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, email: firstname.lastname@example.orgBiker Events in August 2015
Vietnam Veterans Day Poker Run (NSW); 1 August. Registration starts at 1000 @ Bangalow RSL; kick stands up @ 1100 sharp with 4 stops with a lunch break. Bring your swags as there is heaps of camping space at the clubhouse. $20 entry. Best hand $200; worst hand $50. All bikes & bike riders welcome. Veterans MC Rock Valley Chapter: email email@example.com
Blanket Run (NSW); 2 August. Meet 10 am, Krispy Kreme, Panthers Leagues Club, Mulgoa Road, Penrith; leave 11 am for Church Street Mall, Parramatta, for the launch of Homeless Persons Week. Don’t forget to bring a blanket for the homeless in Sydney’s west. Bikers Australia & Brotherhood CMC.
Parramatta Street Youth Project Fundraiser (NSW); 2 August. 12 noon—2pm, Centenary Square in front of Parramatta Town Hall for a sausage sizzle. Donations of blankets appreciated.
Absolute KAOS (NSW/Qld); 8 August—10 October. Stanthorpe, Narrabri, Inverell, Tweed Coast, Dalby, Beaudesert, Goondiwindi. Absolute KAOS is a show like no other that has been performed anywhere on this planet! I We have our KAOS super tent, freestyle riders including Nitro Circus, X-Games & international riders; in the middle of the ramps we have a DJ stage with some great DJ’s pumping out some great music while the FMX guys fly & flip over the top of them, & just to add a bit more to the mix, a full BMX-skate park each side of the stage with BMX & Scooters flipping & jumping as well. All this over 4 hours. That’s Absolute KAOS. www.absolutekaos.com
National Vietnam Veterans Day (NSW); 15 August. Chapter property Pearlbrook near Murrurundi (just follow the signs along Timor Road to Scotts Creek Road). Gates open 10 am. Entry $25 per person; under 18-year-olds admitted free. Kids welcome. Trade stalls, plenty of food & a well stocked bar. Commemorative Service at 3.40 pm. Live music entertainment. Plenty of camping spots available from Friday. Bring your warm clothing. No BYO, alcohol or dogs. Veterans MC NSW Chapter: 0429-033-449; 02-6546-6107.
Veterans Day Service (Qld); 15 August. Patriots clubhouse, 379 Boundary Road, Narangba. Commences at 1000 hrs (10 am) & should be done by 1130 hrs (11:30 am) with a light lunch afterwards. We expect about 50 bikers in attendance from different MMCs. Our focus on the day will be to remember Australia's service in Timor. Patriots Australia Queensland Chapter.
Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre (Oz Wide); 15—22 August. 400 Black Dog Riders are hitting the highways culminating in a national meet up in the red heart of Australia. Why are these riders spending thousands to face all weather conditions & long days in the saddle? Because they love riding & are dedicated to raising awareness of depression & suicide prevention. You can honour their commitment to the cause here: http://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/ridetotheredcentre2015
Temporary Australian Ride & Bike Show (NSW); 29 August. Meet 10 am at McDonalds, Windsor Road, McGraths Hill; leave 10 am for a filmed ride up the Putty Road to a bike show at the Grey Gum Café 12 noon—2 pm. Prizes, trophies, live music, flag raising. www.temporaryaustralians.com.au
Biker Events in September 2015
Hunter Valley Poker Run (NSW); 5 September. Registration & free sausage sizzle from 11 am at Bank Hotel, East Maitland. $1000 cash in prizes for 1st, Runner Up & Worst Hand. Raffles during the Run. At the last stop there's live music & plenty of camping available, also Big Raffle to be drawn. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone: 0488-751-775.
20th Annual Memorial Ride (Qld); 5 September. Departing 10 am. 31 Green Road, Regents Park. $5 BBQ breakfast available from 9 am. Everyone & all makes of bikes most welcome. For more information or to add a name to the Memorial List, call God’s Squad CMC Brisbane: 0407-148-186; email Brisbane@gscmc.com
Round The Lake Run (Vic); 12 September. Mansfield BP Roadhouse, Mt Buller Road. Registration by 10 am. $50 per adult includes ride, lunch, entertainment by Toe Jam, & dinner. Raffles drawn all day; rolling show & shine. All types of bikes & cars welcome. American Motorcycle Club: 0439-752-978.
Longriders Show & Shine (NSW); 12 September. Swan Bay. Bikes, cars, family fun day. Saturday night band & camping. Bookings required. Phone Irysh: 0407-897-446.
Remembrance Ride (NSW); 13 September. Honouring fallen riders across Australia. Meet Frasers, Parramatta Road, Concord, at 4 pm. Ride to Brotherhood CMC clubhouse for a brief Remembrance Service followed by a sausage sizzle open house. Further info, or to leave a name for the memorial list, call 02-9635-0761.
31st Annual Sidecar Rally (NSW); 26—27 September. O’Connell Campground by the Fish River. Walking distance to the O’Connell Hotel & the Avenue Café. 22 km from Bathurst. Live music Saturday night; charity bike & rod show Sunday. Bring the kids & have a great weekend. Let’s see how many sidecars we can gather. Sidecar Owners Association: 02-6337-5705; email: email@example.com
; www.srkengineering.com.auBiker Events in October 2015
Ride for Life (Qld); 3 October. Support City Gym’s Relay for Life team in raising funds to help find a cure for cancer. Meet Ettamogah Pub, 73 Frizzo Road, Palmview from 8.30 am; end at Football Gympie Club House, 70 Tin Can Bay Road. Open to all types of motorcycles, trikes & scooters. Shadow Riders Australia: 0488-758-725; www.shadowbikers.net
Australian National Show & Shine (Vic); 4 October. Seven Creeks Park, Euroa, beside a meandering stream with plenty of shade trees. 8 am—3 pm; judging starts 10 am. 90 trophies for all makes from veteran to latest model show cars & bikes. Visitors $2; show vehicles $5 (includes driver). Rated a ‘must visit’ by Unique Cars Magazine with more than 1000 vehicles on display, live music in three different locations, 80 stall street market, trade stalls, plenty of hot country food, & children's rides. This is a great family day out for all the family. Website: australiannationalshowandshine.com.au
Blessing of the Bikes (Vic); 10 October. More than 2000 motorbikes last year. Conducted by Pastor David Holt & The Rev John McMahon, the blessing will provide an opportunity for all motorcycle riders to have them & their bikes blessed for a safe riding season, an opportunity to remember & pay respects to riders who’ve ridden on, while providing an opportunity for camaraderie & friendship & promoting bike safety, along with a positive image of motorcycling for the community at large. inline4cafe, Mirboo North. More details: inline4cafe.com.au
Euchre Run (NSW); 24 October. Meet at Pie In The Sky, Old Pacific Hwy, Cowan. Registration from 8.30 am; ride departs 10 am. $15 to register. Loads of prizes & giveaways during the ride; will conclude with party & entertainment. Everyone is welcome. Join us for a great day of riding. We are a social motorcycle club which encourages & promotes all aspects of motorcycling. Proudly sponsored by Birds Bitz, Sew Wot, Bikiechic, Flamingo Road plus many more great businesses. Firebird Classic MCC
Border Bike Fest (Vic); 25 October. Gateway Lakes, Lincoln Causeway. Bike registration: 8—10 am. Exhibition & swap meet: 10 am—2 pm. Modern, vintage & veteran bike entries welcome. Charity auction, mega raffle, trade stands, live music, on-site catering, kids amusements. Dog & alcohol free event. Lions: 0408-691-224; Ulysses: 0438-591-692; www.motorbikeshowandshine.com
Harry’s Old Style Bikeshow (Qld); 31 October. VV & VMC Bunker, 132 Meakin Road, Kingston. Follow us on facebook & www.harryscustom.com.au
Thunder Rally (NSW); 30 October—1 November. Sheba Dams Recreation Area (Nundle, 40 km south of Tamworth). Excellent raffle prizes including vouchers for bike gear & more! It's a wonderful ride & a beautiful rally site. Don't forget your fishing gear, some beautiful trout (exceeding 4 kilo) have been caught right at the site! All bikes & riders welcome. Ducati Owners Club of NSW: 0404-002-427.
Biker Events in November 2015
Mods vs Rockers (Vic); 1 November. Bridie O’Reilley’s Pub, 29 Sydney Road (cnr Brunswick Road) Brunswick. Starting at 11.30 am. Live bands, trade stalls, BBQ, Show ‘n’ Shine, raffle. Entry $10; all profits to OzChild. The 59 Club Australia: www.the59club.org.au
Remembrance Day Poker Run (NSW); 7 November. Bangalow RSL, Station Street. Registration from 1000; depart at 1100 sharp. $20 entry. All bikes & rider types welcome. Music, door prizes & raffles. $200 best hand; $50 worst hand. Camping area available for after-party. Supporting Veteran groups in Northern NSW. Veterans MC Rock Valley Chapter: 0430-747-788.
Jesters Rolling Dice Run Charity Ride (NSW); 7 November. Meeting at Horsley Park Tavern; registrations from 9 am; ride departs at 10.30 am. Jesters Social Club Sydney Chapter.
Fish Holes Motorcycle Rally (Vic); 13—15 November. Enduro Road (follow the rally signs from the Shell servo at Portland). Fully catered; no BYO. Showers, toilets & firewood supplied. Music Friday night, gymkhana Saturday afternoon, band Saturday night. No glass, no cars, no walk-ins; registered bikes only. Entry fee prepaid $20 or at gate $25. South West Touring Club Inc: 0418-528-002 or 0401-522-786.
Biker Events in December 2015
26th Annual Wollongong Toy Run (NSW); 5 December. Cnr Shellharbour Road & Addison Street, Shellharbour. Leaves at 10.30 am sharp; travelling to Wollongong lower Mall (Crown Street). Please do not wrap toys/presents. Toys should be for ages 3—13 (ages 10—13 in most need). Please avoid donating fluffy toys. Steve: 0400-377-085.
Father Bob Toy Run (Vic); 13 December. 9 am—3 pm. The 2014 event in Melbourne was a small soggy success. It rained & rained but we did some good for Father Bob & we generated some positive publicity for motorcycle & scooter riders. It was a great atmosphere.
Old School New Year’s Eve Party (Qld); 30 December—1 January. 127 Purga School Road, Purga. Camping on grounds. Family friendly atmosphere. All types of bikes & cars welcome. Show & Shine. Undercover partying area. There’ll be a band on Wednesday & Desiato playing late on NYE. BYO grog. Meals supplied by local clubs. No attitudes, no fires, no dogs. Zak: 0422-821-230; Duffy: 0419-417-263.Biker Events in February 2016
Great Southern Ride (Qld—Vic); 1—15 February. 15 days, 5000 km, 50 bikes, 100 percent fun. Organised by Gasoline Alley: 07-3442-2300.