Fall is upon us, brothers and sisters, though you might not know it by the July-ish temperatures we are presently enjoying. Nonetheless, the motorcycle happenings in the Valley, Foothills, and Delta are diminishing in number. Your loyal writer/rider had to scour far and wide to bring you these few events for your choosing. Of particular interest in October is the 49’er Enduro which I understand was on hiatus for a few years over so-called environmental concerns. Glad to see it back. I rode that event in 1990 and it was a great experience, though my poor old Yamaha IT 200 spun a crank bearing to get me across the finish line. That aside, the seasonal charity rides continue in October and I’m sure you can find a venue and a cause worthy of your time, talent and treasure.
10/6 – Auburn, Gold Country Benefit Ride and BBQ – 3rd Annual, C&E Auburn V-Twin, Auburn, California, 12015 Shale Ridge Lane Auburn, CA 95602. Proceeds will benefit local toy runs and charities. Captbruce1@sbcglobal.net or http://www.goldcountryharleyriders.com
10/6 – Sacramento, 16th Annual Black Widows Poker Run, Morgans Bar and Grill, 3348 S Street, Sacramento, CA, This event will include poker hands, 50/50 drawing, raffles, live music, and much more! Proceeds will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children of Northern California. (916) 649-2240 http://www.blackwidowspokerrun.org
10/6 – Sacramento, Capital City Motorcycle Club Presents it’s annual fall fun run, 2414 13TH STREET, SACRAMENTO 95818, Corner of X Street & Broadway, (916)442-8242 or http://www.capitalcitymc.com/
10/7 – Stockton, 12th Annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Poker Run, Dream Rides, , California 1810 W. Fremont St. Stockton. Memorial Poker Run includes barbeque, an observance, live music, raffles, and much more. (209) 931-8104 or http://www.ffburn.org/
10/21 – Folsom, Jeff Kieths Ride For A Reason, Folsom Harley-Davidson of Folsom, 115 Woodmere Rd. Event and Concert: Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Boulevard, Roseville, CA 95678, This ride will include and after event and concert with plenty of activities and more! Proceeds benefit Martins’ Achievement Place, Inc., Crossroads Treatment Centers and The Mary Graham Children’s Foundation. (916) 832-7433 or http://jeffkiethride.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
10/28 – Grizzly Flats/Omo Ranch, 2012 49er Enduro, Polka Dots MC, Elkins Flat OHV Area, http://www.polkadotsmc.com/home.html