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Help compile 2019 Toy Runs list

It might seem early, but we are already compiling a list of Toy Runs around the nation and need your help. We have started listing several below, but this is in no way the complete list. In fact, we might have already missed some such as the Great North Brisbane Motorcycle Toy Run which was run …

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Townsville Toy Run to aid flood victims

Townsville riders have started a GoFundMe page to increase the fund raising for their 39th annual Toy Run next month to help families affected by February’s floods. Click here to donate. The floods, caused by a slow-moving cycling, was one of the worst natural disasters to impact the region causing two deaths, one missing person, …

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Ride Sunday

Calling all riders for Aussie Ride Sunday

All riders on all types of bike are invited to take part in the third annual Ride Sunday on 10 November 2019 to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s mental health. The event has been held in winter the past couple of years and had been scheduled for June, but …

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Wheelchair rider Boris Ivančić  seeks badges, patches

Aussies aid wheelchair bound former rider

Aussie contributions have been flooding in for a Croation rider who was sidelined into a wheelchair in 2008 by an incurable muscle weakness disease. Earlier this year Boris Ivančić called for help to collect motorcycle badges, patches, stickers and flags. These badges and patches have arrived from Australia. “I wish to thank all you Aussies and all …

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Charity ride for Bloomhill cancer care

Organisers of the 18th annual Bloomhill Bras n’ Bikes are asking riders to share their stories of battling cancer and to save the date for their 20 October 2019 event. To promote the event, they have released this video of Valda Queenin who tells of her journey since being told she had breast cancer. She …

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Blood Bikes Australia to the rescue

The Blood Bikes volunteer rider movement delivering blood to hospitals has spread to Australia and the co-ordinator is now calling for more volunteers. Brisbane rider Peter Davis says he first heard of the service from a friend involved in Blood Bikes Scotland. “I thought we should have that service in Australia,” says Peter who has …

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Ken and Chloe join Black Dog Ride

Veteran dementia charity fundraisers Ken Eaton and his dog Chloe joined the recent 10th anniversary Black Dog Ride around Australia that raised more than $60,000 for depression and mental illness. BDR manager Richard Brown says 100% of funds raised will be given to community based groups and not-for-profit service providers via their new Community Grants …

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2019 DGR focuses on fundraising

The eight annual running of the successful The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride may be a little different with some rides announcing starting venues only 48 hours before the event to concentrate on fundraising efforts. Some rides will also stipulate a minimum amount from each rider, varying from about $20-$50, as either a donation or funds raised. …

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Help charity champions Tex & Bundy retire

Tex and Bundy retire from charity rides

Famous charity rider Tex O’Grady is set to retire his second dog pillion, Bundy, and is currently training her replacement, Rebel. Tex and Bundy racked up a million kilometres in December 2017 raising more than $6m for charities. He says it is a world record for a motorcycle dog that may never be broken. Bundy …

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Black Dog Ride in America future

Riders assured of Black Dog Ride future

The future of Black Dog Ride Australia (BDRA) events to raise awareness and funds for mental health issues is assured, despite recent staff, funding and cost problems, the organisation says. BDRA sent an email to all followers this week admitting the organisation has been “in a state of flux” since the retirement of founder Steve …

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