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Newfound Riders

P.O. Box 8201 | 98 Kenmount Road | St. John's NL A1B 3N4 |


Our Executive Members are:


Chris Palmer


Chris Palmer has been riding since he bought his first motorcycle in England in the 1960s - a 1949 250cc BSA C11 (with rigid frame). Chris joined the Newfound Riders in 2004 and, with his 1984 1200cc Gold Wing, he has travelled throughout the province, Atlantic and central Canada and the eastern States. Four years ago Chris took responsibility for devising the annual Ride Schedule for the Newfound Riders, some of which he leads, including the occasional "Mystery Ride". He currently sits on the Executive of the Newfound Riders as Vice President and serves as the group's Ride Safety Coordinator.

Bob Gill


I am presently living in Kelligrews where the sun does shine more. I started riding motorcycle in 1972 on his brothers Honda 125cc. The training ground consisted of my Dad's potato field. I worked up to my present ride of a 2013 Suzuki C90 BOSS - Blacked Out Special Suzuki. I have ridden around Eastern Canada and the Eastern Shores of the USA but the best was the Grand Canyon, a rental, but a great trip. I have helped out with the Clubs main fund raiser,our Christmas time Harley giveaway,for many years either selling tickets offshore or distributing to others. I have helped with the final talleys at the end. My intention is to help others in the biking communitee meet a great bunch of people and help those under privilaged sick children through our Newfound Foundation. I joined NFR on 2006 and have not looked back.

Diane Yarn


Diane joined Newfound Riders in 2014. She took on the role of treasurer in March 2017. She currently rides a Harley Heritage Softail.

Michelle Barnes


Michelle has been an active member of Newfound Riders since 2006. In 2008, Michelle was nominated and accepted the role as Events Co-ordinator for the club and handled the planning of all the club and public events. She held that position for 7 years. In 2015 she accepted the role as Executive Director of Newfound Foundation and then resigned as Events Co-ordinator. At the AGM Held in March 2017, by acclamation, she also moved into the position of Secretary. She rides a 2005 HD Softail Deluxe and lovin’ it!

Doug Goodyear

Ride Captain

Colleen O'Toole

Member Relations

Colleen O’Toole has been riding since 2005. She joined the Newfound Riders in 2005 and, the following year, just a week after getting her road license, Colleen completed a 5-province, 5-state tour on her 1984 Honda Shadow. After a couple of years riding a 1983 Honda Silver Wing (a baby Gold Wing), Colleen now owns a 2003 Suzuki Intruder 1500cc. After several years on the Newfound Riders’ Executive as Recording Secretary, Colleen assumed responsibility in 2014 for Membership and Member Relations. In this position, she developed a “Welcome Package” for new members, as well as a re-vamped membership application process. She has also reviewed and updated the Newfound Riders’ Constitution and By-Laws which will be proposed to the membership in the spring of 2015.

Lou Lawrence

Public Relations

Newfound Rider since 2006, past President and Treasurer, current Public Relations Officer. Usually riding a Street Glide but can be seen straddling a Texas Chopper.

Deanne Headland

Events Coordinator

Edwin Poole