(Poteau Oklahoma) – Poteau Chamber and The City are gearing up for a three-day event beginning Thursday- October 8th and will continue through October 10th. This will be the third time the group has chosen Poteau for the sight of the huge rally. The Donald W. Reynolds Center will be the head quarters for the three-day event and the city, county and surrounding communities will be buzzing with business as the groups will leave out each morning to ride over 100 miles stopping at destinations specified on each route. The groups will then return to the DWRCC for concerts Friday and Saturday Night.
The Rally will kick off October 8th with a guided parade at 5:30 and will be guided by The Poteau Police Department down Broadway North and the Bypass South to McKenna at Carl Albert State College and back to Dewey on Main street for a night of live music, food and dancing in the streets. Thursday’s activities will kick off with The College Band Heroes. The public is welcome to join us for a party and food in the streets. Smokin Pig BBQ will be serving food on the street and Warehouse Willy’s will be open and serving the large crowd. The Poteau Main Street Group will be selling soft drinks and beer for the night. Day two and three will be at the Donald W. Reynolds Center day and evening events are planned. This will be closed to the public. Anyone wanting to attend will need to register with the rally with the fee of only $40. Check the Friends of Oklahoma page on Facebook. Like any event that takes place in the city there are organizers that work hard to recruit new events to the area. This year was planned to be much larger than last year with one reason being the beautiful mountainous areas for the routes to ride each day.
With the Covid Pandemic and rallies being canceled, the organizers of the Oklahoma group decided to proceed--one main reason the vast areas for people to ride without any contact. The Chamber and DWRCC is still expecting an exceptionally large group and hope that the businesses are ready to greet our visitors all weekend. “This event will bring revenue to our area for the next three days. We were happy to be chosen again this year for the sight to host the 2020 Rally. I do not ever turn down a good deal that benefits the city and the businesses. In a time when you cannot do everything, do something. We are excited to make this happen and hope to be the site host again in the future.” States Karen Wages, CEO and Rally Organizer.