Engines will be roaring across Dodge City this week as the Brothers of the Third Wheel National Trike-In will be in town.

The trike riders will make their central hub at the Hoover Pavilion in Wright Park with multiple events and rides taking place from July 13-16.

"We expect about 250-300 riders coming in," BTW CEO Alex Ross said. "The riders cover about 40 states across the country.

"Some of the bikes are custom made but with new safety laws and insurance issues most of them are manufactured now and the manufacturers have stepped up in a big way.

"A company out of Europe will even be bringing in their reverse trike that will be on display for the first time in North America."

Dating back 30 years, the Brothers of the Third Wheel hold get-togethers and trike-ins across the country with most states holding their own rallies.

"We even have rallies in Europe," Cox said. "I went to the latest one in France."

With some riders already in town, there will be a steady stream heading in leading up to the kick-off events on Thursday.

There will be a ride to Fort Dodge on Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. that will have a mini trike show as well as an ice cream social at 2:30 p.m.

Thursday will see registrations taking place along with a destination ride to the Big Well in Greensburg and Dalton Gang hideout in Meade.

Friday there will be a ride to the salt mines in Yoder with a chuckwagon dinner, show and gun fight at Boot Hill Museum at 6 p.m.

Then at 9 p.m. on Friday, there will be a light parade throughout downtown Dodge City.

On Saturday there will be a breakfast at the VFW Post #1714 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. with the trike show taking place in Wright Park from 1 to 4 p.m.

A dinner will be held at Hoover Pavilion from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with an awards presentation and charity presentation at 7:30 p.m. and a dance at 9 p.m.

"All our proceeds go to local charities," Cox said. "We are non-profit organization that gives back everywhere we go.

"We're a little crazy that we do this for free."

At 9 a.m. on Sunday there will be a veterans memorial and Honor Guard at the 9/11 Memorial in Wright Park closing out the weekend.

Some of the items for sale are BTW medallions, T-shirts and mugs with those proceeds going to the charities.

"It's a social event for everyone," Cox said. "We love to get together and ride and meet up.

"There's about 10 rallies in a month throughout the states so getting a national rally together is a great thing to have.

"We meet and we eat, we ride to eat and eat to ride."