Upcoming Events (May Edition)

Rally at the Strip

June 4-7 at English Mountain Dragstrip [1323 Lewis Road, Newport]. Gates open at 3 p.m. on June 4. Admission is $35, and parking and showers are free. There will be biker challenges, games, a Battle of the Bands and more. For more information, call 865-322-2449 or visit www.rallyatthestrip.com.

Smoky Valley Rally

June 4-7, at Loudon Municipal Park [1470 Roberson Springs Road, Loudon]. Gates open each day at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $10 a day or $25 for the full four days. There will be live music, food, demonstrations, contests and vendors. For more information, visit www.loudonparks.com.

Tellico Biker Rally

June 5-7, in Tellico Plains [801 Steer Creek Road]. Tickets are $20 ahead of time or $30 at the door. This event will include a wet T-shirt contest, biker games, a Burn out contest and a bike show. For more information on the events and ticketing, visit www.tellicobikerrally.com.

Bikini Bike Wash

June 6, at 411 Biker Depot [107 Nicole Court, Maryville, 865-233-3823]. Have your bike washed from 1-3 p.m. at 411 Biker Depot while you browse their wide selection of specialty items.

Ride to Cure Juvenile Diabetes

June 13, at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson & Buell [1820 W. Lamar Alexander Pky., Maryville, 977-1669]. Registration starts at 11 a.m., and the ride begins at 1 p.m. The event is $25 per rider and $15 per passenger. This includes a T-shirt, the ride, dinner, and the Shed concert. For more information, contact Terry Jenkins at 865-806-1271 or Tara Onks at 865-980-0816.

First Annual Bikers for Vets Poker Run

June 13, at VFW Post 5146 [706 Congress Parkway N., Athens, 423-745-8387]. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and the first bike out will be at noon. The ride will end at the Log Cabin Bar [Benton, 865-458-2465]. The registration fees include $25 per rider and $10 per passenger, which includes the first hand and flags. Each additional hand is $5. All proceeds go toward a new veteran's facility for the Southeast in McMinn County.

Feel the Heat Firefighter Rally

June 17-21, at the Smoky Mountain Resort Convention Center [410 Parkway, Pigeon Forge]. This event includes multiple runs, vendors and more. Pre-register online at www.greatsmokymountainbikeweek.com or by calling 865-774-4981.

Junebug Boogie Motorcycle Rally

June 18-21, at 115 Waterloo Road, Cookeville. Gates open at 7 a.m. on June 18. Admission is $30 for the 4-day event. This even is 21 and up, and ID is required. There will be a bike show, contests for men and women, bike games, live shows and free camping. Musical guests include the Scott Collier Band, Ralph Roberts Revue Band and more. For more information, call 931-498-2250 or visit www.junebugboogie.com.

Grainger County Human Society Fifth Annual Paws and Claws Ride & Rally

June 27, at Colboch Harley Davidson [1830 N. Davy Crockett Parkway, Morristown, 423-586-5343]. All proceeds from the Paws and Claws Ride and Rally go to the Grainger County Humane Society, a non-profit organization. Gate opens at 9:30 a.m., and bikes will leave by 11 a.m. Pre-register to receive a free T-shirt, tank or pin will supplies last. The day's events include a bike scavenger hunt and a ride touring Grainger County, as well as prizes, food, booths, and live music. For more information, call 865-567-0050, 423-586-5343, or e-mail timssquaw(at)hotmail(dot)com.

BMW Riders of Knoxville ROK'On Pre-Rally

July 12-15, at the Two Creeks Campground [Highway 107, Del Rio]. The registration fee is $40 and includes three nights camping, two dinners, unlimited coffee and a breakfast buffet, along with a Rally Pack and maps. For more information, visit twocreeks.shutterfly.com.