Up & Coming Weekly

April 19, 2016

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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34 UCW APRIL 20-26, 2016 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM APRIL 23 • 2016 HOGS & RAGS MOTORCYCLE RALLY Visit Hogs&Rags.com for more information. APRIL 23 • NC BUFFALO SOLDIERS M/C OF FAYETTEVILLE 6TH ANNUAL PONY EXPRESS CHARITY RIDE at Fort Bragg Harley Davidson. This is a charity motorcycle ride, police escorted, to raise funds to benefit the community. Registration 9:30 a.m. Kickstands up 10:30 a.m. $15/ riders and $5 passenger. For more information call 494-4513. MAY 7 • BLUE KNIGHTS 6TH ANNUAL HOME GROWN HEROES/FALLEN OFFICER MEMORIAL RIDE to benefit N.C. C.O.P.S. and other local charities. Registration at 9 a.m. Ride starts at 11 a.m. Find out more at www. fayettevilleblueknightsXIII.org. MAY 7 • ALS CHARITY MOTORCYCLE RIDE in Sanford. Registration at 9:30 or online at www.Alscharityride.com. Lunch, DJ music, People's Choice Bike Show, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and more. Benefiting the ALS Association Jim Catfish Hunter Chapter www. Alscharityride.com Brian Weaver Dreamweaver8@embarqmail.com 919-542-6102. PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse group of patriots from every state that come together to honor fallen soldiers at funeral services across the country. Visit www.patriotguard.org for more information about the group. 4624 BRAGG BLVD. BENEFIT FOR STAN STEWART Nothing makes you want to get out and take a drive like the lyrics to Steppenwolf 's 1968 hit "Born to Be Wild." It seems like yesterday that we were watching the Golden Knights parachut- ing into the Rock-A-Ranch for the 10th Annual Hogs & Rags Rally. It is now a year later that the Fayetteville Hogs & Rags annual fundraiser is here. This year's ride is Saturday, April 23. If you are not familiar with the Hogs & Rags Annual Rally, it is Fayetteville's premier car and motorcycle rally that raises monies for various charities and brings the community a little closer. Each year, hundreds of volunteers, merchants and law enforcement come together to put on this event. This year the Hogs & Rags community is raising money for the Green Beret Foundation, which pro- vides help to our brave Special Forces soldiers and families, the American Cancer Society and Kidsville News Literacy and Education Foundation. The event starts at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum at 7 a.m. As part of the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival, the excitement builds there. We have several special guests who will stop by, to include the Dogwood Queens and maybe a well-educated dragon. This year's Grand Marshall is none other than Fayetteville's Mayor, Nat Robertson and his wife Kim, who are both avid motor- cycle enthusiasts. This is my seventh year involved in the rally. I enjoy being part of a great cause and a great event. The Hogs & Rags Rally has always been a great community event because on this ride, the manufacturer of your bike does not matter, the type of car you drive does not matter and who you are does not matter. On this day, we are all just people having fun and helping others along the way. This year, we have a new premier sponsor — Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson. Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson has been involved this year helping to ensure we have a great event. Regardless of what kind of bike you have, they are all welcomed. This year, we will meet at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum at 7 a.m. to sign up and start lining up the vehicles. Promptly at 9 a.m. we will kick our kick stands up and everyone will begin. From there, police officers will provide us with a police escort all the way to Myrtle Beach with a couple of stops along the way. The first stop is at the little community of White Oak at the Rock-A- Ranch for a first-class southern breakfast served by a small army of volunteers and special guests. There, we will hand out some very nice door prizes. Once on the road, we will head towards Myrtle Beach with a short stop in Tabor City for some water and a bathroom break. If you like riding without your helmet, this is a great opportunity to tuck it away as we cross the border. This year, the main event will be held at Wild Wings Café at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. Here, we will have our reverse raffle and drawings for our gun raffles. The reverse raffle is a 50/50 raffle for a prize of $2,500. Benelli, DEL-TON Inc. and Henry Rifles have donated wonderful prizes for our famous gun raffle. Guns Plus has also donated a beautiful Glock 9mm pistol that will be auctioned off, so bring your wallet. Of course, you will have to be eligible in N.C. to purchase a firearm. After the event, feel free to come back in time to make the Dogwood Festival concert at Festival Park. This year's performers are Cinderella and Great White. The cost of the ride is $50 per person which pays for the breakfast, water break and the meal at Wild Wings Café. This ride is for all brands of motorcycles and vehicles. Although rain is always a possibility, you can still jump in your car and come on out and still have a great day. Visit www.hogsandrags.com and our Facebook page at Hogs & Rags of Fayetteville for more information. If there is a topic that you would like to discuss you can con- tact me at motorcycle4fun@aol.com. RIDE SAFE! Get Your Motor Runnin' by JIM JONES Now online! Flip our pages for news, views art and entertainment! www.upandcomingweekly.com Call and ask one of our marketing representatives to help you grow your business. 484-6200 JIM JONES, Motorcycle Enthusiast, Contributing Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@ upandcomingweekly.com. 910.484.6200 Proceeds from the Hogs & Rags Rally goes to the Green Beret Foundation, which provides help to our brave Special Forces soldiers and families, the American Cancer Society and Kidsville News Literacy and Education Foundation.

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