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February 1
14th Annual Snow Buster Swap Meet
The Fairgrounds Event Center at Hamburg, NY, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY. 9am-3pm. More info at Cyberspokes.com. Sponsored by Model "A" Restorer's Club Niagara Frontier Region. Here you will find many tables filled with new and used vehicle parts, including rare and one-of-a-kind items, toys, racing gear and collectibles. Parts for ALL cars, trucks and bikes. Antiques, customs, rods and more. WNY's Largest Indoor Meet! Over 250 vendors! This event is perfect for the Restorer, Hobbyist, or Collector. Be sure to visit the snack bar. Vendor space available. $5 Entry Donation To support our Scholarship Fund. Parking: Free. Free in board to advertise your event! Call Lee Wass 716-625-9396.
February 7
West Seneca
ABATE of Buffalo Erie - Newsletter Party
The best and biggest party of the Winter Season! This event helps raise funds to pay for printing/postage for our monthly member newsletter. 3-9 pm at VFW Post 8113 "The Chicken Coop" 299 Leydecker Road West Seneca, NY 14224. ABATE is American Bikers Aimed Toward Education - Dedicated To Freedom Of The Road! Food, drink, door prizes, Chinese Auction and alot of fun! Chances to win TV's and other big ticket items! Updates posted on Cyberspokes.com. Dinner Buffet Catering by Lucarelli's. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Help support your RIGHT TO RIDE and fight cabin fever at the same time! Tickets are $20 pre-sale (by Jan.21st) or $25 at the door. Includes buffet, beer/soda and live music by Bone Shakers Blues Band! Contact Amy Bulger for details 716-674-5984. *Join us for our Membership Meetings 7:30 PM on the third Wednesday of the month at VFW Post 8113 "The Chicken Coop" 299 Leydecker Road West Seneca, NY 14224.
February 7
Gowanda Harley Blood Drive & Pancake Breakfast
WNY'ers and bikers stick together, and the American Red Cross needs your blood. Please come down and help the red cross fill the banks with your high octane fluids! Winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in thousands of uncollected blood donations. We need you now. Please give blood to help hospital patients in need! Stop in for our annual Service department pancake breakfast served up hot and fresh by the GHD tech team. While you are here, you can donate blood to the American Red Cross. More details at Cyberspokes.com. It feels great to donate! It's something you can spare - most people have blood to spare... yet, there is still not enough to go around. You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed - most people don't think they'll ever need blood, but many do. You will be someone's hero - in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation. Walk-ins are welcome or you can call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment. 10am-2pm at Gowanda Harley Davidson 2535 Gowanda Zoar Rd Gowanda, NY 14070. Phone 716-532-4584.
February 7 - 8
Syracuse Cycle Expo & Super Swap
The largest Motorcycle Showcase & Swap Meet under one roof in the North East! We're not kidding! This is HUGE! Buy new, build a Re-cycle Cycle, restore & rebuild! Sat. 11am-6pm, Sun. noon-5pm. Door prizes and cash awards for custom bikes! Motorcycle Show. Center of Progress Bldg. NYS Fairgrounds Syracuse, NY. For more info checkout Cyberspokes.com or call 315-472-7931.
February 27 - March 1
22nd Annual Cavalcade of Cars & Bikes and Old S'cool Review
Motorcycles, Rods, Gassers, Customs, Classics, Custom Tuners, Race Prepared and more! Updates at Cyberspokes.com. Live music by Blue Ribbon Bastards, Terry Buchwald (as Elvis), Diva Show Band and Lower Town Trio. Two buildings! "OLD S'COOL REVIEW" . Vendors, contests and much more! Food & beer available. Retro Model Pinup Contest hosted by pinup model Miss Ruby Sparkles! Free parking. Discount tix at Advance Auto Parts and K-S Automotive. Western New York's Hottest indoor Rod, Custom, Classic, Motorcycle and Retro Rod show. Show Hours: Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm. Admission: Adults $12.00, Children 6-12 yrs old $3.00, under 6 are free. The Fairgrounds Event Center (Agricenter) 5820 South Park Ave. Hamburg, NY. Call Andy 716-656-9734.
February 28
Conesus Lake Riders MC Fat Boy Raffle Party
Join the Conesus Lake Riders Motorcycle Club (CLR-MC) from 4-8pm at the Wayland Rod & Gun Club Dieter Road, Wayland, NY 14572. and you could win a 2014 Harley Davidson Fat Boy! (or $9500) Only 2500 tickets will be sold at $20 per ticket. More info at Cyberspokes.com. Each ticket entitles the bearer to one free admission. There will be food, beverages, games of chance, vendors, entertainment and more! Winner need not be present to win. Conesus Lake Riders Motorcycle Club is a social club to promote and maintain a safe and effective manner of group riding and conduct that enhances the image of motorcycle riders and encourages others to participate in the sport in a like manner. Phone 585-243-1978 or 585-728-3160.
February 28
ABATE of Rensselaer County Benefit
2:00PM - 6:00PM at Patrick's Pub
606 3rd Avenue, Watervliet,NY
January 11, 2015 was a tragic day for David, Alissa, and little David. Although they are blessed that they are all safe, they lost everything when their home in Mechanicville caught fire.
ABATE Rensselaer County is sponsoring a benefit to raise funds or the family.
A $20 donation at the door gets you all you can eat.
Burgers, Hotdogs, and Chicken Wings. Cash bar.
Donations are also welcome for new clothing, and age appropriate toys for a 2 year old.
March 21
4th annual American Legion Riders Chapter 442 Motorcycle Swap Meet & Gun Raffle
10:00 AM  to 4:00 PM
4th Annual American Legion Riders, Chapter 442
71 Old Ithaca Road Horseheads, NY. 14845
Motorcycle Swap Meet & Gun Raffle Drawing. Admission $3.00 Adults, under 16 free!
For more information email alpie424@gmail.com
March 22
Canandaigua ABATE of Ontario County - Motorcycle Swap Meet
Noon to 5:00 PM at the Inn On The Lake, 770 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. Motorcycle parts, accessories, clothing, tools and much more! Food and beverages available. More details at Cyberspokes.com. Admission $5 per person. Under 16 free! Vendor tables $30 each. Call Don Mohr 585-526-4750.
March 27 - 29
Buffalo Motorama
The Buffalo Convention Center in Buffalo, NY will host the BIGGEST and BEST indoor custom car and bike show in Western New York. This is the fifth year of this show and a continuation of an almost 60 year Buffalo indoor car and bike show tradition. More info at Cyberspokes.com. See some of the best cars from across the country as well as feature build cars from the top builders. We bring the cool cars to you! Check out the Open Wheel Room with the coolest hot rods, live bands, pinstripers, and more. All weekend long! The Women's Oasis will have something for the ladies (and the guys). Clothing, jewelry, food, makeup, housewares, and more! Only a few spots left. It's not too late to show your car, truck, or bike! 153 Franklin Street Buffalo, NY 14202. Phone 716-390-6848.
April 10 - 12
East Durham
Motorcycle Mayhem 2015
Join us for a weekend at The Blackthorne Resort in the Catskill Mountains packed with entertainment and fun!. 
348 Sunside Road, East Durham, NY 12423
Activities include tattoo contest, bikini contest, ride through bar bike show with trophies awarded, motorcycle race game, vendors, and a scenic polar bear run! Check in Friday to an international hot and cold buffet, followed by live music in the nightclub with The Olde News Band.  Saturday morning breakfast will be served followed by a short tour of the back country roads guided by The Handel Brothers. A sit down dinner will be served Saturday night followed by live music in the nightclub with Shovelhead! Sunday enjoy no checkout time, and mind blowing brunch. 
Call for rates and availability (518) 634-2541.
April 12
Indoor Motorcycle Parts Swap Meet
Sunday, April 12, 2015 9am-3pm
Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, 250 N Bloomfield Road
Buy, Sell, Trade 1000's of Harley Parts. Vendor Spaces 10x10 - $25
Easy Drive in/out  Set up 2pm-9pm Sat or 5am-8am Sunday
For more information, contact Jeff & Becky Leitner, 585-396-3688 or beckysbikestuff@yahoo.com
May 18
ABATE of New York – 19th Annual Freedom Rally
Ride to the Capital.  All Motorcyclists Welcome.  Come fight for your rights! 
Times and location TBA
May 30 - June 6
Warrensburg Bike Rally
Celebrating our 15th year, and growing, the Warrensburg Bike Rally is now held at the Warren County Fairgrounds where the event was moved to 3 years ago. This affords everyone the opportunity to grow with us - and more room for vendors, attendees and activities. This is a 10 day, free admission event!
The fairgrounds are located on Schroon River road in Warrensburg, approximately 1 -1/2 miles east of Route 9. Whether you're coming off Exit 23 or traveling north on Route 9 from Lake George, it's the first right at the light at Horicon Ave, just past Warren Ford. Horicon Ave truns into Schroon River Road (CR 10). The Fairgrounds are 1 1/2 miles on the right.
Website: http://www.warrensburgbikerally.com/
May 31
Staten Island
Lt. Chuck Margiotta, FDNY, Brains Brawn Bravery Motorcycle Event 2015
Riders - $20.  Passengers - Free
Sign in from 10am -Noon.  Kickstands up at Noon.
Non riders are encouraged to make a donation and join the fun.
Ride Includes: Breakfast, Police escorted local run, returning to enjoy food, beverages & Classic Rock & Roll.  Live performance by Screaming Broccolli
All proceeds go to the Chuck Margiotta Scholarship Fund
For more information see: www.ChuckMargiottaScholarshipFund.com
June 2 - 6
Lake George
Americade is the world's largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally, attracting over 100,000 annually. Come for the day or for the week to the "Best Riding Event in the U.S." with the most factory demos, a massive motorcycle expo, lots of incredible motorcycle events and the most rides in the U.S.!
June 15
Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day
Ride your motorcycle or scooter on this day to demonstrate:
 -The number of motorcyclists to the general public and to politicians.
 -That motorcyclists are from all occupations and all walks of life.
 -That motorcyclists can reduce traffic and parking congestion in large cities.
 -That motorcycles are for transportation as well as recreation.
 -That motorcycling is a social good.
Ride to work website:  http://www.ridetowork.org
June 19 - 21
Alex Bay
Thousand Islands River Run Bike Rally
Alexandria Bay, NY
Website:  http://www.tiriverrun.com/
June 25 - 28
Harley Rendezvous Classic
Indian Lookout Country Club,  1142 Batter Street, Pattersonville, NY 12137
Phone (518) 864-5659.  Website:  http://www.harleyrendezvous.com/
June 26-28
East Durham
Spring Run 2015
Blackthorne Resort - 348 Sunside Rd, East Durham, NY 12423
Tour and Weekend getaway in the scenic Catskill Mountains!  Rooms & Camping Include: Accommodations Friday and Saturday with meals. Saturday enjoy a scenic guided ride along tour to an exciting destination, and a roadside lunch afterward. Sunday breakfast, and Barbeque are included. Entertainment Friday and Saturday night by the biker band Shovelhead! If you can’t stay the weekend, tickets for the Saturday tour are available for purchase. Don’t miss the perfect kick off to the riding season!
Call for rates, and availability (518)634-2541

June 28
Syracuse CNYSPCA Moroecycle Run
10am Registration at The Shelter 5878 E. Molloy Rd., Syracuse NY
Kick Stands up at 11am.  Ride is about 1 1/2 hours ending at Castaway's Riverside Restaurants, 916 County Rt 37, Central Square NY.
Live Entertainment & Lunch provided by The GEM Diner.
Cost: &15 for driver (includes Tee-Shirt) & $10 for rider.
Cars are welcome $10 per-person.
For more information call Terri Para 315-454-8787, email: development@cnyspca.org
or visit our website at www.cnyspca.org for registration form.
July 11
7th Annual Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway of Valor Tribute Ride
The 7th Annual Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway of Valor Tribute Ride will take place on N.Y. State Route 38 and is to draw attention to the highway that was named to honor Vietnam Veterans.
This ride is sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapters #377, 480, and 704 and by Chapter 17 of the Blue Knights.
The 7th Annual Ride begins at the Owego Free Academy School on Sheldon Guile Blvd., in Owego, NY on Saturday July 11, 2015. The 100 mile ride kicks off at 10am from Owego and then will stop in Groton, NY for gas and food, before it continues on to the American Legion in Hannibal, NY, where there will once again be food and entertainment….  The ride is free and is open to the public.
Please register between 8:00 & 9:30am the day of the ride. 
For more information about the ride, call Dan @ (607) 229-8153, or Harvey @ (607) 898-3507 or Bill @ (607)222-6357.

July 11
Sodus Point 2nd Annual Riding for Home Poker Run: Full Circle
Come join us for an awesome day of riding, music, food, raffles & fun all to raise money for a great organization that supports our military members.
Registration Begins: 9am / Kickstands Up: 11am
$20 per rider / $10 per passenger
Ride ends at Captain Jacks Goodtime Tavern.
8505 Greig St Sodus Point, NY 14555
For more information see flyer or facebook.
August 16
Rock’n Blues Motorcycle & Car Show
Time: 12 PM
Location: Bowen rd. Grove Lancaster, NY (near Broadway)
One of Western New York’s premier parties, this event is all about music, good people and having a blast.  You’d have to be pretty bad off not to have a great time with all the things to see and do on this day.  From a car show with some of the areas nicest Hot Rods, Classics and Muscle Cars, to the Choppers, Customs
and Baggers, everywhere you turn chrome rules the day. Everything will be there from the bone stocks to the radicals. With a mini-swap meet going as well there will be a slew of vendors, from leather and T-shirts to parts and novelties available.  You can’t go wrong with tasty food, drinks and all of the great people gathered together for a full day and night of partying and good times.
Sponsorship packages, Food vending & free non-food vending spots are available.
The event has been featured in several local magazines and has a website at www.rocknbluesusa.com
September 16 - 20
East Durham
Catskill Mountain Thunder 2015
Blackthorne Resort - 348 Sunside Rd, East Durham, NY 12423
Catskill Mountain Thunder may start on Thursday the 16th but people start gathering at the Blackthorne with their RV’s and tents a week ahead of time. We keep them entertained during the week with live music in the pub. Thursday we kick it off with a FREE pre-festival party, with free food, free beer, and live music. Everyone is welcome, get a chance to hang out with the staff, the band members, the vendors, and of the course; the Handel Brothers! Friday morning join us for a scenic breakfast run to the Handel brother’s favorite breakfast spot. Friday starts the festival off for a weekend filled with stunt shows, vendor expo, bike build off, spaghetti wrestling, ladies only: male revue, bike show with thousands of dollars in cash prizes, pig roast, fireworks show, aerial burn outs, antique motorcycle museum, free demo rides, rodeo games. Live concerts all weekend long (bands to be announced). Previous year bands include 38 Special, Marshall Tucker, The Outlaws, and Jackyl! Every year Catskill Mountain Thunder gets bigger and better! Check us out at www.Catskillmountainthunder.com. Or give us a call at (518) 634-2541.
Thank you again. If you have any questions please feel free to give us a shout.
October 3
Ballston Spa
Goat Brothers 21st Annual Swap Meet
Saratoga County Fairgrounds
10:00 AM  to 6:00 PM.  Admission $10.  Under 12 free. 
Motorcycle Show, Live Entertainment, Motorcycle Parts & Accessories, Gifts & Novelties
For more information see http://www.goatbrothers.com/cssswapmeetf.php