Police talk to riders at a 2016 Operation North Upright event enforce

Police out in force, but not to enforce

Police will be out in force on Sunday August 27 in South East Queensland to promote rider safety, not to enforce road rules or vehicle compliance. It is part of Operation North Upright which has been operating in South East Queensland for the past couple of years. Spokesman Acting Senior Sergeant Graeme Reeves says officers …

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National Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week in October

National Ride to Work Week launched

For the first time, the Australia motorcycle industry has united to launch a National Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week in October. At the moment, some state rider representative groups conduct their own events and do not take part in the International Ride to Work Day in June, which is inappropriate because is held in our …

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John "JC" Curran Riders invited to discuss mental health

Riders invited to discuss mental health

Men suffering from mental health issues are invited to meet two riders for dinner talks about suicide prevention was they ride from Phillip Island to Darwin and back this month. Riders John “JC” Curren (pictured above), who has been living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for more than 30 years and now late-stage cancer, …

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Aldi annual sale - Riders urged to support motorcycle dealers

Annual Aldi motorbike gear sale

You better line up early next Saturday (August 19, 2017) for the annual Aldi motorcycle gear sale as it usually sells out of popular products very quickly. The annual sale kick starts at 8am with a wide range of cheap and good quality gear. Among the offerings is this gear from Torque: Helmet $79.99, leather gloves $29.99, summer Jacket …

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Greg and janet kelly Kell's Ride Harley-Davidson Ultra Ltd ride to conquer dementia

Harley Ultra ride to conquer dementia

Gold Coast rider Greg Kelly, 61, was diagnosed with dementia in February but is now fighting back with Kell’s Ride on a Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited across Australia, New Zealand and the USA to raise awareness. “Dementia is the second-biggest killer in Australia and is predicted to be the biggest killer in just five years,” Greg …

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Aussie Triples Rally

Triples tragics gather for eighth rally

Triple tragics return to Evans Head in the Northern Rivers region later this month for the eighth annual Aussie Triples Classic Motorcycle Rally. The event was started eight years ago by Col and Nancy McAndrew as a one-off rally for “triple tragics”. The Aussie Triples rally on August 18-20 is for Triumph Tridents and BSA Rocket 3s built between …

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Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride founder Mark Hawwa

Five more countries become Distinguished

Albania, Kuwait, Monaco, Nicaragua, and Ukraine join the line-up of distinguished countries involved in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride which this year. The 2017 DGR on September 24 is expected to involve more than 600 cities, about 70,000 riders and 95 countries and raise an expected $US 5 million for cancer research, says spokesman Stephen Broholm. …

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Packed program for Woolshed Classic

Packed program for 2017 Woolshed Classic

The third annual Woolshed Classic Motorcycle Rally on the Darling Downs will have a packed program later this month, says co-ordinator Mark Morrissey. The event has moved from autumn to spring because the first two rallies at the historic Jondaryan Woolshed, 40km west of Toowoomba, were affected by rain. “There has been a tremendous response this …

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MotoGP auction aids Sydney girl Freya

MotoGP auction aids Sydney girl

MotoGP superstars such as Valentino Rossi will help a five-year-old Sydney girl with a rare children’s cancer when 102 personal items are auctioned online this month. In January this year, a Sydney single mother of three was told her five-year-old daughter, Freyja, had a rare, aggressive and incurable form of cancer. Read more about Freya here. …

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Ducati Owners Club of Queensland quashed

Ducati owners mark 40 years on track

Ducati owners clubs around Australia have been celebrating 40 years of the owners clubs in Australia this year with a variety of events. The latest is the Ducati Owners Club of Queensland (DOCQ) “Ducati-Only” Track Day on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the recently resurfaced Morgan Park Raceway near Warwick. “This will be a relaxed …

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