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Williamsport revs up for Bike Nite

Bike night organizer says bring the kids

Bike night organizer says bring the kids

July 16, 2009|By TIFFANY ARNOLD

WILLIAMSPORT -- Organizer Bruce Logan is billing Williamsport Bike Nite 2009 as "family friendly," with a Moonbounce and clowns for the kiddies and plenty of chrome toys for grown- ups.

"We didn't want to have an image of a hardcore, biker-type thing," said Logan, the event's founder and owner of Highway Song Leather & Accessories, a shop that sells biker gear in Williamsport.

This is the second year for Bike Nite, set for Saturday in downtown Williamsport. Like the first event, Bike Nite is still for charity.

Money raised from the event will go to the Abilities Network, a nonprofit that advocates for people with disabilities, and the Williamsport Food Bank.

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Last year, the event raised $500 for the Abilities Network and $600 for the food bank.

But unlike the first Bike Nite, Logan said there will be more things to do.

This year, there will be bikes and gear from Savage Cycles, a Frostburg, Md.-based business specializing in custom choppers. And there will be a children's area in the parking lot of Tony's New York Pizza on Salisbury Street.

Williamsport town officials say they are bracing for a crowd larger than last year's 3,000 attendees and 900 bikers.




If you go ...



WHAT: Williamsport Bike Nite 2009, charity motorcycle event

WHEN: Saturday, July 18.

  • 9:30 a.m. - Registration for poker run begins, with first bikes out at 10 a.m. Starts and finishes at the Williamsport American Legion, 400 American Legion Drive

  • 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Food and bike games at the American Legion, hosted by the Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS Company.

  • 5 to 10 p.m. -- Street fair, downtown Willliamsport, along Conococheague Street between Potomac and Church streets; and along Salisbury Street between Vermont and Artizan streets

    WHERE: Downtown Williamsport

    COST: Free admission from 5 to 10 p.m.; poker-run registration costs $10.

    CONTACT: Go to www.williamsportbikenite.webs.com or call Highway Song Leather & Accessories, 240-329-4286.

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