Thank you ! To all the volunteers that pitched in and made the 2022 Bison rally a success!Special thanks to our rally registrar Della Beattie, Chef Travis and Andrew for the fantastic meals, Tim Klassen, with help from Tom Phillips, for collecting and setting up the silent auction prizes, Chas Peters for hand crafting all the trophies awarded to the winners, Barry and Rollie for getting the signs up early, Jim Beattie for making the gate sign and the new signs for the two added show n shine classes, Irv Peters for taking the group photo, Ross for the Friday night trivia challenge, Don Charleton for hauling out and setting up the bike games, all the Ladies and Gents that stepped up without being asked that cleared moved setup tables and chairs and Jeff our new President that was our MC and auctioneer, hauled out a ton of stuff and made sure he was the last one in line for the banquet ( great leadership).
I’m sure I’ve missed a few but thanks again to all that attended this years 2022 Bison Rally see you all again next year.
Keep the date June 30th – July 2nd 2023 open, 2023 marque brand Kawasaki “Let the good times roll”!
The 2014 Bison Classic Motorcycle Rally was a great success and some thank yous need to go out.
Show N Shine- John Thompson
Photography-Erv Peters, Gord Peters
Prizes – Tim Klassen
Regalia-Rick Peters, Mike Baraschuk
And the many more that stepped up and helped a little or a lot and also to all that attended.
If you are interested in a DVD slide show of the Rally weekend contact us via email or at a meeting to order a copy. Cost is $5.00 and all the money goes to the The Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Manitoba.
BISON CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE RALLY 2012
Friday June 29 dawned bright and sunny with a gentle breeze to cool things down. Absolute perfect rally weather. Early members of the organizing committee began arriving at the arena from 10am and the urgent business of getting ready began. Rally signs had been put up at road intersections on the way. Banners and bunting was erected, tables and chairs put out in the dining area, and paraphernalia for the motorcycle games was brought in. Those in charge of catering started preparing their multiple tasks to provide the four meals included in the $45 rally cost.
Soon the motorhomes, camper trailers and tenters on their motorcycles started to drift in, and the Registration table was hard-pressed to cope. The day got hotter but this didn’t stop the participants from enjoying a chili supper and a two-guitar hoot -n -nanny around the bonfire. A banjo joined later and festivities continued on till late.
Saturday 30th was the main day with a Parade through town beginning at 9.30am and culminating with a Show & Shine in the Credit Union parking lot. Over 130 classic and vintage motorcycles registered for the show and the many spectators were not disappointed. There were many more spectators than last year thanks to more local advertising of the event. Motorcycles lined both sides of the main street from bikers who had ridden in just to view the classics on display. The weather played it’s part again and although very hot there was no rain or wind. A local church group did a roaring trade selling bottled water & pop plus delicious farmer sausage buns. The games went off very well and about 130 hungry bikers ended up in the arena for a scrumptious steak or chicken dinner, live music and Trophy awards. The bonfire was again popular till late.
Sunday morning saw two groups ; a slow shorter run for the older classic machines, and a faster, longer ride for the more modern bikes, on a “River Run” and Poker Derby. No less than 42 motorcycles took part with all back at 11am to partake of a delicious sausage, egg and potato Brunch. Packing and cleaning up commenced, final farewells said, and the bikers roared off shouting that they would be back next year!
Another highly successful Bison Classic Rally under the belt with the Rally Committee geared for a “de-briefing” meeting soon and then plans begin right away for the 13th Annual Bison Rally in 2013.