Roar on the Shore 2015

Bob and I went rode to Erie on Saturday, July 18, to attend this year’s Roar on the Shore event. This year marks the ninth year that this event has been held in Erie. According to the “Roar on the Shore” website, this motorcycle rally was created to serve as a fund-raising event for a local charity. Proceeds from this year’s rally will benefit Erie Homes for Children and Adults’ Project First Step. “Roar on the Shore” was a 4-day event this year (Wednesday-Saturday) and was held in downtown Erie, at Perry Square.  On Sunday morning a Biker Breakfast and Blessing of the Bikes was held at Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

On Saturday, after parking in Erie, just behind Perry Square, we checked out the wares at the vendor booths. Bob would have bought a pair of sunglasses and a hat, if he would have found any to his liking and affordable. If I hadn’t forgotten to do so, I would have purchased a Roar on the Shore t-shirt. As in past years, there were lots of motorcycles parked along State Street to wander among and admire.

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After getting our fill of vendor wares and looking at motorcycles, we walked down to Molly Brannigans Irish Pub & Restaurant for lunch. Bob ordered a Buffalo Chicken Wrap (fried chicken tenders, cheddar-jack cheese, tomatoes, lettuce & buffalo sauce in a warm tortilla wrap), with Coleslaw. I ordered a Pub Burger (8 oz angus reserve ground beef grilled to your liking & loaded with cheddar, bacon, sauteed onions, lettuce, tomato, guinness bbq sauce on a toasted kaiser), with French Fries. Our respective meals were delicious and very filling.

After lunch we staked claim to the location from where we would watch that afternoon’s entertainment.  We stood in place for a little more than an hour.  While waiting for the entertainment to begin, I heard someone near me make a comment about the Pittsburgh Steelers.  I looked in the direction the man pointed and saw a man dressed in a Pittsburgh Steelers outfit.  I didn’t know who the man was, but I took his picture.  When I returned home, I performed a short investigative search on the Internet and determined the identity of the man in the Pittsburgh Steelers outfit.

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 former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Louis Lipps

At 2:00 pm we watched a Stunt Show Featuring Brian Bubash and Friends. Professional stunt riding and tire-burning maneuvers were the features of the stunt show. The stunt show was entertaining.  I took several photographs during the show.  I am sharing those photographs in the remainder of this blog post.

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Near the end of the stunt show, a car was brought into action.

The stunt show was quite entertaining.  I hope that you enjoyed looking at some of the photographs and video that I took during the show.

We had a good time at Roar on the Shore.  We haven’t attended the motorcycle event every year.  When we do attend Roar on the Shore we don’t stay in the Erie area for the entire event, as many do. We ride up for the day (or a few hours).   We do enjoy ourselves for the time that we are there!

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