The 12th Annual Middletown Motorcycle Mania is Wednesday, August 9 on Main Street Middletown from 4:30 pm. to 8:30 p.m. This event, presented by Hunter’s Ambulance, Hunter Limousines Ltd. & the Hunter Family, is held in memory of a founding sponsor, Dan M. Hunter, and is driven by Haymond Law. Motorcycle Mania benefits Middletown youth programs, and past proceeds have supported the Hal Kaplan Middletown Mentor Program, Middletown Recreation and Community Services Department youth programs, and the Middletown Summer Youth Employment Program. There is an entry donation of $10 per motorcycle, and $15 for bikes entered for awards.
Over 6,000 bikes are expected to converge on Main Street for this exciting annual city event which will showcase custom and vintage motorcycles. All bikes are welcome to come out for what has become the largest one-day summer motorcycle event in New England.
In addition to Hunter’s Ambulance, Hunter Limousines, the Hunter Family, and Haymond Law, event sponsors also include: City of Middletown, Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, Liberty Bank, Middletown Downtown Business District, Eli Cannon’s Tap Room, Home Team Supply, Gengras Harley-Davidson, Indian Motorcycle of Springfield, Bank of America, Brookfield Indian Motorcycle, Dunkin’ Donuts, All American Productions, Middlesex Music Academy, Lyman Orchards Golf Club, Middletown Area Transit, First & Last Tavern, and WMRD/WLIS Radio.
Bike Awards at the 12th Annual Middletown Motorcycle Mania include: The Vern A. Hunter Vintage Bike Award, in Loving Memory of Vern and Barbara Hunter - presented by Hunter's Ambulance and Hunter Limousines, Best Vintage European Bike Award – presented by Hunter’s Ambulance & Hunter Limousines, Best Vintage Japanese Bike Award – presented by Hunter’s Ambulance & Hunter Limousines, Best Vintage British Bike Award – presented by Hunter’s Ambulance & Hunter Limousines, Best Vintage American Bike Award – presented by Hunter’s Ambulance & Hunter Limousines, Dan M. Hunter "Functionality with Style" Award - presented by Hunter’s Ambulance & Hunter Limousines, The Haymond Law Award – presented by Haymond Law Office, Liberty’s Choice Award - presented by Liberty Bank, The Gengras Elite Award – presented by Gengras Motorcycles, DBD Farkle Award - presented by Downtown Business District, The All-American Bike Award - presented by Bank of America, The Fat City Cycle Award – presented by Eli Cannon’s Tap Room, The C. Oscar Hedström Award,” presented by Brookfield Indian Motorcycle, The Indian Motorcycle of Springfield Choice Award – presented by Indian Motorcycle of Springfield, Best Home Team Motorcycle Award - presented by Home Team Supply and Mayor’s Choice Award - presented by Middletown Mayor Dan Drew.
Entertainment throughout the evening will be provided by “Diamondback featuring Clark Denis and Jimi Bell,” reuniting with Motorcycle Mania as the rock band who performed at the first Motorcycle Mania in 2006. Diamondback will perform on the Showmobile in front of Bank of America from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Patrones, an energetic rock & roll cover band will perform by Brewbakers 104.1 Radio will broadcast by the South Green, and WMRD/WLIS Radio will broadcast live in front of The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce.
The rain date, if needed will be August 16, 2017