carmichael Farm. Camp Carmichael provides a once-in-a life-time opportunity for amateur racers, and it is only available to Suzuki riders.

Suzuki racers who register for the 2016 MX Contingency Program will compete throughout the year for the opportunity to attend the two-day Camp Carmichael riding school. During camp, Ricky will help riders improve their corner speed, perfect their holeshots, blitz through the whoops, and improve their speed and style through rhythm sections. RC will also cover topics such as fitness, training, and bike set up. Racers will receive a cash bonus from Suzuki following their attendance at Camp Carmichael to help with travel costs.

See the 2014 Camp Carmichael video HERE

So you want to train with RC? Here’s how YOU can compete to earn your spot!

  1. Own a 2015 or newer Suzuki RM-Z250 / RM-Z450 or any model year RM85/L
  2. Register for the 2016 Suzuki MX Contingency Program HERE
  3. Race a specified event on the Suzuki Contingency Payout Schedule and place in the top 5
  4. Earn points based on your finishing position using the below points system

2016 Points System:

  • 1st place - 100 Points
  • 2nd place - 70 Points
  • 3rd place - 50 Points
  • 4th Place - 30 Points
  • 5th Place - 10 Point

Points will be tallied from November 1st, 2015 to September 30th, 2016. Following the September 30th cutoff date, the top 12 scoring RM-Z250/450 riders and the top 12 scoring RM85/L riders will be invited to Camp Carmichael for a total of 24 invitees.

Visit to see the latest Camp Carmichael leader boards!