Bikes, Tats and Fun. Pictures from the 2011 Ybor Thunder Bike Fest

Raquel Beula, visiting from Spain, trys out a Harley Davidson for the first time instructed by James Russell. Tampa Harley Davidson is providing a free test ride — even if you have never ridden a motorcycle- on their Jumpstart training machine. The test, replete with wind machine in front, give first time riders a realistic feel of riding a Hog.


Christie Cavin of Tampa shows off her best overall tattoo to the crowd. The judges were from several Ybor City tattoo parlors, and prizes included gift certificates for more ink!

Angel Lopez holds his "Best of Show" award for the bike competition, with his friends Horace Hernandez and Ricardo Velez

The Bobby Friss Band rocks the main stage.


Motorcycles of all types, including this Boss Hoss Trike, take to the streets this weekend.

The mostly free event runs through Saturday night.


click to enlarge Motorcycles line 7th Avenue in front of Czar - Chip Weiner
Chip Weiner
Motorcycles line 7th Avenue in front of Czar


Motorcycles line 7th Avenue in front of Czar in Ybor City Friday night

Ybor City shook Friday evening as several hundred motorcycles rumbled in to the Ybor Thunder Bike Fest on Seventh Avenue. The event, scheduled to run through Saturday night, features live music, plenty of food and drink, and contests, including a men and women's tattoo competition.

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Dawn Hanlin from St. Petersburg won best "small" tattoo in the competition.

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