About Bikes and Bugs

About Bikes and Bugs2022-03-23T19:32:26-05:00
Photo of Bikes & Bugs Founders, Chris Nelson, Dominic Mandola, & Mark Wallis

Dominic Mandola, Owner

Ragin Cajun

Mark Wallis, Founder

The Wallis Family Foundation

Chris Nelson – RMLO

Residential Mortgage Loan Originator
Hometown America

Bikes & Bugs was started in 2007 by Mark Wallis, Chris Nelson and Dominic Mandola as a way to raise money for pediatric epilepsy drug research and has grown each year.


Established in 1983, the Epilepsy Foundation Texas-Houston/Dallas-Fort Worth/West Texas is a group of dedicated staff members and volunteers working to improve the lives of people with epilepsy and those who care for them. As an affiliate of the national office of the Epilepsy Foundation, our organization serves 176 of the 254 counties in Texas.
Texas Adaptive Aquatics is a water sports and hunting program for disabled children, adults, wounded and disabled soldiers.
So far, we have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. Throughout Bikes & Bugs history, we have taken on corporate sponsors including, Republic Harley Davidson, Stubbs Harley Davidson, San Jacinto Harley Davidson, Mancuso Harley Davidson, The Outlaw Dave Show, Redneck Country Club, The 950AM Radio Mojo, and many great local businesses.
We hope you will join us at one of our pre-parties around Greater Houston and/or at the main event.