Upcoming Events – June 2017

Here are the events I’m aware of for June 2017, primarily occurring in the slightly modified South (basically on/below a line from Kansas to Maryland as indicated below) since that’s where our club membership is based and most of our current readers are located.  I have gone through each of these listings and when possible posted only the actual page the info is on, bypassing any “intro” pages that take up your time and/or only advertise a dealer or sponsor.  Please follow links provided with each entry to determine admission fee (if any), pre-registration procedures, possible minimum age requirements, and any other pertinent information.

Activity Report Region For Dixie Riders™ MC

If you know of any other events please send me the details, including a valid website or online-flyer link, so I can add them.  Events without their own website, or a substantial information page or flyer, will not be added.  I also do not list “events” that are basically only advertising items for sale at motorcycle dealers or parts stores with only a reference to some brief, purchase required, customer-grabbing event.  I’m not against these retailers, some are close friends, however this type of “event” is considered to only be for the benefit of the retailer.

If you’re looking for an event to attend, but not finding quite what you’re looking for, check back here periodically.  I add new events as soon as possible after I’m informed about them.

We have added a proprietary map of the events listed below.

Click HERE to view full size interactive map.

3rd, Sat –  Lexington, KY – Cruise For Kids – Benefits “All God’s Children” providing comprehensive care, treatment and education to emotionally and behaviorally troubled, pregnant and/or parenting teens and their children.” – Lots of prizes, all bike types allowed. – http://www.kyallgodschildren.org/events/cruise-for-kids-2017/

3rd, Sat – Thomasville, NC – Ride To The Rescue – Benefits The Thomasville Rescue Squad – All volunteer heavy rescue team. – Fun, Food, and Fellowship –  https://www.facebook.com/events/498855213651794

4th, Sun – Cumming, GA – Atlanta Ride For Kids – Benefits The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation – All makes and models of motorcycles welcome. – http://pbtf.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=2804&pg=entry

4th, Sun – Richmond, VA – Virginia Ride For Kids – Benefits The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation – All makes and models of motorcycles welcome. – http://pbtf.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=2832&pg=entry

8th – 11th, Thu-Sun – Austin, TX – Republic Of Texas Rally – Biker Rodeo, vendors, bike show, rides, flat track racing, 30 bands, 3 stages – http://www.rotrally.com/

9th – 11th, Fri-Sun – Lanexa, VA – 5th Annual Battlefield Bash –  Poker Run, vendors, live music, raffles and more. – https://www.combatvet27-3.org/battlefield-bash/

15th – 17th, Thu-Sat – Front Royal, VA – 25th Annual Mid-Atlantic Women’s Motorcycle Rally – Supporting Efforts To End Women’s Breast Cancer – Games, Chinese auction, banquet rides, educational seminars, contests, scavenger hunt. – http://www.mawmr.org/rally-information/

15th – 25th, Thu-Sun – Sparks, OK – Sparks America Bike Week – Bike Show, on-site camping, pole dance contest, biker contests, games, live music. – http://www.sparksamericacampgrounds.com/

16th & 17th, Fri&Sat – Rockingham, NC – Smoke Out 18 – Bike Show, music, drag racing, camping, chop off, mini bike racing, freak show, and more. – http://www.smokeoutrally.com/

17th, Sat – Manassas, VA – 9th Annual Ride For Jill’s House – Benefits Jill’s House serving children with intellectual disabilities and their families – Bike Ride, pin, T-shirt, Patch, Food – http://jillshouse.org/events/

 

Upcoming Events – May 2017

Here are the events I’m aware of for May 2017, primarily occurring in the slightly modified South (basically on/below a line from Kansas to Maryland as indicated below) since that’s where our club membership is based and most of our current readers are located.  I have gone through each of these listings and when possible posted only the actual page the info is on, bypassing any “intro” pages that take up your time and/or only advertise a dealer or sponsor.  Please follow links provided with each entry to determine admission fee (if any), pre-registration procedures, possible minimum age requirements, and any other pertinent information.

Activity Report Region For Dixie Riders™ MC

If you know of any other events please send me the details, including a valid website or online-flyer link, so I can add them.  Events without their own website, or a substantial information page or flyer, will not be added.  I also do not list “events” that are basically only advertising items for sale at motorcycle dealers or parts stores with only a reference to some brief, purchase required, customer-grabbing event.  I’m not against these retailers, some are close friends, however this type of “event” is considered to only be for the benefit of the retailer.

If you’re looking for an event to attend, but not finding quite what you’re looking for, check back here periodically.  I add new events as soon as possible after I’m informed about them.

We have added a proprietary map of the events listed below.

Click HERE to view full size interactive map.

3rd – 7th, Wed-Sun –  Panama City Beach, FL – 19th Annual Thunder Beach Spring Motorcycle Rally – Contests, live entertainment, bike parade, over 200 vendors, motorcycle stunt shows, poker runs, bikini contest, and much more – https://thunderbeachproductions.com/rally-info.html

4th – 7th, Thur-Sun – Fort Walton Beach, FL – Emerald Coast Bike Fest – Bike show, poker run, motorcycle giveaway, live music, classic car show. – http://www.emeraldcoastbikefest.com/

4th – 7th, Thur-Sun – Atwood, TN – Boogie Hollar Motorcycle Rally – Great food, field events, live music, contests, vendors, and more – Party Rain or Shine – * Must Be At Least 21 Years Old To Enter *http://www.boogiehollar.com/

4th – 7th, Thur-Sun – Depew, OK – Bike Stock Oklahoma / Route 66 Biker Rally – People games, bike games, live musical entertainment, wild contests, air-conditioned bars, on-site camping, and more. – * Must Be At Least 21 Years Old To Enter *http://www.route66bikerrally.com/

5th – 7th, Fri-Sun – Fredericksburg, TX – Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally – Bike shows, bike games, live music from 4 different performers, vendors, rides, and more. – http://www.hillcountryrun.com/index.html

5th & 6th, Fri&Sat – Lebanon, TN – 3rd Annual Spring Redneck Rumble – Motorcycle show, swap meet, camping, live music, and more. – http://www.bothbarrelspromotions.com/

5th – 7th, Fri-Sun – Maggie Valley, NC – Thunder In The Smokies Spring Rally – Bike games with cash prizes, live music, tour rides, vendors, and more. – https://handlebarcorral.com/

6th, Sat – Charlotte, NC – Officer In Need Poker Run – Poker Run, 50/0 raffle, Motorcycles and 4-wheel vehicles welcome, prizes for best hand, 2nd bet hand, and worst hand, starts/ends at Indian Motorcycle of Charlotte – http://www.bknc16.org/bknc16_002.htm

7th, Sun – Apex, NC – NC Triangle Ride For Kids – Benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation – Motorcycle Ride, entertainment, and food. – Riders on all makes and models welcome to attend. – http://pbtf.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=2817&pg=entry

12th – 14th, Fri-Sun – Kenedy, TX – Texas Iron Rally – 50/50 Benefits Bikers For Bikers Foundation, Bike Show, bike run, live entertainment, games, door prizes, free camping, vendors, and more. – * Must Be At Least 21 Years Old To Enter *http://strokenproductions.com/

12th – 21st, Fri-Sun – Marion, SC – Swamp Fox Spring Biker Bash – Live Entertainment, lots of great vendors, amazing food and drinks. – Tent and RV Camping available. – http://www.swampfoxentertainmentcomplex.com/event/1375718-swamp-fox-spring-biker-bash-marion/

12th – 21st, Fri-Sun – Murrells Inlet, SC – Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally – Coastal Motorcycle Tours, bike shows, bike nights, vendors, stunt shows, live entertainment, event merchandise, and more. – http://www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com/

12th – 21st, Fri-Sun – Murrells Inlet, SC – 78th Annual Spring Beach Rally – Ride Planned For Vets, kick off party, meet and greet ride, 50/50 raffle to benefit DAV, free trailer parking. – http://www.springbeachrally.com/

13th, Sat – Villa Rica, GA – Badge Fest Atlanta 2017 – Proceeds Benefit First Responders – Variety Of Entertainers, raffles, Circus attractions, Memorial Ride. – https://www.badgefestatlanta.com/

17th, Wed – Surfside Beach, SC – Crude’s 7th Annual Meet and Greet Ride – Proceeds Benefit Disabled Veterans – 180 Miles Round Trip, 50/50 raffle, discounted drinks at end of ride. – http://www.springbeachrally.com/crudesride2017.pdf

19th – 21st, Fri-Sun – Grady, AL – Shine In Lapine Rally – Adult Games, trophies, live entertainment, free camping, and more. – * Must Be At Least 21 Years Old To Enter *http://www.shineinlapine.com/

19th – 21st, Fri-Sun – Huntsville, AL – All Female Ride – Meet & Greet, Cook-out, Pool Party, Guest Speakers, and more. – http://alabamafemaleride.weebly.com/

20, Sat – Murfreesboro, TN – Middle Tennessee Ride For Kids – Benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation – Motorcycle Ride, entertainment, and food. – Riders on all makes and models welcome to attend.http://pbtf.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=2808&pg=entry

20, Sat – Stafford, TX – Bikes, Bugs, and Brew IIX – Benefits the Epilepsy Foundation Texas – On Stage Entertainment, silent and live auctions, motorcycle raffle, bike wash, celebrity appearances, and more. – http://bikesandbugs.org/

 

Upcoming Events – December 2016

Here are the events I’m aware of for December 2016, primarily occurring in the slightly modified South (basically on/below a line from Kansas to Maryland) since that’s where our club membership is based and most of our current readers are located.  I have gone through each of these listings and when possible posted only the actual page the info is on, bypassing any “intro” pages that take up your time and/or only advertise a dealer or sponsor.  Please follow links provided with each entry to determine admission fee (if any), pre-registration information, and any other pertinent information.

If you know of any other events please send me the details, including a valid website or online-flyer link, so I can add them.  Events without their own website, or a substantial information page or flyer, will not be added.  I also do not list “events” that are basically only advertising items for sale at motorcycle dealers or parts stores with only a reference to some brief, purchase required, customer-grabbing event.  I’m not against these retailers, some are close friends, however this type of “event” is considered to only be for the benefit of the retailer.

If you’re looking for an event to attend, but not finding quite what you’re looking for, check back here periodically.  I add new events as soon as possible after I’m informed about them.

December 2016 Events

 3rd, Sat – Kirby, TX – 50th Annual Monty Mann Run – Benefits people with intellectual and development disabilities – www.gypsy-mc.org

3rd, Sat – Rockdale, TX – 11th Annual Buddy Oney Toy Run – Benefits the Milam County Child Protective Services Children’s Toy Box. – https://www.facebook.com/events/626853494136661/

3rd, Sat – Mesquite, TX – 19th Annual Santa-Cop Toy Parade – Benefits Less Fortunate Children – Rain or shine.  Pins to first 300 registrants.  Free coffee and Shipley donuts, door prizes, live auction. – http://cmascr4.org/pdf/SANTA%20COP%20FLYER.pdf

3rd, Sat – McKinney, TX – DFW Toys For Tots Motorcycle Run – Benefits the Dallas-Fort Worth Toys For Tots Program – Burgers and Chips Provided.  Other food available for purchase.  Line-up and on-site registration at 8:0am.  Kickstands Up at 10:00am – http://www.dfw-tft-mr.org/ride-details.html

3rd, Sat – Fayetteville, AR – NWA Bikers Toy Run – Benefits Children in Washington and Madison Counties in Arkansas. – 30 mile long parade ride, toy distribution, music, and meal included. – https://www.facebook.com/toys4joy

3rd, Sat – Myrtle Beach, SC – 7th Annual Toy Run – Benefits disadvantaged children. – Largest ride of the year. Free food provided by the Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill, caricature artist, contests, live music, and more. – http://www.myrtlebeachharley.com/images/toy-run-flyer.jpg

3rd, Sat – Ormond Beach, FL – Biker Block Party – Free BBQ, Live music by the New York Rockabilly Rockets, giveaways, contests, and more. – http://www.brucerossmeyer.com/default.asp?page=xListEvents&id=258870

3rd, Sat – Plant City, FL – 15th Annual Plant City Bike Fest – Bike Show and Competition – Live music, food and craft vendors. –  http://www.plantcity.org/events/details/plant-city-bike-fest-12-03-2016-1551

3rd, Sat – Orange, VA – Toy Drop And Pictures With Santa – Benefits the Orange County Children’s Toy Box – Music, cookies, hot cocoa, and candy canes. – http://www.stonewallhd.com/check-out-our-events–xcalendar

4th, Sun – Fort Worth, TX – Johnson County Toy Run – Bikers Helping Kids Since 1983 – http://www.johnsoncountytoyrun.com/calendar.html

4th, Sun – Oklahoma City, OK – Motorcycle Swap Meet – An Indoor, All-Weather, Meet – Beer, snack bar, and more. – http://www.jwswapmeet.com/oklahoma.html

18th, Sun – Ft. Myers, FL – Southwest Veterans Annual Christmas Run – Help Bring Christmas To Military Veterans – Escorted Ride – http://www.abateflorida.com/events/event_files/12182016_SWE_Vet.pdf

31st, Sat – Beaumont, TX – New Year’s Eve Bash – Celebrating The End Of The Old Year And Bringing In The New One – https://www.facebook.com/events/228508277574292/

Upcoming Events – September 2016

Here are the events I’m aware of for September 2016, primarily occurring in the slightly modified (basically on/below a line from Kansas to Maryland) South since that’s where most of our current readers are located.  I have gone through each of these listings and when possible posted only the actual page the info is on, bypassing any “intro” pages that take up your time and/or only advertise a dealer or sponsor.  Please follow links provided with each entry to determine admission fee (if any), pre-registration information, and any other pertinent information.

If you know of any other events please send me the details, including a valid website link, so I can add them.  Events without their own website, or a substantial information page or flyer, will not be added.  I also do not list “events” that are basically only advertising items for sale at motorcycle dealers or parts stores with only a reference to some brief customer-grabbing event.  I’m not against these retailers, some are close friends, however this type of “event” is considered to only be for the benefit of the retailer.

If you’re looking for an event to attend, but not finding quite what you’re looking for, check back here periodically.  I add new events as soon as possible after I’m informed about them.

September 2016 Events

2nd & 3rd, Fri & Sat – Big Flats, NY – 8th Annual Ride For The Red Motorcycle Run – Benefits the Finger Lakes American Red Cross – www.RedCross.org/CorningRideForTheRed

3rd, Sat – Helena, AR – Legendary Blues Festival and Motorcycle Roundup – http://www.force3radio.com/

8th – 11th, Thur-Sun – Northumberland, PA – Rally On The River Fall – ** Must Be 21 Or Older To Enter **http://www.PaRallyOnTheRiver.com/

8th – 26th, Thur-Mon – Starts in Atlantic City, NJ, Ends in Carlsbad, CA (3,304 miles) –  Motorcycle Cannonball Ride – The 8th and 9th are pre-event (registration, instruction, etc.) days. This is a cross-country ride for motorcycles dating prior to, and including, 1916 ** No motorcycle built after 1916 can run for the prize. **http://www.MotorcycleCannonball.com/

9th, Friday – Asheboro, NC –  Motorcycles For Mammograms Ride – Benefits The Randolph Hospital Mammogram Fund. Sheriff’s Department Escorted Ride.  Raffle for 2016 HD XG500 Street – http://www.coxsharley-davidson.com/check-our-events-schedule–xcalendar

9th & 10th, Fri & Sat – Boone, NC – Boone Bike Rally – ** Must Be 18 Or Older To Enter **http://BooneBikeRally.com/

10th, Sat – Bowling Green, KY – Scoot To Boot Alzheimer’s – Benefits The Alzheimer’s Foundation Of America.  Ride is through the South Central Kentucky countryside. – http://christianfamilyradio.com/event/scoot-to-boot-alzheimers-2/?instance_id=1565401

10th, Sat – North Charleston, SC – 13th Annual Pawker Run – Benefits The Francis R. Willis SPCA – http://www.lowcountryharley.com/fckimages/upcomingevents/SPCA%20Pawker%20Run%202016%2011×17%20poster-2.pdf

10th, Sat – Alexandria, LA – Ride To Bear Arms – Ride to show support for the 2nd Amendment and U.S. Constitution. Non-motorcycle vehicles welcome.  Fully Escorted Ride followed by a Meet And Greet lunch. – http://www.renegadehd.com/blog/2016/July/21/ride-to-bear-arms.htm

15th – 18th, Thu-Sun – Miami, FL – Phil Peterson’s Key West Poker Run – Benefits The Diabetes Research Institute and Key West Sunrise Rotary Club. – http://www.petersonsharley.com/poker-run-harley-davidson-miami-florida–pokerrun

16th & 17th, Fri & Sat – Salisbury, NC – 6th Annual Biker Blues And Barbecue – Benefits Salisbury Veterans Hospice House.  Includes Poker Run, – http://www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com/

16th – 18th, Fri-Sun – Clarksville, TN – 35th Annual Leslie W. Watson Memorial Toy Run and Benefit Party – Benefits Camp Rainbow (free camping experiences to children undergoing treatment for, and survivors of, cancer and blood-related diseases and disorders) and BWC Children’s Charities. – http://www.bikerswhocare.org/event/bwctoyrun16/

17th, Sat – Summerfield, NC – 4th Annual Ride To Remember – Benefits The Western Carolina Alzheimer’s Association.  Sheriff’s Department escorted ride. – http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=9614&pg=entry

18th, Sun – Leeds, AL – Birmingham Ride For Kids – Benefits The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.  Escorted ride rain or shine. – http://pbtf.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=2640&pg=entry

21st – 24th, Wed-Sat – Fayetteville, AR – 17th Annual Bikes, Blues, And Barbecue – The largest motorcycle rally in the U.S. since the year 2000 benefiting local charities. – https://www.bikesbluesandbbq.org/

22nd – 25th, Thur-Sun – Cookeville, TN – June Bug Boogie Too Fall Rally – Three days of partying on private property.  Free camping.  ** Must Be 21 Or Older To Enter **http://www.junebugboogie.com/

23rd – 25th, Fri-Sun – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Bike Week – The first rally in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. Three bikes (a HD, an Indian, and a Suzuki) to be raffled to assist U.S. military veterans in need. – http://www.neworleansbikeweek.com/

23rd – 25th, Fri-Sun – Raleigh, NC – Capital City Bikefest – Free Concerts, Parades, and Rides – http://www.capitalcitybikefest.com/

24th, Sat – Collierville, TN – Dixie Thunder Run – Soldiers Helping Soldiers – https://www.dixiethunderrun.net/dtr/event/dixie-thunder-run/

24th, Sat – Manchester, NH – Veterans Ride Home – Proceeds Go Toward Preventing Homelessness For Veterans And Others – http://www.thewayhomenh.org/news-events/2016-05-13-02-28-26

24th, Sat – Natchez, MS – 6th Annual Natchez Poker Run – Benefits Adams County Search And Rescue – http://natchezpokerrun.com/

25th, Sun – Burkesville, KY – Steel Horse Stampede – Benefits Cumberland County Rescue Squad and We Care Of Cumberland County. Home cooked meal and auction with door prizes. – http://www.steelhorsestampedeky.com/

30th – Oct 2nd, Fri-Sun – Bristol, VA – Ride The Line Motorcycle Rally – The very first bike gathering of its kind in the area, – http://ridethestateline.com/

30th – Oct 1st, Fri & Sat – South Padre Island, TX – South Padre Island Bike Rally – Texas’ true beach bike rally. – http://www.spibikerally.com/

30th – Oct 2nd, Fri-Sun – Beaumont, TX – Lace, Grace, And Gears Bike Rally – At least 5,000 women will meet for this rally to set a world record for the largest number of women riders in one location. – http://www.lacegracegears.com

 

Upcoming Events – May 2014

* 13MAY2014 – Sincere apology to my readers.  I thought this was published on 01MAY2014.  I found it saved as a draft when starting on another post I plan to make in the next few days.  I have no idea what happpened as I made a special effort to have this information available to you on time.  😦

Here are the events I’m aware of for May 2014.  If you know of any others please send me the details, including a valid website link, so I can add them.  If you’re looking for an event to attend but not finding quite what you’re looking for check back here periodically.  I add new events as soon as I’m informed about them.

Notice – For Some Reason Several Events Have Been Canceled This Month. Please Check Websites For Information BEFORE Planning To Attend A Listed Event.

May 2014 Events

1st – 31st, Thurs-Sat – Chattanooga, TN – Womens Rider Contest (Total Miles Ridden In The Month Contest) – http://www.thundercreekharley.com/eventslist.htm

30th (April) – 4th (May), Wed-Sun – Panama City Beach, FL – 16th Annual Thunder Beach Spring Rally – http://www.thunderbeachproductions.com/

2nd & 3rd, Fri & Sat – Ladson, SC – American Biker Spring Bash Rally – https://www.facebook.com/events/1441798962724878/?ref=5

2nd – 4th, Fri-Sun – Luckenbach, TX – Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally – http://www.hillcountryrun.com/

1st – 4th, Thurs-Sun – New Braunfels, TX – Texas Rally On The Riverhttp://www.lasr.net/travel/county.php?Comal+County+Events&TravelTo=TX0304&VE=.U2Mbj8uPKCg

2nd – 4th, Fri-Sun – Maggie Valley, NC – Thunder In The Smokies Spring Rally – http://www.handlebarcorral.com/Upcoming%20Events.htm

2nd – 4th, Fri-Sun – Arcadia, LA – Annual Spring Blowout – Must Be 21 Or Older To Enter – Free Tent Camping http://www.confederatesmc.net/page3.html

3rd, Sat – Las Vegas, NV – FIM World Championship Supercross – http://www.supercrossonline.com/Events/2014/05/03/Las_Vegas,_NV/

5th & 6th, Sat & Sun – Rockingham, NC – AHDRA Carolina Spring Nitro Nationals http://www.ahdra.com/schedrockspring2012.html

5th, Sat – Jacksonville, NC – 2nd Annual Poker Run (Benefiting the Armed Services YMCA) – http://www.lejeuneasymca.org/

6th, Sun – Fort Wayne, IN – Fort Wayne Cycle Show – http://paragonspromotion.com/

6th, Sun – Apex, NC – Triangle Area Ride For Kids – http://www.pbtfus.org/rideforkids/events/2012/triangle-area.html

6th, Sun – Torrance, CA – Los Angeles Ride For Kids – New Route! – http://www.pbtfus.org/rideforkids/events/2012/los-angeles.html

6th, Sun – Villa Park, IL – Ride Janie Ride Benefit Ride – http://www.ridejanieride.org/

9th – 11th, Fri-Sun – Stockton, AL – Bike-O-Rama 18 – Benefits Bay Minnette Civic Club Charity Fund – http://www.bmcivicclub.com/BIKE-O-RAMA.html

10th – 13th, Thurs-Sun – Fletcher, NC – Asheville Bike Fest and Blue Ridge Run – http://www.ashevillebikefest.com/

10th – 13th, Thurs-Sun – Newport, TN – Rally At The Strip II (New Venue Location) http://www.rallyatthestrip.com/

11th – 20th, Fri-Sun – Myrtle Beach, SC – Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally – http://www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com/

12th, Sat – Melissa, TX – Drive For Kids Fun Run (Supplies Children’s School Supplies and Basic Needs Assistance) – http://driveforkidsrun.weebly.com/

12th, Sat – Plainfield, IN – The Angel Ride – Proceeds Educate Teachers/Students About Bullying – (Please Also Check Out Their Home Page) – http://www.angelsanddoves.com/fundraisers.html

12th, Sat – Rose City, OR – Rose City Oregon 500 – A 500 Mile Tour Rally (Not A Race) – http://www.rose-city-mc.org/RCFrameset.html

15th – 17th, Thurs-Sat – Abilene, TX – Texas State H.O.G.G. Rally – http://www.txstatehogrally.com/

17th – 19th, Thurs-Sat – Pelham, AL – Alabama State H.O.G. Rally – http://www.alstatehogrally.com/

17th – 20th, Thurs_Sun – Mount Enterprise, TX – Rally In The Crater – http://www.rallys-r-us.com/

17th – 20th, Thurs-Sun – Ruidoso, NM – AspenCash Motorcycle Rally – http://www.motorcyclerally.com/

18th – 20th, Fri-Sun – Grady, AL – Shine In Lapine Spring Rally – http://www.shineinlapine.com/

18th – 20th, Fri-Sun – Baja, CA – Run For The Border III (Advance Reservations Required) – http://www.runfortheborder.net/

18th – 20th, West Dover, VT – MFD Motorcycle Weekend (Benefits Breast And Ovarian Cancer Research) – http://www.mothers-for-daughters.com/

19th, Sat – Paradise, CA – Chocolate Thunder Motorcycle Run – http://www.chocolatefest.us/

19th, Sat – Marquette, KS – Thunder On The Smoky – http://www.kansasmotorcyclemuseum.com/schedule.html

19th, Sat – Saratoga Springs, NY – Ride 4 Autism – * NOTE – Other publications show an Incorrect CITY.  This Is The Correct City For This Event *http://ride4autism.weebly.com/

19th, Sat – Augusta, ME – National Armed Forces Freedom Ride – http://www.nationalfreedomride-maine.webs.com/

19th, Sat – Hallsville, TX – HT Power Show – http://www.powershows.org/

19th, Sat – Chesapeake, VA – Shelter From The Storm Ride And Cookout – http://www.ambassadorsecmm.org/Events.html

19th, Sat – Augusta, GA – Operation Sandbox Ride For The Troops – http://www.operationsandboxga.com/

19th, Sat – Warner Robins, GA – Rev-Up For Little Ones Charity Mototcycle Ride – http://www.flintenergies.com/Files/RevUp2012.pdf

19th & 20th, Sat & Sun – Atco, NJ – AHDRA Northeast Nitro Nationals – http://www.ahdra.com/schednj2012.html

20th, Sun – Clearwater, FL – Bikeers N Boobs Poker Run – https://bikersraisingawareness.org/Bikers_n_Boobs_Poker_Run.php

20th, Sun – Alexandria, LA – Louisiana Ride For Kids – http://www.pbtfus.org/rideforkids/events/2012/louisiana.html

20th, Sun – Independence, MO – KC Motorcycle Swap Meet – http://www.jwswapmeet.com/kc.html

20th, Sun – Franklin, TN – Middle Tennessee Ride For Kids – http://www.pbtfus.org/rideforkids/events/2012/middle-tennessee.html

20th, Sun – Woodstock, IL – Little Angels Pledge Run – http://www.lapledgerun.com/

20th, Sun – Reno, NV – Ride For The TaTas Motorcycle Poker Run – http://rideforthetatas.org/

23rd – 28th, Wed-Mon – Red River, NM – Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally – http://www.redriver.org/events/view/81

24th – 26th, Thurs-Sat – Texarkana, TX – Talimena Run Rally – http://thunderroadstexas.com/Images2012/Feb12/Flyers/2012TalimenaRun-May24-26.pdf

25th – 27th, Wed-Sun – Beatrice, NE – Nebraska State H.O.G. Rally – * NOTE – Other publications show incorrect date(s) for this rally.  These Are The Correct Dates *http://www.nestatehogrally.com/

25th – 27th, Wed-Sun – Winnemucca, NV – Run-A-Mucca Motorcycle Rally – http://www.runamucca.com/

25th – 27th, Wed-Sun – Maggie Valley, NC – Maggie Valley Spring Bike Fest – http://www.maggievalleyswapmeet.com/bikeshow/

25th – 28th, Fri-Mon – Buckhorn, MO – Mid-America Freedom Rally – http://www.midamericafreedomrally.com/

25th – 28th, Fri-Mon – Gulfport, MS – Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout (Benefits Multiple Sclerosis) – http://www.gulfportmemorialdayblowout.com/main.htm

25th – 28th, Fri-Mon – Sandy Hook, MS – Memorial Day Biker Party – http://www.memorialdaybikerparty.com/

25th – 29th, Fri-Tue – Myrtle Beach, SC – Atlantic Beach Bikefest – http://www.blackbikeweek.us/

26th, Sat – Burnsville, NC – Ride For A Vet – http://www.rideforavet.com/

26th, Sat – Lindon, UT – Fallen Pariot Ride – http://templarknightsmc.com/fpr/

27th, Sun – Jefferson, VT – Vermont Thunder – http://www.vt-thunder.org/

27th – 3rd (JUN), Sun-Sun – Hot Springs, AR – Mid America Bike Week – http://www.mid-americabikeweek.org/Home.html

29th – 2nd (JUN), Wed-Sat – Cookeville, TN – Tennessee State H.O.G. Rally – * NOTE – Other publications show incorrect date(s) for this rally.  These Are The Correct Dates * http://www.tnstatehogrally.com/

31st – 3rd (JUN), Thurs-Sun – Branson, MO – Branson Motorcycle Rally – http://www.bransonmotorcyclerally.com/

31st – 3rd(JUN), Thurs-Sun – Cleveland, AL – Rally By The River – http://www.rallybyriver.com/

31st – 3rd (JUN), Thurs-Sun – Helen, GA – 12th Annual USRider News Reunion Run – http://usridernews-reunion-run12.ettend.com/

31st – 2nd (JUN), Thurs-Sat – Junction City, KS – Kansas State H.O.G. Rally – http://www.ksstatehogrally.com/

Have You Seen This Bear

Have You Seen This Bear?

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This is my current riding companion, Smoky.  While he’s likely to show up just about anywhere he’s most often seen in Eastern TN, North GA, Western NC, and Northwest SC.

Drop me a note if you see him letting me know the “when and where” of your sighting.  You’re welcome to pose for a photo with him if you can get him to stop long enough.  He really loves feeling the wind in his fur.  😉

Upcoming Events – November 2012

Here are the events I’m aware of for November 2012.  If you know of any other events please send me the details, including a valid website link, so I can add them.  Events without their own website, or substantial information page/flyer, will not be added.  I also do not list “events” that are basically only advertising MC dealers or parts stores with only a reference to some brief customer-grabbing event.  I’m not against these retailers, some are close friends, however this type of “event” is considered to only be for the benefit of the retailer.

If you’re looking for an event to attend, but not finding quite what you’re looking for, check back here periodically.  I add new events as soon as possible after I’m informed about them.

New – When Possible, I Will Begin Including A Link To Charities Benefited By Various Events (if the event link does not explain the charity) So You Will Be Able To Check Them Out.

Also, it seems there are more and more “clothing optional” events now.  I have nothing against these personally, however since I am trying to keep this blog/site either “G” or “PG” rated so our youth can come here to learn about motorcycle related events I will not be posting information regarding these events.

Please click HERE for information about Event Photos.

November 2012 Events

1st – 4th, Thur-Sun – Lakeland, FL – Roscoes Chili Challenge –  http://www.roscoeschilichallenge.com/

1st – 4th, Thur-Sun – Grady, AL – Shine In LaPine Motorcycle Rally – * Must Be Over 21 To Enter *http://www.shineinlapine.com/

1st – 4th, Thur-Sun – Galveston, TX – Lone Star Rally – http://www.lonestarrally.com/index.html

1st – 4th, Thur-Sun – Newport, TN – Rally At The Strip II – * Must Be Over 21 To Enter *http://www.rallyatthestrip.com/

3rd, Sat – Peoria, AZ – B.A.D. Ride VIII Arizona – Escorted Ride Benefits The Fight Against Diabetes – http://www.ripsbadride.com

4th, Sun – Webster, FL – Webster Motorcycle & Auto Swap Meet – http://www.cyclemeet.com/

4th, Sun – Lithia, FL – Tampa Bay Area Ride For Kids – Supports The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation – http://www.pbtfus.org/rideforkids/events/2012/tampa-bay-area.html

4th, Sun – Wagoner, OK – Wagoner 7th Annual Toy Run – http://eventful.com/wagoner/events/wagoner-7th-annual-toy-run-/E0-001-043624956-2

4th, Sun – Sheperdsville, KY – Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet & Show – http://www.walneckswap.com/event_list_detail.asp?ecode=532831&smonth=11&syear=2012&emonth=11&eyear=2012&location=0&Submit=Search&inputpage=1

4th, Sun – Leesport, PA – Eastern PA Toy Run – Fully Escorted Run Benefits Toys For Totshttp://easternpatoyrun.com/

8th – 11th, Thur-Sun – Camp Wood, TX – Three Sisters Veteran’s Rally – A Portion Of The Proceeds Benefit Heroes Night OutVeterans Resource Center – http://www.threesistersrally.net/

10th, Sat – Walhalla, SC – Rough Riders MC 7th Anniversary Party – Patriot Chapter – Hosting 19th Annual Marshall Rogers/ ABATE Can Food Drive – http://www.rough-riders-mc.com/rrmc/November102012Patriot7thAnniversaryParty/tabid/76/Default.aspx

11th, Sun – Long Beach, CA – So-Cal Cycle Swap Meet – http://www.socalcycleswapmeet.com/

11th, Sun – Lancaster, CA – 16th Annual Toy Poker Run – Benefits Toys For Tots – http://eventful.com/lancaster_ca/events/happenin-hq-16th-annual-toy-run-/E0-001-049038413-1Br

11th, Sun – Lancaster, CA – Happenin’ HQ Toy Run – Benefits Hospitalized Children In The Antelope Valley – http://www.alleygl.org/

29th, Thur – Rockwell, NC – Sonic Cruise In – http://www.motorcyclemonster.com/events/sonic-cruise-in-2012-11-29-Rockwell-NC.html

30th, Fri – Chandler, AZ – Downtown Chandler Bike Night – Appreciation Event For Public Safety And Military Personnel – http://www.motorcyclemonster.com/events/downtown-chandler-bike-night-2012-11-30-Chandler-AZ.html