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Join Us For Bikes Blues & BBQ 2015

SEP. 23 - SEP. 26

The BBB Official Campground

At the Washington County Fairgrounds


Sponsored by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys

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Welcome to Bikes Blues & BBQ

If you are coming to Bikes Blues and BBQ from the north, I’ve got some places at which you should really consider stopping. First, if you are on the way from Kansas City, consider US 69, which runs through the eastern edge of Kansas from KC to Galena in southwest Kansas. About halfway down that highway, you’ll go through Fort Scott, home of the historical Fort Scott (yeah, I know, but I couldn’t resist). Fort Scott has a gorgeous old downtown area with historic buildings and brick streets. I recommend that you stay at the Cortland Hotel for a unique trip to the past and have your evening meal and libations at Sharky’s. You’ll really enjoy both. Then continue down 69 to Galena and turn east on Route 66. On the state line between KS and MO, you’ll encounter State Line Road. Go north on that about a quarter mile and you’ll T into old Route 66 and Hogs and Hot Rods Bar and Grill. As soon as you walk in, you find that you are new best friends with everyone in there. It’s just that kind of place. And bikers are more than welcome. By the way, the east side of the center line of State Line Road is in MO and the west side is in KS. Just a few miles south of Joplin, MO on I-49 is the Gateway exit. Take that exit and go east for about 100 yards or so and then take a left on the non-descript blacktop. That will take you to one of the area’s most popular restaurants (and bar for that matter). The Undercliff is built into the side of a bluff, and is a favorite of bikers and cagers alike. I’m sure I don’t need to mention this, but be sure to visit the restrooms. Don’t ask why; just do it. And finally, further to the south of Joplin you’ll come to the Lanagan Exit or Hwy EE. Take that exit and go west on EE. After approx. 5 miles, you’ll T into Hwy 59. Directly across from that junction is The Cave. It’s a restaurant and bar literally built in a cave. That’s cool, but our favorite part is just outside the entrance. A herd of about 25 goats spend the day going up and down an enclosed bluff. Evidently my friends and I are easily entertained, because we go back to the cave again and again, just to watch the goats. I promise you’ll like it there. (One warning – I’ve never been there when the service was overly fast, so be prepared to spend a little time. But the goat show is worth it.) Hogs and Hot Rods, the Undercliff, and The Cave all make good day rides from Northwest Arkansas. Google them for better directions and have a great ride.

Joe Giles, BBB Executive Director

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Area Info

Northwest Arkansas is full of fun things for bikers and their families to do when they aren’t riding

Rally Camping

The official campground of Bikes, Blues & BBQ is the Washington County Fairgrounds.

Official 2015 Merchandise

Get geared-up for the 2015 Bikes, Blues & BBQ Motorcycle Rally with official merchandise.

Rally with a Purpose

From the very beginning, the founders of Bikes, Blues & BBQ realized that although the three festival components of the rally — bikes, blues and barbeque — would be enough to put on a great event, so much more was possible. They wanted to hold Bikes, Blues & BBQ to a higher standard and give it a greater purpose. With that in mind they designated Bikes, Blues & BBQ as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting local charities with funding raised during the rally.