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Thousand of Bikers Expected on Delmarva this Weekend

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DELMARVA- Organizers are expected upwards of 200,000 people to visit both Delmarva Bike Week and OC Bike Fest this weekend.  The two annual events have joined forces for the first time this year; keeping two titles but operating as one biker weekend celebration.

With plenty of live music, food, fun and entertainment (including bike stunts in Winterplace Park), this weekend on Delmarva is a magnet for bikers around the region.

"Our goals are obviously way high.  It all depends on the weather and it looks like mother nature is doing a great job for us this year.  I wouldn't be surprised if we had our best year ever.  Well over 150.  I'd like to see 200 thousand.  It wouldn't surprise me," said event coordinator, Kerry Mendenhall.

Organizers expect between Delmarva Bike Week and OC Bike Fest, bikers could bring anywhere from twenty to thirty million dollars into the local economy.  The annual events are proving capable of bringing back repeat customers.

"Been coming I think 6 years now.  The things that draw me back are the crowds, the bands.  It is just a good relaxing time," said Lori Ewing of Elkton.

"We've been coming since '06 and it's just meeting all different people and you know, riding.  Everybody loves to ride," said Troy Smith of Laurel.

And bikers in attendance on Friday say the comradery and brotherhood between bikers was alive and well during the event.

"When you are riding in a pack with a bunch of men, we all look out for each other and it is a certain kind of bond that you have when you are on a motorcycle," said Al Zirino of Brooklyn.

For more information on Delmarva Bike Week, visit http://www.delmarvabikeweek.com/

For information on OC Bike Fest, head over to http://www.delmarvabikeweek.com/

 

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