The Blount County Association of Realtors, in conjunction with The Dixie Iron Riders, will host a benefit Motorcycle Show and Ride on Sunday, Sept. 28. One hundred percent of registration revenue will go to The Oncology Department of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
The ride will be in memory of Emily Barger and Maddie Harrill, who recently lost their battle with childhood cancer.
The event will be held on the grounds of the Parkway Drive-In on Highway 321 in Maryville. The event schedule is as follows:
• 10 a.m. – Swap meet
• 12:30 – 2 p.m. – Rider registration
• 2 p.m. – Ride begins
• 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. - Celebration featuring local band Middle Finger.
• 4 p.m. – Motorcycle show on the grounds of Parkway Drive-In
• 5 p.m. – Show winners announced
The starting and ending point of the ride will be the Parkway Drive-In. The entry fee is $15 per motorcycle which includes ride, one free T-shirt for the first 50 registered riders and live entertainment.
Get your bike spiffed up for the motorcycle show following the ride.
Enter both the ride and show for only $5 more, for a total of $20.
Coolers are permitted and concessions will be provided for purchase by the Parkway Drive-In. The general public is invited to attend all activities of this event.
All riders will be required to sign a release waiver at registration the day of the event. Riders are required to be 18 years or older, or accompanied by an adult to participate in the ride.
Proof of motorcycle driver license will be required at registration.
Emily Barger, the featured child for the Children’s Miracle Network in 2007, and Maddie Harrill both lost their battle with a rare form of childhood cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma during the summer of 2008. It is a form of cancer that only affects children.
Emily and Maddie’s parents were both from Madisonville, in Monroe County. Both children suffered from this cancer at the same time.
Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Just call 865-982-2066 for sponsorship or registration opportunities.