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Indian riders head to Cooly Rocks On

Indian riders celebrate the first anniversary

Indian Riders Motorcycle Group members from around Australia will head to the nostalgic Cooly Rocks On Festival in Coolangatta from June 5-9.

Indian Motorcycle Australia spokesman Christopher Gale says the Coolangatta festival is a “national gathering at a preexisting event which complements our brand”, rather than a traditional motorcycle rally.

Chris says more details about the IRMG involvement at Cooly Rocks On will be released to members soon.

“It’s still a work in process,” he says.

Cooly Rocks On

Image from Cooly Rocks On Facebook page
Image from Cooly Rocks On Facebook page

Cooly Rocks On is an annual festival of nostalgic music, dancing, cars, motorcycles and fashion from the 1950s to ‘70s.

Indian Motorcycles is a sponsor at this year’s event which has in the past been sponsored by Harley-Davidson.

The event attracts tens of thousands every year to the Gold Coast.

IRMGIndian riders celebrate the first anniversary

IRMG was formed in 2015 and buyers of new Indian motorcycles have since been given free membership.

“A large proportion of our customers join IMRG and continue to renew their membership,” Chris says.

Members receive a gift pack including a special t-shirt, badges and patches.

When it was formed in 2015, brand manager Peter Harvey said the group would not have chapters and presidents.

“We want to keep it fairly informal, but it will depend on how the members want it to go,” he told us.

The Cooly Rocks On gathering follows other major national events to which IRMG members have been invited.

Ian Moss with Indian and Victory riders
Ian Moss

A highlight was the 2016 “Ride to Alice” for the Finke Desert Race. Among the riders was Cold Chisel guitarist Ian Moss. The ride aimed to raise awareness for the annual Black Dog Ride which Indian Motorcycles has sponsored in recent years.

Members have also been invited to other major events such as the opening of the Perth dealership.

Mostly IRMG members ride together at dealership level.