BIKER BLOCKO 2017
As I arrived at Yorkdale Mall, it was a scene to see, hundreds of motorcycles setup in a staggered formation lined up ready to be escorted by the OPP on to the highway. Each of them ready to ride. The ride were headed to Blocko, an annual sport bike dominant event. Featuring Food and drinks, OEM manufacturers, aftermarket vendors and Stunt shows.
The ride to block was well lead. It started off as a nice long snake as we were escorted off the property of Yorkdale mall and onto our local highway. As we rode down the 401 and up the 400, it was a sight to see. Kids and Adults alike in passing by cars had the biggest grins on their faces. It was a short ride not too long maybe a total of 25 minutes. But with the amount of riders, i bet it was more like 35 minutes for the riders all the way at the back of the snake.
We could hear the music blaring as we were pulling in to the outdoor venue. But instantly the music was drowned out by rev bombs. It was the riders letting the show know they had arrived. As we pulled in we were greeted by a massive stage setup, and beautiful models ready to take pictures with everyone.
I like to think of Blocko of more of party for riders. After we were all settled in I could feel my stomach growling. Hungry. You could smell the delicious food vendors as they were cooking up fresh meals. From Your caribbean jerk to Deep fried mars bars. There was something for everyone at this event. As I walked around I came across old friend and made some new ones as well. It’s amazing how accepting the riding community is. They don’t look at social status or what You ride but that You ride.
The Self Made Stunt Brigade and friends were blowing smoke and popping wheelies at the stunt show. It’s always an amazing time seeing these gentlemen do what they love. The sound of an engine bouncing of the rev limiter and the smell of smoking tire makes for one hell of a combination. Blocko is a must attend for summer 2018. This show only seems to grow bigger and bigger every year. Keep an eye out for information on the official Blocko ride as well as that is half the experience.
Being at Blocko was an awesome. It kicked off the riding season with a bang. The food was amazing and the stunt show left me speechless. It was amazing to see everyone come together and enjoy the day.