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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine


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APRIL 2016

Letter From The Editor........................................... Cover Story - 11th Annual Hogs & Rags Spring Rally.... Bike Nights............................................................. April 2016 Cruisin’ Calendar................................... Quotable Quote..................................................... 5th Annual Kids Of Childhood Cancer Chili Cook-Off......................................................... The Carolina Marine Riders Raffle......................... The Love Run........................................................ 6th Annual Chatham County Polar Bear Run.......... Harley-Davidson CVO Motorcycles....................... 22nd Annual Burlington H.O.G. Chapter Hospice Bike Show................................................ Benefit For Jimmy Hunt......................................... NC DOT Free Motorcycle Safety Class................. Just Hawgs Swap Meet......................................... Chandley’s Pub & Grub......................................... Nazareth Children’s Home Ride............................ CMA Annual Day Of Prayer.................................... Capital City Bike Nights......................................... Forgotten Sons MC Swap Meet............................. Confederate Museum & Library............................. Customer Appreciation Day At STE Powersports... 2016 Burlington L.O.H. Chili Cook Off................... Legends Rise at SCBHOF 2016............................ People & Places..................................................... Designated Driver................................................... Spokes & Jokes..................................................... Everybody Has One: Don’t Take Conventional Path... Remembering......................................................... Ray Price Butt Pickin’ Contest............................... Thunderzone.......................................................... Virtual Bike Show................................................... Run For The Son Breakfast Fundraiser................. Which Helmet?....................................................... Mark’s Last Ride.................................................... Kendall Johnson Customs Wins “Ray Price Award”... Plaque Attack.........................................................

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Letter From The Editor


Staff Mark Infield

Editor / Owner

Molly “WildThing” Infield Operations Manager

Lincoln Infield

Layout / Design / Webmaster

Renea Brown

Office Manager

Sales Staff Grant, Lincoln, Alan, Wendy, Scott, Kathy & Ron, Crystal T, Christian, Mark H., Rose, Lloyd, Elwin, Mark C., Anthony, EZ, Charles, Gary, Ricky, Caroline, Trisha, Meredith, Kickstart, Donut, Alice, Wayne, Crystal S., Beth, Bill, Brandi, Ron, Denise, Chauncey

Photos Chaos, Alan, Scott, Kathy, Grant, Caroline, Buzz, Rose & Lloyd, Everette ‘EZ’ Short, WildThing, Chi Force, Bill Gallaway, Ron Climer, Mike Mohan, Kris Weiss, Darby Dillard

Writers Mark, WildThing, Alan, Scott, Kathy, Grant, Buzz, Rose & Lloyd, Caroline, Everette ‘EZ’ Short, Popkorn, Wally Wersching, Bill Gallaway, Ron Climer, James E. Jones, Steve Adam, Kelsey Hellwarth, Mike Mohan, Kris Weiss, Archie Auten, Darby Dillard


lfred Lord Tennyson wrote, “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love”. Don’t get me wrong, love ain’t bad, but in the early 1800s when Tennyson wrote those lines, there were no MOTORCYCLES! Now in April 2016, when spring is apparent in nature everywhere you look, all you have to do is visit your local motorcycle shop to confirm that love is in the air, or should I say “in the wind”? Many of us have already had that first shirtsleeve ride of the year. I saw a guy riding in shorts one sunny day. Then there comes that flip-flop back to winter weather and you realize we are not quite there yet, at least not on a full time basis. But it is coming soon. Another good way to realize that spring has sprung is to look at The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar. There are events popping up everywhere! You can list your event for FREE on our homepage by clicking on the icon on the right hand side of the page. We list more events for free than any other publication or website that I know of. I challenge you to show me another, in print or on the Internet, with more! You know where to find me. We also list all the events on our website and The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Facebook page. As if that is not enough, we send out weekly event reminders right to your in box every Wednesday. You can subscribe for FREE on our homepage by clicking on the icon on the right hand side of the page. On our homepage you can find event pictures, listed by event, that you can download for FREE. A visit to our Virtual Bike Show page will give you the opportunity to vote for your favorite entry or enter your bike in the competition. Learn about Full Throttle Gear or advertising in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine on other pages. You can also read the entire magazine, current as well as back issues, by clicking on the icon on the right hand side of the page. So whatever your fancy this spring, make The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine your companion (we are so much more than just a magazine) and love the ride.

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Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Event


laxing Escorted Ride To The Be e R & ach A Fun All Makes And Models Of Bikes And Cars Are Welcome

SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD • 7:30-3pm By: James E. Jones & Steve Adam Motorcyclists and car enthusiasts know it is spring because it is time for Fayetteville’s Annual Hogs and Rags fund raising event. Hogs and Rags has become a staple event for motorcycle and car lovers from across the state. For those that are not familiar with this event, it is a sanctioned Fayetteville Dogwood Festival event and raises money for local charities. Each year hundreds of motorcycles, classic cars, convertibles, Jeeps and anyone who just wants to drive, descends on downtown Fayetteville for a day of fellowship, fun, food, and riding. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 23rd. We will begin at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Downtown Fayetteville at 7:30 a.m. Various Police Departments will provide a police escort the entire way from Fayetteville to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. There will several stops planned along the way with the first stop at the Rocking “A” Ranch, White Oak, NC, for a big country breakfast and door prizes. The group will then head out to the Horry County State Bank at the South Carolina boarder for a water/restroom break. Then it’s off to Myrtle Beach for a great lunch and the raffle drawings. Proceeds raised this year will be dispersed to the American Cancer Society, The Green Beret Foundation, Kidsville News Literacy and Education Foundation, as well as to our local Autism Society This year we are proud to welcome Fort Bragg Harley Davidson of Fayetteville as our Premiere Sponsor. Del-Ton, Inc., National Pawn of Hope Mills, and Guns Plus of Spring Lake have graciously donated guns for a raffle. There was also a raffle for $2,500 cash where five tickets are drawn and those five people decide if they want to split the money or take their chances on one ticket winning the whole pot. Come join us on April 22nd, the night before the event, at 6:30pm at Mac’s Speed Shop 482 N McPherson Church Road. There will be a pre-ride registration and welcome party. Baker American Cycles is our sponsor for the pre-ride event. Everyone is invited to attend. This is our 11th year for the Hogs and Rags event, which was started by Mr. Gardner Altman in 2005 and has gotten better each year. Over the past 10 years, the event has raised about $155,000, which has been distributed to various organizations. There is a $50 per person registration fee, which will get you donuts and coffee at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, two tasty meals, a Hogs and Rags t-shirt and a great ride covering two states. The event will conclude at 3 PM to allow

you time to get back to Fayetteville and enjoy the Dog Wood Festival. This year proceeds go to; Kidsville News Literacy and Education Foundation, it is a great publication that provides a clever paper to Teachers and Students from kindergarten to the sixth grade. Not only does the Kidsville News do a wonderful job helping parents, teachers, and children with education and reading abilities, but they are also very involved with the kids and they work hard to bring the best out of each student here. Please check them out at or you can pick up their publications at various locations around town. Fort Bragg is the home of Special Forces, the “Green Berets”. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy authorized a small unconventional unit to wear the Green Beret because he believed their mission deserved special recognition. In 1962, President Kennedy called the Green Beret “a symbol of excellence, a badge of courage, a mark of distinction in the fight for freedom”. The Green Beret Foundation provides resources to facilitate the needs of injured Special Forces Soldiers and their families. They provide support to the Special Forces community in order to help the soldiers and their families, and uphold the Green Beret traditions and values when they need assistance. To learn more about, or to donate to The Green Beret Foundation please visit them at All of us, in one way or another, have been affected by a family member or friend who has suffered thru the effects and treatment of cancer. The American Cancer Society provides researchers and health professionals to explore all avenues to find a cure for cancer. Visit for additional information. The Autism Society has developed five “core competencies” as a means to implement their Mission and Vision: Advocacy, Education, Support, Services, and Research. Please visit www. for more information. This event is a win/win event for everyone involved. Although the event benefits local charities it is really about our community and the people that these great organizations we touch in a small way. Fayetteville’s Mayor, Nat Robertson, will again be leading the ride which departs from the Airborne Special Operations Museum at 9 A.M., please come with a full tank of gas and an empty stomach and help make this the best ride of the year! For more information, you can go to or call Wendy for more info at 910-818-0458.


Cruisin’ Calendar

Bike Nights TUESDAY

BIG AL’S TREEHOUSE 1100 Prospect St High Point NC 336-882-6681 RAY PRICE H-D CAPITAL CITY BIKE NIGHTS Every 1st & 3rd Tues. @ My Way Tavern 522 St. Marys St, Raleigh NC 6 – 9pm 919-832-2261 WEDNESDAY

JR’S TAVERN 901 Greensboro Rd High Point NC 336-887-9144 THURSDAY

CHANDLEY’S PUB & GRUB 1415 Wilkesboro Hwy, Statesville NC 980-635-1109 LUCKY’S SALOON 1453 Industry Dr, Burlington NC 336-570-1050 TED’S FAMOUS CHICKEN 4695 S Main St, Winston-Salem NC 336-650-0290 FRIDAY

CHANDLEY’S PUB & GRUB 1415 Wilkesboro Hwy, Statesville NC 980-635-1109 DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC 336-992-3033 LAKE TOWN TAVERN 19708-K W. Catawba Ave, Cornelius, NC 704-896-7109 7-10pm SUNDAY

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

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APR 1 APRIL FOOLS PARTY Trax 46 E. Main St., Thomasville, NC. 336-8801337. APR 2 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am-12pm. www. 919-832-2261. APR 2 4TH ANNUAL NC SANDHILL’S BIKE BLESSING Freedom Biker Church Fayetteville 455 Rock Hill Rd. Fayetteville, NC. 11am1pm, vendors, food, music, bike blessing. Rain date April 9th. www. 910567-2221. APR 2 PATRIOT RUN XIV VFW Robert Miller Post 9103 14258 N. Carolina 210, Spring Lake, NC. Reg 8am KSU 10, escorted ride, $15/person includes admission to Road Dog Run event & t-shirt, entertainment. Benefits US Army Fisher House, Ft. Bragg, NC. Sponsored by “Original” Viet Nam Vets MC NC www., smileyvnvmc@ Smiley 919-353-5244, Doc Ski 919662-6229. APR 2 DRIVEN BY GRACE Lincolnton Church of God 1435 Riverview Rd., Lincolnton NC. 10-2pm free, blessing of the bikes. APR 2 CUSTOM CAR/4X4 AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW O’Reilly Auto Parts 1103 North Bragg Blvd, Spring Lake, NC. 9:30am-2:30, $20/entry, door prizes, food, 50/50, vendors. Benefits Sandhills Squadron Spartans a non-profit military youth org. Saelee81ls@gmail. com Dewayne Seals 910-986-1743. APR 2 PUBLIC SAFETY EXHIBITION DAY Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 10-4, riding

demos, texting while driving demos, Ident-A-Kid, Dare Program, K-9 demos, helicopters, police cars, Duke Life Flight, rescue trucks. Presented by Blue Knights Chapter 10 and Red Knights NC Chapter 7. 336-227-1261. APR 2 CAWS FOR THE PAWS MOTORCYCLE RIDE Second Chance Thrift Store 2900 W. Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC Reg 9-10:45 KSU 11, $10/rider $5/pass, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Lenoir County SPCA. 252-5220787. APR 2 KNOCK THE DUST OFF Gadgets of Lugoff 96 US-601, Lugoff, SC. 1-9pm $10/entry, door prizes, 50/50, motorcycle games, karaoke. Hosted by Warrior Brotherhood MC. 803-438-0101. APR 2 PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 1pm 803-461-1121. APR 2 OPEN HOUSE/SWAP MEET Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www. 252-4391345. APR 2 DEMO DAY Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley. com 910-864-1200. APR 2 SPRING OPEN HOUSE Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Music, refreshments. 704-6336044. APR 2 SC MIDLAND RIDE FOR KIDS Belles Bar & Grill 3920 Platt Springs Rd., West Columbia, SC. Live music, food, raffles, auctions. 803-808-0611.

Cruisin’ Calendar APR 3 BLESSING OF THE BIKES Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 1:30, live music. Benefits Courageous Kidz. 843369-5555. APR 3 EUROBIKE 2016 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@ 919-525-1159.

8am KSU 9:30, $10/hand, music food. Sponsored by CBA/ABATE of NC Central District. Roger Boger 704-2421230, Robert Causey 336-442-8885. APR 9 12th ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN Southern Road House 640 McNair Rd., Rockingham, NC. Reg 11:30 KSU 12. $10/hand, music food. Sponsored by CBA/ABATE of NC Central District. Beth Gorman 585329-3894.

APR 3 RIDER DOWN BENEFIT FUNDRAISER Ogden Tap Room 7324 Market St., Wilmington, NC. 1pm, raffles, games, auctions, live music. Presented by Red Knights MC-NC6. J.D. Hughs 910805-1870.

APR 9 12th ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN American Classic Motorcycle Museum, 1170 US Hwy 64 W, Asheboro, NC. Reg 10am leave 11. $10/hand, music food. Sponsored by CBA/ABATE of NC Central District. Gena Parker 336-9633438.

APR 3 BUB LOLLIS WHITTEN CENTER RUN Downtown Square, Clinton SC. Meet 12 pm, KSU 2 pm donations of adult hats, socks, gowns, gloves, pj’s, bedroom slippers, sweaters, sweatsuits (adults), light jackets, sneakers. James Lollis 864-993-3718 or Coleton Lollis 864-993-5422.

APR 9 12th ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN Dance Hall Daze 612 Edgewood St, Kernersville, NC. Reg 10. $10/hand, music food. Sponsored by CBA/ABATE of NC Central District. Shannon Rights 336493-9413. Dexter Rights 336-997-5303.

APR 3 15TH ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE RIDE ANGELA’S RIDE Cox’s HarleyDavidson, 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 1, $10/each, silent auction. Rain date 5/1. Buddy 336-6293895, Rodney 336-308-4991, Marcus 336-516-6636. APR 8-9 INDIAN DEMO RIDES Cherokee Cycles 1700 S. Hwy 14, Greer, SC. 9:30-4, food, vendors, music. 864-879-2119. APR 8-10 4TH ANNUAL CREEKSIDE BIKE RALLY 390 Colt Thornburg Rd., Dallas, NC. $20/person all wknd, primitive camping, live bands, wet t-shirt contest, biker games, swap meet, vendors. Must be 21. Lucky 704-8137146. APR 9 8TH ANNUAL MILES FOR MUTTS Lucky’s Saloon 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC. Reg 10am KSU 12, $10/sgl $15/dbl. Kay 336-437-2099, Terri 336-380-6892, Lucky’s 336-570-1050. APR 9 12th ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN Plaza Café 336 S Main St., High Point NC. Reg

APR 9 12th ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN Lexington Diner, 295 N Talbert Blvd, Lexington, NC. Reg 11, leaving 12:30, $10/hand, music food. Sponsored by CBA/ABATE of NC Central District. Sue Everhart 336239-7867, Jim Everhart 336-248-7880. APR 9 12th ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN Verlie’s Grill, 58 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, NC. Reg 10 leave 10:30, $10/hand, music food. Sponsored by CBA/ABATE of NC Central District. Bruce Miles 919-3693246. Mike Mohan 919-363-8662. APR 9 12th ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN Bojangles, 7701 Gateway Ln, Concord, NC. Reg 9 , $10/hand, music food. Sponsored by CBA/ABATE of NC Central District. Derrick Hall 704-239-2182, Mike Wiggins 704-726-9444 APR 9 12th ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN Johnson’s Restaurant, 1760 N Main St, Salisbury, NC. Reg 9, KSU 10am, $10/hand, music food. Sponsored by CBA/ABATE of NC Central District. Michael Morris 704-3055536.

9 APR 9 12th ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN Belmont Citgo Station, 4214 Rt 49 South, Burlington, NC. Reg 9:15am, $10/hand, music food. Sponsored by CBA/ABATE of NC Central District. Dave Blum 336-5788897. APR 9 NC JAYCEE BURN CENTER BENEFIT RIDE AND MUSIC EVENT Honda Suzuki of Sanford 3128 Hwy 87 South Sanford, NC. Reg 8am KSU 10. 919-774-8864. APR 9TH 1ST ANNUAL RIDE FOR DORIS’ KIDS Saddletree Community Building 1031 Mt, Olive Church Rd., Lumberton NC. Reg 10am KSU 11:30. Benefits sending kids to Camp Rockfish. Jeff Paul 910-740-7131. APR 9 2ND ANNUAL FALLEN OFFICER POKER RUN Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, NC. Reg 9-10:30am, $20/bike $10/rider. Benefits the Fallen Officer Memorial Scholarship Fund. In memory of fallen police officers. Bama 252-6707859. APR 9 5TH ANNUAL BIKERS AGAINST ABUSING CHILDREN POKER RUN T’s Country Beer Bar 4922 HWY 321, Gaston, SC. Reg 11 KSU 12 $15/sgl, $20/dbl, raffle, 50/50. Benefits The Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center. Sponsored by Bikers Against Abusing Children. Jeff Turner 803-238-0201, Doug Platt 803-429-3700. APR 9 TORCH RUN CHARITY RIDE Retired Military Assoc. Bldg Parking Lot 120 Old Elizabethtown Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8 KSU 9:30 $15/rider or pass includes breakfast and lunch, raffle, Benefits NC Special Olympics. Rain date 4/23. SSgt Lowe 910-824-4208, Sgt Dedeaux 910-824-4220. APR 9 WOMEN’S FREEDOM BASH Low County Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Benefiting women’s freedom ride. www. 843-554-1847. APR 9 BENEFIT RIDE FOR WENDELL WHATLEY Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. Reg 12 KSU 1:30 $20/bike, food, entertainment, raffle. 336-6292415.

10 APR 9 HEAT THE STREETS OPEN HOUSE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Dr. Columbia, SC. 803-4611121. APR 9 2ND ANNUAL THE FOOTHILLS NC BIKE BLESSING Tilley HarelyDavidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. 1am-2pm. www. 704-8723883. APR 9 SUDAN SHRINER RIDE Robeson Co. Shrine Club McPhail Rd, Lumberton, NC. Reg 10:30 KSU 12 $15/ rider $5/pass, door prizes, 50/50, food. Coble Wilson 910738-9860. APR 9 SPRING SMOKEOUT Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. 704872-3883. APR 9 7TH ANNUAL VETERANS BENEFIT FUN Black Jacks HarleyDavidson 2207 TV Road, Florence, SC. Reg 10:30, $15/rider $5/pass, door prizes, silent auction, food, live music. Presented by Warhorse Brotherhood MC Pee Dee. Earl Cowboy Owens 843-3072999. APR 9 7TH ANNUAL OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL RIDE Ron Ayers Motorsports 1929 N. Memorial Dr., Greenville, NC. KSU 11, $25/rider $15/ pass, first 100 get free t-shirt, giveaways, door prizes, 50/50. Presented by Blue Knights NC VIII. 252-758-3084. APR 9 9TH ANNUAL COOL HAND LUKE POKER RUN Harley-Davidson of Greenville, 30 Chrome Dr., Greenville, SC. Reg 10am-12pm. $25, Extra hand $10. Cash prize, 50/50, silent auction, live music. Benefits the MDA. www. 864-234-1340. APR 9 BENEFIT RIDE FOR WENDALL WHATLEY Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 12 KSU 1:30, $20/bike. Food, raffles after. 336-6292415. APR 9 PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION POKER RUN Big Daddy’s Roadhouse 7304 Hwy 55 South, Fuquay, NC. Reg 10:30 $20/sgl $25/ dbl, band, 50/50. Presented by American Legion Riders Angier Post 436. 919-6393047.

Cruisin’ Calendar APR 9 VETERANS SUPPORT RIDE Coastal Victory 3956 Hwy 17S, Murrells Inlet, SC. Reg 10 KSU 11:15, $10/rider $5/pass, live music, food, door prizes, 50/50, raffles. Dyno competition $50 per race. Proceeds go to assist local veterans. 843-651-9799. APR 9 RED DEVILS MC 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY Triad Wicker Furniture 5250 High Point Rd., High Point, NC. 2pm $10/sgl $15/couple, free food, live music. 336-875-4748. APR 9 RIDE FOR ROY BROWN East Camden Private Lounge 1534 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, SC. Reg 11, Last out 1pm, $10/sgl $15/dbl, food, music, karaoke, 50/50, raffles. Proceeds go toward medical bills and expenses. Nate 803-718-4044. APR 9 BENEFIT RIDE FOR TIM MORPHIS Chunks Hawg Haven 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 10am KSU 11:30 $10/rider, food, music. Benefits medical expenses. 336-3406587. APR 9 ALL ABOUT DENIUM WORKSHOP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10:30, workshop, fashion show, fitting. 919-832-2261. APR 9 GREENVILLE ABATE SPRING DIAPER RUN The Greenville Shrine Club 119 Beverly Rd., Greenville, SC. Reg 12 KSU 1, loose fitting t-shirt and pants or sweat suits, flip-flops, crocs, light canvas shoes (adult and children size’s), bus passes, grocery gift cards, individually wrapped snacks and juices. Rain date April 16. Rahall.melody@ Melody “Bubbles” Rahall 864569-2459. APR 9 BENEFIT RIDE FOR MAUREEN GABUS Bar of Lexington 1668 Two Notch Rd., Lexington, SC. KSU 11, $10/ plate. Jason Smith 803-608-0331, Karen O’Neal 803-730-9528. APR 9 SPRING BURNOUT Tilley HarleyDavidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Vendors, live music. 704-872-3883. APR 9 DEMO DAY Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley. com 910-864-1200.

APR 9 GRAND RE-OPENING JR’s Corner Tavern 901 Greensboro Rd., High Point, NC. 4pm, food, music. 336887-9144. APR 9 SHOW YOUR TRUE COLORS EVENT Indian Motorcycle Greensboro 201 S. Church St., Greensboro. 9am4pm, test rides new Indian Scout. www. 336763-5621. APR 9 VICTORY PRODUCT LAUNCH DAY Indian Motorcycle Greensboro 201 S. Church St., Greensboro. 10am-4pm. 336-763-5621. APR 10 SPRING BIKE RALLY Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill 305 McCormick St., Garner, NC. 12-6pm. 919-661-6688. APR 10 SC MIDLANDS RIDE FOR KIDS Lexington High School 2463 Augusta Hwy., Lexington, SC. Reg 12, donations, food, drinks, kids activities. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. 803821-3400. APR 10 UNTOLD STORIES OF VALHALLA BENEFIT & DICE RUN Lore-lei’s Pub & Grill 1019 Old Folkstone Rd., Sneads Ferry, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30, $20/rider $5/pass. Auctions, raffles, 50/50, music, food. Proceeds benefit Marine Raider & Recon Community families. Donna Plowman 910-340-0455. APR 15 HANDLEBARS UNDER THE STARS Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 5pm KSU 7, $15/rider $5/pass donation, contests, food, music. The Kelly Bramlett Memorial Ride to benefit McLeod Children’s Hospital. 843-369-5555. APR 15 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY Trax Tavern 46 E Main St., Thomasville, NC. DJ. 336-880-1337. APR 16 BENEFIT RIDE FOR HOPE NIXON Sheetz 805 S State St., Yadkinville, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11am, $15/bike $5/pass. 50/50, T-shirts, door prizes, food. George Couch 336-4697338. APR 16 3RD ANNUAL CRUISIN’ FOR A CAUSE Spare Time 5502 Hornaday Rd. Greensboro, NC. Reg 10am KSU 12:30 police escorted, $20/bike $10/rider, live music, 50/50, open auctions. Benefits Victory Junction. 336-292-5100.

Cruisin’ Calendar APR 16 TAX RELIEF COOKOUT & DOG ADOPTION DAY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am. www. 704-9797433.

APR 16 FORGOTTEN SONS MC CLEMMONS POKER RUN Baggerz Saloon 4212 Ebert Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 11:30 KSU 1:30 $15/rider $5/ pass $5/extra hand. Benefits Purple Heart Homes. Magic 336-413-5684.

APR 16 RELAY FOR LIFE CHARITY RIDE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 11-12:30, KSU 12:45. Police escorted, $15/bike, $5/additional rider. 50/50, Door prizes, Benefits American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Ribrentshell@, Brent Hill 336-260-7210.

APR 16 TEAM TRENTON BENEFIT RIDE Kathy’s Bar & Grill 1120 S Lee St., Batesburg, SC. Reg 11 first out 12, $15/ sgl, $20/dbl, food, live music, auction. Lisa Saunders 803-604-7053.

APR 16 9TH ANNUAL SPRING THAW SWAP MEET & DICE ROLL Gaston County CBA Homestead Lodge 267 Stowe Rd., Gastonia, NC. Dice roll reg 10am-3pm, $10/1, $20/3, 50/50 raffle, door prizes. Vendor 10x10 space $10. Gabby Mintz 704-868-4688. APR 16 SEVEN SABRES BROTHERHOOD ANNUAL JAMI’S WINGS POKER RUN Good Times Café’ 16 N. Broad St., Angier, NC. Reg 8:30am KSU 10 $20/sgl $25/dbl, 50/50, door prizes, food, dj. sevensabres@gmail. com Arlene Mabry 919-422-7324. APR 16 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SATURDAY Low Country HarleyDavidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Food, live music, door prizes. 843554-1847. APR 16 V.A. HOSPITAL SPRING POKER RUN Baker American Cycle 1508 Hope Mill Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 12 KSU 1, $5/hand, live music, food, raffle. 910-424-3549. APR 16 16TH ANNUAL CLAREMONT RESCUE PIG PICKIN’ & POKER RUN Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson 2002 13th Ave Dr. S.E., Hickory, NC. Reg 10:30am1pm $20/sgl $25/dbl, food, 50/50, silent auction. Katrina Crooks 828-478-2131. APR 16 CAR & BIKE SHOW FUNDRAISER FOR CAYDEN Richard Wright’s Chop Shop 1326 S Lake Dr., Lexington, SC., 11am-unitl. Vendors, food, adult beverages, 50/50, raffles, games, live music. Beneftis Cayden & Robbie. Heidi 803-638-0537, Julie 803586-1775.

APR 16 WARLOCKS COLUMBIA APRIL BASH Social Club House Platt Springs Rd, Columbia, SC. 2pm-until. Hawg 803-608-4948. APR 16 FoCCAS POKER RUN Forest Circle Middle School 500 Forest Cir., Walterboro, SC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30 $20/sgl $25/dbl, food, door prizes, 50/50, raffles, silent auction, live music. Benefits Colleton County Animal Shelter. com Sarah 843-635-5206 Pat 843-9081197. APR 16 3RD ANNUAL TEAM MORGAN CRUISING FOR A CURE Bunky’s Tavern 923 Old State Rd., Gaston, SC. Reg 11am first out 12, $15/rider $5/ pass includes food. Door prizes, raffle, live auction. Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the Great Strides Columbia Walk. Doug Platt 803-4293700 or Ed Spradley 803-331-7642. APR 16 KENNEDY-HALL AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS “POKER RUN” Kennedy-Hall Post 106 6520 NC Hwy 801, Salisbury, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30 $15/rider $10/pass, door prizes, food, 50/50. Benefits American Legion Rider Programs, Colon-Furr Nursing Scholarship Fund, The Legacy-Run Scholarship Fund. bobkennerly@aol. com 910-261-1033, rickland39@gmail. com 704-929-9831. APR 16 PREPARE TO TOUR WORKSHOP BOOM AUDIO INFOTAINMENT CLINC Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 1pm www. 803-461-1121. APR 16 SEASON OPENER Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10:30, workshop, live music, fashion show, pinup contest. 919-832-2261.

11 APR 16 3RD ANNUAL UWHARRIE MOUNTAIN RUMBLE Blackmer Lodge No. 127 109 S. School St., Mt. Gilead, NC. Reg 1:30 $35/rider $15/pass includes t-shirt and meal. Benefits NC Masonic Charities. jointherumble@gmail. com. APR 16 LAW RIDERS MC LAKE MURRAY FIRST ANNUAL OYSTER ROAST Carolina Wings 105 Northpoint Dr., Lexington, SC. 12-4 $20/advance $35/door, live music, rain or shine. Proceeds support Law Enforcement officers injured or killed. Butch 843-5092507, Jay 803-513-1616. APR 16 4TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR A LIFE United Cerebral Palsy 1101 Harbor Dr. #1, West Columiba, SC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $10/sgl $15/dbl $50/group of 5 includes t-shirt. DJ, 50/50, raffle, live auction. Presented by Mad Hatters Riding Club. Rain date April 30. Benefits United Cerebral Palsy. Alanna Boozer 803-926-8878. APR 16 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAYS Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www. 252-4391345. APR 16 DEMO DAY Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley. com 910-864-1200. APR 16 SUDAN TRUCKERS 4TH ANNUAL POKER RUN Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11. Greg 252670-4629, Andy 252-670-0465. APR 16 BIRTHDAY BASH Tilley HarleyDavidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Live music, demo rides, food. www. 704-633-6044. APR 16-17 DEMO DAYS Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm. Food available as H.O.G. Chptr fundraiser 336-722-3106. APR 16 6TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR LIFE POKER RUN Smoky Mountain Indian Motorcycle 82 Locust Dr., Waynesville, NC. Reg 10, KSU 11, last out 12, $10/ bike $5/extra hand. Benefits American Cancer Society. Gail 828-231-3166, Jenny Stamey 828-734-3552, Gail Packston 828-231-3166.

12 APR 16 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Smoky Mountain Steel Horses 82 Locust Dr., Waynesville, NC 1-4, live band, food. 828-452-7276. APR 16-24 OUTER BANKS BIKE WEEK Outer Banks Harley-Davidson 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC www. 252-338-8866. APR 21-23 S.C. H.O.G. RALLY Anderson, SC. Pre-register now. www. 864-313-5178. APR 22-23 SLAYERFEST 2016 6501 Knightdale Eagle Rock Rd., Wendell, NC. Gates open 5pm, food, 50/50, door prizes, live music, tent & RV camping. Hosted by Dragon Slayers MC. Benefits Firefighters Assisting Armed Forces Families. Snapper 919-369-9925. APR 23 6TH ANNUAL KIDS PATH BIKE SHOW Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 9am-12:30pm. 336-227-1261. APR 23 11TH ANNUAL SPRING RALLY HOGS & RAGS Airborne & Special Operations Museum, 100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC. $50/entry, KSU 9am food. Benefits Green Beret Foundation, American Cancer Society and Kidsville News. Wendy 910-818-0458. APR 23 BRYON RUDISILL MEMORIAL RUN Catawba Meadows Park 701 Sanford Dr. Morganton, NC. 11:30-until, food and drinks for donations KSU 1pm. Benefits Run for the Son. 828-437-8863. APR 23 3RD ANNUAL LEATHERNECKS MC POKER RUN Blue Ridge HarleyDavidson 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 10am-12, $20/sgl, $30/dbl, 50/50, door prizes, food, live music. 828514-7959. APR 23 RIDE TO SUPPORT “MILITARY MISSIONS IN ACTION” Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. KSU 11, $25/rider $10/pass, silent auction, food, music. Presented by Veteran Enforcers Motorcycle Assoc. 919-832-2261.

Cruisin’ Calendar APR 23 3RD ANNUAL POKER RUN AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POST 7 American Legion Post 7 406 E Trinity Ave, Durham, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12:30 $15/rider $5/pass, food. Proceeds go to support Veteran Projects. Robb 919688-6581. APR 23 QUEEN CITY BIKE BLESSING Reeder Memorial Baptist Church 3725 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC. 11am1pm Pastor E 704-996-3962. APR 23 RIDE FOR HARPER HarleyDavidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 East., New Bern, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11, $20/rider $10/pass, food, live music. 252633-4060. APR 23 3RD ANNUAL OPERATION MILITARY CHILD Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Reg 10 $20/rider $10/ pass, first 50 get a free t-shirt, food. Military kids free, others $5, dunk tank, jump caster, bicycle rodeo & parade. Benefits local military kids. www. 843-554-1847. APR 23 OFFICER DOWN RIDE Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson 6620 Market St., Wilmington, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $20/rider $10/pass, lunch, 50/50, raffles. Sponsored by Blue Knights NC 17, Benefits area law enforcement officers. 910-791-9997. APR 23 4TH ANNUAL CANCER CRACKDOWN FIGHTING TOGETHER POKER RUN Harley-Davidson of Greenville 30 Chrome Dr., Greenville, SC. Reg 11 first out 12, $25/hand $10/ extra hand, honor ceremony, fighter photo, silent/live auction, dunk tank, live music/DJ. 864-234-1340. APR 23 20TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE CHILD POKER RUN Parenting Place 1899 Gentry Memorial Hwy, Easley, SC. Reg 10am KSU 11:30 $10/driver $10/ pass $10/shirt. 864898-5583. APR 23 7 CARD STUD POKER RUN American Legion Post 55 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 10:30. $350 for best hand of 5 cards, $150 second best. Benefits Children’s Home, Lexington, NC. Ken Morris 336462-6748.

APR 23 6TH ANNUAL PONY EXPRESS CHARITY RIDE Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 10:30 $15/rider $5/pass, police escorted, food, door prizes, refreshments. Benefits community charities. Presented by Buffalos Soldiers MC. Rain date 4/30. 910-494-4513. APR 23 UPGRADE YOUR GEAR WORKSHOP Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 1pm www. 803-461-1121. APR 23 BIKES, BREWS & BBQ American Legion Post 45 419 Lanier Ave, Asheboro, NC. 1-5pm, 50/50, silent auction, music, short trips to Randolph Co sites leaving every hour. Hosted by American Legion Riders. Jon Philips 336-302-2695. APR 23 PREPARE TO TOUR WORKSHOP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10:30. 919-832-2261. APR 23 LUPUS BENEFIT RIDE VFW 4542 1241 Pine Knoll Dr., Spring Lake, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11 $15/rider $5/pass, food, door prizes, 50/50. Benefits NC Chapter, Lupus Foundation of America. 910-497-5751. APR 23 3RD ANNUAL LAKE MURRAY ABATE POKER RUN Riverwinds Landing 221 SC-391 Prosperity, SC. Reg 10:30-12:30, 50/50, raffles, food, live music. Benefits Lake Murray ABATE & ABATE of SC. 803-622-5206 or 803-9440174. APR 23 SPRING SEASON OPENER Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 10, escorted ride. www. 336-273-1101. APR 23 TAR HEEL CHAPTER SPRING BASH Nam Knights Clubhouse 327 N. Grogg St., Spring Lake, NC. 4pm food $5, door prizes, band, 50/50, raffle. HotRod 910-850-8136.

Cruisin’ Calendar APR 23 WHEELS TO THE WALL PLEDGE RIDE Harley-Davidson of Asheville 20 Patton Cove Rd., Asheville, NC. KSU 11. 105 mile pledge ride to raise funds to sponsor a veteran to Rolling Thunder. Sponsored by Smoky Mountain Harley Owners Group. Steve Walston 828-273-7845, ast.director@ Rick Toner 828290-8999. APR 23 BONGO’S BIRTHDAY JAM AND BIKE RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. KSU 1pm, music 4pm, door prizes. www. 704-872-3883. APR 23 2ND ANNUAL WAYNE COUNTY MOTORCYCLE RIDERS POKER RUN FOR A CURE Howling Moon Saloon 1105 S George St., Goldsboro, NC. Reg 11, $10/hand, food, 50/50. Benefits Relay for Life. Cassy Wood 919-7382308, Tina Woodard 919-223-3632. APR 23 SPRING BASH Double D Burnout Saloon1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC. Music, cook off, Benefits Step Up for Soldiers. 336-9923033. APR 23 DEMO DAY Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley. com 910-864-1200. APR 23 POKER RUN BENEFIT FOR THOMAS GIBSON Carls Place 1971 Cannon Bridge Rd., Cordova, SC. First out 11, $15/driver $5/pass, food, live music, 50/50, raffle, auction. Clay Gibson 803-747-4465, Jamey Furgeson 803662-9530. APR 23 INDIAN VICTORY SPRING GAMES 2016 Indian Motorcycle Greensboro 201 South Church St., Greensboro, NC. 12:30-3, free entry, gift certificates for winners. www. 336763-5621. APR 29-MAY 1 BEGINNING OF SUMMER BASH Stars & Bars Tavern 723 Klumac Rd., Salisbury, NC. Members $5 & $9, guest $6/night. Free camping, free vendor set up, music 704310-5503 APR 30 DUFFY CHARITY RIDE/ POKER RUN Down Home HarleyDavidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington,

NC. Reg 11 KSU 1 $15/sgl $20/ dbl, food, vendors, raffles, 50/50, live music. Benefits The Duffy Collins Organ Transplant Foundation. Lisa_clapp22@ 336-380-4777. APR 30 CRIME STOPPERS RIDE Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. www. 336-273-1101. APR 30 RIDE FOR JASON AND FRIENDS Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9am KSU 10, $25/rider $15/pass, door prizes. 919-832-2261. APR 30 BENEFIT RIDE FOR NANCY K PERRY CHILDREN’S SHELTER South Lake Saloon 1573 S Lake Dr., Lexington, SC. Reg 11 KSU 12, $15/rider $5/pass, food, raffle, 50/50, silent auction, live music. 803-399-8036. APR 30 RIDIN HAWG WILD Black Chicken Coffee 23 W 2nd St., Lexington, NC. Reg 9-11am, $25/sgl $30/ pass. Benefits Autism Speaks www. Mandy Jones 336479-0987. APR 30 1ST ANNUAL ALEXANDER RESCUE SQUAD POKER RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland St., Statesville, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11:30, $20/sgl $25/dbl, 50/50, door prizes. Terry Foxx 828-320-3248. APR 30 CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION & AWARENESS RIDE Indian Motorcycle 110 Indian Walk, Lowell, NC. First out 10:30, $15/hand, $25/3 hands, raffles, prizes, 50/50. Sponsored by Guardians of Children-Gastonia Chapter. www. Lori Tolbert 980-321-9478. APR 30 18TH ANNUAL KERRI D. EFIRD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP BIKE RUN West Stanly High School 306 E Red Cross Rd., Oakboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, donations for ride fee. www. Scott & Tracy Efird 704888-4587. APR 30 6TH ANNUAL STONERTHOMAS CRUISE-IN CAR AND BIKE SHOW Stoner Thomas School 215 County School Rd., Lexington, NC. Reg 9, donations for entry. Benefits handicapped accessible playground. Jamica Cranford 336-248-5421.

13 APR 30 PINELAND POKER RUN Cactus Creek Gourmet Coffee Company 120 O’Connor Place, Aberdeen, NC. Reg 11am KSU 12, $20/sgl $25/pass includes BBQ. Presented by Special Forces Brotherhood MC. Benefits Green Beret Foundation. 910-867-5309. APR 30 BBQ BROTHERS RC RIDE FOR KIDS SPRING FUNDRAISER The Hawg Farm 8424 Cleveland Rd, Clayton, NC. 12-until, $10/door, 5 bands, food, raffles, door prizes. Don Ross 919-2748978. APR 30 JOSH PARDUE MEMORIAL BIRTHDAY BASH AND POKER RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Moreland Ave, Statesville, NC. Reg 8:30-11, $20/ rider $10/pass includes t-shirt, food, raffles. Benefits Chelsey, Ethan, Daniel and Levi. Missy Lubinski 704-202-2487. APR 30 BROTHERHOOD OF LAZARUS 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY “RAVE FROM THE GRAVE” Brewers 160 Wesmark Blvd, Sumter, SC. 3pm-until $15/sgl $25/dbl, 50/50,raffle. 803-773-4241. APR 30 ANNUAL CAR AND BIKE SHOW Horizon Church 316 Signal Hill Dr., Statesville, NC. 10am-3pm free admission $20/show entry. Live music, bounce house, corn hole. Benefits local non-profits. Jada Thomspon 704-450-2752, Jr. Shoemaker 704-880-0900, Kathy Shoemaker 704880-0910. APR 30 SURFACE CARE WORKSHOP Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 1pm 803-461-1121. APR 30 MCGRUFF’S TAKE A BIKE OUT TO FIGHT CRIME RIDE HarleyDavidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9:3010:30 KSU 11 $20/rider $5/pass, DJ, refreshments. Benefits GreensboroGuilford County Crime Stoppers. 336373-1000. APR 30 RIDE FOR TEAM JONAS JOHNSON Home Town Hawgs 910 Conover Blvd West, Conover, NC. KSU 9, Benefits Hickory’s JRDF One Walk. Chris Johnson 828-270-5612, Dan Shanle 828-455-7176.

14 APR 30 BROTHERS BASH 2016 Gadgets Lugoff 96 US Hwy 601 Lugoff, SC. Lake Wateree Raffle Ride Reg 111, band, bike games, 50/50. Brothers Forever M/C Wingnut 803-237-2069. APR 30 BLOOD DRIVE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11:30-3. 704-979-7433. APR 30 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION D & Q Motorsports 34 Ray Hart Ln., Angier, NC. Live music, food, bike raffle. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. www. 919-639-5511. APR 30 DEMO DAY Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley. com 910-864-1200. APR 30 OPEN HOUSE Pandemonium Performance 3644 Flat Swamp Rd., Denton, NC. Bikini bike wash, food. www.pandemoniumperformance@ 336-490-0120. MAY 1 N.C TRIANGLE RIDE FOR KIDS White Oak Recreation Area, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area White Oak Beach Rd, off U.S. Hwy 64, Apex, NC. Reg 8-9:30am KSU 10, $40 donation www. Roland Cargill 919-3870024. MAY 1 19TH 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 6 BIKE NIGHT / MYRTLE BEACH BIKE WEEK KICK-OFF Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Live music. www. 336-227-1261. MAY 6-8 48TH ANNUAL BOOZY CREEK TENNESSEE DIRT DRAGS Boozy Creek 801 Boozy Creek Rd., Blountville, TN. Music, food, camping, vendors, games, bike show, prizes. Sponsored by Peacemakers MC. 423-967-5733.

Cruisin’ Calendar MAY 7 ALS CHARITY MOTORCYCLE RIDE Honda Suzuki of Sanford, 3128 Hwy 87 S, Sanford, NC. Reg 9:30 or online Lunch, DJ Music, People’s Choice Bike Show, Silent Auction, 50/50 raffle, and more. Benefiting The ALS Association Jim Catfish Hunter Chapter www. Brian Weaver Dreamweaver8@embarqmail.Com 919542-6102. MAY 7 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY MAY 7 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. Reg 10am KSU 11 $10/rider. Proceeds donated to Wayne Uplift. 919731-2776. MAY 7 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Breakfast 9am KSU 10, DJ, giveaways, Low Country to Myrtle International Female Ride. Presented by Women’s Freedom Ride. www. 843-554-1847. MAY 7 DEMO DAY Speedway HarleyDavidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 704-979-7433. MAY 7 NEW RIDERS BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am-12pm. www. 919-832-2261. MAY 7 9TH ANNUAL FIREHOUSE RUN Oakdale Fire Station #2 2080 Dunlap Roddey Rd., Rock Hill, SC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10. Pre-reg $25/sgl, $40/ dbl, day of $30/sgl, $45/dbl includes t-shirt, lunch, door prize ticket. www. leon.yard@ 803-448-8116. MAY 7 RIDE FOR THE WARRIORS Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10am, $20/rider $5/pass, food, door prizes. Benefits Operation North State’s Top Shelf fishing tournament. Hosted by American Legion Riders Post 94. Carroll Johnson 252-526-7342, Robert Watson 252-714-2605.

MAY 7 BFBF 3RD ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS DAY Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 11. 910854-1200. MAY 7 11TH ANNUAL JERRALD MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP FUN RUN Jones Intermediate School, 2170 Riverside Dr., Mount Airy, NC. Reg 1012 $15/sgl $25/dbl includes meal. Joey Mitchell 336-710-4236. MAY 7 RACING THE REAPER POKER RUN Iron Thunder Bar & Grill, 10023 Weddington Rd. Ext. Concord, NC. Reg 12. $20/rider $10/pass, 50/50, silent auction. Hosted by EMS Road Docs NC. 716-9081354. MAY 7 10TH ANNUAL CAROLINA CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC. Reg 9-12, $10/entry, Presented by Triad Classic MC. 336-9248705. MAY 7 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S HOME SPRING RIDE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www. 704-979-7433. MAY 7 NC MOOSE RIDER 2ND ANNUAL BIKE SHOW Kernersville Moose Lodge #2181 1250 East Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. $10/entry reg 10am2pm, live music, games, vendors, food, door prizes, 50/50, 9 classes w/trophies. Ronnie Tucker 336-707-0671, Greg Hanner 336-564-8095, Angel Gibson 336-362-9357. MAY 7 SWAMP DOGS ANNIVERSAY PARTY Leatherneck’s Restaurant 18929 Main Hwy, Olar, SC. $5/person. Presented by Swamp Dogs Motorcycle Riders. 803-507-7767. MAY 7 BUDDY ROE’S 7TH ANNUAL BIKE RIDE Ma & Pa’s Place 188 Billy Covington Rd., Rockingham, NC. Reg 11 KSU 1:30pm. $15/sgl $20/dbl, $30/ sgl pkg includes t-shirt, 10-50/50 tickets, $45/dbl pkg 2-t-shirts, 10-50/50 tickets. Auction, food, 50/50, door prizes. 910410-0344.

Cruisin’ Calendar MAY 7 3RD ANNUAL ALLISON HUNT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RIDE Ledford Senior High School, 140 Jesse Green Rd., Thomasville, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11am, $20/bike, police escorted, food, music, auction. Proceeds benefit scholarships for Ledford High School Seniors. Shorty 336-688-8894. MAY 7 3RD ANNUAL AIDAN’S RIDE Rommel Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Reg 10:30am. www. 919-596-9511. MAY 7 10TH ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS ALLIANCE POKER RUN Harley-Davidson of Greenville 30 Chrome Dr., Greenville, SC. First out 11am, $20/person, Anderson starting point: Timm’s Harley-Davidson 4110 Clemson Blvd, Anderson, SC. Benefits Motorcycle Awareness Alliance. 864-2341340, 864-224-1531. MAY 7 6TH ANNUAL REBEL RUCKUS Oasis Sports Bar & Grill 8101 W. Old Hwy #6, Santee, SC. $10 12-6. Burnout pit, bike games, vendors, live music. Presented by Carolina Rebels MC Clarendon County Chapter. Tommy Lee 803-920-3667. MAY 7 KELLY RATLIFF BENEFIT AND RIDE Drinking Class Bar 2901 W English Rd., High Point, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12 $15/rider $5/pass, live music, food, raffle, vendors, 50/50, silent auction. Hosted by Smokin Souls RC. Smokinsoulsrc@ MAY 7 5TH ANNUAL BULLDOG HERO AWARDS Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. Nominate by 4/24. Presented by The Bob Karney Carolina Biker Lawyer. http://karneylaw. com/Community/Bulldog-Hero-Awards 704-376-7982. MAY 11 LOBBY DAY 2016 Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown 320 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC. 9am. Sponsored by Concerned Bikers Assoc./A.B.A.T.E. of NC. MAY 11-22 MYRTLE BEACH SPRING RALLY AT THE RAT HOLE 3809 Socastee Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC. Vendors, bikini contest, motorcycle rodeo, pudding wrestling, bike games. 843-241-1740.

MAY 12 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 13-15 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 828-2462101. MAY 13-22 MYRTLE BEACH SPRING BIKE RALLY MAY 13-22 BIKE WEEK AT SOUTHERN GROUND SALOON 2001 Highway 17 North, Little River, SC. Open daily 10am, vendors, live music, national bike wash girls, food vendors. 843-2734253. MAY 14 RIDE AGAINST TRAFFIC Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr, Salisbury, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10, $15/ bike, $20/cars/trucks, 50/50, raffle. www. 704-762-1261. MAY 14 AMERICAN VETERANS MC 2ND ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY PARTY Local Bar 2901 US 64, Apex, NC. 2pm, music, food, 50/50, live music, door prizes, shotgun raffle. Benefits N.C. USO and Durham VA Homeless Veterans program. 919-656-8900. MAY 14 LETS RIDE! ANNUAL BUFFALO SOLDIERS REUNION Harley-Davidson of Greensboro Motorcycle Park 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. www.hdofgreensboro. com 336-272-1101. MAY 14 I’D TAP THAT POKER RUN Holy City Brewing 4155 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Reg 10am, first out 11, $15/rider $5/pass. Benefit WBMC and It’s Mission. Presented by Warhorse Brotherhood MC. olddog@ 843-7291815.

15 MAY 14 DAY OF HOPE - RIDE’N FOR A CAUSE 8424 Cleveland School Rd. Clayton, NC. Reg 10am, ride 12pm. $25/single, $35/double. BBQ 3pm, Auction, games, door prizes, 50/50, t-shirts, live music. Ride to celebrate & honor Breast Cancer Survivors, benefiting Jill’s Wish Foundation. www., pinkinktattoo1@, Tara Dunsmore 919-5925580. MAY 14 RIDING FOR SAIGE BENEFIT POKER RUN Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $10/sgl $15/dbl, 50/50, live music, prizes, food for cash donation. Proceeds go toward bills. Kevin 828-228-4500. MAY 14 3RD ANNUAL “ST. NICK” TRIBUTE FUNDRAISER/POKER RUN Scooters Bar & Grill 1911 Sego Ct., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10-12 KSU 12:30, $15/ sgl $20/dbl, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Transitions Lifecare. Presented by Armed Forces MC. 919-800-8639. MAY 14 SPRING OPEN HOUSE Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. 11am3pm. Demo rides, games, DJ, vendors raffle, food. 919731-2776. MAY 14 BIKE RUN FUNDRAISER FOR DAVID WRIGHT Sheila’s River Bar 8079 Wagner Rd., Salley, SC. First out 12, food & raffle. All proceeds go to David & family. Shelia 803-606-3686 MAY 15 NH CO. FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION POKER RUN Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson 6620 Market St., Wilmington, NC. Reg 11:30 KSU 1, $20/ rider $5/pass, door prizes, 50/50, food, cars welcome. Benefits scholarship fund. Fred Brannan 910-443-5907. MAY 15 PANCAKE BREAKFAST & CAR WASH FUND RAISER American Legion Hall Post 55 11 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. 12-3 $10/car $5/ pass. Presented by Rolling Thunder NC Chpt 6. Benefits local veterans. Susan King-Burgess 336-345-6182.


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MAY 15 MIDDLE TENNESSEE RIDE FOR KIDS Barfield Park 697 Veteran’s Parkway Murfreesboro, TN. Reg 12 KSU 2, good faith donation, food. Benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. www. midtnrideforkids@gmail. com Becky Jones 615-260-5966.

MAY 21-22 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE DEMO TRUCK ON SITE Indian Motorcycle Greensboro 201 South Church St., Greensboro, NC. 10am-5pm, test ride Indians. www. 336763-5621.

MAY 29 SMOKY MOUNTAIN THUNDER MEMORIAL RIDE XVI Sevierville Courthouse 125 Court Ave Sevierville, TN. 10am, KSU 11, escorted ride, free ride. Tribute to fallen military. www. Ron Giddis 865-453-6532.

MAY 16-22 CRUSIN’ THE COAST SPRING RALLY Myrtle Beach HarleyDavidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. Vendors, parties, demo rides, H.O.G. pin stop, music. www. 843-369-5555.

MAY 22 SEVEN SABRES BROTHERHOOD BUTTERBEAN BENEFIT RIDE TO MORROW MOUNTAIN Good Times Café’ 16 N. Broad St., Angier, NC. Reg 9am KSU 10am $10/donation, Benefits medical cost. www. Arlene Mabry 919-422-7324

JUNE 3-4 12TH ANNUAL RENEE LEDFORD MEMORIAL PARY AND POKER RUN 212 Race Path Church Rd. Ellenboro, NC. Gates open Fri 10am, $20/wknd, $10/one day, poker run reg 10am, bike games, bands, bike show, bike games, tattoo contest, food. Benefits Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Assoc. Jukebox 704-466-8544, Boxcar 704-477-1649, Iceman 828-447-2454.

MAY 18 “CRUDES” 6TH ANNUAL MEET AND GREET RIDE The Golden Egg Pancake House 415 Hwy 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC. 9am KSU 11, 50/50, raffles, cash prizes. All vehicles welcome. Benefits Wounded Warrior Project. MAY 18 TORONTO CANADA RIDE Jackson Hewitt 100 Main St., Lexington, NC. KSU 7am sharp, riding to Niagara Falls and then to Toronto, 5-6 day ride, no cost. wilsonsecurityagency@gmail. com Darrell Wilson 336-281-3610. MAY 20 CRUISE THE COAST SCENIC RALLY RIDE Springmaid Pier, Myrtle Beach, SC. Reg 10am. Benefits Combat Veterans Motorcycle Assoc. www. 843-369-5555. MAY 20-21 AMCA SOUTHERN NATIONAL SWAP MEET Denton Farmpark 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC. Gates open 8am admission $12, swap meet, vendors, narrated antique motorcycle parade, antique motorcycle bike games, camping available. www., Bob Aton 417-838-4777, Camping 336-8592755. MAY 21 TEEN CHALLANGE 5TH ANNUAL IRON CHARIOT RIDE Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC. www. 336-273-1101. MAY 21 18TH ANNUAL SHOW-OFF CAR, TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE SHOW American Children’s Home 3844 NC Hwy 8, Lexington, NC. Reg, 8am-12 $20/ entry, spectators free. Benefits American Children’s Home. Craig Burris 336357-7126.

MAY 27-29 MAGGIE VALLEY SPRING RALLY MOPARS & HAWGS Maggie Valley Festival Grounds 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. $15/day $25/wknd, Fri open 10am-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Vendors, live music. www. 336-580-1638. MAY 28 VICTORY FOR VIOLET Schooners Bar & Grill 6226 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC. 12-4 food, raffle, silent auction, games, music. Benefits Violet. Linda Kirkland 803-553-4551, Grizzly 803-603-4055. MAY 28 THE ALL-HARLEY DRAGON RUN Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson Outpost location 530 Parkway, Gatlingburg, NC. Reg 11 KSU 2, $10/ bike. Benefits East Tennessee Toy Box. 865-430-1602. MAY 28 CATFISH FESTIVAL VETERANS PARADE Parker White Funeral Home 17 N Greenwood Ave Exd, Ware Shoals, SC. $5/pledge. Benefits maintenance or restoration of The Veterans Monument of Ware Shoals. Presented by Catfish Festival Ware Shoals SC. 864-456-2412. MAY 28 2ND ANNUAL PETE’S RIDE Chunk’s Hawg Haven 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, food, music, prizes, golf cart raffle. Benefits Voices Against Brain Cancer. 336-3406587. MAY 29 ROLLING THUNDER XXIX “RIDE FOR FREEDOM” DEMONSTRATION N. Pentagon Parking Lot, Washington, DC. 8am, ride 12pm to Vietnam Veterans Memorial. www. Bob 336-924-0610.

JUN 3-5 DAYS OF THUNDER X Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr. Columbia, SC. 803461-1121. JUN 4 CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK BENEFIT POKER RUN Sam’s Club 284 Summit Square Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11 $20/sgl $25/dbl, live music, 50/50, raffle, auction. Benefits Children’s Miracle Network. Melissa, Cindy or Sherri 336377-2820. JUN 4 NEW RIDERS BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am-12pm. www. 919-832-2261. JUN 4 LIVIN’ LARGE FOR JOSH PARDUE Tilley Harley-Davidson 1126 Moreland Ave, Statesville Ave. Reg 9-12 $20/rider $10/pass, food, door prizes, 50/50, bikes or cars welcome. 704-8731662 or 704-402-8668. JUN 4 2016 RUN TO THE SUN MOTORCYCLE RALLY Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson 6620 Market St., Wilmington, NC. 9:30-4, reg $20 includes event t-shirt, dice run, lunch. Silent auction, 50/50. Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, hosted by Southern Cruisers Riding Club. http://, Phil LiVolsi 910-6204227. JUN 4 FREEDOM BIKER CHURCH ANNUAL RUMBLE GREENSBORO Harley-Davidson of Greensboro Motorcycle Park 536 Farragut St, Greensboro, NC. www.hdofgreensboro. com 336-273-1101.

Cruisin’ Calendar JUN 4 RIDE TO THE RESCUE Thomasville Rescue Squad 212 Pine St., Thomasville, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11, $20/sgl $25/dbl. Rain date 6/5. Benefits Thomasville Rescue Squad. Chief James Shores or Cristall McCaskill 336472-7520. JUN 4 4TH ANNUAL REX’S MOTORCYLE RIDE Crowder’s Creek Elementary 5515 Charlotte Hwy., Clover, SC. KSU 11, $25/sgl, $40/dbl includes t-shirt & lunch. Rain or shine, food, music. Benefits Cure SMA, www. 704-6781539. JUN 4 BIG BIKES FOR PURPLE HEARTS “HONOR RIDE” American Legion Post 55 111 Miller St., WinstonSalem, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11:30 $20/rider $5/pass, escorted ride, raffles. Benefits Northwest Piedmont Purple Heart Foundation. Jack Waters 336-425-5959. JUN 4 15TH 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. Poker $20/ sgl $25/dbl, butt pickin’ contest, $100 fee no later than May 27. 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. JUN 4 BENEFIT SAVENGER HUNT Jacksonville Moose Lodge 1438 135 Moosehaven Rd., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12, DJ, live music, food vendors. Benefits Sergeant Eugene Ashley Center of Wilmington/Veterans Shelter. Hosted by Forgotten Sons Page Field MC. 910346-4450. JUN 5 MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH RIDE FOR JESUS AND MOTORCYCLE SUNDAY Freds 109 Cestrian Sq., Chester, SC. KSU 10:30 Escorted ride, light dinner, service. whoowah@hotmail. com Al Boyd 803-374-0833. JUN 10-12 MVR-INDIAN VICTORY SLINGSHOT RALLY IN THE SMOKIES Maggie Valley Festival Grounds 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. $15/day $25/wknd, Fri open 10am-9pm, Sat 9am9pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Vendors, live music. 336-5801638.

JUN 11 CHARITY MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN Mauldin Cultural Center 101 W. Butler Rd, Mauldin, SC. JUN 11 THE JUNE JAMR Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 8-10am KSU 10, $25/ rider $10/pass, food, door prizes, 50/50.. 919-832-2261. JUN 11 RIDE FOR READERS Freeborne’s Eatery & Lodge 14300 NC Hwy 18 S., Laurel Springs, NC. KSU 9:30 $30/rider $20/pass, food, live music, prizes. Benefits all Northwestern Regional Library. 336-359-8008. JUN 11 2016 FISHER HOUSE POKER RUN Sidewinders Speakeasy 129 Phillips Loop Rd., Swansboro, NC. $15/ rider $10/pass, $10/food only, silent auction, 50/50. Benefits Camp Lejeune Fisher House. Sponsored by Viet Nam Vets, Legacy Vets MC. Woodstock 870245-6707. JUN 11 GOAT ISLAND BOAT CLUB SCHOLARSHIP POKER RUN John C. Land Landing 4404 Greenall Rd., Summerton, SC. www. Jerry Hatcher 843-617-3555, Alfred Kelley 803-4782691. JUN 17-18 SMOKE OUT 17 Rockingham Dragway, 2153 U.S. 1, Rockingham, NC. choppers, live music, food. Greg Scheuer 919-450-5060. JUN 17-19 3RD ANNUAL VETERANS POW WOW Veteran’s Park 691 W. Lebanon St. Mount Airy, NC Art, food, resources for veterans. Hosted by Veterans Memorial Foundation, POW/MIA, Rolling Thunder NC6. Don Harris 540-331-3700. JUN 18 FATHER’S DAY RIDE Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC. www. 336-273-1101. JUN 18 AMERICAN LEGION POST 55 BIKE AND CAR SHOW American Legion 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. Prizes and multiple categories. Dave Laycock 336-682-8086.

17 JUN 18 MIDLANDS VET SUPPORT PARTY Midland Retired Military Association 3035 Peach Orchard Rd., Dalzell, SC. 1-7pm $10 at gate, bike wash, band, vendors, 50/50, biker games. Hosted by Warhorse Brotherhood MC. 803-499-2704. JUN 18 GREAT AMERICAN COOK OUT Indian Motorcycle of Greensboro 201 South Church St., Greensboro, NC. 9am-4pm, food, music. www. 336763-5621 JUN 18 AMERICAN MUSCLE CARS, BIKES, TRUCKS & TRIKES Indian Motorcycle of Greensboro 201 South Church, Greensboro, NC. 12-2 free limited edition t-shirt while supplies last. 336-7635621. JUN 19 FIFTH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP RALLY Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd., Clayton, NC. www. 919-550-3733. JUN 20 RIDE TO WORK DAY www. JUN 24-26 HOT SPRINGS MOTORCYCLE WEEKEND Hot Springs Spa/Resort 315 Bridge St., Hot Springs, NC. Hosted by Buncombe County CBA/ ABATE. James Buckner 828-230-6124. JUN 25 3RD ANNUAL GOOD TIME CHARLIE MEMORIAL RIDE 222 Public House 222 E. Main St., Elkin, NC. Reg 10:30-11:30 KSU 12, $15/sgl $20/dbl, cruise in, live music, food. Benefits Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice House. Rain date 7/23. Erin Cockerham 336-258-2251. JUL 2 NEW RIDERS BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am-12pm. www. 919-832-2261. JUL 7-10 THE GATHERING THREE Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd., Clayton, NC. 10:30am. www. 919-550-3733.

18 JUL 8-10 48TH ANNUAL BOOZY CREEK TENNESSEE DIRT DRAGS Boozy Creek 801 Boozy Creek Rd., Blountville, TN. Music, food, camping, vendors, games, bike show, prizes. Sponsored by Peacemakers MC. 423967-5733. JUL 9 TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd., Clayton, NC. 11am-8pm, VIP ride reg 10-11am, vendors, bands, food, givea-ways. 919-550-3733. JUL 10 2016 THUNDER SUNDAY Mount Vernon Baptist Church 3505 Bamboo Rd., Boone, NC. Reg 10, service 11. Sponsored by PEACEMAKERS, Boone, NC. Chpt 674. 828-266-9700. JUL 16 14TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN JULY TOY RUN Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd,, Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8 KSU 10, $15/rider and “unwrapped” toy $10/ pass includes t-shirt, event pin, food. Raffles, live music. Hosted by Winford Foundation. William Winford 910-4265082 or 910-261-4601. JUL 16 4TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR OUR WARRIORS POKER RUN USO 9 Tallman St., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9-10:30. Presented by Veterans Enforcers Motorcycle Association, benefits USO Jacksonville Center. www. JUL 16 SPOKESMODEL SEARCH 2016 Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC. Live music, food vendors, Spokes Model Search., 336273-1101. JUL 28-30 ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE KICKSTART CLASSIC RIDE Starts at: Wheels Through Time Museum 62 Vintage Ln., Maggie Valley, NC. $100/ rider before 6/28 after $150/person. Jul 28 5pm welcome dinner, Jul 29 group rides, Jul 30 ride to Chesnee, SC for the AMCA Legends Chapter’s Antiques on Main Event letters@ JUL 29 MOONSHINERS RUN CHARITY RUN The Last Chance Saloon 2519 Highlands Hwy, Walhalla, SC. KSU 12, $10/bike. Benefits Bikers Against Child Abuse. 828280-7379.

Cruisin’ Calendar JUL 30 PRAYER RIDE Chesnee United Methodist Church 409 S. Kentucky Ave., Chesnee, SC. Reg 12:30 KSU 1. 864-437-7345. AUG 6 1st ANNUAL GOLD STAR MEMORIAL RIDE Five N Two Grill 21163 NC 27, Cameron, NC., Reg 8:30 KSU 10 $20/sgl $25/dbl. food. Hosted by Gold Star Mothers. Benefits Patriot Hunts. Lorie Southerland 919-478-3723. AUG 13 BROTHERS OF THE HORIZON M/C 36TH ANNUAL RALLY 103 Atlantic Rd., Robbins, NC. Gates open 1pm-until, bike and car show, games, burn out pit, DJ, trophies. Ronnie Thompson 910-948-3911. AUG 20 L.B’S RIDE AGAINST SUICIDE Tarboro Church of God 412 Shirley St. Tarboro, NC. Vendors. Bridget Keel 252-883-0310, Annie Hathaway 252-813-9139, Ashley Barber 252-567-6081. AUG 20 7TH ANNUAL BIKERS 4 BOOBS BREAST CANCER RIDE Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 8am $20, live music, food, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits Randolph Hospital Mammogram Fund. Fay Morgan 336-6224238. AUG 27 1ST ANNUAL SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN TAB RUN Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11, $10/rider $5/pass, bring can tabs for extra raffle tickets, 50/50, raffles, food. Benefits Shriners Hospital. Presented by Redrum First Nations MC. 919-848-3494.

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By: Scott Wicker Slightly warmer temperatures and no ice and snow brought out a huge turn out for the 22nd Annual Burlington H.O.G. Chapter Hospice Bike Show. The Show, as usual, was held inside the Holly Hill Mall in Burlington on Saturday, February 27th and Sunday, February 28th. 101 entries represented 38 classes and categories to raise over $27,000 for Hospice of Alamance and Caswell Counties. This year’s total was the best ever in the show’s history. Throughout the show’s history, it has raised over $300,000 in contributions. Donations were also raised through sales of 50/50 tickets. $625 Raised on Saturday and $891 Raised on Sunday. And the Ladies of Harley Bake Sale raised over $400 during the event. too. A gaming table, donated by Down Home Harley-Davidson, was auctioned off and raised $175. The fine folks from Pro Connection Cycles donated profits from t-shirt sales and brought in $125. Many participants actual rode their motorcycles to get to the show due to the warmer weather. Each bike had a milk jug tied to the front wheel so spectators could make contributions by putting money in the jug of their favorite bike. As in years past, everyone was allowed to raise contributions prior to the event. Trophies were also awarded to those who raised the most in each class and to those who raised the 2nd and 3rd highest amounts. A panel of judges making it two shows in one also judged all the bikes separately. The Full Dresser Class raised nearly $4,300, the most money as a class. The Full Dressers and the Sport Touring Classes tied with the most entries with 12 entries in those two classes. The Vintage Class had an impressive 10 entries, their most ever. As in years past, the support was overwhelming. The winners and top finishers in each class are as follows. JUDGED: BUELL: 1st - Rodney Robbins, 2nd Place -Robby Robbins. VINTAGE: 1st Place - Craig Burch, 2nd Place - Buster Albright, 3rd Place (tie) - Ken Hall, Rick Moore, & Ross Wagner. SPORTSTER: 1st Place - Kim Tilley, 2nd Place - Lori Salmon,

3rd Place - Steve Young. DYNA; 1st Place - Joey Blanchard, 2nd Place - Jamie Oakley, 3rd Place - Beverly Corbett. SOFTAIL: 1st Place - Robby Robbins, 2nd Place - Donald Bradshaw, 3rd Place - Brian Thomas. SPORT TOURING: 1st Place - Robbin Roberts, 2nd Place - Carroll Curtis, 3rd Place - Shawn Luck. ROAD KING: 1st Place - Roger Fowler, 2nd Place - Anthony March, 3rd Place - Dexter Bigalow. ROAD GLIDE: 1st Place - Ron Maynard, 2nd Place - Tim Oakley, 3rd Place - Ray Holmes. FULL DRESSER: 1st Place - Mitch Oakley, 2nd Place - Ray DeBruler, 3rd Place - Rick Mathena. MODIFIED HARLEY: 1st Place - Doug Shambley, 2nd Place - Manolis Harvales. V-TWIN: 1st Place - Joel Joyce, 2nd Place - Johnny Cauble, 3rd Place - Jeffrey Tubeville. EXTREME BAGGER: 1st Place - Doug Adams, 2nd Place - Mitch Oakley, 3rd Place Tracy Haith. TRIKE/SIDE CAR: 1st Place - Myra Crawford, 2nd Place - Jimmy Lynch, 3rd Place - Shirley & David Stuart. DOWN HOME HARLEY-DAVIDSON EMPLOYEE BIKES: 1st Place - Butch Armstrong, 2nd Place - Dustin Harris, 3rd Place - Blane Emery. BEST OF SHOW: Doug Adams. PEOPLES CHOICE (Determined by Donations to Hospice of Alamance/Caswell): BUELL: 1st Place - Rodney Robbins, 2nd Place - Robby Robbins. VINTAGE: 1st Place - Pat Dodson, 2nd Place - Buster Albright, 3rd Place - Craig Burch. SPORTSTER: 1st Place - Linda Woody, 2nd Place - T. P. Farrell, 3rd Place - Steve Young. DYNA: 1st Place - Beverly Corbett, 2nd Place - Joey Blanchard, 3rd Place - Jami Oakley. SOFTAIL: 1st Place - David & Sheila Seamster, 2nd Place - Robby Robbins, 3rd Place - Emmy LaPann. SPORT TOURING: 1st Place - Sharon Luck, 2nd Place - Carroll Curtis, 3rd Place - Donald Bradsher. ROAD KING: 1st Place - Robert Stewart, 2nd Place - Anthony Marsh, 3rd Place - Bobby Collins. ROAD GLIDE: 1st Place - Ray Holmes, 2nd Place - Tim Oakley, 3rd Place - Ron Maynard. FULL DRESSER: 1st Place - Jeff & Twink Brooks, 2nd Place - Richard Garner, 3rd Place - Andy Webb. MODIFIED HARLEY: 1st Place - Doug Shambley, 2nd Place - Manolis Harvalis. V-TWIN: 1st Place Johnny Cauble, 2nd Place - Melinda Tubeville, 3rd Place - Jeff Continued On Page 30

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Walker. EXTREME BAGGER: 1st Place - Doug Adams, 2nd Place - Mitch Oakley, 3rd Place - James Jeffries. HARLEY TRIKE: 1st Place - Myra Crawford, 2nd Place - Ricky Combs, 3rd Place - David & Shirley Stuart. DOWN HOME H-D Employees: 1st Place - Blane Emery, 2nd Place - Dustin Harris, 3rd Place - Butch Armstrong. PEOPLES CHOICE (Most Donations In Container): Ray Holmes. H.O.G. CHAPTER SPECIAL AWARDS: MOST DONATIONS: Beverly Corbett. BEST BURLINGTON H.O.G. CHAPTER BIKE: Mitch Oakley. BEST L.O.H. BIG TWIN: Jamie Oakley. BEST L.O.H. SPORTSTER: Lori Salmon. BEST H.O.G. CHAPTER CHROME: Mitch Oakley. BEST H.O.G. CHAPTER PAINT: Roger Fowler. BEST OLD SCHOOL CHOPPER: John Hyatt. BEST VINTAGE 3 - WHEELER: Pat Dodson The members of the Burlington H.O.G. Chapter would like to thank all of the sponsors, participants, and contributors that made this year’s show such a success for Hospice of Alamance/Caswell Counties. A Special Thanks to all the Members of the Burlington H.O.G. Chapter, Down Home Harley-Davidson, and the Holly Hill Mall. Congratulations to all of the winners and top finishers. Thanks to all that have contributed over the years to this great event! Remember, RIDE SAFE!


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Benefit For Jimmy Hunt By: Rose and Lloyd If you have ever ridden in any of charity rides in the Triad area, I am sure you saw and possibility met our friend and brother, Jimmy Hunt. He is always there to help with almost every cause, with a big smile and hugs for everyone. Even though Jimmy was diagnosed with cancer and is going through a battle, he still has that smile and a positive attitude. Once again David And Missi Thompson, owners of Double D Burnout Saloon, opened their hearts and establishment to provide a benefit for Jimmy. The benefit was February 27th and given by Jimmy Street with help from Jennifer McKaughan. They had two weeks to prepare, the word got out, and Double D was packed inside and out. Jimmy Street smoked some great barbecue, and tons of other dishes were brought in. Huckleberry Shyne, Carrie Smithy, and others provided some great local entertainment. There were raffles, auctions, and a 50/50. The 50/50 was won by Tim Gulledge, who gave it all back. It was amazing and heart warming to see the love for a biker and friend in need. Thanks to all that participated, the bartenders, the people that

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Nazareth Children’s Home Ride By: Darby Dillard Saturday, February 27, was a great day for riding considering the time of year. We were blessed with temps in mid fifties and a clear sky. It was absolutely beautiful and the participation was awesome! One of the reasons for the good turnout was due to the participation of the Speedway HD H.O.G. Chapter. Thank you for getting in touch with me, George Powell, plus some of the members who had been before, for coming back and the first timers. New visitors are what we strive for. And of course our regulars are Godsends. This event wouldn’t happen without them. One thing I’d like to mention, while the participation was great, Nazareth has been going through some management changes. They’re now officially “Nazareth Child and Family Connection”. Due to the timing of our party there was some confusion at the home and the resident participation was actually about half the normal, which was disappointing due to our good turnout. So, I ask each of you who came out to please come back May 7, 2016 for the 2nd quarter Nazareth Birthday Party. In closing, I’d like to ask each of you reading this to try and remember the children around us who haven’t had the good fortune that many of us have had and lend a helping hand if at all possible. Also, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Speedway HD for their continued support and providing lunch and condiments for this event, all of our regular small business owners and friends, Law Petroleum, Smiley’s Cycle Works Of Rockwell, the Speedway HD H.O.G. Chapter, Dent Be Gone, Our Rockwell Gang, and each and everyone who participated. THANK YOU! All of you are awesome! Until the next time, stay the course and God Bless!


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CMA Annual Day Of Prayer By: Wally Wersching The Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) held their annual “Day of Prayer” throughout the country on March 6th this year. Groups of Christian bikers got together to pray for everything they deemed requiring help. Locally, there was a group that met at the Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park in Gaffney, SC next to the Gaffney Military Museum at about 2:00PM. 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 reflection. There is a great bronze sculpture of the iconic depiction for the lost soldier with the helmet on the weapon next to the boots of the soldier. Just looking at that sculpture brings back memories of wars fought, and soldiers lost. Riders for this event came from both North and South Carolina. I had met many of them before at “Bike Blessings”, and other biker events. They might not all have been CMA members, but most belonged to a Christian Biker Ministry of some kind. Many churches have a group who ride motorcycles together. Some have identifying colors on the backs of their vests, but some are just friends. Sunday’s weather was the best of the week with temps in the upper 50’s, and a bright Carolina blue sky. I arrived at the museum early, and waited for the rest of the people to arrive. While I waited, I talked with a young lady who drove to the event. She told me about her father who rode Harleys for the military during WWII, and how she and her father went to Atlanta, and visited with Willie G. Davidson while touring the Harley-Davidson museum. She was very proud of her father (and rightfully so), and had many nice things to say about the patriotic Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and its employees.

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Forgotten Sons MC Swap Meet By: Caroline The Forgotten Sons MC began their fund raising efforts this year on Saturday, March 5th at their facility in Winston-Salem. Fortunately, we had break in the cold weather so there were plenty of folks that came out to see what could be bought or traded. There were a good variety of items –clothing, tools, bike parts, and riding gear. You could also buy fresh grilled food and drink—all for a great cause. I spoke to President, Travis McCune, who told me that this event is to raise funds for one of their favorite organizations, Purple Heart Homes ( He also said this was by no means, the only thing they have planned for the year. The swap meet funds will be combined with those from their poker run on April 16th, and also donated to Purple Heart Homes. The Forgotten Sons will also have their big anniversary celebration in July. They hope that if you want to be a part of this effort to help them help our Veterans, you will come out and join them.

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Customer Appreciation Day At STE Powersports By: Gary Steelman March 5th Customer Appreciation Day at STE Powersports was a great success, with beautiful weather good music and food from Eric Wilson of Wilson’s Dogs. There were a few vendors set up selling everything from leather jackets and helmets to hotdogs. STE Powersports has a large selection of bikes, Harley baggers and customs, and some nice Yamaha and Honda trade in bikes as well. The guys and gals from STE Powersports hosted test rides of their bikes. Bikes were coming in and going out on test rides all day. Lots of young men were trying out the Harleys. The silver sportster was a favorite ride of a few guys. One rider was trying to test it out and the new owner was trying to get him off the bike. The test rider said he couldn’t get off the bike just yet, when asked why, he said “She’s given me a chubby.” Funny guy, but he did walk away kind of funny. The bikes here are easy to fall in love with, there are so many to choose from and sooo easy to take home. Willie Parlier played guitar and sang the hits most all day long, fitting music for the day. Then he drew for the door prizes, gift cards to area businesses and bike shops. Representatives from the Josh Pardue Memorial Birthday Bash and Poker Run were present selling raffle tickets on the 100th Anniversary Sportster to be given away April 30th. Tickets are $20 and are available from STE Powersports until the drawing. The folks kept coming in and going out most of the day, buying tickets, jackets and getting quotes on “Air Ride”

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By: Scott Wicker As in years past, an enthusiastic crowd looking to get great chili at Down Home HarleyDavidson came out on Saturday, March 5th to show support for the Burlington Ladies of Harley Annual Chili Cook Off. As in previous years, each of the members participating served an ample portion of chili to those in attendance that made a donation to benefit the Burlington Ladies of Harley. Also, baked goods were also sold making this very popular event successful as usual. Several varieties of chili were served giving a variety of different flavors to this year’s event. All of the contestants served up some great chili making it difficult to pick who’s was the best. When all was said and done and all the votes were counted, Myra Crawford was named the 2016 Burlington L.O.H. Chili Bean “Queen”. This was the fourth year in a row that she has won. Myra also received a beautiful trophy and a $50 cash prize for her winning recipe. Myra will also represent the Burlington H.O.G. Chapter at the 30th Annual Bike Show and Chili Cook-Off to be held at Rommel Harley-Davidson in Durham, NC on Saturday, March 19th where several of the State’s H.O.G. Chapters will bring their best entrants to com-

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By: Everette “EZ” Short It’s not often that you get to stand in the presence of legends, but on Saturday, February 27th, The South Carolina Biker Hall Of Fame inducted 5 new, and honestly deserved, members into their ranks of legendary heroes. We started the night off, at the world famous Suck Bang Blow, with Bill Barber, who is a legend in his own right, on stage with five previous members of the SC Bikers Hall Of Fame, to introduce their newest member, Pastor Joe Covino. Joe has ministered to us for years from the Rugged Cross Riders, Prison Outreach, and more, to accept this award and the schawg that goes with it. Next, it was time to honor Mr. Mike Lewis from Surfside, SC, who is a maniac motorcycle personality with a quiet demeanor, as well as a custom bike builder, a retired Fire Captain, and a Master Mason. And then came time to hear from the awesome Mr. Bill Furr from Orangeburg SC, who has accomplishments that deserve an article all his own, including 16 time World Champion of Drag Racing, first man to make a pass on a drag strip at over 200 mph and so much more. Amazingly, he was so humble for

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By: Kelsey Hellwarth Harley-Davidson Motor Company recognizes that individuality is not just a word, it’s a lifestyle. Riders each have their own personality and want their bikes to reflect that uniqueness. Harley-Davidson Motor Company had this in mind last summer when they created the Custom Kings Customization Contest whereby dealerships around the world were challenged “to build the ultimate customized H-D Street® motorcycle.” Last year’s custom entries were so creative that Harley-Davidson Motor Company decided to issue the challenge again, only this time a Sportster® was the model of choice. When the word got out, Harley-Davidson of Greensboro could not pass up the opportunity to rise to the occasion and put their customization skills to work. Harley-Davidson of Greensboro chose four members to be part of their build team: Mark Wheelihan, James Onorio, Jr., David “Greezy” Garrison, and Josh Roberts. Once the build team was formed, these masterminds collaborated and chose to reconstruct a 2016 SeventyTwo® Sportster®. The Seventy-Two® offered the ideal foundation to bring their ideas to life. The 1200cc engine allowed for more weight to accommodate the sidecar and the large spoke wheel was, well, it was just badass. They put in a 2-inch under springer front-end and a small single caliber front break setup. The team paid homage to the board track racers by adding the speedster bars to give it that racing feel. The exhaust was a 2-in-1 setup with an upswept trumpet muffler. This setup was used for older bikes before fuel injections so the team had to make modifications so that it would be compatible with the

new EFI systems. The team enlisted the help of Larry “Ozzy” Osborne to craft a drop spindle that would lower the sidecar about a foot and a half. The build team partnered with Chris Collins and the guys at High Point Body & Paint, Wayne Eldridge, and Joe Harris and the boys over at Tar Heel Powder Coatings to black out the bike and finish it off with show-stopping custom paint. On February 25th, Harley-Davidson of Greensboro unveiled their custom bike, dubbed the “Designated Driver,” at Mac’s Speed Shop in Greensboro. The “Designated Driver” drew quite a crowd and was well received by all of those in attendance. The next day, Harley-Davidson Motor Company announced that the “Designated Driver” was one of the Top 64 qualifying entries that would move on to participate in the Custom Kings Consumer Voting Competition. In this competition, consumers voted for their favorite custom Sportsters® motorcycle in head-to-head match ups during each round. The contest consisted of 6 rounds before choosing this year’s U.S. Custom Kings champion. Harley-Davidson of Greensboro made it to the second round of voting as one of the Top 32 in the country. Congratulations to the “Designated Driver” and its creators! We hope they do it again in 2017! Visit GreensboroHarleyfor more pictures. EDITOR’S NOTE: Ft. Bragg Harley-Davidson and Ray Price Harley-Davidson also had entries in the Custom Kings Contest, but did not advance to the round of 32.



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A father put his 3 year-old daughter to bed, told her a story and listened to her prayers, which ended by saying, “God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, God bless Grandma, and good-bye Grandpa.” The father asked, “Why did you say good-bye Grandpa?” The little girl said, “I don’t know daddy, it just seemed like the thing to do.” The next day grandpa died. The father thought it was a strange coincidence. A few months later the father put the girl to bed and listened to her prayers that went like this, “God bless Mommy, God Bless Daddy and good-bye Grandma. The next day the grandmother died. “Holy crap” thought the father, “this kid is in contact with the other side.” Several weeks later when the girl was going to bed, the dad heard her say, “God bless Mommy and good-bye Daddy.” He practically went into shock. He couldn’t sleep all night and got up at the crack of dawn to go to his office. He was nervous as a cat all day, had lunch and watched the clock. He figured if he could get by until midnight he would be okay. He felt safe in the office, so instead of going home at the end of the day he stayed there, drinking coffee, looking at his watch and jumping at every sound. Finally midnight arrived; he breathed a sigh of relief and went home. When he got home his wife said, “I’ve never seen you work so late. What’s the matter?” He said, “I don’t want to talk about it, I’ve just spent the worst day of my life.” She said, “You think you had a bad day, you’ll never believe what happened to me. This morning my golf pro dropped dead in the middle of my lesson!”

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with the rain and the wind is blowing at 30 mph. He comes back into the house and turns the TV to the Weather Channel. From there he finds it’s going to be bad weather all day long. So he puts his bike back into the garage and comes back inside. He quietly undresses and slips back into bed where he cuddles up to his wife’s back, and whispers, “The weather out there is terrible.” To which she replies, “Can you believe my stupid husband is out riding his bike today?”

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An old blind cowboy wanders into an all-girl biker bar by mistake. He finds his way to a bar stool and orders a shot of Jack Daniels. After sitting there for a while, he yells to the bartender, “Hey, do you wanna hear a blonde joke?” The bar immediately fell absolutely silent. In a very deep, husky voice, the woman next to him says, “Before you tell that joke, Cowboy, I think it is only fair, given that you are blind, that you should know five things: 1. The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat, 2. The bouncer is a blonde girl with a ‘Billy-Club’, 3. I’m a 6-foot tall, 175-pound blonde woman with a black belt in karate, 4. The woman sitting next to me is blonde and a professional weight lifter, 5. The lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler. Now, think it seriously, Cowboy, do you still wanna tell that blonde joke?” The blind cowboy thinks for a second, shakes his head and mutters, “No, not if I’m gonna have to explain it five times!” Three sisters age 92, 94 and 96 live in a house together. One night the 96 year old draws a bath, puts her foot in and pauses. She yells down the stairs, “Was I getting in or out of the bath?” The 94-year-old yells back, “I don’t know, I’ll come up and see.” She starts up the stairs and pauses. Then she yells, “Was I going up the stairs or coming down?” The 92-yearold was sitting at the kitchen table having tea listening to her sisters. She shakes her head and says, “I sure hope I never get that forgetful.” She knocks on wood for good measure. She then yells, “I’ll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who’s at the door.” There’s a fellow who is an avid rider. Actually he’s a motorcycle fanatic. He has not missed a weekend of motorcycle riding in years. Every Saturday and Sunday morning he gets up very early and goes meets his buddies for a nice long ride. On this one morning, he gets up early, dresses quietly, gets his riding gear out of the closet, and goes out to the garage to prepare to leave. While out there it started raining a torrential downpour. There was snow mixed

Charley, a new retiree-greeter at Wal-Mart, just couldn’t seem to get to work on time. Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean-shaven, sharp-minded and a real credit to the company and obviously demonstrating their “Older Person Friendly” policies. One day the boss called him into the office for a talk. “Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang-up job when you finally get here; but your being late so often is quite bothersome.” “Yes, I know boss and I am sorry and am working on it.” “Well good, you are a team player. That’s what I like to hear.” “Yes sir, I understand your concern and I will try harder.“ Seeming puzzled, the manager went on to comment, “I know you’re retired from the Armed Forces. What did they say to you there if you showed up in the morning late so often?” The old man looked down at the floor, then smiled. He chuckled quietly, then said with a grin, “They usually saluted and said, Good morning, Admiral, can I get your coffee, sir?” A husband walks into Victoria’s Secret to purchase a sheer negligee for his wife. He is shown several possibilities that range from $250 to $500 in price – the sheerer, the higher the price. Naturally, he opts for the sheerest item, pays the $500, and takes it home. He presents it to his wife and asks her to go upstairs, put it on and model it for him. Upstairs the wife thinks, (she’s no dummy), ‘I have and idea. It’s so sheer that it might as well be nothing. I won’t put it on, but I’ll do the modeling naked, return it tomorrow, and keep the $500 refund for myself.’ She appears naked on the balcony and strikes a pose. The husband says, “Good grief! You’d think for $500, they’d at least iron it!” He never heard the shot. Funeral on Thursday at noon.




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By: Wally Wershing It was the Fourth of July 1975. At that time, I was 7 years old. I was with my dad as I had been every year since I could remember watching the floats go by in the Wadesboro, NC annual Independence Day parade. It was all very exciting. The local high school bands were playing, and people were cheering when the men and women in uniform went by. I was cheering loudly when suddenly my dad shushed me. I looked toward the street, and there were three old cars with American flags draped over them. Everyone became silent as they went by. After they passed, I asked dad what that was about, and he explained that the car’s owners had died in the Viet Nam war, and were considered the town’s war heroes. As I got older, I noticed the cars were in the parade every year. I also noticed that they were looking a little more shabby, and running rougher every year. One year, there were only two cars in the parade. I asked about the third car, and was told it wouldn’t start. Running them only once or twice a year was hard on the old cars. During the summer between my freshman and sophomore years in high school, only one of the cars could be driven in the annual parade. However, it overheated, and broke down right where I happened to be standing. A group of us pushed it the rest of the way. It was really sad to see those memorials of our local war


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heroes in such poor condition. When school started, we talked to our auto shop teacher about possibly working on the cars to at least keep them running. He was so excited that we would consider doing that. He discussed it with the principal, and we got permission to completely restore one car each year for the next three years. Any financial problems were to be taken care of by local donations. All the towns-people knew and loved our local war heroes, and wanted to help keep their memory alive. The first car we worked on was a 1962 Pontiac Catalina that was owned by Chip Hamrick. It was in rough shape. The high performance 421 cubic inch engine was clogged with carbon and sludge, and the cooling system was full of rust. It couldn’t run. The body had a little rust showing through its dull black paint, and a nest of squirrels had been living in the back seat. They got in through the holes in the floor. There was a great debate as to whether to restore the Catalina to factory original condition, or to the way Chip had modified it. Chip’s way won out. We wanted to keep the car the way he had it before he went in the Army. It took the auto shop class the entire school year to get it back the way it had been. We spent many nights and weekends scavenging through local junkyards for the needed parts. When the owners of the yards heard what we were doing, they donated the parts we needed. This was, after all, a community undertaking. We were all proud when the Catalina was in the next annual parade looking and running like a brand new car. The following year we worked on Stan Hamrick’s red 1964 Pontiac GTO. It was in worse condition than Chip’s Catalina. These cars were setup to go fast back in 1967 when the boys left. Starting them once in awhile and driving them only in the annual parade was doing more harm than good. As we began working a Stan’s GTO, we didn’t forget about Chip’s Catalina. Per a scheduled routine, one of the auto shop students would go to the shed where it was stored, uncover it, and take it out for a spin. Chip’s parents were always teary eyed when the car pulled away – remembering when Chip used to drive it. After a half-hour or so, it would go back into the shed under the cover. It was a running Catalina again! Chip had made all the right modifications to make it go fast, and we had done what we could to bring it back to life. We finished Stan’s GTO the last day of the class year. It looked and ran great. We were all proud of our accomplishments when both cars drove in the annual parade. Now all that was left was Doug Standridge’s Mustang. All summer we talked about Doug’s Mustang. We knew that it was the most challenging because it had been stored outside for all those years. Our concerns were justified when on the first day of new school year; Doug’s Mustang had to be towed into the auto shop. It was a total junk heap, but we were determined. It would have been much easier to just buy another Mustang, but that wouldn’t have been Doug’s Mustang.




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definitely mischievous. They were inseparable. When you saw one, the other two were close by. They were always in trouble with their teachers but always managed to get good grades. In high school, the boys were all into sports, and in their junior year led their football team to a division championship. Chip was an outstanding lineman. At 6’2” and 250 pounds, he was a force to be reckoned with. Stan was the quick-thinking quarterback. At 6’3” and 200 pounds with a strong accurate arm, he was a born leader. Doug was a sure-handed wide receiver. He was fast and wiry at 6’ 1” and 175. When they turned sixteen, they got their driver’s licenses, and were never the same again. They each got a car, and a love affair was in the making. They were always working on their cars, or doing odd jobs to get money to spend on them to make them go faster. There was no time for girls. Almost every weekend, the local sheriff would bring them home in his squad car. The sheriff would confiscate their cars when he caught Continued On Page 66


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them racing on the back roads, but he’d only keep them for a few days, and then the trio had their wheels back again. Chip was the first to get drafted in 1968 when he turned nineteen. Everybody knew that if one was drafted the other two would enlist. And that they did. They joined under the “buddy plan” so they would be together all during their tour of duty. They went to boot camp, then Fort Hood, Texas for more training, and finally to Viet Nam. On June 19, 1969, their platoon was overrun by Viet Cong, and they were never seen again. The telegrams that were sent to their parents simply stated that they were “missing in action – presumed dead”. Our whole county turned out for their memorial service. It was all very sad. Our local newspaper (The Wadesboro Gazette) had their pictures on the front page in honor of the “Local War Heroes”. This was unusual at a time when fighting in Viet Nam was looked down upon by many Americans. I received an “A” for my paper on the trio of cousins. After I graduated, I went on to the local community college. The three cars were always in our annual parade, and were kept in perfect running condition by the current auto shop students. I hadn’t thought about the three cousins for quite some time when I heard an astounding story. Stan Hamrick was still alive! He had been freed from a POW camp when the U.S. State Department negotiated with the current Viet Nam government. In all, there were twenty-seven POWs released after almost twenty years of captivity. On January 7, 1987 Stan was

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Usually when the three cars passed there was a solemn silence so all could remember our fallen trio. This year that all changed. When the three cars passed by, there was a standing ovation, and loud cheers that even drowned out the high school band. It was all so very moving. Our whole county and some of the surrounding counties were there to honor Stan. Now it’s 2003, and the tradition keeps going. The current auto shop students keep Chip’s Catalina and Doug’s Mustang in perfect running condition for our annual parade. After years of physical therapy and counseling, Stan managed to get on with his life. He married a local girl, and sells insurance. Every once in a while, when one of the students takes Chip’s or Doug’s car out for a drive on the back roads outside of Wadesboro, Stan will tag along with his GTO. There is some friendly hot-dogging, spinning tires, and mild racing, but nothing like the days when he and his cousins were young. But that’s OK. He feels that the spirits of Chip and Doug are still alive in the cars they loved so much.


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By: Kris Weiss The first ever Ray Price Butt Pickin’ Contest was a huge success! When people in the south hear that there’s a Butt Pickin’ Contest they know that it can only mean one thing; there’s going to be a large crowd for a Boston Butt Cook-Off. Ray Price Harley-Davidson dared to switch things up with this event. Having hosted Whole Hog BBQ, Brunswick Stew, and Buffalo Wing competitions for about a decade, they wanted to change things up a bit. With the help of their friend Jerry Hart A.K.A Ole Timer, President of the BBQ Brothers, owner of Ole Time Barbecue and the biggest advocate and fundraiser for The Ride for Kids, they went “off menu” with this cook-off and had one of the largest participants of cookers and attendance in dealership history. With 13 teams, cooking eight Boston Butts each, there was plenty to go around for the large crowd that paid $5 a piece to sample and eat all they wanted. The entire donation, totaling over $3000, went directly to the Ride For Kids/Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. And add $500 to that total thanks to the winning team, The Enforcers, for donating their First Place winnings back to the charity. Jerry Hart was nearly speechless as he thanked them and everyone for their generosity. Second Place and $250 went to Backdraft BBQ, Third Place and $100 went to Pirates BArrgh-B-Que and the always coveted Peoples Choice Award went to Buff’s BBQ. The rest of the day included great music from Krystal Blade, fantastic ice cream from Masterpiece Ice Cream Company, a

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