SPI BikeFest (South Padre Island Bike Fest)
NOW CALLED the CORPUS CHRISTI BIKEFEST
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas
October 11-13, 2013
The Below Was Written Before the Bikefest Changed the Name and Location go to the Corpus Christi Bikefest site for the details.
South Padre Bikefest General Info
The "Roar by the Shore" is one of the family friendly Texas motorcycle rallies where you will see all brands and styles of motorcycles. During this time of the year in Texas there is still good riding weather, but bring your rain gear just in case. The Bikefest gets an estimated 10K attendees and it on the 2013 Lightning Customs' Major Motorcycle Rally List.
SPI Rally Attractions
The two main venues for BikeFest are at opposite ends of the Island; Schlitterbahn Waterpark on the south end and the Convention Center on the north end. SPI attractions include regional live music, bike show, Island Poker Run, tattoo contest, stunt show, field events, motorcycle giveaway, mixed martial arts, Ms. BikeFest competition, "Biker Bras" fundraiser for uninsured women in the area, demo rides, parade, vendors, and events for the kids.
South Padre Island has three main roads going north and south on Padre Island which are great for cruising and you can enjoy the great view of the Gulf of Mexico on one side and Laguna Madre on the other side. Other cool things about Padre Island are the outdoor bars, taverns, and restaurants to enjoy a beer and watch all of the motorcycles. There are a limited number of hotels on the island so to avoid having to ride on the Causeway you need to book your hotel early.