Marcel and Sabine from inline café contacted the San Remo Traders some time ago about hosting the Blessing of the Bikes event in San Remo and in what seems like a blink of an eye it’s here.
With support also from the BCS and TAC, the event will take place on Saturday, October 14 in Marine Parade San Remo.
“It’s a day to celebrate riding motorcycles and to remember the ones we have lost and to promote rider safety,” said Craig Edmonds of Jim’s Bair and Tackle, one of the many local traders who have got on board to welcome the riders to town.
“It’s not a religious event but riders will have the option of having their bikes blessed as they ride into town under the arch and there will people available all day for riders to speak about their loss.
“Although it is a day of reflection it is also a very social day for bikers to catch up and admire all the various makes and models of bikes that will attend.
“There are riders coming from most parts of the country and even the Mayor will be arriving on a motorbike.
“There is plenty of entertainment with a stage and bands during the day and both hotels continuing the entertainment into the late hours of the night. Harley Davidson, Indian, Royal Enfield, The Defence forces, TAC, and a dozen other motorbike related stalls will be in attendance.”
With the San Remo Traders very much behind the event they are all planning something special for the day. All types of motorbikes are welcome and even if you don’t have or ride a motorbike it will be worth heading over just see the sea of different motorbikes that will fill Marine Parade. There will be some road closures around San Remo but the best part is there is no entry fee so the whole family can afford to come along.
The full program and a map of road closures will be in next week’s paper with bikes expected to start arriving from 9am and the band to start around 10am with the mayor’s official welcome around 2pm.
“If you are arriving on a motorbike we ask that you enter Marine Parade at Back Beach Road but look for next week’s paper for more directions.”
If you require any further information please call Marcel 0427 475 681 or Craig 0409 018 980.
San Remo all ready to bless the bikes