Western Australia’s Avon Valley will become the first Motorcycle Friendly Town in April and this concept is gathering enthusiastic bikers across the globe. WA’s temperate and beautiful scenery can be considered as the best start for a great ride. Avon Valley was crowned the first motorcycle friendly region at the York Motorcycle Festival by the tourism department. It is considered as a regional project and the project is facilitated by Cully’s Yamaha donation. This region flows from the north-west from Beverley to New Norcia and then through the Victoria Plains and Goomalling. Bicheno in Tasmania was the very first Motorcycle Friendly Town and on last December, this trend was joined by Wauchope on the Oxley Highway.
Avon Valley has now become the best destination for Perth motorcyclists and is getting widespread recognition among the bikers. The West Australian Government has also provided a grant of $16,000 to advance the growth of the valley along with the support of seven local government entities. With the support of the Avon Tourism, these regions have successfully flourished as the shrines for the riders with more than eight dozens of signage. There are four Australian towns that have declared themselves as the best Motorcycle Friendly Region.
July 2007 - Tasmania (Glamorgan Spring Bay)
July 2013 - Texas (Queensland)
Nov 2016 - New South Wales (Wauchope)
Feb 2017 - Queensland (Crows Nest)
Karen Dore who is the chairperson of Avon Tourism is an enthusiastic rider herself and enjoys riding Yamaha MT07 on the road at Barbagallo Raceway. According to Karen, such projects will help to create the regional maps that will include the accommodation and attractions, local road information, fuel stops and bike-friendly eateries which will be very useful for the riders. There will be motorcycle friendly things provided to the riders such as the gear storage, visor wiping, and suitable parking. To create a feeling of pride among the riders, proud participant stickers will be provided to each rider.
Avon Valley is the best destination for the riders who are looking for the taste and feel of fantastic outdoors. There are many campsites that are found in this area and are well maintained. Depending on the area, one can pay $10-30 per day. There are also many parks with bush campsites and provides with basic facilities such as fire and pit toilets. One can also find different animals and birds all around with amazing scenic views.
There are two basic climate zones in Australia: Northern and Southern halves. During Winter, center, and north of Australia are very high between 20's and 30's and it is referred as dry and humid. The temperature in the Southern Australia is temperate and it is a good time to travel here. The Snowy Mountains are covered with snow during winters in the south and there is no fun to travel on a bike during such weather conditions.
Insects and Animals:
When you visit this area, Insect repellant is a very important thing to carry. Flies can be incredibly annoying at some areas. It is advised to walk heavily as you go through the bushes to avoid bitten by snakes and spiders. Avoid sitting on piles of debris and protect your ankles by wearing suitable shoes. Always keep the mosquito net zipped and don’t leave your clothes outside the tent.
Avoid carrying heavy luggage on your bike which is difficult to handle. So keep a proper list of items with a duffel style bag. Select the pack which is waterproof with a small pack that contains everyday items to avoid unstrapping everything to get often used items. Carry extra petrol along with plenty of water. Carry a cheap collapsible chair to have a nice experience and it will keep you away from the ants.
Riders are really very excited to visit this first Motorcycle Friendly Region that will be launched on Sunday, 23 April 2017 at the York Motorcycle Festival. There will be many prizes and incentives given to the participants worth $1,000. Plan your trip and grab your exciting prizes!
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