THE RIDER MOVEMENT
We are available anytime for the riders and parents.
If you require any further information, or need to report any cases of bullying, depression, self harm or potential suicide, do not hesitate to contact us
And even more importantly, if you’re the one feeling down, or being bullied we urge you to make contact immediately, and we will help you in any way we can.
PO Box 371 Main Beach Qld Aust 4217
In the height of winter 2000, Max got the crazy idea to build RAD its own indoor Super X factory in the heart of Melbourne Docklands with sponsors such as Komatsu, Kennards Hire, NMIT and Ford Australia. For 5 years the RAD Factory played the game hard, staging some very cool product launches, school visit live shows and training for the fastest SX Racers in the country.
Staging Australia’s first FMX Show in the front carpark of the Kawana Shopping World lead to an avalanche of FMX Shows through 97, 98 and 99, going on to land the support of the Ford Motor Company of Australia. Two years later Max earned a naming right contractual ambassadorship role with the Ford Motor Company of Australia staging Freestyle Motocross Shows nationally & speaking at V8 Supercar events, the Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne Motor Shows & the national Field Day circuit.
Armed with the RAD Factory as their full time indoor training facility, team racers put in the long hours each night after work, going on to win some hard earned #1 championships. RAD School Visit Shows were also a big hit with Max & RAD MX Race Ambassadors being invited to deliver both live ‘oval’ shows & in-class shows, with particular documented success being at the Blackwood Annexe School catering for troubled youth.
Travelling the national motor show and field day circuits saw Max send it night after night, this time pictured here starring as lead rider for the launch of the new Komatsu Excavator.
Max went at it hard, pioneering some of Australia’s founding FMX Shows in venues such as the National Field Day circuit, Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Motor Shows & the Bathurst V8 Supercars.
Bathurst Supercars 2000 was knee deep in the stuff.
This crash testing the 140ft stunt jump at the Avalon Air Show knocked Max out cold, requiring stitches in his tongue & a trip to the hospital in the back of an ambulance. But like the riders creed demands, Max re-mounted in time for opening show. Unfortunately only three months after this picture Max suffered a live stunt crash that nearly ended it all, sustaining double broken arms, (a total of nine breaks) double wrist dislocations, muscle compartment syndrome, three broken ribs, bleeding spleen, punctured lung & a re-torn left knee.
Injuries sustained at the RAD Factory performing a live stunt show saw Max take on a role with the Salvation Army whilst healing. The role was to deliver a series of RAD Shows at the indoor skatepark in Cranbourne Victoria known as The Shed. The shows went nuts, with live youth bands, dancing girls & awesome freestyle skatepark ride displays, interviews & sponsorship acknowledgement rewards.
SENDIN IT SINCE 96
No matter the location, RAD has always thrown gigs that made a mark, this time back in 05 with the RAD Super TT Cup in Hobart Tasmania.
WEAR FOR MEMBERS
We work hard keeping it fresh with both our A-Team Riders and Members looking rather awesome wearing the latest team gear.
The RAD social media ‘Place Of Safety’ is jam packed with the latest videos, comps, camaraderie, support & recognition for riders across Australia standing tall proudly leading by example. Pictured above is current Australian #1A Champ Dean Johnston chatting with Max on ideas for next weeks big video shoot being the ‘How To Build A Race Bike Up From The Ground’, proudly featuring the new CRISP race bike frame. Bring on the video shoot & make sure to tune in to www.facebook.com/riderad.creed for all the action!
It’s been a huge winter season and on all those crispy training sessions, race days & freestyle shows A-Team riders, Ambassadors & family members have proudly stood tall, looking rather awesome and better still, being toasty warm in their RAD Hoodies. Just remember, RAD offers opportunity for riders just like yourself all across Australia to become sponsored, enjoying all the camaraderie, support, mentoring & recognition that is RAD. Time to earn it ha, you know what you’ve got to do. We look forward to your application.
With the countdown on for this years big Qld Championships in Sarina, we are super keen for these latest September edition race jerseys to arrive. Proudly show-casing our loyal sponsors, A-Team riders are chumping at the bit to line up on the start gate fulfilling the SPEEDFORCE ‘Freaky Good Moto’ creed. Over these past months young brothers from the Beenleigh club, Cooper & Dakota K, have successfully fulfilled all requirements to be granted their exclusive positions on A-Team. Next week they receive their new jerseys in a special presentation.
“PLEASE WE NEED RAD
BACK AT OUR SKATEPARK”
On behalf of my husband Wade & my three boys Kobie, Zac & Tim, we thank you Tracy, Max & the amazing RAD team for what you achieved at our Jimboomba & Logan Village skateparks over the six week School holidays this year. It is beyond words what was achieved with the complete scene changing where there was so much boredom, bad language, bullying & drug dealing, to a place where all the riders were so involved, happy & totally engaged in the series of RAD shows & training afternoons.
Please, please return, we need RAD.
Chantal P - Aug 2019