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Bridges Bikes & Blues

City: Eaton
State: Ohio
Dates: Jun/15 - Jun/15/2013
Location: 7693 Swartsel Rd.

Bridges Bikes and Blues: South West Ohio's Best Benefit Tour

The Preble County Historical Society’s Annual Ride Fund Raiser is one of the newest but possibly the best benefit tours in Ohio, offering beautiful scenery, small town hospitality plus a rare chance to drive across one of the oldest double-barrel covered bridges in the USA as well the opportunity to drive across the brand new Hueston Woods covered bridge!Bridges, Bikes and Blues kicks off on June 15th putting Preble County Ohio's rural landscape and historic covered bridges on display. The cruise then transitions into a great party and concert complete with smoking hot-blues bands, great food, and an outdoor beer garden in downtown Eaton, Ohio! It will be a great day to cruise to 8 covered bridges with plenty of amazing scenery. The inaugural event received rave reviews and the best part is that this tour is not just for motorcycles, all motorized vehicles are welcome to participate as well! Organized by and for the benefit of The Preble County Historical Society, the Bridges, Bikes and Blues cruise will take guests on a relaxing 75 miles scenic ride.Arrive at the Preble County Historical Center to register and pancake breakfast starting at 9am.  Roll out from the Historical Center is scheduled at 12:30pm. Last year over 1000 bikes registered in the event crisscrossing the county, visiting historic sites and exploring a county that lives and loves motorcycles. Event organizers are confident they can easily handle twice that many participants so the society is ramping up its marketing efforts to get maximum participation. COST: $20 per bike or auto/vehicle (paid registration includes 8 tickets for great raffle prizes & 1 FREE event t-shirt). Extra t-shirts available for purchase.Riders will be able to enter their bikes in a show contest with 8 different categories, all sponsored by Eaton Barbell! This year, cash contest prizes along with custom designed trophies await bike show entrants! Watch for more details about the bike show soon! For avid runners, a 5K run will be held starting at Eaton High School at 8:45 am with the chance to run across the Roberts double-barrel covered bridge! Registration begins at 7:30am,  is only $20, includes free event t-shirt, medals for top 3 finishers in age group categories, and a historic good time running through Eaton!From an entertainment perspective, the performers scheduled for “Bridges, Bikes and Blues” is  top-notch starting with Michael Locke & The Repeat Offenders, The Doug Hart Band, Ray Fuller & The Blues Rockers and finishing the night with The Scotty Bratcher Band!For more information on Bridges, Bikes and Blues, information is available on the downloadable bike show entry forms, rider registration forms, merchandise and food vendor forms, and sponsorship forms!Registration and pancake breakfast begins 9am at The Preble County Historical Society, 7693 Swartsel Road, Eaton, OH 45320  (off SR 122, 1 mile NW of Gratis, 6 miles SE of Eaton). Call 937.787.4256 for more info or via email:  
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