VESPA JOINS MELBOURNE PRIDE MARCH! EVENT CLOSED

Event Details

VESPA JOINS MELBOURNE PRIDE MARCH! EVENT CLOSED

Time: February 2, 2020 from 9am to 3pm
Location: Lakeside Drive, St Kilda
Event Type: pride, march, parade, lgbtiqa, support
Organized By: Gail Veal
Latest Activity: Feb 5

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Event Description

Join the spectacular act of unity that is Melbourne’s Midsumma Pride March!

Parade, pride and party come together once a year in Melbourne's iconic march celebrating solidarity in gender and sexuality diversity. 

 

As VCOM has been a Melbourne icon since 1957 it’s time we did our bit to support the LGBTIQA community, and as an inclusive club we are delighted to announce that we will be participating in the Melbourne Midsumma Pride March.

This much loved public event is managed by Midsumma in conjunction with the Victorian Government, City of Melbourne and various local governments, and this is its 25th year!

 

Please RSVP early as there are quite a few hoops to jump through...when you do RSVP as ‘Going’ can you please add in the Comments section what colour Vespa you intend to ride.

 

Info will be added here as it becomes available for- 

 

  • Registration of bike and rider with Victoria Police 
  • Drug and alcohol testing on the day
  • Helmets are compulsory 
  • No hooning rules
  • Marshalling area, times and briefing
  • Heat management
  • Bike decorations and tips
  • Post ride parking and debrief
  • Pride March celebrations at Catani Gardens 

 

Our Pride March presence will be to ride as pairs in ‘rainbow’ formation, so we’ll need all the bright Vespas out there to make the day a success!

 

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green 

Blue

Purple

Brown/other

White & Black 

(And yes, I do know that rainbows don’t have black or white)

 

Please note that only registered vehicles and drivers approved by Victoria Police will be allowed to participate. 

 

If you’re thinking - Is this is the ride for me?

Ask yourself what did you vote for in the Same Sex Marriage Plebiscite – then that’s your answer.

 

Comment Wall


MEMBER
Comment by Gail Veal on February 5, 2020 at 7:03

Thanks one and all for the comments - yes it was an awesome day and we’ll do it again next year bigger and better! Roll on Vespa! 


MEMBER
Comment by Julie Pond on February 4, 2020 at 20:17

What a fabulous report David and we we do know how our vespas turn heads, but for a crowd to go wild that is wonderful... bet the organisers were pleased with that.  Congratulations Gail on a splendid job in gathering a group to join us, lets hope it won't be so hard that you have to bribe with lollies this time...:)  I am sad that I missed it but definitely next year... Also well done to you members who did participate for a great cause and had fun along the way albeit the very long wait.  Colin I am guessing you had plenty of time to get to know more about this amazing club and we will see you in March at the National Scooter Rally in Umina.  Fantastic job everyone.  Cheers Julie

Comment by Tufan on February 3, 2020 at 6:33

Well done riders! and well done Gail for organising !


MEMBER
Comment by David Atkinson on February 2, 2020 at 18:44

As you would expect from Melbourne’s Pride March event, the atmosphere was one of celebration, respect, joy and community - so much love in the air. Our gaggle of Vespas was placed near the rear of a very long parade at a point where the interest of the crowd was perhaps on the wane. 

But as we know, Vespas turn heads. Even more so as our cohort of colourfully decorated scooters arrived on the scene. The crowd went wild. In 57 years of riding, I’ve never had so much fun packed into just one kilometre. 

We all agreed that the club’s participation in this event can only build from here. Heavens, there was even talk of a boom box and synchronised riding next time. If you want to make a great memory and have a fun day out, then jump onboard for 2021 when Gail posts the event later this year in September.

Thanks Gail for your impeccable organisation, for all those clear instructions and for supplying the decorations. What a hoot, sorry er, toot!


MEMBER
Comment by Colin James Dean on November 12, 2019 at 20:00

I'm bringing my yellow vespa from Tassie.

I will email Gail as requested.

CD


MEMBER
Comment by Gail Veal on November 2, 2019 at 7:43

STOP THE PRESSES!

We need YOU to get onboard for Vespa Club of Melbourne at Pride March! There are literally only days left for us to register our bikes!

In order to speed things up, I've managed to shortcircuit the rego process - email me the following...at gail.veal@gmail.com 

Bike rego

Your licence details - DOB, full name, address, expiry date and any conditions ( I wear glasses/contacts - so that's a condition)

Let's rev things up!

Gail


MEMBER
Comment by Gail Veal on October 18, 2019 at 15:38

Come on Vespa peeps! Shoutout to all including Geelong and Gippy members - we need your colours to get the Vespa gang up and running for Pride March!

Please rsvp here, then go to the link in Julie's comments below to register your bike and you before 11 November - I have attached a cheat sheet to help get you through it. 

Vespa%20at%20Pride%202020.docx


MEMBER
Comment by Julie Pond on October 16, 2019 at 21:18

Hi Jo

It works now sorry about that...

Cheers Julie


MEMBER
Comment by Jo Wilson on October 16, 2019 at 20:38

Julie, I can’t get the link to work....


MEMBER
Comment by Julie Pond on October 16, 2019 at 20:00

Hi everyone who is interested in attending this please see the following registration details which must be completed by 11 November.

WE NEED YOUR COLOURS!!

Pride March 2020 will take place on Sunday 2 February. If you're planning on riding your Vespa with us, we need you to register now!

This involves each person meeting the following requirements:

o Driver and Vehicle Check: for the safety of all participants, Victoria Police will approve vehicles and their drivers. At the time of registering you'll be asked to provide the vehicle registration of each vehicle, and licence details of each nominated driver as well as their contact details.

o Registration: You must register prior to the vehicle closing date

The Closing date for Midsumma Pride March Driver Registration is Monday 11 November 2019 for anyone participating with a vehicle of any kind (due to requirements externally regarding registration and licence checks)

Please note that only registered vehicles and drivers approved by Victoria Police will be allowed to participate.

SO WE NEED YOU NOW TO:

1. RSVP on the Vespa Club of Melbourne website

2. Go to this page below to register yourself and your bike. 

Registration Link

You must do both by Monday 11 November 2019 which is the cutoff date!

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