Well Rally Fans, I have some good news and some bad news… the bad news first. The Panhead being built by my good friend and renowned bike builder, Steve Garn, is not going to make it here but the start of the Lone Star Rally in Galveston. The good news is that the Panhead being built by my good friend and renowned bike builder, Steve Garn, is not going to make it here but the start of the Lone Star Rally in Galveston… Huh? Well that means that you just might have a shot if you plan on entering the Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show at this year’s event.
The Lone Star Rally has really grown and is beginning to mature into a fine event. It has always been fun, don’t get me wrong, but it is now starting to draw a crowd from outside the immediate area. And events like the Rat’s Hole show, Limpnickie Lot’s Bar, Celebrity Bike Builder Lot, House Of Blues involvement, and a line up of great music have a lot to do with the spread of interest.
Heck, even our friend, Michael Lichter who often comes down to photograph for Easyriders Magazine is having his own art exhibition this year! If you have not made it to Sturgis to see the work in the past, be sure to check it out this time around. Michael Lichter will have a gallery at 2215 Strand Street, Galveston, TX near Saengerfest Park, the epicenter of the rally. Exhibition will be open to the public Thursday through Sunday (Nov 4-7) until 11:00 pm. Fans of Michael’s art will be able to meet with him 3 times daily (11:30 am-12:30 pm, 2:30-3:30 pm and 7:30–8:30 pm) to exchange stories about the photos and answer your questions. The photographs will be for sale and when Michael is not present, Emily Marshall will be available to help visitors. And of course you will also see Michael covering the rally.
The Lone Star Rally is gearing up for November 4-7th, 2010. We will be celebrating the United States, its military (Past & Present), and everything we love about our country! So there will be a lot to do for all of you with a deep-seated love for our country and our freedom. For example, there is a Follow the Ground Zero Flag Ride as well as many military tributes and exhibits all over the island. And for those of you into it, be sure to visit Seawolf Park:
Pelican Island is the Home of Seawolf Park- the resting place and memorial for the USS CAVALLA (WWII Submarine) and the USS STEWART (destroyer escort – one of only 3 in the world). Be sure to come out and tour these historic vessels. Seawolf Park is open from Dawn till Dusk daily during the rally. Admission or parking fees may apply. Please check out everything Seawolf Park has to offer at www.galveston.com/seawolfpark.
Other popular events you will certainly want to participate in include:
The Official 2010 Lone Star Rally Poker Run and Crawl:
Be sure to register after 10:00 am Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning at our Poker Run Registration booth to join in this fun event that takes you around the island in hopes of ending up with the best hand. Donations of $10 will go to a worthy charity and the winner will receive a gift certificate for a 2-night stay in a Gulf view, 2-bedroom condo at the beautiful Galvestonian Luxury Resort Condominiums. www.galvestonian.com
Enter in our Biker Promenade and Best Decorated Bike & Rider Contest:
Get ready to promenade down Strand Street on your decked out bike. Here is your chance to show your patriotism or just get wild and crazy. This year anyone with a costume and a matching bike can sign up on site to enter in our best-decorated bike and rider contest. The registration will be at the Heaven’s Saints Motorcycle Ministry’s booth on 20th Street starting Thursday morning at 10:00 am and will continue during rally hours until 1:00 pm Saturday. A limit of 50 registrants per day will be included. All participants will meet at the designated site at 4:00 pm for judging. Winner will receive a $500 Grand Prize. Immediately following the judging (about 5:00 pm), everyone will promenade down Strand Street in costume. For more details and rules please check the Best Decorated Bike & Rider Contest Rules page.
The Baker Drive Train Burn Out Ramp:
A specially designed ramp to display the most amazing burn out displays. Test your burn out abilities! Hosted by Jay Allen, owner of the World’s Biggest Biker Bar, The Broken Spoke Saloon.
Harley’s Angels Cruzin’ to Cure is sponsoring the Women Riders Event! All proceeds will support breast cancer research through M.D. Anderson and Baylor College of Medicine. Click Here To View Event Flyer
When: Saturday, November 6th, 8 AM to 4 PM
Where: Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach
5002 Seawall Blvd., Galveston Island
There is something for everyone!
Ride to the Military History Sites of Galveston – maps and entries available at the Harley’s Angels booth
Great keynote speakers every hour from 10 AM to 2 PM
Live Entertainment from 10 AM to closing!
Women’s Ride-In Bike Show & Competition. 10 AM – 2 PM
Celebrity Bike Displays – Rick Fairless’ Stokers, Dave Perewitz, on behalf of Allstate, and more!
Shop for great items at the Silent Auction – 8 AM to 2 PM.
Raffles and 50/50 winners every hour between 10 AM and 2 PM
Commemorative Event Photos – Capture the moment!
Allstate Garage – “Interested or New Rider” demo booth
Harley’s Angels Cruzin’ to Cure 2011 Calendar
So there you have it… a ton of things to do this week in the Galveston, Texas area. And for those of you who are up north and trying to decide if you should head down here last minute, keep in mind that the weather will be mid to high 60’s during the day and mid to low 50’s at night… perfect riding weather. Hope to see you on the strand.
Love, Respect, and Lone Star Baby,