POPULAR CONCEPT: Ulysees Club Warwick branch member Michael “Taz” Legarde, event co-ordinator Elaine Wenham and president Wayne “Angry” Forrugia are pleased to see the crowd enjoying themselves at Bikes Thru a Bar.
POPULAR CONCEPT: Ulysees Club Warwick branch member Michael “Taz” Legarde, event co-ordinator Elaine Wenham and president Wayne “Angry” Forrugia are pleased to see the crowd enjoying themselves at Bikes Thru a Bar. Deanna Millard

No, not up to a bar, through it

THE novelty of riding a motorcycle through a bar attracted hundreds of bikers to the Bony Mountain Recreation Reserve at the weekend for the annual Bikes Thru a Bar charity event.

The weekend began on Friday morning and will finish today, with bikers coming from far and wide for a chance to get together and participate in the fundraiser.

The Ulysees Club Warwick branch hosted the event, which was open to all other clubs and individual bikers.

Event co-ordinator Elaine Wenham said it was great to see so many bikers come together for charity.

"We even had someone travel 1000km to be here and it has been great to socialise with other club members," she said.

President of the Ulysees Club Warwick branch Wayne “Angry” Forrugia rides through the bar.
President of the Ulysees Club Warwick branch Wayne “Angry” Forrugia rides through the bar.

Apart from the thrill of riding through the bar, many other activities were offered including the Roll the Dice Run and a gymkhana on Saturday, and a Show n Shine on Sunday afternoon.

The bar and canteen operated all weekend and there was live entertainment in the evenings.

Mrs Wenham said many chose to camp for the weekend while others just rode in and out.

"We have had a really good turnout for the weekend," she said.

"Every year it just keeps getting bigger and better. We had a lot more trade sites this year which was good. Our aim is to break our record of 1278 bikes through the bar which was set in our inaugural year."

Bikers paid $15 to ride through the bar, with all proceeds of the event donated to RACQ CareFlight, the Leaukemia Foundation and the Ulysees Club Arthritis Research Foundation.

Garry Smith receives the Best Japanese award from Urban Angels Holly Edwards and Candice Roberts at the Show n Shine.
Garry Smith receives the Best Japanese award from Urban Angels Holly Edwards and Candice Roberts at the Show n Shine.


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