MRAQ Rider representative group closes down

Rider representation ends as group closes down

Queensland riders now have no official representation to government after the Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland has officially closed. The motion to close was passed at a special meeting of five members on Wednesday night (15 January 2020). The reason was given as a lack of members seeking election to the executive. There is now no …

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Motorcycle activists needed

Motorcycle riders will continue to be marginalised victims of society unless they stop being keyboard warriors and become real activists, says a rider representative. Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland president Chris Mearns says he is frustrated by the riders willing to criticise, but not help. The last time riders rallied in numbers was during the …

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Motorbike Writer believes that more riders visible in commuter traffic might encourage motorists to see us and/or leave a gap for filtering. ride to work racq steve spalding poll National Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week in October

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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Ride to work day MRAQ While the Northern Hemisphere celebrates Ride to Work Day on Monday June 19, there is no national co-ordinated date for a similar event in Australia.

Motorcycle and scooter riders urged to ride to work

Queensland riders are being urged to ride to work next Wednesday (March 1, 2017) in an effort to re-establish the annual Ride to Work Day and raise awareness among motorists of motorcycles and scooters. Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland president Chris Mearns says riders are “often overlooked or ignored” when it comes to seeking solutions to …

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Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey goes for a ride with RACQ spokesman Steve Spalding - learner riders

Learner riders face tougher licence testing

Learner riders could face tougher testing procedures under proposals in a discussion paper which would bring Queensland into line with graduated licensing schemes in other states. If implemented, Queensland would then actually have the toughest tests for a learner rider as it is the only state that requires potential riders to hold a car licence …

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