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Jul 28

“How to keep it UP-RIGHT” – Jimboomba

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST


  👍  Improved Skills

  👍  Reduced Risks

  👍  Greater Confidence



You already know how to ride but maybe you want to be better, improve your skills, and ride with more confidence.

“How to keep it UP-RIGHT” is designed to empower riders like you with the knowledge and techniques to ride on our roads safely while enjoying every twist and turn more. You will learn essential roadcraft skills – the very skills that professional riders use to recognise and avoid hazards, and to keep it UP-RIGHT!

Course outline:

0830 – 0900: Welcome and registration
0900 – 1015: Training room
  • Roadcraft and observation skills • Common errors riders make and strategies to eliminate them • Skills and strategies to deal with hazards and other road users • Safe and effective lane filtering
1015 – 1030: Morning tea
1030 – 1130: Training room
  • Cornering lines • Braking techniques • Group riding • Q & A
1130 – 1215: Practical
  • Posture and bike setup • Vehicle dynamics • Slow manoeuvring, braking and cornering skills • Riding with a pillion
1215 – 1300: Lunch
1300 – 1315: Road ride briefing and basic maintenance
1315 – 1530: Road ride
  • Conducted in small groups (maximum 5 riders) under the guidance of our coaches and QPS Highway Patrol officers.
1530 – 1545: Road ride debrief
1545 – 1600: Day concludes

What to bring:

  • Registered and roadworthy motorcycle with enough fuel to ride 100km
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch (or there are options close by)
  • Happy smiley face and willingness to have fun and learn a few things
“How to keep it UP-RIGHT” is subsidised by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads Motorcycle Ride to Zero Grants and run with the support of Queensland Police Service, which means the course fees are just $50! Riders must hold a current open, provisional or probationary RE or R licence to be eligible for the course.
Over 1,400 people have now participated in this course and many have told us they now feel more skilled, more relaxed on the bike and ride with greater awareness and confidence.
And for 2024 the course has been revised to include sessions on maintenance, group riding and riding with a pillion. So if you’re one of our 1,400 previous riders there’s still something new for you in our 2024 course, and we’d love to see to again – and why not bring a friend! 😃
Here’s what some of our previous participants told us:
“Motorcycle riding is my happy place. Thanks to SMART Rider Academy I’m now even happier as well and more comfortable and confident.” Michelle
“I have been riding for over 40yrs on all sorts of bikes from sports bikes to touring motorcycles. I’ve experienced all types of conditions/situations throughout Europe and Australia. I did ask myself what more could I possibly learn. Well, let me tell you….I learnt heaps and came away reflecting on the day’s proceedings as a very positive experience.” Dave
More information on “How to keep it UP-RIGHT” is available here or call us on 1300 961 335 if you’d prefer to talk to a REAL human (who also rides!)


July 28
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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$ 50.00 GST included

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.