Bike festival rolls into Oswego Speedway Friday

In the 63 years that Oswego Speedway has stood along the scenic shores of beautiful Lake Ontario, the five-eighths-mile “Steel Palace” oval has seen its share of big events, but nothing quite like what will rumble into town Aug. 23 to 26.

The Oswego Bike Fest aims to bring two-wheel enthusiasts from across New York state and New England to the “Home of the Supermodifieds,” in what will be a four-day gathering of bikers, vendors, rock n’ roll and good times.

Beginning on Friday, the weekend long Oswego Bike Fest will bring attendees three consecutive nights of live music featuring acclaimed regional acts Jimmy Wolf, Poison Whiskey (Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band), JP Shaggy, Code Red, 21st Century Cowboys, Emerald City, 3 Inch Fury and Under the Gun.

The headline concert will come August 24 when national recording artist Molly Hatchet hits the main stage to rock the night away starting at 9 p.m.

A full slate of activities will be on tap throughout the weekend including a motorcycle rodeo, the Miss Bike Fest bikini contest, Vertical Outlaws stunt bike show, a burnout pit, mechanical bull rides, bikini bike wash, as well as charity bike rides, several vendors, plus a Military Tribute and fireworks on Sunday.

A total of three charity bike rides will take place featuring a ride to picturesque Watkins Glen International Speedway starting at 9 p.m. Aug. 26 and a ride around the famed speedway.

Single day admission and weekend passes are available.

Camping for the entire weekend also will  be available on the speedway grounds.  For more information on camping as well as vendor information, visit www.oswegobikefest.com.

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