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Annise Parker goes Biker Mama: How big is the mayor's ride?

Annise Parker goes Biker Mama: How big is the mayor's ride?

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Photo by Sarah Rufca

A press conference is a press conference is a press conference, but it's not every day we see Mayor Annise Parker don a black leather jacket and pose on a monster hog.

But nothing short would have done justice to the announcement of the first-ever South Texas Biker Jam & Expo, to take place in Houston at Reliant Arena on Oct. 8-9.

Set to be the largest motorcycle show in the Southeast U.S., the fest will feature demo rides, vintage motorcycle exhibits, freestyle stunt riders, unique bike customizations, a biker fashion show, tattoo design competition, live music by Mean Gene Kelton & The Die Hards and Krimson, kids games, a swap meet and a huge selection of the latest in bikes, accessories and apparel.

Reliant-area hotels Crown Plaza and Holiday Inn are offering special packages that include four expo tickets with a reservation.

“We feel that the South Texas Biker Jam and Expo creates a first class and thoroughly enjoyable family experience for Houston,” Greg Ortale, president of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, said. “This annual event will offer something for everyone from motorcycle enthusiasts wanting to see the newest and best in technology to those who will come out to enjoy the music and entertainment.

"We believe this event will be a huge success for many years to come and greatly anticipated by our visitors and customers.”

Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster: One-day passes start at $15 and two-day tickets are $22.

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