Archive for Cape Breton Bikefest

Cape Breton Bike Rally

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2014 by getbent57

CapeBretonBikeRallyGood news it looks like the Cape Breton Bikefest has been saved.  There was an article in the Post > here talking about it.  The event will now be called Cape Breton Bike Rally.  It has been taken over by a new group.    The event will take place in the same locations and time, Aug 1 – 4, 2014.  They all ready have a new website in the works > here.  There nothing on it at the moment (June 20, 2014) other than the new logo.  Which is pretty nice.  Am sure there will be lots of information on it very soon. There is all as a FaceBook group you can join > here, or just do a search in FaceBook for Cape Breton Bike Rally 2014.  Am very happy there will be a bike rally this year.  Hope this new rally will last for years.

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.

Cape Breton Bikefest 2013

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2013 by getbent57

cb-bikefest.jpgIn a bit less than a month way from the 2013 Cape Breton Bikefest.  It will be going on August 2rd to 5th.  Look forward to going ever year.  Every year this is a big prize to win.  The last few years it has been a custom motorcycle.  Not sure if they are doing that again this year.  They do have tickets to win a customized motorcycle trailer.  So thinking that might be the big prize for this year.  You can see pictures of that below.  Tickets for that are $20.   It is a nice looking trailer.  Guessing this years bikefest will be more to the same.  Would be nice if there was something special to draw more people in.  Still going to be nice to see all the motorcycles around.  Have a new camera this year so plan to take all kinds of pictures.


Biker TV

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2012 by getbent57

bikertv.jpgEpisode 79 of Biker TV which aired today (December 16, 2012) had a segment about this years Cape Breton Bikefest.  It showed some of Storm the Fort and the wedding that took place there.  It was nice to see some stuff from the Bikefest.  If you have never seen the show before.  It not all the great.  It has a low rent tv news feel.   But hay it is a motorcycle show that is on tv.   They recently started putting their shows on YouTube > Here.  The show is below.  The Bikefest segment starts at the 16min 17sec mark.

Cape Breton Bikefest 2012 Pictures

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2012 by getbent57

Went in this morning took check out the 2012 Cape Breton Bikefest.  Want to take a look around, see the Thunder King (that’s the bike you can win, pictures below).  And all so to check out the stunt show.  Was a bit early so walked around for a bit and bought a new bikefest t-shirt.  Didn’t like the look of this years ones so bought a last years one.  Only because it was a nice blue.

It was super hot.  So while waiting for the show to start found a nice spot with some shade.   The show itself was ok.  Each guy at first took turns showing off.  Then they all went at once.  At the end the two of them smoked their tires off.  Do have some crappy video of that.  Will take a look and see what I can do with it.  Below are just some of the pictures I took.









Yamaha XT225 Wash And Wax

Posted in Just something to say, Review's with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2012 by getbent57

The 2012 Cape Breton Bikefest kicked off today (August 3, 2012).  Was planning on going and checking out of of the bikes after work but that didn’t happen.  After supper I set up camera’s batteries up to charge so they will be good to go tomorrow.  While they were doing that decided I should give my motorcycle a wash and wax.  Since that hasn’t been done since June.  By the time I was finished it was all most 8pm so decided, I’ll wait until tomorrow to check stuff out.  If you look at the pictures (below) you might see that the front looks different.  That is because they replaced the front cowl.  Not really liking it.  Seems very boring.  Might just put the old one on.  It has a few scraps on it but at lest it will look more interesting.