(Tunica County, MS) The biggest biker rally the Mid-South has seen in years has taken over Tunica County’s Battle Arena for the next few days.
It’s drawn motorcyclists from around the country.
Curtis, call him “Cee-Lo”, made it all the way from Minneapolis.
”I just look forward to coming out and seeing all the people and meeting them and just havin’ fun,” he said.
And family is really the name of the game here.
Some of these close-knit people only see each other at these annual rallies, where they come to trade stories and see what’s new.
As many as 30,000 people could show up between now and Sunday.
”We got a bike show Saturday, a concert Saturday night. If you’re in a club, with colors on it cost you 20 dollars for the whole week. If not, it’s 30 dollars for the whole week” said Rozelle Nunn, Founder of the National Biker’s Roundup.
The event includes dozens of vendors, some with the latest motorcycles and accessories. There’s also clothing, novelty items, and don’t forget the food!
Over the four-day event, this group expects to spend more than three million dollars with local businesses.
That’s not to mention the five to ten thousand dollars bikers will donate in a huge food drive to benefit the area.
”You learn different things you know, what you’re looking for, what you’re interested in, and all that but it’s a lot of fun and I enjoy it and I come every year I can”.
Members of this group say they voted to hold this rally in Mississippi, and so far, they’re so happy, they’re ready to come back.