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The 4th Annual SC Bikers Hall Of Fame Inductees

Table Of Contents Issue #225

PAGE 36 Blessing Of The Bikes At Low Country Harley-Davidson

PAGE 38 Catawba Valley H.O.G. Top Gun Rider Competition

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Letter From The Editor........................................... Cover Story - 12th Annual Hogs & Rags Rally............ Cruisin’ Calendar.................................................... Bike Nights............................................................. Live Music.............................................................. Quotable Quote...................................................... Harley-Davidson Of Greensboro Announces Plans For New Location......................................... House Of Spirits Grand Opening........................... Been Tanked Yet?.................................................. 23rd Annual Burlington H.O.G. And Down Home Harley-Davidson Hospice Bike Show..................... David Ray “Lulu” Llewellyn.................................... 2017 Annual Polar Bear Benefit Ride.................... “The Guardian Way” Song And Video Released... The 4th Annual SC Bikers Hall Of Fame Inductees... Blessing Of The Bikes At Low Country H-D.......... STE Power Sports Customer Appreciation Day..... Catawba Valley H.O.G. Top Gun Rider Competition... PGR Mission For Ronald (Rollie) Crane USMC.... Charlotte CBA Friends & Family Group Ride......... Freedom Biker Church Annual Chili Cook-Off....... DC Ride................................................................. Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed.................. People & Places..................................................... Greenville, SC Star Riders Day At The Museum... Our Life.................................................................. Virtual Bike Show................................................... Thunderzone.......................................................... Confederate Riders 10 Year Anniversary Party..... CMA Diaper Run.................................................... Spokes & Jokes..................................................... Nazareth Children’s Home 1st Quarter Birthday Party... CMA Annual Day Of Prayer.................................... 2017 Burlington L.O.H. Chili Cook Off................... WTTM Opening 2017 With David Uhl And Friends...

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arch came in like a lion and is out like a lamb. At least it is here in the Triad of NC. It was in the upper 70s today and it looks like the cold weather is behind us. Even so, there were a lot of nice riding days this winter and I consider this a mild winter by any standard. Now that we have gained an hour of daylight in the evening, and that is growing every day, it is much easier to get motivated than it was when it was cold and dark, unless, of course, you had a nice, heated man cave to fiddle with your bikes in. I am not that lucky and getting out of work in the dark and cold temps just made me want to get home and back in the warm. But that is just a memory, now. Spring IS upon us and it has vastly improved my attitude and raised the level of my motivation. I, as I suppose you do, have projects that I want to get started/finished so that riding is again my focus. I have been whittling away at them over the colder months, but now I feel a renewed energy and vision to match. I am encouraged by the amount of new ads in this issue and also the number of events that have been streaming in, too. I sense that others are sharing the same spirit of renewal that I am and this is the proof of it. April 1st is the date for the American Flat Track races at the ½ mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway. We went last year and it was a great evening of racing. On the 8th Raging Bull H-D in Durham, NC will be hosting the 31st Annual Bike Show and Chili Cook-Off. It’s a big deal! Also on the 8th Eurobike 2017 will be held in Historic City Market in Raleigh. What a great setting to enjoy the day. On the 15th Seven Sabres Brotherhood will host the Annual Jami’s Wings Poker run starting at the clock tower in Angier, NC. The 12th Annual Spring Hogs & Rags Rally will leave the Airborne & Special Ops Museum in Fayetteville, NC for a police escorted ride to Wild Wings in MB, SC. The Outer Banks Bike Week will be April 22-30 this year. What a fun time we have had at that event! The 19th Annual Kerri D. Efird Memorial Scholarship Bike Run will leave out of West Stanley High School in Oakboro, NC and the Ridin Hawg Wild BBQ Capital Cook-Off will be held on the 29th in Lexington, NC. There are events for every weekend in April and MANY more listed in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar in this issue. Check them out and take your pick, but never, ever complain that there is nothing going on. You can view the Cruisin’ Calendar online at FullThrottleMagazine.com and if you would like a weekly events reminder, you can subscribe to our free weekly events reminder e-mail by clicking on the “Subscribe To Events Update E-mail” icon on our home page. Yoda said, “Do or do not. There is no try” So enjoy the ride and don’t forget to tell your event hosts that you saw their event in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine.

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12th Annual Hogs & Rags Rally - April 22nd

By: Wendy Rogers This will make 12 years! Yes, 12 years and counting for the Annual Hogs & Rags Rally ride going from Fayetteville, NC to Wild Wings in Myrtle Beach South Carolina’s Barefoot Landing for a great ride and a great time there! This event is part of the Dogwood Festival of Fayetteville, is totally escorted, and has been growing every year to become the biggest motorcycle day rally in North Carolina. The Annual Hogs & Rags Rally is the premier community charity event that combines convertibles and motorcycles, great food, good causes, and a good time. All makes and models of bikes, trikes, street rods, and muscle cars are welcome. Let me be clear about this: Even though the name of the event is Hogs and Rags and hogs usually represent Harley-Davidsons and rags usually means convertible cars (that is how the event started), we invite all motorcycles and cars to participate. There will be door prizes and selling raffle tickets for a chance to win $2500 cash and raffle tickets for some guns. This is a wonderful event, which supports wonderful causes and we want everyone to know they are welcome. Last year we had over 350 participants. WE WANT YOU TO BE THERE THIS YEAR! This year’s premier’s sponsors are Ft. Bragg HD of Fayetteville NC, and Fayetteville Automall of Fayetteville, NC. Many other great sponsors and all the participants that come also join together to make this such a successful event. Fayetteville Mayor, Nat Robertson and his wife, Kim, who are also motorcycle enthusiasts will be leading year’s event along with a Sheriff’s Deputy Escort, all the way to Myrtle Beach, SC. Knowing that the ride will benefit others just makes the day that much better. Proceeds will benefit the Special Forces Charitable Trust, the American Cancer Society, and Kidsville News Literacy and Education Foundation. Even though there is a Sheriff’s escort for the entire ride from Fayetteville to Myrtle Beach, SC, the Hogs & Rags organizers know that to have a fun and safe ride. Before the ride, we give them a safety briefing and it covers the route, hand and arm signals and things to do in a ride and how to ride safely as a group. While everyone loves a good time, raising money for a charity is a big part of the Hogs & Rags mission. For anyone who rides or chooses to donate, this is where your money will go: American Cancer Society. The goal of the American Cancer Society (ACS) is to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer. They are committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation. Kidsville News Literacy and Education Foundation. Despite ongoing efforts to provide reading and educational resources to our nation’s youth, illiteracy is still a problem in the United States.

Founded in 2011 this charity is to provide literacy education and character development resources FREE to children K-6th grade. The foundation approves grants to qualified projects and institutions that endeavor to instill strong reading and education skills and solid character-development traits in America’s Youth. Money raised at the rally benefit children in Cumberland County. Find out more about Kidsville News at KidsvilleNews.com Special Forces Charitable Trust - Our mission is simple but direct. The Special Forces Charitable Trust provides sustainable and meaningful financial support programs and services to the United States Army Special Forces Community and their families. Special Forces wives and families have amazing stories to tell if we will only listen. Their husbands and fathers train hard, pushing themselves beyond physical and mental limits, living in harsh conditions and racing into harm’s way to liberate the opposed in the farthest corners of the world. Special Forces Soldiers are the quiet professional’s heroes who get the job done. But just as heroic, and just as quiet, are the wives and families left at home. In a Special Forces family, we ALL serve. The Special Forces Charitable Trust is here to support these families before, during, and after each soldier’s deployment. We want families to know that their sacrifice of daily life apart from their Green Berets is both seen and honored by people who care. No Special Force Family should go without the financial, educational, and emotional support they deserve while their soldier is deployed. For more info go to www.specialforcescharitabletrust.com. Registration starts at 7:30 am at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, where there will be coffee and donuts. Kickstands up at 9 am, the Cumberland County Sheriff will escort the riders to Altman’s farm, the Rockin’ “A” Ranch, in White Oak, where everyone will be served a full Country Buffet breakfast. Then back in the saddle again at 10:45 am and the next stop will be the NC/ SC State line in Tabor City for a water and bathroom break, and then proceeding, the ride will end at Wild Wings at Barefoot Landing in Myrtle Beach, SC to enjoy a tasty and filling lunch. There will be a reverse raffle of $2500, door prizes, music, and great socializing for a great cause. The entire event ends around 3pm, leaving plenty of time to make it back to Fayetteville or to enjoy other activities in Myrtle Beach. Registration is $50 per person. This includes a T-shirt, breakfast and a lunch and a great contribution to the great charities. So please plan on joining us on April 22nd this year. You can register in advance online or the day of event. Call Wendy Rogers at 910-818-0458 for more information. Watch The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar for other great events!!!


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Cruisin’ Calendar You can submit your event 24/7 E-Mail: Lincoln@FTCarolinas.com, phone: 336-885-5400, fax 336-833-6794. We Reserve The Right To Edit All Submissions

APR 1 OPEN HOUSE Crumplers 7611 Clinton Rd., Stedman, NC. 12pm, live music, pig pickin, giveaway. 910-483-9607. APR 1 OPEN HOUSE & CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 1043 Outlet Center Dr., Smithfield, NC 11-3, demo rides, free food. www.sheltonshd.com 919938-1592. APR 1 FORT BRAGG H.O.G. CHAPTER COOKOUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com. 910-864-1200. APR 1 BAS FOUNDATION POKER RUN Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. First out 12. www.fortbraggharley.com. 910-864-1200. APR 1 5TH ANNUAL SANDHILLS BIKE BLESSING Freedom Biker Church 455 Rock Hill Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am, Daytona trip drawing, live music. Ride leaving Ft. Bragg HD 9:30. Pam Shotwell 910624-1184. APR 1 NEW RIDERS BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10:30am www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261. APR 1 7TH ANNUAL SCAN CHARITY RIDE Nationwide Insurance Office 105 Fair Oaks Lane, WinstonSalem, NC. Reg 10:30 KSU 12 $15/ sgl $20/dbl police escorted, door prizes, 50/50, raffles, food, music, vendor, games. Missy Easter 336775-9151.

APR 1 PARTY FOR LULU Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. 1pm, $10/person, food, live music, 50/50, raffles. Benefits Harley and his family. 336992-3033. APR 1 SEASON OPENER KICKOFF PARTY Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10-4 parking lot swap meet, 11-1 sip n shop, free beverage, music, food. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704638-6044. APRIL 1 HALF-MILE AMERICAN FLAT TRACK RACING at Charlotte Half-Mile Dirt Track, Charlotte Motor Speedway 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord, NC. www.americanflattrack.com 386-492-1014. APR 1 ORPHAN RUN Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd, Concord, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11 $15/rider, $20/2up. Benefits Sacred Selections. Tim Rowe 704-607-8434.

APR 1 11TH ANNUAL GASTON COUNTY CBA FREEDOM RIDE Route 55 Country Store & Grill 1791 SC Hwy 55 W, Clover SC. First out 10 last out 11, $10/person. Benefits the legislative civic and charitable efforts. Bcecarrigan@gmail.com Angela 980-429-3948. APR 1 BENEFIT FOR ROSCOE WHEELER American Legion Post 34 524 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill, SC. Reg 11-11:30 KSU 12 $15 first 100 includes t-shirt. Proceeds go toward medical expenses. 803-327-5929. APR 1 SPRING RUN AND BENEFIT DINNER The Joint 1442 Old Gilliard Rd., Ridgeville, SC. Reg 10:30 first out 11, $15/rider $5/pass, live music, 50/50, raffles, auctions. Benefits Hell Hole ABATE. 843-688-6000. APR 1 SATURDAY LIVE MUSIC Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken 4695 S. Main St, Winston-Salem NC. 7pm. 336650-0290.

APR 1 5TH ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE BIKES The Cove Church 197 Langtree Rd., Mooreseville, NC. 9:30 line up, 10:30 blessing with ride following. Sparky28677@gmail.com Mike Arcidiacono.

APR 2 16TH ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE RIDE ANGELA’S RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 1, $10/ rider. Rain date May 7th. 336-6292415.

APR 1 BENEFIT RIDE FOR BRANDON LESTER & FAMILY STE Powersports 1426 Northside Dr., Statesville, NC. Reg 10 am, KSU 1, $20/bike/vehicle, vendors, 50/50, entertainment, food. Presented by Red Knights NC Chapter 13 and sponsored by STE Powersports. 704-202-3262.

APR 2 BIKER SUNDAY THE BRIDGE UPSTATE The Bridge Church Upstate 112 Beacon Hill Ct., Easley, SC. 10-1. Hosted by Bikers for Christ Upstate Chapter. Jeff Thompson 864-419-0129. APR 5 BIKE NIGHT Rail Walk Brewery & Eatery 421 North Lee St., Salisbury, NC. 5-9, food, DJ. Rain date 4/12 www.tilleyhdofsalisbury. com 704-638-6044.


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Weekly Bike Nights TUESDAY RAY PRICE HD CAPITAL CITY BIKE NIGHT Every 1st & 3rd Tues @ Sammie’s Tap & Grill 2235 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 6-9pm 919-832-2261

WEDNESDAY CASTAWAYS SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL 119 N. Link Ave, Salisbury NC 704-431-6998 HOME TOWN HAWGS @ Kick Back Jack’s 1187 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE Hickory NC 828-409-4959 JJ’S WATERING HOLE 536 Farragut St., Greensboro NC 336-663-7295

THURSDAY GADGETS OF LUGOFF 96 Hwy 601, Lugoff SC 803-438-0101 TED’S KICKIN’ CHICKEN 4695 S. Main St., Winston-Salem NC 336-650-0290 THUNDER TOWER HARLEY-DAVIDSON 190 Pontiac Bus. Ctr. Dr. Columbia, SC 803-461-1121, 7-10pm

FRIDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC 336-992-3033 JOE’S PIG PEN 2908 S. Main St, High Point NC 336-861-0430

SUNDAY HORSEFEATHERS ROADHOUSE 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Sherrills ford, NC 704-966-0192. Live Music TRAX TAVERN 46 E. Main St, Thomasville NC. 2-9pm

APR 7-9 BARRY’S BIKE RALLY AND NAVY SEAL TRIBUTE RIDE Barry’s Walnut Island Resort 169 Walnut Island Blvd, Grandy, NC. Tribute ride leaves VA Beach, site TBA, Reg 9-10:30 KSU 10:30. www. barrysbikerally.com 252-453-2261. APR 7-9 5 ANNUAL CREEKSIDE BIKE RALLY 390 Colt Thornburg Rd., Dallas, NC. $20/person all wknd, primitive camping, live bands, wet t-shirt contest, swap meet, vendors. Must be 21. Lucky 704-8137146. TH

APR 7-9 NC OATH KEEPERS SUMMIT Jomeokee Campground 1140 Paces Place Rd., Pinnacle, NC. $10/ camping per night, tactical vendors, food vendors, seminars. Suggested $5 donation per day. RSVP to request an information packet. Sponsored by Piedmont Triad Oath Keepers. Lanething69@yahoo.com.

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APR 8 RIDE FOR DCCC Donayre Cancer Care Center 500 Jefferson St., Whiteville, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 11, $30/bike includes event t-shirt & food. Lisa Thomas 910-6418220. APR 8 2ND ANNUAL BENEFIT RIDE FOR DORIS’ KIDS Chestnut Street United Methodist Church 200 E 8th St., Lumberton, NC. Reg 10, meal 11 KSU 12:05, $10/sgl $15/dbl. Jeff Paul 910-740-7131. APR 8 6TH ANNUAL CHUCK “KNUCKLEHEAD” GARRETT BENEFIT FOR ALS Sunset Lounge 4203 US-17 Chocowinity, NC. KSU 12, food, live music, biker games. Hosted by Iron Order MC, Ira “Screech” Garrett 252-947-0833. APR 8 BUFFALO SOLDIER’S PONY EXPRESS RIDE Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9:30. www.fortbraggharley.com. 910864-1200. APR 8 5TH ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE BIKES American Legion Post 32 3814 Legion Rd., Hope Mills, NC. 12 lunch, 1 bike blessing, $5. Presented by American Legion Riders Chapter 32. Juan Roman 910-5841819. APR 8 8TH ANNUAL OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL RIDE Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. KSU 11, breakfast 8-10:30am, $25/rider $15/pass tshirt first 100 registrants, 50/50, door prizes. Presented by Blue Knights NC VIII. www.blueknightsncviii.com. 252-439-1345. APR 8 EASTER BASKET RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 9 am. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261.


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APR 8 31ST ANNUAL BIKE SHOW & CHILI COOK-OFF Raging HarleyDavidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 10:30 – 3, bike show $10/entry, poker run reg 9:30 KSU 10, $20/ hand, chili judging 11-1, food, drinks, door prizes, 50/50, raffles, vendors, live music. Sponsored by Durham HOG 4040. www.durhamnchog.org. 919-596-9511.

APR 8 GRAND OPENING Sliders Sportsbar 2901 English Rd. High Point, NC. Live music. 336-4708603.

APR 8 9TH ANNUAL MILES FOR MUTTS Lucky’s Saloon 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $10/sgl $15/dbl. Kay 336-4372099, Terri 336-380-6892, Lucky’s 336-570-1050.

APR 8 BARTENDER PARTY Stars & Bars Tavern 723 Klumac Rd., Salisbury, NC. 704-310-5503.

APR 8 BENEFIT FOR RICK’S MEDICAL BILLS Riders in the Country 5701 Randleman Rd., Randleman, NC. 10am-4pm bike show, vendors, 50/50 raffle, food, live music. Presented by Smokin Souls RC. smokinsoulsrc@gmail.com. APR 8 GUARDIANS OF THE CHILDREN DICE RUN Cross Roads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421 Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 9 last out 11., $20/rider $5/pass, live music, food, giveaways, raffles. Proceeds go to raise awareness and to protect and support victims of child abuse. 704320-8436. APR 8 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. APR 8 NEWEST INDIAN UNVEILING Indian Motorcycle Greensboro 201 S Church St. Greensboro, NC. Live music. www.indianmotorcyclegreensboro.com 336-763-5621. APR 8 CRUISING FOR A CAUSE Spare Time 5502 Hornaday Rd., Greensboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12:30, $20/bike $10/rider, food, 50/50. Benefits Victory Junction. 336-663-7295.

APR 8 TURKEY SHOOT 2711 Snow Creek Rd., Hickory, NC. Full choke only, twelve gauge, shooting match tens. Benefits Leathernecks MC & Hickory Riding Club. 828-514-7959.

APR 8 SEASON OPENER ROLL WITH US WORKSHOP Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Prizes. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. APR 8 4TH ANNUAL UWHARRIE MOUNTAIN RUMBLE Blackmer Lodge No. 127 109 S. School St., Mt. Gilead, NC Reg 10 am ride leaves 1:30, $35/rider $15/pass, vendors. Benefits NC Masonic Charities. jointherumble@gmail.com. 704-3014881. APR 8 GOOD SHEPARD POKER RUN 1927 Bethabara Church Rd., Cross Hill, SC. First out 12, $10/ hand, music, turkey shoot, 50/50, door prizes, music. Presented by Sons of the South M/C. Tommy 864923-0052, Chris 864-923-5063. APR 8 POKER RUN & AUCTION FOR KEVIN NEWMAN Tommy’s 4922 Hwy 321, Gaston, SC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $15/sgl $20/dbl, 50/50, raffle, $8 plates. 803-794-9665. APR 8 7TH ANNUAL BIKER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 11-3, free event, food, prizes, bands. Benefits Waccamaw Animal Rescue. 843-369-5555.

APR 8 3RD ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE TRIBES Spartanburg Harley-Davidson 365 Sha Lane, Spartanburg, SC. Motorcycle Minis-

tries speakers, entertainment, food, Family friendly www.spartanburgharley.com 864583-8840. APR 8 WOMEN’S FREEDOM BASH Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. 11-3, live music, vendors, bike wash, bike show, games, tattoo contest, prizes. Support our wounded warriors. www.lowcountryharley.com 843-554-1847. APR 8 BENEFIT RIDE & CHILI COOK OFF Pam’s Front Porch 7332 Parklane Rd., Columbia, SC. Reg 11 KSU 1, $10/sgl $15/dbl. Benefits Jimmy Brown. Panama 803-6787088.

APR 8 10TH ANNUAL COOL HAND LUKE POKER RUN Harley-Davidson of Greenville 30 Chrome Dr., Greenville, SC. Reg 10 last out 12, $25/rider $10/pass, 50/50, live music, silent auction. Benefits the Western Carolinas Muscular Dystrophy Association. Presented by Greenville H.OG. www.coolhandluke2017. eventbrite.com. 864-234-1340. APR 8-9 EUROBIKE 2017 Historic City Market 300 Parham St., Raleigh, NC. 9-3, Bike show, Euro, café racers, brats, scramblers, raffle, vendor booths, food trucks. Scot Dail dothetontriangle@mail.com Selmisha Green eurobikeraleigh@gmail.com 919-525-1159. APR 9 SPRING BIKE RALLY Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill 305 McCormick St., Garner, NC. 12-6pm. 919-661-6688. APR 9 CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN Ted’s Kickin Chicken 4695 S Main St., Winston-Salem, NC. 2-5, live music, food. 336-650-0290.


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Weekly Live Music / DJ WEDNESDAY JOE’S PIG PEN 2908 S. Main St., High Point, NC 336-861-0430 LIVE MUSIC

FRIDAY JOE’S PIG PEN 2908 S. Main St., High Point, NC 336-861-0430 DJ LOCKED & LOADED BAR & GRILL 305 McCormick St, Garner NC 919-661-6688 LIVE MUSIC 9:30PM

SATURDAY HOG TAILS BAR & GRILL 6333 Clemson Blvd, Pendleton SC 864-224-7876 LIVE MUSIC HOUSE OF SPIRITS 3711 HWY 321, W. Columbia, SC 803-400-2382 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT LOCKED & LOADED BAR & GRILL 305 McCormick St, Garner NC 919-661-6688 LIVE MUSIC 9:30PM TANKTOWN TAVERN 6711 Freedom Dr, Charlotte NC 704-277-0268 LIVE MUSIC

APR 9 ABATE OF SC COLUMBIA RIDERS MEETING The New Ole Place 3311 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. 2pm. Joe “Panama” Novitski 803-319-6165. APR 11 UNVEILING OF THE NEWEST SLINGSHOT Indian Motorcycle Greensboro 201 S Church St. Greensboro, NC. www.indianmotorcyclegreensboro.com 336-763-5621. APR 15 RITE AID CAMERON VILLAGE/JONES FRANKLIN RD CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK POKER RUN Locked and Loaded 305 McCormick St., Garner, NC. Reg 10-11:30 KSU 12 $20/rider $10/pass, 50/50. Valerie 850-567-6590. APR 15 SEVEN SABRES BROTHERHOOD ANNUAL JAMI’S WINGS POKER RUN Angier Clock Tower N Broad St., Angier, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, food, doorprizes, 50/50. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Fdn. Arlene. mabry@ncsu.edu Arlene Mabry 919515-3050. APR 15 12 STATION RIDE Waffle House 111 Village Rd NE, Leland, NC. 8:30 KSU 9:30, free ride. Hosted by Red Knights MC NC 6 & NC 3. Joe Jenkins 910-916-2452, Keith Van House 910-616-7826. APR 15 OPEN HOUSE AND SPRING SWAP MEET Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345. APR 15 EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Free food, egg drops, pictures with Easter Bunny www. fortbraggharley.com. 910-864-1200. APR 15 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511.

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APR 15 SEASON’S OPEN Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Stunt shows, US Veterans Corps Rappel Team, live music, Harley Runway fashion show, Pin up contest, Greaser Guys contest, food trucks, vendors. www. rayprice.com 919-832-2261. APR 15 EASTER EGGS FOR THE CHILDREN Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. www.downharley.com 336-2271261. APR 15 CROOKED ROAD POKER RUN American Legion Post 55 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem. Reg 8:45-9:45 KSU 10, $20/rider $5/pass $5/extra hand. Cash prizes, raffles, 50/50, live music, food. Benefits American Children’s Home. Campdirector318@aol.com 603-438-0166. APR 15 SPRING BASH 2017 Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Live music, pin up girl contest, burn out contest. 336-992-3033. APR 15 SEASON OPENER EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 11-1, Easter egg hunt, games, helmet workshop. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. APR 15 EASTER EVENT Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. Breakfast 9:3012, egg hunt 12-2, free test rides, adult egg hunt. www.speedwayharley-davidson.com 704-979-7433. APR 15 EASTER EGG HUNT Gaston Homestead 267 Stowe Rd., Gastonia, NC. 4-7, games, karaoke, food. Presented by Gaston Concerned Bikers. www.gastoncountycba.com Jill Stillwell 704-913-7284 or 704-922-5437.


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APR 15 LIVE MUSIC Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken 4695 S. Main St WinstonSalem NC 336-650-0290 APR 15 15TH ANNUAL CHARITY CAR WASH, COOKOUT AND BIKE SHOW Crazy Horse Showclub 2160 Hwy 70 SW, Hickory, NC. 12-3, $5/ entry, food, games, music, raffles, pink fire truck on site. Proceeds benefits Pink Heals NC Foothills Chapter. 828-322-9776. APR 16 ADULT EASTER EGG HUNT Stars and Bars 723 Klumac Rd., Salisbury. 704-310-5503. APR 18 BENEFIT FOR SCOTT BROWN Riders in the Country 5701 Randleman Rd., Randleman, NC. $125 raffle ticket for 2016 H-D softail deluxe includes 2 prime rib dinners with all the fixings, drink & dessert. Proceeds go toward medical expenses. Stacy Shoptaw 336-498-0990 or 336-629-2415. APR 21-22 SLAYERFEST 2017 6401 Knightdale-Eagle Rock Rd., Wendell, NC. Gates open Fri/5, Sat/10am, $20/wknd, camping available, games, food, vendors, games, mini bike races, live music, door prizes, raffles. Hosted by Dragon Slayers MC of Wake County. Snapper 919-369-9925. APR 21-22 DEMO TRUCK EVENT Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson 2002 13th Ave. Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Music, food, raffles, demo truck. www.blueridgehd.com 828-327-3030. APR 21-23 BEGINNING OF SUMMER BASH Stars and Bars 723 Klumac Rd., Salisbury. Live bands. 704-310-5503. APR 22 ANNUAL B.A.C.A CAPITAL CHAPTER POKER RUN Big Daddy’s Roadhouse 7304 S. Ness Hwy, Fuquay-Varina, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, $20/rider $10/pass, 50/50, raffles. Benefits Bikers Against Child Abuse Rain date 4/29/17 President@ca-nc. bacaworld.org.

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APR 22 DOG POUND COOK OUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com. 910864-1200. APR 22 VA SPRING RUN 2017 Baker American Cycles 1508 Hope Mill Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 12, group ride to VA Hosp, live music and food at clubhouse after. Hosted by Veterans MC, Hope Mills, NC. 910-424-3549. APR 22 12TH ANNUAL SPRING RALLY HOGS & RAGS Airborne & Special Operations Museum, 100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC. $50/entry, KSU 9am food. Benefits Special Forces Charitable Trust, American Cancer Society and Kidsville News. www.hogsandrags.org Wendy 910818-0458. APR 22 3RD ANNUAL FALLEN OFFICER POKER RUN Craven Community College, 800 College Ct, New Bern, NC. Reg 9-10:45am KSU 11, $20/bike $10/rider, lunch, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits the Fallen Officer Memorial Scholarship Fund. In memory of fallen police officers. www.vema-usa.com vema252@ gmail.com Bama 252-670-7859. APR 22 6TH ANNUAL VETERANS’ LEGACY FOUNDATION RIDE Harnett County Veterans Park 311 West Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Lillington, NC. Reg 9-10:30. $15/rider $5/pass. Sponsored by Rolling Thunder NC 1 & Mission BBQ. www.vetslegacy.org 910-322-3893. APR 22 DUFFY’S CHARITY RIDE POKER RUN Down Home HarleyDavidson 215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 11 KSU 1, $15/sgl $20/ dbl, live music, food, raffles. Benefits Dubby Collins Organ Transplant Foundation. Lisa 336-380-4777.

APR 22 DUFFY’S CHARITY RIDE AFTER PARTY Lucky’s Saloon, 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC 3 – 11pm $10/person, 12 & under free, food, raffles, music, fun, Lisa 336380-4777. APR 22 HEAL THE BURN CHARITY RIDE 2017 Union Bank Parking Lot 1750 Durham Rd., Roxboro, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $20/rider $10/ pass includes t-shirt. Benefits Burned Children Fund. Pre-reg nc22@redknightsmc.com. Presented by Red Knights MC NC Chapter 22. Kimi Finch 919-452-5875. APR 22 2ND ANNUAL MEMORIAL BIKE SHOW Summerfield Community Center 5404 Centerfield Rd., Summerfield, NC. Reg 9-10, $20/entry, door prizes, music, refreshments. Sponsored by Veteran’s of Foreign War’s Post 7999. Rain date July 28. TAZ sgmdunlap@aol.com 336-6010941. APR 22 2nd ANNUAL COOK OFF Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Supports Step Up for Soldiers. 336-9923033. APR 22 COOK OUT BENEFIT FOR ALLISON HUNT MEMORIAL Sliders Sportsbar 2901 English Rd. High Point, NC. Plates $5, 50/50. 336470-8603. APR 22 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD “FILL A SHOE BOX RUN” Bullbagger Customs 4095 US Hwy 311 Pine Hall, NC. Reg 12-1:20 KSU 1:30, $20/bike $5/pass, food, door prizes, 50/50. Benefits Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child. Rain date April 29th. Danny 336-3395677 or Renee 336-613-0434.


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APR 22 COMMUNTIY RIDE & RALLY American Legion Post 290 436 S Main St., King, NC. Reg 8:30am, $15/rider $10/pass, food, live music, vendors. Rally 10am4pm. Benefits American Legion Post 290. Kingchamber14@gmail.com 336-983-9308. APR 22 RIDE 4 ALLEN First Church of God 7009 Weant Rd., Archdale, NC. Reg 9-9:45, first out 10, $20/ bike includes food. Scavenger hunt motorcycle charity ride. Blessings of the bike 3:15. Proceeds benefit expenses. Martin Sain 336-309-6389. APR 22 RHINO’S MEMORIAL RIDE Stars & Bars 723 Klumac Rd., Salisbury, NC. Reg 9, $10/bike. Fundraiser for final expenses Bulldawg 336-734-8748. APR 22 KENNEDY-HALL AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POKER RUN American Legion Post 106 6250 Hwy 801 Salisbury, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10 $15/rider $10/pass, door prizes, 50/50, food. Benefits the Colon-Furr Nursing Scholarships Fund. Rickland39@gmail.com or bobkennerly@aol.com 704-9299831, 704-278-2493 APR 22 SPRING OPEN HOUSE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. All day. www.speedwayharley-davidson. com 704-979-7433. APR 22 CCTL CHARITY POKER RUN The Pit Indoor Kart Racing 346 E Plaza Dr., Mooresville, NC. Reg 8:30-10, $20/rider $10/pass, food, raffles, prizes. Benefits Coach Bobby Morrison and CCTL. goo.gl/YpLs84. APR 22 2017 CMA RUN FOR THE SON RIDE Biggerstaff Park Shelter #2, 144 Leisure Ln., Dallas, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 10, door prizes, food. www.Cmauas.org/run-for-the-son. Marvin Smith 803-616-4498, Chuck Dalton 704-853-9167.

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APR 22 BONGO’S BIRTHDAY BASH Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. KSU 12. www.tilleyhd.com 704-872-3883. APR 22 5TH ANNUAL CAR & BIKE SHOW CRUISE-IN Mountain View Fire Dept. 3571 S Hwy 127 Hickory, NC. 9-5 reg 9-12 judging 1, nonjudged entry $5, judging entry $20. Food, entertainment. Rain or Shine. Benefits Mountain View Fire Dept. & Pink Heals NC Foothills Chapter. MVFD 828-330-0600 or Darlene 828-217-5246. APR 22 GREG SPURLING MEMORIAL RIDE Freedom Biker Church 1385 33rd St. SE, Hickory, NC. KSU 10. Benefits Missions Fund. 704325-3185. APR 22 5TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Smoky Mountain Indian Motorcycle 82 Locust Dr., Waynesville, NC. Live music, food, 50/50. 828-452-7276. APR 22 RIDE FOR LIFE CANCER POKER RUN Smoky Mountain Indian Motorcycle 82 Locust Dr., Waynesville, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $10/person, door prizes, 50/50. Benefits American Cancer Society. 828-452-7276. APR 22 2ND ANNUAL WAKE FOREST BAPTIST BRENNERS CHILDREN HOSPITAL BENEFIT RIDE Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11 $15/sgl $20/dbl $15/car, food 50/50, door prizes. George Couch 336-469-1470 APR 22 PRAYERS FOR ANGIE RIDE Tailgators Sports Bar & Grill Hwy 1788 W Main St., Locust, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 10:30, $20/bike, live music. Benefits Angie Barbee and family. Sponsored by Guardian NOMADS Law Enforcement MC. Mark 704-202-1308.


14 APR 22 VETERANS SUPPORT RIDE Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11:15, $10/rider $5/pass, music, food, door prizes, 50/50. Benefits local veterans. Sponsored by Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson. Presented by Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Myrtle Beach Chapter 34-3. Rain or shine. 843369-5555. APR 22 5TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR A LIFE United Cerebral Palsy of SC 1101 Harbor Dr. #1, W, Columbia, SC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $10/sgl $15/dbl, $50/group of five. Hosted by Mad Hatters Riding Club. Benefits UCP of SC. Alanna Boozer aboozer@ucpsc. org 803-926-8878. APR 22 7TH ANNUAL BIKERS AGAINST ABUSING CHILDREN POKER RUN Chevy’s 3902 Platt Springs Rd., West Columbia, SC. Reg 10-11, $15/sgl $20/dbl, 50/50/ silent auction, raffle, music, food. Benefits The Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center. Jeff Turner 803238-0201. APR 22 3RD ANNUAL LAKE MURRAY A.B.A.T.E. BENEFIT RIDE S&S 930 Chapin Rd., Chapin, SC. Reg 10-12, $20/rider $10/pass, 50/50, raffle, music. Rain date 5/6. lakemurrayabate@gmail.com 803-446-3766 or 803-622-8560. APR 22 VETERANS INFO EXPO Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. 11-3, Open event for veterans and their families, food, music, special guest. www.lowcountryharley. com 843-554-1847. APR 22 GREENVILLE A.B.A.T.E.’S SPRING DIAPER RUN Greenville Shrine Club 119 Beverly Rd., Greenville, SC. Reg 12 KSU 1:15, items to bring, clothing, closed toe shoes, individually packaged snacks, blank dvd’s, gift cards, diapers, wipes, giveaway for teen groups. Rain date April 29th. Bubbles 864-569-2459.

Cruisin’ Calendar APR 22 21ST ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE CHILD Bleu Voodoo 114 E Main St., Easley SC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $10/rider $10/pass, $10/shirt, food, prizes, entertainment. www. RideForTheChild.com, Sara Trinkl 864-898-5583. APR 22-30 OUTER BANKS BIKE WEEK Outer Banks Harley-Davidson 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC www.outerbankshd.com 252-3388866. APRIL 28 HOG BIKE NIGHT Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. 7-9, food, door prizes. www.sheltonshd.com 919731-2776. APR 28-30 CAROLINA ROYAL BASH Presented by Kingz Of The South MC Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center, Columbia, SC. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. APR 29 RIDE FOR A CURE New River Harley-Davidson 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $20/bike $10/pass. Benefits JDRF Coastcal Carolina Chapter-Onlsow County. Gunnybulldog1@ gmail.com Roy L Hall 910-340-6158. APR 29 NC JAYCEE BURN CENTER CHARITY RIDE & MUSIC EVENT Honda Suzuki of Sanford 3128 South Horner Blvd, Sanford. Reg 8am, $20/donation vendors, food, live music at end Ole Gilliam Mill Park. Hosted by Lee County Firefighter’s Burned Children Fund. David Nance 919-353-9684 or 919776-5642. APR 29 WBC FUN RUN BENEFIT DICE RUN Wrightsboro Baptist Church 2736 Castle Hayne Rd., Wilmington, NC. Reg 9-10:30, $15, 50/50, raffle, BBQ lunch. Benefits Matthew 25 Center, Burgaw NC. http://matthew25center.org. 910-7633181 Scott Simmons 910-742-5613.

APR 29 SPRING OPEN HOUSE Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 US -70, New Bern, NC. www.harleydavidsonnewbern.com 252-6334060. APR 29 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY RIDE AND COOK OUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com. 910864-1200. APR 29 ARMED FORCES MC PINUP CONTEST Armed Forces MC Club House 2663 Everitte St., Fayetteville, NC. Gates open 3pm judging 5pm. $10/pre reg $20/day of, food and drinks available. Nick AFMCNC3@gmail.com 731-4467340, Dave 478-297-8839. APR 29 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY D & Q Motorsports 34 Ray Hart Ln., Angier, NC. Raffle to benefit Pediatric Brain Tumor Fdn. Food, live music, door prizes. www. dandqmotorsports.com 919-6395511. APR 29 SUDAN SHRINERS MOTOR PATROL POKER RUN Lenoir County Shrine Club 1558 Hwy 70 East., Kinston, NC. Reg 8:30-10 KSU 10:15, $20/entry $10/extra rider, 50/50. Benefits Sudan Motor Patrol. 252-939-6279, 252-560-7537, 252521-1400, 252-521-4143. APR 29 RIDE FOR JASON AND FRIENDS Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 8:30-10 $25/bike $15/pass, includes shirt. Food. Benefits Life Experiences. www.rideforjasonandfriends.com Mary@lifeexperiences. org 919-467-1973. APR 29 ROLL WITH US OPEN HOUSE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. DJ, workshops, grilin n chillin, door prizes and gifts. www.downharley.com 336-227-1261.


Cruisin’ Calendar APR 29 7TH ANNUAL KIDS PATH BIKE SHOW Down Home HarleyDavidson, 2215 Hanford Rd. Burlington, NC. Bird Dog 336-260-1685 Jaimie 336-213-2684 or Butch 336227-1261. APR 29 LAST BEAT RIDE HONORING SCOTT BROWN JJ’s Watering Hole 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 10:30 KSU 12, $15/bike $5/rider, music, food, raffle, auction. Proceeds go toward medical expenses. Tiffany 336-202-9795, Gypsy 336-202-3103. APR 29 RIDIN HAWG WILD BBQ Capital Cook-Off intersection of 3rd Ave & South Main St., Lexington NC. Reg 9-11am, KSU 11:15 $25/sgl $30/ pass. Benefits Sammy Jones www. ridinhawgwild.com Mandy Ellis 336479-0987. APR 29 SPRING FLING Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Moreland Dr Statesville NC 11 am – 4 pm free adm, live concert, guest appearances, food trucks. www.TilleyHD.com 704-872-3883 APR 29 2ND ANNUAL ALEXANDER RESCUE SQUAD POKER RUN Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 9:30 last out 11:30, $20/sgl $25/dbl, door prizes, food, 50/50. Benefits Alexander Rescue Squad. tfoxx@ alexanderrescue.org Terry Foxx 828320-3248. APR 29 CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION & AWARENESS RIDE American Cycle Works 1724 Mt. Olive Church Rd., Gastonia, NC. Reg 10 last out 12, $15/hand $25/3 hands, 50/50, raffles, food. Hosted by Guardians of the Children. www. gocnc.org. gocred153@gmail.com 704-616-9231.

APR 29 SEASON OPENER SPRING OPEN HOUSE Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr, Salisbury NC Test rides 9-11, 12-3 live music, 12-3 sip n shop, food, drawing. www.tilleyhd.com 704-6386044. APR 29 19TH ANNUAL KERRI D EFIRD MEMORIAL SCHOLOARSHIP BIKE RUN West Stanly High School 306 E Red Cross Rd. Hwy 24/27, Oakboro, NC. Reg 9am KSU 10, donations appreciated, escorted ride. Benefits West Stanly HS Seniors. kdescholarship@aol.com www.kerripooh.com, Scott or Tracy Efird 704-888-4587. APR 29 HANDLEBARS UNDER THE STARS RIDE Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 5:30 KSU 7, music, food, contest, prizes. Benefits McLeod Children’s Hospital. 843957-1134. APR 29 BENEFIT FOR THE ROYAL HOME MINISTRY Ebenezer Pentecostal Holiness Church 501 Church St., West Columbia, SC. Reg 9am KSU 12. Presented by Ebenezer Motorcycle Ministry Driven Warriors. www.ebenezerphc.com 803-7552894. APR 29 SEASON OPENER Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. Food, music, prizes, test rides, hourly mini-sessions with Doc Harley. www.lowcountryharley.com 843-554-1847. APR 29 BIKE BLESSING/POKER RUN FOR IN-VEST USA Harley Haven 941 Western Ln., Irmo, SC. Reg 10:30 KSU 11:30 $15/sgl $20/dbl, 50/50, silent auction, door prizes, live music. Proceeds to provide active shooter vests for officers/k9s 803781-1837.

15 APR 30 ABATE CWC RIDERS MEETING In 3 Fountains 2710 Emanuel Church Rd., West Columbia, SC 1:57pm. Debra Teseniar 803-356-5977. APR 30 11th ANNUAL RALEIGH PINK RIBBON RIDE Scooters Bar & Grill, 1911 Sego Ct, Raleigh Pre-Reg until Apr 28 $25 per/$40 2 up. Reg. 8:30 to 10:30 am on event day $25 ea. KSU 11am, all bikes welcome. Benefits Pretty in Pink Foundation. 919-954-2171. APR 30 THUNDER SUNDAY Restoration Church/Alamance Elementary School, 3600 Williams Dairy Rd., Greensboro NC. 9 meet and greet 10 band & service. Food drive for children in need. Sponsored by Restoration Church. Scott Harris 336-575-6067. APR 30 INDEPENDENT BENEFIT RUN #24 BOLDLY RIDE FOR EMILY HINTON Ben’s V Twin 5815 Hwy 74 W, Indian Trail, NC and Hollywood’s Cycles 140 Hickory Grove Rd., McAdenville, NC. Reg 11-1 last out 1:15 $15/1 hand $25/2 hands, food, live music. 704-821-1550, 704827-9991. APR 30 WIGHTMAN UMC BIKER SUNDAY Wightman United Methodist Church 302 N. Main St., Prosperity, SC. 11:15-4, guest testimonial, prizes, food, bike show. www.wightmanumc.org. 803-364-2340. MAY 5 BUG RUN CHARITY RUN Lincolnton High School Stadium 803 N Aspen St., Lincolnton, NC. Reg 6:30 PM-8:30 PM KSU 9PM, $10/ sticker $5/add sticker. Most bugs wins $100. Benefits American Cancer Society. 704-308-0231. MAY 5-7 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SPRING RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, bike show. www.handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol. com 828-246-2101.


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MAY 6 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY femalerideday@motoress.com http://motoress.com/international-female-ride-day. MAY 6 7TH ANNUAL HOME GROWN HEROES FALLEN OFFICER MEMORIAL RIDE Cumberland County Court House 117 Dick St., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9, $20/rider $15/pass, ceremony 10, KSU 10:30, raffle, 50/50, food, rain or shine, Benefits NC C.O.P.S. escorted ride. nc13@ blueknights.org Mike Brown 910922-6673. MAY 6 3RD ANNUAL POKER RUN FOR A CURE Wood Precision Cycles 2502 US-13, Goldsboro, NC. Reg 10:30 first out 11:30, $10/ hand. Food, 50/50. Benefits Relay for Life of Wayne County. Presented by Wayne County Motorcycle Riders. Cassy Wood 919-738-2308, Tina Woodard 919-223-3632. MAY 6 2017 NC FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS RED HELMET RIDE Holly Springs Fire & Rescue Station #1 700 Flint Point Lane, Holly Springs, NC. Breakfast 7am, KSU 9. motorsportsfirefighter@yahoo.com Paul Tidwell 919-418-4530. MAY 6 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE CHARITY RIDE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 10:30-12 KSU 12:15, $15/ rider $5/pass, 50/50, DJ, food, door prizes. Benefits American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. brentshell@ yahoo.com Brent or Michelle Hill 336-260-2081. MAY 6 LIBERTY VETERANS MEMORIAL BENEFIT RIDE Liberty Tavern 750 Greensboro St., Liberty NC KSU 12, $15/bike, $5/pass. 336622-3025. MAY 6 OPEN HOUSE Carolina Air Canine 4553 Walpole Rd., High Point, NC. Patriot Rover Graduation. www.aircaine.com 336-931-0909.

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MAY 6 4TH ANNUAL ALLISON HUNT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RIDE Ledford Sr. High School 140 Jess Green Rd., Thomasville, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $20/bike, escorted ride, food, 50/50, door prizes, silent auction, music. Benefits scholarship to seniors at Ledford High School. Tamara Hunt 336-454-6368.

MAY 6 FROGS FEEDING FRIENDS Sweet Frog Clemmons 6297 Towncenter Dr., Clemmons NC. Reg 9:30am, $20 and 5 can food items/ rider, $10 and 5 can food items/pass, includes t-shirt and meal. Benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. Susie Fields 336-906-0386, Brittany Bullins 336-778-1801.

MAY 6 JESSIE’S RIDE AND RUN FOR PTSD Faith American Legion Park 115 Gantt St, Faith, NC. First out 10, last out 2. 5k @ 9, cost $25/ rider/runner $5/pass. Proceeds to HonorOne, PTSD charity. 704-7759823.

MAY 6 BUDDY ROE’S 8TH ANNUAL BIKE RIDE Ma & Pa’s Place 188 Billy Covington Rd., Rockingham, NC. Reg 11 KSU 1:30, $15/sgl $20/ dbl, auction, t-shirt, food, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Richmond Co Special Olympics 910-410-0344.

MAY 6 CAROLINA CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW NC Transportation Museum 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, NC. Gates open 9am Reg till 12, entry fee $10/per bike (max $20 for multiple bikes). Open to all motorcycles 1900-1995 Awards 3pm. Proceeds benefit the museum. Rain or shine. carolinamcshow@aol.com 336-924-8705.

MAY 6 COMPORIUM PIONEERS 10TH ANNUAL FIREHOUSE RUN Oakdale Fire Station #2 2080 Dunlap Roddey Rd., Rock Hill, SC. Reg 8:30-9:30 KSU 10, pre reg $25/ sgl $40/dlb, day of $30/sgl, $45/dbl includes t-shirt, lunch, door prizes. Leon.yard@comporium.com Leon Yard 803-448-8116.

MAY 6 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S SECOND QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www.bikerswithacause. com 704-545-1062. MAY 6 THE LUCKY TURNAROUND Grove Inn 1560 Hwy 29 S., China Grove, NC. Reg 11, donations only. Benefits God’s Children’s Orphanage. Rob Dowse 704-425-1955. MAY 6 12TH ANNUAL JERRALD MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP FUN RUN Jones Intermediate School 2170 Riverside Dr., Mount Airy, NC. Reg 10-12 $15/sgl $25/dbl. Benefits scholarships for Mount Airy School Students. Joel Mitchell 276-2515053.

MAY 6 2017 3RD ANNUAL BENEFIT RIDE Bar of Lexington 1668 Two Notch Rd., Lexington, SC. First out 12, $15/rider $5/pass, food, wet tshirt contest, vendors, silent auction, games, live music, raffles, 50/50. Benefits Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter, 803-359-0250. MAY 6 7TH ANNUAL REBEL RUCKUS Oasis Sports Bar & Grill 8101W. Old Hwy #6, Santee, SC. 12-6, $10, bike games, vendor, live music. Presented by Carolina Rebels MC Clarendon County Chapter. Tommy Lee 803-920-3667, Tag 803-6059805, Stroker 803-464-8563. MAY 7 N.C. TRIANGLE RIDE FOR KIDS White Oak Recreation Area; Jordan Lake State Park 558 Beaver Creek Rd., Apex, NC. Reg 8-9:30 KSU 10 rain or shine. 919-524-7684.


Cruisin’ Calendar MAY 7 20TH ANNUAL FREEDOM MEMORIAL WALL DEDICATION Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 10-10:30 music, 10:30-11 worship service, 11-12 memorial ride, 12-1:30 music, 1:30-3 Memorial Wall Dedication. Memorial ride $10/bike. 50/50 raffles. Benefits go to perpetual care of the wall. 336-722-3106. MAY 7 MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS RALLY Quaker Steak & Lube 2154 S. Beltline Blvd, Columbia, SC. Meet & Greet 11:30-1, KSU 1, escorted ride to State House, speakers. ABATE of SC, Ralph Bell 803-5562354. MAY 12-21 MYRTLE BEACH SPRING BIKE RALLY MAY 13 3RD ANNUAL AMERICAN LEGION RIDE FOR VETERANS WARRIORS Hometown HarleyDavidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345. MAY 13 FUNDRAISER RIDE FOR SANFORD’S MURAL PROGRAM Buggy Factory 115 Chatham St., Sanford, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10 $20/ bike, free t-shirt to first 50 to register. Ralph.holt@sanfordnc.net. Ralph Holt 919-708-3148. MAY 13 SPRING OPEN HOUSE Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. 11-3, food, vendors, raffles, ride-in bike show, demo rides, biker games. www.sheltonshd.com 919-731-2776. MAY 13 B.A.N.C. 4TH ANNUAL MOTOROCYCLE AWARENESS RIDE Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12, free food. 910864-1200. MAY 13 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774.

MAY 13 KING MASONIC CHILDRENS BENEFIT RIDE & BBQ King Masonic Lodge 226 Jefferson Church Rd., King, NC. KSU 11:30, $25/rider $5/pass includes meal, 50/50. BBQ 12-5 $10/adults $6/kids 12 & under. 336-983-3782. MAY 14 ABATE OF SC COLUMBIA RIDERS MEETING The New Ole Place 3311 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. 2pm. Joe “Panama” Novitski 803-319-6165. MAY 15 SPRING RALLY KICK OFF PARTY The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC. 4-7, free food, live music, door prizes. www. myrtlebeachharley.com 843-3695555. MAY 15-20 MOTORCYCLE RODEO AT THE RAT HOLE The Rat Hole 3833 Socastee Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC. Bike games, vendors, live music, chocolate pudding wrestling 5/15-20, boots & bikini contest 5/17-19, bike show 5/20. www.theratholeofmb.com 843-241-1740. MAY 15-21 CRUSIN THE COAST SPRING RALLY Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC. Vendors, food. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843369-5555. MAY 17 “CRUDES” 7TH ANNUAL MEET & GREET RIDE The Golden Egg 415 Hwy 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC. Meet 9 KSU 11. Raffle benefits disabled veterans. Kevin Gunia 216-280-4755. MAY 17 HARLEY BIKER BASH The Waterway House Sports & Spirits 9814 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 4-7, free food, live music, door prizes. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843-369-5555.

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MAY 20 19TH ANNUAL SHOW-OFF CAR, TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE SHOW American Children’s Home 3844 NC Hwy 8 South, Lexington, NC. Reg 8-12 $20/entry, free to spectators, vendor fee $40, goody bags first 50, raffle, 50/50, silent auction, DJ, food, kids zone. www. ahc-nc.org/id5.html 336-357-7126.

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MAY 20 12TH ANNUAL KELLY KINCAID MEMORIAL RIDE Burke County Fair Grounds 145 Bost Rd., Morganton, NC. Reg 9-11, $20/person, prizes, proceeds to support law enforcement officers in need. nc23@ blueknights.org. Mark Bradshaw 828-448-2342.

MAY 28 ROLLING THUNDER XXX “RIDE FOR FREEDOM” DEMONSTRATION N. Pentagon Parking Lot, Washington, DC. 8am, ride 12pm to Vietnam Veterans Memorial. www. rollingthunder1.org Bob 336-8132106.

MAY 20 VFW NEWPORT POKER RUN VFW Post 8986 1316 Hibbs Rd., Newport, NC. Reg 10, $15/rider $5/pass. Benefits giveanhour.org that helps veterans. 252-726-8986. MAY 23 9TH ANNUAL MICHAEL “BOZ” KERR BIKERS INSIDE THE BELTWAY Motorcycle Riders Foundation 1325 G St. N.W. Ste 500, Washington DC. 8am. An opportunity for bikers across the nation to meet with one another and educate themselves on the issues that affect bikers at national level, meet your federal legislators. www.MRF.org 202-546-0983. MAY 26-28 MAGGIE VALLEY SPRING RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Fri open 10am9pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Vendors, live music, bike show, games. www.maggievalleyrallys.com 336-580-1638. MAY 26-29 CAROLINA STOMP BIKE RALLY 311 Speedway 4390 US-311, Pine Hall, NC. $20/1 day $30/2 day $40/3 day tickets. Bike games, live music, vendors $20/day $50/wknd wet t-shirt, swap meet, rides, crafts. Benefits Bikers Against Child Abuse, Guardian of the Chil-

MAY 27 3RD ANNUAL PETE’S RIDE Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30, $10/person. Food, music, raffles. 336-992-3033.

JUN 3 16 ANNUAL ANGIER BIKEFEST Downtown Angier Charles Norton Square, Angier, NC. Bike reg 10am-1pm, opening ceremonies 9:45, event 10am-5pm, bike show, food, poker run, swap meet, live music. Sponsored by Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, D & Q Motorsports, The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. www. angierbikefest.com Arlene Mabry 919-422-7234. TH

JUN 3 RUMBLE GREENSBORO Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Scavenger Hunt Ride reg 9:30-10:30 KSU 10:45, prizes, food, music. 6th year anniversary party for Freedom Biker Church. Concert 1pm. www.fbctriad. com Randy Austin 336-963-3111. JUN 3 TRAX-SIDE BIKE RALLY PACE Park 8 Memorial Park Dr., Thomasville, NC. 12-9, beer garden, food trucks, cornhole tournament, live music. 336-472-4422. JUN 3 CYCLEMANIA VINTAGE AND RETRO MOTORCYCLE SHOW Charlotte East 5801 Executive Center Dr., Charlotte, NC. 12-5, bikes, food, music raffles. Benefits Disability Rights & Resources cyclemania@disability-rights.org, cyclemaniacharlotte.com.

JUN 3 2ND ANNUAL PINK HEALS POKER RUN & FIRE TRUCK PULL Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE Hickory, NC. Reg 9 last out 10:30, $20/sgl $30/dbl, food. Fire truck pull $200 team 10 person team reg 1:30 pull 2:30. Darlene 828-217-5246, Allyson 828-4557449. JUN 3-4 DAYS OF THUNDER XI Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. Vendors, food, live music. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. JUN 4 20th ANNUAL DUKE CHILDREN’S CHARITY RIDE Brewer Cycles 420 Warrenton Rd., Henderson, NC. Reg 10am KSU 1:30pm, $25/person, food, games, music. Rain date June 11th. Benefits Duke’s Children’s Hospital. robin@brewercycles.com Robin Kearney 252-4928553. JUN 8-10 INDIAN VICTORY SLINGSHOT RALLY IN THE SMOKIES Maggie Valley Festival Grounds 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. $20/wknd, Thur 10am-9pm, Fri open 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm. Vendors, live music. www.maggievalleyrallys. com/indian-victory-slingshot-rallysmokies. 336-580-1638. JUN 9-11 BACK OF THE DRAGON Tazewell County Fairgrounds 515 Fairground Rd., Tazwell, VA. MX show, live music, bike & car shows, kids area, vendors, craft beer garden, demolition derby. www.backofthedragon.com. 800-588-9401. JUN 10 2ND ANNUAL RIDE TO BREATHE ON, BROTHER’S FIRST Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345.


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JUN 10 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. JUN 10 JERICHO RIDE IX Dale’s Pets LLC 115 Old Veterans Rd., Columbia, SC. KSU 10, fellowship, music, food. Hosted by Chosen Brotherhood MC. 803-319-3237. JUN 16-17 SMOKE OUT 18 Rockingham Dragway, 2153 U.S. 1, Rockingham, NC. Fri & Sat $40, Sat only $35. Fri 12-11, Sat 10-11. Choppers, live music, food. www.smokeoutrally. com Greg Scheuer custombikeshows@gmail.com 919-450-5060. JUN 17 FAYETTEVILLE AREA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND MOTORCYCLE RIDE Sherwood Presbyterian Church 4959 NC Hwy 87 S, Fayetteville,NC Reg 8-9:45 $10/rider $5/pass and a back to school donation. Audwin Lindsay 910-396-3983. JUN 17 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511. JUN 17 40TH ANNUAL GOLDEN SUNS MC MOTORCYCLE RALLY American Legion Post 267 3214 McConnell Rd., Greensboro, NC. DJ, bike & car show, food, wet t-shirt contest, field games. 336-814-6036. JUN 17 2ND ANNUAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS RIDE Wayne Community College 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr., Goldsboro, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11. Presented by Brothers of Inferno. Benefits NC Fallen Firefighters. Rain date June 24th. 919-738-9937.

JUN 17 4TH ANNUAL DICE RUN Cherokee County Veteran’s Appreciation Park 200 S. Logan St., Gaffney, SC. Reg 10 first out 10:30, $25/bike $15/pass, $10/extra card, 50/50, raffles, food, drink, music. Benefits Cherokee County Meals-On-Wheels. harleyladysc@gmail.com Derenda Mullinax 864-490-2730, terrymowgaffney@bellsouth.net Terry Dennis 864-487-2730, Jennifer.mealsonwheels@gmail.com Jennifer Robbins 864-487-2730. JUN 17 FALLEN BIKERS MEMORIAL WingBonz Live 761 Riverview Rd., Rock Hill, SC. Reg 11-12:30. Presented by Extended Biker Family Sisters. 803-327-0535. JUN 23-25 21st ANNUAL HOT SPRINGS MOTORCYCLE WEEKEND Hot Springs Spa/Resort 315 Bridge St., Hot Springs, NC. $30/ ABATE member rally pass, $40/ non-member rally pass, $20/Sat only ABATE member, $30/Sat nonmember includes camping, $20/fee for support vehicle. No one under 21, no pets. Presented by Buncombe County CBA/ABATE. Hotspirngsrallync.com shadowriderjeb@yahoo. com James Buckner 828-230-6124, wisquers20002yahoo.com Ken Adams 828-450-5235. JUN 24 AMVETS BENEFIT RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 9:30-11 KSU 11:15, $15 /$5 passenger, bands, food, 50/50. 916ironpatriots@ gmail.com 336-629-2415. JUN 24 GASTON COUNTY SHRINE CLUB DICE RUN Gaston County Shrine Club 505 Pinkney Rd., Dallas, NC. Reg 9:30 Last out 11, $15/ rdier $10/pass, $10/extra hand. Rick Gregory 704-853-9907 or Chip Rollins 704-718-8514.

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JUN 30-JUL 2 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SUMMER RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, bike show. www. handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol.com 828-246-2101. JUL 8 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. JUL 8 SCOOTIN THE TRIAD POKER RUN Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 10am, $20/sgl, $25/dbl. Also leaving Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Hosted by the Big Dawgz Riding Club. Benefits Wounded Warriors. 336-629-2415. JUL 15 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511. JUL 29 RIDE FOR THE FALLEN Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. KSU 10:30. Benefits Carolina Patriot Rovers. 336-664-6990. AUG 5 7TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE Down Home HarleyDavidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 9:30 – 11:30, $15/ bike $5/rider, after party at Lucky’s Saloon, live music, 50/50 raffle, auctions. Proceeds benefit Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors. Jeff Ladd 336-512-3133. AUG 5 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S THIRD QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www.bikerswithacause. com 704-545-1062.


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AUG 12 FLYTHE’S MS RIDE Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345. AUG 12 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. AUG 19 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511. AUG 26 7TH ANNUAL SHRINERS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BENEFIT & RIDE JJ’s Watering Hole 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9:30-10:15 KSU 11, $20/sgl $30/dbl includes food, $6/plate non riders, live music, live auction, raffles. Karen Hatchett 336-707-7538. SEPT 8-10 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 828-246-2101. SEPT 9 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. SEPT 15-16 6TH ANNUAL BIKER BLUES BBQ RALLY Tilley HarleyDavidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Entertainment, vendors. www. bikerbluesbbqrally.com 704-6386044. SEPT 16 7TH ANNUAL JACOB’S RUN Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345.

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SEPT 16 6TH ANNUAL BIKER BLUES BBQ RALLY POKER RUN FOR VETERANS Tilley Harley of Salisbury 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Reg 9am, last out 11. Escorted ride leaving Tilley Harley-Davidson of Statesville 12:45pm. Benefits Salisbury VA Hospice Unit. Sponsored by Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group. www.bikerbluesbbqrally. com. 704-638-6044. SEPT 21-25 33RD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS Doubletree Williamsburg 50 Kingsmill Rd., Williamsburg VA. Pre reg $80/member $90/non member, after reg $90/ member $100 non member, workshops and banquet. Presented by Motorcycle Riders Foundation, jcannon@mrf.org. 202-546-0983 or Jim Cannon 804-314-9071. SEPT 23 NEW BERN ELKS MONUMENT AND MYSTERY TOUR New Bern Harley-Davidson 1613 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, NC. 9-10:30am. $20/rider $10/pass. Food, drink, door prizes, 50/50. Proceeds benefit local area veterans. Tom 252-6333665. SEPT 30 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S FOURTH QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www.bikerswithacause. com 704-545-1062. SEPT 30 2nd ANNUAL DAY OF HOPE RIDE’N FOR A CAUSE Hawg Farm 8424 Cleveland Rd., Clayton, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $25/ sgl $35/dbl $10/non rider, food, music. Benefits Jill’s Wish Foundation. Presented by Pink Ink Tattoo’s. jillswish.org Tara Dunsmore 919592-5580. SEPT 30 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Nam Knights MC Tar Heel Club House 327 North Grogg Street, Spring Lake, NC. $5/donation, live music, raffle, 50/50. Presented by Nam Knights Tarheel Chapter kffksig@gmail.com 919-710-6533.

OCT 8 VETERAN’S INFORMATION EXPO Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. Veteran resources, food, free event. www.lowcountryharley. com 843-554-1847. OCT 14 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3. free adm. 336-271-4774.

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Continued From Page 28 3rd – Rick Frances. EXTREME BAGGER: 1st - Doug Adams, 2nd – (tie) Jess Walters, Jess Walters 3rd- (tie) Doug Adams & Ronnie Rowland. Harley Trike: 1st – Larry Prater, 2nd – Myra Crawford, 3rd – Wendy Armstrong. BEST of SHOW: Doug Adams. Peoples Choice (Determined by Donations to Hospice of Alamance/Caswell): BUELL: 1st - Rodney Robbins, 2nd Robby Robbins, 3rd – Tom Reay. V-ROD : 1st – Justin Swinsky. VINTAGE: 1st - Pat Dodson, 2nd - Buster Albright, 3rd Craig Burch. SPORTSTER: 1st – Terry Kepley, 2nd – Ronnie Rowland, 3rd – Kim Azar. DYNA: 1st - Beverly Corbett, 2nd – Victor Gilliam, 3rd – Colton Frietas. SOFTAIL: 1st - David & Sheila Seamster, 2nd - Robby Robbins, 3rd – Donna Overman. SPORT TOURING: 1st - Sean Luck, 2nd – Brent Hill,

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David Ray “Lulu” Llewellyn 6/28/67 – 2/24/17 By: Caroline Anyone who knew David Llewellyn would say he had a personality as big as life itself. Most folks would not have known him as David, but if you mentioned “Lulu”, an image of a big, happy, biker would come to mind. on February 24, at 49 years old, he left his family and friends here on earth way too soon. His wife, Tina and three children, Will, Devin, and Harley would tell you that when someone who is as full of life as he was leaves, there is a big empty spot in his place. Some of their best memories include, his love of riding his motorcycle, talking on the phone with them, food, the beach, and Sponge Bob Squarepants! His wife, Tina said he loved to take selfies with his phone and sunrises at the beach. When at the beach, he made a point of getting up just to see the sunrise and get a picture of it. David Ray Llewellyn was the type of person who made friends wherever he went. He had the type of outgoing, friendly nature that drew people to him. His granddaughter explained his passing in this way, “Papa is special. He don’t need legs, he has wings and he’s going to be friends with God!” Even though his best friends were his family, over 300 of his friends rallied shortly after his death to hold a memorial ser-

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2017 Annual Polar Bear Benefit Ride By: Kickstart & Donut Once again, another successful event for the Brothers Forever MC and ABATE Liberty Riders. They hosted another Polar Bear Benefit Ride Saturday, February 17, 2017. The weather was not perfect but everything else was good enough to get on them motorcycles and ride out to Gadgets in Lugoff, SC to register for the ride. The cost to register was $10 for a single and $15 for a couple. The first bike was out at noon and the last one out was 1pm, and the last bike was due in at 4pm. Our first stop was at Rogers Country Store, where we all know we can expect to get a fried bologna sandwich. Then we headed to the next stop to meet our good friends at Gossips in Elgin. Our next stop was on over at Pam’s Front Porch, where what happens on the porch, stays on the porch. Then we headed on the other side of town to meet up with them

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In collaboration with singer/songwriter Cody Siniard and video production by Robert Sisk of RCS Entertainment, the Guardians of the Children Gastonia, NC Chapter released “The Guardian Way”. Approximately 100 people were in attendance on Friday, February 17th at the Rock House Tavern for the official launch party of this powerful song and video. The message of the song speaks to the work of the non-profit organization. The mission of the Guardians of the Children (GOC) is to recognize and react to child abuse and educate the public to do the same; to serve as advocates to provide strength and stability to families in crisis; and to be the prayer of an abused child or teen for courage, support, and protection.

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The 4th Annual SC Bikers Hall Of Fame Inductees By: Everette “EZ” Short This year the heat came on early when we came together on Saturday, February 25th to celebrate the 4th Annual SC Bikers Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. The festivities started at 8PM sharp, with dinners of surf and turf on the table and previous members of the SCBHOF all about the room. Scattered local celebrities were in attendance and the mood was in full party motion when Bill Barber, the keeper of the Hall, stepped up to the microphone to call forth Reb Richardson, Ralph Bell (from SC ABATE) and Chad Fuller for the first three inductees. Then, Joe Santana and his band worked their magic on the crowd for a lively set of sexy women dancing and guys looking like those blow up things you see at roadside car lots. Joe and his band are just plain awesome, with a sound that is unmistakable. Joe always gives the crowd more than they bargained for in a big rock and roll sound, guitar,

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Catawba Valley H.O.G. Top Gun Rider Competition Story and photo by Alan Dockery The Catawba Valley Harley Owners Group Chapter #3194, Hickory, NC, started their Top Gun Rider Competition the first Saturday of March. Yeah it was a little chilly, but plenty of folks turned out at the sponsoring dealership, Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, to test their skills and qualify for the riding season-long competition. You can brag all night about your skills, but riding the course is where you prove you are a Top Gun. The course set up in the parking lot and was similar to a motorcycle training road test and bike games. There are separate classes for Sportster, Cruisers and Touring bikes. Also, classes for single rider and two up. There will be a qualifying round in each category each quarter of the year. March is done, but you can still qualify in June, September, and November. The Grand Finale is planned for November, probably the same day as the qualifier. Challenges included Cone Weave, Quick Stop, Start and Sharp Turn, Two-Up Ring Toss, Ball On Cone, and Slow Ride. All skills are awarded a 10 point value. First round winners are: One Up Sportster: Billy Dagenhart, Cruiser: Gary McIntosh, Touring: Robert Bush, Two Up Touring: Chuck and Sandra Robertson. Six folks will qualify at each quarterly event. But there will be only one biker earning the Top Gun patch at the end. Once you are qualified, you will not have to compete again but you can continue to come to the contest each quarter to practice

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PGR Mission For Ronald (Rollie) Crane USMC By: Wally Wersching On March 11th, 2017, Ronald (Rollie) Crane passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends. Rollie had served as a Corporal in the USMC during the Vietnam War. He was assigned to the 1st Marine Air Wing – Danang, Vietnam for 13 months. The Patriot Guard was notified, and requested to stand for him on Wednesday March 15th at the Clay Barnett Funeral Home in Shelby. It was only a visitation flag line – no burial. Rollie had been cremated. The Clay Barnett Funeral Home does something a little different for veterans being cremated. They get old weathered American Flags that would be destroyed, fold them in the proper way, and then place one on the chest of the veteran during cremation. That way, the veteran’s ashes will always have a flag with them. The visitation was scheduled from 5:30 to 7 pm. I arrived at the home at 5:00, and joined in the flag line. The Ride Captain had already placed flags around the front of the home.

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By: Rick Nail Well, it started like this: Last Sunday while on our regular Sunday ride/quest for food, we were at Tamarac Marina enjoying a bacon cheeseburger, grilled shrimp, and a cold beer or four and Todd Peeler pops up and says, “Y’all ever been to Cody Creek?” And we said what and where is a “Cody Creek”? After a week of calling out CBA members, friends, and family, and watching the weather forecast, a ride was scheduled for Sunday, February 19, to enjoy lunch at the Depot at Cody Creek in Dobson, NC. The majority of us met at Stars n Bars in Salisbury on Sunday morning and rolled down 601 headed to Dobson. We picked up more friends in Yadkinville. We even had a couple of friends who flew in from the Roost and met us along the way. We ended up with 18 bikes in our parade. It was a beautiful day for a ride. Welcome to February in North Carolina - sunny and 70º! The destination was a beautiful place with GREAT food, really good service, and nice people. While we were there, other bikes came and went and a hot rod club rolled in, too. They had some beautiful cars and trucks. After getting full as a tick, some of the group decided to ride on home but most of us decided to ride to Pilot Mountain, since we were so close. So, off we went. Well, it seems, that half of North Carolina’s population also decided to visit the mountain on

Sunday. As we approached the park entrance, both sides of the road were packed with parked cars. Then we saw the trusty Park Ranger closing the park entrance because it was too crowded. Soooooo, on the road again, we headed back to Concord. This seems to be a future destination plan for myself and my Majik Mama (Myra’s nickname back in the days of the club and the PanHead) to come back and fulfill this ride on another day when it is not too crowded, and since now we have this retirement time in our lives, we can go during the week and enjoy the roads less crowded. Today is really what defines a good time with good friends. There were no problems, just lots of hugs and smiles and laughter. Until the next Ride, as my friend Hoppy [RIP] would say, “Life is good, and God is GREAT!” Y’all RIDE Safe & RIDE FREE!

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By: Todd Peeler When a couple friends of mine decided to head to DC for the Bikers For Trump Rally and the Presidential Inauguration of Donald J. Trump, I decided I was going to make that ride myself. I was very excited about our newly elected POTUS and wanted to witness history in the making. What started out as 4 friends, ended up being 11 before the ride ended with 7 having never met before. But we all know how bikers are, all you need is the one common thread, and that is riding. As we were cruising up the Interstate, there were plenty of

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ers have it. The police were instructed to stand down until the protesters got violent. The police finally came back, and made the protesters go back to their group. We hung around a little while longer, when a nicely dressed couple came by, and had to go through the group of protesters to get to their destination. The poor lady got separated from her husband, and the protesters surrounded her and starting one of their chants. You could tell she was scared. Our group seeing this, headed over to them, and when they saw us coming, they opened up the circle, and let her out. These POS would do things when in their big group, but get them away from the group, and they would run. About an hour later one of the cops we had been talking to, came and took us to a gate that was open. WOW! There were a thousand or more people herded into an area that had 2-4 ft. gates you had to pass through, and then go through a metal detector before you were allowed into the street. Two block sections of Pennsylvania Avenue were cordoned off, and you had to pass through the gate and metal detectors to get to the parade route. It was a big hassle, but you had to understand that security was of the utmost priority. We parked it there during President Trump’s inauguration speech, and planned our next move. During all this time, we were constantly being interviewed by various radio, TV, and magazine writers. I guess our group of 11 seem to stand out as the larger group hanging together. I have to admit, it was kinda cool at first, but after a while it got old. We had heard word that John Marshall Park was now open, and 2 volunteered to go scout the situation. We got our go ahead from them, and proceeded to the park where Bikers For Trump was having the rally. When we got there, there was another area that we had to be herded through to get inside. At least this time there were no protesters. After getting inside the park, we could finally relax a bit, since we were with our people. As we were waiting on the parade to start, this little gal comes up to us, and starts talking with us. We had no idea

who this little gal was. She finally introduced herself as Jan Morgan, a 2nd Amendment activist, and Fox News contributor. She was very friendly, and ended up interviewing our group, with Chris, who we are now calling Hollywood due to the earlier brawl. This was a chance to set the record straight, so Bikers For Trump wouldn’t get a bad rap. After seeing the POTUS and VPOTUS go by in their limo’s we figured we had better get out of Dodge to beat the crowds. We had not eaten anything all day, and was ready to grub out! We made it back to our hotels, and called it a day. The ride home Saturday wasn’t quite as nice as coming down. We started out in a hazy, light rain, just enough to make it aggravating, but when we hit Davidson County line, the bottom fell out. Oh well, to have traveled that distance, and only got wet for the last 30 miles, I can’t complain! All in all, it was a great trip. We made some new friends, had a great ride, and got to participate in the 2017 inauguration of our new President - Donald J. Trump! Man, that has a nice ring to it! We gave ourselves a name, since we couldn’t be the dirty dozen, we are the Elite Eleven! LOL Now I will end it with this, God Bless Donald Trump! and God Bless America! MAGA! Ride Safe Everyone!

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Confederate Riders 10 Year Anniversary Party By: Tinman Photo By: Chi Force On Saturday, January 21, 2017 Confederate Riders in Bladen County celebrated 10 years of many faces, 10 years of great times, and 10 years of Confederate Riders MC. Loose Floorboards started the day off and played like I have never heard them play before. When I say they brought their “A” game, I do mean that! They played beautifully. Black Swamp Hattie brought a huge crowd and rocked the house. And when I say rocked I mean all the way out to Highway 53 (around a mile away) you could hear them as plain as day; they rocked! They will be back very soon! Several Devils Band finished the night off and rocked the house just as loud and proud. It was all about the music and the club! That’s exactly two of the main three or four focal points of

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a long way just to be part of this celebration and we respect the dedication you showed to us. No matter the weather, no matter the miles, you were there! Thank you, my brothers! You are always welcomed in our home and our family. And as to the full house of new faces that showed us the honor and came to support us we say thank you! Each and every one of you are welcome to come back any time you want. Artist Ken McGraw came and did a few paintings while the bands played. This guy is a damn good artist and created paintings that really touched on the scene that night. All of you, need to check him out! To wrap up the party right, before Several Devils took the stage, Tinman awarded Mountain Man a very special award for 10 years of continuous service to the Confederate Riders along with a picture of him and his daughter, Amber. The picture will go behind the bar to remind us to celebrate each day! We all took some time to pay respects to our brothers that passed - Rebel, Lil Brother, Head On, and Scorpio. They were there with us in spirit! The party overall was a very tremendous success and it was thanks to these men and women who came to spend the day with us. Not only were bonds between clubs made stronger, but new friends were made. It’s not about a large crowd where we don’t know half of the people there; it’s a large crowd where we know each and every single person on a personal level. When you have over 200 faces and you know every one of them, you are blessed not just with friends, but people you proudly call family. That is the fellowship most tend to forget about, but we don’t! In that kind of fellowship is an honor, respect, and love you won’t get anywhere else. Last, we want to personally thank Chi Force for coming out to take pictures for The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. This is a wonderful woman we all know and love. She drove all the way from the Easy Riders Bike Show in Charlotte to come cover little ol us! This not only shows the dedication in her art and work, but also shows us just how much she loves us! You and your Ol Man are always very welcome at our house anytime! To all of you we say thank you, we love you, and this anniversary party would not be so special if it wasn’t for you! The only thing sad about the night was it had to end sometime. But hey, we all gotta sleep before we can go again. And the award for the last man standing goes to Mountain Man who, at 6 am the next morning, was still going strong. Second Place goes to Wild Bill and Ice Pick, who came in second because one had to work and the other had to go home to cook his granddaughter breakfast. Tinman came in third due to I WAS GIVE OUT! LMAO! More pictures from this event can be viewed and downloaded for free at FullThrottleMagazine.com


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By: Wally Wersching I was invited to participate in the “Warriors For Christ” Chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association’s (CMA) Diaper Run in Gaffney, SC on February 18th. The diapers would be delivered to the Cherokee Pregnancy Center in Gaffney. I had never heard about a “Diaper Run” before. I discussed it with a few non-biker friends, and they thought it might be for a bunch of old bikers who couldn’t hold it anymore. After some thought, we decided that type of run would be a “Depends Run” not a “Diaper Run”. The invitation said to meet at the Pilot gas station in Gaffney with the kickstands up at 11AM for the ride to the center. There also was a mention of a fifty-mile ride afterwards if the weather was good enough for a comfortable ride. I left home about 10AM because I know it takes about a half hour to get to the gas station. I’ve done business there before. When I arrived, there were only a few bikers standing around talking. I was welcomed, and started talking with a few of the men. As we talked, more and more bikers rode in, and parked. Some went inside to get breakfast but most just stood around sharing their adventures. Most were members of the CMA from chapters in the area but there were also people from other biker ministries, and there were a few, like me, that were not affiliated with any organization. Most of the bikes had diaper boxes strapped on the back. It looked different. The brightly colored diaper boxes clashed with the black biker image.

I met an ex-Navy man. He was also on a Destroyer but much newer than the WWII one I was on. It was interesting to talk with someone who went through similar experiences. After a few minutes, Roger, the president of the “Warriors For Christ” Chapter arrived. He drove his truck because it was loaded with diapers – donations from people he knew. I gave a copy of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine to a man and his daughter. He rode in on a Suzuki Burgman scooter. He was admiring “Miss Vickie” saying how beautiful she was. I’ll always talk with people who like her. As we were talking, I noticed a Victory motorcycle roll in. I had to walk over to talk with the couple who rode it in. To my surprise, he was retired from the Air Force, and originally came from the Chicagoland area – Lake Zurich, IL. He’s now teaching math and physics at a local Christian school. We’ve got a lot in common. I had to give him a copy of The

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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!!

My neighbor found out her dog could hardly hear so she took it to the veterinarian. He found that the problem was hair in its ears. He cleaned both ears and the dog could hear fine. The vet then proceeded to tell the lady that if she wanted to keep this from recurring she should go to the store and get some “Nair” hair remover and rub it in the dog’s ears once a month. The lady goes to the drug store and gets some “Nair” hair remover. At the register the druggist tells her, “If you’re going to use this under your arms don’t use deodorant for a few days.” The lady says: “I’m not using it under my arms.” The druggist says: “If you’re using it on your legs don’t shave for a couple of days.” The lady says: “I’m not using it on my legs either; if you must know, I’m using it on my schnauzer.” The druggist says, “Stay off your bicycle for a week.”

the darned Auto-Correct changed ‘WiFi’ to ‘wife.’ Technology, eh? Regards, Alan The Coyote Principle CALIFORNIA The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks the Governor’s dog, then bites the Governor. The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie “Bambi” and then realizes he should stop because the coyote is only doing what is natural. He calls animal control. Animal Control captures the coyote and bills the state $200 for testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating it. He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog and bills the State $200 testing it for diseases. The Governor goes to hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting his bite wound bandaged. The running trail gets shut down for 6 months while Fish & Game conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is now free of dangerous animals. The Governor spends $50,000 in state funds implementing a “coyote awareness program” for residents of the area. The State Legislature spends $2 million to study how to better treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease throughout the world. The Governor’s security agent is fired for not stopping the attack. The state spends $150,000 to hire and train a new agent with additional special training for the nature of coyotes. PETA protests the coyote’s relocation and files a $5 million suit against the state.

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Sam has been in the computer business for 25 years and is finally sick of the stress. He quits his job and buys 50 acres of land in Vermont as far from humanity as possible. Sam sees the postman once a week and gets groceries once a month. Otherwise it’s total peace and quiet. After six months or so of almost total isolation, he’s finishing dinner when someone knocks on his door. He opens it and there is a big, bearded Vermonter standing there. “Name’s Enoch. Your neighbor from four miles over the ridge. Having a party Saturday. Thought you’d like to come.” “Great,” says Sam, “After six months of this I’m ready to meet some local folks. Thank you.” As Enoch is leaving he stops, “Gotta warn you there’s gonna be some drinkin’.” “Not a problem. After 25 years in the computer business, I can drink with the best of ‘em.” Again, as he starts to leave Enoch stops. “More ‘n’ likely gonna be some fightin’, too.” “Damn”, Sam thinks. “Tough crowd.” “Well, I get along with people. I’ll be there. Thanks again. Once again Enoch turns from the door. “I’ve seen some wild sex at these parties, too.” “Now that’s not a problem” says Sam, “Remember I’ve been alone for six months! I’ll definitely be there. By the way, what should I wear?” Enoch stops in the door again and says, “Whatever you want, just gonna be the two of us.”


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Nazareth Children’s Home 1st Quarter Birthday Party By: Darby Dillard Saturday, March 4, was the start of our events at Nazareth Children’s Home for 2017. A group of about ten riders, eight bikes total met at Speedway HD and departed at 12:15 for the ride to Nazareth, in Rockwell, NC. At the Home, we were greeted by more volunteers and guests, plus the residents and staff from Nazareth. It is truly a blessing to give these young people some attention. We enjoyed hamburgers and hotdogs thanks to Speedway HD and cake and ice cream provided by our “Rockwell Gang”. And to everyone that helps set up and cook...THANK YOU! We all know who really makes this party happen. The volunteers are the best! After we ate, we always like to recognize all of the children with birthdays in that particular quarter and then we (I) get to Still O

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CMA Annual Day Of Prayer By: Wally Wersching The Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA: www.cmausa.org) held their annual “Day of Prayer” throughout the country on Sunday, March 5th this year. Groups of Christian bikers got together to pray for everything they deemed requiring help. Locally, the “Warriors For Christ” Chapter of the CMA (www.WarriorsForChrist.net) met at the Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park in Gaffney, SC next to the Gaffney Military Museum at about 2 PM. Sunday’s weather was the best of the week with temps in the upper 50’s, and a cloudless, bright Carolina Blue sky. I arrived at the park about 1:30PM, and waited for the rest to arrive. The park, which was dedicated in 2010, has a beautiful display of monoliths with names of veterans along with little areas on each side for remembering. I started to walk around the memorial – it is such a beautiful place. I always like to read the names on the marble. Every monolith

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Everybody got acquainted. I shared some of my Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazines with them. Then, Rodger talked about how they will all get in a circle on the Veterans Monument to pray. After they walked to the flags, everybody held hands, and each person in turn said a prayer for something special to them. Their goal is to spread the word, and increase the group size every year. Next year, mark your calendars for the first Sunday in March. We’ll meet again at the memorial park about 2:00PM. See you there!

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Saturday, April 8th where several of the State’s H.O.G. Chapters will bring their best entrants to compete for H.O.G. Club bragging rights! Congratulations to Myra and thanks also to participants Linda Fowler, tied for 2nd, Dennis Woody, tied for 2nd, Linda Woody, Bobby Stout, Randy Moore, tied for 3rd, Ron Namest, tied for 3rd, Sonya DeBruler, tied for 3rd, Toni Webb, Stephanie Rudd, Wendy Armstrong, Linda Murray, and Beth Wilkerson for helping make this such a fun and successful event! Thanks to Down Home Harley-Davidson for hosting the event and for their warm hospitality and making everyone feel welcome. Remember! Ride Safe!


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WTTM Opening 2017 With David Uhl And Friends By: Aaron Walksler NEW BIKES, NEW EXHIBITS, NEW FUN Get ready for the 2017 Season opening weekend at Wheels Through Time Museum! We’re celebrating our 15th anniversary in Maggie Valley, North Carolina on April 1st to April 3rd and this year and have some very special things in store for our fans, visitors, and enthusiasts! New exhibits, new bikes, new memorabilia, and new programs can be discovered at Wheels Through Time this year! Our most exciting announcement is the World Premiere of Dale’s Channel - put together just for you by Dale, himself, that has over 350 videos that he has filmed at WTTM over the last 10 years. In addition to the expansive video library, Dale’s Channel has new episodes that air twice weekly for 2 seasons a year! You’ll join Dale in races, restorations, rebuilds, and more, all for less than five bucks a month! Dale’s Channel is something you won’t want to miss! Pick up a subscription at WheelsThroughTime.com - available April 1st. We reopen on April 1st, 2017 with new bikes, new exhibits, and new fun! With over 15 new machines entering the Wheels Through Time Museum, as well as 2 new exhibits that are set to debut on opening day, it is going to be an exciting and memorable year to say the least! Opening weekend has an event schedule lined up like we’ve never had before as well as many special guests! Famous artist and friend of WTTM, David Uhl, will be present sharing his passion for art on opening day. Other artists that will be there on opening day include Jim Dohm and Jim Ward! In addition, our 2017 Anniversary Apparel Photo Shoot will be held on Saturday and we will be selecting visitors of the museum to participate in the photo shoot and will select a winner at the end of the day to be on our 2017 Anniversary Shirt! Complimentary refreshments will be available in the morning from 9 -11am followed by our opening ceremony and Founder Speech by the Wheels Through Time Founder and Curator, Dale Walksler. Dale will introduce new programs that are available and also announce the March Raffle Upgrade Winner! On Sunday, Dale will prep to start 10 of the rarest motorcycles in the world, which will take place on Monday beginning at 10am. Also on Monday, we will select one lucky entrant to win a David Uhl limited production art-piece (no purchase necessary to win)! We are excited to see you during the 2017 season and invite you to join us for opening weekend! We look forward to seeing you there!

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