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              Rider Now Magazine August 2016 Edition is now online.  CLICK HERE  August 2016 Edition - Rider Now Magazine


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Thursday, August 25, 2016
PINELLAS PARK - Winghouse Bike Night.  At Ker's Winghouse of Pinellas Park, 7790 US Hwy 19, Pinellas Park.  MAP   Florida 33718.  Last Thursday of every month Full Throttle magazine and Jims Harley-Davidson host our bike night. Next one is Thursday, August 25th. Games , prizes . Winghouse girls choose 3 bikes of the night. May have a band TBD this month, info 727-547-9464, pinellaspark2@winghouse.com www.WingHouse.com.

Rider Now Magazine sponosored advertised eventSaturday, August 27, 2016
NEW PORT RICHEY - Racing4Vets Annual Ride for the Fallen. 8-10am Sign up at VFW Post 6180, 11551 Osceola Dr, NPR 34654, ph 727-863-8824.  MAP  $10 Donation, $10 additional hands. 10am kickstands up. 1st Place $100. Stops at: Sail Inn in Brooksville, VFW 7122 in Floral City, Eagles in Homosassa, American Legion Post 186 in Brooksville, R Beach Restaurant on Hernando Beach, 4:30pm last bike in back at VFW Post 6180 in NPR. www.Racing4Vets.org FLYER

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Friday, September 2, 2016
Rider Now Magazine sponosored advertised eventOCALA - 34th Annual Ocala Shrine Rodeo. Starts on 9/2/2016 and ends on 9/3/2016.  5:30pm Gates open at Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road Ocala, FL 34470, ph 352-671-8600.   MAP   5:30pm Gates open, 7:30pm Professional Rodeo action returns to Ocala.  Friday Night Kid's Night $5 admission for kids 6-11 years old accompanied by an adult. (Buy ticket at gate - kids 5 & under are FREE). Advanced tickets (cash only) - $15 sold at: Tack Shack, Seminole Feed Stores, Klover Leaf Tack in Williston, Russell's Western Wear, Boot Barn in Gainesville & Lady Lake, Sparr Building & Farm Supply in Wildwood. At gate (cash only) $18. Saturday Shrine patients special rodeo at 6:0 PM. Rain or shine, covered arena. Proceeds benefit Shrine Hospitals for Children, for Rodeo info call 352-402-8808. www.facebook.com/ocalashrinerodeo   FLYER.

Saturday, September 3, 2016
Rider Now Magazine sponosored advertised eventDAYTONA BEACH - Boot Hill Saloon Rumfest.   At the legendary Boot Hill Saloon, 310 Main St, ph 386-258-9506.   MAP   Street closed to vehicles.  Party in the Street, bands include ETC at 3pm and Miss Intent at 9pm, info 386-258-9506.  http://BootHillSaloon.com FLYER

Rider Now Magazine sponosored advertised eventOCALA - Tilted Kilt Bike Night.  6-10pm at Tilted Kilt, 3155 E. Silver Springs Blvd, ph 352-351-5458.  MAP  Bike Night every 1st Saturday of the month, Live music, sponsored by War Horse Harley-Davidson, info 352-351-5458.  http://tiltedkilt.com/ocala/ FLYER

OCALA - 34th Annual Ocala Shrine Rodeo. Starts on 9/2/2016 and ends on 9/3/20165:30pm Gates open at Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road Ocala, FL 34470, ph 352-671-8600.   MAP   5:30pm Gates open, 7:30pm Professional Rodeo action returns to Ocala.  Friday Night Kid's Night $5 admission for kids 6-11 years old accompanied by an adult. (Buy ticket at gate - kids 5 & under are FREE). Advanced tickets (cash only) - $15 sold at: Tack Shack, Seminole Feed Stores, Klover Leaf Tack in Williston, Russell's Western Wear, Boot Barn in Gainesville & Lady Lake, Sparr Building & Farm Supply in Wildwood. At gate (cash only) $18. Saturday Shrine patients special rodeo at 6:0 PM. Rain or shine, covered arena. Proceeds benefit Shrine Hospitals for Children, for Rodeo info call 352-402-8808. www.facebook.com/ocalashrinerodeo  FLYER  

Saturday, September 10, 2016
MELBOURNE - Azan Shriners Bike & Car Show.  2pm Gates open at Azan Shrine Temple, 1591 W. Eau Gaillie Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32935, ph 321-259-5302.  MAP
  $20 Registration, $15 Pre-registration includes meal ticket, dash plaque and participation certificate.  Additional meal ticket for registrants $5.  All meal tickets have a 5 Car & 5 Bike botes.  6pm dinner served, 4pm show and voting begins, 7pm awards.  5 Cash awards for cars and 5 for bikes.  Registration refund if rained out, dinner is rain or shine, info azancarshow@cfl.rr.com.   FLYER / WEBSITE

Rider Now Magazine sponosored advertised eventMORRISTON - Levy County Wheels of Man M.C. 14th Annual Party.  Starts at 2pm at The Clubhouse, 7750 SE 196 Terrace, Morriston, FL 32668.   MAP   $10 Admission includes food and live music by Rusted Steel, primitive camping. Vendors welcome, info Chip 352-402-0512.   FLYER

SARASOTA -
First Responders Family Day.
Noon-10pm at the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Hall, 3600 Circus Blvd, Sarasota (on the corner of Circus Blvd. and Beneva Rd.)  MAP  LET’S ROLL! This event is a tribute to remember those who lost their lives on 9-11-2001, 15 years. For all the first responders who put others first on that day and every day, and for all the brave men and women of the armed forces who are fighting for us today to keep us safe. Family Day: Police, fire, ambulance, The American Red Cross and The Blood Mobile will be represented from Noon until 4 pm with demonstrations for the kids. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. FREE CHILD ID PROGRAM available. FREE live music from 3–10pm with Donavan, Bottom Line Band / Charlie Whitt and Kim Betts and Gamble Creek, info doozerdona@gmail.com.

ST PETERSBURG - Suncoast Brotherhood National TV Dinner Day Poker Run.  5-7PM Sign up at Red Tiki Bar, 7631 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, ph 727-914-8928.  MAP   $5 a hand or 3 hands for $10. Bring a non-perishable and not expired food to feed our homeless Vets drive. Get a free hand with a paid one.  Stops at: Two Bux, Palms Bar, LP's Pub, 10:30pm last bike in at Wild Willy's in Largo. 11pm Winners announced. We are doing a food drive to help feed our homeless Vets! Wild Willy's (the last stop) will be collecting food prior to the event as well as us collecting it at our first stop, Red Tiki Bar, the night of the event! Music by Edge of Red, info KJ 727-453-8818. www.SuncoastBrotherhood.org FLYER

TAMPA - 9th Annual Patriot Day Observance and Remembrance Ride. 11:30 am - 5:00 pm at Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 US Hwy 301 N, Tampa, FL 33619.  MAP  Food, Live Music, Auctions, Raffles, 50/50. Cost $10 donation before September 10th, $15 day of event, includes meal, drink and raffle ticket for three grand prizes.  Tickets available in advance at AMVETS Post 44, 5521 SR 60 east, Plant City, FL 33527.  A to B Ride from four locations, registration 9 am at all. Harley Davidson of Brandon, 9481 E Adamo Drive, KSU 10:30 am; Harley Davidson of Lakeland, 4202 Lakeland Hills Blvd, KSU 10:00 am; Jim's Harley Davidson, 2805 58th Ave. N, St. Pete, KSU 9:45 am; Peggy's Corral, 4511 US Hwy 41, Palmetto, KSU 10:00 am. Proceeds benefitting James A Haley recreational services, local first responders and veterans programs. Vendors wanted. for more info contact Mike G. 813-240-6996. www.amvetspost44.org FLYER

Sunday, September 11, 2016
SARASOTA - 10th Annual Manasota 9-11 Remembrance Ride
8-11am Registration at the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Hall, 3600 Circus Blvd, Sarasota (on the corner of Circus Blvd. and Beneva Rd.)  MAP  $15 and a signed waiver/registration form is required and includes a box lunch. The ride leaves from the parking lot immediately after a memorial and special guest speakers starting at 11:15am. A Sunday breakfast will also be available for purchase at Sahib Shrine across the street from 7-11am. Upon return a lunch will be provided or may be purchased, for those not participating in the ride. Live Music with Shyster then Whiskey Blind after the ride, vendors, food and refreshments until 6 pm.  All motorcyclists are encouraged to come out and support this event. This is an open event open to all motorcycles and bike clubs. (This is a motorcycle ride only). For additional information please like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/manasota911remembranceride or @manasota911remembranceride.  Riders are asked to wear their patriotic colors and display flags on their bikes. We are looking for sponsors; for more information call Rory MacConnell. Sponsor sign-up deadline is 7-28-2016. We are looking for vendors: information contact Mr. Clean at 941-807-2522. Vendor deadline is 9-1-2016.  Manasota Remembrance Ride facebook page

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
MIAMI to KEY WEST - Phil Peterson's 44th Key West Poker Run. Starts on 9/15/2016 and ends on 9/18/2016. 
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.  $35, Pick up your registration packet or sign-up early online.  New this year 6 cards and 6 stops.  Parking on Duval Street available with purchase of a commemorative $10 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 Mark Moss 305-747-0281, pokerrunvendors@gmail.com.    General questions contact Peterson's H-D South 305-235-4023, hdsouth@bellsouth.com.  Lodging 866-934-6835, www.fla-keys.com or www.keywestinfo.com .   www.PetersonsHarley.com FLYER

Friday, September 16, 2016
AMVETS Post 2006LEESBURG  - "The Patriots Tears" POW / MIA Ceremony.   At the Veterans Memorial Park, 411 W Main St, Leesburg, FL 34748.   MAP   Hosted by AMVETS Post 2006.  Agenda and ceremony information is forthcoming from AMVETS Post 2006 Commander and Officers.   A Tribute to all Military Men, Women and Families, living and deceased! Thank you for your service!  Please share with someone you know as a way of saying "Thank You".  Leave us a comment on Facebook and tag a Veteran or Active Military member. God Bless!   More details are coming soon, info Peggy veteransinfoandevents@gmail.com, 407-484-2159.   AMVETS Post 2006 facebook page   www.amvets2006.com

Rider Now Magazine sponosored advertised eventMIAMI to KEY WEST -
Phil Peterson's 44th Key West Poker Run. Starts on 9/15/2016 and ends on 9/18/2016.  Registration at either Peterson's H-D of Miami, 19400 Poker RunNW 2nd Ave, Miami, ph 305-651-4811 OR Peterson's H-D South, 19825 S Dixie Hwy, Cutler Bay, ph 305-235-4023.  $35, Pick up your registration packet or sign-up early online.  New this year 6 cards and 6 stops.  Parking on Duval Street available with purchase of a commemorative $10 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 Mark Moss 305-747-0281, pokerrunvendors@gmail.com.    General questions contact Peterson's H-D South 305-235-4023, hdsouth@bellsouth.com.  Lodging 866-934-6835, www.fla-keys.com or www.keywestinfo.com .   www.PetersonsHarley.com FLYER

Rider Now Magazine sponosored advertised eventSunday, September 18, 2016
SUMMERFIELD - Amy's Poker Run & 1st Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit
.  10:30am Kickstands up from Crossroads Inn, 16475 US-301, Summerfield, FL 34491, ph 352-347-8226.   MAP   $10 / Person, $5 / Plate. Amy was diagnosed with very aggressive stage 3 breast cancer and after 6 vry intense chemotherapy treatments, the plan is for a full mastectomy. She wants to share one message with women of all ages to get your mammogram every year & perform monthly breast self exams. Stops at: The Dam Pub, T-Backs, Crocs, Sharkeys, last stop Crossroads for food & entertainment. Live music by: Cash Only Band, Evil Monkey, Tommy & the Guns. Cages welcome, 50/50, raffles, auction.   FLYER

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Saturday, September 24, 2016
NEW PORT RICHEY - 1st Annual Red Apple Charity Event
.  9-10:30am Registration at Elks Lodge, 7201 Congress St,  NPR, FL  34653, ph 727-849-5192 .  MAP   Promoted by Goodfellows Brotherhood MC.  $10 Person, $15 couple, 10:30am kickstands up for Mystery Ride.  The Red Apple Adult Training Center is a non-profit organization that provides meaningful activities for adults with various disabilities.  Rain or Shine event - open to the public.  After ride event 12:30-9pm includes:  Food, drinks, vendors, bike wash and live entertainment by MoneybonE and Cloud 9.  6 for $10 Beer Buckets, $2.75 Liquor, $3 Fireball Shots, raffle items, 50/50, and student artwork for sale.   FLYER.    

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Saturday, October 1, 2016
PANAMA CITY - 11th Annual Tickled Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Poker Run.  8-9:30am Registration  at "The Barn" (Wicked Wheel) at 10025 Hutchinson Blvd (Middle Beach Road), ph 850-588-7947, and ends at "The Barn".  MAP  $10 donation per West Coast playing sheet.  This event is open to the Public, FBO: 8:45 AM, LBO: 9:45 AM, LBI at the Barn 3:00 PM,  Drawing starts at 3:30 PM.  Event Pin $5.00 donation per pin - Ride Shirt available day of the ride. Proceeds benefit "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" and "Y.A.N.A." (local Panama City breast cancer support group).  Music, Food, Prizes and lots of fun - so come to our event on Saturday, October 1, 2016  and ride to save the TA TAS! For more information contacts: Hemenway@knology.net,  or  thunderangelspc@gmail.com, phone: 850-265-9691.  http://thunderangelspcfl.com  FLYER . 

PLANT CITY - Plant City Bike Fest 14th Anniversary Show.  5-9pm at Historic Downtown Plant City, 102 N Palmer St.  MAP  Free admission, Food, Drinks, live entertainment on Main Stage, bike show registration 5-7pm - $10 per class. 50/50,  biker games, vendors and shopping in the downtown district, info Plant City Chamber of Commerce, Peggy Wilson 813-754-3707.  Future dates:  Dec 3rd.  Website   Plant City Bike Fest facebook page

Rider Now Magazine sponosored advertised eventSaturday, October 8, 2016
WINTER HAVEN - 7th Annual All American Ride for the Ta-Tas Poker Run.
  9:30am-11am Registration at M&D Auto Repair, 2301 Ave G NW, Winter Haven, ph 863-297-7070.  MAP  Cash prizes for poker hands;  Best $500, Runner-up $250, Worst $100.  2:30pm The After Party, 3pm Last bike in at Moose Lodge, 2305 Havendale Blvd NW, Winter Haven, with Wet T-Shirt contest at 7:30pm, 50/50, Basket Raffle.  Proceeds benefit local Breast Cancer Support / Research & non-profit foundations, info Debbie 863-398-3600.       FLYER. All American Charity Riders facebook page

Thursday, October 13, 2016
DAYTONA BEACH - 24th Anniversary Biketoberfest®. Starts on 10/13/2016 and ends on 10/16/2016.  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.daytonabeach.com/biketoberfest/

Rider Now Magazine sponosored advertised eventORMOND BEACH -  Tropical Tattoo Chopper Time Old School Chopper Show.  12-4pm at Tropical Tattoo, 825 S Yonge St (US 1), Ormond Beach, FL 32174, ph 386-672-1888.  MAP  Old School Chopper Show - The Real Deal - 20 classes, pre-register thehorseads@aol.com or call 313-737-8888, 20 classes.  Bands, Cash & Prizes, Special Guest Artist, BBQ, World Famous MC Roadside Marty. Chopper Time proceeds go to Veterans Home and ARNI Foundation,  info 386-672-1888.    www.TropicalTattoo.com FLYER

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
PANAMA CITY BEACH -  16th Annual Autumn Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally.  Starts on 10/19/2016 and ends on 10/23/2016  At Panama City Beach MAP  The most Biker Friendly FREE Rally in the U.S.A!  A 4-Day Motorcycle Rally on the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches”. Over 200 Vendors & Exhibitors at Official Venues. Free Live Entertainment and Contests across the beach. Activities include a Bike Parade, Bikini Pageants, Poker Runs, Motorcycle Stunt Shows, Tattoo Contests, Bike Shows.  Official Thunder Beach Merchandise is sold at each venue that include Harley-Davidson of PCB, Frank Brown Park, The Aaron Bessant Amphitheater, Pier Park, Hammerhead Fred's, Sharkey's Beachfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar and the Boardwalk Beach Resort.  Most venues are open from 9am–9pm.  No gates, no admission fees and free parking.  Many local sponsors have daily specials on food and drink and special rates on rooms.  Help Us Keep Our Rally Free! Support the Businesses that Support Thunder Beach, info@thunderbeachproductions.com, ph 850-249-7627.  www.ThunderBeachProductions.com.  

Leather and Lace Women's Motorcycle Club - Established in 1983Saturday, October 22, 2016
EDGEWATER -  Leather & Lance MC Halloween Party.  8-11pm at Leather & Lace MC Club House, 574 W. Ariel Rd, Edgewater, FL 32141.  MAP   Join the ladies of Leather & Lace MC at their Annual Halloween Party!  Food, Fun, Music and CASH prizes for the best costume!  1st & 2nd Place -  Cash Awards.  Music, Food, Spirits, info susanhurst@yahoo.com.    www.LeatherAndLaceMC.com  FLYER  

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
LAKELAND -  Florida State Harley Owner's Group (H.O.G.) Rally. 
Starts on 10/26/2016 and ends on 10/29/2016.    Registration at Hilton Garden Inn, 3839 Don Emerson Dr, Lakeland, FL 33811, ph 863-647-0066.   MAP  Activities at At Sun 'n Fun event area. $35 Pre-Registered H.O.G. Members includes Rally Challenge Coin and admission to and participation in all events.  $35 Pre-Registered Guest includes admission to and participation in all events. Pre-registration deadline Sept 7, 2016.  $40 On-site registration for H.O.G. members and $40 for On-site guest. All registrants must be current National H.O.G members by the date of the rally (October 26th). Each national H.O.G member registered for the rally may sponsor one guest.  Antique bike show, Bike Games, Helicopter Rides, Aircraft Display, Harley demo rides, live Bands, Scavenger hunt, bike games, guided rides, poker run, info 352-267-5620. www.FLStateHOGRally.com.

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Roscoe's Chili ChallengeThursday, November 3, 2016
LAKELAND - Roscoe's 31st Annual Chili Challenge.  Starts on 11/3/2016 and ends on 11/6/2016 8AM Gates open on Thursday at Roscoe's Farm, 5320 Shady Oak Dr. N., ph 863 858 6249.  MAP  $50 Thu-Sun, $40 Saturday.   NO dogs, guns or glass containers! Free chili during cook-off.  All chili MUST be cooked on site. ADULTS ONLY - No Exceptions.  Live music, bike show, free bike games, wet-T contests, arm wrestling, food & merchandise vendors, furthest rider trophy and more. Chili cook-off w/cash prizes on Saturday, info wiroto@tampabay.rr.com, 863 858 6249. www.RoscoesChiliChallenge.com


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Saturday, December 3, 2016
LEESBURG - 13th Annual Lake County United Motorcyclists Assoc Toy Run.  Lake County United Motorcyclists Assoc Toy Run  "Benefit Ride" for the Salvation Army & Lake / Sumter Foster Families, Inc.  Sponsorships Needed:  With your $250 - $1,000 Sponsorship you will help to provide much needed funds for the Salvation Army & The Foster Families of Lake & Sumter Counties. The LCUMA is a 501C3 #45-2554071.   For a vendor spot at the event contact Wayne, 352-396-3593 or Jan 352-267-3190.  Info contact Chairman Lake Co H.O.G. Wayne 352-396-3593 or you can mail your check payable to Lake County United Motorcyclists Assoc or LCUMA and send to P.O. Box 188, Astatula, FL 34705.  Please attach a business card with the correct mailing address. Include your phone number, email address and website if applicable. Deadline for Sponsorship is Dec 1st.  Lake County United Motorcyclists Association facebook page  SPONSORSHIP FLYER

PLANT CITY - Plant City Bike Fest.  5-9pm at Historic Downtown Plant City, 102 N Palmer St.  MAP  Free admission, Food, Drinks, live entertainment on Main Stage, bike show registration 5-7pm - $10 per class. 50/50,  biker games, vendors and shopping in the downtown district, info Plant City Chamber of Commerce, Peggy Wilson 813-754-3707.    Website   Plant City Bike Fest facebook page



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