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Coming back for its third time this August is the Twin Rivers Chopper Campout held in mountains of North Carolina with camping along the banks of the New River. Look forward to daily rides through the Appalachian mountains, chopper games, raffles, bonfires, music, food trucks, raft races and general mayhem. Basically one helluva party!
ChopCult member Tim Vanderbas is a solid guy who builds some of the neatest bikes around. He always seems super stoked on life and those who surround him. He has recently dealt with news that his partner in crime/ girlfriend Lauren is ill and has a long road to recovery. "As some of you may have heard and known my partner/girlfriend, Lauren Cannoli was diagnosed with cervical cancer and possibly more as the tests come in, a few weeks back ago. In recent weeks she has undergone various tests and surgery to check suspect spots on multiple lymph nods, as well as moving her ovaries out of the way of possible chemo/radiation therapy, needed if this biopsy comes back positive. The good news is that the preliminary test from the surgery show that cancer was not found in the lower lymph nods nearest to the tumor in the cervix. We are currently waiting for the test results from the upper lymph nods that were sent to a lab to be further examined. At this stage, chemo may not be needed, but a hysterectomy will be performed at a date not yet known but is happening sooner than later.
Lauren has been out of work since the tests began July 13 and for the next few months will have long periods of being laid up in bed, not being able to go up and down stairs or be mobile much if at all for extended periods of times. We have not had many concrete answers if there are going to be payments not covered by her insurance towards all the tests, scans, surgeries and possible chemo treatments.
Lauren needs our help financially to take the burden off her month to month rent, bills, food and for prescriptions, etc. as she will have no means to pay for these things during the next few months. She has no paid leave or any income during this time. We will be updating you on her further treatments and her progress.
"The Brushmasters Get-A-Way is a live, three-day interactive, hands on workshop nestled in the mountains of one of Colorado's unique artist town of, Paonia Colorado at the beautiful resort of Wisehart Springs Inn. This interactive workshop will feature some of the nation's top and most excelled custom painters and is backed by some of the biggest names in the Kustom Kulture industry. We will specialize and focus on the teaching of timeless trades including Hand pinstriping, Sign painting, hand lettering, Gold & Silver leaf techniques, custom paint, panel techniques and graphics. Over the course of the three-day workshop, we hope to not only teach you the basics to get you going on your own but also, offer a much more intimate learning creative hands on experience with our master instructors with memories that will last a lifetime. All of our events are fully catered and sponsored to keep pricing minimal and carry that same intimate luxury getaway creative experience we have been striving to reach. Thank you for your interests, and we're eager to teach you our trade!" -The Brushmasters
Location: Brushmasters will be held in Colorado at Wisehart Springs Inn from September 29 - October 1.
Join Aidan's Ride on August 8th in Sturgis, SD. It begins at Sturgis Guns at 8:00 am for registration and raffle ticket sales. Kick stands up at 9 am for a 90-mile ride through Vanocker Canyon in the Black Hills. There will be a stop for brunch at Murphy's Pub in Rapid City, SD, and end at up at The Buffalo Chip for the Sportster Showdown where organizers will hold their charity raffle. All proceeds raised benefit the @aidanjackseegerfoundation. Ride ticket: $35.00 for single $50.00 w/passenger (tickets included brunch). Click here to donate, pre-register or sponsor a rider.
The Sportster Showdown is a communal event that celebrates the history, culture, and diversity of one of the coolest bikes in existence, the Harley-Davidson Sportster, with Biltwell, Led Sled, S&S Cycle, ChopCult, Rusty Butcher, Rebel Yell Bourbon, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Metzeler. The show is held Tuesday, Aug. 8 at The Gardens at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip's east gate. It's free to enter and attend and features awards in five categories including Best of Show.
Everyone attending the Sportster Showdown receive free access to Michael Licther's Motorcycles as Art Show. Experience the creativity, spirit and personal expression of motorcycle history and culture by visiting the Buffalo Chip's Motorcycles as Art Exhibition Old Iron: Young Blood, Motorcycles & The Next Gen. Get to know the works of an incredible group of custom builders and artists all under the age of 36, each hand selected by exhibit curator Michael Lichter. See how the iron stylings of the past show their influence as these young custom builders display brand new works, all built specifically for this exhibit, that reflect the attitude and attributes of the present. The exhibition is free to the public and opens in the Buffalo Chip's Event Center 2-10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (Closed for private event Sunday, Aug. 6)
It's time AGAIN my friends - 2nd Annual WAR RUN - Oct 14th - the ride will start from Selma, NC to Moores Creek Battle Ground then proceeds to my shop "The Compound." I'm putting this ride together to not only pay tribute to all of the men that lost their lives fighting at Moores Creek but to also bring my brothers together and ride choppers.