Focus: Boogie East Chopper Show

The Boogie East Chopper Show was affected by the current crisis of Covid-19, as was the entire second week of Daytona Bike Week. You might say that it was the closing event, at least it was for me. The show occurred at the usual spot at Annie Oakley's Saloon in Ormond Beach on Friday, March 13th, 2020. On Saturday, March 14th, the entire Daytona Bike Week shut down two days early as many vendors closed up due to the coronavirus threat and government officials shutting the state down with a stay-at-home order.

Richard Minino worked hard to put this annual event together, and I've enjoyed it immensely from its inception in 2017. I hope that this global pandemic does not continue to have a negative impact on this and many other shows in the future, but only time will tell. The pandemic has caused the cancellation of many shows this year, and it appears that this crisis is going to have long-lasting effects on our lifestyle.

Yes, being a biker means riding a bike and living a particular lifestyle, and yes, we still ride; but the Boogie East Chopper Show and all of the other shows cancelled this year are usually a chance for us to gather and enjoy the artistry of the machines we ride. I miss the opportunity to attend these gatherings. However, I remain hopeful that we will get through this chaotic time and get back to doing and gathering at the events that we love; as soon as possible.

Big thanks to Richard for creating one hell of a party for all to enjoy. Be sure to give the Boogie East Chopper Show a follow on Instagram.


George / @geocorazon

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