This will be the third year of Waterford Motorcycle Festival and the Freewheelers MC have planned another extravaganza of Music, Motorcycles, Chrome and Leather and it will all happen on the weekend of July 11th &12th 2014.
This years event will be similar to last years in that The Main stage will be in John Roberts Square where the main band “Audio Circus” will perform from 2.30pm to 4.30 pm on July 12th. The Boobs & Balls charity Run in aid of Waterford’s “Solas Centre” will arrive at JRS at 2pm with 400 Motorcycles in tow which adds huge excitement to the event.
This year we will have 2 specially built replica choppers on display the”Captain America” and “Billy Bike” choppers from the Movie “Easyrider” owned by two Waterford Freewheeler members John and Martin O’Shea. These bikes are very special and the movie Easyrider (1969) was the first Hollywood movie to bring the whole custom sub culture to light to an unexpectant world and has had great influence on biker culture and indeed the Freewheelers MC.
The Festival will also host a Music Trail starting on Friday night and you will find the best of bands playing all over the City starting at 8.30pm at the Gingerman, 9.30 to 11 pm “White Lines” in The Hub and 11pm till late “Kodakid” in Geoff’s Bar.
Saturday night sees more of the same with bands like “Newfoundland” in “Sals” Bar, The “Rock Fathers” In Murphy’s Bar and the last band of the night in Tracey’s Hotel will be “Audio Circus”.
Freewheelers MC were founded in Waterford City Ireland in 1979, one of the first homegrown Irish 1% clubs to exist in Ireland in the 1970s. From the outset destined for the long haul we still have 6 original members from 12 that started in ’79. Founded by John Blue O’Shea and Claudio Clau Giani who in 1979 had the vision to put together a club that has been and still is at the forefront of the Irish MC 1% scene ever since. The make up of Freewheelers MC grew out of the ashes of the Waterford bike scene of the ‘70s and various clubs of the time like the Falcon MCC, Black Sheep MCC and the need to be a tight unit considering the gang warfare that had taken place with factions like the ”Boot Boys“ and later the mod revival of the late 70s and the various skirmishes that took place in that era. The Freewheelers MC took a “Don’t Fuck with Us” attitude which still holds strong today. The Brotherhood that is Freewheelers MC is as strong now as it was at the beginning and is a true bond. It is what we have lived for, it is what we would die for, it is what has made us what we are, true 1%er’s and brothers which is something that can be lost if numbers become the game which is all too often the case!! Our policy from day one was to keep Ireland free of international politics which to the most part 33 years later we have achieved. Our Alliance with the other 3 TrueIrish 1% clubs has been a major part of this policy and it is an Alliance which we intend to nurture into the future. Lenny 1% er, President, Freewheelers MC Ireland.
- "Freewheelers * Forever * Forever * Freewheelers"
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