Lone resident Joolie Green threatens motorcyclist ban Mt Tamborine

Lone resident threatens motorcyclist ban

A lone resident of sleepy Beechmont on the Gold Coast hinterland has warned riders that residents are “forming protest groups” to ban them from public roads in the popular tourist region. Local artist Joolie Green has emailed the Motorcycle Riders’ Association of Queensland asking them to alert riders about the ban threat. While the MRAQ passed …

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May is Queensland Motorcycle Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month up north

May is perfect weather for the Queensland Motorcycle Awareness Month and it all gets underway with the fifth annual Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland Ride Day on Sunday (May 6). MRAQ President Chris Mearns says the ride is now being run in May to coincide with the International Motorcycle Awareness Month. “We will be providing …

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jake Dolan racer and learner rider at AMA training Faith restored in QRide system overhaul

Learner training overhaul ‘could do better’

Learner motorcycle training was improved with an overhaul in Queensland last year, but could do better, says Motorcycle Riders’ Association of Queensland president Chris Mearns. He is calling for Queensland to follow other states in allowing learners to ride solo without a licensed accompanying rider and for a more robust graduated licensing step-up that emphasises …

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MRAQ president Chris Mearns - learner riders

Education reduces motorcycle crashes

Despite media beat-ups that proclaim a massive surge in motorcycle crashes in Queensland, an education program has been credited with actually reducing the toll. Motorcycle Riders’ Association of Queensland president Chris Mearns says most of the deaths were in a few incidents early in the year which triggered an effective MRAQ rider education campaign. “We …

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Ride to discuss anti-bikie laws

Riders keen to talk about the anti-bikie laws and how they affect recreational rides are invited to do what we love doing the most – ride! Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland members will attend the second annual Freedom Ride this Saturday (November 23) at which the issues surrounding the recent introduction of multiple new state …

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Australian Motorcycle Business Chamber

“A lot of business people ride bikes,” says Travis Windsor. That’s why he’s started Australia’s first motorcycle chamber of commerce. However, the Chambers of Commerce knocked back the name as they didn’t want to be associated with motorcycle riders, so they’ve called themselves the Australian Motorcycle Business Chamber. “It’s like a cool Chamber of Commerce …

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