Bike show brings in the bucks

Club will do­nate funds to char­ity

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THE sound of roar­ing en­gines hit Ap­ple Tree Creek on Satur­day as the an­nual Rebel FM Frogs Hol­low Bike Show kicked off.

More than one thou­sand mo­tor­bike en­thu­si­asts at­tended the an­nual fundrais­ing event, which fea­tured live mu­sic, bike dis­plays, burnout com­pe­ti­tions and food and mar­ket stalls.

Hosted by the Con­sol­i­dated Bik­ers As­so­ci­a­tion, the event is now in its 10th year, and or­gan­is­ers say it con­tin­ues to grow each year.

❝ Viv Jocum­sen It brings money into the town. Let’s face it – lit­tle places like Childers need events like that. Mo­tels were to­tally booked out in Childers.

Club pres­i­dent Viv Jocum­sen said the bike show was a fam­ily-friendly day that gave bike en­thu­si­asts a chance to raise money for wor­thy char­i­ties.

“It’s a clean fam­ily show ... ev­ery­one comes out for a good time,” he said.

“It’s get­ting big­ger and big­ger ev­ery year.”

He said the event was also a chance to boost the lo­cal econ­omy.

“It brings money into the town. Let’s face it – lit­tle places like Childers need events like that,” Mr Jocum­sen said.

“Mo­tels were to­tally booked out in Childers.

“It in­jected a lot of money into the Ap­ple Tree Creek area.” The club is yet to de­cide where it will do­nate funds raised from the show, but Mr Jocum­sen said it would choose a group that didn’t re­ceive gov­ern­ment fund­ing.

Last year’s ma­jor ben­e­fi­ciary was Red Col­lar Res­cue.

Childers Po­lice of­fi­cer-in-charge Sergeant Ge­off Fay said there were no ma­jor in­ci­dents at the event – just a hand­ful of mi­nor dis­tur­bances.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

BURNOUT KING: 'Mad Mick' per­form­ing the win­ning burnout of the day at the 2014 Rebel FM 10th an­niver­sary Frogs Hol­low Bike Show.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

There were pol­ished bikes galore at the 2014 Frogs Hol­low Bike Show on the week­end.

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