July 28, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Motorcycle Benefit Ride for Lesa Roakes – August 29, 2009
Several individuals in the Amherst area are planing a motorcycle fund raising ride for Lesa Roakes to help her offset the costs of her ongoing treatment, (she’s battling cancer).
On August 29, 2009 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM we will have a 90 mile motorcycle ride thru the Blue Ridge Mountains and along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the ride will start and finish at the Amherst County High School, where we will have two blue grass bands and a DJ, as well as raffles for door prizes and a meal.
I would like for you to pass this flyer along to as many people as you can, we would like to have a big turnout to show our support for Lesa during this most difficult time, I’m sure she will appreciate the support.
July 27, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Life Saving Crew Holds Memorial Ride for Fallen Member
GLADE SPRING, Va. – Billie Jo Fogleman wanted a motorcycle for her 40th birthday.
So her husband, Jim, got her a shiny black Harley Davidson Sportster. Just weeks later on July 11, her first big ride with her husband and five friends, she was killed in an accident two hours away in North Carolina.
The Foglemans are longtime members of Washington County’s Life Saving Crew, and her death weighed heavily on the area’s close-knit rescue teams.
“It’s a brotherhood,” said friend Jerry “Pokey” Poston of volunteer rescue workers throughout the region, “We’re a family outside a family. And it’s been hell.”
Dozens of Southwest Virginia’s rescue volunteers, many of whom share Fogleman’s motorcycle hobby, gathered at the Glade Spring Volunteer Life Saving Crew station Sunday afternoon for a memorial ride and fundraiser.
The ride was originally planned as a 100-mile circle, but was cut short because of rain.
July 27, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Motorcycle Enthusiasts Biking to Fight Cancer
If you were out on Route 29 Saturday, you may have seen what looked like a Hell’s Angels Convention. It was actually a fundraiser, raising money for cancer research.
The Minute Men motorcycle club based out of Culpeper held a Poker Run to benefit the Children’s Cancer Center at the University of Virginia.
Members are from all over Central Virginia, including Greene, Louisa, Orange, and Madison counties. The route took them from Greene County down to Charlottesville. The group made a stop at Riverside Restaurant.
July 27, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Gold’s Gym Summer Jam and Motorcycle Social – July 31, 2009
Summer Jam Party July 31st from 4-9 pm at Gold’s Gym in Fredericksburg. There will be vehicle detailing, free food, makeovers, motorcycle social, free massages and more. Come one come all!
July 21, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Biker Babe of the Week
Biker Babe of the Week – Enjoy!
July 21, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Learn to Ride with Colonial Harley Davidson
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July 20, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Easter Seals Virginia Ride With Me Poker Run October 3, 2009
Easter Seals Virginia Ride With Me Poker Run October 3, 2009
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July 15, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Lynchburg Base Milwaulkee Iron to Close at End of Month
After 26 years of building motorcycles and other metal work, Milwaukee Iron will close at the end of the month.
The company with a global reputation is riding off because of the economy.
Work hasn’t stopped inside the Milwaulkee Iron warehouse, but Randy Simpson won’t be welding here much longer.
“I don’t want to sit here and wait for the next phone call,” owner Randy Simpson said. “I want to get out and enjoy myself a little bit while I still can.”
Simpson has made a living building custom choppers. But low demand has put him on the chopping block.
“It’s a pure economic decision. I’m tired of putting money into the company to keep it open.”
Simpson is shutting down and selling the business.
Conditions may not be good for Simpson to run Milwaukee Iron right now, but he says several people have shown an interest in taking over, so he feels like his business will carry on.
“Someone could come in here and take a $300,000 a year company and turn it into a $5 million dollar a year company.”
Whether that happens depends on who makes a bid when the company get auctioned off August 27th.