1. A $20 ODSC-ADV membership is now available as an alternative to the standard $65 ODSC-OFTR membership, details via the JOIN button
  1. michel mondou

    michel mondou ODSC President

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    Our club document "New Member Guide" has been updated to reflect the times (the last version was from 2003) and to introduce the new ODSC-ADV member class. I've attached a copy of the whole document, but here's the portion pertaining to the new membership class:



    ODSC-ADV Member Guidelines
    The ODSC-ADV membership class is intended for those who ride on roads and not on trails or in forests that have agreements with the OFTR. ODSC-ADV members have unrestricted access to all forum threads accessible by regular members. ODSC members may organize casual rides and start threads in the "Casual Rides & Get Togethers" as well as "GPS Routes & Tracks".

    The annual fee for ODSC-ADV members shall be $20 per calendar year.

    ODSC-ADV members shall ensure they follow all club guidelines and policies while riding on rides organized through the club forum.
    ODSC-ADV members have no OFTR membership, therefore are not allowed to ride in the following areas, including forest trails, fire access roads and road allowances:

        1. Simcoe County;
        2. Limerick;
        3. Larose;
        4. 5 Points Area south of Kinmount;
        5. Somerville; and
        6. Northumberland.
    The following areas have no access agreement with the ODSC or OFTR and require purchase of special permits to ride:
        1. Ganaraska Forest;
        2. Park to Park trail;
        3. Voyageur Multi Use Trails; and
        4. Eastern Ontario Rail Trail.
    ODSC-ADV members are not eligible to ride at the ODSC/SCORRA Last Blast, since most of the riding is through Simcoe County forests.

    I would like to formally thank our man DualSport who updated the document, he was the one who wrote this document back in 2003. Bob is also the one in charge of administering the new membership class. There had been a demand for such a new class for a long time; so here it is!

    Michel

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  2. Visser

    Visser ODSC-ADV Member

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    Good info and good guide Bob.

    Question, why can non OFTR riders participate in the Midhurst Ride (Simcoe County Tracts), but not the Last Blast Ride? Is SCORRA able to waive the trail agreements for one but not the other?

    Also, for people that don't know these areas listed, the six areas mentioned can be seen on the image below. Those areas require an OFTR membership unless the requirement is otherwise waived (see above); everywhere else does not require an OFTR membership:

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  3. OrangeKoolaid

    OrangeKoolaid Ride Organizer

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    Question, why can non OFTR riders participate in the Midhurst Ride (Simcoe County Tracts), but not the Last Blast Ride? Is SCORRA able to waive the trail agreements for one but not the other?

    Visser

    The OFTR /SCORRA obtain a Land User Agreement yearly with Simcoe County Forest and in order to ride in their forest they have stipulated that a rider must be a member of the OFTR in order to enjoy that privilege. The OFTR provides the County an insurance policy covering all of our members riding in their forest.

    In order for SCORRA to host the Midhurst Trail Ride we apply to the County of Simcoe as well as the other Townships that the ride travels through for permission to host the event. The County has a small event permit fee that SCORRA pays for which covers the 1 day exception in order for Non OFTR members to participate. Everyone that participates in the MTR is provided a sticker for their bikes that will show a member of Law Enforcement that they have the one day exception. SCORRA hopes that we will reach numbers in the 150 plus range therefore making it A) worth all the red tape and applications that our Club President does every year. B) The MTR is held early enough that we hope that Non Members will see what SCORRA and the OFTR have to offer and perhaps become members shortly there after.

    As for the Last Blast.

    The ODSC used to run an event late in the fall every year however unfortunately they lost Forest access to run that event, at the time the SCORRA Executive offered to run an end of the year event for both of our club members to participate in and this ride became the Last Blast. Members do not pay to attend this event, it is a way for the clubs to give back to the members.

    Because the attendance is not huge and is slightly more than the average Sunday (weather dependant) the host clubs have not been required to obtain an event permit and therefore there will be No Non OFTR Member exemption granted or applied for.

    Simcoe County can waive the OFTR requirement and have for the one day MTR and I believe that HORRA make another one day waiver application for the Terra Nova Enduro (although most of the attendees are members of an OFTR club with few exceptions.)

    SCORRA has no intention of applying for another exemption for Non OFTR Members, we STRONGLY believe in what the OFTR stands for and will continue to support the OFTR.

    Respectfully submitted
    Don Moore
    SCORRA VP 2017
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  4. Visser

    Visser ODSC-ADV Member

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    Thanks for the info Don, much appreciated.

    I also think certain representatives of some other organisations around here should take a lesson from you about the way you answer a question. You provide information with background and are professional, respectful, logical, well spoken (okay, written), and completely answered the question.

    Cheers.
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