Hundreds Clean Up Trash After Bikes, Blues & BBQ

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NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) - Bikes, Blues & BBQ ended late Saturday night (Sept. 27), and crews spent all of Sunday (Sept. 28) working to clean up the trash and debris left behind.

"When we leave this place it will look like nothing had ever happened here," Organizer Joe Giles said.

Giles said they don't know the exact number of people that attended the motorcycle rally, but he said they do have a unique way of estimating.

"We figure out the trash tonnage and we divide it by the number of people who can create'x' pounds of trash," Giles said.

A couple hundred volunteers were picking up trash and tearing down tents on Dickson Street Sunday, as well as around Baum Stadium and Arvest Ballpark. Volunteer Danny Spears with the Fayetteville Kiwanis chapter donated his time.

"We take care of Baum Stadium and Dickson Street so we have up and down the street all the parking lots around it and our job is to make sure it's like it didn't happen," Spears said.

Giles said inmates with the Washington County Jail and students from Lincoln schools also helped clean up the mess. He said this year's rally generated between $69 and $80 million for the state.