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Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00

Grizzly Leather

grizzlyleathers 1Grizzly has been located at the Crossroads Market in Calgary Alberta for 9 yrs.  They have a unique variety of biker women’s and men’s clothes, leathers, chaps, riding gear, jewellery, skulls, patches, biker related knick knacks.


Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00

The Run To The Hills Rally! Part 1

Run to the Hills RallyThis is part one of 17 days, 6500kms, 2 Rally's & Evil Knievel Days trip.

I don't always get the opportunity to take my holidays in the summer, which isn't a bad thing (I work outside and winter can be brutal at times).  When the opportunity arrived for me to take 17 days off in mid July I jumped at the chance.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 00:00

Riders4Sliders Charity Motorcycle Poker Run

 ridersforsliders routeRiders4Sliders is a charity motorcycle poker run in support of Alberta’s athletes in the sliding sports of Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Luge.


mphd rideOn August 9th, join the Mighty Peace Harley-Davidson Aykroyd Family Ride and roll with Ride Captain Dan Aykroyd and celebrity friends to the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum ribbon-cutting ceremony! With a minimum $20 donation, earn your limited-edition, customized ride patch with proceeds from motorcycling event raising funds for Canada's newest dinosaur museum.


2014.09.06 AB Rotary ClubCalling all motorcycle Riders, help us raise funds for better teeth in AFRICA and many local projects. CASH PRIZES awarded. 500 km route through Southern Alberta with six stops






Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

Grande Cache Show and Shine Chozen Breed

grand cache snsWe had our first show and shine event in Grande Cache and had 47 bikes sign up.

Bobby Poulios owner of Vegas bar and grill received the "Presidents Award" for helping us put on event in front of his bar and liquor store.


1st Annual Ride through the rockiesHosted and sponsored by the Bellevue Inn (Where your friends are). Music provided by Ferny Turnbull. Poker Run, Show N Shine, Drink Specials and Outdoor Patio. Come celebrate Randy's 50th!





Diggers BBQBreaking Down Borders for The Love of a Cure. "Patients In Need Program" designed to help single parents who are taking treatments and cannot work. It helps with rent, bills, food & entertainment cash for the children. 





Ponoka Vintage RallyCentral Alberta Vintage Motorcycle Group presents the 18th Annual Ponoka Vintage Rally at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds!






AB We Care We Ride in support of CAPCCDear Friends, On September 6th, 2014we will be hosting our third annual "We Care, We Ride" fundraiser in Support of the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre. This motorcycle rally/scavenger hunt is a great opportunity to share the work of the CAPCC, raise funds and support and have fun in the process. 




Parkland Ride for TotsThe Parkland Ride for Tots presents the 6th Annual Toy Run September 21, 2014 at Rotary Park, Spruce Grove. Come help put a smile on a families face this Christmas by bringing an unwrapped toy and a donation to the food bank.






Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

Strathmore Poker Run 2014

Matt Dirt Doug JanzenThis Run was created to help Raise Funds for Kids’ Cancer Care. The first run was formed in 1999 by Matt (Dirt Dog) Janzen. Throughout the run I had interviewed a few people who had said he wanted to give something back to his community.


Friday, 04 July 2014 00:00

Rockin' Rockyford Alberta August 9th

Rockin RockyfordRockyford Hotel and Triple B Tavern present Rockin' Rockyford, Saturday August  9th, 2014. Featuring Poker Run, Show N Shine, BBQ & Beer Garden, Live Music, Street Dance and more.





Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00

Ride Against Violence - 3 Day Event

Ride Against ViolenceAn event started in 2011 and now held in Edmonton Sir Winston Churchill Square. The Rider organization would like to showcase to the community a number of groups that are helping to make the city a safer place for us all to live, work and play in. 




CMHFCome Celebrate Your History! Canadian Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Motorcycle Weekend. Hosted by Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta Sept 26-28




MS Poker Rally LakelandJoin us for the 2nd Annual Lakeland MS Poker Rally Saturday, August 16th 2014! 2 Registration/Start Locations: Lloydminster - Cornerstone A&W OR Bonnyville A&W




Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00

Motorcycle Ride for Dad - Calgary 2014

Gary Janz Steve AdairGary Janz, Steve Adair I was impressed by the motorcycle community for the Ride for Dad. 553 bikes in total showed up on a cloudy and dark maybe rainy day. The money raised this year so far is $109,000. Preliminary total should be around $160,000 every one should be proud.

Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00

RFBA Business Profile - Dream Haulers

 dhi logoDream Haulers is a Unique Motorcycle Service Catering to Riders that want to Ride Year Round. Are You Tired of Hauling your Bike South for the Winter or have never had a Chance to Experience Riding in the Southern U.S.A during the Long Canadian Winters here is an Opportunity for a Hassle Free Experience.

Mighty Peace RegionA ride through the Mighty Peace Region of northern Alberta for our kids

I was blessed this past week to meet a man named Timmy Michals from Maple Creek Saskatchewan who is undertaking an adventure that I am truly envious of.

Toys For Tots Join Grande Prairie Toys for Tots for their next run... time to get dirty. Silent Auction, 50/50 Draw, Bikini Bike Wash, and more!



Run to the Hills RallyALL RIDERS WELCOME
Pre-register and for information contact Backcountry Bob, Rally Coordinator at: 
(780) 603-3008 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT…plenty of room for RVs and campers if need be.

2014.08.01 AB Hearland Bash

Welcome Motorcycle Entusiests! 
We are a Family Motorcycle Rally - raising money for Kids with Cancer House
August 1st Long Weekend

Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00

12 Stop Ride For Recovery Bike Run

fresh start

Like Recovery.  It’s not about the fall but about the getting back up that counts.  (After disaster, community rallies to recover scooter and restore a lively lady’s dream of riding again) 

Friday, 13 June 2014 00:00

Ironhorse Biker Bash

hd-ironMotorcycle Run & Pig Roast   Come out to:  Ashmont, Alberta June 20-22 2014


Tuesday, 10 June 2014 00:00

Bordertown Hold'em Poker Run June 14th

Bordertown H.O.G.Bordertown Hold'em Poker Run this Saturday June 14th. Everyone and all makes of bikes are welcome. Leaves from Edge Harley Davidson at 9:30am sharp. Hope to see you there!




Friends of Kanuckleheads May 31, 2014 was a cool wet day but that didn't stop the 25 or so bikes that participated in the kickoff of the season with the Freinds of the Kanuckleheads Desert Heat Poker Run (Yes that's the way they spell it!).
The riders started in Medicine Hat, AB at the Garage Pub and made their way to Manyberries, AB, Foremost, AB  then over to Taber, AB ending at the Hylton in Redcliff, AB for a total of approximately 375 KMs.


Tuesday, 03 June 2014 00:00

Ride for Savii & Teyle

Ride for Savii & TeyleOn Sunday June 1, 2014 Heather of the Medicine Hat HOG Chapter along with the support of many HOG members and volunteers held a Poker Run to 
help establish an educational trust fund for Heather's nieces Savanna & Teyle.
Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00

The Freedom of the Press Run

Lots of bikesThe Freedom of the Press Run

May 24th at Blackjack’s Roadhouse in Nisku AB

Blair Weber is the man who originally stood up to host this event and I ended up taking it over when the foundation on his house collapsed from flooding and he ended up with too much on his plate.

rfbol logo1Join the Ride for the Breath of Life in Edmonton! 

Saturday, June 21, 2014 

Edmonton, Alberta (May 20, 2014) – On Saturday, June 21, Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Northern Alberta Chapter will hold the annual Ride for the Breath of Life to help raise funds to improve the lives of Canadians living with cystic fibrosis. 

gp toys 4 tots bearThank you to everyone who came out on Saturday to the Swap Meet. It was a great day filled with commonalities, socialising and of course - getting some "goods" for great prices.

But more importantly it was about raising funds for the children in need in Grande Prairie and surroundings areas.




On-site Camping > Vendors, Show & Shine, Prizes, Music, Events Fundraising

Registration from 10-11am -

$1000 cash prize for best overall (spectator favorite)

bear and his bride penny Our local Grande Prairie Toys for Tots group hosts a number of events all riding season.

The first of those events was their annual swap meet, which was held at the Army Navy Air Force Club on Saturday May 10th.

There was great participation from the business community with vendors like Bear Biker Wear coming all the way from Bonnyville and Bentley’s from Crestomere in central Alberta adding to the local vendors.

Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

2014 Medicine Hat Swap Meet

columnist Denise DollzWhat has commonly been known as the Medicine Hat Swap Meet (held at Harmony Hall in Redcliff) changed organizers for 2014.

When word got out that Tracy & George would NOT be organizing a meet this year Darwin stepped up and ran with it.

Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

Art & The Motorcycle - Vintage Indian Chief

Owner:  Milt Begin

Year: 2011

art motorcycle 15th editionMake: Indian

Model: Vintage Indian Chief

Name: The Indian


On June 23, 2013 the Canadian Oilfield Rider’s held the 25th anniversary ride in support of the Children’s Wish foundation – which brought out almost 200 riders. The day started with registration and a pancake breakfast at Chestermere Lake – followed by a ride through scenic east central Alberta and ending at the Wayne Community Campground in the beautiful badlands east of Drumheller.

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