Poker run focuses on bike awareness

HARLEY Davidsons, the open road, black leather, and fashion parades.

A group of female bike riders brought those all those things together for a poker run on Saturday.

Lace, one of the organisers, said about 20 riders had a good time, despite the weather.

“It was pretty quiet, the weather had an impact. While it did clear up later, it looked pretty ominous early,” Lace said. “Those who were there had a great time.”

The unusual addition of a fashion parade to a poker run was the idea of the ladies who organised the run, to add a bit of a feminine touch. Lace said she hope that if there was one thing to come out of the event, it would be increased awareness of motorbike riders among other road users.

“We want to use this as a method to make sure other road users are aware that there are vulnerable people on the road with them.”

She said media hype about outlaw motorcycle gangs had made it more dangerous on the road for Harley Davidson riders, even though the outlaw element was only 0.01 per cent of all riders.

The poker run stated at the Chinderah Tavern, then went to Pottsville, the Imperial Hotel in Murwillumbah and finished at South Tweed.



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