Bike Week and More on the Outer Banks

Outer Banks Bike Week takes shape at Longboards in Kitty Hawk.
Outer Banks Bike Week takes shape at Longboards in Kitty Hawk.

When it’s the Annual Outer Banks Bike Week there is no doubt that it’s happening. Some bikes purr, some rumble, but there is a throaty, pulsating power to a Harley that is unmistakable. And there is no doubt that is the favorite bike of the visitors.

If you live on the Outer Banks long enough, events just seem to mount up on each other one after the other. Looking back on it, it seems hare to imagine that the 2019 version of Bike Week is the 17th time our roads have been filled with Harley’s and a smattering of other bikes.

It looks the Outer Banks weather gods are cooperating this week. They usually do, but it’s always good to acknowledge their participation. There’s a bit of a chance of rain on Wednesday and Friday, but if there is anything at all, it will be widely scattered.

There are some pretty cool group rides scheduled and great music on tap.

Jonny Waters and Company are going to be plaint a number of venues. Best place to see him is probably Longboards in Kitty Hawk, which is one of the vendor sites for the event.

The Bike Week is a long week—eight day, really. It already started on Saturday and runs all the way thought the following Saturday. That’s eight days.

We’re almost out of April and into May and the May music calendar is looking spectacular with a mid month blast from the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival midweek and the 8th Annual Mustang Music Spring Jam on the weekend.

There is so much happening on the Outer Banks and a Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates home is the perfect place to be.

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.