Membership renewals & welcome to new members
Targeted communication to members who have not renewed their membership will be coming out shortly. It is always normal to get some churn, and therefore we are pleased to report 7 new members have joined the club this year already.
A big welcome to our new members. Please make sure you make yourself known down at the club and welcome to the OMCC family.
Round 4 Summer Series – 19th Feb
The 4th & final round of the 21/22 OMCC Summer series is now open for entries. After a fantastic turn out at the 3rd round of about 50 competitors with recent ground works at the club allowing us to use some new areas. Feedback from Rd 3 suggests we got the section difficulty level right for all but (T3) B grade in the last trial so we will attempt to maintain a similar level with some refinement on B grade.
A Grade (T2) please get your entries in early otherwise we will not set sections.
Enter Online: https://trials.com.au/21SSR4
Entries close Thursday midnight.
The series presentation day will be on the 20th March which is the same day of the working bee.
We have made a start on our next wave of ground works. The pile of dirt has been used to cover the tyres (nearly done!). And we’ve moved some rocks and logs arounds mainly focused on the North East corner of the trials park. We’ve had some rain to settle things in a bit and we even used them in the last Summer Series trial. Work will continue sporadically over the next couple of months based on volunteers availability and the club is grateful to have such capable volunteers with access to the necessary equipment to make all this happen!
If you have access to any of the following: large rocks, logs, transport for rocks and logs, and CLEAN soil…please let John Wilson and Craig Genner know.
2022 Calendar Updates (multiple)
- New Working bee date to avoid conflicts with VTS
We’ve moved the working bee one week earlier to the 20th of March to avoid conflicts with the VTS rounds. We understand that a lot of competitive riders will want to attend and moving things by a week has little impact to us.
A gentle reminder re: working bee attendance. The quality of the OMCC club grounds doesn’t happen by accident and it’s through regular maintenance we can lay claim to the best trials park in Australia. The club maintains the expectation of members’ attendance at two working bees each year to help keep the grounds at the standards we currently enjoy. We have scheduled three dates to give you some flexibility so pick two that work best for you however the club will be monitoring attendance. Normal format is a working bee in the morning from 10am-12:30pm, a BBQ lunch, and then a ride in the afternoon…so it’s only 4-5 hours per year in total. Details of what to bring and areas of focus will come out closer to the time.
- Chris Bayles training weekend
This has been confirmed for the weekend of 30th April-1st May. Places will be limited and we expect it to sell out fast for one of Australia’s best riders who has delivered such significant improvements to the talent of riders in Tasmania, and also part of the 2017 TdN International winning team!
We will split the coaching into “Level Up” and “Beginners”. “Level Up” on Saturday is for those riders C+ and above who are looking to push their skills to the next level. “Beginners” would be targeted at those in White and Blue plates.
Pricing will be $100 per rider and priority will be given to OMCC Annual Members. Stay tuned in the coming month or so for more details on this one.
We also hope to announce more of this ‘expert’ coaching later in the year.
- New trial planned at new property – Rd 4 will be at Bonnie Doon
OMCC in conjunction with STR have been on the hunt for diversity to offset the lack of access to Gippsland properties during the wettest months. On a visit last month, we scouted the Starglen Lodge property which is used for a wide array of motorcycling pursuits. We found some fantastic terrain that has got us excited and we have worked with the owners to arrange flexibility for riders who want to stay. We have settled on a date of 14th August and accommodation at the property will be available at very competitive rates. This is also a fantastic opportunity to showcase our sport among riders of other disciplines and do a bit of outreach of the sport of trials and cross-promotion.
- Titles Venue confirmed – Argyle
It’s with great excitement that we have secured the use of Argyle for the Vic AMA Titles on 17th & 18th September. OMCC have previously run Titles events at this venue in years gone by and it even hosted our Easter trial one year when Glenmaggie was unavailable so this is a high caliber property. Thanks to those who worked to help make this happen…you know who you are!
Adult Beginner & Junior Coaching Days planned
One of the many benefits of being an OMCC member is access to coaching & training run by the club and it’s members. Although we would encourage everyone to ask more experienced riders for help, we do understand that that is not a replacement for formal training days.
We had intended to run one this Sunday however due to the high temperatures we’ve postponed it to 27th Feb instead.
There will be another one on the 29th May as well.
COVID Policy Updates
The club has just received details from the AMA on their policy for Victoria. Prior guidance was only for QLD. We will issue dedicated communications on this in the coming days.
STR Trial – Ranceby 6th March
Members are encouraged to get along to this great property for a trial that will warm us up for the winter series. Entries will be out soon. Keep an eye on www.trials.com.au in the coming week or two.