Under sunny skies, the large crowd included nearly 6,000 bikers with their bikes lining several downtown streets and filling the parking lots. With all the leather in town, it was hard to tell the lawyer bikers from the true blue bikers.
Speaking of true blue bikers, check out the Big Blue bike to the right which was custom designed by Mikey and Paulie Teutul of Orange County Choppers. The headlight helmet was a crowd favorite. This was one of the many bikes on display during The Chili Bike Show.
Chili cook-off contestants competed by selling samples of their chili and hoping to garner enough votes for the chance to advance to the 2009 World Championship Cook-off next Fall. Visit the Great Lakes Chili Cook-off website for a list of winners.
All proceeds support local charities, and this year's recipient was the Western Wayne Habitat for Humanity.