Motorcycle Mania rolls into Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) – On Main Street in Middletown, thousands have gathered for a New England tradition nine years in the making. Its the 9th annual Middletown Motorcycle Mania bike rally.

“It’s in honor of a gentleman name Dan Hunter who was one of the founders of the event,” said an organizer.

Since early Wednesday afternoon, owners of bike of all shapes and sizes have lined up in areas normally filled with traffic to show off their two-wheeled vehicles. But you don’t have to own a motorcycle to take part in the rally. While News 8 was there, we saw vendors serving up an array of foods, live bands playing music, and even a woman giving out back massages with her feet.

Organizers estimate the rally will bring in some 5,000 motorcycles.

The event is all part of a fundraiser for various community organizations. People who stop by are asked to make a $5 donation. The event runs through 9 p.m.

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