York revved up for Motorcycle Festival

York revved up for Motorcycle Festival

MOTORCYCLISTS are heading to York for a big weekend of new attractions and old favourites at a free family festival.

The inaugural Mount Brown hill climb on Saturday morning will feature a spectacle of riders and their machines pitching their might against the incline in a bid to crack the nominated time.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a fold-up chair and watch the action.

People who would rather be on their bikes can join the Ulysses Club back road rides for an afternoon cruise to Beverley, Toodyay or Meckering.

The main street will be closed throughout the afternoon for buskers and street entertainment, the motorcycle Dyno, and show and shine display in the Town Hall.

A big highlight of the festival will be the Harley-Davidson Free Family Concert from 5.30pm to 10.30pm on Avon Terrace with performances by local act Chris Gibbs Trio followed by The Rough Housers.

On Sunday, the action revs up again at 10am with trade stalls along Avon Terrace featuring some of the latest new bikes from major brands, clothing, jewellery, helmets and accessories.

Other showstoppers will feature Yamaha stunt rider Dave McKenna, freestyle motocross demos and mini jumps, plus a vintage market of up-cycled and recycled wares on Sunday in Peace Park.

Also in the park will be the kids motorbike rides on a specially designed track courtesy of Motorcycle WA.

The New Indian Cafe will offer displays of new Indian bikes along with refreshments.

Charity riders for beyondblue are asked to meet at 8.30am on Sunday at Midland Gate Shopping Centre carpark for 9am and 10am runs at $10 per rider and $5 per pillion.

Camping is available on York Recreation Centre Hockey Oval on Friday and Saturday nights of the Festival weekend.

For more information, visit yorkmotorcyclefestival.com.au or visit the Facebook page.

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