Riders and non-riders are invited to attend the second annual DV Ride in Ipswich in May to raise money and awareness for domestic and family violence and sexual assault support.
DV Ride coordinator and Ulysses Club Ipswich Branch secretary Amanda Pamenter says they had more than 400 riders last year but would like to attract more members of the public.
“We would have liked more of a presence from the general community to show that domestic and family violence is not behind closed doors and that there are avenues and people who can assist,” she says.
The third annual DV Ride celebration will be held on Sunday May 7, 2017, from 10am to 2pm at the Brothers Leagues Club, 26 Wildey St, Raceview.
Rides from around South East Queensland will converge on the club, escorted by a member of the Ipswich Branch of the Ulysses Club.
Riders will leave at 8.30am from the following locations:
- North: BP Caboolture Southbound (Spook 0402 627 418)
- East: Loganholme BP, Pacific Highway (Jay 0407 641 878)
- South West: Warwick McDonalds (Windsucker 0458 103 939)
- West: Toowoomba Picnic Point (Gunther 0421 424 126)
- Ipswich: Yamanto McDonalds (Eric 0414 732 245)
If you cannot make these times/locations you can attend the end venue where they will have guest speakers, a band, show and shine with five categories, motorcycle-related trade stalls and stalls from community organisations.
Cost is $10 donation which provides a patch/pin, raffle ticket and show and shine entry.
Funds for domestic violence support
Funds raised from the DV Ride go towards producing information cards about domestic and family violence and sexual assault which are distributed to school students in the Ipswich and surrounding region.
“We are obviously very proud of our branch, its members and committee for their decision to run our third DV Ride and the positive impact we are having in the community,” Amanda says.
“We believe our DV Ride is unique in SEQ,” says Amanda who also works at the regional Domestic Violence Action Centre, which supports the event.
The DV Ride is also supported with funding from the Ipswich City Council and State Government.
The Ulysses Branch will have a display and more information about the ride at the second Ipswich Bike Night on April 1 at the Ipswich Country Club.
100 Mile Ride
Meanwhile, Bikers Against Child Abuse Queensland chapter is holding a 100 Mile Ride on May 20 from Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson at 10.30am.
Cost is $15 and there will be an after party at the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club bunker at 132 Meakin Rd, Kingston with a band, free camping and a bar on site.
For more information, contact 0412 607 360.
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