Please take a couple of minutes to look at this motorcycle & scooter safety video.
As you know, the IRG is a volunteer organisation with no membership fees. Most IRG work is paid for by a few members and a few t-shirt sales. To do our work in 2015 we must raise some money.
We are looking at crowd funding to pay for the TOY RUN for Father Bob on Sunday, December 6. We want to hire Luna Park. Free rides for the kids (and big kids) for 2 hours exclusive. That will cost about $35,000.
We want to have a stand at the start of the OZ GP RUN on Saturday, October 17. That will cost.
The RIDE TO WORK BREAKFAST on Monday, March 16 at the Queen Vic Market will cost about $3500. It will be worth it if the Lord Mayor and the Roads Minister see/meet a large number of well-organised riders.
We need volunteers at the RTWB to help picking up gear and supplies, parking bikes and running the BBQ.
For events we have to have public liability insurance which is not cheap. Without PLI we are not allowed run street events.
For admin and lobbying we have to buy stationary, computer supplies and phone bills etc.
So we need to sell some more t-shirts. Black, IRG eagle logo $30 each plus postage. Email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org - sizes and postal address or arrange to pick them up.
You can also support the IRG's work with donations. Even a dollar helps.
Donations can be deposited at any Bendigo Bank branch. Account name:
Independent Riders Group. Account number: 151266574. Or send a cheque or money order to the PO Box below.
Visit www.facebook.com/independentridersgroup and www.facebook.com/northernregisterirg and the blog for details of IRG work.
You can also help but passing on IRG information, encouraging riders to join and by encouraging riders to attend our street events. Big motorcycle & scooter event generate positive media cover for our community and that helps with standing up for riders safety and rights.
VicRoads is resisting legitimising traffic filtering and permitting us to use bus lanes. They want to introduce compulsory bike boots, pants, jackets and gloves which will mean higher prices, less choice and more fines. Compulsory boots are next. Footpath parking is being criticised in major publications. Flouro vests are law for learners and VicRoads wants to expand that to all riders. Maurice Blackburn Lawyers are fighting tinted visor and helmet camera law victims. Then there's the anti-association laws .....
What happens in Victoria can spread to other states.
Think about it. A small donation to the IRG helps our volunteers fight for your right to ride our roads free of discriminatory laws and punitive taxes.
Damien Codognotto OAM
Independent Riders' Group (IRG)
PO Box 4330
Doncaster Heights Vic 3109