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Roscoe’s Chili Challenge – 30th Anniversary



Thursday, November 5, 2015  –  Sunday, November 8, Lakeland, FL.

This is a whole lot more than some chili cooking.  Three days of one of the wildest parties of the year.

Bands, contests, food, and of course the infamous Stage Show. You surely don’t want to miss The Art of Pole Dance Competition!




All chili that enters the challenge must be cooked on site. The cooking will be judged based on best tasting chili in both hot and mild class.

Preliminary routines for the pole dancers competition will be organized on Friday, while the finals are on Saturday.

Adults only are allowed, no exceptions.


For more information, visit the Roscoes Chili Challenge official website.

Via CycleFish

ABATE Motorcycle Run Canceled

Photo:©Andrey Armyagov /Dollar Photo Club

Photo:©Andrey Armyagov /Dollar Photo Club

This year, the ABATE motorcycle toy run will be a daylong community event. The annual ABATE of Florida Brevard Chapter Toy Run – which was a major event that used to shut down traffic entirely for more than several miles- is cancelled as a result of 22-year old’s death at last year’s event.

There is no Toy Run this year because of the accident. The accident was excessively tragic and the organizers decided to make sure something like that never happens again. The annual ABATE of Florida Brevard Chapter Toy Run – a mainstay that shut down traffic for several miles as motorcycles rumbled from the Merritt Square Mall to Wickham Park – was shut down as a result of the death of a 22-year-old Rockledge spectator struck and killed during the event last year. Some of the riders would dress as Santa Claus, others rode shotgun with toys strapped to holiday-decorated bikes.

Bikers used to show up on their motorcycles dressed as Santas, with lots of colorful toys attached to their motorcycles. It was exciting for everyone – the kids, the bikers, and everyone who witnessed the annual event. Sadly, this tradition is affected by the tragic incident.

(Via Florida Today)

Yakima Bikers Donate Hundreds of Toys In Annual Toy Run

YAKIMA, Wash.– This year’s Toys for Tots run went great thanks to the help of motorcyclists from Yakima.

The annual run brought over 300 bikers to town, all united for a good cause.

Each year, the first Sunday of November, bikers gather and deliver hundreds of toys to Toys for Tots. They attach the toys to their motorcycles and parade through streets, giving everyone who’s watching a magnificent view of hundreds of badass Santa Clauses roaring on their bikes.

Every kid deserves a Merry Christmas and these guys are making it happen.

If you have questions about Toys for Tots, you can call 509-571-4821 for any information.

Lone Star Rally Brings Bikers To Galveston Nov. 5-8

Lone Star Rally 2014: YouTube printscreen

Lone Star Rally 2014: YouTube printscreen

Galveston Island is getting ready for a sea of motorcycles as plans progress for the next Lone Star Rally.

No registration is required for the free annual gathering, which typically brings nearly half a million bikers. It’s scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, with programs at two venues: Saengerfest Park, 23rd and Strand, and Beach Central Park, 21st and Seawall.

One of the rally’s most popular events, the crowning of Miss Lone Star Rally, takes place Saturday at Saengerfest Park.

Among the musicians scheduled to appear are the band Jackyl and Brian Howe, former lead singer for Bad Company.


Other rally attractions include a custom bike show Saturday at Beach Central Park, a bike give-away and a tattoo expo.

For more information, visit the rally website.


(Via: Chron)

Bikers Team Up For Toys For Tots

bikers photo

BRUNSWICK, NY (NEWS10) – When thinking about bikers, most people think of bushy beards, Harley-Davidson, and a rebellious soul.

The one thing about bikers that often gets overlooked is how charitable they are. The Brunswick chapter of Harley Owners Group (HOG) gathered to lighten up the lives of children in need.

The previous year, this ride collected $4.000 in both gift and cash donations. Organizers say this year’s run is just as successful.

“It’s great to see all the motorcyclists come out. They’re very generous people,  I always thank them a lot .I’d like to thank them individually if I could”, said Toys For Tots rider Tom Hall.

Gift donations can be made at any Toys for Tots location.

Via News10

L.A. Bikers Auction Raises $15K


The Toyz for Kids auction raised over $15,00 Over $15,000 in Atmore on Thursday.

This is an annual event which uses all the money gathered at the auction to buy toys for children of the community who can’t afford them. LA Bikers club members are going to give out the toys to the children in December to make sure each child from the community has a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

You could see handcrafted furniture at the auction, created by Pee Wee Powel. Wooden chairs, rocking chairs, and gazebos are just some of the items sold at the auction. Around 70 items were auctioned and bought that day.


You can see a preview of the furniture featured at the auction here: LA Bikers auction preview 2015

Source: Atmore Advance 

Bikers Team Up To Help Local Children In Oklahoma



Skiatook, Saturday, Oct. 24 – More than 75 motorcycles rumbled away from and back to Skiatook Christian Church. The drivers came together to make Christmas more special for local children in need.

There were a few multi-wheeled vehicles present as well, and they, along with the bikers, all brought toys which are going to be distributed at Christmas as part of the inaugural Christmas in October Toy Run, sponsored by the Kings & Queens Riding Club and the church, located at 1102 W. Oak St.

Riders enjoyed a scenic ride through the Skiatook and Sperry areas – with Skiatook Police Department escorts in and out of town to ensure safety – before returning to the church for a chili dinner.

“I belong to Kings & Queens and I started attending church here,” said toy drive organizer M.D. Collins. “My pastor (Trey Harper) has done a lot for this community, so I asked him, could we do it?”

He wasn’t sure if the church would support a motorcycle club-organized toy run, but Harper said it was never an issue.

“Everyone was all for it,” Harper said. “They wanted to do whatever they could to help the community and bring unity between people. Any way we can share Jesus with people, we want to do that.”

Via Skiatook Journal

Photo by JD Hancock