HELPING OUT: Lynnsay Fryer is organising a bike rally in Kingaroy to help drought-affected farmers.
HELPING OUT: Lynnsay Fryer is organising a bike rally in Kingaroy to help drought-affected farmers. Michael Nolan

Bikers gather for drought support

MOTORBIKE enthusiasts will be doing their part to help the farmers struggling in the drought.

Organiser Lynnsay Fryer said the Bikers 4 Farmers Drought Meet would be held at the Kingaroy Showgrounds on Saturday, September 15.

"It will be the biggest motorcycle thing that's ever happened in Kingaroy,” he said.

Becoming concerned about the effect of the drought, the bikers have decided to partner with The Salvation Army who will assist drought-affected farmers and their families.

"We are deeply concerned with the suicides, and the kids left without their dads or granddads,” Mr Fryer said.

Instead of adding to the hay bail fundraisers, the bikers decided the work The Salvation Army did was needed just as much.

"All this is done with genuine goodwill, we all love our motorbikes,” he said.

South Burnett motorbike meets have attracted riders from Chinchilla, Dalby, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg in the past, and this event will be big.

"A thousand bikes easy,” Mr Fryer said.

Entries are $10 a bike, however public donations are also welcome by anyone who wants to come and have a look.

"Anybody that rides a motorbike and has $10 is welcome,” he said.

The drought meet will run in conjunction with the Kingaroy markets, which will open from 7am.

A group photo of the bikers will happen at 11am, before the official opening and welcome by South Burnett Regional Council Mayor Keith Campbell and a prayer of thanks by the Salvos.

The Bikers 4 Farmers event itself will run from 8am to 4pm.

For more information contact KerrieBs Motorbikery on Facebook or call 0428 960 480.

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