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Summer is here and it’s time to kick-off on our motorcycles to some great events.  FYI, I am hoping the Sac to Bay Ride happens this summer so if anyone gets any news about the biggest motorcycle  ride in the San Francisco area please give me the heads up.  Please check the motorcycle event’s web site to confirm details.

Saturday May 1st – Modesto, CA.
Ride for Rescue. Ride 4 Rescue. Benfits The Modesto Gospel Mission who help feed and shelter the homeless. We will be serving breakfast and lunch. There will be pictures with your bike, raffel prizes live music and more…Cost per rider $25.00 passenger $15.00. For more information call The Modesto Gospel Mission 209-529-8259 or www.homelessmission.org  

2nd Annual Frog Jumps
05/14/2010 – 05/15/2010: 2nd Annual Frog Jumps. Lake Tulloch Resort, Copperpolis. Info: 209 – 785 – 9422; www.bikersinnercircle.com

Sundowners MC Luau BBQ
05/15/2010 – 05/15/2010: Sundowners MC Luau BBQ. San Fernando. Info: 818 – 361 – 9924

42nd Annual Vintage M/C Show and Swap
05/15/2010 – 05/15/2010: 42nd Annual Vintage M/C Show and Swap. Hanford, CA. Info: 909 – 629 – 7420; www.classiccycleevents.com

Soldier Down Poker Run
05/15/2010 – 05/15/2010: Soldier Down Poker Run. Gary’s Place, Marysville, California. Info: 530 – 237 – 6642; www.ubncyubasutter.com.

Annual Poker Run for Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
05/15/2010 – 05/15/2010: Annual Poker Run for Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Chopper Gallery, Temecula, CA. Info: 858 – 829 – 6782; www.brotherhoodofmarineriders.org

SFV Big Red Machine Bike & Car Show & Swap Meet
06/06/2010 – 06/06/2010: SFV Big Red Machine Bike & Car Show & Swap Meet. DAV Hall, Woodland Hills, California. Info: 818 – 884 – 8181

Rip’s Bad Ride
06/13/2010 – 06/13/2010: Rip’s Bad Ride. Oak Canyon Park, Oak Park Canyon, Irvine. Info: 888 – DIABETES; www.ripsbadride.com

Friday June 18th – Saturday 19th – Yreka, CA.
7th Annual Farside Run. Run to the far side of Mt. Shasta to support our fallen military warriors and law enforcement officers. Poker Run on the 18th. Farside Run on the 19th. Only $25 registration with a passenger, $20 solo. Lunch provided. Breakfast with small donation. Vendors, Live music, refreshments, food. Sponsored by the Siskiyou County Veterans Office. www.farsiderun.com

Friday June 18th – Sunday 20th – Hayfork, CA.
Hayfork-n-You Motorcycle Rally. Come join us in 2010 for a bigger and better rally. The rally is held at the Trinity County Fairgrounds in Hayfork, CA which is West of Redding off Hwy 299W. Come ride with us in the beautiful scenic mountains of Northern California. This is an old fashion rally where you camp on the fairgrounds for 3 days. Park your bike right next to your tent or stay in one of our RV sites with full hookups. Join in the fun with all the events planned. Poker run, bike show, bike games, parade through town, live music nightly, mud wrestling, wet t-shirt, soggy shorts, hairy chest and tattoo contests. Auto Show & Shine on Saturday. 3 large restrooms with showers. Merchandise and food vendors. Past participants say it is the best rally they have been to in years and can’t wait to come back. Hope you’ll join us for some fun!! 3 day pass $40. Day passes $15. 530-242-1970

8th Annual Big Bear Choppers Ride the Mountain
06/19/2010 – 06/19/2010: 8th Annual Big Bear Choppers Ride the Mountain. Big Bear Lake. Info: 909 – 878 – 4340; www.bigbearchoppers.com/ride

Saturday June 19th – Buellton, CA.
Saddlebag Saturday Charity Rally and a blindfold Charity Rally to benefit Buellton Senior Center "Meals on Wheels". 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm 252 E. Hwy 246, Buellton, CA 93427. Chapter Challenge – All Clubs Welcome. Hosted by The Creation Station Fabric & Quilt Shop Canned food drive, BBQ, Bluegrass music, Men’s Quilt Exhibit, Quilters Tattoo exhibit, One-Of-A-Kind Awards and more. Additional info at www.saddlebagsaturday.com

LA Calendar Motorcycle Show
07/18/2010 – 07/18/2010: LA Calendar Motorcycle Show. Queen Mary, Long Beach. Info: 562 – 435 – 3511; www.FastDates.com

Sunday July 25th – Santa Rosa, CA.
Sonoma County Poker Run. Hosted by Redwood Riders to benefit the Ride for Kids – Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Registration from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Santa Rosa Vee-Twin, 1240 Petaluma Hill Road, Santa Rosa CA Entry Fee: $20 for single rider and $20 passenger includes: Ride Pin for first 250 entrants, Coffee and Donuts at start, Poker Hand, and sit-down Pasta Lunch at Union Hotel, Occidental Ca. Raffle Prizes, 50/50 Raffle, Club Participation Trophy for Club with most members attending event. www.redwoodriders.com. or email [email protected]

Saturday August 7th – Spokane, WA.
Roving Gamblers Show n Shine. All riders, all bikes, are welcome to come and ride with the Roving Gamblers MC in the Hillyard Festival Parade. There are three ways to have fun, Ride your motorcycle, ride in our beautiful, Spacious float, or walk the route passing out candy. Be in the staging area on North Haven at 9:00 am, the parade starts at 10:00. Then after the parade join us for Our Show n’ Shine at Harmon Park N. 6100 Market Street in Hillyard. The Roving Gamblers MC is taking applications for new members.Ron 509-926-4754 or visit rovinggamblers.org
Friday August 13th – Sunday 15th – Pebble Beach, CA

MidAmerica Motorcycle Auction and MarketPlace. Online Motorcycle Auction and MarketPlace at Pebble Beach RetroAuto, during the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance. 100 Select Vintage and Special Interest Motorcycles will be availabe for sale and auction. www.midamericaauctions.com