Cumberland hosts roundup, show and shine

The third annual Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup and Show and Shine will take place Aug. 6 and 7.

The third annual Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup and Show and Shine will take place Aug. 6 and 7.

The event is once again being hosted by the Village of Cumberland and has been organized through the dedicated efforts of the Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup Committee.

Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup chairperson Jean Cameron says she’s “excited about this year’s event. We believe our 2011 Motorcycle Roundup will be our best ever. We’re now in our third year in organizing this event and believe this year’s program, with some new changes, will be our best yet.”

On Aug. 6, the Show and Shine will be held on Dunsmuir Avenue. Traffic from First Street to Fourth Street will be closed to vehicle traffic, except motorcycles and spectators for the Show and Shine.

Motorcycles entered in the Show and Shine will be displayed in the centre of Dunsmuir, the main street of the Village. Spectators are encouraged to come out and view the motorcycles on display.

There will also be food and vendor booths, motorcycle skill contests, and a number of raffles will be held both days with proceeds donated to Tour De Rock and local charities.

A beer garden will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nightly live entertainment at the Cumberland and Waverley Hotels wraps up the Saturday events and activities.

On Aug. 7, the Fistful of Dollars Poker Run will begin in Cumberland and wind its way through a scenic route through Royston, Courtenay, Comox, Lazo, Merville, and Mount Washington before returning to Cumberland. A pancake breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. prior to the Poker Run.

Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup publicity director David Vranjes points out that the Poker Run is “one of the most stunning motorcycle poker rides in North America, with its ocean vistas and summit views from Mount Washington.  The event is drawing riders not only from all over British Columbia but it’s also starting to draw riders from the rest of Canada and the U.S. We believe the Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup, as a two-day event, will continue to grow and flourish.”

For more detailed information, visit www.cumberlandmotorcycleroundup.com.

— Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup