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Jun 12

“How to keep it UP-RIGHT” Motorcycle Rider Safety Program – 12th June 2022

June 12, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST


The “How to keep it UP-RIGHT” motorcycle program is a full day face-to-face practical training course, designed to show you how you can maximise your riding enjoyment while minimising your risks. It’s based on our highly successful SMART Rider Roadcraft course and open to riders of all experience levels.

We’ll teach you skills that help you recognise hazards on our roads, and then deliver strategies to reduce – or even eliminate – those risks. We’ll also teach you:

  • how you can improve your control over your motorcycle by understanding some basic vehicle dynamics;
  • why your slow speed skills are so important and how to make them better;
  • 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; and
  • how to choose the best riding gear.

This course is a key component of our SMART Rider training program, and is run in association with the Queensland Police Service with funding from Queensland Transport and Main Roads. The government funding allows us to offer this program to you at the heavily subsidised rate of just $50 per person.

The course consists of:

  • a classroom session that covers common rider errors and how to avoid them – road craft, observation skills and hazard perception, commentary riding and vehicle dynamics, the effect speed has on braking distances and cornering, vision and the reasons why motorcycles are often not seen by other road users;
  • a skills session in an adjoining carpark to sharpen low speed skills; and
  • a mentored road ride under the guidance of our instructors and accompanied by Road Policing Command motorcyclists to provide practical training and feedback.

The courses are run at the Jimboomba State School, in the Logan district, and run from 9am to 4pm.


June 12, 2022
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.