By TIM HORAN
How slow can you go?
That doesn’t sound like an event for motorcycles but the Double Slow Ride was one of the many events held at ‘Bike Games” Saturday afternoon.
“There is a driver and a partner in the back,” sand Linda Creach who, with husband Lonnie, ran the games. “They have to stay really still and go as slow as they possibly can. If they touch their feet down they are out. They continue to do this until the last person is eliminated.
“It is very, very hard. And you have to stay still,” she said.
The games, which were held at Brown’s Park were all about raising money for Toys for Tots.
Last year the event attracted an attendance of 125 and raised $3,200.
Last December Creach and helpers Tory Ray, Nita Neff, Sharon Frase went shopping. They transformed a trailer into a sled at Christmas time. The toys were then distributed to Toys for Tots during the motorcycle run held each year.
“Between Nita, Tory and me, plus a couple other people, we go shopping for a day,” she said. “That is the fun part. We fill my Suburban up plus another vehicle up. Tory and Nita like shopping too.”
The idea of Bike Games came about after Linda and Lonnie attended a bike rally. The first Bike Games were held at the Midway Bar. The second was at a location south of Abilene. The first two events raised money for victims of motorcycle accidents.
This is the second year the event was held at Brown’s Park. Creach wasn’t sure of the exact count because people trickled in over the course of four hours. Donations are made for watching, entering, eating, a giveaway and an auction.
“I’m just hoping to raise $200 more than I did last year,” she said.
Most of the motorcycle games were that of skill, rather than speed.
The Weenie Ride is a popular game where the driver has to go really, really slow.
“We’ll have a pole in the middle,” Creach said. “The driver will have to go as slow as possible and the passenger has to lift up and try to bite the weenie off the pole.”
Jousting involves the passenger trying to remove rings from posts with a jousting pole.
Some of the other events included: water balloons, bowling ball, keg toss and tire toss.