On Saturday, November 5, Harley Davidson of Scottsdale and GO AZ Motorcycles in Scottsdale and Peoria, along with entrepreneur and philanthropist Bob Parsons, hosted their 5th Annual Bob’s Biker Blast event. The gathering is a celebration of and for the local motorcycling community and benefits Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Over the years, the event has raised well over a million dollars for the hospital.
This year’s event, showcasing entertainment by Montgomery Gentry, Craig Morgan and Kellie Pickler, substantially added to that tally, raising $250K, including a $180K donation from the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation, announced on stage by Mr. Parsons himself.
The event formally kicked off Saturday morning with a self-guided ride from Phoenix Children’s Hospital in which over 500 bikers participated, revving their motorcycle engines to the delight of the hospital patients before riding to Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale.
The full-day-plus event also featured a Friday night concert by Colorado’s Liver Down the River, and Saturday appearances by Bug Hall (Arthur Davidson in “Harley and the Davidsons”) and the Arizona Cardinal cheerleaders. Proceeds from the ride registrations, sales of Bob’s Biker Blast t-shirts and VIP passes, general admission donations ($20 for those without a motorcycle endorsement), other donations, and a portion of food and beverage sales totaled nearly $70K and benefited the hospital.
View highlights from the 5th Annual Bob’s Biker Blast