Events, Rides, Meetings:
Monthly Chatham CBA Chapter Meetings
First Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM
Quarterly State CBA Meetings
CBA State meetings are held every quarter. Committee meetings start on Saturday morning and end Saturday evenings. The state Executive Council meeting is on Sunday from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Please see CBA state web page for mor einfor and location.
Generally, they are held in January, April, July, and October.
Fun Runs and Events
General Store Cafe
Pittsboro's General Store Cafe
Annual Spoker Run
CBA Central District Run
$10/hand – each CBA chapter will have a winning prize –in addition to the Grand Prize!!!Starting points will be at different parts of central North Carolina. $500 Grand Prize!!!Food/Live Music
SEVEN CBA chapters will have rides to the Spoker Run.
"Ride For Kids"
Lunch to Squire's British Pub in Southern Pines
US 1 South, Southern Pines, NC 910-695-1161
Excellent British pub with 43 different types of beer and unique appetizers. Check out the shrimp scampi stuffed fried ravioli or the Flaky Chicken Pub Pie with white wine sauce and puff pastry topping.
to 10:00 Monday through Thursday
Vietnam Vets MC Annual Anniversary Party
June - Sanford, NC
Lunch Run to Mako's Raw Bar in Wilmington
Scott's Hill Loop Road, Wilmington, NC 28411 (910) 686-9042
Sanford Temple Theater Run
Ride to Sanford to attend a play at the Temple Theater
Carthage Street Sanford, NC 27330
CBA Eastern District Swap Meet & Bike Show
Usually held on the second weekend in February
- Wilson County Fairgrounds, 2331 US Hwy 301 S, Wilson, NC.
$15 Admission for both days, $10 daily - kids 15 & under free with paid adult. Activities include ride-in bike show, wet t-shirt contest, shopping with vendors. Gates open Saturday 9 - 6, Sunday 10 - 3. General info contact Charlie Boone @ firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 269-4193.
NC Legislature Opening Day
On Opening Day of the NC legislature, bikers from across the state converge on Raleigh to meet with their elected officials and lobby for support of the pending legislation. This is one of the most important days for riders in North Carolina. This shows the legislators that North Carolina's riders are involved, educated, and are willing to fight for bikers rights.
Trout Fishing Run to Boone, NC
Run to Boone, NC to fish for trout in the South Fork New River where it crosses over 421 just east of Boone. Bring your trout rig, fishing license, and money for lunch and dinner. The group can discuss whether we want to stay overnight or not. The South Fork New River is in Watauga County. Trout fishing regulations: http://www.wildlife.state.nc.us/pg02_Regs/pg2b3.pdf
Midnight sushi run to Sushi Blues Cafe in downtown Raleigh.
(cooked food too)
Meet outside the Bear Rock Cafe on the corner of Chapel Hill Road (54) and Cary Parkway in Morrisville at 9:00 PM Friday night. We will not be eating at Bear Rock. We are just meeting outside. We will leave Bear Rock at 9:00 and take 54 down to Raleigh and eat at Sushi Blues. They close at 2:30 AM but the kitchen closes at midnight.
Wine, Art and Music Festival Run
Foothills Wine, Art and Music
Great Grapes! Wine & Music Festival
MAY: The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival, sponsored by the Elkin/Jonesville Chamber of Commerce, is held annually at Municipal Park in Elkin on a Saturday in May. Visit www.yvwf.com for more details.
JUNE: The North Carolina Wine Festival, sponsored by WSJS/WMFR radio stations, is held annually at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons on a Saturday in June. Visit www.ncwinefestival.com or call 336-777-3900 for more details.
JULY: River House Winefest on the New - Wine tasting from the Yadkin Valley wineries with music and food down by the river's edge. For more information, visit www.riverhousenc.com or call 336-982-2109.
SEPTEMBER: Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival - The Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce sponsors an annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival around September 20. For more information, contact Jamie Johnston at Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce 336-679-2200
Great Grapes! Wine & Music Festival
Charlotte CBA Bike Show Run
See the Charlotte CBA
web site for dates:
See the Charlotte CBA web site for dates:
Shooters' Gun Run
Meet at the Exxon gas station on the NE corner of Hwy 64 and Hwy 55: Range One Public Shooting & Gun Range 1331 Loop Rd Bunnlevel, NC 28323 (910) 893-9887 Shooting fees are $15 per day plus targets and ammo. Only safe shooters are welcome. http://www.range-1.com/
Devil's Tramping Ground Run
The Devil's Tramping Ground is a scary scary place. A barren circle in the middle of the forest. One of NC's oldest legends. For hundred of years, nothing has grown in the eerie 40-ft spot. Locals claim that the Devil himself makes nightly walks here, keeping the ground sterile and charred as he plots his evil plans. http://deviljazz.tripod.com/DevilsTrampingGround.html Ten miles south of Siler City, NC.
Run to three antique malls just of I-40 in central North Carolina. Bring the extra tour bags in case you find something good and don't want to pay for shipping.
800-494-1919 GRANDDADDYS@AOL.COM 2316 Maple Ave., Burlington, NC 27215 (on Interstates 85 and 40, Exit 145) OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 6:00, Sunday 1:00 - 6:00 There is also a smaller (45 dealer) antique mall at I-40 exit 143: Alamance Antique Mall 2602 Eric Ln Burlington, NC 27515 (336) 227-5434 Travel south from I-40 for 1/4 mile, right on Eric Lane Open 7 days.
2401 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC, 27406 (1/4 mile north of I-40/I-85 exit 124) Toll-free: (877) 770-9131 Email: email@example.com Open 7 days a week, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
6428 Burnt Poplar Road Greensboro, NC 27409 336-662-0544 (Exit I-40 at exit 211 (Galimore Dairy Rd), go north 1/4 mile, left on Burnt Poplar Road) Open 7 days a week. Monday-Wednesday: 10:00 - 6:00, Thursday-Saturday: 10:00 - 8:00, Sunday: 1:00 - 6:00
(10,000 Sq Ft - 60 dealers) http://www.oakwoodantiquemall.com/index.html
1653 Old Louisburg Road Raleigh, NC 27604 Tel. 919-834-5255
Tues - Sat 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Closed Mondays)
Mount Olive Pickle Festival Run
festival is usually held in early April. Meet at the Citgo on Hwy 64 and Jenks Road at 10:00 AM.
Mount Olive is 80 miles southeast of Apex.
Ice Cream Run
Ice Cream Run
Maple View Farms 6900 Rocky Ridge Road Hillsborough, NC 27278
Ice Cream Run
Ice Cream Run
Sunni Sky's Homemade Ice Cream,
Ice Cream Run
Sanford Ice Cream Run
to Yarborough's Homemade Ice Cream Parlor in Sanford.
64 west to I-85 rest stop where the NC Vietnam Memorial Wall is located. Meet at The Pitt Stop at http://www.vietvet.org/ncmem.htm
Generally held in early
Generally held in early June
Run to The Hillsborough, NC Hog Day. Attendance at this festival is over 40,000 people. Hillsborough Hog Day is a fun-filled, family barbecue and entertainment festival. While barbecue is the basis of the festival, fun for the whole family is the focus. A variety of activities are held each year as part of Hog Day: fun contests including the Best Dressed Pig, Hog Hollering, and Ham Hock Tossing contests; a vintage antique car show; an arts and crafts area with more than 100 vendors; a children's entertainment area featuring rides and a petting zoo; and for your listening pleasure, there are regionally and nationally-known musicians to enjoy. Meet at the Exxon station in Wilsonville, just west of Apex on Hwy 64 at http://www.hogdays.com/
Meet at the Citgo Gas Station just west of the Little Bar in Apex (Hwy 64 and Jenks) at and ride to Wilson County Fairgrounds. http://www.easyridersevents.com/index.htm
Raleigh Vietnam War Memorial POW/MIA Ceremony
EVERY first Saturday of the month at 12:00 noon. Downtown Raleigh on the grounds of the Capital building.
Run to Climax, Virginia
Usually held in August - 10:00 PM
Ride leaves the Citgo gas station on Hwy 64 and Jenks
Road at 10:00 PM and travels to Climax, Virginia. Entrance fees
is $13. Climax, VA is 110 miles from Apex. http://www.moonshinersjamboree.com/
Silk Hope, NC festival that runs three days and celebrates
farm living. Antiques tractor show, antique car show, petting zoo,
pony rides, live music and dancing shows, food vendors, antique
vendors, craft vendors, tractor pulls, antique farm machinery, kids
rides, Civil War reenactors, etc. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for
children and seniors. Location: G.T. Petty Memorial Grounds opposite
the Silk Hope Community Center Building. Four miles north on Hwy
64 between Pittsboro and Siler City in the heart of Chatham County.
Silk Hope, NC festival that runs three days and celebrates farm living. Antiques tractor show, antique car show, petting zoo, pony rides, live music and dancing shows, food vendors, antique vendors, craft vendors, tractor pulls, antique farm machinery, kids rides, Civil War reenactors, etc. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for children and seniors. Location: G.T. Petty Memorial Grounds opposite the Silk Hope Community Center Building. Four miles north on Hwy 64 between Pittsboro and Siler City in the heart of Chatham County.
Wine Tasting at Fowler's in Fearrington Village
Saturdays, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Fowler's Fearrington store hours: 10am - 6pm Monday - Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday
Goldston Breakfast Run
Run to Wilmington
Gap Overnight Run
Deal's Gap web site: http://dealsgap.com/index2.php
Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum: http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com/
Tail of the Dragon web site: http://www.tailofthedragon.com
Ridge Parkway Three Day Run
The first day we will travel north on 147 to 501, 501 north into Lynchburg, VA where we pick up 29 and then 151 into Waynesboro, VA where the BRP starts. We will head south for 86 miles to Peaks of Otter Lodge on the BRP (540) 586 1081 The Peaks of Otter Lodge is located twenty miles north of Roanoke, VA on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 86. Lodging, dining, trails, fishing and seasonal interpretive programs at the park amphitheater.http://www.peaksofotter.com
The second day, we will travel 322 miles on the BRP to the Pisgah Inn (828) 235 8228 Located south of Asheville, NC at milepost 408, Pisgah Inn is the highest elevation lodging on the Blue Ridge Parkway at over 5,000 feet. http://www.pisgahinn.com
The third day, we will travel the last 61 miles of the BRP to Maggie Valley and ride home. Route home to be determined by riders.
With only riding approximately 330 miles per day, that should leave plenty of time for leisurely meals, staying up late, and sleeping in.
Alternating at the homes of riders. A social to watch the latest motorcycle video and enjoy snacks and refreshments. Viewing suggestions are listed below.
Wild Hogs (2007): Four middle-aged men decide to take a road trip from Cincinnati to the Pacific in order to get away from their lives which are leading them nowhere. Taking their motorcycles, these "Wild Hogs" tear up the road and eventually stop in New Mexico for a drink not knowing that the bar belongs to the "Del Fuegos", a mean biker gang. When the Del Fuegos steal a bike that belongs to the Wild Hogs, the four men form a plan to steal their bike back.
Enduro (1996): (7 motorcycles, 42,000 miles, 44 countries)
Episode One: From Mill Hill to Lake Baikal. Seven motorcyclists
calling themselves Mondo Enduro try to ride the longest land
route round the
On Any Sunday (1971): Without a doubt the quintessential motorcycle film acclaimed filmmaker Bruce Brown explores this dizzying and intoxicating world of rugged roadriders where cycles hit incredible speeds. Segueing into the grueling excitement of a muddy and murderous motocross race we then move on to the tortuous mayhem of the Mexican 1000 off-track trial race down the BAJA Peninsula. It's an exhilarating experience that puts you in the driver's seat for spectacular action and sensational entertainment.
Easy Rider (1969): Two long-haired bikers from Los Angeles take off on a cross-country trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. On the way they meet several unusual characters. A rancher and his family, a hitchhiker and the hippie commune where he lives, hookers, red-necks, but most noticeably George Hansen played by Jack Nicholson. Mr. Nicholson gained national attention for his role as the "lawyer with the ACLU". Dennis Hopper won "Best New Director" at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival.
Biker Boyz (2003): When it's revved up to maximum rpm's, Biker Boyz qualifies as an adequate knockoff of The Fast and the Furious. Both films were inspired by magazine articles about speed-freak outlaws on the streets of California, only this time the nitrous-enhanced "rice rockets" are of the two-wheeled variety, and Smoke (Laurence Fishburne) is the reigning "King of Cali," leading a subculture that schedules illegal motorcycle races with high stakes and potentially lethal outcomes. Kid (Derek Luke, the promising newcomer from Antwone Fisher) is the latest challenger, facing off against Dogg (Kid Rock) and others before coming to terms with his own familial destiny.
Wild One (1954): This is the original motorcycle movie,
starring Marlon Brando as the brooding leader of a biker gang
that invades a small town. The film always looked like one of
those synthetic Hollywood ideas of subculture life in the 1950s,
which means it looks even more artificial today. But it is an
actor's piece more than anything, and toward that end Brando's
performance really is an important one in the context of his revolutionary
reinvention of film acting during that decade. Directed by Lásló
Run to The
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