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National Bikers Roundup coming to Columbia in August

Thursday, December 10, 2009 | 9:27 a.m. CST; updated 6:07 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 30, 2010

COLUMBIA— A national motorcycle rally is expected to draw up to 30,000 people to Columbia next summer.

Columbia officials say the National Bikers Roundup will hold its annual rally Aug. 1-8 at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Lorah Steiner, executive director of the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, says the rally could have at least a $3 million economic impact on the area.

The Columbia Tribune reports that the National Bikers Roundup was founded in 1977 .

Steiner said residents will see a lot of motorcyclists and hear a lot of noise, but most of the activity should end around 11:30 p.m. or midnight.

 


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