BOONE — Motorcyclists from around the country gathered from June 3 to 5 at the High Country Fairgrounds in Boone for the Boone Bike Rally.

The event invited bikers to enjoy scenic riding in the Blue Ridge as well as vendors, games, a burnout pit competition and bands including Preston Benfield, SmasHat, Asylum Suite, Throwdown Jones, Problem Child, Bad Romeo and Southern Thunder. The Ride in, Bike Show and Bike Games, were sponsored respectively by the Karney Law Firm and Extreme Wings N Things, both featuring $1,000 awards.

The dates for the Boone Bike Rally in the fall is scheduled to be Sept. 10-11. For more information about the Boone Bike Rally, visit or

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Marisa Mecke is a Report For America corps member for Mountain Times Publications. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.

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