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Tacky Tourist Trap and WWII Airfield Ride
Riders: We have ridden all sorts of rides over the years (Lighthouse rides, Museums, Beach, Poker Runs, Escorts, Parades, etc..), I think it is time we throw in a new reason to ride – to see some Tacky Tourist Traps around the state! I pride myself on saying that I have seen all the Military Museums in this state. Well when I got word of the Military Museum Room in the Shell Factory, well, I just have to go and see it. Besides, we have never been to the Shell Factory before and this time of year (colder) it is warmer going south. I also thought that there is no better time to go and see the Christmas Room. This place seems to have something for everyone (Zip Line, Climbing Poles, Game Room, Mini-Golf, etc..). There are also three locations on site to eat Lunch from Pizza to Seafood and of course a toast at the Swamp Bar. I have a special treat for you on this ride, Riders. There is a 100% intact WWII Airfield that I plan on exploring. It is known as Carlstrom Airfield. I cannot wait to see it myself! Pictures are attached to this post under Pictures. Our timeline for the ride is: 8:00am – Depart 301 Family Diner 9:00am – Stop #1 10:00am – Stop #2 11:30 – Arrive at Shell Factory 3:30pm – Depart Shell Factory 4:30pm – Stop #4 (Jarcarda Blvd – Venice) 5:30pm – Stop #5 (Hwy 64 – Ellenton) 7:00pm – Arrive in Tampa Inbound Route: Hwy 301 S to Hwy 62 Stop #1 – Parrish Hwy 62 E to Duette Rd Duette Rd S to Hwy 64 Hwy 64 S to Hwy 70 Hwy 70 E to Hwy 31 Carlstrom WWII Airfield Stop!!! Stop #2 - Arcadia Hwy 31 S to Hwy 78 Hwy 78 W to Bus Hwy 41 Bus Hwy 41 N to Shell Factory Northbound Route: I-75 North Stop #4 (Jarcarda Blvd – Venice) Stop #5 (Hwy 64 – Ellenton)

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Patriotic Riders is a meetup to unite America-loving motorcycle riders who seek and support rides and events with a patriotic purpose. Many rides will be for our veterans and other charities that support our vets. We also will take rides to museums, reenactments, and other venues and events that share the history and the honor of our great country. The latest events and dates will be posted here so members can make sure they are in the know on the events that express our love for our country, and our thanks for the men and women that have protected us and our freedoms.

If you would like to be a Patriotic Rider, we ask that you first attend a ride or two so you can get to know us, and we can get to know you. After we have done so, if you would like to be an active member you can request to join this meetup. (We don't just add members based on an online click with no in-person riding, because we are looking for riders that actually come out and ride with us, not just numbers for a membership role.) We hope to see you on a future ride!

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