Free Rider Safety Workshops in 2024

Our next workshop is in:

To register email – david@survivetheride.org or text – 0438163926

Orange Saturday August 24. Venue and time to be confirmed.

Cobar Saturday September 14. Venue and time to be confirmed.

North Curl Curl Wednesday October 23. Venue and time to be confirmed.

HornsbySunday November 3. Starts at 10:30 am and finishes at 1:00Storey Park Community Centre – Fowler Hall, 12 Old Berowra Road, Hornsby.

Goulburn – Sunday November 17. Venue and time to be confirmed.

Bathurst Saturday November 30 . Venue and time to be confirmed.

More Workshops are being planned for

  • Cooma

More details to follow.

To register email – david@survivetheride.org or text – 0438163926

Workshops in rural NSW from 2017 to 2024 have been possible thanks to grants from Transport for NSW.

What do we talk about?

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?

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.

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 Councils in Tweed Heads, Goulburn – Mulwaree, Eurobodalla, Port Macquarie, Bathurst – Blayney, Coffs Harbour – Hastings, Mid Coast, Port Stephens, Cessnock, Narrandera, Shellharbour, Snowy Mountains, Albury, Eurobodalla, Wollongong, Shoalhaven, Cumberland and Blacktown for all their efforts in organising the workshops over the years.   Workshops have also been conducted in Dubbo, Albury, Tumut, Wagga-Wagga and Griffith. Over 1,200 riders have attended our workshops.

In addition to the rural workshops, over the past 16 years, we have also held workshops at:

  • Griffith Classic Motorcycle Club
  • 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