Local Bike Week Endures: Carpe Diem
Locals of the Tri-state area and riders alike refuse to let the spirit of annual motorcycle rally be halted. Motorcyclists from all around have dedicated the week of April 21st-25th to riding through the Colorado River Region.
The weather will be perfect, the ride? Well, that’s up to you! There are many routes you can take in the beautiful Arizona North West! Many had thought that the Local rally would be no more. When 2020 struck us with a global pandemic and everything that came with it, a lot of people stayed home with uncertainty. Still many rode in and traversed the local highways and frequented the local businesses for food, drinks, goods, and services, while enjoying the picturesque views and the nature found in the area. The local community welcomes the riders as always and appreciates their yearly visits.
While the chips were down, there were individuals that just wouldn’t lose sight of what was needed, a little normalcy.
“We need something that would get us back from where we’ve been for the last year, maybe more.”
One of these Individuals is Larry Topping owner of Evolution Tattoo and Coordinator for the Ink Mayhem Tattoo Convention running in conjunction with the local motorcycle rally for the last 14 years. Larry, looking to move forward with plans to execute a 2021 Rally, has worked closely with the town of Laughlin as well as the City of Bullhead to bring all of the loose ends together.
“The loss of the Annual Rally would be a hard hit for the local community. Many locals look forward to the annual motorcycle event as do many local businesses both service and goods alike.”
Mayhem The Main Event is a much needed new face for bike week of the lower Colorado River Region, and it’s happening April 21st-24th, 2021 across the river from the usual Laughlin location. Mayhem The Main Event will be held at 2350 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City AZ (River View Mall.) Outside, there will be LIVE music and entertainment throughout, food/retail vendors, and beer garden.
Thursday, April 22nd: Burn Out Competitions beginning at 4pm
Friday, April 23rd: Baggers to Metrics Bike Show lasting all day – winner called at 5pm
Cash and prizes for both contests! There will be raffles with prizes from local businesses and vendors attending the show.
“Come enjoy the music, food, cold drinks and raffles – win a tattoo by the available artist of your choice!”
The outside area is free and open to the public. Official Event Passes are available at www.mayheminfo.com and come with a free t-shirt and raffle tickets. See website for further details.
The Ink Mayhem Tattoo Convention will resume its activities with Mayhem The Main Event as its host. This is a memorable tattoo occasion where these are not just tattoo artists, they are family.
“Many of the Award-winning, world renowned tattoo artists have been coming to this show each year since it started.” says Larry. He continued with, “They don’t plan on stopping as long as I do the show, they will be there. I do this for them too. This event helps a lot of people.” The tattoo event will have multiple tattoo contests with trophies and awards. Competition can and will be fierce. Watch as these artists work hard all day and all weekend to be awarded ‘Best Tattoo of the Day’ or ‘Best Tattoo’ (overall.) These competitions are the only ones that require that the tattoo be completed on site from start to finish. All other tattoo contests are open to the public to enter, prizes to be awarded.
Artists will have seminars available to them for both painting and lettering. You will find a wide variety of styles from black and gray, to color and traditional, to realistic, bio-mechanic, bio-organic and blends. These artists can build whatever you describe to them to your specifications, they have many pre-drawn designs and tattoo flash is always available. There will be give-a-ways, raffles with prizes including $200 tattoo gift certificates. This event will have a $10 per day cover charge or weekend passes include an event T –shirt and raffle tickets. Door Price will be $15. See website for further details at www.inkmayhem13.com.
After Mayhem After Party Lounge with DJ EXTREME – Lounge by day, club by night! Come chill out of the sun, play some games, talk to the lovely bartenders, or socialize with others to make a date for later at 9pm when we turn up the music, turn off the lights and turn on the night life. Each night will be themed. Not for you, but for the Ladies of Mayhem with a performance to fit each theme. What theme? You’ll have to find out! Alcoholic beverages will be available, light show, and dancing. This will be a party to remember. This is your chance to celebrate, so come have some fun! After Mayhem After Party is a 21+ event – $10 per day cover charge online or weekend pass that includes an event t-shirt and raffle tickets. Door price will be $15 per day. See website for full details at www.mayheminfo.com/after-mayhem.
Special thanks goes to:
Sean Hammond, Golden Entertainment Properties
Ryan Granath, Men of Fire Chapter 6
Matt Curtis, Anderson Ford
Ed Dean, Eagle Masonry
Jackie Mazzeo-Wallin, Laughlin Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
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