Wednesday, Sept. 26 to Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012
Get ready to hear the roar of engines throughout Eureka Springs. This annual motorcycle event attracts bikers from all over to ride the Ozarks and gather for BBQ, live blues and crazy good fun. Bikes of every kind will be rumbling around or parked on display through the weekend. If you love to ride or if you love to look at some gorgeous and unique machines, then this is the event for you!
The center of the action will be in Fayetteville, AR at Dickson Street. The hours are…well, all day and all night–the fun doesn’t stop at Bikes, Blues and BBQ! The Dickson Street Main Stage will have live blues bands throughout the rally. The Stokes Air Bike Show/Cycle Connection H-D Battle of the Bikes will be at noon on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Dickson and West. This is the time to really see everything from custom choppers to classic vintage bikes. The crowd gets in on the action, judging the bikes as they drive by and deciding which is the coolest one. Afterwards, at 4 pm, the Bikes, Blues & BBQ Parade of Power will travel from the Washington County Fairgrounds back to Dickson Street.
The BBQ Contest also has a People’s Choice winner. This year’s BBQ competition will be at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 2356 N. McConnell Avenue in Fayetteville. In addition to barbecue, the Fairgrounds will be transformed into one giant beer garden with the free live music keeping things rocking.
Bikes, Babes and Bling, the ladies’ motorcycle rally, joins the festivities this year and brings more events including a fashion show, women-only karaoke and more.
The whole event promises to be a great time while bringing in much needed donations for BBB-supported charities. As a non-profit 501(c)(3), Bikes, Blues & BBQ has donated over $600,000 to local charities since 2000. Organizations such s a Big Brothers & Big Sisters of NWA, NWA Free Health Center, Youth Bridge and many others have benefited from the funds raised by the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ event.
For detailed schedule, locations and helpful ride maps, visit BikesBluesandBBQ.org.