Muscular Dystrophy Charity Ride - Muscular Dystrophy Queensland

Muscular Dystrophy Charity Ride in partnership with Brisbane HOG

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Muscular Dystrophy Charity Ride in partnership with Brisbane HOG

Join us as a pillion passenger for the adventure of a lifetime! Get your discounted tickets now.

Donning their leathers and ready to ride, each year over 100 Harley Davidson bikers roar through the streets of Brisbane and beyond, taking their courageous passenger on an exhilarating ‘ride of their life’. It truly is the adventure of a lifetime.

$170 Early Bird discounted tickets are on sale NOW.  

Event Details

Date: Sunday, 19 May, 2024.

Departs: Morgan and Wacker, Newstead and returns as the sun sets

Your Day: Pillions enjoy an exhilarating day trip through winding roads and picturesque mountains. Included in the ticket price is a full day ride as a pillion passenger, breakfast, morning tea, lunch, a goodie bag with souvenir. (Some rider restrictions apply, please review the terms and conditions below).

Spaces are strictly limited. 

Want to know more? Check out the FAQ’s below or contact events@mdqld.org.auwe’ll be happy to help!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to provide my own riding gear?

No. Helmets will be provided to those that need them. If you have a helmet, you are welcome to bring one along.

Is there a weight restriction?

Yes, 100kg. For the safety of the pillion and the riders, this is a strict requirement so that both rider and pillion enjoy a safe ride.

What if I need help getting on my bike?

Participants must be able mount and dismount a motorbike independently as the full day ride involves stops along the way at multiple destinations. This is for the safety of the rider and the pillion.

Do I have to be over 18?

Yes. Pillions must be aged 18 & over unless riding with a family member.

What is the cancellation policy?

An administration fee of $60 will be charged for any refund requests. Any cancellations within 48 hours of the event will not be entitled to a refund. A paid pillion transfer request may be made for a fee of $25, but not within 48 hours of the event.

I have a motorbike, how can I join in?

Brisbane HOG are the organising group behind this event and have requirements in place in order for their club riders to join. Enquiries may be sent to them here.

What should I wear on the day?

It’s recommended that ride participants wear thick jeans/cargo pants (not the thin summer variety), sturdy boots with flat heels or runners, and a denim or leather jacket that can be zipped up or fastened closed.

The ride can be a little cold, so a short scarf or similar and gloves would be beneficial.

If you have a helmet, bring it along or one will be supplied.

Can I buy a pillion ticket as a gift?

We think a pillion ticket is a great idea for a gift!

Please complete the form with their details except for their email address and you will have one excited recipient!

What if I am new to riding? Or a little unsure?

All pillion passengers are welcome! The group will get a full briefing before the ride on the day to make sure you get the most out of your riding. 

If this is your first ride, please mention to your rider on the day. Many of our riders and pillions have ridden with us before and will be happy to talk about their experience.

Our wonderful support crew will be leading us on the day, and this is always an option for you in between stops.

What should I bring on the day?

We recommend you bring as little as possible with you to carry on the bike on the day. A small backpack or handbag is suitable. At your risk, some belongings may be left with the crew and transported along to the venues on the day if necessary.

Terms and Conditions

Pillions hereby agree to abide by the Ride and Safety Rules of the Brisbane Harley Owners Group & the Dept of Transport Qld Road Rules as instructed  before or during the ride. Pillions also accept that Muscular Dystrophy Queensland, Morgan & Wacker Harley Davidson Inc and Brisbane Harley Owners Group Inc. shall not be liable or responsible for damage to property or injury to persons including myself during or surrounding the Muscular Dystrophy Queensland Charity Ride in partnership with Brisbane Harley Owners Group, even where the damage or injury is caused by negligence (except wilful neglect).

Pillions understand and agree that they are participating at their own risk. By registering online, they fully understand this disclaimer and am not relying on any statements or representations made by any of the parties named herein.

Pillions give Muscular Dystrophy Queensland and all licensees and assignees the absolute right to copyright and use of sounds and images used in the Muscular Dystrophy Charity Ride and any other reproduction or adaptions thereof, in whole or in part, alone or in altered form, or in conjunction with any working, voiceover, superimposition, music lyrics or other vision for advertising, publicity, editorial or any other relevant purpose. Pillions agree to allow Muscular Dystrophy Queensland to use live footage of myself in campaigns for an unlimited time and without any further restrictions whatsoever. Pillions understand that they do not own the copyright in the sound or vision and I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished production.

Participants must be able mount and dismount a motorbike independently. We also require participants to provide details about their height and weight (100 kg maximum) to ensure we’re able to match pillions with a suitable rider and bike.

Events of this nature carry risks that could result in injury. These risks cannot be eliminated without jeopardising the essential qualities of the ride.

Pillions must be aged 18 & over unless riding with a family member.

For paid pillions: I understand that an administration fee of $60 will be charged for any refund requests. Any cancellations within 48 hours of the event will not be entitled to a refund. A paid pillion transfer request may be made for a fee of $25, but not within 48 hours of the event.