THOUSANDS TO ATTEND IN JUNE
When Canada’s original five day motorcycle festival, ATLANTICADE, was born
in 2007, organizers probably didn’t anticipate just how successful the event
would be. This year they celebrate their 7th anniversary anticipating the
arrival of some 10,000 biking enthusiasts in Prince Edward Island June 27th
to July 1st.
This is the second year that ATLANTICADE will be held in Summerside,
PEI and organizers are hoping that attendees will not only increase in numbers,
but surpass last year’s mix of folks from ten Canadian provinces and nine
This is a labour of love for many of the organizers who describe it as a
generic motorcycle event which welcomes all makes and models of bikes and
those who ride them. The common bond for riders and passengers is a love of
motorcycling; be it a passion for sport bikes, cruisers, tourers, etc. all
attend and enjoy Atlanticade!”
There will be all kinds of activities and entertainment going on
during ATLANTICADE, far to many to list here. Check out their website
(below) for more information. In the meantime here are a few highlights.
In 2013 there will be a focus on the “Everyday Heroes - A Salute To
First Responders” that will feature displays and activities designed to
bring awareness to the service of these men and women. Members of the Red
Knights & Blue Knights will host three Island tours that will depart early
mornings from festival headquarters. Other guided mini-tours will be hosted
by local volunteers. Members of the CAV organization will be front and
center during the Red Friday Rally and Freedom Ride that will follow. The
Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA), the Canadian Army Veterans (CAV),
and the Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers (CMC) will all be volunteering their
members to assist in this year's event.
Dale Hicks “Lots of positive feedback on the fact we are located in
PEI and plenty of interest in attending. So we are encouraged by the level
of enthusiasm for the festival”.
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BRIDGE APPEAL FOR LUCKY THOUSAND RIDERS
One of the appeals of visiting Prince Edward Island is riding across
Confederation Bridge, the “fixed link” that connects the province to the
mainland. The 13.8 km concrete structure that crosses Northumberland Strait
in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence is one of the world’s unique bridges.
To be able to cross it, along with some 1,000 others, as part of a
parade of motorcycles that stretches almost end to end in both directions is
an awesome experience that happened in 2012 during ATLANTICADE. It was
originally intended to be a one-time only event, part of celebrations
marking the 15th anniversary of the bridge. However because of the huge
popularity and excitement surrounding the evening cruise, bridge officials
and Atlanticade organizers have come to an agreement to hold the activity
again in 2013. In a survey conducted by Tourism PEI following the festival,
the overwhelming highlight of the event was the Bridge Cruise.
“The evening festivities will be pretty much the same as last year with
food being served up between 6 pm and 8 pm followed by the departure across
the bridge at 8:30 pm” says Dale Hicks, Atlanticade Chairman. “Of course
there will be a fireworks display once again to put the icing on the cake so
Those taking part on the cruise must be registered and there will a $5
charge per bike that will donated to the Atlanticade Charity Fund which
supports organizations such as MADD, Special Olympics, Muscular Dystrophy,
and the Boys & Girls Club. The number of bikes taking part in the Cruise
will be capped at 1,300, so do go to the website www.atlanticade.ca
and get your registration in.
Touring Atlantic Canada's Smallest Province
Welcome to Motorcycle Prince Edward Island's home page.
Our website is
designed to introduce you to one of the world’s great Islands where the
riding is super, the people friendly and the services first rate.
Our web site resulted from the incredible reader interest
in our print guide to motorcycling in Canada’s smallest province which we
published for three years. In fact, your interest was so high that it became
more than our small creative team could handle. Since 99% of the requests
for the guide arrive via the internet, we decided to make our Guide
immediately available to everyone - allowing us to reduce expenses and
labour so that we can spend more time out doing what we love to do best!
Another reason for turning to the web is the ability it
gives us to keep current with our events calendar, bring the latest news and
advertiser specials, and even include input from readers. These are exciting
All pages of the web site are printable, as is our handy
printable directory that will pack easily in your saddlebags. As well, stop
at any advertiser or Visitor Information Centre once you arrive in Prince
Edward Island for a mini-directory and map - ask for Motorcycle Prince
Prince Edward Island, located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
on Canada’s east coast is connected by bridge to New Brunswick, or by
ferry to Nova Scotia and the Magdalene Islands, Quebec.
Our ‘roads less travelled’, beautiful scenery, active
motorcycle community’s many events, and simply great accommodations,
eateries, night spots, theatre, festivals, and more all combine to make Prince Edward
Island a great destination.
We do ask that you check out our advertisers and mention
our name when you visit. These folks welcome you to drop by during
your tour. They have supported our efforts to introduce our home
province to motorcyclists everywhere. We have been careful to select
advertisers who offer quality service and products to ensure your stay is
one to guarantee good times and memories that encourage your return.
We urge you to explore the many great components of the
Motorcycle Prince Edward Island website. You may well be surprised at
everything we have to offer!
Pick up your locator map at Prince
Edward Island Visitor Information Centres.