Events Calendar

The Motorcycle Riders Association of ACT holds regular events to raise the profile of motorcycling.

Upcoming events:

The Long Ride Show and Shine – Friday 22nd September 2017

The Long Ride Show and Shine is an exiting lead-up event to the October ride. This event is all about the bikes and we need you to help us make it the best ever! For more information check out the official events’ page.

The Long Ride was an initiative started by an ex-Defence Force member, Chris Dunne back in 2007. Each year riders from all over Australia, (Defence and non-Defence), ride long distances to destinations like Perth, Uluru and Darwin. This year the Long Ride starts on October 13 and heads off for a lap of Tasmania . You can read more about The Long Ride at

The event raises funds for prostate cancer research and awareness for all men of prostate cancer and general health. It is also a great chance for camaraderie among all members of the ADF. The Long Ride Show and Shine on 22 September is an important lead-up event to the October ride. Members will have the chance to display their bikes and everyone will have a chance to show their support.

It is hoped that the combination of members bikes, new bikes from retailers and a number of specialty displays will draw a big crowd away from their desks and raise funds and awareness of prostate cancer.

Pink Ribbon Ride – Saturday 14th October 2017

With the current statistical forecast of 1/10 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017, it’s a surety that we have all had someone close to us suffer this awful disease.

The Annual Pink Ribbon Ride is a chance for us all to band together to raise money and demonstrate support for those in need.

Save the Date!

This years event will also be launching Motorcycle Awareness Week in the ACT region.

Motorcycle Awareness Week – Saturday 14th October 2017

Motorcycle Awareness Week begins Saturday 14 October with the launch of the MRA ACT Joe Rider and Share the Road campaigns.

Keep an eye out as more details will follow!

Annual Toy Run  – Saturday, 9th December 2017

Donate new toys, nonperishable food, and cash supporting the Salvation Army and St John’s Care

The annual Toy Run marks 37 years of fundraising by the motorcycling community to aid those less fortunate during the festive season, and has raised tens of thousands of dollars in cash and gifts over the years.

Over 1,000 bikes and riders are expected to gather at Old Parliament House on Saturday 9 December from 8.00am for breakfast in the lead up to the actual ride-out procession, which commences at 10.00am.

Riders are invited to dress up for the ride and sponsorship is provided to reward them for the best decorated bike, rider, and pillion. To add to the fun of the morning, we have two perpetual trophies: one is awarded to the club with the biggest attendance and the other to the largest corporate group entry.