If Your Favorite Color is Chrome,

then you should have been in Fayetteville this weekend.

motorcycle, bikes, blues and bbq

Bikes, Blues and BBQ is a motorcycle rally started in 2000 with around 300 motorcycles in attendance.  It didn’t take long for people to discover the beauty of the area and the rally has now grown to an attendance of around 400,000.

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To date, Bikes, Blues & BBQ is the largest motorcycle rally in the
United States that benefits local charities.

That’s a lot of chrome.

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And leather.

You see all kinds of bikes and people at these events.

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he must be in charge of drinks


but this guy’s serious about his drinks

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is that an iPad?

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Eureka Springs pub

Our friends even saw a new breed of dog

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A Harleypoodle

The main venue takes place on historic Dickson St.

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with a continuous stream of motorcycles

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cruising up and down the hill

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for all to see.

Since this is a college town, the students formed a scooter brigade and joined in the festivities.

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Go Hogs!

Another venue of the rally is held at the University’s baseball stadium.  For a better view of the rally, helicopter rides are available.


Baum Stadium parking lot


Baum Stadium parking lot


Old Main at the University of Arkansas


Dickson Street


Dickson Street


Reynolds Razorback Stadium

Thanks to my husband for the helicopter photos and for making me get in the front seat.  I’m sure the pilot appreciated all those little screams and hyper-ventilating sounds.

For more photos, check out the following links and make plans to join the fun for next year.

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Let’s ride!

Bikes, Blues and BBQ
Fayetteville Flyer
NWA Online

aka Knuckles

p.s a special thanks to Jimmy and Laurie for letting me use some of their photos.

About the blonde gardener

I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda
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10 Responses to If Your Favorite Color is Chrome,

  1. That Harley Poodle is just too swell.


  2. Alice says:

    Oh, the rumble in the hills…


  3. Holleygarden says:

    I’ve heard of this, but I’ve never seen anything like it! Wow! And a helicopter ride, too! What a great time you must have had. Love the little dog, too. I wonder if he’s a member of the Hell’s Angels! 😉


  4. *snort* at the “scooter brigade.” I’m one of the ones in NWA who loves BBBBBQ


  5. BELLSRIDES says:

    Reblogged this on bellsrides and commented:
    A matter of fact Chrome is my favorite color.


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