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EVENT : BEAR  Motorcycle Rally
DATE : 10 to 12 March 2017
WHERE : Swellendam Show Grounds Western Cape34°01'40.0"S 20°26'31.0"E)COORDINATES : -34.027770, 20.441950 (
The BEAR Motorcycle Rally takes place from 10 to 12 March 2017 at the show grounds in Swellendam, Western Cape.
With on site camping for those that are not staying in the many local accommodation offerings, there is live music, bar, custom bike concours, motorcycle movies and other entertainment, stalls etc The event will provide a platform for dealers to showcase the motorcycles, accessories, clothing, equipment, after-market products, travel and touring opportunities, as well as the unique lifestyle and the appreciation of the environment, that motorcycling offers to a specific, targeted and niche market of motorcyclists – that’s you!
After the successful 2016 BEAR Rally, the Orgnaisers wish to continue to celebrate the history and development of motorcycles in the ‘West’.

BEAR is the acronym for British, European, American Racing. BEAR was first formed by the late great John Britten and friends in Christchurch, New Zealand in the early 1980's. This group of enthusiastic motorcycle riders did not fit the social or racing classes available at the time, on their Triumphs, Norton’s & BSA's. The BEAR movement grew rapidly, appealing to all Non-Japanese motorcycle riders.

Nowadays the BEAR group offers a much broader range of motorcycles, with expensive Italian makes such as Ducati, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta as well as the other mainstream brands KTM, BMW and the classic Harley Davidson. We believe that there is a strong interest in these brands in the Western Cape, including a massive resurgence of motorcyclists choosing off-road and touring bikes to ride because of the adventure lifestyle.
Please direct any questions or suggestions to [email protected]

When and where?

`Swellendam Show Grounds, Cooper Street Swellendam

Fri 10 Mar 2017 at 12:00 PM (SAST)
Sun 12 Mar 2017 at 12:00 PM (SAST)

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