Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort Trial event

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The Oakleigh Motorcycle Club has just secured the Mt Baw Baw Alpine Ski Resort for a motorcycle trial’s event on the 25th and 26th March.

Normally used in the winter months for “snow skiing etc” and summer months for “downhill & cross country mountain bike riding”, it’s now going to cater for what maybe the 1st time a trial has ever been run at a ski resort in Australia.

For some of you that have visited this area, the sections will be placed on the rocks around the main car park area and along the valley heading to the downhill skiing area.

Naturally there will be plenty of accommodation at the resort and meals at the main restaurant for all to enjoy. We may even have Rob Austin entertaining us with his guitar playing and singing skills.

“Supp Regs” and “accommodation details” will be posted in the short future so pen this down in your diaries and hope to see you all there.

Peter Wines

Oakleigh Membership and Presentation Day this Sunday

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This Sunday Oakleigh MCC will hold its membership and presentation day at the Oakleigh Club Grounds.

Local Sherco and Scorpa dealer “Proline Motorcycles” will have a demo 2017 Sherco 300 for those interested in trying out the latest model.

Club member Cristian has also offered his GasGas bike for riders those interested in trying out a trials bike.

A BBQ lunch will be provided for all followed by presentations.

Please download, print and bring your completed membership form along with fees.

This Sunday – Come and Try/Practice Day and Presentations at NEW Victorian Property

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This Sunday 27th November, the Trials Victoria Subcommittee will be holding presentations for the Victorian Trial Series and holding a fundraiser for Trials Victoria. This is a come and try and practice day open to both newbies to trials and riders from all clubs.

This event is being held on a brand new massive (2500 hectare) trials property called “Ravenswood Run”.

Bruce Bickford has selected an area for the day, sections will be set. There will be a break for a sausage sizzle lunch and a cold drink, proceeds from this go to Trials Victoria.

Plenty of rocks, logs, creeks, hills, some massive granite boulders.

$20 Entry for all riders, Spectators free to attend – Enter on the day.

9:30am Sign in
10:00am Start
12:30pm Break for lunch
3:00pm Finish

Contact Phil, Peter or Matt to let them know for catering numbers.

Phil Whittle – 0415 861 036
Peter Wines – 0432 799 525
Matt Langtree – 0408 121 282

Directions
From Melbourne it’s off the Calder Highway on the right hand side. A few kms after signs for Hokins Rd take the turnoff for Ravenswood Motorcross track which is McHale St. This turns into Mullin/Ravenswood St. Continue on Ravenswood street until you cross the railway tracks and the property starts from here. There’s about a 1km drive into the property. Park at Shearing sheds.

OMCC Non-Stop Trial Round 2 this weekend

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Just a reminder to get yourself down to the Oakleigh club this Sunday for the second round (of three) in the non-stop trials series. With dwindling event numbers in Victoria this year, this is your chance to enjoy the lighter side of competition.

Remember, non-stop rules are designed to help beginner and novice riders so its an ideal event to come and try the competition side of things. There are three grades that are designed to cover all abilities, from first timers to the more advanced riders.

The event will be self scored (riding in pairs and scoring each other), but at least one club official will be doing the rounds and making sure those stops are picked up!
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We are also pleased to have the Victorian Bike Trials Series holding an event at the club grounds on the same day.

Working bee this weekend

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This Sunday 13th November at the Oakleigh club grounds we will be running a working bee. We will be working until lunch time and then the club will host a gourmet lunch for all helpers. All members are encouraged to attend.

Entries for Victorian Trial Series Round 4 close this Friday night

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This Sunday, 30th October, Oakleigh MCC will be holding Round 4 of the Victorian Trial Series at Wildwood. This is the final round of the series.

Sign on and Machine Examination begins at 9:30am. Competition begins at 10:30am.

Online Entries are still open and available until 11:59pm on Friday evening.

Supp Regs and Online Entry here: https://trials.com.au/victoria/events/417/victorian-trial-series-round-4

New riders are encouraged to attend, we will have recreation and competition licences available and they can be purchased via the online entry form.

Camping is available on Saturday night. See you there for another great Victorian trial event.

Any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch Matt Langtree matt@trials.com.au or 0408 121 282.

Oakleigh MCC – Non Stop Trial – Round 1 this Sunday

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Just a reminder to get yourself down to the Oakleigh club this Sunday for the first round of the non-stop trials series which will be the first of three rounds held this year. With dwindling event numbers in Victoria this year, this is your chance to enjoy the lighter side of competition.

Remember, non-stop rules are designed to help beginner and novice riders so its an ideal event to come and try the competition side of things. There are three grades that are designed to cover all abilities, from first timers to the more advanced riders.

The event will be self scored (riding in pairs and scoring each other), but at least one club official will be doing the rounds and making sure those stops are picked up!

9.30am sign on with a 10am start planned so get there early if you can. Day entries are permitted but not after 10am.

Victorian Trial Series – Round 4 – Entries now open

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Supp Regs and Entry Form are attached for the final round of the VTS series to be held Sunday 30th October at Wildwood.

Famous for holding the Wildwood Rock Extreme Enduro (6th November), this property just 20 minutes north of the Melbourne Airport will be running its annual event the weekend after our VTS round.

The property features long hill climbs and valleys filled with snotty rock sections that will challenge all grades.

Camping available Saturday night.

Online Entries for this event can be completed on the secure Trials Australia website.

Online Entries Link

Download Directions here

2016 VTS Entry Form + Supp Regs Rd 4 Wildwood V1.pdf

More information will be posted closer to the event.

Oakleigh MCC Non-stop Trials Series 2016

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Non-stop trials were revived in Europe in an attempt to regulate modern riding techniques and to promote dwindling grass roots trials. Numbers attending local club trials in the UK have generally increased since its introduction.

Whilst hopping and other advanced techniques are great to watch and are achievable by the upper level riders, it is generally beyond the capabilities of most club and youth riders. In addition to providing an opportunity for club riders of differing skill levels and ages to compete, the non-stop rule keeps sections flowing, provides an interesting spectacle for spectators, and above all – IS FUN!

Australia hasn’t adopted non-stop rules but after the success of the series last year, Oakleigh MCC is once again running a club mini-series for our members and is also open to riders from other clubs. Day Licences will be available. Here are some key points on the series:

• This series is about having fun and getting people out on their bikes. That includes families and those of you with cobwebs on your bike.
• There will be three rounds with points allocated for each round.
• Three classes will be set out – CLUBMEN (blue), INTERMEDIATE (yellow) and EXPERT (red).
• Non-stop trials are technically challenging but are much less severe in terms of obstacles and run-ups to the obstacles.
• The Clubmen line will be suitable for all junior and youth riders as well as general clubmen.
• The Intermediate line is aimed between C and B riders.
• It is expected that expert riders will hop but stopping when doing so = 5! Typically, a 1 second stop is permitted for all grades.
• Twin-shock riders are welcome and twin-shock bikes should be more competitive than in normal trials.
• The trials will be self-observed. New to the concept? Club riders will be there to help all riders.

Round Dates: R1 – 9.30am 16th October / R2 -TBC / R3 -TBC

Venue: Oakleigh Motorcycle Club, Simpsons Road, Clayton.

Entry Fees: $30 per round or $80 for full series entries.