The decision last year to hold the 2017 Ulysses Club AGM in Wauchope on the famed Oxley Highway was the reason the town became Motorcycle Friendly in November 2016.
Now the little town of Wauchope is readying for the arrival of hundreds of riders from around the country for the AGM Event week from May 22 – 28.
The main site is at the Wauchope Showground and typically about 40% of members camp on site, while others will stay in RVs and motorhomes, or in accommodation at either Wauchope of Port Macquarie.
Riders arrive on the Monday and the Tuesday is a meet and greet day with a main dinner.
Motorcycle manufacturers and motorcycle parts and accessories traders will set up displays with demo rides throughout the week.
Thursday is Open Day, and the Road Safety Committee will hold its annual Road Safety Forum on site.
Friday is the Extended Natcom, a national committee meeting that is also open to two representatives from each Branch Committee. That evening there will be a Street Party held by the Council, based around the motorbike theme.
The Grand Parade will be held on Saturday morning in Port Macquarie, followed by a Civic Welcome and the AGM.
National Vice President Jennifer Woods says incumbent President Helena Gritton has decided to step down.
“She really brought the club back to stability with her gracious manner and attention to detail to business matters,” she says.