The 2021 Motorcycling the Hunter publication officially launched

Published on 12 October 2021

Motorcycling in the Hunter launch

The 2021 Motorcycling the Hunter publication was officially launched this morning in a joint effort by Cessnock City, Maitland City, MidCoast, Muswellbrook, Port Stephens, Singleton and Upper Hunter councils.

The launch coincides with Motorcycle Awareness Month which is an initiative of the Motorcycle Council of NSW which runs in October each year. There has been a recent rise in the number of fatalities on NSW roads involving motorcycles, so it’s more important than ever to make sure that we help motorcyclists ride to live.

Motorcycling enthusiasts across the Hunter are set to benefit from the new guide which showcases the most popular motorcycle rides in our region — from pristine coastlines to wine country roads and beyond.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said Motorcycling the Hunter is aimed at ensuring a motorcycle trip to the Hunter is both enjoyable and safe.

“The Hunter is home to some of the most popular motorcycling routes in NSW. Sadly, in the five years 2015-2019, there were 1,479 crashes with motorcycle involvement in the Hunter region.’

“For over a decade, councils in the Hunter have actively worked with our communities to promote motorcycling and improve rider safety. This our third and most comprehensive publication,” added Cr Pynsent.

Motorcycling the Hunter showcases the best routes in the Hunter and active motorcycle riders were heavily involved in development of this resource.

The printed publication will be distributed through Visitor Information Centres, Council offices, motorcycle outlets, with an online version available on participating Council websites.

You can find a copy on the Community information page on our website.

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