Dream Machines Bike Night ia a weekly event taking place on Tuesday nights between April & September. Bikers from all over the country come to show off their beautiful machines, meet up with fellow enthusiasts and compete for “Bike of the night”.
Poole Quay is closed off to all traffic and is taken over by a stream of shiny, gleaming, (and sometimes noisy!) bikes.
The event starts at 6pm and is one of the UK’s premier biking events.
Often attracting over 1000 bikers an evening, the event is fully marshalled and if you wish to bring along your own bike entry costs just £1 per person (£1.50 from 2nd July) with proceeds after deductions going to charity.You can also purchase a seasonal armband ticket in advance for just £8.00 which gives you admission for the entire 26 week season. Alternatively season armbands can be purchased for £9 at the Tuesday event nights.
New for 2019 is special theme nights:
Tuesday 2nd July – American Dream: Harley Davidson, Indian, Buell, Valiant
Tuesday 6th August – Japanese Racer: Suzuki, Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha
Tuesday 3rd September – Italian Job: Ducati, Aprilia, Motor Guzzi, Lambretta, Vespa, Fantic Motor
On these dates priority parking will be given to these makes subject to availability.
The event is free to spectators.
Armbands are available from the Tourist Information Centre in Poole Museum, the Lord Nelson and the Fish And Chips kiosk on Poole Quay.
The armbands offer riders entry for £8 in advance for the whole 26 weeks from April 2, 2019. Alternatively, weekly entry is £1 per bike (£1.50 from 2nd July).
This event really creates a wonderful atmosphere, the quay glistens away as the evening sun bounces off these sparkling machines with both bikers and spectators mingling and having fun.
The local pubs and restaurants offer a great selection of food and drink with many having “bike night” specials and there is often live music.
The winner of “Bike of the Night” will receive some bike related goodies.
Even if you have never been interested in bikes before this event really is something else and you can’t help but appreciate the time, effort, care and dedication that these men and women put into their bikes and this event. Plus where else are you going to see rows and rows of gleaming motorbikes? It’s quite an impressive sight!
Dream Machines is a great evening out for everyone of all ages, why not pop along and see for yourself! The event takes place every Tuesday from 2nd April 2019 until 24th September 2019.
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