Effective Sunday 5th Feb 2023 OMCC will resume its usual social riding operating hours (10am-3:30pm) and will be followed by Tuesday 7th Feb (10-2pm roughly) and Thursday Twilights on the 9th Feb.
Apologies about the delays but we have had several significant impacts to the resumption of activities that have been far less straight forward than our last update suggested.
Despite the speed bumps, we are pleased to announce we can re-open for social riding.
We have secured PI/PL insurance through ARMA and this protects the clubs and officials however it does not provide income and injury protection for the riders. Please bear this in mind as you will see we have had to update the clubs waiver and the sign-on forms will also reflect this as well.
Although it was always the case prior, we remind all members it’s a requirement to obtain your own ambulance cover/membership.
Here is a quick summary of the main options the club had been exploring (AMA, although not an option shown for reference):
|Protects the Club & Officials||Protects the Riders||Costs to rider|
|AMA||Individual $55 per year |
Family $110 per year
|MA/MV Standard Offering via Ride Parks Australia|
$15 per ride
$30 per ride or
$15 per ride + a MA License
Given ARMA is currently the only viable option available to OMCC we have had to proceed however our attempts to resume under Motorcycling Australia/Victoria are still pending. The club looks forward to the continued working relationship with Peter Goddard and the MA delegates while we explore options more appropriate for OMCC which is dominated by social riding (>150 days per year) and as such the standard offering (150+ permits each year, $15/$30 rider fee each time) doesn’t really suit our situation. As we get more details on the costs and availability of a custom policy we will keep you posted.
There will be new QR codes at the club and previous QR codes and links to the old sign-on forms will be disabled.
An update on OMCCs ability to resume competitions will follow as soon as we have finalised details, but a priority is on resuming our clubs social riding.
I’d like to take the time to thank the committee who have lived through the ups and downs of the last few months. A special thank you needs to go out to Vice President Peter Spencer who has done significant work on this and has lost sleep on several occasions!
I’d also like to extend a thank you to our members who’s patience has been appreciated. Thank you for giving us the space to work through this and I am genuinely sorry it has taken this long.
I look forward to catching up with you all on the bikes down at the club.