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3rd Annual Bikers Against Child Abuse Bike Show

Written by  May 31, 2005

Saturday, May 7 was a beautiful day for the 3rd Annual Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) Ride-In Bike Show. Several bikes lined both sides of the street in front of Knuckleheads Saloon as their owners registered for the show.

The B.A.C.A. trailer was a hub of activity as members sat at a table in front of the trailer handing out literature about their club; while inside the trailer, a skilled artist from Kingpin Tattoos was busy applying someone’s new tat.

There were several silent auction items laid out on a table. At the T-J Enter Prises booth next door, the rat-a-tat-tat from Jana Roller’s sewing machine could be heard over everyone's conversations, even with the band playing just a few yards away in the courtyard.

At 2:30 p.m., bike show awards were presented and all of the winners lined up in front of the stage for a group photo. After the award presentation, Krazy Karl and Joker called out raffle numbers and gave away some great prizes. One thoughtful biker from the Brother’s Word MC won a handful of cash, but rather than accept the prize, he took $5 from the stack to cover his entry fee and handed the rest back to be donated to B.A.C.A. This goes to show how truly caring the Kansas City biker community is when it comes to helping children.

Frank, Mary and the entire F.O.G. Cycles and Knuckleheads staff were the perfect hosts as usual, and everyone had a great time. The bar in the courtyard was opened for the first time this year, which helped take some of the pressure off the bar staff inside the saloon. It was also nice to see the bands playing outside again, which is a sure sign that summer is just around the corner.

Between the awesome music, great food, and the perfect reason to donate to such a wonderful cause, the day couldn’t have been any better!

For more information about B.A.C.A., visit their web site at www.bacause.com.

Story and photos by Mike Schweder