Rose City's ready to roll...
THERE will be a roar of engines streaming out of Warwick tomorrow as over 300 bikers hit the town all in the name of a good cause.
The Roll the Dice Run is in its third year and is expected to be bigger than ever with motorcycle fans booked into the Rose City event from as far north as Mount Isa to as far south as Geelong.
The main projects set to benefit from this event are the installation in Warwick of a Liberty Swing for disabled children with the help of the Variety Club and the Southern Downs Regional Council.
Others to benefit include the Oaks Nursing Home and a range of other groups.
Warwick Rotary Club president Bryan Stephens said each rider rolls three dice when they register and again at each of the stops along the way, with the rider rolling the highest winning $1000 for first, $300 for second and $200 for third.
“It brings bikers together and the ride is for a good cause that shows not all bikers are outlaws,” Mr Stephens said. “We are hoping to raise in excess of $40,000.”
The event begins today with riders arriving at the Showgrounds, followed by the ride tomorrow and live entertainment until midnight, then a delicious breakfast on Sunday before heading home.
All are welcome with a $5 entry fee from 5pm tomorrow and a gold coin donation at other times.
Bikers depart Warwick Showgrounds at 10.30am tomorrow to Ballandean State School for morning tea, then on to Amiens State School for lunch and then back to the Warwick Showgrounds at about 3.30pm.
For more information contact Bryan Stephens on 0409 955 299.