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Rolling into Bay Walk: Third annual Bikers for Babies on Bay Walk next Sunday

January 4, 2012
Melissa Schneider - Editor ( , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

For the third year in a row, Bay Walk will be closed to street traffic to make room for the tremendous Bikers for Babies on Bay Walk benefit, taking place Sunday, Jan. 15, from noon to 5 p.m., featuring a huge bike and trike show, vendors, and several other new additions.

"Whether you ride in on two wheels or four, the place to be on Sunday, Jan. 15, is Old San Carlos Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach" said benefit coordinator, avid biker and Ronin Riding Club member Norma Eveland. "This year will not only feature more vendors, along with live entertainment and a bike show, but there will be the first bed race on the Beach to include a traveling trophy for the winning business, as well as a cornhole tournament, presented by KIWI Productions!"

Norma tells us a little about the new bed races.

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The third annual Bikers for Babies on Bay Walk benefit will take place along Old San Carlos Boulevard Sunday, Jan. 15, from noon to 5 p.m. During the benefit, take in hundreds of hot bikes and trikes, plenty of family-friendly games, a cornhole tournament, live music, bed races and more! Photo by MELISSA SCHNEIDER

"In addition to the bands, vendors and bike show, we're adding a Chinese Bed Race, where the contestants will run against the clock instead of each other," she said. "They will run the bed one direction with a rider in pajamas. When they get to the designated stopping point, the person on the bed will get off, take off the pajamas and one of the pushers will put them back on, and then they will push the bed back to the start/finish line. I've seen a video of this being done and it is hilarious."

Each of the bed race winners will take home two tickets aboard the Big M Casino.

Also during the benefit, a Bikers for Babies cornhole tournament will take place with cash prizes awarded to the winners.

Fact Box

Bikers for Babies on Bay Walk

Sunday, Jan. 15, from noon to 5 p.m.

Where: All along Bay Walk, Old San Carlos Blvd.

What: Big bike show with several vendors, games, live music, family friendly fun, Chinese bed races, cornhole tournament and much more.

For those showing off their two- or three-wheeled beauties during the March of Dimes benefit, bike show winners will receive trophies.

Participants are still being sought to enter any or all of these special contests as well as sponsors and vendors. If interested in being a participant, sponsor, donor or vendor, feel free to call Norma at 910-3160 or email or TopGun at 218-9019.

This event is made possible by the support of The Yucatan Beach Stand, Smokin' Oyster Brewery, Nervous Nellie's, Zushi Zushi, The Shipwreck Inn and Gifts, Matanzas Inn, Harbor House, Snug Harbor, Fort Myers Beach Princess, The Arrow 94.5-FM, Krusty Pete's, Veolia and the Town of Fort Myers Beach. Also, Orr Insurance Group is the major sponsor for the event for the first year.

"Kathy Orr, owner, expressed her excitement to support such a wonderful organization and is looking forward to participating," Norma said.

About the March of Dimes

and Ronin Riders

The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

The Ronin Riding Club is a local group of motorcycle enthusiasts that enjoy getting together and riding in a family atmosphere.

"We invite all riders, male and female, equally, to join our group," Norma encouraged.

For more information on the Ronin Riding Club, visit or call TopGun at 218-9019.



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