Motorcycling Australia’s Museum and Heritage Committee (MAMHC) have made the reluctant decision to cancel next year’s Broadford Bike Bonanza.
While the 2021 Bonanza is still more than five months away (held over the Easter Long Weekend), the MAMHC announced the decision on 13 November, citing COVID-19 public health and safety concerns, as well as ongoing uncertainties in terms of interstate travel and public gathering limits.
This year’s Broadford Bike Bonanza was cancelled for the same reason.
The statement from MA says they place the utmost importance on the health and welfare of their stakeholders, which not only includes Bonanza staff, emergency services staff, participants and volunteers, but also the big numbers of spectators that come to the State Motorcycle Sports Complex in Broadford each year. It’s for this reason they made the decision to cancel the 2021 event.
Event organiser, Rachelle Pettifer said: “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.
“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.
“We will now use this opportunity to plan and forge ahead with a revitalised 2022 Broadford Bike Bonanza, that will undoubtedly be the best in Bonanza history.
“The Committee look forward to bringing our entire community back together again, at an event that will be one to remember.”
The MAMHC will provide information and updates on the 2022 Broadford Bike Bonanza in due course