Soggy conditions prevent American motor cross bikers from performing stunts
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November 1, 2013
Soggy conditions prevent American motor cross bikers from performing stunts

Organizers of the 2013 Biker Extravaganza say that they hope to have the American motor cross bikers return to these shores in the “very near future”.{{more}}

The Americans were unable to perform their stunts on the final day of the weekend-long affair, due to the soggy conditions at the Pembroke dirt track on Monday, caused by steady rains all weekend.

The fear of all was that the bikers could be injured when performing their stunts, which included flying from ramps and other tricks.

Hopes to have the men perform this weekend were scrapped, since they have been booked by their agents for duties elsewhere.

Scores of keen biking enthusiasts and motor cross fans turned up at the venue, hoping to be entertained on the track, but were instead entertained with street skills and stunts by motor cyclists from Grenada, St Lucia, Barbados and other Caribbean islands who came for the annual event.

The rains put a damper on the events that began last week Friday, when the highly anticipated Miss Biker Babes pageant was postponed.

The event, subsequently held on Independence night at the Murray Heights Hotel, saw Rodica John, representing King’s Auto, taking the coveted title, with Fayesha Lewis, Miss Vincy AKA Punkie Bar and Grill taking the First Runner-up spot, while Miss St Lucia Marissa Charles and Rhea Charles, Miss Grenada, captured the second and third runner-up titles, respectively.

Other awards on the night included John getting the Best Talent, Best Interview, Best Cocktail Dress, and People’s Choice nods; Best Swim Wear went to Fayesha Lewis, Best Bike Wear was Marissa Charles; Oslean Nichols was Miss Photogenic, and Most Improved was Antoria Cumberbatch.

The scheduled burn out and stunt show took place on Saturday at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex, and the island ride to Rabacca took place as planned.

The organizers say that they believe the extravaganza would have been better executed, had it not been for the inclement weather, and thanked the individuals who turned up to the events and supported the local and foreign cyclists.(JJ)