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Hawg Wyld Cycles - People’s Choice Bike Show & Bike Wash

Written by  June 30, 2004

A people’s choice vote is a great way to hold a bike show and this was no exception. Complete with a 50/50 raffle, 20 percent off everything in the store and numerous bike specials. After turning in your scoring card, you were handed a blue raffle ticket towards even more giveaways from H.G. Wyld, which I found out is the name of the hog in their logo. Prizes and giveaways included cash, t-shirts, doo-rags, posters and a lot of fun from some very gracious people.

Groom Appliances was on hand with their new line of Phoenix barbeques cooking up an awesome spread for all in attendance. They were grilling chicken legs, hot dogs, pork loin, shrimp and grilled vegetables, and provided a variety of great side dishes. Man, I was so stuffed, but Mark and Chad Groom just kept it coming! Other sponsors at the event included Pig-Glow, who supplied the detailing products for the bike wash girls, and Bike Nites Restaurant and Bar was there handing out drink coupons.

Although it was a rather gray overcast day, this didn’t stop the girls from washing bikes and giving them the once over, while the guys gave the girls the once over. Aside from pumping out some killer tunes on the sound system, they even had a Karaoke machine for those who weren’t afraid to sing outside their shower stall. One biker in particular even had his children on each leg belting out songs. Very Cool!

Congratulations to the first place winners of the People’s Choice Bike Show, who included Randy Davis, Rusty Thomas, Rick Presley, Gerald Kenney, and Steve Accurso.

Hawg Wyld Cycles buys, sells, and trades pre-owned Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and is the areas only dealer for the incredible Swift Cycles. They also specialize in performance modifications and custom paint jobs. Owner, Tom Talley, has put together a highly talented group of individuals, not to mention a very friendly, low key shop.

According to Sales Manager, Matt Albertson, this event branched off from their Birthday Bash. This year, they decided to make the People’s Choice Bike Show and Bike Wash an independent show, even though all of their Birthday Bash events also include a show. The Birthday Bash is always a huge success, so they wanted to have an exclusive bike show for their current and future customers.

Hawg Wyld hosts many other events throughout the year, including a Ride in Bike Show and a Fun Run every couple of weeks. Other events on the calendar sponsored by Hawg Wyld includes the upcoming Dave Mann Benefit, Rhodes to the Cure Ride, Bikers for Babies and every Thursday Night you can party with Tom and his crew at Paddy O’Quigley’s bike night. Whew! These guys are busy!

Tom and his team know how to throw one hell of a party, so if you missed this one, make sure you don’t miss the next one so you can go Hawg Wyld too!

Story by Wayne Thompson

Photos by Wayne Thompson and Stripe