The Australian V-Strom Riders group AuStrom is celebrating its second birthday with a roundup event in motorcycle-friendly Crows Nest, South East Queensland, in March 2018.
Organiser Graham Strang says the group has more than 800 members around Australia and New Zealand and he is hoping to attract the biggest single gathering of V-Stroms in Australia yet.
Crows Nest was selected as the roundup destination in a members’ vote.
“We selected three motorcycle friendly locations in Queensland, and Crows Nest won out 49 votes to the nearest town of 25 votes,” Graham says.
“The town has been sensational to us, and are going to put on a good show for us.”
Last year 40 attended the first birthday roundup in Walcha, NSW. Graham says they already have 47 riders confirmed for the Crows Nest event with 61 more saying they are planning to attend.
The Crows Nest roundup event from March 16-18, 2018, includes a Friday and Saturday dinners, and rides on tar and dirt circuits on the Saturday.
Major event sponsor Suzuki Motorcycles Australia will have four demo V-Stroms available to test plus 100 gift bags. Other sponsors are Elite Motorcycles and Hip Pocket Workwear & Safety.
“We are a very organised and structured group, built around the long-term riding of the Suzuki V-Strom and its riders,” Graham says.
The group was created in March 2015 by Graham, Babs Cook, Mark Ferguson, and Peter Coote who was their inaugural member of the year.
In May 2017, he sadly passed away, and their member of the year award has been renamed the Peter Coote Memorial Award.
“AuStrom was created to make a relaxed group of people with a common interest in V-Stroms and the social aspect it brings,” Graham says.
“From starting with four members in 2015, it has been built into a thriving group of over 800 members, who ride, interact, post, advise, help and laugh with each other.
“AuStrom group rides and events occur at various locations around Australia at all times of the year and our event calendar will keep you up to date with what is happening in your area or if you desire a destination much further afield.”