The BBB Rally is not your run of the mill motorcycle rally. What started as an idea to raise money for charity slowly blossomed into a small poker run that evolved into a full blown motorcycle rally rivaling some of the bigger national motorcycle rallies and events, enticing motorcycle enthusiasts from all 50 states. In addition to helping local charities, the Bikes Blues & BBQ Rally also gives the local economy a substantial boost with additional annual income. In 2008 the BBB rally received the Henry Award for Special Achievement. The Henry Award recognizes and honors organizations as well as individuals who have made important contributions to Arkansas’s tourism industry.
Motorcyclists With A Heart!
Last year the 2013 BBB rally raised $94,000, with vendors adding an additional $114,000 for the charities Bikes Blues & BBQ’s support. Along with those figures the local economy enjoyed a financial boost from motorcyclists who spent millions of dollars while at the rally.
Living up to its name, the BBB Rally is packed with loads of top notch blues bands, a full mix of tasty BBQ and loads of motorcycle events, shows and vendors to feed any motorcycle addiction.
Some of the popular motorcycle events include:
The Jack Daniels Charity VIP Ride includes multiple stops to taste Jack Daniels products.
The Miss BBB Contest, sponsored by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys®.
The BBB Barbeque Contest is where all of you BBQ lovers need to be to watch hundreds of Barbeque masters compete for thousands of dollars in prize money.
Fayetteville Firefighters Poker Runs. The poker run is a core BBB Rally event and due to popular demand there will be two poker runs, one on Friday, and the second on Saturday.
The BBB rally truly lives up to its name of the biggest and best motorcycle rally in the south. For more information about Bikes Blues and BBQ check out their website here http://www.bikesbluesandbbq.org/
Camping & Lodging
There is a variety of camping and lodging options, but because the BBB rally is the biggest southern motorcycle event, motels and other lodging will fill quickly, so make your rally reservations as soon as possible. For more information on camping, lodging and other area information call the Fayetteville, Arkansas Visitor’s Bureau (800) 766-4626.
The Washington County Fairgrounds is the official BBB campground and is also the host of the BBQ’s Barbeque contest as well as other rally attractions. Call 1-800-766-4626 for more info.
Other popular camping locations include:
The Redneck Yacht Club 479-549-2197
VFW Post 3031 479-636-7042
Silver Mountain Campgrounds 210-259-7395
The heart of the BBB rally is the Dickson Street area, in historic Fayetteville, AR, and during the rally some of the available parking is reserved for the residents in the area, but there are still plenty of places to park downtown. The city of Fayetteville has suspended regular paid parking during the rally but will strictly enforce violations of the “reserved” residential parking spots.
To help make parking accessible there are a quite a few local establishment offering parking with reasonable prices, you can call 479.966.4111 to get more information.
If you are planning to fly to the rally, then you may consider renting a Harley at Pig Trail Harley-Davidson call them at 877-633-9797 for the details.
Taxi & Car Services
NWA Taxi will be operating 24/7 during the rally. Their number is 479-756-8294