October 9 - 12, 2014
LODGING VACANCIES UPDATE
Vacation rental houses Riverview Circle and The Oasis (new) are possibly showing availability for Bikefest weekend. Stay tuned to this page for further lodging updates, including a unit on the water for up to four persons.
Tent camping on the grounds of the Moose Lodge:
This Lodge is nestled in a serene wooded area about an eighth of a mile off of Rt. 205, right outside of town on your way to the dragstrip, on the left. 10 acres with amenities like concrete floored pavilion with ice cold beverages, horseshoe pits, corn hole, bonfire pit, port-a-potties and hand wash stations, paved driveway and parking area. NO showers however; if you wish to bring your own bag shower, please feel free.
Coming this Fall to Colonial Beach on October 9-12, 2014 is BIKEFEST! This will be the first time that this event takes place here, and plans are underway for it to be an annual gathering, growing in popularity and numbers as the years progress.
Our area has been and continues to be a favorite destination for bikers, with the beaches, great waterfront dining spots, tiki bars with live music, boating and fishing activities and many lodging options. Visitors can enjoy a fun stay in our historic riverside resort town.
We even used to be home to The Broken Chain motorcycle shop.
The graphic that was released when the event was
Stay tuned to this page for updates. Contests, music, vendor booths and much more are sure to be a part of the weekend's festivities. We'll be sure to keep you posted!
In the meantime, book your rooms! Accommodations are sure to fill up fast. We have the River Edge Inn for lodging as well as many other waterfront motels, bed and breakfast inns and rental cottages. There are also campgrounds and cabins available, if you're up for that! The Dragstrip and Hall's Supermarket are opening up space for campers. Boaters can dock up to the many transient slips available at our local marinas.
Colonial Beach ... pic.twitter.com/N6vRgc45pc— ddc (@ctvert) March 21, 2014
Schedule of Events
Times, dates and locations are subject to change. Just text "follow ColBchVAttracts" to 40404 to receive up-to-the-minute information on your mobile device.
October 9, 2014 - Thursday
October 10, 2014 - Friday
October 11, 2014 - Saturday
October 12, 2014 - Sunday
Other Bikefest events taking place at the Colonial Beach Dragway include:
- Corn hole tournament
- Jello wrestling
- Wet T-Shirt contest
- Burnout contest
- Test & tune (both cars and motorcycles)
Vendors who have already signed up to participate include:
If you'd like to participate as a vendor, please complete and submit the appropriate form(s), and note that listed pricing is early-bird pricing only.
Here's a pic of my favorite Harley-Davidson t-shirt. Picked it up at their store at National Harbor near D.C.
Update mid-February 2014: The official Bikefest t-shirts have been released by the event organizers and are now for sale. The design with Neptune on a motorcycle is on the front of the t-shirt and here's what the back of the shirt looks like:
The design is by graphic artist Jay Hayden.
Update February 2014: A logo with a Halloween twist is introduced. The event does take place in October, after all. Here's King Neptune riding in for the event.
Update January 2014: Bikefest planning meetings continue. Here's a peek
at the logo/artwork for the big event coming up in October. This cool logo (below) shows the tiki bar area of High Tides on the Potomac Steak & Seafood Restaurant in the background.