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  • allde Posts: 4021
    South Eastern Suburbs, Victori
    Forum Legend allde
    30 Aug 2017 02:57 PM
    Seems a couple of people have complained, therefore no more blessing of the bikes in Mirboo North, such a same 12,000 bikes there last year, no problems, ran smoothly yet a couple of locals whinge, and the best event they have ever seen in their town is cancelled.

    It has been mentioned possibly having it at Phillip Island this year, we'll just have to wait and see.

    After three great years of the Blessing of the Bikes, I have to sadly note that it will no longer be held in Mirboo North. With everything having gone very quiet for this year’s event, I recently asked Marcel from Inline 4 Cafe, what was happening, as there were rumours suggesting that there wasn’t to be a 2017 event. Regrettably, it’s become just too difficult and stressful to try and run a fourth Blessing of the Bikes in Mirboo North, given the limited resources and lack of wider support. I know from what I’ve personally heard around the traps that there are elements in Mirboo North that have vehemently opposed this event from the very beginning and there also seems to be a general lack of interest from local businesses, as well as the South Gippsland Shire. Though this doesn’t apply to all, as there have been individuals and others that have provided solid support throughout the last three years.
    I can already predict the champagne bottles popping as the naysayers cheer the demise of this amazing event, but I would suggest that those people have been looking at things far too narrowly. From a number of perspectives, the event has put Mirboo North on the map and, while it attracted many bike riders on the day, it also made many others who were not aware of this great countryside come to have a look and pass on their experiences. That means that while the Blessing of the Bikes brought a large group together for one day it has also brought visitors, new and old, on a continuous basis throughout the year and this comes from talking to visitors at each of the last three events. It’s the secondary impact that’s of the greatest benefit because it provides ongoing visitors, which makes the town more vibrant and not just a one hit wonder and then back to being a sleepy hollow.


  • RideHardcore Posts: 12
    Yarra Valley
    Stock Poster RideHardcore
    30 Aug 2017 10:42 PM
      The 4th Blessing of the Bikes.
     The 4th Blessing of the Bikes is at San Remo on saturday 14th October 2017
  • allde Posts: 4021
    South Eastern Suburbs, Victori
    Forum Legend allde
    31 Aug 2017 04:59 PM
    Posted by RideHardcore on 30 Aug 2017 10:42 PM
      The 4th Blessing of the Bikes.
     The 4th Blessing of the Bikes is at San Remo on saturday 14th October 2017

     Have you got a link RideHardcore comfirming that?

  • RideHardcore Posts: 12
    Yarra Valley
    Stock Poster RideHardcore
    31 Aug 2017 11:19 PM
    Alldi, have a look at  chopssplace.com.au  victoria events.
  • RideHardcore Posts: 12
    Yarra Valley
    Stock Poster RideHardcore
    31 Aug 2017 11:22 PM
    allde, sorry about the spelling.
  • Bigley08 Posts: 24
    Stock Poster Bigley08
    20 Sep 2017 07:58 PM
    Maybe we should all ride through Mirboo befor or after San Remo ?
  • Blackmagic Posts: 70
    Melbourne
    Stock Poster Blackmagic
    28 Sep 2017 10:13 PM
    Fuckem it's their loss,
  • walka Posts: 3326
    MELBOURNE
    Forum Legend walka
    13 Oct 2017 04:57 PM
    See you guys there
  • rodders Posts: 5215
    The Place To Be.
    Forum Legend rodders
    15 Oct 2017 10:08 PM
    I didn't make it this year. Went to Motorclassica instead.
  • bobby bob Posts: 611
    Performance Poster bobby bob
    16 Oct 2017 09:53 AM
    well bless my arse...haaahaaa
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