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August 30 2018

BIKER WISDOM: Some people call it adventure, but we call it a way of life.

BIKER EVENTS:

THIS SATURDAY! SEPT 1CENTRAL OREGON SHAKEDOWN! Set your alarms and wax up those rides. Patriot Pin Ups brings you “2018 Shakedown Motorcycle and Car Show”. Live music by Shade 13, food and beer garden, an amazing raffle and let’s not forget the pin up contest ($5 registration 18 and older). This year’s pin up contest winner will receive some pretty cool prizes. Ladies, get yourselves dolled up and get ready to strut your stuff! This event benefits the Redmond VFW in their efforts to reach out to our local Veterans and their families. We have many local businesses sponsoring this event and there will be awesome veterans in attendance. Come support the Patriot Pin Up Gals and the Redmond VFW as they support our community. Registration is $10 per car or bike at the gate. Arrival time is 9 am. Raffle tickets $5 each or 5 for $20. T-shirts available for $20 each. More info: 541-389-4408.

SEPT 1 – 3 – REDWOOD RUN in Piercy, CA. Must be 21+ to attend. Live music, T-shirt contests, bike games, vendors, on-site camping & showers, etc. Info: http://www.redwoodrun.org/

UPDATE! SEPT 7 – 8 – OVMA’s 16th ANNUAL 9-11 RUN Friday 9/7/18: Golf Tourney at The Greens in Redmond. Signup for golf adventure at franlink@bendbroadband.com Then, party at Big Dog Saloon on Friday evening: Bike Game practice plus Texas Hold’em Tourney. Saturday Sept 8: Poker Run Sign-up at Northside at 9 a.m. Last bike out at 10 am, last bike in at 2 pm @ Big Dog Saloon in Crooked River Ranch. Hi Hand – $500; Low Hand $250. Vendors, 50/50, Longhorn BBQ Dinner, Bike Show, Bike Games, Raffles, DJ music. Overnite camping available. Sunday Sept 9: Breakfast served at Crooked River Ranch by RodeHouse Ministry. All proceeds benefit C.O. Vets Ranch, Fireman’s Honor Guard, Deschutes County Rescue, and OVMA.

SEPT 8 – END OF SUMMER PICNIC 2018 The American Legion Riders are hosting @ AL Post 44 in Redmond, 704 SW 8th Street from 12:00 Noon to ??. If you’re a Vet who rides (2 or 3 wheels), and/or MA member, take your ride in the AM. Then stop by the Post. The Post Lounge will be open for your refreshment purchase. Have lunch which costs (your donation), then ogle the bikes, and just kick-back. The cook needs to know how much Tri-Tip and/or Pulled-Pork to BBQ, so please RSVP one of the following: Kit at kitmichaels4902@gmail.com or Cliff at breecher51@gmail.com or Dennis at 75crazyhorse69@gmail.com

SEPT 14-16 – CMA’s OREGON ROADS AND TRAILS RALLY, Florence OR. More info: ctbrd02@gmail.com

ALERT! SEPT 15 – ABATE’s TEDDY BEAR RUN One of the most popular runs in Central Oregon! Admission = $10, or just $5 with one (1) new, unused stuffed teddy bear/toy. Deliver teddy bears to all 4 major hospitals for use by kids in the hospital as well as cardio patients during breathing exercises. Meet at Northside on Boyd Acres at 8:30 to 10 am. Group ride departs at 10:00 am. Ride ends at Hub City in Redmond for high and low hands, 50-50, raffles, music and rollicking good fun. More Info: john.mickley59@gmail.com

SEPT 22 – JOE FETTER’S MEMORIAL RIDE – Leaves Wildhorse at 10:30 a.m. for a ride to celebrate Joe’s legacy and impact on so many, many lives. There will be a time to share stories and memories of Joe. For information – Dennis 541-280-0478 or hdriderinor@bendcable.com.

NEW POST! SEPT 22 – “22” POKER RUN In Conjunction with the Classic Car Show and Suicide Prevention EXPO at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 SW Fairgrounds Rd., in Madras. First Bike Out at 8:00am, Last Bike Out at 9:30am. Last Bike In and Poker Draw at 3:00PM. Registration fee $10. High Hand Wins 40%. Low hand wins 10%. Bring a camera or document your run – poker hands will be dealt upon completion of your ride and will require pictures. Sponsored by Madras VFW Post 12141. All Proceeds benefit COVO. “Show & Shine” after poker run at Wild Winds Station, 107 NE Cedar Street, Madras. More info: Len Parsons at VFW Post 12141 Email: madras@vfw12141.org

SEPT 26 – 30: STREET VIBRATIONS® FALL RALLY in Reno, Sparks, & Virginia City, NV. Info: http://www.road-shows.com/street_vibrations.php

OCT 11 – 14: 18th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST. More info: www.lasvegasbikefest.com

Every Thursday: BRING OUT YOUR BIKE NIGHT– Sponsored by Red Wrench Cycles. From 5 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday night at the corner of 6th and Cedar in downtown Redmond. Free beverages and snacks, or grab a burger across the street at Redmond Burger Company! 

BIKER NEWS:

UPDATE! Rodehouse Ministry – A church custom-built for bikers! RodeHouse is now meeting at Wildhorse HD every Sunday at 9:30 am. On Sundays, the “RoadServices” rides to different destinations for fellowship and Bible studies. Also, MEN’S GROUP meets on Tuesday nites at 5:30 at Black Bear Diner in Redmond. To know what’s happening, keep in contact with Chaplain Kinne at kinnecallaway@gmail.com or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse website: www.therodehouse.com

STEELHEAD CUSTOM CYCLES: Gary Franklin at Steelhead has adopted a new business track this year: just-in-time motorcycle work. This means scheduling repairs and serviceing to minimize bike “sleepovers” at the shop. Gary believes that, due to our short riding season, you should be riding your bike, not waiting three weeks to get it fixed!! So Gary only books one week out to achieve quick turn around to maximize your riding time!! Steelhead is located at 2442 S 1st St, Redmond, OR 97756. Give him a shout at: 541-316-1593 or steelheadcustomcycles@gmail.com

JUSTICE BIKES – Special Military & PGR promotion for 2018 — patriotic FREE T-SHIRT for customers who are currently serving in the Armed Forces, who are Veterans, and/or ride with the PGR. Location: 517 SE Evergreen Avenue, Redmond, OR 97756. Only bike shop with a paint booth! Info@justicebikes.net or 541-527-5380

RED WRENCH CYCLES – New hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with additional appointments open on Monday. Plan and schedule out your winter work with Doug now and save on parts and labor. www.redwrenchcycles.com. 736 SW Umatilla Ave., Ste. D in Redmond. Phone: 541.420.8603.

WANT TO SEE YOUR RUN or M/C EVENT here? Need to UPDATE your run info? Postings are free! Send me an email: sgwilkes73@gmail.com

— Steve Wilkes
Associate with friends who are encouraging, positive and kind and who will be honest with you. – Proverbs 13:20

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August 23 2018

BIKER WISDOM: No matter how bad your day is, a motorcycle ride will always make you feel better…

BIKER EVENTS:

THIS SATURDAY! AUGUST 25 – VETERANS APPRECIATION POKER RUN and BBQ!All Veterans are welcome! Organized by VFW in Redmond. Poker Run registration at 9 am at Redmond VFW. Last bike out at 10. Free BBQ for Veterans starts at 11, continues thru 2 pm. Last bike in at 1 pm. Cash prizes for poker winners, live music! 50-50, raffle prizes, Patriot Pinups, & Camaraderie! If you know a Veteran who has not connected with other Vets, invite him/her! Especially a Vet who rides a motorcycle. All makes & models accepted. C u there!!

AUGUST 31 – SEPT 2 – OVMA PAINTED HILLS RALLY Meet in Powell Butte at 10:00 am for group ride to Mitchell. More info: Tank @ skiddaddy@cbbmail.com or tank281@cbbmail.com

NEW POST! SEPT 1CENTRAL OREGON SHAKEDOWN is back! Mark your calendars, set your alarms and wax up those rides. Patriot Pin Ups brings you “2018 Shakedown Car and Motorcycle Show”. Live music by Shade 13, food and beer garden, an amazing raffle and let’s not forget the pin up contest ($5 registration 18 and older). This year’s pin up contest winner will receive some pretty cool prizes. Ladies, get yourselves dolled up and get ready to strut your stuff! This event benefits the Redmond VFW in their efforts to reach out to our local Veterans and their families. We have many local businesses sponsoring this event and there will be awesome veterans in attendance. Come support the Patriot Pin Up Gals and the Redmond VFW as they support our community. Registration is $10 per car or bike at the gate. Arrival time is 9am. Raffle tickets $5 each or 5 for $20. T-shirts available for $20 each. More info: 541-389-4408.

SEPT 1 – 3 – REDWOOD RUN in Piercy, CA. Must be 21+ to attend. Live music, T-shirt contests, bike games, vendors, on-site camping & showers, etc. Info: http://www.redwoodrun.org/

UPDATE! SEPT 7 – 8 – OVMA’s 16th ANNUAL 9-11 RUN Friday 9/7/18: Golf Tourney at The Greens in Redmond. Signup for golf adventure at franlink@bendbroadband.com Then, party at Big Dog Saloon on Friday evening: Bike Game practice plus Texas Hold’em Tourney. Saturday Sept 8: Poker Run Sign-up at Northside at 9 a.m. Last bike out at 10 am, last bike in at 2 pm @ Big Dog Saloon in Crooked River Ranch. Hi Hand – $500; Low Hand $250. Vendors, 50/50, Longhorn BBQ Dinner, Bike Show, Bike Games, Raffles, DJ music. Overnite camping available. Sunday Sept 9: Breakfast served at Crooked River Ranch by RodeHouse Ministry. All proceeds benefit C.O. Vets Ranch, Fireman’s Honor Guard, Deschutes County Rescue, and OVMA.

SEPT 8 – END OF SUMMER PICNIC 2018 The American Legion Riders are hosting @ AL Post 44 in Redmond, 704 SW 8th Street from 12:00 Noon to ??. If you’re a Vet who rides (2 or 3 wheels), and/or MA member, take your ride in the AM. Then stop by the Post. The Post Lounge will be open for your refreshment purchase. Have lunch which costs (your donation), then ogle the bikes, and just kick-back. The cook needs to know how much Tri-Tip and/or Pulled-Pork to BBQ, so please RSVP one of the following: Kit at kitmichaels4902@gmail.com or Cliff at breecher51@gmail.com or Dennis at 75crazyhorse69@gmail.com

SEPT 14-16 – CMA’s OREGON ROADS AND TRAILS RALLY, Florence OR. More info: ctbrd02@gmail.com

UPDATE! SEPT 15 – ABATE’s TEDDY BEAR RUN One of the most popular runs in Central Oregon! Admission = $10, or just $5 with one (1) new, unused stuffed teddy bear/toy. Deliver teddy bears to all 4 major hospitals for use by kids in the hospital as well as cardio patients during breathing exercises. Meet at Northside on Boyd Acres at 8:30 to 10 am. Group ride departs at 10:00 am. Ride ends at Hub City in Redmond for high and low hands, 50-50, raffles, music and rollicking good fun. More Info: john.mickley59@gmail.com

SEPT 22 – JOE FETTER MEMORIAL RIDE – Leaves Wildhorse at 10:30 a.m. for a ride to celebrate Joe Fetter’s legacy and impact on so many, many lives. There will be a time to share stories and memories of Joe. For information – Dennis 541-280-0478 or hdriderinor@bendcable.com.

NEW POST! SEPT 22 – “22” POKER RUN In Conjunction with the Classic Car Show and Suicide Prevention EXPO at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 SW Fairgrounds Rd., in Madras. First Bike Out at 8:00am, Last Bike Out at 9:30am. Last Bike In and Poker Draw at 3:00PM. Registration fee $10. High Hand Wins 40%. Low hand wins 10%. Bring a camera or document your run – poker hands will be dealt upon completion of your ride and will require pictures. Sponsored by Madras VFW Post 12141. All Proceeds benefit COVO. “Show & Shine” after poker run at Wild Winds Station, 107 NE Cedar Street, Madras. More info: Len Parsons at VFW Post 12141 Email: madras@vfw12141.org

SEPT 26 – 30: STREET VIBRATIONS® FALL RALLY in Reno, Sparks, & Virginia City, NV. Info: http://www.road-shows.com/street_vibrations.php

OCT 11 – 14: 18th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST. More info: www.lasvegasbikefest.com

Every Thursday: BRING OUT YOUR BIKE NIGHT– Sponsored by Red Wrench Cycles. From 5 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday night at the corner of 6th and Cedar in downtown Redmond. Free beverages and snacks, or grab a burger across the street at Redmond Burger Company! 

BIKER NEWS:

EVERY SUNDAY! Rodehouse Ministry – A church custom-built for bikers! RodeHouse is now meeting at Wildhorse HD every Sunday at 9:30 am. On Sundays, the “RoadServices” rides to different destinations for fellowship and Bible studies. To know what’s happening on Sundays, keep in contact with Chaplain Kinne at kinnecallaway@gmail.com or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse website: www.therodehouse.com

STEELHEAD CUSTOM CYCLES: Gary Franklin at Steelhead has adopted a new business track this year: just-in-time motorcycle work. This means scheduling repairs and serviceing to minimize bike “sleepovers” at the shop. Gary believes that, due to our short riding season, you should be riding your bike, not waiting three weeks to get it fixed!! So Gary only books one week out to achieve quick turn around to maximize your riding time!! Steelhead is located at 2442 S 1st St, Redmond, OR 97756. Give him a shout at: 541-316-1593 or steelheadcustomcycles@gmail.com

JUSTICE BIKES – Special Military & PGR promotion for 2018 — patriotic FREE T-SHIRT for customers who are currently serving in the Armed Forces, who are Veterans, and/or ride with the PGR. Location: 517 SE Evergreen Avenue, Redmond, OR 97756. Only bike shop with a paint booth! Info@justicebikes.net or 541-527-5380

RED WRENCH CYCLES – New hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with additional appointments open on Monday. Plan and schedule out your winter work with Doug now and save on parts and labor. www.redwrenchcycles.com. 736 SW Umatilla Ave., Ste. D in Redmond. Phone: 541.420.8603.

WANT TO SEE YOUR RUN or M/C EVENT here? Need to UPDATE your run info? Postings are free! Send me an email: sgwilkes73@gmail.com

— Steve Wilkes
Associate with friends who are encouraging, positive and kind and who will be honest with you. – Proverbs 13:20

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August 20 2018

Hello, Veterans and Fans of Veterans-

Below is latest edition of the Veteran Events Calendar as of 8-20-18.

Very interesting Events and News pertaining to Vets in this issue.
Pls read all the way thru to maximize your awareness.

A digital copy is also attached for sending out digitally, or for printing in quantity.

Please spread this info around your organization and among your Veteran friends, neighbors and associates.
Let’s keep our Veteran brothers & sisters informed and involved!

CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS COUNCIL

VETERANS EVENTS, NEWS, & OPPORTUNITIES

8-20-18

THIS WEEKEND! August 25 – Veterans Appreciation BBQ & Poker Runall Veterans are welcome! Veteran organizations are welcome to display information materials & opportunities for Veterans. Spread the word! Contact laurajones@bendbroadband.com for details & info. Poker Run Registration at 9 am at Redmond VFW. Last motorcycle out at 10. Free BBQ for Veterans starts at 11, continues thru 2 pm. Last bike in at 1 pm. Cash prizes for poker winners, live music, 50-50, raffle prizes, Patriot Pinups, & Camaraderie…

NEW POST! AUGUST 25 – KOREAN WAR VETERANS HONORING – 11 am to 2 pm at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa in warm Springs. Lunch & Entertainment Tickets – $55. Presented by Eugene Greene, Sr. American Legion Family #48. More info: 541-460-8212 or www.wsala48.org

NEW POST! AUGUST 24 & 25 – AIRSHOW of the CASCADES. Night show on the 24th and daytime show on 25th. Veterans get in FREE!! Must show I.D. At the gate. Also, motorcycle show at the event! If you want to enter your bike, click here: https://www.cascadeairshow.com/motorcycle-show General airshow info: www.airshowofthecascades.com

SEPT 6 – SIXTH ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT From 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Camp Withycombe, 15300 SE Minuteman Way, Clackamas, OR 97015. For community providers who work with Veterans, non-profit agencies, government and VSO organizations. RSVP required to attend: 503-816-8159.

SEPT 8 – American Legion Post 45 ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT at Quail Run golf course. It is a 4 person scramble. Cost is $75 per person and includes cart, range balls and lunch at Post 45. There will also be a number of raffle items. Info: Ron Bamer at archery4life55@hotmail.com or Quail Run Golf Course, 16725 Northridge Dr, La Pine, OR. 541-536-1303

UPDATE! SEPT 12 – CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS COUNCIL MEETING Location scheduled at Jefferson County Senior Center from 2:00-4:00. Featured Speaker: Kristopher Saccurato, Mission 22. The Senior Center is located at 860 SW Madison, Madras, OR 97741.

PLUS! SEPT 12 — Free Dinner and Back-to-School Supplies for military families! 4:30 pm to 6pm at Jefferson County Veterans Service Office (VSO) at 860 SW Madison Street, Madras, OR 97741. More info: 541-475-5228. Supplies are limited and will be distributed on first come, first serve basis. 

NEW POST! SEPT 15 – WALK the BUTTE for a VETERAN IN NEED! Fundraiser in Pilot Butte State Park from 7 am to 7 pm. Minimum donation = $5. All proceeds go to bend Band of Brothers & Central Oregon Veterans Outreach to support Veterans in need.

SEPT 19 – BEND STAND DOWN More info TBD. Contacts: David Nieradka, 541-383-2793 or Tasha Sloan, 971-200-0351.

NEW POST! SEPT 11 — VA Long Term Care Fair Join VA staff & special guests to learn information about Long Term Care (LTC) at Portland VA Medical Center from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Need help at home? Wondering how to pay for care? Considering in-home care or assisted living? Are you and your family planning for the future or wondering how the VA can help if you’re a veteran? If you’re a Veteran or a family member of a Veteran, then please attend on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Portland VA Medical Center Auditorium on second floor at 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland, OR 97239. See all the details on the web here .

SEPT 22 – SUICIDE PREVENTION & AWARENESS EVENT at the Madras Fairgrounds from 9:00-3:00. Car Show, Vendors, Kids games, Entertainment, Suicide Prevention Education, and Can Food Drive to support COVO. More info: 541-475-5228.

SAVE THE DATE! SEPT 29 – SCOTCH GOLF TOURNEY and C.O. VETERAN COUNCIL DINNER: At Wallace Ranch on Hiway 20 west of Bend. The event is the after party for the annual Scotch Golf Tournament and Dinner. This year the Central Oregon Veterans Council is donating two pigs and supporting the event with volunteer labor. Each year the Scotch donates money to Save A Warrior and to other local 501c3 orgs that serve veterans. This year, COVC looks forward to being recognized as one of those deserving agencies. To volunteer & more info: pam.mindt@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER OPPS!

DAV SHUTTLE VAN NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS! Volunteers needed to drive Veterans to Portland VA Medical Center and to clinics in Bend for medical appointments. No special license needed, DAV pays for gas & lunch for driver. Contact Paul DeWitt at 541-647-2363 or pauldewitt@bendbroadband.com

Ernie Tafalla, Veterans Outreach Coordinator for Partners In Care is looking for Veterans to be part of a VET2VET HOSPICE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, providing veterans on hospice service with camaraderie, companionship and more. Info: Ernie Tafalla: email erniet@partnersbend.org or 541-749-0492.

PRACTICAL NEWS for VETERANS!

Veterans may be eligible for tax refunds on disability severance. Find out if you are eligible: https://www.wearethemighty.com/eligible-big-veterans-tax-refund

VISIT THE WELLNESS RANCH — Volunteers are invited to visit the Wellness Ranch. The Wellness Ranch is located on Couch Market Road and will be starting a Equine Assisted program for Veterans soon. The program also includes Yoga and Acupuncture. Come see what the Ranch has to offer plus help spruce up the place and assist in completing both the outdoor and indoor yoga studio. To volunteer & more info: pam.mindt@gmail.com or 503-389-0431 or info@thewellranch.org NEW POST! The Department of Education is sending letters to veterans with severe disabilities notifying them that they may be eligible for a
tax-free discharge of their outstanding student loans. Watch your mailbox!

NEW POST! “Forever GI Bill” expands VA educational benefits. Check the link:
https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/51050/forever-gi-bill-expands-va-educational-benefits/

HONOR FLIGHT OF CENTRAL OREGON is still in business and taking Korean War veterans from Central Oregon on 4-day trips to Washington,
DC to see their Korean War memorial, the US Capitol, Arlington Cemetery and other memorials. WWII veterans can also still apply for these
trips. For more information, contact Deanna Nielsen at 541-280-1340 or HFCO.Deannalynn@gmail.com

AVOIDING VA BENEFITS OVERPAYMENTS: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/50310/avoiding-va-benefits-overpayments/

15 WAYS THE VETERANS ADMIN (VA) IS IMPROVING ITS SERVICES: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/50253/15-ways-va-improving-veterans-experience-right-now

ANYONE with a certified hearing impairment is eligible for a FREE CLEAR CAPTION PHONE. Jeff Houston is the local Rep and can be contacted at 541-200-5892 or jeff.houston@clearcaptions.com

FREE ONLINE 25 MIN SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING from the VA, covering these topics:
Suicide as a public health issue in the U.S.

Signs that a Veteran may be at risk for suicide

Actions people can take if they identify a Veteran at risk.

More info for video: https://psycharmor.org/courses/s-a-v-e/ or
read the article: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/49409/va-psycharmor-institute-offer-online-suicide-prevention-training/

WHAT TO DO BEFORE A VETERAN DIES. A GUIDE TO PRE-PLANNING is a pamphlet published by the American Legion has a pamphlet titled more info: https://www.legion.org/sites/legion.org/files/legion/publications/What-to-do-before-a-Veteran-Dies-WEB.pdf . Free of charge. Also, What a Veteran can do on his/her own: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/VA40-10007.pdf

VHA has published online products that explain WHEN A VETERAN SHOULD SEEK EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE, and how VA can pay for a Veteran’s service-connected and non-service connected emergency care from a community provider. Check out the links below:

· Video – Emergency Medical Care

· Fact Sheet – Emergency Medical Care

· Fact Sheet – Emergency Transportation (Ambulance)

· Website – Emergency Care

TAKE A VETERAN FISHING! Information about using the Bend Band of Brothers’ fishing boat, contact East Lake Resort in La Pine at 541-536-2230 or email at eastlakeresort@gmail.com

Veterans…Interested in EMERGENCY TRANSITIONAL HOUSING? Please contact: Lee Griego, United States Air Force Veteran (Ret), Housing Case Manager, COVO, at 541-383-2793, ext. 126 or email: lee.griego@covo-us.org

Veterans can purchase a home with no down payment and no fees. All veterans with honorable discharge are eligible. Diane Kenyon is a Home Loan Specialist. She can get you started by providing you a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility with just a copy of your DD214. Call her today at 541-350-2863. Loan Officer NMLS #1543278, Stearns Lending, LLC, Email: dkenyon@stearns.com

The FEDERAL LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE PROGRAM (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance to help pay for costs of care when you   need help. Click on the link for more info:

Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Eligibility

 

TRANSPORTATION TO CBOC: If you are a veteran, have no other means of transportation, and you need a ride to the Bend CBOC, contact Paula at COVO at least 4 days in advance 541-383-2793. If you need a ride to the VAMC in Portland, call DAV as soon as possible 503-721-7804.

Send your Veterans info to: Steve Wilkes, C.O. Veterans Council, at sgwilkes73@gmail.com

— Steve Wilkes
Associate with friends who are encouraging, positive and kind and who will be honest with you. – Proverbs 13:20

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August 17 2018

BIKER WISDOM: Motorcycles are constant proof that God loves to see us happy.

BIKER EVENTS:

THIS WEEKEND! AUGUST 17-19 – 2018 OREGON STATE CMA RALLY in Madras, OR. More info: http://cmanwr1.org/OR/state-rally-form.aspx OR ctbrd02@gmail.com

NEXT SATURDAY! AUGUST 25 – VETERANS APPRECIATION BBQ and POKER RUNAll motorcycle-riding Veterans are welcome! Organized by VFW in Redmond. Register at 9 am at Redmond VFW. Last bike out at 10. Free BBQ for Veterans starts at 11, continues thru 2 pm. Last bike in at 1 pm. Cash prizes for poker winners, live music! 50-50, raffle prizes, Patriot Pinups, & Camaraderie! C u there!!

AUGUST 31 – SEPT 2 – OVMA PAINTED HILLS RALLY (details TBD)

SEPT 1 – 3 – REDWOOD RUN in Piercy, CA. Must be 21+ to attend. Live music, T-shirt contests, bike games, vendors, on-site camping & showers, etc. Info: http://www.redwoodrun.org/

UPDATE! SEPT 7 – 8 – OVMA’s 16th ANNUAL 9-11 RUN Friday 9/7/18: Golf Tourney at The Greens in Redmond. Signup for golf adventure at franlink@bendbroadband.com Then, party at Big Dog Saloon on Friday evening: Bike Game practice plus Texas Hold’em Tourney. Saturday Sept 8: Poker Run Sign-up at Northside at 9 a.m. Last bike out at 10 am, last bike in at 2 pm @ Big Dog Saloon in Crooked River Ranch. Hi Hand – $500; Low Hand $250. Vendors, 50/50, Longhorn BBQ Dinner, Bike Show, Bike Games, Raffles, DJ music. Overnite camping available. Sunday Sept 9: Breakfast served at Crooked River Ranch by RodeHouse Ministry. All proceeds benefit C.O. Vets Ranch, Fireman’s Honor Guard, Deschutes County Rescue, and OVMA.

SEPT 8 – END OF SUMMER PICNIC 2018 The American Legion Riders are hosting @ AL Post 44 in Redmond, 704 SW 8th Street from 12:00 Noon to ??. If your a Vet who rides (2 or 3 wheels), and/or a MA member, take your ride in the AM. Then stop by the Post. The Post Lounge will be open for your refreshment purchase. Have lunch which costs (your donation), then ogle the bikes, and just kick-back. The cook needs to know how much Tri-Tip and/or Pulled-Pork to BBQ, so please RSVP one of the following: Kit at kitmichaels4902@gmail.com or Cliff at breecher51@gmail.com or Dennis at 75crazyhorse69@gmail.com

SEPT 14-16 – CMA’s OREGON ROADS AND TRAILS RALLY, Florence OR. More info: ctbrd02@gmail.com

UPDATE! SEPT 15 – ABATE’s TEDDY BEAR RUN One of the most popular runs in Central Oregon! Admission = one (1) new, unused stuffed teddy bear/toy. Deliver teddy bears to all 4 major hospitals for use by kids in the hospital as well as cardio patients during breathing exercises. Meet at Northside on Boyd Acres at 8:30 to 10 am. Group ride departs at 10:00 am. Ride ends at Hub City in Redmond for high and low hands, 50-50, raffles, music and rollicking good fun. More Info: john.mickley59@gmail.com

NEW POST! SEPT 22 – JOE FETTER’S MEMORIAL RIDE – Leaves Wildhorse at 10:30 a.m. for a ride to celebrate Joe’s legacy and impact on so many, many lives. There will be a time to share stories and memories of Joe. For information – Dennis 541-280-0478 or hdriderinor@bendcable.com.

SEPT 26 – 30: STREET VIBRATIONS® FALL RALLY in Reno, Sparks, & Virginia City, NV. Info: http://www.road-shows.com/street_vibrations.php

OCT 11 – 14: 18th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST. More info: www.lasvegasbikefest.com

BIKER NEWS:

EVERY SUNDAY! Rodehouse Ministry – A church custom-built for bikers! RodeHouse is now meeting at Wildhorse HD every Sunday at 9:30 am. On Sundays, the “RoadServices” rides to different destinations for fellowship and Bible studies. To know what’s happening on Sundays, keep in contact with Chaplain Kinne at kinnecallaway@gmail.com or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse website: www.therodehouse.com

STEELHEAD CUSTOM CYCLES: Gary Franklin at Steelhead has adopted a new business track this year: just-in-time motorcycle work. This means scheduling repairs and serviceing to minimize bike “sleepovers” at the shop. Gary believes that, due to our short riding season, you should be riding your bike, not waiting three weeks to get it fixed!! So Gary only books one week out to achieve quick turn around to maximize your riding time!! Steelhead is located at 2442 S 1st St, Redmond, OR 97756. Give him a shout at: 541-316-1593 or steelheadcustomcycles@gmail.com

JUSTICE BIKES – Special Military & PGR promotion for 2018 — patriotic FREE T-SHIRT for customers who are currently serving in the Armed Forces, who are Veterans, and/or ride with the PGR. Location: 517 SE Evergreen Avenue, Redmond, OR 97756. Only bike shop with a paint booth! Info@justicebikes.net or 541-527-5380

RED WRENCH CYCLES is a full service motorcycle shop specializing in American V-Twins. 736 SW Umatilla Ave, Suite D, Redmond, OR 97756. PH: 541-480- 4282.

WANT TO SEE YOUR RUN or M/C EVENT here? Need to UPDATE your run info? Postings are free! Send me an email: sgwilkes73@gmail.com

— Steve Wilkes
Associate with friends who are encouraging, positive and kind and who will be honest with you. – Proverbs 13:20

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