Marcus Dairy Photographs (Photos)
The Motorcycle Place to be on Sunday Mornings
Danbury, Connecticut



Marcus Dairy is located off exit 3 on Route 84, a few miles from the Connecticut / New York border. I guess I have been stopping at Marcus Dairy for coffee & meeting motorcycle friends for 20 years or so. It's only since 2003 that I started taking photos of the various motorycles and their riders that show up. The Marcus Dairy is well located for a jumping off point to the to the back roads of the northwest corner of Connecticut or upstate New York - good riding & great photo opportunities. I guess it has evolved into a real 'happening' on Sundays for a wide cross section of motorcyclists. On any nice Sunday you will find hundreds of motorcycles and their riders that cruise in to Marcus Dairy, have coffee or breakfast, look around & leave for a day's riding in the hills.

This page was started in 2003. For the past several years the Marcus Dairy has sponsered "Super Sundays". At these (now 3 times a year) events vendors rent space and there is a charge for admission to the vendor area. Super Sundays have a distinct 'Harley Motorcycle' flavor to them and although I seldom will pay to enter the vendor areas, I often will go & walk Sugar Hollow Road just to look at the variety of assembled bikes & bs with other riders. Super Sundays attract several thousand bikers and every conceivable motorcycle. These pages are being continually updated with new photos. One interesting note - On March 28, 2004, there was a sign posted behind the counter that the Super Sundays were cancelled. . .
Ahhh, it appears the the Marcus Dairy Super Sundays have been reborn as "Marcus Dairy's Cycle Sunday". There was one held in partnership with Western Connecticut State University on Sunday, July 11, 2004 at the O'Neill Center, on the university's Westside campus in Danbury. The jury is still out whether or not these pseudo Super Sundays will continue. Somewhere along the line Marcus Dairy lost the right to use the term Marcus Dairy Super Sunday as Don Clady apparently owns the trademark to "Super Sunday".

The word now (July 2008) is that the Dairy is going to be knocked down to make room for some kind of strip mall. This may happen in October 2008 so the future of Sunday morning ride-ins is very much up in the air after this riding season.

Today, Sunday October 12, 2008, may be the Dairy's last 'blast'. This is Cycle Sunday again at Marcus Dairy. The rear section of the parking lot was taped off as 'pay to enter' vendor areas. As with most Cycle Sundays the vendors have a very distinct Harley flavor to them. From the tightly dressed John Hammond (attorney) T&A team to the uncountable leather hawkers, it all has an "I've been here before" feeling. Don't misunderstand though, its a really fun time walking around. From the yellow T-Rex to the really cool looking choppers there were plenty of interesting, unusual and just plain odd bikes to look at. Sugar Hollow Road (1/2 mile of it anyway) was lined on both sides by motorcycles. The variety of riders was equal to the mix of bikes. Everything from super sport bikes to Gold Wings to the inevitable range of Harleys were well represented with their riders. Great Stuff!

Update: Today, April 19, 2009 I rode over to the Dairy just to see if they were still standing. When I pulled off exit 3 I could see not only were they still there but there was a full blown Cycle Sunday going on. As it was only 8 am the masses had not yet arrived. I was able to tour the vendor area after having a quick breakfast inside. The displays were the typical faire - leather, customer choppers, leather, shirts and wearables, more leather and a variety of motorcycle clubs with their displays. According to Marcus Dairy's own website there is at least one more of these Cycle Sundays planned this year (October). So it seems the Dairy lives on for at least another riding season!

The following pages contain photographs I have taken at various times at the dairy of the motorcycles and their riders that show up.

Copyright 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Jerry Molaver
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