RALLY in the VALLEY
|Wednesday, August 20 2014|
The Bikes are back in town! The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, Gowanda Harley Davidson, and the Greater Olean Motorcycle Enthusiasts will be hosting the 12th Annual RALLY IN THE VALLEY August 20-24 (held rain or shine) in Olean. The five-day event is a motorcycle rally with the proceeds from the event benefiting a host of community charities. WEDNESDAY is the kick off to the Rally at the CUTCO/Ka-Bar Visitors Center on East State Street in Olean. Music, food, fun, raffles and the official Rally in the Valley Cutco Knife are all a part of the event from 5 – 7 PM. THURSDAY is a street dance family atmosphere in downtown Olean. FRIDAY normally is a kick off to the weekend with a free concert featuring regional band at Bradner Stadium. Games, vendors, food and fun round out the night. SATURDAY, the event is turned into a street festival at the stadium with a variety of activities, including bike contests, bands, foods, and vendors. The bike contests include slow ride (tests a rider's balance at a very slow speed in lanes 3 feet wide and 50 ft. long), ball drop (passenger tries to place tennis balls on the top of the cones), tire toss (passenger tosses bicycle tires on top of these cones), and hot dog (the passenger attempts to bite off a dangling hot dog covered in mustard). The bike judging contests include Best Paint, Best Custom, Best Vintage, Best Trike, Best Touring, and more. SUNDAY, the bikes will take to the run and complete an approximate 130-mile Dice Run ending back at the stadium in Olean with a food, music, prizes and more.