Swan River Chapter of Harley Owner’s Group gears up for annual Gerda’s Pink Ribbon Ride

Swan River Chapter of Harley Owner’s Group gears up for annual Gerda’s Pink Ribbon Ride

IF by chance you see 300 bikers on the roads looking pretty in pink on October 29, don’t be alarmed; it is for a good cause.

The Swan River Chapter of the Harley Owner’s Group (HOG) are gearing up to participate in the annual Gerda’s Pink Ribbon Ride.

The ride is named after former member Gerda Dunkel, who raised money for breast cancer |before she died.

Since it began in 2011, they have raised over $50, 000 for the Cancer Council and have been the biggest sole donator to the Pink Ribbon Appeal in WA over the last two years.

Swan River Chapter of the HOG director Andrew Sloan said the ride’s highlight was their journey through Fremantle’s cappuccino strip.

“It’s a fantastic sight, everyone dresses in pink. So when you have 300 bikes coming down the strip in pink, within seconds everybody is generally up from their table, clapping and taking photographs,” he said.

“It’s a big day, not just for the charity but it’s great to bring the breast cancer awareness back to the front of mind for everyone.”

The ride leaves from Perth Heat Ballpark in Thornlie at 10am and finishes at Roleystone Country Club at 12pm, where there will be live music, a raffle and a sausage sizzle.

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