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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