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Roar on the Shore® Nominated for National Award from American Motorcyclist Association

Roar on the Shore® Nominated for National Award from American Motorcyclist Association

ERIE – The Roar on the Shore® charitable motorcycle rally has been nominated for the American Motorcyclist Association’s (AMA) Recreational Road Riding Organizer of the Year award, rally organizers announced today. “We are honored to be among the finalists for this prestigious award,” said Roar® spokeswoman Tammy Polanski. “It not only reflects positively on the rally, our sponsors and guests, but the Erie community, which has embraced Roar® as the official bike week of Erie, Pennsylvania.” Roar®, which is an AMA-sanctioned event, is nominated...

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ROAR® Presents Donation to St. Martin Center New Playground Project

ERIE — Before a crowd of more than 1,000 business and community leaders, the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) Board of Governors and the Roar on the Shore Board of Directors presented a $40,000 donation to 2016 ROAR® rally charity, the St. Martin Center New Playground Project, during the MBA’s 111th Annual Event on Wednesday, October 5 at the Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier. The donation includes proceeds from the 10th anniversary charitable bike rally, which drew more than 165,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from...

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Winner of Indian Motorcycle to Claim Prize

ERIE — The final winner of the Roar on the Shore® motorcycle bike raffle will claim his prize during a presentation Thursday, August 4, rally organizers announced today. All media are invited to attend. Ryan Yarington of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania (ticket 2047) will ride off with his new Indian Scout Sixty motorcycle during a 4:30 p.m. Thursday, August 4, presentation at the Off-Road Express Route 8 location, owned by Joe Askins, at 10320 Wattsburg Road. The bike was donated by major sponsor Indian Motorcycle...

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Winners of ROAR® Bike Raffles to Claim Prizes

ERIE — Winners of the three Roar on the Shore® motorcycle raffles are claiming their prizes during presentations at the respective bike dealerships, rally organizers announced today. All media are invited to attend. Laura Rocco (ticket 2066) of Albion, Pennsylvania will take home a 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300, during a presentation at 3 p.m. Friday, July 22, at Joe Askins’ Off-Road Express location at 9070 Peach Street. The bike was donated by major sponsor Off-Road Express. Ryan Yarington (ticket 2047) will ride off with...

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Road Closings Announced for Roar on the Shore®

ERIE – With five days of bikes, musical acts and more, organizers of Roar on the Shore® are preparing to welcome approximately 165,000 bike enthusiasts to town during the 10th annual motorcycle rally, set for July 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17. To accommodate the 2016 Roar on the Shore® bike rally, organizers have announced the following road closings: At 9 a.m. Monday, July 11, North and South Park Rows, from Peach to French Streets, will be closed until the end of the rally....

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Roar on the Shore® Celebrates American Pride

ERIE — Red, white and vroom! Roar on the Shore® organizers announced today that Roar® 2016 will be dedicated to American patriotism throughout the rally’s 10th anniversary celebration, starting with the annual Bringin’ in the Roar® Bike Parade, led by Grand Marshal Paul Teutul Jr., on Thursday, July 14. As part of this patriotic tribute, Roar® will be handing out American flags sponsored by Annin Flagmakers, the oldest and largest flag manufacturer in the United States since 1847 and “The Official Flag Company of...

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Roar® to Showcase Wood-Carving Event

Demonstrations Scheduled for July 15 and 16 ERIE – Roar on the Shore® will give visitors an up-close look at the artistry of Brian Sprague, a master chainsaw wood sculptor from the local area, during wood-carving demonstrations scheduled for Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, at The Hub at Perry Square, organizers of the five-day charitable motorcycle rally announced today. The demonstrations are sponsored by Ridg-U-Rak, Inc. At 2 p.m. July, 15, Sprague will create an amazing custom carving. At 4 p.m. July...

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Boxing Legend ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini to Make Special Appearance at ‘Rumble at the Roar®’

ERIE — Boxing legend Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini will make a special appearance during Roar on the Shore’s® first outdoor boxing event, Rumble at the Roar®, on Saturday, July 16, during the rally’s 10th anniversary celebration, organizers announced today. The event is being produced by Roar® in cooperation with Bizzarro Boxing Productions. Budweiser is the event sponsor. “Former lightweight champion ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini plans to attend and will help us present a special Lifetime Achievement Award to boxer Lou Bizzarro Sr., one of our...

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Roar® to Raffle Motorcycles at 2016 Rally

ERIE — Roar on the Shore® organizers announced today that they will raffle three motorcycles at this year’s charitable rally, set for July 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17, in the heart of downtown Erie. All drawing winners will be announced at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 16, from the Country Fair Main Stage in The Hub. The raffled bikes include: A vivid black 2016 Harley-Davidson, donated by major sponsor Street Track ‘n Trail, 13723 Conneaut Lake Road. Winners will have their choice from one...

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Smith Provision Co., Inc. Named Official Hot Dog for Roar on the Shore® Motorcycle Rally

ERIE — Bikers from across the country will soon be able to enjoy one of Erie’s favorite treats now that Smith’s has been named the Official Hot Dog of Roar on the Shore®, event organizers announced today. The charitable motorcycle rally is set for July 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 in downtown Erie with proceeds benefiting the St. Martin Center New Playground Project. “The entire Smith’s team is excited and honored to be the Official Hot Dog of Roar on the Shore®,” said...

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