Rides & Events


A.P. Hill 70th Birthday Party & Parade June 11, 2011

To All that are reading this, A.P. Hill will be celebrating it's 70th Birthday Party. This event is open to all Veterans not just us Motorcycle Riders. So if you would like to join us Please feel free to do so.

American Legion Riders of Saluda will be meeting at 0730 Hrs at the Hardees in Saluda (North Rt 17), departing at 0745 Hrs, Stopping at the Sheetz gas station in Tappahannock, at 0815 to pick up more riders our ETA is 0915 Hrs at American Legion Post 221 Bowling Green and line up is at 0945 or so.
When: June 11, 2011
Leave/Pickup Times:  0730am - Hardees in Saluda, VA or 0815am at the Sheetz in Tappahannock, VA.
Line-up: 0945am - American Legion Post 221 in Bowling Green, VA.
The gates of A.P. Hill will be open to the public and there are a lot of things going on. I do not have ALL the details but I'm Sure I can get your answers if you need them.
If you have questions call me at 804-512-8023.
-- Keith "MAC" McAuley
Do not fear the enemy, for they can take only your life.
Fear the media, for they will destroy your honor.

Ride Strong!

"Never Forget" Poker Run
Sat, July 16, 2011
(Rain Date July 23, 2011)
Starts/Ends at: American Legion Post 75, 6139 George Washington Memorial Highway/Rt. 17, Gloucester, VA, 23061  (Across from the Sentara Medical Complex)
Registration:  9am-11am, First bike out at 10am - last out 11am
Cost:  $15 per rider, $5 per passenger, includes food, drinks. Also there will be Cornhole, Volleyball, Horseshoes, 50/50, door prizes, vendors, and Local Bands all day.
The Wounded Warriors at Fort Eustis Army Base and
The Polytrauma Rehab. Transition Center at McGuire V.A. Medical Center in Richmond.
For those who offered themselves to keep you/your family safe. 
This ride will take you through 3 counties on the Middle Penisula.
For more information and donations, call STEVE@ 804-832-5875 or ROB@ 804-815-6092.

Ride Strong!

"Poker Run"
Ride for Special Olympics 

September 17, 2011
(rain date Sept 18, 2011)

Sign up: Essex County Courthouse
Leave: 10:00 am
Ride Route: Approx 100 scenic miles.
Free Picnic to follow on Courthouse Lawn
POC: Arnie, 804-443-3346
FYI: No Alcohol, No Drugs, No Attitudes, and ride at your own risk!

Ride Strong!

Virginia Beach Elks Lodge #2268 Presents:
"14th Annual Veterans Run"

Sunday September 18, 2011
All Gave Some, Some Gave All
Our Vets Will Never Be Forgotten

Registration will be from 9am till 11am in the parking lot of the
Hampton Elks Lodge # 366 which is located at:
95 Tides Mill Lane in Hampton, VA 23666.

The ride will then proceed to the Hampton VA Hospital where
a BBQ picnic and entertainment with our vets awaits.
Registration Fees: $20 per rider and $15 per passenger with
all proceeds benefitting the Hampton VA Hospital

Questions please contact
Samantha Spencer: (757)404-5945 or e-mail: s_spencer02@yahoo.com

Mail all checks made payable to BPOE #2268 to:
113 South First Colonial Rd, suite 134, Virginia Beach, VA 23454


Ride Strong!



FRIDAY, 20 MAY 2011
Dear Road Soldiers / Tonya,
We are excited to host a motorcycle ride on May 20th and hoping you and Road Soldiers are able to come out and join us. Our unit lost a rider to suicide last year and this "Ride for Life" is our way to remember him and try to raise money to stop suicide. This will be a fun time with games, music, food, and lots of free giveaways. Registration is $25.00 per bike and they will get an event t-shirt or coin (their choice). There will be prizes awarded for "Best Bike" 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The organization that raises the most funds will be awarded a trophy prior to the ride. Also, if your club has ten paid/pre-registered riders by May 6th, we will place your club's name on the official event t-shirt.
Registration starts at 1100, and the ride starts at 1300 hrs - from Fort Eustis to Yorktown and down the Colonial Parkway. I have attached our flyer for your review. Please let us know if you have any questions. Take care and ride safe,
Sam  757-534-7866 or 968-3017
 For more info or to pre-register contact MATHEW STONER @

757-878-2811 / 757-771-7068 or email at:  mathew.stonerk9@gmail.com


Ride Strong!
Director RSMA


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Scooters 4 Hooters!

Sponsored by the Brothers in Arms

Coast Guard group

 May 23, 2008

$10.00 rider / $5.00 passenger
Registration 10:30-Noon
Bay Haven Grille – Yorktown (next to HD Store)
 Last bike out at Noon

I know that you have all heard about the "Scooters 4 Hooters" Ride to Benefit the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation and the KJ/Koda Fund to be held this Saturday, May 23! I'm attaching a flyer for the event (click on above image for a closeup).

Registration will be from 1030-1200 at Bay Haven Grille (which is next to Hampton Roads Harley Davidson - 17 & Denbigh).  It will be a nice ride with multiple stops including three area Hooters Restaurants.  We will also have prizes donated by area businesses!

The Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation's mission is to provide an opportunity for metastatic breast cancer patients' dream or wish to be fulfilled by providing a special time of 'Making Memories' together with their families, a chance that might not have become a reality without the assistance of the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.  In addition, they seek to advance the awareness of breast cancer and to educate the public about the vast resources and support available to breast cancer patients and their families.

1998 Hooters Calendar Cover Girl, Manager, and Cancer Fighting Symbol Kelly Jo Dowd and her daughter, Dakoda, collaborated with Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation in a fundraising endeavor, the KJ/Koda Fund, which enables other individuals losing their fight against terminal breast cancer an opportunity to fulfill one final treasured wish.  Kelly Jo passed away in 2007 at her home in Palm Harbor, Florida. Kelly Jo, who was one of the original Hooters Girls at the popular chain's first location in Clearwater, Florida, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002 and spent the last five years of her life battling this dreaded disease. Through the struggle, she was courageous and selfless, becoming an advocate for early detection, education and fundraising in the battle against breast cancer within the Hooters organization.

The ride is being sponsored by the Brothers In Arms - Yorktown Chapter. The Brothers In Arms MC was established in 2002 in the Seattle-Tacoma area of Washington and the local Yorktown Chapter was established in early 2008. The Club, as a national organization, was formed to support past and present members of our armed forces, create camaraderie between like-minded men and women from those services, support veteran charities and causes, to share in
our love of motorcycling while promoting a positive image of military veterans and bikers towards the general public. We have members from all 5 services represented in our various chapters.

In addition to the ride this weekend, we will be hosting our second Ride for the Warriors on August 29.  Last year we raised almost $1500 for the Wounded Warrior Project.  This year we are looking to donate to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and hope to double last year's fund raising.

Please check our website for more details:


LCDR Todd Wiggen

Ride Strong!
John Musser, Director RSMA


RSMA's "signature" annual event!

First Annual SOAR coming in June!

Samaritan Outreach Assistance Ride
Supporting the Lackey Free Clinic
Saturday June 27, 2009
Price: $15.00 Rider and $5.00 Passenger
Lackey Free Clinic
1620 Old Williamsburg Road
Yorktown, VA  23690
Ph: (757) 886-0608

The route will be up the Colonial Prkwy, Route 60, then up through West Point and
Gloucester, back to the Point of Origin.

Ride Strong!
John Musser, Director RSMA


BIKERS FUNHOUSE is free for you and your friends to enjoy. Create your profile with a custom design, upload music and videos, meet new friends to ride and chat with, find that special someone, organize rides and join rides already planned.


Biker eNews Calender of Rides & Events is a great site to find rides through out the year.



Cruisin’ for St. Jude brings your motorsport club and community together Cruisin’ for St. Jude is a volunteer-based fund-raising event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Riders and drivers from all over the country have joined together to help in the hospital’s fight against pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases. We need you to help St. Jude by participating in a Cruisin’ for St. Jude event. These events can include car, motorcycle or any other type of motorsport activity. An informational video about St. Jude, including patient storiesa success.

St. Jude also provides a toll-free coordinator support team available to all coordinators Monday – Friday.


The Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, with 318 curves in 11 miles, is Americas number one motorcycle and sports car road. The nearby Cherohala Skyway is quickly becoming number two with its remote 60 miles of scenic mountain highway. The area also has other roads less traveled, but just as exciting.



 Event Schedule
Sunday April 5th
9:00 AM - Gates Open
9:00  AM - Bike Show Registration
9:00  AM - Bike Rodeo Registration
10:00  AM - Test & Tune
11:00  AM - Qualifying
1:00  PM - Eliminations Begin
12:30 PM - Bike Show Judging Begins
1:30 PM - Bike Rodeo Begins
3:00  PM - Stage Show Begins
3:30 PM - Burnout Contest
4:00  PM - Bike Show Awards

All Harley Shootout
Nitro Harleys
Street Bike Shootout
Burnout Competition
Live DJ's / Stage Show
Big Dog Bike Rodeo
Stunt Bike Competition
Swap Meet / Bike Corral
Swimsuit Contest
Swap Meet /Bike Corral
Bike Show
Grab A Cold One In The Suck Bang Blow Nitro Saloon


November 16th, 2008
A Ride for Marge
and Community Fund Raiser

Click on picture for newspaper article about the ride

Road Soldiers,
A faithful Road Soldier, Daryl Perry, forwarded
this flyer to me asking for our assistance. Marge is a cancer victim, and her friends are reaching out and trying to raise money to help with her medical expenses. Don't we ALL need friends like that, at times like this, and I pray none of you have such times.

This is a Poker run = lots of fun. Pig roast in the end sounds like a great end to a great cause to ride. It's things like this that give us "Reason to Ride" beyond that freedom we enjoy. I'll be havin a little brunch at Damon's on Rt. 17 up in North Gloucester around 9:45 am that morning, weather permitting. If you're game, let's "brotherhood" over a late breakfast, twist throttles around 10:30 and make our way into Mathews and help out Marge. Don't personally know her, but God Bless her,...and let the Road Soldiers weigh in on that blessing....
Sound off if you're interested.

Getting good responses. Should have a great time all around. Showin off some new bikes, and getting some bikes on the road that have been "sittin" while their rider's been away...

Ride Strong!
John Musser, Director RSMA

Margaret is a member of my church (Cornerstone Fellowship Church) in Mathews, her husband Richard and I are ushers. She is a wonderful woman with a huge heart for everyone. I ask you to please make this run and support Margaret and her family. She is a blessing to all of us at church and once you meet her you will understand why! I will see you guys at Damon's!
Thank you,

**November 12, 2008**
Forecast lookin good for this ride. Just a reminder; 0930 for breakfast at Damon's in Gloucester and a departure at 1040 for movement to Lynne's Family restaurant for registration @ 1100. Dress right for the weather. See you over eggs and pancakes....
Ride Strong!
John Musser, Director RSMA

this flyer (MargaretFundraiser.pdf) for more details & directions.
Please Note:There is a Toll Bridge on Route 17 North crossing the York River. The toll is $0.85 cents on a motorcycle and $2.00 per car/truck, unless you have a smart tag. Please use the right most lanes if you do not have a smart tag. The toll is North bound only.


2008 Veteran's Day
17th Annual Vets Run
9 November 2008 - Newport News, VA

Sponsored by ABATE of VA. Police escort ride from the YMCA 7827 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA. to Hampton Veterans Hospital.
Date:  Sunday, November 9, 2008
  In the parking lot of YMCA from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Ride leaves:  1:00 p.m. sharp
Cost:  $10.00 donation all proceeds benefit hospital patients directly.
Extras:  Food, music and bike show at ride end.
Contact:  Gene Spare,

              (757) 903-6541, 1st-Capitol-abate.org
Created by: Kelly Werrell, www.thunderroads-virginia.com

Click on picture for information about the ride


Hope this  meets the "ridin needs" of a few Soldier's this coming weekend.  On that note, I'd ask all of you to "Ride Strong", with discipline and sharpness during this holiday weekend.  Thank you for your service to our nation, whatever the capacity.
Ride Strong!
John Musser, Director RSMA



Anyone who was interested in the BUCCANEER'S BOOTY ride (see below) which was cancelled last week(25 October 2008),the ride will now happen this Saturday, 1 November 2008, same time and place (0930 at All Out Cycles on Mercury Blvd). Hasan is unable to lead as he was doing last weekend, so if anyone is interested in picking up the torch, please respond. Recommend maintaining the previous plan of linking up at the Belgian Waffle House on Warwick for breakfast at 0800. Anyone not wanting to eat can show at 0900 for a 0910 departure for All Out Cycles. Should be a great ride.

ALSO!!! Don't forgetthe Marine Corps Toys for Tots Ride is the following day, Sunday, 2 November 2008. Registration starting at 1030 at the Kmart parking lot on Oriana Drive in Newport News. A short ride, but usually HUGE number of bikes (6-800?). Bring a new, unwrapped toy, strapped to your bike and register to ride. I'm unable to particiapate in either ride, but ask that for those who do, represent us well.

Ride Strong!
John Musser, Director RSMA


October 25th, 2008 --- weather cancelled BUT!! It has been
Saturday - November 1st, 2008

Here an opportunity to do some thing different and it'll be for a good cause. Chapter 205, of the Star Touring and Riding Association Riders are sponsoring a Ride for the folks at the Vetshouse. This group of Riders started as Star Riders and have grown to be a diverse group of riders with all different types of bikes. Yeah, Hogs too ;-).

They are putting together this fund raiser that will start in Hampton and end up in Chesapeake. See flyer and follow website for all the details on the ride and the mission.


Maybe one of the last fair weather rides of the year. I'll look for a volunteer who wants to lead a group of Road Soldier's from a breakfast at 8am, at the Belgian Waffle House on Warwick, down to the start point. Even if you don't want breakfast, just meet the riders at the departure time (0900) and ride as a club.

Ride Strong!
John Musser, Director RSMA


The treasure hunt begins atAllOut Cycles, 3300 W. Mercury Blvd, Hampton.

Registration begins at 9:30am. First bike out at 10:00am.

Registration Forms: Rider Registration Form - Sponsor Registration Form

Registration Fee: $15 per rider, $5 per passenger.

The first 200 will get the 1st Buccaneer's Booty ride pin.

You'll be given a treasure map which leads you to several spots where you can find some pirate's booty. You also be given a Pirate's Quiz. If ye be bright! you may win some more booty for knowing Pirate and local trivia.

The voyage all ends at AllOut Cycles new location in Chesapeake.

MORE DETAILS? ... GO HERE--> http://www.star205.org/priate.htm

Come on Road Soliders, let's support our Vets who really need our help! Donations will be accepted during the event as well!


Sunday - November 2nd, 2008
10th Annual Toys For Tots Run
sponsored by
Hampton Roads Ladies of Harley,
U. S. Marine Corps &
Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson.

Where: Line up at Big K-Mart #3122, 401 Oriana Road, Newport News, VA.
Time: Registration 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (No pre-registration)
Cost: A new toy for a boy or girl in the original package/unwrapped.
Extras: First 500 to sign up receive a free ride pin.
Police escort.
For more information,
757-872-7223 or 757-879-1707, 757-812-2637,
Email: djefferson3@lycos.com or lcooke5@cox.net


Fall Interservice Motorcycle Safety Ride

on Fri, 3 Oct 08, hosted by Fort Monroe.

All DoD Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine, and Navy military and civilian riders are invited and highly encouraged to participate in the event. Interservice Safety Ride is mandatory for Soldiers in G-3/5/7 who are riders (pending mission requirements). All DoD registered motorcycle riders must meet at the Fort Monroe Bowling Center parking lot, 383 Fenwick Road, at 0730 for inspection of bikes, Motorcycle Safety Foundation cards, and

personal protective equipment.


POC for registration and other questions:  Velora Bland, Fort Monroe Safety Office, 757-788-2069


UPDATE:  August 14, 2008


We've got a new member, Ken Rippy.  *WELCOME KEN!*

He's got a great gig goin on called "Rip's B.A.D Ride" which is Bikers Against Diabetes and it is a motorcycle fund-raising ride and family festival of the American Diabetes Association.  Check out this link:  http://badride.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=5440

The ride is on Sunday, 7 September, and has 3 start locations, the closest of which is at Hampton Roads HD.  0800 check-in with a 0930 departure.  GREAT opportunity for each of us, and the Road Soldiers collectively to "Ride For Reason."

*IMPORTANT*  Once you register, ask as many folks as you know to go to the site and sponsor you.  They click on "Sponsor a Rider", then type in first name "Road", last name "Soldiers".  It will take them to our sponsorship page.  We can watch this page and see our contribution level grow.  Let's make our organization known, and raise a significant contribution to the cause.

Like to meet for breakfast that morning with anyone interested.  If anyone knows of a good breakfast joint in the vicinity of Yorktown Grafton, that allows us a short ride to the Hampton Roads HD start point afterwards, please advise.

Ride Strong,

John Musser, Director RSMA




Ride Strong!