Film festival

Motorcycle film festival goes online

If you want to look on the bright side of the current coronavirus pandemic, some motorcycle events are now being held online including the now-free Black Hills Motorcycle Film Festival. So even though you may not be able to travel to the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota — home of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally …

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Tamworth rally

Tamworth Thunder Rally postponed by virus

Just before the pandemic was officially declared in March, Australia’s country music capital, Tamworth, announced it would host a National Thunder Motorcycle Rally in October 2020. It has now been postponed until October 2021. Only a few hundred tickets were sold and all will be valid for next year unless customers want a refund, organisers …

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BMW R 18/2 cruiser shows

Coronavirus hits major motorcycle shows

The biennial Intermot and annual EICMA motorcycle shows in October and November appear to be in jeopardy with BMW Motorrad, KTM and Husqvarna the first to declare they will not attend. The shows in Cologne and Milan are the biggest in the world and are the showcase for manufacturers around the world to debut their new …

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Dubbo rally cancelled

Motorcycle events and rallies cancelled

As the coronavirus pandemic closes whole countries, it is also wreaking havoc on motorcycle racing, production and events which have been cancelled or postponed. The latest victims include the Ulysses AGM in Lismore, the Dubbo Motor Bike Rally (pictured above) postponed until May 2021, the Festival of Speed at Eastern Creek, the Gloucester Motorcycle Expo, Broadford Bike Bonanza at Easter and the Triumph Rat …

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Tamworth rally

Tamworth hosts National Thunder Rally

Australia’s country music capital, Tamworth, will host a National Thunder Motorcycle Rally in October 2020 based on the successful 2015 National HOG Rally, but open to all “breeds” of motorcycle. The event will be held from Friday to Monday 2-5 October 2020 at the state-of-the-art Australian Equine & Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) which also hosted …

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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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Indian Motorcycle Chris Keeble Silverton

Indian Motorcycle rally eyes world record

A planned rally in the NSW outback this May hopes to break the world record for the most Indian motorcycle riders at one event, set in the USA with 651 bikes. Organiser Chris Keeble says they already have more than 280 registrations for the rally on Saturday, 9 May 2020, at Silverton, the site of …

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Walcha Motorcycle Festival

Walcha Motorcycle Festival becomes annual

Despite last-minute financial difficulties, bushfires and road closures, the recent Walcha Motorcycle Festival was deemed such a success, it will become an annual event. Walcha Tourism manager Susie Crawford says they have already set a date for next year’s event on 20/21 November 2020.  “An estimated 700-plus attended the weekend (15/17 November 2019), with possibly everything thrown …

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Protestors line up at Walcha Royal Cafe business on the Oxley Highway

Bushfires ‘won’t halt’ Walcha Motorcycle Weekend

Bushfires in eastern NSW will not stop the Walcha Motorcycle Weekend from going ahead from Friday (15 November 2019). Walcha Tourism has issued the following statement in response to concerns from riders that the event would be cancelled because of the bushfires. Please be assured WALCHA is still ON for this weekend. Please plan ahead …

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