Well another dinner ride has come on gone. This month we had fourteen (14) members and family make the ride to Shlomo & Vitos’s Italian Delicatessen. Those who made the ride were; Jim & Barb Kneup, Bruce Distler, John Chruscinski, Ray & Donna Valenzuela, Will Harris, Jeff Jamieson, Terry, John & Garnetta Falzone, Bear & Robi Campbell and yours truly. A great time, food, and conversation was had by all.
The 19th Annual Southwest Police Motorcycle Training and Competition is being held in Phoenix on April 17th and 18th.
The Missing in America Project Ride (MIAP) was on Saturday March 28th. We met at Adair Funeral home where we picked up 17 urns containing the ashes for WWI, Vietnam, Peace Time Vets, and one urn containing the remains of a spouse. We preceded to RV City in Huachuca City where we met many of bikers from there we went to the Veterans Cemetery for the formal Ceremony. Well over 100 motorcycles from PGR, ALR, VFW, CMA, Combat Vets to name just a few were in attendance. Larry Hougland, Dan Thrasher, Robert Perry and myself represented BKAZIX. The MIAP team has traveled to over 1700 funeral homes looking for unclaimed Veteran remains in hopes of returning them for proper burial. There are over 23,000 funeral homes in America. I have put a photo gallery on our Web Page under the “Photos” Tab.
The 2nd Annual Chrome Pony Rally will be held May 29 – 31, 2015 @ the Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd Sierra Vista.
There is a BRIAN TERRY POKER RUN/SCAVENGER HUNT – SATURDAY, MAY 30TH. Register and Ride 10 a.m. which benefits, in-part, the Brian Terry Fund. The First 200 registered for Poker Run/Scavenger Hunt receive CHROME PONY RALLY PATCH.
Click here for a full list of the weekend events: http://chromeponyrally.com/rally-happenings/
HEADLINER BAND – SATURDAY, MAY 30TH 7 P.M.
WARREN G BAND AND DON’T BLINK NOW BURLESQUE SHOW
FRIDAY MAY 29TH 7 P.M.
WIN A CUSTOM BUILT
Built by local custom bike builder BIG SLIV
Will be raffled off Saturday night May 30th!
Raffle Sponsored by Sierra Vista West Rotary Club
Friday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Bring your parts and pieces!
$25.00 for a 10 x 10 area.
Call 520-220-5915 to reserve your swap meet and camping spot!
The MIAP Veterans Recovery Program is having an Internment with Honors Ceremony on Saturday March 28th. The Muster time is at Adair Funeral Homer 1050 N. Dodge Blvd in Tucson. From there they will depart to 2095 N. Hwy 90, Huachuca City. Ultimately it will end at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery 1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail in Sierra Vista.
Below is a link to their Facebook Page.
We had a very good turnout this month for our monthly breakfast ride. We had a total of fourteen members and family for breakfast. Those who made the ride were; Jim Kneup, Dan Thrasher, Terry, Bill “Rev” Calkins, “John Wayne” McQuay, John Howe, Twan Van Der Sanden, Frank Brunetti, John Falzone, Bruce & Bonnie Distler, Bear & Robi Campbell, and yours truly. It was good seeing some familiar but old faces who have not made any rides lately. After breakfast Jim, Bruce, Dan, Bear, John Wayne, and myself headed for a short ride up to Mt. Lemmon. Several of these guys have never been so it would be a nice ride. We started out with a balmy 75 degrees. By the time we reached Ski Valley it was a chilly 52 degrees. We walked around the area watching the chair lift in operation. Jim decided to head down the mountain while Dan, Bear, Bruce, and I explored Summerhaven. After a short ride through Summerhaven we headed back down the mountain toward our respective homes. Here are a few breakfast photos and some from Mt. Lemmon.
The American Legion Post 24 is having the Annual Brian Terry Memorial Ride IV in honor of BPA Alexander Giannini on Saturday April 18th. Ride starts and ends at the American Legion Post 24 , 225 E. Allen Street Tombstone. Registration is from 9:30 – 11:00. Lead group out at 10:30. Meal begin @ 2:00 pm.
Well our Valentines day breakfast is over and history. We had a GREAT turnout this month. This breakfast even brought out some of our long lost members. A total of 17 members and family made the ride. Those who joined us for breakfast were; Jim Kneup, Frank & Kate Brunetti, John Falzone, John Howe, Mike Stoddard, Norm Nestlerode, Norm & Mary Hubbard, Russ & Jackie Cole, Stan & Patti Thibaut, Terry, and Bruce & Bonnie Distler, who were celebrating 34 years of marriage. After enjoying a wonderful breakfast at the Vail Steakhouse several of us took a short ride/detour to Green Valley by way of Wentworth and Sahuarita Road. However once on Sahuarita Road we had to make and unexpected stop. One of our Harley riders, we won’t mention names, had inadvertently activated his road hazard lights only to find he didn’t know how to turn them off. After consulting his manual, every H-D rider has one, he was able to turn off the road hazard lights and we continued our ride to Green Valley and back to Tucson. Here are a few pictures of those who made the Valentines Day breakfast.
On Saturday March 21st they are having the 6th Annual BACA Poker Run. Registration starts @ 9:00 and first bike out at 10:00. Last bike out 12:00. Poker Run ends 3:00. Party from 12:00 – 5:00 pm. $20 for rider, $15 for passenger.
This should be a great turnout to support BACA Charity and Harley-Davidson.
Tucson Harley-Davidson, Vail
6th Annual BACA – Pima County Chapter Awareness Poker Run
Saturday, March 21st
The 6th Annual Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) – Pima County Chapter Awareness Poker Run will start at Tucson Harley-Davidson – 7355 N I-10 EB Frontage Road, Tucson, Az.
Poker Run! Cash Prizes! Raffle Prizes! Share the Wealth! Live Music! Food! Spirits! Vendors! Biker, Kid, and Family Friendly!
For more information call 520-647-1606