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