Blessing of the bikes
San Remo is gearing up in preparation for up to 8,000 motorcycles to attend the inaugural San Remo Blessing of the Bikes on Saturday, 14 October.
The Blessing of the Bikes is a global tradition which marks the beginning of finer weather and bike season. 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 Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said the event is an excellent addition to the Bass Coast events calander.
“I’m thrilled San Remo will be hosting a Blessing of the Bikes. Holding this event in Bass Coast, and in the week leading up to our Moto GP, complements our event calander 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 interested community members are welcome to attend. For more information visit basscoast.vic.gov.au/events