Bikers thunder onto Island for Beach-n-Biker Fest
By DINA ARÉVALO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
It began with a low rumble, like a wave of far off thunder coming to a crescendo as a storm draws near. It was the sound of dozens upon dozens of motorcycle engines firing up in advance of the bike parade which would lead riders through Port Isabel, across the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway, and on to the South Padre Island Convention Centre.
The bike parade is one of the signature events of the annual Beach-n-Biker Fest which takes place on the Island every April. This year marked the Fest’s 13th year.
The long line of bikers assembled just off Port Road Saturday afternoon was a far different scene compared to last year, when a forecast of heavy rain kept many riders away.
“It’s a lot bigger than last year. Last year, because of the weather, a lot of people stayed away,” said San Antonio resident Dawn Hold afterwards.
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