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Aug 29

“Ride to Zero” provided by Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club Gold Coast

August 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST


  👍  Improved Skills

  👍  Reduced Risks

  👍  Greater Confidence



The Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club Gold Coast invites club members, their guests and other members of the Gold Coast motorcycle community to join the club for a day that will absolutely TRANSFORM YOUR RIDING.

Maybe you’ve already got plenty of years of riding experience – but you want to be better, improve your skills, and ride with more confidence. This course 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.
This event is proudly offered by the Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club Gold Coast and is subsidised by a Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads Motorcycle Ride to Zero Grant. Training is provided by SMART Rider Academy.
Registration for this event is open to members of the Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club Gold Coast and their guests who hold a current open, provisional or probationary RE or R licence. You don’t have to be a club member to participate in this course!
The Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club of the Gold Coast is a fun group of people who just love getting together for amazing rides, fun times and wonderful friends.

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.
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
If you would like more information or have questions, you can email us at events@smartrideracademy.com.au or call us on 1300 961 335 if you’d prefer to talk to a REAL human (who also rides!)


August 29
9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST
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Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club Gold Coast
238 Mudgeeraba Rd
Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213 Australia
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MECGC Member/Guest
$ 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.