Motorcyclist and Deputy Mayor of Liverpool Plains Shire Council, Councillor Doug Hawkins, is looking forward to the inaugural Magpie Bike and Film Fest being held in Quirindi Friday 28, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April. Events will be held at the Henry Street Sporting Complex with camping for $10 per person per night, including toilets and showers, adjacent to the Caravan Park and with movies screened at the Royal Theatre.
“I had a great time at the recent rally at Spring Ridge and now I look forward to catching up with old friends and making new acquaintances at what is hoped will become a regular event on the Liverpool Plains Calendar. The community is inviting Bike riders, enthusiasts and groups, along with family, friends and interested locals to enjoy a fun weekend. Autumn is a great time to ride the roads and check out our beautiful region,” Councillor Hawkins said.
“Bikers are a fun and an often charitable group of people and the poker run on Sunday 30 will see all proceeds going to the Quirindi Rotary Club. I encourage locals to donate generously as the money raised will be reinvested in the community. There’ll also be a Show ‘n’ Shine on the Sunday and guided tours around the Liverpool Plains throughout weekend,” he said.
“This rally also adds the Film Festival at the Royal Theatre with all things motor cycle running over three days. The program is Friday 28 at 7pm Wild Hogs, Saturday 29, at 1.30pm Closer to the Edge and 5.30pm The World’s Fasted Indian. Sunday 30’s offering is 12 o’clock Boys at 3pm and at 5.30pm The Motorcycle Diaries,” he continued.
“You can go online at www.magpiebikefest.com.au to book a Full Weekend Pass which includes 3 nights camping, Dinner and Breakfast meals Fri, Sat and Sun for just $120. You can also book a 3 day Food Pass or 3 Day Camping Pass as well as individual meal and day selections. Enquiries can also be made via (02) 6746 1755,” he said.
“The Liverpool Plains looks forward to some great company, good times, supporting a great cause and visitors from both the region and further afield. It’ll be all things motorbike and there’s sure to be something for enthusiasts of all ages.
The autumn weather provides some great opportunities to enjoy nature at its best across one of rural NSW’s most beautiful settings. With the Great Divide to our east, the undulating slopes through to Quirindi and then on to the plains, a ride of about an hour and a half will clearly explain what north-west slopes and plains is about,” Councillor Hawkins concluded.