Upcoming Motorcycle Events (December Edition)

6th Annual Music City Bike Show and Swap Meet, Jan 9-10. Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Nashville. People's choice of bike show will win an Epiphone guitar. Trophies for all classes. $10 entry fee includes two admission passes. Call 615-519-0576 or email info@bobbyappleton.com.

The Great American Motorcycle Show, Jan. 22-24 at the North Atlanta Trade Center [1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross, Ga.]. Over 3 football fields full of new foreign and domestic motorcycles--one of a kind custom rides, sport bikes, custom builders, great deals on motorcycles, trailers, scooters, parts, apparel and anything needed to ride. Admission: $12/adult, one child free with each adult, $7/child aged 6-14, under 5 free. Weekend passes available for $20-$35. 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fri., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sun. Call 770-279-9899, email rhonda@natcshows.com, or visit www.northatlantatradecenter.com for details.

International Motorcycle Show, Jan. 8-10 at Carolina First Center [One Exposition Dr., Greenville, SC 29607]. Cycle World's epic motorcycle show, featuring new models from manufacturers, demo rides, vintage bikes, and lots more. Tickets: 1-day $12 (online advance) • 1-day $13.50 (online general admission) • 1-day $15 (box office). For more info, go to www.motorcycleshows.com/SouthCarolina.

5th Annual Appleton Bike Show and Swap Meet, Jan. 9-10 at Tennessee State Fairgrounds [Nashville]. Famed custom builder Bobby Appelton's annual bike show and swap meet features vendors from around the country, and an expected 10,000 visitors. For more info, go to www.bobbyappleton.com.

GWRRA Chapter P of TN Pancake Breakfast, Jan. 16 at Applebees in Springfield, Tenn. $5 per ticket for the Raffle. Goes from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.. Benefits the Chapter P as well as St. Judes Children Hospital. Sponsored by the Tennessee Gold Wing RoadRiders Association. For more info, go to www.tngwrra.org.

Easyriders V-Twin Bike Show Tour, Feb 6 at the Knoxville Convention Center [701 Henley St]. See a huge array of custom V-twin bikes. For more info, go to www.easyridersevents.com.

Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride, May 30 in Sevierville. This is the 10th anniversary of the annual commemorative ride with friends and neighbors and to Honor and Support Fallen Veterans, Police, and Fire/Rescue men and women. Special plans are in the works for the ride, but everyone is invited to join together at Colboch Harley-Davidson in Morristown on the return trip and then later at Sundown Saloon. For more info, visit www.smokymountainthunder.net.