3000 bikies to descend on Mandurah

Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Don’t worry - the bikies we are talking about are from Australia’s largest club - the Ulysses Motor Cycle Club - who are going to hold their annual general meeting in Mandurah in 2021.

The Ulysses Motor Cycle Club is an over 40s not-for-profit association that promotes the interests of older motor cyclists and supports charity, with more than 30,000 members Australia-wide.

The great news for Mandurah is that close to 3000 members attending the meeting will pump as much as $18.5 million into the local economy.

Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation (MAPTO) CEO Karen Priest congratulated everyone involved in securing the Ulysses Motor Cycle Club AGM for the Peel Region.

"This is a great coup for our region and I’m looking forward to the tourism benefits it will bring," Ms Priest said.

"To have over 3000 delegates here for a week will provide a boost for accommodation, food and beverage, retail and other tourism-related businesses and it will expose our beautiful region to so many people who maybe have never been before or aren’t aware of the positive growth in Mandurah and the Peel Region in recent years.

"I warmly welcome all of the Ulysses Club AGM attendees and wish them a memorable and pleasant stay in the Peel Region."

Mayor Rhys Williams said this is another example of how Mandurah is generating a national profile as a great place to visit and to host major events.

"In October we will also be hosting 2000 plus police and emergency service workers at the Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games," the Mayor said.

The seven-day Ulysses event will be staged from Tuesday, 23 March until Monday, 29 March 2021. The bikers will be camping out at the Peelwood Reserve.