OMCC presents the Mardan Practice Trial on Sunday, March 11th which is the Labour Day long weekend.The site is open on Saturday through to Monday morning for anyone who would like to camp out – no fires. A toilet will be provided.
People will be there from 11.00 am Saturday to set sections so come then to help section setting if you can.
Sunday’s trial will be held over a variety of terrain – banks, hill climbs, logs, off camber turns lots of blasts up hills out of the gullies but, NO ROCKS instead mud and water in the creek. Sections will have three lines – club person, intermediate and advanced. Clubperson will be aimed at the beginner and club person rider, the intermediate is aimed at the C/C+ rider while advanced is aimed at the B/A grade rider.
No observers and no trophies, however, lots of FUN to be had. Come along for a relaxed days riding and bring a mate to ride with.
Directions: Trial coordinates are 38.4242929, 146.1313216. From Mirboo North take the Dumbalk/Meeniyan road at the library kindergarten buildings. Travel for 3.5 km then turn right into Peters Lane. Continue for 1 km. Signs will be posted at Mirboo North, Peters Lane and the trial site.
Not long now until the Mt Baw Baw Trial, less than two weeks away.
It’s set to be an awesome event in a great location, with restaurants and a cafe walking distance from the sections.
If you are new to trials and want to check it out, Baw Baw will provide the best opportunity to spectate out of all the trials events held in Victoria. Majority of the sections will be within walking distance from the car park with amenities not far away.
The Oakleigh Gate trial took place despite the horrendous weather forecast.
After some rain initially, the sections were certainly wet and slippery. However, the weather remained dry throughout the majority of the day, making for ideal conditions once everything began to dry out.
We had a good turn out of riders, with the sections offering challenges to all skill levels. The scoring is very different to traditional trials events and proved to be quite challenging as riders really had to be quite strategic and imaginative in their line choice, as one little dab can cost them all their hard earned points!
A big thank you to everyone who helped organise, set up, score and catered for the event, we really appreciate your time and efforts
Photos of the event are now on our Facebook page. You can see all the photos by clicking here
Hopefully looking to run a few more of these events in the near future, so keep an eye out on the website or our social media for further updates.
Everyone is invited to participate in this Gate Trial practice event. The trial is to be held at the Oakleigh Club Grounds on the 26th of November 2017. It will be a great opportunity for those new to the world of trials to give a trial a go, also offering experienced riders to challenge themselves.
Riders participating in the gate trial will now be in the chance to win prizes. Prizes will be awarded 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each class.
1. Classic bikes (classic, post classic and twin shock)
2. Novice (riders graded C)
3. Experienced (riders graded C+)
There will be a $25 entry fee for the event, inclusive of sidecars. Children under the age of 16 will be able to enter for free.
For those who do not have a Motorcycling Australia License, we will have Come and Try permits available on the day for the event.
The club grounds will be open from 09:00, with sign in between 09:00 and 10:00. The event will kick off shortly after.
WHEN: Sunday the 26th of November
WHERE: Simpson Road, Clayton North, Victoria
Everyone is invited to participate in this Gate Trial practice event. The trial is to be held at the Oakleigh Club Grounds on the 26th of November 2017.
A gate trial is a different style of trial where all grades can compete against each other in the same sections. The idea is to score points by riding through pairs of arrows that define a “gate”. The rider decides which line to follow to get the maximum score possible for his or her riding ability. Unlike a normal trial, the rider with the most points wins.
Each grade will get their chance to score a set amount of points through their section AND more points by collecting extra gates as they are running through their section.
There will only be 3 grades; White, Blue and Red.
This will be a self‐scoring event with no trophies; however we do request that ALL riders are to be riding in pairs and score each other.