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Inaugural Indiana Bike Week Begins At Bill Monroe Music Park

Organizers are expecting about 10,000 people for the event.

A man rides his motorcycle at Bill Monroe Music Park in Bean Blossom.

Photo: Bari Finkel / WFIU-WTIU News

A man rides his motorcycle at the Indiana Bike Week in Bean Blossom. Scheduled events include racing, an antique motorcycle exhibit, stunt shows and live music.

The hum of revving motorcycles, golf carts, ATVs and trucks flood Brown County as vendors start setting up for Indiana Bike Week.

The Bill Monroe Music Park has been transformed into a motorcycle family’s heaven with events including racing, an antique motorcycle show, stunt shows, plenty of barbeque, and live music.

Director of Marketing Jeff Crotty calls it a family friendly event.

“And we want to expose children and families to the wonderful world of motorcycling. I think there’s a misconception a lot about motorcycling in the general public, we want to make sure that we are educating our kids properly,” Crotty says.

Among the food and custom leather vendors, the world’s fastest portrait artist Robin Walker prepares to draw as many Indiana Bike Week attendees as possible in order to break a Guinness World Record.

“I try and invite the public to enjoy a demonstration and appreciate the quality of it when I’m done. That way the public gets something special and sentimental and a souvenir of this event,” Walker says.

Robin’s stand is just one of many ways that Indiana Bike Week hopes to bring together the Hoosier family biking community for this revved up week.

The bikers will camp at the park all week, and the festival concludes on Sunday.

  • Don Miller

    Maybe you could teach your children that the outrageous noise from cycles impinge on other people’s serenity. It’s incredibly unpleasant for those of us who are property owners in Brown Co. Teach them (and a great many adult bikers) to respect others and be considerate. No reason (NONE) for bikes to be noisy. I’ve heard very quiet ones and have no problem with those. There is no misconception. Majority of bikers I see/hear don’t seem to give a hoot about others who can’t get away from the rumbling. So, teach your children well.

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