Monday, August 15, 2016

Charity Bike Show Winners Announced

Cruise The Ozarks Announces The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Charity Bike Show Winners

Best of Show Winner Lloyd Rathgeber is presented his trophy and Eureka Springs Getaway Package, by the reigning Mrs. Cruise The Ozarks Karen Johnson, at the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Charity Bike Show.

Cruise The Ozarks this week announced results of the 2016 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Charity Bike Show, sponsored by Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. and

Cruise The Ozarks was selected to organize and judge this year's bike show, which was held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 in downtown Springfield, MO.

A total of 45 motorcycle owners competed in 10 classes in the charity bike show. Here are the First Place and Second Place winners in each class, starting with the winner of the 'Best of Show' award.

Best of Show:

Lloyd Rathgeber

Vintage Metric:

1st Place - Bob Church
2nd Place - Tim Pierce

Vintage American:

1st Place - Jeff Schmitt
2nd Place - Richard Chambers

Custom One-of-a-Kind:

1st Place - Darrel Buford
2nd Place - David Fiddick

Production Custom:

1st Place - Jack Frakes
2nd Place - Randy Fender

Sport Bike:

1st Place - John Sack

American Cruiser:

1st Place - Gary Van Dyke
2nd Place - Robert Durbin

Metric Cruiser:

1st Place - Darrel Buford
2nd Place - Michael Baker

American Touring:

1st Place - Lloyd Rathgeber
2nd Place - Pat Biggs

Metric Touring:

1st Place - Bill Bradam


1st Place - Levern Shell
2nd Place - Charles Stark

Best of Show winner Lloyd Rathgeber was presented his trophy by the reigning Mrs. Cruise The Ozarks Karen Johnson. He also received the 'Best of Show' prize consisting of a $400 Eureka Springs Getaway Package.

The motorcycle-friendly Eureka Springs businesses who helped contribute to make the winner's prize possible include a 2-night lodging gift from Best Western Eureka Inn; free dining gift certificates from The Cathouse Lounge, The Rowdy Beaver Restaurant & Tavern, and Myrtie Mae's Restaurant; plus gift cards from Eureka Springs Harley-Davidson. The total value of this Best of Show package was $400. Cruise The Ozarks also distributed copies of the 2016 Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce 'Visitor Guides' to entrants and visitors at the bike show from their booth situated in Motorcycle Village.

This year's festival was estimated to attract 35,000 - 40,000 visitors.

Cruise The Ozarks is proud to salute the winners, as well as all the participants in the 2016 charity bike show.

Proceeds from the bike show were donated to support the mission of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.

"We had great fun and fellowship at this year's show," said David Bell, publisher of both the Cruise The Ozarks' Rider's Guide and the website "I hope everyone will mark their calendar now to attend the 2017 Charity Bike Show at next year's Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. We'll be there with a bigger and better show than ever before," he promised.

Here are photos of the winners:

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