PHOTOS: Bermagui Bike Show roaring succes

THE Bermagui Bike Show, organised by the Cancer Research Advocate Bikers (CRABS), took place on the weekend and rose close to $40,000 to be donated towards cancer research.

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

The smiling winner of the tinny raffle, Dylan Steward, 9, from Akolele.

The smiling winner of the tinny raffle, Dylan Steward, 9, from Akolele.

The smiling winner of the tinny raffle, Dylan Steward, 9, from Akolele, is congratulated by Rob Grimstone.

The smiling winner of the tinny raffle, Dylan Steward, 9, from Akolele, is congratulated by Rob Grimstone.

Despite looming rainclouds, around 15,000 people attended the bike show, where there were raffles, music, food stalls, shopping stalls, a jumping castle for the kids, and of course lots of bikes.

The entire day was staffed by volunteers, who collected donations at the gate, sold CRABS shirts, managed the stage and generally made sure the day went smoothly.

Wollongong band Crisis provided musical entertainment for the crowd.  

Rob Grimstone founded CRABS in 2004 after the tragic loss of his mother to cancer. 

The group has devoted its time to raising money for the NSW Cancer Council and Bega Valley Can Assist.

CRABS now has branches in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, and to this date has donated about $350,000 to cancer research and support organisations. 

In 2013, the Bermagui Bike Show raised $49,000 and 2014 marks the third year the show has run.

“It went great” said Mr Grimstone. 

“We are down on numbers this year, probably due to the weather.

“[However,] the auction went well - we would have raised about $15,000.

“We raised about another $15,000 on raffles as well.

“I love it, it’s a passion.”

About 100 bikes were on display at the show, with many unique ones to be seen.

One such unique bike was the Sand Dragger - a competition-winning 500-horsepower bike with a V8 engine owned by the Mongrel Racing team and driven by “Stork.”

Mr Grimstone thanked the community for its ongoing support of CRABS and said they would definitely be back next year.

“It’s an annual event now,” he said. 

Nine-year-old Dylan Steward from Akolele was the lucky winner of a tinny and fishing gear.

CRABS called him immediately after the draw and he rushed down with his father to take home his prize!

If you are interested in future events or in donating, more information is available at www.crab.org.au.

Sally Hand (left) and Bermi club CRAB president Peter Cox.

Sally Hand (left) and Bermi club CRAB president Peter Cox.

CRAB founder Rob Grimstone.

CRAB founder Rob Grimstone.

Store volunteers Zac Aitkenshead (left), Chris Crane and Tyler Crane from Canberra help by selling shirts.

Store volunteers Zac Aitkenshead (left), Chris Crane and Tyler Crane from Canberra help by selling shirts.

Face-painter Sophie Halliday (left), with Piper Lymeery and Hayley Grant.

Face-painter Sophie Halliday (left), with Piper Lymeery and Hayley Grant.

Shari Lea at her stall 'Nice, Unusual, Different.'

Shari Lea at her stall 'Nice, Unusual, Different.'

Nugget Pertzel (left) and Tony Fitzgerald from Wagga Wagga.

Nugget Pertzel (left) and Tony Fitzgerald from Wagga Wagga.

Narelle Seymour (left), Dominic Bason, and Evan Scerri enjoy the show.

Narelle Seymour (left), Dominic Bason, and Evan Scerri enjoy the show.

Mal Mann next to his bike.

Mal Mann next to his bike.

Karlene Jubb at her hair salon, the procedes of which were donated to cancer research.

Karlene Jubb at her hair salon, the procedes of which were donated to cancer research.

Harley-Davidson salesman Giles Moxom (left) and Elizabeth Powles.

Harley-Davidson salesman Giles Moxom (left) and Elizabeth Powles.

Frank Pace (left) from Dalmeny and John McKenzie from Dubbo take a break.

Frank Pace (left) from Dalmeny and John McKenzie from Dubbo take a break.

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Stalls at the Bermagui Bike Show

Stalls at the Bermagui Bike Show

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Wollongong band "Crisis"entertain the audience at the Bermagui Bike Show

Wollongong band "Crisis"entertain the audience at the Bermagui Bike Show

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

The Sand Dragger ridden by "Stork"

The Sand Dragger ridden by "Stork"

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014

Bermagui Bike Show 2014