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This is an all day ride. Plan is to depart early from Brandon (please eat before arrival), ride I-4 across the state to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club in Ormond by the Sea. Other stops include all Eagles Clubs in: Daytona Beach, South Daytona, and Ormond Beach (basically all A1A which means beach views/riding). We will participate in the ride and then take a combination of I-4 and back roads back to Tampa. Cost is $15 per rider or $25 per couple. Food will be at the Eagles Clubs (Hamburgers, Hotdogs, etc.). This ride is hosted by the Eagle Riders and benefits the Thin Line Coalition. This charity support Combat Wounded Vets and First Responders by building a variety of Vacation like Resorts Vets and First Responder families can reconnect and enjoy themselves. So saddle up and get out of town with me for a day. Remember to bring Rain Gear.
WARRIOR WALK 2019- Saturday July 27th, 2019. / Time: 8am * First Presbyterian Church lawn. Join us for this patriotic family event. The Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of Polk County in conjunction with the Polk County Veteran's Council would like to invite you to a patriotic Themed "Warrior Walk" around beautiful Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland, Florida. The purpose of this event is to honor our U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have been killed in action while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. If you participated in the event last year, Thank You. This event would not of been successful without the community support and sponsorships received. We have never missed this event! Many bikers show up for this event. What we do is ride, not walk. We ride around the lake (a beautiful ride) passing all the walkers showing support. We will ride about 5-7 laps and then call it a day. All of the ceremony is before the walk, hence the reason to get there earlier rather than later. We will be done with the ride by 9:30am, then you can go and do what ever you wish for the day. Lets meet at 7:00 am at the WAWA Gas Station (US-60 and Lakewood St.). We will simply take I-4 toward Lakeland, get off at exit #25 (County Line Rd) and take that south to Hwy 542 (Old Tampa Hwy). Take this road to S. Wabash Ave and then to Ariana St. to Palmola St to Lake Hollingsworth Drive. It is an early start, but it is the coolest part of the day, so I would rather get up early and ride in cooler weather than sleep in and melt later on in the day. As always, I look forward to seeing any and all Riders that can make this event.
Lets just ride and have some fun. Kitty will be helping me work details on this event/ride. There are various degrees of difficulty courses here, so if this is your first time ever Zip Lining and completing obstacles courses while suspended 12-20 feet in the air, you can choose to start easy or hard. This is a local ride, for sheer fun and adventure. But just wanted you to know and save the date
Riders: I am sure all of you have heard about the seven bikers killed in NH by a truck driver who swerved into their lane. Those were members of the Jar Heads MC, and this Poker Run is in honor of them and the proceeds go to the surviving family members to help cover costs that rear their ugly head when a person dies. It is hosted by a rare combination of Veteran Service Organizations of the American Legion, AMVETS and VFW. Rides are all to one of those posts. This is the only local event that I know of that is planned for the survivors. This ride is open to all vehicles (bikes, cars, trucks), so whatever you are moving around in, please come and show them that that Tampa area supports them. The more riders we have participate, the more money goes to those surviving family members. Cost of the event is $10 per vehicle for one hand and each successive hand is only $5 more. The ride starts at American Legion Post #111 in Tampa, second stop is AMVETS Post #9 in Odessa, third stop is VFW Post #9236 in Hernando Beach, fourth stop is American Legion Post #186 in Brooksville and the last stop is VFW Post $6180 in New Port Richie. At the end there will be 50/50, Live Entertainment and other Raffles all to raise money for the family members. Food will be along the way, at each successive stop, the Posts will have finger food out for the riders and the last stop will have a $5 lunch plate. Let’s meet at a new location for breakfast that is close to the starting point. The name of place is the “Three Coins Diner”, 7410 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604 at 8:30am. We can eat breakfast then ride down 1.5 miles to Post #111. Our KSU from Three Coins Diner will be 9:30am; KSU for the ride is at 11:00am (but we will leave a bit earlier than that). This should be a very well attended ride, so please come and represent the Patriotic Riders and let the Tampa biker community know we care.