Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702
First, as you might know, the 2021 Bikes Blues BBQ Rally was canceled. But the 2022 Fayetteville Bikes Blues’ dates are now live.
Note, there are still a lot of unknowns in 2022. But the below information is an overview of what will happen at the motorcycle rally to give you an idea of what happens. Every year riders go to the Fayetteville region for Bikes Blues and Barbecue. In addition, there are a lot of locals that come out to enjoy the bike rally.
Next, Bikes Blues BBQ Motorcycle Rally is the largest rally in Arkansas. In addition, it is also one of the largest bike rallies in the US. Again, the family-friendly BBB rally is on the LightningCustoms.com’s Major Motorcycle Rallies List.
Bikes Blues & Barbecue Rally Events
First, there has not been the announcement of the official primary venues. But the traditional four venues for Bikes Blues Barbeque are on Dickson Street, Washington Fairgrounds Saloon, Baum Stadium, and Arvest Ballpark.
As the name implies, there are lots of motorcycles, blues bands, and BBQ. Plus, there are amazing rides in the Ozark Mountains.
Next, there has also not been an announcement of the official 2022 Bikes Blues & BBQ schedule of events. But there are a lot of regular attractions:
– Bike show
– BBB Championship
– Car show, poker runs
– Miss Bikes Blues & BBQ contest
– Tattoo and art expo.
Other attractions include parties, a motorcycle parade, raffle, demo rides, big rig setups, and lots of vendors.
Also, every year the Bikes Blues Rally donates $85,000-$110,000 to local charities. Note: the $85,000 number is from the BBB Rally Facebook page ($1.6 million/19 years). Then the $110,000 is from the BBB website ($2 million/19 years).
So, the annual donation works out to be only about $.25 per attendee (400,000 attendees/$100,000). Now some people might not view this small amount per attendee to qualify Bikes Blues as a true “charity” rally. Instead, some say the use of the term “charity motorcycle rally” is more for marketing. But with all that being said, the total amount of money donated does help charities.
Finally, it is traditionally free to go to the venues. But there are Bikes Blues and Barbecue VIP options available. Next, there are also some entry fees for shows and BBQ tasting that you can see on their website. And the train between Dickson St. and Baum Stadium fees are TBA. Also, the shuttle that takes you between Washington County Fairground to Dickson St. during Bikes Blues & BB fees are TBA.