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Ride for Life with Shadow Riders Australia

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by Tony Dyer (subscribe)
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Never ride faster than your angel can fly

If you plan on joining in on this fantastic bike ride, you'll need your leathers – this is definitely not a bike ride where you flounce around in those colour co-ordinated lycra duds. For the fourth year in a row, the Shadow Riders Australia's Queensland Chapter is holding the Ride for Life to coincide with the fundraising efforts of the Gympie City Gym's Relay for Life Team. The Relay for Life is a nationally organised series of events where all funds raised support vital cancer research, early detection programmes and patient support services. So it's not just a great day out, but it also helps out a good cause.

The 2015 Ride for Life with Shadow Riders Australia is set to kick off from the Pub With No Name at Aussie World, 73 Frizzo Road, Palmview on Saturday, 3 October, 2015. Registration will commence at 8.30am and the riders will be setting out on the road at 9.30am.

Entry fee for everybody taking part, riders and pillions alike, is $15 each.

Last year the Shadow Riders Australia's Ride for Life was a stunning success with over 50 bikes joining in and helping to raise over $1,200. This was a great help for the Gympie Relay for Life Team events which ended up topping everybody in Queensland by raising over $100,000 – not bad for a little country city.

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Crusin' the highway, just like Easy Rider

The 2015 Ride for Life will take you over the scenic Stanley Ranges to Kenilworth where an invigorating pit stop is organised. Once everybody is fully refreshed the Ride continues on to the Gympie Football Club at 70 Tin Can Bay Road, Gympie. Then, thanks to the kind sponsors like, TourOZ Trikes, the Aussie World Garage and Law Essentials who are supporting the ride, you'll be able to relax at the FREE sausage sizzle for all the riders and pillions attending on the day. There will also be a selection of refreshing drinks to purchase to go with your tasty sausage sizzle.

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Hummm, not a Harley but very, very nice

Shadow Riders Australia is a group of like-minded Honda Shadow owners who are keen to share opinions, information and gather for social rides. It offers free membership as a tool for communication within the forum located on the Shadow Riders Australia website and encourages the formation of social groups all over Australia. To maintain its family orientation member's families are always included in planned activities – such as the Ride for Life.


To make the Ride for Life a truly open event all bike types, including trikes and scooters, are welcome to join in on the day. So it's more than a mere possibility you will get to ride alongside some Harley Davidsons. Please note that no support vehicles will be provided.

Honda riders will probably need to bring their Mums along so they can get the free ride patch everybody receives for joining in sewn onto their leathers.

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Well OK, enough of this chest-thumping about Harleys and Hondas. I've been told the name, 'Honda' actually stands for, 'Harley Owners Need Dependable Alternatives' and, I guess I just have to admit it, I used to ride Hondas myself – there, I've said it!

Along with the free patch everybody will be in line for some great prizes and, of course, the ride itself is one of great scenery and camaraderie to be enjoyed by everybody.

The whole day will be a blast and ends in you helping an extremely worth cause.

For more information on this great cause and fantastic day out check out the Shadow Riders Australia web page here and the Ride's Facebook page here. You could also contact the organisers on 0488 758 725, email at ray@doelfamily.com.au or through the contact page of the web site here.

Take this opportunity to join the Shadow Riders Australia Ride for Life and have a fantastic day, a stunning and relaxing ride, make new friends and help raise funds for vital cancer research, early detection programmes and patient support services.
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Why? Have a great day out with friends both old and new in the knowledge you are helping to save lives
When: Saturday, 3 October, 2015; Register at 8.30am and Ride Out at 9.30am
Phone: 0488 758 725
Where: Aussie World, 73 Frizzo Road, Palmview
Cost: $15 per person (Riders and pillions)
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