Bikes, Blues & BBQ, the world’s largest charity motorcycle rally, is returning to Rogers and Eureka Springs on Sept. 20-23. Dedicated to benefitting the women, children and underserved members of the northwest Arkansas community, Bikes, Blues & BBQ has raised over $3 million for local charities since its beginning in 2000. 

 

The rally will include a dozen mapped rides throughout the region, ranging from two and a half to five hours and anywhere from 110 to 210 miles, such as a 125-mile journey down the Pig Trail in the Ozark Mountains, or a 5-hour cruise past the Buffalo National River.

 

Kicking off on Wednesday, Sept. 20, the first day will include demo rides from Harley Davidson, a vendor mall, food court and live music from The Shotgunbillies in downtown Eureka Springs. Thursday will include more live music performances in both Rogers and Eureka Springs, more demo rides and an “Old School Throwdown” with bike games such as dirt drags, keg push, mini bike races and more. Friday will continue all of these events and add a hill climb competition, while Saturday brings a church service, karaoke contest, and the Frisco Inferno BBQ competition. Rally participants will also have the chance to enter a raffle for a 2023 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special.

 

As a sponsor of the event, Choctaw Casinos & Resorts will be present with craps tables, digital slot machines, leather stamping and an opportunity to win a custom motorcycle helmet designed by renowned Choctaw artist Steven Paul Judd. Live entertainment from Choctaw will include stilt walkers, aerialists, hula hoop performers and fire performers.

 

There is no cost to attend the event’s main areas, including the Main Stage Beer Garden and Blues Alley Saloon, though tickets or passes are required for the VIP package, People’s Choice BBQ Competition Tasting, and entry into the Bike Show. A variety of bikes will also be available to rent from the Pig Trail Harley-Davidson of Rogers.

 

For more details and to see the full event schedule, visit the Bikes, Blues & BBQ website.

 

Photo Credit: Bikes, Blues & BBQ Facebook/Aponi
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