Riding to support
by Andy Bryenton
The weekend of July 19 and 20 will be a fun time for fans of classic bikes, as the second annual Dargaville Motorcycle Charity Run roars into town.
This year the cause supported by the folks behind the handlebars is one close to home; the Dargaville Volunteer Fire Brigade.
Just like last year, the collection of vintage and custom cruisers will park up at the Northern Wairoa Hotel for a night of live music, followed by a show and shine display to let the public get a close look at the detail and effort, which has gone into these street machines. Big T and the Dirty Tones and Mark ‘Fatt Max’ Hill will provide the soundtrack to Friday’s festivities, with the show and shine from 10am to noon on Saturday. Then the riders hit the road to Opononi via the Waipoua Forest, returning via Twin Bridges in a scenic loop. There will be more live music action at the Northern Wairoa Saturday night, followed by a Sunday rest and recovery day when visiting motorbike enthusiasts can choose their own path to take in the scenery of our part of the world. Proceeds raised will assist our volunteer firefighters in continuing to save lives and property, work which all riders heartily endorse.