All revved up for Blessing of the Bikes
San Remo is getting ready to welcome up to 8,000 motorcycles to the Blessing of the Bikes on Saturday, 20 October. This is the second year the event has been held in San Remo and the 5th Blessing for the organisers.
The Blessing of the Bikes is a global tradition where motorcyclists gather to pay their respects to fallen riders and if they choose, are blessed by members of the clergy in the hope that it will bring safety for the coming season.
Bikes will begin arriving in San Remo from 8am, with the bulk arriving from 11.00am in preparation for a 2.00pm ceremony.
San Remo traders, businesses and community groups are busy preparing and are looking forward to providing additional services for the influx of visitors expected at the Blessing.
To add to the atmosphere, there will be a number of motorcycle related stalls and live entertainment in the lead up to the ceremony and speeches.
Bass Coast Council Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said the Blessing of the Bikes is an exciting day on the Bass Coast events calendar.
“Holding this event in Bass Coast and in the week leading up to our Moto GP complements our events calendar perfectly,” Cr Rothfield said.
The bikes will park in the foreshore car parks, and along the full length of Marine Parade between Woolamai Grove and Back Beach Road.
Bergin Grove, Wynne Road and Edgar Road will be closed at Marine Parade, but will be accessible via Back Beach Road. Emergency access will be available in Marine Parade at all times. The Blessing of the Bikes is a free, public event and open for anyone and everyone to attend. For more information on Blessing of the Bikes, visit basscoast.vic.gov.au/events.