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”