Four times a year, Cape Coral turns into an El Dorado for motorcycle fans. The Cape Coral Bike Night takes place on the second Saturday in February, April, October and December. And not only active bikers are among the 12.000 people who visit this event every year. The Bike Night is also perfect if you just want to admire polished choppers, for example on SE 47th Terrace. During the event, this street is partially closed, except for motorcycles. Here you can see them all: Harleys, Indians, Ducatis, Yamahas – often custom-made and polished to perfection for this special date. The bikes of JBA Custom Cycles are particularly popular with fans and have already won many prizes at the Daytona Bike Week: the original event that inspired Cape Coral’s Bike Night.
All the renowned manufacturers have stalls where hobby-mechanics can find the newest motorcycle gadgets. More than 50 shops offer accessories and leather clothing, while food stalls take care of hungry bikers. If you are lucky, you might even win prizes such as Harley-Davidson gift cards at prize games. No matter where you look: Extravagant vehicles are displayed everywhere: among them transparent bike trailers and good old Skanky, a car that is often seen on Cape Coral’s streets.
The Bike Night would not be complete without its exciting competitions. Motorcycle patriots will love the Harley-Davidson Race. And if you want to see true skills in action, the Slow Bike Race is a must. Here, the slowest driver to reach the finish line wins – a remarkable balancing act.
There are not only biking competitions, though: The Big Kahuna Bed Race and Parade is a fun event for the whole family: Participants race against each other in double beds that have been turned into makeshift cars manned by teams of four. Afterwards, the prize money is donated to charity. The Dixie Road House organizes rodeo contests, and the roaring of engines is accompanied by the sound of live-music. Starting at 6 pm, Rock ´n Roll, Heavy Metal and Country bands are playing on the main stage. In the past, the event has already attracted famous groups like Quiet Riot and Candlebox.
You missed the Cape Coral Bike Night? No problem. Just drive across the Caloosahatchee River. Here, the Fort Myers Bike Night is held in November, January, March and May, giving you ample opportunity to admire beautiful motorcycles. Harley-Davidson is the official sponsor, but owners of all brands are welcome. Like in Cape Coral, live-music is blasting from three stages in Downtown Fort Myers, starting at 6 pm. So far, the Bike Nights in Cape Coral and Fort Myers have been an amazing success. With ever-growing visitor numbers, there will be even more attractions in the years to come.
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