06 April 2022

Ride Cancelled: Venues stay open. Naked Racer's Rock'n'Roll ride to Bendigo, the Black Swan and Elvis

Due to a most unfavourable weather forecast, I have made the decision to delete the ride component from this Saturday's Bendigo event,

If I haven't called you personally to discuss, please accept this as a formal announcement along with my apology.

On the upside, both Dave Reidie at Castlemaine and Dugal James at the Black Swan in Bendigo have agreed to remain open in the event visitors still want to see these amazing collections. Having seen for myself Dave's collection of historic Harley-Davidsons and Dugal's Indians (and others) I can only describe both as 'jaw-dropping'.

Dugal will be on site at 117/119 McCrae St, Bendigo to receive guests from 2 - 4pm [Google map link]

Dave will be on site from 12-2pm. Please email for directions

Rod Hadfield's Hot Rod Museum will be open as normal at 624 Pyrenees Highway, Chewton

Elvis Exhibition is open as normal. Bookings are strongly recommended.
Food and drink will be available from numerous local outlets

Unless I am advised otherwise, the other venues will be open as normal
Harcourt General Store - Shiraz Republic - St Anne's Winery 

St Annes Winery will be open as usual on Saturday and riders would be most welcome to pop in and have a taste of some of our wines. Should they like to stay and enjoy a ploughmans lunch this option is also available. On Sunday each week we do offer pizzas with our live music amd for these events it is always a good idea to book

Again, I'm sorry we won't be riding, but please enjoy these great exhibitions regardless.


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Viva Bendigo!

Ride with us to the reopening of the historic Black Swan Hotel as a motorcycle-themed venue. Meanwhile, Elvis is back in the building.

The Victorian city of Bendigo was once one of the richest cities in the world after the discovery of gold in 1851. While the goldrush may be over, the city continues to attract starry-eyed visitors to the many heritage buildings and superb museums.

The world-famous Bendigo Art Gallery is currently hosting an exclusive Elvis exhibition, enticingly entitled ‘Direct from Graceland’ and was opened by none other than Priscilla herself. It runs until July.

Of major interest to motorcycle fans is the reopening of the 1890-built Black Swan Hotel, recently purchased by local surgeon, Dr Dugal James, a devoted fan of Indian Motorcycles. The good doctor has installed a portion of his extensive collection in the building utilising both upstairs and downstairs areas, in between a stage, lounges and bars.

The ride will be led by another devotee of the iconic Indian marque, Johnny Gee, with riders setting out from the famous Naked Racer premises at Cheltenham from 8:30am on Saturday, May 14.

The tour will take in sights and attractions around Greater Bendigo including some once-secret collections long hidden from public view. Arrive at the Black Swan in Bendigo to a Rock’n’Roll band as well as delicious local food, drink and surprises. Riders can opt to stay and enjoy the city and the Elvis exhibition, riding back same day or stay over for even more fun and frolics.

Full details, costs and options will be available at: https://bit.ly/vivabendigoride

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