Organizers of the “first annual” Kanawha Valley Bike Rally probably hoped for a larger turnout than the moderate number of motorcyclists — most Harley “bikers” —  who rode to the rodeo arena and equestrian center near Dugspur over the weekend.

Confederate flags outnumbered vendors, a “bikini bike wash” sat mostly empty and only a handful of bikes lined up for the custom show.

On Friday night, the band started late and then found itself playing to a mostly-empty arena as the evening wound down. That’s the problem with the aging population of Harley “bikers.”  They go to bed early — to sleep.

Sunday’s forecast called for rain — all day.

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