Big Twin Motorcycles hosts music festival for grand reopening

Publish Date: 
Apr 29, 2011

Jack Hartman will get to hold his dream grand reopening event for Big Twin Motorcycles in Edwardsville, Kan., May 7.

The City Council unanimously approved his request to include a picnic, music festival, motorcycle show benefiting the “Bikers for Boobies” cancer fund drive, and a toy drive to benefit Michael Bergen’s Hands to Heart Toys for Disadvantaged Children foundation. Proceeds from a car wash, vendors and raffle will also be split 50-50 between both organizations, Hartman told the Edwardsville Chieftain.

Hartman bought the store from James Dearth in February. Dearth is co-owner of the Wrap Factory, a custom design and automotive decorative decal company.

The event runs from noon to 10 p.m. Motorcycle registration is open from 10 a.m. to noon; the registration fee is $20, or $15 and one toy that will go into the toy drive. Hartman said all toys must be new and in their original packaging. There will be live music throughout the event. No alcohol will be available but vendors will sell food and non-alcoholic drinks.

“Well, it’s a two-part thing, obviously, to help the charities and obviously the more exposure I get in here, it’s better for my shop,” he said. “And I’m very proud to have my name associated with both of those charities, too.”

Posted by Holly Wagner