When a BIG Harley Davidson and its European cousin roar into the dining room of an aged care facility you may well think: What is going on here?
But that’s exactly what happened last Saturday at Dorrigo’s Multi Purpose Centre.
More than 15 members of the Christian Motorcyclists’ Association were in town for a two day visit as guests of the town’s Inter Church Council.
Part of their agenda was a visit to the MPS where they anchored an impromptu service of worship, singing hymns with the oldies and wowing the residents.
But not on the program was bringing two of their largest machines into the heart of the MPS.
The CMA members and their machines were quietly mobbed by residents eager to have hands on experience with the top of the range highway bikes.
Council members said they were amazed at the response of residents and the down to earth relating skills of CMA members.
Week-end organisor, Di McDonald, said CMA members had come from centres across northern NSW and southern Queensland.
“They were welcomed at a reception on Friday night, hung out at Juan’s Cafe del Fuego (a vintage motorcycle museum and eating place for hundreds of motor cyclists each year) on Saturday morning and then rode to Bellingen for lunch.” she said.
“Later that day they went to the MPS and were guests that night at a dinner hosted by Dorrigo Anglican Church.
“On Sunday the men led a community church service at Juan’s cafe before heading home during the afternoon.
"Their visit was a great success and we look forward to them returning in the future.”