Archive for October, 2017

Scenes from the Colonial Beach Municipal Pier

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Colonial Beach BikeFest (part four)

Sunday, October 15th, 2017
An older white man in a straw cowboy hat, sitting in a wheelchair, waves.

A vet cheers on the Artimus Pyle Band

a white woman with hair in a large wild bun sings into a microphone while playing guitar.

Hannah Wicklund and the Steppin’ Stones rocked the Sunday afternoon stage

Colonial Beach BikeFest is a four day event around Columbus Day weekend.


3 whire man stand on stage.

From left to right, Bryan Coffman, Steve “Smurf” Keene and Jay Haiden on stage at the Fourth Annual Colonial Beach BikeFest



a white man with hair flying in the wind plays guitar.

Pat Travers plays on the Sunday Colonial Beach BikeFest stage

4th Annual Colonial Beach BikeFest (part three)

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Saturday of BikeFest was even more beautiful than Friday with a large crowd in town. Bands took the stage for hours with “Last Remains” opening for the “Artimus Pyle Band.”

A white man with full beard and long greying hair in a cowboy hat and sunglasses plays the drums.

Artimus Pyle, of Lynyrd Skynyrd fame, plays the drums


a white man in sunglasses with short salt and pepper hair plays the keyboard

Keyboard player for the “Artimus Pyle Band”


A white man, bald, but with a grey beard plays the bass in a bright orange shirt

Bass Play for APB


A white man with dark hair plays the guitar

Guitar for APB


A white man with greying hair plays the guitar

APB Guitarist and singer


A white man with long hair, a beard and cowboy hat gives the peace sign.

Artimus Pyle throws up a peace sign

A white man with grey hair and black hat sings into a microphone

“Last Remains”

A white man with a black goatee and grey hair holds a guitar and sings into a microphone

“Last Remains”

4th Annual Colonial Beach BikeFest (part two)

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Friday dawned beautifully with no rain in sight. The event has dealt with massive rain in the past so this was a beautiful site for the Chamber of Commerce and On the Beach Productions, LLC. Just before noon the Veterans’ Appreciation ride came in from the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, VA.

A number of motorcycles ride on the street.

Veterans on motorcycles participated in a ride from Quantico to Colonial Beach

A white man sits on an orange motorcycle in front of a diner car

A motorcyle in front of Hunan Diner.

a white woman in a purple tanktop sits at a sewing machine surrounded by patches.

The “Patch Queen” does a brisk business of sewing patches to leather gear

A white man in a red t-shirt and black leather vest, or cut, with  his MC's patch faces away from the camera.

A biker from Moore County, NC in his cut watches the crowd



A white man wearing a cowboy hat and holding a guitar points at the camera

Guitarist from the “Road Ducks” points at the camera


A bald white man stands in front of a microphone.

Singer for the “RoadDucks”


A white man, very cleancut, wearing sunglasses adn a grey shirt holds a microphone.

CB Mayor Eddie Blunt addresses the crowd


A white man in khaki naval uniform and glasses holds a microphone

Naval Commander addresses the crowd


4th Annual Colonial Beach BikeFest (part one)

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Bands, Bikes, and Beer.


What more could you ask for than bands, bikes, and beer? The 4th Annual Colonial Beach Bike Fest took place over Columbus Day weekend 2017. With weather that was amazing all weekend long the crowds had a blast at the free concerts, the local restaurants and bars were hopping and a good time was had by all.

Motorcycles line a street in front of a beige church.

Bikes line Washington Avenue during the 4th Annual Colonial Beach BikeFest.

Bikes lined up along both sides of the street on Washington and Colonial Avenues with many parked anywhere you could put a motorcycle. Folks from all walks of biker life, from the lawyer who is a weekend iron warrior to the full-time biker who is a mechanic, took to the streets of Colonial Beach, Virginia for the event.

Saturday’s crowds were estimated at 12,000 to 15,000 people according to town mayor Eddie Blunt.


Motorcycles line the street beside a blue-green and red Art Deco 1940s era motel

Motorcyclists park beside the RiverView Inn

Recently renovated, and reopened, the RiverView Inn got to flip the switch to “No Vacancy” for the weekend as did most of the motels in town. CB is home to several motels plus a number of vacation cottages and homes. Many of the motorcyclists rent homes as a group for the four-day event.

Bikers from as far away as Indiana were present with many from up and down the east coast.


Even with Myrtle Beach’s fall bike week falling the same weekend, CB drew crowds to the still fairly new, yet growing, Bike Fest.

A long haired man points a drum stick at the camera. He is seated in front of a drum kit on stage.

Local band “Vivid Vertigo” played on Thursday


Thursday brought local band “Vivid Vertigo” to the town stage. While plagued with some equipment issues they still rocked the small crowd.






3 people in a band play on an outdoor stage

“Southern Dream” takes the town hill stage on Thursday

A white man in a cowboy hat plays an acustic guitar. He is wearing a red shirt and black suspenders.

Guitar player from “Southern Dream”

A white man holding a guitar sings in front of a microphone.

Lead Singer for “Vivid Vertigo”

A man stands with his back facing the camera while playing the bass.

Bass player for “Vivid Vertigo”

A young man with short dark hair plays the guitar.

Guitarist from “Vivid Vertigo”