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Welcome to Bikes, Blues and BBQ 2018! This year’s rally is scheduled for 
September 26th through 29th and we can’t wait to hear the rumble in the Ozarks. 


If you have not experienced the roads of the Ozarks, then you are in for a fun experience. If you are a rally regular, then we want to welcome you back for another fun year.

Bikes, Blues and BBQ is the world’s largest charity motorcycle rally that benefits women, children, and the underserved members of the Northwest Arkansas community. Over the course of our 18 years, we have realized over $2 million to local charities. We appreciate your support of our event and the difference that you make for our non-profit organizations. We pride ourselves in being a family friendly event, inclusive of all members of the community and in no way condone or accept racism, white supremacy, bigotry, fascism, intolerance or hate speech. We look forward to another successful event. Can’t wait to see you in September!

LETTER FROM OUr EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Here at Bikes, Blues, and BBQ we take great pride in giving back. As the world's largest charity motorcycle rally we have generated over $2,000,000 for local non-profits. From donations to the Boys and Girls Club, and the Children's Safety Center, to the Area Agency on Aging we are proud to give back to our community. We cannot do it without you, and we hope you can come help us Rally with a Purpose. 

BOARD OF
DIRECTORS

A few words about the board. In 2001, the founders of Bikes, Blues, & BBQ voted in its first Board of Directors. Since then, our board has been dedicated to helping Bikes, Blues & BBQ generate over $1,500,000 for local charities, and become the largest family-friendly motorcycle rally in the United States.

All of the members of our board volunteer hours upon hours of their time each year to make sure Bikes, Blues & BBQ is a success. We would like to thank the board for their dedication to making Bikes, Blues & BBQ a successful event. 

BIKES, BLUES & BBQ BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kenneth Mourton: Chairman of the Board

Kenneth R. Mourton, the managing member of Ball & Mourton, Ltd., PLLC, concentrates his practice in taxation, criminal and civil tax litigation, estate planning and probate, business planning, business and real estate transactions, family and juvenile law, and alcoholic beverage law. Mr. Mourton attended the University of Arkansas and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1970. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas and was also inducted as a Certified Public Accountants, Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Washington County, Arkansas, and American Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice before the United Stated Tax Court, United Stated District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; United Stated Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Eight, and Tenth Circuits; and the United States Supreme Court. His honors include being chosen as a Special Justice to the Supreme Court of Arkansas, Medlock v. Leathers, 842 S.W.2d 428, (Ark. 1992), and selected as one of three tax attorneys named to the Arkansas Times 1998 Arkansas Best Lawyers list for tax attorneys. He serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Management Committee of the National Beer Wholesalers Association. Mr. Mourton is actively involved in many civic organizations including serving as the Chairman of the Board and general counsel to the Razorback Foundation, holding a position with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, and serving as a Board member of the Arkansas Rural Endowment, a nonprofit corporation created by the State of Arkansas to help lower income, rural Arkansas children to obtain college eduations.


Neal Crawford: Vice Chairman

Neal Crawford graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1994. Neal owns several companies in Northwest Arkansas. Neal is one of the founders of Bikes, Blues, and BBQ Motorcycle Rally. Before the Bikes, Blues, and BBQ rally began, Neal and the other rally founders began Bike Night at Jose's to give motorcycle enthusiasts an opportunity to come together and to determine how interested people would be in hosting a rally in Fayetteville. Neal's other community involvement includes serving as a Commissioner on the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission from April 2003 to March 2011, organizing both the SpringFest and Mardi Gras events in Fayetteville. Neal also opened up The Skate Station in Fayetteville to give area youth a local gathering place. Neal and his wife, Krisha, have three children.


Keith Ekenseair: Treasurer

Keith Ekenseair is a CPA for the firm Frost PLLC. Keith has a B.S. in Accounting, University of Mississippi. His professional experience includes Audit Member and formerly the CFO for a manufacturing company that had approximately $550 million in annual revenue, 5,500 employees and 24 locations throughout the United States and Mexico. Keith serves as the engagement or colleague reviewer on multiple SEC clients and heads up our Northwest Arkasas office. Keith's professional associations include American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and Board Member of Bikes, Blues, and BBQ. Keith enjoys spending time with family and riding his Harley-Davidson through the scenic roads in Northwest Arkansas. He also enjoys his active participation as a Board Member of Bikes, Blues, and BBQ, which conducts a safe, fun and family friendly motorcycle rally dedicated to providing funding to local charities.


Peter Reagan: Secretary

Pete Reagan began his service in the Fayetteville Fire Department in 1979. From there he was promoted to Lieutenant in 1986 and then to Captain in 1989. Pete retired from the Fayetteville Fire Department in 2005. He began his service as the District Field Service Representative for the International Association of Firefighters in 2001 and continues to still serve in this position today. Pete's professional assocations are serving as Fayetteville Fireman's Pension Board 1986 to Present, Fayetteville Firefighters Local 2866 President, 1985-1990, 1992-1994, 1998-2000, and Arkansas Professional Firefighters President 1987-2009, Federation of State and Provincial Firefighters - Vice Chairman 2000-2010. Pete is married to Laura Zulpo Reagan and has two children.


Steve Clark

Steve Clark is the President/CEO of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Clark has extensive experience as an elected state Attorney General, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Judge, Arbitrator, Mediator, Professor of Law and Entrepreneur. Steve's involvement in state and federal regulatory affairs ranges from investigations and prosecutions for fraud, white collar crime, and ethical violations. He has also been involved in litigation regarding the license and regulation of professionals, privacy regulations and consumer protection. Steve has had extensive experience in the healthcare arena. Furthermore, Steve has had hands on experience as a healthcare manager, managing a multi-site durable medical equipment business; serving as Vice President of Managed Care for a national home health company; and founding his own start up behavioral healthcare entity, The InnerCare Group. His company was one of the largest behavioral health companies in the nation when sold. While serving as Arkansas' Attorney General, Steve also served as President of the National Association of Attorneys General. He was selected by that group as the Outstanding Attorney General in the nation. State argued eight cases before the United States Supreme Court. Further, he served as a special legislative consultant to the United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator. He is a frequent speaker throughout the country to professional and academic groups on the subjects of ethics and public service, ethical best practices, and the duties of compliance and reporting. Prior to becoming the President and CEO of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, Steve served as a Visiting Professor of Law at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. Previously in his career, Steve served as a member of the faculty at the University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville, University of Arkansas School of Law at Little Rock, and South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas. Steve is part of the permanent teaching faculty of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners headquartered in Austin, Texas. He is a certified fraud examiner. Steve is a graduate of Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville. He has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus of both schools. He was presented the National Child Protection Award by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Steve is a member of the downtown Rotary Club of Fayetteville and serves on several municipal and regional boards of commissions. He is married to Suzanne Greichan Clark. They have two daughters and five grandchildren.

Brian Crowne

Brian has spent the last 30 years working in the music and event industry first as a musician and then as a venue owner and promoter. Brian and his wife Day purchased Georges Majestic Lounge in 2004 and The AMP...now the Walmart AMP in 2008. The Walton Arts Center acquired The AMP in 2011 and built the Walmart AMP in Rogers AR which opened in June of 2014. Brian continues to own and operate Georges and is the VP of the Walmart AMP. His company The Crowne Group LLC does consulting, marketing and turn key event planning and execution producing events ranging from wedding receptions to Greek events and large scale concerts. He is proud to be a part of enriching the community and to sit on the board of Bikes Blues and BBQ.
Jeff Koenig

Mr. Jeff Koenig BSEE is the retired President/CEO of Upchurch Electrical Supply. He received the 2015 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser award for northwest Arkansas from the National Association of Fundraising Professionals. He is past president and current board member of the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation. He also is past president and current board member of the Donald W. Reynolds Boys and Girls Club. He has supported numerous public education initiatives and served on the Fayetteville School District Board of Education acting as it's president from 1993 to 1995.


Bill Ramsey

J.W. "Bill" Ramsey is the former President/CEO of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. He is the owner of Public Relations Consultants of Arkansas Inc., operating in Fayetteville, and is the former owner of Crescent Department Store. Bill graduated from Prairie Grove High School and went on to obtain a BSBA in Marketing from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Bill has an impressive history of service to his community, first through service in the US Air Force and later in public service roles on the state and local level. Bill served nine terms in the Arkansas house of Representatives and is the Former Prairie Grove City Treasurer. His civic service includes serving previously as the President of the Prairie Grove Lions Club and in roles with the Prairie Grove Chamber of Commerce, the Prairie Grove Industrial Development Corporation, the Northwest Arkansas Motion Picture Commission, the Arkansas Aviation Historical Society Board and Northwest Arkansas Community College Foundation Board. Bill's current endeavors include serving on the Fayetteville Community Foundation. He also maintains membership in the Masons Lodge, the Scottish Rites, the American Legion, the Fayetteville Rotary Club and the Fayetteville Country Club. 


Crandall Streett

Crandall Streett is a Senior Vice President and Loan Manager at Signature Bank of Arkansas. She has worked at Signature Bank for over 10 years and currently manages both consumer and commercial loan officers in the Fayetteville market. After graduating high school at Yellville, she attended the University of Central Arkansas on a Presidential Scholarship later graduating with Honors. She is a graduate of both the Leadership Fayetteville and Leadership Arkansas programs allowing her to pursue and assume leadership and volunteer roles all across the state of Arkansas. Crandall and her husband, Nathan Streett, have 3 active children but she still manages to stay very engaged in the Northwest Arkansas community. She coaches youth basketball for the Fayetteville Boys & Girls Club, is a Funding Board Member for the Washington County Children’s Safety Center and a member of Christian Life Cathedral.  


Bill Waite

Bill owns and operates Dickson Street Liquor Store in Fayetteville. He lives in Fayetteville with his wife Lara and his daughters Finley and Callan. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas. In addition to the Walton Arts Center Board, he currently serves as a member of the Bikes, Blues and Barbeque Board of Directors and he is a member of the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. He has also been appointed as a member of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Retailer Advisory Board. He is actively involved in the Fayetteville community, working to promote and enhance Fayetteville's Dickson Street Entertainment District. He also participates in several local volunteer organizations including the Komen Race for the Cure, the Humane Society of the Ozarks and the Boys and Girls Club of Fayetteville.


Perry Webb

A native of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, Webb earned his associate degree in Business from Williams Baptist College in 1977. He majored in Business Administration at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR. As the executive director of the Walnut Ridge and Forrest City Chambers of Commerce and in his current position as president and chief executive officer of the Springdale Chamber, Webb has worked in all facets of the business sector - from tourism, community and economic development to advertising, marketing and promotion. Under his direction the Chamber has led Springdale to record job creation levels, with over 16,000 jobs created since 1994. Perry received his Certified Chamber Executive designation in 2004 from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. Perry served as a member of the US Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management's Board of Trustees, and was chairman of that national board in 2009. Previously he served two years as the chairman of the Curriculum Review Committee, and was an Institute faculty member for over fifteen years. As an avocation, he found time to serve as a basketball and football official for more than 25 years. During that time, he refereed more than 2,500 basketball games and more than 400 football games. Starting in 1987, Webb also officiated NCAA Division I basketball, working more than 250 games at the sport's highest level. He is a 2006 inductee into the Arkansas Officiating Hall of Fame. Perry and his wife, Rebecca, have three children; Amanda, Sarah, and Bartley, and four grandsons


Justin Tennant

Justin Tennant is Managing Director at Verizon. Justin is a graduate from Fayetteville High School. Justin attended the University of Arkansas where he graduated with a BA in Journalism with emphasis on Advertising and Public Relations. Justin serves on the Fayetteville City Council. He also serves on NWA Regional Planning Commission, Ordinance Review Committee and Transportation Committee. Justin is a former Board Member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He also serves the American Heart Association, Fayetteville Future Fund, Walton Arts Center, Botanical Gardens, Northwest Arkansas Young Professionals and is a Watch Dog Dad and Volunteer Coach. Justin is married to Katie Clark and has two children. 

A HISTORY OF FUN, BIKES, AND GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

BIKES, bLUES, & BBQ TODAY
The first Bikes, Blues, & BBQ rally was held in the year 2000 with just over 300 riders. Today, Bikes, Blues & BBQ is the largest motorcycle rally in the United States benefiting local charities. Last year, it was estimated that over 400,000 people attended the rally from all 50 states and many other countries.

Bikes, Blues, & BBQ also benefits the local economy. According to a 2013 study conducted by the University of Arkansas Center for Business and Economic Research, an estimated $69-80 million economic impact was generated to Arkansas during the Bikes, Blues & BBQ rally week.
THE BEGINNING OF A TRADITION
The notion for Bikes, Blues, & BBQ began over 20 years ago when Richard Watson, then Fayetteville’s Police Chief, bought his first Harley. At that time he started attending many of the major motorcycle rallies throughout the United States.

While doing so, he saw the economic potential of hosting a rally in Northwest Arkansas. Not only would a motorcycle rally benefit the entire area, but it would also provide some of the most beautiful motorcycle riding in the country. Northwest Arkansas is ideally suited for a rally since it is located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains.

The original rally founders, Watson, Steve Ward (President of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce) and Neal Crawford (owner of Jose’s Mexican Restaurant), talked about the idea of starting a rally for about six years. During that time Bike Night at Jose’s was begun to give motorcycle enthusiasts an opportunity to come together and to determine how interested people would be in hosting a rally in Fayetteville.

Due to the success of Bike Night at Jose’s and overwhelming enthusiasm from local bikers and businesses, Ward presented the rally idea to the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as a potential project for the city of Fayetteville.

After careful review and positive feedback from the community, the Chamber voted to host an annual motorcycle rally in the city of Fayetteville.
RALLY WITHA PURPOSE
From the very beginning, the founders realized that although the three festival components — bikes, blues, and barbeque — would be enough to put on a great event, so much more was possible. They wanted to hold Bikes, Blues, & BBQ to a higher standard and give it a greater purpose. 

First, they decided that the rally had to be an event where everyone was welcome, including children, so it had to be family friendly.

Second, the rally needed to give back to the community. Not only would the rally boost the economy, but the founders also felt the rally should donate the profits raised by the event to local charities.

Third, the founders felt one last thing was needed to complete the rally festivities — a poker run dedicated to charity. Kathy Johnson, working with Meals on Wheels at the time, was contacted to see if she would be interested in hosting the poker run during the motorcycle rally. She agreed and did an amazing job establishing one of Bikes, Blues & BBQ’s finest events. The Poker Run is now hosted by the Fire Fighters Association, and over 1,200 bikes participate.

Between the first and second year, the founders determined that the best way for Bikes, Blues, & BBQ to give to charity was to become a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, and to vote in a Board of Directors to help govern the event. The original board members were Richard Watson, Ken Mourton, Neal Crawford, Denny Tune, Charlie Goforth, Bill Ramsey, and Buddy Ledford.

Since 2000, Bikes, Blues & BBQ has generated over $2 million for local non-profits. If you are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Northwest Arkansas, please click on the link below for information regarding submitting a funding request to Bikes, Blues and BBQ.
THE NAME

During the organizing stage, Watson decided that the event needed a proper name. Someone suggested the word bikes be in the title, and another person pointed out that most rallies have blues artists, and another mentioned that barbeque should be added to the mix, thus christening our beloved rally as Bikes, Blues & BBQ.
A SPIRIT OF GIVING BACK

Bikes, Blues, & BBQ is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and has donated over $2,000,000 to local charities since 2000. Bikes, Blues, & BBQ is also a recipient of the Arkansas State Tourism 2008 Henry Award for Special Achievement. The Henry Awards honor individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the state’s tourism industry in the preceding year.

THE
PURPOSE

rally with a purpose
Since 2000, Bikes, Blues & BBQ has generated over $2,000,000 for local non-profits.

If you are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Northwest Arkansas, please click on the link below for information regarding submitting a funding request to Bikes, Blues and BBQ.
In 2017, these were the non-profits that received direct donations from the rally:
Apple Seeds, 
Area Agency on Aging,
Arkansas Children’s Hospital,   
Arkansas Support Network,   
Boy Scout Troop 122,   
Camp Alliance,   
Childcare Aware,   
Children’s Safety Center,
Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County, Community Creative Center, 
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,   
Epic Compassionaires,   
Essentials Outreach,   
Equestrian Bridges,   
Fayetteville Boys & Girls Club,   
Fayetteville High School Band Boosters,     
Fayetteville Lions Club,   
Fayetteville Police Department,   
Fayetteville Public Education Foundation,   
Habitat for Humanity of Washington County, 
Havenwood, 
Jackson Graves Foundation,   
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 
Life Styles Inc.,  
Lincoln High School Athletic Club,  
Lincoln Pound Pals,   
Northwest Arkansas Center for Sexual assault,   
Open Avenues,   
Pagnozzi Charities,   
Peace at Home Shelter,   
Sheriff Ralph Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund, 
Sequoyah Kiwanis,
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas,   
Springdale Kiwanis,   
Walton Arts Center,   
Washington County 4-H Foundation,   
Washington County Fairgrounds,   
Welcome Health of NWA,   
Youth Bridge
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AREA INFORMATION

Located in the foothills of the Ozarks Mountains, Northwest Arkansas is full of scenic, well maintained roads. Whether you want to visit one of the many local state parks, see the elk in Jasper, ride the famous Pig Trail, eat great food, or hear good music we have got you covered. Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville have all the amenities you will need, with a local flare. Whether visiting Dickson St. in Fayetteville, Emma St. in Springdale, Historic Downtown Rogers, or the Historic Square in Bentonville there is truly something for everyone. Eureka Springs and Harrison are both easy rides from Fayetteville filled with rolling hills and natural beauty.

Since 2000, Bikes, Blues & BBQ has generated over $2,000,000 for local non-profits.

the official
rally campground

LODGING

Please check out the links below for rally camping, hotel/motel and other accommodations available during Bikes, Blues and BBQ. We hope to see you here on September 26 – 29, 2018.

For More Information regarding the Official Bikes, Blues and BBQ Campground or area hotels/motels, Contact the Fayetteville Visitor’s Bureau at 1.800.766.4626 or email – info@experiencefayetteville.com 

the official
rally campground

The official campground of Bikes, Blues & BBQ is the Washington County Fairgrounds. It is THE place to be for the 2018 Bikes, Blues, & BBQ rally. 

The Fairgrounds will be hosting several attractions including the Progressive Insurance KCBS Arkansas State BBQ Championship sponsored by Sam’s Club, the lawn mower pulls, free music, and more. Shuttle service to Dickson Street is available.

PRICE

Please call

RESERVATIONS

CALL (800) 766-4626 or (479)527-9993

ROCK VILLAGE COURT & RV PARK

About 60 miles from Fayetteville and about 2 miles north of Roaring River State Park near Cassville, Mo. on State Highway 112. We offer 10 rustic cabins with various accommodations, prices range from $47 to $105 + tax per night, full hook-up RV spots and tent camping. We request a minimum 2 night visit for BBB reservations.

rockvillagecourt.com  |   1-417-847-2323.

TRAILWOOD MOBILE HOMES & RV PARK

RV spaces are available at one of Arkansas’s finest mobile parks. TRAILWOOD is a quite, friendly community, with paved and curbed street, spacious lots, and large shade trees. TRAILWOOD is located just off I-49 at EXIT 65, west of THE WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS. Even if you don’t stay with us at TRAILWOOD this year come by and check us out while your in town for 2016 you will be glad you did.

2556 W Mount Comfort Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72704

trailwoodrv@sbcglobal.net  |  479-442-6225  |  trailwoodmobilehomes-rvs.com

The Combs Store and Cafe Campground

Campground is located in the heart of Ozarks just 25 miles east of Fayetteville on the scenic PigTrail bypass. We have 50 and 30 amp sites and self contained RV sites, as well as primitive tent camping available. Store and cafe on the premises. Gas, Beer Wine Food Also available 2 bedroom house sleeps 8

Find us on Facebook @ The Combs Store and Cafe For reservation and more information

928-421-4727  |  thecombsstore@gmail.com

INDIAN SUMMER RV PARK

Bikers and friends are always welcome to our Riverside Retreat in Anderson, MO! Enjoy a nice ride on I-49 or Scenic HWY 59, less than an hour from Fayetteville. Full RV Hookups, Campsites, Bonfires, BBQ, Bath Houses, Tents, Cots, Airbeds, all set up and ready for you to ride in, relax, and enjoy! And there’s a SHUTTLE VAN if needed!

479-640-3362

LAZY ACRES RV PARK AND CAMPGROUND

Lazy Acres RV Park and Campground – 37 acres, with wooded hillsides and east cedar creek. We offer nice RV sites with electric and self contained sites or primitive tent camping. Minutes from some of the best motorcycle scenic routes off of AR Hwy. 59. We offer 50/30 amp & 30/20 amp sites with water available. We also offer Premium Primitive Tent Sites along with Tent, Hammock ,Camper and RV rentals. Dump Stations with-in 10 miles, Clean Restroom, Small store, Wood bundles, Hiking, Horse shoe pits and Pet friendly. Motorcycle friendly. 37 miles from Fayetteville & 9 miles from Alma, Arkansas. Call for reservations and/or more details.

1507 Kenner Chapel Road, Rudy Arkansas 72952

Office 214-632-1985  |  larparkandcampground.com

RECOMmENDED
HOTELS & MOTELS

Note: We highly recommend that all visitors to the rally double check their confirmations periodically, no matter their hotel or motel.

fayetteville

For Fayetteville hotel recommendations contact the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau or visit their website for more information on Fayetteville Hotels. 

1-800-766-4626  |  experiencefayetteville.com

SPRINGDALE

For Springdale hotel recommendations contact Explore Springdale or visit the Explore Springdale website for more information on Springdale Hotels & Motels.  
1-479-872-2222  |  explorespringdale.com
FOR GROUPS OF 10 ROOMS OR MORE
For group travel (10+ rooms per night) contact: HelmsBriscoe – Hotel Procurement Company for Bikes Blues & BBQ Lee McAhren – Manager, Global Accounts.


www.helmsbriscoe.com


479-236-3003
lmcahren@helmsbriscoe.com

courtyard mariott - fayetteville

600 East Van Asche Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72703
479-571-4900  |  courtyardfayetteville.com

STAYBRIDGE SUITES - FAYETTEVILLE

1577 W. 15th Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-695-2400  |  ihg.com

RED ROOF PLUS+ - BENTONVILLE

215 SE Walton Blvd., Bentonville, AR 72712
479-464-4400redroof.com

HYATT PLACE - ROGERS

4610 West Walnut Street, Rogers, AR 72756
479-633-8555  |  rogersbentonville.place.hyatt.com

PRIVATE HOMES
FOR RENT

Renting a private home for Bikes, Blues, & BBQ can provide more privacy and flexability for you during the Rally. So, if you’re thinking about the ultimate place to stay during the rally – look no further…

vacation RENTALS
Vacation Rentals rents fully-furnished homes and townhomes by the night, week, month or year that fit your activities, budget and lifestyle — starting at $85 per night for two adults.

View all of our rental homes and townhomes at 
www.vacationrentalsinc.net.

Bella Vista: (479) 855-1111 ext. 231, or bvreservations@vrinc.net
Holiday Island: (479) 253-7700 or hireservations@vrinc.net
Hot Springs Village: (501) 922-9850 ext. 23 or hsvreservations@vrinc.net.

other recommended
lodging options

THE INN AT LOST BRIDGE

The Inn at Lost Bridge is located one mile from Lost Bridge Marina on Highway 127 in Garfield, Arkansas. Book your room online or by phone

21322 North Highway 127
Garfield, Arkansas 72732

479.359.3222  |  lostbridgemarina.com/lodging

LAKE FOREST LUXURY LOG CABINS

Eureka Springs cabin rentals at Lake Forest Luxury Log Cabins with outdoor Swimming Pool! Log cabins nestled in the woods in the Beaver Lake area. 3 miles to Starkey Marina, or 4 miles from the Beaver Dam. Cabins feature Jacuzzis for two, fireplaces, full kitchens, Satellite TV, DVD, VCR, CD players, BBQ grills and large,private decks. Cabins sleep up to 10 guests (1536 sq. ft.). Enjoy paved roads leading to and throughout our resort! Get away from it all. Enjoy BBB and also visit the downtown area and BBB activities in Eureka Springs just 7 ½ miles from us.

479.363.9991lakeforestcabinsresort.com  

OFF THE DEEP END

Located on the river in Noel, Missouri. Enjoy our dock on the water and fire pit with friends in your down time and hit the road to see the breathtaking overhanging bluffs and other scenic views. We offer 3 cabins that sleep up to 6, one log cabin that sleeps 4, and a second story that sleeps 8. Towels, sheets etc. provided. There is also a recreation room with a cook-top, additional bathroom, and pool table.

417-475-77004noel.com/offthedeepend/

Tanglewood Lodge

Tanglewood Lodge is located on the beautiful Beaver Lake, the nations largest man made lake in Rogers, AR. We pride ourselves on providing a delightful retreat where the warmth and friendliness of the Tanglewood team are always apparent. Standard and updated rooms, with a 2 bedroom suite. Stay 5 nights and get the next night free.


479-925-2100tanglewoodlodgeinc.com

BEAVER LAKE VACATION RENTALS

35+ LAKEFRONT or LAKEVIEW Vacation Homes to choose from! All homes are furnished, including fully equipped kitchens & bath/bed linens. Most of our homes are located in Garfiled (halway between Fayetteville and Eureka Springs)

479-359-3033  |  karen@blvr.biz  |  blvr.biz

EUREKA SPRINGS

The Extraordinary Escape for Bikers Arkansas’ Greatest Motorcycle Rides.

eurekasprings.org/accommodations/

HARRISON

Ozark Mountain Gateway to the Buffalo River Region.

harrisonarkansas.org/lodging
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wHERE TO
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getting around
the rally

rally parking
tips

The Dickson Street area of Bikes, Blues, and BBQ is located in the middle of a historic residential area of Fayetteville. As such, many streets have designated residential parking. Spaces numbered 0-299 are permanently reserved for residents of the area with parking permits. Please don’t park in these spaces (tickets, towing; you know the drill). Spaces numbered 300 and above are Fayetteville city paid parking areas. However, for the rally duration, Wednesday-Saturday, that “paid parking” designation in the Dickson Street Entertainment District has been suspended by the city. That suspension does not apply to the area around the Fayetteville square.

But if you are looking for very secure, and convenient rally parking, we recommend the following:

The Progressive Covered Parking Lot

Progressive Insurance has secured a parking lot in the middle of the rally right behind the Dickson St. bars. Go north on West St. from Dickson and turn in behind the Hog Haus Brewery. Not only is it free to bikers, it’s covered, and they’ve hired security officers to make sure your baby is perfectly safe while you’re at the rally. Progressive is going to take care of you!

The Deck At The Dickson

Special event parking available for Bikes, Blues, & BBQ September 24-27. Covered parking with easy access to all the action and park as long as you want. $20 first-time entry and $10 for each re-entry. 609 West Dickson, in the heart of the rally. For more info, call 479.966.4111

The Baum Motorcycle Village Parking Lot

Park on the east side of Razorback Road at Baum Motorcycle Village, and then ride the A and M Railroad to Dickson Street. The train will be running every half hour and it’s a lot quicker than maneuvering through the traffic and trying to find a parking spot.

The Churches and Civic Groups on Dickson Street

On the eastern end of Dickson Street, before you get to the party, you’ll find several large lots manned by various churches and civic groups. These lots are safe and secure secure places to leave your “baby”, at a reasonable cost.

GETTING AROUND THE RALLY
HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER

The A & M Railroad Train – Dickson St. to Baum Stadium

A and M Railroad wants you to be safe and have the best rally possible. So, they have partnered with Bikes, Blues, and BBQ to provide passenger cars to transport people from Dickson Street to Baum Stadium beginning Thursday, September 27 – Saturday, September 29th. Pickup/Drop-off locations are near George’s Majestic on Dickson Street and the parking lot on the east side of Baum Stadium.

The Train will leave from Dickson to Baum on the half hour & from Baum to Dickson every Hour. The price per person is $5 one way, $10 round trip & $25 for a Thurs. – Sat. pass. 

Train Schedule:

Thursday          11:30am to 12:00am
Friday               9:30am to 12:00am
Saturday          8:30am to 1:00am
VIEW FULL TRAIN SECHEDULE

Washington County FAirgrounds/Dickson St Shuttle

The Bikes, Blues, & BBQ Shuttle will run from the Washington County Fairgrounds beginning Thursday, September 27 through Saturday, September 29. Fairgrounds Pick up/Drop off location is at the Fairgrounds Front Gate. Dickson St Pick-Up/Drop-Off location is North of Dickson St at the West Avenue Bus Stop. 

The Shuttle will leave the Fairgrounds on the hour and Dickson St on the half hour. The Price per person is $5 one way, $8 round trip. 

Shuttle Schedule:

Thursday           4:00pm to 12:00am
Friday                4:00pm to 12:00am
Saturday           3:00pm to 1:00am

Event maps with transportation pick-up and drop-off locations.

Looking for maps to show you the pick-up and drop off locations for the different forms of transportation available during the 2018 Bikes, Blues & BBQ Rally? Use these links to access the maps we’ve put together to make transportation as easy as possible.

MOTORCYCLE RENTALS

Pig Trail Harley-Davidson of Rogers will be offering a variety of bikes for rental during the rally. These include Ultra Classics, Road Kings, Road Glides, and Heritage Softail Classics. Contact Kyle Johnson at: 

Pig Trail H-D – 877-633-9797, 479-878-4913, or 479-636-9797

Taxi Service

NWA Taxi runs 24/7. Please call well in advance to reserve your taxi. 
They can be reached at: 

Fayetteville/Springdale : 479-756-8294  
Rogers/Bentonville: 479-636-8294

car service

If you are looking for a private car to take you around Northwest Arkansas during Bikes, Blues, & BBQ please contact Joe Washington of Hotel Executive Transportation to reserve your car well in advance.

Phone: 479-640-1430 
Fax: 479-631-2227 
joew@nwataxi.com
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FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS

What information can you give me about places to stay during the rally?

For information on hotels, motels, RV parks, and campgrounds please reference the Lodging section above or contact the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau at 1-800-766-4626.

WHO DO I NEED TO CONTACT ABOUT BEING A JUDGE FOR THE KCBS BBQ COOK-OFF OR ABOUT MY ENTRY APPLICATION?

For information about the KCBS BBQ Cook-off judging and entry applications, please contact Duanne Kovach at duanekkovach@gmail.com.

I want to get the most out of my time at the rally; can I get a complete schedule of events?

We place the schedule of events on the website as soon as we have them finalized. Please continue to check the website for the most current updates.We place the schedule of events on the website as soon as we have them finalized. Please continue to check the website for the most current updates.

I am in a band or represent a band interested in performing at your rally. Who do I need to contact and where can I send our press packets?

For consideration please send all contact information and EPK to Press packets may be sent to:

Bikes, Blues & BBQ PO Box 712 Fayetteville, AR 72702

Where can I get official rally merchandise after the rally?

Any merchandise still available will be available on our online store.

Have more questions?

want to
get involved?

Each year, the rally is staffed and supported by hundreds of dedicated and hardworking folks; most volunteer their time and effort to help ensure the Bikes, Blues, & BBQ experience is enjoyed by every attendee. It is this dedication that allows Bikes, Blues, & BBQ rally to run successfully and give the maximum amount of support possible to all of their charitable organizations. This year, Bikes Blues and BBQ is employing even more of our local charities to help us in the various venues. We plan to put individual volunteers in touch with the various charities to make the process more streamlined.

If you would like more information about volunteer opportunities, contact Michelle Devers, Bikes Blues and BBQ© Event Director: info@bikesbluesandbbq.org

thanks to our
coordinators.

Another Great Year Because of You! On behalf of the Bikes, Blues & BBQ Board of Directors, thank you for all of your hard work and dedication in making the 16th annual rally the best yet.

The long hours you invested over the last year paid off tremendously. Because of your efforts, hundreds of thousands of visitors felt welcome in Northwest Arkansas and were able to enjoy all the rally had to offer. It wouldn’t have happened without you. – BBB Board of Directors

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