[Updated with video] Massive motorbikes with TVs and airbags aren’t exactly common in Bermuda – except for this weekend – when dozens of them could be seen on Bermuda’s roads.
The group arrived in Bermuda aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas at approximately 8.00am on Saturday [Apr 20] and toured Bermuda heading all the way to the east end, arriving back in Dockyard in time to make the ship’s afternoon departure.
The group is part of the ETA Motorcycle Cruising Club, which offers cruises all through the Caribbean for motorcycle enthusiasts, and have been visiting Bermuda for a number of years. The stopover was part of an itinerary that saw the ship scheduled to visit St Maarten, St. Thomas and San Juan before returning to New Jersey.
After fuelling their motorcycles at a nearby gas station, the group made their way to Gibbs Hill Lighthouse and John Smith’s Bay Beach before heading to St George’s. Mayor Garth Rothwell greeted the visitors who were also joined by members of the Bermuda Long Riders Motorcycle Club.
The group were entertained with a display of St George’s MP Suzann Roberts-Holshouser being placed into the ducking stool and plunged into the water for the “crime” of “nagging her husband” following a brief “trial”.
After a brief rest, all roads led to Gombey’s Restaurant at Clearwater Beach where lunch was served and some enjoyed a swim. Fans and riders alike mingled amongst the large collection of motorcycles with some witnessing the machines for the first time while others look forward to the group’s every visit.
The ETA Motorcycle Cruising Club has at least four cruises scheduled to visit Bermuda this year and are already advertising for trips in 2014.
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