The Ontario Provincial Police are expecting large crowds in Port Dover for Friday’s 13th Biker Rally


If you’re in Port Dover on Thursday or Friday, you might see what looks like a scene from the movie Wild Hogs.

That’s because it will be Friday the 13th – a day when hundreds, if not thousands, of people descend upon Norfolk County on motorbikes.

Motorcycle enthusiasts have met in Port Dover on Friday the 13th since 1981 and the event attracts riders from Ontario and parts of the United States.

The Port Dover Kinsmen, the organizers of the event, say this year there will be live music at the Elmer Lewis parking lot on Main Street on Thursday and Friday, depending on the event. Facebook page. There will also be a raffle for a Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide.

Prior to the event, the Ontario Provincial Police are reminding cyclists to be safe behind the wheel.

“As motorcycle enthusiasts descend on Port Dover, there will be an increase in motorcycle traffic and the OPP is asking all drivers to take those extra two seconds before changing lanes or crossing an intersection. “said Insp. Acting Norfolk County OPP Detachment Commander Shawn Johnson said in a news release.

“Those two seconds can mean the difference between life and death.”

The OPP also said airspace will be closed and no one should fly a drone or aircraft in the area unless cleared by Transport Canada.