Up to 500 motorcycle riders are expected to take part in the inaugural ASBK charity ride on Sunday, June 16, which will depart from Tamborine and make its way to Queensland Raceway for the third round of the QBE Australian Superbike Championship.
The ride will also remember fellow rider and former owner of Gold Coast Ducati Myles Penney, who passed away in 2011 after a long battle with cancer.
Event organisers will donate 50% of ride participants entry fee to the Starlight Children’s Foundation, ride organisers Paul & Anne Hendley said they hoped to raise $10,000 for the charity.
“The Starlight Foundation receives no government funding so it’s important for the biking community to get involved in order to raise both awareness and funds to help this great cause,” Paul Hendley said.
“I am thrilled at the level of support we have had from local businesses such as Action Motorcycles Nerang (KTM), NF Importers (Ducati), Dan Murphys and Nymboida Coaching Station, we hope to make this an annual event.
“The soundtrack to the Starlight Express video asks what have you done today to make you feel proud? Well, hopefully the answer to that question for many bikers will be that they had a fantastic day out at Queensland Raceway watching the Superbikes, supporting a great charity,” Hendley added
The ASBK Charity ride will meet at 7:30am at the Bearded Dragon, Tamborine Mountain Rd for an anticipated 8.15am departure. Riders are asked to arrive early to register and buy tickets.
Tickets prices are Adult $40, Pensioner $25, Child (12-16) $ 25 and include:
• Entry to Round 3 of the QBE Australian Superbike Championship
• Commemorative Starlight Badge• Bacon & Egg Roll plus tea/coffee at the track café
• Parade lap for all riders around Queensland Raceway
Those keen on joining the ride can register their interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; or by joining the Facebook group ‘Penney for your dreams’