" Bikers "

A NEW GENERATION

Greene County , Ar.

Updated

Friday, May 29, 2009

WRITTEN BY : TINA EASLEY

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

THE ARTICLE BELOW IS SOMETHING I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO PUT TOGETHER FOR AWHILE , I HOPE YOU ENJOY .

TINA

IF YOUR CLUB , ORGANIZATION OR CAUSE HAS A BIKER EVENT PLANNED . I WOULD BE PROUD TO POST THE ANNOUNCEMENT . JUST EMAIL ME.

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I AM SURE EVERYONE HAS HAD FAMILY OR FRIENDS THAT RIDE OR HAS RIDDEN A MOTORCYCLE OF SOME SORT , MAKE AND MODEL., NOW OR IN THE PAST . MY FAMILY HAS SHARED THIS TYPE OF OUTDOOR ENJOYMENT MOST OF MY LIFE . SINCE MY CHILDREN HAVE MARRIED AND LEFT HOME MY HUSBAND AND I ARE ENJOYING THIS SPRING , SUMMER AND FALL , PAST TIME , AGAIN MORE THIS TIME FOR FUN AND TRAVELING THAN FOR A CHEAP AFFORDABLE WAY TO GO TO WORK . MY DAD HAS EVEN BOUGHT ANOTHER BIKE AND I GET THE PRIVILAGE TO BE ABLE TO GO ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TAKE THE BACK ROADS AND ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL SCENERIES RIGHT HERE IN ARKANSAS AND OTHER STATES WITH MY PARENTS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS THAT RIDE AS WELL .

I HAVE DONE SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND EVERYTIME THE PRICES OF FUEL INCREASE OVER THE YEARS , THE AMOUNT OF MOTORCYCLE SALES GO UP. MEANING THERE ARE LOTS MORE ON THE ROAD OF COURSE MEANING MORE ACCIDENTS , SOME PEOPLE BUYING THEM FOR PLEASURE OR TO GO BACK AND FORTH TO WORK , MAKING THEM VERY ENERGY EFFICIENT .

SURE THEY ARE DANGEROUS OR CAN BE AND OF COURSE THEIR ARE SOME THAT SHOW OUT OR DRIVE TO FAST , JUST LIKE SOME DO IN AUTOMOBILES . BUT MOST DRIVE RESPONSIBLE AND SHOW RESPECT TO OTHERS AND MOST OF ALL RESPECT THEIR BIKES . MOST OF THE TIME THE MOTORCYCLIST IS NOT AT FAULT , THEY ARE OVER LOOKED BY PEOPLE IN AUTOMOBILES , I HAVE HAD HEARD A THOUSAND TIMES " I DID'NT SEE THEM . "

YOU NOTICE THE LOUD PIPES ON BIKES THESE DAYS , WE DO IT FOR A REASON . IN HOPES WE ARE HEARD BEFORE WE ARE IN YOUR SIGHT AND MAKE PEOPLE LOOK TWICE . SO PLEASE LOOK TWICE , IT MIGHT BE YOUR SON , DAUGHTER , PARENTS OR BEST FRIEND .

LOOK TWICE SAVE A LIFE !

HAVE YOU NOTICED THE NEW SIGNS ABOVE BEING POSTED UNDER STOP SIGNS AND ON BILL BOARDS AND T-SHIRTS ? THESE SIGNS ARE BEING BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BIKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS . FOR MOTORCYCLE AWARNESS AND IN REMEMBRANCE OF A FELLOW BIKER THAT WAS TRAGICALLY KILLED .

I WANTED TO WRITE THIS ARTICLE TO HELP BRING MORE AWARNESS AND A NEW DEFINITION OF THE WORD BIKER , WITH THE HIGH COST OF FUEL AND PRICES FOR ANY TYPE OF ENJOYMENT . THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE GOING AND BUYING MOTORCYCLES , FOR EVERDAY USE AND JUST TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL AND CHEAPER WAYS TO GO ON VACATIONS AND JUST SIMPLY HAVE SOME FUN AND RELAXATION .

I KNOW IN THE HISTORY OF BIKERS IT HAS NOT ALL BEEN GOOD

MOST PEOPLE WOULD CRINGE OR RUN FOR COVER WHEN THEY HEARD THE WORD "BIKER" . I THINK IT IS TIME TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD THE MEANING OF BIKERS HAS CHANGED AND I KNOW IT WILL BE A PROUD TRADITION TO PASS ON .

" BIKERS OF TODAY A NEW GENERATION "

THE MODERN DAY BIKER IS NOT THE LOW LIFE OF THE EARTH OR A PERSON TO BE SCARED OF LIKE THE OLD MOVIES STEROTYPED . WE ARE GOOD , HONEST AND HARD WORKING CITIZENS THAT GIVE BACK A 100 % TO OUR COMMUNITIES . WE ARE EVERYDAY PEOPLE FROM ALL TYPES OF OCCUPATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS , FACTORY WORKERS , TRUCK DRIVERS , RETIREES , VETERANS , DOCTORS , POLICE , LAWYERS , NURSES , TEACHERS , PREACHERS , CHRISTIANS , BAPTIST , PARENTS , GRANDPARENTS AND SO MUCH MORE . ... SOME OF THE NICEST PEOPLE YOU WILL EVER MEET.

POKER RUNS

YOU MIGHT OF SEEN THE FLYERS OR HEARD ANNOUNCEMENTS OF WHAT WE CALL POKER RUNS . DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS , GROUPS OR SOMEONE JUST NEEDING HELP FOR MEDICAL REASONS , A FALLEN SOLDIER , OR A FAMILY THAT HAS LOST ALL IN A HOUSE FIRE , OR ALL SORTS OF OTHER TRAGIC MISFORTUNES AND CHARTIBLE NEEDS .

" BIKERS " FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY COME TO HELP , WE PAY A ENTRY FEE ANYWHERE FROM $ 10.00 TO $30. 00 ( SOMETIMES MORE OR LESS ) OUR ENTRY FEE IS OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CHARITY THE POKER RUN IS HELD FOR . WE ARE GIVEN A ROUTE WITH DIFFERENT STOPS AND WE DRAW A CARD AT EACH STOP TO TRY TO GET A GOOD POKER HAND . THERE IS USUALLY A PRIZE FOR THE HIGHEST AND THE LOWEST HAND . WE ENJOY A DAY OF RIDING AND FELLOWSHIP , WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND MEET SOMEONE NEW OR SEE PEOPLE WE HAVEN'T SEEN IN YEARS . ALL COMING TOGETHER FOR A GOOD CAUSE . TO GIVE A HAND .

SO IF YOU SEE A GROUP OF BIKERS COMING YOUR WAY , DRESSED FROM HEAD TO TOE IN LEATHER , PLEASE WAVE AND FEEL PROUD . SOMEONE YOU KNOW OR ONE OF YOUR LOVED ONES MIGHT NEED A HELPING HAND .

BELOW IS JUST A FEW OF THE BIKER CHARITY EVENTS WE HAVE TAKEN PART OF .

MARCH OF DIMES

POKER RUN

Greene County Fairgrounds

 

NEA Clinic D.A.R.E. to Ride Biker Classic '09
Sponsored by KAIT 8, The Fox 104.9, 100.5 The Eagle, Dowtown Jonesboro Association, and Harley Davidson Motorcycles of Jonesboro. All profits benefit the North East Arkansas Clinic Charitable Foundation and the Jonesboro, Arkansas D.A.R.E. education program.

HERE ARE A FEW PHOTOS I TOOK ON THE RIDE .

THEIR WERE BIKERS FROM AS FAR AWAY AS TENNESSEE , MISSISSIPPI

BIKES AS FAR AS YOU CAN SEE . DOWNTOWN JONESBORO , AR. CAN YOU HEAR THE RUMBLE ?

 

 

Patriot's Freedom Run
Sponsored by Patriot's of Paragould Arkansas

BENEFIT RIDE FOR OUR GREENE COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD

ONE OF THE STOPS - BEECH GROVE , AR.

 

 

TOYS FOR TOTS

THIS RIDE LAST YEAR WAS ONE OF THE COLDEST RIDES I HAD EVER WENT ON IT WAS 18 DEGREE'S BUT WELL WORTH IT WHEN YOU SEEN ALL THE BIKERS WITH THEIR BIKES LOADED DOWN WITH TOYS FOR THE CHILDREN .