THE Harleys for Humanity Turkey Run comes to Gloucester this week.
More than 200 bikes are expected to roll into town about 3pm on Friday afternoon for the event, a major fundraiser for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Part of Church St will be blocked off for a show and shine event on Friday evening before entertainment at the Roundabout Inn later in the night.
On Saturday, several activities are planned at Farley Gates Oval kicking off from about 2.30pm.
A speed saw woodcutting exhibition and mini-bike motocross display will be followed by a gymkhana and tyre tossing competition.
Saturday night’s entertainment and the awarding of prizes will be at the Avon Valley Inn.
Entry is free for Gloucester locals.
Harleys for Humanity was established in 2001 to raise money for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and other charities.
Since that time the event has raised more than $700,000 for charity.
The proceeds from this year’s Turkey Run will be donated to both the helicopter service and local support group The Cottage, which is operated by the Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Group.
The event is expected to generate more than $270,000 for the local economy and is expected to draw in excess of 200 riders, with 160 already registered.