MRASA The Motorcycle Riders' Association of South Australia
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Archived Articles for 2020
  Welcome to the site of the Motorcycle Riders' Association of South Australia.
This page is an archive of selected articles from our home page during 2020.

Ridden-On Ride - 11 Oct 2020
  This years Ridden-On Ride will be held on Sunday 11 October starting from the Victoria Hotel, O'Halloran Hill. Meet from 8.30am for a 10.00am departure for the usual run to Second Valley. Further details on the Ridden-On page, and the Samrats flyer on the up-coming rides page.
The 13th International Motorcycle Conference of the ifz
  The Institut fur Zweiradsicherheit (ifz) is holding the 13th International Motorcycle Conference from the 1st September to the 6th October. This conference will be held online, with 9 sessions planned that are spread across the month duration. The first session is on rider equipment which has input from Brian Wood from the Australian Motorcycle Council. Brian has contributed information on Australia's Motocap, a 5-star motorcycle clothing assessment program. What a great way to open the conference. Information on the conference can be found on the conference webpage.


Session timetable is as follows:
Session 1 - 1 Sept - Rider Equipment
Session 2 - 3 Sept - Electric Mobility
Session 3 - 7 Sept - ARAS 1 (Advanced Rider Assistance Systems)
Session 4 - 9 Sept - Accident
Session 5 - 11 Sept - Safety and Technology
Session 6 - 15 Sept - Rider Training
Session 7 - 17 Sept - ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems)
Session 8 - 22 Sept - Rider / Traffic
Session 9 - 29 Sept - ARAS 2 (Advanced Rider Assistance Systems)
Finale - 6 Oct - Online Live Event, round table discussion, Q&A
The Great Escape Rally
  We are pleased to announce that the Great Escape Rally will be going ahead. This will be held on the 25-27th September 2020.

We have been in isolation long enough for your fuel to go off in the tank. We need an escape, and here it is. Come and join us at the usual Marrabel site to catch up with friends and family. Note that current SA restrictions will need to be observed but that won't stop us from enjoying a campfire and the usual motorcycling banter.

The Red Centre Nats - 4 to 6 September 2020
  Alice is only just over the border, why not join them for the Red Centre Nats. This event will be held at Blatherskite Park, Alice Springs from 4th to the 6th September. This is an automotive celebration in the heart of Australia. As well as the show and shine, there are other events and awards. There are several social cruises you can do with your mates including Standley Chasm in Hugh, Ross River Resort in Hale (two ride lengths), Hermannsburg and Tylers Pass Mount Zeil. Tickets and event information is available from the CentreNats Website.
Posted with permission of Doc Robinson, Heavy Duty Magazine.

SA Motocross Marshalling - scheduled for 29/30 August
  The MRASA is committed to promote motorcycling and to help clubs and motorcycling groups. We have agreed to provide marshals and gate keepers for local motocross events. If you have a half or full day to donate your time we would gratefully have you on board to assist the motorcycling community. The first event is scheduled for Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August. The volunteer tasks are pretty simple, and you will be given training on the day for what is required. We are looking for volunteers who will stand by their commitment to come out rain, hail or shine. If you think you can handle it, please contact Harald on 0421 289 714.
Donating Blood, Convalescent Plasma - May 2020
  For the first time in Australia The Australian Red Cross is collecting convalescent plasma in a bid to help the fight against COVID-19. Convalescent plasma is the liquid part of blood that contains antibodies. Once someone has recovered from COVID-19, the virus antibodies stay in their plasma. Convalescent plasma donations from someone who has recovered from COVID-19 may help boost the immunity of patients still battling the disease. Some criteria need to be met but this represents a real opportunity for people to become part of a potential solution. For more information and how to book a donation please visit the Australian Red Cross website.
Fatality Free Friday - 29 May 2020
  Fatality Free Friday continues to resonate with the Australian community and the efforts of this year's campaign has reflected this. As we know road safety is a complex issue and it is impossible to find one single key to reduce road trauma.

Take the pledge to drive safely by promising:
  • Always be fit to drive
  • Stay focussed on the road
  • Scan the road ahead
  • Keep a safe distance
  • Drive to suit the conditions
For further information about Fatality Free Friday, please visit Australian Road Safety Foundation and take the pledge.

The Federal Assistant Minister for Road Safety & Freight Transport The Hon Scott Buchholz MP has published a media release for all Australians for Fatality Free Friday in 2020.
41st MRASA Toy Run - 8 December 2019
  The MRASA would like to thank all the public, supporters, volunteers and members who together made the 2019 MRASA Toy Run another great success. St Vincent de Paul were delighted with the number of riders and the amount of toys. An amazing effort and contribution by the riders and public of South Australia to participate on such a hot day. Our thoughts are with the children that are able to celebrate Christmas this year because of the kind donations.

The aim of the community event is to celebrate motorcycling with a strong focus on assisting the children of families in need during the festive season. We have traditionally chosen St Vincent de Paul as a beneficiary of the thousands of toys and gifts which are distributed to families in need. Thanks to all who joined in the spectacle that is the Toy Run and thank you for the generous donations.


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