BBC Rally and Ride in Show returns for its 40th motorcycle event

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Al Hendrick’s immaculate 1953 Sunbeam S8 topped the Old Stock class.

Best quote heard in the rally: “Now that I don’t ride the Norton so much, I don’t have to carry so many tools!

After replacing the annual Rally and Ride-in Show with a very low-key informal gathering in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the British Biker Cooperative (BBC) have returned to the Rally for 2021 with excellent results even the the weather was hot and sunny all weekend.

Held in its long-time home at the Eagle Cave Resort near Blue River in Richland County, Wisc., The event is small but brings out great bikes, has great routes to ride, has facilities comprehensive and showcases the great good nature of the people of the BBC.

Mike Crane brought one of his last rare bicycle projects, a 1921 McKenzie (London, UK).  Does it work ?  Like new, and Crane walked around the parking lot to prove it!  He won the Antique class at the Bike Show.
Mike Crane brought one of his last rare bicycle projects, a 1921 McKenzie (London, UK). Does it work ? Like new, and Crane walked around the parking lot to prove it! He won the Antique class at the Bike Show.

The Rally started on Friday July 16e with the sale of BBC gifts and souvenirs, bike games and a welcome meeting in the BBC tent with music and movies.

Saturday featured a long-distance group ride, individual road rides at your leisure, the Ride-in Bike Show, a great Wisconsin dinner cooked by Eagle Cave staff in the recreation room, handing over of bike show honors, poker run winners and door prizes. followed by live music by highway 414 in the BBC tent.

Glen Winkel's custom Honda mini-bike won the non-British category.
Glen Winkel’s custom Honda mini-bike won the non-British category.

Here are the results of the People’s Choice Bike Show (courtesy of the BBC’s Pat Hanson & Bill Pluess):

To classify Place Participant Motorbike
Best of Show Jason kesting 1966 Bonneville Triumph
Antique 1 Mike Crane 1919 McKenzie Lady’s Model
Old stock 1 Al Hendrick 1953 Sunbeam S8
Overdue stock 1 Dale matteson 1973 Triumph TR5T
2 Bill Plusss 1971 Norton 750 Commando
Retro Modern 1 Steve vink Triumph Bonneville Street Twin 2020
2 Kyle winkel 2002 Bonneville Triumph
Modern stock 1 Anna farrell 2019 Triumph Scrambler XE
2 Doug Aretz 2020 Triumph Speedmaster
Custom 1 Leland bet 1969 Bonneville Triumph
2 Riley hansen 2007 America Triumph
Radical 1 Jason kesting 1966 Bonneville Triumph
2 Ted kukla 1971 Bonneville Triumph
Rat 1 Jeff hardin 1965 Bonneville Triumph
Non british 1 Glen winkel 2006 Honda Mini-Bike
2 Chris Barbier 1987 Harley Softail Custom

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