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DSMRA 2017 AGM

This year the DSMRA AGM was held in Murrayville Victoria!

About 30 members from across Australia (ACT, NSW, QLD, SA & VIC) converged on Murrayville for a big weekend of sand-riding and, ride tales, comradery, and shenanigans. Most arrived on Thursday/Friday with a few hardcore sand-lovers staying on for a few days either side. The adventure-riders took a scenic route, spending roughly a week either side getting to the AGM and back home.

Check out the photo album on the DSMRA National Facebook Page

 

This year the AGM voted in a number of new and familiar faces to the DSMRA National Committee:

  • President: Tim Clarke (NSW)
  • Vice President: Steve Donkers (NSW)
  • Secretary: Andrew Stacey (ACT)
  • Treasurer: Peter Wenderoth (ACT)
  • Ordinary Member 1: Ian Hookway (SA)
  • Ordinary Member 2: Wayne Smith (QLD)
  • Ordinary Member 3: Mark Zorzi (ACT)

The National Committee would like to thank the following outgoing members for all their hard work over the past 12 months: 

  • Adrian Whittaker (outgoing President)
  • Shaun Lonergan (outgoing Secretary)
  • David Bush (outgoing Ordinary Member)

The AGM extensively discussed important topics such as our membership woes, website challenges, the Draft Constitution, and social media. The AGM Minutes will be published here as soon as they are finalised. 

 

Tony Kirby Annual Memorial Rides

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About Tony Kirby

Tony Kirby, or 'TK' as he was known, was the definitive adventure rider before the term became popular. With a career in publishing and motorcycle journalism, he had the ability to entertain, inform, and above all inspire us to go riding and explore. He did this by riding across and around Australia every which way himself and then reporting on his adventures.

Among his achievements he created the great SideTrack Magazine in 1995, and during that period of his life, was instrumental in the establishment of the DSMRA, or the Dual Sport Motorcycle Association.

Read more: Tony Kirby Annual Memorial Rides

DSMRA Acquires Radio Licence

The DSMRA is proud to note that we have now acquired a specific radio licence - so our riders can use their own unique frequency on the UHF Frequency. The DSMRA recommends the usage of the Icom 41W handheld radio with microphone or the new version the Icom 41 Pro. Both of these can be programmed for these channels.

The details can be found below.

Link to the frequency

 

Read more: DSMRA Acquires Radio Licence

Looking for Expressions of Interest From Riders

EOI 1 - MOTOGP in October 2017

In what seems to be a growing annual pilgrimage – the Canberra branch is now taking an expression of interest for 2017 for those interested in riding to and enjoying the MotoGP.

The plan is to Depart on Wednesday (18 October 2017) stay at the pub at Bairnsdale then stay on Phillip Island for a return ride on Monday (waiting for the crowd and not feeling rushed on the Sunday is much worthwhile). As a number of members work as track marshalls/ volunteers etc they have a few passes (not enough) which can reduce entry costs.

Read more: Looking for Expressions of Interest From Riders