10 Free Rider Safety Workshops in 2023

All workshop participants from Feb 16 to Nov 30 this year will go into a prize draw for a set of Viking Bags.
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Next workshops

October 5, Thursday at Wauchope

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Wauchope Rotary Youth Hall, 1/10 Oxley Lane

October 7, Saturday at Alstonville (Ballina)

10:30 am to 12:30 pm – Alstonville Showgrounds, South St, Alstonville

October 8, Sunday at Grafton

10:30 am to 12:30 pm – Grafton District Ex-Services Club, 105 Mary St, Grafton

October 21, Saturday at Bonville (Coffs Harbour)

10:30 am to 12:30 pm, Bonville Memorial Hall, 6 Andren Cl, Bonville

October 22, Sunday at Banora Point (Tweed Heads)

10:30 am to 12:30 Banora Point Community Centre – Cnr Leisure Dr & Woodland Rd, Banora Point

November 4, Saturday at Kiama – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

November 7, Tuesday at Granville – 6:pm to 8:00 pm

November 18, Saturday at Dalmeny (South Coast) – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

December 9, Saturday at Nowra – 11:00 am to 1:00

November 23, Thursday at Parramatta 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

(venues to be advised)

Workshops are being planned for 2024 at:

  • Kempsey
  • South Coast of NSW
  • Riverina

More details to follow.

To register email – david@survivetheride.org

or text – 0438163926

Workshops in rural NSW from 2017 to 2023 have been possible thanks to grants from Transport for NSW.

What do we talk about?

Our workshops are attended by experienced riders, returning riders and new riders.  Their common aim is to improve their skills, increase their smiles and reduce surprises on the road.

We focus on the issues that riders talk to us about.  For example, many riders want to learn more about cornering (it’s more than just “enter wide – stay wide – exit close”).  Other riders want to learn more about managing traffic, or, reducing their aches and pains.

The workshop covers these issues and many other little decisions we make that help to make the ride more enjoyable, for example:

  • The key decisions for seeing what is around the next corner, riding in groups, being seen in traffic and staying alert.
  • How to manage the stressful situations that cause you to tense up.
  • How to connect properly with your machine – cruisers, sports, scooters, etc.
  • Recognising the little mistakes you make and how to avoid them in the future.

Our aim:

Survive The Ride Association of NSW works to assist riders enjoy riding while also minimising the chance of repair bills, medical bills and Police fines.

Why should you attend?

Like you, we make mistakes each time we ride.

We discuss many of the simple mistakes we all make so we can reduce our surprises in the future.

We will help you recognise your little mistakes and discuss ways to avoid them next time.  

Both new and experienced riders have benefited from the workshops.  Some riders want to discuss specific issues, others just want a refresher, while others want the chance to chat to riders about their experiences.

We are riders with a range of experience from Police pursuit, to teaching advanced riding skills and racing.  We are passionate about helping riders increase their smiles each time they ride.

If your club, dealership or shop would like to host a workshop, please contact us to book a date.

Previous Years

Thanks to the Local Councils for supporting our efforts to assist riders.

Thanks to the Road Safety Officers at Tweed Heads, Goulburn – Mulwaree, Eurobodalla, Port Macquarie, Bathurst, Blayney, Coffs Harbour, Narrandera, Shellharbour, Snowy Mountains, Albury, Bega, Wollongong, Shoalhaven, Cumberland and Blacktown for all their efforts in organising the workshops over the years.   Over 1,000 riders have attended our workshops.

In addition to the rural workshops, over the past 13 years, we have also held workshops at:

  • Bike Biz in Granville
  • MegaBabes Ride in Dubbo
  • Coffs Harbour & District Motorcycle Restorers Club
  • Coffs Harbour – NSW HOG Rally
  • Blacktown Harley Davidson – Blacktown
  • Motor Cycle Accessories Supermarket – Auburn
  • Team Moto – Blacktown
  • Ducati Club NSW
  • Deus Ex Machina – Camperdown
  • Action Motorcycles – Sydney
  • Scooter Central – Brookvale
  • Scooteria – Stanmore
  • The Scooter Store – Caringbah
  • Scootering – Neutral Bay
  • My Scooter – Drummoyne
  • Scooter Expo in Sydney (St Ives) – 2011, 2012