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March 26 - April 16
For the Love of Lids and Kids
NYC Harley-Davidson is hosting a unique art exhibit with Indian Larry Motorcycles.
This exhibition will feature the artwork of 20 amazing artists custom painted on 20 Biltwell helmets. These helmets will be auctioned off with all proceeds to benefit Aidenhasaposse.org, a charity to help support families affected by ALD.
Live music, cocktails, giveaways & raffles.
NYC Harley-Davidson, 474 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Visit nycharleydavidson.com for more details.  Also see flyer and press release.
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 2
Run for the Son - Christian Motorcycle Association
The ride starts at Arkport Cycles, 7611 Industrial Park Road in Hornell.
Registration is from 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Bike blessings from 10:30 to 11:00 and motorcycles go out at 11:05 am.
There is no charge for the ride but donations are accepted. Everyone is welcome on the ride.
The 100 mile ride will include a stop for lunch and prayers.
For more information call (585) 704-9871 see flyer, or go to http://www.cmausa.org/run-for-the-son/
May 3
Here Comes the Sun Poker/Bike Run
P.C.'s Paddock, 273 Titusville Rd., Poughkeepsie
Ride to prevent suicide and raise awareness
Registration: 9-11 A.M. ~ KSU: 11:30 A.M.
Bike run approx. approx. 2 hrs along scenic route
Free breakfast & hot lunch - live music
$25/Rider or event guest, $40/Couple
50/50 Raffle & Best Poker Hand Wins $200
See flyer for more information or visit website.

May 3
Bike Blessing and Feed Your Face Ride
9:00am at Hemlock State Park, NY
Rix Hill Road - North end of the lake off Route 15A
Hosted by Forged Alliance Riding Club, Finger Lakes Chapter 18 and Chaplain 'Friar Tuck'
See flyer for more information.
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 6 - 7
Skin & Steel
The Armory - 900 East Main St., Rochester, NY
All things Motorsports & Tattoo
Saturday, June 6 - Noon to 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 7 - Noon to 5:00 pm
For more information visit Facebook or see Flyer.
June 13
PGR 3rd Annual Heroes Run
PGRNY (Patriot Guard Riders of New York) will host the 3rd Annual Heroes Run, a ride and fundraiser event, on June 13th, 2015 at St Paul Exempt, 690 Thomas Ave, Rochester, NY.
Our goal is to make this years event bigger and better. Our hope is to raise more monies than in past years for our Wounded Warriors and Military Service personnel and their families, by assisting them through PGRNY HOTH program and the New York Warrior Alliance.
Location:  St. Paul Exempt, 690 Thomas Avenue, Rochester, NY 14617
2:00pm til ...  $20 Per Person
For more information, see http://www.annualheroesrun.org/
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 20
4th Annual Spokes for Spina Bifida Poker Run
10:00am registration
11:00am - 12:00pm Kick Stands Up
Start and Picnic Finish at American Legion Chili Post 1830
Address: 450 Scottsville-Chili Rd, Scottsville, NY 14546)
Stops:  Honeoye, Naples and Mendon
Cash prizes: $100, $75, $50,
Raffles, Food, Beverage, Kid-friendly activities too
Pre-Sale price $10 per rider
Day of price $20 per rider
For more information see flyer, or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/354591514738283/
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 15
Port Jervis
PTSD/TBI Awareness Day - US Military Vets MC
Greenville VFW 3175, 1316 US Highway 6, Port Jervis, NY
Open to Public - Community Day & Dice Run
10 am - Closing  Rain or shine
Dice Run $20 Rider – $10 passenger – Includes Food
Registration 9 am kickstands up @ 10 am
See flyer for more information.
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 4 - 5
Painted Post
Ride for the Red Motorcycle Run
The 7th Annual Ride for the Red motorcycle run will be held Labor Day weekend to raise funds for the American Red Cross’ Finger Lakes Chapter’s local services, including the Service to the Armed Forces program. The event is supported by Corning H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) Chapter 3390.

The weekend kicks off on Friday afternoon, Sept. 4th, with a short ride from Corning Harley-Davidson at 300 Town Center Road in Painted Post, NY, followed by food and beverages at the dealership. The Ride for the Red main event will be held on Saturday, Sept 5th, also from the dealership. The ride will be led by NYS motorcycle Troopers through the beautiful Finger Lakes Region.

Pre-registration “on-line” is highly recommended at the Red Cross web site at www.redcross.org/CorningRideForTheRed.  On-site registration runs from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The led ride leaves at 11:30 AM sharp. 

T-shirts are included for both riders and passengers who pre-register online (limited quantity offered for sale day of ride). Also included are meals after the ride and one commemorative bike flag. The cost is $20 for the rider; $20 for the passenger.

The American Red Cross will also hold a blood drive at Corning H-D on Saturday, 9/5, from 1 to 5 PM.
Contact Corning Harley-Davidson at 607-937-8351 for more information on the ride and hotel accommodations.   https://www.facebook.com/CorningHOG
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