Three-day event to take place alongside Wollongong AUS Supercross.
Troy Bayliss Events today announced its new-look Australian Motorcycle Festival will take place at Lang Park in Wollongong, New South Wales, on 8-10 November, which will run alongside round three of the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship at WIN Stadium, also operated by the three-time Superbike world champion.
The festival format, which takes over from the former Sydney Motorcycle Show, creates a unique visitor experience with over 20,000sqm of outdoor space hosting displays, entertainment and activations.
The new location also provides an opportunity for expansion with the all-new festival incorporating interactive elements such as test rides, live motorcycle demonstrations including safety and stunt riding. Test rides will also take place on the water with a range of PWC’s.
“Lang Park provides the perfect location to showcase the latest offerings from the motorcycle industry and WIN Stadium is the perfect size stadium to host Australia’s best supercross riders competing against International athletes,” Bayliss explained.
“Motorcycling is a lifestyle and that’s what this festival is all about. Visitors to the festival will get to test, try, learn and be entertained all in the once place. The trip from Sydney down the Grand Pacific Drive via the national park and cliff roads into Wollongong is easily one of the best in Australia for scenic rides.
“Once in Wollongong we encourage riders to enjoy the festivities and experience everything Illawarra and south coast has to offer. Short rides, long rides there is something for everyone.
“To have the third round of the supercross taking place right next door on Saturday evening is a great addition and creates the ultimate weekend for motorcycle enthusiasts and we would like to thanks Destination Wollongong, Wollongong City Council and Win Stadium for welcoming the event. We have so much more to be announced over the coming weeks.”
Destination Wollongong general manager Mark Sleigh added: “Wollongong makes for the perfect road trip with stunning coastline taking in Sea Cliff Bridge as well as the winding escarpment which will put all your motorcycle skills to the test.
“The combination of the championship round and the motorcycle festival make for the perfect weekend away, so we encourage everyone to stay a little longer and enjoy the attractions, natural assets and cafes and bars on offer in Wollongong.”
Over 40,000 visitors are expected to head to Wollongong, making it one of the largest motorcycle events in Australia.