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We work in partnership with NSW Roads and Maritime Services to deliver the Local Government Road Safety Program. This program allows our Road Safety Officer to implement community education campaigns that target road safety at a local level.

Motorcycle Awareness Month - Rides

Joe Rider is back in 2018 to promote motorcycle awareness and to keep both motorcyclists and other road users safe on Eurobodalla roads.

Eurobodalla’s road users are being asked to raise their motorcycle awareness and “Spot Joe Rider” . During October Motorcycle riders from the local chapter of the Ulysses Motorcycle Club and other keen motorcyclists will be riding on 13 and 27 October, 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. Joe Rider represents every motorcyclist, and this campaign urges drivers to be on the lookout for motorcyclists on our roads.

Joe is always on the lookout for any motorcyclists to join in the ride – no matter what bike, no matter what age. So where can you join Joe Rider for a ride on your motorcycle this year?

East Lynne Ride

When:  Saturday 13 October 2018 meeting at 9am

Where:  Clyde Street car park, Batemans Bay

Braidwood Ride

When:  Saturday 27 October 2018 meeting at 9am

Where:  Clyde Street car park, Batemans Bay

These rides are free and all local and visiting riders are welcome to come along.

New Road Rule from 1 September 2018

In NSW, a new road safety rule requires motorists to slow down to 40km/h when passing stationary emergency vehicles which are using their red or blue flashing lights.  This new rule provides extra protection for emergency service workers and volunteers who respond to crashes, breakdowns and other incidents on our roads which can place them at risk.

Read more about this new roal rule that is on trial for 12 months on the Centre for Road Safety website.

Clyde River Bike Ride

When: Saturday 22 Sepember 2018 from 10am to 1pm

Where: Corrigans Beach Reserve, Beach Road, Batehaven

Cost: Free

Pump up your tyres and dust off your helmet, it's time to get on your bike.  Come and celebrate Bike Week with a ride along the beautiful Clyde River foreshore.

There are two rides to enjoy.  Kids can join a fun group ride from Corrigans to Hanging Rock guided by the Eurobug cycling group.  Adults can ride from Corrigans to Lions Park near the Bay bridge, then ride back to Corrigans for some fun bike activities with the crew from Batemans Bay Cycles and Moruya Cycles.

Registrations for both rides open at 9am.  The first 10 registrations will receive a new helmet, thanks to Helmet Muster.

  • beginners welcome
  • suitable for mountain and road bikes
  • all cyclists must wear a correctly fitted helmet
  • kids under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • bring your water bottle

More information

For more information about community road safety education initiatives, please contact Kate McDougall, our Road Safety Officer.