Harley Davidson riders are pretty loyal to their bikes. So it seems only fitting that the Cape Fear Harley Davidson would be just as loyal to their customers. On Saturday, May 3, the Fayetteville business will sponsor its annual customer appreciation day to show just how much their customers, and the men and women of the U.S. military mean to them. 

The day-long event will feature a bike show, a fashion show, a Dyno Shoot-Out, a stunt show, free food and a mini-carnival for kids. And that’s not even half of what the staff of Cape Fear Harley Davidson has planned. 

Duke Durham, the parts manager, said the open house is an annual event that not only the community, but the staff of Cape Fear Harley looks forward to. The first event was held in May of 1991, when the dealership moved into its headquarters on Sycamore Dairy Road. Since then, the first Saturday of May has been dedicated to telling the community how proud Cape Fear Harley is of being a part of the community and to thank the community for its continued support.

“It’s a really big event,” said Durham. “We have something for everyone and it’s just our way of saying thanks.”

One of the big events of the day is the annual bike show. The show is open to the public. There is a $10 entry fee. Bikes will be judged in seven classes and there will be a Best of Show title awarded as well. The bike show will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If your bike isn’t quite up to show standards, you might want to stop in at the bike wash sponsored by the Steel Angels, a women’s motorcycle organization. Funds raised by the bike wash will benefit charity.

Of course, even if you are not a biker, you might want to check out the Ill Conduct Stunt Show, which features bikes performing jumps, wheelies and burn-outs. The show is scheduled for noon and 2:30 p.m. Or, if you do own a bike, you might want to participate in the Dyno Shoot Out. The shoot out, sponsored by Cape Fear Harley Davidson Racing č the store’s in-house drag racing team č would be a favorite of TV’s Tool Man, because it judges the bike with “more power.” There is a $25 entry fee for this event, and the bike with the biggest pull takes it all.

And of course, we did mention food č hamburgers and hot dogs will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no charge for the food. Kids playing in the carnival area will also be offered the sugar rush of cotton candy. 

Everyone knows that any bike event is not complete without music, and the Cape Fear Harley staff has you covered there, as well. Fayetteville rockers Motorjunkie will be on hand throughout the day to get your motor running. The band will perform at 11 a.m. and again at 1 and 3 p.m.

There will also be a bike giveaway, as well as other smaller giveaways throughout the day. So what are you waiting for? Head down to Cape Fear Harley Davidson where they won’t only tell you they appreciate your business, they’ll show you.

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