Atlanticade is on the move again, this time to Summerside, PEI.
Atlantic Canada’s biggest motorcycle rally has been bouncing around the last couple of years, after its beginning in Moncton in 2007. Conflicts with event planners there sent the festival to St. Andrews in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, for 2010 and 2011.
The festival did well after the move, but not everyone was happy with the horde of bikers descending on their region. A combination of some ambivalent citizens with a lack of funding money from local municipalities convinced rally organizers to pull up stakes again, this time for PEI.
Atlanticade should benefit from PEI’s tourism-friendly mindset, and they’ll also be able to take advantage of Canada Day weekend scheduling again, after they were forced by St. Andrews politicos and businessmen to change that plan last year. The rally will run June 29-July 3 next summer.