Sandra Moran suicide prevention

Cyclone postpones show and shine

A forecast cyclone over Queensland has dampened a scheduled Show and Shine at Mt Mee’s Pitstop Cafe and forced it to be postponed to May 6, 2017. The event is part of Sandra Moran’s quest to raise funds and awareness for depression after her son, Jaie, took his life in 2014. She set off to ride around …

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Throttle Roll Street Party

Throttle Roll Street Party returns

The fifth annual Throttle Roll Street Party celebrating motorbikes, music, food and drink returns on Easter Saturday, April 15, 2017, to Marrickville in Sydney. This year Harley-Davidson officially joins the party with their new 750cc Street Rod on display for the first time. The Throttle Roll Street Party is Australia’s biggest custom bike celebration. Apart …

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Rare Australian race leathers at auction

Two sets of race leathers with historic Australian racing history are being offered at the Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale on April 23. Apart from a host of interesting race and barn-find bikes, the race leathers of Mike Hailwood (pictured above) and Graeme Crosby will be of interest to Aussie racing fans. Hailwood’s 1978 Bathurst Grand …

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The recent 2016 BMW GS Safari was a huge success with 200 riders traversing the glorious off-roads of the Great Dividing Range around the NSW-Queensland border and hinterland.

GS Safari joins 2017 motorcycle TV shows

The 2016 BMW GS Safari around the NSW-Queensland border joins other motorcycle shows on Australian TV in 2017. A nine-person TV crew rode along with the 200 Safari riders in November 2017 to record enough material for a five-part Adventure Ride series. It is screening on 7 Mate on Saturdays from 9.30am (March 11, 2017). You can watch …

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Harley-Davidson heads into Burt Munro territory

Harley-Davidson is heading straight into Burt Munro territory by taking a bunch of VIPs and media on a ride to the Iron Run in Queenstown via Invercargill. The VIP/media ride starts in beautiful Dunedin (above photo is at Dunedin’s Lanarch Castle) next Wednesday (March 15, 2017). It then heads down to Invercargill, which is Burt territory, home …

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Charity ride for domestic violence support

Charity ride for domestic violence support

Riders and non-riders are invited to attend the second annual DV Ride in Ipswich in May to raise money and awareness for domestic and family violence and sexual assault support. DV Ride coordinator and Ulysses Club Ipswich Branch secretary Amanda Pamenter says they had more than 400 riders last year but would like to attract …

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First Aid for Motorcyclists course

First aid course returns to Queensland

The First Aid for Motorcyclists course founders are heading north to Queensland again to run their important courses in several centres from March. Motorbike Writer is a proud sponsor of the course which has toured the country and set up trainers in several centres. The course was put together by Tracy Hughes and partner Roger Fance who are highly qualified …

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Indian Scout

Black Dog Ride event aids mental health

The annual Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer rides for mental health awareness are coming up on March 19, 2017, with one lucky rider winning an Indian Scout. The Scout is valued at $19,995 and all riders who registered online before March 7 are now in the draw to win with the winner announced on the day. Black …

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Riders enjoying the roads over Mt Tamborine Operation smart course

Crashes prompt road craft courses

A high incidence of motorcycle crashes in the Gold Coast and Tweed Coast areas have prompted the establishment of two road craft courses. While motorcyclists represent about 22% of road fatalities in Australia despite being less than 5% of registered road users, they represent almost half of the road toll in the combined tourist region. The crash statistics …

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SWM Silver Vase scrambler at Crows Nest motorcycle friendly town launch

Invitation to motorcycle friendly town launch

The official launch of Crows Nest as a Motorcycle Friendly Town is on this Sunday (March 5, 2017) and riders from SEQ and northern NSW are invited to attend. Celebrations will include live music, markets and a parade through the streets of the quaint town about two hours northwest of Brisbane on the edge of …

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