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Zachary Jeppesen of Elbow Lake let his 1-year-old son, Aiden, test out the SMARTrainer simulator at Saturday's bike show.

Bike show informs, entertains, dazzles

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Gleaming chrome, dazzling paint jobs, nifty prizes - and overriding it all, a message of safety and personal responsibility.

All that and more could be found at the Freedom First Riders' fourth annual bike show and fundraiser at the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria on Saturday.


More than 1,000 motorcycle riders showed up to look at the hot new bikes and latest products.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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