Dirt Bike & Trail Bike Associations, Clubs, Groups and Sporting Venues around Australia and New Zealand.
ALSO: The benefits of club or association membership. Membership related fees, expenses and responsibilities.
Australasian Dirt Bike Associations, Clubs & Related Venues
The Benefits of Joining an Association, Club or Dirt Riders Group
There are a lot of "potential" benefits in joining a local or regional dirt or trail bike riders club or association. Whether these benefits are realised will of course depend on how well that organisation is run and managed. Benefits may include:
- Organised Events and Outings (Runs, Rallies, Trail Rides and Camps)
- Information on where you can "legally" ride your dirt bike (Local Tracks, Trails, Parks)
- Access to club owned properties, tracks and/or land
- Access to club run online forums
- Guidance and Advice from more experienced dirt bike riders
- Rider Training and Education Courses
- Advice, help and tips for maintaining your dirt bike
- Deals on spare parts, bike repairs and bike maintenance through club sponsors
Before joining a club or association first check out their web site (if they have one), then go to a meeting or club outing and find out what they actually have to offer. Talk to some members and find out whether what the group does is actually right for you. Better to find out before you sign up and start paying a membership fee.
The Costs of Signing Up
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Even though most registered clubs or associations are in fact "not for profit" entities, they will generally have a Joining Fee and/or an Annual Membership Fee to help cover their opperating costs and any services they may provide to their membership.
Opperational expenses will include things like mailouts to the membership, holding meetings, running and maintaining a web site, as well as paying for accounting services, legal services and possibly PLI (Public Liability Insurance). Registered associations and clubs in Australia are required to adhere to a Constitution and abide by the relevant laws governing Associations (which includes providing annual reports).
Some clubs own and maintain their own properties and land which will require ongoing maintenance. These facilities are usually made available to members either free of charge or at discounted rates.
Club or Association Services might include things like organising dirt bike rallies, club outings, rider training and dirt bike safety education. The services offered by a registered club or association to its members should be easily and publicly accessible, along with the organisation's Constitution, membership and information about the organisation's management.
Joining and membership fees are usually set at the discretion of the Committee of Management (if the club or association is a registered entitiy). There is no recommended minimum or maximum amount for fees, so if you feel the amount being asked is inappropriate, either contact the club or association's Secretary, or simply don't join.
To become a paid member of a club or association in Australia, you will have to be 18 years of age or older, or be represented by a parent or legal aged sponsor. Conditions for joining should be clearly set out in the club or association's constitution.
When you join a club or association, you agree to and are bound by the rules contained in the constitution. Though most associations will simply use the default "Rules of Association" (as provided by Consumer Affairs Vic, for example), it might be worth having a peek at those rules before you sign up. That way you will have some idea of what your rights are, within that organisation.
See Also: The Advantages of Joining Online Dirt & Trail Rider Forums
Australian National Dirt Bike and Trail Rider Associations [ Back ]
AMTRA (Australian Motorcycle Trail Riders Association) was established in January 1969 as a non-competitive club that holds rides throughout Victoria. AMTRA encourages family involvement and though primarily focusing on day rides, members also organise weekend, Easter and Christmas camps.
AMTRA owns a property south of Myrtleford in northern Victoria which is free for members to use as base to explore the Alpine areas and provides direct access to a track network. Organised rides are advertised on the club's web site, the monthly members' newsletter "AMTRACTION" and at monthly meetings.
DSMRA (Dual Sport Motorcycle Riders Association) was established in 1995 in response to the trend of land closures throughout Australia and to create a national network of riding contacts with local expert knowledge of trails and riding areas. The DSMRA also holds non-competitive and well-organised rides for members across Australia that cater for all riders' skill levels, while also providing education for members in First Aid, riding skills and environmentally friendly riding practices.
OzVMX (Oz Vintage Motocross) an interesting and informative Australia-wide web site that focuses on the social side of vintage motocross.
MA (Motorcycling Australia) is one of Australia’s largest rider organisations, with more than 26,000 members. For more than 80 years, it has been the governing body of motorcycle sport in Australia.
Australian State & Territory
Dirt Bike and Trail Rider Associations & Clubs
Victoria [ Back ] [ Top ]
Motorcycling Victoria is the controlling body for sports motorcycling in Victoria.
Albury / Wodonga Motor Cycle Club - The Albury Wodonga Motor Cycle Complex track is located on the Lincoln causeway in Wodonga and caters for MX and Flat track events.
Bairnsdale and District Motorcycle Club - BDMC.
Ballarat Rovers Motor Cycle Club - BRMCC established in 1952.
Bendigo Motor Cycle Club - BMCC.
Blue Rock Motorcycle Club
Broadford and District Motorcycle Club - BaDMCC was incorporated in 2003 with a primary focus on providing a safe, friendly and non-competitive riding environment. The club operates from the Reg Hunt Park State Motorcycle Complex, Broadford (approximately 70km north of Melbourne) which is owned and operated by Motorcycling Victoria.
Castlemaine and District Motocross Club - The 1.8km long club track (shale clay surface) is located on the Maldon-Castlemaine Road, Maldon.
Central Victorian Junior Motocross Club - The central Victorian Junior Motocross Club has been established for over 30 years, offering junior and senior riders a challanging and technical course on a hard pack clay surface. The club also offers a family atmosphere with many laid back practice sessions, club days and club championships..
Classic Scramble Club formed in 1994 is one of the few clubs in Australia that caters for machines from the 50s, 60s and 70s only.
Gippsland Regional Motocross regional competitions.
OTR - Otway Trail Riders Association is affiliated with the Sporting Motorcycle Club of Geelong (established in 1932). The Otway Trail Riders holds non-competitive rides each month in various areas including the Otway Ranges, the Big Desert and the Victorian High Country. The club is committed to promoting responsible recreational trail bike riding.
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New South Wales & ACT [ Back ] [ Top ]
Holbrook Motor Cycle Sports Club
- Estabished in 1978.
Maclean Dirt Bike Club - Maclean Dirt Bike Club will conduct 6 Club Championship rounds of motocross in 2010. We cater for all riders from 50cc 4yo through to Open Age. New riders are always welcome to come out on race days and watch before trying their own hand at the thrill that is Motocross. Maclean Dirt Bike Club also hosts a round of the North Coast MX series which is an incorporated 5 club event.
Queensland [ Back ] [ Top ]
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Tasmania [ Back ] [ Top ]
TERC Tasmanian Endurance Riders Club (inc.) was formed in 1977 and is based on the North West Coast of Tasmania. The incorporated club has a growing membership of around 500 and caters for Tasmanian Off Road Motorcycle enthusiasts (including ATVs) from all over the north west coast, organising rides, outings and by providing members with a monthly TERC Newsletter.
South Australia [ Back ] [ Top ]
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Western Australia & Northern Territory [ Back ] [ Top ]
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New Zealand National Dirt Bike and Trail Rider Associations [ Back ] [ Top ]
Motorcycling New Zealand (inc.) Motorcycling New Zealand (formerly the New Zealand Auto-Cycle Union) began as New Zealand's governing body for motorcycle sport in 1916.
New Zealand Dirt Bike Clubs and Associations [ Back ] [ Top ]
BOPMCC - Bay of Plenty Motorcycle Club The home of Summercross, hosts dirt bike, trail bike and quad bike events for all ages at the Awakaponga MX Track, on the Corner of Caverhill & Braemar Roads, Awakaponga, (Opposite the Awakaponga Community Hall).
Bushriders Motorcycle Club
Christchurch Off Road Motorcycle Club runs Cross Country (endurance type) events that are generally around 3 hours as well as Moto-X and Miniature TT's. The club utilises a variety of properties in the Canterbury region.
Classic Scrambles Club (inc.) dates back to 1989 and encourages the "racing" of pre 1975 dirt bikes.
Gisborne Motorcycle Sports Club promotes competitive dirt bike and MX riding (including Beach Racing) at various venues.
GCMX - Gold Coast Motocross Club has a clubhouse and track (on private land) at Motuiti Road, just north of Foxton (lower North Island), which is available for members.
Gore and District Motorcycle Club - The club meets at the Gore Town and Country Club.
Hawkes Bay Motorcycle Club - Venue at the ZM Valley Road Motocross Park.
Horowhenua Motorcycle Club (inc.) - Minimal info available from web site.
Ixion Motorcycle Club (inc.) - Formed in 1928, the club runs Observed Trials events, and has a membership of approximately 40 people.
KMMC - Kapi-Mana Motorcycle Club (inc.) - Web site has errors.
MOMMC - Manawatu-Orion Motorcycle Club (inc.) - Formed in 1911, is located in the Manawatu District of New Zealand, based in the City of Palmerston North. The club hosts events including: motocross, road racing , trials, trail rides, miniature road race, enduro, super motard, ATV and fun ride days.
Marlborough Motorcycle Club - The Marlborough Motorcycle Club is for riders of all ages (4 to 50+) and predominately offers off road events - trials, cross country and motorcross.
Martinborough Motorcycle Club (inc.) Hosts meetings and interclub races.
Mosgiel District Motorcycle Club (inc.) The clubrooms are at the North End of Dukes Rd, Mosgiel and are provided with a range of creature comforts for members.
Nelson Motorcycle Club (inc.) - The Club runs events in most disciplines of motor cycle sport on a regular basis. A competition licence is not required for Laid Back trail rides which are open to non club members, although members receive a discounted entry fee as one of the various Club 'perks'.
North King Country Motorcycle Club
Rotorua Motorcycle Club - The club's Rotorua MX Track is located on State Highway 30, Horohoro and includes natural terrain and man made sections.
Rusty Nuts Motorcycle Club - Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand.
Runs "The Grand Challenge" a 1000 mile (1609km) 24 hour event every October.
SWMCC - South Waikato Motorcycle Club - Motocross and Supercross race events in Tokoroa.
Te Puke Motorcycle Club - The Te Puke Motorcycle Club is primarily a Dirt Bike club, dedicated to getting you out there having fun in the DIRT. The club caters for and encourage all ages and abilities, from Experts to Novice, little kids to Vet riders, males and females.
TTBRC - Tarawera Trail Bike Riders Club - Promotes trail rides and race events.
TMCC - Taupo Motorcycle Club (inc.) - Promotes fun natural terrain race events.
Waitemata Motorcycle Club (inc.) - Waitemata Motorcycle Club Inc. was formed in 1972 and was originally an offshoot of the North Shore Motorcycle Club. It became an independant club in 1978 hosting MX and Enduro events.
Westland Motorcycle Club
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