The Fools Run Poker run conducted by the Veterans MC Brisbane Chapter was scheduled to run on April 1st but the Brisbane floods made it a washout, so it was postponed to the 22nd. The day started with ominous dark clouds causing only the determined to venture out. Read More
Click here for the video of the 2017 Newcastle Pink Ribbon Ride.
The Newcastle Pink Ribbon Ride Committee here would like to send out a big THANK YOU to OLD SCHOOL SMC and all SUPPORTERS & VOLUNTEERS. We could not have done it with you all.
The total raised by committee is $28,004:00. Even though the bad weather on the day kept people at bay we still had 220 bikes that braved the weather. No rain on the ride itself with some getting wet on their way home.
A big THANK YOU must go to Norm Doughty of Acrobat Removals and a Member of OLD SCHOOL AUSTRALIA SMC for all his help and support. Not only supplying the stage but 3 days prior to Event took it upon himself to contact business associates and friends to raise just over another $10,000 bringing the total when all pledges come in to over $38,000.
Once again, a big thank you to all who put their time in to make this happen.
Newcastle Pink Ribbon Ride Major Prize winner S Maybury and John Still accepting their new bikes from committee members. And the 3rd Prize Winner in Major Raffle accepting his TV from committee members.
Club President’s Rally Roundup
Well yet another successful rally has passed. The weather was kind to us and the rain held off until after the rides which was great. We had a fantastic number of rally entrants and the standard of the motorcycles presented was very high, this made the judges job of each category extremely difficult.
The rally route was a hit with the entrants that I spoke to and we were congratulated for our marshalling of the route. Lunch at Crescent Head was the best I think we have ever had and dinner this year went off without a hitch.
All in all I think everyone had a great time and hopefully we will see everyone back again next year.
I would like to thank all the members that worked hard to ensure that things flowed smoothly, organised the BBQ’s, morning tea, lunch, dinner and trophies etc. I’d also like to thank our other members that helped doing a range of jobs (far too many to list) that had to be done to make the rally so successful.
For a full report and photos click here.
Friday dawns with the promise of good weather. The campground all setup and ready for 2 fun filled days. If you’ve not been to the Imbil Rally its held at the Borumba Deer Park just outside of Imbil, 2 hours north of Brisbane. The bikes start rolling in, we greet them at the gate like the old friends they are and make some new friends too. Excitement buzzing, they ride on through and setup their camps. The bar is open, the music blaring, people swapping stories and enjoying the atmosphere, good times. 491 keen bikers through, not a bad effort for a Friday.
Saturday comes and the weather gods are angry, the rain descends down on the camp ground, not heavy, but enough to dampen the spirits of some, only 110 bikers through the gate today. There were those that braved the weather, the diehards that love the Imbil Rally.
The gymkhana goes ahead despite the dampness, between the tyre toss, barrel roll, slow race and many more events, lots of fun ensues and laughter all round at some of the antics/mishaps. The hoard makes its way to the bar and dance floor, and drinks start flowing, people up dancing to the music and a few dressed up for the Hawaiian theme of the weekend, big hairy men in coconut bras and grass skirts is a sight to be seen.
Sunday arrives and all head home, their tents, all packed up wet (or thrown in the bin ruined by the weather), to be dried once they reach their destinations.
If you’ve not been to the Imbil Rally, you are missing out on the biggest and best (although I might be biased) motorcycle rally in South East Queensland. If you can’t wait until next November then why not join us at our next rally The Tingoora Rally held on the last weekend of July at the Tingoora rest area, It’s a back to basics rally and Motorcycle only event.
See you soon and remember to ride safe
Leisure Riders Touring Motorcycle Club (LRTMC)
What a great turn out. We had just over 130 bikes attend the Cairns Toy Run this year gathering toys for the local Salvation Army.
It was a great day had by all. We gathered at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal then rode to Gordonvale for a stop, then back through to Palm Cove to finish at the Cairns Patriots clubhouse.
Thanks to all those who supported this event. Due to this tremendous support we were able to give the Salvation Army heaps of toys to share the good will this Christmas.
Choppers Australia’s 12th Annual Chopper Muster in Adelaide was considered the best we have had to date. Twenty two traditional and classic choppers (including three from Victoria) lined up at Castle Plaza along with some customs, cafes and stock machines plus a group of spectators who found the event via Facebook.
It was a spectacular line of choppers roaring off and along Main South Road and then along the Southern Expressway. We had a number of stops over the next two hours doing a loop via Rapid Bay back to Willunga where a BBQ and Gymkhana was held. A sunset ride onto Aldinga Beach rounded out an out-a-sight day.
Over night movie and then a local Sunday ride by the small contingent left made an enjoyable ending.
We do this every November, so if you are into choppers whether traditional, classic or modern, join us next year,
We are also running a Northern Muster that ends up in the Barossa in early March.
For the full story and 90 plus photos check out our Ride Reports forum… www.choppersaustralia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8445
The first of a bi annual event, next one July 2018 winter supply run for the homeless. We raised $1500, a trailer load of goodies and had about 80 bikes in attendance.
Passenger seats are offered up at $5 for those who do t have a bike and want to come along.
It was a great turnout at McDonalds this morning. It was great to see everyone getting behind the toy run. There were hundreds to thousands of bikes in all forms getting into the Christmas spirit with some quite elaborately decorated bikes. The Harley got 3rd prize in best dressed $650 photo shoot and Bullwinkle got 2nd $830 photo shoot and I’d like to congratulate Frozen for winning first prize what a great job done on the costumes and the bike well done guys. It was a good 40th Newcastle Bikers For Kids toy run and was happy to see most of our Members from Bikers Australia supporting it.
We had a few winners at the Toy Run – Congratulations to our Newcastle Knights 2017 Signed Jersey Auction Winner, Michael Sauer. A massive $360 raised by Bikers for Kids Newcastle through the Toy Run to add to the stack of donations going to The Salvation Army Hunter, Central & Mid North Coast! Our winners are pictured here with a couple cheery Christmas reindeers, Official Toy Run Ambassador Shelly and Chairman Daryn Young.
Congratulations to our WINNER of the Bikers for Kids Newcastle Toy Run raffle!!! Steve Holm from Alexandria will have a sweet ride from Sol Invictus Motorcycle Co. and custom helmet airbrushing by Mel Carrall Airbrushing to enjoy this Christmas.
To view a video of the event click here.
A big thank you to everyone for a great turn out in our 3rd Annual Christmas Lights Night Ride for the Children’s Ward. First thank to my lovely wife Irene Palomo for putting up with me always doing running around background work for the ride and spending hours on the emails and phone harassing potential businesses for sponsor ship and asking her to look at my decorated bike and clothes over and over and take photos.
Thank you to everyone that bought a raffle ticket and donated to the sausage sizzle, I tipped in a little and rounded the cash at $300, fantastic effort for a small prize raffle. I hope everyone that joined in had a great ride and enjoyed the camaraderie of bikers and the feeling of giving back to your local community, the joy of seeing smiling children and lots of happy faces along the route, tooting horns and giving us friendly waves.
A great big thank you to Sabrina from the GCH Foundation for all the phone calls back and forth, all the emails and all the impromtu visits at work; and for making it possible for us to enter the hospital and for the ride to take place. Thank you all the GCUH staff that organised permission for us to ride our bikes onto the hospital grounds and the use of the ED BBQ area.
Thanks to all the riders and to the everyone in the Gold Coast Cruiser Club. Special thank you to Rosco Paul and Petal for being lovely Santa’s. The Nurses for organising the Children and our access to the ward. Thank you to all the members of the local GC community that gave anonymously so many gifts into the charity bins and the ones that just walked up on the day.
Thanks to the Chefs my daughters and Grandchildren Julia Zahav Jordan Reuben Kathryn Kawasaki Kailani Michelle Kawasaki Aika Kawasaki Madi & Michael Goudy. Thanks Chelsea for the humour and the assistance with the BBQ and minding the ninjas. Thanks to my Son Michael Goudy for being the support vehicle, the present delivery man, the patch selling man and the raffle ticket seller.
Thank you to Kate and Holly at Extreme print for all the flyers. Thanks Gloria Hawken at Uncles Cafe, Sarah at The Pines CM, Karen at Q-Super Centre CM for holding the crates for three weeks. Woolworths at The Pines for holding one bin as well for three weeks. Kane Russell and Teegan at the the Three McDonalds for holding the charity bins for the closing four days. Thank you Mark from Harbour Town CM. Thanks Warren from The Gold Coast Bakery for donating the bread. Bluey from The Super Butcher for the heavily discounted sausages. Janice at Coles Arundel for the Gift Card. Deb from the Arundel Tavern for the dinner voucher. Mitchell and Matt Kuhne from Sharks Motorcycle Leathers for the $50 voucher. Joshua from home works shop Arundel Plaza for the $25 voucher. Westfield Plaza for the gift card. Lowes Westfield for the gift card. Ash from Breeze FM for Radio promotion. Amanda at Bunnings Arundel for the assistance with making the crates and the donation of some of the materials.
I don’t have a date for 2018 ride yet it depends on others and is out of my control due to the groups Toy Run date being set by the New lIfe Church and my ride has to be at least a week away from that one. I’ll let you know. What is the closing for 2019 Calendar. Happy new Year and thank you for your sharing the events for bikers. Jeff
We had an amazing response for our first meet. There was a solid turnout of over 100+ custom bikes of all types – everyone there to grab a coffee on their way to work, or hit the twists after. The event happens every 3rd Saturday of the month. 7am-9am.
Photographs were taken by Austin Hulme of Austin Hulme Photography.
Over 150 riders turned up at McGrath Hills Macca’s for a ride up the Bells Line of Road to the 10th annual Bathurst Street and Custom Motorcycle Show. The ride was the first official ‘Aussie Bikers’ run – celebrating the launch of the new online TV series, hosted by Brendan Jones.
The weather was perfect – the sun was hot and the mountain air was fresh. Getting through the centre of Richmond was pretty painless, but the pack inevitably got split up into a few groups due to a number of traffic lights. CSBA led the ride very well, corner-marking all the way to Bathurst.
Riders represented a number of clubs and riding groups. Members of Brotherhood CMC, CSBA, Ambassadors CMC, Bikers Australia and a handful of other’s I can’t recall (sorry!). A good cross section of the biker community was present; with Sports Bikes, cruisers, adventure bikes, LAMs bikes, a Boom Trike and even a dog in a side car!
When we arrived in Bathurst we doubled the number of bikes on show. There was heaps to look at – some really interesting builds, some golden oldies, Trade stalls, a jumping Castle for the kids and an awesome band, ‘Chuck’s Wagon’.
It was great to see the Bathurst community getting behind the event. Heaps of locals turned out to have a squiz at the bikes. The Mayor even made an appearance and gave us some updates on the new motorcycle race track that is scheduled for construction in Bathurst soon!
The Bad Hobo’s SMC hosted the Bike Show and along with Bikers Australia, judged the 13 categories. The ‘Aussie Bikers’ People’s Choice award went to Kiwi Dave for his awesome 2003 Anniversary edition Softail Deuce, and Ian Mackay took out best bike in Show for his 2008 Custom Godfather. This trophy was named as the ‘Greg Hirst Memorial award’ to honour Hirsty, who passed away in June 2017. Greg had run the Bathurst Bike Show for 9 years and it was his passion to get Motorcycle racing back in Bathurst. The new track is just one of the many legacies that he will leave behind.
Stay tuned for news of the 2019 Bathurst Street and Custom Motorcycle Show, Presented by Brotherhood CMC! #RIPHIRSTY
Written by Tim Robinson
Series Producer, Aussie Bikers
Photo by John Keogh
Keogh’s Vision Photography
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