Rides, Rallies and Events Recap
Eric Miller

Eric Miller

Oregon Senate recently passed a bill that would make it legal for motorcycles and bicycles to “run” red lights. SB533 would follow the lead of other states that have passed similar laws. Like the others, Oregon would allow motorcycles and bicycles to proceed through a red light if it has not changed after one complete cycle.

The 7th Annual John Paul Magao Memorial Ride was held on March 1, 2015 at Plaza Park in Visalia, California. John was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in 2007, and his father, James Wilfong established a scholarship fund for students at Redwood High School and College of the Sequoias, which are both located in Visalia, California. This annual memorial ride helps raise funds for the awarded scholarships.

February 28, 2015

Scootin’ America

Adam Sandoval and his Charming Chihuahua Scooter have embarked on a year-long 65,000 mile journey that will take them to every Harley-Davidson dealership in the lower 48. Their journey is on a 1996 Harley-Davidson Electra-Glide. Adam loves his Electra-Glide and says the motor is “bulletproof.”

On December 20, the Valley Cycle Association (VCA) held their 2014 “Bringing Christmas Home” run. Once Again, VCA worked very hard all year to make this awesome event come to fruition.

The Lost Girls MC 10th Annual Breast Cancer Ride was held on October 5, 2014 in Visalia, California. The theme for this year’s ride was “Tutus for TATAs.” This was also the first year the boys were allowed to join the girls.

The Valley Cycle Association (VCA) End of Summer Run took place on September 27, 2014 in Exeter California. Bikers from VCA, 5 Diamonds MC, Kinfolk MC, Ninety 9 Saints MC, Sinnister MC, B.A.C.A. Bakersfield Chapter, and other riders showed up to support the run.

Bill Van Tichelt, with VanTech Engineering, is a pioneer in the go-kart and motorcycle worlds. His designs and inventions revolutionized the go-kart and motorcycle racing industries.

The 3rd Annual 5 Diamonds MC Visalia Rescue Mission (VRM) Run was the best yet! On June 7, 2014, over 150 motorcycle riders participated in this worthy event. 5 Diamonds members were extremely busy seeking donations from local businesses to help support VRM. Their hard work paid off, and VRM received a check for $13,200!

The 46th Annual Hanford Vintage Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet was held at the Hanford, California Fairgrounds on May 17, 2014, and was hosted by Classic Cycle Events. Marshall Baker and his crew put together an awesome venue.

The California Widows Sons State Meeting was held in Sonora, California on April 11-13, 2014. The Widows Sons lodged at the Best Western Plus, which was a great place to stay. Kathy did an awesome job accommodating the Widows Sons and grouping us in a block of rooms.

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