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Letter From The Editor........................................... Cover Story - Charlotte CBA Spring Bike Show & Swap Meet......................................................... Bike Nights............................................................. March 2016 Cruisin’ Calendar................................ The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Fear Of February Party.......................................... Easyriders 2016 Bike Show Tour........................... The Long Way Is The Best Way............................. Colorado Motorcycle Expo Shooting...................... Veterans Enforcers Motorcycle Association........... The Beacon............................................................ Cumberland County Southern Riders Honorable Mentions............................................... Marybell.................................................................. That’s Not A Lock…THIS Is A Lock!....................... Motorcycle Destination,Chimney Rock State Park... Buyer Beware!........................................................ Spring Pre-Ride Checklist...................................... Get New Year Started Off Right, RIDE!................. People & Places.................................................... Spokes & Jokes..................................................... Ethanol Labeling Rule: FTC Requirement Leaves Consumers At Risk................................................ Virtual Bike Show................................................... Elvis’ 2016 Birthday Party At Down Home H-D...... A Waterfall Motorcycle Destination, White Oak Mountain... Thunderzone.......................................................... Trust Your Mechanic?.............................................

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ell, it’s March and everyone is smiling as they set out for Daytona’s 75th Annual Spring Rally. And they rightly should be. According to all indications and the Souvenir Biker’s Pocket Guide it is going to be a doozie! Go to www.BikersPocketGuide.com to preview the issue and drool over all the activities happening in Daytona Beach this year. Don’t forget to download to your phone while you are at it. Look in this issue of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine for the most complete listing of events in both North and South Carolina. Nobody else even comes close. As is customary, the Cruisin’ Calendar explodes in the spring and if you are a benefit, charity, non-profit, or club, you can list your events for free. There is no way that you can beat our price (free), our circulation (20,000 copies monthly) or our two state (N & S Carolina) distribution, so just do it. It is easy and you can do it 24/7 online. I am very proud of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine and I am amazed at delivery of every issue that we produce because it represents the efforts of all of our staff and the support of our advertisers and readers. Over the past 17 years we have printed and distributed over 4 million copies. Remember when McDonald’s signs told how many millions of burgers they served? While I am crowing, I want to mention the 18th Attempt, Almost A Tradition, Pre Daytona, Valentine’s Day Party And Oyster Roast. This year Rider’s In The Country in Randleman, NC hosted it. The weather was cold, but the parking lot was full. Many came in their cars and trucks, and that’s OK. They came and were a testimony to the biker spirit and we had a blast! We have to thank George Rider, The Karney Law Firm as a repeat sponsor of the oysters, H-D of Greensboro for the wings, Tim Nall of A & M Crane for cooking, Hayes Jewelers of Lexington, NC for the diamond heart pendant, Tracey Nester of Cupid’s Corner for sponsoring our bike games, and Jeanie Hood Carter and Mickey Carter of Bikers For Bikers Foundation for helping make it a large time. I cannot begin to express my gratitude to our staff and everyone who played a role in making this one of our biggest and best events. It is very humbling to see everyone pull together to make it happen. There is no way that we could ever do it with all of you. So as we begin another riding season, be careful out there. Soak up the sunshine and fresh air and be sure to tell everyone that you love them.

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The Spring Bike Show And Swap Meet March 26-27, 2016

Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means? The Charlotte CBA Bike Show & Swap Meet. And, yes, if you looked on the cover, you read it right. After over 40 years, this may be the last show at the Metrolina Expo. And, yes, this is Easter Sunday, too. Cassius Fury Band will

rock our weekend party. We have a special ”No Hands Easter Egg Pick Up” for the ladies on both Saturday and Sunday. Eggs will have prizes inside, including candy, gift certificates to be used at our vendors, and we will have some real CASH - up to $300 each day. Remember the #1 rule is NO HANDS. This should be a lot of fun. Vendors and motorcycles will all be there waiting for you. This is our twice a year “family reunion” and good time. Come out and join us for what could be “our last hoorah” at this location. The Metrolina Expo may be history after June, but this won’t be our last show. We will just be having the Fall Show at a new location and possibly a new date, too. We will continue to work and produce the best Swap Meet and Bike Show possible. I love to talk to our vendors

and they tell me the Charlotte CBA show is the best show that they go to. That is because we have the best customers, best workers, and the best vendors. It takes all 3 to have a great show. We will announce the new location and new date at the March Show. Come on out and find some great deals on motorcycles, parts, clothes, and jewelry, and most importantly, meet old friends and make new friends. Don’t miss the last Metrolina Expo Show. The Fall Show will most likely be October 8 & 9, 2016 at the Park Expo (the old Merchandise Mart) on Independence Boulevard in Charlotte. We had looked at the Cabarrus Arena on Highway 49, north of Harrisburg. It is a very nice facility and I think would have been a great spot for our show. Their General Manager liked us and liked the idea of doing the show there. Last week he called to tell me that his bosses, the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, didn’t think “their facility would do our

show justice”. It seemed like kind of a nice way of saying they didn’t want us. I’ve been doing our shows for 44 years. If I didn’t think it would have been a good place for our show, I never would have asked about it. Please do me a favor. IF you live in Cabarrus County or in the surrounding counties, please contact the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners or the Cabarrus Arena and ask why we were not given the opportunity to consider renting the Arena. Be polite but show them that the bikers have a voice. Thank You! Remember, as always, the money from this event goes to help fund your legislative voice in Raleigh. That is the purpose of the Concerned Bikers Association - your North Carolina States Rights Organization. Visit our website (Charlotte.CBA.org) often to see where and when our next show will be. We hope see you there. Ride Safe & Free. Rick Nail, Charlotte CBA Swap Meet Director


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BIG DADDY’S ROADHOUSE 7304 Hwy 55 S, Fuquay-Varina NC 919-557-3202 - 3rd Thurs. of the month RIDER’S IN THE COUNTRY 5701 Randleman Rd, Randleman NC 336-674-5111 6:30pm FRIDAY

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 MAR 4-13 DAYTONA BEACH BIKE WEEK, Daytona, FL. www. officialbikeweek.com. MAR 5 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am12pm. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. MAR 5 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION & FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION EVENT Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Dr. Columbia, SC. Customer appreciation 12-2, first responders event 1-2:30. www. thundertowerharley.com 803-4611121. MAR 5 ANNIVERSARY PARTY Lucky’s Saloon 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC. www. luckyssaloonburlington.com 336-5701050.

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MAR 5 BLESSING OF THE BIKES Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. 9:30 breakfast, 10-12 blessing, live music, door prizes, vendors. www.lowcountryharley.com 843-5541847. MAR 5 SWAP MEET Forgotten Sons Clubhouse 110B Griffith Plaza Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 11am-6pm, $15 12x12 space, vendors welcome. Portion of proceeds benefit Purple Heart Homes. Magic 336-413-5684. MAR 5 BURLINGTON H.O.G. CHILI COOK-OFF Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 11:30-until gone. Sampling $5/person. www. downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. MAR 5 BOOK RUN Books A Million 1100 North Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC. Reg 10. Bring 2 age appropriate elementary age books or cash. Benefits Winstead Elementary School. 252-442-4585. MAR 5 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY Southern Truck & Equipment 1426 Northside Dr., Statesville, NC. 10am-3pm, swap meet, vendors, live music, giveaways, food, drinks, bikini bike wash. 704-883-8385. MAR 6 EMERALDS BANDAPALOOZA, BBQ AND BENEFIT RIDE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. Benefit 12-5, $20/person under 12 free. Ride reg 9am KSU 11, $35/ sgl $50/dbl, 50/50. Live music, silent auction, food, vendors. Benefits Emeralds for Trevor. Trevor 803-3489624, 803-461-1121.

MAR 7 VETERANS VOICES Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10am-1pm, refreshments. www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. MAR 10 INTRO TO MOTORCYCLING Shelton’s HarleyDavidson 1043 Industrial Park Dr., Smithfield, NC. 6-7:30pm, prizes, refreshments. www.sheltonshd.com 919-938-1592. MAR 12 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Dr. Columbia, SC. 12-2. www.thundertowerharley.com 803461-1121. MAR 12 BYOB: BRING YOUR OWN BIKE INFOTAINMENT CLINIC Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Dr. Columbia, SC. 9:30. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. MAR 12 ROLLING THUNDER NC 3 ANNUAL CHILLY “CHILI” POKER RUN Tavern 14 6320 Market St., Wilmington, NC. Reg 9am last out 2, $15/rider $10/pass $5/extra hand, 50/50, door prizes, food. Benefits American Veteran Affairs & POW/MIA issue. Jacqueline Braun 910-5209269. MAR 12 CABIN FEVER RIDE Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr. Goldsboro, NC. Reg 11am, first out 12. www.sheltonshd. com 919-731-2776. MAR 12 1ST ANNUAL “WAYNE’S WORLD” MEMORIAL RIDE Little Reno Billiards 115 S. Eastern Blvd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 10:30 KSU 11,


Cruisin’ Calendar door prizes, refreshments. Rain date Mar 19th. Maria Singleton 910-5848968. MAR 12 BUTT PICKIN’ CONTEST BOSTON BUTT COOK-OFF Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St. Raleigh, NC. Set up meeting Mar 11th, $100/entry (will receive 7-8 butts to cook), first prize $500. $5/donation, pancake breakfast 8-10, Rex blood drive 8-1pm, customer swap meet 9am-4pm. www. rayprice.com 919-832-2261. MAR 12 BIKE BLESSING Upper Room Chapel, 8409 Regent Pkwy, Fort Mill, SC. 11am-2pm, refreshments. Sponsored by CMA Warriors of Fire. cmarockhill@live. com MAR 12 WARRIORS OF FIRE CMA CHAPTER #1254 MEETING Golden Corral 1031 N. Anderson Rd., Rock Hill, SC. 9am. cmarockhill@live.com. MAR 12 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. Free food, live music, door prizes. www. lowcountryharley.com 843-554-1847. MAR 12 NC12C FIRST COUPLES BIKE RIDE Americans Guardians Public Safety MC. VFW Post 9133 1450 Piney Green Rd, Jacksonville, NC. Reg 8 KSU 10 $20/bike, food, drinks. Benefits the Eastern NC Ronald McDonald House. www. nc12c.com. MAR 12 5TH ANNUAL KIDS OF CHILDHOOD CANCER CHILI COOK-OFF Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., WinstonSalem, NC. $20 Pre register www. chili4ourkids.org day of before 11am $25. Bring 2 gallons of best chili and way to keep it hot. $10/3 votes, voting 11am-1pm. Benefits Kids of Childhood Cancer support@ kidsofchildhoodcancer.com www. smokinharley.com 336-337-9792, 336-722-3106.

MAR 12 BENEFIT FOR RICKY Kernersville Moose Lodge #2181 1250 East Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. 6pm, food, DJ. Angel 336-3629357, Ronnie 336-707-0671. MAR 12 ST. PATRICKS DAY EVENT Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 E. New Bern, NC. www. harley-davidsonnewbern.com 252633-4060. MAR 12 SWAP MEET Just Hawgs 5326 C 311 N Walkertown, NC. 9am3pm. 336-595-2210. MAR 12 PRE-SPRING EVENT Hometown 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. Food & drinks. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345. MAR 12-13 MOTORCYCLE DEMO DAYS HARLEY-DAVIDSON DEMO TRUCK TEST RIDE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. www. downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. MAR 13 CAR & BIKE SHOW Columbia Historic Speedway 2001 Charleston Hwy, Cayce, SC. 1-5pm. Benefits animal rescue. 803-6657620. MAR 17 FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION EVENT Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 6-8pm. Please RSVP online or call. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury. com 704-638-6044. MAR 17 ST. PATTY’S DAY PARTY Trax 46 W. Main St., Thomasville, NC. 336-880-1337. MAR 19 ONE BIG ASS EVENT Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC. $15/sgl $20/dbl includes lunch, swap meet, vendors, 50/50, raffle, music. $15/ 10’ x 10’ booth. Benefits NC Special Olympics. www.smokinharley.com 336-722-3106.

9 MAR 19 30TH ANNUAL BIKE SHOW AND CHILI COOK-OFF Rommel Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St. Durham, NC. Entry to bike show $10, admin free, music, raffles, food, door prizes. Benefits local charities. Rain date 3/26. Presented by Durham H.O.G. www.durhamnchog.org 919596-9511. MAR 19 FREEDOM BIKER CHURCH OF TRIAD FUNDRAISER Pleasant Garden Community Center 5024 Alliance Church Rd., Pleasant Garden, NC. 11am-5pm, $10/bbq pkg, live music, door prizes. Benefits expansion fund. www.fbctriad.com. 336-674-0626. MAR 19 4TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO VETERANS & ACTIVE MILITARY Ashley’s Bar & Grill 14639 US78, Williston, SC. Gates open 11am, free admis. Vendors, food, live music, honor ceremony, drill team games, bike show. http:// salutetovetsandsoldiers.weebly.com/ 803-507-7767. MAR 19 7TH ANNUAL OFFICER IN NEED POKER RUN Motorcycles of Charlotte 731 Westinghouse Blvd., Charlotte, NC. $20/rider $10/pass. Sponsored by Blue Knight NC XVI. Bob Rhodes bobrhodes@celgard. com. MAR 19 11TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 US -70, New Bern, NC. 11:30am-2:30pm $5/tasting, judging 12:30. Benefits local charities. www. harley-davidsonnewbern.com 252633-4060. MAR 19 ST PATTY’S COOKOUT Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am-3pm food, raffles, more. www. speedwayharley-davidson.com 704979-7433. MAR 19 8TH ANNUAL VET FEST Patriot’s Hall Veterans Museum13 Short St., Walhalla SC. Reg 11 first out 12, door prizes, 50/50. Rain or shine. www.vet-fest.com Smitty 864280-0107.


10 MAR 19 DOC’S SPRING RIVER RIDE Judge’s Riverside Restaurant 128 Greenlee Ford Rd., Morganton, NC. Reg 9-11am. Dice Roll $10/play, 3/$25. Cash prizes. To Benefit The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation. Docmc100@gmail.com 828-6120338. MAR 19 5TH ANNUAL VETERANS LEGACY FOUNDATION RIDE Harnett County Veterans Park 311 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington, NC. Reg 10am KSU 11, $15/rider $5/pass, free t-shirt for first 20 reg., lunch. www.vetslegacy.org. Craig Hardy 910-322-3893 MAR 19 7TH ANNUAL BROGDEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH RELAY FOR LIFE MOTORCYCLE FUN RUN Brogden United Methodist Church 2918 US 117 S, Dudley, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, $20/rider $10/pass includes lunch , door prizes, 50/50. Kuttinup2000@yahoo.com Frankye 919-920-5888, George 919-5804495. MAR 19 OPEN HOUSE HarleyDavidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St, Greensboro, NC. Free food, raffles. www.hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101. MAR 19 SPRING RIDE HarleyDavidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St, Greensboro, NC. Free reg 9:30 KSU 10. www.hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101. MAR 19 CAROLINA FAITH RIDERS CRUISE IN Lucky Strike Parking Lot 513 E. Main St., Westminster, SC. 4-7pm, live music, food, vendor, door prizes. Rain date 3/26, Jerry 843-7236369, Carol 843-324-8138. MAR 19 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RIDER GROUP CENTRAL NC CHAPTER MEETING Indian Motorcycle of Greensboro 201 S. Church St., Greensboro, NC. 1011am. imrgcncmembership@gmail. com Russ Welker 336-907-0016.

Cruisin’ Calendar MAR 19 YOUR LUCKY DAY CUSTOMER APPRECATION ST. PATRICK’S EVENT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd. Fayetteville, NC. Live music, food, beverages. www. fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. MAR 19 RIDING ACADEMY REUNION RIDE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Dr. Columbia, SC. Reg 10:30, seminar 11, KSU 11:30. www. thundertowerharley.com 803-4611121. MAR 19 POST PATTY PARTY Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Dr. Columbia, SC. 1-6pm, food, live music. www. thundertowerharley.com 803-4611121. MAR 19 TOMMY SHIPWASH’S MOTORCYCLE RIDE AND BENEFIT BBQ Joes 4873 Nc-62, Trinity, NC. Reg 9, KSU 12, food, $20/rider $10/ pass, live music, bounce house, 50/50. Zachary Shipwash 336-2159446, Brandon Shipwash 336-5080851, Kristen Shipwash 336-4427493. MAR 19 2ND ANNUAL LUCKY BIKER & CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill 305 McCormick St., Garner, NC. 1-6pm, benefits Friends of Hometown Heroes, Inc. Live music, raffles, vendors, 50/50, giveaways. Rain date 3/20. 919-6616688. MAR 19 OPEN HOUSE & CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. 10am-4pm, 2016 test rides. www. crossroads-hd.com 336-667-1003. MAR 19 CANCER RUN FOR BRYCE Shooter’s Grill & Pub 3030 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia, SC. Reg 10:30, $10/sgl, $15/dbl, raffles, prizes, 50/50. 803-791-8568. MAR 19 EASTER BASKET RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St, Raleigh NC. 9am www. rayprice.com 910-832-2261.

MAR 19 6TH ANNUAL BIKER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 South Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 11am3pm, door prizes, food, live music, rain or shine. 843-369-5555. MAR 19 PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. 10am. www.tilleyhd.com 704-8723883. MAR 19 MARCH MADNESS DEMO DAY Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10am-4pm www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-6386044. MAR 19 CHILLY CHILI RIDE Concord Family Restaurant 921 Concord Parkway North, Concord, NC. Reg 9am KSU 10:30, $10/ sgl $15/dbl, food, prizes, raffles. Presented by Cabarrus Rowan CBA. Michael Morris 704-305-5536 or Tim Rogers 704-467-6420. MAR 20 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. sevensabres@gmail.com www. sevensabresbrotherhood.com Arlene Mabry 919-422-7324 MAR 20 MR. GENE’S ANNUAL BIRTHDAY RIDE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Dr. Columbia, SC. www. thundertowerharley.com 803-4611121. MAR 20 EASTER EGG HUNT Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. 12-2, hot dogs, pictures with the Easter Bunny. www.lowcountryharley. com 843-554-1847. MAR 25-26 DEMO DAYS Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 9am-4pm. www. rayprice.com 919-832-2261.


Cruisin’ Calendar MAR 25-26 TENT EVENT & EGG HUNT Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11-3 food. www.speedwayharleydavidson.com 704-979-7433. MAR 26 10th ANNUAL HOMELESS HEROES POKER RUN Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. Reg 10am first out 11, $10/rider $5/pass. Benefits Vet Villas. Presented by Warhorse Brotherhood MC. olddog@ warhorsebrotherhoodmc.com 843729-1815 MAR 26 CHEROKEE COUNTY BIKERS FOR BABIES Thompson Park 100-104 Union St., Gaffney, SC. Reg 10am KSU 11, pre reg before Mar 1 $25/rider $15/pass incl lunch, t-shirt, raffle ticket, after Mar 1 $15/ rider $10/pass incl lunch, raffle ticket. Benefits March of Dimes. Linnea 864839-2078, Solo 864-838-7166. MAR 26 CMA’S RUN FOR THE SON PANCAKE BREAKFAST Fatz Café’ 478 S. Herlong Ave, Rock Hill, SC. 8-10am, $8. cmarockhill@live.com. MAR 26 EASTER BUNNY PICTURES Down Home HarleyDavidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 11-1. www. downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. MAR 26 EASTER CELEBRATION Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Free food, egg drop for kids. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-8641200. MAR 26 OPEN HOUSE Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. www.tilleyhd.com 704-872-3883. MAR 26 SWAP MEET D & Q Motorsports 34 Ray Hart Ln., Angier, NC. www.dandqmotorsports.com 919-639-5511. MAR 26 EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr.,

Salisbury, NC. 11am-1pm, Easter Bunny. Hosted by L.O.H. www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com. 704-6386044. MAR 26 FORGOTTEN SONS MC FUND RAISER FOR BUDWEISER BOB Forgotten Sons Clubhouse 110B Griffith Place Dr., WinstonSalem, NC. Reg 11 KSU 1:30. 336992-3033. MAR 26-27 43RD ANNUAL CBA SPRING SWAP MEET & BIKE SHOW The Metrolina Expo, 7100 Statesville, Rd., Charlotte, NC. Gates open 10am-6pm, $15/on day $25/ two day pass, bike show, we t-shirt contest, live bands, vendors, tattoo contest. www.charlottecba.org Rick Nail 704-455-6245. MAR 27 EASTER SERVICE Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd., Clayton, NC. 10:30am. www. freedombikerchurch.com 919-5503733. MAR 30 FIFTH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP RALLY Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd., Clayton, NC. www.freedombikerchurch.com 919550-3733. APR 1 APRIL FOOLS PARTY Trax 46 E. Main St., Thomasville, NC. 336880-1337. APR 2 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am12pm. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. APR 2 4TH ANNUAL NC SANDHILL’S BIKE BLESSING Freedom Biker Church Fayetteville 455 Rock Hill Rd. Fayetteville, NC. 11am-1pm, vendors, food, music, bike blessing. Rain date April 9th. www.freedombikerchurchfayettteville. com 910-567-2221. APR 2 PATRIOT RUN XIV VFW Robert Miller Post 9103 14258 N. Carolina 210, Spring Lake, NC. Reg 8am KSU 10, escorted ride,

11 $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.armyfisherhouses. org, smileyvnvmc@hotmail.com Smiley 919-353-5244, docskivnv@ earthlinkj.net Doc Ski 919-662-6229. APR 2 DRIVEN BY GRACE Lincolnton Church of God 1435 Riverview Rd., Lincolnton NC. 102pm free, blessing of the bikes. mitchnlisab@gmail.com. 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 d.seals32@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, IdentA-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. www. downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. 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@gmail.com 919-525-1159. 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. www.redknightsmc.com J.D. Hughs 910-805-1870.


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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 704-813-7146. APR 9 8TH ANNUAL MILES FOR MUTTS Lucky’s Saloon 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC. Reg 10am KSU 12, $10/sgl $15/dbl. Kay 336-4372099, 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 8am KSU 9:30, $10/hand, music food. Sponsored by CBA/ABATE of NC Central District. Roger Burris 704242-1230, Robert Causey 336-4428885. 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 begabate0122@gmail. com 585-329-3894. 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 336963-3438. 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 336-9975303. APR 9 12 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 336-239-7867, Jim Everhart 336-248-7880. th

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 919-369-3246. Mike Mohan 919-3638662. 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 704-305-5536. 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 336-578-8897. 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. dnance@windstream.net 919774-8864. 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 HarleyDavidson 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. www. vema-usa.com vema252@gmail.com Bama 252-670-7859.

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.lowcountryharley.com 843-5541847. 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. info@praetorlansalatsmc.com 336629-2415. APR 9 HEAT THE STREETS OPEN HOUSE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Dr. Columbia, SC. www. thundertowerharley.com 803-4611121. APR 9 2ND ANNUAL THE FOOTHILLS NC BIKE BLESSING Tilley Harely-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. 1am-2pm. www. ncfoothillsbikeblessing.com. 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. Coble3@earthlink.net Coble Wilson 910-738-9860.


Cruisin’ Calendar APR 9 SPRING SMOKEOUT Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. www.tilleyhd.com 704-872-3883. 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 843-307-2999. 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 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. www.rideforkids. org 803-821-3400. 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 336469-7338. 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. APR 16 TAX RELIEF COOKOUT Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am. www.speedwayharley-davidson.com 704-979-7433.

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

50/50, raffles, games, live music. Beneftis Cayden & Robbie. Heidi 803-638-0537, Julie 803-586-1775.

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. ncharleygurl@yahoo.com Gabby Mintz 704-868-4688.

APR 21-23 S.C. H.O.G. RALLY Anderson, SC. Pre-register now. www.scstatehogrally.com 864-3135178.

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 www. sevensabresbrotherhood.com Arlene Mabry 919-422-7324. APR 16 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SATURDAY Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Food, live music, door prizes. www. lowcountryharley.com 843-554-1847. 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 10:30am-1pm $20/sgl $25/dbl, food, 50/50, silent auction. www.sftfr. net Katrina Crooks 828-478-2131. APR 16 CAR & BIKE SHOW FUNDRAISER FOR CAYDEN Richard Wright’s Chop Shop 1326 S Lake Dr., Lexington, SC., 11amunitl. Vendors, food, adult beverages,

APR 16-24 OUTER BANKS BIKE WEEK Outer Banks Harley-Davidson 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC www.outerbankshd.com 252-3388866.

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 HarleyDavidson 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. www. hogsandrags.com Wendy 910-8180458. 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 Harley-Davidson 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 10am-12, $20/sgl, $30/dbl, 50/50, door prizes, food, live music. 828514-7959.


14 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. www. vema-usa.com 919-832-2261. APR 23 3RD ANNUAL POKER RUN 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 919-688-6581. APR 23 QUEEN CITY BIKE BLESSING Reeder Memorial Baptist Church 3725 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC. 11am-1pm 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. www.harley-davidsonnewbern. com 252-633-4060. 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.lowcountryharley. com 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. www. carolinacoasthd.com 910-791-9997. APR 23 4TH ANNUAL CANCER CRACKDOWN FIGHTING TOGETHER POKER RUN HarleyDavidson 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.

Cruisin’ Calendar 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. www. tppupstate.org 864-898-5583. 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 336-462-6748. 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@yahoo.com 336-380-4777. APR 30 CRIME STOPPERS RIDE Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. www. hdofgreensboro.com 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. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261. APR 30 BENEFIT RIDE FOR NANCY K PERRY CHILDREN’S HOME 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. 803399-8036. 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.ridinhawgwild.com Mandy Jones 336-479-0987. 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. tfoxx@alexanderrescue.org 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 ChildrenGastonia Chapter. www.gocnc.org goccuzz@gmail.com Lori Tolbert 980321-9478 MAY 7 ALS CHARITY MOTORCYCLE RIDE Honda Suzuki of Sanford, 3128 Hwy 87 S, Sanford, NC. Reg 9:30 or online www.Alscharityride.com Lunch, DJ Music, People’s Choice Bike Show, Silent Auction, 50/50 raffle, and more. Benefiting The ALS Association Jim Catfish Hunter Chapter www. Alscharityride.com Brian Weaver Dreamweaver8@embarqmail.Com 919-542-6102. MAY 7 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY MAY 7 DEMO DAY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. www. speedwayharley-davidson.com 704979-7433. MAY 7 NEW RIDERS BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am12pm. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. 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.comporiumpioneers.com leon.yard@comporium.com 803-4488116. 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.


Cruisin’ Calendar MAY 7 BFBF 3RD ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS DAY Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 11. www. bikersforbikersfoundation.com 910854-1200.

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. www.theratholeofmb. com 843-241-1740.

MAY 7 11TH ANNUAL JERRALD MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP FUN RUN Jones Intermediate School, 2170 Riverside Dr., Mount Airy, NC. Reg 10-12 $15/sgl $25/dbl includes meal. Joey Mitchell 336-710-4236.

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 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. www.emsroaddocsnc.com emsroaddocsnc1@gmail.com 716908-1354. 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. carolinamcshow@aol.com 336-9248705. MAY 7 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S HOME SPRING RIDE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www. bikerswithacause.com 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 10am-2pm, 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 336362-9357. MAY 7 SWAMP DOGS ANNIVERSAY PARTY Leatherneck’s Restaurant 18929 Main Hwy, Olar, SC. $5/person. Presented by Swamp Dogs Motorcycle Riders. 803-5077767.

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 handlebarcorral@aol.com 828-2462101. MAY 13-22 MYRTLE BEACH SPRING BIKE RALLY 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.triadladderofhope.com 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. bigdawgron022@yahoo.com. 919656-8900. 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.

15 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@ warhorsebrotherhodmc.com 843-7291815. 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.pinkinktattoo. com, pinkinktattoo1@yahoo.com, Tara Dusnmore 919-592-5580 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. www. carolinacoasthd.com 910-791-9997. 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. www. springbeachrally.com. 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. amcasouthernnationalmeet.com., Bob Aton 417-838-4777, Camping 336-859-2755. MAY 21 TEEN CHALLANGE 5TH ANNUAL IRON CHARIOT RIDE Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC. www. hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101.


16 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. www.ach-nc.org cburris@ach-nc.org Craig Burris 336-357-7126. 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 803553-4551, Grizzly 803-603-4055. MAY 28 THE ALL-HARLEY DRAGON RUN Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson Outpost location 530 Parkway, Gatlinburg, NC. Reg 11 KSU 2, $10/bike. Benefits East Tennessee Toy Box. www. shilohriders.com 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. 336-340-6587. MAY 29 ROLLING THUNDER XXIX “RIDE FOR FREEDOM” DEMONSTRATION N. Pentagon Parking Lot, Washington, DC. 8am, ride 12pm to Vietnam Veterans Memorial. www.rollingthunder1.com Bob 336-924-0610. 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. Smokymountainthunder.net. Ron Giddis 865-453-6532.

Cruisin’ Calendar 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 704-4668544, Boxcar 704-477-1649, Iceman 828-447-2454. JUN 3-5 DAYS OF THUNDER X Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr. Columbia, SC. www. thundertowerharley.com 803-4611121. 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 336-377-2820. JUN 4 NEW RIDERS BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am12pm. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. 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. 704-873-1662 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://portcity162runtothesun. weebly.com, pllivolsi@aol.com Phil LiVolsi 910-620-4227.

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. 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.. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261. JUN 11 RIDE FOR READERS Freeborne’s Eatery & Lodge 14300 NC Hwy 18 S., Laurel Springs, NC. KSU 9:30 $20/rider $10/pass, food, live music, prizes. Benefits all Northwestern Regional Library. 336359-8008. JUN 17-18 SMOKE OUT 17 Rockingham Dragway, 2153 U.S. 1, Rockingham, NC. choppers, live music, food. http://www. smokeoutrally.com Greg Scheuer custombikeshows@gmail.com 919450-5060. 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. Oginali2004@yahoo.com Don Harris 540-331-3700. JUN 18 FATHER’S DAY RIDE Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC. www. hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101. JUN 19 FIFTH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP RALLY Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd., Clayton, NC. www.freedombikerchurch.com 919550-3733.


Cruisin’ Calendar JUN 24-26 HOT SPRINGS MOTORCYCLE WEEKEND Hot Springs Spa/Resort 315 Bridge St., Hot Springs, NC. Hosted by Buncombe County CBA/ABATE. www.hotspringsrallync.com shadowriderjeb@yahoo.com James Buckner 828-230-6124. JUL 2 NEW RIDERS BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am12pm. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. JUL 7-10 THE GATHERING THREE Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd., Clayton, NC. 10:30am. www. freedombikerchurch.com 919-5503733. JUL 9 TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd., Clayton, NC. 11am-8pm, VIP ride reg 10-11am, vendors, bands, food, give-a-ways. www. freedombikerchurch.com 919-5503733. JUL 29 MOONSHINERS RUN CHARITY RUN The Last Chance Saloon 2519 Highlands Hwy, Walhalla, SC. KSU 12, $10/bike. Benefits Bikers Against Child Abuse. Shelia.heck@yahoo.com 828-2807379. 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. cavgoldstar@ aol.com Lorie Southerland 919-4783723. AUG 20 L.B’S RIDE AGAINST SUICIDE Tarboro Church of God 412 Shirley St. Tarboro, NC. Vendors. L.B.Srideagainstsuicide@gmail.com

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Bridget Keel 252-883-0310, Annie Hathaway 252-813-9139, Ashley Barber 252-567-6081.

50/50. Benefits Randolph Hospital Mammogram Fund. Keegan Wright 336-629-2415.

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 bikersfourboobs@yahoo.com 336-622-4238.

SEPT 17 4TH ANNUAL RIDE TO REMEMBER Summerfield First Baptist Church 2300 Scalesville Rd., Summerfield, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10 $25/sgl $30/dbl includes lunch and t-shirt. Raffle, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits Western Carolina Alzheimers Assoc. Charlotte cares05@triad. rr.com 336-312-6499.

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. redrumfirstnationsraleigh@gmail. com. 919-848-3494.

SEPT 24 BFBF 5TH ANNUAL TIM DIFFIN “RIDING WITH ANGELS” MEMORIAL RUN The Dog House 3049 Owen Dr., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 11am KSU 12. $20/rider $15/pass. Benefits CC Foster Children’s Christmas Fund. www. bikersforbikersfoundation.com.

SEPT 3 QUEEN CITY BIKE FEST Kangaroo Express 935 Charlottetown Ave, Charlotte, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11. Benefits USO of NC. www. queencitybikefest.com 980-819-1475. SEPT 9-10 BFBF 6TH ANNUAL MUSIC FEST RALLY Vander Civic Assoc. 128 Rockhill Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Fri gates open 5pm, Sat 10am, bands, vendors, bike rattle, art auction. www. bikersforbikersfoundation.com. SEPT 9-11 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES FALL RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, bike show. www.handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol.com 828-2462101. SEPT 10 MOTORCYCLES FOR MAMMOGRAMS Cox’s HarleyDavidson 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 8 KSU 10:30am $20/bike, food, silent auction,

OCT 8 5TH ANNUAL PUMPKIN RUN Timberlake Volunteer Fire Department 350 Ashley Ave, Timberlake, NC. Reg 9am KSU 10:30, $25/bike $15/lunch & t-shirt. Benefits Timberlake Volunteer Fire Department. Ashley Fletcher tfd531@ yahoo.com 336-364-1681.

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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Fear Of February Party By: Mark Infield This year the official name of this party was the 18th Attempt, Almost A Tradition, Pre Daytona, Valentine’s Day Party and Oyster Roast. We hold this party in February every year as the kick off to riding season in the Carolinas. It gets this name from the fact that it is right before the Daytona 500, Valentine’s Day, and Daytona Spring Bike Week. We also state that sometimes the weather is bad, but the party is always great. We have had some really severe weather with snow, sleet, and wind in years past. This year it was only cold. And I mean cold. Temps were in the 20s as we began to set up the grill and the oyster barrel and the wind was swirling around the building at Rider’s In The Country. Thankfully, the sun was bright, the temperature began to rise and the wind laid down as the morning progressed. Tim Nall of A & M Crane Services got the grill going and started the first batch of wings, provided by HarleyDavidson of Greensboro, before the crowd arrived. The Karney Law Firm provided the oysters and Lincoln, Rick, Scott, and Allan manned the cooker dumping bushel after bushel out on the table for everyone to enjoy. Inside, George Rider had free hot dogs and chips for those who didn’t like oysters or wings. Fair Warning was playing all of our old favorites and it was warm in there. Renea and Caroline were selling raffle tickets for the diamond heart pendant from Hayes Jewelers in Lexington, NC and a 55” flat screen TV and event t-shirts. The deal of the day was an event t-shirt and 5 raffle tickets for $20.

Back outside a crowd had gathered to watch people compete in the “Hit ‘er in the $h!tt&r” contest sponsored by Tracey Nester of Cupid’s Corner. You just had to be there as there is no explanation that we can print here. There was a $50 cash prize and Tony Rocco ended up winning the hard way. Back inside Fair Warning took a break and it gave us a chance to crown the 2016 Fear Of February Chuggin’ Champions. We started off with 8 contestants in the male division. Tim, Billy, Daniel, and Lou advanced to the semi finals. In the ladies’ division there were 4 contestants in the first round. Only Leslie and Tonya survived. Leslie from Galax, VA took the win in the championship round. In the men’s division, Tim and Billy advanced to the finals and Tim from Randleman claimed bragging rights for 2016. Both Tim and Leslie were awarded beer mugs inscribed with “Screw it. Let’s have a beer” on the side. As is customary, the champions faced off in a battle of the sexes. Even though, in past years, we have had some ladies that really knew how to swallow a beer, Tim earned that honor for the men this year. Then Tim was challenged by Billy (runner up) and Cotton. Tim handily disposed of their threat to his prowess. After another set by Fair Warning it was time to give away the diamond heart pendant from Hayes Jewelers and the 55” flat screen TV. The diamond heart pendant was drawn for first and Deborah Saunt, who just moved from Chardon, OH to High


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Point, was the winner. Her husband called it before we drew the ticket! We put her ticket back in the drawing for the TV. Now the big moment had arrived and someone was going to be watching the Daytona 500 on a new 55” flat screen TV. Drum roll, please. In a strange twist of fate, Tina from Archdale won the Grand Prize. She is one of the bartenders at Rider’s and she was given raffle tickets as a tip by someone who was unable to stay for the raffle! So, the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 18th Attempt, Almost A Tradition Pre Daytona Valentine’s Day Party and Oyster Roast is in the rearview mirror and we are beginning preparations for next year’s party. We will be looking for a new venue for 2017, so if you know of a place that might be able to handle this event, please let us know. Hint: they MUST be an advertiser to qualify. Make plans now to attend Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 18th Attempt, Almost A Tradition Pre Daytona Valentine’s Day Party and Oyster Roast on February 11, 2017. As soon as we have a location, we will let you know. Thanks to George Rider, the Karney Law Firm, H-D of

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By: Mark Infield The Easyriders 2016 Bike Show in Charlotte, NC is the first event of the year here in the Carolinas. It is held at the Charlotte Convention Center and is a see and be seen event usually packed with vendors, custom bike entries, and entertainment. This year a bad storm rolled into the Carolinas on Thursday and dumped snow, ice, and freezing rain on us making the roads treacherous and in some cases impassable. That was the case for us here in the Triad and we had to make the call not to attend. Apparently, we were not the only ones that had to pass on the show this year as the pictures on social media showed a sparse crowd and

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Here Are The 2016 Bike Show Tour Winners. Antique Class: 1st Place - James Lollis, Woodlawn Baggers, Greenwood, SC, 1946 HD Knucklehead. 2nd Place - Nelson Graves, Alternative Machine, Matthews, NC, 1946 HD Big Twin. 3rd Place - Jackie Walters, In The Wind, Huntersville, NC, 1965 Norton 650 Twin. Old School – Chopper: 1st Place - Luke Heafner, Monroe, NC,1952 HD Panhead. 2nd Place - John Hyatt, Danville, VA, 1984 HD FXR. 3rd Place - Terry Neilon, Little River, SC, 1972 HD Sportster. Old School – Bobber: 1st Place - Jamie Hammonds, Cycle Works, Lumberton, NC 1974 HD Flat Track. 2nd Place - Randall Shaffer, Kannapolis, NC, 1941 HD Custom Knuckle. 3rd Place - Chuck Hamrick, Kannapolis, NC, 1957 HD FLH. Modified Stock Street: 1st Place - Brack English, Cheraw, SC, 2002 HD Road King. 2nd Place - Ed Slepsky, Charlotte, NC, 2012 HD Street Glide. 3rd Place - Andrew & Jr Garcia, Indian Trail, NC, 2012 HD Dyna Glide. Modified Stock Bagger: 1st Place - Joe Mergl, JM Powder Coating, Simpsonville, SC, 2003 HD FLHT. 2nd Place - Tyler Duckett , Greenville, SC 1999 HD Road King. 3rd Place - Brian McCullough, Winston-Salem, NC, 2006 HD Ultra Classic. Specialty Class: 1st Place - Rich Worley, American Biker of Charleston, Ladson, SC, 2016, Indian Custom Scout. 2nd Place - Steve Tyre, Smokin Tyre Garage, Lancaster, SC, 2010 Honda, Fury. 3rd Place - Blane Lopez, Kennesaw, GA, 2007 Yamaha V Star 1300. Street Custom: 1st Place - Jeremy Singleton, Conway, SC, 2012 HD Street Glide. 2nd Place - Randy Handy, Kendall Johnson, Mt. Airy, NC, 2007, HD Street Glide. 3rd Place - Dana Fulmer, Gilbert, SC, 2004 Custom Custom. Modern Chopper: 1st Place - BK Keenan, All American Company, New Ellenton, SC, 2010 Custom Hot Rod. 2nd Place - Michael Richardson, Winston-Salem, NC, 2015 HD Chopper. 3rd Place - Michelle Duckett, Greenville, SC, 2003 Big Dog Chopper. Radical Custom: 1st Place - Wade Beavers, Trinity, NC, 2015 Rufus Wade Designs Custom. 2nd Place - Woodlawn Baggers, Greenwood, SC, 2006 HD Road King. 3rd Place - Maiko Saravia, - Myrtle Beach Performance, Surfside Beach, SC, 2004 Myrtle Beach Custom Board Tracker Racer. Radical Bagger: 1st Place - Mike Powell, Greenville, SC, 2005 HD Road King. 2nd Place - Jamie Hammonds, Cycle Works, Lumberton, NC, 2012 HD Road Glide. 3rd Place Jeremy Tumblin, L&M Machine, Greenville, SC, 2012 HD Street Glide. Custom Sportster: 1st Place - Derek Bryan, Lexington, SC, 1979 HD XLC. Best Display: 1st Place - Mike Snyder, Chilhowie, VA, 2015 HD Road Glide. Best Paint: 1st Place - Daniel Robledo, Easley, SC, 1999 HD Electra Glide. Paul Yaffe Bagger Nation: 1st Place - Shane Phillips, Camtech, Summerville, SC, 2010 HD Road King.

John Shope Dirty Bird Concepts: 1st Place - Tommy Davis, Belle, WV, 2006 HD Custom Road King – Memorial. Editor’s Choice: Lee Wimmer, Murrells Inlet, SC, 1997 HD Custom Bobber. Rusty Coones Award: Bryan Lane, Matthews, NC, 1956 HD FL Panhead. People’s Choice: 1st Place - The Bike Exchange/BX Custom Designs, Gastoria, NC, 2015 HD Road King. 2nd Place - Mitch Anderson, Backyard Baggers, Winston-Salem, NC 2006 HD Road King. 3rd Place - Terry Logan, York, SC, 2016 HD Road Glide. John Green Award: BK Keenan, All American Company, New Ellenton, SC, 1947 HD FL Pan-Knuckle. Best of Show: Joey Hensley, Back Yard Baggers, WinstonSalem, NC, 1994 HD Road King. Congratulations to all the winners of the Charlotte show and to BK Keenan (All American Company), Mitch Anderson and Joey Hensley (Backyard Baggers), Wade Beavers (Trinity, NC), Lee Wimmer (Murells Inlet), Richard Wright (Lexington, SC), Nick Beck (Dobson, NC), and Steve Hardy (The Bike Exchange) who went on to the Columbus Invitational on February 20th and won there, too. We are hoping for better weather next year for the The Easyriders 2017 Bike Show Tour. Keep reading The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine for the date of that show.

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The Long Way Is The Best Way By Wally Wersching The place I used to work was about 10 miles from home. I could take NC 74 East, a four lane road, from Shelby to work with all the stoplights, traffic, and congestion associated with the morning rush hour. In fact, I did for a while. It was very hectic, and a little scary. Bumper to bumper between two semi’s is no fun. It seems like every other driver was in a hurry to make it to work on time. Some had a long ride to Charlotte, and tried to cut time off any way they could. Most were speeding, constantly changing lanes to get ahead, and talking on their phones! For safety reasons, I always left a distance to the vehicle in front. This enabled cars and trucks to cut in front of me. Sometimes, I had to brake because they would cut me off. To make things worse, depending on the season, we were looking into the blinding sun at different locations on the ride in. By the time I got to work, I was stressed. One day, it was so nice when I left work that I tried some back roads to get home instead of the four lane. I got lost, but eventually found my way home. There was almost no traffic, and the scenery was beautiful. I looked at a map, and determined the best route to take to get home. I tried it the next day, and this time didn’t get lost and I got home at about the same time as when I took NC 74 with all its traffic. The next morning, I rode the same route in reverse. It was beautiful. There were very few cars on the road. The trees that lined the road blocked most of the sun. When the sun was in my eyes, it was only for a short time because the road had many twists and turns. I decided to ride this longer way to work every day. After some time, I got to know the drivers that I’d see every morning. I’d wave, and they’d wave back. It reminded me of when I rode to Marion every day up route 226. People who ride on a two-lane road watch out for each other. There were also many children waiting for the school bus in the morning, and I waved at them, too. Many waved back. When I got to work, I was relaxed, and ready for work. On some really beautiful summer mornings, I would leave earlier, and take an even longer ride to work. It almost bordered on me not going to work at all, stopping at a pay phone, calling in sick, and taking the day off to ride to the mountains. There will be a day when I give in to these urges, and it will be great! There’s nothing like playing hooky from work, and riding all day. My advice to all who ride to work is to find a pleasant safe way to and from work. It may take a little longer, but who cares? When I ride my bike, I enjoy every minute, and never look at my watch. Riding can be fun even though you’re riding to work. Try it. I know you’ll like it.


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Colorado Motorcycle Expo Shooting By: North Carolina Confederation Of Motorcycle Clubs 14 February 2016 -The North Carolina Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs (NCCOMC) is a bikers’ rights organization comprised of motorcycle clubs, biker ministries, and other motorcyclist rights organizations. As such, it is deeply concerned about the events surrounding the violence at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo in Denver, CO on January 30, 2016. Reports by the Associated Press and the Denver Post described a confrontation between the Mongols and Iron Order motorcycle clubs that resulted in at least one fatality and seven others being hospitalized. According to eyewitness Wade Eldridge, an attorney attending the Expo, a member of the Iron Order was holding a handgun and leaving the scene following shots being fired. The below photograph taken by a cell phone at the scene after the first shot was fired showing a member of the Iron Order holding a handgun and moving away from the crowd corroborates Eldridge’s account.

basement of the Expo. Eight to eleven Iron Order members, including Duran, were mad-dogging and taunting the Mongol members, and words were exchanged. An Iron Order member shoved a Mongol member, who then knocked that Iron Order member’s beer out of his hand. At this point an inebriated Duran produced a handgun, causing everyone to pause. When a Mongol then rushed Duran in an attempt to disarm him, Duran shot the Mongol in the chest, sending him to the hospital in critical condition. That gunshot sparked a fistfight, says Stubbs, which was won by The Mongols, who let the Iron Order members up off the ground in favor of tending to their wounded brother. The Iron Order members ascended the basement stairs. Duran then waved his gun at The Mongols below him, threatening to shoot them. It was then that Victor “Nubs” Mendoza rushed up the stairs and was shot and killed by Duran. An attorney for the Iron Order claims its members acted in self-defense.

The Denver Post identified the victim killed in the shooting as 46-year-old Victor Mendoza, who according to the Mongols’ attorney Stephen Stubbs, is a Mongols member, a husband, and a father, and is the gentleman standing in the middle of the photo wearing sunglasses. Also according to the Denver Post, the Iron Order MC has admitted that one of its members, later identified by the Colorado Department of Corrections as officer Derrick Duran, fired a shot at the Expo; but authorities investigating the incident have not yet determined whether Duran’s shot hit anyone. Duran has been placed on administrative leave pending completion of the investigation. On February 4, 2016 The Mongols held their first ever press conference. Stubbs, at that conference (as reported by Michael Roberts @ westwood.com) and in a later video statement published by him on 2/9/16 described what happened as told him by his clients and independent witnesses. He says The Mongols were selling t-shirts from a booth in the

In an Associated Press (AP) article the Iron Order insists it is a law-abiding club. Experts suggest otherwise. A 2014 report by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) contains accounts of the Iron Order’s involvement in a number of violent confrontations around the country. These include but are not limited to the shooting of a Black Pistons member in Florida, a gun battle with the Bandidos, a stabbing in South Carolina, and a brawl at a strip club in Baltimore. According to the AP, the ATF report says the club “infuriated” other motorcycle clubs by expanding into territories and taking colors already claimed by other clubs and by wearing a three-piece patch; all, according to Iron Order member and attorney John C. Whitfield, without asking permission. But Mongols attorney Stephen Stubbs, noting that other police clubs also wear three-piece patches without causing problems with other clubs, says in the AP article, “(I)t’s not about the patches. It’s about Iron Order living out its ‘Sons of Anarchy’ fantasy, starting fights and causing trouble.”


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John Risenhoover, a former ATF agent who has investigated biker clubs, is quoted by the AP as saying, “(M)ost people who ride know not to pretend to be a one-percenter if you’re not truly a one-percenter. It’s a good way to get attacked. It’s like you’re out trying to pick a fight.” Corroborating the ATF’s report, Steve Cook, executive director of the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association, says in a February 2nd article in the Denver Post, “Probably the best way to put it in a nutshell is to say the Iron Order has been having problems with everybody.” In his video statement Stubbs says none of the Mongols involved in this incident had a gun on them. He further states, “In fact the Denver Police Department just today announced that they had possession of the three firearms that were used in the shooting. None of them belonged to The Mongols Motorcycle Club. None of them.” According to an article by the Denver Post on February 3rd no arrests had yet been made in the incident and there is no time-line on how long the police investigation will take. As of the date of this press release we are unaware of any arrests being made. The NCCOMC recognizes this is a fluid situation. All the facts are not in. We are not taking sides. Our aim is to shed light on this incident and to stay on top of it, and to do what we can to see that a full and fair investigation takes place, and justice served.

Having said that, the North Carolina Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs believes that a law-enforcement motorcycle club instigating confrontations with other motorcycle clubs, if true, is inconsistent with the mission of law enforcement officers and should never be condoned. Any off-duty officers found to have been involved in such incidents should not be protected by law enforcement agencies. All citizens should be governed by the same laws, without exception. The NCCOMC believes acts of violence and intimidation by law enforcement motorcycle clubs are a threat to all law-abiding citizens and undermine the public’s confidence in law enforcement agencies everywhere. For more information contact John Baucom (RidersInRecovery@aol.com) or NCCOMC’s attorney, Robert “RAD” Donat (donatlaw@aol.com).

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for Marybell. I walked around Marybell looking closely at her. Someone spent a lot of time restoring her. Everything was just like it came from the factory forty years ago. I introduced myself, and learned his name was Jed Wilson. The motorcycle belonged to his grandson Josh. Jed invited me to sit on the porch for a while as he told me about Josh and Marybell. Larry, Josh’s dad, bought Marybell new in 1965, and named it after a girlfriend he had in high school. He rode it for over twenty years until in 1986, a drunk driver ran him and Marybell off the road. The wreck killed Larry, and all but destroyed Marybell. Josh was only fourteen at the time, and Marybell was all he had left of his father. Josh decided to bring the pile of broken motorcycle parts back to life. He saved all his spending money, and hunted everywhere to find parts to replace the ones broken in his dad’s crash. It took him almost two years to get Marybell back on the road. When Josh was sixteen, Marybell was roadworthy but was still missing some of her parts. Most of Josh’s friends had crotch rockets and choppers. They teased Josh about Marybell being too heavy and slow. Josh didn’t mind going slower. He really loved Marybell, and the feeling he got when he was riding her. Josh rode Marybell regularly all the while looking for the parts that would make her perfect. Marybell seemed to appreciate the effort. She never broke down even though some

of her parts were badly worn. Everyone in town could hear the slow mellow tones of Marybell as she climbed the hills. Josh had her just about perfect when he disappeared. He went hunting one fall day, and was never seen again. They found his truck but never found him, even after weeks of intense searching. That was ten years ago. Marybell has been sitting in the shed ever since waiting for Josh to ride her again. That was Marybell’s story. Jed and I talked some more about his farm, and where he was going to live. Then it came time to ask the all-important question: how much was he asking for Marybell? It was a very rare find in exceptional condition. The only drawback was that she had been in that shed under that cover for ten years. A lot can happen to the insides of any motor vehicle that sits for a long time. The repair cost can be very expensive. I asked Jed the question, and he told me to make an offer. I always offer low so we can negotiate to what he really wants for it. I offered him $1,000 for Marybell. I almost fell off the chair when he said OK. The only stipulation was that I keep her original, and ride her regularly. That was no problem. I love riding old Harleys, and it would be a sacrilege to modify one in such perfect condition. He wouldn’t take any money down. He said that she was mine when I came for her. I was there with my El Camino the next day. I brought an air tank to inflate Marybell’s tires so they’ll roll up the ramp more easily onto the back of the El Camino. I gave Jed the money, Continued On Page 40

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Jed was living. I wanted to stop by with Marybell, and talk with him for a while. He said that he was living just south of Winston-Salem at an assisted living home. I decided to go visit him the next nice Saturday. When I got there, I asked for Jed at the desk. The nurse seemed uneasy when I asked for him. I asked her if there was a problem with him. She said that he was really depressed, and the doctors didn’t think he’d last very long. Then she showed me to his room. Once in his room, I noticed that he had really changed since the last time we visited. He looked much older, and his color was almost gray. He had heard about finding Josh’s remains from the ranger. I told him the whole story about Marybell’s steering problems, and how I saw the bright orange vest. I also told him that Marybell was outside in the parking lot. He wanted to see her, so I wheeled him outside. A big smile got on his face when he saw her. He leaned over to touch her seat in almost a caressing motion. He talked to her in a low voice that I couldn’t hear, then told her goodbye. I wheeled him back to his room. He was talking all the time about Josh and Marybell and their escapades – like they happened yesterday instead of over ten years ago. I stayed for about an hour, and he talked my ear off about Josh and Marybell. They must have really been something in their day. I said goodbye, and rode Marybell home. A couple weeks later, the nurse from the rest home called me. She told me that Jed had passed away in his sleep the night before. She also said that he had seemed more at peace since my visit. I went out to the garage to tell Marybell about Jed. When I did, a drop of oil slowly ran down from her head gasket. It seemed like a tear. Was Marybell crying? She had known Jed for over 40 years.

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That’s Not A Lock…THIS Is A Lock!

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Buyer Beware! By: Wally Wersching With the coming of warm weather, many people are getting into motorcycling - some for the first time, and others getting back into motorcycling after many years. The first thing that should be done is schedule a motorcycle safety class to learn (or relearn) the correct way to ride safely. Many dealerships offer motorcycle safety courses or you can go to www.msf-usa.org to locate a class in your area. Most courses supply a motorcycle so you don’t need your own bike to get a motorcycle endorsement (M) on your license. This is imperative to your safety, and longevity on your motorcycle. The next thing is buying a bike of your own. You need to determine the type of riding you will be doing. Shop around. Go to many different dealers, and try on as many bikes as you can get your leg over. Some dealers might even let you take one for a test ride as long as you have that “M” on your license. Once you have decided which type of bike fits you best, you have to decide how much money you want to spend. This will determine whether you buy a used or new motorcycle. In my opinion, it’s better to pay cash for a used bike than getting in debt over your head for a new one. You may not want to get yourself into any serious debt, and be paying for the bike for the next five to eight years. There are advantages and disadvantages to both new and used. I’ve bought both new and used, and have had good luck with both. I’ve heard of some horror stories of buying used, and the same about buying new. Let’s talk more about buying a used bike because there is an abundance of used bikes on the market today. Check out the prices the bike you want is bringing by using the Kelly Blue Book at http://www.kbb.com. to determine what is a fair price. Where do you find one? You could go to your local dealer. Many have trade-ins for sale at a reduced price from a new one – some even have a warranty. There are many papers, and places that a private owner can list their motorcycle to sell. Also there are many on-line places to locate a used motorcycle. You can also go onto eBay, and look for a used motorcycle. I personally would not buy a motorcycle on eBay. It’s hard

to determine the quality of a motorcycle from a few close-up pictures, and there’s nothing like touching, hearing, and riding before you buy which is normally not possible on eBay. I would rather buy from someone local so I can go and look at the bike before I put any money down. This is still a risky business because the seller might not always tell you the truth. After all, their main concern is to get the bike out of their garage. Check the bike out thoroughly before you buy. Ask questions about the type of riding that the bike was used for, and any maintenance records. If the bike was maintained by a dealer, there should be receipts. Check the normal wear items, tires, brakes, chain, sprockets, etc. If any need replacing, factor that into your equation about how much you have to spend. Stick you finger into the muffler (make sure it’s not hot), if it comes out oily (not just sooty) walk away. If there is blue smoke coming out of the exhaust, the engine is burning too much oil, and needs a rebuild. Check the sprockets, if the teeth are sharp and pointy, they need to be replaced along with the chain. Check out the brake pads and rotors. If the rotors are grooved and scored, they may need to be replaced. Some rotors can cost into the hundreds of dollars. Check the tires for uneven wear patterns. This could show that the bike is in need of an alignment. If the wheels are laced, check for loose spokes by tapping them with a pen or screwdriver handle. They all should have a ring to them. After you have checked out all you can, give the bike an overall look. If it has been abused, it will have that worn look. If it has been down, there will be scrapes and scratches on the side items like exhaust pipes, mirrors, levers, etc. Estimate how much it will cost to get the bike the way you want it. If it will cost more than you have, don’t buy it. If you think that the asking price is too high for what you’ll have to put into it, make a lower offer. They might take it. Don’t buy on impulse, because a friend likes the bike, or has one like it. You are the one who is going to ride and maintain it. It’ll be your butt in the seat so you want it to fit just right! You also don’t want it to leave you stranded on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. If you are not comfortable about this motorcycle, walk away. Just because you are there looking at a motorcycle doesn’t mean you have to buy it. After you have bought the right bike for you, take it to an empty parking lot, and practice some of the exercises you learned in the safety class. Once you have become comfortable with the bike, venture out onto some back roads or residential streets to get the feel of it at speed. Try a couple quick stops to see if the brakes pull or chatter. These are just a few of the things that you should be aware of when getting into the sport of motorcycling. There are many more that will appear the more you ride. Be flexible, always plan ahead, and you’ll have a long enjoyable motorcycling experience. Good luck and have fun!


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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine staff screens hundreds of jokes each month. We make no claim to being politically correct. Most PC jokes just aren’t funny. If you are offended by any of the jokes on this page, take heart in the fact that we go to great lengths to offend everyone equally. This is not a hate crime! At our house we call it “pickin” and it is symbolic of your acceptance in the group. We live in the United States Of The Offended, so get over it!!

Beloved St. Patrick died in the Year of Our Lord, 461. Leave it to the Irish to be celebrating for over 1500 years. I was sitting at a long stoplight yesterday, minding my own business, patiently waiting for it to turn green even though there was no on-coming traffic. A carload of scruffybearded, young men shouting Anti-American slogans with a half-burned American Flag duct-taped on the trunk of their car and a “Remember 9-11” slogan spray painted on the side was stopped next to me. Suddenly they yelled, “Allah Akbar! Praise Allah! Death to America” and took off before the light changed. Out of nowhere an 18-wheeler came speeding through the intersection and ran directly over their car, crushing it completely and killing everyone in it. For several minutes I sat in my car thinking to myself: “Man! That coulda been me!” So today, bright and early, I went out and got a job as a truck driver.

find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish Whiskey!” Miraculously, a parking place appeared. Paddy looked up again and said, “Never mind, I found one.” There once was a farmer who had 3 daughters who were all going out on their first date at the same time. Being protective of his daughters he decided to greet each suitor at the door with his shotgun. The doorbell rang and the farmer answered the door and the lad said, “Hi. My name is Joe. I am here for Flo. We are going to the show. Is she ready to go?” The father looked the kid over and sent them on their way. The next guy arrived and said, “Hi. My name is Eddie. I am here for Betty. We are going to get some spaghetti. Is she ready?” The father thought that this kid was OK, too, so off the two kids went. The final young man arrived, rang the bell and the farmer opened the door. The boy started off, “Hi. My name is Chuck and the farmer shot him!

Walking into the bar, Mike said to Charlie the bartender, “Pour me a stiff one - just had another fight with the little woman.” “Oh yeah?” said Charlie, “And how did this one end?” “When it was over,” Mike replied, “She came to me on her hands and knees.” “Really,” said Charles, “Now that’s a switch! What did she say?” She said, “Come out from under the bed, you little chicken.”

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Two old men decide they are close to their last days and decide to have a last night on the town. After a few drinks, they end up at the local brothel the madam takes one look at the two old geezers and whispers to her manager, “Go up to the first two bedrooms and put an inflated doll in each bed. These two are so old and drunk, I’m not wasting two of my girls on them. They won’t know the difference.” the manager does as he is told and the two old men go upstairs and take care of their business. As they are walking home the first man says, “you know, I think my girl was dead!” “Dead?” says his friend, “Why do you say that?” “Well, she never moved or made a sound all the time I was loving her.” His friend says, “Could be worse. I think mine was a witch.” “A witch? Why the hell would you say that?” “Well, I was making love to her, kissing her on the neck, and I gave her a little bite, then she farted and flew out the window. Took my teeth with her!”

Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn’t find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, “Lord take pity on me. If you

An old lady offers the bus driver some peanuts, so the bus driver happily munches them. Every five minutes she gives him a handful more peanuts. Then the driver asks the old lady, “Why don’t you eat them yourself?” “I can’t chew,” said the old lady, “Look, I have no teeth.” The driver said, “Then why do you buy them?” Old lady: “Oh, I just love the chocolate around them.” Five surgeons from big cities are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on. The first surgeon, from New York, says, “I like to see accountants on my operating table because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered”. The second surgeon, from Chicago, responds, “Yeah, but you should try electricians! Everything inside them is color coded.” The third surgeon, from Dallas, says, “No, I really think librarians are the best, everything inside them is in alphabetical order.” The fourth surgeon, from Los Angeles chimes in: “You know, I like construction workers. Those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over.” But the fifth surgeon, from Washington, DC shut them all up when he observed: “You’re all wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on. There’s no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains, and no spine. Plus, the head and the ass are interchangeable.”

Jane and Arlene are outside their nursing home, having a drink and a smoke, when it starts to rain. Jane pulls out a condom, cuts off the end, puts it over her cigarette, and continues smoking. Arlene: What in the hell is that? Jane: A condom. This way my cigarette doesn’t get wet. Arlene: Where did you get it? Jane: You can get them at any pharmacy. The next day, Arlene hobbles herself into the local pharmacy and announces to the pharmacist that she wants a box of condoms. The pharmacist, obviously embarrassed, looks at her kind of strangely (she is, after all, over 80 years of age), but very delicately asks what size, texture, brand of condom she prefers. “Doesn’t matter Sonny, as long as it fits on a Camel.” The pharmacist fainted. A jumbo jet is just coming into the Toronto Airport on its final approach. The pilot comes on the intercom, “This is your Captain, We are on our final descent into Toronto. I want to thank you for flying with us today and I hope you enjoy your stay in Toronto.” He forgets to switch off the intercom, and the whole plane can hear his conversation with his co-pilot. The co-pilot says to the pilot, “Well, skipper, watcha gonna do in Toronto?” “Well, says the skipper, first I’m gonna check into the hotel and take a big crap. Then I’m gonna take that new stewardess with the huge tits out for dinner then I’m gonna wine and dine her, and take her back to my room and put it to her big time all night long!” Everyone on the plane hears this and immediately begins looking up and down the isles trying to get a look at the new stewardess. Meanwhile, the new stewardess who is at the very back of the plane is so embarrassed that she tries to run to the cockpit to turn the intercom off. Halfway down the aisle she trips over an old lady’s bag and falls on her face. The old lady leans over and says, “No need to hurry, dear. He’s gonna take a crap first.”


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A Waterfall Motorcycle Destination, White Oak Mountain

By: Ron Climer Are you looking for a fun motorcycle ride near Asheville, North Carolina or Greenville, South Carolina or Charlotte, North Carolina or Spartanburg, South Carolina or Tryon, North Carolina? Can you find your way to Columbus, North Carolina? Columbus is the county seat of Polk County. If you have never been to Columbus before, you might want to take a picture of the Polk County Court House. It looks like a courthouse is supposed to look. Once you get to Columbus, the first traffic light is at Houston Street. Go North on Houston Street (1137). Stay to the right at the fork in the road. A half mile later you will come to White Oak Mountain Road. A quarter mile later you will see a speed limit sigh that says, 10 miles per hour. This means you. This road is not for novice riders. It is not for sissies. If you are wearing short pants and flip flops, you might want to reevaluate the situation. There are very few guardrails. Death and danger lurk around every curve. There are plenty of extreme curves. When you get to the top, you can see all

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Trust Your Mechanic?

As warmer weather is coming upon us, many who don’t ride during the winter months find their scoots with dead batteries, some with no fuel getting to the motor, or some with no fire in the ignition system. After all, it takes all these for the motor to go “suck bang blow” Some may actually start but run badly. Then for some it’s time to take their pride and joy to a mechanic to be repaired. Now mechanics are a dime a dozen. But a good, honest and fair mechanic is truly a good find. Finding someone you can trust is important, and getting harder all the time. Sometimes we find our bodies in need of repair, so we go to a doctor. If that doctor can’t help we go to another until we find one that can help. Doctors, mechanics, plumbers, electricians, and many other professions are fixers. What about our lives? When our life gets out of control or needs repair who can we trust to repair it? Well, bro’s and bro-ettes, His name is Jesus. He has healed the sick, restored sight to the blind and even raised the dead. Matthew chapter 8 verse 7 says and Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him”. These are the words of Jesus. He is trustworthy. He is still in the healing business. If your life is broken and you need a fixer, accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. As always when all else fails try Jesus. In “HIS” wind Popkorn


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Here’s Your Chance to See 100’S Of Them At The Beautiful Denton Farmpark! Not To Mention 1000’S & 1000’S Of Old Motorcycles Parts & Memorabilia!

May 20-21, 2016 AT THE

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Service Bikes Military • Police Servi-Cycles •etc

DENTON FARMPARK, DENTON N.C.

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YCLE PAR C R O T O M E U IQ T N A

“HISTORY IN MOTION”

IC MEET THE HISTOR

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MOTORCYCLE PARTS

All Makes Welcome! Denton Farm Park 1072 Cranford Rd. Denton, NC Located 1 mile off NC 49 Greensboro, NC Hwy 220

I-8

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Asheboro, NC

Denton, NC

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To Rockingham, NC

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To Charlotte, NC

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Denton Farm Park Has 500 Permanent Campsites With Full Hookups

Admission: $12 FOR ALL WEEKEND (Fri-Sat) Vending Spaces $50 for 20x25 (Must Be AMCA Member) Vendor Info Call: Rich Dunn: 864-423-3999 or VendAtDenton@gmail.com

General Info Call: Bob Aton 417-838-4777 Camping Info Call: Denton Farmpark 336-859-2755

NO OPEN CONTAINERS FREE EVENT COOZIES AVAILABLE

www.AMCASouthernNationalMeet.com

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