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Thunder By The Bay (# 13949)
08-Jan-2010 - 10-Jan-2010 (Friday - Sunday)
Sarasota Rocks As Thunder Rollsat the 12th AnnualThunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festivalycle Festival continues to rev up a great time raising money for Suncoast Charities for Children (formerly known as the Suncoast Foundation for the Handicapped, Inc.).The weekend begins with a Born To Be Wild Kickoff Party on Friday night under the PAL Sailor Circus Arena (tickets $15 in advance through Rossiter's or Manatee River Harley-Davidson) or $20 the night of the event. This years Kickoff Party features The Greg Billings Band and Tucci Group. The fun continues on Saturday with a Bikes, Bands and BBQ Event at Payne Park in Downtown Sarasota offering FREE admission to all who attend from 11:30 am until 5:30 pm. The day will feature plenty of vendors, demo displays, great food, live music by Highway to Hell and Nuthin Fancy (Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band). On Sunday the day begins with a Motorcycle Ride for Cash beginning at Centennial Park by the Sarasota Bayfront between 9 am 11 am. The Festival continues with a bike show and downtown Festival on Main Street (from 11am until 5 pm) featuring lots of motorcycles, food, vendors, live entertainment by the Bobby Friss Band and Tucci Group on two stages.To date, over $725,000 has been raised from this annual Festival to help local children and families in the Sarasota area. Suncoast Charities is a non-profit agency supporting local charities serving children with special needs such as Special Olympics, Loveland Center, Community Haven and Adult Center, The Florida Center, and United Cerebral Palsy.For more information, call the Festival Hotline.
941-371-8820 / Email Motorcycle Event Organizer
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