Higher temperatures brought hundreds of motorcyclists to the Lake Erie community of Port Dover for Friday the 13th.

About 4,000 people and 500 motorcycles are estimated to have turned out for the gathering.

OPP were expecting a much larger crowd than on the last Friday the 13th event in February, when the mercury hit -13 C.

Then, only a half-a-dozen motorcyclists are believed to have ridden into town.

In the summer months tens of thousands of motorcyclists and enthusiasts attend the popular event and roads often have to be shut down.

That wasn't expected to be the case on this Friday.

The forecast was calling for clear skies in Port Dover with a high of around 6 C during the day, and showers in the evening.

It's the second of three Friday the 13ths this year.

The next one is in November, and there's only one in 2016, in May.

With files from The Canadian Press