Mississippi Motorcycle Rally
Grenada Mississippi hosted its first motorcycle rally, STRIKE LIGHTNIN' MOTORCYCLE RALLY on June 9th 2006. The motorcycle event was held in conjunction with the Thunder on Water Festival. This festival has been held at Grenada Lake each year since around 1995.
Grenada Lake's always a great place to camp and hang out no matter what the season or reason, but come the 2nd weekend of June things REALLY begin to get interesting.
Thunder on Water does a great job of providing all around family entertainment. There's the
Antique Car and Truck Show
- Motorcycle Show (do NOT confuse this with the rally!)
- Fireworks Display
- Fishing Rodeo
STRIKE LIGHTNIN' MOTORCYCLE RALLY PICTURES
And now there's even more reason to be here on Grenada Lake for that weekend!
Take a look at the following SUPER burnout pictures provided by CeCe of Nashville Tennessee! These are motorcycle pics worthy of any magazine! GOOD WORK CeCe!
BIKER RALLY PICTURES - Burnout Contest Pictures
BIKE RALLY PICTURES - Burnout Contest Pictures
Thanks to some support from the great folks at BUDWEISER who got us started with a generous sponsorship, this rally became more than biker chat.
With their backing and contribution we were able to get the ball rolling and we WILL be able to build this into a twice a year event of some magnitude with lots of thirsty bikers in attendance.
The company helped a whole lot with the $1000 bike burnout prize! We tried to do our part in promoting their product, and is that ever one easy job! Budweiser beer sells itself especially when you have gorgeous gals like Beth, Tiffany and Wanda in the beer barn! These ladies held it together in high style in the hot and humid 100 degree heat! Fine Southern Women one and all!
Once the wheels were in motion and we knew that a motorcycle rally was indeed going to happen, some more really fine business and their owners and local motorcycle clubs pitched in with not only sponsorship money but with their on site presence and moral support. To those people we owe the success of this bike rally. To compile a complete list of those who worked tirelessly so that our area could have not just a rally but a really good one, would probably blow our server all to heck....but I do plan to give it my best shot and here's a few of the supporting companies and bike clubs just for starters.
THE CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION
- THE BOOZE FIGHTERS
- VIETNAM VETS LEGACY
- THE DREAM RIDERS
- JACKSON CONSTRUCTION
- HITT BONDING COMPANY
- SOUTHERN MOTORCYCLE DESIGN, LLC
- EVERETT'S PAINT, BODY & GLASS, LLC
- THE DAILY STAR
- GARRETT FURNITURE
- COOK PORTABLE WAREHOUSES
- WRIGHT'S GROCERY - WHERE IT'S ALWAYS 5 O'CLOCK!
- DOMINO'S PIZZA
- CORPS OF ENGINEERS
- PAPA WHEELIES BAR & GRILL at CAMP McCAIN
More thanks are due to the people at Thunder on Water, our favorite Sheriff Alton Strider and his deputies at the Grenada Sheriff Department and the Corps of Engineers. We hope that we didn't give you any of the trouble you may have expected!
Many motorcycle rally events calendars like the one at CycleFish will help promote even a first time rally! That's a really cool service and most rallies need all the assistance that they can get to get their events off and running.
If anyone has
- Pictures of bike games
- Pics, comments or a diary of any other events
- Bikini contest pictures
PLEASE take the "and" out of the following email address and send them to me at
gogocycleads "and" @bellsouth.net