• Mob On Bikes Indigenous Riders Club travel together in unison on Jan 26 to protest against Australia Day. (NITV News)
Australia Day has really reeved these Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bike riders' engines the wrong way.
By
Laura Morelli

26 Jan 2018 - 8:59 AM  UPDATED 26 Jan 2018 - 8:59 AM

More than 100 bike riders from across the country will be travelling from the embassy in Canberra to unite in protest of January 26.

From the streets of South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales, Mob On Bikes Indigenous riders club (MOBIRC) will rule the roads with two wheels on Australia Day. 

Queensland MOBIRC President, Bevan Buck Barba says their journey isn’t about the need for speed, it’s about uncovering Australia’s history has a black past.  

“It's a day where Indigenous Australians are in protest against because the history that is linked to that specific day,” he explained.

“Because of the history from the first fleet and what truly happened, I, and I think most Indigenous people would agree, is ask to have the Australia Day celebration on another day.”

He expects people who are passionate about Indigenous affairs, enjoy the breeze in their hair, or those who like being out in the open road to join the convoy and unite as one, despite what Australia Day represents.  

“I still think we should all come together as Australians to celebrate and make a start on a better future for the next generations.”

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