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. (State Street will remain open at this time.)
  • At 1 p.m. Monday, July 11, State Street will be closed to traffic from 4th to 5th Streets until the end of the rally.
  • At 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, State Street from 3rd to 4th Streets and 5th to 7th Streets will be closed, as well as 4th Street from Peach to French Streets until the end of the rally.
  • At 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 5th Street from Peach to French Streets will be closed until the end of the rally.

All streets will reopen by 6 p.m. Sunday, July 17.

Perry Square will serve as “The Hub” of the event and will be filled with live music, food, beverages and merchandise starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 13.

Motorists also should be aware of possible traffic delays during the annual Bringin’ in the Roar Parade, which is set for Thursday, July 14. The parade, sponsored by Erie Insurance, departs at 6 p.m. from Presque Isle Downs and Casino to The Hub, led by Grand Marshal Paul Teutul Jr. The parade heads south on Route 97, west on Townhall Road, south on Shunpike, west on Lee, north on Old French Road, north on Route 505 (Perry Highway) to 26th Street, north to State Street and into Perry Square.

State Street is open to bike traffic only, so bikers are reminded to continue to ride through The Hub to Perry Square.

For more information about the parade and Roar’s latest schedule of events, visit

Click here to view the parade route.