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STEEL HORSES RIDE CALENDAR
FOR THE YEAR 2016


Click on a month to see the ride program for that month:
January 2016       February 2016       March 2016       April 2016      
May 2016       June 2016       July 2016       August 2016      
September 2016       October 2016       November 2016       December 2016      

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JANUARY 2016
Sun 3 West Goodna - Willowbank - Peak Crossing - Harrisville - Kalbar - Rathdowney - Beaudesert - Beenleigh - Home. This ride will be about 200km.
Sun 10 North Carseldine - Old Gympie Road - Bald Knob Road - Montville - Ricks Cafe - Buderim Tavern (lunch) - Steve Irwin Way - Home.
Sat 16 Show & Shine Show & Shine at Heavy Duty Motorcycles - 16 Lapis Street, Underwood.
Sun 17 South Steel Horses are going on the Heavy Duty Motorcycles shop ride!
They call it their "Dam Fine Ride".
The ride starts at the Heavy Duty Motorcycles shop (16 Lapis Street, Underwood) with a BBQ breakfast. You can arrive at the shop at 0800.
The ride departs at 0900. It will head west to Fernvale, then north past Lake Wivenhoe, and do a loop around Wivenhoe Dam, through Crossdale, Camboonbah, Esk, and Mount Hallen. Then on to Plainland for lunch.
Route map is here. It should take about 2.5 hours to ride from the Heavy Duty shop to Plainland.
ALL types of motorcycles are welcome. Steel Horses members CAN wear their vests.
There is a payment of $10 to attend the ride; but that covers a bacon and egg roll and drink before the ride.
So far 241 bikers are interested in going. 103 have said they will go. Should be a big run!

To keep the Steel Horses members together, we will ride to The Heavy Duty Motorcycles shop as a group. Meet at Springwood Suzuki (112 Kingston Rd, Underwood) (aka "Motorcycles R Us") at 8:00am.

Tues 19 MEETING Lord Stanley Hotel.
994 Stanley Street East, East Brisbane.
The meeting proper starts at 7.30pm; but come earlier for dinner!
Sat-Sun 23-24 West A ride to Texas!
Goodna - Peak Crossing - Stanthorpe - Texas - Goodna.
This ride will be about 570km.
Departure point will be the usual West Ride departure point (Goodna Maccas) at 8:00am sharp on Saturday 23rd January.
Some (most?) riders will be staying the night at Texas, and returning to Brisbane the next day (Sunday 24th January).
Anyone staying the night needs to make their own bookings for accommodation directly with the Stockman Hotel in Texas.
Please let Mayhem (justingreeves@live.com.au 0401 506 171) know if you are attending this ride so that we do not leave without you!
Sun 31 North Ride Captain: Mac.
Caltex Carseldine Roadhouse - Yarraman (lunch at the Yarraman Royal Hotel) - Home. 295km.

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IMPORTANT DATES
New Year's Day (Public Holiday) Friday 1 January 2016
Australia Day (Public Holiday) Tuesday 26 January


FEBRUARY 2016
Sun 7 South Ride Captain: Steiny.
BP Servo at Yatala - Kyogle (lunch) - Home. About 200km.
Sun 14 West (Valentines Day)
Ride Captain: Steiny.
McDonalds Goodna - Rathdowney (lunch) - Home. 240km.
Tues 16 MEETING Lord Stanley Hotel.
994 Stanley Street East, East Brisbane.
The meeting proper starts at 7.30pm; but come earlier for dinner!
Sun 21 North Ride Captain: Mac.
Caltex Carseldine Roadhouse - Kenilworth (lunch at the Kenilworth Hotel) - Home. 246km.
Sun 28 South "Riders Choice". This ride is going to be taken by Yogi.
A short cruise around the southern bayside suburbs, with lunch at a pub with Moreton Bay views!

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IMPORTANT DATES
Valentines Day Sunday 14th February 2016


MARCH 2016
Sun 6 West Ride Captain: Sarge.
McDonalds Goodna - Nobby (lunch at Ruddís Pub) - Home. 280km.
Sat 12 Bike Show The Vietnam Veterans and Veterans MC are having their "2016 Bike & Trike Show Queensland" at their bunker at 132 Meakin Road, Kingston.
There's quite a few events organised for the day - as well as the bike show, there's a wet T-shirt competition, live music, raffle draws, Men's Keg Throw, and of course cold beer!
Sun 13 North Ride Captain: Mac.
Caltex Carseldine Roadhouse - Booreen Point (lunch at the Apollonian Hotel) - Home. 310km.
Tues 15 MEETING Lord Stanley Hotel.
994 Stanley Street East, East Brisbane.
The meeting proper starts at 7.30pm; but come earlier for dinner!
Sun 20 South Ride Captain: Jak.
BP Servo at Yatala - Tyalgum (lunch at the Tyalgum Hotel) - Home. 220km.
Sun 27 West (Easter Sunday)
Ride Captain: Sarge.
McDonalds Goodna - Toogoolawah - Home. 270km.

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IMPORTANT DATES
Good Friday (Public Holiday) Friday 25 March 2016
Easter Saturday (Public Holiday) Saturday 26 March 2016
Easter Monday (Public Holiday) Monday 28 March 2016


APRIL 2016
Sun 3 North Ride Captain: Mac.
Caltex Carseldine Roadhouse - Kilcoy (lunch at The Exchange Hotel) - Home. 254km.
Sun 10 South Ride Captain: Jak.
BP Servo at Yatala - Uki (lunch at the Mount Warning Hotel) - Home. 250km.
Sun 17 West Ride Captain: Sarge.
McDonalds Goodna - Rathdowney - Home. 350km.
Tues 19 MEETING Lord Stanley Hotel.
994 Stanley Street East, East Brisbane.
The meeting proper starts at 7.30pm; but come earlier for dinner!
Sun 24 North Ride Captain: Mac.
Caltex Carseldine Roadhouse - Yarraman (lunch at the Yarraman Royal Hotel) - Home. 295km.
Mon 25 Anzac Day
Dawn Service
at the
VV&VMC bunker
The Vietnam Veterans and Veterans MC are having an Anzac Day Dawn Service around their Cenotaph in the grounds of their bunker at 132 Meakin Road, Kingston. They have invited other bike clubs to attend, and, as we did on Anzac Day last year, Steel Horses will be going (as a group).

The service starts at 5:30 AM, and they are locking the entry gates at 5.15 AM sharp. So we canít be late!

Steel Horses members are to meet at McDonalds at Calamvale (678 Compton Road, Calamvale) at 4.30 AM (or earlier if you want coffee and such). We will leave McDonalds at 4.45 AM and ride off to the bunker.

The Vietnam Veterans and Veterans MC's Anzac Day Dawn Service is a very moving event, and one that definitely shouldn't be missed. Last year almost every Steel Horses member turned up for it.

During the service, Steiny will be laying a wreath on the Cenotaph on behalf of our club.

After the ceremony, we will be riding 9km down the road to Andy and Shelly's place (28 Sundar Crescent, Tanamerah) for a BBQ breakfast. The club will be providing all the food, etc.

See you there!


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IMPORTANT DATES
Anzac Day (Public Holiday) Monday 25 April 2016


MAY 2016
Sun 1 South Ride Captain: Jak.
BP Servo at Yatala - Tumbulgum (lunch at the Tumbulgum Tavern) - Home. 195km.
Sun 8 West (Mothers Day)
Ride Captain: Sarge.
McDonalds Goodna - Murwillumbah - Home. 380km.
Sun 15 North Ride Captain: Mac.
Caltex Carseldine Roadhouse - Yarraman (lunch at the Yarraman Royal Hotel) - Home. 295km.
Tues 17 MEETING Lord Stanley Hotel.
994 Stanley Street East, East Brisbane.
The meeting proper starts at 7.30pm; but come earlier for dinner!
Sun 22 South Ride Captain: Steiny.
BP Servo at Yatala - Kyogle - Home. 334km.
Sun 29 West Ride Captain: Steiny.
McDonalds Goodna - Rudd's Pub - Home.

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IMPORTANT DATES
Labour Day (Public Holiday) Monday 2 May 5 2016
Mothers Day Sunday May 8 2016


JUNE 2016
Sun 5 North Ride Captain: Hurricane (0466 451 871).
Caltex Carseldine Roadhouse - Kenilworth (lunch at the Kenilworth Hotel) - Home. 246km.
Sun 12 South Ride Captain: Steiny.
BP Servo at Yatala - Murwillumbah - Home. 204km.
Sun 19 West TODAY'S RIDE IS CANCELLED.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast for most of today. It wouldn't be much fun out riding!
Tues 21 MEETING Lord Stanley Hotel.
994 Stanley Street East, East Brisbane.
The meeting proper starts at 7.30pm; but come earlier for dinner!
Sun 26 North Ride Captain: Hurricane (0466 451 871).
Caltex Carseldine Roadhouse - Booreen Point (lunch at the historic Apollonian Hotel) - Home. 310km.

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JULY 2016
Sat 2 South The Emu Gully Rally by the Patriots Western Ranges
Registration for their Poker Run is from 9:00am to 9:45am at the Wild Bean BP (Blacksoil Warrego Highway (West Bound)). The run itself starts at 10:00am.
Cost is $15pp.
1st Prize: $100 + Trophy; 2nd prize: $50; Worst Hand: $15.

RALLY (being held at Emu Gully Adventure Education Group 142 Twidales Rd Helidon): $20pp includes ...
  • Light Horse Display
  • Trench Warfare Displays
  • Saturday Night Rally with HillBilly Dix as the band.
  • Free camping or (limited) bunkhouse accom @ $10pp.
For more details contact Mojo 0428 275 696
Sun 3 South Ride Captain: Steiny.
BP Servo at Yatala - Tyalgum - Home. 236km.
Sun 10 West Ride Captain: Steiny.
McDonalds Goodna - Fernvale - Hampton - Murphys Creek (lunch at the Murphys Creek pub) - Home.
Sun 17 Cleveland,
Brisbane.
LAVERDA CONCOURS
Staged at the Cleveland Showgrounds: Long Street, Cleveland, Brisbane.
Club Laverda is once again putting on its Concours show. This is an excellent annual event that's now in its 28th year!!
Once again, Steel Horses will have a strong presence there, complete with our big marquee, promoting our club to potential new members, etc. Last year many members volunteered to staff the Steel Horses display.
This is a pretty big event, and about 8000 people are expected to attend, with 35 trade and motorcycle club stalls and plenty of free parking for motorcycles and scooters. The show has plenty of food and beverage stalls and the crowd will be entertained by the popular Dave Ritter Band.
It should be a great day!
Tues 19 MEETING Lord Stanley Hotel.
994 Stanley Street East, East Brisbane.
The meeting proper starts at 7.30pm; but come earlier for dinner!
Sat & Sun 23-24 South CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!

An annual event for our club, and a great weekend away!

Meeting point will be the Caltex South servo at 2 Telemon St, Beaudesert.

Have some coffee and breakfast first at Hungry Jacks Beaudesert (155 Brisbane Street).

DEPARTURE TIME IS 8:00AM SHARP.

It will be a 5.5 hour run to our destination: the Bowra Hotel in Bowraville.

Contact Boots (ozcruise@tpg.com.au 0438 748 404) for details.

Sun 31 West Ride Captain: Sarge.
McDonalds Goodna - Rathdowney - Lake Moogera - Kalbar - Rosewood - Blacksoil - Home. 224km.

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AUGUST 2016
Sun 7 North Ride Captain: Mac.
Caltex Carseldine Roadhouse - Yarraman (lunch at the Yarraman Royal Hotel) - Home. 295km.
Sun 14 South Ride Captain: Jak.
BP Servo at Yatala - Mudgeeraba - Home. 180km.
Tues 16 MEETING Lord Stanley Hotel.
994 Stanley Street East, East Brisbane.
The meeting proper starts at 7.30pm; but come earlier for dinner!
Sun 21 West Ride Captain: Sarge.
McDonalds Goodna - Lunch at Aratula or that nice little Pub at Bottom of the Gap - Home to Goodna. 284km. Route map.
Sun 28 North Ride Captain: Hurricane (0466 451 871).
A BRUNCH ride!!
Caltex Carseldine Roadhouse - Woodford Pub for a buffet breakfast/brunch - Home.

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IMPORTANT DATES
Royal Queensland Show(Brisbane Area Only) (Public Holiday) Wednesday 10 August 2016


SEPTEMBER 2016 s
Sun 4 South Ride Captain: Jak.
BP Servo at Yatala - Uki (lunch at the Mount Warning Hotel) - Home. About 250km.
(Fathers Day)
Sun 11 West Ride Captain: Sarge.
McDonalds Goodna - Blacksoil - Fernvale - Caboonbah - Esk, then home via Fernvale and Esk again. See this route map for details. Lunch will be at either Fernvale or Esk depending on time.
Sat 17 AGM The Steel Horses ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.
To be held at the Morrison Hotel (640 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba).

Some points to note:
  • The AGM will start at 6:00pm sharp.
  • All members must wear their vests at the meeting.
  • Meals can be ordered from the bistro at the meeting's CONCLUSION.
  • Meals will be delivered to the meeting room.
  • Limited parking is available at the sides of the hotel.
  • Mater Hospital parking is available; but will cost.
  • No vests in main hotel areas please.
  • Live music and poker machines available after the meeting the the main areas of the hotel.
Contact Sugar (0417 636 158) for more details. Email: sarge44@bigpond.net.au.
Sun 25
South

Obi Obi Motorcycle Show.

This scheduled South Ride has been replaced with a ride to the Obi Obi Motorcycle Show.

Ride Captain: Hurricane.

Start time will be 9:00am at the usual NORTH RIDE meeting point: the Caltex Carseldine Roadhouse (1754 Gympie Rd, Carseldine QLD 4034)

The Obi Obi Motorcycle Show will be a family friendly event, with food and coffee available, a band and a bar (as well as the show 'n shine competitions).

Entry is a reasonable $5. The event starts at 9am.

Many of the people organising the motorcycle show also helped run the popular Mapleton bike shows through the 1990s, raising more than $20,000 for the Mapleton community.

See you at the meeting point at 9:00am!


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IMPORTANT DATES
Fathers Day Sunday September 4 2016


OCTOBER 2016
Sun 2 West Ride Captain: Sam.
McDonalds Goodna - Gatton - Esk (for lunch) - Home.
Sun 9 North Ride Captain: Axel (0409 544 767).
Caltex Carseldine Roadhouse - Samford Valley Hotel (via Redcliffe and Dayboro) - Home. 140 klms (2.5 hrs). Ride ends at Samford and members can make their way home early.
Sun 16 South Ride Captain: Jak.
BP Servo at Yatala - Murwillumbah - Home. 204km.
Tues 18 MEETING TEMPORARY CHANGE OF MEETING VENUE:
For this month only, the club meeting will be held at Sarge and Sugar's place.
The meeting start time will be 7:30pm (as usual).
No catering provided, so please have tea before you arrive.

If you don't already know Sarge's address, please contact Sugar for details:
Sun 23 West Ride Captain: Sam (0419 174 201)
McDonalds Goodna - Maryvale - Nobby (lunch at Ruddís Pub) - Home via Maa Maa Creek.
Fri - Sun 28 - 30 HOG HEAVEN! The 3-day HARLEY DAVIDSON HOG NATIONAL RALLY.
The 2016 event is completely different in that it is open to ALL MAKES of motorcycles! You do NOT have to own a Harley! You do NOT have to be a HOG member!
This year it's being held in Wollongong (a short 1,029km ride ride for Brisbaneites). If last year's 2015 Tamworth event was any indication how a National Rally is to be held, then this National Rally at Wollongong should be a real doozy!!!
Here is the official website for the Australian Harley Days Rally: http://www.australianharleydays.com.au/
This is going to be a BIG event! It's expected that 6000 people will attend the rally, with almost 50% being non-HOG members. There are a LOT of activities planned, including road and static demo rides of Harley machines, dyno, merchandise, food and beverage stalls, and guided rides of the Illawarra coastal region south of Sydney.
Jak has outlined the route details that the Steel Horses members will be taking on the ride down to the Harley Days rally (and back), and he's also supplied a route map. This is going to be an excellent ride! :-)
There are already quite a few Steel Horses riders who will most definitely be riding down to Wollongong in October for this event. If you would like to join us please contact Jak (paul.home@optusnet.com.au 0402 263 920).
Sun 30 North Ride Captain: Hurricane (0466 451 871)
Caltex Carseldine Roadhouse - Coolum - Noosa - Peregian Beach.
Sat-Sun 29-30 Swap Meet The Laidley Motorcycle Only Swap Meet.
Gates open at 6:00am Saturday and Sunday. Free onsite camping available. Entry fee is $5 per person per day. There is a bike show on from 8:00am to 11:00am on Sunday 30th. There is also a 1950 350cc Royal Enfield motorcycle being given away as the door prize!!

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IMPORTANT DATES
Queen's Birthday (Public Holiday) Monday 3 October 5 2016


NOVEMBER 2016
Sun 6 South Ride Captain: Jak.
BP Servo at Yatala - Uki (lunch at the Mount Warning Hotel) - Home. 230km.
Sun 13 West McDonalds Goodna - Aratula - Boonah - Rathdowney for lunch - Beaudesert - Home.
Tues 15 MEETING Lord Stanley Hotel.
994 Stanley Street East, East Brisbane.
The meeting proper starts at 7.30pm; but come earlier for dinner!
Sun 20 North Ride Captain: Hurricane (0466 451 871)
Caltex Carseldine Roadhouse - Old Gympie Road - Woombye - Landsborough (lunch at the Landsborough Pub) - Wild Mountain.
Sun 27 South RIDERS CHOICE!
Jak will be captaining this ride.
The ride will depart at 9:00am sharp from the BP Servo at 850 Waterworks Road, The Gap, Brisbane.
The ride will head for Mount Nebo and then carry on to the amazing Mount Glorious.
We'll stop at Hugh's Mount Glorious Cafe for breakfast. This cafe has a special area especially set aside and reserved for Steel Horses members! From there we will determine interest in carrying on.

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DECEMBER 2016
Sun 4 West McDonalds Goodna - Walloon - TenthillCreek Road - up to the top of a mountain to have a look at the view! - Ma Ma Creek Road - Clifton (for lunch) - Gatton - Home.
Sun 11 North Caltex Carseldine Roadhouse - Kenilworth (lunch at the Kenilworth Hotel) - Home. 246km.
Sun 18 South Ride Captain: Jak.
BP Servo at Yatala - Mudgeeraba - Home. 180km.
Tues 20 MEETING Lord Stanley Hotel.
994 Stanley Street East, East Brisbane.
The meeting proper starts at 7.30pm; but come earlier for dinner!
Sun 25 West Christmas Day!
THERE WILL BE NO RIDE TODAY!
The danger of collisions with Santa and his sleigh is too great! :-)

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IMPORTANT DATES
Christmas Day (Public Holiday) Sunday 25 December 2016
Boxing Day (Public Holiday) Monday 26 December 2016
Christmas Day Public Holiday Tuesday 27 December 2016



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