The Carolina Rider's homebase at rallies and runs, The BIG RIDE Bus helped folks find us amidst a busy vendor field or convention center floor; provided refuge for staff and friends in the cold, heat, or rain; and could be the "in" place to party awhile. In a freak and devastating fire on August 14th while on the way to Sonny Productions' Maggie Valley Summer Rally, the bus and all of its contents (but none of its occupants!) was lost. Read accounts from various angles and check out photos and a memorial video PLUS SOME WAYS YOU CAN HELP!
As part of The Carolina Rider's 5th year, we invited folks to capture the spirit of the Spring rallies and submit their most fabulous photographic works to the first of what we hope to be an annual contest: The Carolina Rider's The Spring Rally Photo Contest. And wow were we delighted by the response and flood of pictures! It took a lot of thought and browsing by our judges but in the long run,two shutterbugs clicked our interest ... and all runner-up photos were pretty darn great too! Except for the prudest of readers, we think you'll enjoy the winning shots by FIRST PLACE winner Bill dHappart and SECOND PLACE winner Chuck Cavanaugh
Ron and Marcia take to the hills to ride and curl through the rolls and twisties everywhere including taking on The Snake ... and reserved for themselves a special stay at Skyline Village Inn high in the mountain sky. The Inn's hosts, Mike and Lynn Thrift made them feel at home, very special, and cared for and they loved their views, food, and stay overlooking the world below; highly recommending all riders take a spin by and spend the night at Skyline Village Inn on The Blue Ridge Parkway!