Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

14th Annual Barber Vintage Festival, Presented by Triumph

November 1, 2018
  Thousands of fans came rolling into Alabama from all over the country for the 14th Annual Vintage Festival at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, October the 5th-7th, 2018.

Zoo Run Safari For Children's of Alabama

November 1, 2018
  Over 10 years ago, we became involved with a multi-state motorcycle fundraiser event that included a half dozen or so, kids with brain tumors, this quickly became our most treasured event to do each year as we got close to these families, watching these kids grow. When we got in touch with the organizers this year to get information on the 2018 event, I was told that they had decided to pull the Alabama event to combine it with the Georgia event. 

American Legion Riders Host 911 Ride

September 30, 2018
  On Sunday, September the 9th, 2018, the Legion Riders joined forces for a ride in remembrance of the 911 tragedy and all of the lives lost that day.

A Ride For Hope-"Angel's Hope"

September 30, 2018
    On Saturday, September the 15th, 2018, bikes rolled in to Rider's Harley-Davidson in Trussville, Alabama where they were playing host to a ride that was to celebrate the life of a bright, caring young lady, Ms Angel Eaton, whose life was cut short due to cancer. Larry Hardeman organized this ride as he has gotten close to not only this family but also many like them who have been touched in some way by Childhood Cancer, and was co-hosted by Ridez For a Reason. The ride stopped by Bates H.D sales in Oneonta, and was greeted with a…

Benefit for Joey Garner Family at Gintown Lowlife Society- Alabama

September 1, 2018
  On July 28th, 2018, The Gintown Lowlife Society hosted a fundraiser event for the family of Joey Garner.

12th Annual Larry "Mad Dog" Rogers Memorial Ride-Alabama

August 28, 2018
  On Saturday, August the 11th, riders gathered at Thunder Inn, a favorite local watering hole, for the bikers to make the annual ride over to the final resting place of Larry "Mad Dog" Rogers.

Memorial Ride for Kelsey Hunnicutt

August 3, 2018
On Saturday, July the 7th, 2018, riders gathered at Jack's on Gadsden Hwy in Birmingham, Alabama to ride over to the Lakeview Country Club just below McCalla, Alabama to join up with others to ride in memory of Kelsey Hunnicutt.

Poker Run for Autism-Alabama

August 3, 2018
This poker run was a non-escorted ride using the 50/50 split format, where the winner took 50% and the remaining 50% went to The Autism Society of Alabama.

TRAVIS PASTRANA RECREATES 3 OF EVEL KNIEVEL’S FAMOUS JUMPS By Eric Miller

August 3, 2018
Daredevil Extraordinaire Travis Pastrana recreated 3 of Evel Knievel’s most memorable jumps. The jumps recreated were: Evel jumped 50 smashed cars-Travis attempts to jump 52 smashed cars. Evel jumped 15 Greyhound buses-Travis attempts to jump 16 Greyhound buses. Evel jumped the Fountains at Caesar’s Palace- Travis attempts to jump the Fountains with 200 feet less take and landing room.

2018-Lowdown Crawfish Boil & Show

June 28, 2018
On June the 9th, 2018, Homestead Hollow in Springville, Alabama played host to the Lowdown Crawfish Boil, Car, Truck & Bike Show benefiting Black Tie and sponsored by Sparkle Detail.

The 2018 Great Smokey Mountain H.O.G Rally, Maryville, Tennessee

June 28, 2018
Close to 4000 H.O.G members converged on the city of Maryville, Tennessee on May the 31st for the Great Smokey Mountain H.O.G Rally.

The Best Little Rally in Alabama Written By: Thad Rich

June 27, 2018
             In 2008, the small town of Grady, Alabama awoke to the rumble of Harleys roaring through their township. Marvin Askew had opened the gates to the local bikers to come and do what they do best, which is to-PARTY! Add live music and games to the mix and they did just that. With people showing in the hundreds; Shine in LaPine Bike Rally quickly grew to be known as the “Best Little rally in Alabama".

2018- Spring Thunder Beach Rally, Panama City Beach, Florida

June 1, 2018
The spring Thunder Beach Rally rolled into Panama City Beach, Florida, May 2nd thru the 6th, 2018. The weather was awesome for the whole weekend so there were a lot of folks that headed down the first of the week to get some extra soak time in with that special beach sunshine!

Honda Grand Prix of Alabama and “Racing for Children’s” Races into Barber Motorsports Park

May 25, 2018
The Indy guys rolled back into Alabama April 20-22, 2018 Kicking things off Friday night at the beautiful Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum was the 8th annual “Racing for Kids” dinner, presented by: Medical Properties Trust and benefiting Children’s of Alabama, Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Where they are committed to a Cure!

Ride to 2018 Thunder in the Smokies Motorcycle Rally By: Donna & David Leemon- Argo, Alabama

May 22, 2018
David and I, along with our son, Matt and good friends, Brenda and Michael Strickland, left Argo, Alabama on May 3, 2018 heading to Maggie Valley, North Carolina to attend the 2018 Thunder in the Smokies Motorcycle Rally.  It was the perfect morning to be heading to the mountains.  Our first stop was at White Lightning Harley Davidson dealership in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  We always stop at as many of the local HD dealers as possible during our travels.  Leaving Chattanooga we headed north to Cleveland, Tennessee and on through the beautiful scenic winding roads along the Ocoee River.  This is…

The 12 Best Touring Motorcycles For The Wide Open Road –By: Octavia Drughi BookMotorcycleTours.com

April 24, 2018
  While it’s true that just about any motorcycle can be taken out of the city and into the wide open road, touring bikes do have their perks. They make long road trips much more comfortable and safe, whilst your street bike might leave your muscles cramped and your whole body burned-out.    Most people who own a motorbike use it for road trips, which is one of the main reasons why motorcycle touring has been gaining so much popularity over the past years. There are many choices out there, with plenty of key features that will help you get the most…

April Showers Brings Horsepower

April 24, 2018
April Showers Brings Horsepower

2018 Miracle League Ride, Moody, Alabama

April 24, 2018
We woke Saturday morning, March the 24th, 2018, to an absolutely beautiful day for riding. There was one stop we needed to make along the way, then it was off to the Moody Ball Park to meet up with the ride that Larry Hardeman had pulled together along with support from several of the clubs like the CMA, the Saints and the Veterans Brotherhood, just to name a few. This ride was to benefit the Moody Miracle League, where they believe that “Every Player Deserves a Chance To Play Ball”

Wisconsin: Winter Wonderland for Motorcyclists By Gary Ilminen March 9,2018 Reprinted by permission, Ultimate Motorcycling

March 30, 2018
Wisconsin has been called the Winter Wonderland. With good reason; you have to wonder what will happen next. In recent years, the weather has been more than a little unexpected at times, leaving us to wonder. Of course, we have long used the old saying, “Don’t like the weather? Wait five minutes—it’ll change.”