FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- As thousands of motorcyclists make their way to Northwest Arkansas for one of the nation’s largest rallies, the Fayetteville Police Department is partnering with six other law enforcement agencies from across the area to make sure the 17th annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ goes off without a hitch.
"There is a lot of preparation work that goes into this, a lot of logistics,” Sgt. Craig Stout said Monday (Sept. 19). "We have been working on this for several months now."
Stout said they will have some of the strongest security measures of any event in the area so far this year.
"In light of recent events that have happened in New York City, there have been concerns about [possible security issues]," Stout said. "We are just expecting things to run pretty much how they have every other year."
Stout said most of the arrests that are made each year are on suspicion of public intoxication and most of the people who are arrested are residents of Benton and Washington Counties.