PHOTO GALLERY: Final full day of roundup includes test drives, custom details

Saturday, August 7, 2010 | 9:31 p.m. CDT
The bike show at the National Bikers Roundup on Saturday allowed people to test drive some of Harley-Davidson's bikes. The most crowded area of the show, however, was the section where riders were allowed to put their own bikes on display to show off custom detailing. One biker had a helmet customized by a student at the Art Institute of Illinois for $25 with a skull and his biker name, "Knuck," on it.

COLUMBIA —Saturday was the final full day of the 33rd National Bikers Roundup, which began Tuesday and was held at the Boone County Fairgrounds. About 12,000 people attended the event as of Saturday afternoon, according to a previous Missourian article.

Many bikers the Missourian staff spoke with over the past week said that the annual roundup is like a reunion where they get to catch up with friends. Some bring their families to the event.




Shawn "Bones" Black, 35, poses with his 2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. The bike is detailed with $100 bills covering its entirety, work that Black says cost him $25,000.
Bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts gathered for a bike show hosted by Harley-Davidson at the 33rd Annual National Bikers Roundup on Saturday. Clarence Thornton, a member of the Little Rock, Ark., chapter of the Faithful Riders described the event as an anniversary. "It's our anniversary to see the new and better things that the roundup can do for us and that we can do for the roundup," Thornton said.
James Jones, left, talks to brother Miles Jones while their mother Lisa Jones, right, points out a motorcycle to grandmother Georgia Porter, back center, at the National Bikers Roundup on Saturday. Lisa said her husband is responsible for nearly everyone in their family now owning a motorcycle.

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carla thomas August 7, 2010 | 11:46 p.m.

good now maybe motel rooms will open up for ronald mcdonald house families,so they can have a place to stay temporarily while the ronald mcdonald house is repaired.

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Tabitha Winston August 8, 2010 | 8:43 p.m.

I am from TN and I attended the 33rd annual Rally..It was awsome..very well cordinated and organized. The police were polite and courteous while assisting us. Thank MO for your hospility

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Gianna Volpe August 9, 2010 | 9:54 a.m.

Thank you for your comments! Keep 'em coming. I was the photographer for this gallery and the reporter for a couple other stories about the Roundup and would be love feedback from attendees.

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lacinda florez August 10, 2010 | 4:54 p.m.

I went to the round up as a townie and had the most amazing time! Everyone was so nice. I took my two year old daughter Friday evening and all the bikers were so good to her. They let her sit on their bikes and took pictures. I went with friends on Saturday night and again everyone was so nice and respectful, amazing time I would do it again in a heartbeat. Glad our town was given an opertunity to host this event, and hope they choose to come back again:)

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