Putoline Race Series Taupo 14 May 2017
A fantastic day in Taupo at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park as NickBurke 42 put the HyosungX4r into the P2 slot on the start grid!
This summary from the words of… his crew chief (and Dad;) Warren sum up the great atmosphere during this highly competitive club level NZ series:
“A successful day at the Taupo circuit- a 4th on track and 2nd in class for race one got the day off to a good start!
Unfortunately race 2 was abandoned after 3 red flags with no points being allocated, but our final race today was a cracker, with a real battle between Nick and two other competitors that had him battling for position.
After a bit of “rubbing’s racing” Nick won position and secured another 4th on track, but 2nd in class result!
It was great to see the current family of NZ 600cc and Superbike champions from Tony Rees Motorcycles standing on pit wall cheering him on and watching Nick apply some of the race tactics they spoke of earlier in the day.
Nick has definitely learnt more after his time on the bike in his first season, including being more positive in those situations where you have to hold your ground- roll on the next round later in the year”
Ride Day 7th May 2017
We met at Bayride on a glorious Autumn morning and about 40 bikes turned up to join us.
We rode casually over the Kaimais (Ahem) and along Old Te Aroha Road, our first stop at Ironique Cafe.
Then on to Paeroa for fuel and a good run through Karangahake Gorge, Old Tauranga Road and into Forta Leza for lunch.
We invite you Join us on a ride sometime.
Triumph RAT Ride 23 April 2017
At least 25 Bikes today another great ride over to the Waikato and Oasis Hideaway for lunch. Join our ride groups, contact us at admin@Bayride.co.nz.
Italian Ride Sunday 9th April 2017
Great ride today. Italian themed, Italian bikes, wood fired pizza. We found this great place, The Oasis Hideaway near Cambridge. Great roads, great company- CHEERS!
Triumph Bobber Launch Night March 2017
Great night on 9th March 2017, we celebrated the arrival of the all new 1200cc Bobber.
Te Kaha Weekend 18/19 FEB 2017
What a fantastic weekend! 17 people made friends, had a laugh, great ride, good food, a swim in the pool (and the sea), more great riding, maybe a drink too!
The weather started out wet but at Whakatane the rain gear came off and dry roads and warm skies accompanied us the rest of the way.
Te Kaha Beach Resort even shouted us a case of beer!! Perfect.
We even had a fire alarm trigger a Hotel-wide evacuation!
The mini quiz and prizes created quite a few laughs……..
Sunday morning brought us perfect riding conditions and we wound our way out to Okere Falls in the afternoon.
Thanks to everyone who joined us, everyone was well behaved and safe.
Maybe you might join us next time?
Cheers Damian and Catherine
CHRIS WELCH CHARITY RIDE January 2017
Write up in the Weekend Sun 27 January 2017
A charity motorcycle ride has helped raise more than $9000 for the recovery of a Tauranga motorcyclist who is having her leg removed after suffering injuries in a high-speed collision last year.
More than 300 people turned up for the charity ride, organised by Bayride Motorcycles, which went around the outskirts of Tauranga and up to McLaren Falls on January 15.
Christine Welch was seriously injured in a high-speed collision with a car in September, 2016.
Her right leg is being removed and Christine needs three prosthetic legs for walking, working around her farm and getting back on her motorcycle.
All funds raised from the charity ride will go to Christine to help her during her recovery.
The money will help her partner take unpaid leave from work to look after her, as well as necessary modifications to vehicles to help accommodate her prosthetic leg.
Bayride Motorcycles owner Damian Fleming was blown away by the turnout.
“We were expecting maybe 150. We had people turn up from Auckland, Hamilton, Taupo, and Whakatane, as well as Tauranga.” He says Christine is also touched by the support. “She couldn’t stop crying from the numbers that turned up.”
The donations were topped up by the Greasy Dogs MC, who contributed $1000. MTA also helped out, with their volunteers cooking the barbecue – which needed a few extra sausages. Damian says he and partner Catherine are glad to have played a key part in the fundraising.
“We’re so proud we can use the business for that purpose.”