frequently asked questions
Here are answers to the most common questions about Ocean County Competition Riders' (OCCR) that people usually ask.

Q. I don't really want to race right away. Does the club have people that I can just ride with on Sundays?
A. Yes: you can usually find people to ride (practice) with every Sunday of the year (excluding days of popular enduros or hare scrambles, and sometimes extreme weather conditions as well). There are also a few members who get together on other days of the week to practice (for those who work Sundays).

Q. What events does the club sponsor during the year?
A. OCCR holds our "Scrub Pine" Enduro in Brendan T. Byrne State Forest in located in: Manchester, Pemberton and Woodland Townships.

Q. How does OCCR prepare for their "Scrub Pine Enduro"?
A. We at OCCR take pride in our accomplishment of being the 8-TIME enduro of the year winner, having arguably the best sand-run ever held in central New Jersey. In order to have a successful enduro, we need to keep fire-cuts clean and maintain existing trails.

Q. What is involved with pulling off a successful enduro on the day of the event?
A. We need full member support to work check crews, road crossings, handing out information packets, signing waivers, tech inspections, sweep riders and section riders.

Q. Where are the club's members from and what is the age breakdown?
A. We have members from all over NJ, a couple from PA, NY, and even 1 from West Virginia! We average about 125 members. member ages range from 15 to 75, with the average age being around 40. Enduros and Hare Scrambles have classes to suit all age groups.

Q. When does OCCR hold meetings?
A. Our club meets on the third Tuesday of each Month, 7:00pm at the Tipperary Pub in Lakehurst, NJ. Click here for directions. If you're not currently a member please email or call to verify there are no changes in the schedule.

Q. What do I need to bring with me to the meeting?
A. No need to bring anything other than yourself and maybe a pen (for filling out forms - i.e. OCCR application, ECEA test [both available from our web site], and enduro entry forms, if you choose to do so).

Q. Are there any fees or dues to join OCCR?
A. Although, OCCR does not have any membership charges or fees, we do expect help toward preparing for our enduro (as described above) and with occasional forest and roadside cleanups.

Q. If there are no monetary dues, where does OCCR's funds come from and what are those funds used for?
A. The fees charged for the enduros is where each club's funds come from. These charges are generally range between $25 and $40. Those funds are used to maintain insurance policies, receive permits, as well as to make donations to local organizations such as the PBA, Fire Dept, First Aid Dept, and some others. The weekend of our enduro, we also rent out every campsite in the forest, whether we use them or not. We do use some funds to pay for shirts and jackets of those members who help out with our events.

Q. Are there any other background fees or anything?
A. If you choose to be competitive in an organized event, you must join the AMA, they do have membership fees. You can join the AMA the day of your first event or you can join over the telephone, through the mail or online. We have a link on our links page.

If you have additional questions, please contact us.

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