The Lone Star Rally returns for 2021 – and it NEEDS to be on your rally bucket list!
Coming up on the tail end of the national rally schedule lies the LONE STAR RALLY (www.LoneStarRally.com) – also known as the “Galveston Rally” – it’s by far the biggest of the Texas motorcycle rallies and runs November 4-7th.
If you’re not familiar, Galveston is an island on the Gulf Coast of Texas – and for more than 100 years it’s been a popular destination for rascals and those wanting to simply get away. In fact, some legends tell that the city itself was founded by New Orleans pirates looking to escape the US government. More than 200 years later, you can still sense that Creole’, New Orleans flavor to the city – with that special Texas touch of course! The downtown Strand is surely a sight to be seen, and in my opinion is easily the coolest “downtown stretch” of any motorcycle rally. And then on the other side of the island, there’s the Seawall – a cool stretch of live music, shows, vendors, and party destinations. And as an added bonus – it’s virtually ALL FREE! With free general admission to all the rally concerts and venues.
It truly is Mardi Gras with motorcycles as the rally transforms Galveston into BIKER ISLAND. Check it out online and make your plans today!
VETERAN’S RIDE GUIDES and STATE CALENDARS coming for 2022
Thunder Roads Ohio is teaming up with Veteran Service Organizations all across Ohio to create a POCKET GUIDE for Vets that ride and their families. This project has been in the works for several years, and faced numerous set-backs along the way – most notable the COVID shutdown as the pieces started to fall into place. But we are going to make it happen in 2022 – and we’d welcome your help.
The idea is to have a pocket guide that lists various riding events – along with resources throughout the state – of interest to VETERANS. We hope to feature many of the traditional riding events that happen every year to honor those that have served, as well as a directory of service organizations that help vets in our community. We envision one piece that we can put in the hands of vets, their families, and those wanting to show their support!
Local and regional veteran service groups are invited to join in the effort, both as a means to promote their programs but also help raise funds for themselves and the causes they support. There are ZERO out of pocket expenses for service organizations to join in – and event organizers and businesses are invited to come aboard as sponsors to help make this all happen.
Proceeds from the Guide and accompanying Calendars will go directly to help support Veterans in our communities and those that serve them.
For more information, email ThunderRoadsOhio@gmail.com or you can contact me directly at Smith.IronCowboy@gmail.com
IN THE COMING MONTHS –
November 2021: VETERAN’S EDITION
Our annual Veterans Edition focuses on those that have served and their families. We highlight service organizations and motorcycle / riding associations that include Veteran’s as part of their mission. Extra distribution through VFW’s, American Legions, and other organizations.
December 2021: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Suggestions and recommended gifts for riders on your holiday shopping list, as well as maybe some ideas for yourself!
January 2022: WINTER PROJECTS
A review of do it yourself projects and bigger endeavours that you might use some of our recommended contacts for – such as painting, pinstriping, and engine overhauls.
February 2022: HITTING THE ROAD!
A winter edition that focuses on destinations to consider in the upcoming warmer months. Camping, rallies, and trips worth taking.
For information on placing ads or getting your business / organization or services featured in any of these editions – email us at ThunderRoadsOhio@gmail.com or call 440-678-8609 for more information.