VIC Govt Talks to Riders

The Victorian Government has engaged with riders to resolve conflict between riders, resident and other forest users.

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Nowhere To Ride

There's hardly anywhere to ride legally in NSW.

Land developers, policy exclusion, clowns and noise has resulted in closure of nearly all available areas.

Now there are Environmental problems as riders push into areas they would not have used previously.

Erosion from new track creation, grooving of water diversion banks (roll-overs), creek bank destruction and spreading of weeds and diseases from unwashed machines are all problems now.

Media Release

23 November 2010


The Motorcycle Council of NSW (MCC of NSW) calls upon the NSW state government to immediately introduce Recreational Registration for off-road motorcycles along the lines of the Victorian model.

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Rider Briefing

Always brief the group at the start of each day. Keep it short and light. Start with a head count so you know exactly how many riders you have, then outline the proposed route and any hazards that you envisage. Explain the fuel stops and distances, where you will eat, and any other places that you’re stopping at along the way. The leader needs to think for all the riders. Point out that its polite to ride slowly near houses to keep dust down, or what to do around stock if the route takes you through paddocks. Camping areas should also be highlighted as slow down spots, and if there is a chance of meeting horse riders or other forest users such as mountain bikers or walkers, work out a system to warn those behind you – raising your left arm and killing the motor works well.

Ask anyone with health issues to let you know so that you can keep an eye on them or understand treatment methods. Controlling sugar levels for a diabetic or treating an allergic reaction to bee stings and the like are all part of the job. Also be aware of those who are carrying injuries, or who have damaged bikes.