Chesnee, South Carolina plays host to the 10th annual Antique Bikes on Main event on July 26 and 27, 2014. The Mayberry-like charm of Chesnee provides an ideal setting for the event attended by thousands of bikers and non-bikers each year. All events are free and designed to bring families, motorcycles, and fun together in a unique way.
Event organizer, Clint Button says the event delivers ‘affordable entertainment to families’ by honestly being free. There isn’t a charge to park. There isn’t a charge for admission. There isn’t a charge to display a motorcycle, and there isn’t a charge for children’s activities. There will be an assortment of food, beverage, and bike vendors present for anyone who desires to spend money.
The weekend includes a two-day swap meet for bike enthusiasts who wish to treat their bikes to early Christmas gifts. Riders will enjoy a beautiful cruise through the heat of the Carolina countryside for the main event which takes place on Sunday. Throughout both days, motorcycles of all shapes, sizes, and conditions will be on display on Main Street alongside enthusiastic owners with stories to share.
Antique Bikes on Main organizers promote a family-friendly atmosphere. Vendors are screened to ensure inappropriate merchandise isn’t on display for small eyes. Attendees understand the event focuses on families and follows a no colors, no clubs philosophy.
Visitors return year after year to enjoy the variety of motorcycles exhibited. Ducatis, Guzzis, Triumphs, and Hondas park in harmony alongside Harleys and Suzukis. The common themes are memories, personalities, and a simple love of motorcycles. All brands are welcome, regardless of the condition. Every rusty junk bikes or young dirt bike has a memory or two to share.
Every free event is a result of the committed sponsors who support it, and Antique Bikes on Main is no exception. The city of Chesnee, Northeast Area Council, and Chesnee Classic Cycle provide the necessary funding, resources, and legwork to ensure the event is a success each year.