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Cooper Chilton National Photojournalist “America the Beautiful”

Bob “Bulldog” Ousley “From the Corner of Veteran’s Drive and Patriot’s Way” “Will Ride to Eat”

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Hank Bonecutter "Dodging The Roadkill"

Mike Noirot “Bullet Points”

Donna Farrell “For Your Safety”

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2 Thunder Roads® Tennessee Staff 3 Index of Advertisers 3 From the Editors – By Denise High 4 The Big News 5 Chaplain’s Corner – By Pastor Ron Baptiste 7 Thunder Paws 9 Bullet Points – By Mike Noirot 13 Safe Riding – By Donna Farrell 15 America the Beautiful – By Cooper Chilton 18 Thunder Cam 19 In the News 21 From the Corner of Veteran’s Drive and Patriot’s Way – By Bob “Bulldog” Ousley 23 Centerfold Calendar 25 Calsonic Flat Track Races – By Cooper Chilton 28 Who Reads Thunder Roads® 29 Dodging the Roadkill – By Hank Bonecutter 30 News Bytes – By Bill Bish 32 Kiss in the Kitchen – By Toni McCoy Shearon 34 Jokers Wild 36 Biker Friendly Directory 37 Sudoku 38 Events 43 Mountain Man Memorial March – By Indian Rider Bill

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oo hoo!!! Spring has sprung! We were sitting in the office at home a couple of days ago and at 5:00pm Scott jumped up and decided it was way too nice to be in the office working, so we grabbed our jackets and out the door we went. We were able to get a good 2-hour ride in before it got dark, and didn’t have to wear our leathers! You know its riding season when you can get a late start, and still get a decent ride in! Looking for something to do today, this weekend, or in the coming months? Take a look at our event pages to find the best things happening in Tennessee and now Kentucky too, year-round. Whether you like Bike Nights, Music, Poker Runs, Swap Meets, Hillclimb racing, Flat Track racing, Rallies, or just a good ole party, we’ve got listings for it all. Here’s just a few great events that we’ll be set up at in the next few weeks. On Saturday, April 13th we’ll be at Bumpus H-D in Murfreesboro at their Annual Swap Meet and like the old saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Then we’re off to Buffalo Valley TN for the Buffalo Valley Hillclimb Spring Races on Sunday, April 14th. Join us for some exciting hillclimb action featuring AMA Amateur Classes, plus Hooligan old school hillclimbing! H-D of Cool Springs is having a weekend party April 19th & 20th called Mission Force Presents: Music, Moonshine, and Motorcycle Build Bike Giveaway and they have a special announcement to make you don’t want to miss, along with live music, food, drinks and much more! On Sunday, April 28th the 641 Bar & Grill in Puryear TN is having their 4th annual Charity Poker Run in memory of Noah Hoskins and Kyle Rogers. If you can make it out, it’s always great fun! There will be 5 stops this year with fresh Kentucky lake fish available all day. Appleton H-D in Clarksville is having their Spring Open House Saturday, May 4th with vendors on site, giveaways all day, a beard competition, cold brew, live music and more. Stop by our trailer and say hi, we’d love to see you! Motorcycle season is officially here… ride safe and we hope to see you soon at some of the amazing events that are coming up. Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Easter. Ride Hard Live Free, Denise & Scott

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Pastor Ron Baptiste Founder of Covenant Confirmers Ministries Inc. www.covenantconfirmers.org Covenant Confirmers Ministries; a “Certified Recovery Congregation” with free support group meetings every Monday night @ 7:00 pm

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER

Founder of TN. Biker Medical Clinic Inc. www.Tennesseebikermedicalclinic.org Messages Available on Podbean https://covenantconfirmers.podbean.com Live You Tube https://www.youtube.com/user/ covenantconfirmers1/live

“EXTRA” Matt.25:1-13 is the parable of The Ten Virgins. Before we get into this there must be an understanding of the Eastern culture when it came to marriages. Eastern culture’s focus was on the groom and not the bride, and the marriage ceremony would last for days and was always at night. These Ten Virgins were what we might consider debutants today. All came from good families, all were well dressed, all were young ladies of culture, and all looked the same. The Ten Virgins represent purity and through the Blood of Jesus Christ, we Christians are to represent purity in today’s world. But we notice that in Vs. 2 “Five of them were foolish and five were wise,” but yet they all looked the same. Vs. 3&4 “The foolish took their lamps with no oil and the wise took their vessels with their lamps.” Now we know that all the lamps had some oil in them because it was at night and all the lamps were burning while they slept. The difference between “the foolish and the wise virgins” was that the wise virgins brought some “EXTRA” oil in their “vessels.” Like today’s church members, we all look the same but there are some of us (wise) that have gone the “EXTRA” mile with God and there are those (foolish) that will only do just enough to get by. They only pray just enough, they only give just enough, they only read their Bible just enough, they only come to church just enough. These are foolish to think they will reap the same rewards, because the wise that have paid the price to fellowship with God. “Salvation is free, but anything after that will cost you dearly, you have as much of God as you want.” Now notice that in Vs.5 “The bridegroom tarried.” God will show up when things are ready not when you think He should show up. Could it be that it’s you that’s not ready for God? “They all slumbered and slept.” I don’t care how long you have been a Christian or how spiritually deep you think you are, we all get tired waiting on God. Notice the slumbering before the sleeping. Slumbering means to be inactive, to be in a state of negligence. This always comes before falling asleep. Vs.6 At midnight (darkest time of the night) the cry was made, behold the bridegroom cometh! What you have been praying for and believing God for is finally here! Vs.7 “Then all those virgins trimmed their lamps.” To trim an oil lamp you must cut away the top part of the wick so that your light will be brighter. Are there some things in your life that need to be “Trimmed?” Maybe some drugs, alcohol, or maybe some people in your life need to go. Your light will never be as bright as it can be without some “Trimming.” Vs. 8 “The foolish ask of the wise, give us of your oil for our lamps have gone out.” April 2019

Vs. 9 “But the wise answered NOT SO lest there not be enough for us and you…go and buy for yourselves.” Have you ever notice that when you get prepared for a storm or hard times hit and you have saved up for it, that now people get mad at you because you won’t give them what you have worked and slaved for, while they partied all their substance away? Now you know it’s Biblical not to give to a fool! Vs.10-11 “While they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with Him, and the door was shut! The foolish came saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us. Vs.12 “But He answered unto them, I know you not! Don’t wait until the last minute to get things right between you and God, don’t do “just enough” to get by…….. “GET YOU SOME EXTRA!” So until next time, “Keep your kickstand up and your face in the wind” To be found faithful, Pastor Ron

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Bonnie is a sweet loving girl. Bonnie was brought in as a mama cat. She has raised her kittens and now it is time for her to find her forever home. She was such a good mom, very loving. She’s beginning to be very playful now that the kids are grown, lol, she will be wonderful with kids, dogs and even other cats too. If you’re looking for real sweet Lovin girl then Bonnie would be a great choice. Callie is a sweet and loving girl but needs a quiet home. She had a hard life before rescue and just needs someone to be patient with her and give her the love and attention she deserves. Callie would be good in a home with no children. She needs quiet and peaceful surroundings to blossoms. Hello I’m Chico, I’m a quiet but curious and playful boy who likes to be wherever my people are. I would be a great addition to your family and am anxious to find my forever home to settle into.

Lily is a green-eyed beauty with a pink nose, ears, and toes beans! She is a head-butting champion, purr master supreme who desires your lap and will snuggle all night long!! Check out Lily’s extra toes!

Hi, my name is Pastel! I’m currently 6 months old. I love playing and I’m great around kids! I purr and make biscuits. I love playing fetch and cuddling with the baby in the house.

Take a leap of faith with FELICIA! Stunningly beautiful she desires to be the only cat of her castle! She will shower on you, but you will need to be patient. Felicia will make you earn her trust.

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Smokey and Gizmo are a bonded pair. He is the lap cat and she is the Deva princess. Gizmo doesn’t do well with small children.

Felicity is a sweet mom cat, she is so loving and cuddly. She sticks around the window lot. She isn’t crazy about dogs but loves her human.

Frank is the most affectionate kitten in his family. He is always looking to cuddle with someone, whether it’s his siblings, other older cats, or even dogs! He loves sitting in your lap. Frank is perfect in every way. He is playful, loving, and loyal.

HAPPY PAWS KITTEN RESCUE Happy paws is an all-volunteer foster based rescue. We have no main facility. Appointments must be made to see our cats. Thanks! Adoption Fee Covers: Spay/Neuter, Vaccinations, Deworming, Flea Prevention, and Testing for FIV/Felv If you would like to meet any of these loving kitties, please call Jill @ 865-765-3400 or email her at jcoffey3@hotmail.com Please fill out an application at: www.HappyPawsKittenRescue.org Please like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/happypawskittenrescue *All animals shown are available for adoption. Thunder Paws® is a legally registered Trademark under Thunder Publishing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Bullet Points

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OOD DAY fellow bikers! Spring is finally here! As you are reading this month’s Bullet Points article, the days are getting longer and warmer. Warmer days and longer daylight hours mean road trips are right around the corner - and you can be sure your ever-lovable grey beard biker, and Miss Tracy, have lots of road trips planned this year. Our first major road trip will be to the Hill Country of Texas to ride the Twisted Sisters in early April. Watch for some pictures from this trip in an upcoming article. I am looking forward to this ride as it is through concealed carry friendly states. When you are planning your road trips this year make sure you understand the reciprocal arrangements the states you will visit have with your state. Failure to do so can ruin your trip in a hurry. Here we go again! – the title of this month’s article is typed with much trepidation by me. Our elected representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives are up to their old tricks again having passed two terrible bills along partisan lines: H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 are abominations and show how much the Democratic caucus hates your guns. H.R. 8, if it were to pass the Senate and be signed into law by our president, will make it illegal for you to give a firearm to your son, daughter or close friend without having the transfer done by an FFL and Federal background check being done. And it goes way beyond this by making it illegal for you to even allow a family member or friend to borrow your gun at the range. But from my standpoint, it’s what took place in parallel with H.R. 8 that highlights the deep divisions between Democrats and Republicans. Representative Doug Jones (R-GA) proposed an amendment to the bill which would require the National Instant Criminal Background Check system (NICS) to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if an illegal alien tries to purchase a firearm – which is by the way is a felony. Fortunately, 26 Democrats defied Nancy Pelosi, and the house leadership, voting in favor of the amendment. If the leadership had been able to keep its caucus aligned on this bill it would have highlighted just how far to the left the House of Representatives have drifted by imposing unnecessary burdens on law abiding citizens while turning-a-cheek on illegal felonious behavior by a constituency they view as critical to their future electoral success: undocumented illegal aliens. Friends, their true colors are on full display as infighting of Democrats culminated in

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freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) stating that the 26 Democrats voting for the Jones amendment will find themselves “on a list” – a clear reference to primarying these lawmakers out of office in the next election cycle. H.R. 1112 is another unfriendly bill to supporters of the Second Amendment. Named the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019, this legislation has been dubbed the Charleston Loophole bill by some Democrats. Unfortunately, it will do nothing to prevent a Charleston type of tragedy. What H.R. 1112 will accomplish is making it harder for some law-abiding citizens to purchase a firearm. Currently, if the FBI cannot provide an instant approval for transfer of the firearm, they have three business days in which to either approve or deny the transfer. If H.R. 1112 becomes law, they will have 10 business days to either approve or deny. If they still cannot make a decision, the transferee can make a formal petition for a decision. At this point, the FBI would be given another 10 days to make a decision. Potential legal purchasers, perhaps someone with a similar name to a person who cannot legally purchase, may very well get caught in a trap which would require them to resubmit their NICS background check as it would have expired before 20 business days elapsed. This could lead to a continual loop of NICS checks being performed with no actual decision ever being made. The bill’s sponsor, James Clyburn (D-SC), has characterized this bill’s intent as providing a “cooling off period.” Do not let these bills fool you. Democrats want to characterize enhanced background check legislation as being supported by 90%+ of NRA members. This is a lie. They will continue to push for ever stricter gun laws which will not make people safer. If this is allowed to continue, your rights will continually be chipped away. Contact senators Lamar Alexander and Marsha Blackburn and ask them to vote against these bills. If you reside in Kentucky, contact your senators, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul. If either of these become law, it will be incredibly hard to undo the damage they will cause. Until next month, put some miles on your bike and stay safe out there! Molon Labe, Mike Noirot

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RIDER SAFETY

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SEE ME, SEE ME NOT

pring is in the air, the days both sides are getting longer, the weather is • Use LP3 warming up and more motorcyclists • to see and be seen when there is a line of oncoming cars are venturing out onto the roadways. Sadly, • to see better when approaching a left-hand curve there has already been one local motorcycle • to be seen at an intersection with a limited view to the left fatality in our area. Reading about this in the Be aware of your surroundings and reposition yourself within local news, the motorist involved in the accident made a comment the lane as situations change. Keep an adequate space cushion that motorcyclists hear too often, “I didn’t see the motorcycle.”   between you and other vehicles and have an escape route in the According to blog.Nationwide.com, “nearly two-thirds of motorcycle event you have to maneuver quickly.  Notice when others may not accidents are caused by drivers of other vehicles violating the be able to see you, being especially careful when you are in the motorcycle’s right-of-way.” blind spot of a car or truck.  Motorcycles are smaller and can accelerate and  decelerate Color can make a big difference in your visibility.  The color of faster than automobiles do.  As motorcyclists we have less surface your motorcycle, helmet and jacket play a big part in motorists area than an automobile and in turn this makes us more difficult seeing you.   Yellow and orange have traditionally been the to be seen due to the limited amount of reflective area on a “caution” colors and wearing these colors will draw a driver’s eye motorcycle.  The way we present ourselves can make it easier (or you.  If you’re not into high visibility colors, make sure your jacket more difficult) for a motorist to see us. has reflective piping on it.  And, you can add reflective tape to a Presentation, as identified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation dark color helmet.  (MSF), means that you are using a lane position where others can Take a look at your see you.  The lane is divided up into three possible positions: lane lights.   The beautiful Laguna position 1 (LP1: the left side of the lane), lane position 2 (LP2: Orange on my Street Glide the middle of the lane) and lane position 3 (LP3: the right side Special made it nearly of the lane).  Here are some considerations from the MSF Basic impossible to identify that RiderCourse: my rear brake lights and signal lights were being used, especially if the sun was shining on them. This was pointed out to me by several people and I very quickly added additional LED lighting to the back of my bike.  Use your turn signals to alert others of what you plan to do.  Then be diligent to turn off the signal.  I’m noticing more motorcyclists adding auxiliary lighting to their bikes, this may be an option that appeals to you!

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As you get ready for a new riding season, take some precautionary measures to make yourself more visible to motorists. Many motorcyclists comment that when they ride, they pretend to be invisible and motorists cannot see them. This in turn results in defensive riding. Don’t take for advantage that motorists see you and take precautionary measures to make yourself be seen. Remember, safe riding starts with you! Donna, along with being an avid riding enthusiast, is a MSF motorcycle safety coach for the state of Tennessee and a HarleyDavidson Riding Academy Coach.  She is a member of the Motor Maids, H.O.G. and Ladies of Harley.  Stop by her blog site at www. lipstickandleather.life. 

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GENOA BAR AND SALOON

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n Genoa, NV, nestled just outside of Carson City and Reno, a thirsty traveler can quench his thirst while stepping back into the 1850’s. The Genoa Bar and Saloon, opened in 1854, is the oldest “thirst parlor” in Nevada and is pretty much preserved in its original state. One-half of the top of the bar is original to the middle, where there is a line, as are the red oil lamp (lit every New Year’s Eve) and the original oil light fixtures which have been converted to electricity. True to the era, the building is still heated by a wood burning stove. One of the original huge diamond dust mirrors remains behind the bar. Originally there were two, but one was sold to a movie company during the depression. These mirrors were made in Glasgow, Scotland, in the 1840’s, carried by ship, around “the horn” to San Francisco, and carried by covered wagon to Genoa. Bikers will appreciate the decor. The walls display what would be considered rather racy female nudes from the era, and a dusty, black, leopard skin bra, hanging from antlers. Bras once decorated the room, but when Raquel Welch was asked to contribute hers, she insisted that all the others be taken down.

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Nowadays, for a small fee, you can be escorted to a safe where all the other bras reside. Ladies, contributions are still being accepted and yours can become a part of history. Seems like everyone enjoyed a cool one here, including Mark Twain, U.S. Grant, Cliff Robertson, Lauren Bacall, Red Skelton, Richard Boone, Carol Lombard, Clark Gable, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings, to name a few. “The Shootist”, ”Honky Tonk Man”, “Misery”, and “A Place Called Home” were some of the movies filming scenes here. The front porch remains a gathering place during the summer. When Judy and I were there, the retired college football referees were in town for a conference and golf. Turns out that one of them refereed the 1998 UT championship game and another, several of the Ole Miss games, making Judy and I both pleased to talk with them. If you’re in the area, step back in time, while enjoying a modern cool one. Ride Safe and Have Fun!! Cooper

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IN THE NEWS

HARLEY-DAVIDSON ACQUIRES STACYC, INC., MAKER OF ELECTRIC-POWERED TWO-WHEELERS FOR KIDS

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arley-Davidson, Inc. announced last month that it has acquired StaCyc, Inc., producer of the 12 and 16 EDRIVE, electric-powered two-wheelers specifically designed for kids. StaCyc, which entered the market in 2016, currently designs, markets and sells their EDRIVE models for kids, with an MSRP range of $649 to $699. StaCyc EDRIVES are sold in the U.S. through powersports dealerships, including 29 Harley-Davidson® dealerships, online and in specialty bicycle retailers. “We’re thrilled to have StaCyc become part of the Harley-Davidson family,” said Harley-Davidson Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Heather Malenshek. “The StaCyc team shares the same vision we have for building the next generation of riders globally and we believe that together, we will have a significant impact in bringing the fun and enjoyment of riding to kids everywhere.” The acquisition of StaCyc expands Harley-Davidson’s electric portfolio and reinforces its commitment to lead in the electrification of motorcycling. Harley-Davidson previously announced plans to launch LiveWire™, a premium, high-performance electric motorcycle in fall 2019 and future lightweight and middleweight electric motorcycles at various price points starting in 2021. The StaCyc electric twowheelers will provide an entry point for the youngest riders to enjoy the thrill of riding.   As a subsidiary, a Harley-Davidson branded version of StaCyc’s 12inch and 16-inch models will be sold through select Harley-Davidson

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dealers. The branded products will be available in the U.S. in the third quarter of 2019. StaCyc branded EDRIVES will continue to be sold through StaCyc’s existing distribution network. Since its inception, StaCyc has inspired more than 6,000 new riders to join the sport through its fun and upbeat brand that focuses on sharing the love of riding through its line of kids’ electric two-wheeled products. The company has served as a catalyst for engaging riders at an early age and has been first to market with an entirely new category in both the motorcycle and bicycle markets. “After a few conversations with Harley-Davidson, we realized that the ethos of our brands and our commitment to bringing more riders to motorcycling were incredibly aligned,” said Ryan Ragland, Founder of StaCyc. “The opportunity to work with the team at Harley-Davidson and have the support to carry out our mission to create the next generation of riders is exciting. Together we’re building a plan that fast-tracks our ability to help the industry create as many riders as possible.” The StaCyc acquisition is the latest example of how Harley-Davidson is investing in opportunities that inspire increased ridership in the near-term and deliver sustainable growth for the future as part of its More Roads to Harley-Davidson plan. The accelerated plan, which was unveiled in 2018, focuses on building the next generation of riders through new products in additional motorcycle segments, providing broader access to the brand and products and a commitment to supporting and strengthening dealers globally. Harley-Davidson previously unveiled its plans for its full portfolio of motorcycles, starting with LiveWire, which will be available for sale later this year in the U.S. Preorders in the U.S. are now open and the company announced today at the Geneva International Motor Show that preorders for Europe will begin in April. “We’ve said previously that we believe electric vehicles are where global mobility is headed and they hold great appeal for existing riders as well as opportunity to build new riders,” said Malenshek. “As we lead in the electrification of motorcycling, we’re demonstrating our commitment by delivering a full range of electric products for a vast audience who will be inspired to imagine and discover what is possible from Harley-Davidson.”

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by Bob “Bulldog” Ousley

Dear Fellow Veterans and Patriots of Tennessee: On the 23rd of April, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt gave his “Citizenship In a Republic” speech in Paris, France. One paragraph from this speech has been dubbed “THE MAN IN THE ARENA.” “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” On November 4, 1979, a group of Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 American hostages. The Islamic radical cleric, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, spawned an uprising by Iranian students and took advantage of Prince Reza Pahlavi being in America for cancer treatment. The students took over the American embassy and made hostages of the workers. Khomeini took control of Iran and made it a primary sponsor of worldwide terror. Jimmy Carter was President at the time and was in the process of running for a second term in office. His advisors convinced him that a military operation to free the hostages would get him re-elected. All of these dynamics led to Operation Eagle Claw being launched on the 24th of April, 1980 - Seventy years and one day after Teddy Roosevelt’s speech in Paris. After Vietnam the military was downsizing and trying to forget guerilla warfare. Special operations was on the outs with all of the services. One Vietnam veteran, Colonel Charlie Beckwith persevered and convinced the Joint Chiefs to establish SFOD-D, more commonly known as Delta Force. Delta was just getting started

when it was tasked to rescue the hostages in Iran. You can learn about Operation Eagle Claw on the internet but for those who don’t know about this operation, it ended tragically in the desert. One of the helicopters crashed into a refueling plane on the ground leaving burnt aircraft and several dead courageous service members. A second operation was begun based on the experience learned from the first. It was called “Honey Badger” and became a big step forward on the road to what we know today as our elite special operations forces. Today all of the services have highly trained elements of skilled men and women who have volunteered to endure great pain, survive extreme tests, put their lives on the line to protect our country and keep us safe. Freedom is not Free and those who sit in their armchair unwilling to fight for their freedom deserve servitude and seem to be voting to be enslaved. Over the years I’ve benefited from many euphemisms that give encouragement and attitude to those who go in harm’s way; “Reality comes in 6 to 9 round bursts,” “If it’s not worth bleeding for, it’s not worth doing,” “Always go in shooting and see whose is left standing when the smoke clears,” and “It doesn’t matter who wins or loses as long as someone gets hurt,” and one you’ll recognize - “Ride it like you stole it.” Freedom belongs to those who take action to keep it. The hippies of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s were linked to a general anti-government attitude and energized sympathy for communism and socialism. Many of those same people have become the “Deep State” and brought their commie/ anti-America activism. They lost the Vietnam war and if unchecked will cost us our country. Anti-American’s must be defeated!!! (preferably by the ballot box) MAGA! Keep the faith. Thank a vet for the freedoms we still enjoy and support politicians who will bring back the ones we’ve lost. Fly the flag of the people and be proud you’re an American. Hug the families of those still missing because their quest for closure has not ended. Live the good life and ride for those who can’t. You can comment at bousle19@ comcast.net - Bulldog * My monthly column reflects my personal point of view and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Publishers of this magazine, but they, like me, acknowledge the sacrifices made for the privilege of Freedom of Speech, therefore, they gratefully let me rant. Thank you for reading my rants. Hope my opinions don’t offend anyone, but, we all should be grateful for the right to have free opinions.


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he rough and tumble world of indoor flat tract racing returned to the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville over March 1 and 2. Lynchburg Flat Track Racing brought their races to the Walking Horse arena, converted to accommodate “steel horses”. There were classes for all ages and experience levels, including a Striders Class, for kids under 6, where Benjamin Zinola propelled his foot powered scooter to victory. Racing is a family affair for the Bumpus family, where Tom Bumpus, daughter Alex McDonald, her husband Josh, and her sons Truman and Mason, all competed in their respected classes. Angie Bumpus held down the fort at the Bumpus vendor tent and kept an eye on Truman. Bubba Boswell brought his “family” of Hooligan Racers, while wife, Betsy, and Chris Boone’s wife, Amanda, served as score keepers. Chris placed 1st in the Hooligan Main and the Mad Dog Pro classes and is an X Games participant. Bubba participated in several classes and won the over 50 class. For those interested in getting into flat track racing, Hooligan racing is for you. This is a “run what you brung” class, for non-racing bikes, 750cc and over. At Shelbyville, where most ran stripped down bikes, one rider raced his beautiful Harley bagger. There was also, a Hooligan race for the ladies only, with Kaity Woodall taking 1st. Coy Cummings had a great night as did Richard Brodock. Cummins took 1st in the 85cc two stroke & 125cc four stroke, 65cc, and 85cc classes. Brodock won the Light Vintage, Heavy Vintage, Mini Bike, and Goofball classes. Alex Dumas took top honors in the Open Pro class. Special thanks to the Cross Soldiers! They served as flaggers for the races. Watch Thunder Roads Magazine for your next opportunity to watch wild races in the dirt or, if you dare, enter to race as a Hooligan! Ride Safe and Have Fun!! Cooper

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THE LAST RIDE

DODGING THE ROADKILL

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recently posed the question on my social media that if you knew it would be your last ride, where would you go? The answers were varied and covered a lot of territory, but the common theme of all the responses I got was, “happy.” I’ve shared with you before, that the time I spend on my motorcycle, is the closest I come to being truly in touch with my life. I have so much time to think of what was, and what will be. Things I’ve done, both good and bad, places I’ve been, people I’ve met. What kind of man have I been. What kind of father, husband, friend. You have a lot of time to think, especially if you’re cutting across Kansas. LOL! When you spend long hours on the back of your bike, fully exposed to all that is around you, your mind races everywhere. My senses are peaked anyway, and the thought that this could be the last ride is always lurking in the shadows. I love this experience so much, I never want it to end. But I also realize that all good things come to an end, so what does that mean? It means that each and every time I venture out, I absorb the experience for all it’s worth. The people I’m with, or just me and God. I’ve never experienced that feeling until I started this journey. I’m honored to ride with veterans, firefighters, policemen and hard core adrenaline junkies. Men who have put their lives on the line and men who know the true meaning of danger.  This experience is the closest I’ve ever come to that experience.  I’m by NO means a hero, a warrior, a life saver, but the nature of the beast on this motorcycle puts me on the edge, and I appreciate how it makes me feel. You know when you have something that you want to experience forever but you know you can’t?  The adrenaline, the anxiety, the excitement?  It’s all right here on the back of my Harley.  But the reality is, that last ride is coming, ready or not. I wrote a column recently about why bikers mean so much to each other and I’m convinced that one of the greatest reasons there’s such a connection with bikers is, we all feel the same

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thing when we ride. Our bikes might be different. Our gear might be different.  But at the end of the day, we’re bikers and the risks we take are universal among us.  Adrenaline junkies say that it’s the danger that pushes them.  It’s the risk they take for the adrenaline they get, from the thrill they seek.  Bikers experience the same thing and that’s why we can’t wait to saddle up again and let it rip. I appreciate each ride for what it is.  The sights and sounds.  The views and the smells.  The company I keep.  The brothers I travel with.  It’s a glorious time, and naturally, I would love to plan my last ride, on my terms and not on those of some reckless driver, or mechanical failure.   So if I get too old and weak, or become ill or injured and can’t ride, then the memories of this journey will be enough for me, because I put everything into it.  I didn’t hold back.  I never wimped out when it was too cold, or too wet.  I respected my brothers and loved the miles we rode together.  Nothing is forever, and hearing your ideas about YOUR last ride were special and profound.  I get it, and it’s because of those of you who have been riding much longer than me.  I’m encouraged that even at this stage of the game, there’s much more to come and I’m encouraged to be a better biker.  I’m not in a hurry.  I want to get all I can get from this experience.  There’s so much more to come and I look forward to it.  Thanks for joining me along the way.  Connect with me on Facebook. I’m also on Instagram @ dodgetheroadkill. 

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NEWS BYTES

NCOM BIKER NEWSBYTES Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish, National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM)

THE AIM/NCOM MOTORCYCLE E-NEWS SERVICE is brought to you by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM), and is sponsored by the Law Offices of Richard M. Lester. If you’ve been involved in any kind of accident, call us at 1-(800) ON-A-BIKE or visit www.ON-ABIKE.com. NCOM CONVENTION IN ORLANDO INVITES NAMES FOR FALLEN RIDERS TRIBUTE With the 34th Annual NCOM Convention in Orlando, Florida just weeks away, the National Coalition of Motorcyclists is requesting that MROs, motorcycle clubs, and riding associations submit the names of those members and supporters who have died since last year’s Convention, so that we may honor their memories with the traditional “Ringing of the Bell” tribute to fallen riders during the opening ceremonies. Dedications should be e-mailed in advance to Bill Bish at NCOMBish@aol.com, or can be handdelivered at the Convention to “Doc” Reichenbach, NCOM Chairman of the Board. This year’s NCOM Convention, to be held Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-12, 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton - Universal Orlando, located at 5780 Major Blvd., in Orlando, Florida will draw hundreds of concerned motorcyclists from across America to "The City Beautiful" to address topics of concern to all riders. The annual gathering of bikers’ rights activists will focus on legislative efforts and litigation techniques to benefit our right to ride and Freedom of the Road, so reserve your room now for the special NCOM rate of $114 by calling (800) 222-8733. Registration fees for the NCOM Convention are $85 including the Silver Spoke Awards Banquet on Saturday night, or $50 for the Convention only. All motorcyclists are welcome and encouraged to attend. To pre-register, call the National Coalition of Motorcyclists at (800) 525-5355 or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com. JUDGE RULES GOVERNMENT CAN'T SEIZE MONGOLS M/C PATCH The Mongols motorcycle club has won its latest round in a decade long battle with the federal government, when a California judge found that a jury’s recent decision to strip the club of trademarked logo was unconstitutional. On February 28, 2019 U.S. District Judge David O. Carter ruled that denying Mongols members the right to display the logo would overstep the constitutional right to free expression embedded in the 1st Amendment, as well as the 8th Amendment’s ban on excessive penalties. “We are ecstatic that the Mongols motorcycle club has been able to win this 1st Amendment battle for itself and all motorcycle clubs,” said Stephen Stubbs, an attorney for the Mongols.

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“The government has clearly overreached into a realm that the Constitution does not allow. They tried to ban symbolic speech,” Stubbs told the Los Angeles Times. Stubbs, a.k.a. “Bowtie” as bikers call him, is a member of the National Coalition of Motorcyclists Legislative Task Force (NCOM-LTF) and is legal counsel for the Southern Nevada Confederation of Clubs (COC). In December, after a lengthy trial, a jury convicted the Mongols Nation entity as an organization of racketeering and conspiracy charges stemming from a 2008 investigation, and the ensuing guilty verdict thus allowed prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office to pursue a court order forcing the club to forfeit the trademarked symbol that appears on their patches. Judge Carter affirmed the RICO convictions, which could carry fines at sentencing in April, but his written ruling marks a setback for federal prosecutors after they convinced a jury in January to allow the government to seize the club’s patches and trademarks as criminal instruments. Carter’s ruling, which has drawn national attention in this first-ofits-kind case, is being hailed as a major victory for all motorcycle clubs, but it is expected to be appealed and may eventually make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. “Save the Patch” and Motorcycle Profiling will be among the many issues that will be discussed at the upcoming NCOM Convention in Orlando, Florida, May 10-12, 2019. CLUB COLORS BANNED FROM IDAHO STATEHOUSE FOR ANTI-PROFILING VOTE Members of motorcycle clubs in Idaho were recently barred by Capitol Security from wearing their colors into the State Capitol on March 4, 2019 during a Senate floor vote on Senate Bill 1109, a bill prohibiting motorcycle profiling. ABATE of Idaho immediately sent a letter to all state Senators and Representatives calling for a cessation of such unconstitutional acts of discrimination, stating in part that “Any government agent denying an individual access to Senate Chambers because they are wearing motorcycle club colors is a clear violation of speech, association and due process rights protected by the U.S. Constitution.” The bill, sponsored by Senator Lee Heider (R-Twin Falls), a motorcyclist himself, would have outlawed motorcycle profiling by state or local law enforcement for the purposes of traffic stops, detentions or other actions. SB 1109 defines motorcycle profiling as “the arbitrary use of the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle-related paraphernalia as a factor in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or vehicle.” Although a similar anti-profiling measure passed the House unanimously last session, Senators killed the proposal this year by just one vote, 17-18. Motorcycle profiling has been the subject of discussion not only in Idaho, but across the nation. In December 2018, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to promote awareness of and discourage motorcycle profiling. Anti-motorcycle profiling bills

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have been considered in several states, and has been enacted into law in both Washington in 2011 and Maryland in 2016. MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURERS JOIN FORCES TO ENHANCE SAFETY Recently, six motorcycle manufacturers have joined forces with the goal of increasing safety for road-going motorcyclists in the United States. The Safer Motorcycling Research Consortium (SMRC), a non-profit entity, is borne of the cooperation between American Honda Motor Company, BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Indian Motorcycle Company, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. To this day, any motorcycle-related legislation only has the Hurt Report done in the late 70s to turn to for concrete information about motorcycle safety. “Technology throughout all of modern transportation has advanced so far, so quickly that a good comprehensive, multifaceted look at the risks and advantages of motorcycles on our modern roads is long overdue,” states RideApart.com in assessing the consortium. “Hopefully along with integrating safety measures into motorcycle design, these companies will release the results of their research for the benefit of everyone on two wheels.” Keep an eye out for more news coming from the SMRC, as it is “committed to working collaboratively with U.S. federal agencies to conduct pre-competitive research in order to substantially enhance the safety of the motorcycle riding ecosystem.” LANE SPLITTING BILL PROPOSED IN CONNECTICUT A Democrat state senator in Connecticut has introduced legislation to allow motorcyclists to lane split in that state. State Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) proposed Senate Bill 629 "To permit the operator of a motorcycle to operate between lanes of traffic as is permitted in other states and countries and thereby ease traffic congestion." Although California is the only jurisdiction that has legalized the practice in the U.S. and Canada, politicians in Texas,

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Washington, Oregon, Montana and Utah have proposed such bills, while Hawaii has legalized a similar measure which allows motorcyclists to filter ahead on the shoulder of the road in congested traffic situations. Lane splitting, or “filtering”, is also legal in a number of other countries, notably in Europe and Asia, with many sources indicating that it helps reduce congestion and emissions while increasing safety for the riders who engage in the practice. IS AN AUTOBAHN COMING TO CALIFORNIA? California is considering creating speed limit-free lanes on some major highways, similar to the famous Autobahn in Germany. Senator John Moorlach (R-Orange County) introduced Senate Bill 319 which would require the Department of Transportation to create two additional lanes on Interstate 5 and State Route 99 north and southbound with unrestricted speed limits. Replacing the now defunct High-Speed Rail project with dedicated lanes would let Californians speedily and safely traverse the Northern and Southern parts of the state. Like the German Autobahn, the new lanes would be designed for both high-speed and safety, as a World Health Organization study estimates road traffic deaths per 100,000 people is 4.1 in Germany, while 12.4 in the United States. The project is also anticipated to reduce emissions, by decreasing the number of idling vehicles, which would justify paying for the project using the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. “Why don’t we provide people with vehicles the opportunity just to drive at 100 miles an hour, get to San Francisco in a shorter period of time than the train would?,” Sen. Moorlach told CBS Sacramento, adding that there are fewer reported incidents on the Autobahn. QUOTABLE QUOTE: "If you're not at the table, you're on the menu." ~ Modern political proverb circa 2000 Washington, D.C.

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Easter’s Best Cold Spinach Dip

8 Ozs. Philly Cream Cheese = 1 Box 2 Cups Okios (brand) Plain Greek Yogurt 1 tsp. of Lemon Zest 1 tsp. Onion Powder 1 tsp. Garlic Powder 1 tsp. Celery Salt Salt & Pepper to Taste 2 tsps. of Better Than Bouillon (brand) Chicken flavor 2 Boxes Green Giant (brand) Frozen Spinach; thawed & rung out in a clean dish towel 1/4 Cup of Green Onions or Shallots; chopped 1/4 Cup of finely minced Red Chili Pepper (seeds removed) In a bowl beat up the cream cheese, yogurt, seasonings and lemon zest until fluffy. Fold in the spinach until well blended. Stir in green onions or shallots and chili peppers. Taste for seasoning, adding anything if needed. Refrigerate overnight for best results but at least 5 hours before a party, etc. Makes about 3 full cups. Serve w/ small pieces of toasted French bread or a really sturdy chip. This is addictive!

E-Z Easter Sauteed Ham Steaks

2 Pre-Cut Ham Steaks (in grocery meat section next to pork chops) Calculate 1 ham steak per person. Shaker of Cinnamon Bottle of Favorite Syrup Put a pat of butter into a very large skillet or on a flat skillet. Remove ham steaks from plastic wrap and pat down with paper towels. Place in melted butter or quality margarine over medium-high heat. Shake cinnamon all over one side while cookling; a little or a lot, your call. Flip when one side is golden brown, shake cinnamon on other side and drizzle syrup all over the flipped side. After the down side is golden brown, flip again so the other side can absorb syrup. Remove each to it’s own plate and take the pan drippings and drizzle equally over each ham steak. These are so easy to make and they always turn out super tender and scrumdiddlyicious! Dip in honey mustard sauce, bbq sauce, any sauce you choose.

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MaMa Rabbit’s Colorful Easter Sour Cream Cookies

1/2 Cup of Butter 2 Cups Granulated Sugar 4 Eggs 1 tsp. Vanilla 2/3 Cup Sour Cream 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda 3 tsps. Baking Powder 4 Cups All Purpose Flour 2 Tubs of Pre-made Butter Cream Frosting 1 Set of Food Dye and colored Sparkles or Granules In large bowl w/ electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on high until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, vanilla and sour cream and beat until smooth. Add baking soda and baking powder and flour and beat on low until combined - dough will be soft, almost like cake batter. Preheat oven to 350 and line your baking sheets w/ parchment paper. This recipe makes 24 cookies and you need to give good room between them so you’ll probably need 2 cookie sheets and yes, it’s o.k. to put one on top oven shelf and one on 2nd or bottom shelf. Drop cookie mix by the Tablespoons onto baking sheets, 3 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes; until edges are golden and centers are set. Move cookies to a cooling rack when done in oven. Next take your tubs of frosting and separate into 4 small bowls and add just a drop each of dye to make pink, yellow, green & blue frosting. Frost your cooled cookies and sprinkle your colorful sparkles or granules over top for decoration. Have Fun! and get the kids involved.

Poppa Rabbit’s Carrot Mimosa

2 Bottles of Rose’ Sparkling Wine 1 Large Glass Bottle of Organic Carrot Juice Each champagne flute should get 3/4th full of Rose’ wine and 1/4th full of Organic Carrot Juice Garnish w/ a baby carrot split down the middle These are actually Delicious! and you’ll be hopping around in no time.

HAPPY EASTER BIKERS!

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Definition of A Smart Ass: ‘Towken’, a biker named Ken who drives a tow truck for a living, was driving along on an old gravel back road and noticed a sign that read: Caution: Low Bridge Ahead. In 5 seconds flat, the bridge is right in front of him and his tow truck gets wedged under it. Several cars are backed up and most are honking out of frustration. Towken is totally pissed. Finally a police car arrives on the scene. The cop gets out of his car and walks up to Towken’s driver side window, puts his hands on his hips and says, ‘Got stuck, huh?’ Towken shakes his head and says, ‘No, actually I was delivering this bridge and just ran totally dry out of gas.’ -------------------------------------------------------------You can’t count your hair. (providing you still do have hair) You can’t breathe when your tongue is out. (you just tried didn’t you? Of course you can breathe) You can’t say the letter ‘P’ clearly without parting your lips. (you just tried didn’t you? Of course you can’t) -------------------------------------------------------------Definition of Honesty: It’s 4 a.m. and Joey is flying down the interstate at around 270 mph in his new Hennessey Venom GT. He looks in the mirror and wayyyy further back sees those old familiar flashing blue lights. Joey pulls off onto the shoulder and checks his texts while waiting for the cop to pull up behind him. The cop walks up to the car and says, “Well, I guess you know why I pulled you over?”. Joey looks up at him, shrugs his shoulders and replies, “Because I let you”. -------------------------------------------------------------My wife texted me a selfie in a possible new dress from the fitting room, “Does this make my butt look big?” I quickly texted back “Noo!” My phone auto-corrected my reply to “Moo!” (just a tad scared to go home now) -------------------------------------------------------------A wife romantically texted her hubby, “If you are sleeping send me a dream. If you are laughing share the joke. If you are eating send me a bite. The husband texted back “I am currently on the toilet. Please advise”. 34

A Perfect Man - wakes up at 5 am every day - exercises daily - makes the bed - cleans up after himself - works quietly and steadily - does not drink alcohol - helps out in the kitchen - does not indulge in the ‘night life’ - is always punctual - prays daily - reads - hits the bed at 9 pm sharp - you can find this perfect man in jail. --------------------------------------------------------------Lil’ Johnny was antzy as could be while sitting on the hard pew at church. His Uncle V-Twin had promised to take him out riding on his bike after church. His Dad looked over at him and said “I’ve warned you 3 times now. Next time we’re dang sure enough headed out the door.” Sure enough 2 minutes later Lil’ Johnny was swinging by his belt loop as his Dad walked him towards the exit. He loudly yelled out, “Y’all be sure and pray for me cause’ he’s dang sure enough gonna’ whup my ass!” --------------------------------------------------------------Professional Chef Tip - if you stir coconut oil into your kale it makes it easier to scrape into the trash. --------------------------------------------------------------Two blondes are stretched out on their towels on the beach and the one confides “I took a pregnancy test yesterday.” The other blonde asks very intently “Wow....so were the questions really hard?” The first one looks solemnly into the eyes of the other, winks and replies, “No, but the thing that caused having to take the test sure was!” --------------------------------------------------------------A college teacher reminds her class of tomorrow’s final exam. ‘Now class, I won’t tolerate any excuses for you not being here tomorrow. I might consider a nuclear attack, a serious personal injury, illness, or a death in your family, but that’s about it, nothing else.’ A smart mouthed student in the back of the room raised his hand and asked, ‘What would you say if tomorrow I said I was suffering from actual and total sexual exhaustion?’ The entire class is reduced to laughter. When silence was restored, the teacher smiled knowingly at the student, shook her head and sweetly said, ‘Well, I guess you’d have to write the exam with your other hand wouldn’t you?”

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Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Memphis 2160 Whitten Rd Memphis, TN 38133 901-372-1121

Ashland City Pizza Depot 202 North Main Street Ashland City, TN 37015 (615) 246-8400 ashlandcitypizzadepot.com

Bumpus Harley-Davidson® of Jackson 326 Carriage House Dr Jackson, TN 38305 731-422-5508

Bent Wrench Roadhouse 4724 Ashland City Road Fredonia, TN 37146 931-362-4774 www. thebentwrenchroadhouse.com

Bumpus Harley-Davidson® Of Collierville 325 S Byhalia Rd Collierville, TN 38017 901-316-1121

Bobarosa Saloon 2299 Highway 25/70 E Del Rio, TN 37727 (423) 613-9726 www.bobarosasaloon.com

Colboch Harley-Davidson® 1830 N Davy Crockett Pkwy Morristown, TN 37814 (423) 586-5343

Chopper’s Grill & Bar 1200 Donelson Ave Old Hickory, TN 37138 615-894-7020 www.choppertn.com

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Crockett Powersports 4113 S Access Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37406 423-760-3670 H-D of Columbia 1616 Harley Davidson Blvd Columbia, TN 38401 931-540-0099 H-D of Cool Springs 7128 S. Springs Drive Franklin, TN 37067 866-667-8836 hdcoolsprings.com Indian Triumph Of Knoxville 5820 Clinton Hwy Knoxville, TN 37912 865-689-4321 Knoxville Harley-Davidson® 5800 Clinton Highway Knoxville, TN 37912 865-689-2454 Music City Indian Motorcycle 1003 8th Ave S Nashville, TN 37203 615-401-9341 Panhead Phil's Music City Motorcycle 208 17th Ave North

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Sloan’s Motorcycle & ATV 2233 Northwest Broad Street Murfreesboro, TN 37129 www.sloansmotorcycle.com (615) 893-0150

Corn Pone Tavern 7715 Clinton Hwy Powell, TN 37849 (865) 512-9158 Double E Bar/Grill 4957 Lebanon Pike Old Hickory, TN 37138 615-885-3400 The Shed 1820 Lamar Alexander Pkwy Maryville, TN 37801 865-977-1669 Warden's Table Restaurant @ Historic Brushy Mtn State Pen 9182 Hwy 116 Petros, TN 37845 (423) 324-8687 https://tourbrushy.com

CAMPGROUNDS Bobarosa Saloon & Campground 2299 Highway 25/70 E Del Rio, TN 37727 (423) 613-9726 www.bobarosasaloon.com

Cacklebery Campground “Home of the Big Rooster” 560 Tomoka Farms Rd CR 415 New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 386-428-5459

ENTERTAINMENT Historic Brushy Mtn State Pen 9182 Hwy 116 Petros, TN 37845 (423) 324-8687 https://tourbrushy.com

FINANCIAL Legacy Payroll Solutions 201 Molly Walton Dr., Suite B Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615) 826-1583 http://hrguys.net

GROCERIES Lewis Country Store 5106 Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, TN (615) 255-7755 Gas-Up, Unique Shop, Fresh Food

GUN SHOPS Tennessee Gun Country 1435 Fort Campbell Blvd Clarksville, TN 37042 www.tnguncountry.com (931) 552-2118

LEGAL AIM/NCOM Richard M. Lester 800-531-2424/1-800-on-a-bike www.onabike.com Garza Law Firm PLLC 550 West Main Street 550 #340 Knoxville, TN 37902 Phone: 865-329-6982 Toll Free: 866-893-8413 www.garzalaw.com Steelhorse Law 3715 Northside Pkwy NW Building 300, Suite 650 Atlanta, GA 30327 888-382-6878 www.steelhorselaw.com

LEATHER & REPAIR Brotherhood Leathers @ Bobarosa Saloon 2299 Highway 25/70 E Del Rio, TN 37727 3415 Hwy 66 S. Suite 2 Rogersville, TN 37857 (423) 293-3777 https://brotherhoodleathers.com Buckle and Hide Leather 197 Enon Spring Road West Smyrna, TN 37167 www.bucklehideleather.com 615-768-5041 Classic Leathers 2704 E Andrew Johnson Hwy Morristown, TN 37814 (423) 586-8944 www.facebook.com/classic.leathers

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MINISTRIES Covenant Confirmers Ministries, Inc. Pastor Ron Baptiste A “Biker Church” for All Bikers & Their Families. (615) 384-9010 www.covenantconfirmers.org

PAINT/PINSTRIPING Paint By Lemon 97 N James Campbell Blvd Columbia, TN 38401 www.paintbylemon.com 615-939-0058

PARTS & ACCESSORIES Amsoil info@myguy4oil.com 615-389-1149 www.myguy4oil.com Reference #1569065 Catalyst Cycles 1074 Courier Place, Ste 402 Smyrna, TN 37167 (615) 984-7969 www.catalystcycles.com The Lad N Lass 134 Bearden Pl Knoxville, TN 37917 (865) 375-3025 www.theLadNLass.com Stereo City 5721 Ringgold Road Chattanooga, TN 37412 423-504-9874

SERVICES Avon the company for women & now men too! For Easy On-Line Ordering Visit: www.youravon.com/denisehigh Tennessee Biker Medical Clinic 300 10th Ave E Springfield, TN 37172 www.covenantconfirmers.org Reliant Realty Keri Gilles Realtor 124 Dunbar Cave Rd. Clarksville, TN 37043 M: (931) 320-8028 O: (931) 245-8800 Keri.gilles@fortcampbellhomefinder.com Sold By Chambers Lisa Chambers Realtor 75 Industrial Drive Mount Juliet, TN 37122 M: (615) 474-0377 H: (615) 288-8292 Soldbychambers@gmail.com Wash-Zilla 271 New Shackle Island Rd. Hendersonville, TN 37073 3855 Dickerson Pike Nashville, TN 37207

TRAVEL Mechele MacDaniel AAA Travel 1701 Mallory Ln, Ste 200, Brentwood Tn 37027 mmacdaniel@aaasouth.com 615-376-1601 ext 265 Call for all your travel needs.

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Brotherhood Leathers Bike Night Date: 04/02/2019, 04/09/2019, 04/16/2019, 04/23/2019, 04/30/2019 Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: Brotherhood Leathers, 3415 Hwy 66 S, Rogersville, TN 37857 Bike Nights every Tuesday from 6 pm to 9pm starting April 2nd. Family friendly event with bike parking. Food and leather store specials, 50/50 drawings, and live entertainment the first Tuesday of the month. Nirvana Roadhouse Bike Night Date: 04/03/2019, 04/10/2019, 04/17/2019, 04/24/2019 Time: 4:00 PM Location: Nirvana Roadhouse, 704 Britton Hollow Rd., Pulaski, TN 38478 Awesome riding destination, backwoods bar and grill, best burger in the area-hands down!! Live music, cold beer and the nicest people around. Chopper’s Grill Bike Night & Crystal Karaoke Date: 04/03/2019, 04/10/2019, 04/17/2019, 04/24/2019 Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: Chopper’s Grill, 1200 Donelson Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 Every Wednesday Night at Chopper’s Grill it’s Bike Night with Crystal Karaoke and Free Food! Join us on Wednesday for a Fun Filled Night with the Greatest People and Beer & Drink Specials! Always a great time at the Lil Shack On The Corner! Smoky Mountain H-D Food Truck Thursday Date: 04/04/2019 Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: Smoky Mountain H-D, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 It’s finally that time again! April 4th from 5pm - 9pm is the first Food Truck Thursday of the year. We’ve got a ton a trucks that are going to be set up as well as The Shed Smokehouse so bring the family and your friends and enjoy! Chopper’s Grill Carrie-oke Night Date: 04/05/2019, 04/12/2019, 04/19/2019, 04/26/2019 Time: 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM Location: Chopper’s Grill, 1200 Donelson Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 It’s gonna be a great time every Friday Night at Chopper’s Grill Karaoke! Come on down for a great time! Mule Day Bike Blessing Date: 04/06/2019 Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM Location: Advance Auto Parts, 300 S. James Campbell Blvd, Columbia, TN 38401 Free event. Stop by and get your bike blessed. All vehicles welcome! Hot dogs &

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sodas provided. Mule Day Parade is 11am on April 6th, streets are blocked off, but route to Bike Blessing stays open. Join us! Steel Witness Annual Bike Blessing Date: 04/06/2019 Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: HDP Motorcycle Shop, 14346 Lebanon Rd., Old Hickory, TN 37138 CMA Chapter Steel Witness Annual Bike Blessing is at HDP Motorcycle Consignment Shop in Old Hickory, TN. All riders and bikes are welcome. Please stop by and hang out with us and have your bike blessed! Harley-Davidson Bowling Green Cave Tour Ride Date: 04/06/2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: Harley-Davidson Bowling Green, 251 Cumberland Trace Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42103 Ride with us! Kickstands up at 10 am, Registration $15, Pre-Registration is encouraged and can be done at receptionist desk during store hours. Registration day of will begin at 9am. We will stop for lunch at Watermill Restaurant in Cave City. Monster Energy AMA Supercross Date: 04/06/2019 Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Location: Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213 Don’t miss your chance to experience the most competitive and highest-profile off-road motorcycle racing championship in the world. The Shed: Season Kickoff: Big Gun- #1 AC/DC Tribute Band Date: 04/06/2019 Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 2019 is getting kicked off by Big Gun, the #1 AC/DC Tribute Band in the world! Come out and here authentic guitar and vocals that if you close your eyes you would swear is AC/ DC in the flesh! $10 in advance or $15 at the gate pending the show is not sold out. Bristol Motor Speedway Spring Concert Date: 04/06/2019 Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: Holston River Brewing Company, 2623 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN 37620 Join the famous Holston River Brewing Company for our Spring Race Concert! See Vegas McGraw take the stage right next to Bristol Motorspeedway! Yes, this is THE venue where Thunder Mountain Bike Rally was held! Yes, THE same stage and campground where Michael Ballard and Jackyl performed last October! Enjoy our drink/food specials and our wide selection of home craft brews on

tap. The campground will be open! Totally biker friendly access and accommodations!! Chopper’s Grill Crystal Karaoke Night Date: 04/06/2019, 04/13/2019, 04/20/2019 Time: 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM Location: Chopper’s Grill, 1200 Donelson Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 Come sing your favorite songs and enjoy an awesome atmosphere or just relax and have a drink....always a good time at Chopper’s Grill! Nirvana Roadhouse Sunday Fundays Date: 04/07/2019, 04/14/2019, 04/21/2019, 04/28/2019 Time: 12:00 PM Location: Nirvana Roadhouse, 704 Britton Hollow Rd., Pulaski, TN 38478 Awesome riding destination, backwoods bar and grill with world famous burgers. Live music every Sunday afternoon. April 7th Jam Session, April 14th Snake Oil Duo, April 21st Adult Easter Egg Hunt, April 28th Double D’s. Come on out for cold beer, great food and the nicest people around! Sit under our shade trees and relax and let us keep you entertained! Chopper’s Grill Funtastic Sundays Date: 04/7/2019, 04/14/2019, 04/21/2019, 04/28/2019 Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Location: Chopper’s Grill, 1200 Donelson Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 Funtastic Sunday’s at Chopper’s are awesome with a Free Cookout (until it’s gone). This is the place for all your sports and drink specials and a great way to end your weekend! Bumpus H-D Murfreesboro Annual Swap Meet Date: 04/13/2019 Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Bumpus H-D Murfreesboro, 2250 N.W. Broad St., Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Join us for our annual Swap Meet Saturday, April 13th! Buy, sell, or trade. Free to set up. Set-up begins at 8am. Reserve you spot today at (615) 849-8025. Harley-Davidson Bowling Green Hogs & Dogs Date: 04/13/2019 Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: Harley-Davidson Bowling Green, 251 Cumberland Trace Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42103 Help support our 4 legged friends! We’re teaming up with Allen County-Scottsville Animal Shelter for a day of food, fun, & puppies!! Cookout starts at noon. Adoptable dogs will be on site! Donations are accepted and appreciated!

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Open House & Blessing of the Bikes Date: 04/13/2019 Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Powell Community Center, 1708 W. Emory Rd., Powell TN 37849 Please join Rolling Thunder TN 3 for this year’s Open House and Blessing of the Bikes for the 2019 riding season. Refreshments and door prizes. All riders welcome! Bike Blessing to be conducted by Chaplain Ann Wolf. Stop in and say hello. We hope to see you there. The Shed: American Floyd: A Tribute to Pink Floyd Date: 04/13/2019 Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 The Shed is excited to finally bring Pink Floyd to life in 2019! Showcasing a complete band, massive light show, and a lengthy set list of “hits” from Pink Floyd’s legendary career, American Floyd is not to be missed for any classic rock fan. Badlands will open up the show. Tickets $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. Buffalo Valley Hillclimb Spring Race Date: 04/14/2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: 680 Rock Springs Rd., Buffalo Valley, TN 38548 To The Top! We hope to see you Sun., April 14th for some exciting Hillclimb action! General Admission $10 - Children 12 and Under Free Admission. All AMA Amateur Classes Plus Hooligan Old School Hillclimbing! Rider Preregistration Online at Redpodium - Online Registration Ends April 1st. Onsite Registration and Check-In Saturday, April 13th at BVHC 4pm To 6pm Only. No Racer Onsite Registration Sunday, April 14th - No Exceptions. Save the Date As The Buffalo Valley Hillclimb Hosts The National AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship July 26 – 28, 2019 B.W.C. Blessing of the Bikes Date: 04/14/2019 Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: B.W.C. Clubhouse, 201 New Providence Blvd, Clarksville, TN 37042 Join us Sunday, April 14th for a Great Message, Live Music and Bike/Rider Blessings will be available. Bike Nights on Beale Date: 04/17/2019 Time: 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM Location: Beale Street Historic District, 203 Beale St., Memphis, TN 38103 Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts descend on Downtown every Wednesday night to be able to park on the most iconic street in America! It’s all about bragging rights and strutting your stuff with amazing motorcycles of every shape, size, brand and year. Come on down to this family friendly event and don’t forget your camera!

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Mission Force Presents: Music, Moonshine & Motorcycle Build & Bike Giveaway Weekend Party Date: 04/19/2019 – 04/20/2019 Time: 5:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Harley-Davidson of Cool Springs, 7128 South Springs Dr., Franklin, TN 37067 2 Days! Friday, April 19th, 5-8pm - Bike Night & Bike Show, Live Music, Food Drinks & Much More! Saturday, April 20th, 10am-5pm - Bike Giveaway (Tickets Still Available), Win A Custom 2018 Low Rider Designed By Yelawolf & Built By Harley-Davidson® Of Cool Springs, Live Music, 2 Bands: Bone Feather & Tera and Kelsey, 1st 50 Customers Through the Door Get a Free Gift! Food Trucks, Beer & Cocktails*, Giveaways, Moonshine Tasting and Much More (12-4pm). Special Announcement On Saturday That You Don’t Want To Miss! High on the Hog Poker Run Date: 04/20/2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: Citizens Pavilion, 1561 Phillip Fulmer Pkwy, Winchester, TN 37398 The annual High on the Hog Poker Run is sponsored by the Brothers of the Wheel MC. Scenic ride through the country side then returning to our clubhouse for food, drinks, games, prizes and a chance to win some green. All Bikes Are Welcome, $15 per bike, $5 per rider. Portion of the proceeds go-to local Charities. Chain of Hope Date: 04/20/2019 Time: 11:00 AM Location: Kmart, 230 Long Hollow Pike, Goodlettsville, TN 37072 Join us for the 2019 Chain of Hope Ride for Jennifer and Adrianna Wix, mother and daughter, unsolved murder since March 2004. Meet at Kmart in Goodlettsville, Kick Stands up at 11am. Ride ends at The Elks Lodge at 242 Airport Rd. in Gallatin, TN with Auctions, Raffle, 50/50 Drawing, Food from Tony’s Brisket Barn and Live Music at 2pm featuring 2nd Time Around. Hosted by Geneva. Cornerstone Riders 9th Annual Blessing Of The Bikes Date: 04/20/2019 Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: Barfield Cresent Park, 697 Veterans Parkway, Pavilion #7, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Join the Cornerstone Riders Chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association for our annual bike blessing. All bikes welcome! RTKY5 Spring Fun Run Date: 04/20/2019 Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Renegade Classics Lexington, 1315 Winchester Rd., Lexington KY, 40505 Join us Saturday April 20th for our all new Spring Fun Run! Registration starts 11am, Ride begins @ High Noon. Auction, prizes, 50/50. $20 rider $10 passenger. All proceeds benefit Kentucky Veterans.

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Blessing of the Bikes Date: 04/20/2019 Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Full Gospel Evangelistic Ministry, 400 Duck Wear Rd., Irvine, KY 40336 Join us for our annual prayer over our bikes and ride to begin the new year.

The Shed: Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience Date: 04/20/2019 Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Back by popular demand, Zoso will return to The Shed to bring Led Zeppelin’s 70’s prime period back to life! Zoso’s live shows are not about simply playing the right notes, they are about aura and feeling, calling back to the unique atmosphere Led Zeppelin created. The impact is so powerful that band members constantly hear from young rockers that they were the catalyst behind turning them into new, die-hard Zeppelin fans. Austin Crum Experience will kick off the show. Tickets $10 in advance or $15 the day of show. Bobarosa Saloon Adult Easter Egg Hunt Date: 04/21/2019 Time: 1:00 PM Location: Bobarosa Saloon, 2299 Highway 25/70 E, Del Rio, TN 37727 Join us for our 15th Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt! Come find Eggs filled with $, Gift Certificates, and Prizes! Nirvana Roadhouse Rocking In the Holler Date: 04/26/2019 – 04/27/2019 Location: Nirvana Roadhouse, 704 Britton Hollow Rd., Pulaski, TN 38478 Our 3rd friendly local rally with plenty of nice people, cold beer, awesome music and the usual adult fun and games. Opens at 3pm on Friday. Ride going out on Saturday afternoon. May not be the biggest rally around but guaranteed to have a good time! Women’s wrestling, wet t shirt contest and the largest slip and slide ever (weather permitting)!! Special musical guest Hi-Jivers, rock a billy and blues Nashville talent playin that upright bass, yeah!! Come out and spend a relaxing weekend out in the country and lets party like we mean it!! AMRA Spring Rally & Drags Date: 04/26/2019 – 04/28/2019 Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: Beech Bend Raceway, 798 Beech Bend Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42101 The Spring Break Rally features AMRA All-Harley Drag Racing Saturday and Sunday. Live Music Friday & Saturday Night by American Maid! All New Biker Rodeo! Burnout Contest! Stage Contests! Karaoke! Mechanical Bull Rides! Free Bike Show! More Details Here: https:// www.beechbend.com/event/amra-spring-rallydrags-2/ Use the discount Code: HDBG to save $10 on Adult Weekend Armbands!

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EVENTS Iron Recon Scavenger Hunt Date: 04/27/2019 Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Location: VFW Post 1191, 1727 Washington St., Paducah, KY 42003 Cash Prizes, 50/50, Door Prizes and More. Rider $15 - Passenger $5. All proceeds benefit Veterans in W Kentucky. All you can eat breakfast $5 from 8-11am. 2019 Smoky Mountain Cannonball Run Date: 04/27/2019 Time: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Location: Smoky Mountain H-D, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 This year, you Have To Pre-Register in order to be eligible for raffle items. The 2019 Smoky Mountain Cannonball Run is now set for Saturday, April 27th! Gates open at 8am - get here early to map out your route. All Riders have 7 hours (420 minutes) to complete your teams run. We also have an all new map layout this year. Zones to level the playing field, more ways to win, and more fun than ever before, 90 incredible check points. Cost Single $25, Double $35. Teams must be at least two motorcycles. Register just yourself or your whole team at once. T-Shirt Pre-orders available as well, please designate your size in the notes/comments field! Viet Nam Vets Legacy Vets MC Fish Fry & Poker Run Date: 04/27/2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: Appleton Harley-Davidson, 2501 Hwy 41A Bypass, Clarksville, TN 37043 Viet Nam Vets Legacy Vets MC is hosting their annual Fish Fry & Poker Run at Appleton Harley-Davidson on April 27. Registration begins at 10am, $20 includes food. First bike out 11am, last bike in 1:30pm. $2 beers. All proceeds to benefit Honor Flight Network. The Shed: Tuesday’s Gone – Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd Date: 04/27/2019 Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Back again to bring Lynyrd Skynyrd alive at The Shed, Tuesday’s Gone is consistently one of the best shows each year! Don’t miss out on them performing to close out Tribute Month! Neon Moon, the Ultimate 90’s Country Tribute Band, will open the show! Tickets $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. *Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson’s Cannonball Run will be taking place during the day. Participants get to come to the show for free! 641 Bar & Grill Noah’s Charity Poker Run Date: 04/28/2019 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 641 Bar & Grill, 10960 Hwy 641 N., Puryear, TN 38251 Join us for our 4th Annual Poker Run in Loving Memory of Noah Hoskins and Kyle Rogers.

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Reg. 10am, KSU 12 noon. $10 entry. There will be 5 stops and the run will start and end at 641 Bar & Grill. Fresh Kentucky lake fish will be available for $8 a plate. FMI: Call (731) 247-5794. Chopper’s Grill Kicking Off Spring & Summer Date: 04/28/2019 Time: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Location: Chopper’s Grill, 1200 Donelson Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 Join us as we kick off Spring and Summer with 4 On The Floor Live at the Lil Shack On The Corner! The Biker Book for Charity Book Signing & Fundraiser Date: 05/1/2019 – 05/04/2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Harley-Davidson of PCB, 14700 PCB Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32413 Thunder Beach Spring Event: The Biker Book for Charity Book, written by the women & men of the motorcycle community will be raising money for the Children’s Hospitals Donation Tour. Smoky Mountain H-D She Rides Moto - Womens Only Mtn Moto Meet-Up Date: 05/02/2019 – 05/05/2019 Time: 2:00 PM – 2:00 PM Location: Smoky Mountain H-D, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Registration is Now Open! 2019 will kick off our first of many to come Women’s Moto Meet-Ups. It will be an action packed weekend of riding, racing, bike show, drags, music, and hanging out with other cool females that share the love of riding. $60 Registration Fee - Pre-Reg by April 3rd and receive an event shirt! Email Tonya.Brown@smh-d.com to reserve your spot for the rides! Mama Tried’s Flat Out Friday Date: 05/03/2019 – 05/04/2019 Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: Smoky Mountain Speedway, 809 Brick Mill Rd., Maryville, TN 37801 Mama Tried’s Flat Out Friday Presented by Harley-Davidson and Black Dragon Breakdown. Test and Tune: May 3rd, Races: May 4th. Interested in racing? Contact Jeremy Prach at info.flatoutfriday@gmail.com Black Dragon Breakdown Date: 05/03/2019 – 05/05/2019 Time: 4:00 PM – 12:00 PM Location: Smoky Mountain H-D, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 The 7th annual Black Dragon Breakdown is going to be EPIC! Friday: The Royal Hounds concert. Saturday: 4-5pm Biker Games, 6pm Pro Builder Bike Show Awards. Sunday: Open entry Amateur Bike Show, Reg opens at 10am, Awards - 12pm. You don’t want to miss this! Appleton H-D Spring Open House Date: 05/04/2019 Time: 09:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Appleton Harley-Davidson, 2501

Hwy 41A Bypass, Clarksville, TN 37043 Join us as we kick-off the riding season with our Spring Open House! Food from Fat Boy Taco Truck, beer, music by Fever, lots of vendors, and more! Special Meet & Greet with the stars of Impact Wrestling & Tried-NTrue Pro, Crimson & Jax Dane from 11a-3p. Beard Competition hosted by Fly Barbershop from 3:30-5:00p. Prizes for winner of each category! Stay tuned for exciting announcements. You don’t wanna miss this one! 4th Annual Blessing Of The Bikes Date: 05/04/2019 Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Longrider Leather, 214 Dogpatch Trading Cntr., London, KY 40741 Kick the season off with a blessing of your bike. We will be having food and drinks starting at 11:00 AM. We will also be raffling off a variety of items. Tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5. Big G Express St. Jude Charity Ride Date: 05/11/2019 Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: Big G Express, 193 Aldi Blvd., Mt Juliet, TN 37122 Join the Big G Express St. Jude Charity Ride. Door prizes, auction and more. $20 per bike. Ride heads out to Jim Oliver’s Smoke House in Monteagle, TN. Lunch not provided. Red River Scramble Date: 05/16/2019 – 05/19/2019 Time: 6:00 PM – 12:00 PM Location: Lago Linda Hideaway, 950 Blacks Ridge Rd., Beattyville, KY 41311 Red River Scramble is a grassroots off-road riding motorcycle event. Many folks will roll in Thursday evening, enjoy a taste of the local riding, and some of the local food. It’s my hope that attendees will arrive in time for an evening campfire and informal meet-and-greet, that way folks can mingle and potentially form riding groups for Friday and Saturday. Saturday evening, folks can again gather around the fire pit and exchange stories about the weekend’s adventures; there may also be some special giveaways to be had at that time. Admission is free, and riders will be responsible for making their lodging arrangements. The event will be rain or shine, please plan accordingly Project Wolf 4th Annual Lupus Ride & Event Date: 05/18/2019 Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Location: Appleton Harley-Davidson, 2501 U.S. 41 Alt Bypass B, Clarksville, TN 37043 We will be hosting the 4th annual Lupus Ride on Saturday May 18th. Start Point is at Appleton H-D, registration starts at 9 AM, kickstands up at 11 AM and ending at Sidelines Grill in Ashland City around 3 PM with live music and tons of prize rafflings after. All vehicles are welcome! All proceeds go to Midsouth Lupus Chapter. Rides for Heroes

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Date: 05/18/2019 Time: 9:30 AM Location: JVM Motorsports LLC, 978 S College St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330 Benefit Ride, Bike Show, Vendors, Live Music featuring County Wide, Raffles and More. Registration starts at 9:30, KSU at 11:00. Help us support those who have served our country. 2019 Armed Forces Day Run Date: 05/18/2019 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Kentucky Veteran & Patriot Museum, 635 Phillips Drive, Wickliffe, KY 42087 Door Prizes, Auction, 50/50, Food and Entertainment. $10 Solo - $15 2-Up. Proceeds go to KVPM. 5th Annual VA Hospice and Dementia Ride Date: 05/18/2019 Time: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM Location: Four Way Muffler, 1368 E Broadway, Gallatin, TN 37066 Come join Summer County MC Riders & Calling All Bikers for our 5th annual VA Benefit ride. Ride will begin at Four Way Muffler on 31E in Gallatin and ends with an Auction at Last Call Bar & Grill at 1184 Longhollow Pike in Gallatin. Ride length is 100 miles with a pit stop halfway through. Ride is Donation only with 100% going to the VA. Event page is on Facebook. Look forward to seeing everyone there. Thundering Indians Thru the Smoky’s Date: 05/19/2019 – 05/24/2019 Time: 9:00 AM Location: Pigeon Forge, TN Join the group for our annual Spring ride in the Great Smoky Mountains! Many great local rides (The Dragon, Blue Ridge Parkway, Foothills Parkway and others). Great shopping, food and nighttime entertainment. Fantastic overnight rates for the week! All rides/riders welcome. Honor the Fallen Date: 05/25/2019 Time: 10:00 AM Location: T-Bones Tavern, 3485 Highway 641 S, Paris, TN 38242 Honoring the Fallen by helping homeless Veterans. The $10 rider and $5 passenger registration will be at T-Bones Tavern in Paris, TN. After a nice scenic ride around the area we will end at the Hideaway Bar and Grill in Holladay, TN. Join us in a celebration with a pig roast that includes all the fixins, live entertainment, fun and games. Campsites which have access to shower and electric are available for $5 for those who want to stay, call ahead for availability to (803) 431-3417. If you would like further information on this ride please contact (727) 953-0305. Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride XIX Date: 05/26/2019 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Sevier County Courthouse, 125 Court Ave, Sevierville, TN 37862 May 26th motorcyclists will once again gather

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in downtown Sevierville at the Sevier County Courthouse. The reason is to pay Tribute to all Fallen Military. Opening ceremony begins at 10:00 AM at the Courthouse, Kickstands up at 11:00 AM. Police escorted 65 mile ride to Veteran’s Overlook on top of Clinch Mountain. Closing ceremony begins around 12:30 PM. This is a Free Ride, No Fees. No Side by Sides or ATV’S. FMI: Ron Giddis (865) 453-6532. 7th Annual Bad Habit Biker Bash Date: 05/31/2019 – 06/02/2019 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Barb’s Place, 1027 Rose Hill Rd, Pulaski, TN 38478 Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 @ gate for the weekend, includes entry and camping. No extra fees for trucks, trailers, campers etc. Day passes will be available at the gate for $20 per day. Limited electric and water hook ups available. Gates open 10 a.m. on May 31st. Live music Friday & Saturday. Vendors and Food concessions, plus full food menu in bar, Bike show, Bike games and more entertainment, Door prizes, raffles, giveaways and contests, burnout pit, stripper poles, horse shoe pits. Vendor fee is only $50, includes 2 weekend passes. For more info look us up on Facebook. 8th Annual TN Red, White, and Brewfest Date: 06/01/2019 Time: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: Downtown Commons, 215 Legion St., Clarksville, TN 37040 Join us June 1st for the 8th Annual TN Red, White & Brewfest at the Downtown Commons! Over 80 Microbrews & Craft Beers, Live Entertainment by Fever, Food Vendors. All proceeds to benefit Bikers Who Care children’s charities. Must be 21+ to attend. American Flat Track Red Mile Date: 06/01/2019 Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: Red Mile, 1200 Red Mile Rd, Lexington, KY 40504 Round 8 of the American Flat Track series takes place in horse-country Kentucky at the famed Red Mile racing circuit located in Lexington, KY on June 1, 2019! The Red Mile facility, which has hosted horse racing for 140 years, is fast, wide and offers plenty of traction, which is sure to result in exciting, bar-bangin’ action. With lush accomodations, great views from the grandstands and plenty of food and entertainment available track-side, the American Flat Track event at the Red Mile is a no-miss event, so come out and check out our action! Kids under 12 get free admission, while Military personnel and first responders can buy tickets for just $20 with valid discount code! Purchase tickets at: https://tickets-dev.americanflattrack. com/2019-red-mile.html Hillbilly’s Wing Shack June Jam Date: 06/07/2019 – 06/08/2019 Location: 805 Foster Road, Crump, TN

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38327 8 Bands, 2 Days of Fun, Free Camping, Food & Merchandise Vendors! Only $30 for 2 Days, $20 for 1 Day, 12 & under Free. Rain or Shine. FMI: Call (731) 632-2222 or visit www.hbwingshack.com

2nd Annual Bark in The Park Benefit Ride Date: 06/08/2019 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 2610 S. Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37127 Join us for our annual ride to benefit the Lewisburg Animal Shelter. Ride, bike show, vendors, fur baby adoptions, food trucks and more! $20 per bike. Registration 9-10am, KSU 10:30am. 4th Annual Sunny Day Craft Festival Date: 06/22/2019 Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: East Hickman High School, 7700 Highway 7, Lyles TN 37098 The East Hickman High School Soar & Score Club is hosting the 4th annual Sunny Day Craft Festival. More than 100 vendors participated last year and this year’s event is set to be record breaking. The Sunny Day Craft Festival takes place on Jun. 22nd from 9am-3pm at East Hickman High School. The Craft Festival is open to the public; admission and parking are both free. Crafters and vendors interested in obtaining booth space for the show or have additional questions can request an application or information by emailing event chair, Nikki Mutize, at nikkimreddon@yahoo.com. American Rebel Bike Week 2019 Date: 06/28/2019 – 07/07/2019 Location: American Rebel Bike Park Park, 3301 Natural Bridge Rd, Waynesboro, TN 38485 A ten-day event in the hill country of middle Tennessee with Concerts, Biker Games, Contests, Great Camping, Vendors and Lots More, Plus the riding in this area to die for! EVENT LISTINGS ARE FREE!! Increase your attendance by posting your event in Thunder Roads® Magazine of Tennessee/Kentucky! All Advertised Events in our Magazine will have their event posted on the Centerfold Calendar (when admissible) and your Event will be Highlighted on the Thunder Roads® Events page of the Magazine. Thunder Roads® Magazine of TN/KY, Your TN & KY Biker Connection (Call about our Special Discounts for Charity Events). To get your event listed in Thunder Roads® Magazine and on our website, submit the information on the Event Form on our website. Event information must be submitted prior to the 10th of the month preceding the event month to be posted in the magazine. Remember to call ahead before planning to attend any event as the information/dates may change. Thunder Roads® is NOT responsible for errors or omissions.

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Mountain Man Memorial March Honor Through Action

By Indian Rider Bill The Mountain Man Memorial March (MMMM) began as a way to honor 1LT Frank B. Walkup, IV, a University of Tennessee graduate and ROTC alumnus, who was killed in action (KIA), in Iraq in 2007 when an IED detonated near his vehicle. Upon learning of his death, a group of UT ROTC Cadets were looking for a way to honor him and his family. That year the Mountain Man Memorial March was born. The inaugural march, in 2008, was held in Gatlinburg, TN and included 40 Cadets from East Tennessee ROTC programs. The march consisted of a 26.2 mile march with participants carrying a 35lb ruck pack. The UT Ranger team carried a picture of 1LT Walkup, along with a Gold Star flag, honoring parents of fallen US Military serviceman and women, and presented it to his mother at the end of the march. The annual event has grown and now consists of the full 26.2 heavy ruck, a 13.1 half ruck, and has categories for civilian runners and walkers as well. Last year’s event drew an astonishing 1,200 participants, from several states, to honor over 100 Gold Star

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families in East TN. The town of Gatlinburg consistently and without hesitation, supports this event as it draws thousands to honor our fallen. Gatlinburg was chosen because of the rugged terrain that surrounds it. The route is grueling, make no mistake. The Twelfth Annual MMMM is scheduled for 27 April 2019. As you can imagine, volunteers to support water stations, registration, medical tents, motorcycle patrolling the route for those in need, and general help at race village are always in demand. As a participant in last year’s march, I can tell you how important dedicated volunteer help is to this mission. The MMMM welcomes veterans groups, enlisted/officer councils and civilians to be part of this incredible movement. All volunteers will receive free lunch and access to race day events. Please visit www.mountainmanmemorialmarch.com, Mountain Man Memorial March on Facebook and Indianriderbill on Instagram for further info.

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Profile for Thunder Roads Tennessee

Thunder Roads Magazine Tennessee/Kentucky April 2019  

Thunder Roads Magazine Tennessee/Kentucky April 2019

Thunder Roads Magazine Tennessee/Kentucky April 2019  

Thunder Roads Magazine Tennessee/Kentucky April 2019

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