John Heath was proud to win the People's Choice and first place for trikes trophies at the June 16 Lone Wolf No Club bike show in Hannibal.

John Heath was proud to win the People's Choice and first place for trikes trophies at the June 16 Lone Wolf No Club bike show in Hannibal.

Heath later said he thought the people attending the show voted for his 2004 trike because of its “black, gold and silver paint job.”

After judging of the 45 bikes in the show was completed, the club members awarded first, second and third place trophies in five categories, along with additional awards such as the Tom and Becky's choice. The trophies were presented at the Y Men's Pavilion.

Another double winner was David Nelson, who took home the Tom and Becky trophy along with the Ugliest Bike award. Tom (Elijah Dexheimer) later explained he chose Nelson's Honda because, “it looks like it's been through a lot.” Nelson said he wins Ugliest Bike every year, because he never washes his Honda Shadow.

In addition to winning second place in the baggers category, Angela and Mike Gardner, who rode a Victory Cross Country and a Honda to the show, received the trophy for traveling the greatest distance, 249 miles from Des Moines, Iowa.

First-place winners were Darren Thrasher (custom) for his 1967 Harley; Bill Brown (sport) for his 2014 Triumph; Don Deppe (bagger) for his 2010 Harley Road King; Ed Nuckols (cruiser) for his Harley Sportster; and John Heath (trike).

Second-place winners were Austin Harig (sport) for his 2008 Yamaha R6; Josh Smith (custom) for his 1991 Shovelhead; Bob Hartline (cruiser) for his 2014 Vintage Indian Chief, who also won the Susie Harvey Memorial Trophy; Don Spencer (trike); and Angela and Mike Gardner (bagger).

Third-place winners were, Darrell Darnell (bagger) for his 2012 Harley Road Glide; Rod Benjamin, (trike) for his Anniversary Edition Harley Trike; Teresa Winn (cruiser) for her Yamaha Raider; Randy Plunkett (custom); and Kyle Kite (sport).

Don Martin, Noah Clatt and Greg Bock were encouraging the bikers to join the Christian Motorcyclists Association, which meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Mark Twain Dinette. “If you're interested in serving the Lord and ride a motorcycle, what a place to go!” said Clatt, of Quincy, Ill. He added that having a bike is not required, and “the Lord uses everybody.”


Show had visitor from the Isle of Man


The local bikers were surprised to meet Ed Payne, who arrived on a rented Harley and said he was from the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea. His family had been vacationing in Florida, and his wife and children had gone home, before he discovered the bike show on the internet and rode to Hannibal.

He said the Isle of Man hosts the “most dangerous bike race in the world” and this year he was thankful only two people died. He added the race brings nearly 60,000 people to his island, which has only 80,000 population. He never participates. He said small bikes are safer at home, where he rides a Honda Hornet and a Suzuki 550. … He was visiting Hannibal for the first time and promised to bring his family someday.

The bike show included a 50-50 raffle drawing. Lauren Treutel of the Lone Wolf club explained it had raised $130. The winner was Jeff Rush. Treutel said, “everything we raise goes to the community,” as the club supports AVENUES and several more agencies.

At age 19, Lauren has been riding bikes since she was 4 but does not own one. “I'll keep it American made,” she promised. Her dad, Doug Treutel, rides a Victory, and her mom, Fran Dyke, a Yamaha.

See photo gallery for more pictures of the bike show and winners.

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