✦ September will see the return of Motofest to Wauchope Showground. The event was held for three years pre-COVID and an online event was held in 2020. On Saturday 17th September it returns again, promising to be bigger and better than ever.
Wauchope is NSW's first Motorcycle Friendly Town and is very proud of their commitment to motorbike riders and to the wonderful business and community that have supported the initiative over the past six years.
The event has been an amazing achievement by some very dedicated volunteer committee members to help put Wauchope on the map, not just within Australia but also internationally. The Motorcycle Friendly Town of Wauchope are fortunate to be the starting point of one of the best motorbike rides in Australia, the Oxley Highway between Wauchope and fellow Motorcycle Friendly Town, Walcha.
Often regarded as one of the most spectacular riding roads in NSW, not only due to the 163kms of twists and turns changing to wide open runs, but also the amazing views and picturesque temperate rainforest, the Oxley Highway is in Wauchope’s backyard.
Motofest is "all about motorcycles"
And the September event will be no different. There will be plenty of opportunities to see motorbikes on display and in action. It is a very popular ‘Show 'n Shine’ event, one of the most hotly contested in Australia.
There are nine categories this year including Best British, American, European, Japanese, Rat Bike, Classic, Paint, Sidecar/Trike and Custom. The bikes will be on display all day with the winning bikes displayed in a 'Meet and Greet' around 1pm. Come and check them out and talk to the owners for some very interesting information and no doubt a few good stories about their pride and joys.
Feature Group - 'The Lady Riders'
The Motofest organising committee put out a call out for lady riders to join in on the grand parade ride-in held as part of the opening ceremony at around 10am. Riders will be in attendance from all over the state for this part of the show, there will be bikes of all brands and colours.
A proud display of the women in motorcycling who are excited to show their rides and catch-up with each other and share stories of their bikes and their adventures, it will make a spectacular addition to the parade. There will also be a Peoples Choice competition for the Lady Riders. Anyone who attends Motofest can vote for their favourite bike and the winner will take home one of the custom, hand crafted trophies. The winning bike will receive a custom, handcrafted trophy and one lucky voter will win a ride in a sidecar, thanks to Epic Rides and Tours.
Skill and precision mixed with a bit of fun and excitement, the gymkhana is a great spectacle taking in four events. The first is a slow skill event where each rider must complete the course in the slowest time possible without putting their feet on the ground.
The second event is a barrel roll. Again, a precision event with the challenge of having to roll an empty beer keg within your own lane. If the barrel goes outside the lane, you are out of the game.
The third is the ball and cone. This is a rider and pillion event and requires riders to gather tennis balls off the top of cones along th