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Saturday, February 6, 2016
BRADENTON - 3rd Annual Bill Field Memorial Event - Pig Roast.  Noon-5pm at American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th St. W., ph 941-794-3489.  MAP  The pig roast returns again in 2016!  American Legion Riders Chapter 24 is hosting the 3rd annual event in honor of Past Commander Bill Field.  Everyone is welcome to come for great food, music, raffles, auctions, 50/50, and games.  There will be a short memorial ride at Noon. The outdoor stage behind Post 24 will be used for this fun event.  Open to the public, info Jim 941-920-2914. www.kirbystewartpost24.org   FLYER  American Legion Riders Post 24 facebook page

CLEARWATER  - Morgan's Fight. Noon-6pm at Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th Street N, ph 727-572-9464.  MAP  Morgan is a 5 year old girl born with Neurobtastoma Stage 4 Brain Cancer.  She need our help to travel to NY to fight this rare cancer.  Bands, Raffles, 50/50, Silent Auction, 50" TV, Jewelry from Gold & Diamond Source, info 813-493-3650.

TAMPA - Latin American Motorcycle Association 11th Anniversary Party.  12-5pm at Teamsters Union Hall, 5818 E Dr MLK Jr Blvd.  MAP   $10 includes dinner place, music, bike show, games, vendors, 50/50, info Johnny Urrutia 813- 299-4482.  www.lamatampa.com

Rider Now Magazine advertised eventWEIRSDALE - Bill the Cook's 2nd Annual Poker Run.  10-11am Registration at Blue Heron Cove, 19240 SE CR 42, ph 352-821-3701.  MAP  Stops at:  Steel Around, Cactus Jacks, Moose Lodge 2535, Kool Kats ending back at Blue Heron with a party starting at 3pm.  $10 Per person includes food, pin and wristband.  Music by Shaky Puddin'  and Evil Monkey.  Go for the ride or just come to party. "Help me show my father how much I love him."  Benefits the American Brain Tumor Association, info Bill's cell 352-537-2354.  FLYER

ZEPHYRHILLS - Music & Motorcycles.   4-9pm at Main Street Zephyrhills District, 38434 5th Ave.  MAP  Music & Motorcycles has been held the past 15+ years (usually once quarterly),  10-class Full Throttle ride-in bike show with 1st & 2nd place trophies plus Best in Show (awards at 8:30 p.m.).  Ice cold Budweiser, bike parking along 5th Avenue or “Main Street,” merchandise and food vendors to compliment our downtown eateries. The Bearded Brothers will be performing live at 6:30pm, info 813-780-1414, info@mainstreetzephyrhills.org www.mszi.org  FLYER

Saturday, February 20, 2016
MOORE HAVEN - 7th Annual Party Under The Bridge.  11am until ? at Fraternal Order of Eagles #4523, 101 Ave J, Moore Haven, FL 33471, ph 863-946-1523.  MAP  Rain or shsine event because we party UNDER The Bridge.  Brought to you by FOE #4523, proceed support local Veterans assistance programs.  Live Band - Desperado.  Food - BBQ, burger, port sandwiches, hot dogs, beer, well drinks.  $3 Chance raffle for BBQ Grill or Jager Machine. Lawn mower pulls, free bike show, Veterans Affairs Table, vendors, bake sale, 50/50, Jell-o shots, car show, cornhole.  Vendors needed, call Virginia 863-946-0017 hm, 863-509-961 cell, vrats61@hotmail.com.   FLYER  FOE #4523, Moore Haven, FL -  facebook page

Rider Now Magazine advertised eventWEIRSDALE to SUMMERFIELD - Solidarity MC, Sumter County Charity Ride.  10:30am Starts at Blue Heron Cove, 19240 SE CR 42, ph 352-821-3701.  MAP  Ride will end at Crossroads Inn, 16475 US Hwy 301, Summerfield.  Door Prizes, Beer, Raffles, BBQ Dinner.  This years charity is Marion County Humane Society, info gpalmeri67@gmail.com FLYER

Sunday, February 21, 2016

NEW PORT RICHEY -  Suncoast Brotherhood Pasco Chili Cookoff.  All entrants must be in by 11am at VFW Post 6180, 11551 Osceola Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34654, ph 727-863-8824. .  MAP  No minimum - no entry fee, $5 unlimited tasting.  Plaques Awarded for 1st & 2nd Place - Hot, Medium, Mild.  $100 Cash prize for People's Choice.  Raffles, 50/50, vendors, music by Full Throttle 1-5pm, info PR Betty 727-858-2453.   www.SCBHPasco.com FLYER

Rider Now Magazine advertised eventTuesday, February 23, 2016
YOUR TOWN / INTERNET - Valerie Smith Interview on BikerRadioStation.com.  6:00 PM on the Hairy George and The Usual Suspects internet radio show.  Tune-in to this program and hear what Valerie Smith, editor of Rider Now Magazine has to say Live and In-Person.  The Harry George show is a popular 3 hour, twice weekly adult motorcycle rider oriented internet radio show.    www.BikerRadioStation.com   FLYER

Rider Now Magazine advertised eventSunday, February 28, 2016
BRANDON -   1st Annual American Hero Music Festival.   12:00 Doors open at Obrien's Irish Pub, 701 Lumsden Rd, Brandon, ph 813-661-9688.  MAP  $5 General admission, $20 reserve seating includes 1 drink, $40 VIP ticket includes 2 drinks & appetizers.  1-5pm Local artists, 6-7pm Star spangled Banner Madison Rising, corn hole tournament, vendors, raffles, emcee Parti Patti.  100% of all proceeds benefits My Warrior's Place and their many programs, info 727-207-5844.    www.4AHero.org FLYER


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Friday, March 4, 2016
DAYTONA BEACH - 75th Anniversary of Bike Week 2016. Starts on 3/4/2016 and ends on 3/13/2016.  Info Daytona Chamber of Commerce ph 386-255-0981.   www.daytonachamber.com/daytonabikeweek. www.officialbikeweek.com/. www.daytonabikeweekevent.com. www.ridedaytona.com .  Biketoberfest October 13-16, 2016.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
DeLAND - DeLand Bike Rally.  10am-6pm on East Indiana Ave, Downtown DeLand,  MAP  Motorcycles line the streets of Downtown DeLand for one of the most popular bike rallies in the area. Enjoy bike parking on on the streets of beautiful historic downtown DeLand, live music, vendors, a beer garden and merchant specials in the downtown shops and restaurants. Free Bike Parking, Vendors, Shopping, Live Music, Free Entry Ride-In Bike Show with $500 Cash & Trophies, Free Antique Motorcycle Gathering, info 386-738-0649, info@mainstreetdeland.orgwww.DeLandRally.com.

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, 50/50,  biker games, vendors and shopping in the downtown district, info Plant City Chamber of Commerce, 813-754-3707.  Future dates:  May 7th, Oct 1st and Dec 3rd.   Plant City Bike Fest facebook page
 
Leather and Lace Women's Motorcycle Club - Established in 1983Sunday, March 6, 2016
EDGEWATER -  Leather & Lace MC Bike Blessing.  10:00am-noon at George Kennedy Memorial Park, 103 S. Riverside Drive (across from Edgewater City Hall, on the Indian River), ph 828-777-9503.  MAP   Start Daytona Bike Week out on an uplifting and positive note! Join the ladies of Leather & Lace MC at their annual bike blessing. This is free and open to bikers and non-bikers alike, info Chaplain Lynn, 828-777-9503, chaplainlynn@leatherandlacemc.com www.LeatherAndLaceMC.com/. FLYER

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
DAYTONA BEACH - Alligator Mystery Road Tour.  9:00am at Daytona 200 Motorcycle Club, 3602 W. International Speedway Blvd, ph 386-252-2132.   MAP   Presented by the Daytona 200 Motorcycle Club located at 3602 West International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32124. This is an AMA Sanctioned Guided Ride throughout the back roads of Florida, All Riders Welcome. Come see the Florida that most never see.  Registration begins at 9:30 am. Limited Space Available, First Come - First Served. Clubhouse Phone 386-252-2132 or John Pieroni 386-847-4166.  www.daytona200mc.com.
Leather and Lace Women's Motorcycle Club - Established in 1983
EDGEWATER -  Leather & Lace MC Famous Biker Rodeo & Party. 3:00pm-? at Leather & Lace MC Club House, Angels Landing, 574 W. Ariel Road, ph 386-345-0562.  MAP    $10 Per person.  Join the ladies of Leather & Lace MC at their Bike Rodeo & party!  The fun starts at 3pm until ?.  Door Prizes, Raffles, 50/50, Auction, Food Music, 4pm Biker Games with prizes.  Cone Race, Slow Race, Keg Roll and so much more.  , info 386-345-0562, laceone@leatherandlacemc.com http://LeatherAndLaceMC.com FLYER

Thursday, March 10, 2016
ORMOND BEACH -  Willie's 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, pre-register thehorseads@aol.com or call 313-737-888, 20 classes.  Bands include Jasmine Cain and Big Rick and the Trouble Makers.  Cash & Prizes, Special Guest, BBQ, World Famous MC Roadside Marty.  Chopper Time proceeds go to Veterans Home and ARNI Foundation.    www.TropicalTattoo.com FLYER

Saturday, March 12, 2016
DAYTONA BEACH -  Rat's Hole 44th Annual Ride-In Bike Show.   10am-5pm At Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach, 290 N. Beach St., ph 386-275-1660.  MAP   Free to the Public.  18 Classes,  All Bikes Welcome.   www.RatsHole.com FLYERRat's Hole facebook page

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH -  Suncoast Brotherhood March Poker Run.  5-7pm Sign in at 18 On The Rocks, 2405 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, ph 727-695-5633. MAP  Poker Hands 1 for $5, 3 for $10, up to 2 extra cards per hand at last stop $1 each. 50/50 at 1st and last stop. Cash prizes for Best/2nd/3rd/Pot Luck - $100/$75/$50/$25. Stops at Mahauffer’s, Marsha’s Tavern, BJ’s Pub, 9-11pm Last stop at Two Bucks Saloon, 1915 N Hercules Ave, Clearwater, 727-442-0812, info KJ 727-453-8818. http://www.SuncoastBrotherhood.org. FLYER


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Friday, April 15, 2016
Rider Now Magazine advertised eventBRANFORD - 1st Annual Sturge's at Ellie Ray's Bike Rodeo.  Starts on 4/15/2016 and ends on 4/16/2016.  April 15th 1pm-2am & April 16th 10am-2am) at Ellie Ray's RV Resort & Lounge, (on the Santa Fe River) 3349 Northwest 110th St. Branford, FL 32008, ph 386-935-9518.  MAP  On the River Bike Rodeo! Tickets start at $20.  Full Serve Restaurant/package lounge, tent camping, RV hook-ups, cabin rentals, house rental, 40 boat docks, canoe rentals, tube rentals, heated pool, hot tub. Harley-Davidson Bike Raffle, Vendors, Gate Prizes, Raffles, 50/50, Auction, Food, two days of non-stop live music, Biker Games with prizes. Friday Night Headliner "Big Engine", Saturday Night Headliner "Confederate Railroad", info Carrie Kellough, Entertainment Director, 352-279-0919, reservations 1-855-RIVER-13.  www.EllieRaysRVResort.com See pg 4, Feb 2016 Rider Now Magazine  FLYER Ellie Ray's RV Resort facebook page

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Rider Now Magazine advertised eventBRANFORD - 1st Annual Sturge's at Ellie Ray's Bike Rodeo.  Starts on 4/15/2016 and ends on 4/16/2016.  April 15th 1pm-2am & April 16th 10am-2am) at Ellie Ray's RV Resort & Lounge, (on the Santa Fe River) 3349 Northwest 110th St. Branford, FL 32008, ph 386-935-9518.  MAP  On the River Bike Rodeo! Tickets start at $20.  Full Serve Restaurant/package lounge, tent camping, RV hook-ups, cabin rentals, house rental, 40 boat docks, canoe rentals, tube rentals, heated pool, hot tub. Harley-Davidson Bike Raffle, Vendors, Gate Prizes, Raffles, 50/50, Auction, Food, two days of non-stop live music, Biker Games with prizes. Friday Night Headliner "Big Engine", Saturday Night Headliner "Confederate Railroad", info Carrie Kellough, Entertainment Director, 352-279-0919, reservations 1-855-RIVER-13.  www.EllieRaysRVResort.com See pg 4, Feb 2016 Rider Now Magazine  FLYER  Ellie Ray's RV Resort facebook page

VENICE - 7th Annual Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash.  10:00 AM – 7:00 PM at Venice FL Airport Festival Grounds, 595 Airport Ave. E., Venice, Florida.   MAP  FREE Admission & Parking!  One of the largest sanctioned BBQ festivals in Florida!  Over 60 competitors, tons of vendors, beer garden, corn hole, charity chili cook-off, and tons of good BBQ! FREE live bluegrass from Grammy nominated Grascal, as well as other nationally recognized bluegrass bands! Family & Biker friendly! Free Admission & FREE BIKE PARKING ON PAVEMENT!  www.suncoastbbqbash.com.

Friday, April 22, 2016
LEESBURG - 20th Annual Leesburg Bike Fest.  Starts on 4/22/2016 and ends on 4/24/2016. 9am-2am Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday.  Located in downtown Leesburg, 401 W. Magnolia St.   MAP    All free to the public.  An iconic biker and music event drawing over a quarter million people from all over the world packed into 30 square blocks over three days with over 85 concerts, 250 vendors, bike shows, demonstrations, bikini contests and more, info 352-365-0053, Jan@leesburgpartnership.com www.LeesburgBikefest.com. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016
LEESBURG - 20th Annual Leesburg Bike Fest.  Starts on 4/22/2016 and ends on 4/24/2016. 9am-2am Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday.  Located in downtown Leesburg, 401 W. Magnolia St.   MAP    All free to the public.  An iconic biker and music event drawing over a quarter million people from all over the world packed into 30 square blocks over three days with over 85 concerts, 250 vendors, bike shows, demonstrations, bikini contests and more, info 352-365-0053, Jan@leesburgpartnership.com www.LeesburgBikefest.com. 

Sunday, April 24, 2016
LEESBURG - 20th Annual Leesburg Bike Fest.  Starts on 4/22/2016 and ends on 4/24/2016.  9am-5pm Sunday.  Located in downtown Leesburg, 401 W. Magnolia St.   MAP    All free to the public.  An iconic biker and music event drawing over a quarter million people from all over the world packed into 30 square blocks over three days with over 85 concerts, 250 vendors, bike shows, demonstrations, bikini contests and more, info 352-365-0053, Jan@leesburgpartnership.com www.LeesburgBikefest.com. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
PANAMA CITY BEACH -  18th Annual Spring Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally.  Starts on 4/29/2016 and ends on 5/1/2016  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.  


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Saturday, May 7, 2016
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, 50/50,  biker games, vendors and shopping in the downtown district, info Plant City Chamber of Commerce, 813-754-3707.  Future dates:  Oct 1st and Dec 3rd.   Plant City Bike Fest facebook page

SARASOTA -  2nd Annual Empowerment Ride  Passport Run.  9:30-11am Registration at Child Protection Center, 720 S. Orange Ave, Sarasota.  MAP  $15 Per bike & rider, $5 passenger, $10 for extra passports.  11am Kickstands up, ride is open to everyone, five stops & five stamps required on passport to be eligible for drawings & prizes.  2-5pm Last stop at Sun-N-Fun RV Resort, 7125 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, info Melissal@CPCSarasota.org, ph 941-35-1277, ext 103..  Register online   www.cpcsarasota.org.   FLYER  Empowerment Ride-  facebook page


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Saturday, October 1, 2016
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, 50/50,  biker games, vendors and shopping in the downtown district, info Plant City Chamber of Commerce, 813-754-3707.  Future dates:  Dec 3rd.   Plant City Bike Fest facebook page

Thursday, October 13, 2016
DAYTONA BEACH - 24th Anniversary Biketoberfest®. Starts on 10/132016 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/

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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.  



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