Laughlin River Run Poker Run Route

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  • Apr 24, 2019 Join thousands upon thousands of fellow riders at the 27th Annual Laughlin River Run for 4 days of Motorcycles and Fun with Bike Shows, Entertainment, 100 of Vendors, Poker Run, Ms Laughlin Contest and More. And of course lots of Casino Fun! Plus enjoy some great riding along the Colorado River and on famous Route 66 to the Old Town of Oatman, AZ.
  • Laughlin River Run is an annual motorcycle rally held in Laughlin, Nevada.It is the largest gathering of bikes and bikers in the Western United States. The event drew an estimated 70,000 motorcycle enthusiasts in 2005.

LAUGHLIN — The 36th annual Laughlin River Run is around the corner and those who like to ride or be a passenger can be part of the fun through a variety of poker runs being offered during the event.

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Laughlin River Run
GenreMotorcycle rally
DatesLast weekend in April
Location(s)Laughlin, Nevada, United States
Founded1983
Previous eventApril 25–29, 2012
Next eventApril 25th - 29th 2019
Attendance70,000 (2005)[1]
Websitelaughlinriverrun.com
Poker

Laughlin River Run is an annual motorcycle rally held in Laughlin, Nevada. It is the largest gathering of bikes and bikers in the Western United States.[2] The event drew an estimated 70,000 motorcycle enthusiasts in 2005. The 2020 Laughlin River Run will be held on Thursday, April 23rd thru Sunday, April 26th, 2020.[3]

History[edit]

The river run was started in 1983 with 426 participants.[4] It was 'conceived by Harley-Davidson dealer Dale Marschke, who wanted to bring his customers on a fun weekend ride.'[5] The name comes from the fact that riders are riding out to the Colorado River, on which Laughlin sits. Other riders go across the river to Laughlin's sister city, Bullhead City, Arizona, Route 66 rides to Oatman, Arizona and Kingman, Arizona and also down to Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

The Laughlin River Run today takes place annually during the last weekend in April, normally beginning on Wednesday and finishing on Sunday.[citation needed] The event is currently promoted by Dal-Con Promotions and features several attractions and events, including live concerts, many motorcycle vendors, a poker run, drag races, bike show, Ms. Laughlin competition and charity events.[citation needed]

Accommodations are usually made at the various large hotels in Laughlin, however in recent years, campsites have also been utilized for RV's.

The 2002 rally was marred by the River Run Riot, a major brawl between rival motorcycle clubs (Hells Angels and Mongols) at Harrah's Laughlin that left three bikers dead, another 13 injured, and 9 bikers arrested.[6] Casino and happy birthday.

References[edit]

  1. ^'Crowds quiet at Laughlin.(23rd annual Laughlin River Run Motorcycle Rally)', Powersports Business – via HighBeam Research(subscription required), May 16, 2005, archived from the original on April 9, 2016
  2. ^'BIKES (LAUGHLIN) - 25th Anniversary Laughlin River Run Set for April 25-29, 2007'. Retrieved 2007-05-04.
  3. ^'BIKEWEEK - Laughlin River Run'. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  4. ^Bartlett, Jennifer (2007-04-25). 'River Run roars into Laughlin'. Kingman Daily Miner. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2007-05-04.
  5. ^'Laughlin River Run, Laughlin, Nev'. Travel Channel. Archived from the original on December 18, 2007. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
  6. ^Bach, Lisa (2002-04-28). 'MOTORCYCLE GANG VIOLENCE: Laughlin event turns deadly'. Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved 2007-05-15.

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Coordinates: 35°08′30″N114°37′07″W / 35.1417°N 114.6186°W

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