Biker Events in Australia Here is a list of all the events that are happening in Australia in the next couple of months. This is a free service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Remember, if it ain't in Ozbike, it ain't worth going to.
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Biker Events in December 2014
Pickled Galah New Year's Eve Rally (Qld); 30 December—1 January. Maidenwell Hotel. Live music, show & shine, P Party (30th), pub Olympics including the infamous ‘bike jousting’, wet T-shirt comp. Great camping inc hot showers, fully catered & country pub prices. $25 inc badge. Brought to you by the club who ride hard & party hard: Sunstate Riders: 0418-982-192. www.pickledgalah.com.au
Biker Events in January 2015 Surf N’ Ink Tattoo Festival (Qld); 9—11 January. Gold Coast Convention Centre. Those planning to get tattoos at Surf N’ Ink are advised to visit the website & book ahead, especially if they wish to reserve a spot with one of the visiting international and interstate artists. As well as all forms of tattoo culture, from tattoos & body piercing, tattoo competitions, workshops & seminars, the program also includes the Miss Surf N’ Ink Pageant, art exhibitions, live music, clothing & fashion shows. www.tattoofestival.com.au
Wolverines Poker Run (NSW); 18 January. Leaving Bikes & Bits, 244 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth, at 10 am. Proceeds to local children's charities. For more information phone Bikes & Bits: 02-67621557. North West NSW Harley Owners Group.
Ride for Cash (NSW); 24 January. Veterans MC Sydney: cnr Old Illawarra & Menai Roads. 0424-156-271.
Gasoline Alley Australia Day Celebrations (Qld); 24 January. 8 am—4 pm. Live entertainment, Aussie BBQ, beer garden, trade displays, kids entertainment. 3445 Pacific Hwy, Springwood; 07-3442-2300.
Biker Events in February 2015
Bathurst Street & Custom Motorcycle Show (NSW);7 February. 9 am—3 pm in Russell Street Road Closure. Last year 280 motorcycles & riders of all descriptions attended to make this show very appealing for the thousands of locals who attended. General admission is free. Riders entering the formal competition can pay $10 on the day or enter the rally awards for free. A focus this year will be the growing momentum for a second racetrack in Bathurst. Greg Hirst: 02-9635-0761.
Thunder West (NSW); 7 February. Gates open 10 am at the Chapter Property at Pearlbrook near Murrurundi (follow the signs along Timor Road to Scotts Creek Road). $20 per person; under 18-year-olds admitted free. Plenty of stalls, food & a well stocked bar. Try your luck at the Motorcycle & Trike Show & shine or the tattoo competition with categories for both male & female. Live music & wet T-shirt competition (1st prize $500). Plenty of camping sites available from Thursday. No BYO alcohol (the Chapter reserves the right to inspect vehicles) or dogs. A booze bus service operates from Murrurundi for the cost of a gold coin donation to charity. Veterans MC (NSW): 0407-945-991; from 5 February: 02-6546-6107.
North West Motorcycle Show (Tas); 7—8 February. Ulverstone Rowing Club. Celebrating 100 years of motorcycling. Food, entertainment & more than 100 motorcycles on display from 1915—2015. Adults $10; under 16 free. More info: 0418-142-158 or email: email@example.com
Junee Poker Run & Blues Night (NSW); 7 February. Ride leaves 10.30 am from Junee Golf Club. $25 includes bands & BBQ lunch. $10 buffet meal avail on the night. Prizes, raffles & giveaways. Lucky door prize $500. All bikes welcome; bus avail for non-riders. Bands: Shaun, Cleveland Blues & The Convicts. Proceeds to Can Assist. Ron: 0428-246-048.
Annual Sunrise Run (Qld); 8 February. Registration from 4.30 am from three start points: BP Blacksoil (0410-067-647); Robina Railway Station (0402-453-495); 7/11 Bribie Island Road (0488-430-838). Ride starts 5 am sharp.
Workmate Poker Rally (NSW); 14 February. Gates open 8 am at Armidale Showground. Campsites available. BBQ breakfast, live bands. No BYO, no patches. Raising money to help local families suffering illness. Justeen Byrne: 02-6771-2433; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bike & Car Show (Vic); 14 February. From 12 midday. Burnout comp. Wet T-shirt comp. Miss Bike & Car Show. Trade stalls. Topless barmaids. Music by Einstein’s Toyboys. Free BBQ lunch. Registration From 10:30 am; judging From 12:30 pm. Iron Horsemen MC: 0422-246-671; email: email@example.com
Ponde (SA); 21 February. Sand drags, BMX, burnouts. Strong Man Competition. Live bands. Food & drink stalls. Free overnight camping. 1st round of the FMX Championship. Australian Sand Drag Association: www.ponde.com Kyabram Bike, Hot Rod, Tattoo & Big Rig Show (Vic); 28 February. 12 noon till late.
National HOG Rally (NSW); 27 February—1 March. Transforming the Australian Equine & Livestock Evenys Centre in Tamworth into an Iron Horse Muster.
Biker Events in March 2015 Anti-Domestic Violence/Luke Batty Memorial Ride (Vic); 14 March. Gather at Frankston Pier Car Park from 9 am. Ride leaves at 10.10 am for Rosebud Church of Christ, corner Inglewood & Jetty Roads. Special guest speakers, meet Rosie Batty; live music & information services available. Sausage BBQ, tea & coffee, raffle, custom cars on display. Call James: 0407-054-966; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Supported by Pilgrim CMC, Harley Owners Group, Ulysses Club Inc.
The Big Ride 4 Parkinson’s (NSW); 14—15 March. Meet 8 am at Sydney Olympic Park & head off in groups stopping along the way at Lithgow for morning tea, then on to Orange for lunch & arriving at our destination, The Dish at Parkes, for a photo opportunity. Stay in Parkes overnight with food, music & entertainment provided at The Parkes Showground. The riders then head off to Sydney on Sunday morning via Forbes, Orange & Lithgow. Parkinson's NSW: 0402-285-080; email: email@example.com; website: www.thebigride.com.au
Zorro’s Show & Shine (Vic); 29 March. Live music & other entertainment; a licensed bar, coffee vendor, an ice cream man, as well the cafe being open for the duration of the event. There will be trade vendors on site as well as our new enlarged showroom & more staff to facilitate a quicker entry to site. Show bike entry from 11 am; general entry from 12 noon. Prize giving 5.30 pm; show closes 6 pm. Zorro's, Factory 10, No 95 White Street, Mordialloc, Vic 3195; 0433-106-669; facebook.com/events/241667262710072/
Biker Events in April 2015
Bankstown Motorcycle Show (NSW); 3 April. Good Friday. The biggest bike show in Oz. Bankstown Paceway, 178 Eldridge Road. 10 am—8 pm. $30 entry; children under 12 free. www.hardnfast.com
Biker Events in May 2015
Benalla & District Classic Car & Motorbike Tour (Vic); 29 May. Assembling 9 am at the Benalla Art Gallery. Red plate vehicles welcome. Concludes with a Shine & Show display. Further info: 0417-306-332; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Historic Winton (Vic); 29— 31 May. Winton Motor Raceway. Australia’s largest & most popular all-historic motor race meeting presents a weekend of non-stop racing featuring more than 400 historic racing cars & motorbikes from the 1920s to the 1980s. Spectator access to the competition paddock with fabulous old racing machines on open display, & if you have a classic or special-interest car or bike, park in the Spectator Display Area. Conducted by the Austin 7 Club with assistance from the Historic Motorcycle Racing Association Vic. Enquiries: 03-5428-2689; email: email@example.com; website: www.historicwinton.org