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Funeral procession for ‘leader’ Macka

A massive motorcycle procession is expected tomorrow (Friday, March 16, 2018) for Lance McDiarmid, aka Macka, to acknowledge his many years of service to his fellow riders and the annual Victorian MRA Christmas Toy Run. His sister, Anita, says they “would love for Lance to have a motorcycle escort from Le Pine Funeral Directors”, 484 …

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RACQ joins Ride to Work Day

The RACQ is supporting the first annual Ride to Work Day today (March 1, 2017) organised by the Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland. RACQ technical and safety officer Steve Spalding, a Suzuki Bandit owner and frequent motorcycle commuter, says he hopes the ride will alert motorists to the number of riders on the road. “These …

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ACT supports lane filtering laws

The ACT Government has extended a two-year lane filtering trial to the middle of the year, but is expected to make the laws permanent. Lane filtering has been legal in Australia for more than two years now in NSW, Queensland and Victoria. Other states are “monitoring” the laws. The ACT government says it is finalising …

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Riders awareness week becomes month

The annual NSW Motorcycle Awareness Week has this year been expanded to a full month of activities, including a special parliamentarian ride around Sydney to acquaint decision-makers with rider needs. Motorcycle Council of NSW chairman Christopher “CJ” Burns says a capped number of riders will have the opportunity to speak to members and senators on …

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Rider awareness campaign spreads

The success of the Joe Rider motorcycle awareness campaign initiated by the Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT is now spreading throughout NSW. Riders wearing “Joe” one their vests to alert drivers to the presence of riders on the road is once again a major part of the ninth annual Motorcycle Awareness Week held by …

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Canberra Blanket Run aids homeless

Riders are asked to bring old motorcycle jackets as donations for the 35th annual Blanket Run to aid homeless in the nation’s cold capital city on Saturday May 14, 2016. The Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT (MRA ACT) has been supporting the Salvation Army and raising money and donating goods for those in need …

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How riders can have high visibility

You don’t need a high visibility vest to become more visible on the road, says the Motorcycle Riders Association of Western Australia. They say it’s more about road position and looking out for hazards that can obscure you. They have produced an excellent motorcycle rider education brochure called Make Yourself Visible which you can use to make …

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Motorists urged to look for Joe Rider

Riders in Australia’s capital are asked to wear vests with “JOE” on the back while riding around Canberra streets to make motorists aware of motorcyclists. It’s part of the Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT Motorcycle Awareness Week 2015. President Jen Woods says motorcycle and scooter riders often hear “Sorry Mate, I didn’t See You” …

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