Ray Price Capital City Bikefest Festival Breaks Attendance Record

Top Quote Nearly 85,000 people close Fayetteville Street. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) October 06, 2010 - The 6th Annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest, presented by Nationwide Insurance, shook downtown Raleigh last Friday and Saturday, September 24th and 25th. Attendance climbed to 85,000 as clear skies and warm weather brought local and out-of-state motorcycle riders and families together for a great weekend of food, fun and free entertainment.

    Motorcycles owned the roads as eleven blocks of downtown Raleigh closed to normal traffic. Festival goers parked their cars and bikes and walked the streets taking in the sights. The free event featured live music and entertainers, motorcycle vendors and manufacturers, interactive experiences, and military displays and exhibits. It was the thousands of motorcycles that lined Fayetteville Street from the State Capitol to the plaza that drew the most attention. Riders and non-riders alike walked the line looking at the custom bikes on display.

    New to this year's event were the Harley-Davidson and Triumph motorcycle demo trucks, which offered the public a chance to test-ride different motorcycle models from both manufacturers. In addition, Bikefest goers were thrilled by Circus Una, a motorcycle high-wire act who performed aerial acrobatics while suspended from a motorcycle over thirty feet off the ground.

    Bikefest founders and organizers Ray Price Harley-Davidson, Curtis Media Group and the Raleigh Convention Center were very pleased that the event attracted everyone from families with strollers to hardcore biker enthusiasts. Representatives from both Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Triumph Motorcycles were present to take part in Friday's Kick Start Parade, Opening Ceremonies and Patriot Ride.

    Over 200 riders participated in the motorcycle ride from downtown Raleigh to the North Carolina National Guard Armory located in Morrisville, North Carolina. The Patriot Ride raised over $4,000, which was later donated to Homes for Our Troops and the North Carolina National Guard.

    "It is with continued support from the City of Raleigh and Mayor Meeker along with our strong working relationship with Raleigh Convention Center and Roger Krupa that this event will continue to succeed and offer the citizens of Raleigh a unique downtown experience," says Ray Price, of Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Ray Price Triumph.

    While organizers continue to measure the impact event attendees had on local business and hotels, work will begin on next year's 7th Annual 2011 Ray Price Capital City Bikefest immediately.

    Ray Price Harley-Davidson - Raleigh, NC - www.rayprice.com

    Media Contact: Kris Weiss
    Marketing Director
    Ray Price Harley-Davidson

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