September 21 - 24, 2023
From the event organizers:
ATTENTION!! Due to a conflict with the Montross Fall Festival, our Colonial Beach Police Chief has stated he cannot rely on the full support of the Sheriff’s Office to help cover our 9th Annual Colonial Beach Bike Fest event. Therefore, he has declined our original Bike Fest Special Event application for Oct. 5-8th. We understand plans for accommodations have already been made by some of the attendees and wanted to get this change to you as soon as possible. The new dates for Bike Festival will be September 21st – 24th. We feel this change of dates will also help our vendors with an easier, unruffled flow of events. Vendors can now leave Ocean City, travel to Colonial Beach, on to Myrtle Beach, and make their final stop in Daytona. This will eliminate a lot of travel time for them and hopefully encourage their attendance. Thank you.
It is back for the ninth year in a row! With internationally acclaimed bands and special guest appearances, this one promises to be bigger and better than the first eight!
Come enjoy concerts on Town Hill, vendors, bike shows and more in the beautiful setting of Colonial Beach - Virginia's "Potomac River Playground"
All American Harley-Davidson were one of the main sponsors. They along with Ripley formerly from 97.7 The Rocket radio station had discussed the idea in 2013 while dining at High Tides Restaurant, and I'm so glad they did!
Our area has been and continues to be a favorite destination for bikers, with the beaches, historical sites, 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 picturesque riverside resort town.
We even used to be home to The Broken Chain motorcycle shop.
Schedule of Events
Times, dates and locations are subject to change. Concerts on the Main Stage are free
10:00 a.m. Vendors, Event Merchandise, Food Trucks on Town Hill and the Boardwalk
12:00 p.m. Beer and Wine sales on Town Hill
October 6 - Thursday
October 7 - Friday
Defenders of Freedom Ride
Start: National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle VA. 22172
Free Registration from 9:00am - 10:30am
Pre-Ride Brief Prayer: 10:45am Kickstands Up: 11:00am
End at Colonial Beach American Legion Post 148 (27 Colonial Ave.)
Recognition Ceremony to Follow the Ride at 1:00pm
6:00pm Social and Cougar Flash on the Main Stage, Town Hill
Day 2 of Bikefest hit a snag when the generator for the Main Stage malfunctioned. A new generator is in place for Saturday's concerts.
October 8 - Saturday
7:00pm Double Down and Longreef on the Main Stage, Town Hill
October 10 - Sunday
Motorcycle Show at The Riverboat
11:00am - 1:00pm - Registration
1-3 - Judging
4pm - Awards
Vendors who have signed up to participate include:
Multiple Huge Merchandise Tents By Moto Shows
Honor Bound Motorcycle Ministry
Indian Motorcycles of Fredericksburg
Iron Horsemen M.C.
Colonial Beach Vol. Rescue Squad
Colonial Beach Vol. Fire Dept.
Paws For Purple Hearts
Holistic World U.S.
J&J Farms soaps
Aid Our Veterans
EZ Cig Smoke (CBD Products)
In addition to our local area restaurants, these vendors will be available during the event:
Big Mikes BBQ & Subs
Dogs and Hogs Gone Wild
The Chicken Smells Good
Uncle Mack's BBQ
JJ King Secret Sauce
Tom McGrath Law Group
Twisted Grip Mobile Dyno
Here are recaps of the 1st Annual in 2014
The 7th Annual scheduled for 2020 was postponed to 2021
Official merchandise will be available at various locations around town.back to top
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