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Letter From The Editor........................................... 6 Cover Story - Thunder In The Smokies......................... 7 Bike Nights............................................................. 8 August 2015 Cruisin’ Calendar............................... 8 Quotable Quote...................................................... 16 The Smoke Out 16 Blazes In The Heat................. 18 Poker Run To Benefit John “Wally” Walrath........... 20 Durham H.O.G. Chapter 3382’s Heroes Ride........ 22 Widow Maker CDR................................................ 26 Boozy Creek - Muddy Creek.................................. 28 Great American Cookout At Indian Of Greensboro... 30 Charity Outdoor Concert For Juvenile Diabetes.... 32 Smoke Out 16 At The Rock................................... 34 The Ride For Mike Helms...................................... 36 The Nation Of Patriots Tour 2015........................... 39 Cruiser Coolmax® Socks by Harley-Davidson....... 41 Denver Defense Bike Night.................................... 43 Just Hawgs Swap Meet......................................... 46 Southern Riders MC Receives A Toast To 30 Years... 49 Motorcycle Safety In The Rain............................... 50 MB H-D Celebrates Independence Day................ 52 The Fourth Annual Iron Chariot Ride..................... 54 Our Place Inn......................................................... 56 People & Places.................................................... 58 Spokes & Jokes..................................................... 60 Tempted.................................................................. 62 Virtual Bikeshow..................................................... 65 Beating The Odds Hawgs For Hospice Dice Run Pt 1... 66 McCrory Not Budging on I-77 Toll Project.............. 68 Thunderzone.......................................................... 71 The LIE That Caused 177 Arrests In Waco............ 72

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AMERICAN LEGION POST 55 111 Miller St Winston-Salem, NC 336-724-0660, 2nd Fri of the month

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LUCKY’S SALOON 1453 Industry Dr. Burlington, NC 336-570-1050 MYRTLE BEACH HARLEY-DAVIDSON The Deck @ House Of Blues 4640 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 843) 369-5555 RUMORZ BAR & CLUB 179 Highlands Rd. Franklin, NC 828-369-3329 STARS & BARS TAVERN 723 Klumac Rd, Salisbury NC 704-310-5503 TILLEY H-D OF SALISBURY 653 Bendix Dr, Salisbury, NC 6-9 pm 704-638-6044

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AUG 1 AMERICAN PIT BULL FOUNDATION POKER RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Reg 10am www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-872-3883.

AUG 1 10th ANNUAL REGIONAL HOSPICE RIDE Spartanburg Shrine Club, 1450 Fernwood Glendale Rd., Spartanburg, SC. Escorted ride Reg 8:30 KSU 10 $25/person includes meal. Rain date 8/8. 864-573-5645.

AUG 1 DEMO DAY Tilley HarleyDavidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. DJ, food. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury. com 704-638-6044.

AUG 1 AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POST 55 LEGACY POKER RUN American Legion Post #55, 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 9:30-11 KSU 11:30am, $15/sgl $20/dbl, 50/50, raffles, food. Benefits American Legion Legacy Run. 336-724-0660. AUG 1 EVERY HERO NEEDS A HEART BENEFIT RIDE Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 9:30-10:30 $25/ sgl $30/dbl, live music, food, vendors, cruise in. Benefits COTA in honor of Zane Snider. www.cotaforZanes.com 336-7223106. AUG 1 WARRIORS AND HEROS POKER RUN Louie’s Pub, 2417 Robeson St, Fayetteville, NC. Benefits the NC Veterans Home. www. tarheelnk.org Grant “Triple D” Beyers nktriple.d.tarheel@gmail.com 910-5148614. AUG 1 2ND ANNUAL LEATHERNECKS MC POKER RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Reg 10am James Darrell Glazebrooks superlt212000@ yahoo.com 828-514-7959. AUG 1 CAPE BEARDS 2ND ANNUAL CHAMBERS FOR HOPE BENEFIT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. AUG 1 8TH ANNUAL DO GOOD DAY Harleyville Community Center, 163 S. Railroad Ave, Harleyville, SC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11am, $15/rider $10/pass, food, live auction, 50/50. Benefits the Whitney Bazzle and Cathy Hughes Wimberly families. Tim or Donna Trader djtrax@ bellsouth.net 843-563-2545.

AUG 1 2ND ANNUAL LYNSEY MILLER MEMORIAL RIDE Pine Tree Bar & Grill, 3880 Bethania Station Rd, Winston-Salem, NC. REg 10am KSU 12 $15/sgl $20/dbl, incl BBQ or Chicken meal. silent auction, 50/50, live music. Benefits 3 small children. Rain date 8/8 Tim Miller 336-775-7184. AUG 1 RIDE FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK Walmart Neighborhood Store, 5039 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 9-10am; KSU 10am. $25 for riders, $10 for passengers. Meal after ride; several awesome door prizes; 50-50; Benefits the Children’s Miracle Network. Tony Gagliardi gagliardiaj@aol.com 336-8170176. AUG 1 5TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE IN MEMORY OF PFC JUSTIN WALKER Lucky’s Saloon, 1453 Industry Drive, Burlington, NC. Ride Rain or Shine. Reg. 9:30AM11:10AM. $15/Bike. $5/Rider. Dinner Inc. Non-Riders $5 Cover & Dinner. 50/50. Raffle Items. Live Music. All Bikes & Cars Welcome. Jeff Ladd 336512-3133. Charlotte Sizemore 336-2131197. AUG 1 HILLBILLIES & VETERANS ROLLING THUNDER IN THE VALLEY Smith Brothers HarleyDavidson, 3518 Bristol Hwy, Johnson City, TN. Reg 8am KSU 9am, $20/hand $5/add hand. Benefits Veterans through Rolling Thunder -TN Chapter #4. Martin Garst 423-948-8670. AUG 1 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am-12pm www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261.

9 AUG 1 STEELE ANGELS BACK TO SCHOOL POKER RUN Legend’s, 4624 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC. First Bike out 11am. Old School Biker Games. Come support your future Leaders Wendy Rogers vettgirl64@aol.com 910-8180458. AUG 1 CMA MEETING AND RIDE Ingles Market, 2130 E Main St, Lincolnton, NC. Ambassadors For Christ CMA Chapter #539 general meeting and ride open to everyone. Breakfast at 8a, Meeting at 8:45a, Ride at 10a. Chappy chappykpitts@gmail.com 980-429-6877. AUG 1 NAM KNIGHTS OF AMERICA MC HEROES & WARRIORS BENEFIT Nam Knights of America MC “Tarheel Chapter” Clubhouse, 327 N. Grogg St, Spring Lake, NC. Contact 30 days in advance for the starting location. Benefits Wounded Warriors and Law Enforcement. www. tarheelnk.org Grant “Triple D” Beyers tripled@tarheelnk.org 910-514-8614. AUG 2 2ND ANNUAL RIDE FOR OUR WARRIORS USO Jacksonville Center, 9 Tallman St., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11, $25/rider $10/pass, 50/50, food, auction, music. Proceeds benefit VEMA. 910-455-3411. AUG 3 VETERANS VOICES Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10am www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. AUG 4 CAPITAL CITY BIKE NIGHT Aversboro Restaurant & Sports Bar, 1411 Aversboro Rd., Garner, NC. 6-9pm. www. rayprice.com 919-832-2261. AUG 7-8 ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER Riders Roost Motorcycle Resort, Inc., 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. Pamela Lucas 336-973-8405. AUG 8 DOUGH FOR JOE Bid Harley, 1426 Northside Dr., Statesville, NC. Vendors, food, drinks, raffles. Benefits Joe Keller to help with bills due to Heart Bypass Surgery. www.bidharley.com 704202-3262.


10 AUG 8 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION/SWAP MEET Bid Harley, 1426 Northside Dr., Statesville, NC. 11am-4pm, vendors, food, drinks, music, raffles. 704-202-3262. AUG 8 LOYALTY RIDERS CAR & BIKE WASH Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley. com 910-864-1200. AUG 8 SPORTSTER BIKE SHOW & CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Live music, food. www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. AUG 8 INDIAN OF GREENSBORO BIKE NIGHT @ THE BALLPARK New Bridge Bank Park - Home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers., 408 Bellemeade St, Greensboro, NC. Game time 7pm. Arrive by 6pm for pre-game motorcycle parade through the stadium. www.indianmotorcyclegreensboro.com 336-763-5621. AUG 8 DIXIE THUNDER ABATE NO PUSSIE’S RIDE Wagon Wheel, 732 E Buena Vista Ave, North Augusta, SC. All Day Ride. dixiethunderabate.com Richard Farr richardfarr@bellsouth.net 8036455088. AUG 8 KERRY & SUE WILSON POKER RUN Doghouse Bar & Grill, 3049 Owen Dr., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11am, $20/1st hand $15/add hand, live music, corn hole, raflles, 50/50, vendors. Proceeds go toward medical expenses. Brian Rice 910-587-6066. AUG 8 TEAM WYATT BENEFIT RIDE South Lake Saloon, 1573 South Lake Dr, Lexington, SC. Reg 12, $20/ rider $10/pass, auction, food, 50/50. Proceeds go toward medical expenses. 803-399-8036. AUG 8 5TH ANNUAL HORRY CO. DISABILITIES & SPECIAL NEEDS BENEFIT RIDE Horry Co. Disabilities and Special Needs, 250 Victory Lane, Conway, SC. Reg 8:30-9:55am, $20/rider $5/pass KSU 10, music, raffles, silent auction, food. Yvonne Salinger salinger@ sccoast.net 843-349-7237.

Cruisin’ Calendar AUG 8 V.V.A ANNUAL LZ 960 BENEFIT POKER RUN Lakevue Landing, 1543 Camp Shelor Rd, Manning, SC. Reg11am, $10/entry. Sponsored by The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 960. 803-460-8551. AUG 8 AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS BIKE NIGHT American Legion Post #116, 6400 Johnson Pond Rd., FuquayVarina, Food, vendors, live band, 50/50. Hal Delooze 919-557-5900. AUG 12 BIKE NIGHT Rommel HarleyDavidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 6-9pm, food, beer, music, contest. www. rommelhd.com 919-596-9511. AUG 14-16 MAGGIE VALLEY SUMMER RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 374 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC. Gates open Fri 10am-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-3pm, $10/ day $20/wknd, Car & bike show, door prizes, vendors, food, live music. www. maggievalleyrallys.com 336-580-1638. AUG 14-16 REBEL ROUSERS ANNIVERSARY PARTY 1304 Green Farm Rd., Asheboro, NC. $15/person, camping, games, door prizes, music. 910817-9912. AUG 15 ROAD RUNNERS BIKE/CAR WASH Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharleyc.om 910-8641200. AUG 15 GUARDIAN AD LITEM POKER RUN Legends Pub, 4624 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC. First out 12. 910867-2364. AUG 15 SUPER HERO DAY Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Live music, food. www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. AUG 15 POKER RUN BENEFIT RIDE FOR EARL CHANEY Early Times, 9105 US-158, Stokesdale, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12:15, $20/sgl $25/dbl $30/veh, raffles, 50/50, music, food. 336-298-4911. AUG 15 CAR SHOW Smokin HarleyDavidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., WinstonSalem, NC. 9am-3pm. Reg $20, food, 50/50, raffle, vendors, live music. Benefits

Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center. www.smokinharley.com 336-722-3106. AUG 15 JOANN MORAN POKER RUN In the Wind, 15800 Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC. Reg 9-11, $20/bike $5/pass, music, food, door prizes, raffle, 50/50. Michelle Johnson 704-795-8857. AUG 15 4TH ANNUAL NEW HOPE PREGNANCY RIDE East Bend Evangelical Methodist Church, 104 Blanch St, East Bend, NC. Reg 9am10:45am. KSU 11am. $20/bike. Hot dogs, 50/50, door prizes. 100% of the proceeds goes to New Hope Pregnancy. Todd Coram toddcoram@yadtel.net 336-4288041. AUG 15 1ST ANNUAL FOR THE WOUNDED RIDE Smokin HarleyDavidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr, WinstonSalem, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11:30, $20/rider $10/pass, food, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Jessie Fletcher. www. forevertwowheels6223.com amanda@ honorwinery.com AUG 15 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY Hometown Harley-Davidson, 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. Food and drinks. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252-4391345. AUG 15 9TH ANNUAL BIKE RIDE FOR A CAUSE Collier Harley-Davidson, 316 Premier Blvd, Roanoke Rapids, NC. Reg 10am KSU 11 $20, food. Benefits Juvenile Behavioral Health in Halifax County. Maurice Davis 252-535-3718. AUG 15 GOLDRUSH #18 CHARITY BIKE & 4X4 SHOW Pure Gold, 143 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC. Reg 11am, bike show, jumping, biker babe contest, charity raffle. Spons by Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson. 910-452-2228. adamvilm@gmail.com 910-540-2220. AUG 15 WALK IN’ ROLL POKER ACTIVITES LEAGUE POKER RUN Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. S.E., Hickory, NC. Reg 9-11am, $15/hand $25/3 hands, live auction, 50/50, pro wrestling. Benefits Walk In’ Roll organ. www.walkinroll.org Sherrill Baxter 828-962-2580.


Cruisin’ Calendar AUG 15 2015 BEST OF THE BIKES BIKE SHOW Myrtle Beach HarleyDavidson, 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 11-3pm, reg 11-12:30pm, live music, food. Benefits the SC ALS Assoc. in honor of Faye Britsch. www. myrtlebeachharley.com 843-369-5555. AUG 15 GRILLIN & CHILLIN Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 11am-4pm, food, live music. www.downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. AUG 15 NATASHA HULLET BREAST CANCER RUN Grassy Creek F.D., 12966 NC 226, Spruce Pine, NC. $20/ bike, $10/extra rider. Breakfast 9-11. KSU 12:00. 50/50, door prizes Barry Boone bboone73@hotmail.com 828-385-2235. AUG 16 2ND ANNUAL BRODY THOMPSON MEMORIAL POKER RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Reg 12, $30/rider $15/pass. brodythompsonfoundation.com jay@ brodythompsonfoundation.com AUG 18 LADIES GARAGE PARTY Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 6-8:30pm, prizes. www.smokinharley.com 336-7223106. AUG 18 SUNSET PARKING LOT PARTY Harley Shop at the Beach, 4002 Hwy 17 S, N Myrtle Beach, SC. 5:30-7:30, food, dj, prizes. www. harleyshopatthebeach.com 843-663-5555. AUG 18 CAPITAL CITY BIKE NIGHT Aversboro Restaurant & Sports Bar, 1411 Aversboro Rd., Garner, NC. 6-9pm. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. AUG 19 BIKE NIGHT Rommel HarleyDavidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 6-9pm, food, music, contest. www. rommelhd.com 919-596-9511. AUG 21-22 BLACK LIGHT PARTY Riders Roost Motorcycle Resort, 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405.

AUG 22 2ND ANNUAL GUARDIANS OF THE CHILDREN CHARITY RIDE Tilley Harley-Davidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Reg 11am www.tilleyhd.com 704-872-3883. AUG 22 AMERICAN LEGION POST #106 POKER RUN American Legion Post #106, 6250 NC Hwy 801, Salisbury, NC. KSU 11, $15/rider $10/pass, food, door prizes, 50/50. Benefits American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. Bob Kenerly 704-278-4544. Rick Land rickland39@gmail.com 704-929-9831. AUG 22 CLIFFORD “KIP” JOHNSON CHARITY POKER RUN Yesterday’s Pub & Grill, 98 Amarillo Ln, Sanford, NC. Reg 10:30am, $10/hand, raffles, food, music, bike wash, bike show. 919-499-0100. AUG 22 EL BAB SHRINE BIKER BASH ElBAB Shrine Club, 571 Patterson Mill Road, Barnwell, SC. Benefit for the Shriner’s Children Hospital Poker Run and drawings for cash prizes.. First bike out at 10A.M. Last bike Back at 5 P.M. John N. Griffin elbab@atlanticbbn.net (803)300-3808. AUG 22 CRUIZ IN’ FOR A CURE Aiken Motorcycle Sales, 2129 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC. Reg 9-10:45am KSU 11, $15/bike, police escorted. Benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Steve Seymour 803-522-0028. AUG 22 JIMMY’S MEMORIAL BIKE RUN JR’s, Hwy 15 S, Hartsville, SC. First out 12, $15/sgl $20/dbl, 50/50. 843615-1949. AUG 22 BENEFIT RIDE FOR JEREMY BOILEAU The Fields Church, 1211 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC. Reg 9 KSu 11, $20/rider $5/pass, music, food. Benefits funeral expenses. Shane Brower browershane@yahoo.com 336250-2764. AUG 22 IRON ELITE Rommel HarleyDavidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. www.rommelhd.com 919-596-9511. AUG 22 KAREN’S CURE “PAYING IT FORWARD” BENEFIT In The Wind Bar, 15800 Old Statesville Rd,

11 Huntersville, NC. $5/bike, car, 50/50, silent auction. Bert 704-992-9449. AUG 22 BENEFIT FOR BABY GREY WATSON Timms Harley-Davidson, 4110 Clemsons Blvd, Anderson, SC. Live music. 864-224-1531. AUG 22 MONTFORD POINT MARINES MEMORIAL CHARITY RIDE New River Harley-Davidson, 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Reg 8:45-10am, $20/rider $5/pass. Benefits Montford Point Marine Memorial Fund. www.mpmamemorial.org 910-346-9997. AUG 22 RED DEVILS MC 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY 746 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC. 3pm-until AUG 22 BIKES BLUES & BBQ 8TH ANNUAL CHARITY RIDE FOR KIDS Cabarrus Shrine Club, 1460 Oakwood Ave, Kannapolis, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10am, $25/rider includes t-shirt & meal, $15/pass. Sponsored by Cabarrus Shrine Club. www.cabarrusshrineclub.org 704933-2797. AUG 22 HAVE A HEART 4 BABY LENNON BENEFIT RIDE Anthony’s, 1121 Calks Ferry Rd., Lexington, SC. Reg 11-1pm, $15/person, food, also reg at Social Grill 1002 AJ Armick Rd., Irmo SC. anthonysbar@yahoo.com 803-3563348. AUG 22 6TH ANNUAL WOUNDED WARRIOR BUG RUN Johnny’s on Main, 27 South Main St., Franklinton, NC. Reg 9:15 KSU 11, $15/rider $5/pass, 50/50, door prizes. Hosted by Rolling Thunder NC Chapter 7. Randy Grosskopf rrgrosskopf@yahoo.com AUG 22 3RD ANNUAL PATH OF HOPE RIDE FOR RECOVERY Path of Hope, 1675 E Center St Ext, Lexington, NC. Reg 8:30am KSU 10, $20/rider $10/ pass, food, event t-shirt. Rain date 8/28 www.apathofhope.org 336-248-8914. AUG 22 WILSON’S MILLS CIVITAN CHARITY RIDE Ray Price HarleyDavidson, 1126 S Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9:30-10;45am KSU 11, $20/ rider $10/pass, $20/car, food, door prizes, 50/50. www.rayprice.com Daryl Jones thejones2007@embarqmail.com 919-9012165.


12 AUG 22 SWAP MEET Tilley HarleyDavidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10-4, $10/space $5/table, live music. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-6386044. AUG 22 RILEY’S ARMY BIKE RUN Hometown Harley-Davidson, 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. Food, vendors, live music, raffles. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252-4391345. AUG 23 BIKERS FOR KIDS BENEFIT RIDE Mt. Airy Sheetz, 2905 Rockford St., Mt. Airy, NC. Reg 12:30 KSU 2pm,$20/sgl $25/dbl, door prizes, 50/50. Benefits Brain Tumor Foundation. George Couch 336-403-9822. AUG 25 RICHMOND COUNTY CBA/ ABATE BIKE NIGHT Southern Road House, 640 McNair Rd., Rockingham, NC. 7-11pm 585-455-9553. AUG 26 BIKE NIGHT Rommel HarleyDavidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 6-9pm, food, beer, music, contest. www. rommelhd.com 919-596-9511. AUG 27 BIKE NIGHT Hometown Harley-Davidson, 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. ww.hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345. AUG 28-30 IRON RIDERS MC ANNUAL FIELD PARTY 347 Hammit Rd, Bulls Gap, TN. Live music, biker games, cold beverages, hot food, and great brotherhood. Admission $10/person. Vendors are welcome, FREE camping all weekend. Demon (president)/ Hawk (Secretary) 423-823-0145 / 423-218-5891. AUG 29 5TH ANNUAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS CALDWELL COUNTY BENEFIT MOTORCYCLE RIDE Day 3 Church Parking Lot, 4365 Hickory Blvd, Granite Falls, NC. Reg 11, $10/rider $10/pass. Johnny Overby bknc24@live. com 828-750-4338. AUG 29 HOT AUGUST NIGHT COMMUNITY BIKE NIGHT Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Rd, Burlington, NC. 11-4pm, Customer appreciation party, food, music. www. downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261.

Cruisin’ Calendar AUG 29 IN LOVING MEMORY OF DON TILLEY BASH Tilley HarleyDavidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. 11am-3pm, live music, food, ride to Don’s Memorial site 1pm. www.tilleyhd. com 704-472-3883. AUG 29 20TH ANNUAL MOONSHINE RIDE Crossroads Harley-Davidson, 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 3-5pm, $20/sgl $25/dbl, door prizes, food. Benefits Millers Creek Christian School. 336-667-1003. AUG 29 YORK COUNTY CRESENT SHRINE CLUB LADIES AUXILIARY DICE RUN Jokers, 1312 Neely’s Creek Rd., Rock Hill, SC. Reg 11:30-12:30 KSU 1, $15/sgl $25/dbl, Chinese auction, 50/50. Benefits The Out Patient Children’s Activities. Penny 803-487-8219. AUG 29 SUNSHINE’S AWARENESS RIDE & CONCERT Smokin HarleyDavidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., WinstonSalem, NC. Reg 2 KSU 3, $15/sgl $30/ dbl includes concert tickets, ride only $10/ sgl, $20/dbl, raffle, prizes, food. Benefits National Organization for Rare Disorders. 336-722-3106. AUG 29 B.E.A.R WITH ME BENEFIT BIKE RIDE Our Place Tavern, 4350 NC 89 Hwy East, Walnut Cove, NC. $10/rider inc BBQ supper & live auction. Reg 11 am, KSU 12:30! Spons by Inspire Stokes County! B.E.A.R (Believing in Every Ability Ride) Proceeds go to purchase special needs adaptive playground equipment at Germanton Park. Mindy Coe coemindy@gmail.com 336-423-6908. AUG 29 NEW MODEL UNVEILING Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. www.rayprice. com marketing@rayprice.com 919-8322261. AUG 29 3RD ANNUAL HOSPICE RIDE Saw Mill, 5716 W Market St, Greensboro, NC. Food, music, Raffle. 336-273-1101. AUG 29 CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY POKER RUN Blue Ridge HarleyDavidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. S.E., Hickory, NC. Reg 10am KSU 10:30-12,

$20/rider $10/pass, first 25 bikes get free t-shirt. Door prizes, food, auction, 50/50. Rain date 8/30. Hosted by Catawba Valley H.O.G. Billy 828-850-3275. AUG 29 16TH-ANNUAL ALL-STAR RIDE FOR LIFE Scooter’s Bar and Grill, 1911 Sego Court, Raleigh, NC. Reg. 9, ride 11 to Duke to meet some of the kids! $20/rider, inc T-shirt, bbq after ride. Silent auction, 50-50, live bands, prizes! Benefits Duke Children’s Hospital. Scooters - 919- 954-2171. stan simmerson prodigalrn@aol.com 919-810-6243. AUG 29 FRIENDSHIP RUN FOR STEVE SPELL T’s Country Beer Bar, 4922 HWY #321, Gaston, SC. First out 11:30am, $15/pass $5/rider, auction, door prizes, 50/50. To help with medical expenses from a motorcycle wreck. Becky 803-647-4598. AUG 29 8TH ANNUAL RIDE TO REMEMBER Skooterz Saloon, 1851 East Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC. Reg 10am12 KSU 12:30, $15/rider $5/pass, door prizes, raffle, 50/50, live music. Benefits CVMA Chapter 15-2. Rain or shine. www.cvma152.org Maddawg 704-4662911. AUG 29 DICE RUN FOR THE LADIES AUXILIARY OUT PATIENTS Jokers, 1312 Neelys Creek Rd, Rock Hill, SC. Reg 11:30am KSU 1pm, $15/sgl $25/dbl, 50/50, chinese auction, food. Donna 803-367-1636 Penny 803-487-8219. AUG 29-30 2016 NEW MODEL RELEASE PARTY Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson, 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Food, live music, come check out the 2016 H-D’s. www. fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. SEPT 1 CAPITAL CITY BIKE NIGHT Aversboro Restaurant & Sports Bar, 1411 Aversboro Rd., Garner, NC. 6-9pm. www. rayprice.com 919-832-2261. SEP 3-7 LABOR DAY & LUAU PARTY Riders Roost Motorcycle Resort, Inc., 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. Pamela Lucas 336-973-8405.


Cruisin’ Calendar SEPT 5 IRON ELITE Ray Price HarleyDavidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261. SEP 5 VETERAN’S MC VA RUN Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www. fortbraggharleyc.om 910-864-1200. SEP 5 4TH ANNUAL DRAGON 2015 RUN Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort, 17548 Tapoco Rd, Robbinsville, NC. KSU 11am, $20 online, $25 day of, escorted, live music, raffle, 50/50. Benefits USMV. www.thedragonrun2015. com thedragonrun@yahoo.com 704-9296276. SEP 5 BULL CITY RUMBLE 11 Brightleaf District, 1007 West Main St., Durham, NC. 12pm bike show entry $20, vintage bike show. http://tonup.bigcartel. com/bull-city-rumble SEP 5 BIKE REVEAL PARTY Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. DJ, concessions. www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. SEP 5 2ND ANNUAL QUEEN CITY BIKE FEST CHARITY RIDE Kangaroo Express, 935 Charlottetown Ave, Charlotte, NC. Reg 9-11, KSU 11am. Benefits USO NC www.QueenCityBikeFest.com Jon QueenCityBikeFest@JDCGroupLLC.com 980-819-1475. SEP 5 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1226 S Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am-12 www.rayprice. com 919-832-2261. SEP 5 CMA MEETING AND RIDE Ingles Market, 2130 E Main St., Lincolnton, NC. Ambassadors For Christ CMA Chapter #539 general meeting and ride open to everyone. Breakfast at 8a, Meeting at 8:45a, Ride at 10a. Chappy chappykpitts@gmail.com 980-429-6877. SEP 5-6 HIS LABORING FEW BIKER FAMILY CAMPOUT HLF Harvest Camp, 5009 Covered Bridge Rd., Trinity, NC. Free camping, food, bike games, bike show, children’s ministry, Saturday pig picking, music, door prizes. Popkorn 336425-3062.

SEP 7 VETERAN’S VOICES Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10am. www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. SEP 7 LABOR DAY PARTY Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Live music, food, beer vendor. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. SEP 9 BIKE NIGHT Rommel HarleyDavidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 6-9pm, food, beer, music, contest. www. rommelhd.com 919-596-9511. SEP 11-13 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES FALL RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, bike show. www.handlebarcorral. com handlebarcorral@aol.com 828-2462101. SEP 12 6TH ANNUAL B.A.D. BIKERS AGAINST DIABETES CHARITY RUN Jimmy’s of Sumter, 3201 Broad Street, Sumter, SC. Reg 10am, first out 10:30, $15/sgl $20/dbl, live auction. Benefits American Diabetes Assoc. 803968-2374 Diane Sheesley 803-506-2865. SEP 12 HOGS FOR DOGS Scooters Grill & Bar, 1911 Sego Court, Raleigh, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30, $20/bike $10/ rider includes food & t-shirt. Benefits Animal Advocates Coalition. Rain date 9/13. Holly Falconer 919-427-9452. SEP 12 OMEGA GYMNASTICS EXHIBITION FUND RAISER Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www. fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. SEP 12 15TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE ANIMALS POKER RUN Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson at the Beach, 4002 Hwy 17 St North, Myrtle Beach, SC. Reg 10-12, $20/pre reg $25/day of, food, raffles, 50/50. Rain date 10/10. Kathy Maupin hotboots387@msn.com 843-399-2939. SEP 12 6TH ANNUAL RHA HOWELL BENEFIT RIDE Howell Center, 11950 Howell Center Dr., Charlotte, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11:45, $25/bike/car, escorted ride, live music, door prizes, auction.

13 Darla Morgan rhahowellbenefitride@ yahoo.com 704-545-7200. SEP 12 GUARDIAN BROTHERHOOD: DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM POKER RUN Performance East Inc.,, 604 Corporate Road, Goldsboro, NC. $20/rider, $10/ passenger. Benefiting: Wayne County Veterans & Patriots Coalition. www. guardianbrotherhood.com/ August Miller thenorsemen@yahoo.com 919-394-7712. SEP 12 1ST ANNUAL SEARCH & RESCUE RIDE FOR K9 JORGA WalMart, 2114 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC. Reg 8-10:30. $20/Rider, $10 Passenger. Party, music, meal, door prizes, picture with you & your bike! Benefits K9 Jorga & her team to help law enforcement to search for missing children. Come meet Jorga! Sue Jennings harleygal@nc.rr.com 919-723-8974. SEP 12 ANNUAL USO RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 8 KSU 10am $20/rider $10/pass, food. Supports USO of NC. www.rayprice.com marketing@rayprice. com 919-832-2261. SEP 12 AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POST #7 POKER RUN American Legion Post #7, 406 East Trinity Ave, Durham, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12:30 $15/sgl $20/dbl. Robb James 919880-2547. SEP 12 FALL OPEN HOUSE Speedway Harley-Davidson, 10049 Weddington Rd, Concord, NC. www.speedwayharleydavidson.com 704-979-7433. SEP 12 12TH ANNUAL FRANCES R. WILLIS SPCA PAW-KER RUN Dorchester Shrine Club, Hwy 61, Summerville, SC. Reg 10 KSU 11, live music, vendors, food, raffles, 50/50. Chuck 843-860-7341. SEP 12 SCOTT EAKER MEMORIAL RIDE Hometown Harley-Davidson, 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. hometownharleydavidson.com 252-4391345.


14 SEP 12 GRILLIN & CHILLIN Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 11am-4pm, food, live music. www.downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. SEP 12 AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS BIKE NIGHT American Legion Post #116, 6400 Johnson Pond Rd., Fuquay-Varina, Food, vendors, live band, 50/50. Hal Delooze 919-557-5900. SEP 12 6TH ANNUAL BIKERS 4 BOOBS BREAST CANCER RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson, 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 8:30am, ride 11am, $20/bike. 50/50, silent auction table and live music, great food. Benefits Randolph Cancer Center. Fay Morgan bikersfourboobs@yahoo.com 336 6224238. SEP 13 13TH ANNUAL CATAWBA COUNTY SHRINERS POKER RUN Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 11, first out 11:30, $15/hand $35/3 hands, food. Dennis Grigg 828-781-0062. SEPT 15 CAPITAL CITY BIKE NIGHT Aversboro Restaurant & Sports Bar, 1411 Aversboro Rd., Garner, NC. 6-9pm. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. SEP 16 BIKE NIGHT Rommel HarleyDavidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 6-9pm, food, music, contest. www. rommelhd.com 919-596-9511. SEP 16-20 OUTER BANKS BIKE FEST Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. Vendors, bike show, tattoo contest, poker runs, live music. www.outerbankshd.com 252-338-8866. SEP 17 BIKE NIGHT Hometown Harley-Davidson, 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252-4391345. SEP 18-19 DEMO TRUCK Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Demo ride new H-D models. www.rayprice.com marketing@ rayprice.com 919-832-2261.

Cruisin’ Calendar SEP 18-19 LADIES’ IN THE LAP OF LUXURY Riders Roost Motorcycle Resort, Inc., 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. Pamela Lucas 336-973-8405. SEP 18-19 TILLEY H-D BIKER BLUES BBQ RALLY Tilley HarleyDavidson of Salisbury, 653 Bendix Drive, Salisbury, NC. Free Adm. Music, beverages, food, vendors, charity poker run benefiting Salisbury VA Hospice House. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com Gary Moss garymoss@windstream.net 7042028712. SEP 18-20 6TH ANNUAL CBAABATE OF NC GRILLIN & CHILLIN WEEKEND Tamarac Marina Grill & Campground, 9120 Bringle Ferry Rd., Salisbury, NC. Games, music, music. Charlie 704-322-6730 uwharriecharlie@ gmail.com. Shaggy shaggy6901@triad. rr.com 336-442-8885. SEP 19 ANNUAL MS FUNDRAISER R-Lo’s Pub & Grub, 207 Fisher Ferry St., Thomasville, NC. 336-406-6202. SEP 19 ALSTON WILKES FOUNDATION VET CENTER CAR & BIKE SHOW Thunder Thower HarleyDavidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 10am-3pm. www. thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. SEP 19 6TH ANNUAL LOGAN STROUD FOUNDATION CHARITY RIDE Iron Thunder Saloon, 10023 Weddington Rd. Ext., Concord, NC. Reg 9:30am. KSU 10:45. $25/single, $15/passenger. Inc t shirt and poker hand. Food, music, 50/50, raffle, and door prizes. Add poker hand $5. Benefits recovering brain injury patients in memory of Logan Stroud. www. loganstroudfoundation.com Kris Stroud loganstroudfoundation@gmail.com 704305-1683. SEP 19 9TH ANNUAL MIRACLE LEAGUE RIDE Ray Price HarleyDavidson, 1126 S Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. $10/rider, $1/passenger, $10/T-shirts. Reg 10:30am, Ride 11:45am. live music, food. Rain Date: 10/3. Proceeds to help handicap kids can play baseball. http://themiracleleagueride.com/ Mike TheMiracleLeagueRide@gmail.com 919649-3448.

SEP 19 RIDING FOR JOHN RYAN POKER CHIP CHALLENGE Big Daddy’s Roadhouse, 7304 Hwy 55 S, Fuquay Varina, NC. Reg 10am KSU 11:30, $20/sgl $25/dbl, 50/50, bike games. Benefits John Ray Parker Foundation. www.johnryanparker.com 919-557-3202. SEP 19 AL “BULL” DURHAM BENEFIT RIDE Lucky’s Bar, 268 Gatewood Rd, Providence, NC. KSU 1pm $10/person, food, 50/50, live music. Whitey Jones 434-489-9425. SEP 19 3RD ANNUAL IRON EAGLES MC SEPTEMBER STORM 2298 Great Falls Hwy, Lancaster, SC. Door open 12pm $10, swap meet, vendors, door prizes, food, bike show, music. Hosted by Iron Eagles MC. Kowboy 803-517-0807. SEP 19 CRIMESTOPPERS OF HIGH POINT BENEFIT RIDE Morehead Rec Center, 101 Price St., High Point, NC. Reg 8:45-9:45 KSu 10am $20/sgl $30/dbl, raffle. 336-889-4000. SEP 19 CLAYTON HARVEST FESTIVAL RIDE & SHOW Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30am, $10/rider, bike show. www.rayprice.com marketing@rayprice.com 919-832-2261. SEP 19 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY Hometown Harley-Davidson, 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. Food and drinks. hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345. SEP 19 END OF SUMMER PARTY Chunk’s Hawg Haven, 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. 8-11pm, live music 336274-2880. SEP 19 KAYLANS’ RIDE Our Place, Hwy 89, Walnut Cove, NC. Reg 11-1pm, $10/person, auction, 50/50, door prizes. Rain or shine, all welcome. Angie Ely 336-830-3279. Benefits medical expenses. Bobby Ely 336-403-6138. SEP 19 POKER RUN FOR VETERAN HOSPICE Tilley H-D of Salisbury, 653 Bendix Drive, Salisbury, NC. Police escorted ride. Benefits Veterans Hospice House. Spons by Tom


Cruisin’ Calendar McGrath Motorcycle Law Group. www. bikerbluesbbqrally.com Gary Moss Info@ bikerbluesbbqrally.com 704-638-6045. SEP 19 RIDE TO REMEMBER Summerfield’s First Baptist Church, 2300 Scalesville Rd., Summerfiled, NC. Reg 8:30am KSU 10, $25/sgl, $30/dbl, includes t-shirt. Police escorted. Benefits the Alzheimer’s Assoc. Leger Meyland ironpig@earthlink.net SEP 19 2ND ANNUAL TEAM TRISTEN CHARITY MOTORCYCLE RIDE Dan Daniel Park Shelter #13, 502 River Park Dr., Danville, VA. Reg 10am KSU 11, $10/rider $5/pass. Flip 804-6773594. SEP 19 CHARITY POKER RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury, 653 Bendix Drive, Salisbury, NC. Reg 9 last out 11. Benefits Salisbury VA Hospice House. Spons by Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com Gary Moss garymoss@windstream.net 704-202-8712. SEP 19 JACOB’S RUN Hometown Harley-Davidson, 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. Reg 10:30-11 KSU 12, $15/person, music, 50/50, chili cook-off. www.jacobsrun.info Allen Floars 252289-5568. SEP 23 BIKE NIGHT Rommel HarleyDavidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 6-9pm, food, beer, music, contest. www. rommelhd.com 919-596-9511. SEP 25-27 11TH ANNUAL RAY PRICE CAPITAL CITY BIKEFEST Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Downtown on Fayetteville St & Raleigh Convention Ctr. Vendors, parade, parade of lights, bike show, tattoofest, stunt show, live music, FREE family friendly event. www. capitalcitybikefest.com 919-832-2261. SEP 26-27 RAY PRICE MOTORSPORTS EXPO Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC. Free family friendly event, extensive bike show, stunt show, vendors, live music, fashion show, pin-up contest, more. www.raypricemotorsportsexpo.com marketing@rayprice.com 919-832-2261.

SEP 26 4TH ANNUAL CROSSROADS CRUISE FOR KIDS Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 12-2, $20/rider $5/ pass, food. Rain date 9/27. Susan Evans 336-516-4964. SEP 26 4TH ANNUAL TEAM KENZEY POKER RUN Tilley HarleyDavidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Reg 10-12pm. Benefits 17yr old cancer patient. www.fortyeightcustoms. com Chuck or Jessica 336-403-4681. SEP 26 HELLFIGHTS OF CONCORD 3RD ANNUAL STEEPLE CHASE West Concord Baptist Church, 225 Warren C Coleman Blvd., Concord, NC. FREE ride, food, games, door prizes, cash give away, live music, 2014 custom Shovelhead motorcycle. Family friendly event. Hellfighters.org Kenny Shumaker 704-490-6917. SEP 26 SWAP MEET Tilley HarleyDavidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10-4, $10/space $5/table, live music. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-6386044.

15 SEP 28-OCT 4 HURRICANE ALLEY RALLY Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson, 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. Rides, vendors. www.bikefestivalsmb. com 843-369-5555. OCT 2-3 FALL SPRAWL Riders Roost Motorcycle Resort, Inc., 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. Pamela Lucas 336973-8405. OCT 3 LAST DON’S MEMORIAL RIDE Harley-Davidson of Greensboro, 538 Farragut Street, Greensboro, NC. www.hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101. OCT 3 DYNO HORSEPOWER SHOOTOUT Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Food, live music, beer vendor. www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. OCT 3 RIDERS FOR HOSPICE CHARITY RIDE Smokin HarleyDavidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr, WinstonSalem, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10:30, food, vendors, raffles, door prizes, music. 336659-0708.

SEP 26 NEW BERN ELKS MONUMENT AND MYSTERY TOUR New Bern Elks Lodge# 764, 1175 Pinetree Dr., New Bern, NC. Reg 9-10:30 am. Breakfast avail $5pp. riders $15, passenger $10, inc food & beverage, cash prizes, door prizes. Benefits local area veterans. Tommy tommikehog@aol.com 252-633-3665.

OCT 3 6TH ANNUAL ROLLING THUNDER REMEMBRANCE RIDE Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9-10:30am $20/rider $10/pass, door prizes, food, vendors. Benefits state veterans nursing home, Wreaths Across America, Ft. Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion. www.fortbraggharley.com 910864-1200.

SEP 26 NAM KNIGHTS OF AMERICA MC 8TH ANNIVERARY PARTY Nam Knights of America MC “Tarheel Chapter” Clubhouse, 327 N Grogg St, Spring Lake, NC. Food, Music, Gates Open at 4 P.M. www.tarheelnk. org Grant “Triple D” Beyers tripled@ tarheelnk.org 910-514-8614.

OCT 3 CMA MEETING AND RIDE Ingles Market, 2130 E Main St., Lincolnton, NC. Ambassadors For Christ CMA Chapter #539 general meeting and ride open to everyone. First Saturday each month Breakfast at 8a, Meeting at 8:45a, Ride at 10a. Chappy chappykpitts@gmail. com 980-429-6877.

SEP 27 UNCAGED BIKER SUNDAY Power Line Church, 701 Manning Ave, Elon, NC. Reg 9:30, breakfast, band, service, food, blessing of the bike, escorted ride 1pm, door prizes. Please bring a non-perishable can food item for local food pantry. Brenda uncagedbikers@yahoo.com 336-5847096.

OCT 5 VETERAN’S VOICES Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10am www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. OCT 7 BIKE NIGHT Rommel HarleyDavidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 6-9pm, food, beer, music, contest. www. rommelhd.com 919-596-9511.


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OCT 10 INDIAN SUMMER PARTY New Ole’ Place, 3311 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. 1pm, food, 50/50 raffle, live music. Hosted by Columbia Riders ABATE Chapter. Panama 803-319-6165.

OCT 10 AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS BIKE NIGHT American Legion Post #116, 6400 Johnson Pond Rd., Fuquay-Varina, Food, vendors, live band, 50/50. Hal Delooze 919-557-5900.

OCT 10 10TH ANNUAL BRITT’S BIKE SHOW & AUCTION Lincolnton Church of God, 1435 Riverview Rd, Lincolnton, NC. 11a - 3p. Free Adm & Lunch. $15 entry fee for show. All bikes must ride in. Hosted by Driven By Grace. 704-732-0012.

OCT 10 AGMC FIRST ANNUAL FERRY RUN VFW Post 2573, 2722 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC. Memorial run / poker run format, ferry ride, After party, pig pick’n, live band, vendors, raffles, cornhole tourny, Benefits “Step Up For Soldiers.Org”. www. agmc12d.us/ Harry harry@agnation.us 814-525-4817.

OCT 10 9TH YEAR RIDE FOR MAMMOGRAMS 2015 Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson, 4710 S Ocean Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 9-11am w/ light breakfast. Escorted ride, after party 3pm. Crockpot Chili Cookoff 4pm, Live Auction, 50/50, Music, Reading of Names Momment of Silence, Bell Toll, Food. Tony Spinnato ajsnighttrain03@yahoo. com 843-359-3014. OCT 10 4TH ANNUAL BULLDOG HERO AWARDS Cox’s HarleyDavidson, 2795 NC-134, Asheboro, NC. Honoring bikers throughout the Carolinas for their contributions to their communities. nominate a Bulldog Hero at www.karneylawfirm.com 704-376-7982. OCT 10 9TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE RIBBON NC BREAST CANCER BENEFIT Eastern Radiologist, 2101 W Arlington Blvd, Greenville, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 9:30am $25/inc t-shirt, food, live music. Benefits early detection & assist breast cancer patients in Pitt, Beaufort & Lenoir counties. www.rideforthecurenc. com rideforthecurenc@gmail.com 252931-7665. OCT 10 GRILLIN & CHILLIN Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Dr., Burlington, NC. 11am-4pm. Food, live music. www.downhomeharley.com 336-227-1251. OCT 10 JDRF BENEFIT RIDE Select Cycle, 430 N. Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10:30, $25/sgl $30/ dbl, escorted ride, food, 50/50. Benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Found. http:// www2jdrf.org/goto/hondajetride Rex Sheffield rex_sheffiedl@haci.honda.com 336-209-3105.

OCT 11 LORDS OF LOYALTY MC & HIGH OUTPUT AUDIO BIKE & TRUCK SHOW Rush Hour Karting, 5335 Raynor Rd., Garner, NC. 12-6pm $10/entry, 50/50, door prizes, vendors. Rhyno 919-702-6698. OCT 15-18 23RD ANNUAL BIKETOBERFEST Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach, FL. www.biketoberfest. org OCT 17 2ND ANNUAL TRINITY MC BIKETOBER FEST Camden Clubhouse, 351 Cottonwood Lane, Camden, SC. 12-until, Bands, raffle, door prizes, 50/50, vendors. Hosted by Trinity MC Camden, SC. OCT 17 JUNIORS BIKE SHOW, SWAP MEET & H.O.G. CHILI COOKOFF Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Bike Show, live music, concessions. www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. OCT 17 HELPING HANDS CLINIC POKER RUN Block of Main St & Harper, Downtown, Lenoir, NC. Reg 9am first out 9:30, $20/rider $5/pass $5/xtra hand inc food & t-shirt. Benefits Helping Hands Clinic. Johnny Overby 828-7504338. OCT 24 2ND ANNUAL HOMETOWN HARLEY-DAVIDSON IRON ELITE EVENT Hometown Harley-Davidson, 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252-4391345.

OCT 30-31 HALLOWEEN PARTY WEEKEND Riders Roost Motorcycle Resort, Inc., 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. Pamela Lucas 336-973-8405. OCT 31 HALLOWEEN PARTY Chunk’s Hawg Haven, 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. 8-11pm, live music. 336-340-6587. OCT 31 SPOOKTACULAR EVENT Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Tour pak trick or treating, costume contest, DJ, food. www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. NOV 2 VETERANS VOICES Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10am www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. NOV 7 BBQ COOK-OFF Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. $5 donation all you can eat, live music, enter to cook bbq. www. rayprice.com marketing@rayprice.com 919-832-2261. NOV 14 JEAN DAVIDSON BOOK SIGNING AND MEET & GREET Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Food www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. NOV 22 ALAMANCE COUNTY TOY RUN Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 11am KSU 1pm, escorted ride, bring new unwrapped toy. Benefits children of Alamance Co. www.downhomeharley. com 336-227-1261.

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Charity Poker Run To Benefit John “Wally” Walrath By: Meredith W. On April 19th, 2015, Wally was the victim of a hit and run accident while riding his ’05 Sportster 1200. As reported by the local media the driver who fled has been caught. Wally, however, was hospitalized with severe leg injuries and needed help covering the medical and recovery expenses. The poker run to help cover these costs and show support to Wally was held Sunday May 31st, 2015. The starting location was Patch’s Pub and the riders left there at 1 pm to head over to Whiskey Creek, Cardinal’s Lounge, and the third stop, Triangle Lounge, which is located at the intersection where the accident occurred. It was ten dollars per hand or $15 per couple with 50/50 raffle tickets available. Live music and food were on site at the end stop and there was a great turnout. It would have been shocking had there not been, seeing as how Wally is known to be an absolute golden hearted guy. The poker raised $2,500. The two loves in Wally’s life, were and still are, working as a roofing contractor and riding, which is to him great motivation to recover and be able to hopefully, do again. However, the recovery has not been easy. The accident occurred on a Sunday evening in some rain around 6:45 pm. Because the driver of the Dodge Dually was not paying attention and driving in the wrong lane of traffic, the 26 year old left Wally no choices and before he could lay the bike down he hit the truck going anywhere from 30-35 mph. A group of people at the local Triangle Lounge rushed outside to help Wally. Along with many other injuries he was unable to stand on his leg as his tibia had protruded through the skin. He has said that he is grateful it happened where it did. Had he been the victim of this hit and run elsewhere and left alone he may have lost consciousness and could have bled out, been run over again, and possibly died right there in the road. Who knows? But thankfully, because those who came over to help and get him medical attention, he made it to the hospital where he began surgeries and his recovery. Wally now has titanium rods in his tibia and spends his days slowly recovering and attending physical therapy. He wears a boot to help his ankle heal, which in time will hopefully help aid in allowing him to walk properly again. I am thrilled to write that Wally has graduated from a walker to crutches but, unfortunately, still has a long recovery ahead

as he must continue to heal from the third degree burns and has to have a procedure to have soft tissue replaced while continuing physical therapy to help him walk without aid again. A great story to go along with all this was told to me by Wally. The day after the accident his childhood friend, Mike “Fats” Robbins, was out looking for the truck involved in the hit and run. At the time, the driver had not been arrested, and as he was trying to decide which roads to take his u joint broke him down right there at the little corner mart at the intersection of the wreck. As his friend was sitting there, pretty perturbed at the situation, he happened to look up and see a camera on the side of the corner mart building. Low and behold Mike and Senior, another one of Wally’s friends, walked into the corner mart to see if the camera had recorded the accident and to their relief it had. It had captured the license plate of the truck involved. This later led to the arrest of the driver responsible for the hit and run. For more details you can visit WECT.com and search “hit and run April 19th Wilmington, N.C.” Wally sends his gratitude and a very sincere thank you to his club and all those who have been there for him throughout. In closing, Wally is determined to recover, get back to work, and ride again someday! “Don’t take your health for granted and don’t ever take the ability to walk for granted”, says Wally, “You don’t really know who you are until you deal with adverse conditions in your life and then you know who you really are. It’s how you deal with them that makes you the man you are. It’s not the things you own but the people you have around you.”


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By: Mel Mosier - Membership Officer June 20th was smack dab in the middle of a two-week heat wave, but that didn’t deter Durham H.O.G. Chapter 3382 members Shane, Kathe, Jim & Zoe, Pete & Kris, April & Robin, Bucky, Steve B, Rick, Ronnie, Rob, and me. By the time registration was over, we had 22 people and 16 bikes and raised $440 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Jack Marvel opened Rommel Harley-Davidson early since registration was from 9-10. That allowed some of us to get a jump on the crowd and snatch up some great deals before the ride left! Shane led us out through the countryside for 3 stops before returning to Rommel H-D. Our first stop at the Bahama Ruritan Club yielded an unexpected delight. Three or four Ruritan members were there doing some yard work/landscaping and as soon as we pulled in, they came up and offered us ice water and use of the bathrooms, if needed. When we didn’t take them up on that and go inside, they brought the ice water and cups to us. Amazingly friendly people and we thank them for their hospitality! Two more stops and we were back at Rommel H-D to draw the final card. After the poker run sheets were reviewed, we announced the winners: Dolly Strickland won best hand and Kristy Ferguson won worst hand. Both donated their winnings back to WWP. By this time, Rommel’s BBQ Fest had started. Jack had a food truck serving several different meals and the band started up playing some good ole rock-n- roll. As part of the BBQ Fest, the Ladies Of Harley set up a bake sale tent for donations. Kathe brought frozen grapes and brownies, I brought sliced watermelon, Pam S. supplied Rice Krispy treats and Jerry brought banana bread and Nutella brownies. Jim & Zoe supplied the much needed tent covering it all from the blazing sun! LOH raised $90. There were some generous people there, that’s for sure! HOG and Rommel H-D also put on a tattoo contest. Participation was a little light at first but we eventually got approximately 12 people signed up. JV of Eccentric Ink in Oxford judged the contest for us and the winners were Greg Youngblood for best full sleeve/leg/back, Kristy Ferguson for best small black & white, Tina Smith for best small color and yours

truly for best large black & white, although in all fairness, I must admit that I was the only one in that category! Rommel H-D supplied the trophies and I think we all walked happy and proud of our ink. April and I managed to get a $160 in the 50/50 pot and Tom Ford walked away with an extra $80 in his pocket! He told me he never wins but Lady Luck proved him wrong this day! I have to give out some thanks because this would not have been possible without the following: Jack & Donna Marvel and the whole crew at Rommel H-D for letting us piggyback our poker run onto their event as well as their participation in the 50/50, the tat contest and donations to the LOH bake sale; Kris Wetterling for doing the poker run registration (she said she’d help me and then she ended up doing it all herself and then some which allowed me to get other things set up), Kathe & Zoe for manning the LOH table and trying to sell Zaxby’s coupon books, April for helping me with the 50/50 (we make a great team!), Shane for leading the ride and running the tat contest (with our friends Lance and Dolly helping, too), Bucky, Jim and Zoe for showing up early to help set up, and everyone who helped tear it all down (too many to list but you know who you are). Some of you did multiple jobs but instead of listing you on every job, I tried to spread it out :-). Trust me, I know you did more than you’re listed for above. I hope I didn’t leave anyone off this list, but if I did, it was not intentional.


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Boozy Creek - Muddy Creek Story and photo by Alan Dockery I think this was the wettest Fourth of July I’ve ever spent at Boozy Creek, TN, for the Peacemakers MC of Kingsport Field Meet and Dirt Drags. But you know some bikers are going to show up and raise some racket no matter what. Just wear boots you don’t mind getting muddy cause it was squishy walking around. I hung out by the food, beer and vendors where it’s paved. From there I could see the bands and games. Saturday afternoon, while the sun was shining, folks gathered down front for some games. At Boozy Creek the games all involve drinking beer. First thing they do is ice down a keg while getting ready. To start each game; bat spin, ski race, plunge her race, nut sack swing, wheelbarrow race, bouncy ball, and more; when they said “Go!” you had to chug a beer before starting down the track. And there is usually a beer pit stop at the turn around. Biker games are already funny, but y’all should have seen them in the rain. It was slick, bust-yourbutt, muddy. Folks stopping too quickly often ended down and horizontal. We got another rain shower, but it didn’t stop

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Great American Cook Out At Indian Of Greensboro

By: Rick Gammons The folks at Indian Motorcycle of Greensboro did a benefit for the USO on June 13th. This was to honor the troops and help the USO to help them. Hot dogs and BBQ were on the menu and it was really good! Several people from around here were there, plus several from southern Virginia. I saw a “rare” Moto Guzzi there among all of the other bikes attending this event. And, as usual, Monty and Bob were busy inside. Monty was completing an order for an Indian motorcycle and Bob was busy selling a previously owned Harley-Davidson. Two bikes already sold before lunch! Folks, these guys know how to deal. They sell more motorcycles per week than anyone else I know of. But, even so, they still take the time to honor our service personnel. Monty Hendrix said, “What a great time! It was our honor to host this event to raise funds for our troops through the NC USO. Chef Jimmy did an amazing job on the BBQ. Bill West was phenomenal with the music. The bikes were rumbling and

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Smoke Out 16 At The Rock

Story and photo by Alan Dockery What a hot time we had for Smoke Out 16 at Rockingham Dragway, NC, the third weekend of June. It was hot in lots of ways. Hot weather. Hot bikes. Hot bands. Hot babes, and so much more at the coolest bike rally on the East Coast. The Smoke Out 16, sponsored by The Horse Backstreet Choppers Magazine, kicks off Friday afternoon and I suggest you make a slow pass through the vendors and exhibitors first thing. See who is there, who you want to come back and talk to more, start thinking about what you need to buy. Keep a schedule in your pocket since there are things going on all over the property. Bobby Hoover and Billy Leonard started the action on the dragstrip with their nitro-fueled Pro Dragsters. Then for a couple hours it was 50’s style grudge match drag racing. Yeah, anyone could roar down the famous Rockingham dragstrip. Challenge your buddies to see just how quick they really are. Edge, Smoke Out 16 promoter, always books cool bands for the weekend. Derrick Stark started us off kinda mellow, and then Cutthroat Shamrock brought the fans to a frenzy. Between bands, Hammer, Englishman, Edge and other Horse staff did the official welcome. Then my favorite, Rebel Son, took the stage. They always draw a big crowd with their rowdy honky tonk rockabilly. Between sets, the crowd stayed down front for the Wet T-shirt Contest with Roadside Marty. That man runs the best wet T-shirt contest. Even if you ain’t into being down front for a good view, it’s real entertaining to watch Marty as he narrows the 20 or so women down to the crowd favorite. After the main Smoke Out area closes for the evening, the party moves to the campground. You could walk around and visit with the many thousands of people camping there. Hundreds of folks headed over to the burnout pit to watch guys rev

it up for the Smoke Out. The AC/DC tribute band, Problem Child, played the campground stage after midnight. Saturday the Smoke Out 16 shifts into high gear. The Anvil Toss contest let some men and women show how far they can chuck a heavy piece of iron. Early in the afternoon there was a Painted Ladies contest. The Horse staff provided the paints and brushes, and we judged folks’ “artwork.” The main stage was often a busy place with a Chili Pepper Eating contest, T-Shirt Attire contest and The Horse staff giving away some cool prizes, too. Throughout the event there are small things, too, like the Pinstriping Class by Jillian Rossi at the Hellcat Pinstriping booth. Roller Derby was back with the Columbia, SC, Regulators putting on a demo for us. After the roller derby, Bobby and Billy cranked up the Harley thunder again with their drag bikes and the strip was open for more grudge races. For many of us the best thing about the Smoke Out is the bike shows and contests. Several folks entered the Amateur Chop-Off. New this year was a class for what Edge called Hard Knocks Custom Bikes. I’ve told y’all for years that the ride in bike show is always the best of the year. Trophies were presented for the best of the Pro and Joes. The Saturday afternoon bands this year included The Three Horsemen lead by Englishman, Skye Paige and Phillip Roebuck on the main stage. Folks still love the mini-bike races, organized by O’Malleys Speed n Kustom. It’s a hoot to see bikers entering cool little mini-bikes and dressing up in super hero costumes, too. We ran a few heats, had a Powder Puff Race for the ladies and even ran a sidecar race. New this year was a Drift Trike Race sponsored by Austin Martin Originals. Drift trikes are powered big wheel type machines that look like the back half of a go-cart with a bicycle front end. Too much fun! After supper The Horse Staff took the stage to honor bike


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show winners, Stampede, and Long Road riders. This is supposedly the last year for the Stampede, a cross-country chopper race from California to the Smoke Out. Roadside Marty fired up the crowd for another great Wet T-shirt Contest. Saturday night’s band was the Koffin Kats, a punk rock psychobilly band from Detroit. They cut their European tour short just to come rock the Smoke Out. The heat and good times about wore this old guy out by midnight. But folks still made it to the campground stage for Skye Paige and more burnouts as Smoke Out 16 slowly wound down. Several Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine staff members were at the Smoke Out 16. To see more of our photos go to www.FullThrottleMagazine.com.

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By: Michael Hughes Saturday, June 20th was a bright, hot, and sunny Saturday here in Charlotte, NC and the weather made for a perfect backdrop as a group of dedicated friends, family, and acquaintances gathered to ride together to benefit Mike Helms, who had suffered a massive stroke. The group of riders gathered at In the Wind in Huntersville, NC around 11am and was treated to a visit just prior to departure by the guest of honor himself, Mike Helms. Given the effect that the stroke has had on Mike, his visit before we all headed out made the poker run that followed even more special. Following the expert guidance of some of Mike’s closest friends, the group made its way north to Mooresville to the first stop of the ride at Sideline’s in Mooresville, NC. Anyone who has ridden in that area on a Saturday afternoon knows what the traffic can be like, so special thanks are due to those who managed to get the pack through the traffic and intersections. Once we’d all drawn cards and enjoyed a cold beverage to stave off the heat, the pack saddled up and hit the highway once again. The next stop on the run was at Horsefeather’s Roadhouse in Denver, NC. Once again, the route we took had been carefully planned to avoid the worst of the traffic around the north end of Lake Norman and the management of getting the pack through the trickier intersections was well handled. Horsefeather’s is always a popular riding destination, so our assemblage was greeted not only by the staff but by a large number of other riders. Cards drawn and parched throats cooled, we were off again. Our next stop would be Main Street Tavern in Huntersville, NC and the ride along the west side of Lake Norman is always picturesque and enjoyable. This ride was no exception! As had been the case in each of the previous legs of our trip, the route planned got us safely around the lake on a beautiful summer Saturday afternoon and we were soon pulling up in front of our destination. A special thanks to the Huntersville PD who helped us get through the intersection of Gilead Road and Old States-

ville Road with an impromptu cruiser’s arrival to blue light us through the intersection. As we enjoyed the hospitality at this stop the sky began to darken with the threat of a storm, so cards were drawn and thirsts quenched perhaps a bit more quickly than might have otherwise been the case. We mounted up once again to make the short ride back to In the Wind and managed to get there safely just before the skies opened up. Those of you who are familiar with In the Wind know the kind of hospitality that Bert and Judy put on every day in this fine establishment and the party that followed this run was exactly the kind of good times and fun that we’ve all become accustomed to there. With their help, the organizers of this ride provided those who rode as well as those who came for the post ride festivities with door prizes, outstanding BBQ, great music, and the comradery of friends united to help one of our own. The rain was short lived and the sun returned in short order. We were again fortunate to have Mike join us for the post ride fun and festivities. A number of folks stepped up to the stage to say a few words in Mike’s honor that conveyed the feelings of everyone in the crowd. Mike’s son spoke to us about and on behalf of his Dad and there were few dry eyes in the assembled mass when his remarks concluded. In the end, the combination of a 50-50 drawing, a silent auction, and the proceeds of the ride itself raised a generous sum that will help Mike and his fine family defray some of the tremendous costs that they have incurred since the stroke. Special thanks go to Yolanda Bennett, who presented Mike with a powered mobility chair in memory of her late father, Charles, who had also suffered a debilitating stroke. There is nothing finer in the world than when we all come together to do what we can for those close to us and The Ride for Mike Helms was a textbook example of this absolute truth. Thank you to everyone, too numerous to mention, who helped to make this day the outstanding success that it was!

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The Flag was proudly displayed at Low Country Harley-Davidson until the morning of June 27th when it was off once again on another leg of its journey. First stop was Patriots Point, where we had a ceremony to honor our flag and to pay honor to the men and women of our country’s armed forces. US Marine Corps Major General James Livingston, a Medal of Honor recipient for heroic action in 1968 during the Vietnam War, was our guest speaker. Over a hundred people attended the ceremony on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown, including some people that were visiting the Yorktown and were just curious. After our ceremony, thirty bikes and riders escorted the Flag to Savannah Georgia for the next leg of the journey. There the flag was transferred to Savannah Harley-Davidson. We continue to make every effort to grow our event and look forward to 2016. Please join us and donate to our cause, which is to help a needed veteran in our community. Like us on FaceBook @ https://www.facebook.com/NationOfPatriotsSC

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Story and photo by Alan Dockery They did it again. The crew at Denver Defense in Denver, NC, had their second bike night the third week of June. It was hot day riding down Highway 16, but it was cool inside on the ranges. Denver Defense had cheap shooting lane specials for bikers that day. They raffled off some great prizes including a new pistol. I even won the poker shoot. Oh yeah, next time they have bike night y’all need to come do the poker shoot. Denver Defense has several rental guns you can shoot for fun, the poker shoot, or to check out a model you might want to buy. You can rent up to a 50 caliber Barrett rifle. For June Bike Night they had an M-60 Machine Gun you could shoot. Yeah guys, the M-60 we loved in the service years ago. Outside Tyler Hatley and Little Mountain Band played while I was eating supper. And supper was a big, tasty serving of barbeque nachos from Traditions BBQ. With twelve 25-yard lanes and six 50-yard lanes, Denver Defense was built from the beginning to be a first class shooting facility. It has all the things that make a great range, plus sales, service and classes. On Old Highway 16 in Denver, they are easily accessible to bikers across this part of the Carolinas. Checkout www.DenverDefenseUSA.com for more information.

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Southern Riders Motorcycle Club Receives A Toast To 30 Years By: Trisha Beasley The Southern Riders Motorcycle Club has been around for a total of 34 years. The club has several chapters in both Virginia and North Carolina. On Saturday, June 6th, 2015 many of these chapters were there at 368 Slocomb Road in Fayetteville, NC to join in the festivities. It was an awesome celebration for the 30th anniversary of the Cumberland County Chapter of the Southern Riders Motorcycle Club (SRMC). These members all in attendance and salutation of the Southern Riders MC’s Mantra, “To promote brotherhood and the joy of riding motorcycles.” What a fabulous excerpt from their mission statement! The crowd, all in merriment of the event, included not only the Cumberland County Southern Riders Motorcycle Club; it also included chapters from both states. Also in attendance a total of eleven, yes 11, other clubs. There were eight additional Motorcycle Clubs and three additional Riding Clubs. The Cumberland Chapter was presented gifts from other SRMC Chapters as well as their neighboring clubs. There were a number of bestowments of gifts ranging from plaques to shadow boxes. The gifts and support were accolades for the Club’s achievements, their dedication, and longevity. These endowments were both given and received with heartfelt love and respect! Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the camaraderie with all in attendance.

The Southern Riders Motorcycle Club of Cumberland County wants to extend their “Thanks” for a superlative anniversary celebration. The club is proud that so many riders, clubs, and most importantly, friends supported the event! It’s about brotherhood! It’s about riding! They are proud of their accomplishments and will continue to strive to maintain and surpass in their efforts. They toil to lend a helping hand to their respective communities in North Carolina and Virginia. Southern Riders look forward to many more decades of riding, brotherhood, and collaboration with other clubs.

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Myrtle Beach H-D Celebrates Independence Day

By: Everette “EZ” Short On Sunday, the 5th of July, Myrtle Beach HarleyDavidson celebrated the 4th with an Independence Day Celebration featuring fun, food and prizes with over 600 riders showing up for an afternoon festival of family friendly fun. There were activities from 11AM through 3PM with temperatures approaching the century mark, while BMX stunt riders from DK Bicycles enthusiastically jumped a ramp full of kids and wowed the crowd with airborne upside down maneuvers. Gracie the Clown was a hit with her face painting creations, a stilted walker made balloon creations, and a bouncy house was there for the kids, while the adults walked around to try out new sleds and apparel at the MB H-D Main Store. Then there was the most popular thing that you can offer a biker, with Blackbeard’s BBQ offering up free food and drinks and there were various door prizes offered up randomly throughout the day. In the end, no one blew any of their fingers off or got in the way of any fireworks, so it was a successful day of independence celebration! The event was all for a good cause and garnered over $1,100 at the end of the day for The MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association). Everyone was a winner on Sunday and go to www.

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The Fourth Annual Iron Chariot Ride By: Deborah R. Harman The Fourth Annual Iron Chariot Ride to benefit Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge was held June 20th. After the bikers gathered for prayer, kickstands were up at 10am in front of Greensboro HarleyDavidson. Mark Wheelihan, owner of Greensboro Harley-Davidson has partnered with Teen Challenge for the past two years, helping to make this a successful event. Sharee Sloan, Marketing Director at Greensboro H-D, was a joy to work with and helped to make everything run smoothly. The day began with breakfast donated by Starbucks and Krispy Kreme Donuts. Four of our Guilford County Sherriff Officers escorted the group of bikers as they headed down I-40 to route 68 North. Beautiful countryside views were enjoyed as the group rode the back highways. A rest break was enjoyed midway allowing bikers to fuel bikes and bodies. The high 90º temperatures were stifling, but bikers can handle it. After the short break it was back on the road,

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riding south on Route 61 and winding around all the serene beauty North Carolina offers us. We ended the ride at Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge on Boulevard Street in Greensboro. At Teen Challenge a delicious lunch donated by Jam’s Deli and desert from Chick-fil-A, was enjoyed. The students at Teen Challenge enjoyed having the bikers join them for lunch. It always adds excitement to have a large group of motorcycles come driving into any parking lot. It was another successful and safe ride thanks to our Sherriff’s Department. Mike and Teresa Williams and Noah’s Tribe Biker Group organized the ride. The event raised $2765 to help with the ongoing expenses of Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge, a residential program for men 18 years and older who find themselves struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. The students are charged $1500 for their seven month stay at Teen Challenge. The cost to Teen Challenge is approximately $19,000 per student. Private donations, churches, civic groups, and benefits such as our two golf tournaments, two banquets, two walk-a-thons, and our annual Iron Chariot Ride cover this extra cost. Dr. Bob Harman, Executive Director of Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge, says, “The special events we sponsor to raise funds for Teen Challenge are vital to our ongoing support. I especially like the Iron Chariot Ride because I have been a biker since I was 16 years old. I find God can speak to boys when they fish and when they ride their motorcycle.” If you know someone who may need help from Teen Challenge, please call us at 336-292-7795. Our mission is, “To introduce hope and healing to individuals with life-controlling problems through a personal, loving relationship with Jesus Christ so they may live successfully in society.”


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Our Place Inn

By: Anchor Come ride our mountains and stay at Our Place Inn at 4077 Soco Road here in beautiful Maggie Valley. Formerly known as the Applecover Inn, Our Place Inn is now under new ownership of Cody Currin. We have rooms, singles and doubles, full hook-up RV sites available as well as tent sites for those of you who ride and pack the tents. While at Our Place Inn, you may even get a chance to see one of our local visitors, we call “Jimmy” the elk, walking through the grounds. We have good prices for your pocket and we are convenient to all area attractions: Wheels Through Time, Ghost Town In The Sky, shops in Waynesville, casino and family entertainment in Cherokee, and numerous good local restaurants, bars and grills. Maggie Valley hosts Annual Hillbilly Woodstock (July 31st - Aug 2nd), The Maggie Valley Summer Rally (August 14th - 16th) and Thunder in the Smokies Rally (Sept. 11th - 13th). Motel book up for these events, so call for reservations and come stay at a fun place that is “By Bikers For Bikers”. We’d love to have you.

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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!!

The coach called one of his 9-year-old baseball players aside and asked, “Do you understand what co-operation is? What a team is?” “Yes, coach”, replied the boy. “Do you understand that what matters is we win or lose as a team?” The boy nodded yes. The coach continued, “I’m sure you know, when an out is called, you shouldn’t argue, curse, attack the umpire, or call him names. Do you understand all that?” Again, the boy nodded yes. “And when I take you out of the game so that another boy gets a chance to play, it’s not good sportsmanship to call your coach a dumb a$$ or sh!thea% is it?” “No, coach.” “Good,” said the coach, “Now go over there and explain all that to your grandmother!”

Whatever it is, it is better in the wind. A biker, who just moved from Ohio to South Carolina, walks into a bar and orders three mugs of Bud. He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more. The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy, “You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time.”. The cowboy replies, “Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is an Airborne Ranger, the other is a Navy Seal, both serving overseas somewhere. When we all left our home in Texas, we promised that we’d drink this way to remember the days when we drank together. So I’m drinking one beer for each of my brothers and one for myself.” The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there. The biker becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way. He orders three mugs and drinks them in turn. One day, he comes in and only orders two mugs. All the regulars take notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, “I don’t want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss.” The biker looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eyes and he laughs. “Oh, no, everybody’s just fine,” he explains, “It’s just that my wife and I joined the Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking.” “Hasn’t affected my brothers though....”

from the heavens and exclaimed, “You’re not going to let him get away with this, are you?” The Lord sighed, and sighs, “No, I guess not.” Just then Father Norton hit the ball and it shot straight towards the pin, dropping just short of it, rolled up and fell into the hole. It was a 420-yard hole in one! St. Peter was astonished. He looked at the Lord and asked, “Why did you let him do that?” The Lord smiled and replied, “Who is he going to tell?”

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Hillary Clinton goes to her doctor for a physical, only to find out that she’s pregnant. She is furious! Here she is about to run for President and this has happened to her. She calls Bill on the phone and immediately starts screaming: “How could you have let this happen? With all that’s going on right now, you go and get me pregnant! How could you???!!! I can’t believe this! I just found out I am five weeks pregnant and it’s all your fault!!! Your fault!!! Well, what have you got to say???” There is nothing but dead silence on the end of the phone. She screams again, “Did you hear me???!!!” Finally, she hears Bill’s very, very quiet voice. In a barely audible whisper, he says, “Who is this?” A blonde orders a beer. The bartender fills the mug and slides it down the bar. It hits the blonde woman’s boobs and splashes all over them. The bartender goes over, retrieves the mug and licks the beer off her boobs. Each time the blonde calls for another beer this happens. So after the third beer, a guy decides to help the bartender out. The next time the bartender hit her boobs, the man jumps up and starts to lick her breasts. She decks him! He is lying on the floor moaning, “Jeez, lady, why do you let the bartender do it and not me?” “Hellooo!” says the blonde, “he has a licker license!”

Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window. The Reverend Francis Norton woke up Sunday morning and, realizing it was an exceptionally beautiful and sunny early spring day, decided he just had to play golf. So he told the Associate Pastor that he was feeling sick and convinced him to say Mass for him that day. As soon as the Associate Pastor left the room, Father Norton headed out of town to a golf course about forty miles away. This way he knew he wouldn’t accidentally meet anyone he knew from his parish. Setting up on the first tee, he was alone. After all, it was Sunday morning and everyone else was in church! At about this time, Saint Peter leaned over to the Lord while looking down

There are drunk riders. There are old riders. There are no old, drunk riders. When God created the dog he said, “Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.” The dog said, “That’s a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I’ll give you back the other ten?” And God saw it was good. When God created the monkey he said, “Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I’ll give you a twenty-year life span.” The monkey said, “Monkey tricks for twenty years? That’s a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?” And God, again saw it was good. When God created the cow he said, “You must go into the field with the farmer all day long, work under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer’s family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.” The cow said, “That’s kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I’ll give back the other forty?” And God agreed it was good. When God created man he said, “Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I’ll give you twenty years.” But man said, “Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty plus the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back? That makes eighty years, okay?” God agreed, and that is why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years, we look like a wizened monkey and do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.


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Tempted Well, it’s hard to believe how fast this summer is passing by. So much is taking place in our country so quickly it’s hard to keep up with. One of the things in the forefront of the news is what is happening to the southern heritage. Another is the definition of marriage and the trans-gender uprising if that’s what you call it. There are so many things going on at real time, live streaming, in your face speed. The Internet is an awesome tool. You can look up manuals on how to fix almost anything, order parts to fix it and even books on how to operate what ever you just repaired. Trouble is, like any tool it can be abused. I recently saw a face book challenge to remove the confederate flag from private property, really? With just a few keystrokes and the click of a mouse, hatred is suddenly created. In the word of God, James 1:12 reads: “Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, he will receive the crown of life that is promised to them that love Him: Satan is the real enemy. He is trying to get us hate, to divide our nation, cause moral decay, and destroy the church. Before you let all the events of the world make you mad enough to do something regretful, hop on your bike, ride away, pray. Even if you attend church, or read the word, or live a Godly life, God is willing and available to listen to you.

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Beating The Odds Hawgs For Hospice Dice Run Part 1

By Buzz: “It’s going to rain”, that’s what the weatherman said about Saturday, June 27. When I got up and it was still dry outside I determined that a threat of rain wasn’t going to keep me from riding that day, even if it was a 100% chance of rain. Sure, I may get stuck partying with a bunch of riders at one of the watering holes along the way, but that was a chance I was willing to take! The Hawgs For Hospice ride is a friendly competition between Chunks Hawg Haven and The Saw Mill II to see which establishment can raise the most money for Hospice of Guilford County. The first ride was to start at Chunks Hawg Haven conveniently located beside Greensboro Harley-Davidson and end at the Sawmill II. When I arrived at Chunks, I was the second bike in the lot; this wasn’t looking good for the cause. I wandered into Chunks, where you are always greeted with a smile from a good looking bar tender. Robin and Renee Saul of Chunk’s Hawg Haven are always up for a good time you really need to check this place out if you haven’t already! I registered and rolled a 10 for my first dice roll, a promising start that would end up being my best roll of the day! It wasn’t long before the rumble of motorcycles was heard coming down the road. The time to ride had arrived and so had 26 hearty, fun loving folks who also didn’t care about the forecast! We got some pre-ride instructions from “Burnout” Frank Richardson who was representing The Sawmill II and leading the day’s ride, then headed to the bikes. We were going to ride to each stop and then evaluate the weather before heading on. The word was that the forecast for rain was 100% by 2pm. One of the stops along the way was at Double D’s Burn Out Saloon on Mountain Street in Kernersville, NC, a great place to stop and have a beer. The riders piled in and got a beverage and rolled the dice. Double D’s had hot dogs and fixin’s out and even some chilled expresso shots. I had a less then

stellar dice roll, but the 3 expresso shots I had kept me going (Woooooooo!). We hung around the back porch of Double D’s till it was time to head out. It was still overcast, but no rain yet, so we pressed on. On this leg of the ride the clouds broke and the sun came out! It was a beautiful day for a ride! The ride ended at the Sawmill II on Market Street in Greensboro, NC. The Sawmill II had a spread of BBQ waiting for us when we arrived. We helped ourselves to some food and drinks and settled in for a little bit. By now it was 4pm; we had dodged all 100% of the rain that was in the forecast! We rolled our final dice roll and I ended up with a score of 40, not bad, but not good enough to win! Live music by The Fairlanes, raffles, and end of ride camaraderie were on tap for the rest of the afternoon. By now some threatening clouds were rolling in, but hey, it never rains inside the bar! The band played and the raffles were raffled off. The Sawmill II raised $6,055 for Hospice of Guilford Co. I’d have to say that it was a great day. We rode dry all day, partied, made friends, ate well, and raised a chunk of money for a great cause. That’s what I call beating the odds! The 2nd part of this event will kick off August 29th, starting at the Sawmill II and ending at Chunk’s Hawg Haven to see if Chunk’s can rise to the challenge and bring in more than the $6K that the Sawmill II raised for Hospice. Keep your eye on The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine’s Cruisin’ Calendar for registration times and come out and have a great time for a great cause. I’ll see you there.


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McCrory Not Budging on I-77 Toll Project

By Don Carrington, Executive Editor Carolina Journal. Opponents calling $144.5 million incentive ‘a bribe’ RALEIGH - Despite widespread vocal opposition from area business leaders and residents, Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina Department of Transportation officials maintain it is too late for the state to scrap the controversial 26-mile Interstate 77 tolling project between Charlotte and Mooresville in favor of non-tolled alternatives. On May 20, state officials signed a 900-page, 50-year agreement with I-77 Mobility Partners, a subsidiary of a Spanish company, to build and operate the project, officially named the I-77 Hot Lanes Project. The project is expected to cost $648 million. Mobility Partners will set toll rates, collect the tolls, and - for the most part - keep all the proceeds. Opponents of the project want the state to build additional lanes without charging tolls, and pay for them using existing funding mechanisms or with the highway bonds McCrory is promoting. Some opponents characterize a $144.5 million incentive payment from NCDOT to the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization as a bribe. Others predict nightmarish commutes, as the eight-mile stretch at the northernmost portion of the project will include only one lane traveling each direction, with little room to accommodate disabled motorists or emergency vehicles. But McCrory is not budging on the issue, citing the high cost of terminating the contract and the faster timetable for comple-

tion promised by the public-private partnership. McCrory spokesman Josh Ellis told Carolina Journal via email on June 19: “Governor McCrory continues to support the I-77 Express Lanes project, a project that that was unanimously approved by the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization. Canceling the projects would cost North Carolina taxpayers approximately $100 million, money that should be invested in other infrastructure projects. The current project can be delivered within a matter of years instead of up to 20 years to secure funding through the normal state channels.” Opposition to the project has reached the General Assembly. State Sen. Jeff Tarte, R-Mecklenburg, told CJ he will introduce a bill to stop the project, since several local governmental bodies and the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce have passed resolutions asking for alternatives to the current toll plan. “Ninety eight percent of the people in this area are against this toll project. The hurdle is the perception of spending $50 [million] to $100 million in contract termination fees,” Tarte said. “When this project started, NCDOT told us that it had to be managed toll lanes or nothing, but now there are other ways. I think NCDOT is emotionally attached to a bad decision and can’t change directions,” he said. The project would be the second toll road project to be built

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instance, if traffic in the toll lanes begins to bog down, the tolls will be increased to discourage users. As Mobility Partners explains it, “The I-77 Express Lanes use congestion-management pricing to help manage traffic flow and provide faster, safer and more predictable travel for drivers who choose to use the lanes. Toll rates will fluctuate periodically based on the level of traffic in order to ensure that express lanes drivers travel at faster, more predictable rates of speed. As traffic levels and demand increase, the toll price increases to keep vehicles moving. Once traffic volumes drop, the price goes down. Vehicles with three or more occupants and public transit buses can use the express lanes at no charge.” Drivers still may use the general-purpose lanes for free. Trucks will not be permitted on the express lanes. Vehicles using the express lanes will be monitored with a transponder or by having the license tag photographed. Vehicle owners will be mailed bills for tolls due. There will be no toll plazas. Mobility Partners has not determined maximum toll prices, but opponents are estimating a round-trip using the toll lanes could be as high as $20. The agreement is structured for Mobility Partners to keep the toll proceeds, but there is a complex provision calling for a portion of excess profits to be returned to NCDOT. According to a May press release from Mobility Partners, the total cost of the project is $648 million, and will consist of a $95 million contribution from NCDOT, a $189 million federal government loan, $100 million in private bonds, and $248 million from Mobility Partners. CJ pointed out to Mobility Partners that those components add up to $632 million, not the announced $648 million. “There is interest income and capitalized interest that makes up the majority of the difference,” Mobility Partners spokeswoman Jean Leier told CJ. The agreement contains a provision for Mobility Partners to make a claim against NCDOT if the department were to build additional lanes that result in a loss of toll revenues to Mobility Partners. Opponents of the project have referred to this provision as a “non-compete clause.” Editor’s Note: There is more to this story. Please go to: http://goo.gl/Iob39T to read the rest of this article. Additionally, The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine urges you to contact your NC legislators and let them know how you feel about this project. Go to http://www.ncleg.net/representation/ WhoRepresentsMe.aspx to determine who represents you and how to contact them. If you have any trouble, feel free to call me at 336-885-5400 and I will help you.

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The LIE That Caused 177 Arrests In Waco

By: David “Double D” Devereaux Within hours of the tragedy in Waco, TX law enforcement incorrectly reported that the gathering at Twin Peaks was a gang meeting intended to discuss issues over recruitment and turf. This is simply not the truth. At best it is false statement based on sloppy and irresponsible conjecture and research. At worst, it is a lie that was used to justify arresting 177 bikers, charging them with participating in organized crime, and giving them each $1 million dollar bonds. This mischaracterization was also used to describe and treat bikers showing up in Waco after the incident as a threat. Responsible reporting would have revealed that the meeting was supposed to start at 1pm and the shooting incident occurred at approximately 12:15. So there was a reason hundreds of motorcyclists were heading to Waco. Motorcyclists were on their way to attend a regional political gathering, not participate in a gang war. The mainstream media embraced this description and helped spread these irresponsible assertions. The general fear being promoted based on these irresponsibly false statements must not go unanswered. They must be refuted logically, passionately, and by every motorcyclist and every American that believes in fighting discrimination and advancing their civil liberties. So what was the real reason for the biker gathering in Waco on May 17th ? In reality it was a publicized and regularly scheduled

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political meeting intended to discuss legislative matters. The Confederation of Clubs (C.O.C.) is part of a grassroots political movement of autonomous and loosely affiliated Confederations and Coalitions of motorcycle clubs across the country. COC’s are solely focused on biker rights. There are Confederations in almost every state and they have been peacefully meeting and organizing for decades. Many also participate in the US Defenders program, a Biker Communication Network connecting Confederations together. Confederations are comprised of a wide range of diversity, including military clubs, Christian clubs, clean and sober clubs, 1% clubs, firefighter clubs, bikers against child abuse clubs, vintage clubs, charity clubs, and plain old riding clubs. To suggest, as some have, that COC’s are controlled by dominant or criminal organizations is patently false. COC’s have nothing to do with club to club issues. COC’s are not used to fund and support dominant organizations. These assertions fly in the face of reality and the history of the COC. What is the Confederation of Club’s agenda and what has the COC done for bikers? The list of COC legal and legislative achievements, ranging from helmet choice to anti-profiling, have undeniably strengthened the rights base for all motorcyclists. There are literally hundreds of Confederation of Clubs meetings happening year round from coast-to-coast. Almost every state has a biker day at the Capitol and for decades there have been no incidents at these united political gatherings. A cornerstone of the Confederation of Clubs is unifying the motorcycle club and independent community for the purpose of protecting 1st Amendment rights, including the right to wear motorcycle club colors. The right to associate and peacefully assemble for political and legal activism is also protected. Confederations nationwide peacefully assemble solely to discuss strategies to protect these rights. There is an attorney present at every COC meeting to insure that the focus remains on legal and legislative matters. Tragedy does not justify wholesale discrimination. It is important that we not allow an isolated tragedy, regardless of how the story ultimately plays out, to justify discrimination or fear of an entire class of people defined by protected expression. That some are doing just that is both alarming and disturbing. There are literally hundreds of thousands of club members and independents nationwide that participate in Confederations and Coalitions and to imply that an isolated tragedy makes all club members a potential threat is blatant discrimination based on appearance and not conduct. Isolated incidents or the actions of the few do not define the whole. Postal workers are not considered dangerous and psychotic. Every law enforcement officer is not a racist murderer. Every teenager in a trench coat is not a potential school shooter. Batman fans are not generally a threat in public theaters. Most Muslims are not jihadists or terrorists. Most black teenagers are not drug dealers or gang bangers. And the vast majority of motorcyclists and members of motorcycle


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clubs, even self-identified 1% clubs, are not criminals or gang members, do not have criminal records, and do not represent a threat to anyone. Conclusions To allow false statements to justify the obvious violations of Due Process that have occurred in Waco is unjust. Characterizing 177 individuals as gang members, instead of political activists present during a tragedy, was directly used to justify the mass arrests and promote a campaign of fear. The truth must be the unified response. The Confederation of Clubs has had an extremely positive effect on peace and unification among motorcycle clubs and motorcyclists of all walks of life. The achievements of an important political constituency must not be tarnished by overzealous discrimination justified by fear. The Confederation of Clubs is a grassroots effort that epitomizes participation in the democratic process and deserves to be recognized as such. David “Double D” Devereaux is the Chairman & Spokesperson for the Washington State Confederation of Clubs and US Defenders, The Motorcycle Profiling Project, and works with Confederations and Coalitions nationwide. Contact: DoubleD@MotorcycleProfilingProject.com, www.MotorcycleProfilingProject.com

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