Motorcycling Queensland Gets Behind International Ride To Work Day- 16th July

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14th July 2008, 05:38pm - Views: 851



Date: 14th July 2008



Motorcycling Queensland is proud to announce its support for International Ride to Work Day on
Wednesday the 16th of July 2008. To help celebrate this occasion, Motorcycling Queensland, in
association with Queensland Transport, the Pro Motorcycles Group and the Emporium Retail
District, are setting up a commuter drop in display from 6:30am 9:30am in the Emporium car
park at 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley. This display aims to generate awareness for safe
motorcycling as a viable transport option for all Queenslanders and any rider who drops in on
their motorcycle on the way to work will receive a free coffee from Depot.

"With fuel prices progressively moving toward the $2 per litre mark, there seems no better time to
commute to and from work on a motorcycle," says Motorcycling Queensland General Manager
Lindsay Granger. "Our organisation is actively involved in promoting safe motorcycle use as a
cheaper and relatively environmentally friendly option for people to use as their primary mode of
transport. Motorcycles can also be a lot of fun as long as they are used safely by riders who are
alert and obey the road rules."

It seems that there is no end in sight for the growth in popularity of motorcycles with a recent
report by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries showing that 64,186 motorcycles,
scooters and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) were sold (in Australia) to the end of June 2008, a 6.6 per
cent increase on the same period in 2007." Motorcycling Queensland is behind every one of these
new owners and encourages all riders with road registered motorcycles to show their support for
motorcycling and ride to work on Wednesday the 16th of July.

To show the industry wide commitment to training and safety, Queensland Transport is on board
to help promote rider safety and the Pro Motorcycles Group will have new motorcycles on display
and be holding low speed riding demonstrations to show some of the skills required to pass the
Q-Ride training and assessment program that new riders must do to gain their licence.

There will also be staff on hand to talk to members of the public about the changes in the
licensing system that came into effect on July 1st 2008 as well as information about how to get
involved with recreational and competitive motorcycling.

Images, Interviews, & Further info available contact: Luke Dillon Marketing Manager for
Motorcycling Queensland m: 0401 018 476 e: [email protected]

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