The term 'ridden-on' is used to describe a rider who has died or passed on,
usually while riding their motorcycle. In the past year many of us have been
touched by the passing of those special to us.
On February 18, 2007, the MRA held it's inaugural Ridden-On Ride to remember our lost friends, family and loved ones. This has become an annual event conducted in February each year. The Ridden-On Ride attracts wide spread support from the community and SAPOL, and interest from the media.
We also acknowledge the well-wishers who gather on the footpaths on the route to wave and support us.
|Ride Details for April 2017|
Due to the unanimous support and encouragement of this event since 2007,
we will hold this years event on Sunday 9th April 2017.
Beginning in 2014, we changed the date to April
to hopefully avoid hot weather and improve rider comfort.|
For those unable to ride and wish to participate, cars are more than welcome to follow the riders. This will also allow those who do not ride to join in the event. Please advise an organiser on the day if you have a car. Please tell your friends and mark it in your dairies.
The Ridden-On Ride will mob up at the Victoria Hotel Car Park, Main South Road, O'Halloran Hill from 8.30am for a 10.00am ride off. Please check the ride details available from the samrats upcoming rides page for the most current information. Please be ready to move your machine at exactly 10.00am so as to ride in a group as we exit from the car park. We gather at this location to remember Wendy Van Gasteren and TJ Maxwell who collided at O'Halloran Hill. Their demise sent ripples through the riding community and many riders demanded we remember them.
Phil McClelland will be reading out the names of ridden-on riders (which is not the list of people attending the ride). If you want a name added to the list, send their name in an Email to Phil (president at mrasa.asn.au - substitute @ for at) or text their name to 0408 607 788.
Similar events are being held in different locations, feel free to contact your local group to see how you can be involved. Sometime in September the Mid-North register hope to have their memorial run, contact Greg - 0409 842 434. Flinders Touring MC have their memorial ride scheduled for July, date tba, contact Wayne 0412 767 945. A run is being planned in the Northern Territory later in the year, more details will be published closer to the event.
Bikes parked under the trees at Second Valley
|The group will ride to Second Valley and park under the trees near the caravan park. Take care when parking under the trees at Second Valley, the ground can be slippery from the fallout from the trees. There is a short walk for those wishing reflect by the seaside, to say a prayer and remember those who are precious to us all, including those who have ridden-on. This is a lovely location to remember those who are no longer with us.|
Many will then ride the Delamere Road to Victor Harbor where we hope riders will
share memories and remember better times with other riders. We hope to have ministers
and counsellors available if anyone needs to "talk".
Proceeds - We are pleased to announce that the Royal Flying Doctor Service will receive the proceeds from this years event. Please note: You do not have to ride the event to buy a badge. There are a limited amount of badges available, so make sure you arrive in time to secure yours.
The 4Bs, as well as visiting downed riders in hospital are trying to build a DVD library and players so hospitalised riders may relieve the bordom of an extended stay.
|Badge Policy - The MRA has a different policy with these badges. On the day after Toy Run all existing stock of the current year will be destroyed. Hence, if you want to collect these badges you will need to buy one during the current year.|
|Ridden-on Ride Links|
2014 Photo Gallery|
2012 Photo Gallery
2011 Photo Gallery
2010 Photo Gallery
2009 Photo Gallery
2009 Ride Report
2008 Photo Gallery
2007 Photo Gallery