Coppell-Grapevine Motorcycle Rodeo
Coppell-Grapevine Motorcycle Rodeo: COMPETITION AND BIKE SHOW
Each day of the event, riders will begin at approximately 7:00 am and continue until approximately 5:00 pm. We will provide handouts to attendees to provide a description of each event and to explain each particular pattern being ridden. Thursday will be entirely focused on training and learning to properly ride
March 17-19, 2015
Grapevine Mills Mall
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy
The competition portion of the event officially begins mid-day Friday with the start of the “eliminator” course. The “eliminator”course is a timed cone course that the riders have never seen and aren’t allowed to practice on. The newness of the course and lack of preparation makes it extremely difficult to complete. Fastest time wins! Next event on Friday is the “Slow Ride.” This is a competition requiring motor officers to ride as slowly as possible without putting their foot/feet down in a small designated area. The longest time wins. The first run of the “Individual” competition begins after the “Slow Ride” is over. There’s a detailed time line of events on the “Rider Info” tab on our website.
Saturday is typically when most spectators show up and when an official ceremony is held to start the day. On Saturday morning, the competing motor units will arrive in a parade formation to kick off the day. Administration from both Grapevine and Coppell Police Departments will speak.
There is no cost to attend the event. There are raffle items that will be given away at the end of the competition Saturday evening. A custom motorcycle show will also take place on Saturday and it is open to the public. A $5 entry fee for those who would like to display their bike, is all that is required and trophies will be handed out to the winners of each particular division.
There are no age restrictions for the competitors. They are required to be police officers certified in operating police motorcycles. They are also required to wear their normal duty equipment during any official competition event. During practice sessions, appropriate non-uniform apparel may be worn.