Open Road Motorcycle Touring Club

OPEN ROAD MOTORCYCLE TOURING CLUB (ORMTC)
of Western Australia

We are a club made up of a diverse range of riders and bikes, brought together by a common desire to enjoy and participate in motorcycle riding.

Formed out of a group of friends who enjoyed riding and touring, and officially incorporated in 1975, the ORMTC is one of the longest continually operating motorcycle clubs in Australia.

Our strength lies in our diversity. With around 30 members there is always someone to join you on your journey.

Club activities include day rides, overnight camping trips and long weekend tours. There are social outings and the chance to participate in skill enhancement courses. Above all else there is the friendship and support of like minded individuals.

It doesn’t matter what you ride, only that you do ride and enjoy yourself doing so. Whether you’re a new rider on a 250cc bike, someone returning to riding, or a seasoned rider you can find a place in the ORMTC.

Club Events

Runs are held each month on the weekend following the club meeting and the Sunday two weeks after that. Day runs vary in length from 100km to 600km, while overnight and long weekend tours allow the club to venture farther afield. All runs are planned well in advance by at least two club members. Runs are led by the Run Leader, with a Tail End Charlie following the last rider to ensure a degree of safety for all who attend. Each rider can set their own pace, whether it be a leisurely journey or some more spirited riding. A first aid and basic motorcycle repair kit is carried on all rides. For those interested in off-road, the ORATS organise an overnighter on the weekend between the other two rides.

The club participates in a variety of other events including Charity and Awareness Rides, Rallies and inter-club challenges.

Membership

Come along as a visitor for a few rides, if you like the club then at one of the meetings you can be nominated for membership. For new members there is also a one-off nomination fee of $5. Thereafter, fees are $20 a year.

 

Learner riders are not permitted to visit on Club Runs, try a couple of Social Rides first.

Learners must ride with their own licenced shadow.

How do I get my photos on the website?

Please email webmaster@ormtc.club with your attached pics

OR

ORATS Adventure Riding

Open Road All Terrain Section. Not to miss the roads that aren’t sealed, pack your camping gear and visit some great destinations and routes with as little bitumen as possible. Test your skills navigating sand, mud holes and all types of gravel roads, but for road legal bikes only.

Events

  • Morning hills social ride. Sunday 23rd Feb.
  • Maccas Midland.
  • 8.30am for 9.00am start. Approx. 220kms.
  • Ending Swan Valley for beer/lunch.
  • Leader: Jim
  • Tec: Russell.
 

 

Quindanning Quest

Meet point Brook 508 Cafe
Brookton Highway Roleystone


8.00am for 9.00am sharp start


500km round trip
Ride end The Lakes BP Roadhouse

Require reliable 250 km fuel range


Learners and shadows welcome but must be able to ride at posted speed limit for ride duration (500km). Above 250cc only.

NOTE: May be short graded dirt stretches less than 1km length along route.

Ride Leader: Chris

TEC: Peter

CANCELLED

 

Pemberton Tramway Trip

Saturday the 28th of March

All aboard at the Pemberton Railway Station for these return services which
meander through towering Karri, Marri and Jarrah forest, over trestle bridges
spanning rivers and streams along one of Australia’s most majestic rail lines.

Trams run south to the Warren River Bridge Monday to Saturday except
Public Holidays, throughout the year. 

As you admire the breath taking view on the journey, your tram driver gives
an informative commentary on the forest, the Tramway and the history of
the region.  All trams stop at the Cascades for you to alight and experience
the feel of the forest and then on to the Warren River Bridge.

Warren River – This unforgettable 1¾ hour service shuffles out of
Pemberton, past the Saw Mill and descends deep into the Karri forest.  The
tram meanders through the forest, crossing six bridges, stopping at the
Cascades and ending at the Warren River Bridge where the Lefroy Brook
joins the Warren River.  Your tram then returns to Pemberton. 

2 Departures  Monday to Saturday
10:45am and 2:00pm (duration 1¾ hrs)

 Ticket Office Open 9:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday

9:00am to 4:00pm Saturday

Cost $28.00

Leaving Saturday, we will need to leave by 7.00 am sharp, to arrive in
Pemberton and be ready to board the Tram by 2.00 pm.
Depart from Kelmscott Dome. Dome opens at 6.30 am
Over-nighter with a tent or swag at the caravan park is an option but
Pemberton been Pemberton rain is probable. Plenty of other accommodation
for singles or couples in Pemberton.
Accommodation idea:
Pemberton Caravan Park
https://www.pembertoncaravanpark.com.au/
My email address is vk6bsa@iinet.net.au or phone 0408688903

(Mark Bateup)

0408117064

Phone the Tour Master Rusty for more general ride information.

Club Meeting

Kewdale Tavern

139 Kewdale Road, Kewdale

AGM

Need to Confirm Date

Get there by 6:30pm to join our table for dinner. Plenty of parking!