Canberra – Pink Ribbon Ride

Posted by jerry on October 19th, 2008 — Posted in Journal, Motorcycling

Today I joined the more than 300 bikes for the annual Pink Ribbon Ride in support of breast cancer awareness and research. The weather was perfect, and everyone gathered outside Old Parliament House for coffee and snacks and a good look at some excellent machines. Registration was $10 per person with proceeds to breast cancer research.

Pink Ribbon Ride 2008

Pink Ribbon Ride 2008

Many bikes were well decorated in pink, with some sporting bras with or without balloons. At 0955 the organisers briefed the crowd on the run, before everyone set off down Adelaide Avenue to the Woden roundabout, then back up towards Civic – it was great to come around the roundabout and look over to see motorbikes as far as the eye can see still coming down Adelaide Avenue. There were many sightseers and well-wishers too giving a friendly wave.

The police closed off the roundabouts and gave priority to the bikes at every intersection to make sure it all went smoothly. The ride was sedate and everyone was well disciplined in keeping to their half of the lane and riding two abreast or staggered formation.

On the approach to Civic, we all turned off to gather again at Weston Park where we parked and heard speeches from the newly-elected local MLA, and from the organisers – Girls On The Move.

Bikes ranged from scooters to Harleys, and antiques, including an Ariel, a Dneipper and and a Suzuki hustler, and even a VW-powered trike.

Everyone stood around and had a hot dog and coffee or just chatted about bikes – there were loads of kids too making it a real family day out.

Pink Ribbon Ride 2008

Pink Ribbon Ride 2008

Pink Ribbon Ride 2008

Pink Ribbon Ride 2008

Pink Ribbon Ride 2008

See you there next year

Cheers
Jerry

2 Comments »

Comment by sharonb

All that pink! sure looks pretty ….

Posted on October 19, 2008 at 4:36 pm

Comment by Helen Suzanne

Fantastic…. love the “save the boobies” T

Posted on November 16, 2008 at 2:25 pm

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