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‘Mini-Bikefest’ is this weekend

The Deep South Riders club will host a first-ever “Mini-BikeFest” this weekend at the new BikeFest grounds off Pondtown Road in northern Decatur County.

Two nights of free live music plus a day of fun activities and friendship will highlight the event, set to begin Friday evening and end Sunday morning.

While admission is free, the Deep South Riders are accepting donations to go toward continued development of the BikeFest grounds, where the annual motorcycling and music festival moved last August after a number of years at the Commodore Decatur Industrial Park.

Gates at the new BikeFest site, located at 1754 Pondtown Road, will open Friday at 5 p.m. On-stage karaoke will be held from 7 to 10 p.m., with Underground taking the stage from 10 p.m. to midnight.

On Saturday, a number of games and field events will be held, as well as a motorcycle Poker Run.

Opening Saturday night’s concert will be the Generations Band, who will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Just Us Country will take the stage from 8 to 10 p.m., while Stormy Monday will close out the concert from 10 p.m. to midnight.

A Christian service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning to wrap up the event.

Food vendors will be on site.

There will be spaces for camping and RVs, though people who wish to reserve a site with electricity should call (229) 246-8550 and ask for Ray Lyn. Power sites cost $50. Anyone who needs general information can call (229) 220-6800.

To get to the new BikeFest site, motorists can travel out of Bainbridge on Lake Drive, which becomes Pondtown Road north of the railroad tracks. Alternatively, take U.S. 27 North to Whites Mill Road and then turn onto Pondtown Road.