Harley Days 2016 - Wollongong, Australia.

Harley Days returns to Wollongong

The first Harley-Davidson rally open to riders of all bikes will return to Wollongong again this year after organisers considered the inaugural event in November 2016 a success. The first Harley Days had about 10,000-plus people at the Stuart Park venue, in Wollongong, over the three days. Among the many attractions were demo bikes, escorted …

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Queensland police display

Display promotes motorcycle rider safety

South East Queensland riders are invited to attend a major safety education display at Nerang this Sunday after a horror start to the year with eight motorcyclist deaths. A safety display will be held at the Country Paradise Parklands on Nerang-Beaudesert Road from 8am-1pm on Sunday, February 19, 2017. It follows on from several similar …

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Ariels sold for German World War II Kettenkrad bike

Ariels sold for German Kettenkrad bike

A British motorcycle collector is selling his 30-year collection of 30 unrestored Ariels to fund his other passion for the German World War II Kettenkrad (pictured). Clive Pearson, 68, wants to locate and restore a German Kettenkrad war motorcycle (pictured above) which he has restored in the past. The motorbike has tank tracks and is …

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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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Camp Quality Convoy Victoria 2016

Motorcycles and trucks convoy for kids

The third annual Camp Quality Victory Convoy of motorcycles and trucks on April 30 hopes to raise $150,000 to give 150 Victorian kids the opportunity to attend camp. Camp Quality Victoria spokeswoman Jo McKeown says the event started in 2015 with 252 participants and grew to 374 trucks and 40 motorcycles last year, raising more than …

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Fred Hollows Ride becomes annual event

Fred Hollows Ride becomes annual event

The inaugural Fred Hollows Ride to Bourke on the Australia Day weekend was so successful it will help fund sight-restoring operations for a “jumbo jet full of people”. Organisers, Mike and Denise Ferris from World on Wheels (WOW) motorcycle travel company says 30 riders and pillions raised $13,165. The money goes to the Fred Hollows Foundation …

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Levis Motorcycle Club member Reg Ellard races along Sellicks Beach in 1936.

Motorcycle racing returns to Sellicks Beach

Beach motorcycle racing, as depicted in The World’s Fastest Indian, will return to South Australia’s Sellicks Beach state on February 18-19, 2017. The Levis Motorcycle Club will host a field of 110 motorcycles manufactured before 1963. There will be racing across five classes as well as sidecars. The oldest motorcycle club in South Australia began beach racing in the 1920s and …

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Grand Prix bike display at Phillip Island

Grand Prix bike display at Phillip Island

Twenty-four historic two-stroke Grand Prix motorcycles have arrived as a permanent exhibit at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit just in time for this weekend’s Island Classic. The display of the Grand Prix bikes opens today at $17.50 for adults and $8.50 for children. However, entry will be discounted to $9.50 for Island Classic patrons this weekend. They were …

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Festival of Speed classic motorcycles

Festival of Speed follows Island Classic

Classic race motorcycle fans won’t have long to wait after the Phillip Island Classic next weekend with the International Festival of Speed in Sydney in March. The 14th annul event used to be called the Barry Sheene Festival of Speed. It returns to Sydney Motorsport Park on March 23-26, 2017 with a long list of …

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Baton ride plans to go national dean marks of Shepherds Australia Foundation

Baton ride plans to go national

Organisers of an inaugural charity baton ride around Victoria for mental health issues among returned soldiers and emergency workers hope to make it an annual and national event. The inaugural baton ride from February 15-19, 2017, will raise awareness of post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury among these workers, past and present. It …

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