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Editorz Notez Doobie Sykes MARK YOUR CALENDARS The Behind Barz Presentz Bike Nightz Schedule has been set in stone! Details on page 15 2010 was a great year! We all had our trials and tribulations but we are here in 2011 to talk about it, contemplate it, revel in it, make resolutions to never do it the same way again or just to do it all over again exactly the same way we did it before! Which ever, thank God we are here to do just that! This year makes our 7th Anniversary! Thanks for all the support you have given Behind Barz over the past seven years! We have big things planned for 2011...The Behind Barz Presentz Bike Nightz have been scheduled and they will be even bigger and better than last year! There will be a Bike Show at every Bike Night with one of a kind trophies created by different artists. There will be a Poker Run challenge that will span the entire length of the Bike Nightz series... Custom made poker chips for every Bike Nightz location...celebrity guests... lots of FREE prizes...FREE food...vendors...and beer specials!

Be on the look-out later this year for our 7th Anniversary Special Edition...it will be a first ever, motorcycle mag that is entirely 3D! Check out the sticker in this issue for a sneak peak!

Doobie with Ron Shirley and Bobby Brantley of Lizard Lick Towing and Recovery. ON THE COVER:

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CONTENTZ EDITORZ PAGE......................4 MUSICFEST 2010....................7 HEROES GET REEL...................8 9-11 HOPE RIDE....................9 WAYNE CO GHOST RIDERS............10 NC CVMA 15-1..................12-13 BB PRESENTS BIKE NIGHT........14-15 LIZARD LICK...................16-17 BEHIND BARZ MUGZ.................23 CHRISTMAS FOR TJ.................24 MIRACLE LEAGUE................26-27 FACES BEHIND BARZ................29 CHOPPER TOY...................30-31 BEHIND BARZ PETZ.................32 BBFB..............................34-35 VICTORY JUNCTION..................36-37 WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA...............39 BATCHELOR’S 17TH TOY RUN..........40-41 14TH ANNUAL CYCLE SANTA RIDE.........43 STICKERZ GONE WILD................46-47




MusicFest story & photos: Pat Tanner

The September MusicFest 2010 was the brain child of several local musicians, starting as a conversation about not having anywhere to play in the immediate area. Hometown Promotion founders Kenny Whitby, Timothy Dunlow and Pat Tanner had talked about putting something together for local musicians since the Carolina Crossroads Outdoor Amphitheatre in Roanoke Raoids, N.C., had come into existence. Timothy's brother was the original owner of the venue and had let both our bands (3rdCove & Southern Draw) play there on that same side-stage before national acts like Sugarland, Charlie Daniels,Gretchen Wilson & The Zac Brown Band, just to name a few. It just had not worked out for us to have an outdoor show that would showcase local talent until this year. So, we contacted The Switch Band to headline, feeling like we needed an established regional band to get a broader audience. We had something for everyone with the line-up we put together. Shattered is a new band that plays new and classic rock. Overtime played Beach and R&B. 3rdCove played rock&roll and original music. Southern Draw played country music and The Switch jammed the "party music." The Roanoke Avenue Business Association provided the cold beer & Holden's Grill made hand sliced, homemade french fries, hot dogs, bologna burgers and soft-drinks for the approximately 400500 people who attended. You can bet the people that were in attendance got their money's worth. Community support was a must and community support was in abundance, starting with Halifax County Convention & Visitor's Bureau. Lori Medlin, Susan Wilhelm and staff played a huge role in marketing and promoting the event. We can't thank them enough.


We also had help from the Roanoke Avenue Business Association, Collier Harley-Davidson, Behind Barz Motorcycle Magazine, Century 21/Betsey's Realtors, Texas Steakhouse & Saloon, Dunlow Construction, Holden's Grill & The Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Hometown Promotions would like to thank all our sponsors as well as the people of the Roanoke Valley for their support and we hope to see you again next year with a larger and more exciting MusicFest II. Keep your eyes and ears tuned for dates and times for the MusicFest 2011...you don’t want to miss it!!!

Heroes get “reel” at 4th annual Oorah vs. hooah fishing battle Hope For The Warriors® hosts combat wounded for a day of fishing and fun. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC- November 3, 2010– Hope For The Warriors®, along with presenting sponsor PPD and the Bridge Tender Marina, hosted the 4th Annual Oorah vs. Hooah “This Time It’s For Reel” Fishing Battle on November 5 in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Hope For The Warriors® is a national nonprofit organization that supports wounded U.S. service members, their families, and families of the fallen. The event pitted 18 wounded soldiers from Fort Bragg against 18 wounded Marines from Camp Lejeune in a heated day-long battle to pull in the most fish. Bridge Tender Marina organized the donation of ten boats with crew members to the event: Thunder, Lane Choice, Back-n-Down, Above Grade, Agitator, MaRa II, Realitya, Pole Position, Salvation, and Chicken Ship. “It’s a fierce but friendly competition,” says Peggy Rochon, Southeast Regional Director, Hope For The Warriors®. “This Fourth Annual event has become a mainstay of our Hope and Morale program, uniting the fishing community with our local wounded heroes for a great day on the water.” The title has changed hands annually with the Marines from Camp Lejeune winning the first and third years, and the soldiers grabbing the second year’s and this year’s title. A Fort Bragg soldier, Master Sgt. Dean Bissey, won bragging rights with the largest catch of the day in 2009. This year the biggest fish was 67 lbs. Hope For The Warriors® launched the Hope and Morale event with a cookout on Thursday night, November 4, at the Bridge Tender Marina. Early Friday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard escorted the 11 sport fishing boats out of the harbor at Wrightsville Beach. The John Boy and Billy Grilling Team from The Big Show with John Boy and Billy, a morning radio show based out of Charlotte, NC, hosted a barbecue on Friday evening when the boats returned to the dock. John Boy announced the winners following the barbecue, as well as pay tribute to all who made this event possible: organizers Dr. Rick Weisler and Lisa McLaughlin, dockmaster Tripp Brice, Boat Captain Kit Taylor, and all of the boat captains. Returning as the Presenting Sponsor was PPD Inc., a leading global contract research organization that provides discovery, development and life-cycle management services. Additional sponsors include the Bridge Tender Marina and Under Armour.


The mission of Hope For The Warriors® (www.hopeforthewarriors.org) is to enhance quality of life for U.S. service members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® actively seeks to ensure that the sacrifices of wounded and fallen warriors and their families are never forgotten nor their needs unmet.

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9-11 Hope ride JACKSONVILLE/FAYETTEVILLE/GOLDSBORO, NC The 9/11 Hope Ride, was held on Saturday, September 11, 2010. For the first time, the Run offered three start venues, each situated near a large military installation—Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, Fort Bragg Army Base in Fayetteville, and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville. All riders drew cards at four stops before the fifth card group finish at Mad Boar Restaurant and Bar in Wallace, NC. All funds raised benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a nonprofit organization that supports wounded U.S. service members, their families, and families of the fallen. Event registration was $20 for single riders or $30 for couples. The fee included the Poker Run, an event t-shirt and the 9/11 ceremony. Kickstands went up promptly at noon. The Mad Boar after-ride party featured the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, entertainment, a bike show, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and several great raffle items. For the first time, this year’s run coincided with 9/11, making the event more poignant and memorable for all involved. A 9/11 memorial ceremony was also held at 6 p.m. following the ride. Members from many local riding clubs supported this year’s event including the Ka-Bar Chapter of the Leathernecks MC, the Rough Riders and the Guardian Brotherhood Riding Club. “I have been to several events put on by this great organization and it is amazing to see the amount of support, not only from military service members, but also from the local communities,” says Peso, President, Ka-Bar Chapter, Leathernecks MC. “I think when our wounded warriors see this, it clarifies any doubt in their minds that the sacrifices they have made are very much appreciated.” “The difference between Hope For The Warriors® and other organizations is there is no ‘middle man’. The money they raise goes straight to the needs of young American fighting men and women,” says Push, National Vice President, Rough Riders M/C. “We have always, and will continue, to support the Hope for the Warriors® and their cause.” The Goldsboro Chapter of the Guardian Brotherhood Riding Club has incorporated their 4th annual ride into the 9/11 Hope Ride. As an organization that works closely with the airmen at Seymour Johnson The next Hope Ride is scheduled for Sunday, AFB to take care of deployment issues, address family needs and September 11, 2011. The Hope ride serves as mentor young riders, the merger was a good fit. “We are looking fora memorial where bikers and patrons from the ward to being able to include our 4th annual run with the efforts of the three largest Military communities on the East Hope For The Warriors® team,” says Brian Volk, Sergeant At Arms, Coast will join to never forget 9/11 or the sacGuardian Brotherhood Riding Club before the ride took place. rifices of the military members stationed in the “The motorcycling community enthusiastically embraces our woundarea and throughout the country. ed heroes,” said Robin Kelleher, President of Hope For The Warriors®. “The annual poker run is a fun event for our wounded veterFor more information on the Ride, including ans who attend as well as a great fundraiser for our organization.” sponsorship opportunities, please contact There were more than 400 riders who participated from the three Peggy Rochon. stops and help make this event a huge success. The biking commupeggy@hopeforthewarriors.org nity has truly embraced our wounded heroes and they are quick and eager to support or military in the area!

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Wayne County Ghost Riders

As a Winter Weather Advisory was being put out for the weekend of December 4th, the members of Wayne County Ghost Riders were braving the cold, getting things ready for their 35th Anniversary Party. As Saturday morning arrived Big Mike was busy getting the grills fired up for a mean to surpass anything he had ever served, for this special occasion. Around 1030am the snow begun falling. Although it wasn’t suppose to stick to the roads the weather kept a lot of hopeful guests off the roads; however, members from Edgecombe, Duplin, Halifax, Scotland and Lenior County Ghost Riders, as well as, members from Southern Riders (Harnett, Sampson, and Counties), Road Rebels, and a single member of the DC Eagles out of Illinois, along with several independents, came out to help the Club celebrate the special Anniversary.

Around 6pm Big Mike, came out with a feast worthy of this special occasion, including a venison roast, BBQ turkey, BBQ venison, potato salad, corn, baked sweet potatoes, snaps, beveled eggs, and homemade bread—fresh out of the over. Everything was cooked to perfection and was absolutely delicious. After eating, All My Rowdy Friends, geared up to play for the Clubs guests. Between the bands breaks, Frank (Wayne County President) passed out door prizes. All in all the Club did a really great job seeing that their guests were feed good, had plenty to drink, and really enjoyed themselves.

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story & photos: Johnnie King


Frank with a bottle of Gentleman Jack (etched on the bottle: Ghost Riders M/C 35th Anniversary).

Congratulations to the Wayne Co. Ghost Riders on 35 years and thanks guys for a really great time.


NC CVMA 15-1 Ken Barnard

Patriot Hunts

The Combat Vets Motorcycle Association Chapter 15-1 met with Wounded Warriors and Gold Star families in Fayetteville, NC. After a meet and greet and introductions from Ken Barnard of Patriot Hunts who personally invited us to lead / escort these soldiers and families from the Airborne & Special Operations Museum to an all expense paid Pheasant Tower Hunt at the Allen Brothers hunting preserve in Bladenboro, NC the ride got under way. It was a 44 mile route and the weather was barely holding… cloudy and a chilly 38 degrees. We had a good sized crew representing the NC CVMA Chapter 15-1 with Full Members, Auxiliary Members, Support Members and Family Members braving the cold in order to support these men, women and children. Also present were Butch and Chewy (Iron-Mutt) and about a dozen other local riders from the community. We could not have been happier with the turn out considering how many other events were going on this day. The ride took us partly through downtown Fayetteville and South down Highway 87. Traffic was minimal and it felt like we owned the road. “Dagger” flew the POW/MIA and our glorious Red White and Blue American Flag on his bike and the line of bikes, cars and trucks seemed to stretch for at least a mile. Everyone enjoyed the ride and even though we had a few that could not feel their fingers by the time we pulled into the Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve the folks there were so kind and the hugs made every shiver seem to disappear. There were a bunch of folks waiting for our arrival. The lodge was warm and inviting and the coffee was hot and ready to serve.


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We were welcomed and treated like family at the preserve. Outside of the lodge was a great big bon fire that could keep even the coldest rider toasty. The kids found a lot to do and places to explore around the cabin, it was just great - no one was left out or felt out of place! It was with great pride, respect and humility that we accepted this Award on behalf of all our members in our Association. We had a great day, a great ride and it was spent with great people… who could possibly ask for more? A surprise was announced and everyone was asked to come outside as three members from the Golden Knights parachute team prepared to jump into the preserve. We gathered in front of the lodge and watched as each jumper flew in. The last Parachutist flew the American flag and a couple of our members were asked to keep Old Glory from touching the ground as he landed - a request we were proud to assist in.

ed Warriors Once the jumpers were all gathered, a few announcements were said, the playing of our National Anthem and a prayer it was time to eat! The food was out of this world good… we had pork, coleslaw, biscuits, green beans, and more. But the best was the plethora (that’s right I used the word “plethora”) of desserts!!! Cakes, cookies, cup cakes, pies and the list goes on. It seemed impossible to have anyone leave this Southern Hospitality hungry. Ken Barnard of Patriot Hunts wanted to talk to everyone and recognize the help of certain organizations. To our surprise he asked that all riders of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association come up to the front. We were presented with an Award of Appreciation (on a wooden plague) that stated:

The military and Patriot Hunts put a very high value on selfless acts such as this one here today. Your service to these soldiers and professionalism are in keeping with the highest standards of the military and Patriot Hunts, and reflect great credit upon yourself. Your outstanding commitment and undying devotion to our Wounded Warriors, is a true testament to your character, and is equal to the Honor and Integrity of the men and women that serve this great country. Should they stumble along the way, it is our moral obligation as Americans, to extend our hand to help them up. The flame that burns deep inside of all of us, glows a little brighter because of patriots like yourselves. We must never accept defeat, We must never quit, we must never leave a fallen comrade.

To view all the pictures from today please go to our website http://nc.combatvet.org/15.1.html and click on the pictures ‘Dog Tag’.


8th Annual Cancer Fund story: Lynn

photos: Scribble

On Saturday November 6 , 2010 the Guardians of the Cross held their 8th annual Cancer Fund Run In memory of Jean Worrell Bobbitt . It was also in Memory of the 3 recipients of the CFR which were Janie Baker, Sue Smith James, and Angela “Puddin” Evans. The weather did not do the run justice. This was the least amount of bikers we have ever had on the run. But what a surprise when they arrived at the Fire Station and there was a multitude of people on vehicles! We the Guardians want to say a big "Thank U" to all who gave to this event. We were able to present her with an $800. check. IT was presented to her by 10 year old, Dylan Ayscue, who nominated her to be the recipient. It was awesome this year how we came to find our Cancer recipient. Our mini member, Dylan Ayscue, went to school with a little boy who's mama had cancer 4 times in her life. This last bout has caused her to loose part of her speech. Dylan asked if he could nominate her after telling us the story about her. So, of course we checked into it, and readily agreed. She was really touched by the fact a boy so young would think of her. So what can we say, that is the next generation and I thank God that Dylan is coming up and learning what it is to give with an open heart. But without God in our life we could not do it. There were many nice door prizes given away, the 50/50 was won by Hunter Ayscue and Lynn James and given back. In the bike show the Best in show went to Mike “Snake Man” Page; Metric 1st class was Robert Toney, second place went to Willie Newman; and 1st place American was Adina Durham, and Ronnie Hart won 2nd place. We could not have had this run and it be as successful as it was if we did not have our help behind the scenes. So, we would like to say a special "Thank U" to the ones who did anything and everything. The following names were sponsors of this run….Castalia Fire Department, Image Designs, Perry’s Plumbing, Wilson Cycle Max, Behind Barz Motorcycle Magazine, Engine System Inc., Jopa Service, JOPA Jr., Anytime Towing, Stairway to Heaven Bikers Church, Down East Kennel’s, and Ayscue Mobile Home Service. Also this year we sold places on the back of our shirts In Memory of and in Honor of people we have know and love. They did not have to have Cancer to be put on the shirts. They were as followed. In Memory of ……………………………. Jean Bobbitt, Janie Baker, Angela Evans, Carolyn James, Vivian James, Mark Carlini, Johnny Ray Ayscue, Myrtle “Mammy” Keeter, Gene Keeter, Margurite Jeffcoat, Billy Thompson, Joann Baker, Ann Broussard, Joan Hart, Tommy Batchlor, Tammy Taylor, Pamela Hicks Creech, and Charles Bobbitt. All in all, I believe everyone had a great time hanging out talking with everyone, eating homemade soup with crackers and a plenty of home made deserts. We all had a great time. Thank you again for all of you who came and to the ones who gave and could not join us that day. We love you all. Please mark your calendars for our next events May 20th -23rd Bikers Week end at the Stairway to Heaven Biker & Community Church. We will be doing a Memorial run for Johnny Ray Ayscue. Next year on November 5, 2011 will be the next Cancer Fund run.


Come out to “Behind Barz Presentz Bike Nightz” for a Bike Night experience like no other! Every Bike Night is unique and has it’s own flair! This year there will be 10 BB Bike Nightz locations! ...and more chances to win awesome prizes!

For all the details go to BehindBarz.com or check out the next issue of the mag!

BIKE NIGHTZ LOCATIONS Apr. 2 (Sat)...Sacred Flames... Wilson (kick-off) Apr. 16 (Sat)...Open Road Biker Gear... Goldsboro May 6 (Fri)...Collier Harley-Davidson... Roanoke Rapids June 3 (Fri)...Saltie Dog... Macclesfield June 18 (Sat)...Bonedaddy’s... Raleigh July 16 (Sat)...DogHouse... Wilson Aug. 12 (Fri)...CycleMax... Wilson Aug. 25 (Thurs)...Locked & Loaded... Garner Sep. 10 (Sat)...Redmon’s... Goldsboro Sep. 17 (Sat)...BHC/Enforcers... Zebulon Oct. 8 (Sat)...Agave Grill... Wilson (Finale) Sponsors so far: Knightdale Pawn, BHC Automotive, Classic Air & Graphics, Honor & Remember, Cantejas Art, Jerico Screen Printing, 911 Helmets & More, Pipe Dreams Custom Cycles, CycleMax, Sacred Flames Tattoo, Guardians of The Cross Biker’s Ministry, Enforcers M/C, AROutlaw Jerkey, Collier Harley-Davidson, Lee Stamper Designs (celebrity guest), Art Forms Studios, Shelley Milburn - Nationwide Insurance, Patch Sewing by Pierce, Thumper’s Performance Parts, Chewy The Biker Dog (celebrity guest), Ron Shirley of Lizard Lick Towing and Recovery and TruTV’s ‘All Worked Up’ (celebrity guest), Agave Grill & Behind Barz In Your Face 3D.




photo: Ron Hart



Hometown Harley-Davidson pics: Jim Faulkwell Toy Run ...and Paisley’s Promise 17

Motorcycle enthusiasts came to Pitt County from all over the state and even from as far away as, Virginia for the Hometown HarleyDavidson Toy Run. They were on a mission to make sure sure a child in need had a toy under their tree on Christmas morning. The Street Hawks Motorcycle Club of Greenville invited bikers from all across the east to Hometown Harley-Davidson for the toy run. It's was part of the Pitt County Operation Santa Claus. Motorcyclists were asked to donate ten dollars or an unwrapped toy to the Pitt County Salvation Army. Congressman Walter B. Jones was one of the familiar faces on hand for the event. He shared his gratitude for the group's dedication to community service, and of course Mr. and Mrs. Claus made a celebrity appearance. There were about 150-200 bikes at the toy run and afterward they went on an hour long bike ride.


Muddy Water Riding Club is continuing to do good things! Muddy Water Riding Club held a Law Enforcement Officer appreciation BBQ Picnic on Saturday afternoon October 23rd at the Emporia Volunteer Fire Dept. The invitations were extended to the officers and a guest from City of Emporia, Greensville Co., Brunswick Co., Sussex Co., Southampton Co., Southside Regional Jail and State Police from areas 34,35 and 36. At the conclusion of the picnic, we also took the time to show our support to three local charities. Donations were given to Mrs. Nancy Mitchell for Hospice of Emporia, Bishop Vincent Lowery for his annual turkey giveaway program and to Sgt. Edward Bryant for FOP Lodge #30 annual "Kids and Cops" event. We have donated $2,000 to the "Kids and Cops" program this year. This was done by a fundraiser motorcycle ride we held and by donations from individuals and business's in Emporia. On the motorcycle ride itself we raised $1,200. There were 54 Motorcycles registered and we rode to Rocky Mount, NC to the "Blue Knights Lodge" and had lunch that they had prepared for us. The "Blue Knights" are active and retired law enforcement officers that also love to ride motorcycles. We anticipate this to be a annual event. We set a goal to support 25 kids this year. We are only 5 away! We do anticipate more donations for "Kids and Cops" before the event is held in December. Please donate the amount that you can share. It all adds up to support one more child for this great cause. You cannot take it with you. You can only leave it behind. If you want to witness first hand the excitement it does for these kids come to Walmart on the morning of the event. You will be rewarded! Donations should be made payable to FOP Lodge #30 and mailed to: Lee Seymour, 115 Shore Drive, Emporia, Va. 23847. I want to extent thanks to those that have donated from the members of Muddy Water Riding Club, FOP Lodge #30, the kids and me. In May of this year we made donations to the Volunteer Fire Depts. in Emporia (In Memory of Chris King) and Jarratt (In Memory of Charlie Pearce and Jamie Babb). Thank you very much to all the motorcycle riders who came out and supported our rides and to the many people that helped with handing out flyers, registrations, 50/50 tickets, etc. We can always count on you and without your participation it could not be done. Hopefully, we have a few more weekends of riding before we have to put the iron horses away for the winter. But, we will meet again in the spring and continue to ride for fun and great causes. Sincerely, Lee Seymour - Emporia, Va.

Thank you for your support of the “Kids & Cops” Program! A hug and from the heart, "Thank You!" to all of the many businesses and individuals that made donations to the 2010 FOP Lodge #30 "Kids and Cops" event. With your donations this was the largest “Kids and Cops” Christmas shopping event that has been held by the FOP Lodge. We had donations from that ranged from $1 to $2,000. It all added up to allow 77 underprivileged kids to have a special Christmas that they will never forget. I wish all of you could have seen the gleam in their eyes and the excitement when they were turned loose to shop. It is so rewarding to meet a shy kid that will hardly talk to you and a couple hours later they are giving you a hug of thanks! (And it was not one, it was several). This was definitely the best Christmas gift I have ever received! For you to help us do this is greatly appreciated by the kids, FOP Lodge #30 and me. FOP Lodge #30 has been doing this for numerous years and I have been fortunate to participate in it for 4 years now. I have the best friends in the world and without your generous support this could not have been done. Do not think for a second that I take it for granted. I received checks from people that I did not know, but you can rest assured that I know them now. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart! Thanks to Shoney’s for donating the breakfast for the kids and Walmart for their fantastic support. On behalf of the Kids, FOP Lodge #30 and me, we hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas and we wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Most Prosperous New Year in 2011. Thanks, Lee Seymour - Emporia, Va. - Muddy Water Riding Club

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Christmas for TJ Christmas is a very special time of year when people give to others from their hearts. This is especially true of the Edgecombe County Ghost Riders. On December 18th, the guys left out of their Clubhouse on a mission to bring Christmas to TJ (Timothy) Lovitt and his family. The Club has known about TJ and his family for 2 years when former Chapter President Devil saw him at a local Edgecombe County restaurant. With both parents working 1 to 2 jobs to make ends met, the Club decided to help the family at Christmas.

story & photos: Johnnie King

TJ is the son of Gary Lovitt and Emily Morris; he is a 7 year old little boy, who was born in 2003, with neuroblastoma, a type of spinal cancer. Neuroblastoma can occur anywhere in the body and is a cancer of nerve cells called neural crest cells. These cells are involved in the development of the nervous system. TJ also has a development disorder known as Noonan Syndrome that causes unusual facial characteristics, short stature, language and speech problems, heart defects, bleeding problems, and eye problems, just to name a few. The percentage of children born with this disorder is 1 in every 1,000 – 2,500 people. In his short life, TJ has had many surgeries and is scheduled for a major surgery in February 2011 to put another steel rod down his back to stop his spine from bulging out. TJ is a kindergartener at Carver Elementary School in Pinetops and is doing really good so. He really loves going to school and meeting new people, but has a lover of the outdoors (hunting and fishing) and for motorcycles. Although he has gone through so much in his short life this little boy always has a big smile on his face and melts your heart when you see him. The Lovitt family thanked the Club for everything they have done to help them and for all the gifts for TJ.

Upon arriving at the Lovitt home, right outside of Macclesfield, the Club was greeted by this special little boy with a sparkle in his eye and a big grin on his face (walking with 2 canes), because he knew the bikers had come to see him. After sitting on the bikes for a bit everyone went inside so TJ could open his gifts from the Club. The one gift that stood out the most for TJ was a jean jacket with his name (TJ) on it and a black and red patch (Club colors) on the back stating ‘Future brother of Edgecombe County Ghost Riders) and a pair of biker boots. Along with the many presents brought to TJ the Club also supplied a 15 pound turkey and all the fixings for a great Christmas dinner.


Merry Christmas to TJ Lovitt and the Lovitt family from the Edgecombe County Ghost Riders


4th Annual No Rules Riders A Small Miracle, the 2010 Miracle League Ride By: Anonymous Participant Each year, one week before the Raleigh Capital City Bikefest, the Miracle League of the Triangle and the Raleigh No Rules Riders (NRR) host a special baseball event in Cary, NC. The annual Miracle League Ride is special in a couple of ways; it is held on behalf of the Miracle League players, special needs children from around the region, and it is a very special event for these kids who get to showcase their skills in front of a large crowd and just get out and enjoy the day participating as athletes in America’s favorite past-time. The Miracle League of the Triangle was founded in 2006, and is comprised of over 500 volunteers who believe that “Every child deserves to experience joy and community through baseball”. They demonstrate this belief by enabling 18 teams made up of over 200 children to compete in a full season of baseball each year. Through sponsorship and donations, they are able to maintain a nicely equipped ball field as well as the equipment needed for the teams to play. No Rules Riders was started 11 years ago by local fire fighter and motorcycle enthusiast, Mike Kemmeries. It is comprised of numerous chapters created by folks across the country and even overseas. As the name implies, it is not a formal motorcycle club, but rather groups of friends who enjoy riding and socializing together. In addition to weekend rides and assorted get-togethers, NRR is involved in various charitable and community events. The primary event sponsored by the Raleigh No Rules Riders each year is the Miracle League Ride which is held in conjunction with the Miracle League baseball games played that day. There are members of the group who are parents of special needs kids and many others who simply enjoy the opportunity to contribute to the needs of both the parents and kids that find themselves in this role, combining their passion for motorcycles with their desire to help others participate in and enjoy their passion. This year’s event was held on Saturday, September 18, which turned out to be a great day for both baseball and riding. It was a warm sunny day that required neither a jacket nor a hiding spot from the heat and humidity that is notoriously unpredictable in North Carolina this time of year. The event started at Ray Price Harley-Davidson, one of the primary sponsors of the Miracle League Ride. Folks started registering at 9:30 AM, and the line stretched to the door up until 11:00 when “kickstands up” was announced. After signing the customary waiver, collecting rider packets, and buying raffle and 50/50 tickets, the participants milled around chatting about this, that, and the other until ride time. Just prior to firing up the bikes and hitting the road, a prayer was led by Rick, a minister from the Christian Motorcycle Association. After a brief but sincere request for a safe day’s ride and thanks for the everyday opportunities afforded most of us and especially for the more hardfought opportunities of the baseball players and their families, NRR founder Mike Kemmeries and ride captain Greg “Batman” Yepez said a few words about the event and laid out the ride plan.

With all the preparations complete, roughly 125 riders and passengers mounted 100+ motorcycles and lined up to hit the road. We all know and enjoy the sound of 200+ cylinders firing and an equal number of pipes coughing and growling, announcing a large pack of bikes fixing to claim a piece of the road. The ride was a short but well planned 45 minute hop from Raleigh to Cary that included a combination of country roads and a tightly packed procession around the eastern side of the 440 Beltline. Aside from navigating around one accident and dealing with a couple impatient, inconsiderate cagers, the ride was enjoyable and uneventful. We arrived at the Cary Towne Center Mall at noon where we staged for the entrance to the ball park across the street. Everybody was anxious to reach the ball park and see the kids play, the reason we were all there. There are games all weekend, but for logistic reasons, the Miracle League Ride involves just one of the many games – a game played between the Baltimore Orioles, the team officially supported by NRR, and the Cleveland Indians. Player packets were provided for athletes on all of the teams that played that day, and included a number of goodies including a miniature motorcycle which the kids always like. So again the rumble of engines pierced the air, announcing our arrival as we pulled up and took a lap three wide around the track that encircles the ball field. Since some of the kids are sensitive to loud noise, we were all respectful and refrained from the urge to crack the throttle, burn tires, and display a number of other assorted two-wheel expressions that otherwise tend to manifest themselves. The kids love it when we roll in, and we got a warm welcome from the players, families, coaches, and organizers. Prior to the opening pitch, the NRR event committee assembled in the center of the field. Mike Kemmeries said a few words about why we sponsor the Miracle League and what it means to us, which was followed by a heart-felt rendition of the Star Spangled Banner performed by NRR

member and event sponsor Patrick Schuette. Game time! As the Orioles took the field for the 1st inning, we all enjoyed the essential “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” played over the PA. Kids were smiling ear-to-ear, and the parents watched proudly. As for me, my favorite part of the whole event was the privilege of being able to act as a ‘buddy’ to one of the athletes, a teenage boy named Seth. This meant helping him line up to bat, run the bases, and just hang out and get to know him a bit. Seth loves baseball, Kenny Chesney, motorcycles, and chatting up a storm! Though he has physical challenges, he is an energetic, inquisitive kid with a love of baseball and a zest for life. It was a touching experience that made me take stock of what I have and how thankful I am for what life has afforded me. If this kid can look at the world through such bright eyes, I have no excuse not to try to do the same! We played two innings and ended up with a score of 20-20, with each team scoring 10 points per inning. Coincidentally, this is always the score! These are kids who face enough challenges in their lives, who put forth a solid effort, and who deserve to score every time they’re up to bat. And that’s exactly how the game works. The team at bat always runs the bases regardless of how well the field plays and whether or not an out is technically made. Some are more physically talented than others, but all thoroughly enjoy the game, as evidenced by the smiles on their faces. Once the game was over, we said our goodbyes and got another warm thanks from the folks at the field. While we were playing the outfield, my buddy expressed an interest in my bike. So just prior to leaving, he and his parents came over to check it out. I let him fire the ignition and crack the throttle a couple times. He loved it! As on the way in, we ‘quietly’ (well, as much so as possible) filed out and got back on the road. The organized ride that brought us to the field bared little resemblance to the fragmented free-for-all that was the ride back. Everyone was headed for Bone Daddy’s, a favorite watering hole frequented by many of us, for an after-party hosted by bar owner, Randy Scherr. Seems the lure of cold beer, hot food, and Hooters girls proved too much of an incentive to haul ass across town and start the party… Formation-shmornation! Had a great little party at Bone Daddy’s topped off by an outstanding performance by local rock and blues sensation Donnaha Station. Oh, did I mention… There were Hooters girls! Throughout the evening, door prizes, raffle and 50/50, and silent auction Items were awarded. This included everything from t-shirts to motorcycle helmets and jackets, and a Duke logo ball autographed by Coach K. In total, $5,000 was raised for the Miracle League of the Triangle. The event was a big success – a great time was had by all, a nice chunk of change was raised for a worthy cause, and we all rode away with a good feeling about our ability to help and the opportunity to mix with all of those involved in the Miracle League. PHOTOS: DOOBIE

A special thanks is in order to the following sponsors: Behind Barz Magazine, Schuette Law of North Raleigh P.A., Kangaroo Express Convenience Stores, Bone Daddy’s Hideaway, Haas McNeil & Associates, P.A., The Fireman's Club, Rural Plumbing & Heating, Miller Technology Solutions, Progressive Graphics, Chuck Posway's Carpet & Rug Cleaning, Scooters Bar and Grill, Hooters, Sunset Lab, and A.S.K. Woodworks. Without all of these people and organizations coming together to make this event a success, we could not have pulled it off. Thanks to everyone who participated, and mark your calendars for next year – the Saturday prior to the Capital City Bikefest – when we do it all over again! More information regarding the Miracle League of the Triangle and the annual Miracle League Ride can be found at http:// themiracleleagueride.com.

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Years and miles Have taken their toll Upon this greybeard's body Yet still I ride Into the cold Of a New Year days arrival No idea if the road ahead Will be graveled or paved Only way I'll ever know Is by shifting through the gears Through blood sweat and tears Past pain loss and sorrow And roads once traveled alone Forward motion in the saddle Into the new day that has dawned



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Cox Harley-Davidson 2795 Hwy 134 Thumpers Performance Parts 252-943-5913 Bath General Store 502 Carteret St. 252-923-4361


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Clemmons Motorcycles Inc. 336-766-4945


Busted Knuckle Motorcycle Shop 919-414-5270


TarHeel Coatings 7444 Jobe Rd. 252-236-4271 Kolors Custom Paint 252-955-8295

Saltie Dog 514 S. Fountain Rd. 252-827-5329 H-D of Charlotte 9205 E. Independence Blvd. 704-847-4647


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Knuckleheadz Kustomz 5306 High St. 252-247-4700 Art Forms Studio 4912 Bridges St. 252-646-4205 Chopper Toyz 5243 B Hwy 70 252-808-2453 Lee Stamper Designs 125 Horton Dr. 252-240-9969



Harper’s Nursery 2145 Oak Level Rd. 252-459-2189 L&L Store #6 1765 Red Oak Rd. 252-459-6161 Road Warriors Leather Accessories 252-908-0781


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SBB Smokehouse 10099 Weddington Rd 704-979-2569 Cape Fear H-D 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd. 910-864-1200


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Country Time Tavern 2006 N. Williams St. 919-734-7270 Open Road Biker Gear 4752 Hwy 70 E. 919-778-7001 Redmon’s Pub & Grill 108 N. Center St. 919-330-4464 Whiskey Dick’s Saloon 2101 S. US Hwy. 17 919-580-3264


Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way 252-439-1345 East Carolina Custom Cycles 918 W. Star St. 252-551-3222 Mechanical Air Inc. 3588 NC 33W 252-756-0000 Ron Ayer’s Motorsports 1929 N. Memorial Dr. 866-788-2937


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ROANOKE RAPIDS Collier Harley-Davidson 316 Premier Blvd. 252-537-6493 Texas Steakhouse Julian R. Allsbrook Hwy. 252-537-8621 Logan’s Roadhouse 200 Premier Blvd. ROCKY MOUNT

Jack’s Store Hwy 97 Nationwide 2455 Hurt Dr. 252-937-1888 Chico’s Mexican Restaurant 1701 Sunset Ave. 252-446-8600 World Class Powersports 2924 N. Main St. 336-882-2900 Good Tymes Club Hwy 301 North 252-442-7657 JACKSONVILLE Southeastern Steel Choppers 125 Wilmington Hwy 910-455-0001 Two Wheel Accessories 1727 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 252-977-9000 American Jewelry & Pawn Bus. 64 252-937-4482 New River H-D 2394 Wilmington Hwy. 910-346-9997 Ashley’s Hardware 3718 S. Halifax Rd. 252-442-7089 KINSTON


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CycleMax 6723 Ward Blvd. 252-291-2121 The Beefmastor Inn 2656 Hwy 301 S. 252-237-7343 Nelson’s Wrecker Service 2810 Chicken Dr. 252-234-2134 8 Ball’s Cycle Work’s 3010 Hwy 301 S. 252-237-9556 Anthony’s Italian Restaurant 3401 Raleigh Rd. 252-399-0054 Thomas & Farris Attorneys 104 West Nash St. 252-243-3000 Jerico Screen Printing 109 W. Nash St. 252-243-5370 Sacred Flames Tattoo 3461 B Airport Rd. 252-291-4828 Stairway To Heaven Biker’s Church 252-382-0721 The Dog House The Shoppes at Brentwood 252-234-7747


BHC Automotive 15374 Hwy 96 S. 919-269-9601 Creech’s Deli 11805 NC HWY 39 919-269-7731


Copper Kettle Seafood Restaurant Hwy 58 Business, Boydton 434-738-6045 Vital Signs of Chester 4716 Shop St. 804-748-3251 The Pawn Shop 126 W. 2nd St. Chase City, 434-372-3313 Colonial H-D 1701 Temple Pkwy. Prince George 804-861-4700 Bayside H-D 2211 Frederick Blvd. Portsmouth 757-397-5550 Pipe Dreams Custom Cycles Moving call for info 804-350-7757 Patriot Harley-Davidson Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax (703-352-5400) BK Kustoms (804-691-3730) Shenandoah H-D 213 Rolling Thunder Ln. Staunton 540-213-7433


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Wreaths Across America Lil Charron, Motor Maids District Director of Maine, set up an event with the organization, Wreaths Across America, in charge of bringing the wreaths from Maine to Arlington cemetery. Her plan was to honor our Motor Maids who are veterans. We have over 50 who have served or are still active. We had 35 Motor Maids at Aelington National Cemetary representing 13 states from ME to FL. Deb from GA and Johanna from MA were part of the ceremony placing wreaths on the JFK family plot. Jan, from VA, placed one on Robert Kennedy’s grave & Rose and Krissa from SC. placed one on Ted Kennedy’s grave. It was an honor for them to be chosen for this ceremony.

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After watching the ceremony at the Women’s Memorial, Lil had a ceremony for the 13 Motor Maids there who are veterans giving them a special wreath pin and patch. Lil was given a plaque from the Worcester family who started this wonderful event. Lil made a Motor Maid shadow box with memos from that day for them. It was a very cold but awesome day!

Wreaths Across America facts... *Over 219,000 total wreaths were donated and placed in 2010. * 545 locations participated, including ceremonies at 24 national veteran cemeteries on foreign soil. * 2010 included the first annual wreath displays at historic locations such as Pearl Harbor, Bunker Hill, and Valley Forge Park, in addition to the wreath displays in NYC, The Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA


Batchelor’s 17th Annual Toy Run In Memory of “Snooks” Robbins On the first Saturday of December once again the bikers, non bikers and the Nash county community came through for the 17th Annual Batchelor’s Toy Run in Spring Hope, N.C. This year we raised $4500.00 and 2-3 truckloads of toys from bicycles to Barbie dolls for the Tar River Baptist Association Toy Store. The group (that started the Toy Run) sat around the Bogey table 17 years ago and could never have dreamed what a huge success the Toy Run would be and the great feeling this toy run could give us. As we have heard Charlie and Danny (and many others, to many to name) say it is all about the kids has been and always will be just that. Many thank yous go out to everyone who participates in this run, we could not pull this off without all of you. The 50/50 and Batchelo'r Toy run blanket was won by Steve Batchelor this year and he gave the money back for the kids, Thank You. The Toy Run's annual wooden rockin' motorcycle was won by Lynn James. Everyone begins meeting at Batchelor’s around 9 o’clock on the morning of the Toy Run and the day begins with the famous hot dogs wrapped in bacon and deer shishkabobs made by a group of people on Friday night, some of whom have been there since the first year. At 2pm the bikes fired up and headed for Ephesiuis Baptist Church to deliver the toys. When they returned to Batchelor’s a pig and all the fixens are waiting for them. After that it was the hour or so long of giving away door prizes. We would like everyone to know that all proceeds from this run goes to the Toy Store from t-shirt sales to 50/50 drawings, no one is reimbursed for anything, everything is donated and paid for by people who love the children. This year was kind of more special than some of the others when we walked out the doors and seen the Lord had sent us some of the most beautiful snow I have ever laid eyes on.

story: Lynn photos: Doobie


But you can be assured the bikes started firing up heading for home before the roads could get to bad. Throughout the day however, I could not help but miss Snooks.I don’t think it will ever be a toy run that comes around that we will not always remember him. Snooks RIP and know your family and friends still continue to love and miss you. Our Toy Run is now in Memory of you and will always be.

Myrtle Beach Bike Rally Commemorative Prints Own a piece of history! This print depicts the happenin' places of yesteryear when the Myrtle Beach Bike Rally was one of the largest and oldest in the world! Hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists visited MB every Spring and Fall to ride up and down Ocean Boulevard, breath the salt air, visit the hundreds of rally vendors that brought their wares and hang out at some of the coolest biker venues in the country!

Print size 12"x18" ...That was then, but cruisin' up and down Ocean Boulevard is now just a memory and the Pavilion and other famous Myrtle Beach "Hot Spots" no longer exist. The Rally lasted 69 years. The city of Myrtle Beach changed all that with new ordinances and publicly voicing their negative opinions about bikers. Let's face it; MB does not want bikers. They have made that point very clear and have proven it vocally and with their actions. They said they wanted us out, to stay out and to never come back!!! Mayor John Rhodes declared the rally "officially and permanently" canceled! Most of us listened. The Myrtle Beach Bike Rally...is now the rally that once was! I think Forrest Gump said it quite eloquently when he said, "Stupid is as stupid does." They wanted the bikers gone and now their revenue has dropped considerably! Smart move by Rhodes.

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14 th ANNUAL CYCLE SANTA RIDE “A cold ride to warm your heart” The 14th Annual Cycle Santa Ride took place on December 4th 2010, with Mike “Santa” Sanchez”, many biker reindeer, elves and helpers in attendance. For those of you not familiar with this annual food drive, the Cycle Santa Ride began in 1996 with the late Gina Kirchoff and Mike’s idea of how to give back to the community. Each year in early November, empty 55 gallon barrels are distributed to various bars and other locations throughout Raleigh and northern Wake County. The Cycle Santa Ride Food Drive benefits the RALEIGH RESCUE MISSION in Raleigh, NC. It becomes a competition to see who can bring in the most non-perishable food items. The location that collects the most food wins a pig pickin’ that is donated and cooked by Mike around April of next year. The ride began at McKenzies Bar in Wake Forest on a chilly Saturday morning, where the riders were lining up and getting their horns on their helmets. The second stop was right next store at Eternal Ink Tattoo. After the barrels were loaded on the “sleigh”, we headed north on US1 to Tha Bar, formerly D&R’s. We had our Rudolph, Mark Nelson, leading the biker reindeer double-file ,“pulling” Santa and his “sleigh” with the food barrels. The next stop was Sharon’s Country Lounge in Wake Forest and then on to Lil Deb and Mike’s Blistering Pines outside of Rolesville, where there was hot coffee and chili to warm us up. As we were headed down to the 6th stop, Fed Ex in Raleigh, the snow began to fall and it really started coming down by the time we got to BoneDaddy‘s. It was quite an adventure riding in Raleigh after dark with it snowing as hard it was, but we continued on to the Pickled Onion and finally the last stop, the Korner Pocket in North Raleigh, who was last year’s winner. On Sunday, we took all the barrels and a truckload of food down to the Raleigh Rescue Mission where it was unloaded and weighed. We had almost 3,200 lbs. of food, but we were not done yet. As a special treat, Santa brought toys for the many homeless and underprivileged children at the Mission and the Salvation Army. What a great way to celebrate the holiday season. It is a gift given from the heart and returned many times over. The winner this year is McKenzies. This year’s ride was dedicated to Richard “Dick” Sanchez, Mike’s brother, who passed away earlier this year. Check out the website www.cyclesantaride.com for pictures and videos and information on the ride.

Daniel Shanahan




Polar Bear Ride and Chili Cook-Off

Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St. 8am-4pm Call for details: 919-832-2261


ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. American Red Cross Blood Drive Collier Harley-Davidson 316 Premier Blvd. 252-537-6493 11am until 4pm www.collierhd.com


MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. CMA 5th Annual Polar Bear Run

Parking lot adjacent to walmart gas station Starts at 10am. 252-808-5030

MARCH 26-27


36 Annual CBA Swap Meet and Bike Show

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RALEIGH, N.C. Garage Party

Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St. 10am-12pm Call for details: 919-832-2261


CHARLOTTE, N.C. EasyRiders Bike Show Tour

Charlotte Convention Center 501 S. College St. Bike Show, Vendors, food, world’s top bike builders, car show, fashion show, enter for a chance to win a Harley-Davidson. www.EasyridersEvents.com 800-962-9857



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Down Eastern Blessing of the Bikes

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