One of the state’s largest charitable events has been canceled.

 

Bikes, Blues & BBQ has announced that it will not be happening this fall.

 

A charitable motorcycle rally, Bikes, Blues & BBQ attracts crowds from across the nation. The rally benefits women, children and underserved members of the Northwest Arkansas community, according to the nonprofit’s website.

 

Originally, the rally was set to be held Sept. 23-26 in Fayetteville.

 

Rally organizers announced the cancellation via social media with a statement that the organization’s board had decided “out of an abundance of caution” to cancel the event. “The board and staff made this decision out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety and well being for our NWA community, the non-profits that we support, attendees, vendors, staff and our tireless volunteers,” the statement reads.

 

Organizers are planning to hold the next rally in September 2021.