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Over 1500 riders from around the Midwest were present at the 4th Annual Big Bend Bike Rally, making this year's event more popular than ever before!
Vendors from all over the Midwest exhibited at the Big Bend Bike Rally. We had everything from tattoos and shoulder massage to cheeseburgers and walking tacos and everything in between.
Spectators and participants alike enjoyed this year's bike games, sponsored and hosted by Circle F Hauling of Great Bend. Pictured above at left is the Slow Ride. Pictured below at left is Tennis Balls.
Two riders at the Big Bend Bike Rally competed in a show-down for $500 toward new Yokohama Tires from Becker Tire of Great Bend. When both riders put forth such an impressive performance, Becker Tire stepped up to give the runner up a $250 gift certificate as well!
Pictured above at right is contest winner in his circular burn-out. Pictured below at right is the runner up in his traditional straight-line burn-out.
Above at right, Second Nature of Wichita, Kansas rocks the crowd on Friday night. Below at right, Battle of the Bands winner The Scham jams out during their 45-minute opening set.
Beer Garden :
Everyone loves cold beer, especially when it's cheap. The Big Bend Bike Rally Beer Garden was extremely popular for that very reason.
The Big Bend Bike Rally offers lots of hands-on entertainment, including a Dyno, a laser shooting demo, bike games, and a beer goggles obstacle course, which is pictured at left.
Got some bugs on your bike on your ride to Great Bend? No problems. We have a bike wash!
A HUGE thank you to all the S.R.C.A. guys who put in countless hours preparing for and running the drag strip races during the Big Bend Bike Rally!
The S.R.C.A. dragstrip, operated by the Sunflower Rod & Custom Association, is historically significant because it was the first site of a national NHRA dragstrip race in 1953.
Nitro Bike Exhibitions:
Four nitro bike teams from around the Central United States converged at the Big Bend Bike Rally to make exhibition passes for those in attendance. Two bikes almost beat their record times, making passes right at 7 seconds!