Some fifty bikers converged on the City of Castries today for the first ever motorcycle exhibition in the capital.
The event, organized by the Saint Lucia Moto X Club, was held in a barricaded area near the Castries market.
A number turned out to witness the spectacle from behind the barricades as riders from Saint Lucia, Barbados and Martinique raced up and down, going around the roundabout near the government buildings, up to the intersection with Jeremie Street and back.
Kir Girard of the Moto X Club told the Times that the organization, which has about two hundred members, had held races at Beausejour, Cul de Sac and in Vieux Fort.
Girard said that the Castries event was not a race but an exhibition which would have included stunt riding.
She disclosed that the race will be held tomorrow in Vieux Fort as part of activities to mark Saint Lucia’s independence.
Girard told the Times that the Castries exhibition featured several categories of riders – Pee Wees, the Pee Wee Juniors, the “B” Class and the “A” Class participants.
She revealed that there are riders as young as three years on mini bikes.
According to Girard, the Moto X club boasts some 200 members.
She said the organization is on a drive to increase its membership and grow the sport in Saint Lucia.