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OC BikeFest Kicks Off with First-ever Motorcycle Parade

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The OC Bikefest Motorcycle Parade was held from 20th Street to the Inlet parking lot. (Photo: WBOC) The OC Bikefest Motorcycle Parade was held from 20th Street to the Inlet parking lot. (Photo: WBOC)

OCEAN CITY, Md.- OC BikeFest kicked off Thursday morning with its inaugural motorcycle parade down the Ocean City boardwalk.

Ocean City police and other law enforcement officers on motorcycles led the OC Bikefest Motorcycle Parade from 20th Street to the Inlet parking lot.

The sights and sounds of unity and celebration marked the official kickoff of the event's fifth year. More than 300 motorcyclists participated in the parade. Countless onlookers lined the boardwalk to see all of them in action.

Seth Sounders of Pennsylvania is a big fan of the OC Bikefest. He and a group of friends ride down every year.

"We're all out here to have fun, live free and ride," Souders said. " We have a blast and socialize with friends and just a good ol' time."

Lorah Cantrell and her husband of 27 years have been coming to the event since it started. She has been riding since she was 14.

"We just enjoy being around people that have the same interest we do," Cantrell said. 

The parade ended at the Inlet parking lot where concerts, vendors, even a custom bike builder show are all featured. Some of this year's headliners include rock bands Great White and Kix. Tickets are available online.

Delmarva Bike Week is also under way, celebrating 15 years on Delmarva. Vendors and other activities are happening at the Ocean City Convention Center.

Winterplace Park and Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury are also filled with fun. Demo rides are being offered at the stadium.

"If you have a valid license and want to try a new motorcycle, go on out there," Wenzel said.

Seaford is the official welcome center.

For a full list of performances and a schedule, click here.

OC Bikefest ends Sunday, Sept. 20. 

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