A ride is scheduled for Sunday to honor the life of a Minooka man killed in a motorcycle crash four years ago and criticize what they deem a lenient sentence for the driver responsible. “Justice For Ron Oswald” will begin at 10:30 a.m. July 17 when riders meet at Double J Sports Bar, 1001 Essington Road in Joliet, according to event organizers.
At 11 a.m. Saturday, motorcycle riders will rev their engines and set out for a 120-mile ride to raise money for victims of domestic violence. Registration for the New Hope for Tomorrow Ride 2016 opens at 9 a.m.
Each year the Kentucky Bike Rally in Sturgis, KY, brings thousands of motorcycles and motorcycle riders to the region. The event runs July 14-17 this year.
After hearing downtown merchants talk about the value of a car show in the Uptown Arts District, Mainstreet Association member Johnny Stimley, also owner of Ryan's Irish Pub, decided to organize one. "It's something people have been talking about for years," he said.
IF YOU'RE driving past Aussie World on Sunday morning don't be afraid. The hundreds of bikers you're likely to see riding in formation mean no harm. In fact, quite the opposite.
The Yellow Jackets Motorcycle Club, 4888 Indian Hill Road SE, Uhrichsville, will host its eighth annual bike show beginning at noon Aug. 6. Public judging will take place from 1 to 3 p.m., and trophies will be awarded at 5 p.m. Entertainment will be provided from 1 to 6 p.m.
The Sikh Motorcycle Club’s Cross Canada Ride to raise money for cancer research will arrive in Kamloops this weekend. Participants will be at the Kamloops Sikh Temple, 1345 Ord Rd., on Sunday, July 17, from noon to 2 p.m.
Our friend, and employee of Turn Key Auto, Randy Beyer was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 small cell lung cancer. We are having a ride and fundraiser to help him and his family with medical bills and expenses for treatment.
The year was 1916 when sisters Adeline and Augusta Van Buren climbed aboard their Indian motorcycles and headed west from Brooklyn to San Francisco in an effort to prove women could endure the long road and, thus, should be able to serve their country as members of the military.
During the 2016 American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) October 13-16 in Orlando, two will be inducted into the 2016 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame – dirt-rack racer Ronnie Jones and an iconic female in motorcycling, Gloria Struck.