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Bridges, Bikes and Blues

Start Date:Jun 15th, 2013
End Date:Jun 15th, 2013
Address:7693 Swartsel Rd.
Eaton, OH   45320
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DescriptionBridges, Bikes and Blues

The Preble County Historical Societys Annual Ride Fundraiser is one of the newest but possibly the best benefit tours in Ohio, offering beautiful scenery, small town hospitality plus a rare chance to drive across one of the oldest double-barrel covered bridges in the USA as well the opportunity to drive across the brand new Hueston Woods covered bridge!

Bridges, Bikes and Blues kicks off on June 15th putting Preble County Ohio's rural landscape and historic covered bridges on display. The cruise then transitions into a great party and concert complete with smoking hot-blues bands, great food, and an outdoor beer garden in downtown Eaton, Ohio! It will be a great day to cruise to 8 covered bridges with plenty of amazing scenery. The inaugural event received rave reviews and the best part is that this tour is not just for motorcycles; all motorized vehicles are welcome to participate as well!

Organized by and for the benefit of The Preble County Historical Society, the Bridges, Bikes and Blues cruise will take guests on a relaxing 75 mile scenic tour.

Arrive at the Preble County Historical Center to register and pancake breakfast starting at 9am. Roll out from the Historical Center is scheduled at 12:30pm at 7693 Swartsel Road, Eaton, Ohio 45320 (off SR 122, 1 mile NW of Gratis, 6 miles SE of Eaton). Last year over 1000 bikes registered in the event crisscrossing the county, visiting historic sites and exploring a county that lives and loves motorcycles. Event organizers are confident they can easily handle twice that many participants so the society is ramping up its marketing efforts to get maximum participation. COST: $20 per bike or auto/vehicle (paid registration includes 8 tickets for great raffle prizes & 1 FREE event t-shirt). Extra t-shirts available for purchase.

You can travel with packs or ride on your own. The Leisure Ride pulls out at 11:30am. A half-hour later at 12noon the Self-Guided Ride pulls out, followed at 12:15 by the All Girl Powder Puff Ride and finally at 12:30 the Last Pack rumbles away.

Riders will be able to enter their bikes in a show contest with 6 different categories. This year, cash prize of a sweet $150 + a custom designed Bridge Bikes and Blues covered bridge trophy goes to BEST of SHOW! Each of the 6 other categories 1st place winners receive $50 cash prize + event plaques, runner-up plaques

For avid runners, a 5K run will be held starting at Eaton High School at 8:45 am with the chance to run across the Roberts double-barrel covered bridge! Registration begins at 7:30am, is only $20, includes free event t-shirt, medals for top 3 finishers in age group categories, and a historic good time running through Eaton!

Great Bleus music starts at 4pm on the Courthouse Plaza: scheduled is top-notch musicians starting with Michael Locke & The Repeat Offenders, The Doug Hart Band, Ray Fuller and The Blues Rockers and finishing the night with the steamin hot Scotty Bratcher Band!

For more information on Bridges, Bikes and Blues, information is available on the website:www.preblecountyhistoricalsociety.com: downloadable bike show entry forms, rider registration forms, merchandise and food vendor forms, and sponsorship forms!

Call 937.787.4256 for more info or via email: preblecountyhistoricalsociety@frontier.com
Host:Preble County Historical Society
Contact:Jane Lightner
Bridges Bikes & Blues

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