They're planning big event along Rails to Trails in September

Taft has become well known for off-road motorcycle enthusiasts.?Now, a group wants to make Taft just as famous with the street bike crowd.
They presented a proposal to the Taft City Council  last week for a bike festival along Rails to Trails in early September.
 Taft Cycle Katz, Chilled & Grilled, and the Taft Petroleum Club are leading the effort and the City Council said it welcomed the idea.
The plans call for most of the activities to be centered around Rails to Trails from Second to tenth with camping for both recreational vehicles and tents.
There would also be vendors and even possibly live bands.
Some of the activities planned include a slowest drag race, burnout contest and a  bike show.