Despite a frigid forecast, hundreds of motorcycling enthusiasts will ride to Port Dover Friday to celebrate Friday the 13th.
The traditional biker gathering, which hails back to 1981, will be happening twice this year, January 13th and then again on October 13th, 2017. Friday’s gathering will mark the 62nd rally.
While the gathering can attract upwards of 100,000 people when it falls in the summertime, numbers are only expected to be in the hundreds or low thousands due to the time of year.
“Right now the numbers are fluctuating,” said Norfolk OPP Constable Ed Sanchuk.
“I know in the past we’ve had a couple hundred motorcycles. Again, could there be a couple thousand people attending Port Dover? There could be, we’ll just have to wait and see what the day brings.”
Drivers should expect to see an increase in motorcycle traffic in the region.
“We just want to put a reminder out to the motoring public that they may see motorcycle operators on the roadways. I can tell you right now that we’ve already seen a few motorcycles already in Port Dover,” said Sanchuk.
Drivers are encouraged to give themselves extra time when changing lanes, look twice at stop signs, and look over your shoulders for passing bikes.
Police say there will be no road closures unless an emergency occurs.
For more information on Friday the 13th in Port Dover, visit the website.