In 2016, 1002 women and their bikes took over the Dubbo Showground.
The 2WheelBabes set new world records for the most women on bikes and most women at a motorcycle meet, smashing the previous records of 246 and 681.
But in July a British group stole that title when 1132 women and their bikes gathered at Prees Heath near the Welsh border.
Now the Australian 2WheelBabes are gearing up to bring their 2018 Babe Raid to Dubbo, with their sights set firmly on reclaiming those records, and setting a few more of their own.
The Babe Raid will take place from Friday, November 17 to Sunday, November 19, 2018, and organiser Debb Dagger said the ladies were planning on putting the records well out of reach.
“We are hoping to have more than 4000 people at our event,” Mrs Dagger said.
“It has been earmarked as one of the biggest events for women’s motorcycling in Australia.”
On Sunday our event is open to everyone and we would love the whole town to come and join in with our festivities.
The ladies will be aiming to break the record for the most motorcycles in a convoy, and to set a new record for the most grandmothers, mothers and daughters together on bikes.
The event will also mark the 2WheelBabes 15th rally, and Mrs Dagger said it was a chance for everyone who had attended past rallies to reconnect, and make new friends with other like-minded women.
”We are coming back to Dubbo for a few reasons: the location (it is central for most of our attendees); the facilities to accommodate all of us and the friendly locals,” Mrs Dagger said.
She said locals could get involved in a variety of ways, including by hopping on their motorbike.
Businesses could get involved by sponsoring the event or holding a stall, while local hotels and motels were invited to be listed as one of the Babe Raid’s preferred accommodation providers.
Community groups could also get involved to raise some money by assisting with corner marking, manning entry gates and holding a food or drinks stall.
“From Thursday night to Saturday night our event is exclusively women’s only,” Mrs Dagger said.
“On Sunday our event is open to everyone and we would love the whole town to come and join in with our festivities … by lining the streets … cheering us on, coming and seeing what is going on at the show grounds during the day and even joining us for the after party on the Sunday night.”
Visit www.2wheelbabes.com for more information about the 2WheelBabes Babe Raid.