We have recently been made aware of petitions sking us to both condemn and accept the display of the Confederate flag at our annual motorcycle rally. Bikes Blues and BBQ is a not-for-profit motorcycle rally that benefits women, children, and the under-served members of the Northwest Arkansas community. Since the first Bikes Blues and BBQ, we have accounted for over $1.3 million to local charities. Bikes Blues and BBQ has always taken pride in being a family friendly event, inclusive of all members of the community. Bikes Blues and BBQ in no way condones or accepts racism, intolerance, or hate speech. We also respect individuals' rights to free speech and expression.