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FORT McCOY -  ABATE of FL, Inc Black Creek Chapter Meet & Greet.  Starts on 7/3/2015 and ends at noon on 7/5/2015.   At Ft McCoy KOA, 15991 NE 243rd Pl Rd, 800-562-9389.  MAP  Nowhere Poker Run - $10 per hand, 50/50 tickets, Cornhole, Volleyball, Horse Shoes, Pool Table & swimming, info Joe Turner 904-860-3218.  www.blackcreek.abateflorida.com  FLYER

Saturday, July 4, 2015   CLICK HERE for background  Independence Day

MADEIRA BEACH -  Roc'n The Park Music Festival.   12-10pm at R.O.C. Park, 300 Municipal Drive.   MAP   VIP seating - $50 person / $75 couple includes access to AC, private restrooms, free food & beer, and prime fireworks viewing area.  Bands:   Full Throttle Driven Band, The Bearded Brothers Band, and The Black Honkeys.  9:30pm Fireworks.  Vendors, sponsors & food trucks wanted, call Doug 727-392-0665.  No coolers; lawn chairs permitted, food & beer vendors on site.  FLYER

Sunday, July 5, 2015
WEBSTER - Webster Monthly Swap Meet, Bike & Car Show.  6:30am gates open at The Webster Westside Flea Market, 516 NW 3rd. Street, ph 352-793-9877. MAP   General admission is $5.00, children under 14 are free with a paying adult. This show is held the 1st Sunday of every month year round, 3pm awards, 4pm closed.  8am-12:30pm Registration for bike & car show.  Trophies and Cash Prizes. Vendors, food, parts, clothing, leather, ATM on site, info 800-832-3477.  www.cyclemeet.com

Friday, July 10, 2015
Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventWALDO - Vet Fest 2015 Music & BBQ Festival.  Starts on 7/10/2015 and ends on 7/11/2015 Friday 5-9pm "Family Night", Saturday 10am-10pm at Waldo Motorsports, 16258 NE US 301, ph 352-284-4230.  MAP   Music & Bar-B-Que Festival, Veterans Ceremony, food, vendors and fun.  Benefits Hampton Veterans' Memorial Fund Inc.  Saturday Bike Rodeo & Cruise In, 13 bands scheduled.  Remembering those who gave their all for us, info Jim Mitzel 352-468-2517, hvmfinc@hotmail.com. Vet Fest 2015 facebook page  FLYER Band Schedule

Saturday, July 11, 2015
HOLIDAY - "Independence Day" Suncoast Brotherhood Pinellas Chapter Monthly Poker Run.  5-7pm Sign up at The Hideaway, 1402 Alternate Hwy 19, ph 727-938-9779.  MAP  $5 hand or 3 for $10.  Wear Red, White & Blue (i.e. patch, pin, hat) for a Free hand. Stops at:  Stix Billiards in Palm Harbor, Alan & Michele's Monkey Bar in Clearwater, Wild Indian Saloon in Largo, 10:30pm last bike in at Sneaky's Sports Bar & Grill in Largo. 11pm winners announced. Up to 2 extra cards at the last stop $1.00 each, 50/50, info KJ 727-453-8818. www.SuncoastBrotherhood.org FLYER

Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventWALDO - Vet Fest 2015 Music & BBQ Festival.  Starts on 7/10/2015 and ends on 7/11/2015 Saturday 10am-10pm at Waldo Motorsports, 16258 NE US 301, ph 352-284-4230.  MAP   Music & Bar-B-Que Festival, Veterans Ceremony, food, vendors and fun.  Benefits Hampton Veterans' Memorial Fund Inc.  Saturday Bike Rodeo & Cruise In, 13 bands scheduled.  Remembering those who gave their all for us, info Jim Mitzel 352-468-2517, hvmfinc@hotmail.com. Vet Fest 2015 facebook page  FLYER Band Schedule

Sunday, July 12, 2015
NEW PORT RICHEY - Suncoast Brotherhood Pasco Chapter Summer Bash 2015 & Bike Show.  Noon-5pm at VFW Post 6180, 11551 Osceola Drive, NPR 34654, ph 727-863-8824.   MAP   Food at noon, 1-5pm LostNFound Rock 'n Roll, emceed by the Big Rago & Readheaded Stepchild.  Food, Raffles, 50/50, Vendors, Custom Cooler of Cheer, Ride In Bike Show - $5 entry fee.  Bring school supplies for the Pasco County Foster Children, info Betty Gagnon 727-858-2453, bgagnon4@tampabay.rr.comwww.SCBHPasco.com.   FLYER

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Rider Now Magazine sponsored & advertised eventOCALA -  100 Proof Saloon Bike Night.  Every 3rd Saturday  6pm at 100 Proof Saloon, 1735 NW Pine Ave, ph 352-512-023.  MAP   6pm Live Music by John Copeland Under the Covers and female arm wrestling, $4 Jager - Jack & Fireball, $2 long-Necks.    FLYER

Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventSEMINOLE -  Dreams for Devyn Benefit Poker Run.   11am-12:30pm Sign up at  Screwie Louie's Porpoise Pub, 8701 Seminole Blvd, ph 727-393-7616.   MAP  Ten year old Devyn was diagnosed with a deadly and aggressive tumor.  With treatment she is in remission.  Lets band together to show this wonderful child our love and support as a Bike Community.  Cash prizes for Best/2nd/3rd place = $100/$50/$25.  Stops at Whiskey Depot, Jimmie's, Norton's Southside, 5pm last bike in at Poblano's Mexican Grill.  Music, Prizes, Food, 50/50. 5:30pm Prizes awarded.  Live music by Bacardi Bros.    FLYER

Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventTAMPA -  Christmas in July Toy Run with Full Throttle and the Tampa Yankees.   1-4pm Sign up at Tampa Harley-Davidson, 6920 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, ph 888-281-5285.  MAP  4pm Kickstands up, stop at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital to drop off toys.  Travel to Steinbrenner Field for the Tampa Yankees game at 6pm.  Bikers will ride onto the field for the National anthem.  All riders will receive a free ticket to the game, hot dog, soda and a Tampa Yankees hat, info 813-824-1424, www.tybaseball.com  www.FloridaFullThrottle.com FLYER

Saturday, July 25, 2015
ST PETERSBURG - 2nd Annual Casino Night.  6-10pm at Jim's Harley-Davidson, 2805 54th Ave N, ph 727-527-9672.  MAP  Registration fee of $15  gets you $1,000 in fun money plus a chance to win a flat screen TV.  At the end of the night, turn your fun money into raffle tickets for our silent auction.  Light snacks provided. Beer, wine and food for sale. The Jim’s Chip n’ Dales will be serving the guests. Games include Black Jack, Texas Hold 'Em, Poker, Prize Wheel, Craps and Roulette.  50+ Auction Items.  Fundraiser for the Toy Run, info 727-527-9672. www.JimsHD.com FLYER

Sunday, July 26, 2015
OLDSMAR - Healing Kids Tummies & Hearts.  9:30am Sign up at Moose Lodge, 405 St Petersburg Dr. E., Oldsmar,  34677, ph 813-854-2547.  MAP  9am Breakfast, 11:30am kickstands up, $10 a hand or 3 for $20.  Stops at The New Banana Boat, Wild Willies, Two Bucks, Hennessy's, 4pm last bike in back to Mose Lodge.  Mud Slinger band, raffles, 50/50, live auction.  Please bring stuffed animals & non perishable food to help kids of the Bay area, info Maryellen Keller 813-493-3650. 


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Sunday, August 2, 2015
WEBSTER - Webster Monthly Swap Meet, Bike & Car Show.  6:30am gates open at The Webster Westside Flea Market, 516 NW 3rd. Street, ph 352-793-9877.  MAP   General admission is $5.00, children under 14 are free with a paying adult. This show is held the 1st Sunday of every month year round, 3pm awards, 4pm closed.  8am-12:30pm Registration for bike & car show.  Trophies and Cash Prizes. Vendors, food, parts, clothing, leather, ATM on site, info 800-832-3477.  www.cyclemeet.com

Thursday, August 6, 2015The Rat's Hole Custom Bike Shows, Inc.
STURGIS, SD -  Rat's Hole Ride-In bike Show.  10am-5pm at Buffalo Chip Campground, 20622 131st Avenue, Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised event(Near the 30 foot V-Twin engine), Sturgis, SD 57785, ph 605-347-9000.  MAP   10am-4pm Judging, 5pm Awards announced.  Come be part of the largest and Longest running bike show in Sturgis. This is the 75th Anniversary Sturgis Rally and it is going to be BIG.  16 classes and over 60 custom made, hand sculpted Rat Awards. Also featuring the 2nd Annual Black Hills Bagger Showdown during our show. and will be showcased in the horseshoe.  The Best of Show Winner will showcase their bike on the Main stage.  Show Bikes Only. www.RatsHole.comwww.BuffaloChip.com FLYER

Sunday, August 23, 2015
CAPE CORAL -  3rd Annual Ride for Bully Awareness.  7-9am Registration at German American Soc Club Cape Coral, 2101 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33901, ph 239-283-1400.    MAP   For the 3rd annual ride, support bringing bullying the the forefront of community discussion, prevention and awareness.  Come early for a $5 all you can eat pancake breakfast. This year, join us and the Grand Marshall, Mayor of Cape Coral.  Stick around for the after party for food, drinks and several bands. Register now at www.TheBullyRide.com or at the event, info BT 407-443-7334. www.TheBullyRide.com FLYER


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Saturday, September 12, 2015
BRANDON / ST PETERSBURG / ELLENTON -   8th Annual 9-11 Patriot Day Observance and Remembrance Ride. 9-10am Registration at 3 starting points for those riding into our event.  1. Harley-Davidson of Brandon - Police assisted- 9841 E Adamo Dr, Tampa;  2. Jim's Harley-Davidson, 2805 54th Ave N, St Petersburg;  3. AMVETS Post 301, 2443 Us Highway 301 N, Ellenton.  KSU at 10:30am. Tickets available from AMVETS Post 44, 5521 E SR 60, Plant City.  $10 donation in advance, $15 day of event - includes food & grand prize raffle. 
Event at Veterans Park, 3602 US-301, Tampa, FL 33619, begins at 11:30am and ends at 5:00pm.  Remembrance Ceremony, Live Music, Raffles, Vendors wanted.  www.amvetspost44.org

WESLEY CHAPEL to YBOR CITY -  Ride to Remember 9/11.  10am KSU at Southbound Rest Area on I-75, I-75 between SR 54 and SR 56.   Pasco  County Choppers will be hosting; Ride To Remember 9/11. The ride will start at the southbound rest area on I-75 between SR 54 and SR 56 in Wesley Chapel and depart at 10 AM. We will ride parade style down I-275 to the Sheriffs Operations Center in Ybor. There are two monuments there to honor the fallen hero's of 9/11, and the hero's of HCSO. This is not a fundraiser and there's nothing to purchase. It's all about bringing awareness to the community, info info@PascoCountyChoppers.com

Thursday, September 17, 2015
MIAMI to KEY WEST - Phil Peterson's 43rd Key West Poker Run. Starts on 9/17/2015 and ends on 9/20/2015 Registration at either Peterson's H-D of Miami, 19400 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, ph 305-651-4811 OR Peterson's H-D South, 19825 S Dixie Hwy, Cutler Bay, ph 305-235-4023.  Pick up your registration packet or sign-up early online.  Parking on Duval Street available with purchase of a commemorative $5 wrist band. Thursday Duval Crawl, Saturday Big Bike Riders Bike Show 9am-3pm at Dirty Harry's / Ricks.  All bikes welcome, benefits Diabetes Research Institute.  Sunday Breakfast Brunch Survivors Party in Key West.   Key West vending info contact Janie Rodriguez 305-304-4106, jvrod828@gmail.com.   General questions contact Peterson's H-D South 305-235-4023, hdsouth@bellsouth.net www.PetersonsHarley.com
Sloppy Joe's - Key West, Florida
Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventKEY WEST - Key West Poker Run, Bobby Friss in Concert.  Starts on 9/17/2015 and ends on 9/19/2015 10pm at Sloppy Joe's, 201 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040. ph 305-294-5717.  MAP  Sloppy Joe's presents Bobby Friss in concert for the Poker Run at 10 pm nightly, info 305-294-5717. www.BobbyFriss.comwww.SloppyJoes.com/

Saturday, September 26, 2015
JACKSONVILLE -   8th Annual American Legion Riders Chapter 283 Poker Run. 8-11am  Registration and start at American Legion Post 283, 9459 Fort Caroline Road, ph 904-641-8111.  MAP   8th Annual Poker Run benefits the Five Star Veterans Center. Run will include 5 stops in the Jacksonville area with a huge after party.  Come enjoy a great ride for a good cause. September 26th 8:00 AM – Registration starts (breakfast available) 11:00 AM – Registration Ends 4:00 PM – Best BBQ in JAX served 5:00 PM – Last bike in 5:00 PM – Band starts Walk-up diners available Entry fee: $20 rider, $15 Active Duty, $10 passenger Dinner included with entry fee, info DirectorALR283@gmail.comhttp://alrspost283.com/


Sunday, September 27, 2015
SARASOTA -  Slam Dunk Tynna's Cancer.  10-11:30am Registration at Farm Bureau, 7289 Palmer Blvd., ph 941-954-0605.  MAPReg $20 a rider $10 a Passenger and $40 a car load Includes 1 poker hand and a meal. Extra hands is $10 or 3 for $20 Pre Registration you get a free can cooler.    Prizes for best and worse hand. Live band and 50/50 raffle Games and auction, info Randy Harris 941-954-0605, randyhrcdrags1@msn.com.


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Friday, October 2, 2015
AVON PARK -
ABATE of Florida presents Avon Park Autumn Bike Fest. Starts on 10/2/2015 and ends on 10/4/2015.  ABATE of Florida presents Avon Park Autumn Bike Fest. 12 noon at Avon Park, 1 mile of Highway 17, center of town, ph 386-943-9610.  MAP  Bands, Vendors, Food, Camping, info Boots, (386) 943-9610, flabate@bellsouth.net. www.abateflorida.com   FLYER.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
PLANT CITY - Plant City Bike Fest.  5-9pm at Historic Downtown Plant City, 102 N Palmer St.  MAP  Two bands - Sobriety X will perform from 4:00 to 6:30pm.  The Greg Billings Band will perform from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.  Eight bike show classes - register 5-7pm.   Unique NEW trophies.  Poker Walk around Downtown Plant City. Three winners – 100% of the pot will be given away.  50/50 raffle & Silent Auction.  Info Joyce, joyce@plantcity.org, The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, 813-754-3707. Website: http://plantcity.org.   FLYER  Plant City Bike Fest facbook pageUpcoming dates:  Dec 5th 2015.

Thursday, October 15, 2015
DAYTONA BEACH - 23rd Anniversary Biketoberfest®. Starts on 10/15/2015 and ends on 10/18/2015. Biketoberfest® is a fun-filled, entertaining event that attracts motorcycle enthusiasts from throughout North America and Europe. Festivities include street rallies, bike shows, racing, concerts, charity rides, expos, seminars and celebrity appearances. It takes place at various venues all across the Daytona Beach area, info 866-296-8970, info@biketoberfest.org.   www.biketoberfest.org   www.daytonachamber.com/daytonabikeweek

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
PANAMA CITY BEACH -  15th Annual Autumn THUNDER BEACH Motorcycle Rally.  Starts on 10/21/2015 and ends on 10/25/2015.
   6pm at Panama City Beach, Front Beach Road, Middle Beach Road & Back Beach Roads, ph 850-249-7627.  MAP   The most Biker Friendly FREE Rally in the U.S.A! A 4-Day Motorcycle Rally on the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches”, Panama City Beach, Florida. There are No gates, No admission fees and No parking fees. We have over 200 vendors & exhibitors at 7 official venues. There is free Live Entertainment and Contests across the Beach. Activities include a huge Kick-Start Party, Police-led Bike Parade, Beauty Pageants, Poker Runs, Motorcycle Stunt Shows, Tattoo Contests, Bike Shows with category judging, Bikini Contests, Thunder Beach Merchandise tents at all venues and much more info@thunderbeachproductions.comwww.ThunderBeachProductions.com.


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Saturday, December 5, 2015
PLANT CITY - Plant City Bike Fest.  5-9pm at Historic Downtown Plant City, 102 N Palmer St.  MAP  Two bands - Sobriety X will perform from 4:00 to 6:30pm.  The Greg Billings Band will perform from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.  Eight bike show classes - register 5-7pm.   Unique NEW trophies.  Poker Walk around Downtown Plant City. Three winners – 100% of the pot will be given away.  50/50 raffle & Silent Auction.  Info Joyce, joyce@plantcity.org, The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, 813-754-3707. Website: http://plantcity.org.   FLYER  Plant City Bike Fest facbook page
 


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