Happy New Year from all of us at Fairplex – the destination for all your entertainment needs in 2010! Thank you to everyone who joined us in 2009 for the L.A. County Fair and the more than 500 events that take place year-round. 2010 is going to be even better! We are kicking things off just right this weekend with the Easyriders Bike Show Tour and the Reptile Super Show.
For motorcycle and chopper fans, don’t miss the Easyriders show. The show offers competitions, vendors selling the finest in rider leather gear, bike shops selling the best on two wheels and live entertainment. And talk about things to see! Full Throttle Saloon, the world’s largest biker bar from the reality show on True TV, will be pouring the fun. And don’t miss the world’s fastest motorcycle – the BUB Seven Streamliner designed by Denis “BUB” Manning, which rolls into the show at 367 mph. Big Bear Choppers will also have illusionist Criss Angel’s chopper on display. The show runs Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check the Fairplex events page for admission prices.
Looking for something more on the slithery side? Look no further. The Reptile Super Show is back for its second year at Fairplex with more than 300 tables of rare and unique animals. Find thousands of lizards, turtles and frogs and a variety of supplies and more. The show is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. We’ll probably bump into each other. My deskmate is a bearded dragon, Brutus Maximus, formerly known as Heather. We had to change his name when we found out he wasn’t exactly a Heather.
Coming out to one or both of these events is a great way to start your new year! Burn some rubber and get here!
Ever seen Wall of Death stunt riders? Well, they ride sideways around the inside of a wooden barrel–sort of. It seems to defy gravity, actually, but they’ll be doing it Friday, Oct. 24 as part of California Bike Weekat Fairplex.
Then imagine dirt bikes screaming around Fairplex Park’s 5/8ths mile horse racing track at 189 mph. Flat-track racing takes place on Saturday, Oct. 25. If you like metal-to-metal interaction, this is the place. All the events and music on Friday and Saturday are the lead-in to the big event on Sunday when LOVE RIDE 25 brings thousands and thousands of Harley riders rumbling down the 210 freeway from Glendale to Fairplex for a barbeque, more events and a concert with the Foo Fighters and ZZ Top. The parade of bikes is visible from several overpasses and is really something to see. It’s all for charity and over the years California Bike Week has raised more than $20 million for a variety of favorite causes. Jay Leno will return as grand marshall of the event, along with various other Hollywood luminaries who are also bike fans. You don’t even have to like motorcycles to enjoy this event. The people-watching is worth the money. You’re likely to see someone famous or someone who at least looks famous and they have really neat t-shirts and other Love Ride souvenirs. Friday, Oct. 24 – Sunday, Oct. 26, Fairplex Grandstand and grounds. Admission: Friday: $10; Saturday: $30; Sunday: $50. Three-day pass: $80.