Events, Rides, Meetings:  

Monthly Chatham CBA Chapter Meetings

First Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM

Virlie's Grill
(Formerly The Score Board Grill)
58 Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Please call first if you are coming out for the first time to make sure the meeting time or location has not changed. (December meeting is usually held at a party location ) Mike (919) 363-8662

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.

  Click here to see the State CBA web site for more info

Generally, they are held in January, April, July, and October.

Fun Runs and Events

Milano's Italian Restaurant in Oxford

(919) 693-6444 127 Williamsboro Street Oxford, NC 27565 (open sundays)

Moe's Southwestern Grill
(919) 779-0311 168 Shenstone Blvd Garner, NC

Hursey's Bar BQ
(336) 570-3838 1234 S Main St Graham, NC

Cooley's Restuarant

(919) 552-0543 305 S. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 (Closed Sundays)

Zack's Hot Dogs
201 W. Davis Street, Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 226-4746
M-Th 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Fri-Sat 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Closed Sundays

Tupelo's in Hillsborough
919-643-7722 101 N. Churton St. Hillsborough, NC
Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm

Pittsboro's General Store Cafe
Monday - Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm, Breakfast 7:30am - 11:00am, Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Deli items 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Dinner 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday and Friday 7:30am - 10:30pm, Saturday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm.
DINNER & MUSIC : Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
39 W Street, Pittsboro is next to the downtown traffic circle, just across from the Pittsboro courthouse. Phone: (919) 542-2432

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.

Annual "Ride For Kids"
To benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
See Web site for more info:

Lunch to Squire's British Pub in Southern Pines

1720 US 1 South, Southern Pines, NC 910-695-1161
(60 miles south of Apex, between Aberdeen and Southern Pines on the west side of US 1)

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.

11:00 to 10:00 Monday through Thursday
11:00 to 11:00 on Friday and Saturday
Closed Sundays

Vietnam Vets MC Annual Anniversary Party
June - Sanford, NC

Morrow Mountain State Park Run
Meet at the Citgo on Hwy 64 and Jenks Road at 9:00 AM.

"View the skeletal remains of a once-mighty range of peaks. Located along the Pee Dee River and Lake Tillery, Morrow Mountain features miles of mountain trails to wander on foot or horseback. Visit the historic Kron House, greenhouse, and hospital of an early 19th century physician."
49104 Morrow Mountain Road Albemarle, NC 28001 Email:
Phone (704) 982-4402

Lunch Run to Mako's Raw Bar in Wilmington

55 Scott's Hill Loop Road, Wilmington, NC 28411 (910) 686-9042
(Hwy 17 in Scott's Hill)
Open Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sundays, 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Sanford Temple Theater Run

Ride to Sanford to attend a play at the Temple Theater

120 Carthage Street Sanford, NC 27330
Adults: $18, Students: $10 This is a small theater so if you are planning on going, please call them and order your tickets with a credit card. 919-774-4155 or 774-4512 Box office hours: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. See Web site for more info:

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 @ 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:

Midnight Sushi Run

Midnight sushi run to Sushi Blues Cafe in downtown Raleigh.

Menu: (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

     Usually held during the third week in October

   Foothills Wine, Art and Music Festival in Wilkesboro, NC.

Event web site:



APRIL: Great Grapes! Wine & Music Festival
The Great Grapes! ™ Wine & Music Festival is held in Cary's Regency Park in April. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, please visit or call 800-830-3976 ext. 103. Companies interested in exhibiting or sponsoring, please call 410-769-8223 x105. For 2004, the date will be April 17-18.

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 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 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 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

OCTOBER: Great Grapes! Wine & Music Festival
The Great Grapes! ™ Wine & Music Festival is held in Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall in October. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, please visit or call 800-830-3976 ext. 103. Companies interested in exhibiting or sponsoring, please call 410-769-8223 x105. For 2004, the date will be Oct 9-10.

Charlotte CBA Bike Show Run

Spring and Fall Shows

This is the biggest and best bike show and swap meet of the year in North Carolina. 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.

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. Ten miles south of Siler City, NC.   

Antique Mall Run

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.


GrandDaddy's Antique Mall
(80,000 Sq Ft - 300 dealers in one mall)

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.


Greensboro Antique Mall
(120,000 Sq Ft - 500 dealers in one mall)

2401 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC, 27406 (1/4 mile north of I-40/I-85 exit 124) Toll-free: (877) 770-9131 Email: Open 7 days a week, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Antique Market Place
(45,000 Sq Ft - 125 Dealers)

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


Additional Antique Malls:

Collector’s Antique Mall - Asheboro
(35,000 Sq Ft - 100 dealers) 211 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC 27203 (Downtown Asheboro) Telephone 336-629-8105
Open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sanford Antique Mall - Sanford
(20,000 Sq Ft - 75 dealers) 118 S Moore Street Sanford, NC (919) 775-1969
(Downtown Sanford across from the railroad tracks) Open 7 days a week, Mon - Sat 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Oakwood Antique Mall - Raleigh

(10,000 Sq Ft - 60 dealers)

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

This 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.
Festival website:

Pilot Mountain Run
Run to Pilot Mountain State Park and lunch along the way. Riders meet at the Citgo on Hwy 64 and Jenks Road in Apex at 10:00 AM.

Carrboro Ice Cream Run

Maple View Farms 6900 Rocky Ridge Road Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: (919) 960-5535
Meet at the Citgo gas station on the corner of Jenks Road and Hwy 64 7:00 PM, Friday evening. (Open Sundays)

Angier Ice Cream Run

Sunni Sky's Homemade Ice Cream,
8617 Hwy 55 South, Angier, NC 27501, 919-427-7118

Sanford Ice Cream Run

Run to Yarborough's Homemade Ice Cream Parlor in Sanford.
Meet at the Citgo gas station on the corner of Jenks Road and Hwy 64 7:30 PM, Friday evening. Yarborough's: (919) 776-6266 132 McIver St Sanford, NC (open Sunday)

Memorial Day Run to the NC Vietnam Memorial Wall

Sunday (Day BEFORE Memorial Day), 11:00 AM

64 west to I-85 rest stop where the NC Vietnam Memorial Wall is located. Meet at The Pitt Stop at 11:00 AM


Hillsborough Hog Day Festival Run

Generally held in early June 10:00 AM

 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 10:00 AM

EasyRiders Motorcycle Rodeo - Wilson, NC

Usually held in July

Meet at the Citgo Gas Station just west of the Little Bar in Apex (Hwy 64 and Jenks) at 11:00 AM and ride to Wilson County Fairgrounds.

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.

Moonshiners Jamboree Run to Climax, Virginia
Bluegrass Music Festival

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.

Old Fashion Farmer's Day Run

Usually held in late August.

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

 Breakfast ride to Rufus' Restaurant in Goldston, NC. Wake County riders will start at the Citgo Gas Station just west of the Little Bar on Hwy 64 in Apex at 9:00 AM, ride to the Pitt Stop in Pittsboro by 9:30 AM, then the ride will leave the Pitt Stop at 9:30 AM and head to Goldston. Route: 64 west through Pittsboro to 902 south, to Pittsboro-Goldston Road into Goldston. Rufus' Restaurant 1977 North Main Street Goldston, NC 27252 (919) 898-4841 (Closed Sundays)

Battleship Run to Wilmington

 Run to the battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, NC. Leaves the Exxon gas station on the NE corner of Hwys 55 and Hwy 64 in Apex at 10:00 AM. Once we hit Wilmington, we will get lunch, then go to the battleship. Here is the ship's web site address:

Deal's Gap Overnight Run

 Run to famous Deal's Gap and Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum in western NC. Legend says a Dragon lives in the mountains of western North Carolina. He tests your skills on US129 with 318 curves in 11 miles. Everyone who comes to ride the Dragon will always remember it. Run leaves the Exxon gas station on the NE corner of Hwys 55 and Hwy 64 in Apex at 8:15 AM. Deal's Gap is 350 miles from Apex. Riders will stay at the IronHorse Motorcycle Lodge. We run the first 70 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way home.


Deal's Gap web site:

Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum:

IronHorse Motorcycle Lodge:
Tapoco Lodge:

Tail of the Dragon web site:

Blue Ridge Parkway Three Day Run

The ride leaves the Exxon gas station on the NE corner of Hwy 55 and Hwy 64 at 9:00 AM.

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.

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.

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.

Motorcycle Video Night

Alternating at the homes of riders. A social to watch the latest motorcycle video and enjoy snacks and refreshments. Viewing suggestions are listed below.

Terra Circa (2001): Five adventure motorcyclists.. with basic bikes.. ..and even more basic equipment... cross Europe: Greece and Turkey, Kazakhstan and Russia to become the first recorded motorcyclists ever to cross the grueling 'Zilov Gap, a 392 mile stretch of impassable tracks, trails, marshes and rivers where the road across Siberia literally runs out!

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.

Mondo 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
world, 40,000 miles, in the shortest possible time. Surviving incarceration in Turkey and the deserts of Central Asia, they run out of road at Lake Baikal. Can they make it through the swamps of Siberia or will they be forced to abandon their record-breaking attempt? Episode Two: From Zilov to Zeebrugge. Now down to only three, the round-the-world motorcyclists of Mondo Enduro travel the length of the Americas from Alaska to Chile. They fly to South Africa, where they are joined by a fourth intrepid traveler. After numerous mechanical breakdowns and a horrific accident in Ethiopia, the finish line draws near.

World's Fastest Indian (2006): Anthony Hopkins stars in the true story of Burt Munro a motorcycle enthusiast from New Zealand who designs and builds one of the fastest bikes in the world. The story includes his legendary 1967 performance at the famed raceway at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah where he set the land speed record. The life and triumph of Burt Munro the elderly Kiwi man who at the far from spritely age of 68 broke motorcycle racing records in Utah has fueled director Roger Donaldson's creative energy for years.

Long Way Round (2004): Forget Breaking Bonaduce or The Surreal Life. Ewan McGregor has made a celebrity reality series that's entertaining without having to be called a guilty pleasure. Long Way Round is a documentary detailing the 20,000-mile motorcycle trip he took around the world with best friend Charley Boorman over 115 days. Their trip took them from London through locales such as Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia, and Canada, to name a few, before ending in New York. Armed with a cameraman, McGregor and Boorman encounter separation anxiety from their families; a shifty stranger (later revealed to be Mafia) who leads them through winding dark corridors to a posh hotel room; delays at international borders; hosts who offer them Fear Factor-level animal parts for dinner; injuries, equipment breakdowns, and more. The pair also film their own video diaries, in which they voice concerns and frustrations. The result is an emotional, rich breadth of experiences, from the hardship of logistical setbacks paired with the joy of visiting the children of Chernobyl and encountering hospitable locals who insist on escorting them wherever they go. McGregor and Boorman also make witty emcees, cheerfully upbeat even when they wonder aloud if one of their gun-happy hosts is a psycho murderer. The seven-episode series, originally aired on Bravo, concludes with their emotional ride into the Big Apple and some surprises for the pair courtesy of the show's producers. The two-disc DVD includes some can't miss deleted scenes, including McGregor's story about being confused for Jude Law, and a clip of McGregor attempting Jedi mind tricks on commuters who keep stopping in the road to peer at his broken-down bike ("These aren't the bikes you're looking for."). Long Way Round may have been an arduous once-in-a-lifetime experience, but you can't help but hope McGregor and Boorman suit up for another road trip someday.

Dust to Glory (2004):
Don't be surprised if you feel a dry, tickling sensation in the back of your throat after watching the slam-bang racing documentary Dust to Glory. It's probably from the lingering sand and silt spewed from the knobby wheels of an array of machines that skitter from one end of the Baja Peninsula to the other. Using 90 cameras in a variety of formats, director Dana Brown captures the giddy danger of the race with truly visceral force. In 1967, a few California thrill-seekers had the Eureka spirit to take their homemade race cars for some whooping-up in the wide-open land just a few hours away. Since then, the Baja 1000 has turned into a party-fueled happening that's more akin to Burning Man than the Indy 500. It's billed as the world's longest nonstop race, running point-to-point for 1,000 miles through the Mexican desert from Tijuana to La Paz--pretty much the entire length of Baja.

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.

The 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 Benedek

The Wild Angels (1966): Peter Fonda/Nancy Sinatra/Bruce Dern. Hell-bent on wreaking havoc, a motorcycle psycho-biker named Heavenly Blues (Fonda) rounds up his rebellious crew and takes off to the desert to recover a stolen chopper. There, a run-in with the cops leaves gang member Loser (Dern) deader than road kill, but it's when his funeral turns into a drunk-fest that this biker movie really shifts into high-gear. This movie is one of the reasons why people think bikers are lawless.

Hells Angels on Wheels (1967): Jack Nicholson plays Poet, a bored gas station attendant who leaves his mundane life in the dust to blast down the open highway with the Hell's Angels. It's non-stop action on a mind-blowing ride at first. But when the naive Poet gets mixed up with the gang leader's pretty girlfriend, his new high-octane lifestyle explodes. Northern California Hell's Angels also round out the cast. The gang leader's girlfriend is played by Sabrina Scharf, future California State Senator.

Asheboro Museum Run

Run to The NC Aviation Museum in Asheboro (, then to the American Classic Motorcycle Museum in Asheboro (, and then to lunch at Chinese buffet on 64. Riders will meet at the Citgo gas station in Apex, (Hwy 64 and Jenks Road) at 9:00 AM.


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