WARRNAMBOOL’S Surf City Safari motorcycle rally is older than some of the machines and participants who will converge on the city centre this weekend.
The 33rd annual event will feature dozens of vintage, classic and modern machines from across the state.
On Saturday, rally participants will ride to the Civic Green for a public display and barbecue before heading off towards Grassmere, Purnim and Wangoom then back to Warrnambool for afternoon tea and a tour of the Wannon Water treatment plant.
Then on Sunday most will saddle up again at 9am for a longer ride from the Civic Green to the Macarthur wind farm, Hamilton Pastoral Museum, Chatsworth, Hexham and Grassmere before trophy presentations at City Memorial Bowls Club.
Organised by the Warrnambool and District Motorcycle Owners Club, the rally is one of the oldest of its type in Victoria.
Ride co-ordinator Bruce Brown said many owners of rare and vintage motorcycles held the event in high regard.
“We hope to get at least 80 entrants and hope members of the public will come to the Civic Green display from 10.30am to 12.30pm on November 2.
“It’s a significant event started by a few Warrnambool enthusiasts and adds to the district’s profile.”