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Final Cape Bike Night set for Saturday

By Staff | Apr 8, 2016

The final Bike Night of the season takes place Saturday in the South Cape entertainment district with a large attendance expected.

“For the first time we will have three national acts performing on the Nevermind stage,” said Parks & Recreation special events coordinator Todd King. “It’s kind of cool and new since we got the support of Nevermind and some other local bars and restaurants to bring them in.”

The Nevermind Awesome Bar & Eatery stage, featuring rock bands Living Colour and Tonic, requires the purchase of a $10 ticket to enter.

The gates open at 5:30 p.m. for those with tickets, including an upscale ticket at $20 that includes a free drink or a $50 ticket that includes an open bar and barbecue until 7 p.m.

“We are expecting a very large crowd because April crowds are big anyway, but with the national entertainment coming it will be bigger,” said King. “We’ve never had this much entertainment before, but the weather looks good, too. The first Bike Night in October and the last one in April always draw the biggest crowds.”

Live music is presented on three stages for all to enjoy. Three bands will perform on the city’s free stage on 47th Terrace at 8th Court – Cape Coral PD’s rock group Unoriginal, blues band Rex Bongo Band and classic rock band Smack Daddy.

The country music stage near Dixie Roadhouse offers free performances by ZZ Top tribute band ZZ?Best, Battery, and Masters of Matallica.

“We’re excited about the lineup of entertainment,” said King.

An assortment of the usual local vendors will be on hand peddling their various biker paraphernalia, jackets, clothing, products and gear along with food and beverages. As always, admission is free and open to the public.

Bike night activities extend along Southeast 47th Terrace from Vincennes Boulevard to Coronado Parkway between 5 and 10 p.m.

Those activities include slow bike races, where the last rider across the finish line wins a prize, and other biker games familiar to cyclists and spectators. Registration for the slow bike races starts at 5 p.m. with the races starting at 7:30.

Cape Coral Parks &?Recreation special events division organizes four Bike Night events each year on the second Saturday in October, December, February and April.

For more information visit the website www.ccbikenight.com.