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Fifth Annual Fort Lauderdale Summer Bike Fest

By Gabriel Jose Carrera, Esq.
Attorney at Law
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Photos: Jim Donnelly imagemastersphotography.net

Looks like “Jager” Mike Rudicel and Dee Dee O’Reilly of South Florida Bike Events and Big Dawgs Sports Bar hit a home run this past month in Davie, FL with the successful Fifth Annual Summer Bike Fest! The event was packed with hundreds of attendees before the “doors” were officially open. The event started at 10 am and played to 7 pm with top shelf musical acts like Richie Supa from the legendary band Aerosmith who played with Florida’s favorite Fat Chance band. Also the Life Line Band, South Paw Raw Band, Jason the Kid, and Trey Ward & the Sucker Punch Band wowed the crowd with their musical skill and talent. Over 5,000 bikes rode to the 93 degree blue sky event drinking up every cold beer on the premises while cheering on the bikini contestants. The ladies were so hot I though Jager Mike was going to pass out from a heat stroke deciding between the participating bikini-clad-babes.

This year the 5th Summer Bike Fest Sponsors really came out in force with the help from Jagermeister, Budweiser, the Monster Energy Drink folks, Attorneys Gordon & Donner, and Big Dawgs Sports Bars. Some of the MC clubs seen were the Fort Lauderdale Leather Necks, The Latin American Riders, the Keltics, and many, many others. A special thanks to the Wings of Gold Club for volunteering in the hot sun making the flow of traffic easy on the biker community. If it weren’t for them I am sure some blue-haired-old-lady cager would have downed a brother’s sled! Overall the spirit of the event was festive with no known arrests or altercations except jealous ole ladies nagging their old men for eying too much of the Jagermeister girls in their skimpy sexy shorts.

What is an event without local vendors slinging the great food and drinks? The Round-Up Country Bar cooled the over-heated with freezing a/c, line dancing, and ice-cold beer. Boog N Geez Jewelry, Cary’s Biker Gear, Bruce Rossmeyer Harley Davidson, Chopper Zoo, and Attorney That Rides.com, were just a few of the rows and rows of local businesses displaying their wares and services! The courtesy Thunder Road magazines were being snatched up to the point that toward the end of the festival the table was all out. Note: send more next year.

Jager Mike the CEO of South Florida Bike Events has been handling event planning for over 30 years and has inside knowledge of how to make a big event not only fun for attendees, but also extremely successful for vendors and the local community at large. Dee Dee his partner also leads the charge in fund raising for local charities as Fort Lauderdale’s own Big Momma’s House. Many children currently make their home in Big Mama’s modest home on Fort Lauderdale’s west side and many more find temporary shelter there. They also find a peaceful environment to overcome the hardships of their young lives and move forward. Most come from homes with drug, alcohol, poverty, and violence related problems.

Another charity sponsored by Dee Dee & Mike is “the Home Sweet Home Foundation” in Hollywood, FL which was founded by Alfredo Roberts, All-American at University of Miami & former 2-time Super bowl Champion with the Dallas Cowboys. Whatever this duo sponsor they do it well and throw one kick ass party that will be remembered. Now that Bike Fest is officially over – I am wondering what is the next “South Florida Bike Event” the Dynamic Duo are coordinating!

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