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Palm Harbor to host Bike Fest, party, car show Saturday

PALM HARBOR

Old Palm Harbor's Eighth Annual Bike Fest and Toys for Tots Ride revs into gear Saturday in the Downtown Historic District.

Not a motorcycle rider? No problem. Take the family to hear live music or see a car show.

In addition, vendors will sell everything from jewelry and apparel to bike wash and pinstriping, plus food, from turkey legs and Greek delicacies to sausage and peppers.

Admission is free, but a new toy donation is encouraged.

"The event's about doing something good for the community," said Bob Fischer, 56, ride co-founder and committee chairman.

Old Palm Harbor Main Street, a nonprofit organization founded in 1999, funnels money raised from the Bike Fest and Ride and other events back into the historic district through maintaining the streetscapes and buildings. It also pays for other projects that uphold the Main Street mission.

Because Palm Harbor is unincorporated, the Main Street program operates without city or county funding and relies on events, sponsorships and private donations.

Last year, the event drew 17,000 people and 500 riders, according to Robin Husbands-Cauchi, executive director of the Old Palm Harbor organization.

Uncle Fester of WFLZ-FM 93.3 will be grand marshal of the ride, which begins at the Causeway Plaza at Curlew Road and Alt. 19.

Riders will cruise across the Dunedin Causeway to the entrance of Honeymoon Island, back over the causeway, east on Curlew to Belcher Road, north on Belcher to Nebraska Avenue, west on Nebraska to Alt. 19, south on Alt. 19 to Florida Avenue and to the event in the Old Palm Harbor Downtown Historic District.

For car buffs, the Old Palm Harbor Car Show will have all makes, years and models on display. Proceeds will benefit Old Palm Harbor Main Street.

"We're expecting 75 to 80 cars," said Suzann Painter, one of the show's founders. "We planned this event for fun, fun, fun."

Top 20 People's Choice and specialty awards like the Greenest Car, Least Green Car and Car Most Resembling Its Owner will be presented, Painter said.

"All of us in Palm Harbor are pretty well blessed," said Fischer, a Coast Guard veteran. "I think it's our duty to give back. We don't do this for ourselves; we ride to support Toys for Tots."

Old Palm Harbor Bike Fest and Toys for Tots Ride

If you go

When: 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Old Palm Harbor Downtown Historic District

Admission: Free, but a new toy donation is suggested.

Rules: Pets allowed, but no coolers and no parking on Florida Avenue.

Live music: Rumorhazzitt 3 to 4:30 p.m., the Sparkplugs 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the Greg Billings Band 7 to 9:30 p.m.

To participate in ride

Register: Day of ride at 11:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 plus new toy or $15.

Information: (727) 787-4700 or oldpalmharbormainstreet.net.

Old Palm Harbor Car Show

Registration: $20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. day of show.

Show: 1 to 5 p.m.; awards begin at 3:30 p.m.

Live music: RJ Rocks

Information: (727) 458-9452 or palmharborcarshow.com.

Palm Harbor to host Bike Fest, party, car show Saturday 11/18/10 [Last modified: Thursday, November 18, 2010 5:02pm]
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