About/Mission

Mission

Roar on the Shore® is a world-class motorcycle rally held each July with the purpose of attracting approximately 165,000 visitors to Erie, Pennsylvania to raise money for a worthwhile charity while encouraging motorcycle riding, safety and fellowship.

Post Roar PR 2016 Charity St. Martin CtrThe five-day rally has raised approximately $800,000 for charity over the past nine years. Past beneficiaries include the John Kanzius Cancer Research Fund, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Erie, local Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans and their families, SafeNet’s Big Backyard Children’s Garden, the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign, the Perry 200 Commemoration, the Boys & Girls Club of Erie, St. Patrick’s Haven, and Erie Homes for Children and Adults’ Project First Step.

Proceeds of the 2016 rally benefit the St. Martin Center New Playground Project, a state-of-the-art playground at the Center’s Erie facility. The playground is a vital tool and provides the children with a safe and functional recreation space. It will have an ADA-compliant ramp and activities geared toward children of all ages.

About

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, Roar on the Shore® is one of the fastest-growing charitable motorcycle rallies in the United States with more than 165,000 visitors expected to gather in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania for five days of motorcycles, music and more. Proceeds of the 2016 rally benefit the St. Martin Center New Playground Project.

Motorcycles lined up at Roar on the Shore on State Street, Erie PAPresented by the Manufacturer & Business Association, along with more than 50 sponsors, this year’s rally is set for July 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17. The rally features the annual Bringin’ in the Roar® Parade with celebrity grand marshal Paul Teutul Jr., a master bike builder and star of “American Chopper,” who will lead 5,000 bikers in one of the largest bike parades in the country to The Hub in Perry Square. Roar® also delivers some of the most electrifying entertainment of the summer with local music and free headline performances on the Country Fair Main Stage starring female hard rock group Vixen; Vince Neil, the legendary voice of Mötley Crüe; chainsaw-wielding Jackyl; and, heavy metal phenom Quiet Riot.

Roar’s® 10th anniversary celebration also showcases a new boxing event — Rumble at the Roar®, in cooperation with Bizzarro Boxing Productions — as well as 10 scenic rides, Roar® special 10th anniversary edition growlers, food, beer and the rally’s famous wine slushes, as well as more than 80 bike vendors.
Join us for Roar on the Shore® 2016!