September 8, 2010 by Hersey · Comments Off on Freedom Benefit Ride – Roanoke, VA – October 2, 2010
Freedom Benefit Ride – October 2, 2010
October 2, 2010 we will be riding roughly 50 miles. At our final destination in New Castle, riders and family will enjoy a free concert. Food and drinks will be available at the concession stand.
Raffle: Each rider will get a raffle ticket before they leave. At our refreshment stop riders must get their tickets punched by one of our volunteers before heading to the final destination.
The drawing for the raffle will be held at the final destination and you must be present to win.
1st prize: $500.00 – 2nd prize: weekend at the Roanoke Courtyard by Marriott (Jacuzzi suite) – 3rd prize: $50.00 gift certificate to Roanoke Valley Harley Davidson.
Start: The ride takes off from Starting Point Ministry Resource Center (3330 Hollins Road NE Roanoke, VA)
First riders out: 9:30 am (free Coffee will be available before the ride) Last riders out: 10:30am.
Registration Fee: $15.00 pre-register, $20.00 the day of ride and $5.00 for extra rider.
For more information visit http://startingpointministry.org/ride
September 22, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on 1st Annual Nicole Hodgins Cagle Memorial Fund Poker Run – October 18, 2009
1st Annual Nicole Hodgins Cagle Memorial Fund Motorcycle Poker Run
Sunday, October 18, 2009
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Registration begins at 11 am – last rider out at 1 pm
Begin & End at BELLACINOS’ parking lot on Starkey Road Scenic 100+ mile ride through SW Virginia
All proceeds will benefit the Nicole Hodgins Cagle Memorial Fund. “Raising funds and awareness of the building of an End-of-Life House in Roanoke, Virginia” www.nicolememorial.org
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.
March 22, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Blue Ridge Bike Fest – April 3-5, 2009
The Blue Ridge Bike Fest is Southwest Virginia’s largest biker event. If you like Customs, Cruisers, Sport Bikes or Choppers you’ll love this show. Enjoy stunt demos from The Star Boyz, a custom contest, a bikini contest, a concert Friday night and hundreds of booths filled with manufacturers and vendors. Milwaukee Iron will also be on hand all weekend. The First 400 people get a free BRBF t-shirt. Weekend passes are just $10.
Roanoke Civic Center
April 3-5, 2009
October 28, 2008 by Hersey · Comments Off on Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) Event
Virginia State Police and Roanoke City Police will be conducting a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching event for automobile and motorcycle owners who would like to have their vehicles protected against theft on Saturday, November 1, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Target parking lot at Valley View Mall in Roanoke.
This free service is part of the Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) Program. VIN numbers will be permanently etched on the vehicle or motorcycle. Having VIN numbers marked on the vehicles steers thieves away. VIN etching takes away any potential profit thieves may make. VIN etching is simple, fast, safe and won’t mar the look of the vehicle or motorcycle. In addition to the etching, officers will be on hand to educate vehicle and motorcycle owners on how to prevent auto theft in their communities.
June 13, 2008 by Hersey · Comments Off on Hundreds expected at benefit for officer
Roanoke, VA – Organizers putting on a fundraiser Saturday for an injured Roanoke police officer are expecting hundreds of people — possibly 1,000 — to turn out.
The money collected from a motorcycle ride, silent auction and raffle will benefit Officer Bryan Lawrence, who was paralyzed about a month ago when he was attacked while making an arrest.
Lawrence is at an Atlanta rehabilitation facility, where he has shown progress in his recovery. In an update at carepages.com, Lawrence reported that he could move fingers on both hands, and a previous update said he could point his toes.
Registration for the ride is $20 per motorcycle and begins at 8 a.m. in the Roanoke Civic Center parking lot.