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Event Dates: October 6, 2016 - October 9, 2016 Location: Colonial Beach, Virginia
The idea of a Bike Fest has probably been crossing the minds of bikers in the area as well as businesses in the local Colonial Beach community for years. However, it just took a few folks with a vision to come together at just the right time. Here’s how it went down…
Smurf Keene, General Manager of All American Harley-Davidson of Hughesville, MD and his wife were having dinner with Ripley, a disc jockey from 97.7 The Rocket, and his wife at the High Tides Restaurant and Tiki Bar. During their dinner, Bryan Coffman and his wife Vickie, owners of High Tides, stopped by their table to see how their dinner was going and made sure everything was ok. Bryan mention to Smurf and Ripley, “wouldn’t it be cool to have a bike fest here in Colonial Beach”. When Smurf and Ripley were finished dinner, they both went back to Bryan to ask him if he was really serious about a bike fest. Bryan, Ripley and Smurf brought in the Colonial Beach Chamber and they took it to the Colonial Beach Town Counsel where they got a unanimous vote to move forward. Well the event snowballed beginning early January of 2014 with everyone hitting the ground running and the rest is history.
Colonial Beach is the perfect destination for a Bike Fest because it’s centrally located to numerous biker communities in the Mid-Atlantic Region, has an awesome layout to accommodate the festivities as well as beautiful riding scenery and climate in the month of October! Bringing the Colonial Beach Bike Fest to life again in October 2016, will bring a community together, raise money for charities, boost local businesses and become a fun tradition for bikers all over the East Coast! Make plans now to join in the fun !