Working Bee and Presentations

Thanks to the 30 members who turned up today to help at the working bee. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. The club grounds are looking fantastic, and we have new LED lights installed in the verandah.

We got through most of the ‘To Do’ list however there is still some long grass in parts if anyone who missed the working bee and wants to make up for it next time.

We have ordered some backpacks for our section setting gear to help make it all a but more organised, but they didn’t arrive in time so we will do it during the week when they arrive; until then there is a pile of section setting gear in the club rooms.

Congratulations to all the award winners in the summer series. Trophies are at the club grounds for you all to collect if you weren’t there today.

March 2022 communication to members

Glenmaggie 2022 Entries now open (April 16-17)

The OMCC showpiece event of the year, the Glenmaggie Easter Trial, is happening again April 16th & 17th. 

After a couple of disrupted years, OMCC are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Glenmaggie 2022 Easter Trial…in particular our interstate friends. We have caught wind of a QLD contingent planning to head south! 

As if two days riding and camping isn’t enough, we aim to run training on the Friday 15th prior to the event with groups for kids (up to C grade) at 1pm-3pm and the adults later in the afternoon. More details on this coming in future updates.

Please note: Early entry discounted until 31st March. Entries close 13th April 9pm.

Link to more details, and entry:–borders-are-open-edition-5981

Glenmaggie Section Setting (April 8-10)

We will need the help of as many as possible to get Glenmaggie ready. The plan is to camp and set sections on Friday April 8th – Sunday April 10th. 

Please let us know if you can help us.

Last year we had an amazing turnout and we are keen to repeat the success. 

Assume you will need gardening gloves, whipper snippers/brush cutters, gardening shears.

Working Bee (March 20)

The first working bee of 2022 is on March 20th. If you’ve not revisited the calendar since we first published please be aware of a date change. We announced in previous communications that it got moved to accommodate the VTS series. Members need only attend 2 of the 3 scheduled, so it’s OK if you can’t make this one.

Normal format is a working bee in the morning from 10am-12:30pm, a BBQ lunch, and then a ride in the afternoon.

Please Bring:

  • Whipper Snipper
  • A Wheel Barrow (if it’s not a big inconvenience…only need a few)
  • Gardening shears
  • Gardening gloves
  • Chisel/Paint scrapers
  • Staple removers

Focus of the working bee:

  • Trim the long glass
  • Spray weeds
  • Pick up glass/debris from grounds
  • Clean section setting gear (remove silicon/staples)
  • Organise the section setting gear into separate backpacks
  • Prune overhanging branches around the fence
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2022 Glenmaggie Easter Trial

Entries are now open for Glenmaggie 2022. After a couple of disrupted years, OMCC are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Glenmaggie 2022 Easter Trial…in particular our interstate friends. We have caught wind of a QLD contingent planning to head south! 

Glenmaggie is a two day event like no other, and worth the trip just to spend time camping among friends. If you’ve never done it, then this is the year with borders open and travel restrictions eased!

As if two days riding and camping isn’t enough, we aim to run training on the Friday 15th prior to the event with groupds for kids (up to C grade) at 1pm-3pm and the adults later in the afternoon. More details on this coming in future updates.

A couple of new features this year:

  • Early entry discount (Entries before 31st March avoid 30% loading).
  • Camping fees are and paid online at entry (please don’t give us cash on the day). 
  • We have incured some price rises due to new first aid licensing requirements in Vic, however to offset this we have made available a selection of free entry options if you bring an observer. Spots are limited so if you can commit to bringing and observer with you, get in quick to secure these options. OMCC are keen to see how this policy will go, and are open to feedback. Details on your entry forms & in the supp regs. Note: You will be charged up front, and refunded after the event.

Entries will Close Wed 13th April 9pm. Late entries will not be accepted.

Enter online:

OMCC Summer Series Round 4 Results

The 21/22 summer series is now complete! We had all of Melbourne’s 4 seasons throughout the series, but after a very disrupted 2021 are proud to say we have completed the full 21/22 OMCC Summer Series.

Thanks to all those that competed, volunteered, organised, and did their bit to make this fantastic Melbourne metro series a great success.

Here are the results from Round 4. Full series results will be published soon

Rider Training Day – Feb 27

OMCC Beginner and Intermediate Rider Training

Suitable for children, beginners, and riders up to C+ Level
Venue: OMCC, 1 Simpsons Road Oakleigh South
Date:  27 February 2022
Time: 10.00am

These training sessions are free to members, and a BBQ lunch will be provided

New members are welcome, and day memberships are also available (conditions apply)

We will split participants up into small groups based on their experience level.  There will be a basic introduction session, followed by 2 hours of training with several sections to practice.

Kids and beginner riders are all welcome.  This training can be done on a small mini bike or even a push bike.  There will also be some fun activities for the kids, including:

  • Slow Races
  • Best wheelie
  • Longest skid
  • Mini Trial for white grade with prizes
  • And a kids group TREASURE HUNT after Lunch

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

OMCC COVID Policy Effective 15th Feb 2022 (Subject to change)

Hello OMCC Members,

I am writing to you to provide an update on the COVID-19 Policy. In October we wrote to all members informing you that OMCC had taken a decision to open the club grounds and how we were aligning to the current government requirements at the time. This obligated the club when it re-opened on the 24th October to verify vaccine certificates prior to members attending the club grounds. 

As we committed to, the Committee’s position would  be reassessed as vaccination rates within the community increased and the various state and governing bodies positions became clearer.

As you will no doubt appreciate, the government requirements have been a moving target of what rules apply as the population has continued through the various 70%, 80% and 90% vaccination thresholds. 

As well as the Vic Government, we also run under AMA affiliation that provided guidance on this issue however this was applicable in QLD only and we’ve been waiting for Victorian guidance before moving on this.  

After communication with the AMA in the last week, I am pleased to announce the following change with immediate effect.

What IS changing:

What is NOT changing:

  • If any member has any COVID symptoms or has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID, they must not attend the club until directed safe to do so by health authorities.
  • The club has registered with the Vic Government QR code system, and so both QR codes will need to be scanned. One for Contact Tracing purposes and one for the existing clubs link to register riders with the AMA for Indemnity & Liability while riding
  • Continue to physically distance.
  • Wear face masks when required.
  • Practice good hygiene.
  • Avoid interactions in enclosed spaces (Club rooms, Kitchen, Toilets).
  • Act quickly if participants, volunteers or organisers become unwell.

I am also aware some members would prefer unvaccinated members not attend the club however the Victorian Government vaccine mandates do not extend to community sport & recreation clubs now that the community vaccination targets have been met and this is consistent with AMA guidance. 

I’ve been given feedback that the vast majority of our members are pleased with how the club has handled this tumultuous period, and for everyone’s sake we do hope the major impacts are now behind us.  That said, we are aware there were a small number of members who were adversely impacted by these obligations over the last 3-4 months. For that the club extends its sympathy to the impacted individuals.

Regards, The OMCC Committee.

Feb 2022 communication to members

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:

Entries close Thursday midnight.

The series presentation day will be on the 20th March which is the same day of the working bee.

Ground works

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)

  1. New Working bee date to avoid conflicts with VTS
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Junior & Beginner Coaching 13th Feb

As part of OMCCs commitment to our members there will be OMCC coaches on hand to help kids and beginner riders (up to C+ Grade) on Sunday 13th Feb. Training is free to OMCC Members. Day membership is available for $15 however priority is given to annual members.

There will be a group safety talk, followed by a split of the groups by ability and then sections will be set practiced.

Bring your petrol, electric of even a push trials bikes.

After lunch the kids may even have a treasure hunt! To register your interest, please contact: [email protected]

Results for Round 3 of the Summer Series

Results are in for the 3rd round of the OMCC summer series.

We had a fantastic turn out with about 50 competitors, and a great mix of sections to ensure everybody had fun and still experienced a few challenges.

Thanks to everybody who made it down for the day, and a special thanks to the volunteers and observers that make these days a success.

On a final note, we had two very creative photographers at the grounds who have uploaded hundreds of photos to the OMCC facebook page. Make sure you check them out!

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