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Ohio Bike Week is the biggest and loudest party of the year taking place during Memorial Day Weekend in Sandusky, Ohio. Ten epic days of ridin' and rockin' bring thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the shores of Lake Erie. The festival has it all from a Block Party, live music, bike shows, and dozens of vendors offering everything a biker needs. The Sandusky Bike Week also features many themed rides, bike shows, presentations, a few live entertainment stages, and food vendors. The festival gathers about 200,000 attendees every year, contributing nearly 2 million dollars to the local budget.
The Ohio Bike Week Block Party in downtown streets of Sandusky usually starts on Thursday and continues through Sunday, with several concerts, motorcycle exhibitions and food trucks taking over downtown Sandusky.
Lake Erie is the fourth largest of five Great Lakes of North America and eleventh largest in the world. The Lake Erie Shores & Islands is an excellent recreational area which is excellent not just for motorbiking but also for water sports, island hopping, birdwatching, and camping. It hosts some of the largest roller coaster water parks in the U.S., wineries and lots of amazing natural sites.
The Ohio Bike Week events take place at various locations including Mad River Harley-Davidson in Sandusky, Toledo Harley-Davidson, Margaritaville, Fox Cycles, Jack Daniel's Barrel House Saloon, and other venues. For the Ohio Bike Week schedule, please check the official website.