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Get your motorcycles ready for Bainbridge Bike-Fest

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By Ryan Houston - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) –Bainbridge Bike-Fest is a 5 day motorcycle rally. It raises money for Shriners, Juvenile Diabetes, and the Salvation Army.

Since it started, 12 years ago, they've raised over 700,000.  Last year, it rained during the event, and over 4,000 people still showed up.

The Chairman for Bike-Fest Roy Reynolds told me, he believes "That number will double as long as the weather holds up," he said. 

From red, green, and baby blue, Bainbridge Bike-Fest brings out the best looking bikes."It's a 5-day party, but we're doing it to help other people," said Roy Reynolds.

Why a motorcycle rally? "Well, we can't put on a bass fishing tournament, because we're not fishermen. We put on motorcycle rallies," said Reynolds. 

These rallies bring people from North Georgia, Alabama, and even as far as Delaware."I been coming for about 6 or 7 years now, and I love it," said Biker Gator White.

He loves it so much he brought his new $100,000 bike. "I feel like I gotta have the best sometimes," said White.

Making sure those in need have the best is really what it's all about. "We do this all the time for kids all over the state, and other rides we go on," said White. 

Even though it's for good cause, it doesn't mean there's no stress involved. "Those mothers stand there and cry, telling you 'Thank you'. It's like OK, we're doing this again," said Reynolds.  

Who knew bikers had such big hearts? There will be a charge for this event. It's only $30 for campers all week. Venders will be selling T-shirts, food, and beer.

The Bike-Fest is being held at 1754 Pond Town Road in Bainbridge, GA. Visit their website www.bainbridgebikefest.com for more information.

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