Roar to the Shore Your complete guide to one of Wildwood's favorite festivals.

Last updated: May 25, 2017

Roar to the Shore

Roar to the Shore

OK, I admit it. About 18 years ago I hated — HATED — Roar to the Shore weekend. It was the noise. Couldn’t sleep, couldn’t talk, couldn’t think! But times change and so do people (sometimes). Now I thoroughly enjoy the sights and sounds (yes, sounds) of one of the most fun-filled weekends in the Wildwoods.

What’s changed? I’m not really sure. I guess I must have embraced my inner Hog (yeah, that sounds weird, I know). Anyway, I am truly looking forward to this upcoming weekend. I’ll head over to Atlantic and Wildwood Avenues around 7 p.m. on Saturday to catch the general mayhem flowing out of the Bolero’s Blue Water Grille and Old City Pub (formerly Tucker’s Pub) as well as all the really cool custom motorcycles. Later, I’ll head over to Pacific Avenue, which also shows off some nice bikes (and the street is closed to cars, so you can walk freely and stumbly). If you head down there you’ll you’ll want to check out The Shamrock Cafe, The Deck (say “hi” to my favorite bartender Greg for me), and Cattle ‘n Clover.

Live Music

Most bars listed above will have some great classic rock bands playing all your favorite Easy Rider style music all day long. The Sindi Raymond Band?(one of our favorite summer bands) rocks the?The Wharf starting at 3 p.m. LeCompt plays The Deck at 4 p.m. So there’s plenty of fun to be had early and the mostly well-behaved bikers are still just that — well-behaved. In general, you’ll find the folks visiting this weekend friendly and courteous. Just don’t touch their bikes :-).

Maps

Roar to the Shore

Roar to the Shore

Here are the locations of the main venues:

Event Schedule

Head over to the roartotheshoreonline.com website for any last minute changes to the event schedule.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH
10:00 am: Vendor Areas Open.

ALL DAY: Be sure to check out the HOT RIDES CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE DISPLAY located in the Convention Center Lot.

Stop by the OFFICIAL ROAR TO THE SHORE T-SHIRT TENT for a commemorative t-shirt and a Rally Map and events schedule. Located in the Wildwoods Convention Center Vendor Lot.

Don t forget to visit the new ROAR TO THE SHORE BAR located next to the stage at the Downtown Lot behind the Red Oak Buffet.

EVENING STUNT SHOW: Be sure to stop by the Convention Center Vendor Lot to see Circus Una stunt show! As the world’s only All-Female, Wheelie-Popping, Motorcycle-Trapeze High-Wire Act, the women of Circus Una defy death and break hearts at America’s biggest bike rallies!

9:00 pm: Cool With Me playing at the Stardust located on Schellenger Ave. between Pacific and Atlantic Avenues.

9:00 pm – 12:00 am: Wesley Ochs playing at the Old City Pub located on the corner of Atlantic and Wildwood Avenues.

10:00 pm: Vendor Areas Close.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH

10:00 am: Vendor Areas Open.

Be sure to check out the HOT RIDES CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE DISPLAY located in the Convention Center Lot.

Don t forget to visit the new ROAR TO THE SHORE BAR located next to the stage at the Downtown Lot behind the Red Oak Buffet.

Stop by the Convention Center Vendor Lot to see Circus Una stunt show! As the world’s only All-Female, Wheelie-Popping, Motorcycle-Trapeze High-Wire Act, the women of Circus Una defy death and break hearts at America’s biggest bike rallies!

12 Noon: Gather at the corner of Pacific and Oak Avenues. (in front of The Deck) for a guided ride to a Pig Roast at Kindle Ford.

1:00 & 3:00 PM: Join Stark & Stark Motorcycle Attorneys Chris Pyne and Joel Rosenberg, along with a representative from ProRider?, as they answer questions you may have about the differences between an automobile policy and a motorcycle policy as well as carrying proper and adequate insurance coverage. ProRider? will teach you to apply tried and true riding techniques that are guaranteed to improve your riding ability and riding confidence. Presentation at the Stark & Stark Tent, Convention Center Lot. Presentations are FREE of charge and last approximately 20 minutes. All participants will receive a Wawa gift card.

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm: LeCompt playing at The Deck at Holly Beach on the corner of Pacific and Oak Avenues. Then stick around and rock out with 5 Hour Jones at 9 PM upstairs at The Deck At Holly Beach!

5:00 pm ? 9:00 pm: The Semi Finals of the Battle of the Biker Bands at the downtown vendor lot stage off of Oak Ave. behind the Red Oak Buffet (Downtown Lot).

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Johnny’s Cousin Steve playing at?Cattle n Clover located on the corner of Pacific and Spicer Avenues.

7:45 pm ? 9:45 pm: The Light Up the Night Bike Show will be held on Pacific Avenue between Oak and Schellenger Avenues (in front of The Deck). Load in will take place on the corner of Oak and Pacific at 7pm. These LED marvels will light up the night in hopes to be named the best in 1 of 7 categories. Registration fee to enter: $25. All bikes entered will also be eligible to win Best in Show. The awards ceremony will be held at the Main Lot Stage at 10:00 pm.

9:00 pm: The Brandon Ireland Band playing at the Old City Pub located on the corner of Atlantic and Wildwood Avenues.

9:00 pm: The John Mountain Band playing at the Stardust located on Schellenger Ave. between Pacific and Atlantic Avenues.

10:00 pm: Vendor Areas Close.

10:00 pm:?- Close: DJ Frank playing at Cattle n Clover located on the corner of Pacific and Spicer Avenues.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH

10:00 am: Vendor Areas Open.

Be sure to check out the HOT RIDES CUSTOM MOTORYCLE DISPLAY located in the Convention Center Lot.

Don t forget to visit the new ROAR TO THE SHORE BAR located next to the stage at the Downtown Lot behind the Red Oak Buffet.

Stop by the Convention Center Vendor Lot to see Circus Una stunt show! As the world’s only All-Female, Wheelie-Popping, Motorcycle-Trapeze High-Wire Act, the women of Circus Una defy death and break hearts at America’s biggest bike rallies!

11:00 AM, 1:00 & 2:00 PM: Join Stark & Stark Motorcycle Attorneys Chris Pyne and Joel Rosenberg, along with a representative from ProRider?, as they answer questions you may have about the differences between an automobile policy and a motorcycle policy as well as carrying proper and adequate insurance coverage. ProRider? will teach you to apply tried and true riding techniques that are guaranteed to improve your riding ability and riding confidence. Presentation at the Stark & Stark Tent, Convention Center Lot. Presentations are FREE of charge and last approximately 20 minutes. All participants will receive a Wawa gift card.

11:00 am ? 3:00 pm: The Semi Finals of the Battle of the Biker Bands at the downtown vendor lot stage behind the Red Oak Buffet.

11:30 am ? 4:00 pm: Enter your masterpiece Roar to the Shore s ? Custom Bike Show. The best of the best in the area will be lined up along Pacific Avenue, between Schellenger and Oak Ave, to be crowned the top in their class. Load in will begin at 10:30 am on the corner of Schellenger and Pacific Ave. Registration fee to enter: $35. Awards ceremony held at 4:30 pm on the Main Lot Stage. All bikes must be moved to a legal parking spot before the awards ceremony.

12 pm – 3:00 pm: FREE Walking Poker Run with a $1,000 Cash Prize going to winning hand! To participate, sign up and get your map at The Deck located on the corner of Oak and Pacific Ave. between 12 pm – 3 pm. Travel to participating bars through out Wildwood to earn stamps. Each stamp on your official form earns you one playing card. All participants must return to the main stage behind the Red Oak Buffet by 6:00 pm to receive your cards. The winner will be announced immediately following the Biker Babe Contest that starts at 7:00 pm.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Bare Bonz playing live at the Convention Center Stage.

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm: LeCompt playing at The Deck at Holly Beach on the corner of Pacific and Oak Avenues. Then stick around and rock out with 5 Hour Jones at 9 PM upstairs at The Deck At Holly Beach!

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm: 5 Hour Jones playing live at the Convention Center Stage.

5:00 pm ? 9:00 pm: The Finals of the Battle of the Biker Bands at the downtown vendor lot stage off of Oak Ave behind the Red Oak Buffet. The winner will be awarded $3000 Cash plus other great prizes! Come cheer on your favorite band!

7:00 pm: Gather at the downtown vendor lot stage for the Annual Biker Babe Contest. The top three winners of the contest will be awarded $1000 in cash prizes. Immediately following the Biker Babe Contest the winner of the Walking Poker Run will be announced.

9:00 pm: The Brandon Ireland Band playing at the Old City Pub located on the corner of Atlantic and Wildwood Avenues.

9:30 pm: Be sure to check out Sailor Jerry Pin-Up Girls Arm Wrestling from 10 pm – 12 am and the Animal House Band playing from 9:30 – close at Cattle n Clover located on the corner of Pacific and Spicer Avenues.

10:00 pm: Vendor Areas Close.

10:00 pm: The John Mountain Band playing at the Stardust located on Schellenger Ave. between Pacific and Atlantic Avenues.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH

10:00 am: Vendor Areas Open.

Be sure to check out the HOT RIDES CUSTOM MOTORYCLE DISPLAY located in the Convention Center Lot.

Don t forget to visit the new ROAR TO THE SHORE BAR located next to the stage at the Downtown Lot behind the Red Oak Buffet.

12:00 am ? 4:00 pm: The Brandon Ireland Band takes the stage at the Wildwoods Convention Center Lot stage.

12:30 pm: The 9th Annual Rubber Duck Boardwalk Ride and Motorcycle Raffle. All participants in the ride must purchase a ticket, which also enters you in the drawing for the Harley Davidson Give Away. The Ride begins at the southern end of the Boardwalk (line-up at Cresse Ave. & the boardwalk), loops around Wildwood and ends at the Wildwoods Convention Center for the announcement of the Motorcycle winner. Tickets can be purchased at the United Way tent throughout the weekend. You DO NOT have to do the ride in order to enter the Harley raffle. GOOD LUCK!

6:00 pm: Vendors Close.

 

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