OMCC October Member Update

In this update:

  • Thursday Twilights are back (6th Oct)
  • Winter Series updates
  • Summer Series returns for 22-23
  • AMA Sport Licenses
  • JETS Youth Training Rd 4 (Oct 8th)
  • Club Meetings including AGM (Oct 13th, Nov 10th)
  • Working Bee (Oct 30th)
  • Twinshock Extravaganza (Nov 27th)
  • OMCC Xmas Breakup BBQ (Dec 4th)
  • Call for grounds supervisors

It’s been a while since our last update, and as a result this one is jam packed. 

Thursday Twilights are back

Now that the clocks have changed, OMCC will resume with Thursday Twilights opening from Oct 6th (this Thursday).

Please note that Thursdays are a more casual arrangement, and there are no formally assigned ground supervisors to open. 4PM is a loose guide and there are often people down earlier if you want to chance it. 

We also do not do bike hire however guests are welcome if coming with other members. 

Please join us for self-funded pizza after the ride ($10-15 cash contribution)…just make sure you tell John & Craig you are staying so they order for you. 

Winter Series Updates

Our ambitions to host a 5 round winter series have been undone by weather (Rd 2 Scarsdale) and land-holder availability as well as calendar conflicts (Rd 5 Bonnie Doon). As a result, Argyle was our last event under the banner of the winter series. With the launch of the Summer Series we aim to replace some of the lost events.

Argyle, for those who made it, will go down in memory. Read the report here

We’ve also been informed that the STR event scheduled for Mardan on 6th November has been canceled so we have taken that weekend for the Summer Series. STR will still be going ahead with the Xmas breakup in Woodleigh on 11th Dec. 

The Club calendar has been updated with all these changes here.

Summer Series returns for 22-23

…and is bigger and better than last year! There are now two options of Thursday nights (4 rounds) and the traditional Saturday Afternoon (3 rounds).

Looking to start in early November, there will be more communication about this and the dates to members very soon. 

AMA Sport Licenses

The AMA communicated to all its members in Early September in an email titled “IMPORTANT – Information About A Sports Licence”.

OMCC and other affiliated clubs were not aware that this was planned nor were we consulted about this. We have since confirmed with the AMA that the Trials discipline is not required to have this. 

We were promised that a revised communication from the AMA was going to be sent to all its members but until then please be assured the club has written communication from the AMA that trials riders do not need to have a Sports License on top of their AMA membership to ride trials. Other trials clubs have also had to communicate this to its members on behalf of the AMA.

If you ride other disciplines (e.g. Enduro), please check your obligations with the other clubs & organisaitons. 

JETS Youth Training Rd 4

The OMCC JETS are back at it again on Saturday 8th Oct. Details and registration link below. No charge, but registration is essential. Link: https://bit.ly/3wKm6gb

Parents support and help on the day is appreciated. 

JETS is our Junior Enthusiast Trials Squad and is OMCCs youth focused training program. There are training days for adult members, but the JETS is just for kids.

New and Day members are welcome by appointment (conditions apply). 

Club Meetings including AGM

The next club meeting is Thursday 13th Oct @ 7:30pm at the Club Grounds.

The goal of the October meeting will be to start shaping up the Winter series for 2023, as well as take our lessons and learnings from the 2022 series…plus the usual club business to attend to. 

The AGM is scheduled for Thursday 10th Nov @ 7:30pm at the Club Grounds.

The AGM is an important event for OMCC. It gives its members a broad overview of the club’s current directions, financial health and confirms its purpose. It is also the time to revitalise the organisation through the official engagement of members into key elected positions.

We encourage as many members as possible to get down, and if you are able, get involved in the running of the club.

Big things are happening at OMCC, and this can’t be done without passionate and enthusiastic volunteers.

Working Bee

The 2nd and last working bee of the year is scheduled for 30th Oct.

The place is looking great but we want to keep it that way.

To Do list is:

  • Pick up glass
  • Clean/sort/organise section setting gear
  • Trim grass (I expect it will be long a month from now)
  • Apply more weed killer around rock/log edges & fenceline

Please come equipped with your own weed killer sprayers, whipper snippers, gardening gloves & hat, and chisel to help get the silicon off the section arrows. 

OMCC is proud that we have such active members with a robust turn out at these working bee days. Sausage sizzle BBQ will be provided. 

If you are unable to make it and would like to make a donation to the club instead, you can do so here.

Twinshock Extravaganza

There is likely to be a day of retro trials at OMCC with a show & shine, along with some other festivities and possibly some special guests. More detail to follow on this but keep Nov 27th free.

OMCC Xmas Breakup BBQ

Please join us for an end of year celebration, ride and BBQ on December 4th.

Awards and presentations will be handed out and it is a great social day for our club.

Call for Grounds Supervisors

As you know we are a volunteer run club, and it’s helpful to share the load. On Sunday’s our club has a rotating roster of grounds supervisors who open and close the club grounds. It works out about once every 2-3 months and you are paired up with another person so it’s not all on you. 

As a thanks, OMCC reduces your membership fees as a small contribution and recognition for your efforts. 

As we start to work on the 2023 calendar it would be good to know if we have any new people who can help out. If you can help, please let Simon know: [email protected]

Thanks to those who have already volunteered. 

JETS junior training Sat 8th Oct

The OMCC JETS are back at it again on Saturday 8th Oct. Details and registration link below. No charge, but registration is essential. Link: https://bit.ly/3wKm6gb

Parents support and help on the day is appreciated.

JETS is our Junior Enthusiast Trials Squad and is OMCCs youth focused training program. There are training days for adult members, but the JETS is just for kids.

Vic Championships Report, Scores and Video

In a few years from now, some of us will be saying…” Remember that trial at Argyle when it poured down!!!”

Well done to all involved in the first AMA Vic Championships held at Argyle this weekend. It’s fair to say the weather was as much of a trial as the sections were. Well done to those who finished no matter what your score.

As heroic as the riding was, so was the commitment from our hardy observers. OMCC is truly grateful for your efforts in some ‘sub-optimal’ conditions.

Thanks to our Interstate riders and TCV members who combined with the OMCC and Southern Trials riders faithful to make this a well-attended event. Also thanks to Ron the Land owner. We appreciate your commitment to run the event given the conditions.

A massive thank you to the team at OMCC and STR who helped set sections, run the event, and packed up in swift order. I think you are the real heroes in this story after giving up two weekends in a row to make this happen.

The Trophy presentation was abandoned due to the looming weather and the drive home made me glad we did, however trophies will be given out in the near future.

We already have people asking about next years event!

Scores and links to a YouTube video of the event are below.

Thanks, David.

Scores: https://trials.com.au/uploads/attachments/2022/07d3b6ba-d491-4eb0-804b-fcee8b666eba/Vic%20Champs%20Scores.pdf

Argyle is good to go!

Our OMCC section setting fairies have been very busy getting the Argyle property ready for our Victorian Championships. A massive thank you goes out to the team who have got 15 sections ready for you over the weekend: Reece, Greg, Matt, Geoff, Noah, David, Les & John.

A few event updates for you:

  1. Entries close Thursday 15th @ 9pm. Late entries will not be accepted. Entry Link: https://entryplace.com.au/22VicAMAChampionships
  2. Reminder for entrants to bring an observer. We still need more observers to make this event fully observed.
  3. Day memberships are available if you don’t have an AMA membership. They are $15. Matt is making changes to the website to accommodate this today or tomorrow.
  4. Caravan parking on the high side. The property has had a bit of water and the land owner had requested this.
  5. The online self scrutineering forms will start going out shortly – keep an eye on your emails.

OMCC Training Day 28 AUGUST 2022

Adult & Advanced Juniors Training

For ALL Adults and C Grade and above Kids

Venue OMCC, 1 Simpsons Road Oakleigh South

Date 28 AUGUST 2022,       Start time is 10.00am

Training is Free to members.

This is a BYO lunch event

Please assemble ready to ride at 10.00am on the Club Veranda

New and day members welcome by appointment (conditions apply)

We will have several groups of different levels and training from beginners to A grade. We also want to encourage Juniors C grade and above to attend.

There will be 2 hours training with several sections to practice

Please fill in the google form by using the link below to register.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JtrSpnnkV_B7_-DQuEkjajwvPdxM3gnY4tSJKkUhiVk/edit

Places are limited and Closing date is 26-8-22

Please contact the OMCC secretary for more information: [email protected]

Winchelsea Results – Round 3 VIC AMA Winter Series

The VIC AMA Winter Series is now well underway with the completion of Round 3 at the fantastic property in Winchelsea.

It was a great turnout with 49 enthusiastic riders who experienced a variety of challenging sections. The conditions were perfect, it was a bit chilly early on but the rain held off all day allowing us to make the most of the well set sections.

A special mention goes out to the land owner for making this property available to us again, and thanks to all those that put in a solid weekend of work to get this event off the ground, your efforts are greatly appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you all at our next event.

https://www.oakleighmcc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/VIC-AMA-Round-3-Results-Winchelsea-1.pdf

AMA VIC Winter Series: Round 3 – Winchelsea | Entries now open

OMCC will be hosting Round 3 of the joint STR & OMCC Vic AMA winter series at one of our favourite properties: Winchelsea on Sunday 31st July.

Camping will be available Saturday night. If you are able to help set sections, we will be out there on the Saturday prior and there will be a $25 meal contribution to your evening meal on the Saturday night. 

We hope to see all you wonderful trialista’s there!

The series dates are:

  • Round 1: Sunday 3rd April 2022, Mardan [STR]
  • Round 2: Sunday 5th June 2022, Scarsdale [STR/OMCC]
  • Round 3: Sunday 31st  July 2022, Winchelsea [OMCC]
  • Round 4: Sunday 14th August 2022, Bonnie Doon  [STR/OMCC]
  • Round 5: Saturday & Sunday 17-18th September 2022, Argyle [OMCC]
  • Awards & Presentation: Sunday 4th December 2022, OMCC Club Grounds [OMCC]

Online entries open now: 

https://entryplace.com.au/22AMAWSR3

OMCC JETS TRAINING  REPORT 9 JULY 2022

We had 14 kids for the OMCC Junior Enthusiasts Trials Squad training on Saturday. Weather looked pretty bad first thing but the weather gods smiled and not a drop for the training session. There was lots of mud and wheel spinning in the tricky conditions!

Practice included tight turns, balance on planks and wheelie practice. Dan Stanthorpe won the longest Static balance. His tyres appeared to be glued in the mud. Mason Brady was a clear winner in the slow race and Fletcher Theile did a massive skid to take out the longest skid competition

 Zachary did a demo to show the kids his awesome skills and what they can aspire to.

MINI TRAIL  Junior Winners:  First Indi Di Natale, Second Toby Harris, Third Mason Brady

Sub Junior Winners:  First Dan Stanthorpe, Second Darcy Mitchener, Third Mimi Brady

It was great to see most of the parents joining in and helping where they could and also cleaning up the sections. This was a great help. Also, thanks to Mark Brincat for the offer of the Come and Try ride on his kids bikes.

Thanks to the helpers. Janina for lunch, Trainers Geoff Lewis,  Justin Stone , Mike Brady and Zachary Mularczyk

To end the session there was a Treasure Hunt where the Kids had to follow the clues and locate the hidden lollie loot.

We noticed a heaps of progress from the  JETS and  lots of big smiles as they  achieved new skills. Well done kids for getting out and playing in the mud!!

Next  JETS  training is Tentatively   planned for 8 or 9 of October

Hope to see you there.

OMCC JETS Training – July


OMCC invites parents to register for the next Junior Enthusiast trials Squad training day

Venue OMCC, 1 Simpsons Road Oakleigh South
Date Saturday 9 July, 2022 Start time is 9.00am
Closing date to register is Thursday 7 July


Training is Free to members
BBQ lunch will be provided
Gates open 8.30 am, please be ready to ride and meet on veranda at 9.00am


New and day members welcome by appointment (conditions apply)
We will have several groups of different levels and training requirements up to C grade.
There will be approx. 2 hours training with fun activities and a Mini Trail with awards for
Juniors and sub juniors. Finishing with a BBQ lunch.


Kids can Ride any mini bike or a push bike. By popular demand we will have another
TREASURE HUNT after Lunch.


New parents that want their Kids to try the sport can book a 15min Come and Try Ride.
Booking is essential and conditions apply for this. The “Come and Try” will start at 1.00pm.
Spots are limited so book early


Contact the OMCC SECRETARY to reserve your spot
[email protected]

JETS Training Report

OMCC JETS TRAINING 14-5-2022

The OMCC Junior Enthusiasts Trials Squad met on Saturday for some more training and Fun activities. Weather was not that great but the kids stuck it out until the end. Well done!

Practice included the reasons why trails is done standing, how to do a wheelie, best skid , slow race and turning practice then ending with a mini Trial Competition.

We had some balance games during or mid-morning break. Dylan Rees did a demo including wheelies a failed attempt and crash on Dylan’s Rock as well as jumping over Stan while lying down.

Justin Presented Trophies to Glenmaggie Sub Juniors  First   Mason Brady, Second Hugo Rees, Third Mimi Brady

Junior Winners 14-5-22 First Ryder Darburn, Second Mason Brady, Third Hugo Rees

Sub Junior Winners 14-5-22 First Mimi Brady, Second Olive Hudson, Third Riley Darburn

Thanks to the helpers Janina for lunch, Trainers Geoff Lewis, Les Patterson, Justin Stone , Mike Brady.  Also Justin for the trophies supplied and Les for the Photos & Dylan for the Demo and help

Kids had a great time and there were plenty of smiles and Hi Fives for achievements and progress was noticeable.

Next  JETS  training is Tentatively   planned for 9 or 10 of July

Hope to see you there.

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