Friday, August 16, 2013

The Wildwoods Host Annual Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Rally, Sept. 5-8


For many, it’s a yearly pilgrimage – for some, it’s a first time excursion – for all involved, it’s one of the most exciting and fun weekends of the year.

The Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Rally, set for Thursday, September 5 through Sunday, September 8 in Wildwood, NJ, will play host to the largest free motorcycle rally in the Northeast, with free live entertainment, motorcycle vendors, food and merchandise vendors and great events all weekend long.

Roar to the Shore thrives in the Wildwoods because of its centralized location on the East Coast, 150 miles or less from most major cities including, Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. there’s no need to trailer your bikes to this rally.

Once you are here, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the festivities, or take a ride along the scenic roads of Cape May County. Stroll through hundreds of national vendors distributed throughout five separate vending lots peddling everything from cigars to leather to jewelry to motorcycles. 

Whether you’re looking for motorcycle parts, paint or patches, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for. Roar to the Shore will also include events such as a guided ride to Kindle Ford for a pig roast; a FREE Walking Poker Run; Biker Babe Contest; Rubber Duck Boardwalk Ride and Harley Davidson Motorcycle Give Away; Battle of the Biker Bands Semi-Finals and Finals; and a Custom Boardwalk Bike Show.

Roar to the Shore is packed with pure entertainment from start to finish. Come and see how local officials, law enforcement, restaurant and bar owners, sponsors and rally attendees come together to make Roar to the Shore one of the largest free motorcycle rallies on the East Coast!

Vendor areas are open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-10 p,m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

For more information, a detailed up-to-date event schedule, or to register for the Custom Boardwalk Bike Show please visit or call 609-729-8870.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.  
About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority
The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions.

The Wildwoods were selected in 2013 as one of the Most Awesome Boardwalks in America by; as the Favorite Boardwalk and Beach by readers; the Top Family-Friendly Beach Town by; and as One of America’s Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by families voting in FamilyFun magazine. They were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by in 2012; and Smarter Travel also named the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.” The 2012 list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor included the Wildwoods, and voted the Wildwoods one of “Americas Top 10 Scenic Seasides of the Summer.” In addition, the Wildwoods were voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest; and was one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.

The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others. 

For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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