Motorcycle Events

Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day is June 17th in Austin

By King Law Firm on June 6, 2013 - Comments off

Austin Motorcycle Work DayJune 17, 2013, has been designated Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day across Texas.  According to ridetowork.org and cyclefish.com, those who choose to ride their motorcycles or scooters to and from their jobs on this date will be demonstrating the following:

  • Motorcyclists come from all walks of life and have a wide variety of careers.
  • More people ride motorcycles than politicians and the general public are aware of.
  • Riding motorcycles to and from work can greatly reduce parking and traffic congestion.
  • Motorcycles carry a social aspect that benefits all riders.
  • Motorcycle riding is not just for recreational enjoyment; motorcycles can provide basic transportation — saving money on fuel in the process.

Event History

Motorcycle magazine editor Fred Rau was inspired in 1992 to draft an editorial in which he called for a national ride to work day.  The magazine was then called Road Rider but today is titled Motorcycle Consumer News.  The idea for the first ride to work day came from promotional materials such as T-shirts made by Aerostich Rider Wear.  The T-shirts’ message was “Work to Ride, Ride to Work.”

July 22, 1992, was the first ever Ride to Work Day.  The event experienced continued growth until, in the year 2000, Ride to Work, a non-profit group, was formed.  Their purpose was to organize and promote the event.  In 2008, the annual date for the event was changed to the third Monday in June.  Today, motorcyclists participate in the event worldwide.

Ray King, “The Motorcycle Attorney,” at the Ray King Law firm has earned the reputation of someone you can turn to and trust in the event of a motorcycle accident resulting in personal injury or death.  A motorcycle enthusiast himself, Ray King understands that insurance companies too frequently stereotype bikers and delay or deny payment in injury and wrongful death cases.  Have you or has a family member been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence?  If so, call us at (512) 637-1000 for a cost-free consultation.

Republic of Texas Bike Rally — Where Sturgis Meets Daytona

By King Law Firm on June 4, 2013 - Comments off

The largest biker rally in the state of Texas is set for June 13 through 16, 2013, at the Travis County Expo Center in Austin.  According to rotrally.com, the official website of the Republic of Texas Biker Rally (ROT), there are 130 acres on site, and more than 250 acres of park surround the site adjacent to Decker Lake.

From its beginnings in 1995 with the first rally, the event has shown steady growth through the years and has become the largest turnstile rally in the U.S.  The Texas Biker Rally is the fourth largest rally of any type in America.

The ROT Rally has evolved into a blend of all the best Sturgis and Daytona have to offer the motorcycle enthusiast — a combination hill country biking and party event.

ROT Military Bike Giveaway

A one-of-a-kind Republic of Texas theme chopper built especially for the ROT Rally this year by Danny Koker, the Count of Count’s Kustoms, will be won by some lucky U.S. serviceman or woman.  The chopper was built on an episode of Counting Cars that aired on the History Channel.  A bike is given away every year as a way of honoring U.S. servicemen and women for their service to our country.

ROT Rally 2013 — Classic Cars and Hot Rods

More than 100 vehicles, model years prior to 1980, will be displayed this year at what has become one of the most popular ROT Rally attractions, including the ever-popular muscle cars along with vintage trucks, classic cars, restomods, and hot rods.  There will also be on display vehicles represented by official car clubs like ATO Austin Thunderbirds, Austin Lowriding, Capitol City Thunderbirds, Central Texas Chevy Club, Friday Night Lights, and Amphicar.  The show will be on June 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Special thanks for support of the ROT Rally go to the city fathers, county commissioners, and local officials of Austin and Travis County.

This message is brought to you by rotrally.com and by Ray King, “The Motorcycle Attorney,” at the King Law Firm in Austin.

Contact information is available at http://www.rotrally.com/contactus.aspx

Second Annual Ride for Jarren in Texas to Raise Support for Six-Year-Old Boy

By King Law Firm on May 28, 2013 - Comments off

A recent announcement has revealed that the second annual Ride for Jarren will be held on June 21.  The start location will be Collin County Polaris (formerly Family Power Sports), which is located at 2110 North Central Expressway in McKinney, Texas.  Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and kickstands go up at 7:00 p.m.  The ride will end at J.W. Spain Athletic Complex, located at 400 Merit Street in Farmersville, Texas.  The registration fee is $20.00 per bike.  A barbeque dinner will follow ($10.00 per plate) and a live band will be performing.

This message is brought to you by letsride.com and by Ray King, “The Motorcycle Attorney,” at the King Law Firm in Austin.

A printable flyer about the event is available at http://www.lets-ride.com/event/flyers/2013_Jun_21_Ride-for-Jarren.McKinney-Texas_4867.png

Jarren Wayne McTee is a six-year-old boy who suffered oxygen deprivation during a traumatic delivery and is battling many obstacles in his young life.  Due to the lack of oxygen at birth he has hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).  Jarren is working on being able to sit up on his own, talk, and develop enough muscle control to hold his head up.  Jarren uses a Dynavox motion-activated device for communicating as he learns to read and communicate at Tatum Elementary School.  Jarren loves baseball and was recently successful at running the bases for the first time with his walker.

The Ride for Jarren helps pay for medical needs, therapy, and medical equipment.

You may e-mail rideforjarren@gmail.com for more information.

Austin motorcycle accident attorney Ray King believes strongly in informing riders of upcoming Texas motorcycle events that support worthwhile causes such as this one.  If you become involved in an injury accident caused by another’s negligence, contact Ray King by calling (512) 637-1000 for a complimentary consultation.

The Aid and Support of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association

By King Law Firm on May 22, 2013 - Comments off

The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) is made up of combat veterans from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.  Their hobby is riding motorcycles, and their mission is to support and defend the people who have displayed the courage to defend our nation and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

Texas Motorcycle GroupMembers come from all 50 states.  Many live abroad and continue to serve in our Armed Forces, some in combat areas currently.  The association sponsors a variety of motorcycle charity events throughout the year.  They are a non-profit association and donate any proceeds to worthwhile veteran charities, such as veteran health care centers.

History of the CVMA

On May 1, 2001, 45 combat veteran motorcycle enthusiasts established the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association with the purpose of helping veterans.  A wearable patch has been adopted for the original 45 members to wear, showing that they were the original founding members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.

The CVMA was well accepted by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at post and at division levels.  Acceptance on a national level met with little success, so in December 2002, the membership of the CVMA voted to no longer require VFW membership.  The association was opened up to all combat veterans who ride motorcycles.  Today, full combat members of the association wear a one-piece patch with the CVMA background and the old skull logo.

Nine chapters of the CVMA are located in the state of Texas.

Ray King, “The Motorcycle Attorney,” wants you to know that if you would like to learn about upcoming events sponsored by the CVMA, event dates and information can be found at www.combatvet.org/events/month.asp.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash in Texas caused by another’s negligence, you should know Ray King has served as a motorcycle accident lawyer and personal injury attorney for more than two decades, handling hundreds of cases like your own.  Call (512) 637-1000 for a free consultation about your motorcycle accident injury claim.

Spring Fun Run to Benefit Veterans of Foreign Wars

By King Law Firm on April 16, 2013 - Comments off

A spring fun run benefiting the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be held on Saturday, April 20th, 2013, at 7007 South Highway 183, in Lockhart, Texas.  Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.  First bike out will be at 10:00 a.m.  The event is sponsored by Chuck’s Leathers and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post 8927.

This message is brought to you by Ray King, “The Motorcycle Attorney,” at the Ray King Law Firm in Austin.

The ride fee is $15.00 for a single rider and $25.00 for a rider and a passenger.  The registration fee includes a pancake breakfast.  The ride begins at VFW Post 8927 in Lockhart and will go through the country, ending with a 50/50 drawing, a raffle, and a live auction—all benefiting the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.  There will be live music, a DJ, and much more.

A printable flyer is available along with more information at http://www.chucksleather.com/SPRING-FUN-RUN.html.

Call (512) 787-1623 for more information or to make a donation for the raffle and/or live auction.  Donations are still needed.  A limited number of vendor spaces are available.  To sponsor or to donate contact Chuck’s Leather at chuck@chucksleather.com.

Austin motorcycle accident attorney Ray King wants riders to be informed about upcoming motorcycle events in Texas that support worthwhile causes and organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Ray King, “The Motorcycle Attorney,” wants you to know that you can depend on him to protect your rights and fight to recover compensation if you become injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence or carelessness of another.  Call (512) 637-1000 if you believe you have a case.

AMA Members Enjoy Unique Benefits at the Inaugural G.P. of the Americas

By King Law Firm on April 10, 2013 - Comments off

As reported by Cycle World, according to a press release from the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), special member benefits are being granted to AMA members who attend the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas.  The MotoGP will be at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas on April 19th through April 21st, 2013.

This year marks the 64th year of the MotoGP, which was started in 1949 by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme as a World Championship.  The event is broadcast in over 200 countries and territories. MotoGP events are received as live or delayed same-day broadcasts. The event is seen in more than 337 million homes across the globe.

Geoff Moore, Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer of Circuit of the Americas, said that he thinks it is perfectly fitting that American Motorcyclist Association members be able to enjoy unique benefits while they are at the MotoGP. He called AMA members America’s most dedicated motorcyclists.  They bring their own unique brand of passion to any event they participate in, whether it is a track event or an amateur event to raise money for charitable causes on the local level.  Moore called the benefits offered to AMA members a way to thank bikers for their support of the basic rights of those who enjoy riding motorcycles and of the American Motorcyclist Association itself.

AMA members receive half-price VIP parking for their bikes.  They will also be participating in a free-of-charge special pit walk on Friday, April 19th.  AMA members should call (512) 301-6600, the Circuit of the Americas’ hotline, request the AMA ticket package, and provide their AMA number.

More information can be found at http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

This message was sponsored by Ray King, “The Motorcycle Attorney,” at the Ray King Law Firm.

Need Plans This Weekend? Head out to the Route 49 Biker Rally

By King Law Firm on March 18, 2013 - Comments off

The second annual Route 49 Biker Rally will be March 22nd through the 24th, 2013, in Jefferson, Texas. The event, sponsored by Route 49 Motor Clothes and Diamond Don RV Park, will be held at Diamond Don RV Park, 1602, State Highway 49 E. Like so many other bike events in Texas, this one is donating part of the proceeds to charities. This event will benefit Children’s Medical Center in Dallas and the Jefferson Railway and Wetlands Foundation.

Austin motorcycle attorney Ray King wants riders to learn about upcoming Texas motorcycle events like this one. A motorcycle enthusiast himself, Ray works on behalf of those injured in motorcycle crashes that were caused by negligence.

Rally Casino Night Benefits Children’s Medical Center

On Sunday, March 23, 2013, the event will include a Rally Casino Night which will benefit Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. The event also includes a bike show with various classes and trophies awarded to the winner of each class. There will also be bike games, a poker run, music, camping, food, vendors and much more.

Bands

Entertainment for the 2013 rally will be the Chris LeBlanc Band, Doctor Doctor, the East Texas Garage Band, and the 84 dB Band. You will hear everything from classic rock & roll to AC/DC to ZZ Top.

Cost

A special Saturday pass is available—passenger and rider $15.00. That includes access to vendor row, bands, casino night, and the beer garden.

Pre-registration for the rally is $30.00 for riders and $10.00 for passengers. Rally T-shirts will be available, and a new Route 49 Rally bus will be made available for biker transportation to and from Jefferson hotels and bed and breakfasts.

For additional information, call (972) 226-7205 or visit their website: http://www.route49rally.com.

This message was sponsored by “The Motorcycle Attorney,” motorcyclist Ray King at the King Law Firm.

March Fire-N-Ashes Argyle Texas Hunger Run

By King Law Firm on March 5, 2013 - Comments off

While you can enjoy riding alone, why should you when there are so may Texas motorcycle rides close by to participate in? Courtesy of lets-ride.com, there are several motorcycle rides to choose from and many even help support worthwhile charities.

The Fire-N-Ashes Argyle Hunger Run will take place on March 9th, 2013. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m., and riders start out at 11:00 a.m. Registration is at Rising Phoenix Motorsports where the ride will begin.

Come Help Us Support This Great Cause

All that is asked of each rider is that he or she brings a minimum of five food items to donate. The Argyle food pantry is the beneficiary. If you would rather donate cash instead of food items, those cash donations will be accepted as well, and they will be used to purchase additional food items the pantry needs. The Argyle food pantry helps meet a tremendous need in the Argyle, Texas community.

Contact Information

The number to call if you need additional information about the Argyle Fire-N-Ashes Hunger Run is (940) 565-0204 or go online to the following address: http://www.facebook.com/events/157394954414037/

Items Requested for Donation

In the following list you will find special items, non-food items, which are needed by the food bank for donation to the community:

  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Diapers in sizes two to four
  • Dish washing detergent
  • Laundry detergent

The following food items were specifically requested:

  • Saltine crackers
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Jellies and preserves
  • Sugar

Any other food items you may want to bring will still be appreciated, of course.

Go online at http://www.firstargyle.org and under the ministries tab click on food pantry to learn more about the charity we are supporting.

Brought to you by “The Motorcycle Attorney,” motorcyclist Ray King at the Ray King Law Firm.

Texas Motorcycle Events You Don’t Want to Miss in February

By King Law Firm on February 18, 2013 - Comments off

Spring may not have arrived yet, but there is only so much satisfaction to be gained from attending sport, boat, and recreational vehicle shows in the winter time. If you want to cure cabin fever and get a head start on the riding season, check out the following schedule of Texas motorcycle events.

According to lets-ride.com, several Texas bike shows, poker runs, swap meets, and other motorcycle events occur in the month of February. Looking for a rally or a ride?

  • Party on the Trinity is happening February 22-24, 2013, in Liberty, Texas. This event includes a poker run around Liberty County, a bike show, music, bike games, and more. The event even has its own website with music accompaniment: http://www.roaddawgrallies.com . Visit http://www.lets-ride.com for a link to area hotels.
  • The Chilly Willy Fun Run is taking place in Montgomery, Texas on February, 23, 2013. This ride benefits St. Jude Children’s Hospital. There is no better cause. The ride begins at Wolfie’s Restaurant & Sports Bar. First bike departs at 9:30 a.m. You can call (832) 470-6352 for more information.
  • Also on February 23rd, in Katy, Texas is Fundraiser for Juan Reyna. There is a no-fee-required burn-out contest. A $50.00 prize goes to the winner. Winners of various motorcycle games will be awarded prizes as well. All proceeds go to the family of Juan Reyna. For more information, call (832) 724-8458.

Brought to you by “The Motorcycle Attorney” and rider Ray King at the King Law Firm.

“Renegade” Riders Join Fall Joint Armed Forces Motorcycle Safety Rally in Fort Bliss

By King Law Firm on December 31, 2012 - Comments off

A rally recently held in Fort Bliss, Texas was part of the U.S. Army’s efforts to promote motorcycle safety to all active duty, Army Reserve Soldiers, and National Guard, in addition to retirees, family members, contract civilians, and the Department of Defense. The Fall Joint Armed Forces Motorcycle Safety rally had participants from the 1st Battalion, 362nd Air Defense Artillery, Task Force Renegade, 5th Armored Brigade, and Division West, with riders heading to White Sands Missile Range, NM, which was the halfway point for the ride.

The New Mexico stop gave riders the opportunity to get gas and something warm to drink to combat the cold temperatures before heading back to Fort Bliss.

The battalion’s motorcycle mentorship program is led by Master Sgt. Cody Thomas and Master Sgt. Randall Roland, the brigade’s motorcycle mentor. Battalion leaders made it a priority for all motorcycle riders to be present for the motorcycle safety rally. The “Renegade Battalion” leads the brigade with the highest percentage of motorcycle riders qualified with the proper motorcycle safety courses required by Army regulations.

Motorcycle safety is essential for all Texas riders to remember when they are out on the open road in order to prevent a serious collision. However, even the safest motorcyclists may be in danger when a driver chooses to act in a negligent manner. The motorcycle accident lawyers in Austin at The King Law Firm, P.C. know the results of a motorcycle crash are frequently catastrophic and are here to help injured riders on the road to recovery.

To discuss your situation with us, call (512) 514-6633 for a no-cost consultation.

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