Tuesday, September 22, 2015
If you weren’t there last year for the 3rd Annual BBB Car Show, you don’t know what you missed. We had it all, customs, street rods, vintage treasures, rat rods, even custom bicycles for the kids! All that and vendors, a DJ, special awards, everything that goes with a great car show. This was a GREAT car show, at a motorcycle rally!
This year we’ve expanded – more cars and more attractions – all at the same great location. The BBB Car Show will be held on Saturday, September 26 at Arvest Ball Park in Springdale. The address for Arvest Ballpark is, 3000 South 56th Street, Springdale, AR 72762. The Park is essentially at the intersection of Hwy 412 and I-49, with easy access and lots of parking.
But, it’s not only a static car show. On Friday afternoon, pre-registered vehicles will get to participate in the Bikes Blues and BBQ Dickson Street Cruise, a car parade through the heart of the rally. It’s a great event that EVERYONE can enjoy!
Monday, September 21, 2015
Joe and Courtney Sweeney-Legore were from the same hometown and graduated from the same high school. It wasn’t until nearly 17 years later that they met again and started dating. Joe had always been an avid motorcycle fan, but no longer owned a bike while they were dating. Courtney made him a promise that, one day, she would buy him a Harley. Three years after they were married, she did!
For their fourth anniversary, the couple made their first trip to Bikes Blues and BBQ, had an incredible time, and upgraded their bike to the Road King they call “Casper”. They have enjoyed many rides, weekends, poker runs, and rallies together, but Bikes Blues and BBQ is the one Joe and Courtney have looked forward to returning to. They will be renewing their wedding vows on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. main stage in the Beer Garden on Dickson Street. Please join us as we celebrate with Joe and Courtney!
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Get ready for a beautiful ride and a chance to win big!
Every year, the Fayetteville chapter of The International Association of Fire Fighters presents not one, but two superb Poker Runs! You don’t have to be a firefighter to enjoy these runs! On-site registration is available during the rally at the Fire Fighters booth, located at the Bank of Fayetteville “Train Bank” at the Northwest corner of Dickson St and West Ave, or you can pre-register on-line by clicking here.
For those of you who have not had the pleasure, the IAFF Local 2866 offers runs through some of the most beautiful roads you’ll ever see. If you are unfamiliar with the Northwest Arkansas area, but want to experience the great riding and scenery that the area has to offer, this is your perfect opportunity!
The money generated by these runs benefits Camp Sunshine. Camp Sunshine is a summer camp facility for children who are burn victims; a place where they are like everyone else and can simply have a good time, make friends, and enjoy all the things that other children enjoy without bearing the stigma of looking different. To visit Camp Sunshine is to come away teary-eyed, but with such appreciation of the bravery of these children and a profound respect for the firefighters who work so hard to provide them with this opportunity. We sincerely salute I.A.F.F. and every other organization that supports this noble endeavor.
On both runs, last bike out 10:00 a.m., last stop closes at 5:00 p.m.
Baum Stadium west side Starting Point
1st Pied Piper in Eureka Springs
2nd Sugar Boogers Hwy 412/74
3rd Crosses Store Hwy 16
4th Caseys Gas Station Elkins
5th Mojos on Garland Ave End Point
Baum Stadium west side Starting Point
1st Devils Den State Park
2nd Dickeys BBQ Siloam Springs
3rd One Eyed Jacks Tobacco Lounge Bentonville
4th KoA Chocolate Factory Elm Springs
5th Riverside Entertainment Hwy 412 Near Siloam Springs End Point
Pre-Registration forms must be submitted no later than midnight CST Friday September 18, 2015. Pre-Registration will be closed at that time. Only pre-registered riders are guaranteed the t-shirt size of their choice.
Online Registration >
COME JOIN THE FUN!
The OVMA and Bikes Blues & BBQ Inc. 2nd annual vintage motorcycle show!
THE SHOW OPENS TO THE PUBLIC AT 9:OOAM SATURDAY THE 26TH.
Please join us for our second annual vintage bike show being held on Saturday September 26, 2015- rain or shine- at the Arvest ballpark in Springdale Arkansas. This is an open invitation to all to bring your vintage bike(s) and show them off. The show will take place under 6400 square feet of tent in a paved parking lot. Your bike(s) will not be out in the elements, and neither will you. Improved concessions are available on site. Your trucks and trailers can be parked on the lot close by, and there will be uniformed security beginning on Friday and going through Saturday. We will have early registration available on Friday evening from 6pm until around 9pm.
Don't have a vintage bike to show? Then come on out and attend the show anyway! You don't have to own a bike to look. And it's free! Bring your mom and dad out, they will love all the old motorcycles. They may have owned and ridden some like them.
The Show is being held during the Bikes, Blues and BBQ rally that runs from September 23 until September 26 of this year. The rally usually brings in 400-450,000 bikers, and some projections are pointing to 500,000 this year. Pair that with our MSA of more than 500,000, and your bike(s) are going to be seen by a lot of people.
There will also be a big car show, Wounded Warrior project, live music and a fireworks show at the Arvest venue.
So, bring some bikes to show and one to ride. Spend a Couple of days if you can. Northwest Arkansas has some of the best riding in the country, and there is more to do during this event than you can possibly get around to.
For more information on BBBBQ, here is a link to their website: www.bikesbluesandbbq.org
The show will include 1st and 2nd place awards in the Rider category and the Restored category. The usual classes of American, British, European and Pacific Rim will apply to each category. There will be 1st,2nd,3rd and 4th place awards in the Survivor category. In the Custom category, there will be 1st and 2nd place awards for the classes of Bobber, Chopper, Cafe and Rat. 1st and 2nd place awards for the Tiddler(100cc and less)class, in addition to 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th place awards for Competition bikes. There will also be Best of Show, Sponsors Choice(4), and Directors Choice awards given.
We believe that involvement from other clubs is crucial to the success of the show, and would like to include individuals from different clubs in the judging process to help promote fairness to all who enter. If any of your members would consider helping judge, we would love to hear from them. Contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The individual entry fee is 10.00 for your first bike and 5.00 for each additional bike. Your 5th and subsequent bikes are free. Individuals and clubs presenting 8 or more bikes will have all registration fees waived.
SPECIAL: This year there will be no entry fee for bikes 45 years and older!
Registration 6-9pm Friday and 8-10:30am Saturday. Judging 11:00-2:00am, awards ceremony at 2:30pm. show ends at conclusion of awards ceremony. An antique for purposes of this show is any motorcycle from 1990 back. (25 years or older).
Map to the Arvest Ballpark >
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
THE PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE KCBS BARBECUE CONTEST SPONSORED IN PART BY SAM’S CLUB, OFFICIAL SUPPLIER TO BBB
If you want to know what barbeque is all about, the People’s Choice Competition portion of the Progressive Insurance Arkansas State BBQ Championship Friday night at the BBB Official Campground is where you need to be! For a $6 donation, you get to not only taste, but cast your vote for your favorite “cue”. Sample some World Class BBQ, wash it down with a tasty beverage, and enjoy some of the most unique attractions the rally has to offer! This is some of the best BBQ in the South! We open the gates for People’s Choice at 6:00 p.m. and start serving at 6:30 p.m. Come early and eat a lot.
And while the People’s Choice is fun for all, the Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned portion of the Progressive Insurance Arkansas State BBQ Championship is the BBQ Battle Royale. Contestants put their best meat forward for a chance to win thousands in prize moneys. So if you think your BBQ is the best in the land, here’s your chance to prove it.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Two of our favorite sponsors are combining to put on a great VIP ride this year. We got so much positive feedback last year about the ride, we decided to do it again and even improve it. So, check this out: An extended ride through the beautiful hills of western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, a full lunch at Cherokee Casino in West Siloam Springs plus free play cards, experienced ride captains to show the way, and of course, the commemorative 2015 bottle of Jack Daniels Single Barrel. And that’s not to mention the gifts from Jack Daniels and Cherokee Casino. One of the comments we got last year was that the ride legs weren’t long enough, so we’ve remedied that. You’re going to ride a lot, through some beautiful country. All this for $100 per bike and rider, and $50 per passenger. Spots for the ride are limited, so sign up early while there are still openings.
To register, call the BBB office Monday-Thursday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and noon. 479.527.9993
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
If you haven’t experienced it yet, here’s your last chance.
Flo’s Chop Shop is coming to Bikes, Blues and BBQ!
We’ve been on the road all summer long, and at our fifth and final rally stop, we’ll be setting up Flo’s Chop Shop so you can enjoy a free beard or mustache trim or shave, boot shine or even a manicure! And if you’re a customer, let us know—we have a VIP gift waiting for you.
Plus, when you arrive, you can take advantage of our free, secured and covered 24-hour parking behind Hog Haus Brewing (but hurry as spaces fill up quickly).
It’s more than a rally. It’s an experience. Here’s a sneak peek at what we have in store for you:
Of course, there’s so much more to Bikes, Blues and BBQ than, well, bikes, blues and BBQ. Since its inception, rally leaders and attendees have raised and donated over $600,000 to local charities making it the nation’s largest charitable motorcycle rally.
With that in mind, we want to contribute to the effort, too. So this year we’re partnering with Habitat for Humanity to host a free Flo-waffle breakfast on Saturday September 26th from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Bikes, Blues and BBQ Beer Garden on Dickson Street. No donations necessary—breakfast is on us. But if we fill you up right, consider a tip—any extra donations will benefit Habitat for Humanity, too.
See you there!