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Event | Friday the 13th | November 13, 2020 - IMPORTANT NOTICE

Posted Oct 29th, 2020 in Events

Due to COVID-19, measures are being taken to discourage motorcycle enthusiasts from driving to Port Dover, Ontario on Friday, November 13, 2020. Make sure you read this so you're informed and protected.


Unfortunately, like everything in 2020, COVID-19 is getting in the way of Friday the 13th. It appears as if our tradition of riding to Port Dover is being severely threatened. Multiple reports have clearly stated that motorcyclists are not welcome in Port Dover with one resident saying , "Please, stay away." (Source: CTV News Online)  

Everything You Need to Know About Friday the 13th

Bikers Are Discouraged from Attending

As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise across Ontario, there's a very clear message from Norfolk County regarding motorcycle riders who love going to Port Dover every Friday the 13th.  Mayor Kristal Chopp says council voted unanimously to enact measures designed to discourage bikers.  This includes a media messaging campaign in several municipalities as well as a denial of all vendor permits.

4 Alternatives for You to Try

Trust us, we always look forward to our Friday the 13th trips to Port Dover, but we have some great alternatives you might want to do instead: 

  1. Consider watching a movie about motorcycles or reading a book.  Check out a great list we compiled for you here. 
  2. Just because you can't go to Port Dover, doesn't mean you can't get on your motorcycle and go for a ride!  
  3. Go for a walk, run or lift some weights to burn off the disappointment!  This is a great way to keep in shape for riding season.
  4. The snow is coming so you can refresh yourself on how to ride in the winter.

Brighter Days Ahead...

If everyone take the necessary precautions now, hopefully we can all enjoy the next Friday the 13th in Port Dover, Ontario which is Friday, August 13, 2021. 

Friday 13th in Port Dover, has been a bikers tradition since 1981 and everyone is welcome. For more information check out the Escape to Dover website or the Friday the 13th Port Dover Facebook Page they both have great information on what's to be expected.


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