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Cape Coral Bike Night returns

By JOHNATHAN MINEHAN - | Feb 12, 2024

Motorcycles lined up on 47th Terrace to kick off Bike Night. JOHNATHAN MINEHAN

Cape Coral Bike Night returned Saturday with entertainment, community vendors, hot food and a line of motorcycles that stretched down Southeast 47th Terrace from Coronado Parkway to Vincennes Boulevard.

Free VIP parking passes were granted to riders with Harley-Davidson bikes, which automatically entered the driver in a $100 gift card raffle.

The event’s popular slow races also returned for the first Bike Night of ’24.

Susan Hoffman, 57, enjoyed the event’s food and sense of community.

“It’s really fun, and we have been to the event several times before, and we enjoy meeting up with friends here for this event. We enjoy it every time we go, and we brought a Harley here for Bike Night,” Hoffman, an eight-year resident, said.

Relentless Fire performed at Saturday's Cape Coral Bike Night. JOHNATHAN MINEHAN

With so many options for entertainment, Hoffman suggests bringing a good seat to enjoy the live performances that, this go-around, featured Relentless Fire and Completely Unchained. The two rock ‘n’ roll bands played from 6:30 to 10 p.m. for the crowd.

Many local businesses and community groups attended as vendors to promote their cause and engage with residents. Boy Scout Troop 82 sold popcorn, bracelets, and water to raise funds for their summer camp.

Two youths from the troop, Logan Quinones, 13, and Lucas Halstead, 15, were gathering attendees looking to purchase water for a dollar, and shared a little about their mission.

Quinones and Halstead said they have taken part in the event about five times and were excited to get out there and make some money for their troop. They also agreed they like going to events like these and that the food and music create a really good experience.

“The area is expanding super fast, too fast I would say,” Quinones said. “I think the people are probably what’s best about living here. I like the community of people I have met down here so far.”

Robby Burchetta, 25, a biker, was grateful to attend the event after missing it the previous two years due to mechanical issues with his motorcycle.

“It’s something that everyone looks forward to,” he said.

Motorcycles are a family passion.

“I love bikes and own and operate Full Throttle Garage with my dad fixing bikes my uncle has here in Cape Coral,” Burchetta said.

“We would love to start bringing the freshly restored bikes here. I enjoyed going to the Fort Myers Bike Night, but I preferred the atmosphere in Cape Coral.”

Burchetta shared some advice for newcomers interested in joining the community and festivities at Bike Night.

“Even if you don’t have a bike, park somewhere and walk here. Honestly, it’s a different culture around you here with Bike Nights and bike events like this. It’s kind of similar to a little Daytona Bike Week. Obviously on a smaller scale, of course,” Burchetta said.

The next Bike Night will be held on April 13, again in the South Cape along Southeast 47th Terrace.

To sign up for the slow bike race or for more information on the event, visit, ccbikenight.com.

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