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Cape Breton Bikefest 2014 Cancelled

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2014 by getbent57

cb-bikefest.jpgFor the past five years plan an take days off to enjoy Cape Breton Bikefest.  This year would make it the sixth one.  While at work this morning (June 17, 2014) a co-worked told me that Bikefest was cancelled.  Thought she was joking.  When I got home and see it on Facebook as well as a few online newspapers.  Knew it wasn’t a joke.  A bit bummed out that is was cancelled.  Am sure there will still be a lot of bikes around.  What they are saying why it was cancelled, “due to lack of sponsorships and funding, it has made the event impossible to put on this year.”  I really hope this isn’t the end of Bikefest.  It is one of best things going on in the summer.

Cape Breton Bikefest 2014

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2014 by getbent57

cb-bikefest.jpgWith winter looking liking its not going any were any time soon.  Looking forward to the day I can get my motorcycle out for a spin.  All so looking forward to the 2014 Cape Breton Bikefest.  This year it will run from August 1 to 4, 2014.  So far my plan is to take a lot more pictures. Got some nice ones last year with my new camera.  Another goal is to see if can find a new pair of motorcycle boots.  There are all kinds of different vendors there.  But ever really stopped an looking at any of it.  Most of the time its all leather, flams or skulls stuff.  Don’t like that kind of stuff.  As summer gets closer I am sure I will be talking about the bikefest a bunch more times.

Day Two Of Cape Breton Bikefest 2013 Pictures

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2013 by getbent57

cb-bikefest.jpgDecided for day two of the 2013 Cape Breton Bikefest I would go in the evening because I knew there would be a lot more motorcycles around.  There sure was.  Didn’t get many pictures because there were so may people around they kept getting in the way.  You can see those below.  All so tried to get some more of the stunt show.  Yet again there was so many people.  Could not get close enough.  From what I could see there were a lot more motorcycles around this year.  Just not the ones in  town.  But all those I saw on the roads and park all around the city.

   

   

Day One Of Cape Breton Bikefest 2013 Pictures

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by getbent57

cb-bikefest.jpgToday (August 2, 2013) is day one of the 2013 Cape Breton Bikefest.  Took a ride in this afternoon to see the stunt show and see how many bikes were around.  There was a few around but there will be lots more the rest of the weekend.  I thought I was going to miss the stunt show since it started about 1pm and didn’t get there until about 1:30.  They were in full swing when I got here.  There were five guys four bikes and a guy with two ATV’s.  After I was there for a few minutes the lady on PA said the will concluded this show.  But they didn’t stop.  They kept riding for another 40 mins or so.  Ended up getting some pretty good pictures with my new camera.  There are two sets of pictures (below).  The ones with the bike point of view were taken with my GoPro.  There others were taken Canon PowerShot SX500 IS.

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

Cape Breton Bikefest 2013

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2013 by getbent57

cb-bikefest.jpgWe are getting very close to the start of the 2013 Cape Breton Bikefest.  This year it takes place August 2nd to 5th.  Just took a look at the final schedule and it looks like there will be lots of new things going on this year.  That is a good thing because if they didn’t keep things fresh I could see this awesome event fade way.  Some of the new things are:

Pray paint artist Nathan Salmon will be there show how he does this art.  He will so be selling his art as well.

They are have a booth set up so you can have you and your ride picture taken by professional photographer, Ryan Singlar.  Think this is a cool idea.

There will be a bikini bike wash.  I am pretty sure there will be a line up for that and more people taking pictures Winking smile

Like other years there will be a show and shine.  This time will be at Rollies Wharf restaurant in North Sydney.

A new event that looks like it will be fun is the Bike Games.  They are saying it will be various motorcycle games.  Not sure what they are but will need to check that out.

Looking forward to this years bikefest.  Last year missed out a day because I ended up with a migraine.  Will be back with some pictures.  My goal is to take a lot.  Since I have a new camera.