On Dec. 12, the 100 Mile House District council approved permits to be given to the Gold Wing Road Riders Association North West Coast district to have a rally in town on July 25-28.
“They would like to do it in a parade format after dark or when it getting to dusk out and run through the whole town, including residential areas being led by a firetruck and a police vehicle, so they can show off their machines to the public,” said Coun. Dave Mingo.
Most of the riders, somewhere around 100 to 150 estimated Mingo, have extra lights or aftermarket lights they can’t use legally on the street. The lights are only added for parade purposes.
According to Kevin Bramhoff, the district director, the rally is to let people know motorcyclists are on the road in the area and educate the general public about road safety around the two-wheeled vehicles.
“What we like to do in the towns we have a rally in is to make people are aware that motorcycles are on the road and to make sure everyone understands their safety concerns on both sides,” he said.
According to Mingo, they might have a fishing derby and will put out a drill team in the parking lot of Save-On-Foods.
“We invite them to see what motorcycling is all about,” said Bramhoff about the drill team.
Bramhoff said they chose 100 Mile House because they like riding in the area and that the district is central.
“Nice to have them come here. They will bring their wives, they’ll bring significant others and whatever else; spend their hard earned money,” said Mingo.