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2nd Annual Bike Show and 9th Annual CAR EXTRAVAGANZA A weekend of Family Fun!

June 2&3, 2012 Vendors - Bike Builders - Food - Entertainment Poker Run on Saturday & Sunday for all Bikes & Cars $10.00/Driver - $5.00/Riders Sunday will have Breakfast available at 8:00am

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Fourth Annual Poker Run Hosted by the Perkasie Owls Nest

June 3, 2012

Complimentary coffee and donuts will start at 8:30 am. Registration for the ride will be from 9:00am to 11:00am. The cost is $15.00 per person, includes Event T-Shirt for 1st 125 riders plus prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd place. Door prizes, includes trip for two to Old Forge, NY three Days two Nights. There will also be music, food and drink specials available upon return to the Owls. Rain date June 10th 2012

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P.O. Box 397 Hatfield, Pa. 19440 Phone: 215-361-1433 Email: info@eastcoastbiker.net www.EastCoastBiker.net

The Staff Editor/Publisher Norm Keller Sales & Marketing Heather Tascarella heather@eastcoastbiker.net Contributing Reporters Pat Reynolds Wayne Hoffman

TABLE OF CONTENTS Tri-State News Pat Reynolds

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Temporarily on hold, we hope to start it up again soon. Ride Calendar There is a more extended calendar of events on our website. “If you keep us informed, we’ll keep everyone else informed.” Classifieds Go to

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On the cover ... Elaina Marin, General Manager at P.I.T Motors Ltd. Is seen with CycleWerks bike. Photo by Norm Keller

The East Coast Biker magazine is a monthly publication dedicated to the motorcycle community and published by E. Penn Biker, Inc. All rights reserved. The East Coast Biker magazine logo, printed materials or representation, may not be reproduced in any manner without specific written consent from the publisher. The editor and staff encourages manuscripts, photographs and suggestions. Please include phone number with submissions. We will only return material submitted with enclosed, stamped, self–addressed envelope. The written articles, advertisements and opinions printed in the East Coast Biker magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher and should not be considered an endorsement. Norm Keller, Editor/Publisher



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I recently attended the 84th Birthday of Rose Schoch, owner of Schoch HD, and it got me to thinking a little about the old times. Now I’m not pretending that I’ve been a rider since I was a kid, I am 62 years old and only began riding around my 40th birthday. I have learned a lot about the culture and history of riding by talking with many of you. As I see it, riding a motorcycle is a choice that we’ve all made at one point in our life, whether from our youth or when we got older like I did. I’ve heard all the stories from friends and family about how dangerous it is yet I chose to ride for one simple reason, because I enjoy it. I’ve seen the T-shirts and bumper stickers that say “If I have to explain you wouldn’t understand” and I think that pretty much sums it up. But there’s a little more to this lifestyle than just going out and taking a ride. Over the years I have met some of the greatest people and best friends. If a fellow rider is in trouble it’s not too hard to find someone that will come to their aid. Hold a charity ride and watch how many show up and give support to the cause. I can’t think of any other group of people that can get together a charity event in so short a time as a group of bikers can. I’m not a “hard core” rider! There I’ve said it, but I do enjoy wearing the jeans, chaps and T-shirts and I think I look pretty good in leather too. My beard is always trimmed and I do wash my jackets and vests from time to time. I’m fine being with all types of riders and I respect those that “live the lifestyle” as well as those that ride on weekends. It’s all good and we all do get along as long as we respect others choices. Riding is freedom of choice for me and I love to get out and clear my head on a hot dog run, just because I can. I’m not a rebel, I’m not a trouble maker and I’m not a dare devil but I am a “biker” and I’m very happy that you’ve accepted me into your separate groups over these past ten years. All that being said, now go out there and enjoy the ride. Ride safe.

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Contact: Keith Mason 215-638-5200 x146 kmason@livengrin.org

Getting Past the Stigma: Now a bigger 2-state run

June 3 Ride for Recovery spreads message of hope in addiction treatment Anyone on a motorcycle has put up with either raw stereotyping, or at least some supposed jokes, about drinking and drugs. Some people assume the worst of anyone on a bike, and the stigma is an unfair burden. Fighting such stigma, the Ride for Recovery at the nonprofit Livengrin Foundation in Bensalem, PA, spreads the message that recovery from addiction is possible and that help is available. th

The 8 annual Ride takes place on Sunday, June 3, with a new two-state poker run. The Ride raises funds to benefit patient programs and charitable care at Livengrin’s seven addiction-treatment sites throughout the Philadelphia metro region. Founded in 1966, the Foundation provides residential rehab in a quiet setting, along with outpatient services, detox, dual-diagnosis and family support programs; and DUI education services that run seven days a week due to the huge demand. Livengrin also offers cutting-edge specialized treatment tracks for first responders (police, firefighters, EMTs and combat vets) and nurses who are affected by dependency in their high-stress jobs. The Ride includes a pig-roast picnic, children’s activities, live music, fundraising raffles and drawings (with prizes including a new Harley-Davidson WideGlide), vendors and crafts. The poker run begins for the first time off-campus at a community sponsor’s site. Barb’s Harley-Davidson in Mt. Ephraim, NJ (just over the Walt Whitman Bridge from Philadelphia), is the kick-off point. Registration and coffee starts at 9AM, with most riders leaving Barb’s for the run by 11. (Riders can also gather at Livengrin in Bensalem at 9AM for a short parade to the starting point at Barb’s.) Families and friends join the incoming riders for a huge picnic from noon to 4PM. Livengrin is located at 4833 Hulmeville Road in Bensalem, PA, between the PA Turnpike, Street Road, I-95 and Rt. 1. All-event tickets are $20; picnic-only, $10; children twelve and under are free. Information and advance registration can be obtained online at www.livengrin.org/ride. The event hotline is 215-638-5200, ext. 310. More than 100,000 people have sought the path to recovery at Livengrin. Real Rehab for Real People is available at: www.livengrin.org



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WIN 2012

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SUNDAY, JUNE 3 2-state Poker Run begins at Barb’s

Black Horse Pike / Rt. 168, Mt. Ephraim, NJ Dedicated to safe, sober biking! Clubs Welcome!

Followed by Family Picnic Food, Kid’s Fun, Music, Crafts & Prizes at

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Lehigh Valley Motorcycle Extravaganza Bringing down the house! Story & photos by Norm Keller

Putting together a show takes a lot of work to make it happen and to make it an event that people enjoy and will want to come back. Mike & Cricket can be commended for doing a great job on this years show. The Motorcycle Extravaganza is a welcome event to the Allentown Fairgrounds complex and I look forward to seeing more great shows from this company. Along with a long list of vendors, bike shops and dealers attendees were treated to special guest Tattoo Tony (seen below). Tony, according to his website www.tattootony.com, is a NYC Detective and owner of the The Devil’s Den tattoo shop located in Copiague, NY (on Long Island). Also on hand were the antics of of “Syxx & Seven”, the Brothers O’Brien, who performed a side show on stage that was fun and interesting to all who watched. There was a bike show on Sunday with Jerry Tully of Custom Auto and Cycle winning the Eagle Trophy for being the #1 supporter of the year for the Motorcycle Extravaganza show. You can see results of the winners on their website www.mextrava.com on the Past Shows page along with information on upcoming shows in September at the Split Rock Lodge and the December show back at the Fairgrounds. Also on hand was the Haunted Harley in a special dark room so you could see all of the special effects built into the bike. Watch for this bike being featured in an upcoming issue of the East Coast Biker. This was a fun show with plenty to do. The free parking and the low cost of admission makes it a show for the whole family without breaking the bank.

Pretty girls were a plenty: (L) ECB Cover Girls, Lori & (C) Heather. (R) Billy’s Biker List & Strip Club Chopper’s PA/NJ

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Saturday May 5th 10am-8pm (Rain Date May 6th)

Municipal Park – Laubach Ave. & Smith Lane Northampton PA, 18067 SOUTHERN STEEL BAND; 1-4PM • VENDORS • FOOD & BEEER • BURGER EATING CONTEST POKER RUN • CHINESE AUCTION • DJ HAMMER • CRAZY WHITE BOYS • CRAZY HEART; 5-8PM

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: Skin Flix Tattooz ■ Horwith Trucks ■ Schisler Funeral Home ■ Redi-Care Medical Center Miss Spring Thaw and Little Miss Spring Thaw contests

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$15 Entry fee Register 11am to 1pm

BURGER EATING CONTEST HOSTED BY THE BURGER SHACK $20 to enter Pre-registration

■ Lee D Gaber “The Cycle Attorney”

Tattoos available by Tattoo Tony featuring Triple-X Jess from the show Best Ink and Brandon Burr

POKER RUN

Registration 9:30-11am at Northampton Fire Station

Information for the Burger Eating Contest and the Miss & Lil Miss Spring Thaw contest can be obtained by using contact info below

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BIKE NIGHTS Every Wednesday Starting at 5:00pm

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Rose Schoch Celebrates 84th Birthday Surprise party draws friends and loyal customers Story & photos by Norm Keller

Many of us can remember the early days of motorcycling, the days when a Harley dealer was family owned and operated, usually starting out in a small garage or barn. Rose Schoch was there from 1966 when she and her husband, Cal Shoch, founded Schoch Harley-Davidson outside of Stroudsburg, PA. When I received a phone call telling me about a surprise birthday party for Rose my response was an immediate “I’ll be there.” How could I miss such a opportunity to celebrate a woman that has given so much back to the community. Over the years Rose has been an avid supporter of the military and local fire companies. She has even written a book about the history of local fire companies in Monroe County. When I arrived it was evident that many of her friends and long time customers wanted to wish her well because parking was scarce to say the least. As Rose mingled through the crowd she was stopped repeatedly as someone wanted to wish her a Happy Birthday. Food was not an issue because it seems as though just about everybody brought something to eat. If you went away hungry it was your own fault. The day ended with Rose coming to the parking lot to blow out the candles on her cake as everyone sang “Happy Birthday to Rose”. She thanked everyone for the outpouring then took time to have her picture taken with many of her friends. With this writing I would personally like to wish Rose a very happy 84th birthday and may there be MANY more yet to come. Photos are available on our photo page at www.eastcoastbiker.net.

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Cleveland CycleWerks: Vision and hard work pay off Story & photos by Norm Keller

Cleveland CycleWerks stems from the truest definition of the “entrepreneurial spirit”: the American idea that if you have a dream, passion and drive you can achieve it. CCW was the vision of Scott Colosimo, a dream that began at age 15 and stemmed from his fascination and love for building custom bikes. As he grew, Scott honed his design skills in Automotive design in Cleveland, Detroit, Germany and Slovakia and was assured by many that he had the ambition and talent to do something bigger. Developing motorcycles continued to be his most passionate hobby. Scott’s favorite accomplishments were designing and building custom bikes. Scott studied transportation design at the Cleveland Institute of Art and worked in various industrial design roles throughout his professional career. It wasn’t until winter 2009 when Scott Colosimo took his dream of building bikes full-time seriously. One night, he found himself in a bar with his friend and colleague, Jarrod Streng, they both discussed their true passions, which didn’t have anything to do with their previous job of designing, developing and manufacturing vacuums. Scott explained his idea of building custom, modern bikes with old-school design at a reasonable cost; much like his own bobber which cost him under $5,000 not $30,000 and was admired by everyone who saw it. Jarrod, who had entrepreneurial aspirations himself, believed in Scott’s vision and put a business plan in place as well as the funding to create 30 bikes. With this, CCW’s design house was born at a friend’s garage in Ashland, Ohio as Scott began hand fabricating the first prototypes. Cleveland CycleWerks debuted their first bike, “Tha Heist,” (pictured top right) in February 2010 at the Indianapolis Dealer Expo to much industry praise and dealer interest. Jarrod and Scott began worldwide distribution for CCW in April 2010 where they provided custom bikes for all and fulfilled Scott’s dream in the process. CCW is a modern, global small business born in the USA. Parallel Intelligent Transportation, Inc, DBA as P.I.T. Motors Ltd, is a division of the Parallel group of companies. Established in 2009, the company business model was founded and developed with a code of conduct that no longer remains within our industry. The products they bring to market go hand and hand with their intent to bring value and joy to the mass demographic of general consumers. P.I.T. Motors’ is a company that people trust and choose to partner with. They believe that the approach of first “learning from the market” is a vital aspect of P.I.T. Motors’ experience in the industry. Elaina, this month’s cover girl, was asked if she would be interested in doing a photo shoot for a new line of motorcycles coming out as they needed a model. She figured “Sure, why not” and thought it would be fun. After talking with Brett Moore she discovered they had grown up across the street from each other and never even knew that they went to the same high school. P.I.T. Motors offered her the position of Development & Promotions and brought her on board. “I put my other FIVE jobs aside and jumped in with both feet,” Elaina said. “After a couple months I suppose they felt as though I was being under utilized in that position, and they offered me the position of General Manager,” she continued. “We are a small group of people doing big things and I’m just glad to be a part of it,” Elaina further added. We here at the East Coast Biker magazine are happy to share Elaina and P.I.T. Motors in this month’s issue. Stop in & check them out & don’t forget to mention that you read about their bikes in the East Coast Biker magazine.

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B.A.C.A. Bash “2012” Celebrating 25 Years! Story & photos submitted by Wayne “Huffy the Clown” Hoffman

Biker’s Against Child Abuse is a club that demonstrates how we as bikers are involved with families in our areas. It was a pleasure to be a part of this event. The Leavins family was there along with the B.A.C.A. members and friends. The party started out with a delicious family meal of stuffed chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes, sweet corn, beans, rolls, gravy and a salad. Yes we had cake and ice cream too! All the B.A.C.A. club members got together for a club picture and we played the club song “Rolling on down the Highway” by B.T.O. Raffle tickets were sold at ten for $5.00 and there were over 30 prizes with a value from $25.00 to $200.00. There was also a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction for an autographed picture donated by the Eagles organization. The cash bar was in full swing and the party got started with the electric slide and not to mention the real party song “Red Solo Cup”. Yes they downed a lot of those full Red Solo Cups! The B.A.C.A. Bash is held each year to raise money for a family in need of some financial support and help whether thru illness or handicap. This year’s Bash was held for Kathy Leavins and her three boys. All boys suffer from a major disability. Brian the oldest is partly paralyzed and is confined to a wheel chair. Matthew, who is 16, suffers from epilepsy, because of this has had to have brain surgery and requires round the clock nursing. The youngest son Jacob is 13 and has been recently diagnosed with bone cancer and he is undergoing treatment and doing well and at this time. The cancer has slowed down. Kathy, single mom works and has many doctor appointments to go to keeps her busy and financially stressed, so you can see why B.A.C.A. of Bucks County stepped in to give some help. This is also our 25th anniversary with activities in the works for celebration. We have been reaching out to the communities about helping fight child abuse. We also teach the children the rules about being safe so that they will not become victims of abuse and help them to know how to recognize danger whether from someone they know or a total stranger. Check our web site for updates on events, www.bacabucksco.com. We are busy getting ready to work within our community to make them aware that child abuse must stop. We will be doing this by having events and participating in events where we can pass out literature on abuse both for parents and children. So if you know of a family in need please contact a B.A.C.A. club in your area or me, “Huffy”, and I will help you make the right contact. Ride Hard but Safe......”Huffy”

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A Really TALL Tale Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with son to focus awareness of HHT bleeding disorder By Loretta Jackson

Allan Olitsky, 69, a retired dentist from Lansdale, Pennsylvania, enjoys an adventure. He is a motorcyclist who often rides with the Gold Wing Touring Association — Chapter Y. He loves a cruise aboard his 2008 Gold Wing GL 1800, a snow-white trike given to him as a gift from his motorcyclist son, Stephen, 46, also a dentist. Allan, who first indulged in motorcycles in the 1960s, loves life. But he knows what it is to face the unknown. He was born with OslerWeber-Rendu disease, known these days as HHT — Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telanglectasia. It is a congenital disorder reflected in blood vessel malformations. In Allan’s case, HHT mostly caused nosebleeds that cumulatively were severe enough and frequent enough to warrant occasional blood transfusions to replace the precious, lost fluid. One of Allan’s sons, Scott, and his only daughter, Stacy, have been likewise plagued, to greater or lesser extents but all are doing well today. Allan, not that long ago, recognized he could be dying from the disease. The forceful nosebleeds occurred several times a day. His health was at an all-time low. He was so weak he could barely walk short distances. It was a lousy situation for any human being — let alone a dentist working full time. Eventually, Allan’s son, Scott — a Kansas physician — found an HHT expert — Dr. Terence Davidson, director of University of California San Diego’s Nasal Dysfunction Clinic. Father and son underwent treatment with Avastin — a drug most often used for colon cancer. It worked. It was a miraculous relief. All the while, Allan educated himself and found resources, many online from the HHT Foundation International (www.hht.org). Literature from the HHT Foundation International (www.hht.org) notes that HHT can be life-threatening. People with malformations of the blood-carrying structures in the brain can have strokes. Ruptures in other affected organs pose serious threats. Ninety percent of those people who have HHT are undiagnosed, until undergoing a catastrophic event such as a stroke or even death. “It was almost four years ago now that I was hospitalized and undergoing transfusions,” said Allan. “I want to make people aware of the illness, so that others can realize they don’t have to live that way — they can do things to help themselves.” Allan wanted to share his success story and prove to himself that he truly was renewed and raise awareness of HHT. His goal was to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro — the tallest mountain in all of Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 19,340 feet. He and Scott climbed the mountain together. Radio and television stations related their story. The publicity raised awareness of HHT and offered hope to those who felt there is none. Allan’s wife of 50 years, Gwen, and his daughter, Stacy, encouraged Allan’s plans for the climb. “Scott had made the climb three years earlier and he came with me — maybe as sort of a parental babysitter,” laughed Allan. “The climb was tough but the trip was well worth the effort. I proved to myself that I could do it — I did not have to sit back and die. I also raised awareness for HHT and showed people that they did not have to just wait for the inevitable.”

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It was time to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. The first portion of the climb went through rain forest where legions of monkeys and birds replicated sounds heard in every Tarzan movie ever made. The land was green with lush, dense vegetation. Allan said the terrain changed dramatically, the higher they climbed, and that above tree level nothing much grew. Allan and Scott, plus an experienced crew of 18, including a guide, an assistant guide, a cook and porters to carry tents and food supplies, achieved the summit in nine days. “Looking down, we saw glaciers, rocks and huge boulders,” said Allan. “It was exciting but hard going. Once we got up to 12,000 feet, it became difficult to breath. At 15,000 it became hard to sleep – not enough air. Oxygen was available but I didn’t want to use any supplemental stuff.” Allan is motivated to urge people toward finding out all they can about HHT. He says that unless somebody is diagnosed properly, which only can be done with genetic testing, they may never know they have a problem. “People tend to disregard nosebleeds,” said Allan. “They shouldn’t think nosebleeds are just something that happens. They could have very serious problems and an early diagnosis is important. There is a simple blood test that can be done.” He is the first to admit that climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is not something that everyone should consider attempting. But he also admits there is value in celebrating life and stretching one’s boundaries — even to 19,000 feet. “Thinking you can do the impossible is very important,” said Allan Olitsky, survivor.

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by Lee D. Gaber, Esquire

1-888-CYCLE-LAW (1-888-292-5352) LeeGaber@cycleattorney.com A column worth repeating ... Given that riding season is finally in bloom, I want to touch on the topic of DWI/DUI as many riders will end up at destinations where alcohol is being served. I feel that it is my duty to inform all of you that the penalties for DUI/DWI are getting harsher and more expensive every year.

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Though I have written on this topic in the past, it again merits discussion given the .08 limit in most every state. For many of us, this means that two beers or drinks in rapid succession will put us very close to the limit, especially if not ingested with food. While the penalties for a .08 to a .10 may not be terrible in some states, especially if it’s your first offense, two beers often leads to three or four and that’s when we start getting into trouble.

The penalties for driving under the influence vary widely from state to state however, in NJ, in most cases, a first offense will trigger a minimum seven (7) month license suspension and fines upwards of $1,000.00 plus attorneys fees. Adding insult to injury, if you are a PA resident charged with DWI while riding in New Jersey, you will not have the opportunity, even if it is your first offense, to utilize the ARD program usually offered to first offenders in PA and in most cases will have your license suspended for one (1) full year in PA. Normally first offenders in PA, not involved in accident, will be eligible for the ARD program which requires drug and alcohol evaluation and fines but rarely a license suspension. However, this program is only available one (1) time, after that, in PA if you are convicted of DUI within the next ten (10) years, you will do a minimum of five (5) days in prison and receive an automatic twelve (12) month license suspension along with extensive fines and penalties. If your blood alcohol is higher than .10 and you are charged with a second offense within a ten (10) year period in PA, the mandatory jail term grows to thirty (30) days, and another one year license suspension. Similarly in New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, for each subsequent offense, the fines, potential jail time and the license suspensions grow harsher with each offense. Now I know that every one of you reading this column understands that if you are convicted of DWI/DUI, there are penalties. However, experience has taught me that most of the public doesn’t understand how severe the penalties and license suspensions can be. Furthermore, unlike most other criminal offenses, there is very little room to plea bargain on a DUI/DWI, as most states have mandatory fines, jail terms and license suspensions. As a result, many clients are very upset when they learn that they may lose their license for up to a year, even for a first offense. Given that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, please be careful and if you know you may be drinking, a designated driver is always a great idea!!! I hope you find this information informative and if you would like additional information on this topic, or any other, I can always be reached at LeeGaber@cycleattorney.com or by calling me at 1-888-CYCLE-LAW (1-888-292-5352).

Sincerely, LEE D. GABER, Esquire The one and only, “Cycle Attorney”

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RIDE CALENDAR To Submit an event for our calendar go to our website and click on the Calendar link, open the calendar and click “submit event”. Fill in the spaces and you’ll receive a confirming email when your event is posted. DEADLINE to have your event listed in the magazine is the 10th of the month PRIOR to the publish date. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE EVENTS OR TO SUBMIT YOUR EVENT GO TO

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(PA) Share The Road Rally: May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. SHARE THE ROAD RALLY AND & MEMBERSHIP DRIVE… SO, Ride On Out To ZAC`S For Fresh Burgers, Shakes, Fries. Free Road Signs & Stickers, Products for sale $5.00 Table. Hosted By A.B.A.T.E. of Pennsylvania, Delaware Valley Chapter #63. Time: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM Location: Zac's Burgers - 3600 Concord Rd - Aston, PA 19063 Contact: Frank Email: Delvalchapter63@comcast.net

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(NJ) Americans Assisting Veterans 2012 ALR Poker Run: Cost: $20.00/Rider, $10.00 Passenger/Non-Rider. Registration: 9-11. Food Music Fun Starting at 1 PM following ride at Post 113. Music provided by AJC Band Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Location: American Legion Post 113 - 510 Harrison St - Frenchtown, NJ 08825 Contact: Bob Murray Phone: (908)442-4106 http://alrpost113.webs.com

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(PA) Bike Blessing 2012: Please join OpenRoad & The Power Place of Chester County for our 3rd annual Bike Blessing. Coffee & Donuts 9:30am, Church 10:00am. Bike Blessing 12:00pm Short ride and cookout right after. Rain date May 20th. Reserved parking. All bikes and riders are welcome. Location: The Power Place - 576 Rosedale Road - Kennett Square, PA 19348 Contact: Jeff Email: pjsmack@comcast.net Phone: 610-329-5461

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(PA) 9th Annual Christopher J. Lang, MOTORCYCLE Awareness RunS: Line up 10am @Barnaby's 1901 Old West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA 19083, Kickstands up 11am. The ride will go through multiple townships of Delaware County. Ending at Jimmy D's 1512 Chester Pike, Folcroft, PA 19032 *Free Buffet*. Sponsored By Delaware Valley A.B.A.T.E. • www.delawarevalleyabate.com Contact: Frank Email: delvalchapter63@comcast.net

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(PA) 4th Annual Little Hands Big Plans Make A Wish Memorial Ride: Registration begins at 11:00am Cycles depart 1:00pm. Destination: AI Dupont - 1600 Rockland Rd - Wilmington De. Cost: $20.00 per cycle. We will be taking pre-orders for event tee shirts. $10 each. We collect toys, batteries, nail polish, hair items, games anything a child in the hospital would use. When we are at the The Ronald McDonald house we will be able to talk to the families staying there and eat some ice cream. Questions: Marsha Wagner (717) 529-6033 or (717) 989-3998 Email: harleykarolynmom@aol.com or follow on facebook Little Hands Big Plans Location: SECA Park - 299 Park Ave - Quarryville, PA 17566

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(NJ) 10th Annual Ride for the River: Tenth Annual Ride for the River to support the Raritan Headwaters Assocaiton. 50 mile motorcycle poker run through the Raritan River Watershed. Live band, pig roast, bike show. tshirts and pins for sale. tshirt included if preregistered. Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Cost: $25.00 Location: Schooley's Mountain County Park 91 E. Springtown Rd - Long Valley, NJ 07853 Contact: Kate Deans Email: kdeans@raritanheadwaters.org Phone: 908-234-1852

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(PA) Ride to Fight SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy): This is our 7th annual Ride to Fight Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It is AMA sanctioned. All proceeds go toward finding a cure www.FSMA.org. There will be a ride patch, pin, food and raffle, and DON'T MISS live music by Roman's Road! Time: Starts at 09:30 AM Cost: $20/person Location: naBRASA Brizilian Steakhouse - Rt. 611 & Jefferson Ave. - Horsham, PA 19044 Contact: Chris Cooter Phone: 215-260-4957 Email: mjmcalvaryriders@verizon.net

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(PA) Nazareth Bike Fest: This event will be held rain or shine Sat. May 19th 2012 from 12-7 at center square (main & center st). There will food,beverages & vendors. Live music from 12-7 along with a bike show. we are also looking for vendors and participants in the bike show. Contact: Tina Smith Email: Tina@nazarethchamber.com Phone: (610) 759-9188

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(PA) Annual Spring Poker Run Music Fest for the Vets: Registration is from 9am-11am cost is $20, Free T-Shirt. Music Fest for the Vets inclues Pig Roast 4 Bands and Prizes Cost is $10 Cost: $30 for both events Location: Keelersville Club 2522 Ridge Rd - Perkasie, PA 18944 Contact: Karen Williams Email: keelersvilleclub@yahoo.com Phone: 215-257-9949

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(NJ) AHDRA-Northeast Nitro Nationals: All Harley Drag Racing. 16 classes of competition from 230 mph nitro harley, pro drag, pro fuel, pro mod, draggin bagger, v-rods and street bikes. Children 11 and under free; Active and reserve military – free. Vendors, food. Meet and talk with your favorite AHDRA racers and their pit crews. Cost: $50 weekend; $30 single day Location: Atco Raceway - 1000 Jackson Road - Atco, NJ 08004 Contact: Gerry Greene Email: gerry@ahdra.com Phone: 336-924-2095

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(PA) LIMEPORT AA SPRING BIKE RAFFLE: Grand Prize: 2012 FXDB Street Bob or $10,000 - 2nd: $250; 3rd: $100; 4th, 5th, 6th: $50; 7th thru 10th: Club Prizes - If less than 2,000 tickets are sold raffle becomes 50/50 drawing. Cost: $10.00 per ticket Time: 12pm-9pm, Drawing @ 6:00pm - Additional $5.00 @ door for beverages & band-THE CHERRY BOMBS. Location: Ridge & Valley Rod & Gun Club - 7600 Blue Church Road - Coopersburgh PA 18036. Contact: Mike Berger for tickets by phone - 267-799-6862 Time: 12:00-09:00PM

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(PA) Vintage Bike Night York Presents: Kick Starter at The Cove. Time: Starts at 01:00 PM Cost: $5.00 to enter your bike for judging. Location: Cove Restaurant - 1500 S. George St - York, PA 17403 Contact: Matt Harbaugh Email: horsefly73@hotmail.com Phone: 717-514-9733

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(PA) Perkasie FD All You Can Eat Breakfast : Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Pancakes, Waffles, Sausage Links, Scrapple, Bacon, Toast, Mushrooms, Onions, Creamed Beef, Coffee, Tea, Juices, Breakfast Desserts. Time: 07:30 AM - 12:30 PM Cost: $7.00/Adults, $3.50/Children Location: Perkasie Fire Dept - 100 N. 5th Street - Perkasie, PA 18944 Contact: J David Worthington Email: buckschief26@comcast.net Phone: 215-453-2166

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(PA) EMS Motorcycle Ride: Final destination is Applalachin Harley-Davidson, 6695 Carlise Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA. To raise funds for the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Bike ride (The Muddy Angels) who raise money for the families of EMS Line of Duty Deaths and to also raise awareness of Emergency Medical Services. Time: Starts at 08:00AM Cost: $20/driver, $10/passenger. Location: Lancaster County Public Safety & Training Cent - 101 Champ Blvd - Manheim, PA 17545 Contact: Megan Hollinger Email: meganh@ehsf.org Phone: (717) 774-7911

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(PA) Boston's Battle Charity Ride: Meet Boston Drew Johnson, Registration: 10-11 AM. We will leave Eagle Classics at 11:30-12 Noon. Registration is $10.00 per person. There will be Door Prizes, Raffles, Food, Refreshments & Entertainment. For more information on Batten Disease, visit www.BDSRA.Org Cost: $10.00/person Location: Eagle Classics - 6782 Rt. 30 West - Thomasville, PA Contact: Dawn Staub Phone: 717-495-6900

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(PA) 1ST ANNUAL FUN IN THE SUN POKER RUN AND FESTIVAL TO FIGHT DIABETES: Riders in by 3:00 - Poke hand winner announed at 3:30 - $20/rider, $15/passenger/ non-riders/children - Chinese Auction - 50/50 - Food and NonAlcoholic Drinks included. Cash Bar available - Shop from local vendors and crafters - RAIN or SHINE - 2/3/4/ wheels welcome - Do not need to be a member of the Bund. BENEFITS the AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOC. Time: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM Location: Coplay Saengerbund - 205 S. 5th St - Coplay, PA 18037 Contact: BJ Millheim Email: bjmandee@verizon.net Phone: 610-730-2755

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(PA) Nyucck Nyucck Nyucck: For More Details and to Sign up for this Event Please Log on at: www.meetup.com/KickstandsUp/ This fun filled day of riding is going to start off with a tour of the Stoogeum which is also where we're meeting up. The Stoogeum is the world's first and only museum of Three Stooges memorabilia. Containing close to 100,000 pieces of Stoogeabilia. After our tour of the Stoogeum we'll be off on a 70 mile back roads trip to Metuchen NJ and the final resting place of James Bechtold. With an hour or two to explore the Stoogeum and the 70 mile ride to the tombstone Plus a Stop for Lunch and at least some highway travel along the way back you can expect this to be a 6 - 8 hour adventure. Time: Starts at 10:00AM Location: Stoogeum - 904 Sheble Ln - Spring House, PA 19426 Contact: Dave Email: DaveonaVulcan@gmail.com

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(PA) Broad Mountain Enduro: Reading Off Road Riders Enduro is a cross country trail bike event. Approximatly 80 miles. No admission fee for spectators. Need AMA membership to enter the event. More info at www.rorr.org. Time: 07-4PM Contact: Mark Moyer Email: d19512@yahoo.com Phone: 610-921-3592

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(PA) the Worlds LARGEST Pancakes: This 120 Mile Scenic ride takes us to Ridgewood NJ and the Country Pancake House. We'll be avoiding the Highways for this ride and instead taking the more scenic back roads all the north. Be prepared for some highway along the way home along with a full belly. Including Lunch at the Country pancake house this trip should take about 8 hours Time: 8:00AM Location: WaWa - 106 N Bethlehem Pike - Fort Washington, PA 19034 Contact: Dave Email: daveonavulcan@gmail.com

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(NJ) Dawn Patrol MC 75th Anniversary Poker Run: $20 per covers all Food & Beverages. Poker Run ending at our club in Bridgewater. You must stop at two check points for poker hand. See web site for more info www.dawnpatrolmc.com Time: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM Location: Bradley Gardens Firehouse - 24 Old York Rd - Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Contact: Rod Savitz Email: RSavitz@optonline.net Phone: 848-228-9299

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(PA) Bike Night Under the Lights: Hosted by Strip Club Choppers PA/NJ and Bikerlist.com the last Wednesday nights April thru September. We will be having vendors, DJ/Live music, drink specials, food specials, bike washes, activities, 50/50, bike show (with trophies), and whatever else we can think of. Proceeds from the bike nights will benefit local charitable organizations. VENDORS AND BANDS LOOKING FOR EXPOSURE WANTED. Time: 05:00-10:00PM Location: Greenhouse Tavern - 325 West Reliance Road - Telford, PA 18969 Contact: Billy Email: william@bikerlist.com Phone: 215 721 2726

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