Biker Rally: Alexandria Bay, June 26-28

Just when you thought the area surrounding Better Farm couldn't take any more excitement...

Alexandria Bay from June 26-28 held its annual River Run Motorcycle Rally, which was a lot of fun until some poor fool revved too hard and flew head-over-handles off his bike, knocking several other parked bikes over in the process and forcing some cops to throw on their patrol lights. But you know what they say: If you can fall off your horse without spilling your beer, you're alright.

Featuring a kick-off block dance, The Vertical Outlaws motorcycle stunt group, Mom and Pop custom bike show, ladies' and men's tattoo contests, dirtiest bike contest, a ton of live music, and a poker run, this event brought more people to the Bay than last year's Pirates' Week.

The rally featured amazing bikes, such as these:

River Run also had quite the crowd. See for yourself:

And the views of the St. Lawrence River! Gorgeous:

Just around dusk, one of the bikers decided to peel out all dramatic-like in front of the crowd reveling on Main Street:

At first, everyone was pumped:

Then, disaster struck as Dude peeled off, and revved a little too hard into some parked bikes on the side of the road. Cops sprang into action, the crowd gathered hard on the scene, and I got out of there—headed for greener pastures seven miles away, to continue painting the front hallway...

All in a day's work. Better be.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.