Meanwhile, Motorcycle Riders Association of WA president David Wright says they have have been working with a group in the Avon Valley, northwest of Perth, for a couple of years to establish a Motorcycle Friendly Region.
“With some hard work from the Avon Valley Local councils, we’ve have come up with the Avon Valley Motorcycle Friendly Region,” he says.
The official launch will be held at the annual York Motorcycle Festival on April 23, 2017.
“The seven councils involved in this great initiative are the Shires of York, Toodyay, Northam, Chittering, Beverley, Goomalling and Victoria Plains,” David says.
“They have produced a pocket-sized map of all the great motorcycle routes in the region along with a list of motorcycle friendly businesses, cafes, hotels etc.
“There is also a rider safety element with rider safety tips on display boards and visor cleaning stations at the local businesses along with road maintenance upgrade to all motorcycle routes in the region,” David says.
There are also rider-only discounts available through their Facebook page.
This is a great effort, thanks to the work and financial support of Avon Tourism, the Motorcycle Riders Association of WA and a $16,180 allocation from the Wheatbelt Development Commission’s 2016, Royalties for Regions supported and local councils.
WA Motorcycle Safety Week
The launch coincides with the annual WA Motorcycle Safety Week from April 23 – 29.
“This year we will be holding a professional rider demonstration highlighting the skills of counter steering and emergency braking with the opportunity to test your skills,” David says.