BIKEFEST INFORMATION

Introduction

Erie Bikefest is a free six day annual event that has taken place since 2013.  Now in its 8th year, the family friendly event will include an entertainment venue at the Highmark Amphitheater located on the waterfront in Erie, Pennsylvania in addition to the original venue located at the Harley-Davidson of Erie Dealership.  With this expansion, we anticipate that the event will draw even more visitors from all over the country.

Since its inception as a complementary event to the annual Roar on the Shore Bike Rally, the event has raised and donated more than $100,000 to non-profit organizations such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • American Red Cross of Greater Northwest Pennsylvania
  • Humane Society of Northwest Pennsylvania
  • Injured Motorcycle Riders Foundation
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Cody’s Wheels of Hope
  • Nation of Patriots

In addition to the above non-profit organizations, the owners of Harley-Davidson of Erie have provided free vendor space at their dealership to help smaller local non-profit organizations leverage the large crowds by engaging in fundraising activities for their respective organizations.

Events at Harley-Davidson of Erie

All of the events at the Harley-Davidson of Erie dealership are free to attend!  Events at this location will include live music by some of the best local and regional bands, motorcycle industry vendors, bike show and tattoo contests, charity rides, food, and much more!

Events at Highmark Amphitheater @ Liberty Park

The Highmark Amphitheater @ Liberty Park is our new entertainment venue located on Erie’s waterfront with views of some amazing sunsets!  Events at this location will include live music by some of the best local, regional, and national bands, vendors, food, and much more!

Erie Bikefest Vendors

Vendors will be selling their wares at BOTH locations – the Harley-Davidson of Erie Dealership and the Highmark Amphitheater @ Liberty Park.  We take great pride in the quality of vendors at the event, and this year we are pleased to include more small business food vendors from the Erie region.  To become a vendor at Erie Bikefest, click on the ‘Vendor Info’ link.

Contacts:

Kelly Lapping or Laurie Thompson
Harley-Davidson of Erie
3712 West 12th Street (Route 5)
Erie, Pennsylvania 16505
hderie@hderie.com