Far Cairn rally supports crash vctims

Far Cairn Rally postponed again

The 2016 Far Cairn Rally was washed out and postponed to March so organisers are keen for a good roll-up to raise money for the Motorcycle Accident Rehabilitation Initiative (MARI). The ninth annual rally is organised by the BMW Touring Club of NSW which has so far raised about $30,000 for MARI. The MARI program was …

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MotoMedics patrol sobers riders

While police patrol motorcycle “hot spots” on covert bikes, a MotoMedics first-responder motorcycle on Mt Glorious seems to have had a more preventative effect. In their first full weekend of operation MotoMedics Queensland has reported no incidences, despite a very active weekend for riders around Brisbane. MotoMedics is a volunteer riders group who will act as first responders to injured …

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Trainers needed to help save lives

Have you got what it takes to help save lives by training other riders on how to be an effective first responder at motorcycle crashes? First Aid for Motorcyclists (FAFM) founders Tracy Hughes and Roger Fance have taken their Motorcycle Accident Management course around the country in the past 18 months, training around 1800 riders …

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Knights gather for round-table ride at Kryal Castle

Knights gather for round-table ride

SES volunteers, fire-fighters, police and medically trained riders will head to Kryal Castle, Ballarat, for the first Knights of the Round Table (KORT) conference this weekend. The riders from all over Australia are members of various “Knights” motorcycle clubs. The Orange Knights MC is for SES volunteers, Red Knights for fire-fighters who ride, Blue Knights …

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Ducati Club 40th aids spinal research

You could win a Ducati Monster 1200 S and help the Ducati Owners Club of Victoria celebrate their 40th anniversary while also raising money for the Victorian Spinal Cord Service. The bike is worth $26,000 and was donated at cost price by Frasers and Mornington Ducati are providing riding gear at a discounted rate as …

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Custom culture grows with commuting

The custom motorcycle culture is growing in Brisbane as more and more inner-city people turn to two wheels to commute and avoid heavy traffic. That’s according to custom shop Smoked Garage Custom Motorcycles which has moved from the outer suburbs to Fortitude Valley to tap the nascent market. Smoked marketing manager Benny Selboskar says the new location …

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WA riders invited to discuss safety

West Australian riders are invited to have their say on road safety initiatives at a public forum during WA Motorcycle Safety Week from October 22-30, 2016. Motorcycle Riders Association of WA president Dave Wright says it is a good opportunity to address safety issues with relevant officials and politicians. The forum at the Stirling Community Centre in …

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MotoGymkhana helps lane filtering

Riders are urged to take up the sport of MotoGymkhana to become more confident riders, especially in slow-speed situations such as lane filtering. MotoGymkhana is a motorcycle time trial sport that tests your street riding skills. The objective is to ride around a marked course in the minimum time without putting a foot down or touching …

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