Ironbark Dice Run 2017

ROLL OF THE DICE: Riders assembling at Kelly Reserve, Parkes for the start of last year’s Ironbark Dice Run.
ROLL OF THE DICE: Riders assembling at Kelly Reserve, Parkes for the start of last year’s Ironbark Dice Run.

If you haven’t been out on your motorcycle lately then here is a great excuse to get it out of the shed, go for ride and help a worthy cause at the same time!

This Saturday, May 20 the Midstate Motorcycle Club will be holding their annual Ironbark Dice Run, a charity ride for motorcyclists.

“The dice run, which is now in its 13th year, is purely a social day out for owners of road registered motorcycles and is aimed at raising money for local charities, while providing an interesting excuse to get out on their road bikes for a day’s ride,” club president Paul O’Brien said.

“Last year’s dice run attracted nearly 100 motorcyclists who enjoyed a casual ride along a scenic route with fellow motorcyclists and raised $1300 for Ronald McDonald House in Orange.

“This year the ride will benefit the Black Dog Institute with a special focus on rural depression.”

The ride, which will cover about 250 kilometres, attracts motorcyclists from towns as far away as Bathurst, Orange, Cowra and Dubbo.

Participants will ride from Parkes to Eugowra and Gooloogong then on to lunch at the Railway Hotel in Grenfell, before riding on to Forbes and finishing in Condobolin.

At stops along the way each motorcyclist rolls the dice and at the end of the day, the highest combined score is declared the winner.

Registration starts at Kelly Reserve on the Newell Highway in Parkes at 9.30am, where participants pay a registration fee and do their first roll of the dice before embarking on the ride at 10.30am.

The ride is open anyone holding a current motorcycle licence and who has a registered motorcycle in a roadworthy condition.

Cost of an entry is $20 per rider and $10 per pillion.

Tea and coffee will be available at the start, provided by SES volunteers in the Driver Reviver facility.

For more information contact Martin Bell (Parkes) on 0429 346 586.