Bike fest on Sunday

Jarmila Jackson

Friday, July 06, 2012    

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RIDERS from the island's most fearless stunt bike crews will face off in Port Antonio, Portland come Sunday, July 8, at the first instalment of the East & West Bikini Bike Fest Stunt Battle.

Set to start at midday at the Port Antonio Marina, the event promises to be a mixture of sizzling and high-powered excitement.

According to event organiser, Curtis Whyte, motorcycle enthusiasts and "motor heads" can look forward to seeing freestyle stunts, burnouts, bike displays with females, a dancer's rave, and a bikini contest.

"Port Antonio has never witnessed an event like this before, so I'm anticipating a very good turnout. I love motorcycles and I know that people will respond well to seeing even some of the exciting things that can be done with one. It's about coming out and having some fun with your friends and family, while making people aware of the sport of stunts," Whyte told Auto.

Riders set to compete for bragging rights and the 'East & West' title include the Montego Bay-based Rush Riders' Damion 'Dunga' Hughes and Romond 'Gichie' Gichie as well as Halquin 'Pugu' Rodney of the Untouchable crew, representing Ocho Rios. Marlon 'Crazy Cutter' Fletcher of the Corporate Area-based Crazy Bikerz, and Elvis 'Mad Dog' Stewart of the Westmoreland-based West Best Riders, will also participate.

Montegonian Damion 'Dunga' Hughes says he is ready for action.

"As long as there's a competition, I'll be going for the title and I'm going to be hard to beat. I'm planning on doing all kinds of stunts, tricks, burnouts... the whole works, but my personal favourite is the endo - with the back wheel up in the air and the bike standing on the front wheel," Hughes told Auto.

According to Whyte, bikers will be competing as Crew vs Crew in different categories including freestyle, best burnout and best endo. The 'stunting' will take place on a stage set up to give patrons a good view of that entertainment segment. Patrons can also look forward to bounce-about rides for the children and music by Love Stone with DJ Jagga and Irie FM's Digital Chris.



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