Start your engines! The loudest and rowdiest time of the year is headed back to Fayetteville this fall. The 2021 Bikes, Blues & BBQ event is scheduled for September 22-25 after being cancelled last year due to the pandemic.
"We are extremely thankful that we can invite folks back to experience what makes our rally so special. Not only do we have the best rides in the country, we are also a rally with a purpose." -Bikes Blues BBQ
If you didn't know - Bikes, Blues & BBQ is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has donated over $3,000,000 to local charities in the last 20 years. In 2019, Harley Davidson donated a motorcycle to raffle off. Those funds we were able to support all of the group's grant recipients for that year. -KNWA/Fox24
Million reasons why
. In 2014, the Center of Business and Economics Research at the U of A conducted a study on the economic impact of BBBQ event. In conclusion
they determined that, "rally attendees from outside Northwest Arkansas spent an average of $402 each during [the 2014] event. At an estimated 300,000 attendees – with over 170,000 of them from outside the region – that’s an overall economic impact of over $69 million." Fayetteville Flyer
Ready to ride? Check out the event schedule, mapped ride routes and more HERE.
If you're a local non-profit in need of funds, you can apply to be a recipient of a grant from BBBQ HERE