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PAGE 14 Camel City Bikefest 2.0

PAGE 26 Bull City Rumble 13

PAGE 48 Bikers 4 Boobs Breast Cancer Ride

Letter From The Editor.....................................................3 Cruisin’ Calendar..............................................................4 Cover Story - CBA Swap Meet.........................................5 Bike Nights.......................................................................7 Live Music........................................................................9 Quotable Quote................................................................13 Thunder In The Smokies Fall Motorcycle Rally................14 Shelton’s Harley-Davidson Open House..........................16 Children’s Advocacy Center Poker Run By CVHOG........18 The 8th Annual Eagle Riders Dean Ferris Memorial Ride....20 Benefit For Eddy And Diane Merritt..................................22 Red Knights NC13 Presents The 2nd Annual 9/11 Ride..................................................24 Camel City Bikefest 2.0....................................................26 Riders’ Roost Luau Party..................................................28 9th Annual Jace Man Run..................................................30 Tuckahoe MC 29th Anniversary Party...............................32 NHRA Carolina Nationals At zMAX Dragway...................34 The Marion Moose Riders Bike Show..............................36 7th Annual Jacob’s Run.....................................................38 Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall.....................................40 8th Annual Knobbies Ride The Blue Ridge........................42 Spyder Demo Days at Honda Of Winston-Salem............44 15th Annual Catawba County Shriners Poker Run............46 Bull City Rumble 13..........................................................48 Benefit For Blue................................................................50 The Harley-Davidson Book..............................................52 Spokes & Jokes................................................................54 Suches Loop Ride............................................................55 7th Annual Warriors Memorial Ride...................................56 Bikers 4 Boobs Breast Cancer Ride.................................58 Shriners And Bikers Team Up At JJ’s Watering Hole........60 Davidson County CBA Membership Drive At Midway Yamaha Suzuki...............................................63 Walkin’ Roll Poker Run Raises $30,068...........................64 People & Places...............................................................66 Old Soldiers Reunion Parade...........................................68 Thunderzone....................................................................69 A Little Bit Of Paradise.....................................................70 Blue Ridge Parkway Revisited.........................................72 Virtual Bike Show.............................................................74 Little John’s Eternal Ride..................................................76 Sacred Passenger Seat, Amen?......................................78

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ctober is one of my favorite months to ride. The air is crisp and cool and the motorcycle loves that, too. The changing colors of the leaves create a giant distraction that is hard to take your eyes off of them. The air smells different. Like damp leaves. The sunsets and the moon seem to be spectacular in October. Can you tell that I like it? Well, you know that The Carolinas’ Full Throttle magazine is all about riding and there are some great events to ride to this month. The South Carolina ABATE helmet Law Support Rally is on October 1st. ABATE (A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments) of SC has a strong lobby team and has earned the respect of the SC legislators, but they know that they need to remain vigilant lest they lose their right to ride free. They have been a helmet free state since June of 1980. Join them in their show of solidarity and help to have your voice heard in government. October 2-8 is Fall Bike Week / Hurricane Alley Rally in Myrtle Beach. Some like it better than the spring rally because it is not quite as crowded. It is still a good place to have a two-wheeled fun time with friends. October 12-15 is the 26th Annual All Harley Jim McClure Nitro Nationals at Rockingham Dragway. If you love the smell of Nitro Methane or if you have never seen a Harley make a 200+ mph pass, you gotta be there! On OCTOBER 14TH, THE CAROLINAS’ FULL THROTTLE MAGAZINE BIKE SHOW will be at Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken 4695 s. Main Street in Winston-Salem, NC. This is a rescheduled event due to bad weather on the original date. Registration begins at 12 noon and judging will be at 3pm. There is no entry fee and there is a $250 cash prize for People’s Choice and Editor’s Choice, plus a feature in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. The Honkytonk Outlaws are scheduled to provide live music. They are pretty damn good! If you have ever been to one of our parties, you know what to expect. See the ad in this issue. The 25th Annual Biketoberfest is held in Daytona Beach, FL October 19-22 (www.OfficialBikeWeek.com) and then there are all Halloween events! There are gobs of choices. Trick or Treat!? Check out The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar, the biggest motorcycle event calendar available anywhere, and have a great month riding in the Carolinas. Who loves ya, baby?

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OCT 1 6TH ANNUAL CAUSE FOR THE PAWS BENEFIT & BIKE RUN The Angry Ginger Irish Pub 1202 Gum Branch Rd., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 10:30 KSU 11:30, $20/rider $5/ pass, raffles, 50/50, food, auctions, live music. Benefits Onslow County Partners for Animal Welfare. Donna Plowman 910-340-0455. OCT 1 HELMET LAW SUPPORT RALLY Pitt Stop/Burger King 1914 Airport Blvd., West Columbia, SC. Assemble 11am KSU 1 Motorcycle parade to State House. www.abatesc.com Ralph Bell 803-550-2354. OCT 2 VETERAN VOICES Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10-1 www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. OCT 2 HURRICANE ALLEY RALLY KICK OFF PARTY O’Keefe’s Irish Pub 834 Inlet Square Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC. 4-8 www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843-369-5555. OCT 2-8 FALL BEACH BIKE WEEK / HURRICANE ALLEY RALLY Myrtle Beach, SC. OCT 4 HARLEY’S BACKYARD BBQ Harley’s Road House Bar & Grill 3180 Hwy 9 East, Little River, SC. 4-8. www.myrtlebeachharley. com 843-369-5555. OCT 4 ABATE OF SC LIBERTY RIDERS MEETING Rogers Country Store 2205 Screaming Eagle Rd., Lugoff, SC. 6:30. Darwin “Doc” Flagg 803-467-5117.

OCT 4-7 MOTORCYCLE RODEO The Rat Hole 3809 Socastee Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC. Daily contest, pudding wrestling, vendors. www. theratholeofmb.com 843-241-1740. OCT 5 BIKE NIGHT KICK-OFF The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill 201 Fantasty Harbour Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC. 6pm www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843-369-5555. OCT 6 SCENIC RALLY RIDE Wicked Tuna/Tuna Shack 4123 US 17 Business., Murrells Inlet, SC. Reg 10-11. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843-369-5555. OCT 6 BIKE SHOW 17 Customs 724 Hwy 17, Little River, SC. 843281-0525. OCT 6-8 BIKERS FOR CHRIST STATE RALLY Harley-Davidson of Greenville 30 Chrome Dr., Greenville, SC. Sat 10-until, live music, 50/50 drawing, vendors, Sun 11am service. Hosted by Upstate Chapter. www.bikersforchrist.org 864-2341340. OCT 7 HOMETOWN HEROES RIDE & FALL OPEN HOUSE Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www.hometownharelydavidson.com 252-439-1345. OCT 7 BBQ BROTHERS FALL BASH Hawg Farm 8424 Cleveland Rd., Clayton, NC. Gates open 11, $10/person, food, live music. Benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and other local causes. Hosted by BBQ Brothers RC. info@ bbqbrothersrc.com.

OCT 7 HOGS FOR HORSES SCAVENGER HUNT Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12, $20/bike $10/pass, raffles, prizes. Presented by Leather & Lace MC. Danny 253-439-7494. OCT 7 H-D 101 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. OCT 7 HOGS & RAGS MOTORCYCLE & CAR RALLY Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 7, breakfast 8, KSU 9:30, $100 rider or driver. Escorted ride. Benefits Gen. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center. www. hogsandragsfallrally.org Donna Moore 919-623-2333. OCT 7 ANNIVERSARY BIKER BASH Pit Stop 2484 NC Hwy 11, Kinston, NC. Bike show, food, live music. 252-523-3700. OCT 7 VETERANS MC HOPE MILLS N.C. 35TH ANNIVERSARY 2280 Applebury Lane, Hope Mills, NC. 4pm, live music, food, raffle. Frarom10@yahoo.com 910-2736575. OCT 7 DANNY’S RIDE FOR A CURE Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $20/bike, door prizes, 50/50, silent auction, food. 336-6292415.

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Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends… We’re So Glad You Could Attend, Come Inside, Come Inside…

Yup, it’s that time again folks. Time for the Concerned Bikers Association Fall Bike Show & Swap Meet. Tilley’s H-D, with two great dealership locations, is sponsoring our show again at the Rowan County Fairgrounds, Salisbury, NC. This new venue has really worked out well for us. Vendors and spectators alike are pleased with it. We are still tweaking things, including the parking lots to make more parking for motorcycles. Come out and see Luke Heafner’s ‘52 Panhead which is featured in Easy Riders Magazine. Dano Simmons from South Main Street Customs, Kannapolis, will also have at least one of his drag/ tractor pull trikes on display. Brothers and Sisters, bring your bikes to the show for a chance at $1,000 cash and trophies. We have 12 classes to be judged. The People’s Choice bike show winner has a chance of being on our next show flyers, the front cover of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine, and featured in Bob Karney’s Motorcycle Calendar. There will be gifts and prizes given away all during each day. Hang on to your tickets to claim your prize. We will have wet t-shirt contests both days with $500 in cash prizes. For your entertainment, we’ve added a Ladies Best Buns Contest and we are bringing back the tattoo contest. Come on out and you can find new and used motorcycles for sale. You can find motorcycle parts new and used and chrome parts for your bike. You can find motorcycles clothes, jewelry, and accessories while enjoying great food, beverages, live music, and an old fashioned good time. I have never seen as many used parts in the midway and going out the back gate as I did at our

Spring Show. So, if you need any used or antique parts, you should be able to find them at our show. We want to remind you that when you attend our show, or any CBA event across the state, all the money stays in North Carolina and is used to promote our sport and lifestyle and to be your eyes and voice in Raleigh and Washington, DC. We try to keep you informed of legislation that affects us as bikers. We talk to legislators and let them know how we feel. We fight against some legislation and also help introduce some favorable legislation. You need CBA and CBA needs you. We need a united motorcycle organization to have more impact with the Legislators. Remember, “United we stand, Divided we fall”. Join our/your organization now! We will be having a membership drive at our show. You can join CBA for the low, low cost of $10 and help us represent you in Raleigh. Charlotte CBA has fun and goes on runs and to events as a group. If you would like to join us, we meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month at the Iron Thunder Saloon meeting room, Concord Mills. We will have a membership booth at the Swap Meet, also. Come out to our show on November 11-12, 2017 and support the CBA, our vendors, and our sponsors so that we can keep giving you the biggest, best, and oldest Bike Show and Swap Meet on the East Coast. Check us out at CharlotteCBA. org. See ya at the Swap Meet…. Rowan County Fairgrounds, Exit 74 off I-85, Julian Road, Salisbury, NC. RIDE SAFE & RIDE FREE!!!! Rick


8 OCT 7 RIDIN’ IN REMEMBRANCE Time Out Sports Bar 727 E Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Reg 12 KSU 1, $10/person, food, music, vendors, camping, 50/50, silent auction, door prizes. Sponsored by OCR Chapter #5, SCV Camp #668, SCV Mechanized Cavalry 5th Battalion, 2nd Platoon, Company B, 2nd Squad. Deovindice1970@gmail.com Shannon 336-493-9413. OCT 7 1ST ANNUAL ROWAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE POKER RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Reg 8, first out 9:30, $20/rider $10/pass $5/ extra hand. Benefits Special Olympics. Billy Basinger 704-216-8682. OCT 7 FEED A VETERAN MEMORIAL RIDE in memory of Justin Tramble. American Legion Post 209, 70 Lakeside Ave, Granite Falls, NC.  Reg 10am, food.  Rick or Lori 828 396 3585.   OCT 7 BRANDY’S DIRTY 30’S BIRTHDAY BASH Tank Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC. 704-277-0268. OCT 7 BIKERS AT THE WELL CHURCH FUNDRAISER 213 Sweetbriar Dr., Cherryville, NC. 12-until, bike games, 50/50, door prizes, food. Sponsored by Wet Piedmont of NC Heaven’s Saints Motorcycle Ministry. Benefits building fund. Steve “Hoppy” Hopkins 704-914-5319. OCT 7 SHRINERS HOSPITALS DICE RUN The River Rat 5301 Hwy 557, Lake Wylie, SC. Reg 11-12:30, door prizes, 50/50, raffles, food. Benefits Shriners Hospital of Children, Greenville SC. Trent Oates 704-4120120, Kristen Funderburk 803-6271977, Steve Trites 803-610-7876. OCT 7 HARLEY’S BIKER BREAKFAST Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin 2851 US 17 Business, Garden City, SC. 8-10. Pick up free breakfast coupon during a rally event. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843-369-5555.

Cruisin’ Calendar OCT 7 THE AMAZING RACE Aunt Sue’s Country Corner 107 Country Creek Dr., Pickins, SC. Reg 2-2:30 KSU 3, $20/bike. Benefits Freedom Biker Church’s building fund. Presented by Bikers of SC Upstate. bikersofscupstate@gmail.com. OCT 7 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 12-2, food, beer. www.thundertowerharley.com 803461-1121. OCT 8 ANNUAL RIDE FOR CHATHAM COUNTY TOYS FOR TOTS Lowes Home Improvement 121 Lowes Dr., Pittsboro, NC. Reg 12 KSU 1, bring new unwrapped toy. Kids games, biker games, chili cook off. Presented by Hard Core Motorcycle Ministries. Ashley Wilkie 919930-9747. OCT 8 VETERAN’S INFORMATION EXPO Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. Veteran resources, food, free event. www.lowcountryharley. com 843-554-1847. OCT 8 ABATE OF SC COLUMBIA RIDERS MEETING The New Ole Place 3311 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. 2pm. Joe “Panama” Novitski 803-678-7088. OCT 12 BIKE NIGHT Raging bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 6-9. 919-596-9511. OCT 12-15 26TH ANNUAL ALL HARLEY JIM MCCLURE NITRO NATIONALS Rockingham Dragway, 2153 US Hwy 1 North, Rockingham, NC. Thur. 10am $50 (4 days), Fri 12 $45 (3 days), Sat 8am only $20, Sat & Sun $35, Sun 8am only $20. www. rockinghamdragway.com 910-5823400. OCT 13 GOLDSBORO BIKE NIGHT Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. 6-9, door prizes, food. www.sheltonshd.com 919-731-2776.

OCT 14 THE CAROLINAS’ FULL THROTTLE MAGAZINE BIKE SHOW Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken 4695 S Main St., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 12, Judging 3pm. No entry fee, live music, people’s choice award and editor choice award, Cash Prizes. www.fullthrottlemagazine.com 336885-5400. OCT 14 11TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE RIBBON NC BREAST CANCER BENEFIT Eastern Radiologist, 2101 W Arlington Blvd, Greenville, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 9:30am $25/inc tshirt, food, live music. Benefits early detection & assist breast cancer patients in Pitt, Beaufort & Lenoir counties. www.rideforthecurenc.com rideforthecurenc@gmail.com 252931-7665. OCT 14 CAROLYN CREECH BREAST CANCER POKER RUN Mid Atlantic Power & Equipment 40 George Perry Lee Rd., Dunn, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, $20/rider plus $10 for BBQ plate. Door prizes, 50/50, silent auction, corn hole. Joan Haas 919427-6852. OCT 14 3RD ANNUAL SALUTE TO THE FALLEN Kathy’s Kitchen 1709 E Ash St., Goldsboro, NC. Reg 11, door prizes, 50/50, raffle, food. Benefits Wreaths Across America. Presented by Fallen Saints MC. www.fallensaints.com. OCT 14 RILEY’S ARMY FAMILY FUN DAY Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www.hometownharelydavidson. com 252-439-1345. OCT 14 BIKES & BBQ Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11-5, live music, food, kids zone, vendors. People’s choice bike show. $20 for BBQ and craft beer sampling. Bike clubs can have vendor table for $25. 910-864-1200.


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DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 RAY PRICE H-D CAPITAL CITY BIKE NIGHT Every 1st & 3rd Tues @ Sammie’s Tap & Grill 2235 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 6-9pm 919-832-2261

WEDNESDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 EL PATRON MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA 1030 Freeland Dr, Salisbury NC 704-636-5300 6-9 pm JJ’S WATERING HOLE 536 Farragut St., Greensboro NC 336-663-7295

THURSDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 LOCKED & LOADED BAR & GRILL Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 6-9 pm 305 McCormick St, Garner NC 919-661-6688 LUCKY’S SALOON 1453 Industry Dr, Burlington NC 336-570-1050 MYRTLE BEACH H-D @ THE BOATHOUSE WATERWAY BAR & GRILL 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 843-369-5555 6-9pm

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TED’S KICKIN’ CHICKEN 4695 S. Main St., Winston-Salem NC 336-650-0290 TILLEY H-D OF STATESVILLE @ Lancaster’s BBQ 515 Rinehardt Rd, Mooresville, NC 704-872-3883 5:30 Until XTREME WINGS -N- THINGS 3441 Myer Lee Dr, Winston-Salem NC 336-293-4983

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SUNDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC 336-992-3033 HORSEFEATHERS ROADHOUSE 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Sherrills ford, NC 704-966-0192. Live Music PIT STOP BAR & BILLIARDS 2484 NC Hwy 11, N. Kinston NC 252-523-3700 TRAX TAVERN 46 E. Main St, Thomasville NC. 2-9pm

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OCT 14 TO MAKE A CHILD SMILE POKER RUN Angier Clock Tower 16 N. Broad St. E., Angier, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10 $20/sgl $25/dbl. Sponsored by Angier Biker Fest and Seven Sabres Brotherhood. Arlene Mabry 919-422-7234. OCT 14 DYLANS BIKE SHOW Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 10-4, reg 10-12, $20/entry, judging 12, music, food, raffles, 50/50. Proceeds sponsor individuals in 2 year recovery program. 336-227-1261. OCT 14 BREAK THE CYCLE RIDE Rack & Rolls 1243 Plaza Dr., Burlington, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11 $20/rider $10/pass. Food, music. Benefits Family Abuse Services of Alamance County. Dave Blum 336-578-8897. OCT 14 MOTUS MOTORCYCLE DEMO EVENT Indian Motorcycle Greensboro 201 S. Church St,, Greensboro, NC. 10-3 demo ride. www.indianmotorcyclegreensboro. com 336-763-5621. OCT 14 GARY SULLIVAN BENEFIT & RIDE JJ’s Watering Hole 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. 336-6632795. OCT 14 BENEFIT RIDE Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 East Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $15/bike $5/pass, $20/car, raffle, door prizes, 50/50, auction, live music. Hosted by Dragon Slayers. Proceeds benefit bills for Heather Simmons. 336-992-3033. OCT 14 DAVIDSON CO CBA/ ABATE OF NC MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Piedmont Cycle Sales 5422 Old Thomasville Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. 1335 National Hwy, Thomasville, NC. 10-2, food, literature. jseverhart@triad.rr.com Jim Everhart 336-248-7880.


10 OCT 14 2ND ANNUAL MERCY SEAT RIDE Mercy Seat 7249 Jordan Rd., Ramseur, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $15/sgl $20/dbl, food, silent auction, 50/50. Benefits building fund. Terri Barnes 843-670-0747 or Dallas Street 336-215-4664. OCT 14 8TH ANNUAL SEEDS OF HOPE HEROES RIDE Mt. Olive Elementary School 2145 Chestnut Grove Rd., King, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $25/bike. Benefits summer camp, monthly mentor program and Christmas Angel fund. www.heroeshelpingheroes.net Jana Elliott 336-9725266. OCT 14 DILLON HUDGENS BENEFIT RIDE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $20/sgl $25/dbl, food, raffle, music. Benefits Dillon Hudgens. 704-979-7433. OCT 14 BENEFIT RIDE FOR JOE Estridge Motorsports 505 East Plaza Dr., Mooresville, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12:15, $15/sgl $20/dbl, raffle. 704847-1083. OCT 14 OPERATION RED SLEIGH POKER RUN Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 9 first out 11, $20/sgl $30/dbl. Live music. Food, 50/50. 336-6292415. OCT 14 DRIVEN BY GRACE BIKE & CAR SHOW & AUCTION Lincolnton Church of God 1435 Riverview Rd., Lincolnton, NC. 11-3 rain or shine, free admission, food, door prizes, auction, live music, vendors. Bike & car entry $15, must be ride in bike. Driven By Grace 704-732-0012, Tracy Costner 704-268-4057. OCT 14 LIBBY MARTIN BENEFIT DICE RUN Fallston Clubhouse 1971 N Lafayette St., Shelby, NC. KSU 11, $15/hand $5/additional hand, 50/50, food. Proceeds go toward medical expenses.

Cruisin’ Calendar OCT 14 3RD ANNUAL DR. JOHN BOND MEMORIAL BENEFIT RIDE Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12, $20/rider $10/pass. Live music. Benefits Terry Huffman. Vickie Miller 336-984-0133 or Ange Neal 336-428-5906. OCT 14 13TH ANNUAL COPS FOR KIDS BIKE RUN OTS Parking Lot 220 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, NC. Reg 9 KSU 12, $10/entry or new toy. Rain or shine. www.weavervillecopsforkids.com Andy Mace 828-6455700. OCT 14 HAUNTED HILLS RIDE ANNUAL FUND RAISER Back Yard Bar 2898 US-70, Black Mountain, NC. Reg 10 first out 11, $20/rider $10/ pass, 50/50, silent auction, food, live music. Presented by Combat Vets Motorcycle Assoc. Benefits CVMA Chpt 15-7. 828-669-9541. OCT 14 ACE BAKERY 3RD ANNUAL POKER/DICE RUN Ace Bakery 131 Corporate Dr., Gaffney, SC. Reg 9 first out 10, $25/driver $20/rider includes free t-shirt, food, live music. Rain date Oct 21. Benefits Boys & Girls Club of the Upstate. asautner@ acebakery.com or tberry@acebakery.com 864-487-8322 ext 2003. OCT 14 2ND ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORT RIDE Catawba Fish Camp 6131 Lancaster Hwy, Fort Lawn, SC. Reg 8 KSU 10:30, $20/bike. Benefits Chester County Sheriff’s Foundation. Mitch Morgan 803-493-3635 or Gene McDaniel 803-554-8257. OCT 14 BENEFIT POKER RUN FOR TRACY’S CAMP Savannah Break 1961 Mccrays Mill Rd., Sumter, SC. Reg 10 first out 11, $15/rider. 803-773-0300.

OCT 14 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 12-2, food, beer. www.thundertowerharley.com 803461-1121. OCT 14 ABATE COLUMBIA RIDERS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Pam’s Front Porch 7332 Parklane Rd., Columbia, SC. 12-6 food, 50/50m live music. 803-736-0302. OCT 14 BENEFIT FOR JIMMY BROWN Chickadees Diner 1729 Marshall St., Columbia, SC. Reg 10, $15/rider $5/pass, 50/50, auction, bake sale, live music. Gypsy 803238-8258, Retread 843-858-6606 or Scott 803-447-9849. OCT 14 TRIPP AND MISSY’S POKER RUN Chevy’s Sports Bar 3902 Platt Springs Rd., West Columbia, SC. Reg 10, $15/sgl $20/dbl, vendors, food. 803-429-3700. OCT 15 1ST ANNUAL CANCER AWARENESS BENEFIT Dixie Drifter RC Club House 1157 W Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC. 1-5, 50/50, raffle, bike wash, food, music. Hosted by Dixie Drifter RC. Bulldixiedrifter44@gmail.com. OCT 15 DAVIDSON CO CBA/ ABATE OF NC MEMBERS MEETING Thomasville Moose Lodge #1868, 114 Thomasville Moose Lodge Rd, Thomasville NC. 5:30pm. Discuss motorcycle rights and legislation. jseverhart@triad.rr.com Jim Everhart 336-248-7880. OCT 19-22 25TH ANNUAL BIKETOBERFEST Daytona Beach, FL. www. officialbikeweek.com. OCT 20-21 DEMO TRUCK & BANC MUSIC FEST Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200.


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DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 LIVE MUSIC JJ’S WATERING HOLE 536 Farragut St, Greensboro NC 336-663-7295 BAND OR DJ HORSEFEATHERS ROADHOUSE 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Sherrills Ford NC 704-966-0192 LIVE MUSIC LOCKED & LOADED BAR & GRILL 305 McCormick St, Garner NC 919-661-6688 LIVE MUSIC 9:30PM TRIPLE “D” RACKS SPORTS BAR 1284 S. Hwy 11, Walhalla SC LIVE MUSIC

SATURDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 LIVE MUSIC LOCKED & LOADED BAR & GRILL 305 McCormick St, Garner NC 919-661-6688 LIVE MUSIC 9:30PM TANKTOWN TAVERN 6711 Freedom Dr, Charlotte NC 704-277-0268 LIVE MUSIC 8PM TRIPLE “D” RACKS SPORTS BAR 1284 S. Hwy 11, Walhalla SC LIVE MUSIC WIZARD SALOON 651 21st Street NE, Hickory NC 828-327-8555 LIVE MUSIC

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DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 LIVE MUSIC HORSEFEATHERS ROADHOUSE 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Sherrills Ford NC 704-966-0192 LIVE MUSIC TANKTOWN TAVERN 6711 Freedom Dr, Charlotte NC 704-277-0268 LIVE MUSIC 2:30PM OCT 21 2ND ANNUAL BEIRUT MEMORIAL RIDE New River Harley-Davidson 2394 Wilmington Hwy., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11:30, $20/bike $10/pass. Benefits Corpsmen Memorial Foundation and Corpsmen Memorial at Lejeune Gardens. Hosted by Strength & Honor MC. Trip.shmc.nc@gmail.com Trip 910-459-2854. OCT 21 GUARDIAN OF THE CROSS 14TH ANNUAL CANCER FUND RUN Bill Ellis Convention Center 3007 Downing St. SW, Wilson, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $15/ biker $5/rider, live music, 50/50, bike show, door prizes, silent auction, vendors. Travis Vailey 919-727-0335 or Mike Hanson 252-315-2836. OCT 21 UNITED WE RIDE TO EMBODY HOPE IN A TRAUMATIC WORLD Carolina Coast HarleyDavidson 6620 Market St., Wilimington, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, food, raffle, music. Chris Ebba 910-352-7705 OCT 21 WOUNDED WARRIOR POKER RUN Hometown HarleyDavidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www.hometownharelydavidson.com 252-439-1345.

11 OCT 21 9TH ANNUAL BREAST CANCER BENEFIT RIDE HarleyDavidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 E., New Bern, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11. Food, live entertainment, door prizes. blueknightpdb@gmail.com marie281warren@hotmail.com Paul Brown 252-349-3715 or Robin Warren 252-229-8963. OCT 21 FALL-IN MC 4TH ANNUAL CANCER RIDE Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 10:30-11:45 KSU 12, $20/rider $5/pass, first 50 receive pink lapel pin. Games, food, cornhole. www.fall-in-mc.wixsite.com 910-864-1200. OCT 21 BENEFIT RIDE FOR ROBERT JOHNSON Legends Pub 46244 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC. First out 12, raffle, auction, food. Help with medical after motorcycle accident. 910-867-2364. OCT 21 KENNETH BATTS MEMORIAL RIDE Ragin Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Reg 9-11:30 KSU 12, $15/rider $5/ pass. Live music, dice rolls. Benefits the veterans in Durham Couty. Rain date Oct 22nd. Klondo44@yahoo. com Kim Londo 919-675-0654. OCT 21 2ND ANNUAL EARTH’S ANGELS TOY RUN Melanie’s Place 1203 W Northern Blvd, Tarboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $15/rider $5/pass or new unwrapped toy donation from each. Vendors, 50/50, food, door prizes, DJ. Hosted by Earth’s Angels & Tar River Chapter of Bikers for Christ. Ray 252-813-2308, Robert 252-908-2301 or Bob 252-904-4121. OCT 21 SHAY BLACK BENEFIT & RIDE JJ’s Watering Hole 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. 336-6632795. OCT 21 SWAP MEET Just Hawgs 5326 C 311 N, Walkertown, NC. 336595-2210.


12 OCT 21 6TH ANNUAL SETH NALL MEMORIAL RIDE Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 9429 Archdale Rd., Trinity, NC. Reg 9:30am KSU 11, $20/rider $10/pass, 50/50, food, door prizes, t-shirts, auction. Benefits the Seth Nall Scholarship Fund For High School Seniors. Tim Nall 336-989-5000. OCT 21 10TH ANNUAL BIKERS WITH BOXES Billy Graham Library 4330 Westmont Dr., Charlotte, NC. 9:30am – 3pm. Pack Operation Christmas Child box, music, fellowship, giveaways, food. www.billygrahamlibrary.org 704-401-3200. OCT 21 8TH ANNUAL FALLING LEAF RIDE FOR THE CHILDREN Oak Hill Fire & Rescue Department 2400 North NC Hwy 181, Morganton, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $20/ person includes event t-shirt. Food, prizes. Sponsored by Blue Knights Chapter XXIII. Proceeds benefit the South Mountain Children and Family Services. Rip586@charter.net Sput Powell 828-205-4737. OCT 21 RIDE FOR DAVE JR. Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Reg 9, 50/50, food, raffle, door prizes, corn hole Nascar auction. www.tilleyhd.com 704-8723883. OCT 21 21ST ANNIVERSARY PARTY Horsefeathers Roadhouse 3746 Mount Pleasant Rd., Sherrills Ford, NC. Live music, raffles, cornhole games, birthday cake, Crown Royal Girls, Fireball Girls, food & drink specials. www.horsefeathersbbq.com 704-966-0192. OCT 21 CHRIS & CODY GRAGG POKER RUN Helping Hands 810 Harper Ave NW, Lenoir, NC. Reg 1011 last out 11:30, $20/sgl, $25/pass, 50/50. momsintruder@yahoo.com Gary Sanders 828-850-7983.

Cruisin’ Calendar OCT 21 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 12-2, food, beer. www.thundertowerharley.com 803461-1121. OCT 21 COOTS CARNIVAL TOUR FOR LOWCOUNTRY FOOD BANK Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. Reg 10:15-10:45 first out 11, $10/rider $5/pass, food, live music, 50/50, raffle, games. 843-554-1847.

OCT 27 BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR JEAN AKA “MOMMA” JJ’s Watering Hole 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. 336-663-2795. OCT 27 HALLOWEEN PARTY Xtreme Wings-N-Things 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 8pm2am live music 9-1, costume contest. 336-293-4983. OCT 27-28 DEMO DAYS Honda of Winston-Salem 591 S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. 844-666-5584.

OCT 21 MYSTERY RIDE FILL THE PANTRY The Bar of Lexington 1668 Two Notch Rd., Lexington, SC. Reg 11, bring nonperishable food items. Food, 50/50. Hosted by Chance Crusaders. Benefits Nancy K. Perry Children Shelter. 803-359-0250.

OCT 28 SHALLOTTE 727 CRUISING FOR KIDS Shallotte Masonic Lodge 5072 Main St., Shallotte, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $20/bike/vehicle, $5/ pass includes lunch, 50/50. Benefits The Masonic Home for Children of Oxford. 910-754-4006.

OCT 21 1ST ANNUAL CALLISON COUNTY LINE FOR THE CURE BP Motorsports 3302 Callison Hwy/ County Line Rd., Greenwood, SC. Reg 10 first out 11, $10/hand $5/ extra hand. Live band, 50/50, raffles, silent auction, food. Proceeds go toward medical expenses for David Moon “Moonpie”. Becca Powell 864992-0685 or Gabby Rogers 864-3058145.

OCT 28 HAWG-O-WEEN CELEBRATION Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 9-10:30. www. fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200.

OCT 21 HONOR AND REMEMBER POKER RUN Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9, $15/rider $5/ pass. www.nc.honorandremeber.com Shawn Cunningham 719-201-2570.

OCT 28 HALLOWEEN PARTY Locked and Loaded Bar & Grill 305 McCormick St., Garner, NC. Live music. 919-661-6688.

OCT 21-22 6TH ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS MEMORIAL RIDE AND CONCERT Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Reg 7:30 KSU 9:30, reg free, free concert. www.tributetothetroops. org infonc@tributetothetroops.org 704-380-2624. OCT 27-28 HALLOWEEN PARTY Rider’s Roost Motorcycle Resort 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336973-8405.

OCT 28 ANNUAL RIDE FOR AUTISM Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 E., New Bern, NC. www.harley-davidsonnewbern.com 252-633-4060.

OCT 28 RIDE FOR THE CHILDREN Greensboro Masonic Temple 426 W Market St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9-11 KSU 11:30, $20/rider $5/ pass. Benefits the Masonic Home for Children. Dan Weatherington 336707-8901. OCT 28 HALLOWEEN PARTY Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Live music & costume contest. 336-9923033.


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OCT 28 ROCKTOBERFEST Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Vendors, door prizes. www.smokinharley.com 336722-3106. OCT 28 BIKES BLUES BBQ AND BOOBS Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. Food, live music, raffles. Benefits breast cancer. www.speedwayharley-davidson.com 704-979-7433. OCT 28 ANNUAL SPOOK-TACULAR SATURDAY Tilley HarleyDavidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 11-1, Tourpak or Treat, games, costume contest. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. OCT 28 HALLOWEEN PARTY Tank Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC. 704-277-0268. OCT 28 ANNUAL GOOD VIBRATIONS BIKE, CAR & TRUCK SHOW Westview Baptist Church 3385 Fairview Dr., Gastonia, NC. 10-2, $20/entry, food, silent auction, drawings, DJ. Benefits Westview Baptist Church. Jerry Butler 704-8133264 or David Halk 704-813-8830. OCT 28 OPEN HOUSE HARLEYWEEN PARTY Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Live music, food truck, 50/50, door prizes, tattoo contest. Benefits Iredell Memorial Hospital Mammography fund. www.tilleyhd.com 704-872-3883. OCT 28 FREEDOM FEST Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 11-4, live music 1-4, beer, food, vendors, bikini wash 1-4, costume contest 12-1. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. OCT 28 HALLOWEEN RIDE & CHILI FOR MAMMOGRAMS Waccamaw Imaging Center 4181 Hwy 17, Murrells Inlet, SC. Reg 9-11. 843652-8010.

13 OCT 28 CVMA 34-4 ISLAND HOPPING CAMPAIGN TICKET RUN American Biker 679 Treeland Dr., Ladson, SC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $15/ rider $5/pass, food, 50/50. Benefits local homeless veterans. Freight Train 843-469-2060. OCT 28 LAURA’S MEMORIAL RIDE POKER RUN & HOG ROAST Hooters 2171 Northwoods Blvd, North Charleston, SC. Reg 10:30 KSU 11:30, $20/rider $5/pass, rafles, food, auction. In memory of Laura Netties-Shelters. 843-824-8661. OCT 29 ABATE CWC RIDERS MEETING In 3 Fountains 2710 Emanuel Church Rd., West Columbia, SC 1:57pm. Debra Teseniar 803-356-5977. OCT 29 28TH ANNUAL BUB LOLLIS WHITTEN CENTER RIDE Downtown Square, Clinton, SC. Reg 12 KSU 2:30. Music, food. Donations to Whitten Center such as footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, Frisbees, softball gloves, wiffle ball and ball set, team clothing. Rain date Nov 12th. 864-993-3718 or 864-9935422. OCT 31 HALLOWEEN PARTY Locked and Loaded Bar & Grill 305 McCormick St., Garner, NC. Live music. 919-661-6688. NOV 2 ABATE OF SC LIBERTY RIDERS MEETING Rogers Country Store 2205 Screaming Eagle Rd., Lugoff, SC. 6:30. Darwin “Doc” Flagg 803-467-5117. NOV 4 TOY RUN Shelton’s HarleyDavidson 1043 Outlet Center Dr., Smithfield, NC. Reg 11, bring toy valued at $10+. www.sheltonshd. com 919-938-1592. NOV 4 H-D 101 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261.


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NOV 4 RIDE FOR TOYS Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 8-9:30 KSU 10 sharp, bring new unwrapped toy or $10/rider. Benefits the kids of Alamance County. Steve Lineberry 336-516-2897, Butch Armstrong 336212-0783 or Rick Murray 919-6566900.

Foundation and the Ft. Bragg Fisher House. Sponsored by Freedom Biker Church Fayetteville 910-567-2221.

NOV 4 SHAY D’S MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS BENEFIT Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 East Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. 2pm, $10/person. Food, 50/50, auction, live music. Benefits Shay Black 336-992-3033.

NOV 11 20TH ANNUAL RED SPRINGS TOY RUN Red Springs Fire Department 127 Main St., Red Springs, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11, bring new unwrapped toy or cash donation. Bob or Elnora Hollngsworth 910-624-0067 or 910-734-3903. Drbob001@hotmail.com or elnora01@hotmail.com, Tommy Lewis 910-733-3467.

NOV 4 DAVIDSON CO CBA/ABATE OF NC MEMBERSHIP DRIVE BC Enterprise 1308 Cotton Grove Rd., Lexington, NC. 10-2, food, literature. jseverhart@triad.rr.com Jim Everhart 336-248-7880. NOV 4 WAYNE COUNTY NC 41ST ANNUAL TOY DRIVE Coopers Tavern 2304 N William St., Goldsboro, NC. Begins 2pm, bring new unwrapped gift. Benefits Falcon Childrens Home. Hosted by Ghost Riders MC. 919-221-5901. NOV 4 37TH ANNUAL SMOKY MOUNTAIN TOY RUN Kearfott Motion Systems 2858 US Hwy 70, Black Mountain, NC. Reg 10 KSU 1, new toy worth $15 or $15 cash, police escorted. Benefits Eblen Charities Saint Nicholas Project. info@smolkymountaintoyrun.com Gary Aiken 828-686-3930. NOV 11 2017 VETERANS MEMORIAL RIDE/POKER RUN Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. Ride start 10 $20/ bike $10/pass. Benefits veterans charities. Rain date Nov 18th. Terry Robertson 252-717-8563. NOV 11 HEROES HOMECOMING MOTORCYCLE RALLY Festival Park 335 Ray Ave., Fayetteville, NC. 12-8, V.I.P Area Vietnam Veterans, bike, tattoo, beard contest, food trucks, vendors, bike blessing. Proceeds go to the Lone Survivor

NOV 11 BBQ COOK-OFF Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 8AM, $5, blood drive, live music. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261.

NOV 11 CHICKEN Q House of Vacuums NW 313 Wilkesboro Ave, North Wilkesboro, NC. 11-2, $8 plate. Hosted by Bikers for Kids. 336-9738227.

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NOV 11-12 44TH ANNUAL CBA FALL SWAP MEET & BIKE Rowan County Fairgrounds 1560 Julian Rd., Salisbury, NC. Gates open 10am6pm $15/on day $25/two day pass, bike show, wet t-shirt contest, live bands, vendors, tattoo contest. www. charlottecba.org Rick Nail 704-4556245. NOV 12 STEELHORSE STRANGERS 8TH ANNUAL PERSON COUNTY TOY RUN The Homestead Steakhouse & Restaurant 205 Frank Timberlake Rd., Timberlake, NC. Reg 12-1:15 KSU 1:30, bring new unwrapped toy or $10, food. Benefits Santa’s Helpers of Person County. steelhorsestrangers@charter.net. NOV 12 ABATE OF SC COLUMBIA RIDERS MEETING The New Ole Place 3311 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. 2pm. Joe “Panama” Novitski 803-678-7088.

NOV 12 ROAR 2 THE SHORE 4 EPILEPSY Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. Reg 12:30 KSU 1:30. $25/rider $20/pass. Prizes, biker games. Benefits SC Advocates for Epilepsy. www.scepilepsy.org 843-991-7144. NOV 17 BIKE NIGHT Raging bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 6-9. 919-596-9511. NOV 18 STEELE ANGELS 14TH ANNUAL TOY RUN Legends Pub 4624 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC. Starts 12, leaves Dog House at 2, bring new unwrapped toy. Food, music, door prizes. Wendy Rogers 910-818-0458. NOV 18 MURPHEY’S 23ND ANNUAL TOY RUN Scooter Shed, 114 Camelot Court, Kings Mountain, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12, $5 + New toy per person. Food and live music. Benefits Shriner’s Burn Center, Oxford Orphanage Masonic Home for Children and Kings Mtn. Police Dept. Shop with a Cop. Rain date 11/19. John Murphey 704-739-4707. NOV 18 2ND ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR SANTA CLAUS RIDE STE Powersports 1426 Northside Dr., Statesville, NC. Reg 10, $20/sgl $25/ dbl, bring a stuffed animal for 3 50/50 tickets. In memory of Jackie Cheeks. Presented by RKMC NC13. Benefits SCVFD. NC13@redknightsmc. com Jason 704-902-7239 or horses4cheeks@aol.com Lori 980-2449849. NOV 18 DYNO SHOOTOUT Archie’s Custom Cycle 105 East Craft St., Swansea, SC. 803-568-4221. NOV 19 DAVIDSON CO CBA/ ABATE OF NC MEMBERS MEETING Thomasville Moose Lodge #1868, 114 Thomasville Moose Lodge Rd, Thomasville NC. 5:30pm. Discuss motorcycle rights and legislation. jseverhart@triad.rr.com Jim Everhart 336-248-7880.


Cruisin’ Calendar NOV 25 25TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CHILDREN’S HOME TOY RUN Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 E., New Bern, NC. www. harley-davidsonnewbern.com 252633-4060.

DEC 3 31ST ANNUAL RANDOLPH COUNTY TOY RUN Randolph Mall parking lot 1437 East Dixie Dr., NC. Reg 10 KSU 1:30, bring new unwrapped toy. Police escorted. 336963-3438.

NOV 25 CHOSEN BROTHERHOOD MC TOY RUN T’s Country Beer Bar 4922 Hwy 321, Gaston, SC. KSU 12, bring new unwrapped toy. Benefits Salvation Army toy drive. 803-3193237.

DEC 3 45TH ANNUAL CHARLOTTE CBA AND US MARINE CORPS TOYS FOR TOTS Bojangles Coliseum 2700 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC. Reg 11am KSU 1pm, bring a new unwrapped toy, food, live music. Nobie Thrasher 704-361-4019.

NOV 26 ABATE CWC RIDERS MEETING In 3 Fountains 2710 Emanuel Church Rd., West Columbia, SC 1:57pm. Debra Teseniar 803-356-5977. DEC 2 TOYS FOR TOTS RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11:30, bring new unwrapped toy. Benefits Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261. DEC 2 H-D 101 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. DEC 2 22ND ANNUAL GASTON COUNTY TOY RUN FOR KIDS Ranlo Church of God 1800 Spencer Mountian Rd., Gastonia, NC. KSU 11:30, bring new unwrapped toy, police escorted, food, raffle. Beneftis Gaston County children. Foot 704913-3392, Bud 704-860-8412, Chuck 704-349-3195, Mike 704-363-8030 or Jim 704-460-4573. DEC 2 3RD ANNUAL JULIE’S KIDS POKER RUN Patio’s Tiki Bar and Grill 4495 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC. Reg 10:30 KSU 12, $25/ rider, $10/pass. Benefits DSS youth Christmas gifts in Horry county. Atresmom03@aol.com Julie 843467-5145.

DEC 9 20TH ANNUAL BRENNER CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TOY RUN Harley-Davidson of Greensboro, 538 Farragut Street, Greensboro, NC. Reg 11am KSU 1pm, police escorted, bring new unwrapped toy. www. hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101. DEC 9 25TH ANNUAL BRUNSWICK COUNTY TOY RUN Walmart Parking Lot 4540 Main St., Shallotte, NC. Reg 8:30-11 KSU 11:30, $25 includes shirt & lunch, raffle, food, door prizes. www.brunswicktoyrun. org 910-754-5144. DEC 9 CUSTOMER CHRISTMAS PARTY Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 11-2, food, Santa & Mrs. Claus, live music, LOH gift wrapping. www. rayprice.com 919-832-2261. DEC 9 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY/TOY RUN Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www.bikerswithacause.com 704-5451062. DEC 10 17TH ANNUAL VETS’ CHRISTMAS CHARITY RIDE Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn, VA Medical Center 6439 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC. 11-3. 803-776-4000.

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By: WildThing Mother Nature certainly smiled on this rally. The weather was perfect, even though there were storms raging in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. We were high and dry in the Smoky Mountains with sunshine, nice breezes, and temps in the high 70’s on the weekend of September 8-10. The evenings were mountain cool, but the music was hot in the Festival Grounds at the Thunder in The Smokies Rally. Friday evening started out with Tony Ballew and Free Flight at 5:30. The vendor tents surrounding the perimeter of the Festival Grounds were lit up and open for business when we rolled in, and the vendors were thankful for the excellent weather. At 7:30 Southern Rebellion from Tennessee took the stage and were cranking out great country tunes. At the band breaks, LaSanta Damiana, costumed like an Arabian princess, performed an intriguing fire dance. She captured the crowd’s attention while seemingly swallowing fire, spitting fire, and dancing with flaming torches. The final band of the evening was Fairview Union, another country group out of Tennessee that WOWed the crowd with The evenings were their fast-paced style. Saturday is wide open mountain cool, but with the gates opening at 9 the music was hot in and the line of motorcycles the Festival Grounds stringing out to the street at the Thunder in The waiting to get in. Every Smokies Rally. bike that comes through the gate gets a ticket to vote in the people’s choice bike show. The vendors are open all day until up in the evening and there were several food vendors to complement the cold beverages available at the beer tent and at the bar. The line-up for the tour ride is at 10 am. They usually ride up to the Blue Ridge Parkway for some incredible views, but be sure to wear your leather as it is a lot cooler on the mountaintops than the valley! Cash prizes, sponsored by Tom McGrath Motorcycle Law Group, usually brings a variety of cool motorcycles to the bike show, and this year was no exception. About 30 bikes answered Lori’s call to line up in front of the music stage. The roar of the motors and sparkle of chrome lured folks over to vote for their favorite. Everyone riding through the gate that morning received a ticket with the instruction to place their voting ticket in the upturned helmet beside the bike of their

choice. Lori made several ‘last calls’ for votes before she was satisfied they everyone had the chance to vote, then she sent her girls around to count tickets in the helmets. There were so many cool rides, I’m sure some folks had trouble deciding. Some entries, who noticed they didn’t receive many votes, had begun to leave. It didn’t take the girls long to count and soon the winners were announced. Third place, for $200 was Todd ‘Weirdo’ Wooldridge from Riceville, TN for his American flag painted motorcycle tribute to our military. Todd has had his bike in this show a few times in the past and always draws a crowd. Second place, for $300 went to Manny Rubiera from Sandersville, GA for his 2010 frame off restoration black and copper bobber. It was quite unique with lots of innovative touches. It really wasn’t a surprise to me who garnered the most votes. I was sure that ‘Bob’ the white pit bull got the most votes for his master’s ride: a custom-built side car rig made from a whiskey barrel with copper fittings attached to a ’95 Honda. Congrats and $500 went to James Hatfield of Maggie Valley! Soon, it was time for the bike games to begin. Again, with cash prizes sponsored by Law 4 Veterans, the contestants were lining up for the slow race. There is usually a large crowd of onlookers for the bike games and this fall the audience was offered chairs to rent for $2 so they didn’t have to stand or sit on the grass. Good call, Lori! Also, Chris was enthroned on a 10’ tall scaffold to emcee the games, a perch to relieve him of standing for long periods as well as giving him a bird’s eye view of the contests. After the slow race came the TP and plunger relay, the weinee bite, and the can in the haystack version of musical chairs. Most of you readers have probably seen variations of these


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games, but the last game was a new one born out of the fertile imagination of Chris! Guys had to put on a grass skirt and lei, race down the field to waiting coconuts and rubber hammers. They were challenged to break open the coconut with the hammer, pour at least ½ cup of milk into a paper cup and race back down the field to win. First thing that happened the cheap Chinese hammers broke and half of the contestants had to use the handle to try and open the coconut, amid the laughter of the spectators! Kinda like you had to be there for that one. In the end, the registered couples that scored points ended up in a tie for second and Chris had them compete in a couple’s slow race. First and second in the field took home second and third place cash. Everyone had a lot of fun competing and spectating! The last event of the afternoon was the 50/50. There was a lot of last minute challenges to make the split $500 and several came forward to donate $100 bills after Chris’ challenge to

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donate. This 50/50 is always run by the local chapter of Vietnam Veterans and the proceeds are used throughout the year to assist local disabled vets and at Christmas for local needy children. John from Cookeville, TN, the BBQ vendor won the 50/50, but the Vets were the real winner and got more than 50% due to the extra donations. Mark and I left to get some supper with our local Full Throttle rep, Christian and his wife Julie, with every intention of returning for the evening concerts. However, our 1973 ServiCar had a different idea – she wouldn’t start at the restaurant after dinner! We had to miss the great line-up of Jody Medford, Fire Performer LaSanta Damiana, and the much-anticipated Southern Halo. I’m sure it was a wonderful evening and very sorry to have missed out. However, we are looking forward to next year’s dates with Handlebar Corral promoting Thunder in the Smokies kickoff rally in May 2018. And folks, don’t forget to attend their Sunday morning pancake breakfast, church service, music, and vendors before you head home.


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Shelton’s Harley-Davidson Open House By: Johnny Reb Shelton’s Harley-Davidson had an awesome open house on September 9th. I pulled in and saw the place full of customers and potential customers. Deals being done and everyone checking out the fantastic 2018 Harley lineup. If you have not had a chance to check out these beautiful machines, then you need to jump on that worn-out scoot and head to Goldsboro and go to Shelton’s Harley-Davidson. Get that great deal on a new bike and see Linda in MotorClothes, she will set you up with some new leathers and maybe a The Goldsboro new look. HOG Chapter was When I got grilling up some there, there was pork chops and a delicious smell in the air! The selling sandwiches. Goldsboro HOG Chapter was grilling up some pork chops and selling sandwiches. Normally the money raised would go to the HOG chapter, however this time they were raising money for a member and friend. I talked with past Director, Jimmy Brown, and current

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Children’s Advocacy Center Poker Run By CVHOG Story and photo by Alan Dockery The Catawba Valley Harley Owners Group ended August with their annual poker run to support the Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County. The weather was beautiful and lots of riders turned out for the cause. The Children’s Advocacy Center’s purpose is to build a community dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect while also coordinating responses to cases. They empower people through training and education, It was a long day, coordinate responses but worth every and reduce victim minute knowing it trauma. was for the children. Billy Dagenhart, CVHOG director, summed up the run, “What a day for our yearly charity Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County. The weather is perfect, volunteers are in place, electricity is in the air in anticipation of the day ahead, and we were ready. The line began to build at 9:45 and kept going. Within the first hour we had exceeded last year’s total and ended up with 156 caring individuals participating in the event. It was a long day, but worth every minute knowing it was for the children. That’s why we’re all here.” Besides the poker run, there were several tables of auction items, T-shirts sales, door prizes, and more that helped yield a generous donation to Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County exceeding all previous years’ totals. Stan Panoutsos had the winning hand while Donna Reidlinger

held the worst. “We want to thank Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, Jay and Kim from Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries, The Fabulous Thunder Brothers, 16/90 T’ville Scoops, our Catawba Valley Harley Owners Group #4252 of Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson chapter members for participating, all of our t-shirt sponsors, all of those who donated door prizes, and especially our volunteers and Kim Bumgarner. Without each and every one of these groups and individuals we could not have had the success that we had. Also, a special thanks to “Buffalo” Cameron of BACA for donating his 50/50 winnings back to CA,” Billy said. “From Catawba Valley Harley Owners Group, thanks again for making a difference.”

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The 8th Annual Eagle Riders Dean Ferris Memorial Ride By: Jerry Shelton August 19, 2017 was a beautiful day for a ride and we all gathered at Thunder Road HarleyDavidson for a fun time. Registration was 11 till 12:45 with KSU at 1 pm. Music was all around, T-shirts being sold, 50/50 drawing, and Eagle Riders as far away as Fredericksburg, VA showed up to support this benefit They probably had for Danville Pittsylvania never seen so many Cancer Asbikes on their lot, but sociation. they made us feel at We left home. out with 55 bikes and 10 cars and trucks with a police escort from the Martinsville, VA Motorcade Officer to lead. The ride was 65 miles down through some beautiful scenic back country roads of cantaloupe and tobacco fields with three stops. Our stops took us to a Welcome Center while still in the

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Benefit For Eddy And Diane Merritt

By: Rose and Lloyd When bikers go to a benefit, whether it be Toys For Tots, Wounded Warriors, Brenner Children’s Hospital, Mills Home, or many other events, they know where and who they are helping. Almost every weekend, here are a lot of benefits for a family or an individual, and the bikers come out and show their support, sometimes not even knowing the person or family, but still willing to help the cause. The benefit on August 19th at at Double D’s Burnout Saloon was for Eddy and Diane Merritt. Many who attended knew them, and many just heard of the need. I did not personally know Eddy and Diane, but those that did loved them dearly, and had wonderful things I would like to share with you. Cathy Gavel, a neighbor, said when she moved in her house in 1999, she was blessed to have a young couple, the Merritts, as neighbors. They quickly became friends, riding together, boating, or just hanging out having a beer. Eddy was always there for her, her husband, and her son. He always had an open ear or a shoulder if you needed

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I looked for you this morning. Going out in a run. I looked next door. I looked for a wave, I listened for a “whatcha doing, girlie?” I looked for you at the garage. I looked for you, washing cars, I looked for you taking the girls out. I looked for you this morning. By: Megan Godwin Another good friend, Tony “Mad Dog” King met Eddy and Diane at Lucky’s Saloon in Burlington a few years ago. They became friends or as “Mad Dog” says, they were family. They began to spend a lot of time riding together. Eddy even called him dad. When “Mad Dog” saw the extent of the hospital stay after Eddy had accident on July 1st, he just said “Benefit” and that was all it took. The benefit was held August 19th at Double D’s Burnout Saloon. People came with donation of all kinds, food, antiques, large screen TV’s, way too much to list it all, but all was greatly appreciated.


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The crowd just kept coming. enjoying the music, 50/50 raffles, auction, and food for $10 a plate. There was a blessing, and the food was served. To everyone’s surprise, the food was gone by 3:30, but more people continued to donate. There was a bucket setup at the stage, and when a donation was made, you rang the bell. The bucket raised about $7000, earning Eddy a lot of wings. David Thompson and “Mad Dog” held the auction and the raffles. The tears flowed when “Mad Dog” auctioned off a bar stool which was beautifully painted by his deceased wife. The stool sold to Gator for $450, but he turned around and gave back to “Mad Dog”. The benefit raised over $20,000. What a huge success and show of love and compassion. There were so many that were involved, it would be impossible to name everyone. You know who you are and that you are greatly appreciated. Eddy had been involved in so many benefits, and helping so many in so many ways. He lived life to the fullest. Eddy left this world on August 24th. Diane Merritt said, “My Hero is now my Angel! I’m the luckiest and blessed woman that was able to have her soul mate, that loved me for me with his tender, wonderful, unselfish, and nonjudgmental heart. His love for all of us has changed the world!”

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Red Knights NC13 Presents The 2nd Annual 9/11 Ride By: Jason Mullins The 2nd Annual 9/11 Ride that Red Knights NC13 put sponsored was a nice ride. We had 20 bikes, 15 Fire and Rescue Departments and about 70 people attend. The ride started at Shepherds Fire and Rescue on Charlotte Highway in Mooresville with Mount Mourne Fire Department with their ladder truck with an American flag flying high. The ride was escorted by the Iredell County Sherriff’s office and SheffieldCalahaln Fire QRV. The ride went thru Iredell County. Fire departments along the route shut down intersections to allow the ride to cruise straight thru. Once in the city of Statesville, the police department picked up the ride and took us through town. Trinity Fire Department set up their ladder truck in front of their station over Hwy 115 for the riders to pass under. Once at the end of the ride, North Iredell Rescue shut down the road and the bikes turned into Union Grove Fire

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Riders’ Roost Luau Party Story and photo by Alan Dockery After a long hot Summer, the best way to chill out for Labor Day Weekend is head up to the mountains for an End Of Summer Luau at Riders’ Roost in Ferguson, NC. I rolled in Saturday morning as the front was moving through and promising a beautiful weekend. The Roost was filling up with tents and bikes as people rode in from across the region. I saw folks I know from drag Charlie had a nice racing, the antique motorcycle club, fire going, the sky was clear and starry, and other places we enjoy motorand my beer was cycles and hanging real cold. out. It looked like a good crowd was forming for a big party weekend. Lots of my friends were there from Old Roosters to new folks who will be coming back for more Roost Time. I spent a lazy afternoon just visiting with folks and feeding worms to the fish in my favorite creek. Kinda banged up the old body this Summer so stayed out of the water. Teresa and Bo were serious about fishing that weekend and hauled some real nice bass out of that chilly water.

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9th Annual Jace Man Run By: Wally Wersching On Friday, August 15th and Saturday August 26th, The Cleveland County Independent Bikers (CCIB) and the Concerned Bikers Association CBA/ABATE of Cleveland County were sponsoring the 9th Annual Jace Man Run at CCIB’s Land at 1596 Racepath Church Road in Mooresboro, NC. In August of 2007, Wendy Panther’s five-monthold nephew, Jace, fell victim to abuse, and lost his life. Because of this, Wendy and her husband, Spanky, created the Jace Man Run to raise money for the Abuse Prevention Council (APC). Tragically on September 7, 2012, at only 51 years of age, Wendy suddenly died from an accident at home. She loved children, and put her heart and soul into raising money to put an end to child abuse. This year’s Jace Man Run was lovingly dedicated in her memory. The Jace Man Breakfast Buffet was held on Saturday morning from 8 - 11 am at the VFW Post 4066, Shelby, NC. For $8, breakfast included eggs, bacon, sausage, livermush, gravy, grits, biscuits, coffee, tea, or orange juice. All proceeds went go to the APC as well.

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Tuckahoe MC 29th Anniversary Party By: Johnny Reb Hey everyone, Johnny Reb here. Sorry it’s been so long since my last story, but I am back with a really great one this time! Tuckahoe MC has been going strong for 29 years and this party to celebrate this milestone was a frigging blast! All I can say is, “If this is how y’all do 29, holy hell, I can’t wait to see the 30th!” I pulled in to the clubhouse around 1330 on 19 August 2017 and it was raining like hell, but if you think that slowed the party down, you would be pure wrong. Everyone was hanging out and catching up with old friends and making new ones. I climbed off my bike and walked in, and there was the P of Tuckahoe MC, Bam Bam. I introduced myself to him and we talked about the club. These brothers are known throughout the MC community for throwing the best party around and they sure didn’t disappoint this year. When you put a couple of huge grills in front of a guy from East Texas, brother you are in for a treat. They grilled rib eyes, not steaks, the whole damn roasts! If that’s not enough, then they

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NHRA Carolina Nationals At zMAX Dragway Story and photo by Alan Dockery The National Hot Rod Association has its own championship chase and kicked it off during the Carolina Nationals September 16th at zMAX Dragway, Concord, NC. Eighteen Pro Stock Motorcycles were at the dragstrip north of Charlotte running hard to make the 16-bike field. I saw lots of y’all long-time motorcycle drag race fans enjoying a beautiful day at the finest dragstrip in the country. Four racers repreEvery ticket sented the Carolinas. is a pit pass. Matt and Angie Smith from King, NC, are real popular with the fans. Matt was looking great on the new Victory and Angie running well on the old Buell. Chip Ellis, China Grove, NC, is a long-time fan favorite and won last year. Melissa Surber, Mooresville, NC, is a rising star in Pro Stock Motorcycle. The other stars were there hanging out with fans and putting on a great show. Plus, I saw several riders y’all know from the Harley Drags and other series there helping teams. Pro Stock Motorcycle is a great class in many ways. Fans

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The Marion Moose Riders Bike Show By: Wally Wersching On Saturday September 2nd, the Marion Moose Riders held their 13th Annual Bike Show at the Marion Moose Family Center next to Lake James. I went last year, and enjoyed myself so I wanted to go again this year. A “Marion Moose Rider” is not someone riding around Marion, NC on a moose. He (or she) is part of the motorcycle riding group of Marion Moose Lodge The weather #1705 which is part of the Loyal Order of kept many Moose. people away. The website said that it would all start with breakfast at 9AM, and the bike show registration would start at 10AM. There would be bike games all through the day, with door prizes, and delicious food. They were also raffling off a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. At about 9:45AM, I headed north on Rte. 226. The skies were partly cloudy, and the temp was cool – the lower 70’s. I was glad that I wore the liner in my mesh motorcycle jacket. As I got closer to Marion, the clouds were much more ominous and dark. There were a few drops hitting my windshield but not enough to dampen my spirits. The road was wet because it had rained recently. I turned right onto Rte. 221. The sign on the bank said it was 62º – chilly for an early September morning. I continued all the way into Marion, On the east side of Marion, I followed the signs to the Moose Family Center. Because I wasn’t entering “Miss Vickie” in the show, I parked on the side – away from the show bikes. I walked to the registration table, and asked for the person in charge. I had brought the October 2016 issue of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine to give to the Moose Riders. In it was my article

about last year’s event on page 39. I gave it to the woman in charge, and she hadn’t seen it before. She was pleased, and thanked me for writing it, and bringing it for them to read. The DJ was playing great tunes all day. It was just loud enough to hear and enjoy without making everybody yell to be heard over the music. I walked around, and took a few pictures. There were not many bikes in the show. The weather kept many people away. The ones who were there were wiping the rain water from their bikes. A young man rode up on his motorized bicycle. I was intrigued, and asked him about it. One of his friends makes them from regular bicycles. His bike will go about 35 mph. That would be fun but the brakes were not upgraded. He’s still stopping by clamping the rubber brakes against the rim of the wheel. I’d hate to try to stop it in an emergency. Then it was noon, and the food was being served. Almost instantly, a line formed. The food smelled good, and from what I could see, it looked good, too. This year the Moose Riders were raffling off a 1992 Harley FXDB Daytona – a real classic. In 1992, a tribute was paid to the 50th Anniversary of the Daytona meet which was dressed in bright shades with a traditional level of chrome trim, and boasted Harley’s first true pearl paint job. On the tank was a special decal announcing the 50th Anniversary as taking place in March of 1991. Production was limited to 1,700 Daytonas. I didn’t need another bike (not even a classic), but I bought a raffle ticket anyway. It was for a good cause – The Needy Kids Christmas Fund. It was an enjoyable, and dry, ride home. I will definitely go again next year. It was fun, and a great way to spend a Saturday.


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By: Johnny Reb It’s hard to believe but that’s it, the last year of Jacob’s Run. September 16, 2017, we made the last ride to Hometown Harley-Davidson to participate in one of the biggest fundraisers that Eastern NC has ever had. Needless to say, when I pulled in the line of bikes had already covered the distance of the driveway and we’re lining up in the field. I asked Chris Riley if he had a number, but they were coming in so fast the parking guys It seems that almost couldn’t every chapter of Bikers keep up. As For Christ had come out I walked to support this cause that through the has been so dear to them. many, many bikes, I saw license plates from Pennsylvania, Connecticut and as far away as California. It seems that almost every chapter of Bikers For Christ had come out to support this cause that has been so dear to them. Jacob’s Run has been going for seven years. This is sig-

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Spyder Demo Days at Honda Of Winston-Salem By: Caroline The Can Am Spyder is becoming an increasingly popular motorcycle. Honda Of Winston-Salem is hosting a series of Demo Days where you can come by and have a new and enjoyable riding experience. The whole process starts by calling ahead of time to reserve your spot. The Spyder comes in Walkins are 2 models that feature touring and a sportier definitely welcome type of model. but only for open spots for each demonstration. Each rider is required to have a valid motorcycle endorsement on their driver’s license. You will complete the proper paper work and then watch a short video showing how the Spyder functions differently from motorcycles. While the DOT considers them motorcycles, they actually operate more like an ATV. Each rider and passenger is required to wear long sleeves, long pants, and no open toe shoes. It is recommended that you bring your When It Comes To Your Bike, Insurance Coverage Is Personal. It’s the difference between a phone call to an answering system when you need to make a claim and a one-to-one conversation with someone who cares about your bike as much as you do. At Encore Insurance Advisors, we can help you find the coverage you need, from insurance on your accessories to roadside assistance, and our service is always personal, friendly and knowledgeable. Before you take to the road, call Encore. We can protect your bike, and your assets, with the most competitive products available from the most reputable providers.

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own helmet but loaners are available if needed. Then, each rider goes through a small course in the parking lot to get used to the brake and steering through the cones. Once that is completed, a maximum of 5 riders, led by product manager, Ron Dob, go on a 10-mile ride through some of Winston-Salem’s most scenic neighborhoods. If you are familiar with the Spyder but it has been awhile since you tried one or looked at them, there are new features along with the standard ones that definitely make this worth considering. All now have 3 cylinder motors - a change from the 2 cylinder, which allows for easier shifting and gives better gas mileage. The Spyder comes in 2 models that feature touring and a sportier type of model. Folks who ride or have ridden the Spyder, say that some of the things they like best are better steering mechanism, reverse transmission, and built in safety controls. Also, this is a perfect solution for people who love to ride but have physical limitations. I think that if you sign up to try the Spyder at one of the upcoming demo days you will be pleasantly surprised. Or, even if it has been awhile since you test rode the Spyder, the new improvements will definitely excite you. The next upcoming demo days are October 27-28, November 10-11, and December 8-9. You can call to book your free demo experience at 844-621-7992 or go by Honda Of Winston-Salem at 591 Stratford Road in Winston-Salem, NC. Be sure to tell them that The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine sent you!


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15th Annual Catawba County Shriners Poker Run Story and photo by Alan Dockery Summers sure seem to go by fast when you enjoy motorcycles. I remember fifteen years ago when several of us started a local charity ride and picked the Shriners to raise some money for. September 10th was a nice mid-September Sunday afternoon to ride on the 15th Annual Catawba County Shrine Club’s Poker Run. I’ve been on all of those rides for a great cause. Supporting the Oasis Shrine Temple, the ride raises money for Shriners Children’s Hospitals. As folks rolled in from the afternoon ride, the Newton, NC Shrine Club parking lot filled with bikers. While folks turned in their poker hands, the Shriners served all the riders and volunteers some really good BBQ and fixins. Outside DJ “Doc Hollywood” Crump entertained folks. Once we finished eating, it was time to go outside for some door prizes and to announce the winners. Dennis Grigg coordinated the event and said, “We had approximately 200 people to turn out for the 15th Annual Catawba County Shrine Club’s Poker Run. Thanks to everyone that has continuously supported our event and thanks to all the new comers this year. With your generosity, we raised around $10,000.”

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South East Star BQ

By: Bill Gallaway This year the South East Region of Star Touring & Riding held their annual Star B Q in Hendersonville, NC. OK, get ready the Chapters attending were from the following States. North Carolina 6 Chapters, South Carolina 8 Chapters, Tennessee 2 Chapters, Georgia 1 Chapter, Indiana 1 Chapter, Pennsylvania 2 Chapters, Ohio 2 Chapters, Virginia 2 Chapters, Connecticut 1 Chapter, West Virginia 1 Chapter, and South Dakota the National Chapter. What this amounts to is over 180 attendees at the three day event that were ready to ride and have some fun. The event took place August 25th - 27th at The Cascades Mountain Resort in Hendersonville, NC. After the Attendees registered there was an opportunity to participate in the Silent Auction, a 50/50 raffle and get information on the many rides that were available for the 180+ attendees. Upon arrival riders checked out their rooms and found their riding partners and friends to adventure out and see the sights that Hendersonville had to offer. There were riders going all over the area. Some as far as Maggie Valley and down into South Carolina, my neck of the woods. I ride South Carolina continually so I ventured out to see Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and Bat Cave with a swing through Saluda, Tryon, and Landrum, SC. Later there was lunch, beverages, and opportunities to share what everyone saw on their specific adventure. That evening after everyone returned from dinner on their own all over town there was a Meet & Greet along with an Ice Cream Social that was held out on the patio. Again, the following day, there were various rides to Asheville, NC and a fun ride through the countryside where we visited a cider mill and an orchard. This evening dinner was held in a banquet room where, along with a cash bar, dinner was served and players of the Chinese auction found out what they had won. Folks gathered with their Chapters to enjoy dinner and listen to some specific Star and Chapter Business and listen to our Guest Speaker, Alyce Knaflich, from Aura Home, a house for women veterans transitioning out of homelessness in Buncombe County, NC. The primary goal is to provide a stable residence, for access to community resources and veterans affairs. Some services offered are counseling, job skills conversion, job training, financial assistance, legal assistance, medical care, and help with applications for veterans affairs benefits. It provides a safe, stable home for readjustment to civilian life. A few awards were presented, and there were raffle prizes and door prizes awarded. Folks were recognized in various categories such as the hottest bike, the dirtiest bike, the oldest bike, the bike with the most bling, and the ugliest bike. There

was also a mention of who (a non Officer) traveled the farthest from Chapter #293 New Haven, Connecticut. And there was reference to the next South East Star B Q which will be Held in Charleston, SC in May of 2018. It’s looking to be 4 fantastic days. A big “Thank You” to all of the folks that donated What this amounts to their time, in organizing the event, obtaining prizes, and is over 180 attendees or contributed toward the at the three day event event in some way. It was that were ready to a fun weekend with good ride and have some people. We couldn’t have fun. done it without you. If you didn’t make it, you missed a great time. FMI www.StarChapter352.com or www.StarTouring.org or www.StarDays.org or www.StarChapter236.com or www. StarChapter348.com, also www.AuraHomeWomenVets.org


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The Bull City Rumble is a world-renowned vintage motorcycle and scooter rally hosted by Ton Up NC annually on Labor Day Weekend in Durham, NC. Thematically, the event has its roots in the traditional rivalry of Mods vs. Rockers, the sensationalized clash of two youth cultures- scooter riding mods and motorcycle riding rockers, in 1960’s England. The event has evolved from its humble beginnings in a parking lot in 2005 to a multi-venue, multi-day rally drawing thousands of enthusiasts from all over the world. The hosts, Ton Up NC, are a small not for profit group of enthusiasts with a singular goal: to promote the riding, restoration and racing of vintage motorcycles. 2017 marks Ton Up NC’s 14th anniversary as an organization and marks the 13th edition of the Bull City Rumble. When not organizing events, the members of Ton Up NC compete nationally in vintage dirt and road motorcycle racing. On Labor Day weekend, 2017 (Sept. 1-2), downtown Durham was again filled with the sights and sounds of vintage scooters, motorcycles and enthusiasts from all four corners of

the globe. The historic Lucky Strike Tobacco Warehouses in Durham’s Brightleaf District served as the backdrop for the annual bike show on Saturday, September 2nd where judges are not necessarily looking for the prettiest and cleanest machines but who are looking for well ridden bikes with personality and craftsmanship. The bike show winners are: Best Vintage British: Bob Richardson, 1954 Triumph TRW500, Best Vintage European: Neal Clark, 1973 BMW R75/5, Best Vintage Japanese: Jimmy Boone, 1980 Honda CX500, Best Vintage American: Terry Iverson, 1966 Harley Davidson Shovelhead, Best Post Vintage: Dave Hull, 1985 Kawasaki 750 Turbo, Best Competition (Race Bike): Mike McSween, 1970 Kawasaki H1R, Best Vintage Scooter/Moped: William Scallone, 1961 Maico Maicoletta, Best Vintage Chopper: George Wood, 1967 Harley Davidson Sportster Chopper, Best In Show: Richard McEnally, 1954 Royal Enfield Chief. The weekend activities also included the Rumble Registration Party on Friday night, a Motorcycle Breakfast on Saturday morning, music on the outdoor stage, the Boom OR Bust Burlesque Show, and a raffle to benefit the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association. If you like vintage motorcycles and haven’t ever been to the Bull City Rumble, you owe it to yourself to attend Bull City Rumble 14 next year on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Visit tonup.bigcartel.com or Facebook for a glimpse of what Ton Up NC is about. Grey box: The historic Lucky Strike Tobacco Warehouses in Durham’s Brightleaf District served as the backdrop for the annual bike show on Saturday


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Benefit For Blue

By: Wally Wersching enjoy wearing it. We talked On September 10th, the for a while, and I gave him Dixie Drifters RC held a copy of the latest Carolia benefit for “Blue” who nas’ Full Throttle Magazine is a member of the Dixie to read after the festivities. Drifters RC. “Blue” had an People were coming accident while riding his up to “Blue” to wish him Sportster a year or so ago, well, so I backed off, and and had to have his left leg walked outside to talk to amputated above the knee. other members of the club. To have the amputation “Bull” was there with above the knee is much his lady friend “Bonez”. more serious than below the “Sleepy”, the club presiknee. because of it, “Blue” dent, took a short ride on is having a lot of difficulty his bike. There were people with his prosthetic leg. coming in all the time. “Blue” is a Vietnam One young man had a Veteran who saw a lot of Victory Cross-Country, action. He was stationed in and I walked up to talk Vietnam, and had the dangerous job of crawling into the Viet with him. I always like talking about Victory motorcycles. He Cong’s caves before blowing them up. originally bought his bike because it was different from all the Needless to say, “Blue” hasn’t been riding since the acHarleys in the area. Since then, more Victory Cross-Country cident. The benefit was held to help “Blue” get back “In the motorcycles like his are showing up where he travels. Now Wind” on a specially modified trike or some other bike he he wants something different. He told me what he plans to could ride in his condition. After years of riding do about $5,000 in modifications to his Victory motorcycles, it’s very hard to not be able to ride. including new blue paint, the loudest exhaust “Blue” is determined to ride again on a regular The benefit was system available, and a kick-ass sound system basis, and participate in the Dixie Drifter’s runs held to help “Blue” that can be heard for miles. throughout the year. Later, “Cuzz” from the Guardians Of The get back “In the I arrived at the clubhouse at about 1:30PM. Children arrived with his son. They went in to Wind”…. There was already a group of people there to talk with “Blue”. I guess that they have been honor and benefit “Blue”. He was inside talkfriends for a long time. I’ve only known “Blue” ing to anybody and everybody. It was his day. for a couple months, and realize that he’s a very I walked in, and talked with “Ears” as I passed out a stack of likeable man who needs our help to get back on his bike. I The Carolinas’ Full Throttle magazines. I saved a couple from hope that the $600 raised will give the club a good idea of last month where a couple of the club’s benefit runs were diswhat they can get for “Blue” to ride. “Dirt” will be leading the cussed. I was told that the widow of one of the benefits really effort for “Blue’s” trike in hopes to have it done by Christmas. wanted a copy of the magazine. Now she’ll get one. The Dixie Drifters RC and “Blue” really appreciated all who I walked up to “Blue”, and greeted him with a hug. I then came out and supported the effort today. gave him a Carolinas’ Full Throttle T-Shirt. I know that he’ll Open 7 Days 3pm - until

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The Harley-Davidson Book

Published by teNeues They are two-wheeled symbol of freedom; no other motorcycle brand in the world has the nearly mystical reputation of a Harley-Davidson. For more than a hundred years, this American classic from Milwaukee has shaped the motorcycle world. The fascination centers on the typical 45-degree, V2 engine. Over time, single-cylinder engines have come and gone from the Harley lineup, but the two-cylinder engine has been the defining style. Like a sculpture, it sits deep in the intricate tubular steel frame—an aesthetic revelation...and an auditory one as well. Once you’ve heard the gruff babbling of an early shovel, you’re addicted for life! 

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 The authors are all passionate bikers who have been under the powerful twins’ spell since childhood. DIRK MANGARTZ has worked for decades for German and international magazines and was the editor-in-chief of Custombike for more than a decade. He is the author and co-author of various motorcycle books, has a huge archive, and is actively involved in the development of motorcycle accessories, primarily for HarleyDavidson. SVEN WEDEMEYER moves on the boundary between photography and journalism. His pieces make The Harley-Davidson the culture of mobility Book is a visual tangible as he docujourney through a ments stories and pertradition deeply rooted authentic sonalities in photographs. in the spirit of freedom This seasoned gearhead not of the USA. only produces exciting work, he also brings his own custom bikes out on the road. PHILIPP WENTE, freelance photographer and editor at ramp, a magazine with a cult like following, was already zinging around his parents’ yard on his racing-orange Puky push bike (with the cool pennant on the front fender!) while still in diapers. Now he has custom bikes to ride: a Ducati Pantah and a H-D Early Shovel FLH. Unfortunately, they don’t have cool pennants, which he deeply regrets. 
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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!!

Two buddies were sharing drinks while discussing their wives. “Does your wife ever do it doggy style?” asked the one. “Well! not exactly.” his friend replied, “She’s more into the trick dog aspect of it.” “Oh, I see, so she’s kinky eh?” he asked curiously. “Well! not exactly! I sit up and beg, and she rolls over and plays dead.”

I was walking down the road today and saw my Afghani neighbor, Abdul, standing on his fifth-floor apartment balcony shaking a carpet.
 I shouted up to him, “What’s up Abdul, won’t it start?”

I live in a semi rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local city council office to request the removal of the ‘Deer Crossing’ sign on our road. The reason: “Too many deers are being hit by cars out here! I don’t think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.”

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A dentist noticed that his next patient, a little old lady, was nervous, so he decided to tell her a little joke as he put on his gloves. “Do you know how they make these gloves?” he asked. “No, I don’t,” she replied. “Well,” he spoofed, “there’s a building in Canada with a big tank of latex and workers of all hand sizes walk up to the tank, dip in their hands, let them dry, then peel off the gloves and throw them into boxes of the right size.” She didn’t crack a smile. “Oh, well. I tried,” he thought. But five minutes later, during a delicate portion of the procedure, she burst out laughing. “What’s so funny?” he asked. “I was just envisioning how condoms are made!” A man seeking to join an East Texas Sheriff’s Department is being interviewed. The Deputy doing the interview says: “Your qualifications all look good, but there is an attitude suitability test that you must take before you can be accepted.” Then, sliding a service pistol and a box of ammo across the desk, he says: “Take this pistol and go out and shoot six illegal aliens, six meth dealers, six Muslim extremists, and a rabbit. “ “Why the rabbit?” “Great attitude,” says the Sergeant. “When can you start?”

A clearly inebriated woman, stark naked, jumped into a taxi in New York City and sat down on the back seat. The cab driver, an old Jewish gentleman, opened his eyes wide and stared at the woman. He made no attempt to start the cab. The woman glared back at him and said, “What’s wrong with you, honey? Haven’t you ever seen a naked woman before?” The old Jewish driver answered, “Let me tell you sumsing, lady. I vasn’t staring at you like you tink; dat vould not be proper.” The drunk woman giggled and responded, “Well, if you’re not staring at my boobs or my butt, sweetie, what are you doing then?” He paused a moment, then told her...”Vell, M’am, I am looking and I am looking, and I am tinking to myself, vair in da hell is dis lady keeping de money to pay for dis ride?”

A Highway Patrolman waited outside a popular biker bar, hoping for a bust. At closing time everyone come out and he spotted his potential quarry. The man was so obviously drunk that he could barely walk. He stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes, looking for his motorcycle. After trying his keys on five other bikes, he finally found his own bike. He sat on his motorcycle in a good ten minutes, as the other patrons left. He turned his lights on, then off, and again on and off. He started his engine and pull forward into the grass, then stopped. Finally, he pulled out onto the road and started to drive away. The patrolman, waiting for this, turned on his lights and pulled the man over. He administered the breathalyzer test, and to his great surprise, the man blew a 0.00. The patrolman was dumbfounded. “This equipment must be broken!” the patrolman exclaimed. “I doubt it,” said the biker, “You see, tonight I am the designated decoy… I haven’t had a drink all day!”

A young man with his pants hanging half off his ass, two gold front teeth, and a half-inch thick gold chain around his neck walked into the local welfare office to pick up his check. He marched up to the counter and said, “Hi. You know, I just H A T E drawing welfare. I’d really rather have a job. I don’t like taking advantage of the system, getting something for nothing.” The social worker behind the counter said “Your timing is excellent. We Just got a job opening from a very wealthy old man who wants a chauffeur and bodyguard for his beautiful daughter. You’ll have to drive around in his 2017 Mercedes-Benz CL, and he will supply all of your clothes.” “Because of The long hours, meals will be provided. You’ll also be expected to escort the daughter on her overseas holiday trips. This is rather awkward to say but you will also have, as part of your job, the assignment to ‘satisfy’ her urges as the daughter is in her mid-20’s and has a rather strong sex drive.” The guy, just plain wide-eyed, said, “You’re bullshittin’ me!” The social worker said, “Yeah, well... You started it.”

I went fishing this morning but after a short time I ran out of worms. Then I saw a cottonmouth with a frog in his mouth. Frogs are good bass bait. Knowing the snake couldn’t bite me with the frog in his mouth I grabbed him right behind the head, took the frog, and put it in my bait bucket. Now the dilemma was how to release the snake without getting bit. So, I grabbed my bottle of Jack Daniels and poured a little whiskey in its mouth. His eyes rolled back, he went limp. I released him into the lake without incident and carried on fishing using the frog. A little later, I felt a nudge on my foot. There was that same snake with two frogs in his mouth. Life is good in the South. Amen, Brother! A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching his wife, who was looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she’d like to have for her birthday. “I’d like to be eight again”, she replied, still looking in the mirror. On the morning of her birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Coco Pops, and then took her to Adventure World theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Roller Coaster, everything there was. Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down. He then took her to a McDonald’s where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake. Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&M’s. What a fabulous adventure! Finally, she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted. He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, “Well Dear, what was it like being eight again?” Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed. “I meant my dress size, you retard!”


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Suches Loop Ride

By: Bill Gallaway The Greenville, SC Chapter of the Star Touring and Riding Organization has a chapter ride every month. September 9th was the date for our monthly ride. This month the ride was planned to Suches, GA. We had 9 bikes and 10 riders. The ride was planned with an early start from the Piedmont of SC, with a stop to pick up yours truly along the way at exit 11 off I-85, then onto GA. The traffic was slightly busier, with evacuees from Charleston, Savannah, SC and Florida heading north out of harm’s way from Hurricane IRMA. Even into upstate GA we saw FL plates, many on two wheels as The Suches Loop is well. known to the The Suches motorcycle community Loop is known to the motorcycle community as Georgia’s Dragon as Georgia’s Dragon, as compared to the Tennessee/NC’s Tail of the Dragon. There are many fun and challenging twists and turns to keep you on your foot pegs. We traveled north on 129/19 from Dahlonega, GA to Route 180, toward Suches and looped around to Two Wheels of Suches Resort and Campground with a great restaurant that

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7th Annual Warriors Memorial Ride

By: Vinnie Bryant September 10, 2017 was a day of new friends, old friends, and traditions. As the early morning dew burned off it was evident that the day would be a perfect riding day and for our 48th Annual Tribal Coharie Pow-Wow. Registration opened at 8 am and within the hour we had 30 bikes ready to go. It was apparent that we were going to have a nice group for our annual escorted ride that was developed to honor all veterans and service personnel that give their lives for our freedoms. There were smiles, hugs, and new friendships developing as we all awaited our 10 am departure. By 10 am we had 52 bikes ready to roll with many 2 ups. The first 50 registrants received our annual T-shirt. I introduced our Tribal Administrator, Greg Jacobs, who spoke briefly about our tribe, community, and giving back. I then introduced Jackie Brewington who is a Tribal Elder that fought for our great country. He spoke about what it was to be a Native American Veteran. I then ask Tim Fontaine, National Elder with Bikers He spoke about For Christ, to bless our what it was to be a day. He delivered a very Native American inspiring prayer. Veteran. The escorted ride departed on Highway 421 north of our Tribal Grounds. The rumble shook the ground as community members rushed to their front yards to view the spectacle. We then proceeded north on Highway 13 N towards Newton Grove. We came through Newton Grove otherwise known as Circle City to the locals and with traffic stopped we proceeded South on Highway 701 back towards Clinton, NC. Our first and only stop for fuel and refreshments came in Clinton after 50 minutes of riding. After a brief break, we departed Clinton at 11:30 and then we headed south on Highway

421 towards Delway then back towards the Tribal Grounds. The ride was smooth the entire way and the Sampson County Sheriff’s Department did an excellent job keeping the ride tight. We arrived back at our Tribal Grounds where all the riders were served lunch at 12:45. After lunch was served, all participating Veterans were presented a beaded feather for their sacrifices. Many, participating in our traditions, stayed until later in the evening. We all had a great time and the Creator was definitely looking over us on this great day. I can’t wait for our next adventure.

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Bikers 4 Boobs Breast Cancer Ride By: Buzz & Fay Morgan August 19th was the 8th year for the Bikers 4 Boobs Breast Cancer Ride. Ride organizer, Fay Morgan, is a 9-year breast cancer survivor and this is her way of “paying it forward after everything was said and done”. Fay went on to say, “I feel every woman has a right to have a mammogram. Randolph Health Cancer Center Mammogram Fund was started by us. We give uninsured/ under insured women free mammograms.” This year’s Bikers 4 Boobs ride started at JJ’s Watering hole and had 105 riders and raised around $4,000 on the “I feel every day of the ride. Ridwoman has a ers in attendance had right to have a plenty to keep them mammogram.” busy before and after the ride with vendors and live music. Before the ride left, Fay took the stage to introduce 4 breast cancer survivors who were in attendance and then we had the privilege of having Tori Nance sing a beautiful rendition of our National Anthem. Riders returned to an afternoon of music provided by Vintage & Lace and Audio Assault NC.

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Shriners And Bikers Team Up At JJ’s Watering Hole By: Rick Gammons There are strong bonds in our community today. Bikers have many friends, and some do not own motorcycles. But at one point, almost all will need help in some way - enter the bikers. In my life, I have never seen any group of everyday people who (sometimes have difficulties of their own) come out to help those less fortunate - enter the Shriners. The Shriners were established in 1870 with their Headquarters in Tampa, Florida. They are a body of the Freemasons. The early Shriners based their organization on fun, fellowship, and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth rather than mere ritual, as was the norm of that era. They have been helping people in need ever since, especially children. Everyone knows their most

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A Little Bit Of Paradise Bros & Bro-ettes, Have you ever just sat on the porch or at the window and listened to the birds sing or the wind blow? I love to sit and watch the birds and hummingbirds feed. For something so little they eat and drink a lot. To me that’s a little bit of paradise here on earth. You have to use the word paradise sparingly because our world was once completely good, but not anymore. It all started with Adam and Eve back in the garden when she listened to the serpent. When Adam and Eve sinned, they were expelled from the garden of Eden and the ground was cursed. Genesis 3:3 but the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die. 4) Then the serpent said to woman you will not surely die. 5) For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. The Lord cursed the serpent and Adam and Eve. 19) in the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are and dust you will return. Yet, God is making everything new. One day His dwelling place will be among His people in a renewed and restored creation, a new heaven and a new earth, where there will be no more deaths, crying, pain, or sickness, for the old order of

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Blue Ridge Parkway Revisited By: Bill Gallaway The Greenville, SC chapter of the Star Touring & Riding Association had their unofficial annual ride to Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This year’s ride, scheduled for August 12, was moved due to rain, so it was rescheduled for Saturday, August 19th. There were 10 bikes, 12 riders, and one truck and driver. The weather was fantastic and the traffic was light, despite the anticipated crowds expected for the viewing of the Great Solar Eclipse. 100 miles into the ride and approaching lunchtime, it was time to head for Bogart’s Restaurant and Tavern for some great food as we have done for the last 5 years or so. Little did I know, but there were members of the Hendersonville, NC Star Chapter # 236 waiting for our arrival at the restaurant. It’s a good thing our road captain didn’t let us hesitate too long at our various stops for gas and overlooks. After lunch, they joined us as we all rode to the Waterrock Knob overlook which is at an elevation of 5,820 feet. After many photo opportunities and relaxation, it was time to head back down from the cooler temps of the highlands,

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Little John’s Eternal Ride By: Johnny Reb On September 10th, the Wilson County Ghost Riders MC and their surrounding Ghost Rider chapters said farewell to their brother Little John. Little John was taken from us way too soon due, once again, to a cager that wasn’t paying attention. I just don’t understand why there isn’t anything being done about this $h!t. The law doesn’t seem to want to do anything and, in the meantime, we keep losing more brothers. These a$$e$ have got to have stiffer penalties for texting and driving, before they kill another motorcyclist. Getting off my soapbox now and back to the sad story at hand. My wife, Attitude, and I rolled in to show our respects. The Wilson County Ghost Riders clubhouse was packed with Little John’s brothers and sisters. The mood was The mood was subdued but not gloomy. subdued but His brothers were there to send him off in true not gloomy. Ghost Rider fashion. A little background before we say good bye, he was brought in to the Ghost Riders by Tombstone. A big man who does not have much to say, but was visibly upset. He truly loved his brother. After the Ghost Riders MC members shared their personal stories, some funny and some to bring the members to wipe their eyes and put their sun glasses back on, a Ghost Riders farewell was recited by Scrubs. Slider had the motorcycle lineup and Memorial ride all set. Preacher was the honored brother to carry Little John on his final ride. Frodo carried Little John’s cut for its final ride in the sun. The procession

pulled out for a ride that carried him past his house and some of his brothers houses that proceeded him to their eternal ride in the sky. There were brothers from other clubs there to say goodbye to their friend Little John. These clubs were as follows in no particular order, Road Rebels MC, Iron Order MC and Dixie Steel MC. This is Johnny Reb Out

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Full Throttle is a free monthly publication packed with the best biker news, stories, deals, services, and places to go in both the Carolina...

October 2017 - Issue #231  

Full Throttle is a free monthly publication packed with the best biker news, stories, deals, services, and places to go in both the Carolina...