British Biker Cooperative (BBC) 20th Anniversary Show
It has been 20 years since the British Biker Cooperative (BBC) held its first Rally and Ride-in Show at Eagle Cave Resort. Overall, this year’s event was the 39th held by the BBC.It is easy to understand why the BBC membership enjoys having the Rally and Show event at this site; it is on an oak-clustered ridge high above the Lower Wisconsin River valley with spectacular scenery and it has excellent facilities, and direct access to terrific paved country roads to ride.
Over the years, the BBC has refined the program for the weekend to optimize enjoyment and minimize stress and hassle. The event is organized but not regimented, safe but not stogy.Attendees respect each other and their machines—speed in the park is kept in safe limits, making a little noise is no sin, as long as it is done in the areas not designated as quiet zones and the only strict requirement is that everybody unwind and have a good time—without giving anybody else a bad time.The weekend-long event ran from July 19th to 21st and featured a swap meet, bike games and welcome gathering with music and movies on Friday, a poker run, Wisconsin dinner, kickstart contest, BBC tent party with music by Highway 414. And of course the main event Bike Show on Saturday with party recovery and wind-up on Sunday.Here are the event winners for the weekend:Poker Run Winner
Tom Rasman – 6-10 Straight
Kickstart Contest Winner
Jim & Val Cutting
Bike Show Winners (chosen by people’s choice)
Best of Show
Al Hendrick, 1949 BSA Bantam
Ray Sterns, 1967 Triumph T100
Al Hendrick, 1949 BSA Bantam
1st Tom Rasman, 1969 Triumph Bonneville
2nd Kim Winkels, 1976 Triumph Bonneville
3rd Gary Thompson, 1973 Norton Commando Interstate
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.