Author Archives: Adam Smith-Platts

Toy Run 2020 – Salvation Army Donation Drop Sites

The drop site for donations for the 40th Annual Motorcyclists Toy Run have been confirmed, and are as follows: The Salvation Army, Fyshwick Address: 15 Mildura Street, FyshwickTimes: 9.00am through to 12.00pm, Saturday 5 December 2020 The drop off point … Continue reading

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Save The Date! ACT and Region 40th Annual Motorcyclists Toy Run

Put Saturday 5th December in your calendar, as it’s still on! For the 40th year of holding this event, there won’t be a mass ride setting off from Old Parliament House due to COVID-19 restrictions. Instead, the MRA will encourage … Continue reading

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**PRESS RELEASE** 2020 ACT and Region Motorcyclist’s Annual Toy Run

Are you having a Toy Run this year?!? That’s the question we keep hearing, and the answer is: not like previous years, but YES! Put Saturday 5th December in your calendar, as it’s still on. The annual Canberra and Region … Continue reading

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Resumption of In-Person Meetings

With the entire country maintaining zero (0) active COVID-19 cases that have occurred due to unknown or community transmission, the MRA ACT Executive Committee have decided, in collaboration with the Harmonie German Club, to resume in-person meetings. Our next meeting, … Continue reading

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“Joe Rider” Collaboration with Queanbeyan-Palerang

Our friendly Road Safety Officer in Queanbeyan-Palerang has sent in this news item about the 2020 October “Joe Rider” campaign. It’s a key part of Motorcycle Awareness Month, and we’ll most likely see these riders on our roads. Spot Joe … Continue reading

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Cancellation of Motorcycle Awareness Week

With the changing of the guards, search of two more executive committee members, and a few other factors, the MRA ACT was not able to organise and facilitate Motorcycle Awareness Week or JOE Rider this year. We intend to restart … Continue reading

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2020 AGM Results are in, and the New Execs are …

The 2020 MRA ACT Annual General Meeting was held as a MS Teams meeting on 29 September, where a new executive committee was elected: President: Mark Boast Vice President: Jen Woods The following general committee members have stayed on in … Continue reading

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Call to Arms: The Future of the MRA ACT

Your input is needed on the future of the Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT The Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT exists to support motorcyclists and motorcycle riding in the ACT and nearby regions. Over the past few years … Continue reading

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COVID-19’s Impact on the MRA ACT

Like most businesses and organisations/associations, the current coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) has had an impact on the Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT. Cancellation of the 2020 Blanket Run Postponement of General Members Meetings General Operational Impacts Cancellation of the … Continue reading

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Cancellation of the Blanket Run

It is with great trepidation that the MRA ACT have had to cancel the 2020 Blanket Run. This decision has not been made lightly. With the federal and local government’s responses to COVID-19, we would be in breach of group … Continue reading

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