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Since 1981 bikers have been gathering in Port Dover Ontario every Friday the 13th to show off the bikes and meet other riders.

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Motorcyclists head south through the fog on Hwy 6 toward Lake Erie. Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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An OPP Officer directs traffic as bikes enter Port Dover early this morning. Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover. This was the youngest "biker" I came across - 3-year old Wyatt Cripps-Oliver, who was being closely monitored by his parents while he navigated the crowds.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover. There are biker babes, and then there is Chichi, the three-year old Chihuahua out with her owner Amanda mcLean of Hamilton.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover. Roger "Ferh" Foley, 56, of Ancaster shows his skull tattoos as he walks along the street admiring other riders' bikes.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover. Christine Nowak , of Woodstock, celebrating her birthday with a trip to Port Dover, wears a t-shirt that states her birth date quite plainly.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover. John Redden, 65, from Petrolia, Ontario drives up the main street in town with his "stuffed" passenger, he calls Agnes.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.Downtown parking was restricted to motorcycles only.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover. This is the front window of one of the many stores selling Friday the 13th souvenirs.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover. Gunnar Allerellie, 73, of Guelph, who has been coming to this event since 2005, takes a break near the beach in Port Dover.

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Thousands of bikers and fans of bikes, and those just wanting to view the spectacle descended upon Port Dover, Ontario for the 50th Friday the 13th Ride to Port Dover.

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