the dark from Maddogs to Chuy’s that was a task! “Bike to Bars” is an informal event held each year in the fall where hundreds of Havasu’s most balanced bar fly’s ride their bikes all over Havasu stopping at various bars to socialize and rehydrate. This year’s event was held Friday October 8th just a couple weeks ago. The festivities began at BJ’s at 7pm and headed “down hill” from there – so to speak! We talked to local flies Amanda Haneline & Austin Ziemann who both participated in this year’s event. We asked them for their perspective on how the event went and some tips to pass on to those thinking of participating next year. Here is what they had to say: “We have never done it (Bike to Bars) before. We will soooo do it again, except next year we are training before hand. Our legs burned from the intense work out the next day. Do make sure you have a working bike, Austin didn’t. Also make sure you have a comfortable seat or your asking for trouble! Definitely bring water and try to stay with your group or you’ll end up like us starting with 20 and ending with 3! We went to every bar and didn’t skip one. We recommend getting to the bar first to get your drink or you’ll never get one. We ate at McKee’s; burger, fries and chicken and of course, “Shock Top” to wash it down. The best and worst part of the ride was riding blind in
A fun part is rolling out with everyone when the whistle to go would blow. Another cool thing was meeting a lot of new interesting people who over all had no drama and were in it for a good time. Plus it was cool to see all the different bikes. We can’t wait till next year!” Thanks a lot Amanda and Austin for sharing your experience with us. Sounds like a good time and a great excuse to blow the dust off the ‘ole bike after a long hot summer. We look forward to the next Bike to Bars event.
Published on Oct 22, 2010