Thunder Roads Magazine MO/So. IL 2018-June - Page 42

ST. CHARLES Bike Night By Dennis Martin With 2 bike nights completed so far this year, you should mark your calendars for the June 7th BiG St. Charles Bike Night. As you may know, this event has gotten so popular that if you drive your car, you are asked to park at Shamrock’s or around the corner in the EPC parking lot. No wor- ries, there are shuttles to bring you to the dealership. To make it easier, just ride your motorcycle and park in the dealership parking lot. Each bike night is on the first Thursday of the month with free food and drink specials catered by Shamrocks Pub and Grill and sponsored by Miller Lite. While you are enjoying free food and a cold beverage, there is something happening all evening. Last month the crowd was entertained with stunt shows by Kawasaki spon- sored Pro Stunt Rider, Ian Gaines. Cole Freeman was in the house that night, taking in the atmosphere and preparing for a record breaking jump at the Thunder in the Valley Motorcycle Rally in Pennsylvania in late June. There was a lot of stunt talent in the parking lot that night… It’s no surprise that the highlight of the night is the Big St. Charles Motorsports Calendar Girl Search. At each bike night there are two contestants selected for the next calendar. Both Hanna (Ms. January), and Rachel (Ms. February), had already secured their spots in the 2019 calendar. Last month the judges selected Ms. March and Ms. April. With 3 rounds of judging, the host, Jeff Burton of the Rizzuto Show, had a great time interviewing each contestant. By the end of the night, the title of Ms. March went to Ashley and the title of Ms. April went to Leah. Congrats! For more events go to bigstcharlesmotors- or find them on Facebook. Remem- ber the June event is the 7th at 7… Thunder Roads Magazine 40 Thunder Roads Magazine 41