HOG rally a celebration of 25-year friendships

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser

It won’t be the sound of thunder you hear next weekend, but the sound of 200 motorbikes riding through Albany.

The HOG Rally, Albany Chapter will take place next weekend, March 3 and 4.

Rally director Barry Webster said the rally was held in WA every second year, with four chapters — two in Perth, one in Bunbury and one in Albany.

“Albany only hosts the rally every eight years now so it is great to see members get together for a really great weekend,” he said.

“There will be about 200 bikes arriving in town from Friday onwards and we have members from around the State, over east and one is even coming from Canada.”

The weekend will consist of a short ride around town, a members’ dinner at the Centennial Stadium and a games night.

Mr Webster said the highlight of the weekend would be the Thunder Run and the Show and Shine on Sunday, March 4.

“On Sunday we will all be meeting at the (Albany) Enter-tainment Centre around 9.30am and doing a group ride around Frenchman Bay and back along Marine Drive and ending up back at the ANZAC Peace Park for a Show and Shine of the bikes, for the public to come along,” he said.

“There will be plenty of opportunities for the public to come and watch 200 loud bikes roll past.”

Mr Webster said the event had progressed and grown over the years. “We have just celebrated our 25th year, and since a few of us got together and decided to promote and get it up and running again it has taken off again,” he said. “It’s important to us.

“It’s the friendships that you make in the club that are long lasting and this rally really gives us a chance to show off and promote where we live.”

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