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West Wyalong to be declared a Motorcycle Friendly Town

More than 100 members of the Sydney Ulysses Club will participate in the official declaration of West Wyalong as a motorcycle friendly town at the West Wyalong markets on Saturday morning.

 An initiative of Council’s newly formed Community Reference Group, West Wyalong will become one of only a handful of Australian towns to be officially declared motorcycle friendly.

The official ceremony will take place in Camp Street, adjacent to the markets, at 9am following a Main Street parade from members of the Ulysses Club.

The bikes will be parked in a closed off area of Camp Street from 9am until approximately 10.30am and members of the Ulysses are encouraging members of the community to stop by to say hello, inspect their bikes and get photographs taken.

The Ulysses Club visit is a direct outcome from Council’s motorcycle friendly initiative.

Riders will gather in West Wyalong for three days during their annual Sydney Odyssey and chose West Wyalong after meeting with Council representatives earlier this year and inspecting the facilities available in town.

West Wyalong will also play host to 80 motorcycle riders from Queensland on Thursday night.

The riders will meet and stay in West Wyalong on their way to Melbourne for the 2017 Long Ride.

Recent studies show that visit motorcycle riders spend on average approximately $160 per day while on the road.

The official declaration of West Wyalong as a motorcycle friendly town will be conducted by Deputy Mayor Jan Wyse. Relevant signage is currently being installed at the major entrances to West Wyalong.