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Saturday, May 30, 2009 (Rain Date: June 13) Lebanon TN
Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride
Registration at 8:30am. Benefit ride begins at 10am. Begins and ends at New Heart Christian Church, 49 Business Park Dr., Lebanon TN. Sponsored by Tennessee Marine Family (TMF). Registration fee: $20 per bike, and $5 for passenger. Lunch, silent auction, door prize/raffle drawings. For details and contact info, see the press release, and be sure to tell your friends!
SATURDAY JULY 26, 2008 Cleveland, TN
DIXIE DOGS & CATS POKER RUN
Pokey's, Sahara Drive Cleveland. First Bike Out 11:00. Last Bike In 4:00
Contact Betti Gravelle, (423)618-2101. www.dixiedogsandcats.org
Good ride, good prizes, good food, good friends! All proceeds benefit our low-cost spay/neuter clinic. Late registrants welcome.
We can be a no kill nation, spay or neuter your pet.
For 40 years, bikers have complained about their helmets, but as of Halloween, 2007, there were only 20 official complaints going back to 1995 on file at the NHTSA. There are 500,000 helmets recalled and most are probably on our heads! Tell NHTSA to force helmet makers to make helmets they are willing to stand behind and are rated for 70 mph. If they made a better product, the government would not have to force people to wear these torture devices.
Make your motorcycle helmet complaint official by filing it online now!
Update: Within the first 48 hours of the Halloween 2007 Campaign, the number of official helmet complaints on file doubled compared to the last 12 years! Please tell all bikers they should be making their helmet complaints official. Itís easy!
For more info, see Bikers of Lesser Tolerance, B.O.L.T.
NEEDED 10/20/07 - Update: The Need Has Been Met!!
Consider this call to action CLOSED, Thanks for the Great Response! CLICK HERE!
ENJOY WOUNDED WARRIOR WEEKEND, and Welcome Home Troops & Veterans!
February 2007 Tennessee Motorcycle Events
Feb 3, 2007 Memphis TN
Easyriders V-Twin Bike Show Tour 2007
Easyriders V-Twin Bike Show Tour features the world's finest custom motorcycles. Centerfold Tour featuring Master Builders: Paul Yaffe, Kendall Johnson, Detroit Brothers, Ralph Randolph of Rockem & Sockem , Austin Weiss of Streamline Designs and Bill Rucker of Rucker Performance. Live music, The Purrfect Angelz, exhibitors, door prizes, food and beer available. All ages welcome.
For vendor/bike entry information: 800-962-9857 or easyridersevents.com
Memphis Cook Convention Center (see map), 255 North Main Street, Memphis TN 38103
10am-10am, $15.00 Adults, Kids (6-12) Ĺ price
March 2007 Tennessee Motorcycle Events
Tennessee Bikers Love Racing!
NASCAR Weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway
Nextel Race on Sunday, 3/25/07
Bristol Motor Speedway HOTELS - MAP
Speedway Hotels has the entire Nextel Cup Schedule
March 31, 2007 Shelbyville, TN
5th Annual Spring Thaw Bike Show and Swap Meet
New Location: Calsonic Arena, 721 Whitthorne St, Shelbyville, TN 37160 - Address Finder
Tennessee's biggest bike show. Best of Show Wins $500.00. 2 garage built chopper classes sponsored by The Horse Backstreet Choppers Magazine. Show trophies by Thunder Roads Magazine of Tennessee. You could win a 2007 Harley-Davidson Big Twin provided by Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Murfreesboro, TN. Huge swap meet: new and used parts, accessories, painters, stripers, builders, leather, clothing and more. 50/50, DJ, door prizes, beer.
For more info, email Scooter or call 615.896.2708. Check for updates at www.bikerdesigns.com
Myrtle Beach Bike Week 2007
5/11/2007 - 5/20/2007
2007 will be the 67th Annual Bike Week at Myrtle Beach, SC. The third Saturday of May is always the last Saturday of Myrtle Beach Bikeweek. Approximately 300,000 bikers.
Myrtle Beach Bike Week - Interactive Rally Map
April 2007 Tennessee Motorcycle Events
April 7, 2007 Maryville TN (for hotels, see map for Alcoa TN)
First Annual Boys and Girls Club Motorcycle Ride
The Dixie Iron Riders will Lead the First Annual Boys and Girls Club Motorcycle Ride, April 7th. Ride Leaves from Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson at 12:00. The ride is approximatley two hours and will end at Pearson Springs Park off Montvale Station Road in Maryville. Registration is $20 for more info call 865-982-2426 Or contact the Dixie Iron Riders Public Relations Officer, Bill, via email.
April 14th, 2007 Morristown TN
Annual Motorcycle Run and Rally
presented by the Grainger County Humane Society. Poker run registration at 10am. See details.
June 2007 Tennessee Motorcycle Events
June 1,2,3 2007 Monteagle, TN
Thunder On The Rock motorcycle rally/concert
The KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS will perform on Friday night, and 38 SPECIAL will perform on Saturday night. There will be many vendors, beer, biker games and contests along with a bike show.
Our website is www.thunderontherockonline.com Ph# is 423.595.2710 E-Mail
A map showing the location of the Thunder On the Rock rally will be in the works shortly.
June 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 2007 Cookeville, TN
6th Annual Junebug Boogie Motorcycle Rally
Adult Rally. 21 & over, ID required. Admission price is $30.00 for a arm band good for all four days. Vendors of all types. Free camping, live music, contests for men & women. Field events. For more info and updates, please check out our web site www.junebugboogie.com, or call 931-498-2250 or 931-260-9339.
06/23/07 B.O.C. Community Center. 180 HWY 641 North, Camden, TN.
3rd Annual Jennie's Ride
In Memory of Jennie Baker Parker for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, TN. Our Platinum Sponsor is Bumpus Harley Davidson, Of Jackson TN.
Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. Ride leaves from and returns to Air-conditioned
Community Center. Cost: $20 per person. Door Prizes, Silent Auction and more.
First 100 registered riders receive FREE T-shirt & vest pin. Pre-register to ensure you get the size shirt you want. Collector Patches available on site.
For more info go to the web site at www.jenniememorialride.com. No Alcohol or Drugs.
7/17 - 7/21/07 Appalachian Fairgrounds, 100 Lakeview St, Gray TN
CMA National East Rally 2007
Appalachian Fairgrounds, 100 Lakeview St, Gray TN
CARLISLE SUMMER BIKEFEST
7/20 - 7/22/2007
Carlisle PA Fairgrounds Area Hotels, CARLISLE PENNSYLVANIA
Interactive Carlisle Fairgrounds Map Official Site
August 2007 Tennessee Motorcycle Events
August 24-25, 2007 Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, TN
Down Home: 24th Annual Rally
This H.O.G. National Rally takes place in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains. Entertainment and rally activities include: Friday night headliner Montgomery Gentry, Ride-In Show, destination rides, stunt & drill teams, Harley-Davidson and Buell demo rides, and much more. Rally open to H.O.G. members plus one guest per member, $15 + $5 shipping & handling fee per person/guest for pre-registration 4/4/07-8/10/07, or $15 per person for on-site registration. Children 17 & under free with registered rally attendee. Call 1-800-CLUBHOG or visit members.hog.com.
Most scheduled events are only open to registered H.O.G. event attendees; however several activities are open to the public. On Thursday, don't miss the early bird party, Smoky Mountain Shindig: Where the HOG Meets the Dragon, at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson & Buell in Maryville. On Saturday night, attend two dealership events: Knox Rocks Down Home HOG Fest hosted by Knoxville Harley-Davidson & Buell as well as Down Home at the Shed hosted by Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson & Buell in Maryville.
Tennessee Bikers Love Racing!
NASCAR Weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway
Nextel Race on Saturday, 8/25/07
Bristol Motor Speedway HOTELS - MAP
Speedway Hotels has the entire Nextel Cup Schedule
September 2007 Tennessee Motorcycle Events
SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2007 Cleveland MS
Cleveland Mississippi Bikefest!
PLEASE JOIN US AT THE 5TH ANNUAL BIKE FEST 2007 MOTORCYCLE FUNDRAISER. KICK OFF TIME WILL START AT 10:00 A.M. ON SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2007, AT THE LOCAL WAL-MART LOCATED AT 710 N. DAVIS AVE. THIS CHARITABLE EVENT WILL BE SET IN THE HEART OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA.
All proceeds benefit LeBonheur Children's hospital in Memphis, TN and Give Kids the World in Florida.
For More Info contact Cheryl or Allison at Walmart (662)843-6567 or visit www.bikesfest.org Cleveland MS Hotels Map
9/22-26/2007 Chattanooga, TN to Charlotte, NC
High Octane Tour
Chances are the lead-footed bootleggers who made these roads famous didn't appreciate their beauty when they barreled down them, loaded with moonshine, in the dead of night. But you can trace their history, and discover the roots of American stock car racing, by signing up for this exciting tour. Rally open to H.O.G. members only. $225 + $7 shipping & handling fee per person. Registration and room blocks open 5/2/07-06/29/07.
Call 1-800-CLUBHOG or visit members.hog.com.
October 2007 Tennessee Motorcycle Events
October 6,2007 Ashland City, TN
Boy Scouts of America Troop 458
10th Annual Car & Motorcycle Show
River Bluff Park, Tennessee Waltz Parkway, Ashland City, TN 37015 October 6,2007 8am-12am Registration (donations accepted), Judging 1:00pm, Trophies 2:30pm, Concessions, Silent Auction, Kids games. Booth Rental $20. Info: Stephanie Hollis (615)337-0545
Saturday, October 13, 2007 Southcentral Tennessee
Cat Scratch Poker Run
Start/stop Belvidere, TN. Stops at Lynchburg and George Dickel to name a few.
Great music and food! Family Fun
more info: www.belvideremarket.com 931-967-1727. Thanks from the Country Cats organization.
Ride a panhead or a shovelhead, but donít be a crackhead. Crack destroys lives.
LOOK UP A LOCAL MRO FOR YOUR STATE
Sportster Chopper Kits - and other Harley chopper kits - How well do they work? BIKERS is checking it out.
Freedom Wings, American Gold Wing Association Monthly Meeting
Meeting is at 7pm, the 3rd Monday of every month at Barnhills Buffet, Carriage House Drive, Jackson, Tennessee
Recent Tennessee Motorcycle Events
Sturgis Rally. Sturgis, SD 8/8/05 - 8/14/05
Myrtle Beach Bike Week 2005 5/13/2005 - 5/22/2005
The third Saturday of May is always the last Saturday of Myrtle Beach Bikeweek.
May 13 - 15, 2005 Atwood, Tennessee
2005 Hawg Holler Bike Fest
Clay Farm, 164 Clay Farm Ln, Atwood, TN
Atwood is between Nashville and Memphis, 40 miles from Jackson. 126 acres.Camping. Live Bands. Bike Show, Poker Run. Gates open Friday at 8:00am. Admission $30. Proceeds benefit children of Carroll Co. www.clayfarminc.com
Day Eight - Wed, May 24 - Corydon, IN to Hurricane, WV
Day Nine - Thurs, May 25 - Hurricane, WV to Lewisburg, WV
Day Ten - Fri, May 26 - Lewisburg, WV to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Arlington, VA
Day Eight - Wed, May 24 - Chattanooga, TN to Wytheville, VA
Day Nine - Thurs, May 25 - Wytheville, VA to Roanoke, VA
Day Ten - Fri, May 26 - Roanoke, VA to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Arlington, VA
Saturday, May 27 - Wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery
Sunday, May 28 - Rolling Thunder - Ride For Freedom XIX
Find a Harley-Davidson to buy at Hawg Used Harley. There are currently more than 1900 Harley motorcycles for sale. If you are selling your Harley, list it at Hawg Used Harley and it is automatically listed on 40 affiliate sites. Used Harleys, custom choppers and American-made cruiser class motorcycles are the only motorcycles we sell.
Sept. 1-2-3, 2006 Pulaski Tennessee
Deadmans Curve Biker Bash
The rally will be held rain or shine. This is a camping rally.No one under 21. No glass or animals. Friday &Saturday band,bike games,. Poker run,.BYOB there will be food and soft drinks and ice.Take hwy 31n out of Pulaski tn.Call or email for more info. 931.363.2411-931.478.0076. See website or call for more information. www.deadmanscurverally.com
Saturday, September 9, 2006 Martin, TN
WLJT-TV (Public Television) Bikers For Books Poker Run
begins at First State Bank, 109 University Street, Martin Tennnessee. Ride through beautiful Northwest Tennessee. Registration begins at 8:30am, bikes out by 10:00am, bikes in by 1:30pm. $15 per player - cash & merchandise prizes, 50/50 and more. Proceeds help provide books and reading programs to preschool children. firstname.lastname@example.org or 731-881-7561 for more information.
9/16/2006 Chattanooga, TN to Florence AL to Waterloo, Alabama
TRAIL OF TEARS
Trail of Tears is always the 3rd Saturday of September.
This year, the ride meets on Riverfront Parkway at Rossí Landing in Chatanooga. Ride starts at 8am. 1st leg of the rides is approximately 125 miles. Arrives ~ 10am in Madison AL for gas and lunch. 2nd leg of ride leaves Madison at 11:30am, enroute to Florence AL. Is approximately 65 miles. Waterloo is approximately 32 miles further west of Florence on rte 72. In 2005, approximately 200,000 riders were in Waterloo.
History: In the 1830ís, the US government forced the removal of 17,000 Cherokee people from their homes in the Southern Appalachian Mountains to reservations in Oklahoma. Most traveled by land through Tennessee and on to Oklahoma, a journey called the Trail of Tears. Thousands of Cherokee Indians passed through Waterloo, Alabama. Many came by boat from Tuscumbia and camped in Waterloo to await transfer to larger steamboats. The encampment had deplorable conditions. Approximately 4,000 died either in the Waterloo concentration camp or along the Trail of Tears, of diseases and starvation
The Trail of Tears Ride commemorates the 1838 rounding up and forced march of 1070 Cherokees from Ross' Landing near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Following the general route of U S Highway 72 to Florence, they arrived in Waterloo, in miserable condition after a torturous 33 day journey in which many of the 1070 evicted Cherokee died.
Bikers USA Editorial: The number of riders who go on the Trail of Tears Ride is quite impressive. Sadly, the number of supports for Bikers for Bear Butte, pales in comparison. If you care about freedoms, such as religious freedoms, or rights, such as the rights of indigenous people, there is what appears to be an evident hypocrisy that bikers need to be aware of in order to overcome. At the 2006 Sturgis Rally, most bikers saw lots of Indians gathered in protest. They were not there to protest your presence! They were there to ask your support in keeping commercial interests from destroying their sacred grounds. Only a few bikers stopped to talk with them and find out why. Good for those few! One uninformed biker spat at them as he rode past a group. They are not anti-biker. What you saw at Sturgis was NOT Indians versus Bikers. It is Indians versus Fatcats bent on ruining their sacred grounds and using your hard-earned money and politics to do it. The Indians RESPECT your heritage and traditions and want to work with you, to let you know how you can RESPECT theirs. Bikers USA calls on riders along the Trail of Tears to please learn of the pending destruction taking place at Bear Butte, and spread the word about supporting Bikers for Bear Butte in 2007. Bikers for Bear Butte seeks to educate bikers about how to honor requests by tribes, to help them in preserving Bear Butte Mountain, north of Sturgis, as Sacred Grounds, rather than letting them be overrun by commercial interests who build closer and closer every year.
Whitwell, TN - Speaking of atrocities against people, in the little town of Whitwell, just north east of Chatanooga, there is a reminder of the genocide by Naziís during WWII. Learn how the students in this little town began the paper clip project and how the entire town learned a lesson in the value of freedom and ended up with a memorial - visit the railroad car and the paper clips. To find out more, here is a google search.
September 16th, 2006 Putnam County Fairgrounds, Cookeville TN
All riders welcome. 14+ bands car show bike show, lots of great activities, x-box 360tournament, venders, concessions, and great prizes like a new fender strat. to be given away. All ages. Kids 12 and under free. $10 admission if ordered before date or $20 at gate. For tickets got to jamfest.tripod.com
September 23,2006 Memphis,TN
Look up the address, 6660 Poplar Memphis TN on the map.
9/29, 9/30, 10/1/2006 at Worlds Fair Park in Knoxville, TN
Bent Fork Bikefest
October 5 - October 8, 2006
Smoky Mountain Bike Week
Smoky Mountains, North Carolina & Tennessee
In addition to riding Cherohala Skyway, Rte 129, and Tail of the Dragon, some events such as live music will be held at Fontana Dam, near Bryson City and Robbinsville. Of course, if thatís not enough, there are always plenty of activities in the fall at Cherokee, Maggie Valley, and Deals Gap!
Bryson City NC Cherokee NC Maggie Valley NC Gatlinburg TN
Friday the 13th, October, 2006 - Sunday, October 15 2006 SKULLBONE TN
1st Annual Fall Skullbone Bike Rally & Poker Run.
Skullbone Music Park. Gates open at noon Friday, October 13 2006
Live entertainment, field events, benefit poker run, contests, vendors, camping, hot showers, etc. All over 18 welcome.
More information at http://www.skullbonepark.com or contact: Allen Blankenship. Email: Phone: 731-742-4291
Editors Comment: To find out what all the hoopla is all about, get info about the Spring Rallies theyíve had since 2001, and find out where in tarnation is Skullbone TN, population 75, visit the very nicely done web site. Happy Friday the 13th!
Fall Rally in the Smokies
October 21 & 22, 2006
Gatlinburg, TN Maryville, TN Townsend, TN Maggie Valley, NC Cherokee, NC
Should be a good weekend for foliage, and possibly the last weekend to plan a ride through the Smokies before winter threatens. Motorcycle events near the Smokies will include a Rumble on the Dragon Bike Rally in Maryville, but as of June 9 there are no specifics announced about activities, times, or entertainment yet. Will advise if we find out more.
November 2006 Tennessee Motorcycle Events
11/04/2006 Munford TN
Grayson Taylor Benefit Poker Run & Auction
Flo's Caf'e located at 45 Reeder Ave. in Munford.
January 2007 Tennessee Motorcycle Events
January 20, 2007 Springfield, TN
"The Outlaws" Benefit Concert for Foster Children
All Riders welcome to the Robertson County Foster Parent Association Benefit Concert featuring the original southern rock group "The Outlaws". My name is Alex Threet, I am the wife of Randy Threet the bass player and we are Foster Parents and sponsoring the event. As well as the guys playing, other friends will be performing. The band Trick Pony, Deborah Allen, and Brad Cotter from Nashville Star. The concert will be Jan. 20th. just over the state line in Springfield, TN at "The Center" on Main St. Doors open at 5:00 concert starts at 6:00. The tickets are available at the Springfield Chamber of Commerce (615)384-3800. We are soon going to have tickets available online on the guys website, pick-up available night of concert at a will call window. For more tour dates and band news for The Outlaws, see www.outlawsworld.com. We hope you can come out and enjoy a great concert and help support some really great kids. Admission is a $15 donation.
Note: Hotel Maps USA has added a marker for The Center, on the Springfield, TN hotels map.
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