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PAGE 46 Spring Bike Fest At Locked & Loaded Bar And Grill

PAGE 52 11th Annual Ray Price Easter Basket Ride

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May 2017

Letter From The Editor.................................................... 6 Cover Story - 2017 Spring Bike Week.................................. 7 Cruisin’ Calendar............................................................. 8 Bike Nights...................................................................... 9 Live Music....................................................................... 11 Quotable Quote.............................................................. 20 American Flat Track At Charlotte........................................ 22 Ray Price Harley-Davidson Butt Pickin’ Contest................ 26 World Class Powersports - High Point............................... 28 Ghost Riders MC Attends The Stanly County Special Olympics Polar Plunge......................................... 30 3rd Annual Gathering Of The Tribes................................... 32 Freedom Biker Church Triad Bike Blessing........................ 34 5th Annual Creekside Spring Bike Rally.............................. 36 Wilson County Ghost Riders Benefit Poker Run................ 38 31st Annual Durham HOG Bike Show & Chili Cook-Off...... 40 Guardians Of The Children 1st Annual Ride........................ 42 Vietnam War Veterans Day 2017....................................... 44 2017 Virtual Bike Show Photo Shoot................................. 46 Old Bikes Are Fun And Affordable...................................... 48 Double D’s Burnout Saloon Spring Bash........................... 50 Spring Bike Fest At Locked & Loaded Bar And Grill....................................................................... 52 The 7th Annual Blue Grass Festival.................................... 64 5th Annual Blue Ridge H-D Bunny Run............................... 66 People & Places................................................................. 68 Bike Night At Archdale Drive Thru...................................... 70 Thunderzone....................................................................... 71 It’s Up To You..................................................................... 72 JJ’s Watering Hole Poker Run For Jimmy V. Foundation... 75 Ray Price Harley-Davidson Kicks Off Capital City Bike Nights... 77 Hometown H-D Open House And Swap Meet................... 78 The 27th Annual Dicky Martin Mad Bunny Run................... 80 1942 Harley WR Racer....................................................... 82 8th Annual Officer Down Memorial Ride.............................. 87 Bike Day At Trax................................................................ 89 Russell Rides With Us... Always......................................... 90 The 5th Annual NC Sandhills Bike Blessing....................... 92 Benefit Ride For Brandon Lester & Family......................... 95 10th Annual Blessing Of The Bikes, And More................... 96 11th Annual Ray Price Easter Basket Ride.......................... 98 11th Annual Gaston County CBA Freedom Ride................. 100 Eurobike 2017.................................................................... 102 Fallen Saints Spring Breakout Ride................................... 104 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America............................. 106 Oconee County SC Vet-Fest 2017..................................... 108 Tragedy And Rebirth Of A Dyna........................................ 110 The 44th Annual CBA Spring Swap Meet And Bike Show... 112


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hen you look at this issue (# 226) of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine, you will realize that riding season is in full bloom! This is the biggest issue that we have had in years. Is it the weather? Is it the optimism of the business community? Is it because everyone is ready to ride? YES, it is! I have had an occasion or two to ride the bike to events and even to run some errands in between the rainy days, but now I think I will get more seat time in. You gotta just go for it! May 6th is International Women’s Ride Day. More information than I have room for is available at: http://motoress.com/international-femaleride-day/ The first weekend in May we will make our biannual trip to Maggie Valley for Thunder In The Smokies. We have been attending this rally since the very first one. This is the largest and longest running rally in the Great Smoky Mountains of NC. They also have a rally at the MV Festival Grounds September 8-10 and this year they are adding a third rally June 30-July 2. May 12-21 is the 78th Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Week and many advertisers have stepped up and are asking for your patronage this year. See their ads in this issue and remember that these are the businesses that don’t take you for granted. Many times, we hear, “We don’t need to advertise. The bikers are coming anyway.” That might be true to a certain extent, but the businesses that bought advertising in this issue are not taking you for granted. They are ACTIVELY seeking your business. Please consider this when you decide where you are going to drop that hard-earned cash. And don’t forget to let them know that you saw their ad in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. The 8th Annual Antique Motorcycle Club of America is held at Denton Farm Park in Denton, NC on May 19-20. This year’s marque is Indian and it is sure to be quite a show. If you like antique motorcycles, swap meets, and camping, you are going to love the AMCA Southern National Swap Meet at Denton Farm Park. Admission is only $12 for the whole weekend. Y’all Come! Memorial Day, May 29, was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. Originally called Decoration Day by General John Logan in 1868, Memorial Day “was designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land.” The tradition continues in honor of those who died in active military service and flags are flown at half-mast until noon. Traditionally it is observed on May 30 but now officially observed on the last Monday in May. There are lots of other great events to attend. Take your pick from the Cruisin’ Calendar and enjoy the ride.

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

MAY 1 VETERAN VOICES Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10-1 www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044.

MAY 6 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY femalerideday@motoress.com http://motoress.com/international-female-ride-day.

MAY 4 BIKE NIGHT Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345.

MAY 6 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY Harley-Davidson of Greensboro, 538 Farragut St, Greensboro NC. Reg. 10am. Celebrate with ride open to all women riders. www.hdofgreensboro.com Sharee 336-273-1101.

MAY 4 BIKE SHOW Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 6-9, all makes & models, no fee, DJ, dyno pulls, cash prize. www.smokinharley.com 336722-3106. MAY 4 ABATE OF SC LIBERTY RIDERS MEETING Rogers Country Store 2205 Screaming Eagle Rd., Lugoff, SC. 6:30. Darwin “Doc” Flagg 803-467-5117 MAY 5 CINCO DE MAYO Pit Stop 2484 Hwy 11 N., Kinston, NC. 252258-2520. MAY 5 BUG RUN CHARITY RUN Lincolnton High School Stadium 803 N Aspen St., Lincolnton, NC. Reg 6:30 PM-8:30 PM KSU 9PM, $10/ sticker $5/add sticker. Most bugs win $100. Benefits American Cancer Society. 704-308-0231. MAY 5 BIKE NIGHT Kennedy-Hall Post 106 Legion Riders 6250 Hwy 801, Salisbury, NC. 6-9 rickland39@ gmail.com Rick Land 704-929-9831. MAY 5-7 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SPRING RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, bike show. www.handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol. com 828-246-2101.

MAY 6 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com Kristy Dell 704-638-6044. MAY 6 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF READING OF THE NAMES North Carolina State Capital Building 1 E Edenton St., Raleigh, NC. 12pm. 919-733-4994. MAY 6 7TH ANNUAL HOME GROWN HEROES FALLEN OFFICER MEMORIAL RIDE Cumberland County Court House 117 Dick St., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9, $20/rider $15/pass, ceremony 10, KSU 10:30, raffle, 50/50, food, rain or shine, Benefits NC C.O.P.S. escorted ride. nc13@ blueknights.org Mike Brown 910922-6673. MAY 6 5TH ANNUAL AUTISM RIDE New River Harley-Davidson 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $15/rider $5/pass. Police escorted, door prizes, DJ, 50/50, food. Rain or Shine. www. newriverhd.com Marina Jorge 910539-1182.

MAY 6 BENEFIT RUN BOYS & GIRLS HOMES Beach House Harley-Davidson 100 Harley-Davidson Dr., Shallotte, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $15/rider $10/pass, escorted ride, 50/25/25 drawing, door prizes, lunch. Presented by the Calabash Lions Club. Sterling Page 910-209-1801. MAY 6 3RD ANNUAL POKER RUN FOR A CURE Wood Precision Cycles 2502 US-13, Goldsboro, NC. Reg 10:30 first out 11:30, $10/ hand. Food, 50/50. Benefits Relay for Life of Wayne County. Presented by Wayne County Motorcycle Riders. Cassy Wood 919-738-2308, Tina Woodard 919-223-3632. MAY 6 2017 NC FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS RED HELMET RIDE Holly Springs Fire & Rescue Station #1 700 Flint Point Lane, Holly Springs, NC. Breakfast 7am, KSU 9. motorsportsfirefighter@yahoo.com Paul Tidwell 919-418-4530. MAY 6 4TH ANNUAL AIDAN’S RIDE NC Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9, $20. Benefits Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation. www.AidenHasAPosse. org 919-832-2261. MAY 6 RAY’S NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261.


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

WEDNESDAY CASTAWAYS SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL 119 N. Link Ave, Salisbury NC 704-431-6998 CROSSROADS TAVERN 874 Browns Chapel Rd, Gibsonville NC 336-585-0165 JJ’S WATERING HOLE 536 Farragut St., Greensboro NC 336-663-7295

THURSDAY GADGETS OF LUGOFF 96 Hwy 601, Lugoff SC 803-438-0101 TED’S KICKIN’ CHICKEN 4695 S. Main St., Winston-Salem NC 336-650-0290 LOCKED & LOADED BAR & GRILL Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 6-9 pm 305 McCormick St, Garner NC 919-661-6688 LUCKY’S SALOON 1453 Industry Dr, Burlington NC 336-570-1050

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SLIDERS SPORTSBAR Last Thursday of the Month 2901 English Rd, High Point, NC 336-470-8603 THUNDER TOWER HARLEY-DAVIDSON 190 Pontiac Bus. Ctr. Dr. Columbia, SC 803-461-1121, 7-10pm

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

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

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MAY 6 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE CHARITY RIDE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 10:30-12 KSU 12:15, $15/ rider $5/pass, 50/50, DJ, food, door prizes. Benefits American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. brentshell@ yahoo.com Brent or Michelle Hill 336-260-2081. MAY 6 LIBERTY VETERANS MEMORIAL BENEFIT RIDE Liberty Tavern 750 Greensboro St., Liberty NC KSU 12, $15/bike, $5/pass. 336622-3025. MAY 6 OPEN HOUSE Carolina Air Canine 4553 Walpole Rd., High Point, NC. Patriot Rover Graduation. www.aircanine.com 336-931-0909. MAY 6 BOURBON & CADILLAC BASH Corner Pocket Billiards 5421 Frieden Church Rd., McLeansville, NC. 7pm, food. Benefits Toys for Tots in honor of Barry “Ol Dog” Glenn. Hosted by Krystal BrownGlenn, 336-697-7665. MAY 6 4TH ANNUAL ALLISON HUNT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RIDE Ledford Sr. High School 140 Jess Green Rd., Thomasville, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $20/bike, escorted ride, food, 50/50, door prizes, silent auction, music. Benefits scholarship to seniors at Ledford High School. Tamara Hunt 336-454-6368. MAY 6 JESSIE’S RIDE AND RUN FOR PTSD Faith American Legion Park 115 Gantt St, Faith, NC. First out 10, last out 2. 5k @ 9, cost $25/ rider/runner $5/pass. Proceeds to HonorOne, PTSD charity. 704-7759823. MAY 6 12TH ANNUAL JERRALD MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP FUN RUN Jones Intermediate School 2170 Riverside Dr., Mount Airy, NC. Reg 10-12 $15/sgl $25/dbl. Benefits scholarships for Mount Airy School Students. Joel Mitchell 276-2515053.


10 MAY 6 PARKING LOT SWAP MEET Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10 – 4 $5 a spot. www.tilleyhdofsallisbury.com Junior 704-638-6044. MAY 6 CAROLINA CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW NC Transportation Museum 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, NC. Gates open 9am Reg till 12, entry fee $10/per bike (max $20 for multiple bikes). Open to all motorcycles 1900-1995 Awards 3pm. Proceeds benefit the museum. Rain or shine. carolinamcshow@aol.com 336-924-8705. MAY 6 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S SECOND QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www.bikerswithacause. com 704-545-1062. MAY 6 THE LUCKY TURNAROUND Grove Inn 1560 Hwy 29 S., China Grove, NC. Reg 11, donations only. Benefits God’s Children’s Orphanage. Rob Dowse 704-425-1955. MAY 6 FROGS FEEDING FRIENDS Sweet Frog Clemmons 6297 Towncenter Dr., Clemmons NC. Reg 9:30am, $20 and 5 can food items/ rider, $10 and 5 can food items/pass, includes t-shirt and meal. Benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. Susie Fields 336-906-0386, Brittany Bullins 336-778-1801. MAY 6 KNIGHTS OF SOLOMON 7TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL MOTORCYCLE RALLY Charlotte HarleyDavidson 9205 Independence Blvd., Matthews, NC. 11am, live music, door prizes, drawings. Benefits Masonic Home for Children and White Stone/MESH LLC. Keith Costner 704-689-0377. MAY 6 6TH ANNUAL BIKE SHOW Just A Few Brothers To The End MC, 4557 Deep Creek Rd., Wadesboro, NC. 12pm, $10/adm, food & drinks available, Terry McLendon, 704-2946127, Grace Hudson 704-475-0248.

Cruisin’ Calendar MAY 6 BUDDY ROE’S 8TH ANNUAL BIKE RIDE Ma & Pa’s Place 188 Billy Covington Rd., Rockingham, NC. Reg 11 KSU 1:30, $15/sgl $20/ dbl, auction, t-shirt, food, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Richmond Co Special Olympics 910-410-0344. MAY 6 SPRING IS HERE PARTY STE Powersports 1426 Northside Dr., Statesville, NC. 10-3, food 11-1, live music, vendors, games. www. stepowersports.com 704-883-8385. MAY 6 9TH ANNUAL CVMA15-5 RIDE Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421 Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 1, $20/sgl $25/dbl, live music, escorted ride. In memory of Richard Chroust “Da Breeze”. Benefits veterans in need. Combatvets1505@gmail.com 336-667-1003. MAY 6 COMPORIUM PIONEERS 10TH ANNUAL FIREHOUSE RUN Oakdale Fire Station #2 2080 Dunlap Roddey Rd., Rock Hill, SC. Reg 8:30-9:30 KSU 10, pre reg $25/ sgl $40/dbl, day of $30/sgl, $45/dbl includes t-shirt, lunch, door prizes. Leon.yard@comporium.com Leon Yard 803-448-8116. MAY 6 2017 3RD ANNUAL BENEFIT RIDE Bar of Lexington 1668 Two Notch Rd., Lexington, SC. First out 12, $15/rider $5/pass, food, wet tshirt contest, vendors, silent auction, games, live music, raffles, 50/50. Benefits Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter, 803-359-0250. MAY 6 PINKO DE MAYO Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. Reg 9-9:50 KSU 10, $15/sgl $20/dbl. Food, drinks, fashion show, prizes. Benefits breast cancer awareness. www.thundertowerharley.com 803461-1121. MAY 6 POKER RUN FOR RICHARD OUTLAW Old Army Navy Club 790 Hwy 1 North, Camden, SC. Reg 11 last out 12, $15/sgl, $20/dbl., raffles, auction. Dawn Neal 803-243-8273, Brock Williams 803-729-6946.

MAY 6 11TH ANNUAL MAA “LOOK TWICE SAVE A LIFE” POKER RUN Timms Harley-Davidson 4110 Clemson Blvd., Anderson, SC. First out 11, last out 1, $20/person. Greenville starting point, Harley-Davidson of Greenville, 30 Chrome Dr., Greenville, SC. Benefits Motorcycle Awareness Alliance. www.timmsharley.com 888-591-0929. MAY 6 7TH ANNUAL REBEL RUCKUS Oasis Sports Bar & Grill 8101W. Old Hwy #6, Santee, SC. 12-6, $10, bike games, vendor, live music. Presented by Carolina Rebels MC Clarendon County Chapter. Tommy Lee 803-920-3667, Tag 803-6059805, Stroker 803-464-8563. MAY 7 N.C. TRIANGLE RIDE FOR KIDS White Oak Recreation Area; Jordan Lake State Park 558 Beaver Creek Rd., Apex, NC. Reg 8-9:30 KSU 10 rain or shine. 919-524-7684. MAY 7 20TH ANNUAL FREEDOM MEMORIAL WALL DEDICATION Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 10-10:30 music, 10:30-11 worship service, 11-12 memorial ride, 12-1:30 music, 1:30-3 Memorial Wall Dedication. Memorial ride $10/bike. 50/50 raffles. Benefits go to perpetual care of the wall. 336-722-3106. MAY 7 CRUISE IN Jefferson Christian Church 8200 Jefferson Church Rd., Rural Hall, NC. 2-5. All cars, bikes, trucks. Food, music. 336-9692341, 336-983-9363, Steve or Sheila Bowman 336-251-2420. MAY 7 MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS RALLY Quaker Steak & Lube 2154 S. Beltline Blvd, Columbia, SC. Meet & Greet 11:30-1, KSU 1, escorted ride to State House, speakers. ABATE of SC, Ralph Bell 803-5562354.


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

MAY 7 1ST ANNUAL CAR, TRUCK, BIKE SHOW Dazzler’s Sports Bar 3450 Cinema Center, Anderson, SC. 2pm, $25/entry, prizes, raffles. Benefits Gary Sinise Foundation, help support our veterans. Jordan Walls 864-401-3537. MAY 12-13 DEMO TRUCK Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-8641200. MAY 12-21 MYRTLE BEACH SPRING BIKE RALLY

JOE’S PIG PEN 2908 S. Main St., High Point, NC 336-861-0430 DJ

MAY 12-21 SPRING BIKE WEEK Beach House Harley-Davidson 100 Harley-Davidson Dr., Shallotte, NC. Vendors, music, beer. Official HD Demo fleet May 18-20 test rides. www.beachhousehd.com 910-5759997.

LOCKED & LOADED BAR & GRILL 305 McCormick St, Garner NC 919-661-6688 LIVE MUSIC 9:30PM

MAY 13 BENEFIT BIKE RIDE FOR TANNER New River Harley-Davidson 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Reg 8 KSU 10, $15/bike, $5/hand, 50/50, raffle. www.youcaring.com 910-346-9997.

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SATURDAY LOCKED & LOADED BAR & GRILL 305 McCormick St, Garner NC 919-661-6688 LIVE MUSIC 9:30PM TANKTOWN TAVERN 6711 Freedom Dr, Charlotte NC 704-277-0268 LIVE MUSIC

MAY 13 SLO MOTION COOK-OUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11-12:30. www.fortbraggharley. com 910-864-1200. MAY 13 3RD ANNUAL AMERICAN LEGION RIDE FOR VETERANS WARRIORS Hometown HarleyDavidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345. MAY 13 FUNDRAISER RIDE FOR SANFORD’S MURAL PROGRAM Buggy Factory 115 Chatham St., Sanford, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10 $20/ bike, free t-shirt to first 50 to register. Ralph.holt@sanfordnc.net. Ralph Holt 919-708-3148.

11 MAY 13 SPRING OPEN HOUSE Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. 11-3, food, vendors, raffles, ride-in bike show, demo rides, biker games. www.sheltonshd.com 919-731-2776. MAY 13 B.A.N.C. 4TH ANNUAL MOTOROCYCLE AWARENESS RIDE Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12, free food. 910864-1200. MAY 13 FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION EVENT Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 9am, food, drink, door prizes. www.rayprice.com 919832-2261. MAY 13 2017 SAFETY AWARENESS RIDE Down Home HarleyDavidson 2215 W Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 10-11, $10/rider, food. Presented by Alamance CBAABATE. 336-227-1261. MAY 13 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. MAY 13 T-SHIRT SWAP OUT DAY Indian Motorcycle of Greensboro 201 S. Church St., Greensboro, NC. www.indianmotorcyclegreensboro. com/get-in-touch/events 336-7635621. MAY 13 SWAP MEET Just Hawgs 5326 C 311 N., Walkertown, NC. 336-595-2210. MAY 13 KING MASONIC CHILDRENS BENEFIT RIDE & BBQ King Masonic Lodge 226 Jefferson Church Rd., King, NC. KSU 11:30, $25/rider $5/pass includes meal, 50/50. BBQ 12-5 $10/adults $6/kids 12 & under. 336-983-3782. MAY 13 MOTHERS DAY EVENT Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. All day, free lunch. www.speedwayharley-davidson.com 704-979-7433.


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MAY 13 POKER RUN FOR VETERANS Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Reg 9 last out 11, $20/sgl, $25/dbl, food, 50/50, door prizes. Presented by Rolling Thunder NC 2. Sonny Deal 704-929-0477, Rhonda Deal 336469-3415, David Fraley 980-6221470. MAY 13 5TH ANNUAL RIVER RUN River of Life Church 935 Main St. W, Valdese, NC. Reg 9, $15/sgl, $20/ dbl, food. All bikers welcome 828390-9541. MAY 13 SPRING JAM PARTY HorseFeathers Roadhouse 3746 Mount Pleasant Rd., Sherrills Ford, NC. Live music, food, outdoor games. www.horsefeathersbbq.com 704-966-0192. MAY 13 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE SWAP YOUR SWAG Smoky Mountain Steel Horses 82 Locust Dr., Waynesville, NC. 11-3, food, entertainment. www.smokymountainsteelhorses.com 828-452-7276. MAY 13 BENEFIT RIDE FOR THE PERAZA FAMILY Biker Vintage 1429 Pearman Dairy Rd., Anderson SC. Reg 9:30 last out 11, $15/bike $5/pass, food, door prizes, 50/50. Help with medical bills, 864-3288151. MAY 14 ABATE OF SC COLUMBIA RIDERS MEETING The New Ole Place 3311 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. 2pm. Joe “Panama” Novitski 803-319-6165. MAY 15 SPRING RALLY KICK OFF PARTY The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC. 4-7, free food, live music, door prizes. www. myrtlebeachharley.com 843-3695555. MAY 15-20 MOTORCYCLE RODEO AT THE RAT HOLE The Rat Hole 3833 Socastee Blvd. Myrtle Beach,

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SC. Bike games, vendors, live music, chocolate pudding wrestling 5/15-20, boots & bikini contest 5/17-19, bike show 5/20. www.theratholeofmb.com 843-241-1740. MAY 15-21 CRUSIN THE COAST SPRING RALLY Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC. Vendors, food. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843369-5555. MAY 17 PIG PICKIN Swing Bridge Saloon 4355 Sea Mountain Hwy, Little River, SC. Live music, food. 843-280-7886. MAY 17 “CRUDES” 7TH ANNUAL MEET & GREET RIDE The Golden Egg 415 Hwy 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC. Meet 9 KSU 11. Raffle benefits disabled veterans. Kevin Gunia 216-280-4755. MAY 17 HARLEY BIKER BASH The Waterway House Sports & Spirits 9814 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 4-7, free food, live music, door prizes. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843-369-5555. MAY 18 2017 LEGEND PERFORMANCE TOUR Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Demo rides. www. downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. MAY 18 HARLEY’S BIKER BREAKFAST Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin 2851 US-17 Bus, Garden City, SC. Free breakfast 8-10. Pick up free coupon at Rally Kick Off Party or Harley Biker Bash. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843-369-5555. MAY 18-20 BIKE WEEK DEMO RIDES Coastal Indian 3956 Hwy 17 S., Murrells Inlet, SC. 843-651-9799. MAY 18-21 MOTORCYCLE KICKSTART CLASSIC RIDE Wheels Through Time 62 Vintage Lane, Maggie Valley NC reception 6 pm Thurs, ride leaves Fri morning, overnight along the way, ends Sat at

AMCA Southern National Meet, Denton NC. All makes, models welcome, kickstarters up front. Registration form at www.aimag.com. MAY 19 SCENIC RALLY RIDE Sunset Grille 1525 13th Ave N, North Myrtle Beach, SC. 10:30-12, $15/ rider $5/pass, free food, live music, prizes. Benefits Axemen (Professional Firefighters Motorcycle Assoc). www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843369-5555. MAY 19-20 AMCA SOUTHERN NATIONAL SWAP MEET Denton Farmpark 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC. Gates open 8am admission $12, swap meet, vendors, narrated antique motorcycle parade, antique motorcycle bike games, camping available. www.amcasouthernnationalmeet.com. Bob Aton 417-8384777, Camping 336-859-2755. MAY 19-20 BIKE WEEK EVENT Bubba’s Bar-N-Grill 1123 Dickpond Rd., Myrtle Beach, SC. Bike wash, food, wet t-shirt, raffles, door prizes, live music. 843-232-7136. MAY 19-21 LADIES ONLY RIDING ACADEMY CLASS Tilley HarleyDavidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. www.tilleyhdofsallisbury.com Kristy Dell 704-638-6044. MAY 19 BIKE SHOW 17 Customs 724 Hwy 17, Little River, SC. 843281-0525. MAY 20 GOT TO BE NC RIDE AND SHOW Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11:30, $10/rider. Benefits US Veterans Corps. www.rayprice. com 919-832-2261. MAY 20 FOLLOW THE FLAG RIDE Garcia Indian/Garcia Moto 8821 Wadford Dr., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $20/rider $10/pass. Presented by VEMA & MMIA Benefits Veterans with disabilities, members of the Armed Forces and their families. vemaraleigh@gmail.com.


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MAY 20 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511. MAY 20 BUFFALO SOLDIERS ANNUAL EVENT Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. www.hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101. MAY 20 8TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 9-2, vendors, prizes, live music. www.smokinharley.com 336-7223106. MAY 20 19TH ANNUAL SHOW-OFF CAR, TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE SHOW American Children’s Home 3844 NC Hwy 8 South, Lexington, NC. Reg 8-12 $20/entry, free to spectators, vendor fee $40, goody bags first 50, raffle, 50/50, silent auction, DJ, food, kids zone. www. ahc-nc.org/id5.html 336-357-7126. MAY 20 12TH ANNUAL KELLY KINCAID MEMORIAL RIDE Burke County Fair Grounds 145 Bost Rd., Morganton, NC. Reg 9-11, $20/person, prizes, proceeds to support law enforcement officers in need. nc23@ blueknights.org. Mark Bradshaw 828-448-2342. MAY 20 HONORING ARMED FORCES DAY Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. www.tilleyhd.com 704-872-3883. MAY 20 LION PROWL POKER RUN Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 9, first out 11, $20/driver $10/rider, food, entertainment. Benefits visually impaired, Camp Dogwood and other Lion’s Club Charities. 828-302-6407. MAY 20 VFW NEWPORT POKER RUN VFW Post 8986 1316 Hibbs Rd., Newport, NC. Reg 10, $15/rider $5/pass. Benefits giveanhour.org that helps veterans. 252-726-8986.

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MAY 20 INTRO TO MOTORCYCLING Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson 190 Pontiac Business Ctr. Dr., Columbia, SC. 12-2 RSVP. www. thundertowerharley.com 803-4611121. MAY 20 B.A.C.A. SOUTHERN CHAPTER 100 MILE RIDE Cycle Ward 41 Geothe Rd., Bluffton, SC. Reg 11:30-12, $10 donation southernbaca@gmail.com Dude 843-3844184. MAY 20 BLESSING OF THE BIKES Little River United Methodist Church 1629 Hwy 17, Little River, SC. 10-12, refreshments and fellowship. larryboyjl@gmail.com 843-249-2329. MAY 20 CCU METHODIST DREAM CENTER GRAND OPENING Centenary UMC 1527 Hwy 544, Conway, SC. 3-6. Live music, bike blessing. 843-347-3781. MAY 23 9TH ANNUAL MICHAEL “BOZ” KERR BIKERS INSIDE THE BELTWAY Motorcycle Riders Foundation 1325 G St. N.W. Ste 500, Washington DC. 8am. An opportunity for bikers across the nation to meet with one another and educate themselves on the issues that affect bikers at national level, meet your federal legislators. www.MRF.org 202-546-0983. MAY 26 BIKE NIGHT Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 6-9, free food, entertainment, games, door prizes. www. downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. MAY 26 CONCORD MOTORFEST 2017 Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 10-4, live music, live auction, food (limited time), vendors, drivers autograph sessions. www.speedwayharley-davidson.com 704-979-7433.


14 MAY 26 RIDE OF PRIDE RUN TO THE WALL ESCORT American Freightliner Plant 11550 Statesville, Blvd, Cleveland, NC. Reg 8 KSU 8:45. Escorting trucks to DC. Also staging at Kennedy-Hall Post 106 6250 Hwy 801, Salisbury, NC. Reg 7 KSU 7:40. Rickland39@gmail.com Rick Land 704-929-9831. MAY 26 BLESSINGS OF THE BIKES Sheraton Convention Center 2101 North Oak St. Courtyard, Myrtle Beach, SC. 3pm, hosted by Myrtle Beach Community and Faith Leaders. 843-918-5000. MAY 26-28 MAGGIE VALLEY SPRING RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Fri open 10am9pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Vendors, live music, bike show, games. www.maggievalleyrallys.com 336-580-1638. MAY 26-29 CAROLINA STOMP BIKE RALLY 311 Speedway 4390 US-311, Pine Hall, NC. $20/1 day $30/2 day $40/3 day tickets. Bike games, live music, vendors $20/day $50/wknd wet t-shirt, swap meet, rides, crafts. Benefits Bikers Against Child Abuse, Guardian of the Children, Seeds of Hope. carolinastompbikerally@gmail.com or kresscarl@ gmail.com. MAY 27 1ST ANNUAL SCOTT “POP POP” GRADY MEMORIAL RIDE New River Harley-Davidson 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $15/rider $5/pass. Sons of God MC, www.newriverhd. com Marina Jorge 910-346-9997. MAY 27 SWAP MEET D & Q Motorsports, 34 Ray Hart Ln., Angier, NC. www.dandqmotorsports.com 919639-5511. MAY 27 CAPE BEARD’S 6TH ANNUAL PIG PICKIN FOR AUTISM Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC.11am – 5pm www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200.

Cruisin’ Calendar MAY 27 1ST ANNUAL DOWNEAST ROLLING THUNDER RIDE Goldsboro Elks Lodge 105 East Chestnut St., Goldsboro, NC. 10am, first 100 receive commemorative event pin. Travel to Kinston Veterans Home. www.wingsofwayne.org. 919-7353131. MAY 27 CHICKEN WING COOKOFF & MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY Goldsboro Elks Lodge 105 East Chestnut St., Goldsboro, NC. 1pm, live music, food. Benefits veteran causes, 4H, Boys & Girls clubs, Salvation Army, Red Cross, Academic Scholarships and Drug Awareness Programs. www.wingsofwayne.org 919-735-3131. MAY 27 3RD ANNUAL PETE’S RIDE Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30, $10/person. Food, music, raffles. 336-992-3033. MAY 27 MILITARY APPRECIATION EVENT Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. MAY 27 2ND ANNUAL RIDGE RUN Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 10:15 KSU 11, $20/bike $5/pass. Presented by Wilkes Hunters Helping Kids. Tim Parson 336-928-0429, David Royal 336-927-2342, Donald Baynes 336-927-7002. MAY 27 5TH ANNIVERSARY AND HOG ROAST Blue Ridge HarleyDavidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC. 9am/ Food and entertainment. Steve Amari stevea@sfeus.com or 828 327 3030.   MAY 27 RIDE FOR YOUTH Clearview Baptist 2455 Alfred Hartley Rd., Lenior, NC. Reg 9:45 KSU 11, $20/ bike, bike show, food, bike wash. Benefits the youth going to Carolina Youth Camp. Geoff Day 828-4992557, Reggie Day 828-493-9428.

MAY 27 MERLIN’S NIGHTCLUB REUNION The Filling Station 2208 Memorial Dr., Cayce, SC. 4-10, live music, food, drawing. 803-995-5534. MAY 27 HARPER’S AMAZING BIKER ADVENTURE Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. Reg 10-11:30, last out 12, $40/team of 2-4, after party 3-5, food, live music, 50/50, games. Proceeds support CHD Inpatient families at MUSC Children’s Hospital. www.lowcountryharley.com. 843-554-1847. MAY 27-28 MEMORIAL WEEKEND PARTY Tank Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC. Live music. 704-277-0268. MAY 28 ROLLING THUNDER XXX “RIDE FOR FREEDOM” DEMONSTRATION N. Pentagon Parking Lot, Washington, DC. 8am, ride 12pm to Vietnam Veterans Memorial. www. rollingthunder1.org Bob 336-8132106. MAY 28 SMOKY MOUNTAIN THUNDER MEMORIAL RIDE XVII Sevierville Courthouse 125 Court Ave Sevierville, TN. 10am, KSU 11, escorted ride, free ride. Tribute to fallen military. www.Smokymountainthunder.net. Sandy Giddis 865-4536532. MAY 29 MEMORIAL DAY RIDE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Ctr. Dr., Columbia, SC. Reg 10 KSU 11. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. JUN 1 BIKE SHOW Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 6-9, all makes & models, no fee, DJ, dyno pulls, cash prize. www.smokinharley.com 336722-3106. JUN 1 ABATE OF SC LIBERTY RIDERS MEETING Rogers Country Store 2205 Screaming Eagle Rd., Lugoff, SC. 6:30. Darwin “Doc” Flagg 803-467-5117


Cruisin’ Calendar JUN 2 BIKE NIGHT Kennedy-Hall Post 106 Legion Riders 6250 Hwy 801, Salisbury, NC. 6-9 rickland39@ gmail.com Rick Land 704-929-9831. JUN 2-3 13TH ANNUAL RENEE LEDFORD MEMORIAL PARTY AND POKER RUN 212 Independent Way, Ellenboro, NC. Fri $10, bike games, live music, $20/wknd pass, camping, poker run, tattoo contest, bike show, live music. Poker run first out 10am. Benefits The Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association. JukeBox 704466-8544 IceMan 828-447-2454. JUN 2-4 ALL AMERICAN WEEKEND Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. JUN 3 16TH ANNUAL ANGIER BIKEFEST Downtown Angier Charles Norton Square, Angier, NC. Bike reg 10am-1pm, opening ceremonies 9:45, event 10am-5pm, bike show, food, poker run, swap meet, live music. Sponsored by Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, D & Q Motorsports, The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. www. angierbikefest.com Arlene Mabry 919-422-7234. JUN 3 RAY’S NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. JUN 3 RUMBLE GREENSBORO Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Scavenger Hunt Ride reg 9:30-10:30 KSU 10:45, prizes, food, music. 6th year anniversary party for Freedom Biker Church. Concert 1pm. www.fbctriad. com Randy Austin 336-963-3111. JUN 3 TRAX-SIDE BIKE RALLY PACE Park 8 Memorial Park Dr., Thomasville, NC. 12-9, beer garden, food trucks, cornhole tournament, live music. 336-472-4422.

JUN 3 13TH ANNUAL BIKER DAY Hopewell Baptist Church Legacy Campus-Fellowship Hall 420 Hopewell Church Rd., Monroe, NC. Reg 8:30, food, door prizes, guest speaker. Presented by Sons of Thunder Hopewell Baptist. www. whatasavior.com 704-753-1084. JUN 3 CYCLEMANIA VINTAGE AND RETRO MOTORCYCLE SHOW Charlotte East 5801 Executive Center Dr., Charlotte, NC. 12-5, bikes, food, music raffles. Benefits Disability Rights & Resources cyclemania@disability-rights.org, cyclemaniacharlotte.com. JUN 3 2ND ANNUAL PINK HEALS POKER RUN & FIRE TRUCK PULL Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE Hickory, NC. Reg 9 last out 10:30, $20/sgl $30/dbl, food. Fire truck pull $200 team 10-person team reg 1:30 pull 2:30. Darlene 828-217-5246, Allyson 828-4557449. JUN 3 WOMEN’S FREEDOM RIDE Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., N. Charleston, SC. Reg 6:30 KSU 7. 19 states in 18 days, ride in whole or part of ride reg www.womensfreedomride@gmail. com Benefits Patriot Rovers, Inc. www.womensfreedomride.org. 336664-6990. JUN 3-4 DAYS OF THUNDER XI Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. Vendors, food, live music, motorcycle stunt show, fireworks, bike & car show. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. JUN 4 20th ANNUAL DUKE CHILDREN’S CHARITY RIDE Brewer Cycles 420 Warrenton Rd., Henderson, NC. Reg 10am KSU 1:30pm, $25/person, food, games, music. Rain date June 11th. Benefits Duke’s Children’s Hospital. robin@brewercycles.com Robin Kearney 252-4928553.

15 JUN 4 BIKER APPRECIATION DAY The Filling Station 2208 Memorial Dr., Cayce, SC. 4-7, live music, food. 803-995-5534. JUN 5 VETERAN VOICES Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10-1 www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. JUN 8-10 INDIAN VICTORY SLINGSHOT RALLY IN THE SMOKIES Maggie Valley Festival Grounds 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. $20/wknd, Thur 10am-9pm, Fri open 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm. Vendors, live music. www.maggievalleyrallys. com/indian-victory-slingshot-rallysmokies. 336-580-1638. JUN 8-10 SOUTH CENTRAL BIKE FEST Jonbil Rd., Chase City, VA., Thurs free, Fri $15, Sat $20, wknd pass $25, kids $10. Live music, cruise in, fireworks, Sat poker run last out 11, bike show, rodeo events, camping. www.southcentralbikefest. com Catherine Maloney 434-7383304. JUN 9-11 BACK OF THE DRAGON Tazewell County Fairgrounds 515 Fairground Rd., Tazwell, VA. MX show, live music, bike & car shows, kids area, vendors, craft beer garden, demolition derby. www.backofthedragon.com. 800-588-9401. JUN 10 2ND ANNUAL RIDE TO BREATHE ON, BROTHER’S FIRST Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345. JUN 10 WINGMEN MC MOORE CO CHAPTER’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Moore County Club House 328 Addor Rd, Pinebluff, NC. Gates open 1pm, bug run, live music, food. www.9339mc.com moore_county@9339wmc.com 910281-4892.


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JUN 10 DARE COUNTY MOTORCYCLE TOY RUN-POKER RUN Vertigo Tattoo 7594 Shipyard Rd., Manns Harbor, NC. Reg 9-11, $10/ person. Terry Gray 252-256-1064. JUN 10 AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POST 382 BIKE NIGHT American Legion Post 382 305 Legion Dr., Sanford, NC. 3pm- until, bike games, vendors, food, music, 50/50l. Benefits veterans and veteran’s programs. Dean Burgess 919-770-4201. JUN 10 2017 USMC EOD POKER RUN Anytime Billiards and Grill 1167 Old Maplehurst Rd., Jacksonville, NC. First out 11:30, $15/person, $20/ dbl, $10/food, $5/extra hand, door prizes, 50/50, food. Sponsored by Viet Nam Vets Legacy Vets MC. Benefits wounded EOD service members and families. Woodstock 870-245-6707 Eastbound 586-7195898. JUN 10 SWAGG CITY COOKOUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 10-11:30. www.fortbraggharley. com 910-864-1200. JUN 10 MINNIE LEE BROWN VANDIVER SCHOLARSHIP RIDE Fort Bragg Harley Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd, Fayetteville NC. Reg 11-12 KSU 12:15 $10/sgl $15/ dbl. Presented by FALL-IN. Benefits Scholarship awardees from Cape Fear & E.E Smith High Schools. www.fall-in-mc.wixsite.com/fall-in-mc 910-578-0233. JUN 10 THE JUNE JAMR Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 8 KSU 10, $25/bike or car $10/pass, door prizes, escorted ride, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, ARR-MAC Water Response Team, Faith Church of Goldsboro. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261.

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JUN 10 12TH ANNUAL BLUE KNIGHTS NC2 OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10 KSU 1:45, $10/person, music, 50/50, food, karaoke, door prizes, memorial service including wreath placement. Benefits area charities. www.blueknightsnc2.com 919-832-2261. JUN 10 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. JUN 10 GREAT AMERICAN COOK OUT Indian Motorcycle of Greensboro 201 S. Church St., Greensboro, NC. www.indianmotorcyclegreensboro.com/get-in-touch/events 336763-5621. JUN 10 2ND ANNUAL FOR THE WOUNDED RIDE Smokin HarleyDavidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11:30, $20/bike $10/pass. Presented by Forever Two Wheels Brotherhood. Benefits Purple Heart Homes. Matt. identity@northstate.net 336-7223106. JUN 10 CINDY’S RIDE 67 Tavern 7470 Reynolda Rd., Pfafftown, NC. Reg 9-11, first out 11:30, $10/sgl $15/dbl, silent auction, 50/50, food. Benefits Cindy Wilson. Rain date 6/17. Wayne Dozier 336-403-2719, Mark Neely 336-624-4899, Marshall Yates, 336-661-5852, Joe Wright 336-413-5298, Jeremy Gaither 336408-9565. JUN 10 SCORES 1ST EVER OUT DOOR CONCERT & BIKE RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Reg 11, ride participates get into concert for free. Benefits Veteran Organizations. Sponsored by AWOL. Steve Bushwacker 704-878-5554. JUN 10 RIDE FOR JAYBIRD Twin Oaks Sports Bar & Grill 5242 Slanting Bridge Rd., Denver, NC. Reg 10

last out 12, food, live music, cornhole, 50/50, auction. Benefits William Gould. 704-483-9034. JUN 10 ANNUAL WIZARD RUN Mountain Aire Seafood Restaurant 9930 NC-16, West Jefferson, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10:30, $20/sgl $25/ dbl, $25/other vehicles, food, silent auction, 50/50. Rain date Jun 24. Benefits locally needy families and children at Christmas. mtnroadking@ yahoo.com Bill 828-406-2339. JUN 10 RIDE FOR READERS Freeborne’s Eatery & Lodge 14300 NC Hwy 18 S., Laurel Springs, NC. KSU 10, $25/person, food, live music, 50/50. Benefits Northwestern Regional Library. 336-657-0753. JUN 10 JERICHO RIDE IX Dale’s Pets LLC 115 Old Veterans Rd., Columbia, SC. KSU 10, fellowship, music, food. Hosted by Chosen Brotherhood MC. 803-319-3237. JUN 10 WARHORSE BROTHERHOOD MC LEE COUNTY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY MRMA 3035 Peach Orchard Rd., Dalzell, SC. 2-5, donation at door. Benefits local vets. 803-236-9339. JUN 10 RIDE FOR RYLEE POKER RUN/CRUISE IN Timms Harley-Davidson 4110 Clemson Blvd., Anderson, SC. Reg 2pm. www.timmsharley.com 888-591-0929. JUN 11 ABATE OF SC COLUMBIA RIDERS MEETING The New Ole Place 3311 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. 2pm. Joe “Panama” Novitski 803-319-6165. JUN 16-17 SMOKE OUT 18 Rockingham Dragway, 2153 U.S. 1, Rockingham, NC. Fri & Sat $40, Sat only $35. Fri 12-11, Sat 10-11. Choppers, live music, food. www.smokeoutrally. com Greg Scheuer custombikeshows@gmail.com 919-450-5060.


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JUN 17 FAYETTEVILLE AREA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND MOTORCYCLE RIDE Sherwood Presbyterian Church 4959 NC Hwy 87 S, Fayetteville, NC Reg 8-9:45 $10/rider $5/pass and a back to school donation. Audwin Lindsay 910-396-3983. JUN 17 BMC COOK-OUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 10-11:30. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. JUN 17 ALAN JAY HAINES-MYASTHENIA GRAVIS FUNDRAISING & MEMORIAL RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10 KSU 2, $25 Includes Harley MG pin, t-shirt, food. Benefits Myasthenia Gravis Association. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. JUN 17 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511. JUN 17 40TH ANNUAL GOLDEN SUNS MC MOTORCYCLE RALLY American Legion Post 267 3214 McConnell Rd., Greensboro, NC. DJ, bike & car show, food, wet t-shirt contest, field games. 336-814-6036, Chug 336-508-6766 John Person 336-587-7046. JUN 17 2ND ANNUAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS RIDE Wayne Community College 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr., Goldsboro, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11. Presented by Brothers of Inferno. Benefits NC Fallen Firefighters. Rain date June 24th. 919-738-9937. JUN 17 4TH ANNUAL VETERANS GARDEN OF HONOR POKER RUN Veterans Garden of Honor 102 1st St. NW, Catawba, NC. Reg 10-11:30, $20/sgl, $30/dbl, food, door prizes, raffle. Fran Little 828-241-3636.

JUN 17 4TH ANNUAL DICE RUN Cherokee County Veteran’s Appreciation Park 200 S. Logan St., Gaffney, SC. Reg 10 first out 10:30, $25/bike $15/pass, $10/extra card, 50/50, raffles, food, drink, music. Benefits Cherokee County Meals-On-Wheels. harleyladysc@gmail.com Derenda Mullinax 864-490-2730, terrymowgaffney@bellsouth.net Terry Dennis 864-487-2730, Jennifer.mealsonwheels@gmail.com Jennifer Robbins 864-487-2730. JUN 17 FALLEN BIKERS MEMORIAL WingBonz Live 761 Riverview Rd., Rock Hill, SC. Reg 11-12:30. Presented by Extended Biker Family Sisters. 803-327-0535. JUN 17 1ST ANNUAL NO ONE LEFT BEHIND RUN FOR PTSD AWARENESS Yahweh and Sons Bible Church 2712 Emanuel Church Rd., West Columbia, SC. Reg 9:30-10:30 KSU 11, $25/bike $5/pass, includes t-shirt. Bike show, raffle. Benefits 1 Soldier 1 Dog 1 Team. 803-5223895. JUN 17 POKER RUN Just One More Sports Bar 2714 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC. KSU 10, $25/ rider $10/pass, door prizes, 50/50. Proceeds go toward Denise Thomas expenses. Rain date June 18. Pondersr66@gmail.com Tom 864-8847698. JUN 23 CHROME ANGLEZ BIKE NIGHT Good Times Café’ 16 N. Broad St. E., Angier, NC. 5-11. Steel Cowgirlz ncsteelcowgirlz@gmail. com. JUN 23-25 STATE BURNER’S MC ANNUAL BIKE WEEKEND Hilton Garden Inn 2500 Neabsco Common Place, Woodbridge, VA. Fri 9pm12 meet & greet at Harbor View, 13188 Marina Way, Sat party, food, live band, vendors, bike show, bike games, 50/50. Day party, free, night party $15/adv $20/door. Trouble 703593-1412, NapTown 760-583-6021, Buddha 937-231-8411.

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JUN 23-25 21st ANNUAL HOT SPRINGS MOTORCYCLE WEEKEND Hot Springs Spa/Resort 315 Bridge St., Hot Springs, NC. $30/ ABATE member rally pass, $40/ non-member rally pass, $20/Sat only ABATE member, $30/Sat nonmember includes camping, $20/fee for support vehicle. No one under 21, no pets. Presented by Buncombe County CBA/ABATE. Hotspirngsrallync.com shadowriderjeb@yahoo. com James Buckner 828-230-6124, wisquers20002yahoo.com Ken Adams 828-450-5235. JUN 24 NAM KNIGHTS COOKOUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 10-11:30. www.fortbraggharley. com 910-864-1200. JUN 24 VANDORA MASONIC CHARITY RIDE Ray Price HarleyDavidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12, pre reg $30/rider $5/pass, day of $35/rider. Benefits Masonic Charities. www. rayprice.com 919-832-2261. JUN 24 CHARLIE’S ANGELS RIDE Crossroads Tavern 874 Browns Chapel Rd., Gibsonville, NC. 336585-0165. JUN 24 TEEN CHALLENGE IRON CHARIOT RIDE & EVENT HarleyDavidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. www. hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101. JUN 24 AMVETS BENEFIT RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 9:30-11 KSU 11:15, $15 /$5 passenger, bands, food, 50/50. 916ironpatriots@ gmail.com 336-629-2415. JUN 24 GASTON COUNTY SHRINE CLUB DICE RUN Gaston County Shrine Club 505 Pinkney Rd., Dallas, NC. Reg 9:30 Last out 11, $15/ rider $10/pass, $10/extra hand. Rick Gregory 704-853-9907 or Chip Rollins 704-718-8514.


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JUN 24 WILKES COUNTY FIREMAN’S MEMORIAL RIDE Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 9-11. $15/sgl $20/dbl, 50/50, door prizes, light refreshments. Eugene “Wyatt” Earp 704-402-2021 or Greg Cranfill 336-469-8204.

Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200.

JUN 24 SCRABBLE RUN J’s Place 4951 Parris Bridge Rd., Boiling Springs, SC. Reg 10-11, $10/person, food. Rain date July 1. Presented by ABATE of SC. hdwmn@hotmail.com Shelly Holcomb 443-398-1567 or 443-398-1193.

JUL 8 MILITARY APPRECIATION BENEFIT RIDE Grumpy’s Grill 3839 Fire Department Rd., Williamston, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30 $15/rider $5/ pass, live music, food. Benefits Semper Fi Fund. Hosted by Iron Order MC Locked & Loaded Chapter. Jim Moye 252-814-0771.

JUN 25 ABATE CWC RIDERS MEETING In 3 Fountains 2710 Emanuel Church Rd., West Columbia, SC 1:57pm. Debra Teseniar 803-356-5977. JUN 30-JUL 2 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SUMMER RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, bike show. www. handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol.com 828-246-2101. JUL 1 RAY’S NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. JUL 3 VETERAN VOICES Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10-1 www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. JUL 6 BIKE SHOW Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 6-9, all makes & models, no fee, DJ, dyno pulls, cash prize. www.smokinharley.com 336722-3106. JUL 7 BIKE NIGHT Kennedy-Hall Post 106 Legion Riders 6250 Hwy 801, Salisbury, NC. 6-9 rickland39@ gmail.com Rick Land 704-929-9831. JUL 7-8 DEMO TRUCK Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore

JUL 8 ANNIVERSARY PARTY Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-8641200.

JUL 8 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. JUL 8 SCOOTIN THE TRIAD POKER RUN Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 10am, $20/sgl, $25/dbl. Also leaving Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Hosted by the Big Dawgz Riding Club. Benefits Wounded Warriors. 336-629-2415. JUL 15 15TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN JULY Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. JUL 15 5TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE WARRIORS POKER RIDE USO of Jacksonville, 9 Tallman St., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9 $20/bike/ vehicle, $10/pass. Benefits US of Jacksonville. Vema910@gmail.com Bird Dog 910-238-9985. JUL 15 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511.

JUL 15 WILD BUFFALO WINGS COOK-OFF Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 8am $5 while it last, live music, Rex Blood Services blood drive, food trucks, vendors. Benefits Duke Children’s Miracle Network and the All-Star Ride for Life. www.rayprice. com 919-832-2261. JUL 15 SAM’S RIDE Our Place Tavern 4350 NC 89 Hwy E, Walnut Cove, NC. Reg 11 KSU 1, $10/ person, food, 50/50, door prizes, auction. Proceeds go toward expenses. Grey Hughes 336-830-1754, Bobby Ely 336-403-6138, Angie Ely 336-830-3279, Tresa Purdy 336-4143820. JUL 22 RIDING FOR A SMILE Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $15/rider $5/pass, food, prizes. Benefits Meg’s Smile Foundation. Presented by Iron Order MC. www. megsmile.org iomchardcorecrew@ gmail.com 919-280-6529. JUL 29 7th ANNUAL PATRIOT ROVERS RIDE FOR THE FALLEN Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 8:3010 KSU 10:30, $20/rider, $30 dbl, escorted ride, food. Benefits Carolina Patriot Rovers. 336-664-6990. JUL 29 2ND ANNUAL LAST CHANCE MOONSHINERS RUN CHARITY RUN The Last Chance Saloon 2519 Highlands Hwy, Walhalla, SC. Reg 10. Bike games, auction, raffles, door prizes, food. Benefits Bikers Against Child Abuse. moonshinerunsc@yahoo.com Shelia Heck 864-364-7534. AUG 3 BIKE SHOW Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 6-9, all makes & models, no fee, DJ, dyno pulls, cash prize. www.smokinharley.com 336722-3106.


Cruisin’ Calendar AUG 4 BIKE NIGHT Kennedy-Hall Post 106 Legion Riders 6250 Hwy 801, Salisbury, NC. 6-9 rickland39@ gmail.com Rick Land 704-929-9831. AUG 5 RAY’S NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. AUG 5 7TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE Down Home HarleyDavidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 9:30 – 11:30, $15/ bike $5/rider, after party at Lucky’s Saloon, live music, 50/50 raffle, auctions. Proceeds benefit Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors. Jeff Ladd 336-512-3133. AUG 5 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S THIRD QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www.bikerswithacause. com 704-545-1062. AUG 7 VETERAN VOICES Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10-1 www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044.

AUG 12 6TH ANNUAL TEAM KENZY BENEFIT RIDE Camp Manna 243 Gibson Way, Mocksville, NC. Reg 8-9:30 KSU 10, $20/rider, $15/pass, pre-register by Aug 5th for $5 off/ person, door prizes, raffle tickets. Jessica 336-403-4681. AUG 19 BIKERS 4 BOOBS HarleyDavidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 8, $20, live music, food, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits Randolph Hospital Mammogram Fund. bikersfourboobs@yahoo.com Fay Morgan 336-420-6907. AUG 19 CHROME KNIGHTS BACK PACK RIDE Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. AUG 19 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511.

AUG 12 FLYTHE’S MS RIDE Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345.

AUG 26 SHRINERS HOSPITAL TAB RUN Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $10/rider $10/ pass, 50/50, door prizes, bands, vendors. Benefits Shriners Hospital, Greenville, SC. www.redrummc.com, redrumfirstnationsraleigh@gmail. com Jim Callara 919-741-3479.

AUG 12 RIDING ACADEMY CLASS REUNION Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 11-2. www.rayprice.com 919832-2261.

AUG 26 2018 NEW MODEL OPEN HOUSE Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 11:30. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261.

AUG 12 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774.

AUG 26 7TH ANNUAL SHRINERS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BENEFIT & RIDE JJ’s Watering Hole 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9:30-10:15 KSU 11, $20/sgl $30/dbl includes food, $6/plate non-riders, live music, live auction, raffles. Karen Hatchett 336-707-7538.

AUG 12 THE CAROLINAS’ FULL THROTTLE MAGAZINE BIKE SHOW Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken 4695 S Main St., Winston-Salem, NC. No entry fee, live music, people’s choice award and editor choice award. www.fullthrottlemagazine.com 336885-5400.

19 AUG 26 SICKLE CELL CHARITY RIDE PHSSCA Office 1102 E. Market St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $15/bike, 50/50. Benefits Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency. 336-274-1507. SEPT 2 RAY’S NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. SEPT 4 VETERAN VOICES Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10-1 www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. SEPT 8-10 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES FALL RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, bike show. www. handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol.com 828-246-2101. SEPT 9 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. SEPT 15-16 6TH ANNUAL BIKER BLUES BBQ RALLY Tilley HarleyDavidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Entertainment, vendors. www. bikerbluesbbqrally.com 704-6386044. SEPT 16 6TH ANNUAL BIKER BLUES BBQ RALLY POKER RUN FOR VETERANS Tilley Harley of Salisbury 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Reg 9am, last out 11. Escorted ride leaving Tilley Harley-Davidson of Statesville 12:45pm. Benefits Salisbury VA Hospice Unit. Sponsored by Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com. 704-638-6044. SEPT 16 7TH ANNUAL JACOB’S RUN Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345.


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SEPT 16 RIDE TO REMEMBER OUR VETERANS Summerfield’s First Baptist Church 2300 Scalesville Rd., Summerfield, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10, $25/sgl $30/dbl includes lunch and shirt, escorted ride. Benefits the Disabled American Veterans. www.ridetoremembertriad.com 336312-6499 or Ron Stoll 336-601-8088. SEPT 21-25 33RD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS Doubletree Williamsburg 50 Kingsmill Rd., Williamsburg VA. Pre reg $80/member $90/ non member, after reg $90/member $100 non member, workshops and banquet. Presented by Motorcycle Riders Foundation, jcannon@mrf. org. 202-546-0983 or Jim Cannon 804-314-9071. SEPT 23 NEW BERN ELKS MONUMENT AND MYSTERY TOUR New Bern Harley-Davidson 1613 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, NC. 9-10:30am. $20/rider $10/pass. Food, drink, door prizes, 50/50. Proceeds benefit local area veterans. Tom 252-633-3665. SEPT 22-24 RAY PRICE CAPITAL CITY BIKEFEST AND MOTORCYCLE EXPO Downtown Raleigh, Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St Raleigh NC. Public bike show, invited bike builders bike show, parades & rides, free concerts, stunt shows, tattoofest, vendors, family friendly, Pin-Up contest, sound-off contest. Expo at the Raleigh Convention Center. www. CapitalCityBikefest.com, 919-8322261. SEPT 29-30 DEMO TRUCK EVENT Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. www. hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101. SEPT 30 6th ANNUAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS BIKE RALLY Beach House HarleyDavidson 100 Harley-Davidson Dr., Shallotte, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10. Police escorted. $25/rider $10/pass. Food, music, prizes. Benefits Hope Harbor

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Home. www.hopeharborhome.org. dvbikerally@gmail.com 910-4655037. SEPT 30 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S FOURTH QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www.bikerswithacause. com 704-545-1062. SEPT 30 2nd ANNUAL DAY OF HOPE RIDE’N FOR A CAUSE Hawg Farm 8424 Cleveland Rd., Clayton, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $25/sgl $35/dbl $10/non rider, food, music. Benefits Jill’s Wish Foundation. Presented by Pink Ink Tattoo’s. jillswish.org Tara Dunsmore 919-592-5580. SEPT 30 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Nam Knights MC Tar Heel Club House 327 North Grogg Street, Spring Lake, NC. $5/donation, live music, raffle, 50/50. Presented by Nam Knights Tarheel Chapter kffksig@gmail.com 919-710-6533. OCT 7 RAY’S NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261.

4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. Veteran resources, food, free event. www.lowcountryharley. com 843-554-1847. OCT 14 11TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE RIBBON NC BREAST CANCER BENEFIT Eastern Radiologist, 2101 W Arlington Blvd, Greenville, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 9:30am $25/inc tshirt, food, live music. Benefits early detection & assist breast cancer patients in Pitt, Beaufort & Lenoir counties. www.rideforthecurenc.com rideforthecurenc@gmail.com 252931-7665. OCT 14 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3. free adm. 336-271-4774. OCT 20-21 DEMO TRUCK & BANC MUSIC FEST Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. OCT 28 HAWG-O-WEEN CELEBRATION Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 9-10:30. www. fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200.

OCT 7 VETERANS MC HOPE MILLS N.C. 35TH ANNIVERSARY 2280 Applebury Lane, Hope Mills, NC. 4pm, live music, food, raffle. Frarom10@yahoo.com 910-2736575. OCT 7 RIDIN’ IN REMEMBRANCE Time Out Sports Bar 727 E Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Reg 12 KSU 1, $10/person, food, music, vendors, camping, 50/50, silent auction, door prizes. Sponsored by OCR Chapter #5, SCV Camp #668, SCV Mechanized Cavalry 5th Battalion, 2nd Platoon, Company B, 2nd Squad. Deovindice1970@gmail.com Shannon 336-493-9413. OCT 8 VETERAN’S INFORMATION EXPO Low Country Harley-Davidson

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Story and photo by Alan Dockery There was no fooling around April 1 when American Flat Track roared onto the Dirt Track at Charlotte for the third race of the Southern Swing and 2017 season. For three weekends in a row, the dirt slinging stars have raced at Daytona, Atlanta, and Charlotte. 2017 is an exciting year since AMA Pro Racing rebranded the American Flat Track series and restructured the classes. Plus, one of the oldest rivalries in racing is back. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle have new race bikes and are eager to lead the pack to the checkered flag. American Flat Track runs two classes, AFT Twins and AFT Singles. AFT Twins includes several eligible American, European and Japanese bikes with engines from 650cc – 999.9cc. These machines make more than 90 horsepower and were lapping Charlotte at more than 100 mph. AFT Singles is where the young dirt track talent perfects their skills on 251cc – 450cc machines.

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American Flat Tracker Clothing Company truck was busy selling T-shirts and other things to remember the day. Once you were inside the track the focus was on the riders, machines, and racing. This event brought 46 AFT Singles and 39 AFT Twins riders to the Charlotte dirt track. Teams came from all over America and a few foreign countries. Throughout many motorcycle racing series around the world, the stars have flat track racing in America on their resume. Representing the Carolinas was – Robert Lewis, Tarboro, NC; Jason Griffin, Easley, SC, and Lloyd Widener, Trenton, SC. The roots of American Flat Track can be traced back to the first bikers challenging each other in the 1920s. Despite most of the AFT Twins field being Kawasaki Ninja 650s, the talk was about a rivalry going back to the beginning of flat track racing. Harley-Davidson and Indian are fighting it out again with new machines for 2017. Yes, the Harley XR750R that has dominated the sport for decades is still raced by several teams. But the bike for the H-D Factory Team is now the XG750R, based on the 750 Street. Indian has a really good looking Scout FTR750 flat tracker now. And in the first two races of the season, those goodlooking machines have dominated the winner’s podium. First and second at Daytona and all three top spots on the Atlanta short track. So, the rivalry was hot at Charlotte. I interviewed most of the Harley and Indian riders to see how the season was going. “This season has been a little bit of a struggle,” said Brandon Robinson #44 Harley team rider. “We’re still learning since it’s a new bike. Still in the development stage. Putting in the hard work week in and week out. Slowly getting better every race. One way to look and that is up.” About the Dirt Track at Charlotte he said, “I love this place and have had success here. It’s so good to come back to a track you are comfortable with.” The rider of the #2 H-D XG750R, Kenny Coolbeth Jr.

agreed, “It hasn’t been a good start to the season for us. We put so much effort into it throughout the winter, working on the bike and prep. We thought we were so good and then we went to the race and obviously, we weren’t. That’s why we are bummed out. It’s not due to lack of effort. The guys are working their tails off and we will be there at the end for sure. This is a good team to be on and it’s pretty cool to represent Harley-Davidson. At Charlotte, today we have beautiful weather and a beautiful track and I usually do well here. Feeling really comfortable on the bike and looking forward to the race.” Brad Baker was the quickest in practice on the #6 Indian Scout FTR750. “I crashed bad in Daytona and had a concussion,” he said. “I’m feeling good and set fast time in practice. Charlotte’s cool. Obviously, the facility is bad ass. Everything is first class. The dirt is really cool. Nice Southern red clay and good banking. The guys are doing a good job preparing it.” About the Indian race bikes Brad said, “They are doing an incredible job with the street bikes and race bikes. I think I’ve found the most comfy ride of my career so far. Only rode it twice on a track like this and we are up to speed. Feeling really good. They did a good job on this bike and I have a great team backing me.” Jared Mees is the star of the 2017 season having won the first two races on the #9 FTR750. “The first couple races have gone extremely well. Obviously, winning is the goal,” he said. “You have to do everything right because the fastest guy doesn’t always win. You gotta put it all together and connect the dots. Fortunately, we have been really good and able to do that. Good routine and prepare good.” “I think the rivalry is good,” Mees added. “It’s something flat track needed. Indian went all out and hired three really good riders. And things are going well.” I want to echo the racers’ and AFT staffs’ praise for the Dirt Track at Charlotte. First the AFT staff did a great job of Continued On 24

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putting on the race. Very professional folks and easy to work with. Y’all know anything Bruton Smith builds is going to be the best. I may love local tracks with warped wooden bleachers, but that Charlotte track is an impressive facility. And the track staff, from the ticket booth to the guest services folks, was great all day and evening. Flat track is run in multiple heats and semi-final races typically on Saturday afternoon and night. Fans get intense action with short breaks between the races to get food, drink and souvenirs. As the track crew and teams ready for the races, fans are allowed in the pits. Riders are at the front of their pits talking with fans, giving out posters and SWAG while signing autographs. Former NASCAR star and Daytona 500 winner Ernie Irvan was the Grand Marshal for the Harley-Davidson Charlotte Half-Mile at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Irvan raced for 11 seasons at the top level of what is now called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, winning 15 races and the 1991 Daytona 500. When it came down to sliding sideways and roaring to the checkered flag, defending American Flat Track Grand National Champion Bryan Smith, riding the #1 Indian, scored his first victory of the season in the AFT Twins class presented by Vance & Hines. Smith ended Jared Mees’ winning streak leading by more three seconds at the checkered flag. “We didn’t qualify fastest, but once we got racing, I felt comfortable,” said Smith. “I feel like in any race if I can beat Jared, I can win the race, and if I beat him, I can win the championship. I’ve got to get back to doing it more often. I especially wanted to win today, because we’ve got some bragging rights going into the mini off-season before we get to the miles. Hopefully, we can pick up where we left off last year in the miles – winning.” One of the fans’ favorites, Sammy Halbert rode the #69 Estenson Logistics old Harley-Davidson XR750R to third place. Coolbeth was the highest finishing rider on a new Harley XG750R taking sixth place. Dalton Gauthier, #22 Yamaha YZ 450F, took his third consecutive victory in AFT Singles competition. Brandon Price, #92 Kawasaki KX450F, was just over a second behind in third. Popular racer, Shayna Texter, #52 Honda CRF450R, took third, capturing her second consecutive podium finish. Sadly, the AFT Singles race had a couple of bad crashes. Monday morning, we learned that Jamison Minor died from his injuries. The Harley-Davidson Charlotte Half-Mile is scheduled to air on NBCSN on Monday, July 17, at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. Checkout The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine on line at www.FullThrottleMagazine.com for more photos. When American Flat Track returns to The Dirt Track at Charlotte next year I hope to see more of y’all there for this exciting racing.


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Ray Price Harley-Davidson Butt Pickin’ Contest By: Kris Weiss It was a beautiful day that started off a little cool but warmed up nicely for all of the activities planned at Ray Price Harley-Davidson on March 4th. The day started off with many vendors setting up to sell their products including Hog Trough motorcycle cup holders and Lady Hawke Jewelry and Fashions. The UNC REX Blood Mobile started siphoning at 9am and the dozen BBQ cookers were in full swing with their butts on the grill. The lady’s themed day started off with the registration for the Lady’s Only Bike Show sponsored by The Garage at Ray Price and there were 24 fabulous entries. Handling the registration was Ray and Jean Price’s granddaughter, Rebecca Richardson. And greeting the registrants were land speed racer, Jody Perewitz and Harley stunt rider, Christina Billings, both are Ray Price Harley-Davidson sponsored riders. Throughout the day, Jody and Christina had the opportunity to tell their riding stories to a crowd of enthusiasts and answer questions about how they got started in the male-dominated world of motorcycle riding. LaureNicole kicked off her rockin’ music set at 11am while the emcee, Tim O’Connell, kept the crowd engaged with announcements about everything that was happening inside and out. He introduced the judges who would be tasting 12 differently prepared BBQ dishes. Nearly a thousand people welcomed

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and intrigue. People could be heard touting their favorite team to others while they consumed the tasty samples from each grill. Time was drawing near for them to cast their votes. When the votes were tallied, the judges chose site #11, The Clubhouse Grill for First Place, site # 2, Dirty Dave’s for Second Place and site #10, Moon Swiners for Third Place. The People’s Choice went to site #10, Moon Swiners. Over $2800 was raised for the Ride For Kids and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The Bike Show standings were: First Place: #11, Sportster, Gretchen Sutton, Second Place: #12 Softail Slim, Zoe Rayshell, Third Place: #14 Dyna FXD, Jonni Meek. For all of Ray Price Harley-Davidson’s future events go to https://rayprice.com/news/events or the Cruisin’ Calendar at FullThrottleMagazine.com.


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By: Rick Gammons Ladies and gentlemen, Monty Hendrix (Indian of Greensboro) is at it again. Through a recent purchase, he now owns World Class Powersports. Monty has been a martial arts instructor in Greensboro for quite some time. But he wanted more, so he purchased an Indian dealership. He wasn’t to stop there. He bought out the Victory dealership in High Point. Monty is plunging forward again, with the purchase of World Class Powersports. Reopening April 1, the company didn’t miss a beat and Monty has an excellent long range plan for his new business. All of the off-road vehicles will remain, with several Polaris models available for anyone looking for an excellent off road experience. Monty will soon be bringing over his Slingshot inventory. I did not realize how popular Slingshots are becoming. April 15th, he sponsored a ride to Pilot Mountain and back. Highway up and backroads on the return. Twenty-one Slingshots showed up, some with custom paint, some factory models and others with fabricated parts to individualize their ride. Most seemed to know each other and new bonds were made with the newer ones, too. The weather was good and everyone enjoyed a fabulous ride. So, get prepared to see Slingshots in High Point. Oh, by the way, no motorcycle license or helmet is needed to drive a Slingshot.

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3rd Annual Gathering Of The Tribes By: Wally Wersching I had been planning to go to the 3rd Annual Gathering Of The Tribes at the Spartanburg Harley-Davidson dealership on Saturday, April 8th, for quite some time. The forecast was for cool temps and sunny skies, so I knew there would be a crowd at the event. I awoke at about 6:30 am on Saturday morning, and looked out the window to see frost on the roofs in the neighborhood. I checked the temperature, and it was around 35º. I waited until 10:30 am before I left. I bundled up, and rode “Miss Vickie”. The Spartanburg Harley dealership is only about a half hour from home. I knew that I wouldn’t get too cold in a half hour even though it was still in the low 50’s. I followed a small group of bikers as we all rode into the dealership. I asked to make sure that I wouldn’t get blocked in by bikes that arrived after I did, and was assured that wouldn’t happen. I wasn’t going to stay very long, and really hate to be blocked in. I’m a little paranoid about that. I was instructed to park in front next to the road. I had been to the Gathering Of The Tribes before, and was impressed by the number of different ministries in attendance. I knew some of my friends from the local biker ministries would be there. When I looked around, I saw a long line of tents, each of which represented a specific biker ministry or vendor. The

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Freedom Biker Church Triad Bike Blessing By: Mark Infield On April 15th, Freedom Biker Church Triad held a bike blessing at Harley-Davidson of Greensboro. I thought it was a good day to do it seeing as it was Easter weekend and the weather couldn’t have been better. Freedom Biker Church Triad had a pretty neat set up for blessing the bikes and riders. They had a cover that was open on both ends that allowed the bikes to enter and exit. When a bike entered the canopy, Pastor Randy Austin and his prayer warriors encircled the bike and rider, joined hands to form a circle and asked God’s blessing and protection for the bike and rider. Out the other end, a line formed on Farragut Street for the ride that followed. The ride was a pleasant one. We made our way through southern Guilford County, eastern Alamance County and back into Guilford County before returning to Harley-Davidson of Greensboro. I think we came into and exited Pleasant Garden via every road that goes through it! It was, like I said, a pleasant ride and

there were no incidents or even close encounters. I really appreciate Freedom Biker Church for providing an alternative to main stream church. I am not saying anything derogative about any church, but Freedom Biker Church provides an environment that is comfortable for bikers and gives opportunities for fellowship and rides to anyone who would like to take part. They claim to be a brotherhood of bikers bound by a faith relationship in Jesus Christ, a passion for bikers and the freedom of the open road; bikers reaching bikers with the message of true freedom in Jesus Christ. Check out Freedom Biker Church at FBCTriad.com or on Facebook. There are also other locations, so check out http:// www.FreedomBikerChurch.com/Locations.html for a location near you.


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5th Annual Creekside Spring Bike Rally

Story and Photo by Alan Dockery Some folks just gotta start riding and rally season early. Well that’s great with me. The 5th Annual Creekside Spring Rally gave local bikers their first event of the season. Hosted by the Southern Gentlemen MC, the Creekside Rally was on a nice private country property, in Gaston County, NC, where bikers could catch up with friends and party for the weekend. The rally starts Friday afternoon as folks ride in to set up camp and vendor spots. Before long it looked like this was gonna be a good year for the rally. Lots of folks were setting up to be there all weekend. The bands started playing and getting bikers in the party mood. Bill Hardee was flippin’ burgers, bologna, and dogs. Phat Phil’s Smokehouse was ready to serve great meals from breakfast to supper. The bar was stocked with plenty of your favorite cold beverages. Friday night was cold, but the bands and fire barrels were hot. I think there were four bands Friday with the Honky Tonk Outlaws doing a great job closing out the night. Other bands opening the rally were, Front Porch, D.A.D., and Brett Greer. Saturday morning the weather looked great as folks slowly

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31st Annual Durham HOG Bike Show & Chili Cook-Off

By: Kathy Johnson Once again, the Durham HOG Chapter had a sunny warm day for their bike show and chili cook off. Every year they seem to get lucky with the weather. seeing the parking lot filled with vendors and wall to wall motorcycles has become a familiar sight. Everyone was putting winter in their rear-view mirror and ready to have a great day. Good music, food, raffles, dice game, giveaways, bike show, chili cook off, (might as well toss in the kitchen sink) made up the agenda for the day. There was a bit of everything for any kind of taste and it was well organized and planned. The chili smelled great and there were many entries. The Judge’s Choice winner of the cook off this year was Linda Morris. The People’s Choice Winner was Melanie Mosier. As for the bike show it was the usual suspects entered with a few new ones, so here are this year’s winners. HD Touring Stock With Tour Pack: Steve Young, HD Touring Stock Without Tour Pack: Jim Davis, Sportster: Jessica Bollinger, FX, FL & Dyna: Dan Roberts, Modified Harley: (titled or registered as Harley-Davidson with frame and/or sheet metal changes) Paul Blackburn,

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Guardians Of The Children 1st Annual Ride By: Gary Steelman First off what are Guardians of the Children? These men and women who serve to improve quality of life for abused and neglected children. Their organization is dedicated to protecting victims of child abuse and to partner with other agencies to raise awareness of the prevalence of child abuse. The ride today started out in Wilkesboro at Crossroads HD and the group rode through the foothills to Horsefeathers in Sherrills Ford and then on to Tilley’s HD in Statesville, NC. Another group of riders from the south came from Charlotte to Mooresville and around to Tilley’s as well. There were over three hundred riders in the poker run, and it seems a lot of them were having such a great time at the stops along the way they didn’t make it all the way to Tilley’s before dark. They missed out on CJ Ballard’s musical entertainment and the food supplied at Tilley’s. So go things in life. The riders were welcomed to Tilley’s with the rocking of CJ and the band. The door prizes went on all afternoon and the guys from Crossfire UMC cleaned up on prizes that they donated back to GOC to auction off to raise more money for the cause. Thanks guys. The folks all had a great time even though Grizz had to call the winners of the grand prize HD leather jacket and helmet who had already left for home. The Guardians of the Children are a great organization that help children all over the US. The local chapter in Moores-

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Vietnam War Veterans Day 2017 By: Wally Wersching I was looking on the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary website: www.VietnamWar50th. com. for something local. Last year there were many events on March 29th honoring Vietnam veterans. The only one I found locally this year was the free pancake breakfast from 9-11 am at the Morganton-Burke Senior Center in Morganton, NC. It was sponsored by the Quaker Meadows Chapter, National Society - Daughters Of The American Revolution (NSDAR), Burke County Veterans Services, and the NC Department Of Military and Veterans Affairs of Burke County. It was open to Vietnam veterans and their families. After the breakfast, there would be a short ceremony to thank the veterans, and present them with their Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Pins. When I awoke on Wednesday morning, it was sunny, and relatively warm with temps in the low 50’s. I went on-line to check the weather forecast, and while I was there, I learned that on Tuesday March 28th President Trump signed into law an act of Congress that honors Vietnam veterans with their own day of recognition. The Vietnam War

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2017 Virtual Bike Show Photo Shoot

By: Kickstart & Donut Hats off to a successful event put on by The Carolinas Full Throttle Magazine and Archie’s Custom Cycles. This time we went out and made out. Saturday, March 25, 2017 was a fantastic day for our biker community. Friends from all around came out to see what was gonna happen this time. We had a record turnout at Archie’s Shack. According to Mr. Archie, we packed the house and the parking lot with lots of friends. The photo shoot began at 1p.m. and went until the crowd couldn’t handle anymore. We took a lot of pictures so you get to see your photo in the magazine or view it online at www.FullThrottleMagazine.com for the whole deal.

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Old Bikes Are Fun And Affordable Story and photo by Alan Dockery I love my Shovelhead. I’ve had a few. They have the best Harley rumbling exhaust sound ever. And I have always been puzzled by the folks who think old bikes are hard to maintain and not reliable. I’ve ridden that bike across much of America and most of Korea with no issues. Old motorcycles have always been the coolest to some of us. Thousands of us ride them exclusively and belong to the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. On May 20, we will gather at Denton Farm Park to show them off, buy and sell parts, and take to the game field. I’m so glad to see not just old guys who want a bike they had when young, but young riders who appreciate their simplicity and style. But the thing I hear often about old Harleys or when riding one of my old Hondas is “I can’t afford and can’t work on an old motorcycle. Bike shops won’t work on them either.” Well folks, I’m here to tell you they ain’t all expensive. They ain’t all hard to work on, and there are still mechanics around who ain’t scared to fix your old motorcycle. “I can fix just about any old Harley,” said Vince Cason, owner of Vince’s Good As Gold. “That’s what I’ve been doing

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Double D’s Burnout Saloon Spring Bash By Rose and Lloyd Every year David and Missi Thompson have a huge Spring Bash. This year was no exception, maybe just much bigger. There were so many things going on it was truly hard to keep up with all the excitement. Their new outside bar, a vintage truck built by Dan Saddler and crew from Saddler Auto, was delivered early in the day. There was an Easter egg hunt with a silver egg containing 2 ticket to see Sunny Ledford. The band Head Trip provided the entertainment. Several booths were set up for Onry N Mean Cooking Team, Forever Two Wheels Brotherhood, and more jewelry than you can imagine. There was a burnout contest with Jerrod, Lance and Kelly on one bike, and Chris. They all won a $50 beer tab. The Pin Up Contest held by Biker Trash Nation was a great success. The winners from the area will go to The Camel Bike Fest for a final competition with several other ladies. The winner this Saturday was #6,

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By: Buzz The weather this spring has been crazy as your second cousin on your dad’s side. Mother nature has been switching between cold and warm for weeks now and you just hope for decent weather on the weekends. The Spring Bike Fest at Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill is a staple early in the “riding season” and always draws a crowd of bikers ready to break out the short sleeve shirts and those new koozies you picked up at the winter swap meets. On April 9th, the weather was cooperating and everyone was ready for a good time. The literal swarm of motorcycles made it obvious that Locked & Loaded’s Spring Bash was going to be barn burner again this year. The guys on parking lot duty did a heck of a job directing bikes to open parking spots in a large parking lot that was packed with chrome and bikers. The bikers on the patio enjoyed front row seating for 454 band, a fire eating / dancing act and the Southern Grace band closed out the afternoon. There was a row of biker vendor staples ranging from jewelry, patches, and local bike shops. It was more than enough to keep you entertained. Inside was happening, too! Folks were belly up to the bar and a few rows deep getting beverages and watching the NASCAR race, the tables in the dining room were full and the waitresses and bartenders were slinging as fast as they could to keep up! I had a hard time taking more than five steps without running into a different group of friends that I hadn’t

seen since the weather had turned cold. It was great to see everyone. When the parking lot started to clear out, I did the same. It was great to be back at Locked & Loaded Bar and Grill, I look forward to the next time. You don’t need to wait for one of their parties to have a great time at Locked & Loaded. Check out their ad in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine every month as they are always worth a visit with regularly scheduled live music, great food, cold beverages and also bike night the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month. If you are looking for a new destination ride, take a ride to Locked & Loaded Bar and Grill at 305 McCormick Street, just one block off of Highway 70 in Garner, NC with your crew, they have a big enough venue to host a crowd! Don’t forget to tell them that you read about Locked & Loaded Bar and Grill in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine.

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The 7th Annual Blue Grass Festival By: Everette “EZ” Short The 7th Annual Blue Grass Festival was a good, homegrown time in the back lot behind Myrtle Beach HarleyDavidson on Saturday, April 8th of this year. with children in a bouncy house and dogs running everywhere, It’s not the usual biker event, but the sun was plentiful, the winds were gentle, and the blue grass tunes were toe tappers from the git go to the end of the show. The music included bands called Subject To Change, Saw Grass, Alan Bibey and Grasstowne, as well as a lively clogging exhibition from All That! Cloggers. The Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission (W.A.R.M.) was there to represent all the wayward animals that need a home and over $4,000 was raised for the cause, with over 500 souls attending the festivities. I even brought my dog, Harley, who managed to leave his mark on Sheri Gibson’s gorgeous shoes. Sorry if Harley also leaked on anyone else, but that means he likes you. While we’re on the subject of MBHD, let me tell you about two programs that they have that might just be right up your alley. First, if you wanted to come to the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally, but your bike is down or you don’t have one right now, then check out the MBHD rental program. Bikes start at $79 for a 24-hour rental and up to $100 a day for a touring bike. When you figure out what the extra

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5th Annual Blue Ridge H-D Bunny Run Story and photo by Alan Dockery The Saturday before Easter, a couple hundred bikers gathered at Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson in Hickory, NC, for the 5th Annual Bunny Run benefitting the Sipe’s Orchard Home. Theirs is a long-time, wellloved organization running a great facility for children and young adults. Under clear Carolina blue skies, more than 150 bikes left for an escorted ride to the home. Lance Hubel led the way on his Tri Glide pulling the Easter Basket. Cindy Martin continued her role as the Easter Bunny with Riley Marie and Jackson riding along. As they pulled into the Tyndall Center parking lot, some of the families were there to greet the riders. The Easter Bunny sat with all the kids for photos and to give out baskets. Bikers unloaded the trailer of things we donated to the home. Sipe’s Orchard Home provides several services to people in need. The Houston Transitional Living Center offers a residential, co-ed program for youth ages 16-21 who do not have the financial, academic, emotional, or behavioral skills for inde-

pendent living. The North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten classrooms in the Tyndall Center provide educational programs for at-risk four year olds to ensure success later in school. Huckleberry Summer Camp takes place on the hundreds of acres around the home. “Wow, is all I can say,” commented Steve Amari, Blue Ridge H-D Marketing Manager. “Every year I hold my breath wondering if we are going to have any bikes show up? Will the City of Hickory give the permits I need to have this? Will Hickory PD remember to show up? They forgot one year, but when I called they came here and we only left 3 minutes late. Will I have enough food and drinks?” “Well, all those questions were answered Saturday the 15th of April when the largest group of riders we have had for the Bunny Run to benefit Sipe’s Orchard Home were in our parking lots. Over two hundred riders and just over 150 bikes rode from Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson to Sipe’s Orchard Home. All that worrying paid off when I pulled up and saw the wideeyed look of amazement on the faces of the kids. It is something you have to see to appreciate.” “I really have to thank a group of people for helping make this the best Bunny Run ever: Cindy the ‘Bunny Lady’, Helen Bowman, The City of Hickory, Hickory PD, Attorney Jason Taylor, Iron Thunder, The Catawba Valley HOG Chapter, and specifically Larry and Carol Lloyd for cooking such great burgers and weenies.” “We’ll see you March 18, 2018 for the 6th Annual Bunny Run,” Amari concluded.


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Archdale Drive Thru has a party atmosphere. All of Joe’s crew have a good time and they want to be sure you do, too. Sometimes the bar just roars with laughter. It’s just that kind of place. Come down to Archdale Drive Thru (Joe’s Pigg Pen) at 2908 South Main Street in High Point, NC and meet Joe, Shorty and Stacy (bartenders) and the rest of the regulars. Oh, don’t forget Wednesday night is open mic night.

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Bros & Bro-ettes As I was sitting in the holding room at the hospital waiting on them to come and get David and take him to the operating room, I was listening to the people in the area beside of David. The lady was going to have some kind of brain surgery and they were talking and laughing and cussing, and I thought do they really know what could go wrong? I said a little prayer for her and the other lady on the other side of David who was having the same kind of surgery, for the Lord to guide the doctors’ hands and everyone else involved in the procedure and for the surgery to be a success and for a speedy recovery. Also for the Lord to wrap His arms around them and let them know He was there with them. I wasn’t worried about David’s surgery, I had a peace about it and the Lord told me everything was going to go fine because He had it. We go about our day to day routine and never know what we will face. BUT if we know Jesus, we don’t have to face it alone. Have you ever been in a situation that you had absolutely no control over? No say so whatsoever in what’s happens, but you know everything is going to be ok? That’s what you feel like when you have a relationship with Jesus Christ. You have the peace and know everything is going to be alright. Hebrews 13:5 says: “Let your conduct be without covetous-

ness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’”. I don’t know what you are going through or facing, but I know one thing for sure. It’s a whole lot easier facing stuff with the Lord on your side and having a relationship with Jesus Christ. If you want that peace, all you have to do is pray and ask God to give you the peace and have the faith and trust that comes with a personal relationship with God as your Lord and Savior. All you have to do is pray the prayer below and really mean it and confess with your mouth and receive the Lord Jesus Christ today and began a relationship with Him. He will be there every time for you know matter what you are going through or what the situation is. He will bring you to the place of complete trust in Him. In His Wind, Ms. Pat


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JJ’s Watering Hole Poker Run For Jimmy V. Foundation By: Rose and Lloyd On March 26th, JJ’s Watering Hole held a poker run for The V Foundation For Cancer Research. Jeff and Jean Cozzens’s were approached by Kevin from Applebee’s in High Point to help them raise money for the foundation. Every year Applebee’s raises money for this worthy cause, they knew the bikers would help in any way. The Jimmy V. Foundation for Cancer research founded in 1993 by ESPN and coach Jim Valvano with one goal, to achieve victory over cancer. The foundation has awarded over 170 million dollars in cancer research, with grants nationwide. Thanks to endowments funded by generous donors 100% of all donations benefit cancer research. The day was beautiful, and the bikers came out for the cause. Kick stands up at 12:30 with a ride to Sawmill on Market Street, then to Double D Burnout Saloon in Kernersville. There were approximately 27 bikes with Billy Wren and Jeff Cozzens leading the ride. The blockers did a great job. Back to JJ’s for music by DJ Jason, fun, food, the dice roll, and 50/50. Samantha Tilley won the dice roll, and gave back to the cause. The 50/50 was also given back. It was a great ride for a good cause. I had a few minutes to talk to Jeff and Jean Cozzens, this being the first of many benefits already in their calendar, I was interested to know what got them in the bar business. Seems Jean’s grandmother had always wanted to have a bar, which she was never able to do, so Jeff wanted her granddaughter to live her dream. This was just the first of many events that I feel they will put their hearts into, and as bikers, they will always have a huge support group.

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Hometown Harley-Davidson Open House And Swap Meet By: Johnny Reb April 15th was the day for Hometown Harley-Davidson to have their bi annual swap meet and open house. As always, they pulled out all the stops. There were plenty of vendors on hand with everything from almost new MotorClothes to some vintage parts. Hometown themselves had demo rides on all their 2017 models. If you ever wanted to feel the smoothness and power of the all new Milwaukee 8, this was your chance. I decided to take a stroll through the store and, man, was it crowded, with everybody getting some great deals on new bikes, and Genuine Harley-Davidson accessories! The girls at the MotorClothes section were so busy I didn’t even get a chance to say hey to them! So, Dakota and Tammy keep up the awesome work! Chris Riley, the GM, was busy making sure everything was going the way it should be. That man has stuff squared away! Of course, it’s my opinion that Sarah probably has a lot to do with that, too!

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By: Everette “EZ” Short Apparently, 27 years ago, Dicky Martin, the mad scientist of custom built, bad ass, street machines since the middle of the last century, got an idea to put slide into a full white bunny outfit, complete with ears and a cottontail, while he chewed and smoked on a giant cigar, every Easter Sunday and ride aimlessly from location to location with no idea where the next stop was, while his buddies followed him in what he deemed The Bunny Run. The idea was an instant success and has stuck around, evolving, and growing in numbers, ever since. We started off this Easter Sunday extravaganza on the front lot of Dog House Donny’s Saloon, hosted by Don “The Dogfather” Emory himself, at 9 am, with an excellent FREE breakfast, a professional DJ cranking the tunes on an outdoor mega-sound system, and a killer Bloody Mary buffet. By noonish thirty, the crowd was restless, revved up and the giant rabbit, that is Dicky Martin’s alter ego, was breaking a sweat in the sunshine. When he fired up his megaphone air-siren, everyone ran to their bikes like kids coming out for recess.

Going up the #31 to Little River, the group of an estimated 350+ bikes made a wild, steel snake that stretched out in two lanes for over 2 miles. Keep in mind that no one, but the Bunny, knows where any of the stops were going to be, but at the end of the #31 lay the 22 acres of a biker’s field of dreams that is Harley’s Roadhouse. The crowd immediately descended on their two bars like locust in search of a fresh field. Liquor drinks, shots, beer, wine and water flowed fast and their magnificent bartenders never flinched as they moved the crowd to feverish “Hell, Yeah” shouts and yipping cat calls. Good job, everybody and a special thanks to Chris for having our well-mannered, but loud crowd of Vikings in his bar, his huts, and every tree in the yard. When the megaphone let out it’s screech, the crowd was on their horses and headed down to The Swingbridge Saloon, quickly filling up all the parking, every inch of the main bar, and crowding among the picnic tables at the outdoor Tiki Bar. Be sure to stop by and thank Jeff Long’s magnificent crew for putting up with complete chaos. After a furious round or three of beers, wine, shots, and drinks,


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adult egg hunt, but there were tables of free food, live music, and people you haven’t had a chance to sit with on the front porch. All in all, there were no incidents, no accidents, except for the hard fall on the blacktop while trying to push start a motorcycle (bounty and duct tape were administered on the scene) and, best of all, there were no attitudes. Check out the photos of this wonderful day at www. FullThrottleMagazine.com and see what it was like back in the day (and it still is for some of us). I have to put out a special WOW, thank you, and good job to Leona Cheslick for taking all those action shots from the back of our bike. She was a definite Easter Egg on this run. Come out next year, on Easter, and help hunt the wabbit with all your new bestest fwiends.

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Story and photo by Alan Dockery This is a story I have to tell since I wound up playing a small part in the history of this old race bike. Y’all know dirt track racing with cars and motorcycles goes back a long way in Carolina history. Last month we watched the latest 2017 HarleyDavidson, Indian, and import flat trackers fight it out on the Dirt Track at Charlotte. One of the old bikes on display out front has more stories than I could ever tell. Here is one of them. I first saw #39C, a 1942 WR HarleyDavidson Race Bike, at the Antique Motorcycle Club of America Southern National Meet at Denton Farm Park in 2014. It was just another old race bike on a weekend when the theme was race bikes. Well, a couple weeks later I met Craig Burch and this story began. “We were at the Rockingham Harley Drags the last weekend of May 2014,” Craig said. “I had seen some photos a friend took at the AMCA Denton show and saw the bike I was looking for. He didn’t know who had it. So, when I saw you, the Carolinas’ Full Throttle photographer, I figured you had seen it. You did and knew who had it and where. I had been looking

for that bike since 1983 when it got sold out of the family.” Craig was in the staging lanes getting ready to drag race. So, we didn’t talk for more than a minute and then he was roaring down the drag strip. We looked for each the rest of the day. A mutual friend got Craig my phone number and I hooked him up with the new owner, Rick Allen. Eventually, Craig was able to buy the bike he should have had 21 years ago. This machine is special to Craig and all old race bike fans. Not just because it was raced by his uncle Clarence Burch, but because this is a rare old bike. Clarence probably bought the WR new or nearly new. It ain’t a stripped street bike. Number 39C was built from the factory as a race bike. No lights nor accessories. The engine has lots of special touches inside. It is stronger and makes more power than the street 45 inch engines. In 1942 that Flathead motor made more than one horsepower per cubic inch. At the time, most others made a half horsepower per cubic inch. Continued On Page 84

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“As far as I can tell they made three different WR versions,” Craig said. “There were Flat Track, TT, and Daytona versions. The TT had a front brake and front fender. The Daytona had larger gas tanks and separate oil tank.” But #39C is rare for more than just surviving racing all those years. By 1942 most motorcycles were going to the military as the country fought WW II. “I had a conversation with a Harley-Davidson rep when researching this bike and he said there were probably only 1,000 motorcycles or less sold to civilians after the war started. Everything else went to the war effort,” Craig said. During the war, racing of all kinds was shut down. This has to be one of the last race bikes built and sold at the time. 1942 was the first year for the WR. Harley only built 36 that year. They didn’t make any more for a few years, resuming production after the war in 1946. The WR stayed in production through 1952. Clarence raced #39C all up and down the east coast just like it was intended to. From local races at Bowman Gray Stadium, Greensboro, Richmond, and such to Florida and up north. He raced stock cars, too, and was known to run both a car and WR at the same event. I sure wish I had a photo of him towing the 1940 Ford race car behind his 1939 Ford with the WR attached to the rear bumper of the race car by its front axle. Uncle Clarence passed away in 1983 when Craig was 21. “My Aunt was disabled and I was working on that side of town so I stopped by for lunch often”, Craig said. “A few months after he passed away I was in the shop and it had been

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cleaned out. Her son in law had sold everything including another 80-inch Flathead.” Craig had no idea who it was sold to nor where. The bike was gone. “So, I started asking people in the bike community if they had seen it.” The bike had gone to a guy in Hillsboro. It passed through a few more hands before ending up in South Carolina more than 20 years ago. Number 39C had been hidden away in garages and shown once in a while. Once Craig and I talked I told him the bike is at the American Classics Motorcycle Museum in Asheboro, NC. “Soon I rode down to meet with them verify it was Uncles Clarence’s bike,” Craig said. “It was. Ed Rich and I had a good discussion. He indicated it was a rare bike and they wanted to keep ownership at the time. I left my info and said if they ever planned to sell it, I wanted it. My goal was to get the ownership back in the family. It’s a great museum piece and I would be glad to work out a deal to leave it in their museum. I’d want to take it out for shows once in a while when they have race bikes.” Rick Allen is one of the museum owners who was critical in saving #39C for us all to enjoy here in the Carolinas. “R.L. Jones had owned the bike for 28 years,” Rick said. “He was talking about contacting some Japanese collectors to see if they would be interested in it. We stepped up and bought it since we knew it would be gone.” Once bikes like this go overseas they don’t usually get back to America. “We learned the history of Clarence racing it in NC and knew it was a special bike”, Rick said. “We took it to Denton since the theme was race bikes. Craig came to the museum to ask about buying it. We told him we paid a lot of money for it. Made a deal where Craig owns it and leaves it at the museum. There it is safe; the public can enjoy and he can take it out to show when he wants.” Rick is as good an expert on old motorcycles as anyone and he says it is original as raced. It appears to be original paint, never painted over. Only thing is the carburetor has been changed to a Linkert. Which is what the AMA required them to run on that bike. Old #39C can still throw mud clods, too. “I rode it last year just to let it breathe and run around a little and make sure it was still ridable”, Craig said. “This past October the Occoneechee Speedway Group asked me to come up there for an event. The old speedway is not used and over-grown. But they cleared it enough for us to run some exhibition.” The next time you see 1942 Harley WR #39C on display at an event stop and think about the racing stories that machine was part of.


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8th Annual Officer Down Memorial Ride By: Johnny Reb Hey everyone! Man, it is great to be back. After my incident of going over the high side, I am back to work and ready to show y’all why The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine is the best in the business! April 8th was the day and Hometown Harley-Davidson was the place to be for some awesome biker brotherhood. The event was the 8th Annual Memorial Ride Officer Down Memorial Ride. When me and my wife, Vanessa, AKA Attitude, pulled in we were immediately met by Dean James, the Quartermaster for the Blue Knights MC. Dean who was also taking pictures gave us the rundown of the day’s events. He said we needed to get up with the Pres, Eric Lemon. Now Eric is a great guy and took on this responsibility with gusto! He and his brothers had everything running smoothly. The sign-up booth was getting the job done getting everybody registered and the first 100 riders got a free t shirt. When you signed up you got a roll of paper that listed an officer who lost his life in the line of duty. The ride was 40 miles and ended with lunch at the Mayflower restaurant. Before leaving, the Pledge Of Allegiance was recited, and the Chaplain blessed the bikes and the riders, and said a prayer. Trophies were handed out, with the furthest rider coming from Baltimore! Youngest rider was the ripe old age of 23. The oldest rider was a member of the American Legion riders and he is 79, and going strong! Now the chapter that had the most riders present was the Christian Motorcycle Association, they had 11 members present and accounted for. A real highlight of the day was a beautiful plaque that was presented to Hometown Harley-Davidson for all their support. Chris Riley accepted the award for Hometown. He truly represents the giving and caring spirit that I have found Hometown Harley-Davidson to be. As usual I like to close out with all the MC’s present, if I have missed anyone no disrespect intended. VEMA was there and I want to list the great brothers that I met, Boston, Colonel, Krazy, Stitch, and Psycho. The Blue Knights MC, and Christian Motorcycle Association. Attitude and I had a great day and met some great people, I am so glad that the rally season has really kicked off! This is Johnny Reb Out!

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A mechanic was removing a cylinder-head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well-known cardiologist in his shop. The cardiologist was there waiting for the service manager to come take a look at his bike when the mechanic shouted across the garage “Hey Doc, want to take a look at this?” The cardiologist, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was working on the motorcycle. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and said, “So Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take the valves out, repair any damage, and then put them back in, and when I finish, it works just like new. So how come I make $39,675 a year, a pretty small salary and you get the really big bucks ($1,695,759) when you and I are doing basically the same work?” The cardiologist paused, smiled and leaned over, then whispered to the mechanic, “Try doing it with the engine running.”

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A man, while playing on the front nine of a complicated golf course, became confused as to where he was on the course. Looking around, he saw a lady playing ahead of him. He walked up to her, explained his confusion and asked her if she knew what hole he was playing. She replied, “I’m on the 7th hole, and you are a hole behind me, so you must be on the 6th hole.” He thanked her and went back to his golf. On the back nine the same thing happened; and he approached her again with the same request. She said, “I’m on the 14th hole, you are a hole behind me, so you must be on the 13th hole.” Once again, he thanked her and returned to his play. He finished his round and went to the clubhouse, where he saw the same lady sitting at the end of the bar. He asked the bartender if he knew the lady. The bartender said that she was a saleswoman and played the course often. He approached her and said, “Let me buy you a

The Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrels. After much prayer and consideration, they concluded the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn’t interfere with God’s divine will. At the Baptist church the squirrels had taken an interest in the baptistery. The deacons met and decided to put a water slide on the baptistery and let the squirrels drown themselves. The squirrels liked the slide and, unfortunately, knew instinctively how to swim so twice as many squirrels showed up the following week. The Methodist church decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God’s creatures. So, they humanely trapped their squirrels and set them free near the Baptist Church. Two weeks later the squirrels were back when the Baptists took down the water slide. But the Catholic Church came up with a very creative strategy. They baptized all the squirrels and consecrated them as members of the church. Now they only see them on Christmas and Easter. Not much was heard from the Jewish synagogue; they took the first squirrel and circumcised him. They haven’t seen a squirrel since. An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of religious service, when she was startled by an intruder. As she caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables, she yelled, “Stop! Acts 2:38!” [Turn from your sin] The burglar stopped dead in his tracks. Then the woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done. As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar, “Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture at you.” “Scripture?” replied the burglar, “She said she had an axe and two 38’s!”


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By: Everette “EZ” Short On Sunday, March 5th of this year, I woke up to seeing pictures of my good brother, Russell Harris, rolling by on both of my computers and I thought, “I gotta call and get in a ride with Russell,” but that day went into its typical frenzied spiral, while life intruded with its demands. That afternoon, when I walked into several local hangouts, I got the news that he had left us in his sleep. Later that month, on Saturday, the 25th of March, 51 bikes and over 100 living souls, met early at Patty’s Dew Drop Inn for a daylong celebration devoted to the life of a very beloved man, who had become family to us and lived life like a legend. Although Russell Coleman Harris Sr. was born on September 11, 1956, it wasn’t until many years later that most of us met him. As a proud veteran of The United States Army, he served as an RTO E4 technician and became a man of many talents. Russell always had a smile on his face that could light up

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The 5th Annual NC Sandhills Bike Blessing By: Jody and Pam Shotwell The NC Sandhills Bike Blessing hosted annually by Freedom Biker Church in Fayetteville and held on the first Saturday in April is always a great event. It was established five years ago to reach out and to pray for the safety of those in our community that ride and anything else that is going on in their life. All the volunteers met at 6 am at Freedom Biker Church for breakfast prepared by the church’s cooking team. French Toast, sausage, coffee, and juice were served. Our pastor, JD Tew, opened up in prayer, gave out assignments and let the fun begin! We were blessed with perfect motorcycle weather. It was a beautiful Saturday morning with the temperature starting out mid-fifties and climbing to the low eighties. Rolling Thunder NC Chapter 1 lead a ride of over a hundred bikes. The ride started at 9:30 am, departing from Fort Bragg Harley- Davidson, riding country roads to FBC-Fayetteville just in time for W W W .T H E G A R A G E A T R AY P R I C E . C O M

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services, tool box charcoal-grill, bike cover, gas cards, bike cleaning products, oil, sporting goods, tattoo gift cards, vehicle services, and many restaurant gift cards. The Grand Prize was a four-night stay at Wyndham Ocean Walk Resorts in Daytona Beach during Biketoberfest in October 2017 donated by Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson and Baker American Cycles. The winner had to be present and everyone had their tickets in hand. The number was called and here comes someone from the very back through the crowd with their hand held high. It was George Sharp from Raeford. Congratulations! There were over 800 motorcycles and approximately 1000 people in attendance. Freedom Biker Church was well represented from other locations in North Carolina including the home office in Clayton and Freedom Hickory. They had blue skies and great riding weather to roll into Fayetteville. What a beautiful day it was with everyone having a great time getting reacquainted, starting new friendships and making memories. We would like to thank everyone who came out and celebrated this event with us. Whether you ride a motorcycle or not, if you need a church where the word of God is spoken truthfully, we would love to be your church. Start making plans now for next year. The 6th Annual NC Sandhills Bike Blessing will be held the first Saturday in April (April 7) 2017. So, mark your calendar. As always, it will be a great event and we all need to be “Blessed!�

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Benefit Ride For Brandon Lester & Family By: Gary Steelman Saturday, April 1st was a great morning for a ride to help Brandon and his family. Brandon has had multiple surgeries in the last year and has had a bad time of it. STE Powersports and the Red Knights Motorcycle Club NC Chapter 13 put together a ride to raise funds to help Brandon’s family through a trying time. The weather was beautiful and riders lined up at STE, where the coffee was hot and the dounuts were fluffy and sweet. About 35 bikes lined up and at the head were members of Iredell County Sherriff’s motorcycle division to lead the way. The ride was wonderful out through the countryside from STE to Harmony Fire Station. The air was clean and clear as thirty some bikes rumbled and roared at the dairy cows grazing alongside the roadside. Finally, at the fire station a spaghetti super and more sweets awaited the riders. “Sweet Cheeks” auctioned herself off for the day to help raise funds for the family. What was it? $2000 raised? May have been (cough, cough!). After the meal, the silent auction of gift cards and handmade crafts sold and then on to the raffles and 50/50. As the sun set and the winds gathered up it was time to head out for home. Great times with long-time friends and new acquaintances, made the day like a community reunion. The evening set in on another day of brothers living out the brotherhood helping

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10th Annual Blessing Of The Bikes, And More By: Wally Wersching On Saturday March 25th, I planned to ride “Miss Vickie” to the Lincolnton Church Of God for their 10th Annual Blessing of the Bikes, and eventually going to the 4th Annual CCIB Bike and Car Show in Boiling Springs, NC. The weatherman said that it was going to be a beautiful day, so I was looking forward to visiting with some old friends while making some new ones, too. At about 9am, the sun was peeking through the clouds so I headed to the Shelby Court Square to visit with a few old friends from the Broad River European Motor Club at the Lily Bean MicroRoasted Coffee House. I always enjoy seeing their old British cars. This time, one of the members brought his great looking Triumph TR3. After we talked in the coffee house for a while, we all went outside to his car to discuss how to synchronize his two carburetors. The little four-cylinder engine is so simple to work on, and everything is out in the open. I left Shelby about 10am heading north on Rte. 150. I stopped at the C. Grier Beam Museum (Carolina Freight) in Cherryville, NC. After I signed in the log, Joe and I had a

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his ride. We were instructed to stand by our bikes, and wait for the group to come for the blessing. That’s when I met my neighbor. He was the bike I followed on the way to the event. I learned that he lived in Cherryville, and was originally from Columbus, Ohio. He had a beautiful top-of-the-line Harley with custom paint with skulls in the blue stripes. We had a very pleasant conversation about the local places to ride. When it was my turn, I was moved by their prayers. I could feel the presence of God as they all prayed for “Miss Vickie” and me to be safe during the upcoming year. I was glad that we were blessed again this year. It seems like there are many bike blessings in the spring. Bikers can use all the help we can get when riding our bikes. It always helps to have God on our side. At about noon, I thanked everyone, and headed back home. Cindy and I went out for lunch at the Italian Garden Restaurant in Boiling Springs, NC. We always enjoy eating there. The food is delicious, and the staff is very friendly. After we finished our meal, we drove a couple blocks down Main Street to the Cleveland County Independent Bikers’ (CCIB) Bike and Car Show, and Hot Dog Cook-Off. There were a lot of custom and classic cars, and bikes. The bike show had the usual Harleys, and custom bikes that all looked great. I stopped to talk with a few friends. I hadn’t seen Chester (Radar) for a long time. We used to work together a few lifetimes ago. I had a stack of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazines to give away. I was going to place them on the registration table so anyone could get a copy. As I walked to the table, people were asking for a copy. I only placed a short stack on the table. We met a few Windjammers at the event. The Windjammers are another motorcycle club based in Shelby. The CCIB and the Windjammers always support each other by attending the other’s events. Then we bumped into Smitty. I hadn’t seen him since the CBA/ABATE Chili Cook-Off. I learned that he came in third. That was pretty good since there were quite a few pots of Chili cooking at the event. After that, we headed home. It was a great way to spend time with friends, and see some unusual bikes and cars.

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11th Annual Gaston County CBA Freedom Ride By: Wally Wersching There are many chapters of the CBA/ABATE in North Carolina. One very active one is the Gaston County Chapter. On Saturday April 1, 2017, they held their 11th Annual Freedom Ride. It wasn’t held in North Carolina, but in South Carolina instead. The reason being, South Carolina doesn’t have a helmet law. In other words, helmets are optional in South Carolina. The chapter wanted the participants to exercise their freedom of choice about wearing a helmet. I learned about the run from The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar. Most of the local events are posted there, and they’re posted for free. I left home about 9:15 am because I wanted to get to the starting point about 10 am. The information on the website stated that the first bike out would be at 10 am, and the last by 11 am. I wanted to get there to visit with as many of the group as

possible. I rode south on Rte. 18, and got on Rte. 5 heading south toward York, SC. I turned left onto Rte. 55, and after a few miles, I stopped at the Re.t 55 Country Store And Grill just outside of Clover, SC. There were only a few bikes in the lot. I placed a stack of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazines at the registration table to give to the participants of the run as they registered. I visited with a few of the men waiting for the ride to start. We learned that there would be a main group riding together that would leave about 11 am heading south to Union, SC and Musgrove Mill. After looking at the route, I noticed that there were no bars or taverns listed as stops. Normally, they would have a poker or dice run with stops at bars or taverns along the way. This year they are trying something completely different. The run is an 85-mile ride with the drawing of tickets received at the different destinations. The ride ends at the historic site Musgrove Mill. Musgrove Mill State Historic Site was the site of the Battle of Musgrove Mill, a British victory during the American Revolutionary War, which occurred on August 19, 1780, near the Enoree River, on what (in the 21st century) is the border between Spartanburg, Laurens, and Union Counties in South Carolina. As the time got closer to 11 am, more and more riders came in and registered. While we were standing there, we noticed many other groups of motorcyclists ride by. Rte. 55 has a lot of traffic on a Saturday morning. People were standing around talking, laughing, and greet-


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Eurobike 2017 By: Shannon Rights April 8-9th the 8th Annual Eurobike occurred in Raleigh, NC. This 2-day event is put on each year by Do The Ton Triangle. Do The Ton Triangle (according to their Facebook page) is a group of café racer enthusiasts dedicated to preserving the history, camaraderie and “do it yourself” philosophy of the classic and retro motorcycle and the lifestyle. The festivities kicked off early Saturday morning with a ride into Capital Club 16 for the Earle’s Fork charity breakfast. This annual breakfast is cash only and a portion of the proceeds goes directly to finance Eurobike’s mission. From there, riders could choose from the “spirited’ ride or the “vintage/paced” ride. Each one traveled about 70 miles in a roundabout fashion over to Trophy Brewing Company. There riders could cool off, refresh themselves and BS with other riders. The next stop for the evening was London Bridge Pub for the after ride after party! Let’s just say there were a few who were nursing headaches Sunday morning! Sunday dawned bright and sunny! We were set up in the Historic Raleigh City Market with its cobblestone streets. Do The Ton Triangle had city blocks closed off to allow for display of all the great bikes. Bikes from every imaginable type were on display in the area surrounding City Market. Each street had a different theme such as British bikes, German Bikes, Italian Bikes, and the list goes on. Hearts and Daggers played for the crowd and kept the vibe going! Vendors were all over City Market inside and outside including BikeSafe NC, Moto Motivo, Royal Enfield, Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group, Virginia International Raceway, Vanson Leathers, Avon Tyres, Moto Machines, Screaming Chicken Racing/American Label and Printing, Devolve Moto, Sargent Cycle Products, Klim, Team Powersports, Moto Girl Café, Moto Mark 1LLC, Johan’s Motorcycle Paint,

Tapeworks Graphics, Select Cycle, Acme Moto 2, Simpson Performance Produces, Worse for Wear, 440 Gentleman Supply, Jadus Motorcycle Parts, Sprocket Apparel, Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club, Gypsy Downs, Ray Price Triumph, and Townsend Asset Management. Many of these vendors donated products or services to be raffled off during Sunday afternoon. Do The Ton Triangle added 2 new aspects this year. The invitational Bike Builder Show had people’s choice and judged categories. The list of winners is: Best Café Bike: Rick Young (also 2nd Best in Show), Best British Bike: Charles Campbell, Best German Bike: Emily Banks (Head of the BMW/Moto Guzzi Club), Best Italian Bike: Johann Keyser, Best In Show: Johann Keyser (Owner of Moto Motivo), Ultimate Custom Judged: Tattoo Moto. Do The Ton Triangle also added the bike raffle this year. Raffling off a 1996 Ducati 900 Supersport CR with 6300 original miles. This original bike was checked over by some of the sponsors of Eurobike to make sure it was in great running condition. John Huber was all smiles when his name was announced as the winner! Each year, Do The Ton Triangle chooses a charity to help. This year, InterAct was chosen. InterAct is a local non-profit United Way agency that provides safety, support and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and/or rape/sexual assault. InterAct operates mostly through the support of volunteers and always needs donations of new/gently used women’s and children’s clothing, toiletry items, used cell phones and gift cards, as well as cash donations, all of which are tax deductible. InterAct provide services, all of which are confidential and free of charge, such as 24-hour crisis lines, counseling for domestic violence victims, court advocacy, residential shelter, youth education services, children services and other services to help get women and children back on


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their feet. More about InterAct can be found at www.InterActOfWake.org This article had to be turned in to meet the printing deadline before we could get final numbers tallied. Shelby Hill, a Do The Ton Coordinator, said they had raised around $10,000.00 without adding in the amounts from the breweries or Capital Club 16. All in all, the weekend was a success from every stand point! The weather and camaraderie was exceptional, the rides were without major incident and money was raised to help area women and children escape domestic violence! What a wonderful way to spend a Spring weekend in Raleigh, NC! Make plans to attend the next event! You can keep up with Do The Ton Triangle on social media sites or check out www. EuroBikeRaleigh.com

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Fallen Saints Spring Breakout Ride By: Johnny Reb April 8th was the day, and the Heroes Sports Oyster Bar and Grill was the place. The Fallen Saints MC had gone on their ride and Attitude and I caught up with them at their bike show. The bike show was to help raise money for Wreaths Across America. If you hadn’t heard about this charity, then listen up because this is a great cause. The wreaths are shipped fresh from Maine tree farms, in fact my wife, Vanessa, AKA Attitude, was the manager of one of these farms. The wreaths are put on veteran’s graves, and the Fallen Saints MC make sure that veteran’s graves in the Goldsboro area are taken care of. All of the money raised is used for this great cause. I spoke to the President of the Fallen Saints, Ben Ackerman. A passionate brother for Veteran’s causes. He explained to me that the Fallen Saints MC have 8 chapters in 7 states, with 3 more coming soon. Some of them are active duty and some retired. It was a great day for the ride, maybe a little chilly starting out, but ending up with nice weather for the show. There were some frigging awesome bikes showing that day. I know I had my favorite, a ‘71 Shovelhead, lowered and just as slick as can be. Joe is the owner, and he doesn’t just ride ‘em, he builds ‘em! Wow, speaking of building, he built the Best In Show

trophy, too! It was truly a work of art made from old Harley parts, and as kool as can be. Best In Show went to Russ Price’s 2008 Electra Glide Anniversary Edition. It was a really great time and the Fallen Saints MC are a real class act. Thank y’all for the invite! This is Johnny Reb Out!

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Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Rides The Pacific Northwest 23 years of revving up for the cause – to raise funds to send deserving kids to camp at Victory Junction   The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America (KylePettyCharityRide.com), one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country, announced the route for its 23rd annual motorcycle trek on February 17, 2017. For the first time in almost a decade, the ride led by former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty, will travel across the Pacific Northwest.    With Manheim, North America’s leading provider of used vehicle services, as returning presenting sponsor, the ride will leave Portland, Oregon, on May 13 and arrive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 19, covering eight states in seven days. Petty will lead 200 bikers on the weeklong, 2,400-mile route to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction (https://VictoryJunction.org) – a camp dedicated to providing life-changing camping experiences for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. 

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What started out as Petty and a small group of friends riding together for fun in 1995, has grown into one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country. This year, more than 20 first-time riders will join the dedicated team of men and women riding for the cause, along with new sponsors and a continued sense of passion.    “It’s pretty straightforward: every single mile we ride is for one cause, and that is to send chronically ill children to camp at Victory Junction at no cost to their families,” said Petty. “The Ride is an enriching experience for everyone involved, and this year we’ll be riding through some spectacular parts of the country like Mount Rushmore, and for the very first time the Columbia River Gorge.”   The ride will see many of our country’s historic landmarks including Yellowstone and Badlands National Parks; Bighorn National Forest; and the iconic Harley-Davidson Museum, the birthplace of the all-American motorcycle manufacturing company. Emblematic of the American open road, riders will also take in roadside attractions, including the world’s largest ball of twine rolled by one man in Darwin, Minnesota.   Fans are encouraged to come support the cause and greet riders at one of the ride’s seven overnight stops or daily pit stops. Spectators along the route may also purchase memorabilia or contribute to the ride’s “Small Change. Big Impact.” program, which accepts donations at each stop.    To keep up with Petty and the riders live, follow along on social media: www.facebook.com/KPCharityRide and www. facebook.com/KylePetty45, www.instagram.com/KPCharityRide and www.instagram.com/KylePetty, or www.twitter.com/ KPCharityRide and www.twitter.com/KylePetty. 


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As a result of the ride, 7,985 children have attended Victory Junction at no cost to their families. Last year alone, the ride raised more than $1 million, sending 100 children to camp. Victory Junction has served as the ride’s primary beneficiary since its establishment by Petty and his family in 2004 in honor of his late son, Adam. This year’s Ride will feature several celebrity riders, including: NASCAR Hall Of Famer and seven-time champion, Richard Petty, NASCAR legends, Harry Gant, Hershel McGriff, and Donnie Allison, Former NFL great and ESPN’s 2016 Coaches Poll greatest college football player of all time, Herschel Walker, 1980 Heisman Trophy winner and Super Bowl XXII champion, George Rogers, NBC Sports NASCAR personalities Rick Allen and Rutledge Wood, Harley-Davidson Museum President, Bill Davidson, who comes from a long list of Harley-Davidson greats starting with his great grandfather who founded the company.   “As we travel to new parts of our country, or ones we haven’t seen in a while, the ride brings with it a passion for sharing the great work of Victory Junction and a comradery

that can’t be matched. That’s what makes it one of the most popular motorcycle rides in the country,” said Kyle’s father, Richard Petty. The 2017 ride is made possible by presenting sponsor Manheim, as well as Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, FCA Fleet, Racing Electronics, WinCraft Racing, FLUIDYNE Racing Products, Petty Family Foundation, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Headbands Of Hope, Piedmont Moving Systems, ArticBlu, and Goody’s.    “Giving back to the community is a core value of Manheim, so we’re thrilled once again to be supporting Victory Junction and the children who camp there,” said Janet Barnard, president, Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions. “Our teams are excited to welcome the Ride at two of our operating locations, Manheim Portland and Manheim Minneapolis, and offering their local support to this worthwhile cause.”

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Oconee County SC Vet-Fest 2017 By: Bill Gallaway Saturday, March 25th was the date for the 9th Annual Vet-Fest. The weather was partly cloudy with temps in the high 70’s. The Vet-Fest is held annually to help support Patriots’ Hall the Veterans Museum in Walhalla, SC. All Veterans are honored during the event and there is always a lot of camaraderie among the participants. I arrived at Patriots Hall at 11:00 to help set up. Other volunteers had already put out the signs to help riders find the start just in case it happened to be their first time attending. Most likely you could follow any motorcycle in the area and wind up at Patriots Hall on this particular Saturday morning. Registration started at 11 am and the first bike out was scheduled for noon. It wasn’t long after I arrived other riders began to show up and register. This year I wasn’t working one of the stops so I got to hang around for the start. It was a good thing since I led a group of riders to Wolf Stake Baptist Church in Seneca, SC where at 12:30 the Lewis G Watkins Detachment of the Marine Corp League were having a ceremony to recognize Oconee County SC’s only Medal Of Honor recipient. U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Lewis G. Watkins (Known to his men as Slim) who gave is life to save his men during the Korean War. President Dwight D. Eisenhower awarded the Medal Of Honor posthumously to Watkins for his “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty” The day’s program was held in recognition of National Medal Of Honor Day designated by Congress to be March

25th. This holiday should be one of our most revered, so it was fitting that the Vet-Fest riders stop and honor one of our own for making the ultimate sacrifice. After the program, I rode to lunch at one of the stops and enjoyed some of the best BBQ I’ve ever tried. After which I did make it back for the awards ceremony that started at 4 pm and participated in the silent auction. Most everyone walked away with a prize of some sort but the real awards went to the veterans that were recognized and to Patriots Hall, which honors our veterans on a daily basis. Thanks for all the sponsors that helped with this annual event. Shown in the event photos at www.FullThrottleMagazine.com are some of those that took part in the Medal Of Honor Ceremony and those that rode, some of who were ABATE Members, Patriot Guard Riders, and other Veterans and Non-Veterans. All participants had a good time. Watch for next year’s event as they are a little different every year.

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Tragedy And Rebirth Of A Dyna By: Buzz Tragedy can strike suddenly. It can be painful and you may not know where to turn. For me, tragedy struck one evening as I was washing my bike. That’s when I, literally, uncovered a hole in my gas tank. There had been some signs of a gas leak, but I couldn’t find the source, until now. The good news is, I knew where to turn, I called Chris Collins at High Point Body & Paint. Chris is a biker and has been in the paint and body business for over 10 years and has done a great job on my family’s vehicles in the past. We determined my original tank was too far gone to repair, but I found a new tank online. I delivered the tank to Chris along with my idea for a new paint job. I wanted to keep my bike similar to its original look, but didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to add a little personality to the paint job. I decided on a paint scheme of a black base with blue ghost flames under a Bar & Shield. When the paint job was finished, Chris put my bike back together and gave me a call. I was blown away when I saw the

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The 44th Annual CBA Spring Swap Meet And Bike Show By: WildThing It was a gorgeous day Saturday, March 25 for the first of two days at the CBA Swap Meet at the Rowan County Fairgrounds in Salisbury, NC. It was a welcome change after a cold snap that gripped the state. Also, this is only the second swap meet at this venue and was a clear success as hundreds of motorcycles poured into the parking lot and cars and trucks filled the field across the street. Thanks to all the CBA members who made sure the pedestrians crossed the road safely and manned the gates for vendors and motorcycles. There was also an uptick in the number and variety of vendors this spring. This is an event that literally has something for everyone. There is always quite an array of new, used, and after-market motorcycle parts, t-shirts, and leather goods to delight the bargain hunter. There were motorcycle attorneys on hand to offer their services to riders, as well as Christian riding groups and Veteran groups all seeking to promote their agendas and a bounce house for the kids. The CBA had a large tent set up in the center of the midway with the stage for the bands and a dance floor. There were live bands cranking out music all day for the enjoyment of the attendees. Later, a huge crowd gathered as they announced the wet t-shirt contest and if you wanted to be up front, you’d better use your elbows! Cash prizes were offered for the winners of this gig. To add to the carnival atmosphere, the food vendors, kept their grills hot and the aromas of fried bologna sandwiches, BBQ, and corn dogs filled the air. Inside the pavilion, there were adult beverages available for those who wished to imbibe. One of the things I enjoy most is the camaraderie of the biker community that comes together every spring and fall and wanders the rows of vendors, shopping for that elusive part, and enjoying the entertainment. Thank you, Charlotte CBA, for the effort you all put out to make this show a success every time! Also, we all appreciate the support of Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury and Statesville for helping to ensure its success. Looking forward to seeing you all again this coming November at the Rowan County Fairgrounds, Julian Road, (exit 74 off I-85), Salisbury, NC.


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May 2017 - Issue #226  

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

May 2017 - Issue #226  

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