CARLISLE, PA (May 2, 2012) - Rev your engines, drop your kick stands and enjoy Carlisle Bike Fest, July 20-22 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. In 2012, Bike Fest celebrates its 10th anniversary with live music, demo rides, scenic cruises and more. The nearly 35,000 enthusiasts on site give Bike Fest a one-of-a-kind feel, making it one of the largest events of its type in the region. In addition, there will be at least one bike giveaway and the weekend will wrap with the ever popular Rat Rod Revival.
With gates opening at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 20, Carlisle Bike Fest will provide a venue rivaled by few for shopping, industry guests and browsing bikes of all makes, models and sizes. Back for 2012 will be demo rides, courtesy of Kawasaki, STAR and we expect more! In each instance, riders can check out the latest products free of charge. Before riding, everyone must have a motorcycle endorsement, a D.O.T approved helmet, gloves, eye protection, pants and closed-toed shoes.
Also returning for Bike Fest is the legendary sport bike stunt team, the StarBoyz. Enjoy an extra special performance by the crew from Ohio as the StarBoyz Smoke Show makes it debut at Carlisle. Check out Scott, Kevin and their adrenaline-hooked friends as they burn rubber, rev their engines and wow the crowd with stoppies, wheelies, burnouts and more. In addition to the tricks, they are going to show off a little more than normal with a mini-drift course, fastest circle burnouts, best move, combination series burnout and more.
The Manufacturers Midway will be a popular attraction as well, with vendors representing some of the top names in the hobby. Shop for seats, apparel, parts, accessories and more, often times with vendors offering show specials. You will find major brands represented as well as custom builders and suppliers for V-Twin and sport bikes. Shopping continues with the Appalachian Harley-Davidson Dealer Mall. The mall is for more than just Harley-Davidson gear and apparel. It also offers a huge selection of pre-owned motorcycles as part of the third annual Bike Fest consignment sale. Bike Fest is also a regular stop on the national circuit for many national and regional vendors providing the opportunity to get you or your bike fitted for parts, supplies and motorcycle-related products.
Sunday will once again feature the popular Rat Rod Revival, complete with live music. These works of drivable art are an interpretative restoration of bikes or cars, using whatever tools and materials the builder can find. These unique rides will be on display all morning with awards at 2 p.m.
At least one motorcycle is slated to be given away. Details of the contest are yet to be determined, but onsite registration will take place and once the giveaway is finalized, online registration and rules will also occur at www.CarlisleEvents.com. Another giveaway will afford attendees the chance to win a trip for two aboard the world's ONLY rally on a cruise ship. The sold out cruise ship launches from Port Canaveral, Florida and cruises from October 28-November 4. Along the way, the boat will stop at ports in Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico and the Cayman Islands. When not on land, the cruise will allow thousands of likeminded enthusiasts the chance to be part of one a kind seminars, games and more.
Carlisle Bike Fest, the mid-Atlantic's premier motorcycle event, is crafted with the rider in mind. Thousands of bikes, trikes and open-air fanatics will cruise in through the breathtaking scenic mountains of the Cumberland Valley to Carlisle for everything from non-stop entertainment to industry guests, demo rides, bike giveaways and more. Whether you spend a few hours or the entire day in Carlisle, you will enjoy a wide variety of apparel, motorcycle and accessory vendors that are second-to-none. Carlisle Bike Fest – enjoy the ride!