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2021 July CoverWishing you all a happy & safe 4th of July!

Hope That We All Get Back To Having Fun, Safe Adventures Soon, And Invite You To Share Them with Us!

Remember, Wash Your Hands and Practice Social Distancing, Stay Safe & Well

Cover Design By: Lisa Bonta

In This Issue:

Letter to the readers

January 1, 2021

  Well what a year 2020 was...right?

  So many of the events we normally would go cover were canceled due to the pandemic, just as everything around ALL of us around the world were. We were all affected in one-way or another. And TOO many have lost loved ones as well; our hearts go out to them all. Our deepest gratitude goes out to all the frontline workers who put their life on the lines.

  I think there were many lessons to be learned along the way.

The lesson of UNDERSTANDING. Understanding that we are all in the same boat...of life.

The lesson of COMPASSION for others, whether we know them or not.

The lesson of UNITY, that we are better off when we work together regardless of color or status.

The lesson of PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY, that also includes each of us being mindful of surfaces we touch that are also touched by many others and that germs are laid down and picked up that same way, so we should not only think of protecting ourselves but others as well, even after the pandemic is over, because even Colds, Flu & other viruses will be with us even after the pandemic is over.

The lesson of LOVE, to love one another as our brother and sisters.

The lesson of FAITH, that through our faith in God, he will see us through ALL of this.

  We are so very grateful to all of our readers and advertisers, grateful to all of you who shared your stories with us and hope that we all enjoy more adventures to share in this coming New Year.

We also pray that ALL of you have a Happy, Safe, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!!

Ride On!

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2021 Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival, Hurricane Mills, TN

July 3, 2021

  I'm glad we at least KNOW folks that get to go have some awesome adventures, also glad that they come back and share that experience with us all. Our friend Christopher Litteral with the Alabama Law Tigers group was there with his team, giving away a “glamping” experience” and brought us back some cool pictures from their time there, he also got to meet Loretta Lynn’s grand daughter…how cool is that!!

2021 City of Moody, Fallen Officer's Ride

July 3, 2021

  On Sunday, June the 13th, hundred's of people rolled into the Moody Civic Center to honor and pay respects to a couple of their fallen hero's.

It was a beautiful, all be it a little hot, (so hot, that a few of the people had issues by the end of the ride) Sunday afternoon as motorcycle after motorcycle rolled into the parking area with many jeeps and cars mixed in. The Moody police chief was on hand to speak before the ride left and afterwards when the ride returned.

Is Lane Sharing Safe?

July 3, 2021

According to a 2012 study, most motorcycle riders regularly practice lane sharing on freeways and multi-lane roadways. Very few riders report being cited by law enforcement for this practice. Still, there is much confusion over its legality and safety. While many discourage lane sharing, there is evidence that it actually improves rider safety, and there is a growing push to legalize it in more states.

Lane Sharing vs. Lane Splitting and Filtering

A Look Into The 5th Annual Saint's MC of Cullman, Al. Miracle League Ride

July 3, 2021

  On June the 12th, 2021, The Saints and Friends of The Miracle League, hit the road leaving from the Cullman Elks Lodge #1609 (a big supporter of the Miracle League) with some of the superstars along for the ride, one of which is Brandi Story Evans son, superstar athlete Jacob. Brandi spent many months gathering all kind of special goodies for this event and she along with Lynn Gordon Jones and Tiffany Day Wilson provided the awesome pictures of the ride to share with all of you.

H.D.NEWS CORNER:

July 3, 2021

BARNES CHARGES TO BAGGER RACING LEAGUE WIN ON HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROAD GLIDE SPECIAL

H-D Racers 1-3 in Premier Bagger class; H-D Racer Carlson wins Hooligan GP and Pro Stock GP

 

MILWAUKEE (June 28, 2021) – Hoban Brothers Racing/DTF Performance rider Michael Barnes rode a race-prepared Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Special motorcycle to victory in the inaugural Bagger Racing League (BRL) road race event on June 27 at Utah Motorsports Campus in Erda, Utah. Competing in the main event Premier Bagger class, Barnes beat S&S/Indian Motorcycles rider Tyler O’Hara to the finish line by 0.356 seconds. Cory West was third on the Saddlemen Racing/Slyfox Performance Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special. In BRL support classes, Benny Carlson won both the Hooligan GP (Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson XR1200) and Pro Stock GP (Suicide Machine Company Harley-Davidson Road Glide) races.

HAWGWILDE COSMETICS – A New Line of Cosmetics Designed with the Female Biker in Mind!

January 31, 2019

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – January 2, 2019 – HawgWilde Cosmetics, LLC’s (HWC)

online late 2018, was a very exciting milestone for Andrea Bates,

CEO/Co-Founder and Shari Weisman, COO/Co-Founder of HawgWilde

Cosmetics,

2021 Thunder Beach Spring Rally

June 1, 2021

 

  On April, 28th 2021, as further signs of the country slowly getting back to some kind of normalcy, the Spring Thunder Beach rally kicked off in Panama City Beach Florida after being put on hold last year due to Covid. April 28th was the official start date however; many of the bikers were already rolling in to town early in the week to get things started.  For the most part, rally goers experienced beautiful weather, aside from a few brief showers early on, which didn't dampen anyone's spirits about being back at the beach.

Charity Rider's R.C Host Grand Opening-Open House

June 1, 2021

On May the 8th, 2021, the new kids on the block, "The Charity Rider's R.C", hosted their Grand Opening-Open House and drew in around 85 Bikes and probably 20 to 25 caged rides. They also had in excess of 10 other clubs who participated as well as a lot of independents. The Veterans Brotherhood was one of those other clubs who hosted a stop over during the ride leading up to the open house.

Pipes And Pints @ Hooters

June 1, 2021

  On Saturday, May the 30th, Bad Boy Toyz Garage and Hooters in Pelham, Alabama kicked off the first "Pipes And Pints" Sunday afternoon get together. This is an event that came together as a way for everyone to just meet and greet, have a few colds ones and some good food while enjoying each other’s company. Also, Stephen Krubinski, owner of Bad Boy Toyz wanted to include "Sound-Off" contests for pipes and audio, with the assist of "Bare Naked Body Worx"  the winner receiving $250.00; pretty cool, cause who doesn't like showing off their rides and hard work, it got a little loud around there for a brief period, people for sure knew we were there.

9th Annual Lyla Ride- With The Faith Rider's

May 1, 2021

On Saturday, April the 17th, 2021, the Faith Rider's and Cedar Grove Baptist Church hosted the 9th Annual Lyla Ride.

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

May 1, 2021

The 2021 Season of racing for anything, has taken on a different look AGAIN this year, due to Covid, but at least there are some races taking place, which is a good thing because people are still yearning for some normalcy.

Indy racing rolled into Alabama on April the 16th, 2021, to start the race season off; what better place than the coolest world famous track at the Barber Motorsports Park.

CMA Blessing of the Bikes In Tennessee Written By & Photos By: Frank Pate (Frank Pate Photography)

May 2, 2021

-- We (our local CMA in Tennessee) held a Blessing of the Bikes, Saturday, April the 3rd. There were approximately 200 bikers to come out

A Glimpse Into Daytona Bike Week

March 31, 2021

 

 

We couldn't make Daytona Bike Week but had a couple of friends who did, (Will Peek & Frank Pate) so we asked them to share some of their awesome shots with us all. 

St. Paddy's-Chow Call at the Veterans Brotherhood

April 1, 2021

  On Saturday, March the 20th, 2021, the Veterans Brotherhood hosted a St. Patrick's Day themed Chow Call as a way to get folks back out and doing things together again.

2021- World of Wheels Custom Auto Show-Birmingham, Al.

March 1, 2021

  Finally!! Something to do around here, something that feels a little like normal. There have been NO events at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center since the start of this pandemic, actually, I think that last years show may have been the last event there, and since this year marks the 50thg anniversary of the Birmingham show, it was a good thing that it didn't get canceled like the Nashville show did back in January.

Mardi Gras at the American Legion Post #107 in Leeds

March 1, 2021

  Mardi Gras may have been canceled again this year but on Saturday, February the 13th, folks around here got a little taste (literally) of Mardi Gras at the Legion Post in Leeds.

Gintown Lowlife Society- Moves Back Home! By: Christin Elders

February 3, 2021

And so it began... The start of our new chapter, at our new home, where it all began in Graysville AKA "Gintown"; Gintown Lowlife Society Family had our Reopening 1/22/21 and to say it was a huge success would be an understatement. It was that and so much more.

Birmingham H.O.G- Day Trippin To The Back Porch Grill

February 3, 2021

Photos Courtesy of: Bruce T. Johnson

  On January the 26th, 2021, several members of the Birmingham H.O.G Chapter joined up with their "ROMEO" group for a ride out to The Back Porch Grill at Lake Logan Martin. Lake Logan Martin is always a great place to ride to, fun roads and wonderful scenery along the way. These guys are always riding some place cool.

Bond Slaves- Ruby Newton Memorial Ride for Missions

January 1, 2021

13 years ago the Bondslaves MC decided to reach out to the homeless in Birmingham and partnered with the Brother Bryan's Mission downtown by organizing a biker run and bring needed items for the residents. The first run was hampered by the untimely death of Ruby Newton the mother of BS members Mark Newton and wife to Fig Newton.

Missouri Just Loosened Its Motorcycle Helmet Laws

January 1, 2021

A new law that went into effect in Missouri in late August loosens restrictions on wearing motorcycle helmets, but many are wondering if it is a good idea. As part of the transportation bill HB1963, the new law will no longer require all motorcycle riders to wear helmets. Instead, it will allow riders over the age of 26 to ride without one if they choose. 

Eldridge House Toy Run : Pictures Courtsy of: John McDonald-Article:Christin Elders

January 9, 2021

With hundred's of vehicles in attendance, and many who collect donations throughout the year, there was over raised $107,000.00 this year.

  Many groups (cars & motorcycles) gathered from all around the state of Alabama to ride to the Eldridge House. The Gintown Lowlife Society are one of those groups who gather money throughout the year and make a day of this ride, starting with breakfast at the clubhouse. The Misfits MC also started their day off with a run to the Eldridge House then proceeded on to the official opening of their NEW Clubhouse with a party proceeded on to the official opening of their NEW Clubhouse with a party!

Below is an article from one of the "Lowlifes" Christin Elders:

CVMA-Fallen Brothers Ride Written and Photos by: Andrea Forte

December 3, 2020

On September 5th, 2020 the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association TN 18-1 out of Nashville held our 8th Annual Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride. It was a gorgeous day for the event. We fought through a tornado ripping through our starting point and Covid but we still had a great turnout of more than 160 bikes.

Breakfast With Santa and the Zoo Run Safari for Children's Stars

December 3, 2020

  Well we managed to get the Breakfast with Santa done this year.....in the midst of Covid!

10th Annual Cruising for a Miracle

November 1, 2020

  It was the perfect morning, Saturday, October the 3rd, for a ride out to the Moody Ball Park for the 10th Annual Cruising for a Miracle Car/Bike Show/Auction, where the proceeds went to the Miracle League. Corona kept us from getting to play with them at the Miracle League Ride this year that ends up at the park with the kids; we really missed that, so anything we can do that supports the Miracle League, we're all for. We were glad, to say the least, that they were able to get this event off, but there was plenty of outdoor room for people to gather and still keep some distance.

2020 Zoo Run Safari for Children's Raffle/Booze Raffle

November 1, 2020

  Saturday, October the 17th, the Veterans Brotherhood was the host venue for the Zoo Run Safari for Children's Raffle/Booze Raffle, with proceeds going to Children's of Alabama as the second half of the Zoo Run events.

2020 Fall Thunder Beach Rally

November 1, 2020

Well the Spring Thunder Beach Rally in Panama City Beach, Florida was canceled due to the Covid-19, as was most everything, but people were holding out hope that the Fall Rally would indeed take place, being so many months down the road, but as the time grew nearer word came out that it too would not take place as the city was denying permits. People were very upset because the hotels were not doing refunds on the rooms that had already been booked, even though what they had been booked for was canceled, so those people were planning on going down anyway and who could blame them. Then just weeks out, that decision was reversed but by then there wasn't enough time to get all of the venues in place and several of the vendors had made other arrangements.

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