Last updated: June 26. 2014 5:13PM - 627 Views
By - nsizemore@civitasmedia.com



Participating in last month's “Bike Night” was Jackson Hurt, of Cumberland, who won the “People's Choice Award” during the event. He is the grandson of David Fields, also of Cumberland. Approximately 50 motorcyclists attended last month's event.
Participating in last month's “Bike Night” was Jackson Hurt, of Cumberland, who won the “People's Choice Award” during the event. He is the grandson of David Fields, also of Cumberland. Approximately 50 motorcyclists attended last month's event.
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Bringing southern hospitality to downtown Cumberland and the Tri-Cities area, the Cumberland Tourism Commission will host the monthly Bike Night on Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. on Main Street.


“It is our goal as a tourism commission to bring in new people to the area for these events and give them a positive experience and some southern hospitality, so that they will want to return,” said executive director Tracy Bailey. “We’re always looking for new and ‘outside of the box’ ways to attract more visitors and participants. These are the type of events held downtown which bring people into the local businesses and bring tourist dollars into our local economy.”


Bike Night, a family friendly event, is held the fourth Saturday of each month with the exception of May, Bailey said.


“We have a motorcycle show, no registration fee, trophies which are awarded for six different categories, motorcycle games and prizes given to winners,” Bailey said. “We have live bands with southern rock or country music playing throughout the night, D&D Airbrush Tattoos are a vendor, as well as Atomic Dog, and several other vendors. Also, some of the downtown businesses remain open during this time.”


Bailey said Saturday’s event will include a celebration of their supporting motorcycle groups, S.A.G.’s 30th anniversary as a group.


“Several of their chapters from the Lexington area will be visiting, as well as other groups that want to wish a happy 30th to the S.A.G President Clayton Bailey and the other members,” said Bailey. “Providing entertainment for Saturday’s event will be ‘Big Daddy and the Heat.’ So, we encourage you, even if you don’t own a bike to still come out and watch the activities and listen to the great music that is going to be available at no charge. There will be some seating available on a first come, first serve basis located in front of the stage area, or you may bring a lawn chair. There is no fee to attend, so come on out and bring a friend.”


Nola Sizemore may be reached at 606-909-4147 or on Twitter @Nola_hde

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