Upcoming Motorcycle Events (September Edition)

3rd Annual Ride Like an Animal Motorcycle Run, Oct. 3 [719 Hickory Star Rd., Maynardville 37807]. 100 mile ride with food, prizes, pet adoptions and more. Registration: 10 a.m., $20/rider, $10/passenger. Call Deborah at 865-278-3661 or e-mail deborahlarock@gmail.com for more info.

Praying for Lucas Benefit Ride, Oct 3. Registration at 9:30 a.m. at Concord Park on South Northshore Drive in Knoxville. The ride will be $20 per bike. Departs from the park at 10:30 and rides over to Pellissippi Parkway, to Alcoa Highway, then on to Highway 321. To continue to the Foothills Pkwy over to US Highway 129 to Highway 411. Will ride to William Blount Drive to Hwy. 321 and end at the Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson. There will be food available for purchase at $7. To benefit a local child with an incurable disorder, SanFilipo syndrome. Entertainment will be at the Shed. The events should be wrapped up around 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Tellico Biker Rally, Oct. 9-11. Free primitive camping and showers. Live bands, adults only (no one under 21). 3-day pass $20 in advance, $30 at the gate. Visit www.tellicobikerally.com for more info.

LA's Biker Thangz Toy Run for the Loudon County's Children's Advocacy, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration will be held at LA's Biker Thangz [516 Hwy. 321 N Ste. A, Lenoir City] from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ride to end at Alcoa Hooters. Price: Unwrapped toy or $25 per bike. Call (865) 389-0803 for details.

Knoxville Ride For Kids, Oct. 18 at Chilhowee Park [3301 Magnolia Ave., Knoxville 37914]. Registration is 8 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. The escorted ride begins at 10 a.m. The event will be held rain or shine. Entry fee is a donation of $35 per person. For more info, call 800-253-6530 or 828-665-6891, or e-mail rideforkids@rideforkids.org.

Colboch Harley-Davidson Fall Foliage, Oct. 18. Ride leaves dealership at noon [Davy Crockett Pkwy, Morristown, 423-586-5343]. Visit www.colbochhd.com for details.

Tellico Biker Rally Autumn Thunder, Oct. 22-25. Biker games, entertainment, prizes, and showers. Tellico Plains; www.tellicobikerally.com for more information, or call 423-337-8390.

East TN H.O.G. Fall Foliage Ride, Oct. 24. Meets at Knoxville Harley-Davidson [605 Lovell Rd.]; departs 10:20 a.m. Visit www.harleyofknoxville.com or call 865-671-2454 for details.

Harley's Heroes MSO/DAV, Oct. 24. Military vets in the Chattanooga area can receive free counseling and assistance when the Harley's Heroes tour comes to Thunder Creek H-D [7720 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga, 423-892-4888]. Visit www.thundercreekharley.com for more details.

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.