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Published by thunderroadsnorcal, 2020-10-29 12:34:11

THUNDER ROADS NORCAL - November 2020

Northern California's #1 Biker Magazine

Keywords: motorcycles,california

INSIDE

RIDE PRIDE:
Ka-Boom!

Article on Pages 20-23


THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE NorCal editor’s letter
385 Wales Drive #B
Folsom, CA 95630 The weather is changing and there is that little chill in
Office: 530.368.6579 or 530.305.7992 the air. There is still plenty of good riding to take in as
Fax: 530-831-4758 the season changes. Remember to be extra cautious of
Email: [email protected] the potential road hazards while riding during this time
Website: www.thunderroadsnorcal.com of year like frosty morning and wet leaves on the road.

Northern California November is a month near and dear to us as Veterans Day
State Editors / Owners is coming up on the 11th. So thank all of you who have
served and are currently serving our country. So let’s all
Stan & Terri Hill take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices that others have
made so that we can live and ride relatively free. Without
On The Cover: our strong military our lives would no doubt not be anywhere
as comfortable as we have it now. Buy that Vet a drink and
On the Cover (IFP) Bike and Truck provided by Buddy Suttle Sr of give a toast to our freedom this Veterans Day.
Petaluma. Article on Pages 20-23
We also just want to take a minute to thank all of you
Art Director/Layout & Design out there that have been so supportive of this magazine.
Meredith Hancock – Hancock Media The fact that so many of you out there have taken this
journey right along with us as the magazine has evolved
Contributing Writers means a lot to Terri and me. This year has been a
challenge but definitely worth every adversity that might
Ride Destination have challenged us along the way. One thing is for sure,
Chuck & Cindy Loseth we would not still be here without the support of this
great motorcycling community. We hope that we remain
Thunder Road Biker Church worthy of that support for years to come.
Pastor Johnny Lujan
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!
On The Road
Roxanne & Wild Bill Hill RIDE FREE

Biker Band Revue RIDE OFTEN
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Road Trippin’
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Open Road Toon
Don ‘Thunder’ Baggett

If You Can See What I Can See …
You Might Be Riding on the Back of a Harley

Cyndee Reed Van Hooser

Rich “Foot” & Jennifer “Sunshine” Elkins Stan & Terri Hill
Russell “Raz” Holder
Owners/Editors
Frank Medicine Wolf Springer
Also we wanted to give
Contributing Photographers a shout out to one of our
Billie Wilson / Billie The Kid Photography subscribers Micah Ames (Turlock, California) who made
a special effort to reach out to us to share ‘his support of
Dan Rogers the best magazine that helps pass time and keeps him
Nadia Parham connected to the real world outside bars’. Thank you
so much Micah!
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Stan Hill (530) 368-6579
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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: GEAR’D
HARDWARE

13

RIDE PRIDE: KABOOM! DON’T
MISS IT!
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Ride Pride: Catching Up with a King........................16 385 Wales Drive #B Folsom, CA 95630
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So far, we have touched on 5 of the 8 rules of Biker Four days later, a friend and I got in his F-250 and started
Etiquette: Respect, Honor, Loyalty, Honesty and our trek to Bryce Canyon, Utah from Rocklin. We left late
Integrity. We now unfold on a character trait that not Saturday afternoon after a soccer game that I promised my
only is huge in Biker Etiquette, but in all Etiquette. Without daughter I wouldn’t miss. We found a truck stop over the
this one-character trait all the other traits fall by the wayside. Utah border at midnight and caught a couple hours sleep.
What trait are we talking about? It is Old School Biker Sunday morning, we found the entrance to Bryce Canyon
Etiquette Rule #6 – Trust and the dirt road we were looking for was just a mile up the
road. We found the dirt road; found the barn it was in and
I think Webster defines it in the simplest of terms: Assured loaded the wrecked bagger in the back of the truck. 12 hours
reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone later at 10pm Sunday night we arrived at the woman’s door
or something. It’s was what old school bikers called “Your step in Rocklin. She opened the door in surprise. She looked
Word”. You gave your word and you died by your word. Your over my shoulder and saw her husbands’ bike in the truck
word was sacred and when you gave your word to your and couldn’t believe we actually did it. Her husband rolled
brother, it was a bond you stood by. A true brother would his wheel chair to the door, looked up at me in sincerity and
never go back on his word as it was the foundation of his shook my hand and said “I can’t believe you would do this
character. In current times, it seems the bond of your word for us. We called so many friends and no one would help us”.
is merely a vague bond of trust. The question is - if you were
to make a promise to a friend to show up for an event, or We unloaded the bike in his garage and asked for nothing
to help out, do you stick to your word through thick or thin? in exchange, besides a hand shake and a smile. In one
Is your word trustworthy? In days past, if your brother was random act of kindness and keeping my word, I would never
depending on you, you would never leave him hanging. You have to ask to be trusted again. I proved to them my word
would miss all other functions because you gave your word was my bond and what I say is what I will do. Trust, although
to be there. number 6 on the old school biker etiquette board, to me it
is what we old school bikers are made of. When we look
Many years ago (maybe 15 years now) I stood in front for someone to model this behavior after, there is no one
of a group of 80/90 HOG members in Rocklin presenting more trustworthy than God. So much so we put it on all our
the ministry I was representing. They were skeptical as one currency. It does not say, in money we trust, in possessions
would imagine to have a minister in their presence explaining we trust, but in God We Trust. May you find him now. His
why I was there and how they could trust me to always be word is true and never fails. What he says he does, and
there in their gravest hour of need. I told them we would when he comes in, he never leaves you. You can trust that!
be there for funerals, weddings, hospital visits, prayer or Trust – Old School Biker Etiquette #6.
whatever their need would be. The very next day I received a
call requesting if I would drive to Bryce Canyon, Utah to find Psalm 56:4 “I praise God for what he
her husband’s motorcycle that was off a dirt road near the has promised. I trust in God, so why
entrance to the park where her husband got in an accident. should I be afraid? What can mere
He was emergency medivacked home, but had to leave his mortals do to me?” (NLT)
bike behind. She said “you said you would do anything for
our group, and now we really need help”. I could have said “Never Ride Alone”
it was too far of a drive, I am not a tow service or I would do
it for a few hundred bucks - but she “trusted” in what I said Pastor Johnny Lujan
just a few days before. There is no way I could go back on
my word and lose the very trust I was trying to gain.

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Stanislaus River - Covered Bridge | Photo Courtesy of Bing

RIDE DESTINATION:

Linden – Knight’s Ferry - Mariposa

Well, we were off on another adventure…this time a
little trek down to Mariposa. Haven’t been there
since last year’s CMA State Rally, so we thought
we would hit it again before winter set in. Usually we would
make it over to Yosemite when we’re there, but this time
we thought we would mix it up a little and check out some
roads south of Mariposa.

On the way down, though, we would make a few stops.
First, since we haven’t gone plinking in a while and the
Linden Gun Range (www.lindengunrange.com) was on our
route, we pulled in for some practice time. We didn’t have a
bazooka or 155MM Howitzer with us. Ha! Hey! What do you
think we are? Some deplorable, Bible-thumping, right-wing
gun nuts? You know, the ones out there burning, looting,
and shooting people in the streets? (Note the sarcasm
here?) Anyway, as it turned out, it was a “members only”
day when we were there, so we didn’t get to put holes in
paper things. No biggie!

We made our way back to SR4 and continued on. Up the Practice Range Linden
road apiece, we hung a right on Milton Road and then a left
on E. Sonora Road. Like most of the roads in this area, you
snake your way between rolling hills, golden in the summer
sunlight. Mix in some scrub bushes and oak trees and you
have the making of a real pleasant cruise. Our short- term
goal was lunch in Knight’s Ferry. Reaching said city, we put
it down at the River’s Edge Restaurant (www.the-rivers-
edge.business.site) which sits just above the Stanislaus
River and provides a real nice setting to relax and have
a casual meal. After a fine lunch, we wandered over to
the 50’s Roadhouse (www.50s-roadhouse-restaurant.
business.site) for some refreshments before hitting the

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On Road 600 Cool One At the 1850

Rivers Edge

Gold Panner

road again. As the name implies, it is a kind of unique place
with a 50’s atmosphere. We like it a lot! If you’re out this
way, take a few minutes and check out the covered bridge
that spans the river. This is the oldest covered bridge west
of the Mississippi.

SR120 was just up the street and we enjoyed the picturesque

trip over to Coulterville. Now, SR49 has some great sections along

its route, but the one from the SR120 cut-off to Mariposa is my

Roadhouse Knights Ferry CONTINUED...

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favorite. Twists, turns and benders Downtown Mariposa
galore. Fantastic scenery all along
the way. And, as most of us probably cattle ranches along the way. There is a section a mile or
know, heading south, since you’re so in length that is kind of rough. Lots of patchwork, but no
out on the edge, requires a little more potholes or anything.
concentration.
Once on 49, we shot up to the Old Highway Road and travelled
So, after 35 miles or so of through the hills out to SR140 and Cathey’s Valley. From there
exhilarating asphalt, we rolled into it was a fast track back to Mariposa. Since we hadn’t had
the parking lot of the Miner’s Inn anything to eat all day, we needed food, food, food! We spotted
(www.yosemiteminersinn.com) The the 1850 Restaurant and Brewery (www.1850restaurant.com)
rates were reasonable, the rooms skidded to a stop and like two famished desert rats, hurried
clean, and the friendly staff greeted inside. Maybe it was the hunger, but the grub was excellent.
us when we arrived. We certainly Cindy told the server that her fish tacos were probably the best
enjoyed our weekend stay. One of she’d ever had.
the nice things about the Miner’s Inn
is that the Roadhouse 140 (www. Not really wanting to leave, but after another night at the
minersroadhouse140.com) is right Miner’s Inn, it was time to make our way home. See ya next
next door. That was our choice for month!
dinner and some fruit of the vine to
cap off our day. Article and photos contributed by Chuck and Cindy Loseth

The next morning it was time to
explore. We left town on south 49
and headed to Ahwanee, where we
would pick up Road 600 and travel down to Raymond. But
wait, while planning out the ride I noticed there was a 9-hole
golf course right there as you make the turn. So, I brought
along my golf shoes. Cindy drove me around in the cart, and
we had a really good time.

It’s been a while, but we’ve actually done this a few times
in the past. I’d see a nice course, we were in no hurry, so I
would pull off my boots, put on my tennis shoes, rent some
clubs and go for it. Just so you know, I won’t be joining the
tour anytime soon. Ha ha! It was fun, but it was time to make
tracks. Rd 600 winds through the hills and gullies down
to the town of Raymond. Not a lot there. We noticed an
establishment called the Frontier Inn and thought we would
have a bite to eat since we didn’t eat at the café at River
Creek. But, alas, it was closed.

Back on the trail again, we picked up Ben Hur Road,
which would take us back out to 49. Lots of rolling hills and

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4TH ANNUAL CHICANO INDEPENDENCE RUN

September 12 (Woodland): The Solo Cholos MC of
Woodland hosted their 4th Annual Chicano Independence
Run.  In the early morning, the members were busy doing
last minute preparations at the club house. Tables and chairs
were being set up, drinks were being put on ice. The lunch
truck that was going to be selling breakfast was being staged.
And by mid morning everything was ready. Then it was the
hardest part of the morning. Waiting with anticipation - was
anybody going to show up? Were people ready to gather?
We knew we were badly needing some wind therapy, some
good friends and some live music. 

Then it happen, in the distance the sound of pipes could be
heard. The first 2 guest arrived. Although fist bumps replaced
the usual handshakes and hugs - our guest were welcomed.
Then another group arrived, then another and before we knew
it the parking lot was full.  Big Frank who is the Secretary for
the Cholos welcomed everyone and thanked them for coming
out. He explained how it was a tough decision to host the run
or not, but was sure everyone was ready to get the [email protected]#k out of

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the house and the great turn out proved it. He laid out the plan with some cool old school music. We chilled for about an
for the day and then gave the signal to mount up and get ready hour laughing, talking like friends do. 
to ride.  Nothing beats the sweet sound of 130 Harleys firing up
at the same time!!! The Road Captain lead the group up to Capay, then back
to the clubhouse in Woodland. Once again we were greeted
 With the Road Captain and the Prez leading the way, 2 with music, but this time it was the rockin sounds of the
by 2 the caravan took to the streets of Woodland. We made group Conjure. Cold drinks, great food , live music and lots
our way to down town, this gave the people who were dining of fellowship is how we ended the day. With all that’s been
outside one heck of a show. going on, it was great to forget about things if only for a little
while and come together over our common love of riding. 
Once out of town, the group headed south.  With all bars
and restaurants being closed, the group arranged the use of Until next year - ride safe everyone .
a barn on the outskirts of Dixon. After a nice little ride, the
group arrived at our location where DJ Mike C welcomed us Article and photos contributed by Big Frank

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PGREODAURCT’DSPOHTLAIGRHTD: WARE

Gear’d Hardware is the perfect company name for this month’s PRODUCT
SPOTLIGHT. Rugged and stylish are the first things that came to mind
when I picked up ‘The Stealth’ timepiece for a closer look. It has a solid
industrial feel along with a stylish presence that reminds you that it is there on your
wrist. You will undoubtedly be impressed by the solid feel after seeing this rugged
brand in person. If you are a man that likes to wear a watch, you will like the looks of
this one on your wrist while out for a ride or out on the town with your lady. As soon
as I put it on my wrist, I could see and feel the high quality and craftsmanship that
went into the design and construction. I am now a huge fan and will most definitely
be proud to wear this one and any other Gear’d Hardware watches in the future.
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Article and photos by
Stan and Terri Hill
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RIDE PRIDE: CATCHING UP WITH A KING
We have a soft spot for Road Kings around
here so we were stoked to see this one rolled BIKE SPECSBIKE: 2015 Road King
out for a photoshoot at Midnight Motors BUILDER: Joe Manzano - Midnight Motors
up in Auburn. Joe the shop owner nailed it with OWNER: Donne Peltzer
this King as he helped bike owner Donne create a ENGINE: HD 103 High output
personalized ride that will turn heads as it rolls by. AIRCLEANER: Arlen Ness Monster Sucker
While I loved my old Road King, it never did look PIPES: Freedom Performance Turnout
this sweet. But I could totally see riding this one PRIMARY: Flat Black with Nasty Baggers Panty Dropper derby cover
with pride if I would have been so fortunate. Great TRANSMISSION: Flat Black 6 speed
work Joe and congratulations Donne. Midnight FORKS: Stock HD Gloss Black
Motors is a cool motorcycle shop that will help you REAR SUSPENSION: Legend Air-A FL Air Ride
keep your basic maintenance in order but is very FRONT WHEEL: Hard Drive 60 spoke chrome
capable of helping you create your dream ride. BACK WHEEL: Drag Specialties Spoke
Swing by next time you are rolling through town BRAKES: Performance Machine Paramount Rotors with Brembo Calipers
and pick up your latest issue of Thunder Roads BARS: 19” LA Choppers Twin Peaks, Gloss Black
NorCal, while you check out some of the latest HAND CONTROLS: Arlen Ness Contrast Levers
creations to come out of this shop. GRIPS: Avon Black Contour
MIRRORS: Arlen Ness Rad 3
But let’s get to the nuts and bolts here to see just FLOORBOARDS: Souixicide Choppers Knuckle Boards
what Midnight Motors used on this beauty. FOOT CONTROLS: PM Contour brake pedal with matching shift arm and
custom Knuckle shift linkage
Article and photos by Stan Hill HEADLIGHT: 7” Custom Dynamics Probeam
TAIL LIGHT: Nasty Hog smoked tail light
BLINKERS: Nasty Hog
FRONT FENDER: Bad Dad 21” Mo FL
BACK FENDER: Nasty Hog CVO style stretched
GAS TANK: PM Gas cap, Gage and Covingtons Dash Panel
SADDLE BAGS: Nasty Hog 4.5” Stretched Bags
SEAT: Drag Predator
POWDERCOATER: Advanced Performance, Auburn
PAINT: Both Gloss and Flat Black

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**Editor's Note: Our deepest
apologies to (R) Joe Manzano
and (L) Donne Peltzer for our
oversight with the incorrect
article in October's RIDE
PRIDE feature.
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2009 JESSE JAMES WEST COAST CHOPPER COURTESY OF SANTA CLARITA CHOPPERS. PHOTO BY DAVID WEATHERS / MODEL-STUNT RIDER: RANDIE RAIGE


WE WANT YOUR BIKE! TRADE IN OR CASH OUT!


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everal years ago, Terri and I were attending the
Annual Chilly Billy Memorial Run hosted by the
Rip City Riders in Sonoma County - and one of

Sthe first members we met was an unforgettable,
outgoing and fun loving personality in that of Big
Buddy Suttle Sr. In fact, you could hear his gregarious
laughter over the crowd, and you knew right away that
you wanted to hang out with him as he is one of those
guys that just loves to enjoy life to its fullest. We’ve
always looked forward to catching up with him since
meeting him.
Buddy loves his motorcycles, fast boats and hot rods –
check out his 1961 Chevy custom truck. For many years,
he has been very actively involved in making a difference
in the Northern California motorcycle community and he
leaves a lasting and positive impression everywhere he
goes. We are just a couple of many who are fortunate
to call him a friend.
Now you might be scratching your head thinking that
the name…Buddy Suttle…sounded familiar. That might
be because you have more than likely have heard of
his son Buddy Suttle Junior of UNKNOWN Industries
(www.unknownindustries.com) He is and his team
of UNKNOWN stunt riders have been branding their
name all over the country by being pioneers to utilize
the broad reach of social media with their jaw dropping
stunt shows. But as with most entertainment in 2020,
the events schedule has been substantially dried up
since the beginning of the year, so they have not been
able to perform like normal. Hit up their website and
order some swag to show some support for our NorCal
guys.
Enjoy this beast of a ride while you can as Buddy Sr has
plans to change up its appearance in the near future.
Article and photos by Stan Hill

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BIKE SPECS

BIKE: 2009 HD FLHX Street Glide
OWNER: Buddy Suttle Sr.
SHOW NAME: Ka Boom (lightning bolt
paint theme is from crime fighting action
graphics used in the comic character
Batman TV series)
PAINT: Custom Design Studio
ASSEMBLY: Big Al’s Cycles and Buddy Sr.
ENGINE: 2018 S&S 124 CI, 185 HP, 144 FT
LBS of torque
ENJECTION: Screaming Eagle
AIR CLEANER: Screaming Eagle
TRANSMISSION: HD 6 SPEED
EXHAUST: Rinehart
BARS: Factory 47 – 14” Chubby’s
MIRRORS: Pro One
SLIDERS: Paul Yaffee
SEAT: UNKNOWN INDUSTRIES
PRIMARY COVER: Rip City Riders MC
BRAKE CALIPERS: Performance Machine
ROTORS: Performance Machine
BAGS: Sinister-4” Stretched
TIRES: Metzler
FRONT WHEEL: 21” PM
REAR WHEEL: 18” PM

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If You Can SeeWhat I Can See …
You Might Be Riding on the Back of a Harley

Ride to Timbuctoo

Timbuctoo Timbuctoo Rd
at Hwy 20

Life is different lately and that includes our rides.
Whole towns have been closed down, hotels
and restaurants too. For a while, we often
found the sides of busy roads were taped or coned
off to prevent parking. We couldn’t even find a gas
station that would let travelers use their bathroom.
Open status changed daily. We planned a trip to
the coast and made reservations. Days before
departure we called to confirm our reservation
and discovered the trip had to be cancelled. Out
of towners were not welcome. Figuring out new
places to ride that are local and closer to home, has
become part of our riding in the year 2020.

Where the heck is Timbuctoo? I don’t know. I
heard it was somewhere just past B.F.E. Guess
what? Now I know. We went there on the bike.
With Kick Stands Up (KSU) at 9am, we headed out
through Lincoln on Hwy 65. For weeks the skies
have been filled with wildfire smoke, but we were
fortunate on this morning. The smoke could be
seen in the hills, a long ways off. It was a beautiful
day to ride.

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Timbuctoo Bridge Timbuctoo Road off, she decided to come
Looking Around gets narrow and talk to us. Generations of
her family have owned
rough the land where she lives.
Newly married, she and
her husband moved there
to be near his family. They
were young hippies who
grew their own crops on the
land. Her kids were born
in that house on the hill
and were delivered by her
husband. Family members
live on the surrounding
properties. Their relatives
are buried on top of the hill
in a private family plot.

Timbuctoo was

established in 1855, during

Timbuctoo Road the California gold rush.
She told us a lot of gold

Waiting in Wheatland, another rider joined us. Cruising came out of the area but
up Hwy 65 towards Olivehurst, a few turns here and there there isn’t much to be found now. Though prospectors do
took us to Hammonton Smartsville Rd. With about 15 miles come searching, she thinks a tree needs to blow over before
of long open road, sweeping curves and smooth pavement, they will find anymore gold in these hills. Miners panned
this is one of my favorite local roads to ride. At this time of for gold along the Yuba River and in the ravine that runs
year the fields are the color of blonde straw and filled mostly below the bridge where our bikes were parked. One of the
with majestic oak trees that are still holding on to their green miners was a black man, a refugee slave from the South.
leaves. Riding on the back of the bike, I am also able to He was brought to America from West Africa by slavers.
enjoy the beautiful homes and farmlands. His hometown was Timbukto. He was a hard worker and
respected by the other miners. When he discovered gold
After the lull of riding along Hammonton Smartsville Road, in his pan he asked if he could name the discovery site
it seemed like all of a sudden there is a quick turn onto State Timbuktu. Everyone agreed and the little town was named.
Highway 20. When we went through there was construction The town grew and became home to 1,200 pioneers. The
equipment on the road. The area was marked with orange town had a church, theater, hotels, saloons, stores and a
cones. In just a few short minutes, we turned onto Timbuctoo Wells Fargo office. Sometime along the way, the spelling of
Road. With high embankments on both sides, this road the name was changed.
narrows. Two trucks going in opposite directions would find
it uncomfortable to pass. The asphalt is old, bumpy and has Gold panning by miners declined when hydraulic mining
many patches. Quickly again, we come upon a section of became the common method of extracting gold. In 1884 new
roadway that is decomposed, tore up, almost all dirt. The laws were enacted to help save the farmlands. This stopped
surrounding area is overgrown grass, bushes and trees, with hydraulic mining and the people left the town. Hydraulic
nothing else to be seen. It feels like we are in the middle of mining tailings still remain in the area, and can easily be
nowhere. Are we in Timbuctoo? seen. Very little else remains today. Most of the buildings
were destroyed by fire. During the gold rush era, several
We look at each other trying to decide if we should go million dollars of gold dust passed through the doors of the
forward or turn around. We are riding nice street bikes, only building that still stands. That building is the Wells Fargo
not dirt bikes. However, thinking we are not there yet, the and Stewart Brothers store. It was restored in 1928 using
decision is made to keep going. Luckily it was just a little original brick walls, heavy iron doors and shutters.
bit further and the pavement was smooth again. We came
upon a bridge standing high above the water in the ravine What a delight this lady was, full of great stories, knowledge
below. We stopped to get off the bikes. The view is beautiful and history of the area. Today the population is minimal. It’s
here. There is something to see and everyone wanted to not a ghost town, but close to it. Timbuctoo is registered as
look around. a California Historical Landmark. Looking for somewhere to
ride, you might want to find Timbuctoo. If you see Curt & I
At the beginning of the bridge there is a home on top of on the road, come ride with us.
the hill. A woman comes walking down the driveway. She

unlocks her gates and says hello. We asked her, “Are we Article and photos contributed by Cyndee Reed

in Timbuctoo?” She laughed and said, “Yes, you are.” She Van Hooser

told us she doesn’t get many visitors. Hearing the bikes shut

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Automotive Indian Motorcycle of Hollister West Coast Leathers Clinton’s Custom Cycle
www.HollisterPowersports.com www.westcoastleathers.com 555 G Street
Rick’s Automotive 10021 Wolf Road - SteC-17
Biker Owned & Operated 411 San Felipe Road Lake of the Pines, CA  95949 Lincoln, CA 95648
Hollister, CA 95023 (916) 645-0954
3725 Pine Street (530) 557-9410
Rocklin, CA 95677 (831) 630-5200 Fast Lane Motorcycle
Lodging & Resorts 19730 Wayne Lane
(916) 632-8230 Sonoma County
Harley-Davidson® Featherbed Railroad Bed & Cottonwood, CA 96022
Bars/Restaurants www.SonomaCountyHD.com Breakfast Resort (530) 347-7111
7601 Redwood Drive Humboldt
Bones Roadhouse Cotati, CA 94931 www.featherbedrailroad.com
Bar & Grub 2870 Lakeshore Blvd Performance Cycle
(707) 793-9180 Nice, CA 95464 1341 Evergreen Road #1
www.bonesroadhousehangtown.com (707)274-8378
4430 Pleasant Valley Road Heating & Air Conditioning Redway, CA 95560
Motorcycle Attorneys (707) 923-7103
Placerville, CA 95667 A&M Heating and Air John Jessup’s
(530) 644-4301 Conditioning Jachimowicz Law Group DREAM RIDES
1530 The Alameda – Ste 115
Double D Steak www.AMHeatingandAirConditioning.com www.dreamridesusa.com
Seafood-Bar-Grill 7625 Sunrise Blvd – Ste 208 San Jose, CA 95126 2275 N. Wilson Way
320 Main Street Citrus Heights, CA 95610 (408) 246-5500 Stockton, CA 95205
Fortuna, CA 95540 (209) 467-4669
(707) 725-3700 (916) 747-5654 Gurnee Mason Rushford Bonotto Midnight Motors
& Forestiere Trial Lawyers 11848 Atwood Road
Kenny’s Bar & Grill Insurance Gurneelaw.com Auburn, CA 95603
721 East Street 2240 Douglas Blvd Ste 150 (916) 223-1776
Allstate Insurance Roseville, CA 95661 Miller Built
Woodland, CA 95776 Julie Domenick – Agent#0712097 (916) 797-3100 Performance Cycles
(530) 662-3634
3175 Sunset Blvd – Ste 108 Russ Brown Motorcycle 3293 Saratoga Lane – Ste A
Road Trip Bar & Grill Rocklin, CA 95677 Attorneys Cameron Park, CA 95682
www.roadtripbg.com (916) 624-8006
24989 State Hwy 16 Brown, Koro & (530) 672-9141
CycleInsure Agency Romag, LLP – NorCal Omega Motorcycle
Capay, CA 95607 www.cycleinsure.com www.RussBrown.com www.OmegaCycle.com
530-796-3777 4201 Sunrise Blvd – Suite B 2440 Camino Ramon, Suite 385
Fair Oaks, CA 95628 San Ramon, CA 94583-4383 660 Harbor Blvd
West Sacramento, CA 95691
800-800-0965 / (800) 4-BIKERS /
916-200-1000 (800) 424-5377 (916) 372-2206
Penngrove Motorcycle Company
Dealerships Farmers Insurance - Cory Ellerbee Motorcycle Detailing
Lic#4044294 San Jose Hogwash Motorcycle www.penngrovemotorcycleco.com
C&E Auburn Indian & V-Twin 9585 Main Street
12015 Shale Ridge 2499 Martin Rd – Ste A Detailing
Auburn, CA 95602 Fairfield, CA 94534 www.sanjosehogwash.com Penngrove, CA 94951
530-885-5556 (707) 793-7993
(707) 419-5787 / (707) 690-8321 P.O. Box 24273 Road Dog Cycle
Folsom Harley-Davidson® San Jose, CA 95154
www.folsomhd.com Jim Wall Insurance Agency www.RoadDogCycle.com
115 Woodmere Road Kelly Weber – Owner/Agent (408) 641-1940 4600 Main Street
Folsom, CA 95630 Denair, CA 95316
(916) 608-9922 6045 Hazel Avenue Motorcycle Paint (209) 669-7404
Orangevale, CA 95662 Sinners and Winners
Harley-Davidson of Sacramento Email: [email protected] www.SinnersandWinners.com Ride-On-Motorcycles
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1000 Arden Way (916) 989-1915 Oakdale, CA 95361
1416 Sonoma Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815 Noble West Insurance Services (209) 847-2998 Vallejo, CA 94590
(916) 929-4680 www.noblewest.net (707) 647-RIDE(7433)
(800) 391-1313 Powder Coating
Performance Powder Coating & Tattoos
Leather Goods Wild Bill Tattoo
Sandblasting www.wild-bills.com
Harley-Davidson The Leatherworks, Inc. 6326 Main Avenue #4 115 Lincoln Street
of Rocklin www.LeatherworksInc.com Orangevale, CA 95662 Roseville, CA 95678
188 Frank West Circle #C (916) 783-909
www.RocklinHD.com (916) 987-1942
Stockton, CA 95206 Tires
4401 Granite Drive (209) 983-9200 Sales / Service /Accessories Cal Tire and
Billy’s Motorcycle Shop Auto Works
Rocklin, CA 95677 Tomson Leather MOTORCYCLES –
(916) 259-2453 Est. 1985 3233 Elkhorn Blvd. #1 CARS – TRUCKS
North Highlands, CA 95660 2710 E. Fremont Street
Custom Leather Clothing, Stockton, CA 95205
Alterations & Repairs (916) 332-3023 (209) 465-2805
Placerville, California
Call for appointment
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Distinguished
Gentleman’s

Ride

Provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
By Sam Bendall

T his year is a strange year position to be there for any registered rider or anyone who wishes
for the Distinguished to talk through their problems. There are some topics I’m keen to
Gentleman’s Ride as help find solutions to but there are certainly matters outside of my
we’ve moved from our traditional skill set. In times like these, I will always do what I can to help those
gathering to a solo ride event receive the help they need. This level of care and selflessness
across the world. Though we doesn’t begin and end with me but has been displayed by my core
are separated from one another, team who have helped make the LA ride one of the top rides in
we are committed to doing the world. We believe in helping one another by solidifying this
our part as a community by awesome community and tackling these issues head on. As cliche
standing together amidst these as it sounds, at the end of the day, we’re in this together. 
social hardships. On Sunday,
September 27th, many will ride 2020 has been a difficult year for many and it’s not without a
their own ride but I am confident shortage of mental health stressors. I wish we could have our
there will be small clusters of ride this year in the traditional sense because that gathering and
friends who will come together camaraderie is needed now more than ever but on the flip side, I
for their own rides. That’s what understand and respect the need to curb a widespread pathogen.
the LAteam is doing this Sunday. 
As the city host for Los Angeles, I encourage all participants and
I began organizing and riders who support the DGR to find a little time on September 27th
operating the Los Angeles to ride your own ride. Find a couple of members from previous
Distinguished Gentlemans years, maintain social distancing, and relish the camaraderie the
Ride 5 years ago at the DGR affords us but just on a smaller scale. 2020 will come and go
behest of DGR Founder, but our sense of community will remain. After we move on from the
Mark Hawwa and since pandemic, we’ll all ride as one again and celebrate this wonderful
taking over, me and my team, cause.
alongside the Venice Vintage
Motorcycle Club have sought Blog written for Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
to elevate the conversation around men’s mental health, prostate by Sam Bendall / www. RussBrown.com
cancer research, and suicide prevention while putting on a world-
class event in one of the organizations top cities. 

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride means so much to its many
participants but at its core, I believe empathy and community are
the foundations of this great event and cause. Many of us are tied
to it for personal reasons. For me, it’s always been the relationship
between my father and me. Not only did my Pappy introduce me to
motorcycles when I was younger, but he also fought and won his
battle with prostate cancer before the DGR came into existence.
Going through that with him as a young man served as a wake-
up call for me to focus on my own health both physically and
mentally. This confluence of life events including working within the
motorcycle industry led me to my involvement in DGR. 

I firmly believe that the first step in dealing with mental health is
acknowledging we are individually flawed. Very few if any of us all
have this life figured out. We all struggle with particular aspects of
our lives. Some of us struggle more whereas some may struggle
less. It then lies on the collective whole and sometimes just a set
of concerned individuals to create that positive change. By opening
lines of communication and asking for help or rendering help, we
can greatly influence the lives of those around us. I owe this way
thinking to both of my parents who instilled in me an ever-present
need to reflect, modify, adapt, and grow.

As city host for Los Angeles, I have tried to put myself in a

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A woman had a dog which was a female and in heat, and Teacher asked the class to name things that ended with
she agreed to look after her neighbor’s male dog while the ‘tor’ sound and that also ate things.
they were away on vaca. Harold said, “Alligator.” “Very good Harold, that’s a big
She had a large house and believed that she could keep word.”
the two dogs apart. Larry said, “Predator.” “Yes, that’s another big word. Very
However, as she was drifting off to sleep she heard awful well done.”
howling and whimpering sounds. Lil’ Joey yells out “Vibrator.”
She rushed downstairs and found the dogs locked The Teacher calms herself and says, “That’s a big word
together, in obvious pain and unable to disengage, as also Johnny, but it doesn’t eat anything.”
often happens when dogs mate. Lil Joey replies, “Well, my Mom has one and she was
Unable to separate them, she called her local Vet, complaining to my Daddy that it eats batteries like there’s
even though it was late at night. He answered in a very no tomorrow!”
grumpy voice. After she explained the entire situation. ---------------------------------------------------------------
The Vet said, “Hang up you cell and place it down I will never hear church bells ringing again without
alongside the dogs. I will then call you back and the smiling.
noise of the cell ringing will startle the dogs and make the Upon hearing that her elderly grandfather had just
male lose his erection and he will be able to withdraw. passed away, Katie went straight to her grandparent’s
“Really Doc, do you think something that simple will house to visit with her 95-year-old grandmother and
actually work?” she asked. comfort her. When she asked how her grandfather had
The Vet sighed and said, “Well, it damn sure just worked passed away, her grandmother replied in her sweet, soft
on me!” voice, “He had a heart attack while we were making love
on Sunday morning, dear”.
-------------------------------------------------------------- Horrified, Katie told her grandmother that 2 people nearly
How old were you when you realized that 100 years old having sex would surely be asking for
“Dammit I’m Mad’ spelled backwards is: trouble. “Oh, no, my dear”, replied granny. Many years
“Dammit I’m Mad’? ago, realizing our advanced age, we figured out the best
time to make love was when the church bells would start
-------------------------------------------------------------- to ring. It was the perfect rhythm. Nice and slow and
Bubba was talking to his buddy Earl at their local even. Nothing too strenuous....simply in on the ding and
watering hole when he said, “I’m a little worried about out on the dong.
my ole’ lady and she might be leading into Alzheimer’s.” She paused to wipe away a tear and looked up at Katie,
“Why, what’s up?” asked “He’d still be alive if that f***ing ice cream truck hadn’t
Earl. Bubba says, “The other night I was clipping my toe come along!”
nails in bed and outa’ nowhere she says ---------------------------------------------------------------
“I just can’t remember what I ever saw in you.” Lil’ Joey got on the bus, sat next to a man reading a
book, and noticed he had his collar on backwards.
-------------------------------------------------------------- Inquisitive as ever, Lil’ Joey asked why he wore his
Lil Joey was yet again sitting outside of the collar backwards. The man, who was a Priest, said, ‘I
Principal’s office when the Guidance Counselor walks by am a Father. Lil’ Joey replied, ‘My Daddy’s a father and
and asks, “O.K., what did you do this time?” he doesn’t wear his collar like that.’ The Priest looked
Lil’ Joey shrugs his shoulders and says, “The Teacher up from his book and answered, ‘’I am the Father of
pointed a ruler at me and said, “At the end of this ruler is an many. Lil’ Joey said, ‘’My Dad has 4 boys, 4 girls and two
idiot”. So she sent me here because I asked, “Which end?” grandchildren and he doesn’t wear his collar that way!’
The Priest, getting impatient, said. ‘I am the Father of
-------------------------------------------------------------- hundreds’, and went back to reading his book.
Tell the truth now..... Lil’ Joey sat quietly thinking for a while, then leaned over
Have you ever read a FB comment and clicked on the and whispered, “Maybe you should wear a condom, and
person’s Profile just to see if they look as stupid as they put your pants on backwards instead of your collar.”
sound?

--------------------------------------------------------------
Ever notice that cats look at you like you just asked for a
ride to the airport?

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Modified Motorcycle
Association of California

44th Annual Toy Drive

Date: November 29, 2020
Time: 10am pack ride out Folsom Harley
12 noon arrive at Drive-In to start event - all day event
Location: Sacramento Drive Inn
9616 Oates Dr., Sacramento, CA 95827
Contact: Connie Chrisos, Public Relations Rep 916-899-4450 call/text
Donation: 1 unwrapped toy! There will be no fee at the gate!

COVID RESTRICTIONS – If we are still under Covid regulations in November, we have a
social distancing plan in place. We will have our event outdoors & in large pop-ups in
open areas for public safety.
Motorcycles, bikes, cars all welcome! This will be an all-day event for the kids so bring the children
to pick out toys. This event is open to the public so please invite any families you may know that
are in need! There will be entertainment, stunt riders, food, play area, DJ playing Christmas music
and of course pictures with Santa Claus.

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NOVEMBER 2020 www.hdsac.com

NOVEMBER 7-8 DECEMBER 19
DEMO TRUCK FREE PICTURES WITH SANTA
COTATI SACRAMENTO
Presented by Sonoma County Harley-Davidson – 7601 Redwood Presented by Harley-Davidson of Sacramento - 1000 Arden Way.
Drive. Saturday 10am-4pm/Sunday 10am-3pm. Face masks 11am - 2pm Free to attend. The tradition continues! Ride on over
required. Huge selection of bikes. Lunch 12pm-2pm (food to Harley-Davidson of Sacramento to take pictures with Santa
available while supplies last) For more information: (707) 793- Claus on his brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Be sure to
9180 / sonomacountyhd.com bring your camera! For more information: (916) 929-4680 /
www.hdsac.com
NOVEMBER 21-22
AMA SANCTIONED CA STATE FLAT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP DECEMBER 26
SANTA ROSA 2021 PARTY
Presented by Big Time Sonoma 1 and Russ Brown Motorcycle SACRAMENTO
Attorneys. Sonoma County Fairgrounds Chris Beck Arena -1350 Presented by Harley-Davidson of Sacramento - 1000 Arden Way.
Bennett Valley Rd. Saturday – Gates open 3pm. Sunday – Gates 11am - 2pm Free to attend. Come celebrate with Harley-Davidson of
open at 8am. For more information: (925) 786-3263 / www. Sacramento and we transition into the new year! We will have $1 beer,
BigTimeSpeedway.com See flyer on Page 32 please drink responsibly, do not drink and ride. For more information:
(916) 929-4680 / www.hdsac.com
NOVEMBER 29
44th ANNUAL MMA TOY RUN OPEN HOUSE
SACRAMENTO
Presented by Modified Motorcycle Association of California. 2nd MONDAY OF EACH MONTH
Pack ride out from Folsom Harley at 10am to Sacramento Drive SUTTER CREEK
In – 9616 Oates Dr for an all-day event for the family. Bring 1 American Legion Riders Meeting
unwrapped toy – there will not be a fee at the gate. For more Presented by Post 108 Legion Riders – 11401 American
information: Connie Chrisos (916) 899-4450 / See flyer for Legion Drive – 6:30pm.
COVID Restrictions. See flyer on Page 33
1st TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
DECEMBER 2020 FT BRAGG
ALR Chapter 96 Monthly Meeting
DECEMBER 12 Presented by American Legion Riders – Chapter 96.
29th ANNUAL NEVADA COUNTY FOOD & TOY RUN Veterans Administration Building – 360 North Harrison
NEVADA CITY Street. 6pm. For more information: Gary (907) 230-5857 /
Presented by Nevada County Food and Toy Run. Kickstands up americanlegionriders96.com
at noon. Bring food and/or unwrapped toy. For more information: 1st TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
www.toyrun.org / [email protected] / FORTUNA
www.facebook.com/NevadaCountyFoodAndToyRun / MMA Division 3 Monthly Meeting
Presented by Modified Motorcycle Association – Funky
DECEMBER 12 Monkey Restaurant – 1875 Riverwalk Dr. 6:30pm The
FREE PICTURES WITH SANTA Modified Motorcycle Association is the first motorcycle rights
SACRAMENTO organization in the State of California. Please join us to learn
Presented by Harley-Davidson of Sacramento - 1000 Arden Way. about upcoming legislation and laws that affect our rights to
11am - 2pm Free to attend. The tradition continues! Ride on over ride free.
to Harley-Davidson of Sacramento to take pictures with Santa
Claus on his brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Be sure to
bring your camera! For more information: (916) 929-4680 /

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2nd TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH 4th WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH
MANTECA REDDING
Eagle’s Nest HOG Chapter Monthly Meeting Redding HOG Chapter Meeting
Presented by Eagle’s Nest HOG Chapter - Mountain Mike’s Presented by Redding Harley Owners Group - LuLu’s
Pizza - 1120 N Main St. 7pm – 8pm/ Meeting is free. Do you Restaurant - 2230 Pine Street. 7pm. Meeting is free to
ride a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and are looking for a fun all who wish to attend. Come early and get the world’s
group to ride with? Come join the Eagle’s Nest HOG Chapter best clams! For more information: [email protected]
to learn about their upcoming rides. davidson.com
2nd THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
2nd TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH VACAVILLE
MARYSVILLE Vacaville HOG Chapter Monthly Meet & Greet
MMA Division 1 Monthly Meeting Presented by Iron Steed H.O.G. Chapter Vacaville. Located
Presented by Modified Motorcycle Association – NEW at Hide-A-Way - 1080 Orange Dr. 7pm. Are you looking for
LOCATION Stassis 4th Ward Tavern – 102 7th Street. 7pm. The a group of people just like you? Do you need people to ride
Modified Motorcycle Association is the first motorcycle rights with? Look no further! For more information or inquiries,
organization in the State of California. Please join us to learn contact our Chapter Director Dori at [email protected]
about upcoming legislation and laws that affect our rights to com Chapter Asst. Director Charlynn at [email protected]
ride free. For more information: [email protected] sbcglobal.net
2nd THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
3rd TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH SACRAMENTO
FOLSOM MMA Division 10 Monthly Meeting ON HOLD
Folsom HOG Chapter 1787 General Meeting Presented by Modified Motorcycle Association – NEW
Presented by Folsom HOG – Round Table Pizza – 9500 LOCATION TBA 7:30pm
Greenback Lane – Unit 1. 7pm-8:30pm For more information: The Modified Motorcycle Association is the first motorcycle
www.folsomhog.org / [email protected] rights organization in the State of California. Please join us
to learn about upcoming legislation and laws that affect our
3rd TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH rights to ride free.
PENRYN
MMA Division 16 Monthly Meeting 3rd THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
Presented by Modified Motorcycle Association – Valencia ELK GROVE
Club – 2162 Taylor Rd. 7pm. The Modified Motorcycle MMA Division 2 Monthly Meeting ON HOLD
Association is the first motorcycle rights organization in the Presented by Modified Motorcycle Association – NEW
State of California. Please join us to learn about upcoming LOCATION TBA 7pm. The Modified Motorcycle Association
legislation and laws that affect our rights to ride free. is the first motorcycle rights organization in the State of
California. Please join us to learn about upcoming legislation
2nd WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH and laws that affect our rights to ride free.
EL DORADO 3rd THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
MMA Division 21 Monthly Meeting ROCKLIN
Presented by Modified Motorcycle Association – Poor Red’s - Monthly HOG Chapter Meeting
6221 Pleasant Valley Rd 7pm Presented by Sierra Thunder HOG Chapter. Mountain Mikes
The Modified Motorcycle Association is the first motorcycle Pizza - 5505 Whitney Blvd #2F. 7pm. We will be organizing
rights organization in the State of California. Please join us our Ride Calendar. Bring your ideas. Arrive early if you want
to learn about upcoming legislation and laws that affect our to eat. For more information: [email protected]
rights to ride free.
4th THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
4th WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH CHICO
SACRAMENTO MMA Division 23 Monthly Meeting
MMA Division 14 Monthly Meeting ON HOLD / LOCATION Presented by Modified Motorcycle Association – Sierra Steel
CLOSED Harley Davidson – 1501 Mangrove Ave. 7pm. The Modified
Presented by Modified Motorcycle Association – Sammy’s Motorcycle Association is the first motorcycle rights
- 2021 Del Paso Blvd . 7pm. The Modified Motorcycle organization in the State of California. Please join us to learn
Association is the first motorcycle rights organization in the about upcoming legislation and laws that affect our rights to
State of California. Please join us to learn about upcoming ride free.
legislation and laws that affect our rights to ride free.

707.793.9180

7601 REDWOOD DRIVE
COTATI, CA 94931

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4th THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH EVERY SATURDAY
PALO CEDRO FOOD TRUCK LUNCH
MMA Division 24 Monthly Meeting SACRAMENTO
Presented by Modified Motorcycle Association – Goodtimes Presented by Harley-Davidson of Sacramento - 1000 Arden
Pizza – 22049 Old 44 Drive 8734. 7pm. The Modified Way. 11am-2pm Free to attend / food available for purchase.
Motorcycle Association is the first motorcycle rights Out riding and having fun? Ride on over to Harley-Davidson
organization in the State of California. Please join us to learn of Sacramento to enjoy lunch from one of Sacramento’s
about upcoming legislation and laws that affect our rights to finest food trucks. Enjoy the farm to fork life! For more
ride free. information: (916) 929-4680 / www.hdsac.com
4th THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH EVERY SATURDAY
ROCKLIN TRY A JUMPSTART
ALR Chapter 620 Monthly Meeting SACRAMENTO
Presented by American Legion Riders – Chapter 620. Rocklin Presented by Harley-Davidson of Sacramento - 1000 Arden
Parks and Rec – 5460 5th Street. 6:30pm Way. 9am-2pm Free to attend. Not quite ready to test ride
Contact Gail Miller with any questions (916) 521-6319 a bike? Need your motorcycle license? Get comfortable
EVERY FRIDAY in the saddle at Harley-Davidson of Sacramento by trying
FACEBOOK a Jumpstart Demo. We’ll mount the motorcycle, set your
BIKER CHURCH NIGHT Presented by Thunder Road Biker boots to the foot pegs and fire up the engine under the
Church - Facebook LIVE 7pm-8pm watchful eye of our trained professional. And then, sitting
1st FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH comfortably on the motorcycle, you’ll give the throttle a little
WOODLAND twist and continue to shift through the gears all while safely
BIKERS AGAINST CHILD ABUSE Meeting at VFW Hall – 345 and securely attached to the Jumpstart platform. For more
W. Kentucky Avenue. 7pm Meetings are open to the public. information: (916) 929-4680 / www.hdsac.com
(530) 848-2090 with any questions. EVERY SATURDAY
1st FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH DEMO DAYS
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY SACRAMENTO
MMA Division 12 Monthly Meeting ON HOLD Presented by Harley-Davidson of Sacramento - 1000 Arden
Presented by Modified Motorcycle Association – NEW Way. 9am - 6 pm. Free to attend. More wind. More power.
LOCATION TBA 7pm. The Modified Motorcycle Association More agility. Welcome to pure, unfiltered freedom taken
is the first motorcycle rights organization in the State of to the next level. There’s only one way to understand this
California. Please join us to learn about upcoming legislation feeling. You have to test ride one of the new Harley-Davidson
and laws that affect our rights to ride free. motorcycles. This is one ride you don’t want to miss. Must
2nd FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH occur during daylight hours. Weather permitting For more
FAIRFIELD information: (916) 929-4680 / www.hdsac.com
OPEN HOUSE Presented by Dirty Whites Club House – 748 1st SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
N. Texas St 8pm - ? Come have a blast! Contact Joe 707- AUBURN
694-5251 MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING Presented by Gold Country
3rd FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH Indian Motorcycle Riders Group. C&E Auburn Indian &
VALLEJO V-Twin - 12015 Shale Ridge Rd. 9:30am. Gold Country
OPEN HOUSE Presented by Hellbent MC 707 Crew – 100 IMRG is open to all motorcycle brands. All members and
Lincoln Rd. E - 8pm. Come one come all! Our house is open prospective members and friends are welcome. www.
to start your weekend off right, join us for our Open House goldcountryimrg.com
night. 3rd SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
EVERY SATURDAY FAIRFIELD
SACRAMENTO MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING – Presented by Christian
Presented by Misplaced Souls MC. Open House to the Motorcyclists Association - Lord’s Knights Chapter.
Biker Community – 3418 Auburn Blvd on Saturday nights Benicia Grill II - 2390 N. Texas. Order breakfast at 8am.
– 6pm. / No Cover Charge. Come Join the MSMC and other Announcements at 8:30am. Kick stands up by 9:15am. All
motorcycle enthusiasts where we enjoy good entertainment, bikes welcome. (Note: Feb & May we do weekend events,
cold drinks, and good food. For more information: Spit Shine so no breakfast meeting then.) For more information: Bill
(916) 217-2508 / Sarge (785) 410-1015. Neander / [email protected]

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4th SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH C&E Auburn Indian &V-Twin ............................................................12
SACRAMENTO  Cal Tire & Autoworks ................................................................................14
MONTHLY OPEN MEETING Presented by Veterans of All Clinton’s Custom Cycle.........................................................................9, 24
Wars Riders - The Capitol Casino - 411 N 16th Street 10am CycleInsure Agency...................................................................................15
Meetings are open to the public. For more information: Sly - Double D Steak...........................................................................................8
[email protected] / www.vawriders.org Farmers Insurance - Cory Ellerbee...........................................................14
BIKE NIGHTS Featherbed Railroad Bed & Breakfast......................................................12
EVERY THURSDAY Folsom-Rocklin Harley-Davidson......................................... BackCover/19
SACRAMENTO Gurnee Mason Rushford Bonotto Forestiere Trial Lawyers....................33
Presented by Misplaced Souls MC. Thursday Night Fun Humboldt Performance Cycle.....................................................................8
Night – 3418 Auburn Blvd. 6pm / Join the MSMC for its Indian Motorcycle of Hollister....................................................................15
Thursday Night get together. Free food, entertainment and Jachimowicz Law Group.............................................................................5
great company. All like minded members of the community Jim Wall Insurance Agency.......................................................................24
are welcome. The MSMC reserve the right to refuse access to Kenny’s Bar & Grill....................................................................................24
who they choose. For more information: Spit Shine (916) 217- Midnight Motors.........................................................................................15
2508 / Sarge (785) 410-1015 Miller Built Performance Cycles................................................................24
3rd THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH MMA Toy Run............................................................................................33
EUREKA Nickell’s Custom .......................................................................................25
BIKE NIGHT Presented by M.O.B. of Humboldt - North of Noble West Insurance Services..................................................................9
Fourth Bar - 207 3rd Street. The fun starts at 6pm. All Omega Motorcycles..................................................................................15
motorcycles welcome. Free food, 50/50 raffle, pack ride. / Penngrove Motorcycle Company.............................................................14
www.mobofhumboldt.com Performance Powercoating.......................................................................12
2nd FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH Rick’s Automotive......................................................................................33
LODI Ride-On Motorcycles.................................................................................24
BIKE NIGHT Presented by The Water Hole along with The Road Dog Cycle........................................................................................14
Red Iron Riders. 246 N. Cluff Ave. 6:30pm Cost depending Road Trip Bar & Grill....................................................................................9
on the menu $10-$18. A great NO DRAMA social event to get Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.....................................................1 & 29
to know others that share the passion of the bike. Outdoor San Jose Hogwash...................................................................................14
private patio area, pool tables, Shuffleboard, Music, big Sonoma County HD.......................................................................EVENTS
screen TVs for game nights and more. All bikes welcome, T3 Design Studios.....................................................................................33
and those without bikes welcome too. For more information: Thunder Road Biker Church.......................................................................4
(209) 604-7149 / (209) 327-8283 Unknown Industries...................................................................................25
1st SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH West Coast Leathers.................................................................................12
HISTORIC COLFAX Wild Bill Tattoo...........................................................................................33
PANCAKE BREAKFAST Presented Grand Fathers MC No Cal
– Clubhouse 301 S. Railroad Street –
8:30am – 11am. Start your day out with the Grand Fathers
MC!
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