A guide to this weekend’s Tallahassee’s Bike Fest at Railroad Square

Tallahassee’s newest motorcycle festival, the Tallahassee Bike Fest, takes flight May 13-15 at the Railroad Square Art District. The rally will host mapped motorcycle rides, bike shows, an audio show, a poker race, musical performances, brunch and a kids’ corner.

Showcasing the area’s stunning nature and scenery was important to Tallahassee Bike Fest CEO and Tallahassee resident Giavona (G) Williams. She teamed up with REVER, a motorcycle routing app, to map out some of Tallahassee’s best roads to ride, complete with rolling hills, canopy roads and jaw-dropping scenery.

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Tallahassee Bike Fest will take place May 13-15, 2022 at the Railroad Square Art District.  The rally will host mapped motorcycle rides, bike shows, an audio show, poker race, musical performances, brunch and more.

Events begin at noon on Friday at Railroad Square with a band and continue through Sunday with a closing event for veterans. For bikers with a competitive spirit, there will be plenty to do.

Those with a unique ride can show off their bike at one of the scheduled bike shows and audio competition. There is also a scheduled poker race where participants compete by drawing a playing card at five checkpoints. Whoever has the highest hand at the end of the race wins.

For all the foodies out there, Tallahassee Bike Fest hosts a Biker Brunch featuring famous Southern dishes. There will also be Tallahassee Bike Fest vendors selling everything

kebabs, barbecue and seafood all weekend. In addition to all the food, there is

will be other vendors selling everything from clothing to custom motorcycle parts.

Jasmine Cain shows off her rock style on opening day of Brat Days, Friday, August 2, 2019, Kiwanis Park, Sheboygan, Wis.  Cain is one of the main performers at Tallahassee Bike Fest and will perform at Railroad Square, 8-10 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

Whether you like blues, rock, country or pop, Tallahassee Bike Fest offers 12 different events

shows scheduled throughout the weekend.

Among the musical talents is Jasmine Cain, who will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday. Cain is a female rock artist with a powerful voice and compelling song lyrics. She has won over 30 awards for her music and performances. Above all, Jasmine Cain is a trailblazer for women looking to succeed in the rock genre and the motorcycle event industry.

Mr. Sipp, The Mississippi Blues Child is the lead performer at Tallahassee Bike Fest Friday and takes the stage from 8:30-10:30 p.m. at Railroad Square.

Another artist performing at the Tallahassee Bike Fest is Mr. Sipp, “The Mississippi

Child of the blues. Mr. Sipp has over 125 recording credits to his name and has performed on

over 50 national recordings with several Grammy-nominated projects. The bruises may not be

the first musical genre that comes to mind at a motorcycle festival, but don’t get me wrong

Mr. Sipp puts on a show that will rock everyone. It performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Children who accompany for fun also have activities to do. There will be

a free children’s corner at the festival with tram rides, face painting, temporary tattoos and

plus Saturday and Sunday only!

The motorcycle community has many veterans. Many of them choose horseback riding as a hobby after serving to deal with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. Festival organizer Williams, herself a veteran, said helping veterans is a cause close to her heart. As a result, Williams is donating a portion of rally proceeds to Team Guardian, a local veteran non-profit.

Williams expects an attendance of 2,500 to 3,500 runners for their first year. The event is free. For more information and a more complete schedule of festivities taking place at Tallahassee Bike Fest, please visit tallybikefest.com.

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Wiley C. Thompson