ARCOLA - The town of Arcola reverberated with the rumble of motorcycles and a sense of camaraderie during the inaugural Wildhogs Bike Rally.
This three-day event, held in the heart of Arcola at Prairie Place Hall, left a mark on the community, celebrating motorcycle culture, nurturing community ties, and supporting philanthropic endeavors. The event drew a crowd of 250 people from around Saskatchewan, with local businesses and motels also thriving from the event.
The event ran from Sept. 8-10. The highlights was on Sept. 9, when attendees enjoyed a hearty pancake breakfast, a thrilling motorcycle ride through Arcola's scenic landscapes, food booths and games. The day concluded with a pig roast supper and music.
The event allowed “something different for people to interact,” said organizer Bill Slykhuis, with the inspiration being to “do something for the community”.
The rally aimed to give back to the community by donating all proceeds to Arcola Daycare, Carlyle Cubs Learning Centre and the Arcola Prairie Place Complex. The daycare and the learning centre each received $2,500 and the complex received $2,000.
The organizers are also grateful to the sponsors for their support in making this gathering happen.