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2 Thunder Roads® Tennessee/Kentucky Staff 3 Index of Advertisers 3 From the Editors – By Denise High 5 Chaplain’s Corner – By Pastor Ron Baptiste 6 Thunder Paws 9 Bullet Points – By Mike Noirot 10 Dodging the Roadkill – By Hank Bonecutter 17 Safe Riding – By Donna Farrell 20 Who Reads Thunder Roads® 23 Fall Motorcycle Riding Guide Pt.1 – By Indian Rider Bill 25 Centerfold Calendar 26 To The Top! – By Scott High 29 Thunder Cam 35 From the Corner of Veteran’s Drive and Patriot’s Way – By Bob “Bulldog” Ousley 36 News Bytes – By Bill Bish 38 Jokers Wild 40 Biker Friendly Directory 41 Sudoku 42 Events

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t’s hard to believe we’re into the last laps of summer! Of course, summer doesn’t officially end until September 23rd, but my brain says when school starts, summer’s over. It’s so hard to believe that it was just three months ago that the schools were gearing up for Summer break. And now, all of sudden, I feel like I blinked and it’s almost over, but that doesn’t mean the fun needs to end. September is obviously one of the biggest months for motorcycle events because the event pages are loaded with some awesome things to attend, beginning with the Cherokee Blue Ridge Run in Cherokee NC September 6th – 8th, this year they have added an all new flat track and racing is on the 7th with a $10K total purse, they also have a great band lineup, check out the details on their ads in this issue. This year’s Vette City Motorcycle Music Fest is the 12th – 15th at a new location in Oakland KY and the new site is spectacular. If you missed it last year, make plans to attend this one, we had a great time last year and this year will be even bigger and better with an amazing lineup of 25 bands. September 20th – 22nd don’t miss the 38th Annual Leslie W. Watson Memorial Toy Run & Benefit Party in Clarksville at the Speedway. If you’ve never attended, Bikers Who Care know how to throw a party and always make this event a great time, so come on out and party with us all weekend. Also this month the 26th – 29th is West TN Valley Rally in Crump TN, we hear this is a really fun rally so we’ll be there this year, come hang out with us, they have onsite camping and it’s free with a 3 day pass. Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival is coming up in October but be sure to attend their Kick-Off Party at Appleton H-D’s Open House on the 28th for a chance to win passes. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, bike nights are still on as well as many other events so check out the event pages and our amazing advertisers’ ads for more fun things to attend as we cruise into the Fall riding season. The 15th is National POW/MIA Recognition Day and we would like to take a moment and remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. Also, we would like to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. With Scott being a fireman, and me the wife of a fireman, 9-11 is an especially difficult day at our house. I don’t think anybody will ever forget where they were that morning, I know we won’t. NEVER FORGET. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend, be safe on the road, and we’ll see you in the wind. As always, please support to our amazing advertisers that support us by shopping at their businesses when you’re in need of a product or service they provide, they are what keep this magazine going and free to you every month. 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

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“SEED-TIME-HARVEST” There are three things that Christians pray for the most; healing, deliverance, and prosperity, then followed by peace, joy and love. But when our prayers go unanswered, we blame God, the church and the pastor, but in reality, we are praying what the Bible calls “Dead works;” emotions, clichés, metaphors. Jesus gave us instructions on how the Kingdom of God works. Mark 4:11 “Unto you is given to know the mystery of the Kingdom of God.” It has not been hidden from you, but for you. Mark 4:26 “So is the Kingdom of God, as if a man should cast SEED into the GROUND.” Notice two phrases here; “So is” and “as if,” giving clear insight as an example how the Kingdom of God works using an agricultural terminology. But the biggest clue of all is in vs.14 “The sower sows the WORD.” 1. The SEED is the Word of God 2. The TIME is the time it takes to develop Roots 3. The HARVEST is your answered Prayer 4. The GROUND is your spirit man If you desire a Harvest (answered prayer) then you must plant a Seed (the Word of God) in the Ground (your spirit man) and give it Time (to develop Roots). Anytime you see a plant or a tree, you never see the Roots because their underground, but the plant/tree can’t grow without the root system or it will blow over at the first strong wind and bear no fruit. If you got no Roots, you’ll have no fruits. This is the problem with the modern-day Christian, we want everything instant, microwaved or through a drive thru window, we got no Roots! We are just like fake plant; we look good but we’re plastic with no Roots and no fruits. Gen.1:11 “God said let the EARTH (not the seed) bring forth.” Gen.1:12 “And the EARTH (not the seed) brought forth” Gen.1:24 “God said, Let the EARTH (not seed) bring forth the living creature” Gen.2:7 “… God formed man out of the dust of the ground (EARTH) Mark 4:28 “For the EARTH (not the seed) brings forth fruit of herself” September 2019

Everything the earth ever needed was created within itself, it only needed a “SEED” which was The Word of God, “And God said…” Our spirit man represents the EARTH, we are “The Ground.” Gen. 1:26 “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” Everything you will ever need has already been placed in you, healing, deliverance, prosperity, all you need is the SEED (the Word) to germinated it, give it TIME to develop the Roots, then comes HARVEST. Until next time, keep your face in the wind and your kickstand up. To be found faithful, Pastor Ron

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Otis, Male, Domestic Short Hair, 3 Years Old – Looking for a playful and affectionate feline? Otis is the friend for you! He loves receiving attention and gives head butts galore! You can’t go wrong with this sweet boy. He’s looking forward to some playtime, snuggles, and being showered with love in his new home. Get to know this handsome guy and you’ll soon be falling in love! Otis is not a fan of dogs, and must go to a home without them.

Birdy, Female, Domestic Shorthair, 3 Years Old, Barn/Working Cat – Birdy is an independent kitty who is looking for work as a barn cat! All she asks for in return is shelter and some cat food! She is fully vaccinated (so she won’t take sick days) and she is microchipped (so she’ll stay loyal). Come check her out today! Blossom, Female, American Staffy Mix, 6 Years Old – Blossom has been waiting patiently at McKamey all summer, but now she’s ready to hit the trail. None of that silly puppy chewing for her, she likes to explore and climb up for a view, then go home and chill on the couch with you. Blossom is smart and loves her treaties, so she’s eager to learn new tricks like Sit and Shake. She can even catch a treat in the air (but won’t be fooled by a ball)! She’d prefer to have all your attention but might be willing to meet a calm friend. No cats or children, please. This lovely lady would truly Blossom in her new forever home! Green & Bay, Males, Lab Mixes, 1 Year Old – Meet Green and Bay! They are a shy pair but the sweetest couple of pups around. They are always ready for the best cuddle sessions and love getting to roam around the outdoors. Green and Bay would love a family to show them how awesome home life can be! Humberto, Male, American Staffy Mix, 2 Years Old – This big and handsome dork is Humberto! He just can’t get enough of fun time! He LOVES getting to run as fast as he can in big open spaces and loves even more having other dogs that like to play as much as him running around too! This active boy makes every day an adventure and will make the life you used to live just seem so bland! Humberto makes for the best snuggle bug with all his love too, that is when he can stop wiggling anyway! You couldn’t ask for a better friend than this pup here so don’t wait any longer! Come ask our adoptions staff to let you meet with him! 6

Rocketship, Male, Domestic Short Hair, 5 Years Old – I’m LionHearted! I’m confident and self-assured and have no problem showing it! I’m ready to roll 24/7 so if you’ve got a busy household and a lot of time to play, I’m your cat! Taz, Male, Domestic Long Hair, 7 Years Old – Did you stop in your tracks as you saw Taz? Makes sense, as he is a handsome, distinguished, intelligent lad. Taz is an independent boy looking for a special home and family to start his new life. Settling into a new home and lifestyle takes time for a lot of cats, and Taz will be no exception. He’s not a fan of being fussed with by people and because of this he will do best in an adult only home with no small kids. If you are willing to give him the time to become familiar with you and your routines, we think you will be more than happy with the outcome. See if this boy is the piece that has been missing from your life!

McKamey Animal Center 4500 N Access Road Chattanooga, TN 37415 (423) 305-6500 www.mckameyanimalcenter.org *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 RED FLAG LAWS – THE WRONG LAW AND THE WRONG TIME

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ood day from your ever-lovable Grey Beard Biker! These days are quite divisive. They never fail to make your ever-lovable Grey Beard Biker take pause – and inventory – of the things which are important to us. Specifically, the 1st and 2nd amendments. Freedom of Speech and the right to “Keep and Bear Arms” are central to the founding and long-term health of the United States. Today, the liberal Mainstream Media (MSM) and many leftist congresspeople would like to take action to restrict both amendments.

take in Concealed Carry – would ever support these laws.

First, let’s look at some of the assaults on the 1st Amendment – specifically its clauses which provides us Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Assembly. We see blatant disregard for this from the MSM and liberal politicians.

So, what specifically do most of these Red Flag Laws attempt to do? In the event that someone you know considers you a danger to yourself, or others, they can go to a court and seek an ERPO against you. If the judge grants the motion for the ERPO, law enforcement will come to your home, unannounced, and remove all of your guns. This may seem “commonsense,” but it is anything but. The biggest issue with these laws is what talk radio host, Dana Loesch (Dana Radio) calls, “inverted due process.” These ERPOs are granted Ex Parte. This means that you are not able to be there to represent yourself. Hell, you won’t even know it’s going on until they come for your guns. If you were aware this was taking place you would have the opportunity to hire an attorney and defend yourself against what is nothing more than an illegal seizure of your personal property. Making matters worse, in some states, is that an ex-spouse/lover, neighbor, acquaintance or even someone who barely knows you can make such a claim – not just someone very close to you. This is a total perversion of another one of our Bill of Rights: Amendment IV, regarding unreasonable searches and seizures.

1. The left is constantly trying to restrict Freedom of Speech. It is done by squashing conservative speech on social platforms where Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are throttling conservative free speech. They restrict who can see our posts and even our search results on Google, Yahoo and Bing. They do not want our message getting out. 2. Today’s press is highly aligned with liberal and socialist ideologies. When breaking news which does not fit their narrative takes place, you will hardly see a mention of it in print or any major network (NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN Et. Al.) - a good example of which is the recent mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. None of the supposed “unbiased media” mentioned that the shooter was a YUGE supporter of Elizabeth Warren. 3. Freedom of Assembly is being trampled on constantly by politicians, hate groups (Antifa) and social justice groups like the Women’s March. These groups will counter protest against nonviolent assembly of conservatives at every turn. Antifa, specifically, will resort to violence against groups they do not agree with, as witnessed recently in Portland, Oregon. 4. Liberal legislators continually attack Trump, and his supporters, as Racist Xenophobes to try and extinguish our message. This is pure hatred and is used to suppress our voices. Red Flag Laws Are Harmful to the Second Amendment The latest feel good “commonsense” gun reform being proposed regularly, seems to be so-called Red Flag Laws. These are also known as (AKA): Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs). They are being positioned as a regulation which the majority of law-abiding gun owners support. This is pure hogwash. Once you understand more about these ridiculous laws, no law-abiding gun owner – especially those who par-

Several states have passed ERPOs including Vermont, Washington, Illinois, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada, Indiana, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Colorado, Maryland, Delaware, Hawaii and Florida. What’s most surprising about this list is that several of these states have been considered very Pro-2A: Nevada, Indiana and Florida. Florida enacted their Red Flag Law in the wake of the Parkland Shooting.

The last pitfall of these laws is that in most cases, besides being “guilty until proven innocent,” you have very limited recourse to repossess your improperly seized property (guns). Most of the states with these laws require you wait a specified amount of time to petition the court to remove the ERPO. Plus, there is a cost to do so, as you will probably have to hire an attorney to represent what should be an inalienable right – the right to keep and bear arms – a right which the 2nd Amendment says, “shall not be infringed.” Obviously, the leftists do not care about this amendment. Act today. Contact your state, local and Federal legislators and let them know you do not want them to support Red Flag Laws! Until next month, keep the shiny side up! Ride to Live – Live to Ride! Grey Beard Biker https://thegreybeardbiker.com @GreyBeard_Biker on the Twiiter

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DODGING THE ROADKILL

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WHAT WILL IT TAKE? By Hank Bonecutter

n July of this year, Tennessee joined about 17 other states in implementing a cellphone law. In the Volunteer state, drivers could face a fine of up to $200 for using their cellphone while driving.  Drivers 18 and older will be prohibited from holding or physically supporting a phone while driving. My “unofficial” observation?  Nothing’s changed. My brothers in law enforcement tell me that their superiors have told them to just give “warnings” until the general public understands the new law. From 2015 to 2017, Tennessee topped the list for cellphone distracted driving deaths nationwide according to a new study by ValuePenguin of National Highway Traffic Administration data. During that study period, more than 1400 fatalities were attributed to crashes involving drivers that were distracted by their cellphones. What will it take? Also from 2017 statistics, there were 7919 crashes involving alcohol impaired drivers or drivers who had used drugs.   There were 5375 injuries involving alcohol impaired drivers or drivers who had used drugs, and there were 348 fatalities involving the same impaired drivers. What will it take? In my nearly 40 year media career, we were CONSTANTLY urging the public to “Don’t drink and drive,” or “Don’t do drugs,” or “Click it or ticket,” encouraging everyone to drive responsibly.  These warnings don’t work.  Why is that?  Why do people continue to risk not only THEIR lives, but the lives of the rest of us? One of the first reasons, in my opinion, is that the penalties aren’t harsh enough.  If the worst thing that could happen to you is a $200 fine, then you’re not that concerned about getting caught.  If you lost your license for a year, then maybe you’ll reconsider being a distracted driver. When it comes to drinking and driving, I believe that some jail time, and a HUGE fine should be a “zero tolerance” approach for

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first offenders. If you get caught driving impaired, go straight to jail for 48 hours, $1,000 fine.  If you get caught again, double the penalty and so on. Sadly, it all boils down to accountability. For some reason, we refuse to be accountable for our actions.  “It could never happen to me,” or “I’ll never get caught,” is the mentality of people who willingly and knowingly get behind the wheel impaired.  We refuse to be held accountable for the risks involved while looking down at our phones while driving. What will it take? Bikers like us depend on other drivers to be at their best while operating their vehicle.  We depend on the other traffic to be as diligent as we are while traveling.  Sadly, that’s not the case. Politicians and lawmakers give these issues “lip service” and don’t take the zero tolerance approach that they need, to get it through our thick skulls that THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. So until they do, I encourage you to remain ever diligent on your motorcycle.  Don’t develop habits that could risk your life, or cause you to get caught up in the path of an impaired driver.  We know the risks, and we will NOT be deterred from this lifestyle. Now, if we could only get the laws necessary to force people to understand that this is NOT acceptable, maybe, just maybe, the highway would become a safer place to be. Ride safe my friends, and thanks for following my journey. Photo credit: Gephardt Daily, a Utah news team

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TENNESSEE’S BIGGEST AND BEST TOY RUN AND PARTY BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE BIKERS WHO CARE Toy Run Saturday, September 21, 2019

Toy Run – Line Up 12 Noon at the Clarksville Speedway – Leave 1pm to Governor’s Square Mall

Admission for Toy Run - One Toy or Cash Donation Per Person

Toys will be Distributed to Kids in Need at Christmas - All makes of Motorcycles Welcome

Party at the Clarksville Speedway All Weekend September 20-22, 2019 Admission for Party - $35 in Advance or $40 at the Gate plus Camping Fee Camping for Motorcycles Free – Camping per RV or Camper $25, per Car or Truck $10 Arm Bands Must be Worn - Gate Opens Friday at Noon - No Golf Carts – No ATV’s

Clarksville Speedway - 1600 Needmore Rd – Clarksville, TN 37040 - 931-645-2523 – www.ClarksvilleSpeedway.com

PROCEEDS BENEFIT CAMP RAINBOW AND BWC CHILDREN’S CHARITIES CAMP RAINBOW IS A WEEK OF CAMP EACH SUMMER FOR SERIOUSLY ILL CHILDREN RUN BY THE CLARKSVILLE DREAM FACTORY.

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** 90+ Kegs of FREE Beer** Black Oak Arkansas - Led Zeppelin 2 FREE – Swap Meet Fri – 5pm to 2:30am Sat – 8am to 2:30am FREE - Ride-in Bike Thunderstruck AC/DC (Fri, Sat, Sun) 21 and Over with ID and Arm Band Required Ballistic Pintos – Hotlanta – Southern Smoke - Fever Show All Classes Dealers Call Early for (Sat) Soul Shaker – Richard Waters - Up From Ashes for Beer - BWC has Right to Refuse Service Reservations and Information Brusharbor Revival – Katwalk Entertainment about Costs 931-320-2921 Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by Parent FREE - Field Events - Tattoo Contest Leave Your Pets and Setup Starts Thu 5pm or Guardian at all times - 9pm curfew FREE - Motorcycle Camping Attitudes at Home

Bikers Who Care, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization  PO Box 1253  Clarksville, TN 37041-1253  931-551-9878 ®

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TOY RUN AND PARTY

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38TH Annual Leslie W. Watson Memorial Toy Run & and Benefit Party Sept 20-22, 2019 Clarksville, TN Speedway

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TOURING COMFORTS MAKE FOR SAFER RIDING

couple of months ago, my sisters from the Motor Maids shared their top 10 tips for safe riding. Along with safety, we can learn a lot about touring from this group of ladies.  In July, the Motor Maids met for our annual convention in the sunny southern town of Temecula, California. Traveling from Canada, the east coast and all states in between, approximately 246 Motor Maids tallied-up some 400,000 plus miles as a group just riding to our convention. 

Comfortable touring is often overlooked as being an important contribution to safe riding. There are so many factors that can make your ride pleasant and enjoyable. Or, exhausting and drudgery. Here are just a few to consider: temperature • wind • weather

Riders have several options like shields, glasses and googles for keeping our eyes protected. Again, be prepared for all types of weather and conditions.   This includes cloudy and foggy days along with sunny and windy days.   Sun reflection from various objects paired with wind can make your eyes dry and tire quickly. Staring into the blinding sun when riding into a sunrise or sunset can be uncomfortable and add risk to your ride.  Your eye protection should also safeguard against bugs, dirt, rocks and other hazards.  Shatter proof, polarized lenses along with glasses/googles that have gaskets can add to your eye’s comfort and safety during your ride.   Keep a bottle of eye moisturizing drops to replenish the moisture to your eyes. Just adding a few drops to each eye when you stop for gas can make a big difference!   Remember the importance of hydration.   You can become dehydrated in cold and hot temperatures.   Often, you don’t notice the symptoms of dehydration.  Making safe decisions is one of your abilities that can change quickly as dehydration sets in. Keep a bottle of water handy and get in the habit of drinking it before, during and after your ride.  

• improper riding gear • gear that doesn’t fit well • wind noise • sun angle • poor motorcycle fit • lack of preparation Be prepared for any type of weather. Dry and warm is always better than wet and cold.  Buy rain gear made specifically for motorcycle riding.  Motorcycle rain gear should be big enough to fit over your normal riding gear and it should be reflective. Your rain jacket can also be used in windy conditions.  Carry a base layer for additional warmth.  On my recent trip to the west coast, temperatures varied from 38 degrees to 105 degrees.   As temperatures increased, my cooling vest quickly became a valuable asset to keeping me comfortable.  Hearing protection should be a part of your safety gear.  Wind noise can be exhausting after a period of time.   It can also damage your hearing permanently. Sound is measured in a unit known as a decibel and the higher the decibel level, the louder the noise.  If you are riding at 40 mph, wind noise reaching your ears can be 90 decibels.  So, as your speed increases so does the decibel level as wind noise increases.  Research suggests that our safe exposure limit is about 85 decibels for a 6 to 8-hour period.  Wind noise at higher speeds can reach approximately 110 decibels and this exposure can lead to permanent hearing damage in only an hour.  The MSF tells us that wearing hearing protection, like foam earplugs, can reduce noise by 33 decibels. These inexpensive foam earplugs can make your ride quieter September 2019

and more enjoyable. Or, you can invest in earplugs specifically made for reducing wind noise.  Give earplugs a try. You may find they become a favorite in your gear collection. 

Another good practice worth noting, look your bike over before you leave each morning and look back at your parking space when you pull out. Checking simple things like your air pressure can keep you from experiencing bigger problems down the road.  And, you might be surprised at items left on the pavement when packing your bike.  Thanks again Motor Maids for your input to comfortable touring which in turn makes for safer riding. Enjoy your rides, have great adventures and remember safe riding starts with you! For more information about the Motor Maids, check out https://www. motormaidsinc.org.

Donna, along with being an avid riding enthusiast, is a MSF motorcycle safety coach for the state of Tennessee and a Harley-Davidson 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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FALL MOTORCYCLE RIDING GUIDE - PART 1

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ll kinds of good motorcycle touring possibilities exist in Tennessee. Tennessee is home to a remarkable array of scenery specializing in lush forests, abundant bodies of water, and breathtaking mountains, resulting in some truly great motorcycle rides. The Volunteer State also offers lively cities and towns with rich histories and colorful amenities that draw visitors year round ... places like Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, as well as access to the Appalachian Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Thousands of riders from the Midwest, North East and further points South will inundate the East Tennessee region, and the Great Smoky Mountains, September through November. Over the next three months we’ll be highlighting some of the best destination rides, top notch day rides, and the best places to put your stands down for vistas, food, moonshine and more. And in October, we’ll be running our premier Ride Guide article, where we’ll feature the regions newest and most anticipated destination ride. To kick things off, let’s set the stage with one of the Gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains, Sevier County. Sevier County encompasses the region’s most visited part of the park system; Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville and Newfound Gap. Newfound Gap, creating the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, with very few exceptions, sees the most motorcycle riders for hundreds of miles around. The Gap, at just over 5,000 feet in elevation gives riders a cool refreshing break as they take in fantastic views of the Smokies. Most spectacular in the early morning, the famous “mountain smoke”, gently wisps up from the many valleys. Photographers come from across the country at this time of year to capture the serenity that has been on display for thousands of years here. The Gap, while in and of itself a local natural wonder, is complimented with a short ride over to Clingmans Dome. Just a few minutes to the West, riders will find the spur road leading to the parking lot. From there it’s a short walk to the top of the observation tower. At over 6,600 feet, the dome is the highest point on the entire 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail. On a clear day be prepared to see deep into North Carolina and see just how vast the Great Smoky Mountain Park is. While fall in this region is at its most spectacular with the crisp collage of brilliant colors, spring also brings thousands of September 2019

riders to the area. In late May, the Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride, a tribute ride to honor America’s fallen, draws the largest gathering of motorcyclists in all of East TN. In fact, it just might be THE largest organized ride in the entire state. Held in downtown Sevierville, this 65 mile escorted ride drew over 3,000 riders in 2019. The most popular access to The Gap is down US 441, through Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. This route offers many opportunities to shop, eat, and visit our local distilleries. One of my favorites being Tennessee Legend Distillery. Easy in and out for riders, they offer dozens of mouthwatering moonshine flavors to taste. My top pick is their Bananas Foster. They’ll be happy to give you a few free samples-give em a try! For a less congested, yet equally popular traveled roads for riders, try US 321 out of Maryville, TN or US 321 out of Newport, TN. Great places to stop along this route are Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, Screwball’s Bar & Grill, and Appalachian Trading and Leather. Regardless of what routes you chose, you’ll be sure to get some good old fashion Tennessee hospitality that’ll make you want to ride these roads over, and over, and over.

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WELCOME HOME VETERANS CELEBRATION

BIKERS WHO CARE TOY RUN & BENEFIT PARTY

BOBAROSA SALOON BIKE DAY SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL BIKER FUNDAY SUNDAY & HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY CHOPPER’S GRILL FUNTASTIC SUNDAY

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CHOPPER’S GRILL FUNTASTIC SUNDAY

SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL BIKER FUNDAY SUNDAY & HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY

BOBAROSA SALOON BIKE DAY

CHEROKEE BLUE RIDGE RUN NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY

CHOPPER’S GRILL FUNTASTIC SUNDAY

SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL BIKER FUNDAY SUNDAY & HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY

BOBAROSA SALOON BIKE DAY

THE NUTCRACKER SHED MEMPHIS YAHOOS LIVE

CHOPPER’S GRILL FUNTASTIC SUNDAY

SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL BIKER FUNDAY SUNDAY & HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY

BOBAROSA SALOON BIKE DAY

CHOPPER’S GRILL LADIES NIGHT

SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL JONAH TRAN LIVE BOBAROSA SALOON CUSTOMER APPRECIATE DAY

FIRST DAY OF FALL

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CONSTITUTION DAY AND CITIZENSHIP DAY

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CHOPPER’S GRILL LADIES NIGHT SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL ADEEM BINGHAM LIVE BOBAROSA SALOON CUSTOMER APPRECIATE DAY

BOBAROSA SALOON CUSTOMER APPRECIATE DAY

LABOR DAY

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SMOKY MOUNTAIN H-D BETTER LIFE FOUNDATION RIDE BOBAROSA SALOON BIKE DAY/NIGHT BOBAROSA SALOON CONCERT: NIGHTRAIN W/ HILLBILLY BONEZ THE SHED CONCERT: DAVID ALLAN COE CHOPPER’S GRILL CRYSTAL KARAOKE NIGHT SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL JAYDEE LIVE THE NUTCRACKER SHED OPENFIRE LIVE

BOBAROSA SALOON BIKE NIGHT HILLBILLYS WING SHACK KARAOKE NIGHT SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL JONAH TRAN LIVE THE NUTCRACKER SHED KARAOKE NIGHT CHOPPER’S GRILL KARAOKE NIGHT

BUMPUS H-D OF MURFREESBORO NO BULLSH*T DAY BOBAROSA SALOON BIKE DAY/NIGHT BOBAROSA SALOON KHORI’S HEART TRANSPLANT BENEFIT RIDE THE SHED CONCERT: MUSTANG SALLY CHOPPER’S GRILL CRYSTAL KARAOKE NIGHT THE NUTCRACKER SHED STICKMAN LIVE

CHEROKEE BLUE RIDGE RUN

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BOBAROSA SALOON THIRSTY THURSDAY TENNESSEE JACKS BIKE NIGHT HILLBILLYS WING SHACK KARAOKE NIGHT SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL KARAOKE NIGHT

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BUMPUS H-D OF MURFREESBORO OPEN HOUSE CHOPPER’S GRILL RIDE FOR RONNIE & BRANDI BOBAROSA SALOON BIKE DAY/NIGHT THE SHED CONCERT: TAILGATE PARTY W/ KELSEY’S WOODS BOBAROSA SALOON CONCERT: TOBY JUGGS BAND CHOPPER’S GRILL CRYSTAL KARAOKE NIGHT SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL DIXIE SAW BRIARS LIVE THE NUTCRACKER SHED SOUTHERN PRIDE LIVE

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NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY

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VETTE CITY MOTORCYCLE MUSIC FEST

BOBAROSA SALOON THIRSTY THURSDAY TENNESSEE JACKS BIKE NIGHT HILLBILLYS WING SHACK KARAOKE NIGHT SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL KARAOKE NIGHT

SMOKY MOUNTAIN H-D THIRSTY THURSDAY

SMOKY MOUNTAIN H-D FOOD TRUCK THURSDAY & RIDE-IN BIKE SHOW BOBAROSA SALOON THIRSTY THURSDAY TENNESSEE JACKS BIKE NIGHT HILLBILLYS WING SHACK KARAOKE NIGHT SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL KARAOKE NIGHT

SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL BINGO NIGHT

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BOBAROSA SALOON WACKY WEDNESDAY

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APPLETON H-D FALL OPEN HOUSE & TMMR KICK-OFF PARTY BOBAROSA SALOON BIKE DAY/NIGHT THE SHED SEASON FINALE CONCERT: BIG GUN (#1 AC/DC TRIBUTE BAND) CHOPPER’S GRILL CRYSTAL KARAOKE NIGHT SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL JAYDEE LIVE THE NUTCRACKER SHED RISKY BUSINESS LIVE

WEST TN VALLE Y RALLY

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WELCOME HOME VETERANS CELEBRATION

AIR FORCE BIRTHDAY

SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL BINGO NIGHT

CHOPPER’S GRILL BIKE NIGHT & CRYSTAL KARAOKE

BOBAROSA SALOON WACKY WEDNESDAY

PATRIOT DAY

SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL BINGO NIGHT

CHOPPER’S GRILL BIKE NIGHT & CRYSTAL KARAOKE

BOBAROSA SALOON WACKY WEDNESDAY

SCREWBALL’S BAR & GRILL BINGO NIGHT

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TO THE TOP! By Scott High

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Photos by Cooper Chilton

few years ago Gary Bagwell was in Oregonia Ohio watching the Devil’s Staircase Hillclimb with his wife Candi, after the races were over he asked “why don’t we have this in Tennessee?” From that moment on Gary was on a mission. He searched the Tennessee countryside looking for a suitable hill and after checking out hundreds of possible hills he found THE hill. The hill Gary found had all of the infrastructure and parking he would need to hold the Inaugural Buffalo Valley Hillclimb and it’s located at the Buffalo Valley Dragway in Buffalo Valley TN owned by Gary Huddleston. The first Hillclimb, an AMA PRO race, was held during the 2015 TN State HOG Rally, and every year since, there have been either AMA PRO races, AMA Amateur races, or both on the Buffalo Valley Hill. In fact, after the first year Gary was named promoter of the year by the AMA. Five short years after bikes and ATV’s climbed the hill for the first time Buffalo Valley and Tennessee hosted the 2019 AMA Grand Championship Hillclimb, the National Championship of Amateur Hillclimbs! That build it and they will come attitude paid off, with over 400 passes up the hill both Saturday and Sunday of the Championships weekend, and Sunday afternoon the AMA Amateur Hillclimb National Champions were crowned in every class. Congratulations to all the winners!

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King Of The Hill - Bodee O'Neil Verticross Winner- Max Skeans Micro Mini 1 Owen Parrish Sarahsville OH 2 Logan Shafer Caldwell OH 3 Hunter Kirchner Ellsworth WI Super Mini  1 Anthony (AJ) Engnes Beldenville WI 2 Conner Shafer Caldwell OH 3 Christopher Brown Lafayette IN Mini Sr.  1 Anthony (AJ) Engnes Beldenville WI 2 Conner Shafer Caldwell OH 3 Wyatt LaFleur Bow NH Mini Girls  1 Abigayle Linde Charlton MA 2 Maya Peterson Ellsworth WI 3 Lyla Carlson Muskegon MI 65cc  1 Charlie Engnes Beldenville WI 2 Logan Shafer Caldwell OH 3 Riley Bechel Plum City WI 200cc  1 Bodee O’Neil Hager City WI 2 Jason Laven N. Mankato MN 3 Ronny Vena Johnstown PA

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Mini Jr. 1 Charlie Engnes Beldenville WI 2 Brady Kirchner Ellsworth WI 3 Lane Brookshaw Ellsworth WI

Women 1 Casey Zimmerman Maiden Rock WI 2 Hannah Shilling Lower Salem OH 3 Sami Jerls Caledonia MI

Super Senior 1 Mike Wood Bay City WI 2 Michael Pulver Lizton IN 3 Les Wolfe Fleming OH

Senior 1 Mike Wood Bay City WI 2 Mike Marty Elmwood WI 3 Chris Brown Lafayette IN

Open ATV 1 Eric Dunn Nicktown PA 2 Kenny O’Brien Warner OH 3 Jimmy Thaxton Charleston WV

600cc 1 Braiden Henry Mankato MN 2 Aaron Bechel Plum City WI 3 Nicholas Bleau Cherry Valley MA

Vintage 1 Michael Nardone Tolland CT 2 Andy Street Cookeville TN

ATV 450 1 Kenny O’Brien Warner OH 2 Anthony Summers Charleston WV 3 Josh Shafer Caldwell OH

ATV Senior 1 Kenny O’Brien Warner OH 2 Jimmy Thaxton Charleston WV 3 Dale Sack Jr Clarks Grove MN Open 1 Braiden Henry Mankato MN 2 Max Skeans Ashland KY 3 Kyle Welch South Glastonbury CT

400 Stock 1 Andrew Fortner Pittsboro IN 2 Jared Stark Whipple OH 3 Matthew Peters Neoga IL

450cc 1 Bodee O’Neil Hagar City WI 2 Logan Peterson River Falls WI 3 Max Skeans Ashland KY 2 Stroke  1 Logan Peterson River Falls WI 2 Jason Laven N. Mankato MN 3 Andrew Fortner Pittsboro IN

250cc 1 Bodee O’Neil Hagar City WI 2 Braiden Henry Mankato MN 3 Kyle Marty Emerald WI

Open Stock 1 John Bunner Ripley WV 2 Max Skeans Ashland KY 3 Dalton Toops Delbarton WV

125cc 1 Bodee O’Neil Hager City WI 2 Carson Roschen Goodhue MN 3 Anthony (AJ) Engnes Beldenville WI

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750 1 Chris Chartier Jr Thompson CT 2 Kyle Thomas Wayland MI 3 Scott Campbell Sissonville WV 4 Stroke  1 Max Skeans Ashland KY 2 Matt Altfillisch Elizabeth IL 3 Ronny Vena Johnstown PA

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Clarksville, Tennessee Honors Veterans with 5-Day Celebration in September Clarksville, Tenn. is a community that appreciates veterans. The city borders the Fort Campbell Army Post, so appreciating military service is simply the way of life for both residents and businesses. Beyond the ingrained respect, the community publicly honors its heroes with an annual five-day Welcome Home Veterans Celebration. This year, September 18-22, the community will host multiple activities to celebrate and honor veterans. New activities on tap for 2019 include: • 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit, a tribute to all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The memorial provides interactive education; including artifacts such as steel beams from the towers, documentary videos, and recordings of first responder radio transmissions. Interactive guided tours are carried out by FDNY firefighters who provide firsthand accounts of the day and its aftermath.

• Traveling Korean War Memorial, consists of 19 soldiers walking through a Korean rice paddy and three soldiers off to the side setting up a campfire. Returning activities for the Celebration Week include: • Lee Greenwood Concert. Enjoy this American music legend in a free outdoor concert. • American Traveling Tribute Wall is an 80-percent scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC and contains every name that is etched on the original monument. • Field of Honor – Veterans Tribute flag display is part of a nationally recognized community program that demonstrates the strength and unity of Americans • A Wreath Laying and Massing of the Colors will take place at the Wall.

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• A Valor Luncheon features a keynote speaker and presentation from Quilts of Valor. • Welcome Home Parade in historic downtown on Saturday. (Veterans, please register on the event website to participate.) See all exhibits and the Lee Greenwood concert at Beachaven Vineyards & Winery, 1100 Dunlop Lane. Keep up to date with all activities or register for events online at welcomehomeveterans celebration.com or contact contact Frances Manzitto by email at frances@ visitclarksvilletn.com or phone at 931-2454345. AARP is the premier sponsor for all event activities. Clarksville is located 40 miles northwest of Nashville near the Tennessee/Kentucky border on I-24.

Frances Manzitto, CTIS frances@visitclarksvilletn.com 1-800-530-2487 ext 231 | 931-245-4345 welcomehomeveteranscelebration.com

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WHERE WANDERLUST MEETS LEISURE RESERVE YOUR GETAWAY AT CAMPLITTLEARROW.COM

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by Bob “Bulldog” Ousley

Dear Fellow Veterans and Patriots of Tennessee: The following was compiled from information on the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) website, POW Network and the obituary for Colonel Knight. On the 19th of May 1967 Major Roy Abner Knight Jr. was flying his A1E Skyraider propeller driven attack aircraft on a mission over Laos when his plane was shot down over Houa Rhan Province in extreme northern Laos. A second A1E flying the same mission reported his aircraft hit the ground and burned. No parachutes were observed. Major Knight was born in Garner, Texas, the fifth of seven children. He graduated from high school in Millsap, Texas and joined the Air Force in 1948. In 1967 he was sent to Thailand to fly missions in Vietnam from Udorn Air base. His callsign was “Firefly 11.” Search and rescue efforts were hindered by the enemy presence in the area and Major Knight was not seen again. More than half a century of waiting to put Air Force Col. Roy Knight Jr. to rest came to a close for his family in a country cemetery under sunny Texas skies, a world away from where he was killed in action during the Vietnam War. Family members of Col. Roy Knight Jr. stood as the National Anthem played during his memorial service in Cool, Texas, just outside of Mineral Wells, August 10, 2019. In February, Knight’s remains were recovered and identified, then flown home. The funeral service for the fallen hero, once listed as missing in action, was marked by tears, cherished memories, a sprinkling of laughter and full military honors. The winding narrow road to the church was lined with American flags, big and small. “Dad has come home,” his oldest son, Roy Knight III, said during the service. He recalled his father coming home from a day of work in a sweat-stained flight suit. “He is my hero,” Knight’s eldest son said. “He was committed to something greater than himself.” Roy Knight III was 5 when he saw his father off from Dallas Love Field 52 years ago, according to a USA Today story. His remains were flown back to Texas this week September 2019

by his son, Bryan, a commercial pilot for Southwest Airlines. He flew his father’s remains back to that same Dallas airport. Knight’s brother, Dr. Bill Knight said, “Throughout his life, he showed courage and love and compassion. The Air Force declared Knight dead in September 1974, according to the Defense POW/MIA Account Agency. He was posthumously promoted to Colonel. It was not until February 2019 that his remains were recovered and identified by DPAA. A bugler played taps, and Air Force members carefully performed a flag ceremony. Four F-16 jets thundered overhead in the missing-man formation. A lone jet broke away and ascended to the heavens until it was out of sight. “Col. Knight, welcome home, not to hunt, not to fish,” Marsha McDonald, who officiated, said, “but to stand as a symbol for all of time that freedom isn’t free.” Knight was posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart and six other medals, according to the program. The third Friday of September is designated as Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Recognition Day. It’s a national day of recognition and the POW/MIA flag flies over all federal buildings under the American flag. Over 82,000 service members are missing in action since World War II. 72,680 from WWII, 7,649 from the Korean conflict, 1,588 from the Vietnam conflict, 126 from the Cold War and 5 from the Iraq theater and other conflicts. The government says recovering, identifying and bringing back the remains of service members to their families with honor is a number one priority. Why is it taking so long to complete the task? At the current rate it will take 300 to 400 years!!! Can’t congress put the resources to this task and complete it while those who care are still alive? Too many career politicians??? 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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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-A-BIKE.com. STURGIS RALLY SAFEST IN FIVE YEARS Final Sturgis Motorcycle Rally figures indicate a slight decrease in overall attendance, but including a third fatality reported on Sunday, traffic deaths were the lowest since 2014 when two motorcyclists died. Four people died in traffic crashes during the Rally last year. Accidents were also down this year, with 52 injury crashes reported, down from 56; 41 non-injury crashes compared with 50 in 2018, according to the state Department of Public Safety. The number of vehicles counted entering Sturgis, South Dakota during the 10 days of the 79th annual Sturgis Rally, from Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 11, was down 1.2% from 505,969 in 2018 to 499,654 this year, according to the state Department of Transportation, which has been counting since 1990. The record vehicle count was 604,441 for seven days -- Monday through Sunday -- of the Rally in 2000, the 60th anniversary, according to DOT figures. The record attendance, by head count, was an estimated 738,000 in 2015, the 75th anniversary, according to Rally officials. TRADE WAR HEATS UP An ongoing trade war continues to escalate, and with motorcycles once again caught in the crosshairs, whatever the outcome the cost of motorcycles is likely to go up. Trade tensions between the European Union (EU) and the United States involving ongoing disputes regarding aircraft subsidies has led the Trump Administration to respond with $11 billion in proposed EU tariffs, including many motorcycles imported from countries in the EU. The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has proposed 100% duties on motorcycles 500-700cc, as well as “parts and accessories for motorcycles (including mopeds).” (HTS subheadings 8711.40.30 and 8714.10.00). The retaliatory tariffs could have far-reaching consequences for European-based motorcycle manufacturers, including Ducati, BMW, Husqvarna, KTM, Triumph and Vespa. As of now, the product list is “preliminary”, and riders are urged to make their voices heard. MIC LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO INSPIRE NEW RIDERS The ​Motorcycle Industry Council​(MIC) has announced a broad, long-term initiative to bring more people into the world of motorcycling. 36

“It’s clear the industry needs to reach and inspire new customers. While many of us, with our individual businesses, have taken steps to grow ridership, we also should be working together, and the MIC wants to help make that happen,” said Paul Vitrano, MIC board chair and senior assistant general counsel at Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Inc. “To help us fully understand the barriers to entry, and to create an inclusive strategic plan to conquer those barriers that will be available to all stakeholders, we have partnered with a team of researchers and strategists to bring fresh perspectives to this challenge and opportunity.” To initiate this strategic plan, the MIC has hired consulting firm​ Centauric LLC​to lead the first phase of this initiative. “Centauric has committed an impressive multi-disciplinary team of behavioral scientists, engineers, and business consultants, and takes a unique approach to problem-solving. We are excited to be working with them on this critical initiative,” Vitrano said. The plan will be presented at the MIC’s American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Columbus, Ohio, September 2629, 2019. “This is not designed to be a quick fix, nor is it just about sales,” said Chuck Boderman, MIC vice chair, and vice president, motorcycle division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “It’s about showing people how motorcycles can fit into and enrich their lives, no matter where they live, what they do, what their hobbies are, or how old or young they are. This will take time, so we are committed to building a campaign that takes the long view… and how united as one, we can attract new riders to motorcycling.” FEMA WARNS: “BE PREPARED FOR ELECTRIC BIKES!” “In about ten years it will probably not be possible to buy a motorcycle with an internal combustion engine in most, if not all, European countries,” warns Dolf Willigers of the Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations (FEMA). Based upon information gathered during Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels, consisting of three days of presentations about how to make our society more sustainable; “When you think about future transport, think electric. Not biofuels, not hydrogen, certainly not carbon-based fuels, but electric batterypowered vehicles is what we can expect.” Transport is seen as a big contributor to the greenhouse effect. According to the EFA, the European Environment Agency, road transport emits nearly 21% of the EU’s total emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main greenhouse gas. Both the European Union and countries inside and outside the EU want ‘climateneutral’ transport in 2050. “This looks far away,” says Willigers, “but remember that cars, the largest part of the vehicles, in Europe have an average lifespan of about twenty years. To have all cars on the road emission free in 2050 means that cars that do emit CO2 should no longer be on the market after 2030. Now it suddenly gets closer.” According to Williger, in just over ten years, there should be a complete transition from cars with a (carbon-based fuel) internal combustion engine to batteryelectric powered cars.

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Already the governments of Denmark, Germany, Ireland, India, Israel, Netherlands and Sweden have announced that they will ban the sale of new ‘carbon-fueled’ cars from 2030. France, China and the UK have announced to stop the sale of new cars with an internal combustion engine from 2040. On the other hand, Norway wants to ban the sale of these cars already from 2025. “Indeed, I’m talking about cars, not about motorcycles,” Williger explains, “But let’s be realistic: when the sale cars with an internal combustion engine will be stopped after 2030, in one country (the Netherlands) also the sale of mopeds with an internal combustion engine, how big will the chance be that an exception will be made for motorcycles?” BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER BANNING HANDSFREE DEVICES England and Wales could make hands-free cellphone devices illegal for drivers, after research showed that it is no safer than using a hand-held phone, which would include a ban on comm systems for motorcyclists. The Commons Select Committee has said that the Government should consider extending the law against using a mobile phone while driving and has called for a public consultation on the issue by the end of 2019. The Committee also recommended increasing the penalty for using a hand-held device and wants the police to do more to enforce the law. Smart helmets and other communication systems are gaining in popularity for riders, as having access to our phones at all times has become a social and often professional requirement, and in recent years the industry has been booming with increasingly versatile devices. The committee’s recommendation is based on a study that determined these systems are as distracting as using a handheld device, and whether behind the wheel or behind the handlebars, your attention is divided. According to the National Safety Council, drivers on the phone miss up to 50% of what’s happening in their surroundings while taking a call and their

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field of view is dramatically narrowed down, so chances are, a similar proportion applies to riders. If such a ban is imposed in the UK, it could spark discussions of similar bans in the rest of Europe and perhaps the rest of the world. “EASY RIDER” STAR PETER FONDA DEAD AT 79 Oscar-nominated actor Peter Fonda, who became a counterculture icon when he co-wrote, produced and starred in seminal 1969 road movie “Easy Rider” fifty years ago, died August 16 of lung cancer at age 79. The son of Hollywood legend Henry Fonda, he appeared in numerous biker movies, including “The Wild Angels” (1966), “Ghost Rider” (2007) and “Wild Hogs” (2007). Fonda earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Easy Rider, which was added to the National Film Registry in 1998, having been deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.” In 1991, Peter Fonda attended the National Coalition of Motorcyclists’ 6th annual NCOM Convention to receive the Silver Spoke Award for Entertainment; “In Appreciation For Improving The Image Of Motorcycling.” He was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2002, not only for his work on Easy Rider but also for his motorcyclerelated charity work, including the Love Ride. His interest in motorcycles was the direct result of rebelling against the elder Fonda; "My father didn’t want me to," he once told the L.A. Times newspaper. "It was like, in your face. As soon as I could, I bought a Harley. That was the beginning. Loved it. Never have stopped." QUOTABLE QUOTE: “I have always maintained that society has no business dictating morality.” ~ Peter Fonda (1940-2019) NO HELMET, NO GAS

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Friend: Wow....I really love your lip gloss! Me: Thanks, it’s bacon grease. (yum) -------------------------------------------------------------A man goes into his local book boutique and asks the young lady at the service counter . . . “Do you have the new book out for men with short penises? I can’t remember the title”…....... She replies, “I’m not sure if it’s in yet.” The man said, “Yes! That’s the one.....I’ll take a copy.” -------------------------------------------------------------A blonde decides to try horseback riding, even though she has had no lessons, nor prior experience. She mounts the horse unassisted, and the horse immediately springs into motion. It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, but the blonde begins to slide from the saddle. In terror, she grabs for the horse’s mane, but cannot seem to get a firm grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse’s neck, but she slides down the horse’s side anyway. The horse gallops along, seemingly impervious to its’ slipping rider. Finally, giving up her frail grip, the blonde attempts to leap away from the horse and throw herself to safety. Unfortunately, her foot has become entangled in the stirrup, she is now at the mercy of the horse’s pounding hooves as her head is struck against the flank of the horse. As her head is quickly moving toward being banged against the ground and she is mere moments away from unconsciousness, to her great fortune, a biker named “Justice Joey”, sees her dilemma and unplugs the horse. Thank God for Bikers! -------------------------------------------------------------An old Chineese Doctor was answering questions at his book signing and imparted this wisdom: Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true? A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that it... Don’t waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap. Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake? A: Oh no. Wine made from fruit. Beer also made from grain. Bottom up! Q: Aren’t fried foods bad for you? A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetable be bad? 38

Q: Is chocolate bad for me? A: You crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around! Q : Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle? A: Oh no! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach. Q: Is swimming good for your figure? A: If swimming good for figure, explain whale to me. The Doctor finished up by passing out candied apples to everyone saying, ‘Eat up, it good fruit underneath.” --------------------------------------------------------------Boudreaux (who’s a tad bit hard of hearing) was out in da field in Louisiana, talkin’ wit his friend Thibodeaux. Thibodeaux said, “Boudreaux , you see dat ole barn out dere? Well man, its completely infestered wit’ rats. I tried everything I know an’ can’t get rid of dem.” Boudreaux say, “Thibodeaux, I know zactly how to get rid of dem rats. You gotta get you one of dem bull constriptors.” Thibodeaux say, “Whats a bull constriptor?” Boudreaux explains, “ Man. Dats one of dem big ole snakes and he loves to eat rats and swallers dem whole, all at once.” Well, da nex’ day Thibodeaux went down to Kliberts reptile farm and bought him da biggest bull constripter dat dey got. He brought dat snake to da barn an let him loose right in da middle and just sat dere and watched. Well, Thibodeaux was watchin’ for a long time, I mean long, an dere wasn’t nuttin’ happenin’. Dat big o le snake jus curled up hiself in da middle of dat barn and slept all day. He didn’t even move and dem rats jus run all around. Thibodeaux got real frustrated and he called up Boudreaux on da phone, “Boudreaux, man, dats some bad advice bout dat snake. Dem rats play all day long. “Boudreaux say,”Man,Thibodeaux, I know just what to do. Give dat snake some Viagra. “Thibodeaux say, “What! Viagra! What’s dat gonna do?” Boudreaux say, “I was just listening to da radio and de man say dat Viagra is da best ting’ to use for a reptile dysfunction.” --------------------------------------------------------------So two blondes had hit the road and were so excited about their long planned “Disney Destination”. They were talking and thought they may have missed a turn, as they were now way out in the country. They looked around and saw an old, scratched up sign that read: Disneyland Left They started to cry, turned around, and headed home.

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BARS & RESTAURANTS Bent Wrench Roadhouse 4724 Ashland City Road Fredonia, TN 37146 931-362-4774 www. thebentwrenchroadhouse.com Bobarosa Saloon 2299 Highway 25/70 E Del Rio, TN 37727 (423) 613-9726 www.bobarosasaloon.com Chopper’s Grill & Bar 1200 Donelson Ave Old Hickory, TN 37138 615-894-7020 www.choppertn.com Double E Bar/Grill 4957 Lebanon Pike Old Hickory, TN 37138 615-885-3400 Hillbilly’s Wing Shack 26280 Hwy 69 Crump, TN 38327 (731) 632-2222 Miss Kay’s Country Store & The Nutcracker Shed 960 Brownfield Rd. Dover, TN 37058 (931) 305-6064 www.brownfieldriversideresort.com Nirvana Roadhouse 704 Britton Hollow Rd. Pulaski, TN 38478 (931) 309-2581

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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

DISTILLERIES Old Tennessee Distilling Co. 3605 Outdoor Sportsman Pl Sevierville, TN 37764 (865) 401-2574 oldtennesseedistillingco.com Tennessee Legend Distillery 870 Winfield Dunn Parkway Sevierville, TN 37876 (865) 366-1757 tennesseelegend.com

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

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

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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

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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 3D Head Custom Paint 5405 Cedar Heights Rd. Knoxville, TN 37912 (865) 621-9836 www.3dheadgraphics.com

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 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 Bettencourt Originals Tracy Bettencourt Artist trettencourt2014@gmail.com (931) 257-6938

Appalachian Trading and Leather Co. 3020 Newport Hwy Sevierville, TN 37876 (865) 469-0672

Reliant Realty Keri Gilles Realtor 124 Dunbar Cave Rd. Clarksville, TN 37043 M: (931) 320-8028 O: (931) 245-8800 Keri.gilles@fortcampbellhomefinder.com

Brotherhood Leathers @ Bobarosa Saloon 2299 Highway 25/70 E Del Rio, TN 37727 (423) 293-3777 https://brotherhoodleathers.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

Buckle and Hide Leather 197 Enon Spring Road West Smyrna, TN 37167 www.bucklehideleather.com 615-768-5041

Tennessee Biker Medical Clinic 300 10th Ave E Springfield, TN 37172 www.covenantconfirmers.org

Classic Leathers 2704 E Andrew Johnson Hwy Morristown, TN 37814 (423) 586-8944 www.facebook.com/classic.leathers

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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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Smoky Mountain H-D Summerfield Adventure Challenge Date: 09/01/2019 – 09/27/2019 Time: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Location: Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Month long Motorcycle Adventure Contest! The Summerfield Adventure Challenge will begin Sept 1st. Stop in then and purchase your map for $10. Using the map from a previous Smoky Mtn Cannonball Run Event. Take the month of September to explore the area and collect as many check points as you can along the way. Just like the Cannonball Run, when stopping at a check point take a selfie showing the checkpoint in the background, you and your map (showing your #). After every day of riding you are required to email your photos from your daily stops to tonya. brown@smh-d.com For every 100 points collected your team number we get an entry for the drawing. 3 Winners will be drawn on Sept 28th at 5pm, just before Big Gun takes the stage for our outdoor concerts season finale. You must be present to win. All proceeds will go to the Summerfield Memorial Scholarship Fund. Enjoy the ride! There are a limited number of maps available. Bobarosa Saloon Bike Day Date: 09/01/2019, 09/08/2019, 09/15/2019, 09/22/2019, 09/29/2019 Time: 12:00 PM Location: Bobarosa Saloon, 2299 Highway 25/70 E, Del Rio, TN 37727 Join us every Sunday for Bike Day! Beer, Food and Apparel Specials, $1 Shots, Live Music, Leather & Apparel On-Site, Sewing Services, Visit Vendor Row. Nirvana Roadhouse Sunday Funday Date: 09/01/2019, 09/08/2019, 09/15/2019, 09/22/2019, 09/29/2019 Time: 12:00 PM Location: Nirvana Roadhouse, 704 Britton Hollow Rd., Pulaski, TN 38478 Ride on out to our lil backwoods bar! We have food and beer specials, a great place for lunch, best hamburgers in the land!! And… wet t-shirt competitions at 5pm, ladies willing, bikini bike wash, ax throwing, cornhole, horseshoes and adult games to keep ya entertained, or just sit in the shade and watch! A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. C ya here!

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Chopper’s Grill Funtastic Sunday Date: 09/01/2019, 09/08/2019, 09/15/2019, 09/22/2019, 09/29/2019 Time: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Location: Chopper’s Grill, 1200 Donelson Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 Funtastic Sunday’s at Chopper’s are awesome with Live Bands & 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! September Bands: 1st Justice Colt, 8th Skipper Grace, 15th Rebel Rulez, 22nd Rebel Rulez, 29th Poncho Chino Train. Good Ole Days Sports Grille Bike Night Date: 09/02/2019, 09/09/2019, 09/16/2019, 09/23/2019, 09/30/2019 Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: Good Ole Days, 247 Merchants Greene Blvd., Morristown, TN 37814 Join us every Monday night for Bike Night! Live music and great deals on domestic bottled beer and appetizers. Sponsored by Classic Leathers. Bobarosa Saloon Customer Appreciation Day Date: 09/02/2019, 09/03/2019, 09/09/2019, 09/10/2019, 09/16/2019, 09/17/2019, 09/23/2019, 09/24/2019, 09/30/2019, 10/01/2019 Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: Bobarosa Saloon, 2299 Highway 25/70 E, Del Rio, TN 37727 Every Monday & Tuesday is Customer Appreciation Day. Play Games, Bingo, LCR, etc. 1$ off all appetizers, 1$ mojo shots.

sound of NASCAR you’ll love our bike nights! Can’t miss us, we’re right next to Bristol Speedway! Killer bike nights every Tuesday, June-September @6PM. Chopper’s Grill Ladies Night Date: 09/03/2019, 09/10/2019, 09/17/2019, 09/24/2019 Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: Chopper’s Grill, 1200 Donelson Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 Come check out Tuesday Ladies Night with Mia and Chino! Lots of Drink, Beer and Shot Specials, Appetizer’s Half Price and Karaoke 7-11pm. Come on down to The Lil Shack On The Corner…This Is The Place To Be! Nirvana Roadhouse Bike Night Date: 09/04/2019, 09/11/2019, 09/18/2019, 09/25/2019 Time: 5:00 PM Location: Nirvana Roadhouse, 704 Britton Hollow Rd., Pulaski, TN 38478 Get that bike out and ride! Our Backwoods Bar is the perfect bike night experience with ax throwing, free tacos, beer specials and the nicest people around! Bobarosa Saloon Wacky Wednesday Date: 09/04/2019, 09/11/2019, 09/18/2019, 09/25/2019 Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: Bobarosa Saloon, 2299 Highway 25/70 E, Del Rio, TN 37727 Join us for Wacky Wednesdays! Phillys on Sale and $1 Mojos.

Brotherhood Leathers Bike Night Date: 09/03/2019, 09/10/2019, 09/17/2019, 09/24/2019 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. Family friendly event with bike parking. Food and leather store specials, 50/50 drawings, and live entertainment the first Tuesday of the month.

Chopper’s Grill Bike Night & Crystal Karaoke Date: 09/04/2019, 09/11/2019, 09/18/2019, 09/25/2019 Time: 8:00 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!

Holston River Brewing Company Bike Night Date: 09/03/2019, 09/10/2019, 09/17/2019, 09/24/2019 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Holston River Brewing Company, 2623 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN 37620 If you like big bike nights, great food, top notch music, exceptional beer and the

Brewster’s Bar & Grille Bike Night Date: 09/05/2019, 09/12/2019, 09/19/2019, 09/26/2019 Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: Brewster’s Bar & Grille, 9239 Highway 52, Portland, TN 37148 Every Thursday is Bike Night at Brewster’s! 5-9pm with drink specials, music, tacos and bikes! It’s a parking lot party!!!

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Smoky Mountain H-D Food Truck Thursday & Ride-In Bike Show Date: 09/05/2019 Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 It’s the first Thursday of the month. You know what that means... Food Truck Thursday! We’ll also have another Ride-in Bike Show! The weather kept some folks at the house so we are giving it another shot! Bring your bobbers and choppers and have a shot at winning a trophies for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place! Come out to The Shed at Smoky Mountain H-D for a night of family friendly fun and some of the best food trucks in town! Bobarosa Saloon Thirsty Thursday Date: 09/05/2019, 09/12/2019, 09/19/2019, 09/26/2019 Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: Bobarosa Saloon, 2299 Highway 25/70 E, Del Rio, TN 37727 Join us on Thursday’s for Thirsty Thursday! Select 3 for $2, .50 Cent Wings 6-9pm and Karaoke 7-11pm. Tennessee Jacks On The Town Bike Night Date: 09/05/2019, 09/12/2019, 09/19/2019, 09/26/2019 Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: Tennessee Jacks, 130 Terrace Lane, Morristown, TN 37813 Ride on down to Classic Leathers and Tennessee Jacks On The Town every Thursday for Bike Night. Food/drink specials, excellent seafood (Oysters, Shrimp, Crab Cakes & more), live music, plenty of parking and bikes, bikes and bikes!! Hillbillys Wing Shack Karaoke Night Date: 09/05/2019, 09/12/2019, 09/19/2019, 09/26/2019 Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: Hillbillys Wing Shack, 26280 Hwy 69, Adamsville, TN 38310 We have a lot of fun doing karaoke, we have our own system which we run loud enough for you to enjoy but tuned down enough you can still talk to your friends and family and still have fun. Kids are welcome to come sing with us and if they are a little shy, we will be glad to get behind a mic and help them try it out. Food and drink specials.

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Cherokee Blue Ridge Run Date: 09/06/2019 – 09/08/2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, 545 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC 28719 The 3rd Annual Motorcycle & Music Festival is back in Cherokee. Multi Class Bike Shows, Live Bands, Flat Track Racing, Vendors, Tattoo Artists, Demo Rides, Food Trucks and a Whole Lot More! FMI: Visit www.blueridgerun.com Bobarosa Saloon Bike Night Date: 09/06/2019, 09/13/2019, 09/20/2019, 09/27/2019 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Bobarosa Saloon, 2299 Highway 25/70 E, Del Rio, TN 37727 Join us every Friday night for Bike Night! Beer & Food Specials, Live Music, $1 Shots, Leather & Apparel On-Site, Visit Vendor Row. Hillbillys Wing Shack Karaoke Night Date: 09/06/2019, 09/13/2019, 09/20/2019, 09/27/2019 Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: Hillbillys Wing Shack, 26280 Hwy 69, Adamsville, TN 38310 Friday Night karaoke is a lot of fun, we start at 7pm, you can come in early and eat so you have plenty of energy to get up and sing (Ha Ha) or just come in and watch as you eat and have good times with friends and family. Come see why we are the # 1 karaoke place around, we love to get out and talk to the crowd. Large groups, please call ahead and we will have a table ready for you. Smoky Mountain H-D Better Life Foundation Ride Date: 09/07/2019 Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Join us for this amazing Ride for a Cause by the Better Life Foundation! $30 per person. Includes: t-shirt, lunch, open bar, and door prizes! Bobarosa Saloon Bike Day/Night Date: 09/07/2019, 09/14/2019, 09/21/2019, 09/28/2019 Time: 12:00 PM Location: Bobarosa Saloon, 2299 Highway 25/70 E, Del Rio, TN 37727 Join us every Saturday for Bike Day & Night! Beer, Food and Apparel Specials, $1 Shots, Live Music, Leather & Apparel On Site, Sewing Services, Visit Vendor Row.

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Bobarosa Saloon Double Concert: Nightrain with Hillbilly Bonez Date: 09/07/2019 Time: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM Location: Bobarosa Saloon, 2299 Highway 25/70 E, Del Rio, TN 37727 Double Concert: Nightrain, “Gunz & Roses Tribute Band” with Hillbilly Bonez Opening at 6pm. Door Prizes, Specials on Drinks, Food & Apparel, Overnight Rentals, RV & Tent Sites Available, Brotherhood Leathers, Big John Pinstripping, Extreme Motorcycle Audio, and Bike Washing Onsite.

The Shed Concert: Dave Allan Coe with Cecil Allen Moore Date: 09/07/2019 Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Come celebrate David Allan Coe’s 80th Birthday at The Shed! Legendary singer and songwriter David Allan Coe will be turning 80 on September 7th and will be commemorating the occasion with a live concert right here! Outlaw music started with DAC, so come out and ring in 80 years of an amazing life! Tickets $25 in advance or $30 at the gate pending the show is not sold out. Chopper’s Grill Crystal Karaoke Night Date: 09/07/2019, 09/14/2019, 09/21/2019, 09/28/2019 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! Smoky Mountain H-D Thirsty Thursdays Date: 09/12/2019 & 09/19/2019 Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Come out to The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson to enjoy food and drink specials! Happy Hour $1 Off All Beer until 8pm. Ride your motorcycles on out and be sure to get your friends and family out here.

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EVENTS Vette City Motorcycle Music Fest Date: 09/12/2019 – 09/15/2019 Time: 5:30 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Edge Hill Farm, 13101 Louisville Rd, Oakland, KY 42159 Enjoy 25 Bands over 4 days at the 2nd Annual Vette City Motorcycle Music Fest. On-site Camping, Biker Games, Globe of Death, All-Out Dyno Drags, Pinup Baggers Bike Show, Two Poker Runs, Downhill Barbie Car Races, Huge Vendor Mall, Food Vendors, Beer Garden and most of all Fun! The kickoff party starts Thursday night, September 12th at Harley-Davidson Bowling Green where we’ll have 4 big bands playing. The headliners for the overall event are Jackyl, Puddle of Mudd, Colt Ford and Great White. Tickets are on sale now so don’t wait any longer! https:// vcmmf.com Chopper’s Grill Karaoke Night Date: 09/13/2019, 09/20/2019, 09/27/2019 Time: 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM Location: Chopper’s Grill, 1200 Donelson Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 Friday Nights are Rocking at The Lil Shack On The Corner! Come sing your favorite songs with us and enjoy our Famous Chopper Burgers and ShackWacker’s! Scoot to Boot Alzheimer’s Date: 09/14/2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Harley-Davidson Bowling Green, 251 Cumberland Trace Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42103 A ride to benefit research and awareness of Alzheimer’s supported by the Cave Country H.O.G. Chapter. Ride begins and ends at Harley-Davidson Bowling Green. On-site registration begins at 8:30 am (CST). Riders may register, receive wrist bands, one prize ticket, and line up for the ride. Kickstands up at 10 am. We will ride through the beautiful South Central Kentucky countryside and return to HD-BG around 11:30 am (CST) for prize drawings, food and a silent auction! Registration $20 per bike. Everyone Welcome!

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Bumpus H-D of Murfreesboro No Bullsh*t Date: 09/14/2019 Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: Bumpus Harley-Davidson, 2250 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Join us for Sat., Sept. 14th and have some Fun with Titan the Mechanical Bull, a Petting Zoo fun for all ages, Barbeque and Brews! While supplies last. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bobarosa Saloon- Khori’s Heart Transplant Benefit Ride Date: 09/14/2019 Time: 2:00 PM Location: Bobarosa Saloon, 2299 Highway 25/70 E, Del Rio, TN 37727 Please join us Sat., Sept. 14th to help Khori and her Grandmother Nikki Radar as we try to raise $$ for the associated medical expenses for the traveling back and forth to Vanderbilt Hospital, loss of work, etc. This little girl has already endured more than any one person should in a lifetime and at the tender age of four. We’ve had to reschedule this event twice due to Khori being called back to Vanderbilt for medical testing as they are getting her prepared for a new heart as soon as one becomes available if she’s a match. This will be a very lengthy process and they will be traveling back and forth to Nashville, therefore missing work. Any and all donations will be appreciated. Silent Auction will be held, 50/50 Drawings and Raffles. There will be several Start Locations all ending at Bobarosa Saloon. Starting Points will be posted via Facebook closer to date. $10 per rider. FMI: (423) 613-9726. Rain Date is Sept. 21st. Danger Company Motorcycle Co-op Garage Open House Date: 09/14/2019 Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: The Lad N Lass, 134 Bearden Pl, Knoxville, TN 37917 Join the new Danger Company Motorcycle Garage Co-op at our open house celebration. Meet our staff and tour our brand new cooperative maintenance bay where you can rent space to spin your own wrenches! Talk shop, meet fellow riders and get tuned in to our monthly Knox-Moto Social rides. Info at: www.theladnlass.com

The Shed Concert: Mustang Sally Date: 09/14/2019 Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Fall is the perfect time to hop on your bike and ride out to see Mustang Sally! Tobi Lee and the gang are one of the most entertaining and high energy shows of the year! Don’t miss their return to The Shed! Tickets only $15 in advance or if you ride up! $20 walk up at the gate on the day of show. Welcome Home Veterans Celebration Date: 09/18/2019 – 09/22/2018 Location: Beachaven Winery & Vineyard, 1100 Dunlop Lane, Clarksville, TN 37040 Join us for the five day event that celebrates our heroes, both veterans from all eras and first responders. Exhibits like the American Veteran Traveling Tribute Wall and the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile exhibit are highlights of the event that also includes meals, music, a race, and a parade through downtown Clarksville. Check out the full schedule at welcomehomeveteranscelebration.com BWC Leslie W. Watson Memorial Toy Run & Benefit Party Date: 09/20/2019 – 09/22/2019 Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 AM Location: Clarksville Speedway, 1600 Needmore Rd., Clarksville, TN 37040 Get ready for the 38th Annual Leslie W. Watson Memorial Toy Run & Benefit Party! Gates open at noon Friday, Sept. 20th! Live Entertainment all weekend! Saturday @ 1pm the Toy Run leaves the Speedway for Governor’s Square Mall. Sunday @ 11am is Family Day and Field Events. FMI: Visit www.bikerswhocare.org Bumpus H-D of Murfreesboro Open House Date: 09/21/2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Bumpus Harley-Davidson, 2250 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Join us Sat., Sept. 21st for Open House and take a Test Ride and enjoy Free Lunch and Door Prizes. While supplies last. Must have valid motorcycle endorsement and proper gear to ride.

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Solid Rock Baptist Church Car, Truck, Jeep, Bike Show Date: 09/21/2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Solid Rock Baptist Church of Greenbrier, 2327 Old Greenbrier Pike, Greenbrier, TN 37073 Registration 8-10am. Each class will receive 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. GM, Mopar, Ford, Tri-5, 4x4 Trucks, 4x2 Trucks, Jeeps 2006 and below, Jeeps 2007-new, Bikes (all brands), Trikes (all brands). The event will have: a DJ, Food, Raffles, Giveaways, Inflatables, Vendor booths, Kid activities. There will be a fun jeep trail as well. Register at solidrockgreenbrier. com/events. Pre-register for $20 and register day of for $25. All money raised will go to help our children and youth. There will be military helicopters and vehicles. Bring your family and friends to this great event. Chopper’s Grill Ride for Ronnie & Brandi Date: 09/21/2019 Time: 11:30 AM – 3:00 AM Location: Chopper’s Grill, 1200 Donelson Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 Ronnie was in a motorcycle wreck a few weeks back and we are doing a Ride for him and Brandi and their family. Ronnie is healing up but has a long ways to go. We will have a 50/50 Raffle at each stop with Prizes for Best & Worse Hands! There will be Giveaways throughout the night. We will also have B’que Plates for $10. The cost for the Ride is $15 per person or $25 per couple. We will have Music when we get back from the ride. Thank you all in advance for your support. All proceeds from the Ride and B’que will go directly to Ronnie and Brandi. The Shed Concert: Tailgate Party with Kelsey’s Woods Date: 09/21/2019 Time: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Come celebrate 10 years strong with local legends Kelsey’s Woods as we cheer on the Tennessee Volunteers taking on the Florida Gators! Free Show. Times to be determined after game time is announced! See ya there! Nirvana Roadhouse Redneck Games Date: 09/21/2019 Time: 4:00 PM Location: Nirvana Roadhouse, 704 Britton Hollow Rd., Pulaski, TN 38478 Party like the rednecks we are! Come play

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games galore, some for big prizes like cornhole, horseshoe, and beer pong tournaments. Lots of goofy games and white trashy fun, we got a slip and slide half way down a hill, food vendors and a Pheonix Rising starts at 8:30pm with adult games at breaks. Gonna get trashy round here so comb thru that mullet and brush your tooth! Let’s party! Bobarosa Saloon Concert: Toby Juggs Band Date: 09/21/2019 Time: 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM Location: Bobarosa Saloon, 2299 Highway 25/70 E, Del Rio, TN 37727 Come join us as the Legendary Local Favorite “Toby Juggs Band” plays live on the Pavilion Stage Promoting their Brand New 2019 Album Release! Door Prizes, Food, Drink & Apparel Specials, Overnight Rentals, RV & Tent Sites Available, Brotherhood Leathers and Big John Pinstripping Onsite. West TN Valley Rally Date: 09/26/2018 – 09/29/2019 Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: 805 Foster Rd., Crump, TN 38327 Join us for West TN Valley Rally Sept. 26th – 29th with Live Music, Contest, Bike Show, Bike Games, Poker Run, Great Vendors, Onsite Camping and Much More! For more info call (731) 412-8452 or visit www. facebook.com/west.tnvalleyrally. Smoky Mountain H-D Fall Into Riding Date: 09/27/2019 – 09/29/2019 Time: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM Location: Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Get geared up for fall during our Fall Into Riding Season Sales event! We’ll got great deals store-wide. Appleton H-D Fall Open House & TMMR Kick-Off Party Date: 09/28/2019 Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Appleton Harley-Davidson, 2501 Hwy 41A Bypass, Clarksville, TN 37043 Join us Sat., Sept. 28th for our Fall Open House and Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival Kick-Off Party! Register to win passes to TMMR, over $1,000 in gift cards and prizes given away throughout the day, Live Music by Gypsy (Tribute to Fleetwood Mac), Food, Cold Brew, Vendors, Up to 50% Off Select Official Licensed Products. Text HD4U to 68683 to be the first to hear about Special Promotions, Events & Exclusive Offers.

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Dave Day 2019 Date: 09/28/2019 Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Dickson VFW, 215 Marshall Stuart Dr., Dickson, TN 37055 Car and bike show to include jeeps, rat rods, customs, trucks, 3wheels, 2 wheels, razors, off roads. Whatever you can ride, drive, you can even push, pull or drag it. This event is all about raising money for our Veterans in need in the name of Dave Towne (Vietnam Vet). Dave loved life in his cars, trucks, bike and trike. There will be food, beer, silent and Chinese auction, beer, t-shirts, poker run and lots of fun. We even have a guitar signed by (we’ll let you wonder about that). Pre-orders for shirts. Sell advance tickets for guitar and Yeti cooler (the tank holds 4 cases of cans) WOW!!! That’s a lot of beer. So please share this event and come out and have a good time while raising money for a great cause.

The Shed Season Finale- Big Gun: #1 AC/DC Tribute Band Date: 09/28/2019 Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 2019 will come to a close with a crack of thunder and the bells of hell as Big Gun rocks the house! Come celebrate the 2019 Shed Season and rock out to your favorite AC/DC classic! Clayton Mann will be here to kick off the show! Tickets only $10 in advance or $15 at the gate! Ride For The Troops Poker Run Date: 09/29/2019 Time: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM Location: STAR, 3312 Tipton Station Rd., Knoxville, TN 37920 Every Day in America 21 Veterans Commit Suicide in the United States. The Ride for the Troops Poker Run held by the Sevierville Legion Riders will benefit the Heroes and Horses program at STAR (Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding). The Heroes program partners horses with Veterans with disabilities either physical or emotional for healing through horses. Prizes will be awarded for the five best hands, there will also be live entertainment on STAR’s beautiful lakefront 47 acre farm. The first 100 registrants will receive a T-shirt and goodie bag. Cost is $25. More info can be found at https://www.rideatstar.org/events. html or call Shawn at (865) 988-4711.

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Bumpus H-D of Murfreesboro Women Rock Rally Date: 10/03/2019 – 10/06/2019 Time: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM Location: Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Murfreesboro, 2250 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro, TN 37129 We are so excited to bring you Women Rock Rally 2019! This Rally is designed for Women that ride their own motorcycles-both 2 and 3 wheels. We are a group of like-minded ladieswe are adventurous, confident, nurturing, outgoing and strong with a little dash of crazy thrown in. Join us for The 2nd Annual Bumpus Harley-Davidson Women Rock Rally and you won’t be disappointed. We’ll ride together, eat together, explore Middle Tennessee, make new friends and reacquaint with old. This Rally starts off with a Welcome Bike Night at the Dealership, continues with daily rides and activities, ending with our Annual Breast Cancer Awareness ride. We’ll have guest speakers, vendors, parties, maybe even a surprise or two along the way. What do you get for your $75 registration fee: 2 event T-Shirts, a goody bag overflowing with merchandise, a light breakfast every morning and a hearty dinner every night, guided rides throughout Middle Tennessee, admission to our Annual Breast Cancer Awareness...this list goes on and on! Ramblin’ Fever Campout Date: 10/04/2019 – 10/06/2019 Time: 4:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: 4219 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Walland, TN 37886 1st Annual Ramblin’ Fever Campout in Walland, TN. Vannin, Eno and tent camping on a private farm at the foot of The Smokys! $20 gets you: Music, 2 beer tix, food, games, tatt shop on wheels, raffles, Bon fire and more!! All bikes welcome! 21 and up. Check us out in FB and Instagram @_sarahperkins_ Benefit Ride for Khori Overholt Date: 10/05/2019 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Rocky Top Biker Stop, 863 West Hwy 25/70, Newport, TN 37821 4 Year Old Khori needs a heart transplant A.S.A.P. Please join us on Sat., Oct. 5th at Rocky Top Biker Stop in Newport, Registration 10-11am, KSU 11am, $25/Bike. Ride Ends at Fox & Hounds Bar and Grill at 127 Fox Hound Way, Newport TN with Food, 50/50 Drawing, Door Prizes and Auction. We need Riders and Donations for Prizes and Auction and Prayers for Khori. For more info on how you can help call (423) 623-8948

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BWC Oktoberfest Date: 10/05/2019 Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: Downtown Commons, 215 Legion Street, Clarksville, TN 37040 Guaranteed Good Time! Tell a Buddy and Bring all Your Friends! Food, Drinks, and Games! Fun for the Whole Family! A Traditional Bavarian Bier Garden with a variety of Fall & German Brews. German Foods & other Food Vendors, Live Music, Stein Host Competition, Brat Eating Contest and Wiener Dog Races. Everyone is encouraged to dress up in their favorite German/Bavarian Costumes. There will be a Kids Zone with Pumpkin & Face Painting, Inflatables, and Much More! All Proceeds Benefit BWC Special Needs Children’s Charities. Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival Date: 10/10/2019 – 10/13/2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Location: Loretta Lynn Ranch & Campground, 8000 Highway 13 S, Hurricane Mills, TN 37078 Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival is a 4-Day event held at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, owned by one of the most legendary country artists ever to play the world stage. The Revival will showcase the area’s depth and devotion to Music, Motorcycles, Food, Art, Entertainment, and Southern Hospitality… Tennessee Style. Join thousands of other on-site campers and visitors to the majestical 400 acres of manicured countryside that adjoins the meandering Hurricane Creek. Tickets on sale now at http:// motorcyclesandmusic.com Brushy Mtn. State Pen Pistons at the Prison Date: 10/12/2019 Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: Brushy Mtn. State Pen, 9182 Hwy 116, Petros, TN 37845 Brushy Mountain State Pen presents the 1st Annual Pistons at The Prison Car & Bike Show. Several categories to win: People’s Choice, Top 25, Ladies’ Choice, Hard Luck, Longest Distance, and Brushy Mtn Choice Award. 50/50 raffle & door prizes. $10 entry (100% goes to charity). Cars1994 and older. Motorcycles-open. 9AM3PM. Roll on to Brushy for this great show. Right on The Devils Triangle! Registration form at www.tourbrushy.com/pistons R4O Annual Turkey Shoot Date: 10/19/2019 & 11/16/2019 Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: 5650 Bryant Hollow Rd., Cunningham, TN 37052

Riding 4 Others Motorcycle Organization is hosting their annual Turkey Shoot on Sat., Oct 19th and Sat., Nov 16th. Follow the signs on Hwy 13, Shoot Starts at 9am until last shooter. Everyone is Welcome! Kids will have a chance to win a Turkey or Ham! R4O is supplying the 12, 16, 20 and 410 Gauge shells and targets. Cost: Turkey Shot $5, Ham Shot $10. The participants earn a chance for the Daily Grand Prize Giveaway with each shot. A crossbow will be given away at the end of the Shoot on Oct. 19th and Nov. 16th. Must be present to win! For more information Contact Chuck Lathrop (931) 624-1215. R40 is a 501(3)C Nonprofit Motorcycle Organization. All profits go to local charities. Check us out at http://r4o-mo.com and Facebook! 23rd Annual Highway 41 Toy Convoy & Show Date: 11/3/2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Coffee County Raider Academy, 865 McMinnville Hwy, Manchester, TN 37355 This year’s going to be bigger and better than ever with a new venue. Convoy still starts Sunday Nov 3rd at Raiders Academy Manchester in Manchester. Lineup starts at 10am and we roll at 12pm noon. $10 per vehicle or $20 to show. Everyone is asked to please bring a new toy to help the kids in the area. We will end in Lynchburg TN with a bike, car, jeep, and truck show. Trophies to the winners, band, door prizes and lots of fun! Call Katy (931) 857-3643 with any questions. Vendors welcome! 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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