Motorcycle Mania Revs Up Downtown Middletown | NBC Connecticut

Motorcycle Mania Revs Up Downtown Middletown


    Motorcycle Mania has kicked off in Middletown.

    The motorcycles are out in Middletown tonight for Motorcycle Mania and thousands of people are expected downtown.

    The annual family-friendly event started 10 years ago, with a display of 1,000 bikes. It has grown in the last decade and more than 7,000 bikes around out this year.

    Vendors have also been eager to get involved. Seventy vendors wanted to take part this year, filling up each available spot.

    There is a lot to do and see for the more than 17,000 people expected to attend. You can enjoy different foods and listen to live music in addition to enjoying the motorcycles.

    One of the additions to the event this year is a children’s area.

    Motorcycle Mania runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and it’s in memory of Dan Hunter, a founding sponsor of the event.

    If you are planning on heading to Middletown, be prepared because Main Street is closed between Dingwall Drive and Court Street.

    Today's event benefits Middletown youth programs.