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A fun weekend for motorcyclists in Alexandria

The Freedom First Riders Bike Show is a fundraiser for the local chapter of American Bikers for Awareness, Training and Education, known as ABATE.

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Keith and Martha Holt of Eagle Bend admire the motorcycles on display at the Freedom First Riders Bike Show at the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria on Saturday, May 21. They said they've been to many of the shows over its 14-year history.
Al Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press
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ALEXANDRIA — The 14th annual Freedom First Riders 2022 Bike Show brought in a steady stream of motorcycle enthusiasts to the Runestone Community Center on May 21-22.
The event is a fundraiser for the local chapter of American Bikers for Awareness, Training and Education, known as ABATE.
The open-to-the-public show featured 11 bike classes, such as street performance, custom, stock and more. Awards were presented to the first, second and third place bikes. Other awards included fans' choice, committee's choice, veterans' best paint, fallen members and best of show.
Several fun contests were also offered — Eagle 3063 loudest bike, tattoo and beard contests, and more.
Several prize drawings took place while 57 Chevy provided music.
For more information about ABATE, check its website at abatemn.org or go to its Facebook page.

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Mike Jibben, left, and Joey Jibben of Kensington check out one of the most unique vehicles at the Freedom First Riders Bike Show — a three-wheel microcar manufactured in Burnsville, Minnesota, from 1979 to 1982.
Al Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press

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