Melbourne Motorcycle TourersMelbourne's Motorcycle Group for the LGBTI community...
Melbourne Motorcycle Tourers Inc is a club for gay and lesbian motorcyclists. It is located in Melbourne Australia and our current membership number is shown in the chart on the right. We were formed in 1990, became an Incorporated Association in 1998 and in 2015 we’re celebrating our 25th year.
We are a very informal group and welcome new members. We have a monthly newsletter and participate in many of Melbourne’s gay/lesbian events as well as organising our own monthly meetings and monthly or twice monthly rides.
Our members are of all ages from the 20’s to 70’s and have all sorts of bikes including on road and off road. The graph to the right shows the spread on bike brands amongst our members and you can see that we have bikes of almost all brands!
Over our 25 years of history as a proud gay and lesbian motorcycle group we’ve participated in the Melbourne Pride March 20 times, the Midsumma Carnival at least 12 times, the Daylesford Chillout Festival many times and we’ve even opened an ALSO New Years Eve Dance party!
We pride ourselves as being motorcyclists first and gay second. All our members just love to ride and some have been riding for 40+ years while others are just starting out. Our rides are organised to cater for all rider skill levels and we use the rear and lead rider system, similar to that used by other motorcycle groups. So if you’re only just starting out on a bike or if you’ve been riding for many years you’ll enjoy our rides.
Our club also plans an annual ‘holiday’ ride of around 10 days, usually in February or March and in past years, we have been to many diverse destinations such as Tasmania, Flinders Ranges, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kangaroo Island and Mount Kosciuszko.
If you’re just starting out as a motorcyclist, or as gay our site also contains links for those who are thinking of learning to ride and for those who want information about coming out.
Check out our events listing to find out more about our future events and feel free to come along to our monthly meeting and dinner which is held at the Royal Mail Hotel at 519 Spencer St, West Melbourne on the second Tuesday of each month from 7-15pm.
We always welcome new members, however, we have just one rule for membership and that is that you must hold a current motorcycle licence or motorcycle learner permit to join the club.
See you at a club event soon!
- Aprilia 2%
- Bimota 2%
- BMW 15%
- Cagiva 2%
- Ducati 10%
- Harley 2%
- Honda 19%
- Kawasaki 7%
- Moto Guzzi 2%
- MV Augusta 2%
- Suzuki 18%
- Triumph 9%
- Yamaha 10%