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MECGC EVENT/RIDE CALENDAR

PLEASE NOTE: MECGC Clubrooms, 238 Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba. Club will be open on Thursday & Saturday Mornings even if the weather is bad for a cuppa & chinwag-:)
THE RIDE PLANS every week are subject to the weather man allowing them to happen & also depending on the ongoing situation with Covid-19 & the ever changing government policies re social gatherings etc.
Monday’s Rides – Meet at Cafe Tahbella, Shop 11/3 Cottonwood Place, Oxenford, 4210  from 8am, Ride 9am TBA. Riders at the cafe will discuss and decide on ride trip for the day. Unless advised prior. If shop closed meet at Macas.
Thursday  Rides – Meet at the MECGC Club Rooms, 238 Mudgeeraba Rd, Mudgeeraba 4213, from 8:00am for a coffee & chat – Ride Leaving MECGC Clubrooms at 9am – Ride Plan Suggestions will be put forward and decided on the day.
Saturday Rides meet at the MECGC Clubrooms, from 7.00am departs 8.00am and an hour later in winter (June, July and August). Join us for a chat or a cup of tea/coffee  from the Clubhouse. CLICK HERE for the Saturday Ride Plan
Sunday’s  MECGC SIV Group will Meetup at Cafe Metz, Canungra at 9am. Come and have a coffee before a ride.
MECGC Movie Night – 2nd Wednesday of each month, clubrooms open at 6:30pm, Movie starts at 7pm
MECGC Monthly Meetings – 3rd Wednesday of each month, clubrooms open from 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7pm
Members are welcome to Plan & Lead Rides, Contact Chris Orton 0417 455577 info@mecgc.club if you have any suggestions, before Tuesday so to post. or by Sunday the week before before preferred.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 


 

 

SATURDAY RIDE PLAN – 20 July 2024

SATURDAY RIDE DETAILS  20-7-24. ???? ????????
 

Mount Barney

Stage 1: Leave clubhouse at 9:00 – through Canungra, and Beaudesert head towards Kerry, stopping at Darlington for coffee. pit stop at Beaudesert if necessary and onto Rathdowney for coffee.  82 km  1 hr 15 min

Stage 2: Leave Darlington, travel 3 km and turn left, over Hillview and follow Christmas Creek Rd through to Rudd Ln and turn left. Ride for 10 km and turn left at Innisplain Rd, follow for 8 km and turn right at Running Creek Rd and follow though to Rathdowney where we turn left. Ride for 15 km and turn right at Barney View Rd (49 km 48 min)

Follow Barney View Rd over for 13 km the turn left at Boonah Rathdowney Rd and ride through to Boonah – stopping at Sandie Lees Kitchen for lunch (51 km 42 min)    

Total Stage 2: 100 km 1 hr 30   

Stage 3: Follow Ipswich Boonah Rd for 17 km, turn right at Culson for Beaudesert the onto Biddaddaba Rd and into Outpost for final regrouping before individually heading home

Return to Canungra: Total Trip 242 km  Ride Time 3hrs 30 min

 
Please assure bladder is empty and fuel tank is full. Free air to fill tyres at club. Members please wear your name tags for the benefit of new riders.
 
RIDE SAFE FOREVER, M.E.C.G.C. COMMITTEE. ???? ???? ????
 
 
 

Rider Training Course Schedule

Ride to Zero, How to Keep it UPRIGHT Rider Training Course Schedule

The course is open to MECGC members and members of the public.  A great opportunity to brush up on all your riding skills. Look forward to seeing you on the course.

The program value is actually $295 per person, but the Ride to Zero Government Grant funding pays for most of that fee, so you only have to contribute $50.

The first course will be held on July 21st, at the Mudgeeraba Clubhouse and is now open for registration. Please go to the link below for full details and information on the course. Enrolling in the course is simply, in the link below go to the “Ticket” section and click “Get Ticket” – it’s that easy. Your registration will be recorded, and you will receive your ticket with a QR code (please bring on course day).

Link to course 21st July: https://smartrideracademy.com/event/r2z-mecgc-240721/

Other Course days that may suit your schedule – Please register for your preferred day by clinking the link and registering

To All Members

As you may know our Ride to Zero Grant from the QLD Govt was approved.

Course Details:

  1. Courses will be run in groups of 5 riders – that is, 5 members per trainer. We will be conducting courses with a maximum of 10 riders per day (2 groups with 2 instructors)
  2. Courses will be run during the week and also on the weekend, courses will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. However weekday courses, for those who can attend, will provide SMART Rider Academy with more flexibility in dates and availability of course instructors
  3. All courses will be conducted at the Club House in the following format:
  1. a) 2 to 2 1/2 hours at the club house (Training Room) covering road craft fundamentals, cornering and braking techniques and a little bit on motorcycle maintenance
  2. b) There will be 1 hour in the parking lot to cover low speed riding skills on your bikes
  3. c) Then 2 hours on the road (5 riders with 1 instructor) to cover riding skills 

Course Variations

Currently we have several course variations that are being offered:

  • Motorcycle control in varying conditions 
  • Braking, cornering and road craft skills
  • Riding with a pillion 
  • As an extension of the above, SMART Rider Academy can also conduct a variation that would involve off-road riding in the 2-hour riding element 

This is a great opportunity for all members to brush up their riding skills and would encourage all members to participate. Please reply to this e-mail on the following points.

  • Which course you would be interested in taking.
  • Availability for mid-week courses (and day preference) or weekend course. Please note weekend course dates may be limited.
  • Also advise which additional courses you are interested in 

Regards

President Bazz

About SMART Rider Academy

SMART Rider Academy is a privately owned Australian company established to provide cost-effective training to motorcycle riders that improves their essential roadcraft skills and enjoyment of riding.

With funding support from Queensland Transport and Main Roads, SMART Rider Academy was the first organisation in the private sector to offer subsidised training to the motorcycle community in Queensland and is now the largest provider of post-licence road-based training in the state.

In 2017 SMART Rider Academy partnered with Queensland Police Service to create and deliver the “How to keep it UP-RIGHT” program. This program has now been delivered to over 1,400 riders in South East Queensland and is the model for the new “Ride to Zero” program being offered to clubs and not-for-profit organisations throughout Queensland.

Stephen McDowall, Director and Principal Instructor, leads a training team that has worked extensively with motorcycle clubs, road safety and advisory groups and other organisations across Australia and internationally for over 20 years.

 

Special Interest Vehicle Concession

MECGC membership can save you money on QLD REGO.

Eligible vehicles

This concession is available for the following vehicles:

  • historic vehicles:
    • vehicles that are at least 30 years old including motorcycles
    • heavy buses that are at least 25 years old
  • street rods and hot rods:
    • vehicles modified for safe road use and have a body and frame built before 1949
    • replicas of a vehicle that have a body and frame built before 1949
  • historic ambulances and fire-fighting equipment vehicles:
    • retired ambulances and fire-fighting equipment vehicles (no age restriction) that are now used for display

Left hand drive vehicles may be registered under the scheme if the vehicle is a:

  • light vehicle (gross vehicle mass (GVM) not over 4.5 tonnes) and at least 30 years old

or

  • heavy vehicle (GVM over 4.5 tonnes) at least 30 years old and has been issued with a Left Hand Drive Exemption Permit by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

In the case of historic ambulances and fire-fighting equipment vehicles, the vehicle must be converted to right hand drive if the vehicle is a:

  • light vehicle (GVM not over 4.5 tonnes) and less than 25 years old

or

  • heavy vehicle (GVM over 4.5 tonnes) and less than 30 years old.