Back Country Cruising – Bike Week 2017 @ Bannockburn
It's Motorcycle Adventure Time
If you enjoy spending a week cruising on two wheels, it’s time to sign up for this year’s Bike Week @ Bannockburn. The Bannockburn Pub, affectionately called “The Banny” by locals, will be Bike Week HQ (for the fifth year running) from the 28th January to 3th February 2017.
Known as ‘The Heart of the Desert’ Bannockburn was once a hive of gold mining activity, and in more modern times it has become known for its wineries that produce world-famous pinot noir, it’s the ideal location for the week-long motorcycling schedule. Participants can choose from ‘Adventure Rides’ – exploring the hills of Central Otago and beyond; ‘Road Tours’ – day trips exploring the wider region; and as an added bonus a series of guest speakers and dinners.
Dave Moreton, one of the event organisers, is quick to point out that although you get to see some amazing scenery, the week is really about the people you ride with.
“It’s amazing how lifelong friendships can be forged on a full tank of gas and a day’s adventuring on a motorcycle. Bike Week is all about exploring as a group and the sense that you are riding places that most people don’t get to.”
This year’s highlights would include adventure rides and road tours and -yet to be confirmed - the Highlands Motorsport Park ride.
“It’s the stuff that dreams are made off, and at $35 per single or $50 with a pillion, people can actually afford to do their two controlled laps without becoming a professional rider!” says Moreton.
Breakfasts and dinners are where riders swap their two-wheeled road stories and the speaker evenings are always well attended.
If getting out on your motorcycle for a whole week sounds like your idea of a perfect holiday, register for 2017 Bike Week @ Bannockburn simply go to www.bikeweeknz.com and register online.