More than 350 bikers are expected to take part in the Women's International Motorcycle Association's (WIMA) annual Pink Ribbon Ride in Auckland this Sunday October 11, raising funds for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
Bikers will gather at the AMI Auckland Netball Centre in St Johns at 10:30am where the ride will start. It will finish at Western Springs Stadium by 11:15am.
Everyone is welcome to take part and bring along their motorcycle, with a $10 badge purchase as the entry fee. The public is also being encouraged to adorn their bikes with pink ribbon.
There will be a barbecue, coffee vans and raffles at Western Springs Stadium at the end of the ride.
This year marks the 12th anniversary of the event. WIMA’s National Pink Ribbon Ride Co-ordinator, Christine Mudford is amazed at how many riders continue to attend each year.
“This event has proven to be very successful within the Motorcycle Charity Ride Calendar and the general public. It is a great event and I’m looking forward to a great turnout again this year. People come from all around the region, often because of their own connection to this disease,” she says.
Since the first ride took place in 2004, WIMA has raised over $85,000 for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
A similar ride will also be held in Wellington on Sunday.