Batesville, Bikers & Backroads Debuts This Weekend

Kimberly J. Williams
The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce introduces a new community event this weekend: Batesville, Bikers & Backroads.

The event is an opportunity to welcome motorcyclists from throughout the state and the region to Batesville to participate in various activities, including a bike parade, a poker run, a bike show and a variety of bike-related games.

Festivities kick-off on Friday, June 10, with a performance by legendary country rocker David Allen Coe. Coe performs at Josie’s Steakhouse, located along the banks of the White River, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple and can be purchased at Josie’s or by calling 870-793-7000.

Saturday’s events begin at 10 a.m. with a bike parade down Main Street. Registration for the poker run begins at 11 a.m. in Riverside Park. Vendor booths, including food, beverages, and biker clothing and gear, open at 11 a.m. at Riverside Park.

King Tony’s “Yo Face” Stunt Show is featured at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 and 2:30. Bike games take place from 3-5 p.m. Registration for the bike show will be held from 5-6 p.m., with judging from 6-7 p.m. The Battle of the Bands is slated from 5-9 p.m. All events will take place at Riverside Park.

Admission and parking are free. Visit for more information and hotel and restaurant discounts or phone 870-793-2378.

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