Bushfire appeals help

How riders can help bushfire appeals

The best way riders can help local communities affected by devastating bushfires is to avoid the area until the emergency has passed and it has been declared safe to visit. Riders are among the most beneficial tourists to local community economies because – unlike other motoring tourists – they take virtually nothing with them. When …

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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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Elspeth Beard

Elspeth Beard: Travelling the World on a Motorcycle

Elspeth Beard is much-admired among many adventurers. At a time when few women travelled or rode motorbikes, Elspeth achieved an impressive feat- when she was just 23 years old she embarked on a solo motorbike journey around the world and became one of the first British women to do so. Let’s have a look at …

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Walcha Freak Show motorcycles HOG rally

Motorcycle festival and HOG rally in Walcha

A “freak show” of motorcycling will combine with the return of the national Harley Owners Group (HOG) rally in Walcha from November 15-17, 2019. UPDATE: Both events have been cancelled, but Walcha is still putting on  show for those who arrive. Click here for full details. The Freak Show Festival of Motorcycles is being organised …

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New York City

Touring New York City by Motorcycle

(Sponsored post) Each year, tens of millions of tourists visit New York City to take in the sights, experience the city’s melting pot culture, catch a Broadway show, visit one of the world’s leading museums, shop on Fifth Avenue, walk through Central Park, and so much more. In fact, there’s so much to do in …

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Moto Tours Croatia

Ride scenic Croatia with a local couple

What better way to see the scenic Adriatic country of Croatia but with a local couple who have more than 20 years of motorcycle experience! Robert and Andrea Vrabec of Moto Tours Croatia have planned a 2400km ride through their home country which, as the map shows, is dominated by a rugged coastline, multitudes of …

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Mary River Valley a motorcyclist’s haven Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special

Mary River Valley a motorcyclist’s haven

The Mary River Valley was almost deleted from our favourite list of places to ride when politicians threatened to flood it for a dam! It’s a long and stupid political story, but thankfully sanity prevailed and the massive Traveston Dam was never built. So a pretty little valley north of Brisbane remains a haven for …

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Granite Belt wonders

Granite Belt ride reveals wonders (Pt 2)

The wonders of the Granite Belt in southern Queensland attracted Gold Coast rider and MBW contributor Todd Parkes. He organised a two-day trip with the help of Monique Krause, marketing coordinator of Granite Belt Wine Country. Click here for the first part of his trip. More wonders Day two of my new frontier exploration of the …

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Granite Belt wonders

Granite Belt begs to be ridden (Pt 1)

The Granite Belt in southern Queensland tempts Gold Coast rider and MBW contributor Todd Parkes who organised a two-day trip with the help of Monique Krause, marketing coordinator of Granite Belt Wine Country. Click here for the second part of his trip. The region is two hours west of the Gold Coast and up until now I …

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Hear the Road Motorcycles Tours smart Tuscany

2019 dates for Italian motorcycle tours

Having ridden the Tuscany region this year with Hear the Road Motorcycle Tours Italy, we can thoroughly recommend one of their tours in 2019. Owner Enrico Grassi says he has prepared the 2019 riding season “with more determination and passion”. Having a local guide like this Roman rider is a distinct advantage as he knows and …

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