Wauchope Motorcycle Friendly Town

Town delivers as motorcycle friendly

The first Motorcycle Friendly Town in NSW admits it declared itself before many facilities were in place, but the town is now delivering to riders. Wauchope Motorcycle Friendly Town Co-ordinator Jenny Pursehouse and committee members Nadia Stocks and Roger Fance took us on a quick tour of the town last week and showed what they …

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Dust Hustle 4 (Photo Bevan French)

Fifth Dust Hustle set to sell out

Tickets to ride in the fifth Ellaspede Dust Hustle go on sale on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 6pm and the 140 rider spots are expected to sell out within an hour. Tickets, which have sold out quickly in the past, are only available online here. Rather than being held in Spring, the fun racing event will this year …

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Obi Obi Motorcycle Show

Improved features for Obi Obi bike show

Organisers of the Obi Obi Motorcycle Show have promised to fix any teething problems from their successful inaugural 2016 show when it returns on September 10, 2017. “We were taken a bit by surprise at the number of people rolling up,” says spokesman Steve Walker. “We planned for 500, would have been happy with 300, and …

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Ulysses Club president Jen Woods

Ulysses Club president to control costs

The world-renowned Ulysses Club will focus on keeping a lid on costs as they attempt to retain members, says new president Jen Woods. The second female president was elected at the AGM in Wauchope last month and has set out her agenda for her presidency. Ulysses membership “With decreased membership comes the need to review …

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Paul Baltzer with his 1973 Triumph Bobber custom and 1970s Harley Shovelhead that he will show at the 2017 RACQ MotorFest

MotorFest displays motorcycle gems

The annual RACQ MotorFest has included motorcycles for several years now and although the display is usually small, there are always plenty of gems on display. The event this year on July 9, 2017, will be no different with some historic racing gems coming and these interesting customs from Brisbane collector Paul Baltzer. Paul says …

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Ducati Club First Aid For Motorcyclists

Ducati club encourages first-aid lessons

Eight members of the Ducati Owners Club of Queensland (above) recently attended a First Aid For Motorcyclists course in Ipswich and encouraged others to take the lessons. Club member Gary Edgar penned the following article about the lessons he learned for the next issue of their club mag Desmochronicle: For most riders, unless you’ve done a first-aid course, …

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Woolshed Classic moves toward springWoolshed Classic moves toward spring

Woolshed Classic moves toward spring

The third annual Woolshed Classic Motorcycle Rally on the Darling Downs has moved from autumn to the weekend before spring. Organiser Mark Morrissey says the first two rallies at then historic Jondaryan Woolshed, 40km west of Toowoomba, were affected by rain, so he moved it from April to August 25-27. “Thirty years ago autumn was always …

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Lap Australia for cancer research Around Australia Ride

Around Australia Ride for cancer research

Riders who want to tick off a lap of Australia on their bucket list while raising funds for cancer research are invited to participate in the third Around Australia Ride. The first ARR was held in 2010, the second in 2013 and the third begins on May 11, 2018, in Sydney, returning on June 12. …

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Cairns HOG Ride Non-riders become bikers for charity

Non-riders become bikers for charity

Non-riders can be bikers for a day and support a worthy charity when the Cape York Harley Owners Group runs its first ride where locals can “buy” a seat on the back of a Harley. The Cairns HOG Ride will be held on Saturday July 15, 2017, starting at 9am at the Harley Magic dealership. …

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Italian Festival a huge success CBD

CBD Italian Festival a huge success

The Italian Festival to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Ducati Owners Club of Queensland has been declared a huge success with more than 250 vehicles on show in the Brisbane CBD. It was held on May 28 in brilliant Brisbane sunshine as the first all-Italian bike and scooter show of its kind in the city …

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