Where’s Joe Rider? Motorcycle Awareness Week

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 look out for motorcyclists on our roads.

“All local riders are welcome to join the rides next week,” she said.

Where and when:

  • Narooma, Monday 27 November, 10am. Start at Narooma Visitor Information Centre for a ride around town, stopping at Montague Cafe at 10.30am.

  • Batemans Bay, Tuesday 28 November, 10am. Start at Body Worx 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 29 November, 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 30 November, 10am. Start at Corrigans Beach reserve for a ride around town before stopping at Batehaven Bakery at 10.30am.

  • Moruya, Friday 1 December, 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.

Above: Clr Pat McGinlay will be at the Blue Heron, Moruya December 1st at 10am.

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