Bike Fest now an annual event

Photo courtesy: Isaac Williams

The Tallahassee Bike Fest is an event that celebrates the love of motorcycles and everything related to them. The festival has grown in popularity since its debut last year.

The festival, which took place over three days at Apalachee Regional Park, featured various activities and attractions.

The festival kicked off on Thursday with a meet and greet with Porsche Taylor, founder of Black Girls Ride and an ambassador for Polaris and Indian motorcycles.

“I’m excited to be here and meet everyone. This event is great for bike culture and is inclusive to everybody. The diversity present here is exactly what Black Girls Ride stands for,” Taylor said.

A popular attraction at the festival was the bike show, which featured a wide range of bikes on display. From vintage Harley-Davidsons to modern sports bikes, there was something for everyone at the show.

The bikes were judged in various categories, including Best in Show, Best Cruiser, Best Custom, and Best Vintage. The winners received trophies and other prizes, and there was a lot of friendly competition among the participants.

Live music was also a big part of the festival, with several bands performing over the three days. The music genres ranged from rap to blues. Richard Brown, a FAMU senior, said the performances were among his favorite things about the festival.

“I thought the bike fest was a fun event. The live performances and vendors from around the country made my experience memorable. I’ll be attending next year for sure,” Brown said.

Giavona Williams, the founder of Tallahassee Bike Fest, said that one of the reasons for creating the event was to clear up misconceptions about bike culture.

“Once kickstands go up, what you ride doesn’t matter because we’re one big happy family. This festival allows people to see that bikers aren’t mean or grimy individuals; we spread love,” Williams said.

The festival showcased the best of the motorcycle community and was a testament to the enduring appeal of motorcycles and the people who love them.

Whether you’re a rider or just a fan of motorcycles, the Tallahassee Bike Fest is an event worth attending.

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