2018 Annual Independent Poker Run
While weather was against us, we still managered a reasonable turnout. A total of cash and donated goods came to $3900 after expenses. Expenses were $300 band, $354 in prizes, $50 in fuel for Pistol from MACE Widebay, who kindly donated his car and time. Thanks pistol for your time. Independents absorbed costs of shirt production and patches, so this was not added to expenses. Total expenses. $704. Percentage total to cause. Approximately 85%. Thank you to all who supported the event. A good result.The event that was run on March 10, started at the Tinana Hotel (The Tinnie), with proceeds going towards care packages for Aussie troops deployed overseas. From the Tinnie we proceeded to the Bruce Highway where we regrouped before heading to Apple Tree Creek Hotel for good company and of course beer. From Apple Tree Creek we headed to South Kolan Hotel via Wallaville for lunch. From lunch we headed to Commercial Hotel Cordalba via Cedar Rd (final stop) and after party. Pictures 060 and 061 are goods donated for care packages, a a total of 61 care packages were sent overseas and should be with the troops by ANZAC Day. Picture 062 are some of the troops we know will be receiving the care packages. The have passed on their thanks. Independent Riders plan on collecting goods and donations for care packages for the remainder of the year and hope to send a further 20 every couple of months.
Have a great Easter. Michael
February 10th 2018
God’s Squad CMC Brisbane’s 22 Annual Memorial Ride
Last Saturday We held Our 22nd Annual Memorial Ride , it is a day we look forward to , as it reminds us of friends departed too early and gives us a chance to catch up , ride with and appreciate friends that are still with us.As usual we started the day with a bbq breakfast loving prepared by our Noms and Associates. Fortunately we had 5 of these guys visiting from NSW Chapters so with about 12 of these guys working , the taking of money , serving of drinks , cooking and cleaning this all went very smoothly.Next we read a list of the Departed , it always strikes me as strange when I hear there names read out loud , particularly those I knew well and those who had visited our clubhouse. It was great to see the support from so many Clubs and Solo Riders , as we gathered together to remember fallen friends. We had to change the first part of the ride due to an accident on the Centenary Highway with a fatality, road closed both directions apparently, also there was a mix up over lunch, the Caterers we thought we had booked (well it turns out we didn’t) and there was an a slight detour to the correct pub for lunch . We are hoping these last minute changes were not too obvious.We had 120 bikes this year , which was a great turnout , we travelled to Roadvale , then Beaudesert and finished the day at the Vets Clubhouse for Dirty Love 4 !! All in all it was a great day of riding with mates on a beautiful sunny day .
Whitey GSCMC Brisbane
Squad’s Bikes and Rods Show
Last month God’s Squad CMC in conjunction with Rod Squad Christian Hot Rod Club hosted our first Bike and Hot Rod Show. I have to admit the morning of the show , when we were setting up I was a little nervous . I was hoping (and Praying obviously) that people would show up !!But , on the fine and mild winters afternoon , the rumble of V8’s and V Twins could be heard approaching Our Park Ridge Clubhouse.It was going to be a great day !!The Hot Rods were stunning , dozens of them and 100 plus bikes all on show on a beautiful sunny afternoon. 300 people wandered around admiring these vehicles while listening to hits from the 60’s and 70’s and generally having a great day catching up with , and making new friends. These was a Pizza van , a Coffee van , and another van selling possibly the best ribs I have eaten. Our Mate Rossy had a Queensland Bikers stand , and Naz , of Naz Bags had her stall there and kindly donated a tool roll for our lucky door prize. Much appreciated Naz , Thank you.From all the feed back we received everyone had a great day , so much so we are already planning our next one , some time in the first half of 2018.We would like to thank everyone who supported this event , so watch Queensland Bikers web page and God’s Squad CMC Brisbane FB page for details on the next one !!
Whitey GSCMC Brisbane
Sisters On Steel South Coast Brisbane SMC
Sisters On Steel South Coast Brisbane SMC Chapter charity ride report A huge thanks to all who braved the fog and chill to arrive at the Nudgee Shell service station by 8.30 am to register and join us on our first charity ride fund raiser event for The Sanctuary, woman, childrens and pet refuge. Many travelled from the Gold Coast, Ipswich and beyond. Stands up at 8.30, approximately 70 bikes lined up for our ride to begin. Our corner markers, Breakfree Smc, headed off to be in position when the pack came through, great job guys. Travelled north on the M1, how good it was to see so many bikes following behind, and in to old petrie town where the pack pulled up to regroup past all the traffic lights and round abouts. On the road again heading toward Dayboro and onto Mt Mee rd. Through all the Twisties and turns on the range. Great fun. Thanks ruth, one of our corner markers, for capturing footage of us riding through D’Aguila. We made into Woodford with our first stop, toilet, coffee break. We had the pleasure of meeting up with another Sister, Daisy and friend Sharon, who popped in to say hello and give us some words of support. Craig from wanderin Westies rides ahead to capture the pack on video. Good job. Stands up, tail end charlie heads out to block the road to gets us all out in a group, great work Craig, heading toward Kilcoy for our next stop to refuel for the next leg. Unfortunately, upon leaving the fuel station, we hit our first hiccup, unknowingly. The pack headed off towards esk along the Esk-Kilcoy rd. Glorious views over Somerset dam as we headed up the range with more twisty turns. We all took it easy as the roads were still wet in places. Thankyou Wayne for capturing more footage of the pack in motion, I know you enjoyed the little blatt past us all. Just one incident from an experienced rider, luckily, her bike hit a rather large bump, got the wobbles up and almost lost her balance. Fortunately she managed to recover, thank goodness. Stopping in Esk for a leg stretch, realizing someone was missing. Simone, founder of our charity was somehow overlooked when leaving the fuel stop, with her bike having starting issues. Knowing Simone was on her way to Esk now and ok, we headed off for the last leg to Coominya, Bellevue hotel for lunch. Our support vehicle and Tail end charlie stayed behind to wait for Simone. Arriving at the pub in Coominya at 12.30pm for lunch, we all lined up, over 70 people. The food was delicious, great service as most of us received our meals in very good time. Simone, the support vehicle and Craig finally arrived to join us, after taking a few wrong turns. Thanks guys and so sorry. The raffles were drawn, congrats to the winners, sorry Ruth, we all knew how many tickets you bought to win the tattoo voucher. Well done Bellevue Hotel. Great day had by all, many positive comments from the lovely people who supported this event. Thank-you all. Thanks also to Jamie, chapter president, and Anne, chapter vice president, for their hard work and efforts, making this day possible.