THURSDAY 31ST OCT Arrival day for the majority , settle in to your digs, fettle those scooters, then have a mosey around the many shops and cafe's along the waterfront, a bite to eat, a few bevvies and soak up a few rays, before meeting in the evening for the obligatory meet and greet at the ANCSR weekend venue - Mooloolaba Bowls club - www.clubmooloolaba.com.au -
It goes without saying really... but there's always one! Please turn up with a full tank of fuel - there are numerous fuel stations along the way to the meeting point, selling your preferred drop of nectar and there is one 2 mins past the meeting point so no excuses!
FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 1ST RIDE OUT MOOLOOLAH VALLEY/BLACKALL RANGE RUN Pinch and a punch and hopefully waking up not too dusty from the meet and greet - time to get the trusty steeds ready and out for todays ride out
10am departure sharp!
The first ride out will take us out of the coastal region and up into the hinterland via some of the oldest townships on the sunny coast passing through Eudlo & Mooloolah Valley then up to the Blackall range where you'll get stunning views of the coast on your right hand side the majority of the ride. Passing through Montville, Flaxton and to the ONLYfuel stop at Mapleton before carrying on to Dulong lookout for a quick break and photo or two - Pit stop complete, it's then time to make it down the range to Ricks Garage in Palmwoods, a diner that has become an institution on the Sunshine coast for vehicle enthusiasts of all types, this will be their first vintage scooters on mass turn out, so the team at Ricks are really looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about and looking after us Lunchtime here -dig in from the excellent menu or just chill out with a beer or two -we'll be here for about 2 hours before the final part of the ride back into Mooloolaba with a 3pm eta.
EVENING DO 6pm - 12am All being well you should have a good few hours back at digs to fettle those scoots, start sinking those beers and getting ready for the evenings entertainment at the Mooloolabah bowls club. Dj's spinning those tunes we all know and love, and the band 'Baggy Trousers' will be serving up those all time top tunes from Madness! our event is located in the function room on the right as you go in the main entrance, you're more than welcome to make use of the bars and restaurant that the club has to offer. That's it first day done!!
SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2ND RIDE OUT & SHOW AND SHINE
THE COASTAL RUN
No doubt everyone's a little worse for wear this morning so we'll be staying fairly local - again a 10am sharp departure from the same place as yesterday. We'll be taking you along the coastal road, north towards Noosa with views of the ocean on your right passing through Coolum Beach, Pergegian Beach before taking a left at Noosa and heading slightly inland to Eumundi then onto Yandina -Woombye - before hooking a right and heading back to the coast through Kiels Mountain to Maroochydore with the ocean now on your left we'll pass through Alex headlands and onto Mooloolaba Esplanade to an area reserved for us to park for the show and shine.
'Please take note in this area there will be seperate areas clearly marked for certain categories of scooter, it would be appreciated if you could park in the designated area in reverse' Its lunchtime now so find your self a spot to eat in the many cafe's/restaurants and bars along the waterfront - we'll leave the scoots here for the afternoon for the public to admire. EVENING DO
6pm - 12am Hopefully the hangover has subsided and your now ready for a hair of the dog and round two at the Mooloolaba bowls club - same format -Dj's spinning and Baggy Trousers again entertaining us - don't worry its a completely different set of other well known ska tunes that will get you on the dance floor once again. our event is again located in the function room on the right as you go in the main entrance, you're more than welcome to make use of the bars and restaurant that the club has to offer. That's it Second day done!!
SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER
DEEP INTO BANJO COUNTRY RUN
Make sure you're in for this ride as its cracker , we'll be heading out of the coast and up into the hinterland deep into hillbilly country, through tinpot towns and lovely countryside hitting the odd dirt road to get to a nice little country town called Kenilworth, stopping here for an hour or two - there's a good old Queenslander pub, and a few cafes along the main road, including Kenilworth cheese factory. - BUT one you shouldn't miss is the bakery - known for its Doughnuts - a range that'll make you fill your Helmet with saliva just thinking about them! if you've got a serious sweet tooth you can do the 1kg doughnut challenge! There's fuel here so fill up before the journey home down the range and back to Mooloolabah again with a 3pm eta.
EVENING DO 6pm - 12am Tonight, possibly slightly more subdued? everyone thinking of their journeys home? or maybe one last party!!?? we'll still have Dj's spinning tunes for the evening - tonight is presentation night - show and shine winners, Best attended club, and handing over the baton to NSW for 2025 - and of course lots of goodbyes till then.