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Roar on the Shore

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Roar on the Shore

Hi, My husband and I will be visiting Erie Friday, July 20th for a wedding. The wedding was booked without anyone knowing it was the Roar on the Shore weekend. We're so disappointed. We were really looking forward to spending a few days exploring. Now we've decided to come a day or 2 early to explore the city instead of staying all weekend.

How much of an impact does that event have? Do they tend to arrive before the event? Should we give up on spending a couple of fun days in Erie? We wanted to visit Presque Isle and Waldemeer Park. How bad is traffic downtown?

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We visited Erie 2 years ago and did not know about Roar on The Shore until our rooms were already booked and plans had been made. We actually thought about cancelling, just because we didn't know what to expect with thousands of bikers taking over the streets of Erie !! We were in for a nice surprise, and want to go back again when we know Roar on the Shore is going on. We stayed at Downtown Erie and were within walking distance of the pubs, bikes, and free concerts. They actually block off several blocks that are just for the bikes, concerts, vendors, etc. If you're not interested in the bikes, just avoid that area. We also went to Presque Isle, the casino, and the comedy club that weekend and nothing was packed, or wall-to-wall bikers the only busy place was near the park where all the bike festivities are held. Even though we're not "bikers", we definitely had a great time and have a new appreciation and respect for the bikers.

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Thank you so much for your reply. We're looking forward to our trip!

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