If you’ve ever had dreams of being a part of a biker gang, then joining the Roadrunners GLBT motorbike enthusiasts’ club might be the more social way to go about it.
Having been going for 20 years, the club meets on Sundays to go on day-long bike rides throughout the city and NSW. All levels of bike riding skill are welcomed.
Club member Bradley Brown said to anyone who might be trepidatious, You don’t have to own a set of leathers to come take part. Everyone’s welcome, even if they’ve only just got their first bike.
Our routes are mapped out and we have a policy of trying never to leave anyone behind, so if you’re not the best, we’ll wait for you, he said.
It’s a great way to ride because riding on your own can get a bit boring. We’re very sociable and get together when we can to have a chat about anything and everything.
Though the club is mainly men, Brown says they are open and welcoming to any women who might like to join in.
It’s important for us to get the word out there that there is a social motorbike club open to the GLBT community, he said.
At Fair Day we have a lot of people come up and say, -˜Oh we didn’t know you existed.’ There are a lot of people in the community who have bikes and the thing is they might not feel comfortable riding with a heterosexual group, because they can tend to be a bit more macho.
We’re a pretty informal group -“ we don’t have a president or membership fees or any of that and we’re open to having anyone plan a ride. We’re just a bunch of guys who really like riding, so if you want to come along, get in touch.