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Sarasota News Leader January 10, 2014 Page 60 THUNDER BY THE BAY ROARING INTO TOWN THIS WEEK The 16th Annual Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival will feature a Born To Be Wild Kickoff Party on Friday, Jan. 10, at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota and at events on Main Street in Sarasota Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11 and 12, with plenty of live music, organizers have announced. in cash prizes, the release notes. Registration will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at O'Leary's Tiki Bar & Grill in Bayfront Park off U.S. 41 in downtown Sarasota. The 2013 festival drew an estimated crowd of 90,000, the release points out, generating an economic impact of $6.8 million in the On Jan. 11, nationally known recording artists community. Foghat will perform, while the Outlaws band will take the stage on Jan. 12, a news release For festival details and more information says. Along with the music, more than 80 ven- about Suncoast Charities for Children — dors will offer a variety of specialty items, the for which the event is a fundraiser — visit release adds. Light Up The Night LED bike shows have been Thunder by the Bay is partnering this year with scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday on Legacy of Valor, a campaign honoring veterSouth Palm Avenue. ans and their families throughout Southwest Additionally, on Jan. 12, a Legacy of Valor Florida. For more information about that iniride for motorcycles will offer riders $4,000 tiative, visit A multitude of vendors will be offering a variety of wares during Thunder by the Bay this weekend. Photo by Norman Schimmel

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