7th Annual Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup - 2015
Show and Shine and Poker Run
August 7th, 8th and 9th
NOTICE - CHANGES TO THE SHOW & SHINE
In a sincere effort to get our SH%#* together this year, we have a new plan for your arrival to the CMR! When coming off the INLAND HWY and into Cumberland, you will very quickly see a stunning collection of signage directing riders LEFT on to UNION RD. All riders coming from the Hwy MUST use this entrance to the CMR.
Once reaching the end of UNION RD, the signage will direct riders to turn RIGHT on ROYSTON RD, and very quickly after that riders will be directed LEFT into CUMBERLAND VILLAGE PARK.
If you are travelling the OLD HWY (Ocean side route), riders will turn LEFT on ROYSTON RD and continue straight till you run smack dab into it all.
View the online map for directions.
Once you arrive in CUMBERLAND VILLAGE PARK we will ask ALL riders to please purchase a $2 (two dollar) incredibly cool CMR Sticker and pick up a free brochure from the Administration Tent. The method in this madness helps us in two ways. We will finally have an accurate count of attending motorcycles (which we never have....so we guess), plus it will GREATLY help us in our ever increasing costs! So ahead of time.....WE THANK YOU ALL!
There will be additional Administration Tents available for all other needs such as; Camping, Tickets, Show & Shine Registration, Poker Run Registration and directions to the Liquor Store.
From the Cumberland Village Park, you will then enter our event by a straight shot up the Main St. Dunsmuir Ave. SHOW & SHINE bikes will park on the CENTER LINE, and you will be looking for the LAST BIKE PARKED BEFORE YOU.
Need Help? Stop anyone with a CMR COMMITTEE SHIRT, and they will assist you in anyway possible. They ALL know where the Liquor Store is. Please see schedule for times and details.
NOTICE - BIKE GAMES LOCATION CHANGE
This year we have moved our Bike Games/Beer Garden to the CUMBERLAND VILLAGE PARK from the previous location behind the Waverley Hotel on 1st Street. Once again, we feel that the people camping have had peace and quiet way too long. Once you have enjoyed our Show & Shine, just head back down to the Administration area and join in the fun......or laugh at other people! Please see the schedule for times and details.
NOTICE - 2015 POKER RUN CHANGES!
As of this year our Tom Carpenter Poker Run will no longer begin at Village Square. We will all meet at Cumberland Village Park (see schedule for times) 2 blocks down the main street .....where we will proceed to wake up all the campers with hangovers.......those people have had it good WAY too long.
Thanks to Royston Roasting Co. who will be on site in their leathers ready for the run, but will first take time to provide us with much needed coffee before they join in. (Breakfast will also be available on site).
There is an additional rare and beautiful attraction this year (ONLY) at our 1st stop, the I Hos Gallery. Take a few extra minutes and stroll through the "WALKING WITH OUR SISTERS" display in the K'omoks Band Hall. This touring memorial is made up of 1,810 pairs of moccasin tops that were created by over 1,400 caring individuals to honor and respect the lives and existence of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across North America. We feel so proud to have this one time magnificent display available to our riders. Please don't miss this!
Just when everyone got comfortable we have gone and changed our second stop! Just up the road a half a klick or so from the I Hos Gallery you will be turning left on GLACIER VIEW RD. This route will take you to Tim Horton's parking lot on Ryan Rd. for the 2nd stop. Just follow the yellow signs. See attached PDF map of route and hope you enjoy our Tom Carpenter Poker Run!
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING BC FERRY TRAVEL
TO THE CUMBERLAND MOTORCYCLE ROUNDUP
To avoid sailing waits and encourage firm travel plans BC Ferries has most generously offered to reserve spots free of charge, for the 2015 Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup bound motorcycles and related vehicles that are travelling during the peak morning times on Saturday August 8/2015 from Powell River, Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen terminals. Regular passenger and vehicle fares are paid at check in.
These spots MUST be reserved ONLY through the Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup and NOT through BC Ferries administration.
Please register for complimentary BC Ferry reservations in one or all of the following ways:
1: CMR Online Registration
2: Email your information to:
** The cut-off date for the complimentary reservations is July 31/2015. You will receive a confirmation email which you will print out and present at the BC Ferries Ticket Booth.
NOTICE - CMR HAS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE
FRIDAY IN VILLAGE PARK AND MORE!
Whether you are camping; in a Hotel in Courtenay or residents of Cumberland and the Comox Valley, come on in to Cumberland Village Park on Friday August 7th to shop at our early VENDORS who will be set up throughout the day and evening. To start the party off, music will be provided by Mr. and Mrs. DJ Fossil of AudioXcellence DJ Productions. The "Fossils" will also be hosting a BIG SCREEN MOVIE at 10:00 pm ......and yes, it is of course........."EASY RIDER"!
In Addition to our Park events there will be the "FREEWHEELIN ART SHOW", open from 6 pm till 9:30 pm at the Gatehouse Gallery & Coffee Clairs. Stop in and check out our local " motorcycle style" talent and SILENT AUCTION.
We would also like to remind everyone that ALL STAR WRESTLING will be performing at the CRI Hall from 7 pm to 9 pm. This is a great event for kids of ALL ages. See you all there!
The Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup
The 7th Annual Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup (CMR) will be held in the Village of Cumberland, Vancouver Island, British Columbia on August 7th, 8th and 9th, 2015.
SIGN LANGUAGE SERVICES AVAILABLE
The 6th Annual Roundup was a huge success and we hope to see everyone back again this year. Roughly 7000 people and 2200 bikes showed up for the Show and Shine and 230 bikes registered for the Tom Carpenter Poker Run. Belt Drive Betty was there for the weekend and gave us an excellent write up in The Busted Knuckle Chronicles.
For those of you who missed out on a 2014 CMR T-shirt, they can still be purchased through Fineline Embroidery. Each year our rally T shirts are a new original custom design. This 2015 CMR rally we will be creating a new ADDITIONAL custom designed shirt and patches for the Tom Carpenter Poker Run. 2014's T shirts will be available to purchase at the 2015 rally.
IF YOU WIN OVERSIZE PRIZES AT THIS EVENT, WE WILL DELIVER!!
We are proud and pleased to announce that Bikertv.ca will be attending our event again this year. Watch the full episodes from last year in the embedded video below.
Bikertv accommodations provided by Anco Motel.
Freewheelin' Art Show
A big thank you to the artists that contributed to the Freewheelin Motorcycle Art Show. It was such a success that we've decided to do it again!. Online registration is now open.
Below are photos from the 2014 art show. Click on a photo to enlarge.
Photos by Ron Pogue
L.A.J. BMX Stunt Team
Life is an abstract journey.
From the first moment we open our eyes to the last time they close. The future a blank canvas, our dreams the paint and we are the artists holding the brush. L.A.J stunt team is here to show and inspire the masses that anything is possible and following our dreams can result in amazing things we never thought to be.
Using our unique talents and love for action sports, L.A.J stunt team provides the most high flying, jaw dropping, edge of your seat exciting stunt shows in our country. Established in 2014 by Canadian professional Bmx rider Wade Lajlar. Growing up in a small town on the Sunshine Coast Wade has spent the past 17 years perfecting and honing his skills on his bike, achieving the childhood goal becoming a professional rider in 2004. Over the last 10 years he has represented our Country at international events across the globe, such as the CN X-Games in China.
The magic of the MYTH MAKERS will invade the street on the Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup! These internationally famous performers will be here on Aug 8th to take your breath away! Don't miss these original and spectacular artists! Accommodations provided by the Old House Village Hotel & Spa
Friday Night All Star Wrestling
On Friday, August 7th, 7:00 pm at the Cumberland Recreational Institute there will be professional wrestling matches brought to you by All Star Wrestling. Tickets are $15 Front Row and $12 General Adminssion. They can be purchased at Cameron Salon & Barber, Cumberland Hotel, Weaver's Leather, I-Hos Gallery and Fineline Embroidery. Proceeds to go to raise money for Pediatric Cancer Research.
Accommodations provided by Courtenay Travel Lodge.
Below are photos from the 2014 wrestling matches. Click on a photo to enlarge.
Photos by Oak Hill Images and Peter Sinclair
New Horizons Belly Dance
New Horizons Belly Dance is a dance troupe based on Vancouver Island, BC, made up of Luna, Leah, Carla, Lisa and Katie. These five women have been dancing together for more than three years, bringing their different styles to co-create unique and exciting Middle Eastern and Fusion original choreographies.
Luna is an international dance artist and instructor. Her style is Oriental Raqs Sharqi also known as Egyptian Style Belly Dance. She is a vivacious and energetic performer with a lovely smile. Luna's website is www.facebook.com/bellydancing.yogini .
Leah has been dancing for nearly 10 years. Her style is ATS – American Tribal Style with her dancer roots in Oriental Rak Sharqi. She lights up the stage with her presence.
Carla is an award winning dancer. Her style is mainly Oriental Raqs Sharqi, lately she has been collaborating with other performers to create unique fusion choreographies. She brings a sophisticated flare to her performances.
Lisa is a multi-award winning dancer. Her style is Oriental Raqs Sharqi. Her creative graceful dancing delights audiences. Her website is www.belly-twins.com .
Katie is a Tribal Fusion dancer. She combines different elements of various dance forms to create riveting original choreographies. Her serpentine movements enthrall and mesmerize.
All of the New Horizons Belly Dance performers are available either individually or as a troupe to perform at all of your special occasions, weddings, birthdays, ladies night out, corporate events. We do not perform at all male parties. All of our shows are family friendly.
This year the newest member of the New Horizon Belly Troupe is also scheduled to perform once again. Luna and beautiful "Daisy" the Snake, will be charming us at the main stage 1:55 to 2:30 pm.
Mz B Haven
Angie Mz Behaven will be performing at the Cumberland Hotel from 1:15 to 1:45 pm on Saturday, Aug 8th.
Mz B Haven certainly lives up to her name from her devious red lips to her voluptuous hips. Born as a double fire sign this 80's inspired diva has heated up many a stage with her ultra-red presence, fluid movements and a voice that can wake the dead. That being said, she oddly enough has a thing for zombies...brains anyone?!
A woman of naughty and nice proportions (perhaps a little more of the former), this firecracker was born and bred in the Comox Valley in Black Creek. She exploded onto the burlesque scene in October 2008 with the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue from Victoria and hasn't looked back. She moved to Vancouver 2 1/2 years ago and has been producing her own monthly burlesque show in East Vancouver at Falconetti's, Babes of Burlesque. She has performed all over Vancouver Island and throughout BC, and in San Francisco for Pride Week. She is pleased to utilize her many talents from dancing with fire to singing to puppetry, never forgetting her island roots and gypsy spirit.
She brings an edge to the world of burlesque delving in for a nibble of the dark side while indulging her inner child and is always up for a little "misbehavin".
VanCity Stunters Motorcycle Stunt Team
Sponsored by the Cumberland Hotel and Chances Casino, the CMR is pleased to announce the VanCity Stunters Motorcycle Sport Bike Stunt Team will be returning again this year. Based out of Vancouver, these are some of the most talented riders in Canada who will be performing wheelies, burnouts, acrobatics, smoke-shows and stoppies on their amazing sport bikes. The team will be performing two shows Aug 8th on Dunsmuir Ave. The first at 12:00 pm and the second at 3:00 pm.
These are a friendly bunch of guys who will be happy to explain all their tricks, and there will be free signed posters for the kids. Admission is free, so please come out and enjoy this exciting show, take pictures of the motorcycles and meet these incredible riders!
Accommodations provided by The Riding Fool Hostel.
British Columbia Motorcycle Drill Team
Performing for the first time at the Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup, the CMR is pleased to present the famous British Columbia Motorcycle Drill Team. The Team will be performing one show only at 1:30 pm August 8th, on our "Performance Block" located at Dunsmuir Ave and 3rd Street.
The British Columbia Motorcycle Drill Team was formed in 2003 as entertainment for the supporters of the GWRRA (Gold Wing) chapter of BC, and for the purpose of demonstrating to other Gold Wing riders as well as the public, that extreme slow speed riding in close proximity to one another could be done safely on large touring motorcycles. A second objective was to improve the image of motorcycling with the general public.
From this idea the group has grown, and now performs all over North America. Don't miss this elegant and spectacular show that the CMR is most proud to host!
Pole Fitness by Femme Natales
We are happy to announce the return of Femme Natales for another one of their popular pole fitness demonstrations. We are also super happy to announce that Nadyne, one of Femme Natales instuctors, won the Canadian pole dance championships last year.
Femme Natales will be performing on the main stage on Saturday, August 8th from 12:40 pm to 1:50 pm.
Check out this brochure to learn more about Femme Natales and what they have to offer.
Reggie Reynolds is a hard hitting, powerhouse comedian that crosses every line and breaks all social barriers. He is currently on the road touring in support of his debut comedy album Beer To Survive. He spent many years travelling from town to town looking for work to finance his love for ice cold beer. In his spare time he began performing his original jokes and songs at theatres, pubs and campfires in exchange for beer. Now developing a fan base Reggie is quickly becoming one of Canada's most recognizable party animals. His original song "Campin With My Cousin" was recently featured on CBC Radio. Reggie is thrilled to perform in Cumberland, the town known for drinking the most Lucky Lagers in a lifetime, so that he can pursue his quest for Beer To Survive.
On Saturday August 8th Reggie Reynolds will be performing live at 1:00 p.m. at The Waverley Hotel and 3:00 p.m. at the Cumberland Hotel. Check out his hilarious videos on YouTube and become Reggie Reynolds friend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for further updates. Burp!
Fire Spinning by LUXOTICA
Fire Spinning by LUXOTICA will be performing at the CRI Hall during the Dance on the evening of Aug. 8th. For more information, www.luxotica.com
Some Prizes To Be Won
Two of these beautiful art works by Robert Lundquist can be won. These Giclee prints are 20" by 25", stretched canvas, wrap around, hand signed and ready to hang. Valued at $250 each.
You can also win:
- Shawn's Auto Body Art- $1,000.00 Gift Certificate toward motorcycle or car paint job.
- Prince of Whales- Whale Watching Tour for 2 people, Value $250
- Robert Lundquist Art- 2 Bald Eagle Pictures, Value $250 each
- Stubbs Island Whale Watching- Whale Watching for 2 people, Value $250
- Tsa-Kwa-Luten Oceanfront Resort Cape Mudge- 2 night stay for 2 people, Value $300
- Jamie's Whaling Station- Whale Watching for 2 people, Value $250
- Crown Isle- Golf Package, Value $220
- T&T Paintball Victoria- Paintball Package for 6 people, Value $250
- Black Rock Resort Ucuelet-I night stay for 2 people, Value$250
- Missin Linkage- Custom Designed Harley Linkage, Value $250
- I Hos Gallery- Custom Designed Earring and Pendant, Value $200
Raffle Prizes for this Year
Jewellery donated by Simply Timeless and Fire Spirit Jewellery.
( Their new ecommerce website will be up and running early in the new year. Stay tuned.)
Tickets for jewellery raffle are available for $5 each at Cameron's Salon & Barber, 2730 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland. First price is the ring, which is valued at $500 and is handcrafted and solid silver. Second prize is the bracelet, which is valued at $450 and is also handcrafted and solid silver.
Imagine reaching into this fridge for your beer?!
For a donation ($10 or more) you can have your chance to win this amazing fridge painted by the fabulous David Lloyd of Jester Customs. The fridge will be at Cameron's Salon & Barber, 2730 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland beginning March 1.
Stop by and fill out a ballot. We'll have the fridge at a few other Comox Valley locations throughout the spring. FMI contact Jean: 250-336-8746 Big thank you to David for donating his talent! Check out more of his work.
Click on images to see larger photos.
Labatt's Ultimate Hockey Experience
For a donation $5 you can have your chance to win this amazing Hockey package. Valued at $600.
2 Canuck Tickets for the 2015/2016 season. Pick a game or 2 you are interested in and Paul Purin from Labatt's will secure tickets for you.
Also included; Budweiser Prize pack sent to your home including, 2 hoodies, 2 golf shirts, 2 sets of Budweiser glassware.
Tickets for hockey package raffle are available for $5 each at Cameron's Salon & Barber, 2730 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland. Draw on Saturday August 8, 2015 at 3 pm. Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland, BC
Show and Shine
On Saturday Aug. 8th Dunsmuir Ave in Cumberland will be blocked off to vehicle traffic except motorcycles from 8 am to 5 pm. We will try to find owners of parked vehicles until 9 am, but in the event we are unable to do so, with heavy hearts we will have the vehicles towed at the owners expense.
Registration for the Show & Shine is $10 per bike-per category. If you are not sure where you belong, there will be an assisting Judge at registration that will help you with your category selection. Registration is located at VILLAGE PARK, and is open from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. There is no admission for spectators. Show & Shine judging will begin at 1:00 pm, with awards for 1st, 2nd, and Honorable Mention given out between 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm along with many other prizes, raffles and draws. The general public is encouraged to come out and view these incredible bikes on display which are truly works of art. For inquiries on the Show & Shine please contact Jean Cameron Event co-ordinator and/or Jason Squires, Head Judge. For general enquiries please refer to our contacts, and for more going on please refer to our schedule.
There will be live music on the street all day. The bands this year are The Rangers, The Greasy Garage Band, and another band TBA.
The judging categories for this year are as follows:
|Sport Touring||Sport Bike|
|American Bagger||Café Racer|
|Import Bagger||Street Fighter|
|American Street||Antique (25yrs & older)|
|Rat Bike||Dirt Bike|
|Pro Built||Home Built|
We'll also be giving prizes for:
- Furthest Rider
- Youngest Rider
- Best Paint
- Best in Show
Bike games start at 4:00 pm and beer gardens open at 5:00 pm. Don't miss the action at the Burnout Pit, also located at the bike games. Friends of the Burnout Pit are Gary Marcus Trucking and 3rd CAV. A Tattoo Art Competition, with a $5 entry fee, will begin at 12:30 pm and end at 1:30 pm. There will be two Lingerie shows by Lee-Ann Dixon with UndercoverWear, 250-218-1758, at the Cumberland Hotel. The first show is at 12:30 pm and the second show is at 2:00 pm. Performing between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm at the Wavery Hotel will be the sexy girls from Femme Natale's Pole Fitness. For more info please call 250-218-3269. New Horizons Belly Dance will be performing main stage at 2:00 pm. Made up of Luna, Leah, Carla, Lisa and Katie, these five women have been dancing together for more than three years, bringing their different styles to co-create unique and exciting Middle Eastern and Fusion original choreographies.
The tattoo categories for this year are as follows:
|Sleeve-Male||black and grey|
|over all male||most unusual|
|over all female|
If you'd like to help out, we could always use more volunteers! Please volunteer online or contact Jean Cameron. We would like to thank the Cumberland-Royston Lions Club for providing the food for our volunteers. To contact the Lions please call 250-334-3014.
We would also like to thank the Brick House Betties, the Pathfinders, and all the other volunteers who gave numerous hours of their time.
Things To Do And Places To Stay
A variety of booths will display everything from motorcycles to leather clothing, tattoos and biker paraphernalia. There are numerous pubs and restaurants on the main street in Cumberland for bikers and visitors to kick back and enjoy excellent food and refreshments, and entertainment. Don't miss the entertainment Saturday night at the Cumberland and Waverly hotels.The Comox Valley has numerous hotels and motels for bikers who wish to spend the night. Comox Lake, located in Cumberland, is only 3 ½ miles away from the downtown area for those who wish a refreshing swim or a forested drive to this recreational area. Camping is available at the lake at the Cumberland Lake Park Campground. For reservations please email . There will also be camping available IN TOWN at the Cumberland Park on both Friday and Saturday nights. There is a $10 suggested donation per person for the weekend. A bike lock up will be provided. Contact Jean for more information.
The Courtenay Travel Lodge would like to offer a rate for the Roundup this August. The rates would start at $80.00 for a Standard room with 2 Double Beds and includes a Deluxe Continental Breakfast in the morning. (Fresh Waffles, Hard Boiled Eggs, Fresh Fruit, Yoghurt, Breads, Cereal, Coffee, Tea, Orange and Apple Juice.) Please call Tansy Pauls, Front Desk Manager, #250-334-4491 ext 100.
- We are a Motorcycle Friendly Hotel!!
- Check out: Best Western Ride Rewards® program designed for Harley-Davidson® enthusiasts.
- On-site Pub, Pool Table Lounge & Restaurant
- Information on room types and rates. Download our pdf for starting group rates and information about the hotel.
- Call the Hotel Direct for the Event Rate: 250-338-7741
Old House Village Hotel & Spa
Vancouver Island's best kept secret, the Old House Village Hotel & Spa is set along the Courtenay River and centrally located to shopping, dining, championship golf courses and countless recreational activities.This West Coast inspired Comox Valley hotel offers spacious accommodations with petite or full gourmet kitchens, fireplaces, soaker tubs and numerous little touches that will enhance your BC travel experience. We have a secure underground parking lot for your motorcycles.
1.888.703.0202 local 250.703.0202
Puntledge Rv is located in the heart of the Comox Valley. A five minute walk to downtown Courtenay. Next to the great Puntledge river we have swimming, tubing or just plain relaxing. We offer fully serviced RV sites, Free WiFi, Showers and laundry facilities. Come enjoy your stay at Puntledge RV.