Events Calendar

The following events and activities are planned for the forseeable future.

Please contact us for any details about an event you may be interested in.

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April
Date Event Title and Details
Friday 24-Apr-2020

Sunday 26-Apr-2020

Meet & Greet (Ferries & Bridges) Sth Aust, April 24th - 26th, 2020

Location: Bend Motorsport Park Rydges Hotel, Tailem Bend Sth Aust

Ferries and Bridges Ride

Along the Murray River

Tailem Bend to Berri

Overnight at the Bend Motorsport Park Rydges Hotel, Tailem Bend Sth Aust (it is the cheapest).

In the morning we ride to Tailem Bend for the first ferry crossing of the Murray River, from there we ride to Murray Bridge( photo with Alexander the Bunyip ), ride over the original bridge and on to Mannum, another ferry crossing into town for a snack and drink break.

Mannum to Purnong along the river and the next ferry crossing, ride to Swan Reach ( a nice photo opportunity along the way ) for another ferry crossing and then ride to Blanche Town for lunch at the local pub.

After lunch we ride across the main bridge and turn up to Morgan and onto the next ferry across the river, a short ride to Cadell and across the river on yet another ferry. The next town Waikerie and the last ferry crossing for the ride.

Our ride ends at the Berri Hotel for our overnight stop.

So you will need a day to get to Tailem Bend and a day to ride home.   

For More Info Contact Claus: engineeringclaus@bigpond.com


September
Date Event Title and Details
Friday 18-Sep-2020

Sunday 20-Sep-2020

Alice Springs Past District Governor and Elect District Governor Conference on 18th to 20th September 2020

Location: Your Place

IFMR Member Brian Beesley (who is also a Past District Governor) has been liaising with Dick Wilson the conveyor of the proposed 2020 Australian and New Zealand PDG and Elect DG Conference being held on 18th to 20th September 2020. Their plan is to hold

Greeting Rotacyclists,

I am writing to you today to advise you of a riding opportunity.

IFMR Member Brian Beesley (who is also a Past District Governor) has been liaising with Dick Wilson the conveyor of the proposed 2020 Australian and New Zealand PDG and Elect DG Conference being held on 18th to 20th September 2020.  Their plan is to hold a parade of IFMR Members and bikes, at the beginning of the Conference.  

As you are no doubt aware, the Alice Springs dates are very close to our own AIR2020 International Ride commencing in Sydney on 17 October 2020, some 2-3 weeks apart, and I know many of you are very keen to participate in our AIR2020 Ride.  

Due to that, I have advised Brian and the Convenor Dick that the IFMR thank them for the offer, but unfortunately, on this occasion, the IFMR cannot endorse the Alice Springs Conference as an official IFMR Ride to and from Alice Springs.  The reason being, I and the Board consider the dates are too close to AIR2020, and a ride to Alice Springs would detract from our AIR2020 Ride 2-3 weeks later.

Our Board discussed this offer, and it was also pointed out that the ride to and from Alice Springs would be a considerable distance for most of our members.  A 2,800 km ride each way, over 6 days there and 6 days back from Sydney, let alone from other home locations.  That’s a 14 day event, with motel costs, fuel and food expenses.  And all that just before our AIR2020 International Ride of 14-16 days, plus the days spent riding to and from the starting point in Sydney.

That aside, I believe the decision to take part in the Alice Springs Conference should be an individual member’s choice, and to that end the IFMR will be advertising the Alice Springs Conference event to all our members, for their consideration.   Those of you that can afford it and can spare the time off work will be very interested, and I suggest they should contact Dick for further details/coordination; dickandlizwilson@internode.on.net

I submit this offer from Brian Beesley and Dick Wilson for your consideration.

 Regards

Doug Cole 

President of IFMR Australian Chapter


October
Date Event Title and Details
Saturday 17-Oct-2020

Sunday 01-Nov-2020

IFMR AIR2020 (Australian International Ride 2020)

Contact: Secretary Philip Smith

Come to Australia and ride the Great Dividing Range Mountains and visit Sydney, NSW & the Gold Coast QLD.

AIR2020 (IFMR Australian International Ride 2020)

Saturday 17th October to Sunday 1st November 2020

Come to Australia and ride the Great Dividing Range Mountains and visit Sydney, NSW & the Gold Coast QLD, visit Canberra our nations capital and then on to Philip Island Victoria and finish in Melbourne Victoria.