Bikers on the Square set for Sept 15-16


There are going to be plenty of motorcycles around the Perryville Downtown Square this weekend as a group of veterans and motorcycle enthusiasts take part in a special event.
Perryville will host the 11th annual Bikers on the Square Sept. 15-16.
Organizer Robynne Duvall is excited for the event.
“Watching the Bikers on the Square for Veterans event continue to grow each year is so awesome.” Duvall said. “Seeing so many people from so many states is great! All of the events held in downtown Perryville are definitely getting us on the maps.”
The bikers event will coincide with the Fifth Annual Missouri Vietnam Wall Run sponsored by the Veterans in Defense of Liberty and the Liberty Riders of America, and was timed in conjunction with National POW/MIA Recognition Day Friday and the annual Bikers on the Square event in Perryville on Saturday.
During the inaugural 2019 Wall Run Program, Governor Mike Parson presented a proclamation recognizing the Vietnam Wall Run as “The Official Annual Ride of Remembrance in Missouri.”
This multi-statewide motorcycle run will ride to the veterans’ memorial event and the Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Perryville (with the only identical Sister Wall to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in D.C.). A ceremony will take place Saturday with featured keynote speaker will be Retired Colonel John Clark, who flew over 60 successful missions in North Vietnam and was a POW at Hanoi Hilton. We are also honored to have special guest, Retired Colonel Jack Jackson, Famed Harrier Pilot in the Vietnam War.
“The Saluting Marine,” Veteran Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers, USMC will, join the event again this year as a special guest. Chambers is well known to the world for standing at attention for hours during the Rolling Thunder event held each Memorial Day weekend in Washington D.C. as a demonstration supporting the need for accountability of America’s POW/MIA.
Missouri Vietnam Wall Run will join with Bikers on the Square for Veterans bike rally on the Perryville town square, which offers incredible free live music, veterans’ events, food, and vendors. Perryville and Bikers on the Square will turn out for a patriotic welcome to Missouri Vietnam Wall Run on Saturday during an exciting motorcycle Parade of Honor escorted by Law Enforcement motorcycles and with The Saluting Marine standing at attention at the town square.
Riders will be able to meet up at various locations for the ride to Perryville.
Kansas City route meets at 11:30 a.m. at QuikTrip in Harrisonville on Thursday, September 14.

Springfield route will meet at Mike’s Unique’s at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, September 15.
St. Louis route will meet at VFW Post 2593 in Arnold at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 16.
Illinois route meets at Red Rooster, Olney, Illinois at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, September 15.
Rendezvous of all riders who would like to participate will be Saturday, September 16 between 10:15 to 11 a.m. at Fredericktown City Hall (124 W Main St.) for an incredible group, law enforcement led Parade of Honor to Perryville Veterans Memorial Wall.
Duvall is happy that the event honors the military.
“I love that our event is for the Veterans,” she said. “The Veterans of yesterday, today and tomorrow definitely don’t receive the love and respect they should. The proceeds from our event go to Camp Hope in Fredericktown, MO as well as our hometown Missouri Veterans National Memorial. Both places are a wonderful, peaceful place for Veterans to gather and reflect on the service they provided for our freedom.”
The event will have the band Infringement Friday night from 7-11 and Top Gunz Saturday night from 7-11.
The Missouri Vietnam Wall Run should be getting to downtown Perryville around 1 pm. The burnout pit will start at 3 pm. The lantern Veterans salute will be around 8pm. Veterans from the crowd are chosen to help send up these lanterns in honor of all Veterans.
“We have changed up our bike show a little bit this year. Instead of each bike being judged, it will all be based on peoples choice,” Duvall said. “In front of each registered motorcycle, there will be a bucket collecting your votes in the form of coins and cash. Registration begins at 10:30 and awards for Best of Show, 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place will be awarded at 5pm. All proceeds from the bike show voting will go to the Veterans organizations.”
Duvall is beyond ready for the event.
“I cannot wait to 11th annual BOTS event. I think it’ll be one of the best yet.” she said.