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Tag Archives: motorcycles.

Lyneham Chrimbo Fatal. Rider Down.

By 26 December 2013

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision which occurred in Lyneham last night (Wednesday, 25 December).
Around 11pm police were called to the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and Mouat Street in relation to a single motorcycle collision.
A 22-year-old Turner man riding a green Kawasaki 300cc motorcycle was travelling north along Northbourne Avenue, as he approached the [...]

Snowy Ride carnage

By 4 November 2013

The ABC reports on a staggering 3 motorcycle accidents in the wake of the Snowy Ride charity event.
The riders were part of a 3,000-strong contingent taking part in the Snowy Ride to raise funds for a children’s cancer charity.
A 37-year-old woman from Wollongong was found dead after her bike ran down an embankment near [...]

Motorcycle Awareness Week has a whole bunch of stuff to do

By 11 October 2013

[ 13 October 2013 to 20 October 2013. ] Are you aware of motorcycles?

If not look them up.

Now that we’re all on the same page, we’ve got a whole week worth of things to do starting this Sunday with Biker Fest at EPIC, followed by a presentation by international road racing champion Cameron Donald on the 16th at Southern Cross Club, and finishing with [...]

Mitchell street racer nabbed

By 31 May 2013

A 21-year-old NSW man had his vehicle impounded by ACT Policing after an incident in which he was detected racing against a motorcycle in Harrison.
A General Duties patrol team from Gungahlin Station was conducting traffic targeting on Flemington Road, Harrison late on Wednesday evening (May 29) when an orange Holden Commodore SS utility was detected [...]

Rider down on the Cotter Road

By 14 April 2013

ACT Policing is seeking the help of the public after an incident last night (Saturday, April 13) in which a motorcyclist crashed on the Cotter Road.
He had been forced to take rapid evasive action to avoid a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle.
Police were called to the crash location in Curtin about 7.20pm. The incident [...]

A rebel with a cause. Getting started with motorbikes in the ACT?

By 10 April 2013

So I want to start looking at getting my motorcycle license. I’ve honestly no idea where to start with it, do I turn up at a riding school in full leathers?
Do I bring my own bike? Should I buy a bike before I try get my license?
Should it be brand new or used [...]

Map of bus/motorcycle lanes in ACT?

By 18 February 2013

Due to the increased traffic congestion in the mornings, I’ve started using my motorbike to travel to work.
I’m trying to plan the quickest route based on where the bus lanes are (motorcyclists can use them).
Is there a map showing all bus lanes in ACT?

The Snowy Ride

By 31 October 2012

This Friday and Saturday you will probably notice a lot of motorcyclists heading South to Thredbo. Cooma will packed with riders and their shiny loved one’s. All of Thredbo has been booked out for the 3,000 plus riders attending one of the biggest annual rides in Australia.
The Snowy Ride was started by the family of [...]

Changes to motorcycle licensing

By 21 June 2012

Justice and Community Safety have announced some tweaks to the way motorcycle licences are issued in Canberra:
“The pre-provisional training course that has, to date, been optional (except for those riders who failed the pre-provisional assessment) will become compulsory. At the end of this training course, riders will still need to pass the pre-provisional assessment to [...]

Moto club for 100cc scooters and motorbikes

By 20 June 2012

I know it’s a bit cold to be throwing the leg over these days but it seems that there a growing number of motorcyclists out there on small capacity machines.
I’m referring to postie bikes, those cute little Symbas and all the other fun up to 125cc.
Those of us who pilot these little darlings [...]

Black Dog Ride 2012

By 19 June 2012

[ 18 August 2012 at 8:30 am; ]

If you feel like a challenge and enjoy the adventure of the open road, then you’ll love this awesome ride. Commencing on August 18, riders from all around Australia are heading to the Red Centre to raise community awareness of depression and suicide prevention. The final leg of the journey on [...]

ACT Black Dog Ride to the Coast

By 26 March 2012

[ 29 April 2012; ] Sunday 29 April 2012 riders in the ACT will be enjoying their very own Black Dog Ride to raise awareness of mental health issues and to support Lifeline.

Register soon on the Black Dog Ride website for your very own black dog to join in for an attempt to set a world record for [...]

Dangerous Motorcyclist Speeding in Giralang

By 15 December 2011

Every weekday morning for the last 6 weeks or so some lunatic has redlined his motorbike through Giralang at about 7am. I’ve also heard his bike screaming, and I mean screaming, down the road in the evening on a number of occasions, as recently as ten minutes ago.
This is unacceptable.
I used to ride a large [...]

Road woes: motorbikes and my daily commute

By 10 November 2011

I travel from Belconnen to Woden daily, mostly in peak-hour morning traffic, and Canberra’s roadways get backed up.
Each day, motorcyclists ride in the bike lanes passing the lines of cars, and eventually duck in at the last chance available, skipping all the automobilers.
Does anyone else have a problem with this?

ACT Government trail bike rider survey – closes July 6 2011

By 30 June 2011

The following paragraph is taken from the survey site – please go to the link below if you are interested in influencing the Government to setup trailriding areas that were taken away 20 years ago. I would love to see legal riding tracks setup (away from residential areas) to give our kids somewhere to learn [...]

Motorcycle Awareness. Improving Traffic Congestion

By 27 May 2011

The traffic congestion in Canberra is getting worse all the time. I’m sure it will improve a little when the major roadworks are finished by it won’t take long for new housing developments to fill the roads up again. Places like Sydney and Melbourne deal with much worse traffic congestion then us on a daily [...]

Police Seek Mr Toad

By 6 May 2011

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to a dangerous high-speed ride through traffic by a motorcyclist this afternoon (Thursday, May 5) in Tuggeranong and Weston.
About 3:10pm today, a police vehicle was stopped at the intersection of O’Halloran Circuit and Drakeford Drive, in Kambah when officers observed a motorcycle travelling north at high speed on Drakeford [...]

Tharwa Drive drag strip?

By 27 March 2011

A 29-year-old Evatt man has died as a result of a single vehicle collision involving a motorcycle this afternoon (Saturday, 26 March).
About 3.40pm, ACT Policing responded to a report of a collision on the closed section of Tharwa Drive, Tharwa near Lanyon Homestead.
The male rider has collided with a fence whilst travelling southbound on Tharwa [...]

More testing for aspiring Canberra motorcyclists

By 10 February 2011

Territory And Municipal Services have announced the release of their review of ACT motorcycle licensing, training and testing requirements.
The main recommendation of the review is that the ACT pre-provisional course become compulsory, as is the case in NSW. It is currently only compulsory if an ACT learner rider fails the provisional licence test. [...]

Police Wrap for the end of 2010

By 31 December 2010

1. Light fingered women in Westfield Belconnen:
ACT Policing has arrested a 25-year-old Ngunnawal woman and an 18-year-old Evatt woman following the theft of more than 50 items from a number of stores at Westfield Belconnen yesterday afternoon (Wednesday December 22).
About 5.30pm Westfield security staff alerted Police to a suspicious vehicle parked in the Myer carpark. [...]

Ride of Remembrance

By 6 September 2010

For those of us who ride motorcycles (whatever type), yesterday was the first Ride of Rememberance which was put together by Robbo’s Harley Davidson at Fyschwick.  Despite the weather, about 200 enthusiasts turned up to commemorate those motorcycle riders who have been killed in accidents (9 this year alone I think).  It was also an [...]

Motorbike show in Civic?

By 3 September 2010

Last spring I seem to recall that there was a motorbike festival/show type thingy happening either in Civic or around the lake. Back then I barely took enough notice except to realise it was on (I think), but now that my motorbike-crazy partner has been recently Canberranised, we’d really like to attend this year.*
Can anyone [...]

Motorcycle Mechanics????

By 3 September 2010

Just wondering if anyone can reccommend a good motorcycle mechanic in Canberra????
[ED - Agusta MV needs a service?]

Boffins to study rise of motorcycle accidents

By 2 August 2010

The Canberra Times has a piece on a $77,000 study of why motorcycle accidents are one the rise.
One might think the first place to look would be for a rise in motorcycle usage.
The article also raises a perennial whinge:
Most irritating to experienced riders are young women riding scooters protected only by thin skirts.
One motorcyclist [...]

Police riding Harley Davidsons?

By 18 September 2009

Whats this I see? 
Two leather clad motorcycle cops, both of a more mature age, riding two brand new looking white Harley Davidson motorcycles sedately down Northbourne Avenue this week. 
The bikes had blue and red lights and police signs on the panniers so they must be real police bikes and the riders were in [...]

Supercross coming to Canberra

By 6 July 2009

[ 7 November 2009; ] Andrew Barr is throwing a bone to Canberra’s motorsport enthusiasts with the announcement that a leg of the first ever Australasian Supercross Championships will be held at Canberra Stadium on Saturday 7 November.

The Australasian Supercross Championships will not only provide great entertainment for locals but will help boost our local tourism industry by providing [...]

Rebel Funereal Road Disruptions

By 30 March 2009

The ABC brings word that our roads are going to be clogged today as the Rebels indulge in ornate processions for the funeral of Richard Roberts.
Local and interstate motorcyclists are expected to join funeral processions for Mr Roberts stretching several kilometres.
The first is planned about 9:30am AEDT from Mawson to Queanbeyan.
About an hour later [...]

Charity motorcycle ride for Camp Quality

By 11 March 2009

[ 22 March 2009 at 8:00 am; ]

A fun event for our two-wheeled friends.

Starting at Rond Terrace there’s a charity ride to Murrumbatemen on 22 March raising funds for Camp Quality.

Motorbike help

By 26 February 2009

More advice please?
Can anyone tell me a good place in Canberra to get a motorcycle seat re-covered?
Also I need a spare set of keys for the bike and the lock cut.

Images of Canberra – Are you really?

By 12 November 2008

PigDog has sent in this picture with the following comment:
“I didn’t see the rider, so they may have been a quad amputee for all I
know, but they didn’t have a disabled sticker on the bike.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com

JOE rider and you

By 9 October 2008

For a bit of fun here’s a media release that made its way in to me today:
Motorcycle Awareness Week
11th to the 17th of October 2008
“Where’s JOE Rider” Competition
Commencing at the close of the official launch ceremony on the 11th of October will be the launch of the “Where’s Joe Rider?” Competition proudly sponsored [...]

Bike Biz

By 2 October 2008

This is going to be another one of those ‘What/Who do you recommend posts’ but I don’t care, I seriously want to know. I am an ex, very serious bike rider (Jap Sports Bikes) who has just got back into riding after 8 years without a bike.  Maybe i’m going through a mid life crisis [...]

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