Ohio Bike Week, an activity that attracts more than 160,000 people to the Sandusky area, is being highlighted on TV Wednesday night. The show, Road to Sturgis, is including Ohio Bike Week into a three-part documentary series that highlights motorcycle festivals.
The documentary premieres tonight and consists of a focus that is an hour-long on Ohio Bike Week alone. This is a well-known event in this area as it occurs every summer in Sandusky.
Viewers can tune into the cable channel, Destination America on Wednesday at 8pm:
- Direct TV – Channel 286
- Time Warner Cable – Channel 156
- Buckeye Cable – Channel 204
The other parts of the three-part documentary, Road to Sturgis, include highlights of motorcycle rallies in New Hampshire and South Dakota.
Road to Sturgis on Destination America
At Ohio Bike Week 2013, the camera crews for the documentary followed around local authorities. The camera crews were present during the block party portion of the bike week, which is when the festival overtakes downtown Sandusky.
Steve Ernst, the primary organizer of Ohio Bike Week said, “It’s going to be like an episode of ‘Cops’. People should tune in because our hometown area is going national.” He also stated, “We are really excited that our rally will be recognized nationally. It’s one of the most exciting things.”
The local police department is looking forward to their interaction with people at the event being highlighted. Sandusky police Chief John Orzech said, “[it] will be a good reflection for our community, which has been our focus for the past year.”
As the Sandusky Registrar included in their article, the official description of tonight’s episode includes the below:
“Sandusky, Ohio, is transformed by hundreds of thousands of rowdy bikers into party central, and local cops have their hands full with drunk and disorderly bikers, vicious assaults and serious accidents amidst a celebration of bikinis and biker-stunt shows.”