Great Weekend Weather for OBX Bike Week

Slow Start but Great Finish for 17 Annual Outer Banks Bike Week
Bikers gathered at Longboards in Kitty Hawk for 16th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week.
Bikers gathered at Longboards in Kitty Hawk for 16th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week.

It’s the Outer Banks Bike Week happening right now. The weather didn’t cooperate much at the beginning of the week but it would be hard to imagine better conditions than we’re having right now.

This is the 16th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week and the weather through the end of the week is certainly the best we’ve seen in a number of years.

The music this year has really stepped up a notch with a two day music festival featuring Great White (Band), Slaughter and Molly Hatchet playing at Outer Banks Harley in Harbinger, just a few miles north of the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge.  That’s on Friday and Saturday.

Of course, there’s a lot more than just the music, although that lineup is really good. There are poker runs, contests and a lot lot of vendors are on hand with everything from custom tooled leather jackets to custom parts of bikes.

Vendors are located at the Outer Banks Harley Davidson, the sponsor for the Bike week, and Longboards and BK Shuckers in Kitty Hawk.

There is more music than the festival too. Longboards and BK Shuckers are also getting in the act with some great local talent.

The event started slowly this year—the wind and rain made riding to the Outer Banks a problem. But looking through the rest of the weekend, the weather gods appear to be cooperating.

There is a chance of rain early tomorrow morning, but after that, bright sunshine and perfect weather for the rest of the weekend.