Attention Bikers and those who love them
By Rocky & Kristine Fields
The 2012 Oyster Run is scheduled for Sunday, September 23. What is the Oyster Run? This is the largest motorcycle event in the Pacific Northwest, currently enjoying it’s 31st year in existence.
The Oyster Run ends in Anacortes, WA, but it begins wherever you decide to start from. There’s no specific start place or time, everyone just ends up in Anacortes. The idea is to pick your own route and support biker-friendly locations along the way.
Although the run is a one-day event, many people make an entire weekend of it. Live music, vendors, motorcycles, and more motorcycles. Thousands of people flock the main drag in Anacortes and party all day long.
It all started one day back in 1981 when a few guys got together at the end of Summer to go for a ride and eat some oysters. Limp Lee gathered some biker buddies and they took their ride from the California Tavern in Marysville, and headed up Hwy 9, ending up in Edison the first year. The next year, the group had grown, and by the fourth year there were over 200 bikes along for the ride!
As the years passed, they came to realize that there were too many people to organize a group ride up Hwy 9, so Limp Lee talked to the city of Anacortes about taking the group there. At first, the town seemed a little intimidated, and a lot of the shops closed up as the bikers arrived. But over time, more and more business owners stayed open, welcoming the group. And the rest is history, as they say!
We’d like to ask for your support for our biker-friendly supporters. Find the whole list at http://oysterrun.org/sponsors.html. If you’d like to be a sponsor for the 2013 Oyster Run, contact them through the Website. New sponsors added yearly, so get out there and have some fun! Remember, you ride at your own risk, so ride responsibly and respectfully. All Buzz Inn locations, 13th Ave Pub in Lynnwood, and many, many other locations welcome YOU!