Main Street roars with music & motorcycles

The distinct roar of motorcycle engines and live rock ‘n’ roll music filled the air around downtown Zephyrhills during the 15th annual Music & Motorcycles on Sept. 14.

Tony Cianci, the owner of Full Throttle Magazine, inspects a 1950 Harley Davidson Panhead motorcycle that has been entered into the ‘Ten-Class Bike Show.’ He is evaluating the bikes in several areas, including paint, seats, wiring, engine and drive train, as well as the overall look and theme. (Christine Holtzman)

The Main Street Zephyrhills bike night was blessed with perfect weather, and attracted hundreds — from far and wide — looking to have some fun.

Within the event boundaries, Fifth Avenue and several of its cross streets were reserved for use by motorcycles only.

Dozens of vendors peddled everything from motorcycle-inspired clothing and gear, to jewelry. Food trucks lined Fifth Avenue, complementing downtown eateries, to provide many options for hungry patrons.

Adults over age 21 could purchase ice cold Budweiser at the Main Street Zephyrhills beer tent, which came with special permit to drink throughout the event perimeter.

Kelly Madix, of Spring Hill, gives two thumbs up to the shoppers who approved of her decision to buy a black Harley Davidson designed headband at the ‘Sue’s Do it in Denim’ shop.

‘Bearded Brothers,’ a band based in New Port Richey, was rocking and rolling all night long.

They played southern rock, classic rock and country music hits, and Bluetooth speakers made it possible to hear their jams throughout Main Street.

There was a “10-Class Ride-In Bike Show,” judged by Tony Cianci, the owner of Full Throttle Magazine.

Cianci was looking for bikes that stood out in areas such as paint, seats, wiring, engine and drive train, as well as the overall look and theme.

Competitors were vying for trophies and bragging rights.

Published September 18, 2019

The 15th annual Music & Motorcycles event in downtown Zephyrhills attracted an abundance of motorcycles, and motorcycle and music enthusiasts. These are some of the bikes that rolled into town, from left, a Harley Davidson, a Triumph, a Harley Davidson Deluxe, and a Honda Shadow.

Margaret Medrano, of Brandon, feels the beat, as she dances to a performance of the ‘Bearded Brothers,’ a New Port Richey-based band. They were playing a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1977 hit, ‘What’s Your Name.’

Bill Criscuolo, of Holiday, sits on his Harley Davidson, while listening to the band. He has been riding motorcycles for 40 years and has owned a total of eight bikes.

While sitting near the stage listening to the music, Sharon Bergeron, of Zephyrhills, left, shares a tender moment with her husband, Paul, by laying her head on his shoulder. The former snowbirds now call Zephyrhills their permanent home.

Brent ‘Breaker’ Price, of Valrico, rests on his bike, as he watches the world around him. He is part of the ‘Iron Legacy’ motorcycle club, that has a presence is 48 states and seven countries.

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