SEBRING - What did Ken Stiger have for lunch?
"Chicken on a stick," the Fort Myers biker said, and pointed to his shirt.
"Barbecue sauce," he pointed to a nearly invisible wet spot on his white Harley T-shirt. "But they had a place for me to wash my hands. That was nice. First time I've seen that."
Circle Park hosted 10th annual Run to the Heartland, but it was Stiger's first.
"I enjoyed the ride up here," he said. "And it was cool meeting up with the gangs."
Shirts and jackets around downtown Sebring on Saturday displayed affiliations with Cape Coral, Sarasota, Avon Park. Most license plates were from Florida, but one displayed an Ohio plate.
On the first two blocks of South Commerce, Stiger and his two buddies found a dozen food trucks.
"It's a food caravan," said Richard Hernandez of Homestead, who managed the Overload truck. A menu card advertised burgers like "Give Me the Farm," which included grilled onions, goat cheese and salami on a toasted bun.
Before 11 a.m., Hernandez directed a helper to draw a temporary sign: a hoagie, fries and a drink for $10.
"We came here yesterday hoping to make a few thousand bucks," Hernandez worried. But Friday night's business was - well, not what he'd hoped for.
"Today, we're hoping to break even," Hernandez said. "I brought 75 dozen hoagie rolls. I've still got 42 dozen in the hotel room. I probably just used six or eight dozen yesterday, and I've still got 27 dozen on the truck."
Other food vendors also complained about Friday night, and were wondering if they could stay for the entire event.
"I didn't make a reservation early, and this is where I ended up," said Bill Harvey, who owns DeDe's Ice Cream with his wife. They spent well over $1,500 to be at the event - refrigerated ice cream product, rented generator, $300 for three nights in a motel room.
"And this is where we ended up," his wife said. Their food truck was at the end of Commerce. Few customers made it that far down the street, he contended.
Still, Stiger and his friends seemed satisfied with the variety and quality of the food. Mobile Culinary Kitchen featured hot dogs: a Columbian with pineapple sauce, and a Thai with honey and ginger and garlic.
A funnel cakes truck fried Snickers on a stick, or Kit Kats, or Oreos, or even Twinkies. And there were Cubadillas and Mexidillas - yes, Cuban sandwiches and Mexican food on a quesadilla. Or a reuben, or a caprese salad, in a quesadilla.
Red Zepplin promised a rockin' lobster roll drizzled in bisque for $14. Zesty Tomato Pizza and Grill was selling a Philly cheese steak for $9 or an 8-inch Italian sausage with grilled onions and bell peppers for $8.
"Give me a piece of pie and I'll come. I'm a ridin' fool," said Stiger's companion, Bill Maloney, who learned of the event in Go For a Ride magazine. "This is my third time."
Sunday events included a continental breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., a Christian worship service from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., a live bald eagle display through 5 p.m., the Raisin' Cain band from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., a vintage bike show through 2 p.m., and bike show results at 5 p.m.