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Letter From The Editor........................................... May 2013 Cruisin’ Calendar................................... Cover Story - Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson........ The Amazing 23rd Annual Bunny Hunt................... Durham HOG 27th Annual Bike Show & Chili Cook Off................................................................. Charlotte CBA Spring Swap Meet & Bike Show.... Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill 7th Annual Spring Bike Show.............................................................. Just Hawgs 2013 Spring Ride............................... The Carolina Field Of Honor.................................. Twin Peaks Bike Night........................................... Spring Fling At Harley-Davidson Of Greensboro... Blue Ridge H-D Holds Bunny Run......................... Freedom Biker Church Of Fayetteville 1st Annual Bike Blessing......................................................... Widow Maker CDR................................................ Food Trucks, Demos, And New Riders.................. 2013 Spring Bike Week Roars On The Strand...... S.E. Rochelle Reliability Run................................. Don’s Spring Fling Cruise-In.................................. Guardians Of The Children, Winston-Salem Chapter................................................................... Jami’s Wings.......................................................... Spokes & Jokes..................................................... 8th Annual ThunderRoad Harley-Davidson Customer Appreciation Day................................... Randolph County CBA Bike And Car Show........... Ray Price Easter Basket Ride............................... Just Hawgs Spring Swap Meet.............................. High Point Moose Riders Join Make-A-Wish Foundation............................................................. ThunderZone.......................................................... 28 Years Later........................................................ 7th Annual Warhorse Brotherhood’s Homeless Heroes Poker Run................................................. Montgomery Veteran’s Post 443 Benefit Ride....... Carolina Racers Win NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series................................................ NC CBA/ABATE Helmet Choice Bill Languishes In Committee.......................................................... Don’t Let A Flat Tire Strand You............................. Food For Thought.................................................. Bros & Bro-ettes..................................................... CCC 3rd Annual Biker Blessing.............................. Seven Sabres Brotherhood....................................

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an you believe what a dastardly deed the Boston Marathon Bombers committed against innocent bystanders on Patriot’s Day? It is hard to believe that there are those among us who have such a vile mindset, but apparently, that is reality. I think it is nearly impossible for most of us to be able to understand how someone’s mind could work like that. I also think that our values, freedom, and liberty make that kind of activity so foreign to us that it is nearly impossible to conceive a thought pattern that can defend ourselves in our normal everyday activities. I heard one news caster say, “Liberty has inherent risks” which makes it impossible to prevent these kinds of things from happening. I agree to a certain point. I think that it is nearly impossible for GOVERNMENT to prevent these acts of terrorism, but I also think that we can reduce the risk by mentally and physically preparing to protect our own. Our families, our friends, our rights from every enemy, foreign or domestic. In the 40’s it was rumored that Japan did not invade the US Mainland for fear that there was a “rifle behind every blade of grass”. Although it has been attributed to Isoroku Yamamoto, Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy, there is no evidence that Yamamoto ever said this. However, it should be noted that Yamamoto spent time in the US, attending Harvard for two or more years. He spoke fluent English and had a keen understanding of our industrial capabilities. He did not want war with the US for this, and possibly other reasons. I was shocked to see all the resources that law enforcement had at their disposal, and how quickly they mobilized it. But I hope all that news footage makes other would-be terrorists adopt a Yamamoto state of mind. The other side of the “GOVERNMENT cannot prevent all acts of terrorism” coin is the 2nd Amendment, which states, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. Now, I am not for the lawlessness of the Old West or the OK Corral, but I cannot help but think that society as a whole would be more respectful if everyone were armed for their own defense and I can only imagine that everyone that had a firearm in Watertown, Massachusetts was holding it in their lap until the perps were killed or apprehended. For this reason and others, we cannot allow our government to make us targets of terrorists by disarming us. When the right of citizens to keep and bear arms disappears, only the government and criminals will have firearms. I do not see that working in my favor. If you agree, contact your Senators and Representatives and let them know that you are adamant about hanging on to your guns (and religion). If you need help, contact me. I will help you. While you are at it your state Representatives are waiting to hear from you about HB 109. Tell them it should be up to you if you want to wear shorts, flip flops, or a helmet when you ride your motorcycle. It is all about liberty. Now ride somewhere, while you still can. And don’t forget Memorial Day. Thank our veterans for their service.

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You can submit your event 24/7 on our website www.FullThrottleMagazine.com E-Mail: Lincoln@FTCarolinas.com, phone: 336-885-5400, fax 336-885-6794. We Reserve The Right To Edit All Submissions MAY 1 LED WORKSHOP Harley-Davidson of Greensboro, 538 Farragut Street, Greensboro, NC. 6:30-7:30pm www. hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101. MAY 2 BIKE NIGHT Smokin HarleyDavidson, 3441 Lee Myer Dr., WinstonSalem, NC. www.smokinharley.com 336-722-3106. MAY 2-5 RISE, RIDE & SHINE Maggie Valley Inn, 70 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. live music! www.maggievalleyhotel. com 828-926-0201. MAY 3 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY Global Campaign For Women Motorcyclists To “Just Ride” Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr, Salisbury, NC. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com Kristy Dell 704-638-6044. MAY 3-4 COUPLES WEEKEND Riders Roost, 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405. MAY 3-5 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. $20/ wknd pass. Gates open 11am-11pm Fri., 9am-11pm Sat. & 9am-4pm Sun. Live music, bike games, bike show, prizes, tour rides, vendors. www.thunderinthesmokies. com 828-246-2101. MAY 4 9TH ANNUAL SCOOT-N-HOOT Merino’s Home Furnishings, 500 S. Main St., Mooresville, NC. Reg 11am last out 1pm, $20/rider $10/pass. Presented by Guardians of the Children Mooresville. Benefits Iredell Exchange SCAN Center and other Child Abuse Prevention efforts. Tiny gocmooresvillenc@gmail.com MAY 4 NHAA & HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF ASHEVILLE CRUISE IN HarleyDavidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC. 10am-2pm. www. hdofasheville.com 828-581-2000.

MAY 4 SKIPS TRIP CANCER BENEFIT RIDE Burke County Fairgrounds, Bost Rd., Morganton, NC. Reg 11:3012:30, ride 1pm, $20/single $30/double, door prizes, food, rodeo, slilent auction. Darrent dmitchell@st.bbumail.com. MAY 4 BIKES, BEER & MUSIC Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 12-5pm, live music, corn hole, free beer. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. MAY 4 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S HOME 2ND QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY Pat Roger’s Speedway H-D, 10049 Weddington RD, Concord, NC. Reg 11:30, ride 12:15 bring a gift from the wish list on bikerswithacause.com. Darby Dillard ddawgsta222@yahoo.com 704545-1062. MAY 4 37TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY & OPEN HOUSE Harley-Davidson of New Bern, 1613 Hwy 70E, New Bern, NC. Music, food, demo rides. www.harleydavidsonnewbern.com 252-633-4060. MAY 4 MOBILE MEALS POKER RUN Mobile Meals, 419 E Main St., Spartanburg, SC. First out 11am, $15/ hand $10/add hand, music. Willie info@ theshopshots.com 864-582-0180. MAY 4 TERRY OSBORNE MEMORIAL RIDE Karate Studio, 118 S Main St., Randleman, NC. Reg 9:30-11am. Linda 336-495-0238. MAY 4 SFBMC ANNUAL SPRING POKER RUN M&M Leather and Custom Cycle, 4400 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC. 12pm, ride 1pm, $20/bike, BBQ chicken, dunk tank, kegerator auction, live band, 50/50, raffles. Benefits the Green Beret Foundation. Sponsored by Special Forces Brotherhood MC. www.specialforcesbrotherhoodfortbragg.com 910-487-6151. MAY 4 MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS MOTORCYCLE RUN Kirby Memorial, 125 E. Chandler Dr., Gaffney, SC. Blessing of the bikes 9:30am, $20/rider $5/ pass, ride starts 10am, food, door prizes. Benefits Cherokee County Mental Health Assoc. 864-487-2710. MAY 4 RUN FOR THE SON Food Lion Parking Lot, 2104 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury, NC. Reg 8am, ride 9:15am. $20/

7 single rider-driver/$15 per passenger inc lunch. Benefits CMA international, JESUS project, Missionary Ventures Jeff Bost, lrod@carolina.rr.com 704-245-8421. MAY 4 OFFICER DOWN RIDE Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson, 6620 Market St., Wilmington, NC. Reg 9-10am, $20/ rider $10/pass. Benefit area law enforcement officers and concerns of police survivors. www.officerdownride.org 910791-9997. MAY 4 BIKES & BARKS POKER RUN Luther Britt Park, 671 Branch St, Lumberton, NC. Reg 9am, first out 10am, $25/rider $20 pass includes lunch, 50/50. Benefits Robeson County Humane Society. Jane loneeagle60@nc.rr.com 910-7361139. MAY 4 POKER RUN FOR CAROLINA HOSPICE The Backyard Bar, 2451 Boundary St, Beaufort, SC. Reg 10:30am, ride 12pm. Bikini bike wash. Benefits Carolina Hospice Leigh, Liz, or Amanda elizabethcorbitt69@gmail.com 843-5245508. MAY 4 BENEFIT RIDE Swepsonville Baptist Church, 2754 Darrell Newton Dr, Graham, NC. Reg 9:30am, ride 10:30am. $15/Bike, $20/rider. Food, live music. Benefits CMA Ministries. Darrell Solomon love2ridelhm62@aol.com 919-6254535. MAY 4 ANNUAL CAROLINA CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW NC Transportation Museum, 411 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC. Gates open 9am, reg 9-12pm, awards 3pm. Show limited to bikes built 1900 – 1993 CarolinaMcShow@aol.com 336-924-8705. MAY 4 3RD ANNUAL POKER RUN IN MEMORY OF MIKE WALLACE Beach ‘N Tans, 953 Salisbury Rd., Mocksville, NC. Reg 9am, ride 10, $5 discount for early reg. $25/single $30/ double, 50/50, door prizes, raffles prizes, music. Rain date May 5th. Benefits Milling Manor, Inc. Nickie Hinson milling@ yadtel.net 704-678-6863. MAY 4 2ND ANNIVERSARY PARTY Baggerz Saloon, 4212 Ebert Rd., WinstonSalem, NC. Bikini contest, vendors, bike wash, music. 336-283-9190.

8 MAY 4 6TH ANNUAL DEBBIE CARLSON/KYLE VIENS MEMORIAL RUN Start at Poo’s, 2200 Little River Neck Rd, Little River, SC. Reg 11am, last out 12pm. $15/bike, $5/passenger. Prizes, tv giveaway, food, 50/50 and music. Dave Carlson dclongssc@gmail.com 716-6286933. MAY 4 LUCKY’S SALOON GRAND OPENING Lucky’s Saloon, 1453 Industry Drive, Burlington, NC. Live bands, giveaways. Barry 336-570-1050. MAY 4 CAPE FEAR H-D 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Cape Fear Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 9am food, vendors, ride in bike show, Dyno shoot out, live music, Bubba Blackwell, parachute exhibition. 910-864-1200. MAY 4 SIXTH ANNUAL JACK LAUGHERY RIDE FOR KNOWLEDGE Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson, 928 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC. Ride, silent auction. Benefits the Helen and Jack Laughery Honorary Scholarship at Nash Comm. College in Rocky Mount, NC. Cheryl Gordon cgordon@nashcc.edu 252-451-8230. MAY 4 6TH ANNUAL FIRE HOUSE RUN Oakdale Fire Station #2, 2080 Dunlap Roddey Rd, Rock Hill, SC. Fundraiser supports local fire departments, deployed Reservists in Afghanistan, funds blood drives. www.comporiumpioneers.com Leon Yard leon.yard@comporium.com 803-448-8116. MAY 4 5TH ANNUAL COMBAT VETS RIDE Cross Roads Harley-Davidson, 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 10am, $20/single $25/double, music, food, games, police escorted, 50/50, silent & live auction. www.cvmaride.com Rick Goforth 704-799-1876. MAY 4 HOG-O-DEMAYO Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. 10am-2pm, vendors, live music, biker games, food. www.blueridgehd.com Marty Hall martyh@sfe-us.com 828-327-3030. MAY 4 NEW RIDER BOOTCAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10-11:30am. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261.

Cruisin’ Calendar MAY 4 8TH ANNUAL JERRALD MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP FUN RUN Jones Intermediate School, 2170 Riverside Dr, Mount Airy, NC. Reg 1012pm, $15/single rider, $25/double inc meal. Door prizes, silent auction, 50/50 cash drawing. Benefits college scholarships for local students. Joel Mitchell jmitchell18@embarqmail.com 336-786-5053. MAY 4 3RD ANNUAL SAFCAB POKER RUN & Benefit For Domestic Violence Awareness. Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9am, ride 11am $20/rider $15/pass includes t-shirt, food and raffle ticket. Benefits Domestic Violence Awareness. Doug or Sheila Smith info@safcab.com 919-219-3229. MAY 4 4TH ANNUAL LAKE WACCAMAW RIDE Lake Waccamaw State Park, 1866 State Park Dr, Lake Waccamaw, NC. Reg 11am. Benefits Boys and Girls Homes of NC. Spons by Sandhills American Legion Riders Chapter 72. 910-603-1318. MAY 4 BENEFIT RUN TO THE BOYS & GIRLS HOME Beach House HarleyDavidson, 4919 Ocean Hwy, Shallotte, NC. Reg 10am, ride 11am. $15/Rider, $10/ Passenger- First 100 get free Event T Shirt. escorted ride, Free lunch, 50/25/25, door prizes. Benefits Boys & Girls Home. Spons by Calabash Lions Club Sterling Page sepage@atmc.net 910-209-1801. MAY 4-5 DAYS OF THUNDER Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 10am, tattoo contest, demo truck, Spokes Model contest, live music, vendors, fireworks, motorcycle stunt show. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. MAY 5 5TH ANNUAL JAYBIRD MEMORIAL RIDE FOR RELAY Ted’s Famous Chicken, 4695 South Main St, Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 11am, ride 12:30PM. $15/Singles, $20/ Doubles. Live music, live auction, raffles. Benefits Relay For Life of Winston-Salem. http://rideforrelayws.blogspot.com/ Scott Ray owner@ raypublishing.org 336-407-4843. MAY 5 ALAMANCE CBA MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS AND FREEDOM OF CHOICE RALLY Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Rd, Bur-

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Fuquay, NC. Food, bike games, bands, 50/50, games, vendors. ericellerman@ nc.rr.com 919-557-5990.

MAY 11 ANTIQUE BIKE SHOW Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10am, Judging 12pm. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261.

MAY 11 OPEN HOUSE AND CUSTOMER VALUE DAY Shelton’s HarleyDavidson, 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. bike raffle. www.sheltonshd.com 919-731-2776.

MAY 11 DEMO DAY Thunder Road Harley-Davidson, 4960 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA. 12-6pm. All Ladies who Demo a New Bike Get a Free Gift. www. thunderroadhd.com 434-822-2453. MAY 11 BBQ COOK-OFF Harley-Davidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC. www.hdofasheville.com 828-581-2000. MAY 11 HARLEY MOMS DAY Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. www. thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. MAY 11 KENDA’S WISH PJ POKER RUN Spons By Seven Sabres Brotherhood. D&Q Motorsports, 44 N. Broad St., Angier, NC. Reg $10 and a new pair of children’s PJ’s per bike or $20. $5 for passengers or extra poker hand. Door prizes, 50/50, food, fun, music. Proceeds to purchase PJ’s for children in hospital. www.sevensabresbrotherhood.com Arlene Mabry ssabres7@yahoo.com 919-4227234. MAY 11 RIDIN’ FOR RYAN BENEFIT RUN Greensboro Elks Lodge #602, 602 Cornwalis Dr., Greensboro, NC. Reg 10:30am, ride 12pm, $20/single $25/ double, food, bands, 50/50. Benefits young Ryan battling brain cancer. Jeff Schmid 336-587-3048. MAY 11 ANNIVERSARY PARTY JB’s Sports Bar, 66 Hwy 64W, Lexington, NC. Food, music, karaoke. 336-224-6932. MAY 11 BRIGITTE’S BRIGADE BENEFIT MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR ALS Harley-Davidson of Greensboro, 538 Farragut Street, Greensboro, NC. Reg 10am ride 11, $20/bike $5/pass, inc lunch, 50/50, food. Benefits ALS Assoc. www. hdofgreensboro.com lisarooster@gmail. com 336-273-1101. MAY 11 AMERICAN LEGION FUQUAY BIKE NIGHT American Legion Post 116, 6400 Johnson Pond Rd,

MAY 11 CROSSFIRE SPRING RALLY Crossfire UMC, 3200 Statesville Rd. (Hwy 115 South), Wilkesboro, NC. 10am-until, music, food, bike games, and vendors, door prizes. thebikerchurch.com Bubba office.bikerchurch@gmail.com 336-838-9100. MAY 11 4TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR HUNGER The Carpenter’s Table Community Outreach Center, 5961 Reidville Rd., Moore, SC. Reg 8:30am-10am, $10/ person or $10 of canned food, Benefits The Carpenter’s Table Community Outreach Center. Rain date 5/18. Gene Thompson 864-205-0794. MAY 11 CMA MEETING Golden Corral, 1031 N. Anderson Rd., Rock Hill, SC. Meeting 9am, ride after meeting. http:// cmausa.org Bob Lawson cmarockhill@ live.com MAY 11 PRE MYRTLE BEACH PARTY Cross Roads Harley-Davidson, 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. www. crossroads-hd.com 336-667-1003. MAY 11 PIG PENN ROKER RUN Thunder Tower, 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr, Elgin, SC. Reg 10am, ride 10:30. $25/rider, $15/passenger incs BBQ lunch. Door prizes. Benefits Salkehatchie Summer Service. Susan Caskey susan.caskey@palmettohealth.org 803-463-6138. MAY 11 ANNETTE OVERBY MEMORIAL RIDE FOR HOSPICE Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken, 4695 S Main St., WinstonSalem, NC. Reg 9am, ride 11:30am, $15/ Riders, $20/couples. 50/50, raffle, door prizes. Benefits Hospice. Norman Overby 336-403-6932. MAY 11 HIGHLAND CIRUIT RIDERS MEETING Smoky Mountain Barbecue, 1008 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC. meeting 11am-12pm. Ride to follow. cma. org Bill Gorman mtnroadking@yahoo. com 828-406-2339.

9 MAY 11 PIG PICKIN FOR AUTISM The Rock Shop, 128 S. King St., Fayetteville, NC. 2pm-until, $5/plate, live band, car/bike show, activities for kids, raffle. Presented by Cape Beard Follicle of Freedom. Benefits Autism Society of Cumberland Co. Steve Brack 910-578-5196. MAY 12 RAY PRICE RAT PACK RIDE Ray Price Triumph, 1126 S. Saunders St, Raleigh, NC. ride 11am. Stephen Ford ratpack@rayprice.com 919-832-2261. MAY 12 W-S MOOSE RIDERS SUNDAY RIDE-INS Winston-Salem Moose Lodge, 1495 Old Salisbury Rd., WinstonSalem, NC. 4-6pm. Free food, music, bike games. Jody G wsmooseriders@yahoo. com 336-785-3574. MAY 13-19 CRUSIN THE COAST MYRTLE BEACH BIKE RALLY Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson, 4710 South Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. Poker runs, bike shows, vendors, music. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843-369-5555. MAY 14 RALLY RIDE AROUND HORRY CO. Hess Gas Station, 1365 Route 501 E. (Route 501 & 544), Conway, SC. Reg 9am-10am. escorted by Myrtle Beach H.O.G. Glenn 843-236-1961 www.mbhog. com Phil Keithley keithley@embarqmail. com 910-207-1725. MAY 15 BIKE WEEK WELCOME PARTY Swingbridge Saloon, 4355 Sea Mountain Hwy, Little River, SC. Free pig pickin’, live bands, karaoke. www.swingbridgesaloon.com 843-280-7886. MAY 15-16 3RD ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE KICKSTART CLASSIC RIDE Starts at: Low Country Harley-Davidson, 57 S. Market St., Charleston, SC. $100/rider limited to the first 100 bikes and riders. Ride to 14th Annual Riding Into History Motorcycle Concours, St. Augustine, FL. www.aimag.com letters@americanironmag.com MAY 17 JWL GIRLS VS BALLS CREEK Spotlight Lounge, 4144 S NC Hwy 16, Maiden, NC. 9pm. $10 @ door, jello wrestling. Michelle Vaughn 704-4004122. MAY 17 BIKE WEEK COOKOUT Little River American Legion Post 186, 4285 Pine Dr., Little River, SC. 11am-3pm, Cookout. Proceeds support Veterans

10 Organizations. Dennis Fronheiser 843399-7843. MAY 17 BIKE NIGHT SEASON KICK OFF Harley-Davidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC. 6-8:30pm, DJ. www.hdofasheville.com 828-581-2000. MAY 17-18 ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE CLUB OF AMERICA SOUTHERN NATIONAL MEET Denton Farmpark, 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC. Gate open 8am, swap meet, vendors, narrated antique motorcycle parade, Historic Motor Maids on Sat. amcasouthernnationalmeet. com Bob Aton 417-838-4777. MAY 17-19 3RD ANNUAL BIKERS FOR BIKERS FOUNDATION SPRING RALLY Shakori Hills, 1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd., Pittsboro, NC. Gates open Fri 12 closes Sun 5pm. $25/day or $50/wknd pass. Includes camping, live music. www. bikersforbikersfoundation.com MAY 18 2ND ANNUAL SARAH SMITH FOUNDATION CRAFT FAIR AND RIDE Cape Fear Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Ride 11am. $20/bike. Food, crafts, unique gifts, music. www.capefearhd.com 910603-5202. MAY 18 THE BIG WING DING HOE DOWN Harley’s Roadhouse, 3180 S. Carolina 9, Little River, SC. Free BBQ 843-399-2735. MAY 18 SPARTA-ALLEGHANY VFD POKER RUN Sparta-Alleghany Volunteer Fire Department, 64 Cox St, Sparta, NC. Cash prizes, door prizes, lunch. $15/ Rider, $10/Passenger. Joseph McGrady savfd@skybest.com 336-200-1756. MAY 18 DEMO DAY Tilley HarleyDavidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10am-4pm www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. MAY 18 PAWS OF HERTFORD COUNTY POKER RUN Murfree Center, 201 E. Broad St, Murfreesboro, NC. Reg $20, Add’l hands $10. 8am-9am. prizes 2pm. Benefits Animal Shelter. pawsofhertfordcounty.com pawsofhertfordcounty@ yahoo.com 252-642-7297.

Cruisin’ Calendar MAY 18 CALEB’S RIDE FOR LIFE Cox’s Harley Davidson, 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 9:30am, ride 11:30am. $20/rider, $10/passenger or $5/ food ticket. Food, 50/50. Benefits Caleb with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. www.calebscancercause.org Faye Marsh jfayemarsh@yahoo.com 336-601-4101. MAY 18 4TH ANNUAL CASAR MASONIC CHARITY RIDE Casar Fire Department, 5765 Casar Rd., Casar, NC. $25/rider, $35/double rider. Door prizes, food, t-shirts. Eric Newton 704-692-8503 London Warlick 704-473-3313. MAY 18 LAKE MURRAY BOOB RIDE Schooners Bar & Grill, 6226 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC. Ride 11am $10/hand, prizes. Benefits Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Debbie Matulis debbiematulis@ yahoo.com 803-553-2232. MAY 18 ARMED FORCES DAY RIDE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 11am. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. MAY 18 4TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & BIKE GIVE AWAY Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Food, music, vendors, prizes, motorcycle giveaway. www.smokinharley.com 336-722-3106. MAY 18 COURTNEY TINDAL CANCER RELIEF POKER RUN Lucky’s, 7811 Broad River Rd., Irmo, SC. Reg 11am. Richard Gates 803-800-0597. MAY 18 ARMED FORCES MC BIKE RODEO Crow’s Nest, 4351 Checkenfoot rd, Saint Pauls, NC. 1PM. $5/event, awards per event, Rodeo Champion awarded, 50/50, Music and Food. VA reps, Local NG units with equipment on site, vendors. Nobody afmccentralnc@gmail. com 910-797-8861. MAY 18 GOT TO BE NC RIDE & SHOW Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am www. rayprice.com 919-832-2261. MAY 18 YDT2K13 RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9am ride 10am $20/ rider $5/pass. Benefits the Youngsville Public Safety Drive Team. Valerie Falcon valeriepack@yahoo.com 919-426-3161.

MAY 18 11TH ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE BIKES Christ Community Church, 3410 Community Church Rd, Pfafftown, NC. 10am Coffee and fellowship, 11am Blessing Service. www.ccc-pfafftown.org dave Tosi dtosi@roadrunner.com 336-9224917. MAY 18 GRACE UNDER FIRE 1ST ANNUAL RIDE CrossRoads HarleyDavidson, 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. Multiple prizes, silent auction, 50/50, meal. $20/bike. $25/tandem. Benefits to scholarships for HS seniors. Nathan Elliott: President ssv_re@yahoo.com 828773-3125. MAY 18 TAR RIVER BASIN CBA/ ABATE OF NC POKER RUN & GUN RAFFLE Bob’s Pub, 585 North Saratoga St, Stantonsburg, NC. First out 12, $5/ hand, food, music, bike show. tarriverbasincba.org Bob Burke 252-714-4559. MAY 19 LADIES ONLY RIDE Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave SE, Hickory, NC. 2pm www.blueridgehd. com 828-327-3030. MAY 19 2ND ANNUAL CALDWELL COUNTY ODM RIDE Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, 2351 Morganton Blvd, Lenoir, NC. Reg 1pm, ride 2pm. $20/rider, $10/passenger. Benefits NC COPS. www. nccops.com Johnny Overby bknc24@live. com 828-750-4338. MAY 19 RIDE TO THE RESCUE 2013 Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph St., Thomasville, NC. Ride 1pm. $20/bike. Support our all volunteer Thomasville Rescue Squad. Rain date 5/26/13. www.res5cue.com Thomasville Rescue Squad/Chris cdsmccaskill82@ gmail.com 336-472-7520. MAY 22 LADIES GARAGE PARTY Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. 6-8pm. open to ladies interested in learning the basics of riding. Appetizers and refreshments available. Please RSVP www.blueridgehd.com Marty Hall martyh@sfe-us.com 828-3273030. MAY 23 2ND ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE BIKES River Of Life Ministries, 114 E. Broadway, Johnsonville, SC. 5pm-til. live music, preaching, free food, blessing of the bikes.

Cruisin’ Calendar MAY 24-25 ANNIVERSARY PARTY Riders Roost, 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405. MAY 24-26 MAGGIE VALLEY SPRING RALLY & MILITARY APPRECIATION WEEKEND Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. FREE Adm w/paid parking. Concerts, vendors, bike shows, food avail, tour rides, VIP tent, Military appreciation ride. www.MaggieValleySpringRally.com Sonny Copeland sonny@maggievalleyrallys.com 336-5801638. MAY 24-27 6TH ANNUAL 2 RIVERS SPRING RALLY Eden Fairgrounds, 13970 NC 87 N., Eden, NC. Bike Games, frozen t-shirt, hot buns, beer belly, burnout, tattoo, bikini contests. bike show sat 2pm, live music, camping, vendors. 336589-9747, 336-613-5356. MAY 25 RED & WHITE 16TH ANNUAL 81 SPRING BASH Crazy Shots, 688 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC. 12-until, raffle, live music, 50/50, door prizes. 919-732-1003. MAY 25 25TH ANNIVERSARY PROMOTION CONTEST Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave. Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Register to win HD Street Glide. www.blueridgehd.com 239-5618090. MAY 25 LADIES GARAGE PARTY Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Live music. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-6386044. MAY 25 BEACH PARTY Buccaneer Lounge, 440 Barringer Rd, Salisbury, NC. Beach Party, bikini contest w/ cash prize, food, live music @ 9pm! buccaneerloungenc@yahoo.com MAY 25 SPRING FLING Legends Pub, 4624 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC. Pig Pick’n, Auction & Poker Run 910-8672364. MAY 25 MEMORIAL DAY FLAG CEREMONY Harley-Davidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC. 1-2pm www.hdofasheville. com 828-581-2000.

MAY 25 MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Drive, Columbia, SC. 10am, food, live music, contest. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. MAY 25 CASHIERS VALLEY POKER RUN & BLUES, BREW & BBQ The Village Green, Cashiers, NC. Reg 9am, $20/rider inc lunch. Raffles, food. Benefits Wounded Warriors. www.visitcashiersvalley.com bbbpokerrun@aol.com 704-4587686. MAY 25 SOLDIERS SUPPORTING SOLDIERS NC Armory, 1501 Old Charlotte Rd, Concord, NC. Poker run $15/ rider, $5/passenger, $5 extra hand. Ride shirts avail, 50/50. Supports the Soldiers of the 1454 Transportation Co. and the Family Support Group. Steelrainmc.com scrat scrat@steelrainmc.com 704-785-6289. MAY 25 6TH ANNUAL HERO DAY MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND BIKE RALLY Town Square, 2 Town Square, Burnsville, NC. Reg 10am-12pm, $20/ rider $10/pass, include dinner. Benefits Mount Mitchell Marine Corps League 1266. www.rideforavet.com Mark Thomas 828-467-0259. MAY 25 SMOKIN HARLEY-DAVIDSON 4TH ANNIVERSARY Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. www.smokinharley. com 336-722-3106. MAY 26 GRAND OPENING Rap’s Bar & Grill, 1113 Dusty Ridge Rd., Fancy Gap, VA. Live music 276-398-2204. MAY 26 SPRING FLING BIKE SHOW Legend’s Pub, 4624 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC. 910-867-2364. MAY 26 SMOKY MOUNTAIN THUNDER MEMORIAL RIDE XIII Sevier County Courthouse, Court Ave., Sevierville, TN. Opening ceremony 10am. ride 11am. escorted ride to Veteran’s Overlook. Pays tribute to all Fallen Military. www. smokymountainthunder.net Ron Giddis thegiddis@gmail.com 865-654-1851. MAY 26 ROLLING THUNDER XXVI “RIDE FOR FREEDOM” Pentagon Parking Lot, Washington, NC. 8am, ride 12pm to The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

11 to pay our respects. This is a demonstration - not a parade. www.rollingthunder1. com Mike 804-514-9123. MAY 31-JUN 1 BOONE BIKE RALLY High Country Fairgrounds, 748 Roby Greene Rd., Boone, NC. $15/Fri, $25/Sat $20/wknd, biker games, wet t-shirt contest, vendors, live music, camping available, coolers allowed. www.boonebikerally.com 828-733-8060. MAY 31-JUN 1 HILLBILLY HOEDOWN Catawba Meadows Park, By-pass Rt 18 and US truck 64, Morganton, NC. presented by GWRRA Chapter P-2 and Y. Free camping, reg deadline is May 25. gwrranc.org Charles Cook charliethetallone@gmail.com 828-248-2754.

Scan This QR Code To Check For Events That Missed The Print Issue JUN 1 THE ORIGINAL JOKERS ANNUAL REUNION Willie’s Honky Tonk, 4310 Old Rural Hall Rd, Winston Salem, NC. The Original Jokers MC Annual Reunion. Come & meet the people your parents warned you about in the 70’s. You may meet some of your kin. Come & join us. An event you don’t want to miss!! Janet Kirkman janetkirkman_1057@yahoo. com 336-744-9127. JUN 1 DANIEL SWAIM SCHOLARSHIP FUND MOTORCYCLE RIDE American Legion Post 336, Hwy 67, East Bend, NC. Reg 9-10am ride 10:15, $20/rider $10/pass. Presented by Yadkin County American Legion Riders. Larry Holbrook 336-469-1466. JUN 1 GRAND OPENING Gin’s Speed Shop, 2598 Raeford Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Live music, free food, raffle, prizes, 50/50, bikini bike wash, vendors. www.ginsspeedshop.com 910-920-2077. JUN 1 BACK OF THE DRAGON The Awakening. Old Ramey Ford Dealership, 910 E. Fincastle Turnpike, North Tazewell, VA. 9am-9pm. Live music, bike show, stunt team. www.backofthedragon.com 276-988-5726. JUN 1 5TH ANNUAL BURTON CENTER POKER RUN Burton Center, 2605

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Hwy 72/221 E, Greenwood, SC. Reg 9-11am, $20 $10/2nd hand, live music. Proceeds to purchase wheelchairs and accessible equipment for the Burton Center. 864-942-8974. JUN 1 BIKES, BEER & MUSIC Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 11am-5pm, free beer, corn hole, music. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704638-6044. JUN 1 GRAND RE-OPENING Easy Eddie’s, 225 South Broad St., Mooresville, NC. 10am-7pm, vendors, bike wash, blood drive. 704-696-2501. JUN 1 ANGIER BIKE FEST Depot Square, Angier, NC. Reg at Clock. Broad & Depot St. 8am ride 10am, $20/rider $10/ pass, food, vendors, games, live music, auction. Benefits Fallen Firefighters Memorial Fund. www.angierbikefest.com 919-639-2500. JUN 1 BIKE SHOW & HOT ROD CAR SHOW/SWAP MEET CrossRoads Harley-Davidson, 1921 US HWY 421, Wilkesboro, NC. www.CrossRoads-HD. com Store 336-667-1003. JUN 1 3RD ANNUAL KEEP THE LIGHTS ON POKER RUN Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson, 928 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC. First out 9:30, last out 12, $10/hand $5/add hand, door prizes, 50/50, raffle. Benefits keeping the lights on the Veterans Memorial in Tarboro and American Legion Scholarships. John Vaudo johnvaudo@embarqmail.com 252955-9001. JUN 1 JASON’S RIDE Tilley HarleyDavidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. reg. 10am, ride 11.30. $15/rider $5 add. rider 50/50, poker run $5/hand, live music, food, lunch, event t-shirts, silent auction. Geoffrey Ellis gellis49@lexcominc.net 336-225-1900. JUN 1 1 ANNIVERSARY BLOW OUT CAR/BIKE SHOW Blue Ridge HarleyDavidson, 2002 13th Ave. Dr SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 9am, free. Awards 3pm. Win tickets to H-D 110th Anniversary. free event dash plaque to first 100 show bikes/cars. Food, entertainment. www.blueridgehd. com Marty Hall martyh@sfe-us.com 828238-3030. ST

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CANCER Piggly Wiggly, 712 Washington St., Williamston, NC. Reg 9am, ride 10am. $20/bike inc food. $8 plate only. Raffle, DJ. Benefits Zach’s Toy Chest for local kids with cancer in NC. www.zachstoychest.org Holly Schwab zachstoychest@ gmail.com 702-439-9394. JUN 1 LOVE FOR LAYLA BIKE RIDE AND 5K WALK/RUN Kenansville Elementary School, Limestone Rd, Kenansville, NC. Reg. 8:30am, ride 10am. lunch inc. $20/rider, $5/passenger. Dice roll. benefit ride for a 3 month old who has cancer. Robert Whitman edhs_sro@yahoo. com 910-290-2397. JUN 1 RALLY FOR CHRISTIAN WalMart Parking Lot, Hwy 74, Wadesboro, NC. Reg 8-9:30am, ride 10am. $20/bike, $30/with rider. Car, Truck, & Bike Show. Benefits medical bills for 8 year old with liver transplant. Ernie Preslar erniepreslar@yahoo.com 704-652-8545. JUN 1 DYNO SHOOTOUT Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 10am www.thundertowerharley.com 803-4611121. JUN 1 2013 MODS VS ROCKERS CHARLOTTE The Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St, Charlotte, NC. Vintage motorcycle and scooter rally. Gates 12pm, bike show 1-4pm, vendors, music, food. www. modsvsrockerscharlotte.org Joey Brock gcarocker@yahoo.com 704-765-2467. JUN 1 2ND ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RODEO Mount Holly United Methodist Church, 1996 Mt. Holly Rd., Rock Hill, SC. 11am, $20/bike, best bike contest, bike games. Benefits Make-A-Wish. Mickey Lawson 704-533-5461. JUN 1 ANNUAL IRON CHARIOT RIDE Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge campus, 1912 Boulevard Street, Greensboro, NC. Free pancake breakfast 8:309:30, Lunch provided, 50/50, drawings, $20/bike $25/2up. Breakfast. Ride 10am. Benefitting Teen Challenge. gpteenchallenge.com Mike Williams Sr. williams@ gladwellinsurance.com 336-299-5185. JUN 1 FREEDOM RIDE & CAR SHOW Jackson County Justice Center, 401 Grindstaff Cove Rd., Sylva, NC. 9am, $20/rider inc. food and t-shirt. Benefits Life Challenge. www.lifechallengewnc.org 828-631-0055.

JUN 1 7TH ANNUAL TRICK RICKY RIDE 3 Stooges Cycles, 1004 N. NC Highway 87, Elon, NC. Reg. 10am-12pm, ride 12pm, party 4pm. Live music, food avail. Benefits Kids Path. Doug 336-5162471. JUN 1 CHILDREN OF CHILDHOOD CANCER RIDE Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Lee Myer Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. www.smokinharley.com 336-7223106. JUN 1 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10-11:30am. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261. JUN 1 SONS OF THUNDER BIKER DAY Hopewell Baptist Church, 8500 Concord Hwy, Monroe, NC. free Lunch, bands, speakers, bike show 12pm. whatasavior.com Rex Medlin Rex@wmmartintransport.com 704-363-9662. JUN 1 2ND ANNUAL NORTH CAROLINA DEAF BLIND ASSOCIATES POKER RUN/RIDE Shelton’s HarleyDavidson, 1043 Industrial Park Dr., Smithfield, NC. Reg 10:30, ride 12pm, 20/rider, $10/passenger. Vendors, food, live music! Ride for a great cause! Registration starts Amy Bean amyrebeccabean@hotmail.com 919-522-0952. JUN 1 RUMBLE GREENSBORO Harley-Davidson of Greensboro, 538 Farragut Street, Greensboro, NC. Reg 9:30am, ride 10:45. Live music, bike raffle drawing, escorted ride, free food, door prizes. www.freedombikerchurchgreensboro.com Randy Austin randy@freedombikerchurch. com 336-273-1101. JUN 6 BIKE NIGHT Smokin HarleyDavidson, 3441 Lee Myer Dr., WinstonSalem, NC. www.smokinharley.com 336-722-3106. JUN 6-8 18TH ANNUAL SOUTH CENTRAL BIKE FAIR Chase City Vol Fire Dept Training Grounds, 534 Jonbil Road, Chase City, VA. Gates Open 2pm Friday. Camping available. live music, food, cruzin, poker run, bike show, rodeo games. Benefits the Chase City Vol. F-D. www. southcentralbikefair.org Sarah Cuffe 434210-2823. JUN 7-8 HOG HAPPENIN Downtown Lincolnton, Lincolnton, NC. Vendors,

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Cruisin’ Calendar music, bike show, poker run, bike games. 704-736-8915. JUN 7-9 9TH ANNUAL CRKA/CCIB POKER RUN Circle J Farm & Music Park, 3613 Cliffside Rd., Mooresboro, NC. Weekend pass $20 inc poker run and meal ticket. Live music, poker run, bike show, Bike games. Benefits Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association Jukebox ccib1996@att.net 704 466 8544. JUN 7-9 MAGGIE VALLEY BIKEFEST & SWAP MEET Maggie Valley Festival Ground, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggle Valley, NC. $10/person for wknd, door prizes, tattoo contest, bike contest, trike contest. Presented by Salty Dogs www. maggievalleybikefest.com 828-736-2217. JUN 8 SETH NALL’S SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT RIDE Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 9409 Archdale Rd., Trinity, NC. Reg 10am KSU 11, $15/ driver $10/pass, 50/50, food. Benefits Seth Nall Scholarship Fund. Tim Nall 336-8896000 JUN 8 OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL RIDE Ray Price Harley Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9-11am, ride 11am. $20/Rider, $10/Passenger. Escorted, Ride Pin & Lunch included. 50/50, door prizes, DJ/Music. Blue Knights NC II. Rain Date 6/15 http://blueknightsnc2. com Jake Sanok bknc2tres@gmail.com 919-123-4567. JUN 8 BOONE MOOSE RIDERS POKER RUN FOR MOOSEHEART Boone Moose Lodge, 607 Deerfield Rd., Boone, NC. Reg 10am, leave 11. $15/sgl, $25/dbl. entertainment, prizes, 50/50. 828264-1599. JUN 8 TRANSITION WITH A MISSION Harley-Davidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC. Reg 10am-12pm, $20/singel $30/double, raffles. Benefits Swannanoa Valley Transitional Housing Committee. www.hdofasheville.com 828-581-2000. JUN 8 GERALD HARKEY MEMORIAL BIKE/CAR SHOW Tilley Harley Davidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. 9am-4pm. Car/bike show entry $15. Trophies. Poker Run reg 9am-12. $20/single, $30/double. All entries inc meal. Door

prizes, 50/50. Gene Cheeks 704-267-6456, Jeff Philips 704-872-3725. David Fraley JeffP54@bellsouth.net 704-699-2970. JUN 8 CHASTIE’S RIDE Crossfire UMC, 3200 Statesville Rd., North Wilkesboro,, NC. Benefit ride in memory of Chastity. Food, fun, games, door prizes, live music. Benefits Make a Wish Foundation. Bubba prayers4u@charter.net 336838-9100. JUN 8 JOHN BUONADONNA RECOVERY RIDE Shelton’s HarleyDavidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Reg 9:30-11. $20/solo, $30/rider & pass. 50/50, Henry Rifle raffle, door prizes, live band, LE escort, lunch. Benefit ride to help John in recovery from brain aneurism. Jon Helsius jhelsius@durhamsheriff.org 919398-3555. JUN 8 RIDE FOR PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS Scotland Imaging Center, 500 Lauchwood Dr, Laurinburg, NC. Reg 8-10am, KSU 10:30, $10/single $15/double. Benefits Scotland Memorial Foundation. Johnny Mears 910-610-5425. JUN 8 3RD ANNUAL CAMP RAINBOW CHARITY RIDE In Honor Of Ryan Elks. Snow Hill Moose Lodge, 520 Hwy 91, Snow Hill, NC. Reg 8:30am-10, ride 10:30, $15/single $20/double, 50/50, food, door prizes. Benefits Camp Rainbow. Presented by Snow Hill Moose Riders. Betty Sutton 252-341-5736. JUN 8 AMERICAN LEGION FUQUAY POST 116 BIKE NIGHT American Legion Post 116, 6400 Johnson Pond Rd, Fuquay, NC. Food, bike games, bands, 50/50, games, vendors. ericellerman@ nc.rr.com 919-557-5990. JUN 8 “THROTTLE TWISTN’ FORA-CURE - CANCER RIDE” Boonville Baptist Church, 201 Baptist Church Rd., Boonville, NC. Reg 9:30am, ride 10:30am. $35/bike. meal, music, classic cars, 50/50. Spons by The Boonville Baptist Beacons Relay for Life Team. Benefits the American Cancer Society. Dale Webb penni. sheets@boonvillebaptistchurch.org 336367-7491. JUN 8 LOVE FOR LEAH BENEFIT RIDE Cuz’s Tavern, 1532 N. GrahamHopedale Rd, Burlington, NC. Reg 10am, ride 12pm. $15/bike, $5/rider. Inc meal

17 & run. Music, raffles, 50/50, food. Libby 336-261-9084. Benefits Leah, 18 months Old, born with a hole in Her Heart. Elaine 336-512-8170. JUN 8 3RD ANNUAL SHRINERS BENEFIT AND POKER RUN Oriental Shrine Club, 5010 High Point Rd, Greensboro, NC. Reg 9:30am-10:30am. Ride 11am. $20/single, $25/double. Food provided, cash prizes. Karen Hatchett khatchett@ triad.rr.com 336-707-7538. JUN 8 THUNDER RIDERS CHARITY POKER RUN Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr, Columbia, SC. $20/rider, $10/passenger. First out 10am, last out 12pm, last in at 4:00. Cash prizes, door prizes, silent auction, 50/50, live music, BBQ. Benefit Ronald McDonald House. Steve Zurlo webmaster@thunderridershog.com 803399-0731. JUN 8 ARARAT VOL FIRE DEPT 2013 POKER RUN Mt. Airy Yamaha, 1995 Rockford Street, Mt Airy, NC. Reg 8-10:30am, ride 11am. Food provided, door prizes, raffle, 50/50. $20/rider, $30/ passenger. $5/extra hands. Eric Klein 336-804-2032. Rain date 6/15. Benefits the firemen’s pension and uniforms. Joy Masten araratvfd@surry.net 336-374-0401. JUN 8 ROLLING THUNDER NC2 GERALD HARKEY MEMORIAL BIKE/CAR SHOW & POKER RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Bike/Car Show entry fee $15, Poker Run $20 single/$30 double. Trophies, 50/50, meal. Gene Cheeks fatboy2002@yadtel.net 704-267-6456. JUN 8 LORDS OF LOYALTY NC 3RD ANNUAL BIKERS AGAINST CHILD ABUSE CHARITY EVENT KickBack Jacks, 1405 Garner Station Blvd, Garner, NC. 12pm-4pm. Bands, vendors, door prizes, 50/50. Gwedo gwedo12of12@ gmail.com 919-622-1107. JUN 8 2ND ANNUAL HOGS FOR DOGS POKER RUN Scooters Bar & Grill, 1911 Sego Court, Raleigh, NC. Reg 10am KSU 11:30 $20/rider $10/pass inc t-shirt & food. Raffles & food. Benefits Save a Dog A day animal rescue group. Rain date 6/15. www.saveadogaday.com Holly hollyfalconer@aol.com 919-615-2713.

18 JUN 8 HIGHLAND CIRCUIT RIDERS MEETING Smoky Mountain Barbecue, 1008 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC. meeting 11-12pm. Ride to follow. Cma.org Bill Gorman mtnroadking@yahoo.com 828-406-2339. JUN 9 16TH ANNUAL CHARITY BIKE RIDE Brewer Cycles, 420 Warrenton Rd., Henderson, NC. Reg 11am, ride 1:30 sharp, $20/person, food, door prizes. Benefits Duke Children’s Hospital. Rain Date 6/16 Kodi Ledford 252-492-8553. JUN 9 BIKER TRIBUTE FOR UNFORGOTTEN FRIENDS Bralie’s Sports Bar & Grill, 1725 Carpenter Fletcher Road, Durham, NC. Tribute for Unforgotten Friends, free food, vendors, entertainment, raffle, 50/50, prizes. 12-6pm. Benefits to memorial tribute, funeral expenses, etc of passed area bikers. Deborah Capps dcapps7@nc.rr.com 919-597-0763. JUN 9 W-S MOOSE RIDERS SUNDAY RIDE-IN Winston-Salem Moose Lodge, 1495 Old Salisbury Rd, Winston-Salem, NC. 4-6pm. Free food, music, bike games Jody G wsmooseriders@yahoo.com 336785-3574. JUN 14 BIKE NIGHT Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson, 928 N. Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, HD. 6pm-9:30pm, live music, food, vendors, burnout contest. www. rockymounthd.com 252-446-7292. JUN 14-15 SPRING FLING Riders Roost, 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405. JUN 15 YORKTOWN RIDE Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. www.outerbankshd. com 252-338-8866. JUN 15 MCCREARY CANCER CENTER BENEFIT RIDE Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave. Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 10am, $20, live music. www.blueridgehd.com 239-561-8090. JUN 15 ANNUAL BIKE SHOW Thunder Road Harley-Davidson, 4960 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA. 12-7pm www. thunderroadhd.com 434-822-2453. JUN 15 AUCTION Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am-3pm, auction @ 1pm, live music, food, tattoo event. Benefits Freedom Biker

Cruisin’ Calendar Church building fund. www.freedomebikerchurch.com 919-207-3848 JUN 15 2 WHEELS 4 PAWS Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 8-10:30am, ride 11-11:30, $25/rider $15 pass. Benefits providing service dogs to autistic children. www.rayprice.com John or Laurie Smith jjsandlms1@yahoo.com 919-832-2261. JUN 15 LAKE MURRAY CHARITY RIDE FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER Blue Coyote Bar & Grill, 10708 Broad River Rd., Irmo, SC. First out 11am, $10/hand. Benefits Children’s Chance. www.childrenschance.org Stephanie 803254-5996. JUN 15 POKER RUN FOR HOSPICE OF GREENSBORO Sawmell II, 5716 W Market St, Greensboro, NC. Reg 10:30am, KSU 11, food, music, door prizes, 50/50. Benefits Hospice of Greensboro. Renee 336-340-6587. JUN 15 SOLDIERS FOR JESUS MC 5TH ANNV PARTY VFW Post 9103, 14258 Hwy 210 South, Spring Lake, NC. 2pm. $10/person inc meal, door prize ticket. Live music. Patrick ‘Slo-Roll’ McKinney soldiersforjesusmcnc@gmail. com 910-578-7586. JUN 15 PINEHURST PD SPECIAL OLYMPICS RIDE Village of Pinehurst PD, 420 Magnolia Rd, Pinehurst, NC. Reg 8-10am. $30/driver, $10/rider. Event T-Shirts, 50/50, door prizes, live music. Benefits NC Speical Olympics. vopnc.org Floyd Thomas fthomas@vopnc.org 910295-3141. JUN 15 MHA RIDE & POKER RUN Albemarle High School, Park Ridge Rd., Albemarle, NC. $15/bike, $5/add hand. Reg 9am, ride 10am. BBQ, prizes. Benefits for “Depression Awareness”, “Suicide Prevention”, and Helping those in a “Crisis”! Mental Health Advocates (MHA). Linda Hoy lindahoy40@gmail. com 704-474-5655. JUN 15 WOUNDED WARRIOR POKER RUN SC VFW Wildcat Post 3447, 901 S. Granard St., Gaffney, SC. Reg 10am, first out 11, $20/rider $10/pass, raffles, 50/50. wbmcbrutus@gmail.com 360-349-3546. JUN 15 7TH ANNUAL HOPE FOR THE

WARRIORS POKER RUN JR’s Corner Tavern, 901 Greensboro Rd, High Point, NC. Reg 10- 12pm, $15/1, $25/2, ride 12:30. Best and Worst hands, live music, food, raffle, 50/50, auction. Barry (Oldog) Glenn kingleo1st@hotmail.com 336-8879144. JUN 15 MATT HUNT MEMORIAL RIDE Hillsville Community Center, 9078 Hillsville Rd., Trinity, NC. Reg $20, shirts for 1st 25 to register. auction, t-shirts avail, food, police escort. Benefits Matt Hunt Scholarship Fund for Trinity High and Wheatmore High. Cathy Young, James Hunt cry1152@aol.com 336-382-8855. JUN 15 2ND ANNUAL POKER RUN FOR PAWS Snake Ranch Cycles, 4357 Hwy 89 E., Walnut Cove, NC. Reg 11am, ride 12:30. Pig Pickin, raffle, 50/50, live auction. Benefits Stokes Co Animal Shelter Building Fund. Linda Shinault 336408-1907. JUN 15 FASHRM SCHOLARSHIP FUND MOTORCYCLE RIDE Arnette Park, 2165 Wilmington Hwy, Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9-9:45am, ride 10am. $10/rider, $15 rider/passenger. Meal, raffles, awards. www.fashrm.org Audwin Lindsay admin@ fashrm.org 910-366-3983. JUN 16 LADIES ONLY RIDE Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Ladies Only Ride. Reg 1pm, ride 2pm. www.blueridgehd. com Sherry Turgeon sherryt@sfe-us.com 828-327-3030. JUN 16 FATHER’S DAY BIKE SHOW Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Lee Myer Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. www.smokinharley.com 336-722-3106. JUN 17 RIDE TO WORK DAY JUN 17-24 HONDA CHOPPERS PARTY Riders Roost, 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405. JUN 21 VINTAGE IRON BIKE NIGHT Harley-Davidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC. 6-8:30pm www.hdofasheville.com 828-581-2000. JUN 21-22 THE HORSE SMOKE OUT RALLY 14 Rockingham Dragway, 2153 US Hwy 1 North, Rockingham, NC. $25/ pre-reg by Mar 1st, $30/pre-reg by May 15th, $35/wknd at gate, $30/Sat only at

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JUN 27 LADIES ONLY GARAGE PARTY Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Lee Myer Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. www. smokinharley.com 336-722-3106.

JUL 13 GREAT CORNFIELD RIDE Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. www. outerbankshd.com 252-338-8866.

JUN 22 KICKSTANDZ 4 KIDZ & BIKE BLESSING Wilmington Moose Lodge 343, 4610 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilimington, NC. bike blessing @ 12pm, Fun-N-Sun ride, pig picking, live band. 910-392-4200.

JUN 28-30 HOT SPRINGS MOTORCYCLE WEEKEND Hot Springs Spa and Resort, 300 Bridge St., Hot Springs, NC. Wknd pass $25, live music, vendors, bike games. No one under 21. Buncombe County CBA. www.buncombecba.com James Buckner shadowriderjeb@yahoo. com 828-230-6124.

JUL 13 SIDS AWARENESS Carols Bessemer Billiards, 1207 E Bessember Ave, Greensboro, NC. Reg 10am KSU 12, $15/sgl $20/dbl, music, food, 50/50. Mel 336-543-6061.

JUN 22 SUMMER THUNDER Ray Price, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Poker run reg 8-9:30. Bike show reg 12-2 at Locked and Loaded in Garner. Benefits the CBA Raleigh & Neuse River Chapters Andy Malinowski andymalinowski@ yahoo.com 919-828-3676. JUN 22 CBA POKER RUN/BIKE SHOW Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10am, ride 11. Hosted by Neuse River and Raleigh Chapter CBA. Phillip Brantley neuserivercba.gmail.com 919-995-2966. JUN 22 3RD ANNUAL POINTE TO THE CHILDRENS HOME RIDE Crosspointe Baptist church, 1175 Crosspointe Dr., Concord, NC. Reg 9am, Ride 11am. $20/ bike, $25/passenger. Police escorted ride benefits the childrens home. Lunch, prizes, Refreshments. Reid Biggers trbiggers@ hotmail.com 704-433-8132. JUN 22 3RD ANNUAL HOME GROWN HEROES FALLEN OFFICER MEMORIAL RIDE Cumberland Co Courthouse, 117 Dick St., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8am, ride 9:45, $25/rider $15/pass. Benefits NC C.O.P.S. and other local charities. Spons by Blue Knights NC XIII of Fayetteville. www.fayettevillencblueknightsXIII.org Michael Brown mjbsr@yahoo.com 910922-6673. JUN 22-23 PRAETORIAN GUARD RC IRON BUTT RUN Quality Inn, 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC. 2 courses: 1,000 mile within 24 hours, or 1,500 mile within 36 hours. Benefits the Lowcountry Autism Foundation. www.praetorianguardrc.net Rough Rider roughrider@ praetorianguardrc.net 843-252-4423. JUN 23 HOKA HEY MOTROCYCLE CHALLENGE Starting and ending in Seneca Nation at Irving, NY. 7000 miles. www.hokaheychallenge.com 605-8900386.

JUN 29 GARAGE PARTY Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. 5-7pm 252-338-8866. JUN 29 WINGS & BEER FESTIVAL Harley-Davidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC. 12-3pm. www. hdofasheville.com 828-581-2000. JUN 29 POKER RUN FOR HOSPICE OF GREENSBORO Chunk’s Hawg Haven, 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 10:30am, KSU 11, food, music, door prizes, 50/50. Benefits Hospice of Greensboro. Renee 336-340-6587. JUN 29 KRUIZIN’ FOR KIDNEYS Lucky’s Saloon, 1453 Industry Dr, Burlington, NC. Reg 10am, ride 12pm. $20/ rider. Inc T-Shirt. $25 Double. 336-5841856. Lisa 336-570-1050. JUN 29 ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL RIDE Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Lee Myer Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. www.smokinharley.com 336-722-3106. JUL 4-6 INDEPENDENCE DAY BASH Riders Roost, 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405. JUL 6 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10-11:30am www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261. JUL 11 BIKE NIGHT Smokin HarleyDavidson, 3441 Lee Myer Dr., WinstonSalem, NC. www.smokinharley.com 336-722-3106. JUL 12-30 ALASKA RIDE 2013 100 N. Main Street, Lexington, NC. ride to Hyder Alaska, 20 day ride. no cost except individual rider cost. www.wilsonsecurityagency.com/images/alaska.htm Darrell Wilson wilsonsecurity@triad.rr.com 336793-0013.

JUL 13 WILD BUFFALO WING COOK-OFF Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Blood drive 9-1, $5 donation, judging 12, live music. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261. JUL 13 CAROLINA PATRIOT ROVERS BENEFIT RIDE Crescent Ford, 100 Old Winston Rd, High Point, NC. Ride, food, live music, 50/50, auction. Benefits Carolina Patriot Rovers. www.patriotrovers.org Info@patriotrovers.org 336-6646990. JUL 18 LADIES GARAGE PARTY Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Lee Myer Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. www.smokinharley.com 336-722-3106. JUL 19 BIKE NIGHT BEACH PARTY Harley-Davidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Rd., Asheville, NC. www.hdofasheville.com 828-581-2000. JUL 19 KICKSTART PARTY FOR CHRISTMAS IN JULY Legend’s Pub, 4624 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC. 6-8pm 910-867-2364. JUL 19-20 SUMMER RAGE Riders Roost, 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405. JUL 19-21 4TH ANNUAL THUNDER IN KANAWHA VIRGINIA BIKE RALLY Kanawha Valley Arena, 121 Kanawha Ridge Ln, Dugspur, VA. 1 day $15, wknd $25, camping, live music, tattoo contest, bikini contest, bike show, burn out pit, guided tours, bikini bike wash, vendors, bike games, corn hole. www.virginiarodeo. com 704-400-5689. JUL 20 11TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN JULY TOY RUN Victory of Fayetteville, 4400 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8am ride 10am, $15/rider plus toy, $10/pass includes lunch, t-shirt and pin. Prizes, live music, raffles. Benefits Duke’s Children’s Hospital & Children’s Miracle

20 Network. William Winford wmwinford@ yahoo.com 910-426-5082. JUL 20 SUMMER BASH Harley-Davidson of Greensboro, 538 Farragut Street, Greensboro, NC. Bands, vendors. www. hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101. JUL 20 6TH ANNUAL HOSPICE OF DAVIDSON CO RIDE FOR ANGELS Denton FarmPark, 1072 Cranford Rd, Denton, NC. Reg 8:30-10:30am, ride 10:45am. $15/bike, $5 2nd rider, inc lunch. Escorted ride. Free entertainment, door prizes, 50/50. t-shirts available. hospiceofdavidson.org Tammy Troublefield 336-475-5444. JUL 20 POKER RUN FOR BURN CHILDREN Iron Station Thunder, 124 East Water St., Lincolnton, NC. 10am 704-735-0506. JUL 21 LADIES ONLY RIDE Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave. Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Ladies Only Ride. Reg 1pm, ride 2pm. www.blueridgehd. com Sherry Turgeon sherryt@sfe-us.com 828-327-3030. JUL 21 WOMEN’S FREEDOM RIDE 2013 Low Country Harley-Davidson, 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. Benefits The Independence Fund. www. womensfreedomride.com Gail Ankney 843-554-1847. JUL 27 STUFF THE BUS Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. 9am-5pm. Benefits Currituck Co. kids. www.outerbankshd.com 252-338-8866. JUL 27 MDA RIDE FOR LIFE Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. 8am-5pm. Ride to Charlotte Motor Speedway. www.blueridgehd.com 239-561-8090. JUL 27 5TH ANNUAL JIMMY HALACHEFF MEMORIAL RIDE Bill’s Sports Bar, 234 W. Harden St., Burlington, NC. Reg 10am, ride 12pm. $10/ rider, $20/double. Inc food. Best & worst hands, 50/50. Benefits Disablesd American Veterans. Bill 336-228-0220. JUL 27 RIDE FOR LIFE Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave. Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 9:30am. Party, live en-

Cruisin’ Calendar tertainment, bike show 1-5pm. Proceeds to send 5 local kids to MDA Summer Camp. http://www2.mda.org/goto/blueridge Marty Hall martyh@sfe-us.com 828-3273030. AUG 1 BIKE NIGHT Smokin HarleyDavidson, 3441 Lee Myer Dr., WinstonSalem, NC. www.smokinharley.com 336-722-3106. AUG 3 FORSYTH CO. SHERIFF’S SPECIAL OLYMPIC RIDE Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr, Wnston-Salem, NC. 336-722-3106. AUG 3 6TH ANNUAL J’VILLE BIKE BASH Coastal Plains Dragway, 4744 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. 10am. Adm $10. Stunt show, people’s choice’ bike show, swap meet, live DJ/bands, vendors. drag strip, stunt competition, burnout competition. Benefits the Onslow Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Foundation & Run for the Son Outreach. www.jvillebikebash. com Grace Richard jvillebikebash@gmail. com 910-389-4074. AUG 3 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10-11:30am www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261. AUG 9 BIKE NIGHT Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson, 928 N. Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC. 6pm-9:30pm, live music, food, vendors, burnout contest. www. rockymounthd.com 252-446-7292. AUG 9-10 ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER Riders Roost, 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. Bands. 336-973-8405. AUG 10 BROTHERS OF THE HORIZON M/C 33TH ANNUAL MC RALLY Robbins, NC, 103 Atlantic Rd., Robbins, NC. Bike and car show, trophies, awards, bike games, cash prize, burn out contest. 1pm-Until. Ronnie Thompson 910-9483911. AUG 16-18 MAGGIE VALLEY SUMMER RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Bike shows. www.maggievalleyspringrally.com 336-643-1367. AUG 16 BIKE NIGHT Harley-Davidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC. ww.hdofasheville.com 828581-2000.

AUG 17 FUN RIDE Outer Banks HarleyDavidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. www.outerbankshd.com 252-3388866. AUG 24 ULTIMATE BIG POT FUN RUN Blue Ridge Harley-Davdison, 2002 13th Ave. Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 9am, last out 11:30am, $20/sgl $30/dbl, free t-shirt to first 100, food, live music, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits South Mountain Christian Camp and Hickory CBA Chapter Charities. Keith Bumgarner 828-302-4590. AUG 24 COST OF FREEDOM POKER RUN Harley-Davidson of New Bern, 1613 Hwy 70 E., New Bern, NC. Benefits Cpl. Christian Brown a double amputee and Silver Star recipient and the Semper Fi Fund. www.vema-usa.com Sergio “Sparky” Esquivel vema252@gmail.com 361-446-5639. AUG 24 ANNIVERSARY PARTY & OPEN HOUSE Harley-Davidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Rd., Asheville, NC. www.hdofasheville.com 828-5812000. AUG 30-AUG 31 5TH ANNUAL JACE MAN RUN Brackett’s Cedar Park, 4953 Casar Rd., Lawndale, NC. Keith Wilson 704-692-0538. AUG 30-SEP 2 LABOR DAY PARTY Riders Roost, 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405. AUG 31 2013 BULL CITY RUMBLE VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE/SCOOTER SHOW & RALLY Bull City Rumble, 1007 Main St., Durham, NC. 1-5pm, bike show, vendors, music, food. www.bullcityrumble.com AUG 31 MARION MOOSE RIDERS 9TH ANNUAL BIKE SHOW Marion Moose Family Center, 999 Bill Cook Dr., Marion, NC. Breakfast 9am, reg 10am, $15 inc lunch. Judging 12pm, lunch 12pm. Raffles, bikes games, burn out pit, trophies, t-shirts, vendors, 2003 HD sportster raffle. Benefits our Needy Kids Christmas Fund. www.marionmoosenc1705.org Trudi Ashby tashby777@yahoo.com 828-4429553. SEP 5 BIKE NIGHT Smokin HarleyDavidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr, WinstonSalem, NC. www.smokinharley.com 336-722-3100.

Cruisin’ Calendar SEP 13-15 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES FALL RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC. Tour rides, music concerts, bike builders, bike games, bike show, prizes, vendors. Gates 11am-11pm Fri., 9am-11pm Sat. & 9am-4pm Sun. www. HandlebarCorral.com Chris or Lori HandlebarCorral@aol.com 828-246-2101.

SEP 21 8TH ANNUAL RIBBON RIDE FOR FRIENDS OF THE CANCER CENTER Medical Arts Center-downtown, 101 Robeson St., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9am, ride 9:45. Benefits Friends of the Cancer Center. www.ribbonwalkforcancer. org Tara Brisson Hinton friendsofthecancercenter@capefearvalley.com 910-6151434.

SEP 14 FUN RIDE Outer Banks HarleyDavidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. www.outerbankshd.com 252-3388866.

SEP 26-29 OUTER BANKS BIKE FEST Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy., Harbinger, NC. Nonstop entertainment & riding, live bands & bikini contests, bikes shows & poker runs, guided tours, tattoo contest & beer belly contest, and more. www.outerbanksbikefest.com 252-338-8866.

SEP 14 CLAYTON HARVEST FESTIVAL RIDE & SHOW Ray Price HarleyDavidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10-11am www.raypricehd.com 919832-2261. SEP 20 PATRIOT RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 11am ride 1:30pm, $20/ rider $10/pass include t-shirt and lunch. Benefits National Guard & USO NC. www.raypricehd.com 919-832-2261. SEP 20-21 BIKER BLUES BBQ RALLY AND BBQ CLASSIC Tilley HarleyDavidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. FREE ADMISSION. Live entertainment, charity raffle, People Choice event Sat 122pm, food & drink, vendors. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com Gary Moss garymoss@ windstream.net 704-638-6044. SEP 20-22 9TH ANNUAL RAY PRICE CAPITAL CITY BIKEFEST Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Vendors, parade, parade of lights. www.capitalcitybikefest.com 919832-2261. SEP 20 20TH ANNUAL TRAIL OF TEARS MOTORCYCLE RIDE Convention Center, 1501 Acquoni Rd., Cherokee, NC. Ride 11am. www. trailoftears-remembrance.org Mike Callahan 336-889-6527. SEP 21 CHARITY POKER RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. First out 9am. Cash prizes. Rain or shine. Benefits the Salisbury VA Hospice Unit. Spons by Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com Gary Moss garymoss@windstream.net 704-638-6044.

SEP 27-28 FALL SPRAWL Riders Roost, 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336973-8405. SEP 28 4TH ANNUAL BIKERS 4 BOOBS BREAST CANCER RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson, 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 8am, ride 10am. $20/bike. Police escort, live music, food, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits cancer center mammogram fund. bikersfourboobs.org Fay Morgan bikersfourboobs@yahoo.com 336-629-2415.

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The Amazing 23rd Annual Bunny Hunt

By: Everette “EZ” Short I don’t know how many rides you get out for, but I manage to scoot through a lot of them, weather and work permitting. No matter how many I go to, Dick Martin’s Annual Bunny Hunt is my hands down favorite for the last three years. On March 31st, I had the honor to attend this year’s festival of controlled chaos. First of all, it’s on Easter Sunday, which came early this year and arrived just when we needed a big smiling good time on the road after a lingering bit of winter chill on the beach. Second, it is probably the most highly attended ride on the SC beach scene, with no agenda, no maps, it is pointless and no one keeps score of anything. The only rule is FOLLOW THE RABBIT! As all good things should, it was started with a great FREE breakfast of loosely scrambled eggs, crispy bacon strips, and fluffy biscuits loaded with gravy. My heart stopping food pile was accompanied by a singularly astounding cup of freshly brewed coffee with a carrot sticking out of it. Special thanks go out to Danny Lee’s Place in Socastee, right next to Dick Martin’s Custom Cycles on Hwy #707, for all the delicious goodness given freely. By the time I came back outside, there was a loud, but wellbehaved crowd pouring in. Like a ballooning family reunion, everyone was mulling about, with hugs and handshakes, in anticipation of THE WABBITS arrival! Somewhere around noon-thirtyish, the big eared, white rascal (a.k.a. Dicky Martin) popped up in the crowd, along with his three well woo hooed Harley Bunnies, chewing a big cigar and toting a bullhorn, while swigging on a bottle of secret sauced, go-go carrot juice. We only had time for few fast photos before the only instructions of the day were shouted over a scratchy megaphone, “Kickstands up! FOLLOW THE RABBIT!” And away he went, cigar burning brightly, on his 883 Sportster, with Easter goodies sticking out of a wicker basket bungeed to the back, followed by about a mile of roaring motorcycles trying to catch up. The ride went right through the heart of Myrtle Beach down the #501 to land at the wondrous world of Barnacle Bills on 8th Avenue. It took about half an hour for more bikes than have been seen in our fair city since 2007 to pull into the grassy park under the new Zip-Line Adventure. Soon enough, the hooliganisms were getting out of hand and all lanes were cleared for the bunny’s escape to City Line Saloon on the south end of town, across from Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson. Every single parking space for about a quarter mile was taken, and new parking spaces were invented in all directions, as the number of participants blossomed on the edge of town. After more carrot juice, the cigar munching, swagger of our White Rabbit stopped to share a soft moment and a few heartfelt hugs with his granddaughter (who knew?) before he was off to The Original SBB in Murrell’s Inlet where free BBQ chickens were served up by the bucket load!

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Durham HOG 27th Annual Bike Show & Chili Cook Off By: Kathy Johnson As always Durham Hog Chapter and Shelton’s Harley-Davidson had a sunny day on March 9th for their 27th Annual Bike Show And Chilli Cook Off. Bike’s filled up the parking lot and lined the service road out front for as far as you could see. Shelton’s had a great variety of “need to have” items for sale that day. It’s kind of like going in to a bar - you’re going to get a beer. You go in to Shelton’s - your going to buy something before you walk out the store. The band playing outside this year, Mr. Cat, was great. I really enjoyed them. I saw a lot of break out dancers up front. I tried my luck rolling the dice, but never could get the last letter to spell H A R L E Y. For the people that did, I hope you got it on the first roll. They had good prizes. As they do every year, Burlington HOG smoked the competition in the chili cook off. Durham HOG was runner up. Fifty-two bikes entered the show, competing for trophies and bragging rights won by popular vote. Then the trophies went out to the 2013 winners. Here they are: HD Touring (stock w/ tour pack): 1st Place - Roger Fowler, 2nd Place - Joe Rigsbee. HD Touring (stock w/o tour pack): 1st Place - Jimmy Stone, 2nd Place - Robert Yates. Sportster: 1st Place - Charlie Smith, 2nd Place - Becky Padilla. FX & Dyna (rubber mount): 1st Place - Teresa Stone, 2nd Place - Craig Burch. FX (rigid mount): 1st Place - Eddie Featherstone, 2nd Place - Robby Robbins. FL (rigid mount): 1st Place - Roger Fowler, 2nd Place - Laura Coppedge. Modified Harley: 1st Place - David Allen, 2nd Place - Frankie Evans. V-Rod: 1st Place - Patrick Hobby. Sport Bike: 1st Place - Graham Partington. Antique: 1st Place - Ken Hall. Other V-Twin: 1st Place - Dan Wilkins. Factory Trike: 1st Place - Karlton Atkinson. Modified Trike: 1st Place - Ken Gregory. BEST IN SHOW: Dan Wilkins.

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Charlotte CBA Spring Swap Meet & Bike Show

By: WildThing The Charlotte CBA Swap Meet held at the Metrolina Expo Fairgrounds is a true harbinger of spring. Saturday and Sunday March 23rd and 24th were the days to head out to Charlotte and see what the vendors had to offer. The CBA Members have been doing this event for so long - 39 years - that they have it down to a science. There are folks to show you where to park, direct vendors to their sites, manage the entertainment, sell event t-shirts, run the bike show and tattoo contest, and make it look like they are having fun, which of course, they are! They also always host a CBA booth where the newbie or the uninformed can find out what Concerned Bikers Association is all about and what they do and, hopefully, become a member. There is always an amazing display of motorcycle parts, new and used, for all brands among the vendor booths, as well as all kinds of riding apparel and accessories. If you come hungry, there is the food court where the aromas tantalize and for the thirsty there is a variety of cold beverages even of the adult variety to satisfy you. When you finish shopping and gawking at motorcycles and parts of every description, you should head on inside for a cold beer and enjoy the music. This spring Alien Radio was on the stage and kept everyone toe-tappin’. In the mid-afternoon, all youngsters are escorted out of this building and the wet t-shirt contest takes the stage. The adventurous ladies are introduced and they dance around, showing off their attributes. Winner is by crowd acclaim, so one would say this is an interactive contest! There is a bike show in the next building, and I wasn’t in attendance when the winners were announced, but the CBA had a nice collection of trophies to hand out.

The best part of the Charlotte CBA Swap Meet is that it is a great opportunity to visit with folks you haven’t seen in a while and it is all about motorcycles. The CBA charges reasonable rates, with discounts for military and on Sunday there is a two for one special. So if you missed the spring event, watch The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar, ‘cause there is the Fall Charlotte CBA Swap Meet and Bike Show coming up in November. Until then, ride safe.

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The Carolina Field Of Honor

By: Mark Infield In 2009, through a joint resolution between Forsyth and Guilford Counties in North Carolina, the location for a memorial park, called the Carolina Field of Honor, was established in the Triad Park. The counties have bought a total of 426 acres as a regional centerpiece park which has nature based park facilities nestled in the woods and meadows. The park, located at 9652 East Mountain Street in Kernersville, NC, will be an ongoing project for many years, developing in phases with facilities and opportunities to meet the needs of all levels of recreation and leisure - a park for everyone! The Memorial The Memorial will honor all that serve in the Armed Forces of the United States of America and will be like no other memorial of its kind in the nation, according to Board of Directors President, Rob O’Hanlon. The centerpiece will be a 64-foot-tall granite obelisk arising from a 40-foot lighted fountain that includes eight spillways. It will be encircled by walkways featuring flags and 10-foot obelisks as a tribute to each branch of the service as well as POW/MIA. 13 American flags that were used in different periods of the nation’s history will highlight the entrance. A Remembrance Brick Walkway from there to the fountain will consist of granite pavers in honor of a veteran loved one. Efforts are underway to raise the funds for construction The WAR Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization with the sole mission of raising funds to preserve the history

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Twin Peaks Bike Night

By: Grant There is a new bike night in the Concord/ Charlotte area and it’s not like the others. This one involves great food, good music and cold beer with scenic views. Well, maybe it is a little like the others, but I think it’s a lot more fun. Introducing Twin Peaks Restaurant and Bar Located at 8601 Concord Mills Boulevard. It’s on the far end of the Mall next to the theaters. They have a huge parking lot just for bikes on each Wednesday night through the summer and specials on food and drink, plus the Twin Peaks Girls. That is a treat in and of its own. On the last Wednesday of each month they will have a live band. I have begun to make this my Sunday afternoon location for refreshments after the ride and bike nights are just a plus each week. You must add this to your “must see” locations in and around the Charlotte area. The girls are just great and will greet you with a smile. Draft beer is served at temperature of 29º, sure to cool those hot summer days down a little. Twin Peaks has a large patio where you can sit by a fire in winter or enjoy watching the traffic go by as you cool yourself down in the summer. They have a couple different bars inside and, as I have said, the views are just

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Spring Fling At Harley-Davidson Of Greensboro

By: WildThing Saturday, April 13th dawned with a clear sky and light breezes – a clear indication the spring was indeed on its way in Piedmont, North Carolina. This was propitious for the planned Spring Fling at Greensboro Harley-Davidson and their Motorcycle Park. Mark and I arrived early to set up our booth to pass out The Carolina Full Throttle Magazines and were amazed at the level of activity! The Triad Bad Lasses were busy sorting out their menu items and condiments and had begun to grill the dogs and burgers in anticipation of a crowd of hungry bikers. Robin and Renee and their crew were setting up outside beer tubs and icing down the brew, certain that Chunk’s was prepared for a big day. Around the perimeter of the Motorcycle Park, Bob Karney, The Carolinas Biker Lawyer’s crew was setting up his booth which would be ‘manned’ all day by two lovely ladies passing out his calendars and posing for pictures. The Kettle Korn man was already popping corn and tantalizing everyone with the sweet aroma of corn and caramel! Freedom Biker Church had their crew on hand passing out the biker church’s literature. There was also a very unique coffin-mobile in the parking lot that drew a lot of attention all day. Inside the dealership, things were a little calmer having had more time to stock the racks and shelves with the latest HD gear and accessories. The sales staff was on full alert ready to assist shoppers with their selections and had a wonderful array of gleaming new motorcycles to tempt them with. There were drawings during the day for prizes and Mark Shrapshire won a Synthetic Oil Change and Steve Javonovich won an Indoor/ Outdoor Motorcycle Cover. Just as everyone was ready, the roar of motorcycles could

be heard coming down Farragut Street and filling the parking lots and the first band cranked up their music and it was game on! Throughout the day the crowd was entertained by: Brother Essau (Allman Bros.-esque Band), Passin’ Thru (Awesome Bluegrass Band), and A Cup Of Blues. Billy Leonard had his Greensboro HD sponsored Top Fuel drag bike on display and when he fired it up, that bad boy’s roar delighted the crowd during the band break! It was like old home week, seeing a lot of familiar faces and re-acquainting with riding buddies, all the while listening to good music, enjoying good food and beverages. This was a great way to start the riding season off with a great party. Steel Horse Band (the Headliner) took the stage and folks partied till after midnight. When people hang out all day and well into the night – you know you put on a good party! If you missed it – watch The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar for the next party date at Greensboro Harley-Davidson’s Motorcycle Park.

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Story and photo by Alan Dockery The weekend before Easter, Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson in Hickory, NC, held their Inaugural Bunny Run benefiting Sipe’s Orchard Home. The run was similar to a toy run with police escorting 65 riders, many from the Catawba Valley and Statesville HOG Chapters, in the parade from the dealership to the home. And what a sight it was - a Harley Trike pulling an Easter Basket trailer, as the Easter Bunny waved to the people along Springs Road. I’m sure folks were telling their friends about us.

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Freedom Biker Church Of Fayetteville 1st Annual Bike Blessing

By: Wendy Rogers On Saturday April 6th, Freedom Biker Church of Fayetteville held their First Annual NC Sand Hills Bike Blessing. The weather was outstanding, which made it even better for the 250 + bikers that came out to have their bikes blessed. Freedom Biker Church of Fayetteville sponsored this event to simply pray for the protection of those who ride, and to pray for those who don’t ride to be more aware and alert of motorcyclists. Ted Hammond also prayed for the protection and safety of those who are serving in our Military. He is a Vietnam Veteran, retired Sergeant, who also does an awesome job as the grounds facilitator at the church. Kudos to you Ted! Ray Price Triumph of Fayetteville, Cape Fear Harley-Davidson of Fayetteville and Cycle Works of Lumberton, Diffon Brothers Cycles, Hot Hog Leather, Rolling Thunder, Bikers For Bikers Foundation, Relay For Life, and many other great vendors were on site. Food Done Right served some mighty fine burgers & BBQ and the Chocolate Lady was covering anything and everything with her tasty and delicious chocolate, yummy good! The Freedom House band “Final Destination”, an awesome band with lots of talent, rocked it out all day! Everyone received one ticket at registration for the many great door prizes that were given out. If you missed this year’s event and want your bike blessed, check out “The Barn on the Rock” at 455 Rock Hill Road one Sunday. Hangout starts at 10 am and the service begins at 10:45 am. JD and Kellie would love for you to come out and check them out. You will never feel out of place, and you don’t have to have a bike to come to this Church. Come as you are, you are very welcome there. Believe me you will feel really good when you leave after hearing JD. You can check them out at www.FreedomBikerChurchFayetteville.com or you can reach JD at 910-624-0679. There are 12 Freedom Biker Churches in North America, and 6 of them are in North Carolina. The NC Sand Hills Bike Blessing will be an annual event in Fayetteville, held the first Saturday in April. Watch for it in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar at FullThrottleMagazine.com.

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Food Trucks, Demos, And New Riders By: Sarah Hager Non-riders, or as we like to call them, “soon-tobe-riders”, new riders and seasoned riders all had a reason to be excited on Saturday, April 6. Besides beautiful spring weather, Ray Price had Ride For Jason and Friends Poker Run, their monthly New Rider Boot Camp, a weekend of Harley Demo Days, and hosted their first Food Truck Rodeo. Ride For Jason and Friends Poker Run is an annual ride by Life Experiences, Inc., a nonprofit organization “that blends education, training, and the free enterprise system to create and operate businesses which provide fulfilling employment for adults with developmental disabilities, allowing them to function as independent, productive citizens.” The ride is named after Jason, a young man with autism and mental and physical challenges, who loves to ride motorcycles with his father. This year’s ride had about 50 participants, raising more than $1000 for the organization. April’s New Rider Boot Camp had 23 excited soon-to-beriders come out to learn more about the world of riding. The attendees were taught about the importance of clothing, how to personalize the fit of a bike and how to pick up a dropped bike. There were door prizes ranging from patches and DVDs

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2013 Spring Bike Week Roars On The Strand

By: Everette “EZ” Short The streets are already rumbling with the thunder of big v-twins rolling into the beach from every direction as I write this in mid-April. From the early looks of it, this rally is going to be a hog packed good time. The helmet and noise laws are a fast fading memory from the past, except as an excuse to gripe about the “good old days” over a cold beer, while looking down the boulevard as the scenery goes by. Face it; everyone wants to be at The 73rd Annual 2013 Spring Beach Bike Week. If you’ve been to previous incarnations of this festival, the 4th largest in the US, then you’ll know some of these places, but check out the all venues listed, where good times are always waiting. It’s a guarantee that these destinations are worth spinning your wheels to take a gander. First of all, on the north end of the Strand is the world famous Swingbridge Saloon. 3180 S Carolina 9, You can find them at 4355 Sea Mountain Hwy, up in Little River. On Wednesday, May 15th, they will be hosting their world famous, Wall-to-Wall Big Time Welcome Little River, SC Party and Free BBQ. Grab your bestest friends, roll in, sit a spell, and meet all your (843) 399-2735 new bestest friends, while you enjoy Dem Boyz BBQn serving up the absolute best BBQ in the south. It is said that everyone you ever knew will eventually come strollMAY 18 ing by, if you just sit there long enough. Jeff Long throws a hell of a shindig and since it’s free, it’s a sure bet. If you need more info, call 843-280-7886 or message them on Facebook. Check their ad in this issue for the band schedule and bring your girl out to dance or show up to sing along with Karaoke Bob in the Tiki Hut Bar outback! A little further up the road, you’ll find the incredible wonders of Harley’s Roadhouse at 3176 Hwy #9, just south of where Hwy #31 ends at Hwy#9. This is an ole sckool cool, good time party that Steve Price has wrapped up in a humongous red barn of fun spread across 22 acres of southern comfort. There’s liquor, beer, wine, pool, and dancHR ing, with live music, lots of parking and a Big Wing Ding Hoe Down Rocking Party n ol on Saturday May 18th. The party starts early, with bike games, free food, live music ar and a whole lot of “Why the hell didn’t I get here sooner?” Come out to give Wilbur The Wonder Pig your best OINK and make sure to get in on the “Bike Games” so you can finally show us how good you really $ are! Call 843-399-2735 for more info. If you’re coming from NC on Hwy #17, then you’ll find big smiles and a second home when you roll into Ricky’s Dockside at 687 US Hwy #17 in Little River. This place is definitely on the right side of life, like a good bar used to be. It is a fact that Rickey’s Dockside has the biggest heart in all the Carolinas. It’s like you stepped into a “Way Back” machine and you’ll think RDS you’ve found a bar even cooler than “Cheers” when you get there. This is the place where everybody knows your name as 687 U.S. 17, Little River, SC you come through the door. There are pool tables, a long bar 843-280-6116 and plenty of space for you and all your rowdy friends to knock Check Out Hundreds Of New & Used Bikes For Sale! around with beer, wine, liquor and munchies. Rickey’s has live entertainment on the weekends and this is a local biker friendly hotspot where you go to find out what’s “REALLY going on”. s l & Renta s e l a S There ain’t no strangers in Rickey’s Dockside. Well, not for long e ik B Here d e v o anyway. Call 843-280-6116 for more information. M e B Will ! y l While you’re in North Myrtle Beach, don’t forget to check out l a R For The the giant tent sale at Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson’s Harley Shop At The Beach. You’ll find them at 4002 Hwy #17 in North Myrtle Beach. Just keep an eye out for their big white circus tent HSATB 4002 Hwy 17 S. N. Myrtle Beach, SC that will be hiding like a pregnant elephant in the parking lot. The local HD stores have moved their entire inventory to one place for a sale that is sure to have you grabbing for a hold of www.HarleyShopAtTheBeach.com Pk wy

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Guardians Of The Children, Winston-Salem Chapter By: Jeff “Windrider” Leonard, President The Guardians of the Children is a 501(c) 3 Non-Profit Motorcycle Organization whose mission is to recognize and react to child abuse, and to educate others to do the same. We serve as advocates to provide strength and stability to families in crisis, and to be an answer to the prayer of an abused child or teen for courage, support, and protection. Our motto is, ”Don’t Let Your Silence Drown Out Their Cries”. GOC was started in 2006 in San Antonio TX, and found its way to NC through the efforts of Joe Messina. Joe founded and was the first President of the Mooresville Chapter of the GOC. The chapter was chartered in February 2010. Following Mooresville was the charter of the Gastonia chapter in October of 2010 and the WinstonSalem Chapter in October 2011. The GOC is dedicated to protecting the victims of child abuse. Our alliances with other bikers allow us to call on resources that might otherwise not be available. We partner with other children’s advocacy agencies, victims assistance groups, as well as others in our communities in hopes of raising awareness to the severity of child abuse everywhere. Our members share a common goal. ”We stand as one prepared to

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By: Gypsy-Rose Photos By: BikerBob Saturday, April 13th, was a great day for a ride and what better way to spend it than with 53 bikes lined up for a poker run. There were three groups: Seven Sabres Brotherhood, BBQ Brothers, and Souls Of Service, plus other riders. The money from this event is all being given to the NC Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. This is a nonprofit charitable organization. This is a child who has decided to dedicate one day every year to help get the awareness of this out. You may ask why a child would do this. The reasons are many but for the most part she and her family want to get the awareness of this out. Jami’s father, Joel said, “It is a discomfort to walk into all the stores and all you see is the pink for breast cancer awareness.” Many may say, “But breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women and that is true and it is a cancer that needs a cure as there are many others. It just seems that breast cancer is the only one that gets the most attention.” I would like to give you a few facts since there is not a lot of information on the internet. “Brain tumors are considered the leading cause of cancer death in children.” “Diagnosis of a brain tumor was virtually a death sentence for a child.” “Each year 3750 more children are diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor in the U.S.” The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is a young organization. The foundation came about from Ride For Kids Motorcycle program that was started by Mike and Danne Traynor. This couple started this ride after a colleague’s child was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After seeing the success of the RFK, it inspired them to start the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in 1991, so that the awareness of more than 130 known types could be researched and treated. This foundation also helps to educate and provides support to the patients and families. The group met across from D & Q Motorsports, registration started at 8:30 and kickstands were up at 10. The registration fee was $20 for each rider, $5 for a passenger or an extra hand. Along with your registration fee you received a small zip lock bag that had candy and a ticket in it. One part of the ticket was your meal ticket and the other

part of it was for the door prizes that they would be drawing later that day. They had 50/50 tickets that were $5 for the length of your arm or $10 for the length of your bike. With it being such a great day, although it started out a bit cool, our route took us along backcountry roads. Our stops included Loves Truck Stop in Dunn; Ronnie’s Country Store in Four Oaks, Dave’s in Angier and ended at the clubhouse of the Seven Sabres Brotherhood. There we had the 50/50 drawing, door prizes, two drink tickets and we were served hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, brownies, and cup cakes. On behalf of Jami and her family we would like to say thank you to her dad Joel for cooking, Tony Mabry and the Seven Sabres who sponsors this event every year, all the bikers who turned out to help raise $1345, the Patriot Guard Riders, who donated $40 of that, and to all the businesses that donated door prizes as well as those who bought door prizes and donated them. For those of us who have had the opportunity to meet Jami and her family we would like to say this: if you are considering making a donation to a good cause please go to http://www.curethekids.org/donate/ and read the different ways you can donate and help save a child. You never know when that child may be yours. God bless the biker community, groups who have a heart of gold and remember hug your kids because you never know what the future holds.

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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine staff screens hundreds of jokes each month. We make no claim to being politically correct. Most PC jokes just aren’t funny. If you are offended by any of the jokes on this page, take heart in the fact that we go to great lengths to offend everyone equally. This is not a hate crime! At our house we call it “pickin” and it is symbolic of your acceptance in the group. We live in the United States Of The Offended, so get over it!!

An elderly Italian man who lived on the outskirts of Rimini, Italy, went to the local church for confession. When the priest slid open the panel in the confessional, the man said: “Father, during World War II, a beautiful Jewish woman from our neighborhood knocked urgently on my door and asked me to hide her from the Nazis. So I hid her in my attic.” The priest replied: “That was a wonderful thing you did, and you have no need to confess that.” “There is more to tell, Father. She started to repay me with sexual favors. This happened several times a week, and sometimes twice on Sundays.” The priest said, “That was a long time ago and by doing what you did, you placed the two of you in great danger, but two people under those circumstances can easily succumb to the weakness of the flesh. However, if you are truly sorry for your actions, you are indeed forgiven.” “Thank you, Father. That’s a great load off my mind. I do have one more question.” “And what is that?” asked the priest. “Should I tell her the war is over?’’

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A drunken man walks into a biker bar, sits down at the bar and orders a drink. Looking around, he sees 3 men sitting at a corner table. He gets up, staggers to the table, leans over, looks at the biggest, meanest one in the face and says, “I went by your grandma’s house today and I saw her in the hallway buck naked. Man, she is a fine looking woman!” The biker looks at him and doesn’t say a word. His buddies are confused, because he is one bad biker, and would fight at the drop of a hat. The drunk leans on the table again and says, “I got it on with your grandma and she is good, the best I ever had!” The biker’s buddies are starting to get really mad, but the biker still says nothing. The drunk leans on the table one more time and says, “I’ll tell you something else, boy, your grandma liked it!” At this point the biker stands up, takes the drunk by the shoulders and says “Grandpa, you’re drunk....... Go home!”

An elderly man was stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and was asked where he was going at that time of night. The man replied, “I’m on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late.” The officer then asked, “Really? Who’s giving that lecture at this time of night?” The man replied, “That would be my wife.”

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A woman goes to the doctor, worried about her husband’s temper. The doctor asks: “What’s the problem? The woman says: “Doctor, I don’t know what to do. Every day my husband seems to lose his temper for no reason, and it scares me.” The doctor says: “I have a cure for that. When it seems that your husband is getting angry, just take a glass of water and start swishing it in your mouth. Just swish and swish but don’t swallow it until he either leaves the room or goes to bed and falls asleep.” Two weeks later the woman comes back to the doctor, looking fresh and reborn. The woman says: “Doctor that was a brilliant idea! Every time my husband started losing it, I swished with water. I swished and swished, and he calmed right down! How does a glass of water do that?” The Doctor says: “The water itself does nothing. It’s keeping your mouth shut that does the trick.” A woman was having a passionate affair with an inspector from a pest-control company. One afternoon they were carrying on in the bedroom together when her husband arrived home unexpectedly. “Quick,” said the woman to the lover, “into the closet!” and she pushed him in the closet, stark naked. The husband, however, became suspicious and after a search of the bedroom discovered the man in the closet. “Who are you?” he asked him. “I’m an inspector from Bugs-B-Gone,” said the exterminator. “What are you doing in there?” the husband asked. “I’m investigating a complaint about an infestation of moths,” the man replied. “And where are your clothes?” asked the husband. The man looked down at himself and said, “Those little bastards!”

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8th Annual ThunderRoad Harley-Davidson Customer Appreciation Day

By: Scott Wicker On Saturday, March 23rd ThunderRoad HarleyDavidson in Danville, Virginia hosted their 8th Annual Customer Appreciation Day festivities. Cooler weather did not hinder the turn out of folks coming out for the day’s activities and fun. Dirt Road Scholars was a popular hit with the crowd there and provided the live entertainment. The Checked Pig was on hand serving their delicious BBQ with all the fixins’. The sales staff was busy showing off and answering questions about the 2013 Harley-Davidsons in stock and the finance office was continuously full of excited customers purchasing New Harley-Davidsons as well. The girls in the MotorClothes® Department stayed occupied showing customers the latest fashions in the 2013 line of clothing. MotorParts® and Service were also working hard on selling and installing all of the latest accessories from Harley-Davidson and getting customer’s bikes ready for the 2013 riding season. The fashion show was a big hit of the day. Gals and Guys alike modeled all the latest fashions for everyone in attendance. Those in attendance took a moment to remember Pam Edwards who unexpectedly passed away recently. Folks there poured their hearts out in remembrance of Pam. Pam will be

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Randolph County CBA Bike And Car Show

By: Rose and LLoyd The Concerned Bikers Association of Randolph County is apart of CBA/ABATE of NC. They strive to claim and preserve the rights and freedom of all motorcyclists. On Saturday, March 23rd they held a bike and car show at Cox’s Harley-Davidson in Asheboro to raise money to continue their efforts. The weather was cold with a high threat of rain, but the group came out to socialize and show their cars and bikes. Trophies were given in different categories. In the car division 1st Place went to Bobby Crisco Sr. with a 31 Ford, 2nd Place went to Bobby Crisco Jr., with a 1940 Chevrolet, and 3rd Place was given to Jerry Throtter with a 1934 Plymouth. Mr. Markham won 1st Place in the truck class and Sonny York won 1st Place in Trike. In the motorcycle division, Michael McKinney took 1st Place with 2006 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard. Alex Caudell won 2nd Place with a 2004 Iron Horse and Adrian Parker won 3rd Place with a 2006 Suzuki. Quincy Williams Division President, Junior Needham, Treasurer and Gina Parker, Secretary, were the judges. I know they had hard decisions to make. Each person puts so much effort into making their car, truck, trike, or bike different, unique and

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By: Sarah Hager Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Ray Price Triumph closed out March on a charitable note, donating more than 200 Easter baskets to underprivileged children during its 7th Annual Easter Basket Ride. All month long, Ray Price collected baskets and donations from customers and the local community. The colorful baskets brightened the drag strip, reception desk, and stairs around the dealership. On Saturday, March 30th, 67 riders delivered the Easter baskets to children at Radiant Church’s “Easter Eggstravaganza” event in Raleigh. Ray Price led the 15-mile Easter Basket Ride, accompanied by first-time rider Jennifer Martin, Executive Director of Shop Local Raleigh. Beginning with a police escort from Ray Price Harley-Davidson on South Saunders Street, the ride continued through the beltline followed by the rolling hills that led to Radiant Church. The warm weather and cheerful sun the fun. made for an enjoyable ride. Seeing Easter Bikers unloaded the truck that had been baskets on the back of the bikes added to stuffed with Easter baskets and hand delivered the baskets to each child, resulting in many big smiles. Some of the baskets were as tall as the children! The kids were just as excited about seeing the motorcycles up close. A lot of the riders were gracious enough to let the kids sit on their bikes and pose for pictures. “It was one of the best community events that we’ve done,” Kris Weiss, Director of Marketing, said. “It’s a pleasure Home Of The Gypsy Women to partner with a church that is reaching out to the community.” For more information about rides and Memorial Weekend activities at Ray Price, watch The CaroFri. May 24th - Pool Tournament linas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar at FullThrottleMagazine.com Sat. May 25th - Pig Pick’n, or visit rayprice.com or facebook.com/ Auction & Poker Run raypriceharley.

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By: Ronnie Douglas, President HP Moose Riders. The High Point Moose Riders of the High Point Moose Lodge 693 had a poker ride on Saturday, March 23rd to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We rode to New Garden, Kernersville, Winston-Salem, and Lexington Moose Lodges to raise money for this cause. The ride ended back at the High Point Moose Lodge, for free food, door prizes, and an auction. We had live music by the Carolina Cowboys and Barry & Kris Glenn of JR’s Corner Tavern conducted the auction for us. After everything was said and done we had the coordinator of the Winston-Salem Regional Make-A-Wish Foundation

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By: Mike Leal you two shirts. They are rally shirts of our club from Virta In 1985 I got out of the Army and returned to my home in Salmi, Finland. We have one international Harley meeting in Fayetteville, NC. As a farewell gift I bought myself a brand Finland every year. It is in the middle of July, and 1992 it was new ‘84 FXWG Wide Glide. in Virta Salmi. As an army aviator I made a lot of friends. One of my best I have been a couple of times to USA after 1985 and in the friends, a great pilot and also a motorcyclist happened to future I’m going to visit, too. I have never visited in Daytona be stationed at Ft. Bragg near Fayetteville. We had met in Bike Week. It would be nice to go to bike week in some year, Germany as members of the though together, as we plan same flight platoon and had nine years ago. flown helicopters together all Do you still have that same over Europe. Jukka was from bike? Finland and amazed me with Keeping in touch. his stories of racing bikes on Best wishes ice with spiked tires. He had a Pekka Envall (Epa) good friend named Pekka. His I was blown away when I nickname is Epa. Epa hapreceived the letter. We became pened to be visiting Jukka in pen pals, exchanging Christthe summer of ‘85 in Fayettemas cards, letters, and eventuville. I first met Epa when they ally emails, dirty jokes, etc. visited me at my home during Every year Epa would send me that time. He asked if he could a HD Finland Calendar and a test drive the Wide Glide. Christmas card always with his Always the good ambassador, kids’ picture. I watched them I told him he was welcome to. grow up on those cards but It was his first Harley ride, but 28 years passed, quickly too, as you’ll see, not his last. He without ever seeing Epa again. took off for about a half hour Every year I would extend the and returned with a big smile invitation to come to Daytona on his face. We didn’t spend a with me. Finally this year I had lot time together that day but I an extra bike in the stable and did invite him to go to Daytona this year I asked him in plenty Epa & Mike at Daytona with me some day. of time to plan the trip. Usually I’d ask when I thought of it Nine (non-internet) years passed when one day I was sur2 weeks before Daytona. I’m no planner. This time he said, prised to receive a letter from Finland. Finns have a very cool “Yes”, and we pulled it off. accent and the letter read almost like the accent, although I Epa left Helsinki and flew to Berlin, then Miami, then Fayused my imagination to finish it off. If you’re not familiar with etteville. I had seen a recent photo of him so I recognized him the Finish accent just apply a Russian one and it will suffice. immediately but I don’t think he recognized me. We greeted The letter read: each other like brothers and began preparing for the trip. He’s 1994-01-28 Helsinki, Finland a big old healthy dude, who apparently did not have any back Hello Mike! problems, because he rode my old ‘00 FXST all the way down Do you remember? It was summer 1985 when Jukka and and back without complaining once. I visited your house in Fayetteville. On that visit you let me Before we left we told him about people trailering their make a test-drive by your Harley. During that drive I got “a bikes and a T-shirt we saw at a rally that said, “NICE TRAILdeep feeling”, and I started to make my dreams come true. ER, PUSSY!” He thought that was the funniest thing he ever First, I saved money for 2 years. Second, I sold my Kawasaki heard and repeated it constantly, which kept us in stitches and third I bought brand new Super Glide. Our driving season if you can imagine that in a Finnish accent (No-ice Trylerr, here in north Europe is only five months each year. So we have Poosy!) Guess you had to be there, but trust me, it was funny a lot of time to “build” our bikes during falls and winters. I and I’ve got to get him one of those shirts. have build my bike just what I like, and it has worked, with out The first day we only went to St. George, SC in order to renproblems, 60,000 kilometers. I have been very satisfied. dezvous with my son and visit Skynard’s. It’s a great southern I was in October Fest in Munchen (biggest beer carnival in bar close to 95 and we love to stop on the way to Daytona and world) last fall, and same time I stop by Jukk’s house in Hockback. It’s a destination in itself. I’d highly recommend it to all enheim. Jukka gave me two T-shirts from bike week and said biker - friendly people, great food and enough TVs to watch that those are from you. He also told that you and your brother are interested in Harley T-shirts from Finland. So here I send

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it all. We spent the night there, linked up with my son and the next morning headed for Mecca. It was cold as hell and my son had an extra mask he gave to Epa. It was a black metal and leather wedge that made him look like “Hannibal Lector”. It was scary and when he said “Nice Trailer, Pussy”, it made it even funnier. We made it to Daytona safely, unpacked the bikes and our first event on the schedule was the FL Full Throttle “Crazy As It Gets Party”. We were joined by my brother, who always spreads good cheer. It was a good party but The Carolinas’ Full Throttle parties harder! We hung as long as we could, but they were playing adult games with a toilet plunger and a roll of toilet paper, so I got Epa outta there before he got in trouble. The rest of the weekend we spent doing the typical Daytona stuff. We drank a lot of beer, many toasts, and a lot of camaraderie. Friday we had a visit from our mutual friend, Jukka, who now lives in Orlando. For this we had to bring out the rum and Coke for old times’ sake. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, we ate more than we drank, so we behaved ourselves. That is until Saturday when we hit Destination Daytona, The Iron Horse, and Main Street 3 (third night in a row). Too many stories to tell, but you can imagine. I wasn’t sure we could give it the hell it deserved at our advanced age, but I think WE raised more hell than I did on my first visit in ‘84. We left Sunday morning. It took a couple of Monster drinks to get back to Fayetteville. We drove straight through and arrived home safe and sound after having cheated death another year. This year was real special. Epa, our Finnish brother, had a great time. He bonded with us like he knew us all our lives. He made his dream come true and we fulfilled our promise to one-day ride to Daytona together. Now he is legend in our family biker folklore. End of story? Not hardly. Plans of Scandinavian bike trips, many toasts, and more cheating death are on the horizon.

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By: Old Spook Saturday’s run on the 23rd of March for the 7th Annual Warhorse Brotherhood’s Homeless Heroes Poker Run turned out to be quite an adventure. I spoke with Randy “Old Dog� Kent, founder, State President, and Chapter President of the Warhorse Brotherhood, a motorcycle club comprised of veterans, all of whom are avid cyclists. Well, on this run they had to be. The sign up was at Lowcountry Harley-Davidson from 10am to 11am. The first stop took us to Parson Jack’s in West Ashley and then it began to rain hard. The weather was not cooperative and the ride on Rt 526 over the Wando Bridge was a challenge for the most hard-core rider. Winds up to 40 mph and rain that felt like bee stings greeted the riders on the ride on the bridge over the Wando River. Despite the weather, the turnout was great and the weather did little to dampen the enthusiasm. Over $8,000 was raised from the run and generous donations from corporate sponsors. All of this was in support of The Veteran’s Village, a home-

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Montgomery Veteran’s Post 443 Benefit Ride By: Lloyd and Rose The Montgomery County Veteran’s Post 443 was struggling. Due to the economy and the lack of new members, the club was in need of help. One of their members, Tony Batton, who is also a member of United Riders Riding Club, asked the club to help. The process was taken to a vote and the club agreed this was a charity we were able and willing to help. So the process begins. If you have never done a benefit function, then I am sure you know little that goes into it and the hard work of many that comes together in the end. First you have to determine what kind of event you want to hold. Then there has to be a date and time and then all little details come in. Many thanks to Sheri Sandoval and Tony all the little details fell into place and the day was a big success. On Saturday, March 23rd, a benefit ride left from Cox’s Harley-Davidson in Asheboro. The weather was cold with a very high threat of rain, but the bikers came anyway. Joey Steel and Charlene Hobbs handled registration, while everyone enjoyed biscuits and donuts. Raffle tickets for a 40” Flat Screen TV were being sold. Clay Morgan had planned out a great ride though Troy and back through the country to Cox’s. It was a nice scenic and curvy route that all riders enjoy. All safety precautions were taken with the Troy City Police and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department providing blocking when necessary. Back at our destination there was lots of fun and socializing with friends and family. Many thanks to the Post 443 volunteers that cooked hot dogs. A special “Thank You” to Ron Simpson from Biscuitville at Fairfield and S. Main in High Point for the donation of biscuits. And to Mike Megimose from Krispy Creme of N. Main Street in High Point for the donation of donuts. Also to

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Story and photo by Alan Dockery The second weekend of April, the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series competed at Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg, VA. This is a new series scheduled to race 10 times this year in conjunction with NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events across the country. At those events fans will see Top Fuel, Pro Dragster, Pro Gas, Draggin’ Bagger, Street Pro, and Hot Street race during the weekend. Tommy Grimes, Winston-Salem, NC, qualified the Ray Price H-D machine number one in Top Fuel with a 6.266 second pass at 221.27 mph. Half of the eight-bike field was from North Carolina including Brook McCabe, Roanoke Rapids, Mark Cox, Wilkesboro, and Jay Turner, Julian. Tommy lost in the semi-final round to Doug Horne, the eventual winner. Dale Nilles of Purlear, NC, was the number one qualifier in Pro Dragster with a 7.324 at 165.86. He lost in the final round to Johnny Vickers, Millers Creek, NC. Keith Browne, Semora, NC, won the Pro Gas class with that cool turbo bike. Unfortunately, he blew both cylinders off the engine during the run. This new series will recognize national champions based on their best seven of the 10 races. Winners at each event receive a coveted Wally (NHRA trophy) and participate in winner’s circle activities. The next couple races in our area will be Memorial Day Weekend May 25-26 Atlanta Dragway and Sept. 6-7 at Bristol Dragway. “NHRA Harley Davidson Drag Racing Series greatly expands Harley-Davidson’s commitment to supporting grassroots drag racers with great Screamin’ Eagle performance products, more contingency payouts, and expanded opportunities to race on a national stage,” said Harley-Davidson Racing Manager Kris Schoonover. “We’re very excited to partner with the NHRA’s strong divisional Sportsman series to raise the visibility of this exciting form of motorcycle racing at a wide range of great racing venues around the country.”

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By: Mark Infield No further action has been taken on House Bill 109 (Require Safety Helmets/ Under 21). The bill received a favorable report from the House Transportation Committee on March 27th and awaits consideration by the House Judiciary B Subcommittee. It must pass the full House by the “cross-over” deadline of May 16th in order to remain eligible for consideration in the Senate this session. Right now it doesn’t look as if many people care about the helmet law. Until the motorcyclists demand to put an end to this discrimination against one group of motorists because they choose to ride motorcycles, the helmet law will remain in force. If you are content with the law as it is, do nothing. If you are interested in allowing motorcyclists the right to choose which equipment they feel is appropriate, it is time to get off you’re a$$ and contact your Representatives and House Judiciary

B Committee members and let them know what you want. To view a list of members of the House Judiciary B Committee go to: http:// goo.gl/5Jr44 There you will find all the information necessary to contact every member of the committee. Ask them to pass this legislation on to the full House for consideration before the crossover date of May 16th. Also contact your own representatives and ask them to vote YES on HB 109. To find out who represents you, go to http://goo.gl/jGWAE Otherwise get ready for a big ole bite of the annual s#!t burger that NC’s legislators have been dishing up for bikers for nearly 4 decades.

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By: Junius P. Long, FreeZoneMediaCenterNews.com If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. If the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we got here is evolution, but the government stops a $15 million construction project to keep a rare spider from evolving to extinction, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book, but not to vote for who runs the government, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested “homes”, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. Can somebody tell me why the average household can tighten their belts, cut corners, and make ends meet to the tune of 5, 10, even 15% when things get bad, but our so called leaders buckle under a 2.4% budget cut? AM I WRONG OR ARE THEY REALLY THAT DAMN STUPID? FreeZoneMediaCenterNews.com

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Bros & Bro-ettes

Cowards! Someone who will not fight you face to face but will hide behind the innocent, including children, and not care if they hurt them! Ones that don’t have the guts to stand up one on one but use a device that kills while they run away! Cowards! Ball-less scumbags that want publicity and are deranged and have evil intent toward others while thinking they are doing the world a great service. Bikers have a code; you want me, come on take your best shot! But you better leave my Family and those I love alone! America has a code; come on and face us but leave our families, especially our children alone! Bring yourself against me; bring your army against ours. But don’t hide behind the innocent! It’s sad when you don’t know who the enemy is, when they look like your neighbor or coworker. It’s very sad the condition of our nation today! It’s very sad when you don’t know who to trust, maybe not even some of our own leaders! It’s sad when deception and lies are promoted as truth and the truth is simply ignored. I like the Biker Code much better! But we shouldn’t be surprised, the Bible tells us to expect these very things and we need to realize we are living in the time of fulfillment of many scriptures. That lies would be promoted as truth and truth would be made as lies (Isaiah 5:20 etc) and that deception would be prevalent, for even satan himself is transformed into an angel of light (2Cor. 11:14). How do we handle these things now, how do we go through

this time we are living in? There is only one you can truly trust in, count on, and that will help us deal with the liars, deceivers, and cowards! Jesus dealt with the same things and same type situations and the same kind of people and understands our feelings and frustrations; and is there to give us strength to face each day and be witnesses for Him! Pray the Bikers Prayer on this page, mean it in your heart, and then we can do as Jesus did and pray for the innocent, and the liars, and the deceivers, and yes, even the cowards! The Jesus Code!

IN “HIS” WIND e Preacher Stev

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CCC 3rd Annual Biker Blessing

By: James Cain The first Sunday of every month, Christ Community Church’s Motorcycle Ministry goes on a lunch ride, regardless of weather. On Sunday, April 7th, however, they hosted their 3rd Annual Biker Blessing, an event that has amplified CCC Motorcycle Ministry’s mission of “Doing what we love with people God loves.” This event, hosted on the first Sunday of April, has grown ever since its inception. The event included a poker run, 50/50 raffle, and over 30 raffle prizes donated from area restaurants, businesses, and CCC members. The proceeds from this event benefitted Teen Challenge last year and will benefit other charities in the future. This year’s proceeds were donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. There were riders from as far away as Raleigh that are members of several different biker organizations including, but not limited to, Blue Knights, Red Knights, Moore County Motorcycle Club, Bikers & Friends, Veterans (Pinehurst), and Patriot Guard. This ride was not a big organized group ride with a law enforcement vehicle at the head of the pack and many blockers. It was a ride at your own pace and enjoy the scenery ride where you could ride with your friends or organization without the hassle of worrying about novice riders throwing off the flow of the pack. Everyone got a route with stop locations when they registered and after the blessing was over, the ride through the scenic back roads of Moore County began. It was very fitting that the first stop was at the Viet Nam Memorial in Carthage with the Veterans MC, Southern Pines Special Forces Association, and the Military Missions In Action providing the second card of the poker hand. The third card was pulled with the support of CCC members and the Motorcycle Ministry at Union Pines High School. The fourth th card was pulled in the parking lot of Admission-$10 New Home Baptist Gates Open-1pm Church in Vass with Practice-5pm the help of CCC’s Race Starts-7pm Military Family Ministry. At the 3345 Potneck Rd. end of the ride, Woodleaf, NC 27054 the Southern Pines 704-902-2287 VFW, riders pulled their final card and Next Race: June 29th

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Seven Sabres Brotherhood By: Gypsy-Rose Photos By: BikerBob Bikers. You’ve got to love them regardless of whether they ride in a group, alone, or in a club. Bikers have the biggest hearts when it comes to giving to a cause or back to the community. One such group is the Seven Sabres Brotherhood located in Angier NC. This is a riding club that is family oriented. They love to ride, tour, fellowship, and do works for charity. The goal of this riding club is to help the community, as they are able. The president of this outstanding group of bikers is Tony Mabry, who believes in family and friends as well as fellowship. This group embraces the rider, not the make of their bike. This brotherhood and sisterhood of bikers just did a charity ride for Jami’s Wings. Jami is the niece of Jan Rhodes, who is a member. On May 5th they are doing Triangle Ride For Kids and on May 11th Kenda’s Wish. Kenda is no longer with us but her parents are both members and started this because it was their daughter’s wish. The Seven Sabres will be at the Angier Bike fest in downtown Angier doing the poker run for the Fallen Firefighters Memorial so if you’re looking for something to do with a great group of riders check out SevenSabresBrotherhood.com and join them and help them give back to a great Community.

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