Get your spokes to Spurs
Downtown businesses team up to host weekly bike night

By Sarah Pryor - Freeman Staff

 June 21, 2014

 Dozens of bikes line up in the parking lot of Spurs Saloon on Williams Street.The owners of Spurs have teamed up with other local business owners to put on a weekly “Bike Night” from 5-9 p.m. every Tuesday for the rest of the summer.
Submitted photo

WAUKESHA — Don’t be alarmed if you feel the pavement vibrating near Spurs Saloon on Tuesday nights this summer, it’s just the dozens of motorcycles making their way to the weekly “Bike Night” put on by several bike-loving downtown business owners.

Jimmy Dakolias, owner of Spurs and Boscos Social Club, said the event will run from 5-9 p.m. every Tuesday until the end of September, and it will feature tasty treats from Generations at 5 Points, cigars from Nice Ash Cigar Bar, merchandise from Redline Motorsports, a beer tent and more.

It all takes place in the parking lot of Spurs, 332 Williams St.

“Every other city has something for motorcycles and we didn’t have anything like that locally,” Dakolias said, explaining why he and his fellow business owners put their heads together to make Bike Night a reality.

The first Bike Night went off without a hitch last Tuesday, with more than 40 bikers coming out to enjoy the weather, beer and “Spurs Dog” from Gen5, featuring pulled pork, bacon, barbecue sauce and nacho cheese.

“We actually ran out of those because they were so popular,” Dakolias said. “(The event) beat our expectations.”

The menu will change weekly and will give attendees a chance to preview the new food that might be on Gen5’s menu in the future. Owner Jeff Oberholtzer told The Freeman earlier this week that his Five Points tapas restaurant will soon expand into the former River Mill Foods space next door, and will offer additional menu items that are closer to upscale pub fare.

Dakolias said it’s not all food and drinking at Bike Night though. Representatives from Redline will also be available to repair, check out and talk shop about bikes with attendees, Dakolias said.

Afterward, Spurs will host country karaoke with drink specials until closing time.

“It’s a laid back good time,” Dakolias said. “And it’s a good chance to support local businesses and Waukesha.”