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by | Oct 24, 2021 | Community, Events

Logan motorcyclists get ready! Ride with Rebel FM for ‘Movember’

The Moustache Ride is back.

Rebel FM’s Moustache Ride will be happening again this year in support of ‘Movember’, an initiative to help tackle prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

On 31st October, motorcyclists from Logan, Scenic Rim, and the Gold Coast will join the ride to support the ‘Movember’ cause.

Ash Palmero from Rebel FM

Avid motorcycle rider, Ash Palmero from Rebel FM, came up with the idea of the Moustache Ride eight years ago with colleague and previous breakfast show co-host, Dave ‘Daveo’ Holleran.

“At that time, the whole Campbell Newman and VLAD laws came in, and it was all ‘motorcycle guys are bad, they’re terrible’,”Ash says.

“But I knew a lot of guys who were into motorbikes, and they weren’t bad people.”

Ash says an unfair label was placed on all motorcyclists when The Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act (VLAD) was introduced to Queensland in late 2013. The legislation was brought in by then-Premier Campbell Newman as part of his self-declared ‘war’ on bikie gangs.

With this in mind, The Rebel FM Movember Ride was created. Ash says the charity ride not only supports the ‘Movember’ cause, but it is also about supporting the motorcycle community.

“It takes a team to create this type of stuff, the cause being Movember and all the money being filtered back in, it’s just amazing,” Ash says.

Last year, around 150 motorcyclists joined the ride, and this year, the team hopes to raise even more with Ash encouraging motorcyclists in Logan and Scenic Rim to join the worthy cause.

“Even when you’re just in the car, just following [the Moustache Ride]…you look ahead and all you can see is motorbikes, you look in the rearview mirror and all you can see are motorbikes, and you realise you’re part of something so much bigger than you,” he says.

“It’s just a really, really good day.”

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