OHIO VALLEY — Southeast Ohio’s largest motorcycle run returns this weekend.
The 29th annual Meigs County Memorial Day Run is a two-day event this year, with the actual run once again taking place on Sunday.
Bikes will leave the Pomeroy parking lot at 1 p.m. Last year, more than 2,000 bikes participated in what has become one of the Tri-County’s premiere biking events and tourist attractions.
There will be bike games following the run on the Pomeroy levee, as well as food, beverages and vendors available. Also this year, on Saturday, a poker run, bike show and live entertainment will take place at the Pomeroy parking lot. Sign-in for the poker run is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Eagles in Pomeroy. Cost is $10 per person, with the first bike out at 12:30 p.m.
The run itself has always been free with bikes (and bikers) of every color, size and name brand welcome to participate. The run has its roots in honoring fallen brothers and sisters in the biker brotherhood — and sisterhood — as well as the military community. The actual route traditionally passes by the final resting places of these lost people who were family to their friends.
The run has also become a sort of family reunion for friends who remain to reunite each year and ride together, as well as celebrate an event that has become a shot in the arm to the local economy in Pomeroy, Meigs County and beyond.
It’s also an opportunity for bike lovers to check out thousands of bikes parked downtown on the levee.