Ride of Spring – Bike Week Still Roars a Decade Later
It’s been 10 years since the first ‘Bike Week’ was held over a three-day weekend in 2002, highlighted by a Sunday morning cruise around the Wright Brothers National Monument in Kill Devil Hills, sight of the first flight and, as it turned out, the first of many rides to come.
A decade later, this year’s Bike Week marks the 10th anniversary of what has grown into a major event for motorcycle enthusiasts from throughout the East Coast, as well as a welcome local economic boost for many Dare County businesses who are just now revving up for the season.
The 2012 Bike Week promises more bikes, beer, and bikinis than ever before, kicking off this Saturday, April 21st and running through next Sunday, April 29th, with events scheduled at various locations on the beach and in Manns Harbor each day.
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The local music comes alive around the Outer Banks, starting this weekend.
Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills kicks it up a notch with Octopus this Friday, April 20th; and then cranks up the rock with Wrightsville Beach’s ASG next Friday, April 27th, and Stone Chiefs on Saturday, April 28th.
Port O’ Call in Kill Devil Hills brings on the blues this weekend with Boogie Knights on Friday, April 20th, and William McIntyre on Saturday, April 21st, followed by a full week of live music with Triple Shot on April 24-25, and Southern Attitude April 26-28.
Kelly’s in Nags Head has Mirage on April 20-21; Blind Prophets on April 26; and Krunch on April 27-28.