Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Stokes Air Battle of the Bikes

The Stokes Air Battle of the Bikes presented in part by Nabholz Construction

Hundreds of thousands of people attend Bikes, Blues & BBQ with some of the most awesome bikes around. Everything from tricked out custom choppers to rockin’ Harley’s and sweet metric bikes crowd the streets of Northwest Arkansas. There’s something for every taste, cruisers, vintage, sportbikes, and dressers.  What better way to showcase these amazing rides than to round up the best-of-the-best and let the public decide which one is the coolest of them all?  And that’s what we do every year.

The Stokes Air Battle of the Bikes is a drive in bike show with winners named in a variety of categories.  We stage this competition on Saturday morning/afternoon in the Bikes Blues and BBQ Beer Garden on Dickson St. So bring your “baby” down and see how it stacks up, or just come by and check out some of the best looking bikes in the world!

After the initial Bike Show, we select the top three entrants from each group and conduct a “people’s choice” competition called “The Battle of the Bikes.” Bikes of various types go head to head with audience reaction determining the winner.  The winners prize?  An enormous championship belt.

Bike Show Schedule
Registration – 8:00-9:00 a.m. Preliminary Judging – 9:00-10:00 a.m. Battle of the Bikes – Noon

Categories for the Stokes Air Battle of the Bikes

  • American Cruiser
  • Bagger
  • American Factory Custom
  • Sportster
  • Metric Cruiser
  • Unique
  • Metric Sport
  • Chopper
  • Trike/Conversion
  • Radical Custom

A huge thanks to Nabholz Construction for helping to make this possible

In the poster: Emcee Laramie LaFarge and Matt Gillen.  Photography by Aponi.