The City of Polokwane will come to a standstill when the biggest motorbike club in the Southern African Development Community (SADEC) region Sapa Yopa Motorcycle Club host the annual rally on Saturday at Sun Meropa Casino and Entertainment.

Residents will be treated to the incredible sight for more about 2 000 bikers riding from Sun Meropa Casino and Entertainment to Seshego Circle Centre.

Sapa Yopa is the largest motorcycle club in the SADEC region and the weekend’s various activities will kick off with a gala dinner on Thursday, this will be followed by the Sapa Yopa pre-party, and the main event over the weekend, and Soul Session on Sunday.

According to Sapa Yopa president, Pico Santana, this year Sapa Yopa expects only 2 000 bikers. “We expect this year’s rally to be even bigger and better. We are living our dreams of cultural diversity with a membership that includes black people, Indians, coloured and white people. This year will be also remembering our fellow bikers who died on the road,” said Santana.

He urges motorist to be vigilant and share the road with bikers.

“They should get to know bikers better and remember bikers are motorists too,” he said.