Upcoming Events (April Edition)

3rd Annual Devil's Triangle Bike Rally

May 1-3, at Greywolf Motorcycle and ATV Campground [5935 New River Highway, Briceville, 423-324-9653]. Gates open at 8 a.m. Must be 21 or older. Admission is $25 per person for all three days. Live entertainment, wet T-shirt and hairy chest contests, bike show, good food and cold beer. For more information, call 423-324-9653 or visit www.greywolfcampground.net.

Cruising for Awareness

Events in Tennessee through May 17, sponsored by the Suzuki Owners Club of North America. This 76 city, 76 day ride across Tennessee will hit three locations in the Knoxville area: May 1 at Paul Benton Suzuki [799 Oak Ridge Highway, Oak Ridge, 800-367-3691], May 2 at Ultimate Motorsports [10612 Kingston Pike, 865-577-6367], and May 3 at Kroger [4918 Kingston Pike, 865-584-0201]. For more information or locations, call 603-608-3321 or visit www.suzukiclubowners.org.

Thunder in the Mountains

May 2, in Downtown Jonesborough, Tenn. from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Food and parts vendors, live music and a motorcycle show will be available for entertainment. Admission is $2. For more information contact Tim Armstrong at 423-794-9418 or Danny Edwards at 423-737-6744.

2nd Annual Baby MacKenzie Foundation Bike Rally

May 2, at 411 Biker Depot [107 Nicle Court, Maryville, 865-233-3823]. Check-in begins at 9 a.m., and the ride begins at 11 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Baby MacKenzie Foundation for Rhabdoid Cancer Research. Donations are welcome. Purchase $5 raffle tickets now to win a Myrtle Beach Bike Week Vacation. For more information, visit www.babymackenzie.org or call 865-397-3895.

Share the Road Festival and Ride

Starting at noon on May 2 at Bicentennial State Capitol Mall Park [600 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, 615-741-5280]. Sponsored by Motorcycle Awareness Foundation of Tennessee. For more information visit www.maft.us.

11th Annual Smoky Mountain Blessing of the Bikes

May 3, at Douglas Dam Overlook [975 Overlook Way, Sevierville, 866-494-7186]. Services will begin at 11:30 a.m. with food, music, and fellowship to follow. A special bike blessing will be at 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Shiloh Riders. All riders are welcome. For more information, visit www.shilohriders.com or contact Jim White at 865-850-7539.

10th Annual Two-Strokes Street-Bike Meet

May 4-10, Deal's Gap. Sponsored by Kawasaki Triples Worldwide, this annual meet attracts up to 100 two-stroke street bikes, with even some international visitors. Headquartered at Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort, with a group ride on Saturday over the Cherohala Skyway. For more info, visit the discussion forum at www.kawasakitriplesworldwide.com.

Great Smoky Mountain Bike Week

May 7-10, in Sevierville Event Center [202 Gists Creek Road, Sevierville] This benefits Blue Angels Police. Family friendly rally in the Smoky Mountains include charity rides, live music, vendors, bike show, and food. For more information call 865-774-4981 or visit www.motorcycleevents.com.

Dixie Iron Riders R/C Poker Run

May 9. For more information call 323-5518, visit www.dixieiron.com, or e-mail bilkil60@yahoo.com.

Blue Angels Police Benefit Ride and Rally

May 18-22, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. There will be vendors, prizes and entertainment. Benefits police officers, their families, and police departments. Visit www.motorcyclemonster.com/events for more information.

Thunder on the Rock Bike Rally & Concert

May 22-24, in Monteagle, Tenn. There will be bike games, mud wrestling, a bike show, and the Thunderette calendar girl contest. Musical guests include Big Engine, Tracy Lawrence, and Atlanta Rhythm Section. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the gate. For more information, visit thunderontherockonline.com.

Ride for the Gate

May 23, at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson [1820 W. Lamar Alexander Pky., Maryville, 977-1669]. Registration begins at noon, and the ride starts at 2 p.m. Hour-long ride across Foothills Parkway. Swap meet at Smoky Mountain Harley begins at noon. Raising funds for The Gateway to Independence, a nonprofit organization that builds skills and provides recreational activities for post high school special education students in Blount County. For more information, contact Mike Harris at 865-607-4218 or rodzanchops@ahoo.com.

Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride

May 24, at Sevier County Courthouse [125 Court Ave., Sevierville, 865-453-3695]. Opening ceremony begins at 10 a.m., and the 60-mile ride to Grainger County Veterans Overlook leaves at 11 a.m. For more info, call 865-453-6532 or visit www.smokymountainthunder.net.

Pineapple Ride

May 24, 1 p.m. at Quaker Steak and Lube [5616 Merchants Center Blvd., 865-687-0399] and will end at Coyote Joe's [5640 Clinton Highway, 865-689-9722]. Proceeds support the Layton "Pineapple" Kyppili family.

Southeastern SOC Spring Rally

May 31- June 6, at the Doubletree Hotel [211 Mockingbird Lane, Johnson City]. The rally begins at 8 a.m. The registration is free. There will be rides and events each day. For more information, visit www.suzukiownersclub.org.