Fire Aid Ride

Second Fire Aid Ride planned for April

The inaugural Fire Aid Ride last Sunday (23 February 2020) has been labelled a success, attracting more than 600 riders and pillions. Now organisers are focussing on the second event in what they hope will be a series of charity rides to encourage riders out into bushfire-ravaged communities to spend their tourist dollars and help …

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Annie Hendley Motorcycle Ride for Gumtree Greys Rescue greyhounds

Inaugural ride to save greyhounds

Dog-loving motorcyclists are invited to join the inaugural ride to raise funds for Gumtree Greys who rescue, foster and find homes for ex-racing greyhounds. The ride is being organised by dog-and-Triumph-loving Annie Hendley who owns two greyhounds, one from Gumtree Greys, and also owns two Triumphs, a Bonneville T120 and Scrambler XE 1200. The ride …

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Helmet Hook helps bushfire animals

If you want to secure your helmet on your motorcycle and help animal rescue efforts after the bushfires, buy a Helmet Hook for your bike. For every $19.95 Helmet Hook bought, about $7.45 will be donated to animal rescue. Australian importer Bill Murphy says his American supplier is a “huge animal lover” who was “devastated by …

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Todd and Tracy Jackson raise funds for Careflight with Roll On In Rally in Jindabyne

Head-on crash leads to Careflight rally

Without CareFlight, Tracy Jackson might not be here, so now she and husband Todd are paying back with the inaugural Roll On In Rally at Jindabyne, NSW, next month. The Snowy Mountains rally on 13-15 March 2020 will be two years since Tracy was involved in a head-on crash with a distracted driver on the …

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Bushfire appeals help floods

How riders can help bushfire appeals

The best way riders can help local communities affected by devastating bushfires is to avoid the area until the emergency has passed and it has been declared safe to visit. Riders are among the most beneficial tourists to local community economies because – unlike other motoring tourists – they take virtually nothing with them. When …

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Jack Miller helmet motoGP biushfire appeal

Jack Miller helmet aids bushfire appeal

Like many Aussie sports stars and celebrities, Aussie MotoGP racer Jack Miller and our two-time Dakar rally winner Toby Price are raising money for the bushfire appeal. Jack put up his 2018 MotoGP helmet up for auction and raised 22 bids worldwide. The auction has now closed and raised $18,000! Jack has promised to sign the helmet and ship …

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Christmas toy run santa

Last weekend for Christmas Toy Runs

After a lengthy period of toy runs in the lead-up to Christmas, we arrive at the last weekend for the charitable rides. Toy runs do a lot of good for the community raising cash and donations (toys and non-perishable foods) for groups such as Lifeline, the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul. Riders are encouraged to …

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Harley parade toy runs

Do you love a parade? Check out these Toy Runs!

It seems a lot of riders love a parade. This year a group of 3497 Harley-Davidson riders (pictured above) grabbed the world motorcycle parade record in Paris, Texas, breaking the previous record of 2404 in Patras, Greece. Those records could be challenged by some of the biggest Toy Runs in Australia over the next couple …

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Black Dog Ride agenda 10

Black Dog Ride marks 10 year anniversary

Riders will return to the Red Centre in 2020 to celebrate 10 years since the establishment of the first Black Dog Ride in 2010. This year’s Around Australia Ride celebrated founder Steve Andrew’s solo ride around Australia in 2009 to raise awareness for mental health issues. His epic ride was followed in 2010 by the first Black …

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Christmas toy runs aid charities

Motorcycle rides raise millions for various organisations all year, but the biggest events are the annual Christmas Toy Runs which aid various charities. Among the biggest and oldest is the Newcastle Bikers for Kids Toy Run. Charities Charities to benefit from these toy runs include Lifeline, the Salvation Army and St Vincents de Paul. Many rides also give …

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