OPP expect large crowd in Port Dover for Friday the 13th motorcycle rally event

Port Dover is expected to be bustling with motorcycles on Friday, May 13.

The motorcycle enthusiasts have met in Port Dover on Friday the 13th since 1981.

The event is hosted by the Port Dover Kinsmen. According to the event’s Facebook page, this year will have live music at the Elmer Lewis parking lot on Main Street on Thursday and Friday.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) says residents in Norfolk County should expect a large influx of visitors to the area. In previous years, the event has drawn in many from all over Ontario and parts of the U.S.A.

There is going to be a highly visible police presence to ensure safety and assist with traffic related issues.

Police are also urging driver’s to be aware of no parking signs and tow away zones during the event.

OPP says the airspace will be closed, which means no one should be flying a drone or an aircraft in the area unless they are authorized by Transport Canada.

“As motorcycle enthusiasts descend on Port Dover, there will be an increase in motorcycle traffic and the OPP is asking all drivers to take those two extra seconds before making a lane change or proceeding through an intersection. Those two seconds can make the difference between life and death,” said Inspector Shawn Johnson, Interim Detachment Commander, Norfolk County OPP in a statement.