This one-of-a-kind homemade trike from the 2016 Ponoka Vintage Rally is one of the unique vehicles the public can view at the event that runs this year from July 28 to 30.

This one-of-a-kind homemade trike from the 2016 Ponoka Vintage Rally is one of the unique vehicles the public can view at the event that runs this year from July 28 to 30.

Vintage motorcycle rally in Ponoka to celebrate Canada

A rally of vintage motorcycles will centre around celebrating Canada’s 150 anniversary.

A rally of vintage motorcycles will centre around celebrating Canada’s 150 anniversary.

The 21st annual Ponoka Vintage Rally, put on by the Central Alberta Vintage Motorcycle Group, is set to take over the Ponoka Stampede grounds from July 28 to 30 with a theme around bikes made in Canada or exclusively built for the Canadian market.

Skinny La Bine, one of the organizers, explained there are entry fees for participants, but that it is free for spectators wanting to come take a good look and everyone is encouraged to drop in for any of the events.

“The rally seems to be getting bigger each year, especially with people connecting through social media. It’s a great family friendly weekend with a lot of bikes to check out at the show and shine,” he said.

“With the theme this year focusing on Canada 150, it will be a great time to see some bikes made in or for Canada.”

Opening day will feature a tailgate swap meet and the popular chili cook-off that will begin around 6 p.m.

On the Saturday, for the participants there will be a poker rally beginning at noon followed at 6 p.m. by a steak supper and a game of bike jeopardy.

Meanwhile, the public is invited to take in the show and shine expected to start around 4 p.m. However, Skinny La Bine stated there will be a number of bikes on display throughout the day and people are encouraged to come around anytime to check them out.

Sunday, bikers will enjoy a great breakfast before a number of bike games and activities before the various awards including nicest bike, nicest European bike, etc are handed out.

For those wanting to take part, early bird registrations (by June 28) are $50 and $60 after that date. For those that are looking only for tickets to the steak supper, those will also be available.

To register or for more information, contact either Bill Hoar at (403) 396-9915 or via email at bill.hoar@cciwireless.ca or Skinny at (403) 783-4648 or email skinnysl@shaw.ca.