The Motorcycling Australia Museum and Heritage Committee has made the very difficult decision, in consultation with Motorcycling Australia to cancel the 2021 Broadford Bike Bonanza in the interest of public health and safety and the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2017 Broadford Bike Bonanza looks like it was a different era thanks to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Broadford Bike Bonanza is a major three-day event at the Broadford State Motorcycle Complex, over the Easter long weekend each year, which is on Australian classic motorcycle enthusiast’s calendar of must attend events.

The Committee say they have placed the utmost importance on the health and welfare of all stakeholders, including participants, volunteers, emergency staff, Bonanza staff and attendees in making the decision to cancel the event.

MA have said it is just not possible to host such an event with the current restrictions.

Due to various COVID-19 restrictions currently in place both at a State and International level, including crowd restrictions and social distancing measures they have said it is not possible to hold the event in 2021.

“With restrictions on large events, the Committee simply could not run the event in the same or similar way to previous years… We are devastated to share this news with you a second time this year after the 2020 event was also cancelled due to COVID-19.” said Event organiser, Rachelle Pettifer.

Broadford Bike Bonanza 2017 - Image by Knackers BDP

Fans will be hoping for a calm and steady 2022 to allow the event to go fourth once again

“The decision to cancel an event is not an easy one. We have made the hard call in consideration of participants, spectators, staff, volunteers, supporting businesses, market stall holders and the wider Broadford community to minimise the impact on them.

The MA Museum and Heritage Committee said they are looking forward to providing information and updates surrounding the 2022 event in due course.


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