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Mar 5

“How to keep it UP-RIGHT” – Jimboomba

March 5, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST


Our highly rated “How to keep it UP-RIGHT” rider training program is back!


“How to keep it UP-RIGHT” is a full day practical training course that will help you maximise your riding enjoyment while minimising your risks. You will learn essential roadcraft skills – the very skills that professional riders use to recognise and avoid hazards, and to keep it UP-RIGHT!

You will also learn:

  • how to corner better and brake effectively;
  • master slow speed turns;
  • how your brain and vision work together to improve your riding;
  • why other road users don’t see you and what you can do about it;
  • how to recognise when one of those “Uh Oh” moments is about to happen, and how to prevent it;
  • how to choose the best riding gear, and
  • you will improve your confidence and enjoy your riding more.

“How to keep it UP-RIGHT” is based on our highly successful SMART Rider Roadcraft course, and run in conjunction with the Queensland Police Service. The course is subsidised by Queensland Government which reduces your course fees to just $50.

The course is open to riders of all experience levels, and over 700 riders have now been through the program since we started in Jimboomba in 2021.

The course format consists of:

  • classroom session that covers common rider errors and how to avoid them – like why motorcycles are often not seen by other road users;
  • skills session to sharpen low speed skills; and
  • mentored road ride under the guidance of our instructors and QPS Highway Patrol officers.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the team for the awesome course I attended yesterday and the great delivery of the information. Congratulations on a fantastic course and the team behind it.” – Lynne P

“A big thankyou to the guy’s and gal’s that put these courses together. Also for the police involvement. It was a great day and well presented by some knowledgeable people.” – Jeff O

“The supervised ride at the end just pulled all the earlier discussions and skills together in a practical manner. I truly believe this type of course saves lives.” – Angus H


March 5, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST
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Jimboomba State School
97-103 Brisbane St
Jimboomba, QLD 4280 Australia
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SMART Rider Academy
1300 961 335


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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 Coach, 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.