Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club is set to capitalise on a major promotional opportunity this Wednesday as the 2012 Great Victorian Bike Ride reaches a scheduled rest day in the Gippsland town.
4,000 riders are currently in the midst of enjoying nine days of riding from Lakes Entrance to Phillip Island from 24 November to 2 December.
The Traralgon GRC will hold an extra race meeting on Wednesday to coincide with the event, offering free lunch and a souvenir cap (example below) to the first 500 patrons.
Admission is free with gates opening at 12 noon with the first race on the card scheduled for 12.20pm.
Free buses will be running constantly all day from the bike riders’ camp site via the Traralgon CBD to Glenview Park.
“The Traralgon GRC is very pleased to present Greyhound racing to participants in The Great Victorian Bike promotion during their rest day at Traralgon,” said Traralgon GRC Manager, Hec Caruana.
“All community groups in Traralgon are offering riders a wide variety of entertainment and things to do in Traralgon, and it is a terrific opportunity for Greyhound racing to showcase our sport to a group of people who perhaps may not otherwise attend a Greyhound meeting. It will be a great day.”
Patrons will also have the chance to win one of 3 x $1,500 Bike Evolution vouchers.
A DJ will be on course along with a rock climbing wall to keep the young and old entertained.
The initiative is supported by the Victorian Government’s Raceday Attraction Program.
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