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JULY 2013

Letter From The Editor............................................... Bike Nights................................................................. July 2013 Cruisin’ Calendar........................................ Cover Story - 2nd Annual Bull Dog Hero Awards........ A Visit With WWII Veteran Harold T. White................ Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride XIII........... Tribute To The Troops Memorial Day 2013................ 4th Annual AMCA Southern National Meet.................. Maggie Valley Spring Rally......................................... SBB 4 Corners Goes Down In History....................... Gin’s Speed Shop Grand Opening............................ Blue Ridge H-D Celebrates Anniversaries................. Bikers Inside The Beltway 2013................................. 3rd Annual Spring Boone Bike Rally............................ Ray Price Drag Racing Team Runner Up In Atlanta.. 5th Annual Gerald Harkey Car/Bike Show & Poker Run.. Patriot Rovers - A Healing Mission............................. Riders’ Roost 23rd Anniversary Party.......................... F.O.O.L.S. Inaugural Run........................................... 3rd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Kickstart Classic Ride....... Lincolnton Hog Happinin’ 2013.................................. Living Large At The Swingbridge Saloon................... R LO’s Pub & Grub.................................................... The 1st Annual Goat Ride And Cancer Benefit........... Stars & Bars Tavern Grand Opening Party................ Hunter’s Helping Kids Ride........................................ Chastity’s Ride........................................................... Julia Dilliard Benefit.................................................... 1st Annual Benefit For Ralph “Frog” Ellington, Jr........ People & Places......................................................... Spokes & Jokes......................................................... The Big Wing Ding Rocking Hoe Down..................... Becky’s Ride.............................................................. AMRA Mason Dixon Nationals................................... Mods vs Rockers........................................................ Thunder Zone............................................................ 2013 Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Rally......................... East Cooper Firehouse Poker Run............................ Sliding Sideways........................................................ Ride Of Pride 2013.................................................... Is History Repeating Itself?........................................ CrossRoads H-D Bike & Hot Rod Car Show/Swap Meet.. The Seth Nall Scholarship Fund Poker Run.............. Spring Beach Bike Week 2013.................................. 2nd Annual Iron Chariot Ride...................................... Durham Red & White 16th Annual Spring Bash.......... Torch Fires It Up......................................................... Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine – Busted!............ Bros & Bro-ettes......................................................... Ray Price Drag Racing Team Takes First In Ohio...... Bikers For Bikers Foundation 3rd Annual Rally...........

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une was a very busy month here in the Carolinas and The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine July issue is a testament to that. Check out the stories in this issue. There are over 40 covering different events from all over the Carolinas. It goes without saying that we were not able to attend all of these events personally and rely heavily on our staff and readers for stories and pictures for every issue. If you would like to see your event story and pictures in the next issue, just send it to me at and be sure to include a title and by line for the story as well as your contact information in case I need to ask you a question. We just participated in Smoke Out 14 at Rockingham Speedway and it was awesome! Check out for pictures. Unfortunately, there are no nekid pictures posted there. You had to be there to see if anyone really got nekid (which means having fun without no clothes on!). Maybe you can catch a whiff or why we call it participate rather than attend, eh? The month of July opens with a bang! The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine issue number 180 will be delivered and then we jump right into Independence Day celebrations. You can call it 4th of July if you like, but it is INDEPENDENCE DAY we celebrate. A bunch of colonists declared our INDEPENDENCE and a rag tag militia sent the pompous British army back to England in defeat. ( That is why we celebrate INDEPENDENCE DAY! Fire works are a feature of the celebration and this year The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine along with Greensboro Harley-Davidson and World Class Powersports invite you to celebrate with us at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro on July 5th. There will be FREE biker only parking on Bellemeade Street, a bike parade on the baseball field, discount ticket prices (if you pre register), and fireworks after the game. BTW, The Greensboro Grasshoppers put on one of the best fireworks displays I have ever seen on a regular weekend night, so we can only imagine what they are going to shoot off for INDEPENDENCE DAY! We invite you to join us to enjoy motorcycles, hot dogs, beer, baseball, and fireworks as we celebrate America’s INDEPENDENCE DAY. Call 336-2682888 for tickets and be sure to tell them that you want the discount and that you want to sit with the bikers and The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. Do not miss this fun filled evening at NewBridge Bank Park. What could be more AMERICAN?

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TUESDAY American Legion Post 55 6pm 111 Miller St. Winston-Salem, NC. 336-724-0660 WEDNESDAY In The Wind Bar & Grill 7pm 12125 Statesville Ave. Huntersville, NC. 704-875-2501 Lancasters Hawg Trawgh Saloon 515 Rinehardt Rd. Mooresville, NC 704-663-5807 Twin Peaks 7-11pm 8601 Concord Mills Blvd. Concord, NC. 910-467-8370 THURSDAY The Speakeasy 7pm 3983 Sycamore Dairy Rd. Fayetteville, NC. 910-339-2404 MVP’S Raw Bar & Grille 7pm 10916 Black Dog Lane. Charlotte, NC. 704-394-2129 Ricky J’s Sports Bar 7pm 2627 Sam Wilson Rd. Charlotte, NC. 704-394-1888 Freeborne’s Eatery & Lodge 14300 NC Hwy 18 S. Laurel Springs, NC 336-359-8008 Freeborne’s South 3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC. 336-331-3869 FRIDAY Chunk’s Hawg Haven 536 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC SUNDAY Horsefeathers Roadhouse 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Sherrills Ford, NC. 704-966-0192 R Lo’s Pub & Grub 2pm 207 Fisher Ferry St. Thomasville, NC

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You can submit your event 24/7 on our website E-Mail:, phone: 336-885-5400, fax 336-885-6794. We Reserve The Right To Edit All Submissions JUL 3 JULY 4TH PARTY Stars & Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Rd., Salisbury, NC. 704-310-5503. JUL 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY JUL 4 FULL THROTTLE BIKE NIGHT Ricky J’s Sports Bar & Grill, 2627 Sam Wilson Rd., Charlotte, NC. 4pm, 2 live bands, burnout contest, wet t-shirt contest, door prizes, bike show, bike games, fireworks, Full Throttle Magazine giveaway items. 704-394-1888. JUL 4-6 INDEPENDENCE DAY BASH Riders Roost, 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405. JUL 5 BIKE NIGHT AT NEWBRIDGE BANK PARK NewBridge Bank Park, 408 Bellemeade St., Greensboro, NC. Gates open 6pm, $7/advance $9/day of game, secure bike parking, bike parade on the field before the game, fireworks. Spons by Greensboro H-D, World Class Powersports, & The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. 336-885-5400 336-333-2287. JUL 6 4TH OF JULY PARTY AND RAY’S BIRTHDAY Buccaneer Lounge, 4400 Barringer Rd., Salisbury, NC. 4pm, BBQ, All day. 3 bands starting @ 4pm. Food, giveaways, drink specials. 704232-4245. JUL 6 3RD ANNUAL HONOR FLIGHT MEMORIAL RIDE Bethlehem Baptist Church, 4 Harrison Bridge Rd., Simpsonville, SC. Reg 9:30, ride 11am $30/bike. Spons By Upstate Defenders. 864-234-1340.

7 JUL 6 KERNERSVILLE PD POKER RUN FOR NC SPECIAL OLYMPICS Kernersville Police Dept, 134 E. Mountain St, Kernersville, NC. Reg 9-10am, ride 10:15. $15/bike, $5/add hands. T-shirt to first 25. picnic lunch. Benefits NC Special Olympics. Steve Bowman 336-996-2390. JUL 6 BLUE RIDGE JULY CELEBRATION Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Drive SE, Hickory, NC. music, free hotdogs, hot dog eating contest, watermelon spitting contest, water balloon throwing contest. Awards for Best Pickled Egg, Best Deviled Egg and Best Pie so bring your best batch and enter the competition. Email Marty at or call BRHD at 828-327-3030 ext. 216. Come celebrate with us! Marty Hall 828-327-3030. JUL 6 MYRTLE BEACH HARLEYDAVIDSON INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION Myrtle Beach HarleyDavidson, 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 11am-3pm. Stunt Riders, live music, free food. Donations accepted for MDA chapter!! www.myrtlebeachharley. com Sarah George 843-369-5555. JUL 6 34TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY Wingman MC clubhouse, 886 W Orange St, Fayetteville, NC. Gates open 2pm, food, drinks, games, drawings, wet t-shirt contest, live music. Joe 910-689-6901. JUL 6 BIKES, BEER & MUSIC Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 11am-5pm, beer and music. 704-6386044. JUL 6 SWAP MEET & FIREWORKS SHOW Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. www.thundertowerharley. com 803-461-1121. JUL 6 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10-11:30am 919-832-2261.

8 JUL 7 BIKERS FOR AMERICA’S BRAVEST Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9am, $25/rider. Escorting a piece of 9-11 steel in a relay from Georgia to Ground Zero. 919-832-2261. JUL 11 BIKE NIGHT Uptown Charlies, 5828 N. Church St., Greensboro, NC. 7pm, live entertainment, giveaways. 336-644-9447. JUL 11 BIKE NIGHT Smokin HarleyDavidson, 3441 Lee Myer Dr., WinstonSalem, NC. 336-722-3106. JUL 12-14 EASYRIDERS RODEO TOUR 2013 Wilson County Fairgrounds, 2331 U.S. 301, Wilson, NC. Motorcycle rodeo, motorcycle exhibits, weekend camping, bike show, trophy girl, wet t-shirt contest, food & beer on sale, barstool races, live music. www. 800-962-9857. JUL 12-30 ALASKA RIDE 2013 100 N. Main Street, Lexington, NC. ride to Hyder Alaska, 20 day ride. no cost except individual rider cost. Darrell Wilson wilsonsecurity@triad. 336-793-0013. JUL 13 MDA ON-SITE POKER RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. 11am-2pm www. 704-872-3883. JUL 13 BBQ BENEFIT FOR LEVINE’S CANCER INSTITUTE Hooper’s Tavern, 2900 Sam Wilson Rd., Charlotte, NC. 5pm, $10, live music, food. Benefits Levine’s Cancer Institute. 704-399-0360. JUL 13 17TH ANNUAL MOONSHINE RIDE Cross Roads Harley-Davidson, 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 4pm-5pm, ride 5:30, $20/sgl $25/ bbl, food, drinks, 50/50, door prizes. Rain or shine. Keith Honeycutt 828-2642177.

Cruisin’ Calendar JUL 13 MARINE “CHRISTMAS IN JULY” Toys For Tots. Tilley HarleyDavidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 704638-6044.

JUL 13 SIDS AWARENESS Carols Bessemer Billiards, 1207 E Bessember Ave, Greensboro, NC. Reg 10am KSU 12, $15/sgl $20/dbl, music, food, 50/50. Mel 336-543-6061.

JUL 13 POKER RUN FOR M.S. Buccaneer Lounge, 440 Barringer Road, Salisbury, NC. Reg 10am, ride 11am. $10/rider inc BBQ. Benefits National M.S. Society. Jennifer

JUL 13 AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS BIKE NIGHT American Legion Fuquay Post 116, 6400 Johnson Pond Rd, Fuquay, NC. Food, bike games, bands, 50/50, games, vendors. ericellerman@ 919-557-5990.

JUL 13 BIKERS FOR AMERICA’S BRAVEST Life Safety Emergency Management Complex, 404 S Church St., Rocky Mount, NC. Reg 9am, $25/ rider. Escorting a piece of 9-11 steel in a relay from Georgia to Ground Zero. 252-972-1449.

JUL 13 CAROLINA PATRIOT ROVERS BENEFIT RIDE Crescent Ford, 100 Old Winston Rd, High Point, NC. Reg 8am, ride 10:20am. $20/rider, $25/ two up. dogs ride free. Ride, food, live music, 50/50, auction. Benefits Carolina Patriot Rovers. 336-664-6990.

JUL 13 CHRISTMAS IN JULY Lumpy’s Ice Cream, 306 East Wait Ave, Wake Forest, NC. Bike & Classic Car Benefit Ride Reg. 9:30, ride 11am. $15 rider +$5 passenger. Proceeds to Central (Masonic) Children’s Home of NC Inc. Buck Buchanan 919878-7700. JUL 13 LUCKY 13 BIKINI BIKE WASH & BIKE SHOW Corner Pocket Sports Bar & Billiards, 1456 US Hwy. 52 N., Albemarle, NC. Bikini Bike Wash 12-4pm & Bike Show 4pm, awards 6pm. $10 Bike Show entry fee, $20 donation for bike wash. Show winners are judged by peoples choice penny toss. Presented by The Uwharrie Chapter CBA www. Charles Holcombe 704-463-0111. JUL 13 WING COOK-OFF Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9am, judging begins at 12pm! $5 all you can eat! Judging & serving 12pm. Ladies only diva bike show. Blood drive 9am-1pm. rayprice. com Sarah Hager 919-832-2261. JUL 13 GREAT CORNFIELD RIDE Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. www. 252-338-8866.

JUL 13 HIGHLAND CIRCUIT RIDERS MEETING Smoky Mountain Barbecue, 1008 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC. Meeting at 11-12pm. ride to follow. Bill Gorman 828-406-2339. JUL 13-14 SWAP MEET & JEWELRY SHOW Easy Eddie’s, 225 South Broad St., Mooresville, NC. 10am. 704696-2501. JUL 14 RANDOLPH COUNTY CBA DICE RUN Randolph County CBA Lodge, 620 Veterans Loop Road, Asheboro, NC. Reg 1pm, ride 1:30pm. $10/ person. Cash prize. http://randolph-cba. Gena Parker 336-9633438. JUL 14 W-S MOOSE RIDERS SUNDAY RIDE-IN Winston-Salem Moose Lodge, 1495 Old Salisbury Rd, WinstonSalem, NC. 4-6:30. Food, music, bike games. Jody G wsmooseriders@yahoo. com 336-785-3574. JUL 16 5TH ANNUAL VETERANS BENEFIT POKER RUN AND BIKE SHOW Ryan’s Sports Bar & Grill, 2002 Emmanuel Church Rd, Conover, NC. Best hand/worst hand prizes, raffle,

Cruisin’ Calendar 50/50, bike show, poker run. Food and drinks available. Benefits Purple Heart Homes and other veterans organizations. Corps_League_Det1 Frank Smith / Zack Fincannon, capthookfincannon 828-4937268, 828-851-1622. JUL 18 BRHD SERVICE HAPPY HOUR Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Open to all Blue Ridge H-D customers. Please RSVP with Marty. 6pm in Service Department! Marty Hall 828327-3030. JUL 19 BIKE NIGHT & BENEFIT FOR HIGH COUNTRY FIRST IN FAMILIES Cross Roads Harley-Davidson, 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. 6pm, live music. www.crossroads-hd. com 336-667-1003. JUL 19-20 SUMMER BASH Silent Heroes MC Club House, 5147 Front St., Stedman, NC. Pre party July 19th 7pm, Party July 20th 4pm-until, $10, live band, food, games. Hosted by Silent Heroes MC. JUL 19 KICKSTART PARTY FOR CHRISTMAS IN JULY Legend’s Pub, 4624 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC. 6-8pm 910-867-2364. JUL 19 BIKE NIGHT BEACH PARTY Harley-Davidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Rd., Asheville, NC. www. 828-581-2000. JUL 19-20 SUMMER RAGE Riders Roost, 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405. JUL 19-21 4TH ANNUAL THUNDER IN KANAWHA VIRGINIA BIKE RALLY Kanawha Valley Arena, 121 Kanawha Ridge Ln, Dugspur, VA. 1 day $15, wknd $25, camping, live music, tattoo contest, bikini contest, bike show, burn out pit, guided tours, bikini bike wash, vendors, bike games, corn hole. 704-400-5689.


JUL 20 FULL THROTTLE BIKE NIGHT MVP’s Raw Bar & Grill, 10916 Blackdog Ln., Charlotte, NC. 6pm, dj, door prizes, bike show, bikini contest, Full Throttle Magazine giveaway items. 704-394-2129.

rider. $5/add’l hand. 50/50, door prizes, lunch after the ride. In memory of Roger Smith. Funds benefit Roger’s family to offset medical costs. Arlene Mabry 919-422-7234.

JUL 20 SUMMER BASH HarleyDavidson of Greensboro, 538 Farragut Street, Greensboro, NC. Bands, vendors. 336-2731101.

JUL 20 CINDY’S RAINBOW SARCOMA AWARENESS RIDE Hometown Harley-Davidson, 2300 Elaine Way, Winterville, NC. Reg 9am, ride 11am $15/rider, $10/pass, food. Benefits Sarcoma Foundation of America. 252439-1345.

JUL 20 BIKE BASH Harley-Davidson of New Bern, 1613 Hwy 70 E, New Bern, NC. 12-4pm, demo rides, live music, door prizes, food. 252-633-4060. JUL 20 2ND ANNUAL MISS DOWN HOME HARLEY-DAVIDSON CONTEST Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 336-2271261. JUL 20 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE Widow Maker Custom Design & Repair, 5582 Mt. Harmony Church Rd., Rougemont, NC. 10am-2pm, dj, food, bike show. 336-364-8535. JUL 20 DEMO DAY Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 704-6386044. JUL 20 MDA PARTY Tilley HarleyDavidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10am-3pm. Food, drink, music. Benefits MDA. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury. com 704-638-6044. JUL 20 ANNUAL BIKE WASH Thunderroad Harley-Davidson, 4960 Riverside Drive, Danville, VA. thunderroadhd. com Scott 434-822-2453. JUL 20 SEVEN SABRES BROTHERHOOD-MEMORIAL RIDE FOR ROGER SMITH D & Q Motorsports, 44 N Broad Street East, Angier, NC. Reg 9am, ride 10:30am. $15/bike, $20/

JUL 20 RIDE FOR LIFE Smokin Harley-Davison, 3441 Myer Lee Dr, Winston Salem, NC. Reg 9am, escorted ride 11am. $15/single rider, $5/add rider. Door prizes, 50/50, Free shirt. Benefits American Cancer Society. Steelrainmc. com Sandman sandman@steelrainmc. com 704-913-8907. JUL 20 BBQ BROTHERS RC BUTT PICK’IN PARTY BBQ Brothers Rc Hog Farm, 8424 Cleveland RD, Clayton, NC. Live music, fresh hog. $8/plate. benefits charity jerry hart 919-8682850. JUL 20 MISFIT BENEFIT (DANNY BOWERS) Ride Now Powersports, 254 Concord Pkwy, Concord, NC. 10am-3pm. BBQ, Bikini Bike Wash, 50/50, Corn Hole Tourney ($10/person, $20/ team). Boston Butts sale for pre-order only. $35/butt, $7/plate at event, includes beans & slaw. Danny a Vulcan Rider and Officer of the Uwharrie CBA diagnosed with ALS. All proceeds go directly him. Rick Hadley 704-2245626. JUL 20 MOTORCYCLE FLAT TRACK RACING Woodleaf Speedway, 3345 Potneck Rd., Woodleaf, NC. Adm $10, gates open 1pm, practice 5pm, race 7pm. www.woodleafspeedwaync. com 704-902-2287.


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JUL 20 REVERSE RAFFLE NIGHT RIDE Legend’s Pub, 4624 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC. 910-867-2364.

Reg 1pm, ride 2pm. www.blueridgehd. com Sherry Turgeon 828-327-3030.

JUL 20 TEDDY BEAR RIDE IN MEMORY OF FERG Wal-mart, 121 W Elmsely Dr, Greensboro, NC. Reg 8am, ride 10am to the hospital Duke’s Children’s Hospital. $10 & new teddy bear/rider. Benefits Children’s Miracle Network. Tammy Ferguson 336-235-8946.

JUL 21 WOMEN’S FREEDOM RIDE 2013 Low Country Harley-Davidson, 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. Benefits The Independence Fund. Gail Ankney 843-554-1847.

JUL 20 TRADE-A-THON Honda Suzuki of Sanford, 3128 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC. Live Radio Remote Broadcast. 9am-12 music, food & drinks. Ride your bike into trade. Open 8:30am-4pm 919-775-3638. JUL 20 POKER RUN FOR BURN CHILDREN Iron Station Thunder, 124 East Water St., Lincolnton, NC. 10am 704-735-0506. JUL 20 11TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN JULY TOY RUN Victory of Fayetteville, 4400 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8am ride 10am, $15/rider plus toy, $10/pass includes lunch, t-shirt and pin. Prizes, live music, raffles. Benefits Duke’s Children’s Hospital & Children’s Miracle Network. William Winford 910-426-5082. JUL 20 6TH ANNUAL HOSPICE OF DAVIDSON CO RIDE FOR ANGELS Denton FarmPark, 1072 Cranford Rd, Denton, NC. Reg 8:30-10:30am, ride 10:45am. $15/bike, $5 2nd rider, inc lunch. Escorted ride. Free entertainment, door prizes, 50/50. t-shirts available. Tammy Troublefield 336-475-5444. JUL 21 9TH ANNUAL SUNDAY BASH Tilley Harley-Davidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Bike Show, prizes, music, food. Benefits Victory Junction Gang Camp. 704-8723883. JUL 21 LADIES ONLY RIDE Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave. Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Ladies Only Ride.

JUL 26-28 RUN TO THE RIDGES BIKE FEST Veteran’s Park, 691 W Lebanon St, Mt. Airy, NC. Poker run, rat rod & bike show Sat. Music. Benefits the food bank. 336-789-7572. JUL 27 BIKINI BIKE WASH Fraternal Order of Eagles, 5731 South Boston Hwy., Sutherlin, VA. 11am-3pm. Bike wash $15. hot dog lunch. T- shirts avail, raffle tickets. Benefit for the Dean Ferris Memorial Poker Run for the Danville Cancer Assoc. eagles4420 Jerry Shelton 434-2510994. JUL 27 HEAVEN’S DEN MOTORCYCLE RIDE & BENEFIT Totally Committed Ministries, 1215-A Shana Lane, Asheboro, NC. Reg 9am, ride 10, $15/sgl $20/dbl. Benefits 15yr old battling Leukemia. Jeff Looney 336-3023986. JUL 27 2ND ANNUAL BIKES FOR BOOBIES BIKE SHOW Bucked Up Super Saloon, 1160 NC Hwy 66, Kernersville, NC. Bike show $10/bike, food, vendors, kid friendly, bike show, corn hole tourny $10/2 person team, live music, trophies. Benefit for Breast Cancer. Steve Troutman s_troutman74@yahoo. com 336-486-3371. JUL 27 MDA RIDE TO CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 704-638-6044. JUL 27 2ND ANNUAL EASTPOINTE POKER RUN Buffalo Lanes Bowling, 100 W Jackson Blvd, Erwin, NC. Ben-

efits Falcon Children’s Home, Launching Of EastPointe Church. Free lunch, door prizes. Ride led by Seven Sabres Brotherhood! Garrett Chase, Associate Pastor 919722-9516. JUL 27 GCHS MARCHING BAND FUN RUN Cape Fear Harley Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd, Fayetteville, NC. $10/ Fun run, $20/ bike show. Prizes, raffles, trophies, food avail. Benefits the band with their program this year. Stephanie Shepherd tntred75@yahoo. com 910-988-0802. JUL 27 GOOD SAMARITAN EXCURSION RIDE Baggerz Saloon, 4212 Ebert St, Winston Salem, NC. Reg 12pm, ride 12:30. $20/bike, food inc. Live music, bikini bike wash, silent auction, 50/50. Benefits friend of ours with medical expenses. Dennis or Toni 336-768-8755. JUL 27 CLAYS RIDE Al’s, 3003 E. Ash St., Goldsboro, NC. Reg 9:30-11am, $10/hand $5/rider, food, music. Proceeds go to Shriner’s Children Hospital. Rain date Aug 3rd. Tonya Lee 919-751-2118. JUL 27 3RD ANNUAL PRAYER RIDE Chesnee United Methodist Church, 409 S. Kentucky Ave, Chesnee, SC. Reg 12pm, ride 1pm. Mongoose sceplee@ 864-437-7345. JUL 27 2013 CHDDA RIDE FOR LIFE TOUR Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy, Concord, NC. Benefits MDA. Liz Kayed ekayed@ 704-663-1181. JUL 27 STUFF THE BUS Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. 9am-5pm. Benefits Currituck Co. kids. 252-338-8866. JUL 27 MDA RIDE FOR LIFE Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. 8am-5pm. Ride to Charlotte Motor Speedway. www. 239-561-8090.

Cruisin’ Calendar JUL 27 5TH ANNUAL JIMMY HALACHEFF MEMORIAL RIDE Bill’s Sports Bar, 234 W. Harden St., Burlington, NC. Reg 10am, ride 12pm. $10/rider, $20/double. Inc food. Best & worst hands, 50/50. Benefits Disablesd American Veterans. Bill 336-228-0220. JUL 27 RIDE FOR LIFE Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave. Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 9:30am. Party, live entertainment, bike show 1-5pm. Proceeds to send 5 local kids to MDA Summer Camp. goto/blueridge Marty Hall 828-3273030. JUL 28 ROCKIN’ FOR WHEELS Bucked Up Super Saloon, 1160 N Carolina 66, Kernersville, NC. Reg. 12 noon. Single rider $15 Double $20. 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Addy, 4, with cerebral palsy. 3 bands at 2pm Melissa Hannah 336-2519842.

Scan This QR Code To Check For Events That Missed The Print Issue AUG 1 BIKE NIGHT Smokin HarleyDavidson, 3441 Lee Myer Dr., WinstonSalem, NC. 336-722-3106. AUG 3 PRIVATE NOLEN RYAN HUTCHINGS RIDE Spartanburg Harley-Davidson, 365 Sha Ln., Spartanburg, SC. Reg 8am-11am ride 11:30am, $10, 50/50. Benefits Shriner’s Hospital. Presented by NWSC ABATE and The Legion Riders. Rain date Aug 10th/ Martin Horton 864-237-7113. AUG 3 BENEFIT RIDE FOR BOBBY EDWARDS Cousin Gary’s Family Restaurant, 626 S Key St, Pilot Mountain, NC. Poker Run, 50/50 Raffle Tickets, Meal and Live Entertainment. Benefits Bobby Edwards with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Stoney Shelley sandkminiatures@ 336-351-8054.

AUG 3 ELBAB SHRINE CLUB 2013 ANNUAL BIKE RIDE ElBAB Shrine Club, 571 Patterson Mill Rd, Barnwell, SC. first out 10am. $15/rider, $10/ passenger inc meal. Food, fun, prizes. Shotgun Drawing, police escort. Benefits Burned and Crippled Children Ned Mckenzie 803-943-8328. AUG 3 BENEFIT FOR KENDALL RICKETSON Honda Suzuki of Sanford, 3128 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC. Reg 8:30-10am, ride 10. $20/bike.meal provided after ride. Benefit poker run for Kendall Ricketson, to help his family with funeral expenses. Dog dogg2019@hotmail. com 910-984-6453. AUG 3 5TH ANNUAL MATT WINTERS SCHOLARSHIP DICE RUN Granville County CBA Lodge, 1639 North Carolina 50, Creedmoor, NC. Reg 11am-12:15 KSU 12:30 $15/driver $10/ pass includes meal, door prizes. Rain date August 10th. Alan Wilder 919-2805108. AUG 3 6TH ANNUAL J’VILLE BIKE BASH Coastal Plains Dragway, 4744 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. 10am. Adm $10. Stunt show, people’s choice’ bike show, swap meet, live DJ/ bands, vendors. drag strip, stunt competition, burnout competition. Benefits the Onslow Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Foundation & Run for the Son Outreach. Grace Richard 910-3894074. AUG 3 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10-11:30am 919-832-2261. AUG 3-4 4TH ANNUAL CHARLIE MIKE RIDE Harnett County Veterans Park, 301 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington, NC. Reg 7am, ride 9am. $60/ bike pre-reg, $70/bike day of event. Ride patch, highway tolls and meals included. Annual 1000 miles in 24 hour benefit ride honoring the veterans and fallen

11 comrades of the 1983 Beirut Barracks Bombing. Stops at Beirut memorials in Jacksonville, NC and Philadelphia, PA. Iron Butt eligible ride. Ilene “Hendo” Henderson 404-234-6513. AUG 9 BIKE NIGHT Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson, 928 N. Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC. 6pm-9:30pm, live music, food, vendors, burnout contest. 252-446-7292. AUG 9-10 ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER Riders Roost, 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. Bands. 336-973-8405. AUG 10 V.V.A. ANNUAL L Z 960 BENEFIT POKER RUN Lakevue Landing, 543 Camp Shelor Rd, Manning, SC. Reg 11am, $10 entry fee. 803-4784300. AUG 10 APS’S 2ND ANNUAL MARBLE RUN Summers Bar, 220 W Kings Hwy, Eden, NC. Reg 10am, ride 11:30 $25/rider $10/pass inc lunch & t-shirt. Food, Live music, dunk booth, wrestling, corn hole, animal demonstrations, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Animal Protection Society of Caswell Co. who donate animals to Veterans. apscaswell@yahoo. com 336-694-4921. AUG 10 1ST ANNUAL PATH OF HOPE RIDE FOR RECOVERY Path of Hope, 1675 East Center St. Ext., Lexington, NC. Reg 8:30, ride 10, $20/ rider $10/pass inc. food and event t-shirt for first 100. 336248-8914. AUG 10 BROTHERS OF THE HORIZON M/C 33TH ANNUAL MC RALLY Robbins, NC, 103 Atlantic Rd., Robbins, NC. Bike and car show, trophies, awards, bike games, cash prize, burn out contest. 1pm-Until. Ronnie Thompson 910-9483911. AUG 10 AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS BIKE NIGHT American Legion Post 116 Fuquay, 6400 Johnson Pond Rd, Fuquay, NC. Food, bike games, bands,

12 50/50, games, vendors. ericellerman@ 919-557-5990. AUG 10 HIGHLAND CIRCUIT RIDERS MEETING Smoky Mountain Barbecue, 1008 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC. meeting 11-12pm. ride to follow Bill Gorman 828-406-2339. AUG 16 GOLDRUSH PRE-PARTY Pure Gold, 143 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC. 8pm, foam wrestling, tattoo contest, wet t-shirt contest. 910-452-2228. AUG 16 BIKE NIGHT Harley-Davidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC. 828-581-2000. AUG 16-17 AMERICA’S 9/11 RIDE Somerset, PA. Largest police escorted motorcycle ride Shanksville PA, the Pentagon, to World Trade Center. Benefits college scholarship for active first responders. Pre-register Jeffery Kitsmiller, Sr. jeffrey@ 877-7710118. AUG 16-18 MAGGIE VALLEY SUMMER RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Bike games, bike show, trike show, live music, vendors, door prizes, LED light show, corn hole contests, tour ride, 50/50 raffles, DJ, special guest & more. Wknd Admission $25 per person – Sun $10. Sonny 336-643-1367. AUG 17 ALTEC UNITED WAY CHARITY RIDE Buffalo Brothers, 11735 Retail Dr., Wake Forest, NC. Reg 9-10:15am, ride 10:30, $20/bike inc event shirt. Benefits United Way. 919570-6004. AUG 17 RAISIN’ A LITTLE KANE Harley-Davidson of Greenville, 30 Chrome Dr., Greenville, SC. Reg 10am12. Fighting Batten Disease. Bryan Parris 864-263-6655.

Cruisin’ Calendar AUG 17 GOLDRUSH #16 CHARITY BIKE SHOW Pure Gold, 143 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC. Reg 11am-1pm, bike show, FMX show, biker babe contest, charity raffle. www.puregoldclubs. com 910-4522228. AUG 17 1ST ANNUAL POKER RUN AND CAR SHOW Mixer’s, 407 E. Main St., Franklin, NC. 10am, car show 12, $25/entry for poker run $10/entry for car show. Live music. Proceeds go to Jimmy Ammons. Lucky 931-572-8300. AUG 17 ROBERT “PIG” RUSSELL MEMORIAL RIDE Hometown Harley-Davidson, 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. 9:30am, ride 11am. $20. Benefits Royal Ranger Program. 252-439-1345. AUG 17 BENEFIT RIDE FOR MICHAEL HOLT East Bend Evangelical Methodist Church, 104 Blanch Street, East Bend, NC. Reg 9-10:45am, ride 11am. $20/bike. food, live music, 50/50, door prizes. Benefit ride for Michael Holt diagnosed with cancer. Todd Coram 336-428-8041. AUG 17 MOTORCYCLE FLAT TRACK RACING Woodleaf Speedway, 3345 Potneck Rd., Woodleaf, NC. Adm $10, gates open 1pm, practice 5pm, race 7pm. 704-902-2287. AUG 17 FUN RIDE Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. 252-338-8866. AUG 21 LADIES GARAGE PARTY Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Appetizers and Garage Party Tote bag with H-D goodies. RSVP. Marty Hall 828-327-3030. AUG 23-24 HEAT OF THE SUMMER PARTY Stars & Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Rd., Salisbury, NC. 704-310-5503.

AUG 24 2ND ANNUAL BULLDOG HERO AWARDS Harley-Davidson of Charlotte, 9205 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC. Honoring 5 bikers for their outsanding contributions to their communities. Spons by Bob “The Bulldog” Karney - Karney Law Firm. www. 704-376-7982. AUG 24 BIKES, BLUES AND BBQ Cabarrus Shrine Club, 1460 Oakwood Ave, Kannapolis, NC. KSU 11am, $25/ bike inc t-shirt $5/add pass, live music, food. Benefits Shriners Hosp. www. 704-933-2797. AUG 24 SICKLE CELL CHARITY RIDE Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency, 1102 E Market St, Greensboro, NC. Reg 10, ride 11am. $20/motorcycle. Police escorted ride. Free food. 336-274-1507 www. Cassandra Durham 336-886-2437. AUG 24 DISCIPLE CHRISTIAN MC KNUCKLE RUN Calvary Chapel, 1156 Barr Rd., Lexington, SC. 11am. Proceeds for cancer research. www.disciplecmc. com 803-399-0014. AUG 24 NEW MODEL UNVEIL PARTY Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am-5pm 919-8322261. AUG 24 WILSON’S MILLS CIVITAN CHARITY RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9:30-10:45am ride 11, $20/rider $10/pass, 50/50, food, door prizes. Benefits Johnston County Special Olympics. Daryl Jones 919-901-2765. AUG 24 ULTIMATE BIG POT FUN RUN Blue Ridge Harley-Davdison, 2002 13th Ave. Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 9am, last out 11:30am, $20/sgl $30/ dbl, free t-shirt to first 100, food, live music, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits South Mountain Christian Camp and Hickory CBA Chapter Charities. Keith Bumgarner 828-302-4590.

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14 AUG 24 COST OF FREEDOM POKER RUN Harley-Davidson of New Bern, 1613 Hwy 70 E., New Bern, NC. Benefits Cpl. Christian Brown a double amputee and Silver Star recipient and the Semper Fi Fund. Sergio “Sparky” Esquivel vema252@ 361-446-5639. AUG 24 ANNIVERSARY PARTY & OPEN HOUSE Harley-Davidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Rd., Asheville, NC. 828-581-2000. AUG 25 ASHEVILLE RIDE FOR KIDS WNC Ag Center Expo Hall Gate 5, 775 Boylston Hwy, Fletcher, NC. Reg 8-9:30am, ride 10am, $50/bike escorted ride, food. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Grover and Ruth Lewis 800-253-6530. AUG 30-31 FALL BOONE BIKE RALLY High Country Fairgrounds, 748 Roby Greene Rd., Boone, NC. $15/Fri, $25/Sat $30/wknd, biker games, wet tshirt contest , vendors, live music, camping available, coolers allowed. www. 828-733-8060. AUG 30-31 5TH ANNUAL JACE MAN RUN Brackett’s Cedar Park, 4953 Casar Rd., Lawndale, NC. Keith Wilson 704692-0538. AUG 30 - SEP 1 VETS FEST 2013 Sandy Point Resort Campground, 176 Sandy Point Dr, Knott’s Island, NC. Fri 7-11pm, Sat 12-11pm, Sun 12-6pm, live music, camping. Benefit the EQUIVETS Veterans Charity and Hampton Roads Area Veterans. www.rough-riders-mc. com Sailor 757-377-9973. AUG 31-SEP 1 CHEROKEE SOUL REVIVERS CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLE RALLY Cherokee Fairgrounds, Highway 441 North, Cherokee, NC. 9am, music, food, vendors, bike games, speakers. benefits BikerDown. www.

Cruisin’ Calendar AUG 30-SEP 2 HLF BIKER FAMILY CAMPOUT Denton FarmPark, 1072 Cranford Rd, Denton, NC. Free camping, free food, free Jesus. nightly services, live music, preaching, vendors, bike show, bike games, childrens ministry, teen activities nightly. Vendors contact Popkorn. Popkorn 336-2257224. AUG 30-SEP 2 LABOR DAY PARTY Riders Roost, 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405. AUG 31 2013 BULL CITY RUMBLE VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE/SCOOTER SHOW & RALLY Bull City Rumble, 1007 Main St., Durham, NC. 1-5pm, bike show, vendors, music, food. AUG 31 MARION MOOSE RIDERS 9TH ANNUAL BIKE SHOW Marion Moose Family Center, 999 Bill Cook Dr., Marion, NC. Breakfast 9am, reg 10am, $15 inc lunch. Judging 12pm, lunch 12pm. Raffles, bikes games, burn out pit, trophies, t-shirts, vendors, 2003 HD sportster raffle. Benefits our Needy Kids Christmas Fund. Trudi Ashby 828-442-9553. SEP 5 BIKE NIGHT Smokin HarleyDavidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr, WinstonSalem, NC. 336-722-3100. SEP 7 BIKES, BOOZE & TATTOOS Carolina Distillery, 1001 West Ave, Lenoir, NC. 3pm. Tattoo contest, bike show. Chris Hollifield chrishollifield71@gmail. com 828-302-1407. SEP 7 6TH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S RIDE FOR A MIRACLE WalMart, 2114 S Main St., Wake Forest, NC. Reg 8-10:30 am. $20/rider, $10/passenger. Inc after party, food, live music, door prizes & a picture of you with your bike! Benefits Children’s Miracle Network, Duke. Sue Jennings 919-723-8974.

SEP 7 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1226 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Sign in 1010:30am 919-8322261. SEP 7 U.S ARMY SPC. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN BARTKIEWICZ MEMORIAL RIDE Cox’s HarleyDavidson, 2795 NC 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 10am, ride 11. Proceeds for water fountain or new playground equipment for local park. 336-328-7725. SEP 7 RIDE TO ROCK OUT ALZHEIMER’S St. Joseph of the Pines, 590 Central Dr, Southern Pines, NC. Reg 8:30am KSU 10:45, 50/50, raffle, music. Benefits St. Joseph of the Pines. www. Nathan Summers 910-246-3002. SEP 13-15 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES FALL RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC. Tour rides, music concerts, bike builders, bike games, bike show, prizes, vendors. Gates 11am-11pm Fri., 9am-11pm Sat. & 9am-4pm Sun. Chris or Lori 828-2462101. SEP 14 3RD ANNUAL PATRIOT RUN Anderson VFW Post 5996, 1905 Hwy 29 N, Anderson, SC. Reg 12 $15/sgl $25/ dbl. Hosted by Rough Riders MC Hemi 864-650-2905. SEP 14 10TH ANNUAL FRANCES R WILLIS SPCA PAW-KER RUN Dorchester Shrine Club, 2150 Beech Hill Rd, Summerville, SC. Reg 10am, first out 11, $20 inc t-shirt, food, door prizes, 50/50, live band, vendors. Charles Botts SEP 14 FUN RIDE Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. 252-338-8866. SEP 14 CLAYTON HARVEST FESTIVAL RIDE & SHOW Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10-11am www.raypricehd. com 919-832-2261.

Cruisin’ Calendar SEP 14 AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS BIKE NIGHT FUQUAY American Legion Post 116, 6400 Johnson Pond Rd, Fuquay, NC. Food, bike games, bands, 50/50, games, vendors. 919-557-5990. SEP 14 HIGHLAND CIRCUIT RIDERS MEETING Smoky Mountain Barbecue, 1008 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC. meeting 11-12pm. Ride to follow Bill Gorman 828-406-2339.

SEP 20 PATRIOT RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 11am ride 1:30pm,

$20/rider $10/pass include t-shirt and lunch. Benefits National Guard & USO NC. 919-8322261.

SEP 21 FALL BRAWL 2013 HarleyDavidson of Greensboro, 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. 336-273-1101.

SEP 20 20TH ANNUAL TRAIL OF TEARS MOTORCYCLE RIDE Convention Center, 1501 Acquoni Rd., Cherokee, NC. Ride 11am. www. Mike Callahan 336-889-6527.

SEP 21 NATIONAL POW-MIA RECOGNITION DAY Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Rest stop at mile marker 100 on I-85, Thomasville, NC. 1pm. hosted by Rolling Thunder N.C. Chapter 2. Lee Ann Johnson 828-292-1099.

SEP 20-21 BIKER BLUES BBQ RALLY AND BBQ CLASSIC Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. FREE ADMISSION. Live entertainment, charity raffle, People Choice event Sat 12-2pm, food & drink, vendors. Gary Moss 704-638-6044 SEP 20-22 9TH ANNUAL RAY PRICE CAPITAL CITY BIKEFEST Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Vendors, parade, parade of lights. 919-832-2261.

SEP 21 1ST ANNUAL BIKER BASH FOR SHRINERS Greenville Shrine Club, 119 Beverly Rd., Greenville, SC. 2-10pm, $10 Entry Fee, Best Custom Bike 4pm, Best Stock Bike 5pm, DJ 2-6pm, live music 6pm. Food available. Benefits the Shriner Hospital. Jeff Lockhart 864-704-5049. SEP 21 CHARITY POKER RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. First out 9am. Cash prizes. Rain or shine. Benefits the

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SEP 19-22 THUNDER ON TOBACCO ROAD Mason Dixon Park, 7533 NC Hwy W., Seven Springs, NC. $25/ Weekend. live music/DJ, food, bike games, wet t-shirt contest, vendors, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits National Deaf Leisure Association. Cindy 252-560-1994.


16 Salisbury VA Hospice Unit. Spons by Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group. Gary Moss 704-6386044. SEP 21 8TH ANNUAL RIBBON RIDE FOR FRIENDS OF THE CANCER CENTER Medical Arts Center-downtown, 101 Robeson St., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9am, ride 9:45. Benefits Friends of the Cancer Center. Tara Brisson Hinton 910-615-1434. SEP 25-29 OUTER BANKS BIKE FEST Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy., Harbinger, NC. Non-stop entertainment & riding, live bands & bikini contests, bikes shows & poker runs, guided tours, tattoo contest & beer belly contest, and more. www. 252-338-8866. SEP 27 NC BIKERS BASH BIKE NIGHT & CRUISE IN Village Inn Events Center, 6205 Ramada Dr., Clemmons, NC. Top Fuel drag bikes on display, door prizes. 336-201-2215. SEP 27-28 FALL SPRAWL Riders Roost, 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405. SEP 28 NC BIKERS BASH Farmington Dragway, 2992 NC Hwy 801 N, Mocksville, NC. Bike show, vendors, swap meet, drag racing, Top Fuel racers reunion, burn outs, Ms. NC Biker Bash contest. Rain date Sept 29th. 336-201-2215. SEP 28 TRIAD BULLDOG HERO AWARDS Harley-Davidson Of Greensboro, 538 Farragut St, Greensboro, NC. Honoring bikers for their outsanding contributions to their communities. Spons by Bob “The Bulldog” Karney Karney Law Firm. 704-376-7982. SEP 28 3RD ANNUAL RIDE FOR PINK Smoky Mountain Steel Horses, 82 Locust Dr., Waynesville, NC. www. 828-452-7276.

Cruisin’ Calendar SEP 28 ROLLING THUNDER®INC, NC7 WOUNDED WARRIOR BUG RUN Rommel Harley Davidson, 300 Muldee St, Durham, NC. $20/Bike+$5w/ passenger. Reg 9:30am, ride 11am. 50/50, door prizes, cash prizes. Benefits the Soldiers of the Wounded Warrior Battallion Fort Bragg. Pres Randy Grosskopf 919528-5883. SEP 28 3RD ANNUAL JACOB’S RUN Hometown Harley-Davidson, 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. Reg 10:30am, ride 12pm. $25/entry fee. 50/50, door prizes. Ride begins in 9 different counties, visit website for more locations. Benefits Vidant Children’s Hosp. Allen Floars 252-289-5568. SEP 28 MIRACLE LEAGUE RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10:30am, ride 12, $10/person. No Rules Riders Fdn. Mike Hardee mhardee88@gmail. com 919-832-2261. SEP 28 MOTORCYCLE FLAT TRACK RACING Woodleaf Speedway, 3345 Potneck Rd., Woodleaf, NC. Adm $10, gates open 1pm, practice 5pm, race 7pm. 704-902-2287. SEP 28 ONSLOW COUNTY VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL RUN AND RALLY New River HarleyDavidson, 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9am KSU 12, rededication ceremony at memorial @ 1:30pm. Pat Walker walker919@excite. com 910-545-9333. SEP 28 4 ANNUAL BIKERS 4 BOOBS BREAST CANCER RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson, 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 8am, ride 10am. $20/bike. Police escort, live music, food, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits cancer center mammogram fund. Fay Morgan 336~629~2415. TH

SEP 28 WOUNDED WARRIORS POKER RUN New Bern Harley-Davidson, 1613 US Hwy 70 E., New Bern, NC. Lynn Perry 252-229-2077. SEP 29 10TH ANNUAL POKER RUN FOR TEENS New River Harley Davidson, 2394 Wilmington Hwy., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 11am-1pm, $20/ driver, $10/passenger free T shirt for first 50. Food, door prizes, 50/50, & Auction.Hosted by the North Carolina Social Services Toys For Teens Program. In Memory Of Rocky Ciprane. Ingrid Farlow ingrid_farlow@onslowcountync. gov 910-219-1886. SEP 29 UNCAGED BIKER SUNDAY Power Line Church, 701 Manning Ave, Elon, NC. Reg 9:30am, band & service 10:30 free lunch, blessing of the bikes, escorted ride through county, door prizes. Brenda Calhoun 336-584-7096. OCT 3-5 S.C. STATE H.O.G. RALLY North Myrtle Beach, SC. Poker runs, tattoo contest, bike show, music. www. 864-205-4986. OCT 4-6 CBA/ABATE OF NC STATE PARTY Tamarac Marina, 9120 Bringle Ferry Rd., Salisbury, NC. Gates open 12pm on Fri. $10person, tent & rv camping, people & bike games, music. Shaggy 336-442-8885. OCT 5 BIRDIE’S RIDE Food Lion, Hwy 76/378 & 441, Sumter, SC. Reg 11 KSU 12 $10/rider $5/pass. Benefits Birdie’s Nesting Place, breast cancer home. 803-720-7227. OCT 5 7TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE CURE Eastern Radiologist Breast Imaging Center, 2101 W Arlington Blvd, Greenville, NC. Reg 8:30am, ride 10, $25/hand, Car Show 9-11am $15/preregister $20/day of, food, raffles, 50/50. Proceeds support breast screening/early detection programs and provide assistance to breast cancer patients during treatment. 252-752-5000.

Cruisin’ Calendar OCT 5 RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. reg 10-10:30am. www. 919-832-2261. OCT 5 FOREVER TWO WHEELS POKER RUN & GIVEAWAY HarleyDavidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC. Reg 10-11am, KSU 11. Benefits American Cancer Society. Joe Wise 828-606-4269. OCT 5 RIDE FOR ROTTIES POKER RUN Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 8:30am ride 9:30. Benefits the Rottweiler Hearts Rescue group. Barbara May 919-2826769. OCT 11-12 HD DEMO TRUCK Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 8am-3pm www. 919-832-2261. OCT 11-13 JIM MCCLURE NITRO NATIONALS Rockingham Dragway, 2153 US Hwy 1 North, Rockingham, NC. Fri open 12, Sat open 8am, Sun open 11, $45/3 days, $20/Sat only, $35/ Sat & Sun, $20/Sun only. 910-582-3400. OCT 11 BIKE NIGHT Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson, 928 N. Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC. 6pm-9:30pm, live music, food, vendors, burnout contest. 252-446-7292. OCT 12 MOTORCYCLE FLAT TRACK RACING Woodleaf Speedway, 3345 Potneck Rd., Woodleaf, NC. Adm $10, gates open 1pm, practice 5pm, race 7pm. 704-902-2287. OCT 19 RIDIN HAWG WILD Richard Childress Racing, 236 Industrial Dr, Welcome, NC. Reg 10am-12pm. $21/single, $27 with passenger. Food avail, live music. Benefits Autism Speaks. www. Mandy Jones 336-479-0987.

OCT 19 CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHARITY RIDE Hometown HarleyDavidson, 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. Reg 9am, ride 11am. benefits Children’s Hospital. Spons by Blackbeard’s Bikers. 252-439-1345. OCT 19 PARTS SWAP MEET & PRIVATE BIKE SALE Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 8am-5pm www.rayprice. com 919-832-2261. OCT 31 - NOV 2 HALLOWEEN BASH Riders Roost, 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405. NOV 2 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10-10:30 sign up. 919-8322261. NOV 9 BBQ COOK-OFF Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Judging begins 12pm, $5/ donation to charity. 919-832-2261. NOV 9 ROCKY MOUNT H.O.G CHAPTER 27TH ANNUAL TOY RUN Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson, 928 N. Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC. Reg 9-11:45am, bike line-up and parade 12pm, escorted ride, new unwrapped toy or $10 donation, food, 50/50, door prizes, music. Benefits the kids through Salvation Army. Rain or Shine. www. 252-446-7292. NOV 9-10 39TH ANNUAL CBA SWAP MEET & BIKE SHOW Metrolina Expo Fairgrounds, 7100 Statesville Rd., Charlotte, NC. Live music, food, wet t-shirt contest, tattoo contest, vendors, bike show. Rick Nail 704-455-6245. NOV 16 MOTORCYCLE FLAT TRACK RACING Woodleaf Speedway, 3345 Potneck Rd., Woodleaf, NC. Adm $10, gates open 1pm, practice 5pm, race 7pm. 704-902-2287.

17 DEC 1 CHARLOTTE CBA TOYS FOR TOTS RIDE Bojangles Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC. Reg 11am ride 1pm bring unwrapped toy, Police escorted. Rick Nail 704-455-6245.


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4th Annual AMCA Southern National Meet By: Alan Dockery & Mark Infield Us old bike guys can hardly wait for the middle of May and the Antique Motorcycle Club of America’s Southern National Meet. Held at Denton Farmpark for the past four years, this is a great opportunity to see, hear, touch, and smell the history of motorcycling. If you need stuff for your old bike this meet has a real old fashioned swap meet with parts instead of fashion accessories. The meet is mainly a Friday and Saturday event. Folks ride in Saturday to check out the meet and activities. Sunday is when they judge the bikes seeking national recognition. Over the past few years it seems like lots of us come for the weekend and set up camp on Friday to have more time for checking out the vendors. Camping at Denton Farmpark is nice with acres of cool, shady woods. “People continue to brag about our meet,” said Bob Aton, Meet Coordinator. “They tell me what a laid back meet it is and how much they appreciate our Southern hospitality.” For y’all who stayed home because it threatened rain, we only got a few minutes of sprinkles. That gave folks time for a lunch break before starting the afternoon activities. This year’s theme, British Bikes, was inside one of the barns out of the rain, too. AMCA events attract all kinds of bikers from us with a few old bikes to motorcycling celebrities. This year two riders who have been longtime two-wheel heroes to some of us were at Denton. Patrick Simmons, Doobie Brothers guitarist, and his wife Cris Sommer Simmons attended the Southern National Meet for the weekend. Lots of folks told about Pat hanging out with them in the campgrounds talking about old motorcycles. Cris was a hit as riders asked about her books on women in

motorcycling and the Cannonball cross-country ride. Saturday’s activities started with a ride through the country to Gold Hill. Soon after, the historic women’s club, Motor Maids (, entered the park and cruised around the grounds. One of the coolest features of the AMCA meet is the narrated parade of antique motorcycles. Riders line up and wait their

turn to pull up to a spot, surrounded by folks, while each bike is described. This year Pat Simmons was the guest narrator. “How cool was it to have rock and roll royalty narrate the History In Motion Parade,” said Aton. It was very cool. Past narrators have been knowledgeable of the motorcycles and done a great job in their own style. Pat being an entertainer put on a great show for us that day. He did more than read the info card about the bike and say what he liked about it. Pat gave the microphone to the owners and let them tell us about their cool old machines. Soon after the parade the crowd moved to the field games area. You should have seen the guys competing on old bikes with foot clutches and hand shifts. I didn’t get the results of who won which events but when it came down to who was the Master of the Field that day Ramsey Allen held the trophy. After the games, bikes pulled in for the Concourse D’Ordinaire, a bike show for the common bike. Any bike could enter as long as it was old and ran. This is a cool little show with awards for things like Least Chrome, Most Rustic, Least Paint and Most Cobbled. Featured guest Cris Sommers Simmons had a table set up and was selling and autographing her books “The American Motorcycle Girls 1900 to1950” ( and “The American Motorcycle Girl’s Cannonball Diary” ( She was cordial and friendly as she autographed new copies and other things that people brought by. Pat Simmons was along side and very cordial as well. Later that evening in the banquet hall, BBQ Joe heaped on the pulled pork and chicken. It was so good! Cris Sommers Simmons was the keynote speaker and provided a very interesting slide show with her commentary. The AMCA Southern National meet has become the Carolinas’ event you really should attend if you are into the history of motorcycles. Bikers can check out historic machines and spend hours talking to many of the guys who saved and restored them. You will see some of the oldest motorcycles running and rideable. You can buy bikes and parts to start your own project.



Motorcycles 35 years old are considered antiques, so that now includes the imports many of us grew up riding. Yes, there are lots of Harleys, Indians, Triumphs, Nortons, and the bikes we are used to seeing at antique meets. But the Japanese bikes and parts vendors are increasing too. Many of us have fond memories of those machines. The AMCA Southern National meet is not a snobby gathering of guys with high-dollar antiques, although there are some very nice and very rare motorcycles there. It is for you and that clean old machine you found in a shed or the ratty project bike you’d rather ride than restore. Come join us next year at Denton Farmpark at 1072 Cranford Road in Denton, NC. To see more of the photos of The AMCA Southern National go to

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By: Anchor On Memorial Day weekend, the second rally of the season took place on the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. We went out on this day to enjoy a ride, good food, and good people to hang around with in Maggie Valley. The event boasted free admission with paid parking, which was $10 per person, so it was pretty much a play on words. It still cost $10 per person to enter. That in itself was not unreasonable, just a little confusing. When we arrived at the event we got to see a few people that love to have a great time and we visited the vendors. We ran into our good friends, Jeff & Mark, from The Moonshiners show and they were showing off their new bike that they had just gotten from Smoky Mountain Steel Horses in Waynesville. I was able to by some new patches for my vest and look at the “Hazard Life” cars that were on display. Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane’s cruiser, the General Lee, and Daisy’s Jeep were on site. Son Of The South played music in the afternoon and then Padlock Grin from TN played. Later in the evening the headliner, All My Rowdy Friends, took the stage at the edge of dark and played all our favorite Hank Williams, Jr. songs until the music curfew at 10:30. If you want to see the pictures from this event you can see them at

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SBB 4 Corners Goes Down In History By: Everette “EZ” Short Since opening for Spring Bike Week in 2002, Suck, Bang, Blow Four Corners has been a fixture in the biker community, throwing some of the greatest parties on the strand. Saturday night, May 18th, the last hurrah for this treasured 40,000 square foot box of fun, went into the history books. One of my personal favorite bands, Rebel Son, ferociously took the stage as the final act that ended a decade of great times that night. Indoors, blistering burnouts, scantily clad dancing women in cages, liquor fueled fun, and riding motorcycles through the bar while cracking the throttle wide open have left us with outrageous memories, while a house full of hooting and hollering fans sent the giant funhouse into the night with a glorious Hell, Yeah! With demolition set to begin June 1st, Todd Price and company managed to keep this iconic temple of good times open for one last week. All week long great bands and the unwashed masses rolled through this Goliath for one last peek at all the good times. Like many of us, this big girl had the cards stacked against her from the beginning, with both Horry County and Myrtle Beach passing laws, while the costs of doing business mounted to an unsupportable heap. Part of the problem was that she was only allowed to be open two weeks out of the entire year during rallies and the failing economy

left her looking like a financially beached whale. The property has been on the market for the last five years, but was recently purchased by a company that will actually bring the building down with little fanfare. The original Suck, Bang, Blow in Murrell’s Inlet will continue the tradition of beers, babes, and burnouts, with a series of great concerts all summer that include Preacher Stone and other explosive acts starting this month. Some things stay the same, but the only constant in life is change. Now we know why all those “old timers” sit around saying, “I remember when back in the day...” If you were there, now you can be that crotchety dude in the overalls saying things that mean nothing to the kids who surround him. Just like SBB Four Corners, one day we will all be in the history books. Let’s just hope we can all manage to see half as much fun in our lifetime, as she did in her short span of a decade. Raise your glass and give up a toast to this young girl, SBB 4 Corners, who was a really just one big box of fun that had to go. ,5,'(


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By: Marty Hall, Marketing Coordinator Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson in Hickory, NC, recently helped Scott Fischer Enterprises celebrate their 25th Anniversary as a Harley-Davidson dealer. And man did we have a party on May 25th to do so. The dealership was packed at 1PM when our final contestants were picked for the Dice Roll Challenge. Twenty-five lucky contestants were given the opportunity to roll the dice to have their shot at winning a $25,000 2013 Street Glide. To win the bike contestants rolled 6 dice to try and spell out the word HARLEY. Unfortunately, no one was able to roll HARLEY and win the motorcycle, but we did reward the top roller of the challenge, Richard Vanderstine, with a $500 gift card to Blue Ridge H-D for rolling the most letters. He topped the leaderboard with 3 letters showing at the conclusion of his roll. Congratulations to all our contestants, who all went home with a great H-D goodie bag and the thrill of being part of this elite group and event! We continued the anniversary spirit the following weekend on June 1st for Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson’s 1st Anniversary Blowout Bash Bike & Car Show. We had over 60 cars and bikes register for the show. We could not have been happier with the spectator turn out for the event. All attendees had a chance to register to win 110th Anniversary Tickets by visiting the store that day. The show’s awards were determined by People’s Choice with each spectator filling out a ballot indicating their favorite car and bike by number. We awarded plaques to the Top Ten Bikes & Top Ten Cars as well as Dealer’s Choice. Congratulations to Adrian Parker with his Harley-Davidson Sprint who won Best Of Show from the spectator ballots and the Dealer’s Choice Award as well. Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson thanks everyone who came out to both of our anniversary events. We are looking forward to another great year and thank everyone for their business over the past year.



Bikers Inside The Beltway 2013 By: Jeff Hennie, MRF VP Government Relations and Public Affairs Thursday, May 16th, 2013 was the 4th Annual Michael “Boz” Kerr Bikers Inside The Beltway event in Washington, DC. The event, sponsored by the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, is a national lobby day where motorcyclists come to Capitol Hill, meet with their elected officials and brief them on all issues affecting motorcyclists at the federal level. This year’s event drew hundreds of motorcyclists from 22 states and riders met with almost 300 elected officials. One of the top issues the attendees were lobbying for, was asking members of Congress to advance two bills; HR 1861, which is a bill to prohibit Federal funding of “motorcycle only” roadside checkpoints and also HR 875, a bill that would halt the sale of E-15 fuel and conduct an independent study on the effects of the blend on internal combustion engines. During the Congressional Panel portion of the day, the group of riders gathered in a Longworth House building congressional meeting room to hear from a select group of members of Congress. Addressing the group was Congressmen Griffin (R-AR), the Motorcycle Safety Caucus Co Chair, Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA) and the House of Representatives Highway Subcommittee Chairman and longtime MRF Champion, Tom Petri (R-WI). Representative Petri had this to say, “I commend you for being citizen lobbyists. We appreciate you being here in DC. We take advantage of these visits. I support your call for reliance on personal responsibility, not mandates, and your call for Federal agencies to concentrate on their mission and live up to the their responsibility.” Thanks to all who attended and to those who helped support those who attended. This year was a tremendous success. Photos from the event can be found at

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The participation was really awesome and fun with a lot of laughs. Most of the contest winners collected a prize of $250 except for the burnout winner, who got a new tire and it was installed as well. The slow race winner was David who looked like his bike was just standing still most of the time. David is good at that event and made it look easy. John and Tina Luther were the potato in the haystack winners. I think Tina was at home rolling around in the hay! My apologies to the winners of the other events. I lost my notes with your names, but hope we got all of you in the pics! There was also a 50/50 drawing, which produced $1350 for the lucky ticket holder, Bob, from Princeton, WV and $1350 was divided between The Boone Chapter of the CMA and the High Country Toy Run, which will be held this year on October 5th, starting at the Boone Mall at 9 am. Did I mention that there were vendors around the upper field? Saturday, The Part Time Blues Band kicked off the evening followed by Pinetop Lighting featuring D.B. Bryant, and Throwdown Jones closed out the night. The activities were wide open with plenty of goings on during the rally hours. In the camping area during the afterhours it was party, party, party, and they did that till the wee hours of the morning, sleep a little, and do it again. I think you know what I mean! There were plenty of ladies lookin’ for the beads! Sunday was a different story. Campers and bikers were pulling out in the rain, but it was still a great weekend. I met a lot of new friends who acted as if we had known each other forever. There weren’t many strangers around there. There was plenty of beer, food, and great companionship. People just take you right in as if you were there best bud! And THANKS to all of you that looked after the “Full Throttle Mag” guy and made me feel right at home! Mark your calendars and make it a point to help them out for that, a very worthy cause. There are a lot of children all across


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Ray Price Akea Express Drag Racing Team Is Runner Up In Atlanta

By: Sarah Hager The Ray Price Akea Drag Racing Team traveled to Georgia’s Atlanta Dragway for the 33rd Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals on the weekend of May 3-5 and came back with the runner up title after a weekend of close runs. Traction at Atlanta Dragway was marginal and was requiring everyone to adjust their tune up. The bike unfortunately spun the tire in the first qualifying round. In the second round the transmission broke on the starting line at the hit of the throttle. That put the team on the outside looking in with just one round of qualifying left and a transmission that needed to be repaired. The team jumped to the task, making the repairs and necessary maintenance in time for the last round. The bike performed great on the run and Tommy Grimes rode it to a run of 6.428 seconds at 223.36 MPH. That put the team qualifying in the number three spot for Sunday’s race. Grimes won the first round of eliminations Sunday with a pass of 6.477 seconds at 219.47 MPH over Steve Dorn’s 6.595 seconds at 210.24 MPH. Keeping the momentum going, he then won the second round, running 6.444 seconds at 219.54 MPH against Joey Sternotti’s 6.463 seconds at 210.65 MPH, placing him in the finals against Douglas Horne. On the final run Grimes had a reaction time of 0.036 and a

pass of 6.528 seconds at 218.97 MPH to Horne’s reaction of .030 and a pass of 6.517 at 220.91 MPH. “The final run was separated by 17 thousandths of a second,” Ray Price said. “We’re happy to have done so well, especially with the struggles in qualifying. I’m so very proud of our team. Jeremy, Justin, Mark and Tommy all jump right in and work their butts off to complete whatever tasks need to be done, to try and conquer the many obstacles that racing can throw at a team. Tommy continues to improve on his reaction times and is really riding and handling the bike very well. It all gives me time to oversee the operation and for Jeremy and I to strategize on our next move.” The Ray Price Motorsports team sends sincere thanks to all their sponsors for their support. They include our Primary Sponsors: Akea, Ray Price Harley-Davidson, with special thanks to our Associate Sponsor Raleigh H. O. G. and our Support Sponsors: Vanson Leathers, PJ1 Products, RC Components, CP Pistons, Royal Purple, Barnett Clutches & Cables, Autolite Sparkplugs, Mickey Thompson Tires, Gates Belts, Nationwide Insurance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, JIMS USA, Industrial Machine Solutions and Wiley X. Additional thanks: Bill Hayes, Hargis Consulting, Ultra Pro Machining and Freddie Robbins.




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David Fraley presenting Roger “RC” Foster and Monkey Butt 1st Place Vintage and Peoples Choice trophies. Story by David Fraley Photo by Alan Dockery Rolling Thunder North Carolina Chapter #2 held their 5th Annual Gerald Harkey Car and Bike Show and Poker Run June 8th at Tilley Harley-Davidson in Statesville, NC. Gerald Harkey was an active member from 2003 until his sudden unexpected death in 2008. He was one of the organizers of the first event and was working on it at the time of his death in 2008. The first event was put on in 2009 and it was decided by our chapter to do this in his memory. Steve Wiederkehr won 1st Place Custom with his 2008 Big Dog Mastiff. Roger “R.C.” Foster took 1st Place in Vintage and Peoples’ Choice. The turnout was a little low this year because of the weather and several other events in the area, but was still a success thanks to our many sponsors. A special thanks to Tilley Harley-Davidson for their continued support and allowing us to hold the event in their parking lot. Rolling Thunder North Carolina Chapter #2 was formed in 1995 in Troutman, NC, and meets the first Sunday of each month at the American Legion Building on Hwy. 21 in Troutman. Anyone interested in attending can contact chapter President, Jeff Phillips at 704-437-3470. Mission Statement: The major function of Rolling Thunder Inc. is to publicize the POW-MIA issue. To educate the public that many American Prisoners of War were left behind after all previous wars. And to help correct the past and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become Prisoners Of War or Missing In Action. We are committed to helping American veterans from all wars.



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Roughly 300,000 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, or nearly 20 percent of returning forces, are likely to suffer from either posttraumatic stress disorder or major depression. Another 320,000 returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan may have experienced traumatic brain injuries during deployment. On average, 18 veterans commit suicide every day, 126 per week, 6552 per year according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2010, to help returning veterans cope with life back home, an Army veteran who is an Canine Behavioral Expert created Patriot Rovers, a nonprofit in High Point, NC that trains Golden Retrievers as psychiatric service dogs and pairs them with qualified veterans free of charge. Patriot Rovers has placed 55 dogs, mainly in North Carolina, and expects to place 20 service dogs this year. Founded by David R. Cantara and U.S. Army Maj. Robert Stillwell, who serve as its board’s co-chairs, Patriot Rovers raises golden pups, many of which are rescues, trains them, provides veterinary care, pairs them with veterans who complete a 120 hour training program, and then are evaluated for graduation. This part of the mission helps the veterans and the dogs adjust to one another while gaining knowledge and the skills necessary for a successful lifetime partnership with a Service Dog. The dogs are trained to perform “service dog tasks” such as medication reminders, tactile interruption for panic, anxiety or night terrors, item retrieval, helping with balance, bracing, and

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By: “Old Spook” Dave Alley, a firefighter from the Summerville Fire Department organized this benefit on June 8th, 2013 for the firefighters fund to aid the family members of fallen and injured firemen. F.O.O.L.S. is acronym for Fraternal Order Of Leatherhead Society. In the good old days, firemen wore leather helmets. It was fortuitous that Dave organized this run since only this past Saturday, a drunken driver ran his car into the scene of an accident near Ashley Phosphate Road and injured a first responder who had been called out to help the accident victim. As most of us are aware Insurance only covers so much. These funds will go directly to that fireman’s family. Thankfully the weather was great. We started at The Main Street Bar and Grill in Summerville, headed out to Cat Daddy’s, Minky’s, and back to the Main Street Bar and Grill for eats. Lt. Matthew Snyder wore his red fireman’s hat and was selling 50/50 tickets. The winner of $173 gave back the money to the cause. In all, the group raised $1300 that immediately went to the injured fireman. Personally, I can’t do enough for our firemen, police, and veterans. They have their jobs but those jobs are self-effacing and critically serve the public. Unfortunately many of our politicians today have not served in these capacities and seem to take these men and women for granted. It seems sad that it takes something like 9/11 to focus on what these men and women do.


3rd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Kickstart Classic Ride

By: Old Spook The Kickstart Classic participants came from all over the country for this ride, which was sponsored by Harley-Davidson dealerships on the route. This year’s ride started with a sponsored welcome dinner at Low Country Harley-Davidson in Charleston, SC in the late afternoon and evening of May 14th. The ride left from Low Country Harley-Davidson on the morning of May 15th. The itinerary called for a stop for lunch at Savannah Harley-Davidson and then ride on to Golden Isles


Harley-Davidson in Brunswick, GA for a welcome Bike Night dinner. On May 16th the ride departed from Golden Isles H-D and rode to Jacksonville, FL for a sponsored lunch at Adamec Harley-Davidson. After lunch they rode to St. Augustine, FL where the ride ended the day before the 14th Annual Riding Into History events started at World Golf Village. American Iron Magazine Editor, Buzz Kanter and Wheels Through Time Museum Curator, Dale Walksler rode The Kickstart Classic to St. Augustine to be the Grand Marshals for the 2013 Riding Into History event. Riding Into History™ (RIH) is a world class Vintage Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance. This competition attracts between 300 and 400 antique and vintage motorcycles each year. Collectors from all over America bring their motorcycles to the show, and they are displayed around the lake, which forms the centerpiece of the World Golf Village. RIH is a 501(c)3 organization that has contributed over $250,000 to charities. RIH has no paid staff, and all duties are performed by volunteers. The chosen charity for 2013 is The Wounded Warrior Project. The next Kickstart Classic will be leave out of Moroney’s Harley-Davidson in Newburgh, NY on September 27th bound for The Pewter Run in Concord NH on the 29th.

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Lincolnton Hog Happinin’ 2013 By: Mark “Stretch” Carlyle June 7th and 8th was the time to turn the town of Lincolnton, NC into a bike rally. As Tropical Storm Andrea threw its storms and rain at us during the day, we weren’t sure if Friday night would be a total wash out or not. The rains moved out for the most part in the early evening. As we got the first band, Papa Mojo, on the main stage, the rains came, and I mean it rained hard. People ran for the beer garden tents and started drinking. The rains left and Molly Hatchet took the stage rockin’ the town as hard as it rained. While Molly Hatchet rocked on the rains came back with a vengeance. The crowd could care less. It was Molly Hatchet! After the show, I had the chance to speak with Phil McCormack (Lead Singer) & Shawn Beamer (Drummer). They couldn’t believe the crowd stayed throughout the downpours. They were sincerely grateful to the crowd for staying in those conditions. Saturday began with a 75-mile poker run with an untold number of bikes from all over the area. All proceeds went to the USO of NC. There were bike shows for different classes. Here’s how they fared: Dresser: Brian Rhom. Radical: Phillip Franklin. Antique: Willie Vaughn. Custom: Tome Peak. Cruiser: Ray Milsaps. Trike: Sherrie Holden. Best of Show: Brian Rhom. Peoples Choice: Willie Vaughn. The Bar B-Q competition had many competitors from all





around. Here are the rankings. 1.) J&Bs BBQ, 2.) Pork U, 3.) BBQ Knights, 4.) Wood Hoss BBQ, 5.) Fat Baby Barbecue, 6.) Thunderbutt BBQ, 7.) Thanks You For Smoking, 8.) Ole Redneck Boys BBQ, 9.) Banchee BBQ, 10.) K&A Perry’s BBQ. Later in the day on Saturday over at Iron Station Thunder on E. Water Street is where you could find your lost husbands and boyfriends. It was time for the USO Bikini Contest. The bikinis came out, with about 15 beautiful ladies, and a couple of drunk guys that just wanted to be in line with them! Eventually, the ladies won out. There was also a 50/50 drawing for the USO. All the money went back to the USO as the winner gave their half back! Also at Iron Station Thunder Brian (aka Rocket) had the burnout contest with 7 contestants. The smoke filled E. Water Street. Tires blew and the winner’s bike even caught fire! The trophy went to Phillip Hunneycutt. Iron Station Thunder also sponsored a scavenger hunt to raise money for Lincoln County Fire Fighters Burned Children’s Fund. There were 8 game pieces you had to go and find from business all around Lincoln County. Tickets were sold at $20 each. One name from the ones who finished the course would win $1000. There were only 6 people who finished the scavenger hunt. The winner was Eve Schaffer. The rest of the money raised totaling $2510 went to the Fire Fighters Burned Children’s Fund. I will say that the crowd, somewhere around 1000 people, was at Iron Station Thunder from about 1:30pm until 6pm on Saturday. In between the give a ways and the bikinis, stunt rider Ryan Lanier from Jacksonville, NC kept the people on their toes with the stunts. Hats off to Ryan. He’s got more balls than most of us! I will say all in all Iron Station Thunder, Vyzion Internet Radio had it going on. They totally Rocked E. Water Street all day! My hat’s off to Brian owner of Iron Station Thunder and Greg with Vyzion Radio! This was the best Hog Happenin’ in many years! Way to go Guys!



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Living Large At The Swingbridge Saloon

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By: dpapabear R Lo’s Pub & Grub is located at 207 Fisher Ferry Street in Thomasville, NC just 2 blocks south of the Thomasville Post Office. They are open 7 days a week starting at 12 noon Monday thru Saturday and opening at 1:00 on Sunday. They have a grill and offer a food menu as well as being a bar. R Lo’s has some awesome grub and is home of the R Lo burger and the Âź lb. hotdog! During the first part of the workweek they offer lunch and dinner menu with the evenings activities offering dart league, APA pool league, softball specials, as a way to get your week started out right. On Saturday they have live music and Sundays they hold their “SCOOTER SUNDAYâ€? from 2 - 6 with beer specials and $1 hotdogs with trimmings. They have beer tub girls outside and, if the weather will ever cooperate, they have plans for more outside activities to take place. So stop by and check them out. Let them know you read about them in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine and appreciate having a biker friendly business located in the Thomasville area!

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By: Everette “EZ” Short Unless you live with a tribe of techno-challenged aboriginals that refuse to worship at the alter of reality television, then you’ve probably seen the “Full Throttle Saloon” reality show on TRU TV. The show focuses on the world’s largest biker bar, sprawled across 30 acres in Sturgis, SD. These hour long ditties follow the shenanigans of Michael Ballard (bar owner) and his gorgeous wife Angie, lead singer Jesse James Dupree from the band Jackyl, and a wide crew of miscreants such as The Flaunt Girls, a leprechaun and big-hearted emcee named Gregg “Goat” Cook. Lucky for us, it just so happens that Goat seems unchanged by his newfound celebrity status. This year, FTS brought their motley crew to The House Of Blues in North Myrtle Beach for the Spring Rally, where they hosted several great concerts and launched the first ever Goat Ride and Cancer Benefit on May 15th. From the looks of the turnout, FTS has a lot of devoted fans. With kickstands up at noon, we left the House Of Blues with “Goat” leading some 300+ motorcycles down south through snarled traffic and boisterous women yelling “GOAT! GOAT! GOAT!” as we headed towards the newly reopened Marlin’s Quay Bar. Once there, Marty (a local celebrity in her own right) welcomed us to a world of opulence by the marina for some tasty bites and cold drinks, while the truly rich stared at us from aboard golf carts and yachts bigger than most mobile homes. Soon enough, we headed off to find The Rockin’ Hard Saloon in a fully packed Murrell’s Inlet. We spilled through several parking lots, while eagerly offending the local militia by disregarding their advice on traffic procedures. Kathy was gracious,

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Stars & Bars Tavern Grand Opening Party By: Charles Holcombe aka Uwharrie Charlie Salisbury, NC was the place to be on Saturday, June 1st at the grand opening for Stars & Bars Tavern. This once drab saloon has been transformed into a friendly neighborhood tavern open for anyone that has a thirst! Tim and Crystal Rogers have spent much time and effort preparing this biker-friendly tavern for its grand opening day. The inside has been remodeled from the floor to the ceiling including plumbing and outdoor renovations as well. They have two pool tables with weekly tournaments, a new side bar for seating, a new heat & air system, and Wi-Fi. There is a band shelter in the rear as well as parking and camping, a fire pit, and an outside bar! The showers are under renovation and will be fully functional and private any day now. Today is also the birthday of tavern owner, Tim Rogers. Some of the crowd began riding in around 1pm and they just kept coming. The first band by Rock University was beginning to play around 2pm and what an impression these youngsters made on the crowd. They were better than some paid bands I’ve seen, really! Also beginning in the afternoon was a free fish fry with some great hushpuppies and coleslaw while it lasted. Nub, with Dead Donkey Customs was manning the outdoor bar. Vendors such as Jennifer’s Leather and Old School Shade’s were on hand with some really neat product. DJ Bossman, owner of Harley Radio, was seen roving the crowd as campers were setting up tents in the lower area. Tim and Crystal, along with the rest of the staff, were great hosts for the event, which consisted of friends, family, and a lot of patrons. When the Grand Opening birthday cake was brought out for Tim to blow out the candles he had no problem doing so. Well, there were only two candles on it? I heard someone say that if there were 57 candles, as should be, that it may have started a forest fire! The bonfire got started near dusk as the party played on and Jason Rimmer took the stage to entertain for the rest of the evening. Jason is a solo acoustic musician for hire and performs at most any event you can think of. Thank you Stars & Bars Tavern for putting on a great party! When you visit there they’ll make you feel like part of the

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By: Angie Neal There are many reasons to get out and ride, but a great excuse to straddle that bike is the annual Hunter’s Helping Kids Ride. This year’s annual spring benefit ride on April 27th was a greater success than last year. When you have bikers and hunters together for such a wonderful charity, hearts and wallets are opened up to try to fulfill those children’s dream of a once in a lifetime hunt. The ride began at Crossroads Tavern in Gibsonville, NC. Registration started at 10 am. The final count was double from last year. Tracy Long did a fantastic job in mapping out the ride and leading everyone on an enjoyable, pleasurable ride from Crossroads Tavern, Cat’s, Summers, It’ll Do, Lucky’s, and then back to Crossroads Tavern. Arriving back, Dot and Tommy Brown, Martha and Randall Brady, Tracy Meeks, and Teresa Harris had all the food set up for the hungry riders. After eating too much, everyone gathered for the door prizes to be given away and the 50/50 drawing, along with the silent auction. Thanks to all the businesses, Danville Wild Wings, Crossroads Tavern, Cat’s, It’ll Do, and Lucky’s for their generosity and support to help raise the money for this charity and making the ride a big success. All the money raised is used to send a minimum of 10 kids to participate in the Ultimate Kids Hunt. These children receive a rifle with a scope, a full set of camo clothes, boots, and bag full of hunting accessories, a paid hunting license, and food and lodging for their accompanying family member. More details can be found at Even if you didn’t get a chance to join us, feel free to visit our website to donate and plan on joining us again next year for another great ride for a heartwarming reason!



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By: Hss Chastity’s Ride was held June 8th at Crossfire UMC in Wilkesboro, NC. It had to be a nasty start for the day, overcast with predictions of rain and thunderstorms. Brave souls ventured out to support Make-A-Wish and were greeted warmly with sunshine breaking through the clouds, good music, and a nice ride through the county. Venturing out paid off for the 25+ bikes and their riders. Great barbeque, cake and pie awaited the riders back at Crossfire UMC. The Crossfire Band with CJ Ballard cranked it up across the hillsides of Wilkes County throughout the day. The weather turned from warm and sunny to hot and humid quite quickly. The big draw was the door prizes donated by Crossroads

H-D, and the many shops and businesses from across Wilkes County. Riding helmets, chaps, gift certificates and a variety of leather goods were handed out through the day. The door prizes amazed people, though the variety of donors was amazing - from haircuts to dog grooming, to toolboxes and computer add-ons. The folks and the businesses of Wilkes really show their support for Make-A-Wish. Thanks to all of you. There are way too many to list. The Red Knights and Hillbilly’s MC get a “thank you” for supporting Crossfire and Make-A-Wish. These bikers are always supporting “the good cause”. Thanks go out to Make-A-Wish as well. Helping children and showing support to the families of these children takes a lot of heart. Thank You! See you all out at Crossfire for the next Chastity’s Ride!

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By: Jeanie Hood Carter In January 2013 a young female rider, Julia Dillard, had a pickup truck pull out in front of her while traveling home in Fayetteville, NC after work. She suffered multiple broken bones, 7 pelvic fractures, and lost a few front teeth. Two months later, after being out of work with no income, Julia, a single mom still recuperating from her injuries, needed help. She contacted Bikers For Bikers Foundation and applied for help. A benefit fundraiser was set for April 15th at Lost Memories in Spring Lake, NC. Approximately 40 riders showed to support this lady vet who spent 6 years in the 82nd Airborne. With a number of military and ex military on board with BFBF, the foundation’s military members showed full support of Julia as well as a few ex military who came that weren’t members. The run had 3 stops including J&J’s Tavern, The Dog House, and Legends Pub. Julia, as well as her 12-year-old daughter, Sam, was determined to ride in her benefit. Due to suffering 7 pelvic fractures, Julia couldn’t lift her leg high enough to climb aboard when she tried to get on the back of a full sized bike. Cari Pfau offered to ride Julia on her sporty. Determined to ride, Julia managed to get on the bike with cane in hand and a brace. She rode! Sam rode behind one of the men and everyone was off. This lady is one tough cookie and doesn’t let anything stop her! After the ride it was back to Lost Memories in Spring Lake for some chilidogs, and a fantastic chicken casserole donated by a member. Mickey still talks about that casserole! There was a raffle, and prizes afterwards and some well-needed funds raised to help Julia with her bills. Julia’s bike was her only transportation. A donor has promised a bike replacement, however to date Julia is still without. BFBF is looking at the possibility of repairing Julia’s bike until a replacement is possible. Any donations to help Julia can be made at and should include Julia’s name. Thanks to all who contributed and supported the Julia Dilliard Benefit as well as Lost Memories for generously providing a place for the event.




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1st Annual Benefit For Ralph “Frog” Ellington, Jr. By: Billy R. Britt We started the morning off with registration at 10am at The Main Street City Tavern in Creedmoor, NC. Later we gathered up inside for a safety meeting and mounted up about 11:15am and proceeded through Creedmoor into the Butner area and rode by the accident site. Then we rode through the countryside to the Munchin’ Marvin’s Bar & Grill in the community of Berea in Granville County for a butt break and beverages. We mounted up about 12:45 and proceeded back into the Oxford area, traveling down Hwy 15N into the Bullock area and the back roads to the Kerr Lake. The final destination was the Kerr Lake Country Club where we sat around listening to music and cooling off with beverages. We had a hot dog and hamburger lunch with all the trimmings provided by the Iron Order MC local chapter of Creedmoor. We picked door prizes and later picked our 50/50 winner, who gave all the winnings back to the IOMC. All money raised by registering fees, T-shirt purchases, 50/50 tickets and all beverage donations were compiled to be given to Ralph Ellington Jr.’s daughter “Torrie”. This marks the 1st Annual “Ride for Ralph” Memorial Ride. Iron Order MC advised me that this would be an annual event to help support his daughter until she was out of school. Ralph’s daughter is 8 years old, so I see at least 10-14 years of these events to come. To wrap it up, it was a great day with great folks and awesome fellowship. You can view the video at: http://youtu. be/3NF3uwbgHL4 “Roll On”.....


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cab and opened the door. The Arab Muslim asked him, “What are you doing? “The cabbie answered, “In the time of the prophet there were no taxis, I am letting you out now and you can wait for a camel!” A blonde man’s dog goes missing and he is frantic. His wife says “Why don’t you put an ad in the paper?” He does, but two weeks later the dog is still missing. “What did you put in the paper?” his wife asks. “Here boy!” he replies.

looked down at the Rabbi, who was lying in a hospital bed. He was in a body cast and traction with IVs and monitors running in and out of him. He was in really bad shape. The Rabbi looked up and said: “Looking back on it, circumcision may not have been the best way to start.”


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A nurse was on duty in the Emergency Room when a young woman with purple hair styled into a punk rocker Mohawk, sporting a variety of tattoos, and wearing strange clothing, entered. It was quickly determined that the patient had acute appendicitis, so she was scheduled for immediate surgery. While she was completely disrobed on the operating table, the staff noticed that her pubic hair had been dyed green and above it there was a tattoo that read. ‘Keep off the grass.’ Once the surgery was completed, the surgeon wrote a short note on the patient’s dressing, which said, ‘Sorry. I had to mow the lawn.’

A blond man spies a letter lying on his doormat. It says on the envelope “DO NOT BEND.” He spends the next 2 hours trying to figure out how to pick it up. IRS executive Lois Lerner has refused to quit and will collect her full pay and benefits while on administrative leave. They asked her to resign. She refused to go. Where in the real world does that ever happen? You get fired and you tell your boss, “I’m going to stay, and I want my money.” And you wonder why America is $16 trillion in debt. A devout Arab Muslim entered a black cab in London; He curtly asked the cabbie to turn off the radio because as decreed by his religious teaching, he must not listen to music because in the time of the prophet there was no music, especially Western music, which is the music of the infidel. The cab driver politely switched off the radio, stopped the

A Catholic Priest, a Baptist Preacher and a Rabbi all served as Chaplains to the students of Northern Michigan University at Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. They would get together two or three times a week for coffee and to talk shop. One day, someone made the comment that preaching to people isn’t really all that hard; a real challenge would be to preach to a bear. One thing led to another, and they decided to do an experiment. They would all go out into the woods, find a bear, preach to it, and attempt to convert it to their religion. Seven days later, they all came together to discuss their experiences. Father Flannery, who had his arm in a sling, was on crutches, and had various bandages on his body and limbs, went first. ‘Well,’ he said, ‘I went into the woods to find me a bear. And when I found him, I began to read to him from the Catechism. Well, that bear wanted nothing to do with me and began to slap me around. So I quickly grabbed my holy water, sprinkled him and, Holy Mary, Mother of God, he became as gentle as a lamb. The Bishop is coming out next week to give him first communion and confirmation.’” Reverend Billy Bob spoke next. He was in a wheelchair, had one arm and both legs in casts, and had an IV drip. In his best fire-and-brimstone oratory, he exclaimed, “Well, brothers, you know that we Baptists don’t sprinkle! I went out and I found me a bear. And then I began to read to my bear from God’s Holy Word! But that bear wanted nothing to do with me. So I took hold of him and we began to wrestle. We wrestled down one hill, up another and down another until we came to a creek. So I quickly dunked him and baptized his hairy soul. And just like you said, he became as gentle as a lamb. We spent the rest of the day praising Jesus. Hallelujah!” The Priest and the Reverend both

The wife’s back on the warpath again. She was up for making a sex movie last night, and all I did was suggest we should hold auditions for her part. A couple made a deal that whoever died first would come back and inform the other if there is sex after death. Their biggest fear was that there was no after life at all. After a long life together, the husband was the first to die. True to his word, he made the first contact: “Marion, Marion” “Is that you, Bob?” “Yes, I’ve come back like we agreed.” “That’s wonderful! What’s it like?” “Well, I get up in the morning, I have sex. I have breakfast and then it’s off to the golf course. I have sex again, bathe in the warm sun and then have sex a couple of more times. Then I have lunch (you’d be proud - lots of greens). Another romp around the golf course, then pretty much have sex the rest of the afternoon. After supper, it’s back to golf course again. Then it’s more sex until late at night. I catch some much needed sleep and then the next day it starts all over again.” “Oh, Bob! Are you in Heaven?” “No! I’m a rabbit somewhere in South Carolina.” It was his first time visiting his doctor for a colonoscopy. The doctor’s new blond nurse, Evelyn, took him to an examining room. She instructed him to get undressed and have a seat until the doctor could see him. She said that the doctor would only be a few minutes. After putting on the gown that she gave him, he sat down. While waiting, he observed there were three items on a stand next to the exam table: a tube of K-Y jelly, a rubber glove, and a beer. When the doctor finally came in he said, “Look, Doc, I’m a little confused. This is my first exam. I know what the K-Y is for, and I know what the glove is for, but can you tell me what the beer is for?” At that, the doctor became noticeably outraged and stormed over to the door. He flung the door open and yelled to his new blonde nurse, “Damn it, Evelyn!” “I said a Butt Light”.


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The Big Wing Ding Rocking Hoe Down By: Everette “EZ” Short The weatherman’s warnings didn’t stop the all day long party at Harley’s Roadhouse on Saturday, May 18th to cap off Spring Beach Bike Week 2013. There was food, fun, games and a lot of friends from yesteryear that showed up for an end of the week Hoe Down good time. Steve Price knows how to make girls dance on a light pole and so they did. The outside bar was packed when we rolled in and the crowds rolled through until well into Saturday morning. The pig pickin’ and all the fixin’s helped stabilize all the adult beverages and everyone who rolled through the new covered bridge was full of smiles both coming and going. The newly raised covered bridge is a cool swash of red paint and nostalgia that takes you back to a time gone by on this 22 acre field of dreams. It makes everyone laugh when you ride your sled to the end and see the sign that says “Pedestrians Only!” as you exit. The band was great and the dancing spilled from the floor, to the top of the bar and out into the grassy field where dazzling steel horses waited all in a row. The people who come here make this a special place. I have been coming to Myrtle Beach Bike Week for almost 20 years, but have yet to see so many people that have become like family gathering under one roof, or standing in a field to await the lighting of the bon fire, while the band inside stirs the soul across those old wooden floors.



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Becky’s Ride By: Anchor On June 1st my wife and I had the honor of participating in a ride that can show you the true meaning of love and support for a family member from friends and family! Becky was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Cancer about a year ago. When they did the scans they found the tumor and tried to have it removed. The surgery went well, but when they went to rerun her scans they found 6 more tumors that reemerged and became very aggressive. In turn, this resulted in large medical bills and that is why they set up this event to raise the money needed for the family. The ride started at 10am at the Mountain Energy Station, where Becky’s sister, Jerri Owens, was giving the first card and the ride info for each area. This ride was a “at your leisure ride” which means each person got to go at his or own pace this allowed everyone to enjoy the day without a rush. The 2nd stop was at the Uncle Bill’s flea market manned by Becky’s mother, Carolyn, and her daughter, Lily. We got a chance to talk to them about Becky and both told me that all they wanted was for her to get better and what a wonderful mother she is and to make sure everyone knew how thankful they were for all the help they received for her! The 3rd stop was set up with Sue and Patsy at Cherokee Harley-Davidson. The ride continued to the leather shack and Bronwen and Sharon gave us our fourth card. Then we headed to the Elks Lodge where the main festivities were located. Jennifer manned the last table and took in the card sheets and ran the silent auction that was full of great items to win! While at the Elks Lodge, people got to eat some great BBQ and enjoyed the music being performed by SmokeRise. Now this band can get into their music. They were full of energy as well as good to listen to. They played cover songs as well as their own original music. This event was a success for the family as well as getting

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Mods vs Rockers By: Mark Carlyle On Saturday, June 1st, Pabst Blue Ribbon and National Bohemian Beer (Natty Boh) presented The 2013 Mods vs Rockers to pay homage to the two conflicting British youth subcultures of the 50’s and 60’s at the Chop Shop in the NoDa area of Charlotte, NC. The Chop Shop is mostly known as a music venue featuring many different styles of music, but on Saturday they had an antique bike and scooter show featuring many antique and remodeled bikes and scooters, some from the early days of the 1900’s right up to today. As my friend and I were riding to the show, we saw quite a few old Hondas and Triumphs on their way riding to the show. Not very many were trailered in. When we arrived there were about 200 different makes and models: Harleys, Triumphs, Hondas, anything with 2 wheels. Several had come from different states, 5 or 6 hours away. I give the Chop Shop kudo’s for the many things they

had going on that day. Many venders of leathers, parts, and accessories were on site as well as great food and a lot of cold beer. The music ranged from Folk to modern rock played on everything from fiddles to stand up basses. Hell, they even had a burlesque show later that night! I’m looking forward to next year’s show on the weekend following Memorial Day, which I was assured by the owner, Jay, would be much bigger and better! To learn more about ModsvsRockers, visit: or scan this QR code with your smart phone.



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By: Scott Wicker There’s no doubt that the weather played a BIG part in the success of the 2013 Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Rally. The weather was absolutely perfect! I’m amazed how much the local hotels and restaurants have really rallied to try and earn back the business from the biker community despite the local political efforts in the past to presumably stop one of the oldest gatherings in motorcycle history. Are the numbers there that were prevalent 8 years ago? No, but they appear to be getting better, I’d say. The crowd at Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson was bigger than in years past. Parking at the dealership on the south end was hard to find. A number of vendors arrived earlier than usual and that always seems to be a big draw there. The dealership on the north end always has all the other stores’ motorcycle inventory for sale and rumor has it, sales were going along very well. Some businesses that were the go to places in the past seem to have lost a little bit of flare while others were booming. Some have fallen completely by the wayside and closed their doors. New ideas and better planning? Some probably chose to do a little more advertising! Get it! We noticed there seemed to be a lot more emphasis on entertainment at most establishments and that always draws a crowd. The Swing Bridge Saloon up in Little River had a full line up of entertainment all week long despite the normally high number of people that migrate there in the evening hours. I had the opportunity to make a very enjoyable ride up to Beach House Harley-Davidson in Shallotte. It is located a little ways up 17 towards Wilmington, but they had very good crowds in and out there all day, despite not being in Myrtle Beach. I did not see the local law enforcement stopping those on motorcycles like in the past. However, there were a few reports of motorcycle thefts in the area that didn’t make for a good

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Sliding Sideways - Flattrack Motorcycle Races At Woodleaf Speedway

Story and photo by Alan Dockery Y’all know I love little, ole country racetracks. Well folks, I’ve found a cool one and they race motorcycles once a month. Woodleaf Speedway near Woodleaf, NC, has Saturday night flattrack motorcycle racing. And they run several classes for everyone from kids on little 50cc bikes to older guys on cool vintage machines. Oh, yeah, I love the sights, sounds and smells of old race bikes. Woodleaf is a small, fifth of a mile, red clay flattrack and was mainly a kart track since the early 1990’s. A couple years ago, the Southeast Motorcycle Dirt Track Racing Association held an event there and between the racers and track owners, Donnie and Anita Williams, it seemed like a good idea to race motorcycles th regularly. “We are thrilled to have the flatAdmission-$10 track motorcycles Gates Open-1pm racing monthly at Practice-5pm Woodleaf SpeedRace Starts-7pm way,” Anita said. “It would not be 3345 Potneck Rd. possible without Woodleaf, NC 27054 the participants 704-902-2287 and the spectators. Next Race: August 17th We fully expect


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this program to grow by leaps and bounds.” Word is getting out about Woodleaf. I saw a few of my Harley drag racing buddies there. Lane Boger, Jr. from Concord, NC, can turn left and was racing in a couple of classes. Typically they have 65 –70 entries. If your riding group is looking for someplace different to go, plan a ride to Woodleaf Speedway and watch the bikes sliding sideways. You might even catch the bug yourself and say, “I can do that.” According to Anita getting into flattrack is easy and the other racers will be glad to lend a helping hand or earful of advice. She said their racers are a very helpful, considerate group. They just want to race. Lots of the race machines were dirt bikes with some modifications such as the right wheels and tires. There was even a guy running an old Honda 750. Finishing order for the June 8 race: 50cc Class: 1st Place Cate Brown, 2nd Place - Nicholas Fox. 65-85cc Class: 1st Place - Dylan Swaim, 2nd Place - Wilson Cape, 3rd Place - Samantha McKinney. 0-200cc Class: 1st Place - Graylin Carter, 2nd Place - Gary Yates, 3rd Place - Danny Swaim, 4th Place - Josh Byrd. Vintage 250 Class: 1st Place - Dave Singleton, 2nd Place - Graylin Carter, 3rd Place - Ken Steele, 4th Place - Rick Little, 5th Place - Danny Swaim, 6th Place - Lane Boger, Jr., 7th Place - Grady Cagle, 8th Place - Dale Smith. Vintage Open Class: 1st Place - Jerry Steele, 2nd Place - Dave Singleton for Dale Smith, 3rd Place - Pete Lawson, 4th Place - Keith Miller, 5th Place - Grady Cagle. Senior Class: 1st Place - Bob Carson, 2nd Place - John McKinney, 3rd Place - Danny Swaim. MX Open Class: 1st Place - Gary Yates, 2nd Place - John McKinney, 3rd Place - Chris Myers. Open Am Class: 1st Place - Heath Cope, 2nd Place - Matt Brown, 3rd Place - Lane Boger, Jr., 4th Place - Bill Field. Mad Dog Class: 1st Place - Shane Fox, 2nd Place - John Colavito, 3rd Place - Wilson Cape. Mad Dog Modified Class: 1st Place -Jerry Steele, 2nd Place - Josh Byrd, 3rd Place - Willie Lane, 4th Place - Chris Myer, 5th Place - Shane Fox. Charger Class: 1st Place - Heath Cope, 2nd Place - Matt Brown, 3rd Place - Bill Field, 4th Place - Bryon Hager, 5th Place - Tim Pope, 6th Place - Bob Carson. Pro AM Class: 1st Place - Mike Dillon, 2nd Place - Jerry Steele, 3rd Place - Jeremiah James, 4th Place - Shane Fox Since Carolina summers can be hot, they start practice at 5pm and racing by about 7. So, yeah, plan on riding home at night. And this is a family place so feel free to bring your kids, but don’t bring alcohol. See some dirt track action by visiting: watch?v=EcuS5LbV464. You can also “Like” Woodleaf Speedway on Facebook. Woodleaf Speedway is about 15 miles East of Statesville. From I-77, take Exit 49A like you are going to Tilley H-D and head East on Hwy. 70. Turn North on Hwy 801 and after the blinking light, turn right on Potneck Road and the track in on your right. The next race is July 20.



Ride Of Pride 2013

By: Gary Steelman What a year this has been already! Conflicts around the world break into the news seemingly every day. Every day America’s fighting forces stand at the ready. Troops are coming home, and others are deployed for potential trouble spots around the globe. With that in mind this Memorial Day weekend, please say “Thank you” to the veterans around your neighborhood. Service to God and Country often comes with a sacrifice of time and the possibility of loss of life and limb. This year, as in the last 10 years, Freightliner has built a “Ride Of Pride” truck to honor that sacrifice, and to say “Thank You” to all those who gave of themselves in service of our great nation. This is the 6th year Schneider National has sponsored the Ride Of Pride. Each year Schneider puts the key to the Ride Of Pride in the hands of a veteran employee, this year’s driver is Chuck. Chuck says his father and grandfather are veterans as well. Thank you, Chuck for your service and congrats on receiving the Ride Of Pride truck. The Ride Of Pride has a history of its own, starting in 2002 when a group of veterans in the plant at Freightliner asked to use a truck from the plant for a parade on Memorial Day. That sparked a series of events that has culminated in the current Ride Of Pride truck. The Ride Of Pride truck has been to The Wall in Washington, DC several years and become the focal point of many parades and welcome home celebrations across the Carolinas and the nation. The Marine Corps League, Rolling Thunder, Patriot Guard Riders, and numerous other groups have ridden escort for the truck over the years. On several occasions active Army, Marine, and Naval personnel have accompanied the Ride Of Pride truck on tours across the nation. The helicopter and overhead jet escort were the coolest sights; hundreds of bikers rolling north on I-77 escorting the Ride Of Pride to the state line and on to the “The Wall”.

Today’s dedication ceremony featured Mike McCurry, Freightliner’s top man at the Cleveland, North Carolina plant, and Ed Keeter, the Ride Of Pride’s driving force. Mike and Ed spoke of the heartfelt desire to thank all those veterans who selflessly serve in order that “We The People” can live in a land of freedom. This year’s truck is dedicated, as always, to honor our veteran’s service and sacrifice. “Thank You” to all those who read this and have served so that I may live free.

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By: Scott Wicker One of our favorite rides is to the mountains of North Carolina and to visit CrossRoads Harley-Davidson in Wilkesboro. On Saturday, On June 1st, they held their bike and car show. The parking lot was full of classic and muscle cars. 60 model Chevrolets, Corvettes, Camaros, Novas, Rat Rods, and Hemi Powered hot rods were just a few of the beautiful automobiles on display. The bikes were a little slow coming in but by the time judging began there were several motorcycles in show trim ready and waiting for the judges scrutiny. The crowd of spectators was constant throughout the day and all departments inside the dealership stayed busy with onlookers and customers searching for great deals on new Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Motorclothes®, and Motorparts® and accessories. Out in the parking lot, there were bounce houses for the kids to enjoy and even a few adults took the opportunity relive their childhood and come down the giant slide. There were several folks out for the swap meet searching for deals on all kinds of accessories and parts. Some were too good to pass up even if you didn’t need them. Everyone had a great time and waited patiently for the winners of the show to be announced. Larry and Glenda Cleary had the best of show with their 1935 Ford Panel Truck. Man what a beautifully restored old Ford. You don’t see many of these around anymore folks! Then it was time for the best of show for the bikes. Delores Cannon took home top honors with her 2005 Harley-Davidson Softail® Deluxe that looked like it just came off the showroom floor. Each best of show received a cash prize along with a special plaque and

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Spring Beach Bike Week 2013 By: dpapabear Well, the Myrtle Beach Bike Week, Crusin’ The Coast, Murrells Inlet Bike Week, or whatever name you want to call it, has come and gone again. The weather the first of the week started out a little on the cool side but warmed up nicely by the middle of the week. The crowds were lite during the early part of the week as usual but started picking up on Thursday for the weekend. This has gotten to be the norm with the third weekend being the main time for the activities. This year the Speedway started having some vendors and events taking place as well as the usual locations. On the north end, the Swing Bridge, Captain Poo’s, Harley’s Roadhouse, and the Ocean Drive section of the beach had plenty of biker friendly businesses competing for your entertainment. On the south end, the usual bars were jammed packed with bikes and babes all week. The Myrtle Beach City area is still looking for your business as well, but not as crowded as the north and south ends where all the activity takes place. The Myrtle Beach City Law Enforcement was using their usual “selective enforcement” of the laws to suit their time and place. I had a run in with one of their “finest” on Main Street after he passed me 3 times and then on the 4th run decided he would show me his authority and be a butthole. I know many businesses want us, but until they clean house downtown, I




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By: Debbie Harmon Motorcycles of every kind lined the parking lot at Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge on Boulevard Street in Greensboro, NC on June 1st for their 2nd Annual Iron Chariot Ride. Proceeds from the event go to support the expansion of the local Teen Challenge, a faith based program, which helps young men 18 - 45 break free from their drug and alcohol addictions. The seven-month residential program houses 24 students and six reentry students. Their goal is to double their occupancy by 2015. Renovations to an existing building are necessary to

make this possible. Also, additional staff will need to be hired. All this takes funding. The ride organized by Mike and Teresa Williams and Noah’s Tribe Biker Group, started out with a pancake breakfast made by the students at Teen Challenge. Coffee for breakfast was provided by Starbucks. Kickstands were up at 10 am and the group motored off to the country. Riders enjoyed the scenery of Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, and Chatham Counties with a rest stop at Silk Hope Fire Station. Winding roads and country lanes made for a great ride, which ended at a farm in Liberty where tables were setup under huge shade trees. Lunch was provided by Jam’s Deli and dessert from Chick-Fill-A. Door prizes were given thanks to the generous donations from Greensboro Harley-Davidson, Cycle Gear, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Kevin Powell Motorsports, Smoking Harley-Davidson, and Triad Bowling Lanes. Dr. Bob Harman, Executive Director of Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge, says, “Without a doubt, the generosity of our community makes a huge difference in the success of our program. Teen Challenge receives no government funding. We depend totally on the gifts of our supporters. YOU can make a difference in the lives of others.”



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Torch Fires It Up By: Everette “EZ” Short I think all of us have a little bit of pyromania in us, but Chad Land, AKA “Torch”, has taken the art of firing it up to a new level. Starting in Texas, with only $200 and a dream, he has ridden, at times over 600 miles a day, through eight states of bad weather and nine rallies in the last three months, to put on a fire show that literally burns up the stage. While his ‘05 Road King shoots flames several feet out the tail pipe via his Hot Licks Exhaust flamethrower kit, this man can draw a crowd. Then, he gets busy juggling, eating, spitting, and swallowing fire. He has even set his face on fire a few times lately, and several times during the Spring Rally on the Beach this year. There are a lot of “Fire Eaters” out there, but Torch is an entertainer with skills that include juggling, flailing the crowd with flaming whips, blistering nunchucks, and an attitude that just fans the flames, causing the crowd to scream to their fiends nearby, “Hey! Check This Out!” Soon enough, with a big crowd gathered, this brawny suntanned stuntman with a Mohawk haircut so dark it shines purple in the sun and a tattoo on the side of his head that reads, “John 3:16” has a screaming crowd of hypnotized fans wanting for more. So he gives it to them. His show is nothing short of spectacular and mesmerizing. You have to wonder what made Chad wake up one day to say, “I think I’ll go light myself on fire in front of an audience.” According to Torch, the answer to that came from a terrible accident that made him question life and the afterlife. After giving his life over to Jesus, Torch says he realized that there are only so many minutes left in our lives. So, he says, why not live every day to the fullest? He found the answer by rid-

ing his bike thousands of miles to meet new and unusual people, by setting fire to himself in new cities every day, and by witnessing the power of God to the unwashed masses. If you didn’t catch Torch at The Original Suck, Bang & Blow over the Spring Rally on the Beach or at The Handlebar Corral in Maggie Valley then check him out on his Facebook page or look for him to perform at the Full Throttle Saloon during the 72nd Annual Sturgis Rally. This stocky daredevil may be a fearsome force to be reckoned with on stage, but he is really a wonderful person, with a great attitude and a warm smile for every new face he meets. Remember, Torch is a professional and certified fire performer, so don’t try these stunts at home. He has the burns to prove that his performance is no joke, but if you’re moved to witness your beliefs as strongly as he is, try not to light yourself on fire while you do it. Keep the fires burning Torch; You ARE the fire.



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Bros & Bro-ettes At the risk of sounding political, I hate politics! Look at what it’s doing to our Nation! July the 4th is about independence from politics, but look where we are now. Our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, and our government branches were all set up to protect “We The People”; but now “We The People” are the targets of our own Government! It’s really sad to see the divisions that politics have caused. Deep hurts that are hard to heal; more racial divisions than ever, more social divisions than ever, more religious divisions than ever! Party against party, State against State, Brother against Brother, Biker against Biker, Christian against Christian; all because of politics, it’s in everything! Your view has to be my view, my view has to be your view, your opinion has to be my opinion, my opinion has to be your opinion, your way has to be my way, my way has to be your way; and on and on and on we go…..! Jesus was not political. There were those who wanted Him to be but He refused. He does not teach us to be political, but polite, understanding, loving, and forgiving. Jesus teaches us to be Brothers and Sisters, Bros & Bro-etts. If we truly follow Jesus we can care more about someone’s soul than whom they voted for and we can get past all the

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Ray Price Akea Express Drag Racing Team Sets Record, Takes First In Ohio

By: Sarah Hager The Ray Price Akea Drag Racing Team set a new track record at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, on the weekend of May 17-19 and took first place in the weekend of drag bike racing. Rider Tommy Grimes now holds the track record with a time of 6.249 running at 219.61 MPH. Grimes’ first run in first round qualifying was 6.309 seconds at 224.02 MPH. Slowing down slightly for the second round, he ran a 6.391 at 223.5 MPH. His third run secured the number two qualifier position, running 6.276 at 220.01 MPH, right behind Douglas Horne’s number one qualifier time of 6.26. Grimes made his record-breaking run of 6.249 seconds in the first round of eliminations. That run put him up against Chris Streeter, where Grimes was able to pull out another leading time of 6.320 at 201.28 MPH, placing him against Horne in the final run. Grimes kept up his drive and beat Horne with a run of 6.256 seconds at 223.1 MPH. “I’m very proud of our team,” Ray Price said. “They worked very hard throughout the race. We were able to tune the bike to match the track, repair it and keep it maintained through the weekend and it performed very well on each pass, running very consistent. Tommy rode the bike superbly, kept it in the groove and had a good reaction time on every pass.” The Ray Price Motorsports team sends sincere thanks to all their sponsors for their support. They include our Primary Sponsors: Akea, Ray Price Harley-Davidson, with special thanks to our Associate Sponsor Raleigh H. O. G. and our Support Sponsors: Vanson Leathers, PJ1 Products, RC Components, CP Pistons, Royal Purple, Barnett Clutches & Cables, Autolite Sparkplugs, Mickey Thompson Tires, Gates Belts, Nationwide Insurance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, JIMS USA, Industrial Machine Solutions and Wiley X. Additional thanks: Bill Hayes, Hargis Consulting, Ultra Pro Machining and Freddie Robbins.

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Bikers For Bikers Foundation 3rd Annual Rally By: Jeanie Hood-Carter The 3rd Annual BFBF Rally at Shakori Hills was a blast! Even though attendance is still not at the desired level, the rally continues to grow. The rally opened on Friday and the music started at 7pm going through 2am Saturday morning, then starting up again at noon on Saturday and going until 2am again. You have never seen so much really good music at one event. Several shows got rained out before the end of the rally and there were a number of campsite parties during the storms with plenty of laughs, jokes, and campfires. The Saturday night show included a great light and smoke show. Between the light show and the little lights in the trees at Shakori Hills, there was a unique ambiance to set the mood for a great evening of entertainment. Don Eason, organist for Brother Esau Band, pulled the winner of the 1st Annual Custom Bike Raffle at 9:30pm Saturday evening right in the middle of a major storm! There was lighting, thunder, rain, and a winner of a beautiful custom bobber style bike with a 120ci motor! The bike has so much power you have to push compression buttons on the motor to start it! Congrats to Jim Grygier of Utah, winner of the bike and a big THANK YOU to Combat Cycles out of Jacksonville, NC for building a very HOT one of a kind powerhouse on 2 wheels. Also a big thank you to everyone who supported and bought tickets! Some of the best bands in NC play at this unique rally music fest! It has gotten to a point of getting on a list to be able to play for the rally now known for the outstanding entertainment. Bands at the event included the Harvey Dalton Arnold Blues Band (whose show got rained out but they made an appearance in support of BFBF), Brother Esau, The Origin, Total Strangers, Night Shift, Wide Eyed Mischief, Temporary Saint, Jim Chapman and The Migrant Workers, Cold Blue Steel, Bubba Joe and Sour Mash, Neglektyd Toyz, Joseph Cagle and Charlie Duzan (2 acoustic artists who also got their shows rained out on Sunday but stayed for the entire event). People attended from as far away as TX, TN, and VA to see the Bike Rally-Music Fest! An added attraction this year was Pro-Wrestling by East Coast Championship Wrestling who raise awareness against bullying. The show was exciting and crazy and just about the time everyone really got into it, the sky opened up and we got another huge down pour. People stood in the rain until the wrestling had to stop to keep wrestlers from sliding out of the ring. Some of the ladies were so into the show I thought they were going to get into the ring to wrestle with the men! Man, talk about getting people aroused! This was a great addition to the events! BFBF is also known for limiting their vendors at the rally so each will bring something unique to the event. This year’s vendors included HR Woodcrafts with “Crazy Bob” who is a show all by himself, tie dye by 2Dy4, 2 types of jewelry from Twisted Linx and Beverly Rose Designs, Chocolate Creations

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