Bik­ers ride into Cos­sack for run

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Tom Zaun­mayr

Cos­sack was any­thing but quiet for a brief pe­riod of time last Satur­day as the ghost town burst to life with the thunder of a mo­tor­bike con­voy and smell of fried chicken.

It was one of sev­eral stopovers for the Kar­ratha Bik­ers As­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nual poker run, which had about 70 bikes cruise through Kar­ratha to the Dampier Mer­maid, Wick­ham OB’s Club and Cos­sack be­fore head­ing back to the clu­b­rooms.

KBA pres­i­dent Matt Peters said tra­di­tion was a big part of the poker run’s at­trac­tion.

“The run the way it is, we’ve al­ways done it like that,” he said.

“It makes it eas­ier for the peo­ple in Wick­ham as well. They don’t have to come out so far as Dampier if they don’t want. “It’s tra­di­tion, I sup­pose.” As for the very “tra­di­tional” KFC at Cos­sack leg, Mr Peters said the riders al­ways looked for­ward to it.

“It prob­a­bly started when KFC first moved to town,” he said.

“Makes it heaps eas­ier for us to cater. We just go pick it up and have a feed.

“Catch­ing up with like-minded peo­ple and see­ing the com­mu­nity come out, have a ride and sup­port the club, that is what is most im­por­tant.”

The funds raised from the poker run will go to the Kar­ratha RSL sub branch.

Pic­tures: Tom Zaun­mayr

The Kar­ratha Bik­ers As­so­ci­a­tion stopped over at Cos­sack on their an­nual poker run.

Riders roll in to Cos­sack.

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