Australian Highway Rider loves Walcha… it’s on the prime of a few nice using roads, it’s acquired nice journey using areas and the townspeople love bikes.
And it hosts a rally, each November. Right here’s the newest information from the organisers…
The imaginative and prescient of bikes parked up outdoors one of many many bike pleasant cafes, pubs or lodging homes, is a typical sight within the small regional city of Walcha, and one which the city absolutely embraces and welcomes.
Walcha has all the time been a mecca for bikes, being on the crossroads of two of the good rides – the Oxley Freeway and Thunderbolts Method. With kilometres of nation roads to discover, spectacular high-country surroundings, waterfalls, gorges and world heritage nationwide parks, it’s fairly laborious to go previous this area for motorcycling.
To firmly place Walcha on the map as a prime using vacation spot the city runs an annual occasion, the Walcha Motorbike Rally, now in its third yr and rising. This yr it’s set for Friday seventeenth and Saturday 18th November, with the organised journey and highway rides, run by passionate locals with native information, proving vastly fashionable. With rider onsite tenting, commerce exhibitors, bike abilities demos by a few of the finest within the business, hilarious postie bike occasions, a multi-bike problem, barrel racing, present and shine, burnout comp, dwell music, and extra, it’s a unbelievable grass roots occasion.
Mix this with some distinctive nation sights like working canine demonstrations, BackTrack canine leaping, a demolition derby, wooden chop demonstrations, and there actually is one thing for everybody. The varied program, paired with Walcha’s small-town nation hospitality are all a part of what makes this bike rally distinctive. The one for all – the Walcha Motorbike Rally is for all bike lovers.
Early chook Rally Passes are simply $60 and embrace the complete program of actions and leisure on the showground occasion hub from Thursday evening to Saturday evening, choice to guide guided journey and highway rides, capability to enter Present’ n’ Shine and entry to the free city loop shuttle bus, which runs all weekend for ticketholders comfort. Day Passes are $35 and embrace at some point of this system in addition to choice to guide rides and the free shuttle bus.
Tenting is obtainable on the showground occasion hub for a flat charge of $30 per particular person for as much as 3 nights keep.
All Walcha lodging choices could be discovered on the Rally web site. Lodging can also be obtainable in surrounding cities, with Uralla lower than half-hour away, Armidale 45 minutes and Tamworth simply over an hour.
“Motorcyclists are in for a unbelievable few days of leisure, using, good instances and pleasant nation hospitality at this yr’s Rally”, Walcha Tourism Coordinator, Lisa Kirton stated. “We’ve simply confirmed Niki Zak Racing might be attending together with her bike and show. With three world data for a lady – quickest and quickest and first time a girl drag bike pilot broke the 200mph barrier on the 1/4 mile, we’re fairly excited.”
For extra data on the rally, lodging choices and to purchase tickets and merch packs, go to www.walchamotorcyclerally.com.au or observe the occasion on Fb or Instagram.