Events in El Dorado and Mena Target Motorcyclists This Weekend

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This Saturday, June 5, one
of the largest motorcycle events in the region unfold at the Bugs, Bands and Bikes (BBB) Festival in El Dorado.
In keeping
with tradition, crawfish will be available at noon for
everyone to enjoy.


BBB includes biker events,
live music and, of course, crawfish. New this year will be an arm wrestling
tournament and championship wrestling matches between band performances. Admission
for BBB is free, and there will be free parking for motorcycles.

As to music, along with
headliner Go Fast, Mustang Sally & the Blame, and Donnarita ( a special
performance at 9 pm at the Rialto Music Hall with a $5 cover) will perform. 
The festival is
geared toward bike enthusiasts and features the annual Poker Run, Motorcycle
Parade and a Bike Show. For further details and registration for the Bike Show
and Poker Run, contact Mark Givens at Main Street El Dorado at 870-862-4747. The
event is being held at the Oil & Heritage Park at 106 E. Cedar.

Another event, the Peak to Peak Poker Run
also takes place on Saturday. Participants ride the scenic roads of the state
as they travel from Queen Wilhelmina State Park ( which sits atop Rich Mountain, the state’s second highest
peak) to Mt. Magazine State Park ( the states tallest). The ride begins at 9
a.m.- 11 a.m. from the lodge at Queen Wilhelmina. 
All hands must be drawn by
4 p.m. at the Mt. Magazine Lodge.  This winding route through the
mountains takes participants from the state’s second highest peak to the
Beautiful scenery comes with the changes in elevation and many
sights are found a short distance from the route.  
Riders can also enjoy some activities of the Lum and Abner
in Mena on their way to completing the run. Along the way, riders
collect a poker hand that could earn them a $1000 first prize.
Registration for the run is
$20 for one rider and $10 extra for
additional passengers.  A route map is provided at registration and more information can be found by calling 479-394-2836 for more information.


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