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Harley-Davidson of Waco cuts Motorcycle Madness short due to health concerns

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Posted at 6:26 PM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 19:47:32-04

A competition to win a free motorcycle was cut short on Monday due to health concerns. 

Harley-Davidson of Waco's Motorcycle Madness started on Friday with 100 participants. Over the last four days, they competed to take home a free bike of their choice by being the last one standing.

On Monday, there were five contestants left who didn't plan on giving up any time soon.

The participants were sleep deprived and drinking a lot of energy drinks to stay awake. Paramedics would stop by periodically to check on their condition. If someone appeared to be sick, they would be sent home.

Stephen Kirkland, general manager of Harley-Davidson Waco, said that was one of the reasons they cut the event short.

Kirkland offered $1,000 each to the five remaining contestants who would agree to get off the bike. One man took the offer.

The remaining four will continue the competition on Saturday. Kirkland said whoever brings the biggest crowd that can make the most noise will take home the Harley.

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