13. October 2017 - 9:00
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Friday The 13th | Port Dover, Ontario | Friday, 13. October 2017

In 1971 when George Simons gave his son a Rupp minibike, he never dreamt he would be instilling a life-long passion in his son Chris. Chris Simons has since owned several dozen bikes. He knows bikes inside-out and top to bottom. Chris also had a well-known bike shop in Port Dover called 'Biker's Delight'.

The Friday the 13th tradition started in 1981. It was the same year that a group of head-banging teenagers had come together in Los Angeles to form Metallica. Despite a recent assassination attempt, the president of the United States was still Ronald Reagan. Pierre Trudeau was prime minister of Canada, while Bill Davis was premier of Ontario. The Rolling Stones were singing "Start Me Up" and "An American Werewolf in London" was playing in theatres.

Against the backdrop, Chris Simons and approximately 25 friends, through word of mouth, got together at the Commerical Hotel {The Zoo}, now known as Angelos of Dover. It was in November and it was Friday the 13th. They had such a good time they decided they should do it every Friday the 13th. And so the tradition was born.

Every Friday the 13th thereafter, the number of people coming to the event has increased. Chris has a suitcase full of newspaper and magazine clippings regarding Friday the 13th and he has become somewhat of a celebrity because of it. Everywhere he goes, people have heard of Friday the 13th in Port Dover.
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  • 🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍
  • Who's meeting where tomorrow morning to head to Dover?
  • 70% chance of rain. Can't do it😢
  • Bacon Crazy will be at Waterford Pumpkin Fest not too far away 😊
  • Weather is looking near perfect. Should be a good day to ride. Be safe everyone
  • Road construction along main road through Haggersville, going to be cool all cloud day. Might want to check your GPS lots of side roads into Dover.
  • It used to be so much fun in the early 80's thru to early 2000's , now it's too congested.....no more bleach and burnouts out front of the Norfolk.....stay safe all !!
  • Leaaving my plce at 1p
  • Can anybody tell me if I'll have a problem leaving Dover around noon Friday?
  • Western survivor beef jerky!! Are you heading down to Dover on Friday the 13 and a big fan of the best beef jerky ever? Well it's your lucky day! We are only 5 minutes from Dover! We are selling 35-37 grams of original medium or hot, please pm me for more details or my address 😊
  • We are here
  • With Trust & Faith ink Tattoos/Piercings - Port Dover will be having a flash sale on Friday the 13th weekend stop by and get some new ink!!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1713844725300616/?ti=icl
  • Coming in from Strathroy with a group of 3 or 4 bikes
  • The HITCHHIKER from Burlington is still looking for a back seat (have my own helmet now!!!) Please reply here about time and place ..... Thank you for your consideration!!! 🏍
  • I like to go as a passenger. Prefer a cruiser. Who interested write to me on messenger. 🤓
  • Is this considered a ‘warm weather’ event? Shuttles running?
  • Who's playing this year is it the same band as last year cause they were awesome!
  • Frank Campbell
  • Come on nice weather!
  • Jerry Clayson .... bucket list!!!!
  • Would like to go BUT will be in Nova Scotia.
  • Two weeks away 😊
  • Count down...
  • Thanks for the invite but I can't make it this year. Everyone have fun and ride safe!