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Saturday, April 4, 2015
BELLEVIEW -  Benefit for Kenny's Place.  12:00-4:00 at Fraternal Order of Eagles #4251, 8380 E Hwy 25, Belleview, FL 34420, ph 352-347-5994.   MAP  Women in the Wind are hosting this annual event for Kenny's Place a mentally handicapped training facility plant nursery, please come out and support are less fortunate people of our community, raffle, silent auction, band and more, info Debbie 209-7793 / Bambi 352 289-4302.

FT MYERS -   12th Annual Easter Bunny Toy Run.  9-10:45am Registration at Six Bends Harley-Davidson, 9501 Thunder Road, ph 239-275-4647.  MAP  Bring toys, boxed games, arts/crafts supplies, NO stuffed animals (please) $10/rider,$5/passenger includes pin for each. KSU 11am SHARP.  Hosted by SWFL HOG & Six Bends Harley-Davidson. Benefits Galisano Children's Hospital at Health Park. Escorted ride, FREE post-run meal at 6 Bends. Entertainment, giveaways. Six Bends H-D, 9501 Thunder Road,Ft.Myers. Bike Night Apr. 3rd. 6 Bends  H-D, 6-10pm, info Jack 239-590-0513 fourjays617@embarqmail.com www.SixBendsHD.com
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OCALA -  Tilted Kilt Bike Bight with Bobby Friss in Concert.  6:00-10:00pm at Tilted Kilt, 3155 East Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala, FL 34470, ph 352-351-5458.  MAP   Bobby Friss live in concert 6-10 pm.  First Bike Night of the Season, info bfriss@bobbyfriss.com,  734-383-3275. www.BobbyFriss.com FLYER

Sunday, April 5, 2015
ST PETERSBURG / TIERRA VERDE -  Bikers Easter Sonrise Service.  7:30-9:30am at Fort DeSoto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S.  MAP  Biker Sonrise Easter Service, free coffee and donuts, Bike Blessings, info 727-560-5589.


Saturday, April 11, 2015
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BELLEVIEW - US Military Vets MC Stonecold Chapter 14th Annual Party.  1300 hrs at VFW Post 8083, 1266 SE Hwy 441, Belleview, FL  34420, ph 352-245-8083.    MAP   $10 Person.  All Clubs, Independents & public welcome.  Join the brothers and sisters of the US Military Vets MC Stonecold Chapter 14 for a day of Brotherhood, great food, live music, raffles, auctions, bike games and more..  Brother Crash's Famous Fish Fry.  3rd Annual Tug-of-War.  Gun raffle $10 ticket for .45 cal Springfield Auto. For gun raffle tickets contact Low Rider, 901-484-9755.  Live music by Evil Monkey.  After annual party at the Club House.  Vendors contact Demerol 352-205-1526.   FLYER

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CRYSTAL RIVER - Crystal River Harley-Davidson Grand Opening Bash.  Starts on 4/11/2015 and ends on 4/12/2015.  12-5pm at Crystal River H-D, 1785 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL 34448, ph 352-563-9900.  MAP   New owners Steve and Jewel Lamb invite you to join in for a Grand Opening Celebration. Crystal River H-D presents Bobby Friss in concert 2-5 pm on Saturday, and Chasin' Crazy on Sunday, info 352-563-9900. www.bobbyfriss.com FLYER

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OCALA - Women Rider Expo.  Starts on 4/11/2015 and ends on 4/12/2015.  At Ghost Riders Saloon, 9360 US Hwy 441, ph 352-693-5847.   MAP  Food, Games, All Womens Bike Show.  Bands for Saturday include Big Scrub then The Verdict.  Hog Roast, Raffles, Special Awards.  Large outdoor venue with 2 stages.  Full liquor bar, Swap Meet Saturdays 2-7pm, vendors free.  Bike Night 4th Saturday of the month, info 352-693-5847.    Ghostrider Saloon facebook page  FLYER

Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventSPRING HILL -
Goodfellows MC 1st Annual Spring Fling Party 3pm at Hernando Club House, 4468 Plyna St, Spring Hill, FL 34606.  MAP  $10 Person, Entertainment, Food, 50/50 Drawing.  Bring your Family, Bring your Friends.  (take US 19 N into Spring Hill, pass Lowes on right, take your first right on Williams St, take your first right on Goodfellows Blvd, follow til end)  FLYER

TITUSVILLE - 13th Annual Brevard Law Ride. 7:30-10:00am Registration at The American Police Hall of Fame, 6350 Horizon Drive Titusville, FL 32780.   MAP  $20.00 for rider and $10.00 for passengers includes BBQ lunch with sides & drink.  Free Coffee and Donuts at registration.  10:30am Kickstands up.   Brevard's largest Law Enforcement Support Event!!  Entertainment, Prizes, Raffles, Vendors. Scenic Police Escorted ride that includes traveling through the Kennedy Space Center and photo stop.  Brevard Law Ride supports the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Concerns of Police Survivors, The American Police Hall of Fame & Museum and Brevard County Public Safety Charity and local Law Enforcement.  T-Shirts, hats, Challenge Coins and Raffles. DJ Doc Holiday and live music, info Alan 321-794-6084. www.BrevardLawRide.comFLYER 

Sunday, April 12, 2015
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CRYSTAL RIVER - Crystal River Harley-Davidson Grand Opening Bash.  Starts on 4/11/2015 and ends on 4/12/2015.  12-5pm at Crystal River H-D, 1785 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL 34448, ph 352-563-9900.  MAP   New owners Steve and Jewel Lamb invite you to join in for a Grand Opening Celebration. Crystal River H-D presents Chasin' Crazy on Sunday, info 352-563-9900. www.bobbyfriss.com.  FLYER

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LARGO - 7th Annual Wounded Warriors Rally.  11am at VFW Post 10094, 14268 Walsingham Rd, Largo, FL  33744, ph 727-566-8959.  MAP  $7 Food donation, Peoples Choice Bike Show, Auctions, Raffles, Contests, Food, Live Music, open to the public.  All vendors welcome, proceeds donated to Local  wounded warriors foundation.  FLYER

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OCALA - Women Rider Expo.  Starts on 4/11/2015 and ends on 4/12/2015.  At Ghost Riders Saloon, 9360 US Hwy 441, ph 352-693-5847.   MAP  Food, Games, All Womens Bike Show.  Bands for Sunday include Selfles Jams with Evil Monkey.   Hog Roast, Raffles, Special Awards.  Large outdoor venue with 2 stages.  Full liquor bar, Swap Meet Saturdays 2-7pm, vendors free.  Bike Night 4th Saturday of the month, info 352-693-5847.    Ghostrider Saloon facebook page  FLYER

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ORLANDO - 7th Annual Go Pink Event.  9am Registration starts, 10:30am Kickstands up from Bahia Shrine,  2300 Pembrook Drive, Orlando, FL 32810, ph 407-660-8811.  MAP  $20 Rider, $10 passenger.  Passenger ticket can only be purchased with rider ticket.  Escorted Ride.  FREE event t-shirt, pin, goody bag for first 200 pre-registered.  Day of registration includes breakfast and ride only.  Lunch available for purchase.  Don't ride? Join us at the end for music, raffles, 50/50, auctions, games and fun. PRIZE for the most outrageous PINK Outfit! Chapter Challenge! Special Appearance by Actor/Singer Wade Williams. Music by DJ HD-Service Unlimited Events.  All Bikes Welcome!  Pre-register at:  www.RibbonRiders.org FLYER

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ST PETERSBURG - Ride for the Girls Charity Poker Run.  10:30am Registration begins at Jim's Harley-Davidson, 2805 54th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL  33714, ph 727-527-9672.  MAP   $15 First hand, $5 each additional hands.  11:30am Last bike out.  Join Jim's Harley-Davidson as we challenge riders to raise money on behalf of Girls Inc of Pinellas. Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.  2:30pm Last bike in at Quaker Steak & Lube.  Prizes for top three hands and worst hand.  Live music by Josephine's Machine, silent auction, 50/50, raffle, rain or shine, all vehicles welcome, info 727-544-6230.  www.girlsinc-pinellas.org FLYER

Friday, April 17, 2015
NAPLES - Relay for Life - Relay Hawgs.  6:00pm at Naples Police Department, 355 Riverside Cir, ph 239-213-4844.  MAP  Escorted by the Collier County Sheriff’s Department and Naples City Police. The Largest Donating Group will walk away with the traditional Plaque. Kickstands up promptly at 7PM, Ride begins at NPD, Ends at Gulfview Middle School, 255 6th Street South, Naples, Florida Lineup Locations: Naples Harley: 5:30PM Gator Alley: 6:00PM Dillard’s/Coastland Mall (Goodlette Road location) Everglades Motorcycle: 5:45PM Naples Police Department: 6:00PM (Parking Lot on Goodlette Rd & Central Ave) Contact LauraJo 239.404.7006-laurajo@gcipnaplescom.  Signup and Donate at: http://relay.acsevents.org/,  info 239-404-7006. http://relay.acsevents.org/ FLYER

Saturday, April 18, 2015
INGLIS -  Roll the Dice for Autism Run..  9am Registration starts at AMVETS Post 447, 405 E Hwy 40, ph 353-447-4473.   MAP  $14 Entry fee, $5 additional hands.  Stops at American Legion Post 155, American Legion Post 237, F.O.E.  Homosassa Eagles, Backwater Fin, Mickey's Bar, return to AMVETS Post 447, last bike in at 3:30pm.  Door prizes, 50/50 drawing, music, food.  Benefits Isaiah Foundation  for children diagnosed with Autism.  All vehicles are welcome, info 352-447-4473 or AMVETS Riders Chapter President, Brenda Binegar 352-212-9112.   FLYER

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LARGO -  Cobras Motorcycle Club Lap Dance of Luxury #22. 5pm First bike our from Club Atlantis, 11600 66th St N, Largo, FL 3373, ph 727-545-5515.    MAP   Over $2K in cash & prizes.  Stops include:  Bare Assets Pasco, Silks on US 19, mile High Holiday, Pinellas Park and Clearwater.  Last bike in at Midnight to Club Atlantis.  Rain or Shine, info 727-201-9965.  FLYER

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ORLANDO -  Pigs Against Pediatric Cancer Ride.   10am On site registration begins at Nemours Children's Hospital, 13535 Nemours Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32827.  MAP   Registration for the ride is $20.00 for single rider or $25.00 for rider and passenger.  First 100 to register online receive FREE event shirts, first 50 day of event to register receive FREE event shirts.   This will be an escorted event with an after ride party at Johnny's Fillin Station with live music, drinks and food! Sponsored by Iron Pigs Motorcycle Club - St Johns River Chapter.  Thanks to Indian Motorcycle Orlando, we are conducting a raffle for a 2015, Black Smoke Indian Scout Custom Bobber! Raffle tickets are $20.00 each. You can purchase them here and print your ticket from home!  You can view the all new Indian Scout at Indian Motorcycle Orlando and purchase your raffle tickets there, info 321-230-1960. http://ezregister.com/events/11518/#.vdfztdbdfu4.facebook FLYER

VENICE -  Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash.  10:00am at Venice Municipal Airport, 150 Airport Ave E., Venice, FL 34285.   MAP  Some of the best BBQ & Bluegrass you're going to find!  FREE motorcycle parking, FREE admission, and FREE entertainment!  Top rated national competitors vying for $20k purse! Mouth watering BBQ, Chili Cook Off, and Dessert Contest!  Lots of vendors, lots of food, lots of fun!  There's enough to keep you at the event all day, but we've also got nearby beaches and a beautiful downtown area for shopping/dining.  Cruise our beaches & hang out for the weekend! Designated motorcycle parking at the Event. Check out the website, there's a lot more information there! Don't miss this one, info Don Fisher, donaldpeepaw@gmail.com, 941-809-5232. www.SuncoastBBQBash.com FLYER

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventCLEARWATERPoker Run for Leshawn Williams "69".  9am Registration starts at, Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th St. North.  MAP   $15 Rider, $5 passenger, 10:30am kickstands up, all vehicles welcome. 4 Bridges run (Bayside, Courtney Campbell Causeway, Howard Franklin & Gandy.  1:30pm Last vehicle in.  Cash prizes:  1st/2nd/3rd/Worst hands = $200/$150/$100/$50.  Live auction, 50/50 Drawing, Raffles, Games, Live Music with special guests Motown Funk Soul and Rock & Roll.  Probably the biggest Wednesday bike night in the state, info Tony 813-380-1018, heblesmetwo@gmail.com.   www.TheLube.com.   FLYER

Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventDUNEDIN -   Chili Cook-Off by Suncoast Brotherhood.  11AM-5PM at American Legion Post 275, 360 Wilson St., ph 727-733-8153. MAP 25th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Bring your Chili by 11AM, Judging by the American Legion at Noon. Unlimited Tasting, $5.00 a bowl, Prizes for 1st and 2nd Hot’ Medium’ & Mild’.  $100 for Peoples Choice Award. Vendors, 50/50, Raffles, Fun, Weenie Bite and Slow Race competitions. Wheelbarrow of Cheer (Loaded with Booze) - $5.00 a ticket. Entertainment by the * New * BLACK WATER JACK BAND.  We Know How to Throw a Party, info Chuckles 727-736-4664. www.SuncoastBrotherhood.org . FLYER

SARASOTA -  Fil-A-Egg Jelly Bean Run.  9-11am Registration at Haps Cycle Sales, 2530 17th St, Sarasota, FL, ph 941-504-1693.   MAP   Its a jelly bean run, we use the money for local charities that we sponsor with our club (Haps GulfCoast Riders).  First bike out at 10am and last bike in by 2 PM, we will end the run at Captain Eddies, Nokomis (directions at ride).  $15.00 per rider and extra hands $10.00, registration available online, info Greg Lough 941-504-1693. www.HapsGulfcoastRiders.com.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
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LEESBURG / OKAHUMPKA -  Lake Co. ABATE Campground for Leesburg Bikefest (tm). Starts on 4/23/2015 and ends on 4/26/2015.  24 Hrs all day at Eagles Aerie 4273, Okahumpka, 27150 Haywood Worm Farms Rd, Okahumpka, FL 34762, ph 352-787-7020.   MAP  ABATE of FL - Lake Co. Chapter Campground for Leesburg Bikefest.   Tent & RV Camping (no hookups), Men's & Ladies Showers, Band each night at the Tiki Bar, Meals available onsite. See link to Flyer, info Vera, vmakingmemories@aol.com. Website: www.Lake.AbateFlorida.com.    FLYER.

Friday, April 24, 2015
LEESBURG - 19th Annual Leesburg Bike Fest.  Starts on 4/24/2015 and ends on 4/26/2015. 8am-11pm,  Located in downtown Leesburg, 401 W. Magnolia St.   MAP   Lake County comes alive with motorcycles from all over the US and over 200,000 people. They come for the bikefest and entertainment events. There are vendors, demonstrations, shows, contests, bike shows and live entertainment on 12 venues, all free to the public. Come join us for the 3 day Party in the Streets, info 352-365-0053, Jan@leesburgpartnership.com www.LeesburgBikefest.com FLYER  

Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventOCALA -  Ocala Outlaws 15th Annual Spring Fling.   Starts on 4/24/2015 and ends on 4/26/2015.   At Outlaws Clubhouse, 2140 N Magnolia, Ocala, FL 34475.  MAP   $10 Donation, Food, Music, 50/50.  Evil Monkey Band appearing Saturday April 25th.  Support your black & white. www.OutlawsMCFlorida.com.   FLYER

Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventLEESBURG / OKAHUMPKA -  Lake Co. ABATE Campground for Leesburg Bikefest (tm). Starts on 4/23/2015 and ends on 4/26/2015.  24 Hrs all day at Eagles Aerie 4273, Okahumpka, 27150 Haywood Worm Farms Rd, Okahumpka, FL 34762, ph 352-787-7020.   MAP  ABATE of FL - Lake Co. Chapter Campground for Leesburg Bikefest.   Tent & RV Camping (no hookups), Men's & Ladies Showers, Band each night at the Tiki Bar, Meals available onsite. See link to Flyer, info Vera, vmakingmemories@aol.com. Website: www.Lake.AbateFlorida.com.    FLYER.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventHUDSON - Full Moon Poker Run.  4-6pm Registration at The Cove Oyster Bar, 6438 Clark St, ph 727-697-3993.  MAP  Poker hands still $5 or 3 for $10, up to 2 extra cards per hand at last stop for $1 each.  Cash prizes:  Best/2nd/3rd/Pot Luck = $100/$75/$50/$25.  Wear a Suncoast Brotherhood shirt  & receive an extra hand (must purchase a hand).  Stops at Kathy's Hideaway, Overtime Sports Bar, Boondocks, 8-10pm last bikes in at TJ's, 5350 Grand Blvd, New Port Richey, 10:30pm Winners announced, info SCBH PR Betty 727-858-2453 or VP Tommy 813-363-9861.    www.SCBHPasco.com FLYER   ROUTE

Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventLEESBURG - 19th Annual Leesburg Bike Fest.  Starts on 4/24/2015 and ends on 4/26/2015. 8am-11pm,  Located in downtown Leesburg, 401 W. Magnolia St.   MAP   Lake County comes alive with motorcycles from all over the US and over 200,000 people. They come for the bikefest and entertainment events. There are vendors, demonstrations, shows, contests, bike shows and live entertainment on 12 venues, all free to the public. Come join us for the 3 day Party in the Streets, info 352-365-0053, Jan@leesburgpartnership.com www.LeesburgBikefest.com.  FLYER

Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventLEESBURG / OKAHUMPKA -  Lake Co. ABATE Campground for Leesburg Bikefest (tm). Starts on 4/23/2015 and ends on 4/26/2015.  24 Hrs all day at Eagles Aerie 4273, Okahumpka, 27150 Haywood Worm Farms Rd, Okahumpka, FL 34762, ph 352-787-7020.   MAP  ABATE of FL - Lake Co. Chapter Campground for Leesburg Bikefest.   Tent & RV Camping (no hookups), Men's & Ladies Showers, Band each night at the Tiki Bar, Meals available onsite. See link to Flyer, info Vera, vmakingmemories@aol.com.  Website: www.Lake.AbateFlorida.com.    FLYER.

OCALA -   www.RiderNowMagazine.comGhost Riders Saloon Monthly Bike Night7-11pm at Ghost Rider Saloon, 9360 S US Hwy 441, Ocala, FL 34480, ph 352-693-5847.  MAP   Bike Night Every 4th Saturday.  Open Jams 1-5pm hosted by Evil Monkey.  Full Liquor Bar, and Drink Specials.  Sunday - Bloody Mary Sundays.  Food available from Back Stage Grill.  $6 famous Mojo Chicken or Pork Plate.  Rain or Shine, Open 7 days a week 'til 2am! Ghostrider Saloon facebook page

SARASOTA - The Empowerment Ride.   8:30-10am Registration at Child Protection Center of Sarasota, 720 South Orange Ave., ph 207-751-9709.   MAP   The Empowerment Ride PASSPORT RUN The event is from 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with registration starting at 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. kickstands up @10:00 a.m. and last bike out at 10:30 a.m.  $15.00 per bike and $5.00 per passenger.  There will be a live band (The Lisa Ridings Band) at the Eagles from 2 PM to 5 PM. You can register online @ www.EmpowerRide.EventBrite.com for more information: www.CPCSarasota.org,  info Kathy, 207-751-9709, hmmjustalookin@yahoo.com FLYER

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventLEESBURG - 19th Annual Leesburg Bike Fest.  Starts on 4/23/2015 and ends on 4/26/2015. 8am-11pm,  Located in downtown Leesburg, 401 W. Magnolia St.   MAP   Lake County comes alive with motorcycles from all over the US and over 200,000 people. They come for the bikefest and entertainment events. There are vendors, demonstrations, shows, contests, bike shows and live entertainment on 12 venues, all free to the public. Come join us for the 3 day Party in the Streets, info 352-365-0053, Jan@leesburgpartnership.com www.LeesburgBikefest.com.  FLYER

Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventLEESBURG / OKAHUMPKA -  Lake Co. ABATE Campground for Leesburg Bikefest (tm). Starts on 4/23/2015 and ends on 4/26/2015.  24 Hrs all day at Eagles Aerie 4273, Okahumpka, 27150 Haywood Worm Farms Rd, Okahumpka, FL 34762, ph 352-787-7020.   MAP  ABATE of FL - Lake Co. Chapter Campground for Leesburg Bikefest.   Tent & RV Camping (no hookups), Men's & Ladies Showers, Band each night at the Tiki Bar, Meals available onsite. See link to Flyer, info Vera, vmakingmemories@aol.com.  Website: www.Lake.AbateFlorida.com.    FLYER.

SARASOTA -   Inaugural Empowerment Ride Passport Run. 8:30-10:00 a.m. Registration at Child Protection Center, Inc., 720 South Orange Avenue, ph 941-365-1277.   MAP  In partnership with Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) Bay Bridges Chapter, the Child Protection Center (CPC) will hold its inaugural Empowerment Ride Passport Run.  $15 Rider, $5 for passenger.  Pre-registration available on line.   Registered riders will make five (5) stops along a charted route starting at CPC in downtown Sarasota and collect stamps on passport cards at prearranged locations. They will arrive at the final venue, Knights of Columbus, to enjoy live music, food, and beverages as well as visit vendors’ booths. Proceeds from the event will support both causes in their battle against child abuse, info Melissa, 941-365-1277, Ext. 103, melissal@cpcsarasota.orgwww.cpcsarasota.org.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
PANAMA CITY BEACH -  17th Annual Spring THUNDER BEACH Motorcycle Rally.  Starts on 4/29/2015 and ends on 5/3/2015  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, May 2, 2015
DADE CITY -  Tail of the Gecko Ride for Service Dogs for Soldiers. 1000-1100 am Registration at Neon Cowboy, 11451 Bellamy Brothers Blvd Dade City, FL 33525, ph 352-588-0039.   MAP   $15 per rider / passenger, with commemorative ride pin given at rides end. KSU at 11:15 am. Tail of the Gecko Ride for Service Dogs for Soldiers.  The ride is hosted by the MFC MC and is open to everyone. Come lean on the curves and feel the hills as you ride the best ride in Florida. Ride ends at VFW Post 7122 in Floral City. Ride shirts, food and drinks will also be available at rides end. More info at www.mfchillsborough.orggrumpymfchills@gmail.com FLYER

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventBROOKSVILLE -  Funky Earth Music Festival. Starts on 5/7/2015 and ends on 5/9/2015. Gates open Noon on Thursday at 27151 Soult Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602.   MAP   $30 Admission The Funky Farm is a 3 day multi-genre camping event, hosting diverse live music, live art, and an array of unique vendors. Benefiting the DD214 & Never Say Never Foundations, this 21+ festival is the newest addition to a long line of epic events held on the property.  Located on a historic 40 acre working farm in beautiful Brooksville, free primitive camping, motorcycle parking.  The venue is home to 2 performing stages, a live art stage, and a traveling stage that tours the grounds behind our one of a kind tie-dye tractor!  www.FunkyFarmfest.com  FLYER

Friday, May 8, 2015
BRADENTON -  3rd Annual Florida Legion Riders Rally. Starts on 5/8/2015 and ends on 5/10/2015.   Noon at American Legion Kirby Stewart Post, 2000 75th St. W, ph 941-920-2914.  MAP  This year the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 is the host of this 3rd Annual Legion Rider Florida State Rally. The committee is planning a free shuttle service to hotels too! There will be awards, raffles, music, rides, vendors, food, activities, and more,  info Jim, 941-920-2914, brwwjbrw1@verizon.net.   www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionRidersChapter24 FLYER

Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventBROOKSVILLE -  Funky Earth Music Festival. Starts on 5/7/2015 and ends on 5/9/2015. Gates open Noon on Thursday at 27151 Soult Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602.   MAP   $30 Admission The Funky Farm is a 3 day multi-genre camping event, hosting diverse live music, live art, and an array of unique vendors. Benefiting the DD214 & Never Say Never Foundations, this 21+ festival is the newest addition to a long line of epic events held on the property.  Located on a historic 40 acre working farm in beautiful Brooksville, free primitive camping, motorcycle parking.  The venue is home to 2 performing stages, a live art stage, and a traveling stage that tours the grounds behind our one of a kind tie-dye tractor!  www.FunkyFarmfest.com  FLYER

Saturday, May 9, 2015
BRADENTON -  3rd Annual Florida Legion Riders Rally. Starts on 5/8/2015 and ends on 5/10/2015.   Noon at American Legion Kirby Stewart Post, 2000 75th St. W, ph 941-920-2914.  MAP  This year the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 is the host of this 3rd Annual Legion Rider Florida State Rally. The committee is planning a free shuttle service to hotels too! There will be awards, raffles, music, rides, vendors, food, activities, and more,  info Jim, 941-920-2914, brwwjbrw1@verizon.net.   www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionRidersChapter24 FLYER

Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventBROOKSVILLE -  Funky Earth Music Festival. Starts on 5/7/2015 and ends on 5/9/2015. Gates open Noon on Thursday at 27151 Soult Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602.   MAP   $30 Admission The Funky Farm is a 3 day multi-genre camping event, hosting diverse live music, live art, and an array of unique vendors. Benefiting the DD214 & Never Say Never Foundations, this 21+ festival is the newest addition to a long line of epic events held on the property.  Located on a historic 40 acre working farm in beautiful Brooksville, free primitive camping, motorcycle parking.  The venue is home to 2 performing stages, a live art stage, and a traveling stage that tours the grounds behind our one of a kind tie-dye tractor!  www.FunkyFarmfest.com  FLYER

Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventSUMMERFIELD -  Nam Knights 1st Annual Fund raiser.  Noon-? at Dallas Inn Bar, 16860 US 301, Summerfield, FL 34491, ph 352-245-5002.  MAP  Tickets $15 Each ' $25 Couple.  sponsored by Marion County Albo Gator Chapter Nam Knights MC of America.  Live music, vendors, 50/50 raffle, bike wash, dinner.  All funds help veterans and fallen law enforcement officers, info Knuckles 443-945-5982.  FLYER

Sunday, May 10, 2015
BRADENTON -  3rd Annual Florida Legion Riders Rally. Starts on 5/8/2015 and ends on 5/10/2015.   Noon at American Legion Kirby Stewart Post, 2000 75th St. W, ph 941-920-2914.  MAP  This year the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 is the host of this 3rd Annual Legion Rider Florida State Rally. The committee is planning a free shuttle service to hotels too! There will be awards, raffles, music, rides, vendors, food, activities, and more,  info Jim, 941-920-2914, brwwjbrw1@verizon.net.   www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionRidersChapter24 FLYER

Friday, May 15, 2015
MT DORA -  4th Annual Proud to be an American Bikefest and Sweet Corn Festival.
  Starts on 5/15/2015 and ends on 5/17/2015.  Starts 3pm Friday at Renninger's Flea Market, 20651 US Hwy 441, ph 352-516-6485.  MAP   $25 For all three days or $10 per day.  Friday 3pm-?, Saturday and Sunday 11am-?.   Largest all adult biker party in Florida, Free parking, bikes inside the gate, special area for 4 wheelers.  Overnight camping - call for pricing, power available.  Mud wrestling, Wet T-shirt contest, bike show, bike games, Miss Proud to be an American contest "cash prizes".   Bands:  Bobby Friss on Friday, Blackfoot and Kim Hartman Bands on Saturday, and Greg Billings Band on Sunday.  No one under 21, coolers or firearms allowed.  Full liquor bar by Jesse Black Saloon served by "The Jesse Black Girls".  Nam Knights MC Beer Bar and Sweet Corn.   A portion of admission donated to a Military Organization.  Event info Hark 352-516-6485, harkone75@aol.com, vendors Ava 352-455-0388, camping Don 352-978-0642.  See event FLYER for hotel listing.

Peace River ABATE of Florida
Saturday, May 16, 2015
ARCADIA -  Run-A-Muck.
  Noon-9pm at Peace River Camp Grounds, 2998 NW Highway 70, ph 863-494-9693.  MAP  The Peace River Chapter of ABATE invite you to their famous Run-A-Muck biker party!  This will be held on Saturday, May 16, at the Peace River Campground in Arcadia.  $3 Day Pass.  Run-A-Muck is a day full of fun.  We have vendors, a biker rodeo, a karaoke contest, and lots of other contests people enjoy being a part of! Maybe you can take home a trophy or two! $3 per person day pass! See you at Run-A-Muck! Info Johnny Martin, 941-224-6160. www.PeaceRiver.AbateFlorida.comPeaceRiverCampground.com    FLYER  Peace River ABATE of Florida facebook page

INVERNESS -  2nd Annual Help the Babies Baby Ride.   10:30-11:30am Registration at Citrus Pregnancy Center, 1300 Hwy 41 N, Inverness., ph 352-341-5176.   MAP    Benefit the Citrus Pregnancy Center. Donation of $10.00 or a package of diapers (size 2-5).  Ride to Stagecoach Junction Fellowship at 8820 W CR 476, Bushnell, FL. (1/2 mile east of the Withlacoochee River on CR 476). Free BBQ lunch at Stagecoach. Door Prize: $100 Visa Gift Card, info Buzz 352-799-1165 or Steve 352-597-6702.  StagecoachJunction.org

MT DORA -  4th Annual Proud to be an American Bikefest and Sweet Corn Festival.  Starts on 5/15/2015 and ends on 5/17/2015.  Starts 3pm Friday at Renninger's Flea Market, 20651 US Hwy 441, ph 352-516-6485.  MAP   $25 For all three days or $10 per day.  Friday 3pm-?, Saturday and Sunday 11am-?.   Largest all adult biker party in Florida, Free parking, bikes inside the gate, special area for 4 wheelers.  Overnight camping - call for pricing, power available.  Mud wrestling, Wet T-shirt contest, bike show, bike games, Miss Proud to be an American contest "cash prizes".   Bands:  Bobby Friss on Friday, Blackfoot and Kim Hartman Bands on Saturday, and Greg Billings Band on Sunday.  No one under 21, coolers or firearms allowed.  Full liquor bar by Jesse Black Saloon served by "The Jesse Black Girls".  Nam Knights MC Beer Bar and Sweet Corn.   A portion of admission donated to a Military Organization.  Event info Hark 352-516-6485, harkone75@aol.com, vendors Ava 352-455-0388, camping Don 352-978-0642.  See event FLYER for hotel listing.

Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventSTARKE -  7th Annual Camp Blanding Memorial / Museum Benefit Run.  10am-Noon Sign up at Camp Blanding Museum Parking Lot, 5629 SR 16 W.  MAP   $10 Per person includes food.  Stops at:  VFW Middleburg, AMVETS Keystone Heights, VFW Palatka, VFW Interlachen, 4pm last bike in at VNV/LV MC Clubhouse, Keystone Heights.  Winner guaranteed $100, 50/50, door prizes, live music, food provided by Cht'z & Giggles.  Promoted by Viet Nam Vets/Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club Chapter Y FL, sponsored by Cycle and Ski Concepts, info Rhino 240-477-3352 or Ribitt 904-509-2030.  www.CampBlanding-Museum.org.  FLYER

 Sunday, May 17, 2015
MT DORA -  4th Annual Proud to be an American Bikefest and Sweet Corn Festival.
  Starts on 5/15/2015 and ends on 5/17/2015.  Starts 3pm Friday at Renninger's Flea Market, 20651 US Hwy 441, ph 352-516-6485.  MAP   $25 For all three days or $10 per day.  Friday 3pm-?, Saturday and Sunday 11am-?.   Largest all adult biker party in Florida, Free parking, bikes inside the gate, special area for 4 wheelers.  Overnight camping - call for pricing, power available.  Mud wrestling, Wet T-shirt contest, bike show, bike games, Miss Proud to be an American contest "cash prizes".   Bands:  Bobby Friss on Friday, Blackfoot and Kim Hartman Bands on Saturday, and Greg Billings Band on Sunday.  No one under 21, coolers or firearms allowed.  Full liquor bar by Jesse Black Saloon served by "The Jesse Black Girls".  Nam Knights MC Beer Bar and Sweet Corn.   A portion of admission donated to a Military Organization.  Event info Hark 352-516-6485, harkone75@aol.com, vendors Ava 352-455-0388, camping Don 352-978-0642.  See event FLYER for hotel listing.

Rider Now Magazine sponsored or advertised eventMADEIRA BEACH - Mad Beach Spring Bike Fest. 10am-4pm at Madeira Way, 15004 Madeira Way, ph 727-453-9093.  MAP   A 10-class bike show. Bikini Bike Wash, Vendors, Food, Live Music, raffles are planned all day from 10-4 PM, info 727-322-5217, suzfest@gmail.com.  http://sikpromotions.com FLYER

Saturday, May 23, 2015
ST AUGUSTINE -  16th Annual Riding Into History Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance.   At World Golf Village, 2 World Golf Place (I-95, exit #323), ph 904-940-6088.  MAP  10am-4pm Concours D' Elegance.  Please join us May 23, 2015 for the 16th annual Riding Into History Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance at the World Golf Village. ,  This motorcycle show attracts approximately 300 antique, vintage and classic motorcycles from all over the country. Thousands of spectators are once again expected to enjoy the event, which also includes exhibitors, vendors, entertainment, clubs and a variety of food. Admission is only $10 at the gate for the Concours.  10am Charity Ride leaves from BMW Motorcycles of Jacksonville & Adamec H-D on Baymeadows. $10 Ride includes admission into the Concours and VIP parking.  Our chosen charity for 2015 is The K9s for Warriors. RIH was able to contribute 40K to K9s for Warriors after the 2014 event. The Weaver Foundation has pledged to match our 40K donation! There is no paid staff, and all duties are performed by volunteers.  Info 904-677-9452, info@RindingIntoHistory.orgwww.RidingIntoHistory.org FLYER


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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/


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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.

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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