World record at Goondiwindi

Motorcycle world record for Goondiwindi

A new world record for the most number of motorcyclists through a museum has been claimed in Goondiwindi. Twenty-seven riders rode their way into the record books over the June long weekend at the Goondiwindi Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Bikes Festival. A world record did not exist, so any n dumb er that rode through …

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1912 Avington King Dick world record

King Dick and world record at fest

The inaugural Goondiwindi Planes Trains Automobiles and Bikes Festival this weekend (June 6-8, 2015) will feature a 1912 Abingdon King Dick and a world record. The bike with the strange name is one of only five in Australia, yet in an even rarer coincidence there will be two in Goondiwindi this weekend. One is owned …

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Goondiwindi

Motorcycles feature at motoring festival

Goondiwindi is set to roar to the sounds of motorcycle exhausts over the June long weekend (June 6-8, 2015) for the inaugural Planes Trains Automobiles and Bikes Festival. Cr David McMahon says that although motorcycles are listed last, they will be an important part of the festival with a show and shine, historic bike displays …

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Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi a top spot for motorcyclists

Goondiwindi, is not only the home of famed racehorse Gunsynd, but also a crossroads for six highways – Gore, Leichhardt, Barwon, Cunningham, Bruxner and the Newell. As a major crossroads, it’s a common destination or waypoint for motorcycle riders heading in virtually any direction through Queensland and New South Wales. The border town started as …

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Charity riders refused bar service

Charity riders have been refused service in the Commercial Hotel in Inglewood because they wore jackets with commemorative ride badges which were confused for outlaw motorcycle club patches. Ride organiser Allen Ryall says the hotel refused to serve about three riders last Saturday, so he decided that they would all leave. Australian Motorcycle Council chairman …

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More biker friendly towns

More Queensland towns are set to officially become “Motorcycle friendly”. Texas on the Queensland/NSW border is the first mainland Australian town to declare itself biker friendly and held an official ceremony in July to unveil signs and banners in the small town. Read my story here. Cr David McMahon says it has already been deemed …

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Riders boost local economies

Are we about to witness an explosion of Motorcycle Friendly Towns across Australia? Politicians at the official launch of Texas as the first mainland Australia Motorcycle Friendly Town at the weekend seem to think so. The event attracted about 100 bikers from as far as Sydney, Dubbo and the Sunshine Coast for the day and, …

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Join my winter solstice ride

A group of tough bikers has been informally meeting at Byron Bay lighthouse at dawn every summer solstice for several years to ride as far west as they can before the sun sets. It’s not an organised event, but around 100 riders turn up and take on the challenge of riding the longest day of …

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