Poker Run to Benefit SAHI
Smoke Alarms for the Hearing Impaired
Registration starts at 10:00 AM, Last out at 12:00 PM, Last in at 3:00 PM
$15 per bike/vehicle, $5 per passenger, $5 per extra hand.
Prizes for the best and worst hand, door prizes, 50/50
Starting and Ending at McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon
1990 Power Plant Parkway, Hampton
June 23, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Pamplin Volunteer Fire Dept & EMS Poker Run – August 8, 2009
Pamplin Volunteer Fire Dept & EMS 4th Annual Poker Run
Saturday, August 8th, 2009
(Rain Date August 15th, 2009)
Prepare to enjoy a ride through scenic and historical Appomattox County where our country re-united.
Retrace many of the original miles that Lee and Grant and the many soldiers that fought for the freedom we enjoy today.
$10 per hand
9:00 a.m. – First Bike out 11:00 a.m. – Last Bike out
Auction, Rodeo, Bike Show Harley & Metric, Door Prizes, Band – featuring “Southland Band”
June 23, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Motorcycle fatalities jump 87 percent in Virginia
The Virginia State Police is hoping education and increased awareness will curb a dramatic jump in motorcycle-related fatalities over the past few years.
The commonwealth experienced an 87 percent jump in motorcycle fatalities in 2007, according to the most recent figures from the VSP.
As a result, the VSP launched its “Ride Smart, Arrive Alive” program to help curb the rise in fatalities.
The program consists of three objectives — education, enforcement and roadway management.
Legislation Protects Individual Vehicle Ownership Rights Today and in the Future
BETHESDA, Md., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Motorcycle Riders Foundation strongly supports the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 2057) and urges Congress to swiftly pass the legislation in order to safeguard individual vehicle ownership rights today and in the future.
“We have formally committed our support to the Right to Repair Act because we believe that consumers are entitled to the right to choose how their motorcycle, car or other type of vehicle is maintained or upgraded. The point of Right to Repair is to protect the freedom of American consumers to choose how they take care of their vehicles, be it in their driveway or at a trusted repair facility, and to ensure that they have access to all the information required to complete service and repairs,” said Jeff Hennie, vice president of government relations for the Motorcycle Riders Foundation.
Biker Babe of the Week – Enjoy!
June 21, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Livin’ high on the hog: Annual Harley Owners Group state motorcycle rally roars into Roanoke
The average Harley-Davidson motorcycle is capable of roaring louder than 100 decibels, a noise that is eight times louder than a vacuum cleaner.
So it stands to reason that when about 1,750 Harleys descend on a city, as they will in Roanoke through the weekend, the thunder of all those bikes could compete with a jumbo jet full of screaming babies.
And, oh doctor, that’s the way Susan Thrift likes it. “It just makes your blood flow,” exclaimed the 56-year-old payroll administrator from Chesapeake, when asked about the roar. “It used to be annoying until you get on one.”
The state rally of the Harley Owners Groups, or HOGs, has begun. All 17 of the Virginia HOG chapters have rumbled into town on their Fat Boys, Sportsters and Road Kings for the four-day convention.
June 19, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on 400 motorcyclists will visit Staunton beginning this weekend
STAUNTON — The sound of thundering exhaust pipes this weekend will be welcome music for many area businesses.
They’re expected to benefit from a stop by an estimated 400 out-of-town motorcyclists.
The Motorcycle Sport Touring Association’s riders will be staying Saturday through Wednesday at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center and other area hotels. The international group will be visiting area shops and driving local roadways as it makes Staunton its 2009 location for its annual rally and rendezvous.
June 16, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Allstate Biker Bash – July 25, 2009
Allstate Biker Bash – July 25, 2009
Wayside Road, Charles City VA
2 PM – 8 PM
Live DJ, Games, Food, Bike Show, and Giveaways
Sponsored by the Pharaoh Souls MC