Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

Bike Week Oklahoma 2016 at Sparks America Campground - Sparks, Oklahoma

Written by  July 28, 2016

Each summer bikers from all over convene at Sparks America Campground near the small town of Sparks for Oklahoma Bike Week. The dates for this year’s event were June 16 through 26. Bike Week always features live music on stage every night, bike shows and Woody’s auction of chainsaw artworks and furniture on both Saturdays, and plenty of bike games and people games. Various nights during the week have themes such as Gangster Night, Redneck/White Trash Party, Sports Night, Cartoon Character Night, Roaring 20’s, Movie Star Night, Naughty School Girls, and Freakers’ Ball.

I headed south on Thursday (the earliest I could get away) to Harrisonville, Missouri, where I joined with Doc Lonnie and Melissa who would be contributing photos to our article on the rally. We arrived in early enough to set up camp and enjoy the evening activities on the playground.

The Insane Game Challenge was a week-long contest with various games happening Monday through Thursday to narrow the field to three couples. Monday’s events were Hula Hoop and the Butt Darts. Hungry Hippo and Darts were Tuesday’s games. Chase the Rabbit and 3 Ball were contested on Wednesday. Plank Race and Water Board on Thursday concluded the elimination phase of the competition. All of these games were great fun to watch and were crazy enough to defy explanation. Friday morning’s final event involved riding a beat-up Kawasaki Ninja that would have been hard enough to control without any modifications. However, this one had been fitted with a bracket holding a 5-gallon bucket of water on each side of the bike. One of the buckets was watertight, and the other was altered to allow water to drain as each couple tried to weave through a series of cones with the balance constantly shifting to one side. Richard and Tammy were the winners of the $1,000 grand prize.

Friday’s schedule featured even more bike games and people games than usual. People games included Butt Darts, Dizzy Race, Keg Toss (his and hers), Buff the Woody, Tire Roll, Titty Licking, Twinkie Eating, Doubles Pickle Licking, Tampon Race, Sex Positions, and the famous Titty Slide. Bike games were Potato Race, Pig Tail Race, Slow Cones, Ring Around the Rosie, Straw in the Bottle, Barrel Race, Drunk Riding (not what it sounds like), Keg Roll, Plank Ride, Dirty Clothes, Quick Start, Blind Man’s Bluff, and Ring Toss.

Friday evening’s main activity featured a classroom (actually the south stage) packed with naughty school girls who had been detained after school by mischievous schoolmarm Lori. The “students” showed off the bad behavior that landed them in detention, to the delight of the audience. Live music and more adult contests were featured on stage.

Saturday festivities began with the bike show featuring around 40 bikes and trikes. The Best in Show winner was a 2012 Harley Street Glide along with a matching 1996 N-Line trailer owned by Kenny Waller from Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Following the bike show, there was a very special event to honor military veterans. Awards were presented to the oldest veteran present and the one with the most service time (almost 24 years). A moment of silence was observed for fallen riders. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, many of the bikers joined in doing 22 pushups in recognition of the sad fact that an average of 22 military veterans commit suicide every day. Donations were accepted for 22 Kill, an organization working hard to prevent suicides among our military heroes.

Games resumed with the focus on events contested aboard motorcycles. Those included Slow Ride (single and double), Weenie Bite, Cherry Bite, Balloon Toss, Dirt Drags, Tire Drags, and “Honey, I’m Home!” Be sure to take a look at the award photos. Woody’s auction of chainsaw furniture and artworks followed the games with a portion of the proceeds to benefit a scholarship fund.

At 6 p.m. a big crowd gathered in the vendor area where a 10 x 10 “pit” had been set up for the performance of the Hollywood Knockouts oil wrestling team. The first two of the beautiful performers wrestled each other. Then several of the scantily clad girls wrestled members of the audience who were the highest bidders for the privilege. It got even more slick and messy when all of the girls, this time covered in hot cream, participated in the Massacre Bout, ganging up on one audience member. It was wild fun, and was a very well-received addition to the entertainment at Oklahoma Bike Week. Hopefully the Hollywood Knockouts will be returning to Sparks America for future rallies. I also look forward to seeing them at Sturgis.

Saturday night’s Freakers’ Ball theme brought out costumes that ranged from sexy to risqué to bizarre. The winners of the costume contest were a couple with the dominatrix leading her submissive partner around using a leash attached in a very sensitive area. He was being very careful to make sure there was some slack in the leash at all times. The Freakers’ Ball was a cool finale to another great Bike Week at Sparks America. Special thanks to our hosts, Robert and Brenda Butler. I’m already looking forward to the next trip to Sparks for the big Biker Halloween Bash.  Here's a link to the awards photos.

The following is the complete listing of events during Oklahoma Bike Week at Sparks America:

Thursday, June 16

C Note Band: 9 - 10 p.m.

Friday, June 17 - Gangster Night

Games: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Waterfront: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Adult Contest: 10 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Whiskey River: 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Saturday, June 18 – Redneck/White Trash Party

Bike Show: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Games: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Woody’s Auction: 6 p.m.

New Dynasty: 8 – 10 p.m.

Adult Contest: 10 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Str8ght Shot: 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Sunday, June 19

Karaoke: 7 p.m.

Monday, June 20 – Sports Night

Insane Game Challenge: 10 a.m.

Games: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Battle of Bands:

Signs of Lies: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Numbers Game: 9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Trench Monkey: 11 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Tuesday, June 21 – Cartoon Character Night

Insane Game Challenge: 10 a.m.

Games: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Battle of Bands:

C Note Band: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Chase Jennings: 9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Everrfade: 11 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Wednesday, June 22 – Roaring 20’s

Insane Game Challenge: 10 a.m.

Games: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Battle of Bands:

Country Rd: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Waterfront: 9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Burn Boyz: 11 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Thursday, June 23 – Movie Star Night

Insane Game Challenge: 10 a.m.

Games: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Battle of Bands Championship Round:

Winner of 20th: 8-9 p.m.

Winner of 21st:: 9:30 -10:30 p.m.

Winner of 22nd: 11 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Friday, June 24 – Naughty School Girls

Insane Game Challenge Final Round: 9 a.m.

Games: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Naughty School Girl contest and show

Battle of Bands winner: 8 – 10 p.m.

Adult Contest: 10 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Blind Date: 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Saturday, June 25 – Freakers’ Ball

Bike Show: 9 – 11 a.m.

Bike Games: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Woody’s Auction: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Hollywood Knockouts Oil Wrestling: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

New Dynasty: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Adult Contest: 10 p.m. – 11 p.m.

36 Inches: 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Stripe

Photojournalist/Account Representative - Kansas City, MO

Dave Baxter, a.k.a. Stripe joined our staff in December, 2003, as a photojournalist. If that road name sounds familiar, you may have seen his photos on the pages of such publications as American Iron, V Twin, VQ, In the Wind, and Easyriders. Stripe attends as many rallies, bike shows, and charity runs as he can and is a major contributor of photos and articles to our magazine. His first assignment was our January, 2004, cover photo, where he snapped the awesome photo of a 1958 Harley-Davidson Duo Glide. A rider since the age of 14, he loves to help and encourage new riders. Stripe enjoys meeting new people and looks forward to catching many of our readers in the viewfinder of his digital camera. Contact Stripe at stripe@cycleconnections.com 

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