Melbourne Motorcycle TourersMelbourne's Motorcycle Group for the LGBTI community...
Melbourne Motorcycle Tourers Inc (MMT) is a club for LGBTIQA+ motorcyclists. We are based in Melbourne but welcome riders from all over Victoria to join us. We were formed in 1990 and in 2022 we’re celebrating our 32nd year. We are a very informal group and welcome all motorcyclists from beginners to expert riders. We participate in many of Melbourne’s LGBTIQA+ events as well as organising our own dinners, meetings and social events and regular day and weekend 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 30 years of history as a proud gay and lesbian motorcycle group we’ve participated in the Melbourne Pride March 25 times, the Midsumma Carnival at least 15 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 Standard Hotel, 333 William St, West Melbourne VIC 3003 on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 pm.
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.
MMT is NOW authorised by VicRoads to operate under the Club Permit Scheme for veteran, classic, historic and street road vehicles so if you’re a member you can also access this Scheme through MMT.
See you at a club event soon!
- Aprilia 2% 2%
- Bimota 2% 2%
- BMW 15% 15%
- Cagiva 2% 2%
- Ducati 10% 10%
- Harley 2% 2%
- Honda 19% 19%
- Kawasaki 7% 7%
- Moto Guzzi 2% 2%
- MV Augusta 2% 2%
- Suzuki 18% 18%
- Triumph 9% 9%
- Yamaha 10% 10%