Friday, June 27, 2008

Big MO Biker Bash Weekend

I don't mean to show favoritism to any event but if you can make only one event the Big MO Biker Bash should be the one you attend. The festivities start this evening with the Meet and Greet at TJ's Bar and Grill in Pevely, MO with world renonwned motorcycle sled puller Carl Pingel and his team of talented riders. Then the rest of the fun kicks off tomorrow morning with events at the Jefferson County Fairigrounds in Hillsboro, MO including The Biking Life Motorcycle Show. This promises to be one fo the best dhows of the year and the $500 Best of Show guarantees there will be some quality bikes and builders for you to check out. In addition to the bike show, TJ himself will be running some rodeo events and there will be the sled pulls as well plus music all day long.

There are also a lot of quality vendors so make sure you get there early. Sunday there will be mixed martial arts action featuring Mike Green as well as lots of other things to keep you entertained. Also there will be some super deals avaialable on new parts from Jireh Cycles Sales so this is a can't miss event.

At Least one event I forgot to list

There is a benefit all day Saturday at the Cellar Room on North Broadway in Alton, Illinois. This is to help a brother who has major troubles right now. This should be a great day there will be music, auctions, good friends*there always is at the Cellar Room) and around 4 PM the Big Foot Truck will be there crushing cars. I think the truck will be there most of the day but the car crushing demo is around 4 please come out and support this event. thanks

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Stuff this weekend

Sorry I have been out of the loop for a little while. I just returned from Geo's Wings and we had another great turnout there. In fact if you live in the are go check it out cause I think the party will continue for a while. Tomorrow is the Big MO Meet and Greet at TJ's Bar and Grill in Pevely, MO which provides you an opportunity to meet world renown champion sled puller Pingel and his crew. Then Saturday the fun starts at the Jefferson county Fairgrounds in Hillsboro, MO. Please come check this out. Also Saturday in conjunction with this event is The Biking Life magazine bike show and for just $25 you can find out how your bike stacks up against some of the areas best and maybe walk him with a $500 cash prize. Belwo aare some of the other events that will be taking place:

28th Piasa Gateway Chapters 3rd Annual Night Run
sign up at Dannys Lounge 118 4th St in Alton, IL from 5 to 6:30 PM

28th 1st Annual Ride for Autism
sign up at TRs Place 4901 Concordia, Belleville, IL by noon

28th 1st Annual DCMR Benefit Poker Run
Location is the Buffalo Soldier MC Clubhouse 207 E. McAllister St, Lebanon IL Registration 9am-11am; First bike out at 10am Attendance Prizes, 50/50 Raffle, Music, Food, Beer; 2-6pm

28th Poker Run for Caleb
sign up at Flling Springs in Dupo, IL from 11 to 1 PM

28th Legacy Harley-Davidson Annual Birthday Bash
featuring the Georgia Satellites, the motosphere stunt team and a fireworks finale at Legacy Harley Davidson Effingham, IL

28th - 29th Big Mo Biker Bash
at Jefferson Co. Fairgrounds Sled pulls, mma and The Biking Life Bike Show

29th 5th Annual John Lepp Poker Run
sign up at Main Street in Columbia, IL from 10:30 to noon

Monday, June 23, 2008

Bike Show in Farmington

Mike Lane may look so happy because he is surrounded by The Biking Life Beauties or it might be that his bike was just awarded Best of Show at the Ink Addition Studio and Jay's Pub & Grill first bike show in Farmington. The girls might be hiding it, but Mike's bike sports a gorgeous paint job by Keith Summer.

Where Will It End?

To help cover the higher cost of gasoline, Holly Springs, GA (a suburb of Atlanta) is adding a $12 surcharge to each traffic ticket. While I rarely get traffic tickets anymore, I wonder how many other places or businesses will start adding a fuel surcharge. I hope this doesn't give Jim any ideas for the magazine distribution.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Stuff Going on And invitees to post on this blog

Well we finally have had some good days in a row to ride our motorcycles and I for one have been enjoying them. Well except for today I had my bike detailed for the cover shot for our July issue which is going to give some of the details about our upcoming 5th Anniversary Party. This promises to be an event you do not want to miss and the proceeds will go to Bikers Helping Bikers otherwise known as the Hartbauer/McBride Foundation. At any rate we've already missed some things this week like the tonight's Bike Night at TJ's Bar and Grill in Pevely, MO. Tomorrow night at 5 John Skala, myself and some of the beauties from the Show-Me's in Fairview Heights restaurant to shoot our cover for the July issue if you are in the area stop on in. Tomorrow (Wednesday)is also Bike Night at the Broadway Bistro Zoo on North Broadway. Of course Thursday Night is bike night at Geo's Wings on West Main in Belleville and at Fatboy's in Desoto, MO. We are tentatively putting the Weekend Kickstart Party back on the calendar at a new location that will be Bottles and Throttles in Wentzville, MO we are looking to add a different twist each week. Finally there is lots going on this weekend. The Dam Rally is taking place near the Clarence Canon Dam outside Hannibal, There is the Tatto and Bike Show sponsored by us that is taking place at Ink Addictions Farmington location and another fun event should be the Free Spirits poker run sign up is from 10 to noon at their clubhouse at 2013 Rock Road, Grnaite City, IL you can call (618) 876 - 5615 for directions

20th - 22nd The Dam rally
near the Clarence Cannon Spillway at Mark Twain Lake

21st Ride in Bike Show and Tatto Contest
at Holly Tree Plaza Farmington, MO brought to you by Ink Addiction Studio, Jays Pub and Grill, Budweiser and Jireh Cycles

21st Hard Riders Annual Poker Run
sign up at Shady Jacks from 9:30 to 11

21st 3rd Annual Poker Run for Cancer in Memory of Paul (pan Head) Mazzarella
sign in from 10 to noon at Rudys Bar in Tamaroa, IL also a rodeo, sled pull and bike show

21st 6th Annual Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run
sign up at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL run departs at 10 AM

21st Domino Run Motorcycle Charity Ride for Kids
sign up from 10 to 11:30 at either Dale's Harley Davidson in Mt Vernon or Black Diamond Harley Davidson in Marion, IL

22nd Edwardsville Shrine Club 5th Annual Shrine Poker Run
sign up at B.S. Boogies 2082 Vadalbene Dr.

22nd Poker Run
sign up at Karbans Knotty Pine in Paderborn, IL from 11 to 12:30 benefits American Cancer Society

22nd Poker Run for Kelan
sign up at Killions Irish Inn 605 N Main st Caseyville, IL from 11 to 1.

Monday, June 9, 2008

People Never Cease to Amaze

I know we all have bad days and such but there are a number of people out there that truly disappoint me. People who have gotten things from others or light shown on their plight to help them but when they are asked to help those that helped them they turn their backs. This happened again just yesterday, a lady many people admire was at the same event I was at. This lady had been the subject of a feature Monty had written a few months back trying to shine some light on her and trying to help her out.

I told this person and her handler about our upcoming ride for Monty to help with some of the expenses he incurred when he had his stroke and could they possibly donate something signed. They said they needed to think about it and would let me know by the end of the day. Yep you guessed it that was the last I heard from them.

I realize they get hit up all the time for donations, so do I. I know not a lot of people say thanks afterward I get the same thing. But I also truly believe that you help and support those that help and support you. That is the biker way obviously there are a lot of folks out there that are not really bikers but try to pass themselves off as such.

My apologies

I offer all of you who read the magazine online my apologies. The latest issue is now available although not in a format I would like. I am working on getting a new web person and hopefully soon this will be rectified. I thank you for your patience and your reading of the magazine in all formats.