Desert Wind Harley-Davidson presents, Bikes & BBQ Battle, a competition event bringing the brawl to Mesa, on November 2-4, 2018. The three-day extravaganza starts with a kick-off party on Friday, November 2nd from noon-6 p.m. Admission is free on Friday, food and beverages will be sold separately.
Then, on Saturday, November 3rd from 12-8 p.m. it’s time for the battle! That’s when local bike shops and pit masters will compete for cash prizes, a trophy and bragging rights. Other event highlights include a beer garden, live entertainment, backyard games, a BBQ pig out eating competition, VIP lounge and more. Performing live will be Jim Bachmann & the Day Drinkers, The Black Moods, Drew Cooper and Jacob Morris.
Next, wrap up the weekend with a Veteran’s poker run ride on Sunday, November 4th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Riders will travel across the east valley stopping at each designated location to draw their cards with the hopes of creating the best poker hand. Along the way, riders will enjoy food, activities and camaraderie with friends. At the post ride party, the three best poker hands will win exclusive prizes provided by Desert Wind Harley-Davidson.
The Bike competition is open to the public and will consist of four main categories with the best of in each category taking home a cash prize and a trophy. Categories include: best audio sound, bagger, cruiser and best of show – with a prize purse value of $1,000 total. The competition is open to all brands of motorcycles. There is a $10 registration fee and pre-registration is required online at www.bikesbbqbattle.com.
Bikes & BBQ Battle Quick Facts
Dates: November 2-4, 2018
Time: Varies by day
Location: Desert Wind Harley-Davidson,922 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ 85210
Tickets: Friday – FREE, limited space, ticket required
$10 GA online, $15 at the gate
Military & First Responders $10 at the gate
Under 12 FREE
Sunday – $40 poker ride, 21+ over only
A portion of the proceeds from Bikes & BBQ Battle will benefit Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement of Arizona (JA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that equips Arizona students to succeed in work and life by giving them the knowledge and skills they need to manage their money, plan for their future, and make smart academic, career and economic choices. Since 1957, JA has taught kids, kindergarten through high school, about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. The organization’s hands-on, age-appropriate programs are delivered by nearly 9,000 corporate and community volunteers. Junior Achievement of Arizona reached nearly 80,000 students during the 2017-2018 school year. Follow JA on Twitter and Instagram @JAArizona, and like the organization on Facebook (facebook.com/JAArizona). For more information, visit jaaz.org.