Where’s Joe Rider? Motorcycle Awareness Month in the Eurobodalla

This serious motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of Hector McWilliam Drive and the Princes Highway at Tuross Head in April 2016.
This serious motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of Hector McWilliam Drive and the Princes Highway at Tuross Head in April 2016.

Eurobodalla’s road users are being asked to raise their motorcycle awareness and “Spot Joe Rider” next week.

Each morning next week, motorcycle riders from the local chapter of the Ulysses Motorcycle Club will be at different locations in the Eurobodalla, wearing high-vis vests with “Joe Rider” printed on the back.

The campaign is being held to mark Motorcycle Awareness Month.

Motorcycle crashes account for 15.8 per cent of all casualty crashes in the Eurobodalla, higher than the NSW average of 12.2 per cent.

Eurobodalla Council’s road safety officer Kate McDougall will be at each location to hand out prizes and answer questions about the campaign.

“Joe Rider represents every motorcyclist, and this campaign urges drivers to be on the lookout for motorcyclists on our roads. All local riders are welcome to join the rides next week,” she said.

Ulysses Motorcycle Club riders at the Narooma Visitor Information Centre last Motorcycle Awareness Week.

Ulysses Motorcycle Club riders at the Narooma Visitor Information Centre last Motorcycle Awareness Week.

Where and when:

  • Narooma, Monday, November 27, 10am. Start at Narooma Visitor Information Centre for a ride around town, stopping at Montague Cafe at 10.30am.
  • Batemans Bay, Tuesday, November 28, 10am. Start at Bodyworx in Cranbrook Rd Batemans Bay, for a ride around town before stopping at The Oyster Bar at the marina at 10.30am.
  • Batemans Bay, Wednesday, November 29, 10am. Start at Batemans Bay Visitor Information Centre for a ride up the Kings Hwy to Braidwood, meeting at Ryrie Park. Coffee at either Deer Head Good Van or Albion Café.
  • Batemans Bay, Thursday, November 30, 10am. Start at Corrigans Beach reserve for a ride around town before stopping at Batehaven Bakery at 10.30am.
  • Moruya, Friday, December 1, 10am. Start at Blue Heron Cafe for a ride to the Council building to meet Clr Pat McGinlay. Back to Blue Heron Café at 10.30am.

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