Motorcycle Clubs Ulysses

Why are motorcycle clubs so popular?

New motorcycle clubs continue to spring up and many established clubs are brimming with members. Some riders love the freedom of the open road and being isolated, alone and one with their bike. They ascribe to the Groucho Marx adage: “I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.” …

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Ulysses Club president to control costs

The world-renowned Ulysses Club will focus on keeping a lid on costs as they attempt to retain members, says new president Jen Woods. The second female president was elected at the AGM in Wauchope last month and has set out her agenda for her presidency. Ulysses membership “With decreased membership comes the need to review …

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Wauchope Motorcycle Street Festival

Wauchope launches Motorcycle Street Festival

Riders are invited to fill the main street of the Motorcycle Friendly Town of Wauchope this Friday for a Street Festival, as part of the 2017 Ulysses Club AGM. However, local rider Ken Healey says the Street Festival is not restricted to Ulysses members, but all riders of all bikes. “We are looking for bikes to fill Hastings …

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Charity ride for domestic violence support

Charity ride for domestic violence support

Riders and non-riders are invited to attend the second annual DV Ride in Ipswich on Sunday (May 7,2017) to raise money and awareness for domestic and family violence and sexual assault support. DV Ride coordinator and Ulysses Club Ipswich Branch secretary Amanda Pamenter says they had more than 400 riders last year but would like to …

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Tracy Hughes women make motorcycling safer

Why women make motorcycling safer

The rise of female riders in the ranks is welcome and is changing the whole motorcycling industry, especially in making it safer, says a first-aid expert. While women represent about 10% of the Australian riding population First Aid for Motorcyclists founder Tracy Hughes (pictured above) says women represent about 20-25% of participants at their Motorcycle …

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Darling Downs Branch of the Ulysses Club celebrates 30th

Third oldest Ulysses branch marks 30th

The third oldest branch of the international Ulysses Club for matured-aged riders, the Darling Downs Branch, has celebrated its 30th anniversary. The party was held on October 26 at Club Glenvale and attracted more than 80 members. The tale of the Darling Downs Branch beginning is almost legendary:  Ulysses founder Stephen Dearnley was sitting in a …

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Ulysses rally closer to home in 2015

The Harley Owners Group national rally and the national Ulysses rally will be held in more central venues in 2015, rather than the more “remote” venues of Cairns and Alice Springs this year. Despite the remote locations, both groups were happy with attendances, but expect stronger attendances next year when the HOG rally is held …

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Ulysses Club elects first female president

The Ulysses Club for mature-aged motorcycle riders has elected its first female president at the annual general meeting in Alice Springs. It comes after years of inner turmoil, a 30% loss in membership, the first expulsion of members and a blowout in the budget. Mt Gambier member Helena Gritton, a former vice president, secured 778 …

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Top cop toy run the last

Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart will not ride in any more toy runs. The Commissioner took part in the Ipswich Toy Run on Sunday that attracted more than 800 bikes. The event, run by the Lockyer Branch of the Ulysses Club, came under fire from some critics claiming the Commissioner would turn it into a …

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