PORT DOVER, ON, June 13 /CNW/ - Norfolk County officials tagged almost
12,000 motorcycles at PD13 today, as part of the attempt at a Guinness World
Record for the most motorcycles.
"We estimate that more than 30,000 motorcycles visited Port Dover as part
of this event, based on feedback from our dedicated team of volunteers who
assisted with the count at several checkpoints around the town," said Clark
Hoskin, Manager of Tourism & Economic Development for Norfolk County. "Our tag
team handed out the majority of tags by noon on Friday the 13th."
Motorcycle enthusiasts arrived from across North America, including New
York, California, Quebec, Georgia, Maryland and across the Great Lakes region.
Some bikers claimed that they attended the event primarily because they wanted
to participate in the Guinness World Record attempt.
"We will be preparing the package for the Guinness World Record
organization in the coming days and submitting our information, so the numbers
are unofficial right now," Hoskin added. "Port Dover is the first community
hosting a motorcycle event where an official Guinness World Record has been
Port Dover is a key destination among motorcycle enthusiasts, and many
bikers look forward to the perennial Friday the 13th biker rally festivities
in this fishing port along Ontario's South Coast. The event is organized by
the PD13 Committee, a hard-working group of community volunteers.
Bikers who participated have the opportunity to win prizes, by logging
their individually numbered tags into the Norfolk County Tourism website at
www.norfolktourism.ca. Photos and other information related to the Guinness
World Record attempt will also be shared on that website.
For further information:
For further information: Media Contacts: Dennis Travale, Mayor, Norfolk
County, (519) 426-5870 ext. 1220; Cindy Vanderstar, Promotions Coordinator,
cell (519) 420-9046, office (519) 426-5870 ext. 1301; Clark Hoskin, Manager,
Tourism & Economic Development, (519) 426-5870 ext. 1238