Free Rider Safety Workshops

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

BegaSaturday, May 13 – at Club Bega Function Room, 82 Gipps St – 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Narrandera – Saturday, May 20 – at the Emergency Operations Centre, 19 Twynam St – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm followed by lunch.

Nowra – Saturday, June 3 – at the Shoalhaven City Council Administration Centre, Bridge Road, Nowra – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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 managing common challenges such as cornering, riding in groups/traffic and staying alert.
  • How to manage the stressful situations that cause you too 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?

Each time you ride you might have a couple of surprises that you want to avoid in the future, or, maybe you would like to manage traffic or corners better.

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, whiles 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, 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