Thousands of motorcyclists will roll into Laughlin, Nev., later this month as one of the West’s largest biker events takes over the town on the Colorado River.
At the annual Laughlin River Run on April 23-27, nearly 40,000 bikers from around the world will head to the generally sleepy community 90 miles south of Las Vegas and about 280 miles east of Los Angeles.
Vendors of motorcycle accessories take over the parking lots of several casinos during the celebration.
A group ride along Historic Route 66 from Kingman, Ariz., to the ghost town of Oatman, Ariz., is also planned.
The 2002 gathering turned deadly when two rival motorcycle gangs clashed inside Harrah’s Laughlin. Three people were killed.
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