The Bikes, Blues, and BBQ Motorcycle Rally Wraps Up with an Awesome Parade of Power
After days of festivities, Arkansas’ infamous Bikes, Blues, and BBQ Motorcycle Rally, which takes place in Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas, wrapped up shortly after midnight on Saturday. Clean up promptly began, as Fayetteville residents tried to get ready for the Monday work week. Last year there were over 32,000 bags of trash at the end of the awesome motorcycle rally and this year will be no different. The city will now try to take on the arduous task of resuming “life as usual” after such an amazing weekend.
Some couples used the event to get hitched. Four couples said “I do” on Saturday on the Main Stage and Joe Giles, the director of BBB performed the ceremonies – he is a minister.  And why not? Motorcycling is a big part of many peoples lives and they make the event much more memorable.
By every account, the Bikes, Blues, and BBQ Motorcycle Rally was a huge success and a fun filled week for all who attended. The amazing smell of smoky BBQ wafted through the Washington County Fairgrounds on Saturday as the Kansas City Barbeque Society Barbeque Cook-off and Championship got underway. Fifty-nine teams from 13 states competed in four mouth-watering categories, including chicken, brisket, ribs, and pork. This year’s winner was Getting’ Sauced from Missouri!
The Bikes, Blues, and BBQ Motorcycle Rally was capped off by the Parade of Power. This year, over 600 motorcyclists rumbled their way from College Avenue to Dickson Street and passed thousands of spectators and families. The roar of the bikes was both deafening and thrilling for all who attended.
Even this year’s accidents, arrests, and citations were down, according to Arkansas police officials. There were a total of 26 arrests and 11 accidents reported during the event this year and no fatalities. A section of Dickson was closed for the rally, which many suspected may have eased traffic congestion. This alone could have helped decrease the number of motorcycle accidents and incidents.
This year’s Bikes, Blues, and BBQ Motorcycle Rally in Arkansas was a blast, and the motorcycle accident attorneys at Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys® were proud to be a part of this year’s festivities. We know why you ride and we understand your passion for motorcycling—because we ARE motorcyclists too. If you are ever injured in a motorcycle accident, our motorcycle accident attorneys will be on your side fighting zealously for your rights. We always pursue the maximum compensation for our clients to help pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us today at 1-800-4-BIKERS for a free consultation. We Ride—We Care—We Win!