Laughlin River Run festivities continue
Today's events include Charity Poker Run and various concerts
KINGMAN - It is once again time for the riding of the Hogs and other motorcycles in Mohave County.
The 30th Annual Laughlin River Run started Wednesday and rolls through Sunday. Registration for the event is $25 per person at the Riverside Resort's Star View Room starting at 9 a.m. Thursday and at 8 a.m. on today and Saturday. The pass includes a free T-shirt, ride pin, admission to Saturday's Poker Run to Kingman and entry into the custom bike show or Ms. Laughlin River Run contests.
This year's events include a few restrictions. The Laughlin casinos and the Preferred Outlets at Laughlin have banned the wearing of motorcycle club colors. Glass bottles and aluminum containers are not allowed on Casino Drive from noon on Wednesday until 6 p.m. on Saturday. Helmets are not required for adult riders in Arizona and on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation, but they are required for all riders in Nevada and California. Public nudity is not allowed. Police will also be enforcing a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew on Casino Drive for anyone under the age of 17 not accompanied by an adult.
According to the official River Run website, the annual ride started Wednesday.
The fun continued Thursday with a wet T-shirt contest, an outdoor music fest and bikini contest and the Headbanger's Ball and more evening concerts.
Today's events start at 8:30 a.m. with registration for the 10 a.m. American Heroes Veteran's Charity Poker Run to Kingman's Mother Road Harley-Davidson. The contest prizes include a room package for the 2013 River Run, a $250 and a $100 merchandize certificate.
Events continue with the Sin City Kitty Wet T-shirt Contest at 3 p.m. at the Riverside Resort's outdoor stage, the Kristy Thompson Band from noon to 8 p.m. at the River Palms Outdoor Stage, the Bedroom Babes Swimsuit Teaser at 7 p.m. at the Colorado Belle Center Circle, and 8 p.m. concerts by David Allen Coe at the Riverside, Ted Nugent at the Edgewater Hotel events center, Kiss tribute band - Mini Kiss at the Tropicana Pavilion Theater, plus Turn the Page - a Tribute to Bob Seger at 9 p.m. at the River Palms Resort's 2700 Club.
The event winds down Saturday starting with the Early Bird Poker Run to Route 66. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Colorado Belle Poker Room.
Followed by a custom bike show on the main deck of the Colorado Belle. Registration for the event starts at 8 a.m., judging and public viewing starts at 11 a.m. and awards are given out at 3 p.m. The first-place winner receives $750; second place gets $500 and third gets $250.
The Ms. Laughlin River Run Contest starts at 4 p.m. You must be an official participant to enter. The first-place winner gets $1,000 cash, second place receives $400 and third place gets $100. Official contest rules are on the Laughlin River Run website at www.laughlinriverrun.com.
Bedroom Babes Contest wraps up with the Lingerie Finals at 7 p.m. at the Edgewater Party Zone.
The night ends with 8 p.m. concerts by David Allen Coe at the Riverside, Ray Manzarek & Robby Krieger of the Doors at The Edgewater Hotel Event Center, and Mini Kiss at The Tropicana Pavilion Theater.
For more information on events, contests, concerts and tickets, visit www.laughlinriverrun.com.