1. Smiley_Rider

    Smiley_Rider Limited User

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    So I see that the mini pine enduro is in roughly a week and I was going to sign up for it. But I have been having troubles trying to figure out how the whole process works.

    It seems like almost every event of the year is sponsored by a different club (SCORRA, OO, OFTR, ODSC), and every club requires you to be be a member to take part, which requires a membership fee. It doesn't seem right that I would have to pay all these membership dues every year.

    Currently I have a Ganaraska membership and i am looking at joining a club this year. ODSC and OFTR are the top of the list. But it starts to get pretty expensive paying 5 memberships every year plus race fees on top of that.
    Am I missing something here?
  2. 3BeeJay3

    3BeeJay3 ODSC Executive

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  3. tricky55+

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    BeeJay has given you the straight goods on what you require to ride enduros or cross country races sanctioned by Off-road Ontario(OO).
    I would just like to add a little explanation and promotion.
    SCORRA and other clubs are member clubs of both OO and OFTR. OO's mandate is to sanction family friendly off-road racing, which is hosted by member clubs and promotors. OFTR's mandate is to promote family friendly trail riding, and to nurture and protect our trail riding privileges in the province. ODSC is a valuable web based riding club who hosts some events, but who is best known for its great website that allows all of us to stay connected.
    So if finances allow, an enthusiast rider should consider joining OO, OFTR, a local club, and ODSC. That is what myself and many others do and it makes us a community that can be counted on. I believe the total cost of those memberships was about $120. BTW, I might disagree slightly with BJ, only in the area of the local club that you choose to join. Myself and 80 to 100 others join the Halton Off Road Riders Association (HORRA) even though there is not a single foot of legal public off-road trail in our region. We exist primarily to host riding events for our fellow riders.
    Please consider joining more than the bare minimum.
    Rick
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    3BeeJay3 ODSC Executive

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    Rick- I'm in agreement with you. You just worded things better than I did. :D
  5. wdsracer

    wdsracer Limited User

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    can I sign up for OO the day of the event?
  6. tricky55+

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    I would really like to be able to honestly say "No", but we do allow you to sign up at the events.
    It costs $40 instead of $25. It ties up club resources that could be better used on race morning. You don't get to calmly choose a race #, and have it in advance to identify your motorcycle. It puts you into a race morning line-up that you don't want to be in. Are those enough reasons to go online and pre-register with OO?
    Please consider the above and sign up now with OO! With the saved $15 alone, you can buy a ballpark beer, or two at the pub, or 10-12 at the Beer Store. Registration is normally not difficult even for old Neanderthals like me, and if there is a hiccup, help is available.
    Enjoy the racing,
    Rick