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Cycles N More Bike Show Review

Written by  January 31, 2004

Despite the threatening icy weather, the 6th Annual Cycles N More bike show was as huge success. According to Cycles N More owner, Mark Jacobs, this year was the biggest and best show ever, even though Sunday had slightly lower attendance than normal due to the ice storm that hit Saturday evening.

What other bike show has more than 47 classes of bikes and hands out trophies to over 180 overly excited participants? There were too many winners this year to list in our article, however, Mark said to watch their web site because they plan to list all bike show winners as soon as he has a chance to recover from the show and can sit down and key everyone in.

A couple days after the bike show I dropped by Cycles N More at 3009 Walker Road in Kansas City, Missouri to talk with Mark about this year’s event and to get some insight into next year’s show.

CC: With such a big bike show, how do you coordinate everything?

Mark: Our show wouldn’t be possible without the help we receive each year from the Christian Motorcycle Association. Larry Morrison, Beth Shouse and all the wonderful members of their organization help us setup for the show, clean up afterwards, run the ticket booths and help with anything else that needs doing.

CC: Who judges the bike show?

Mark: We hire local judges to make sure it’s a fair and unbiased event.

CC: What do you enjoy most about the bike show?

Mark: I really enjoy seeing all the people come together, because many of them we only get to see once or twice a year.

CC: Do you plan on doing anything different next year?

Mark: We’re hoping to move into the lower level of the American Royal building so we have 140,000 square feet of space, which is about 50,000 square feet more than our current area. We also have a few additional things we plan to add for next year but we don’t want to spoil the surprise!

In closing, Mark wanted to thank everyone who attended this year’s event and looks forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Story and photos by Mike Schweder and Bart