JUST around the corner is 27 to 30 April, which is when the new South Coast Bike Fest launches from its hub in Margate and spreads itself to most parts of our district.In the past the event was mainly for the promotion of a particular bike brand but now that the South Coast Bike Fest is in the hands of our tourism sector, we have opened it up to multiple brands which then broadens the reach to bikers and their families who want to ride around, check out all sorts of bike retail stuff, be wonderfully entertained and have a great leisure experience with more than ample choice of things to see and do.Naturally the appointed organisers will along with law enforcement ensure that over congestion of Margate will be avoided and part of this approach is for attendees to pre-register for the event. The beachfront boulevard area (where the retail and much entertainment will occur) is free for those who register. Only the main beach entertainment arena, where headline acts will perform, will carry a nominal cost. For further details we suggest one accesses www.southcoastbikefest.co.za.Already many biker groups have committed to our event, which is a big plus for Margate that has become synonymous with an extravaganza of this type. What is also wonderful is that on the same weekend the Dezzi South Coast Raceway will be hosting bike races which will give added appeal to the lovers of two wheels.The greater South Coast will be abuzz with activity over this long weekend - from Scottburgh in the north to Port Edward to the south and inland to our wonderful natural and cultural landscapes there will be the familiar sight of bikes, people in leathers and a many places of fun, fellowship and lekker leisure.So if you know petrol heads some way from our district invite them – I am sure they will be mega impressed with the programme in store for them.Roll on South Coast Bike Fest 2017.