One weekend each fall, Dickson Street starts to rumble as motorcycles descend upon Fayetteville for the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally.
The festival began in 2000 as a charity poker run event with more than 200 riders, and has grown rapidly through the years. Today, Bikes, Blues, & BBQ is the world's largest charity motorcycle rally and has donated over $2 million to local charities that assist women, children, and underserved members of the Norwest Arkansas Community.
In 2015, more than 400,000 people attended the rally from all over America. The festival isn’t only for those riding in on two wheels – there’s also the Frisco Inferno BBQ Competition, tons of live music and plenty of vendors. Other activites include a car show, helicopter rides, pro bull riding, a pie eating competition, a cornhole tournament, pro wrestling, and a jalapeño eating contest.
With it's location in the Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville acts as the perfect backdrop for the rally, with several options for scenic rides on well-maintained roads. Mapped rides ranging in distance from 7 to 210 miles are available on the Bikes, Blues, & BBQ website.
For more information and to see a schedule of this year’s events, visit bikesbluesandbbq.org.