Boston Bike Night
Thousands of people are expected to visit Boston Bike Night on the evening of Thursday, July 6, it is undoubtedly the largest motorcycle event in South Lincolnshire, and has grown to encompass the whole of the town centre, offering something for bike enthusiasts, and general public alike.
The event which will see riders of motorcycles, scooters, trikes and sidecars from all over the country descend upon Boston's Town Centre from the Bargate car parks, Pescod Square through to the far end of the Market Place, filling it with a spectacular array of machinery, including all types' makes and models, from sports bikes, tourers, to classic varieties. Not only is the event a Mecca for riders and fans of motorcycles, it is also a great family night out. Last year it was estimated that more than 2500 bikes, and over 3000 people were visiting the Bike Night at any one time, to a total of probably of more than 8000. This is obviously a great boost for those businesses which are open within the town centre.
The event started twenty one years ago, when a group of Boston motorcycle Riders Association members decided to organise a meet up of friends and associates from other motorcycle clubs in the centre of Boston. The organisers from that time to now have had a simple philosophy, that the evening should be free to all who attend, that the event should be about motorcycles and, it will never be about profit. The event is now organised by the Boston Bike Night Committee, who are a group of Boston Motorcycle Riders, who even with the increase in numbers attending the event over the years and the increase in legislative requirements, still hold to the founding principles of the original event.
This year will see the first motorcycle show within the event, this will be a show of classic motorcycles organised by two well known members of the Poachers section of the National AJS and Matchless motorcycle club. The event will be open to all comers, there will be classes covering American, British and European machines up to 1985 and Japanese machines to 1990 with a class for customs and special of any age. Details of the show can be found on the Boston bike night website. So if you have something special or interesting tucked away in the corner of the garage, polish it up and bring it along, who knows you may even win a trophy. There is only one stipulation for this show and that is that you ride your pride and joy to the event.
The Boston Bike Night Committee puts on this event for fun, makes no profit from and has always felt that this event should be free of charge to all who attend. As with all events of this type, there is always a need for help and support, so if you are able to offer any help, perhaps help with the parking, please contact the organisers through the contacts to be found on the Boston bike night website or facebook.
Details of the event can be found on the internet at http://bostonbikenight.co.uk and on facebook.