Caribbean Eagles celebrates anniversary with bike fest

POSTED: 10/31/12 11:50 AM

St. Maarten – The 4th Annual SXM Bike Fest is just around the corner with the dates set for November 8 to 11. Bikers from around the Caribbean have registered for the event. They will come from Curacao, Aruba, France, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Croix and St. Barths.
Caribbean Eagles, the St. Maarten HOG Chapter, and Chippie are pleased to be able to bring this event to the island for another year. Caribbean Eagles president Jane Therond-Netto and the rest of the board is calling upon all local riders, including street bikes, or any motorcycle of any kind to come and join in the festivities and welcome the Caribbean riders to St. Maarten.

Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Caribbean Eagles clubhouse on Orange Grove Road in Cole Bay on Thursday November 8 for riders already on island. Riders arriving on Friday November 9 can register from 4:00pm to 7:30pm and will enjoy a welcome drink. From there all bikers will begin the weekend with a ride to the boardwalk where they can enjoy the beauty of St. Maarten. The ride will then continue to the Welcome Party which will take place at Soggy Dollar Bar in Simpson Bay.

Saturday riders will be treated to a free brunch at Super Bikes in Cole Bay, where everyone can take a look at the new Harleys and riding gear available. The Around-the-Island ride will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. and will leave from the Clubhouse in Cole Bay. Lunch, games and an auction will take place at Waikiki on the French Side and participants will then ride again until sunset.
On Sunday bikers will meet at the clubhouse at 11:00 a.m. and the final ride will begin at 12:30 p.m. A stop for drinks and snacks will take place at Port de Plaisance and the final stop will be Le Moon in Grand Case where bikes will be judged on “the nicest bike” and “best burnout”. Dinner will be served at Le Moon and more games and contests to take place, followed by prize giving.

International riding rules are used, and helmets are required, those without helmets will not be permitted to ride with the group. Caribbean Eagles promotes safe riding and requests that all automobile drivers on the island will take special care when driving that weekend as there will be many bikes on the road, the club stated in a press release.

This is the 20th anniversary for the Caribbean Eagles and the club is excited to celebrate this milestone with local riders and with others from around the Caribbean. Due to lack of transportation for bikes from Aruba, there is an urgent need for some extra bikes, the club stated in the press release. “If you have a bike that you will not be riding in the bike fest but are interesting in renting out to a fellow biker, please call 1(721)520-7343. Caribbean Eagles is pleased to organize this event for the island, in tough economic times it is a great stimulation for the economy. Please join them in making this the best bike fest to date.”

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