Ballarat Rovers Motor Cycle Club

     
        Ballarat Rovers Motor Cycle Club Est. 1952

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13/11/2018


Lockey's "Show us your toys" Poker Run/Family Fundraiser


Comments from Lance Powell;

Hi all, how does a ride or drive on or in your pride and joy to raise money for a very good cause sound. ??
Well check out the flyer and get your polish out for this Inaugural Rovers Motorcycle Club
“ LOCKEY’S RUN”
Poker run and Show Us Your Toys Day.
All the details are on the flyer and feel free to contact me for more info.
Thanks folks. Look forward to seeing all the cool stuff. !!


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6/11/2018


Remeberence Ride


BRMCC 2018 Remembrance Ride Sat 10 Nov

Leaving from 609 Post Office Rd, Ross Creek at 11am.
Ride will be approx 200kms plus stopping for lunch at a country pub returning to start point around 3pm for a bbq and few beers .
If you can't make the ride you're welcome to come afterwards to bbq.
Any queries call DT 0417 059033.

3/11/2018


UPCOMING EVENTS

Locky's "Show us your toys" Poker Run/Family Fundraiser

Remeberence Ride

AGM

Presentation Night/Day



Hello Everyone

Locky's "Show us your toys" Poker Run/Family Fundraiser

As most of you would know life member Paul "Locky" O'Laughlin passed away suddenly a few months back. He was a great family man, great clubman, just a great bloke.

Obviously his sudden passing was a horrendous shock to his family, as it was to all of us, but the club, family & friends have rallied round the O'Laughlins as you do in rough times. A highly successful "Backyard Blitz" was performed on Mary-Anne's back yard which bought some joy to his family. Now it is time to help out in another way.

Last year Locky was keen to get an annual "Show us your toys" Poker Run up & running. The idea being bring along your bike, hot rod, muscle car, whatever. Then incorporate a ride/drive & a Poker Run.

The club thought we would go ahead with it in honour of Locky. So we have named it the Locky, Show Us Your Toys, Poker Run but also make this inaugural one a fundraiser for his family.

The date is Sat 24th Nov. Starting at 11.30. Riders/drivers will be let go in intervals so that we dont all turn up at the 3 pub locations at the same time. First group will leave 12pm, last 2pm. It will start & finish at the Clubrooms at the Ballarat Airport, the finish including a display of bikes & cars but is open to daily commutes, rolls canardlies, dungers, etc. Doesn't have to be for show. There will be a 6pm cut off/curfew to be back at the rooms. Distance is just over 200km & allowing for the 3 stops should take approx three & a half hours.

Cost is $25 includes a BBQ tea. There will be prizes & raffles/auctions. Alcoholic drinks will have a $1 fundraiser levy placed on them but still cheaper than pub prices.

All profits from the day will be going to his family.

If you doint want to do the run then you can just pay as you go for the BBQ, stay at the clubroom for the day. I'm sure there will be something for you to do as not all cars & bikes will go on the run

If anyone has any goods or services we can use as prizes in either the run, raffles or auctions please let the club know. Or if you would just like to donate money.

More info soon.


Rememberence ride.
Sat 10th Nov. As usual this will be leaving from DT's we need everyone there by 10.45 to observe a minutes silence. More info soon

AGM Thursday night 29th Nov

Presentation Night/Day TBA but highly likely to be the same as last year at Monza incorporating a ride day. More info soon

16/09/2018


Club Day next Sunday 23rd. Sign in from 9am.



Hello Everyone
Club Day next Sunday. Sign in from 9am.
One day membership $20
Seniors $35 + $15 flag
Juniors $30 + $15 flag
Non comp $20 + $15 flag
One day rec licence is $30
One day race licence is $75
See you all there. Please bring membership cards and licence for sign in. EFtpos available.

9/09/2018


66th Rovers reunion Sat Sept 22nd



The 66th reunion of the Ballarat Rovers MCC will be at the clubrooms, Hut 25 Ballarat airport, Sat Sept 22nd 2pm till late. Free finger food & drinks at club prices. (Mutch better than pubs) More info George 0407 814 165

24/7/2018


Club day rescheduled, practice day instead. Thanks to helpers of Junior Vics



Hi All, please note that the club day scheduled for this Sunday 29th won't be going ahead as planned, Sunday will now be a practice day for all to enjoy the Monza ruts left behind from those fast juniors on the weekend!! We do have a couple of clashes with our club days coming up, but we will reschedule as we move forward.

We would like to say a massive thank you to all for the weekend, it really was a great success in very difficult times. We had so many familiar faces come out to support and represent our great club. Thank you to Polaris Australia and ASL Construction & Earthworks for their support for the event, it’s great to have these brands supporting Ballarat Rovers MCC.

Well done to everyone involved, it was a tough one.

17/7/2018


Lockey's funeral will be Friday 20th 1pm at the greyhound track function rooms

14/7/2018


2 Life members & Past presidents pass away this week



It is with the sadest of hearts that I inform you that 2 club greats Alwyn "Sobes" Sobey & Paul "Lockey" O'Loughlin passed away this week.

Sobes on Tuesday & Lockey Thursday

A few words on Sobes from George Langley.

"I got some very sad news tonight Alwyn Sobey (Sobe) as we all no him passed away last night he was a life member President Secretary Treasurer, and a tirless worker for the Ballarat Rovers Motorcycle Club . l could write for hours & would not cover what Sobe has done for our great club RIP Sobe ."

Thanks George. His funeral is 11am Monday at the Neil street church

Lockey, likes Sobes, was a life member, past President, past Treasurer & had been a club stalwart. He was one of the more colourful characters of the club to say the least. He loved his club but his love for his family had no boundries. His sudden passing has shocked family, friends & club members alike. He will be sadly missed.

Funeral arrangements for Lockey are yet to be finalised.

Our love & best wishes go out to both families & friends in this very sad time.

RIP Sobes & Lockey

14/4/2018


Viper VMX round 1 Sun 15th at Monza FREE ENTRY Full canteen



Full day of Viper Vintage MotoX with modern classes as well.

Full canteen services

Free entry

More info Viper VMX Facebook page.

4/4/2018


Australian Sidecar Spectacular action on Sat 7th & Sun 8th at Monza FREE ENTRY Quad bike racing as support



Sidecars from all over Australia coming to compete over 2 days at Monza this weekend. What these guys & gals can do on these brutes of machines is nothing short of unbelievable.

There will be quad racing too as a support group.

FREE ENTRY Gates open 9am, racing from 10. Full canteen srvices available

7/12/2017


Last meeting for 2017 tonight 7th & Come & Try & Presentation Day/Night Sat 9th Monza



Tonight is the last meeting of the year, all members & guest welcome. Come out to have a catch up before the new year.

Presentation is taking a new form this year in a ride day first followed by presentation in the canteen at Monza.

We’re including a ‘come and try’ day between 11am and 2pm, followed by a members ride until 5pm. Presentation will start at 5:30pm and will include a BBQ tea for $10 per family and $5 per single......all welcome to enjoy a ride, a chat, and a laugh! BYO drinks, and camping is welcome. The more, the merrier!

Also; Rovers can you please pass around that we are having a come try ride day this Saturday 11am till 2 also it would be good if anyone could lend a hand. Then all Rovers members can ride from 2 till 5 thanks Yorky any questions you can ring me on 0457331025

24/11/2017


Bike Expo this Sat 25th 9am till 7pm & Sun 26th Nov 9am 4pm



Bike Expo this Sat 25th 9am till 7pm & Sun 26th Nov 9am 4pm at the Ballarat Greyhound Track Sutton St Delacombe Vic Over 50 bike from all eras & a Mad Max patrol car. Check out flyer for more details.

   



   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

8/11/2017


Rover's legend passes away



It is with great sadness we inform you that a legend of the club in Brian Fisher has passed away.

He will be farewelled on Monday at Barnes Pleasant St. 2pm.

Those riding bikes are asked to park in Darling St.

The wake will be at the clubrooms following

2/11/2017


Date change for AGM & Presentation Night/Day



AGM now the 30th of November & Presentation Night/Day is the 9th of December

2/11/2017


Memorial ride Sat 11th Nov, AGM 30th Nov, Bike Expo 25th & 26th Nov & Presentation Night/Day 9th Dec



It's that time of the year again.

Memorial ride Sat 11th Nov. Leaving 609 Post Office Rd Ross Ck 11am so be there no later then 10:45.

All past & present members, family & friends invited.

No trail ride just road.

Free BBQ & some refreshments afterwards.

If you can't make the start it may be possible to meet the road ride en route. If the trail ride goes ahead they usually stop at the Little hards Hills pub half way.

Any quetsion ring Daryl Turner AH on 0417059033

AGM is Thursday 30th Nov. All positions are now open so if you wish to nominate for a position or be on the committee you need to come along to a general meeting this month to be voted on at the AGM

All members past & present, guests are welcome & encouraged to attend. Financial members need to have been to at least 10 meetings during the year (There are still 4 remaining) to vote at the AGM but even if you haven't been to 10 you can still participate at a general meetings & nominate for positions. No attendence criteria for Life Members.

This year we are having a presentation Day/Night Saturday 9th Dec at Monza with riding etc, during the afternoon then followed by presentation in the canteen that night. More info soon.

The bike Expo is on again. Sat 25th & Sun 26th. Ballarat Greyhound Track Sutton St Delacombe. Adults $5 kids free.

   

15/10/2017


Good news. Instead of losing another MX track it looks like we are going to gain one. (Renew)



Wyndham City Council (the “Council”) is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and experienced service providers to operate the Lawrie Emmins Motocross Track.

Council is currently reconstructing the Motocross track to comply with Motorcycling Victoria standards. A number of models for provision of access to the sport of motorcycling could be appropriate for this site.

It is anticipated that the term of the agreement will be five (5) years with the possible extension of a further period of up to five (5) years.

All technical enquiries relating to the works or services should be directed through the Tenderlink Forum associated with this EOI.

All submissions must be electronically submitted through the Tenderlink website no later than 12.00 noon Wednesday 25th October 2017. The link to the documentation is here https://www.tenderlink.com/wyndham/

It is free to register, any queries with registration please contact Tenderlink on 1800 233 533.

Late, emailed and facsimiled EOI’s will not be accepted. The lowest or any EOI will not necessarily be accepted.

18/08/2017


Ballarat Rovers Motorcycle Club is hosting the Victorian Trial Championships



The Ballarat Rovers Motorcycle Club is hosting the Victorian Trial Championships this weekend Sat 19th & Sun 20th at Mt Bolton. Sand Pit Rd, off Eastern Peak Rd, near Learmonth.

Calling all rovers we need some helpers this weekend for the trials vic title held at fitzys place in Mt. Bolton, its an awsome day with great riding, people and you get a great veiw to. If you can help at all give fitzy or larry a message that you can help out that would be great. Fitzy 0418501068 Larry 0418503678.

More info; Trials Mt Bolton.

   

   

   

7/08/2017


Rovers 65th Reunion Sat Sept 23rd



Ballarat Rover's motorcycle Club 65th Reunion Sat 23 September hut 25 Ballarat Airport 2 pm till late
Free entry & finger food
Drinks at Rover's bar prices
Members & friends welcome Old & New
Camp or bring your swag

More info ring George Langley +61408055779 or go to our Facebook page

26/07/2017


Round #4 - SXS Australian Championship - Ballarat, VIC.
Monza Park Bergs Lane Mt Helen Saturday Aug 5th



Round #4 - SXS Australian Championship - Ballarat, VIC.
Monza Park Bergs Lane Mt Helen Saturday Aug 5th.

Polaris SXS racing.



   

27/06/2017


Club day Sunday 2nd July.



See facebook https://www.facebook.com/BallaratRovers/ for more details

Over the Winter months we will be meeting on the 1st Thursday of the month for June, July & August. Next meeting July 6th

   

7/06/2017


Club day Sunday 18th of June cancelled & Club room meetings 1st Thursday of the Month for Winter.



Due to a clash with Western Region club day 18th June cancelled. Next one July 2nnd.

Over the Winter months we will be meeting on the 1st Thursday of the month for June, July & August. Next meeting July 6th

14/05/2017


Club day this Sunday 21st May, including Quads. $5 one day membership. FREE SPECTATOR ENTRY



Club Day Sunday 21/05/2017. For this round only there will be $5 one day memberships. We will also have Senior & Junior Quad racing, including a non comp rec class for both for those wanting to try it out at a discounted rate. Check out our Facebook page for more info.

More info click link;

Ballarat Rovers Motorcycle Club, Facebook

4/05/2017


Western Region this Sunday 7th at Monza Park Racing Complex, Bergs Lane Mt Helen. FREE ENTRY



Approx 350 Senior & Junior riders will battle out the 3rd round of the Western Region MX series this Sunday the 7th of May at Monza Park, Australia's premier MX track, Bergs Lane Mt Helen.

Some of Victoria's & Australia's best riders.

FREE ENTRY, onsite parking, viewing points just metres the action, fully catered, plus more.

18/03/2017


Just a bit of housekeeping Rovers members



Our general meetings will continue on Thursday nights, but only on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at this stage.

We'd really like to have all forms of racing represented and flourishing within the club....I'm looking at you, Enduro riders! Let's get some events happening! Your input is welcomed and needed.

2016 Membership ran out on the 1st of March this year. Be mindful that if you're riding/racing you need to have a current and paid membership. Check the website for forms/costs etc.

Also, we're probably overdue for a social get together. We've new faces to meet and greet! Please feel free to pop through any suggestions you might have (keep it nice, ratbags), and watch this space!

Happy weekend to all

2/02/2017


First meeting for the year tonight Feb 2nd.



Come along for a meet & greet at trhe clubrooms Ballarat Airport from 7:30pm.