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Biker Enthusiasts Show Off Rides At 14th Annual Bike Show
By M.C. Kauffman


October 18, 2005
Tuesday AM

Ketchikan, Alaska - Some days are better than others but there is nothing that a ride - or showing off a ride - can't cure. And showing off rides is what the Ketchikan Harley Riders Association's 14th Annual Bike Show was all about.

During the exhibit held at the Plaza Mall on October 8th-9th, the public was provided an opportunity to not only view the chrome and pipes of the bikes up close, but also an opportunity to learn more about this local organization.

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2005 People's Choice Award and 2005 Custom Class Award
Steele Shrum with his Boss Hoss
This bike has a V-8 engine and an automatic transmission.
Photograph by Dan Hart

Jen Brewer, Vice-President of the Ketchikan Harley Riders Association, said there were 32 motorcycle entrants in this year's show. According to Brewer all makes and models of motorcycles were welcome in the show. She said the public was invited to vote for the "People's Choice" bike, and for the first time kids voted on the "Kid's Choice" bike.

The winners of the 2005 KHRA Bike Show were announced during the show. The winners:

People's Choice: Steele Shrum, 2002 Boss Hoss
Kid's Choice: Tom Harrel, 1994 HD Shovelhead
Custom Class: Steele Shrum, 2002 Boss Hoss
FX Class: Bill Hollywood, 2002 HD Deuce
Foreign Class: Don Kralis, 2000 Suzuki Intruder
Vintage Class: Brian Stewart, 1980 HD FLT
Sportster Class: Bill Kacenas, 2002 Sportster
Touring Class: Dan Hart, 2000 HD ElectraGlide

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Jen Brewer on her Road King. Brewer is Vice President of the KHRA.
Photograph by Dan Hart

Also present at the show was the 2006 Harley Davidson Street Bob which the KHRA, in association with the Ketchikan Eagles, is raffling off. Brewer said, "Tickets are $10 each and the drawing will be held when 5000 tickets are sold, or at next year's Bike Show, whichever comes first."

Anyone interested in purchasing a raffle ticket or a dozen, tickets are available from KHRA members and at Newtown Liquors in Ketchikan. According to KHRA member Dan Hart, people can also send a check made out to KHRA to P.O. Box # 5381, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901. Hart said, "When we receive a check, we will fill out the ticket and send the numbered ticket stub back to the ticket purchaser in the US mail.

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Touring Class Award: Dan Hart, 2000 HD ElectraGlide.
Pictured with Hart is his wife, Ruth Hart.
Photograph courtesy Dan Hart

According to Hart, the Ketchikan Harley Riders Association is a non-profit charitable organization and proceeds will go toward many charitable needs in the community. The organization also has "rides" during the year to raise funds for local charities. One well known event sponsored by The Ketchikan Harley Riders Association is the annual toy run. This ride is held during the Christmas season and collects toys for disadvantaged children in the community. The exact date of this year's toy run has yet to be announced said Hart.

An auction is also planned for November 19th and a dance is planned for December 3rd to raise funds said Hart.

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2005 Vintage Class Award: Brian Stewart, 1980 HD FLT
Photograph by Dan Hart

The 14th Annual Bike Show was sponsored by the Ketchikan Harley Riders Association. GCI
NAPA, SEAPRO, Hal's Equipment, Timber & Marine Supply. Gregg's Logging. Alaska Diesel Power, Joe's Screen Printing & Engraving, KetchiCandies, Lighthouse Marine, The Plaza and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ketchikan.

The Ketchikan Harley Riders Association established in 1989, has a membership made up of local Harley riders from various professional backgrounds who all share a common interest and joy... riding bikes.


14th Annual Bike Show Photo Gallery


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