Trike me pink! The third biennial Aussie Trikefest is heading to Victor Harbor on October 28.
About 160 trikes from across the nation will descend here for a tour and a show ’n shine on Warland Reserve on November 1, and it promises to be a huge event.
Organisers Rod and and Julie Ness, owners of a local fresh fish shop, the Pirate’s Seachest, were in Tasmania for the last event and floated the idea of holding the third Trikefest here. Various group rides have been organised for the Friday and Saturday around the Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide Hills and the Riverland.
“Everyone jumped at the idea to come to Victor Harbor, and for most it will be their first visit here, which is great for the region,” Rod said.
“The first Trikefest was held in Alice Springs in 2011 when a bunch of trikers with a common interest get together to enjoy riding around the country, seeing new things and talking a lot of trike stuff.”
There are about 50 trikes in South Australia, and Rod was the second to own one in the early 1990s. He is also an agent for trikes in SA, and has seen them emerge from VW motor to SAT motors and now to Ford and Peugot motors.
Rod and Julie recently rode one of the new Boom Mustang ST1 trikes from Perth to Victor Harbor. “It was fantastic,” Rod said.
“The ST1 Mustang was imported from Germany. It has a 1.6 lt Ford fuel-injected motor and it handles the road like a Formula 1.” But, of course, these trikes certainly don’t race like a F1 – the focus is on cruising and most of all road safety.
If you’re interested in becoming a trike owner and enjoying a truly unique experience, contact Rod on 0429 192452