Upcoming Motorcycle Events (October Edition)

18th Annual Toys for Tots Motorcycle Ride, Nov. 1. Presented by The Marine Corps League Det. #1206. To leave Sevier Co. Fairgrounds at 1 p.m.; gates will open at 10 a.m. The ride will end at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville. Food provided by Buddy's Barbecue. Cost: A new unwrapped toy or a $10 donation per rider. Largest motorcycle event of the Christmas season. For more info, contact J. T. Cash at 924-7892 or Ralph Cash at 577-1919.

Rally at the Strip, Nov. 5-8 at the English Mountain Dragstrip [1325 Lewis Road, Newport, Tenn.]. $35 for entire 3 1/2 days, day passes available for $20 and locals $15. See Geneva and her band Saturday night with a live reality show shooting at the dragstrip ("Ride To Rock"). Have picture taken in front of an authentic moonshine still and dance on the catwalk inside the pub. Full hookups and tent sites available, vendors, Fall Battle of the Bands with the return of Blues Burners, the first winner from Texas. For more info, contact Glen Almany at rallyatthestrip@yahoo.com or 865-322-2449.

East TN H.O.G, Progressive Dining ride, Nov. 14. Departs Knoxville Harley-Davidson [605 Lovell Rd.] dealership at 10 a.m. for appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Visit www.harleyofknoxville.com or call 865-671-2454 for details.