Welcome to the Welland County Motorcycle Club.
Steeped in history, the Club brings much enjoyment, freindship and brotherhood to all it's members
We fully encourage you to consider joining our club and attend all our regular weekly meetings. This membership brings you closer to other motorcycle enthusiasts and enables you to participate in our great club events.
Find out more about our club below:
Joining the Welland County Motorcycle Club will enhance your experience as a motorcycle enthusiast!
This is a great opportunity to become involved with 'Canada's Favorite Motorcycle Club'. By attending our events and meetings, you will enjoy the interaction of a prestigious club and our great members.
To apply to our club, simply meet the specifications below:
Club meetings are held at the Clubhouse, 603 Netherby Road, Welland, Ontario, at 8:00 p.m., on:
1946 - The Club is founded by a small group of motorcycling enthusiasts and called the Skyhawk Motorcycle Club.
1951 - The Club name is changed to Welland County Skyhawks and a new crest is introduced.
1957 - The Club begins organizing hillclimbs and scrambles on the Leslie farm, in nearby Fonthill. Prior to 1957, Club members actively participated in races, road rides and field events put on by other clubs and organizations throughout Ontario.
1958 - Club purchases ½ acre of land and constructs a 600 sq. ft. Clubhouse. Because there was no heat or hydro, the first meeting in the new clubhouse did not take place until May of 1959.
1964 - The first "Massasauga Enduro" took place. The "Massasauga" grew to be one of the largest one day enduro events in Canada and was the Canadian National Championship Enduro for a number of years. The "Massasauga Enduro" continued until 1984. Club name is changed to Welland County Motorcycle Club.
1965 - Additional land is purchased and work begins on the first addition to the Clubhouse.
1967 - Club is incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation.
1970 - ¼ mile oval race track, with a "TT" track, is built on Club grounds. 1970's also found the Club constructing another addition to the Clubhouse to accommodate the growing membership and the "after the races" crowd. At this time, many Club members are highly active in "Trials" competitions.
1978 - The first "Poki-Barbi-Dan" (Poker Run, Barbecue and Dance) is organized. This event is the Club's first run of the season and is held on the last Saturday in April.
1996 - Club celebrates its 50th anniversary. Clubhouse enlarged again, with a 1600 sq. ft. addition.
The full comprehensive celebratory program of our 50th Anniversary is available to view by clicking the PDF logo below:
Our 70th Anniversary information program is linked below. It is full of some very interesting club information, and makes for some good reading!
70th ANNIVERSARY - 1996 to 2016
Click Picture to View Photo Gallery of the 70th Anniversary Ride
CLICK HERE to view our 75th Anniversary Celebration Booklet
RACING HISTORIC INFO
The Welland County Motorcycle Club has a long and rich history in establishing, running and promoting a variety of competitive motorcycle events in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada.
Some key events that we have featured over the years to the present are:
The Canadian Motorcycle Association and the Canadian Motosport Racing Club have for many years covered the sanctions at all NMR racing events, In 2015 the Track was renamed (Welland County Speedway) currently it is sanctioned under Flat Track Canada.
Now, you can experience the THRILLING, EXCITING Motorcycle Racing ACTION on Canada's most prestigious ¼ mile oval dirt track. Races take place Every Saturday Night from end of May to the last weekend in July, with a Fall Classic held in September. See our Race Schedule for details.
During the races , we serve some of the best hot-dogs, hamburgers and fries anywhere at a very reasonable price. After the races , come back to the clubhouse where you can meet and talk to some the premier riders on the North American Dirt Track, Speedway and ATV racing circuit. Relax , later on you can camp for free in our secure camping area complete with restrooms and showers. (a limited number of utility sites are available on a first come first serve basis)
The Welland County Speedway is Canada's most prestigious 1/4 mile oval dirt track, specifically designed and built for motorcycle racing. Feel the thunder when the big boys and girls crank the throttle!
We feature 250cc and 600cc Dirt Track racers, Occassional 750cc Dirt Track racers, Occasional Speedway racers (methanol fueled, no brakes), radically modified very fast ATV's (quads), youth classes for 50cc, 65cc and 85cc machines..