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Bicycles, Blues, and BBQ Festival will be stopping after 15 years of riding

Photo: Bicycles, Blues, and BBQ Festival Facebook.




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Updated: March 16, 2021 04:11 PM


Created: March 16, 2021 03:37 PM



(ABC 6 News) – Bicycles, Blues, and BBQ Festival in Clear Lake will be stopping after 15 years.

A Facebook post from Bicycles, Blues, and BBQ Festival announced they made the very difficult decision to retire from the Bicycle, Blues, and BBQ Festival and bring the event to a close.

“BBBQ started in 2004 as a small, grass-roots event centered on a bike race and a bandshell. Although we did not realize it at the time, our 15th-anniversary event in 2019 would be our last. To our astonishment, BBBQ had grown to one of the most successful events of the Clear Lake summer, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the US. No one has been more surprised than us. And oh, what fun we have had!

But as someone once said, “Life is like riding a bike – to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” And the time has come for us to do just that.

We are grateful beyond measure for your support of our event as a racer, blues enthusiast or a volunteer. Your friendship and love of our festival will always be cherished.

In closing, we invite you to reflect on your favorite BBBQ Festival moment. We’ve been doing a lot of that lately and the memories always bring a smile.”

Here’s to the ride,

Tim Putnam, BBBQ Festival Director

Matt Curtis, BBBQ Race Director