With the cancellation of BBQ, Bands & Bikes in Elizabethtown, one group is poised to seize an opportunity.

American Legion Post 87 in Hodgenville, which stages its own BBQ and Bikes one-day festival, is hoping to grow its event with motorcycle fans looking for other ways to gather socially, Legion squadron commander Chris Griggers said.

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Wish you well on your event. Very disappointed in the leadership of Elizabethtown for cancelling what was a growing and thriving event. I guess that they conveyed the message that they intended to send. That the biker community is not welcome here. Big mistake because bikers are some of the most charitable people on earth. If Etown doesn’t want our money. Then we will spend it where they do. Hodgenville I just hope that you can be prepared for your event to blow up like the one in Etown did. It grew to be a big event in this area every year. With bikers pouring in from Louisville and Lexington and even further. You need to be prepared to handle a larger turnout. Because it could easily swell to 10 times what you are used to. And if there is alcohol. Which I assume there will be. And a large turn out. There could easily be confrontation among those attending. Happens with any large event where there is drinking. It’s not the presence of motorcycles that create the problems. So unlike Etown. Just be prepared to deal with a few troublemakers possibly and not try to punish everyone for the behavior of a few!

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