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New York biker events, May 30-June 1

We Care Ride
Dino Petrocelli

Get ready for a busy biker weekend! Thunder In Old Forge begins this Friday, as well as the Warrensburg Bike Rally, which continues throughout the week. There are some major charity events happening on Saturday and which one you decide to attend I guess will depend on where you live, because each one is equally important! The weather forecast is looking great, so please venture out and support at least one of these worthy causes. Don’t forget the We Care Ride on Sunday, beginning at Birch Hill Catering at 11:00 a.m.! See you all there!

FRIDAY, MAY 30: Thunder in Old Forge, Old Forge, NY

FRIDAY, MAY 30-SUNDAY, JUNE 8: Warrensburg Bike Rally, Warrensburg, NY

SATURDAY, MAY 31: The Ride for SOLDIER ON Benefit Concert and Pearl Street Jam, 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl St., Albany, NY; Info call Patrick 518-376-3998 or Marcus 315-402-3160.

SATURDAY, MAY 31: Caroga Cares About Cancer, Signup 11:00 a.m., Vic’s Tavern, 223 County Highway 152 Northville, NY, final destination Vrooman’s, 2040 State Highway 10, Caroga Lake, NY; To benefit Fulton/Montgomery Counties Cancer Services Program and the RI Women’s Cancer Screening Program, Don’t need motorcycle to attend, chicken BBQ, live entertainment; $20; Tickets call 518-835-3084.

SATURDAY, MAY 31: Harley Ride for a Cure, Poker Run Chiari Malformation, 4:00-9:00 p.m., Location TBD, Syracuse. Vendors needed. Contact Stacey Romano @ 315-935-3282; syracuseangels@gmail.com ; Pig roast, 3 live bands, $25 driver, $35 at door.

SATURDAY, MAY 31: Disorder MC 5th Annual Backyard BBQ, 1:00 p.m., Hillview Tavern, Rte. 20&30, Esperance, NY; $20 pp, $30 pc; Info call 518-227-2736.

SATURDAY, MAY 31: Arise & Ride for Ramps, 4-hour Charity Motorcycle Ride, 10:00-4:00 p.m., Lighthouse Lanes, 295 E. Albany St., Oswego, NY, 5K Run, Chicken BBQ, Music, Family Fun, Motorcycle or 5K $25/$30; BBQ $8/$10; RIDEFORRAMPS.ORG; Info call Jim at 342-4088x206 or jkarasek@ariseinc.org .

SUNDAY, JUNE 1: WE CARE RIDE, 11:00 a.m., Birch Hill, Castleton, scenic ride through Berkshires, to benefit Crohn’s & Colitis foundation & local families; door prizes, silent auction, bike show; $30 pp, $40 pc.; Info call Pat 518-376-3998.

SUNDAY, JUNE 1: A.M.A. Motorcycle/ATV Flattrack Races, Bike Show, Swap Meet, 11:00 a.m., Albany Saratoga Speedway, 2671 U.S. Rte. 9, Ballston Spa, NY; Watch the fastest riders from all over the northeast fly around the Albany Saratoga Speedway, check the vendor area, and the ol skool bike show, with Cardiac Noose LIVE ! Admission $10. Presented by Electric City Riders,est 1942 gates open at 10am, racing at Noon. Riders registration @ 8:30-11 a.m., you must have your current a.m.a card to race.

SUNDAY, JUNE 1: Antique Automobile Club of America 61st Annual “Show In The Shade” Car and Motorbike Show, 8 am-4 pm, Clay Park Central, 4821 Wetzel Rd., Clay (Liverpool), NY; Show Chairman Jim Smith, 315 468-2331, cell 315 878-6188.

MONDAY, JUNE 2-SATURDAY, JUNE 7: Americade, Lake George, NY

And, by the way, if you haven’t already, go out and grab yourself a copy of Hell on Wheels, an Illustrated History of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs guide to which includes some great pics of our very own local club members. You can find it in local book stores or online at amazon http://www.amazon.com/Hell-Wheels-Illustrated-History-Motorcycle/dp/0760345791/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399054456&sr=1-2&keywords=hell+on+wheels or Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hell-on-wheels-bill-hayes/1116912576?ean... ! Ride Safe!

**BIKER-FRIENDLY BARS:

Geno’s on the Avenue, 2197 Central Ave., Schenectady, NY

King’s Inn, 6 McDonald Ave, Schenectady, NY; Always a good time!

Rookies, 1526 VanVranken Ave., Schenectady, NY 518-280-4446 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rookies-Sports-Bar-Grill/253406464704737

Sawmill Tavern, 501 South St., Schenectady, NY

Silver Spur Saloon, 4353 Rte. 32, Catskill, NY

CAN’T GET ENOUGH ABOUT BIKERS?? CHECK OUT MY BOOK, “THE GLOVES COME OFF,” AT: http://baci98.wix.com/glovescomeoff

LINK TO MY INTERVIEW:

https://vimeo.com/45664090

Stop in at one of these businesses and grab a copy of the latest issue of New York Rider Magazine:

Sawmill Tavern, 501 South St., Schenectady, NY

Adirondack Harley-Davidson http://www.adkhd.com

Rookie’s Sports Bar, 1526 VanVranken Ave. Schenectady, NY