A biker arrives back at the Maryborough showgrounds after a ride during the Ulysses AGM.
A biker arrives back at the Maryborough showgrounds after a ride during the Ulysses AGM. Robyne Cuerel

Ulysses motorbike parade may take an hour-and-a-half to see

ULYSSES marketing manager Warren Jamieson reckons it could take up to an hour-and-a-half from any one spot to see Saturday's Grand Parade.

As part of the 30th annual AGM, the club's members will take to the streets of Maryborough on Saturday, and show off their motorcycles to the public.

"We're going out the back of the showgrounds on to Gayndah Rd, over the highway into Alice and Russell and all the way down Kent St," Mr Jamieson said.

"We expect the route to be lined with huge numbers of people.

"What normally happens at other events is the public will bring out their barbecues, sit there and have breakfast, a few drinks, whatever, because the parade will take an hour-and-a-half to go past any one point."

The parade starts at the showgrounds at 9am and will travel via Alice, Russell and Kent Sts, through the CBD before finishing at the Brolga Theatre at 10.30am

Residents will be able to meet and greet the bikers from 11am to noon and then head to Queens Park where there will be live entertainment, arts and crafts, food stalls and demonstrations by the Hervey Bay Historical Village until 2pm.

Meanwhile, people have a chance to learn more about the history of motorcycling in Maryborough as part of a new exhibition at Gatakers Artspace.

Over the Ton in Maryborough is a collection of photographs and memorabilia celebrating the social aspect of motorcycling since the first machine arrived in 1905.

 

The green line marks the Ulysses parade route while the red dotted line marks alternate traffic routes.
The green line marks the Ulysses parade route while the red dotted line marks alternate traffic routes.


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