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Dixie Iron Riders Ride for Relief

Riders toured some of the areas hit hard by the tornado.

Photo by Jolanda Jansma

Riders toured some of the areas hit hard by the tornado.

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  • Nick and Dolly Sanders take it down the road.
  • Dragon Chapter riders Marge and Norman Smith have a bite to eat after the ride.
  • All along the way, evidence of the reason why Greenback and Brickmill need help was visible.
  • Riders toured some of the areas hit hard by the tornado.
  • Bikers saw some of the hardest hit areas on their relief ride.
  • Riding two-abreast, the riders still couldn’t see the beginning or even started the ending of their ride.
  • David Allen and Diane McMahan are accompanied on their bike by Abby, who has her own helmet and goggles.
  • Riders line up at Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson in Maryville as the ride to assist the tornado victims gets ready to start.
  • Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell and his wife, Kim, listen to instructions before the ride begins.
  • Bill Kilgore, information officer for the Dixie Iron Riders, talks with David and Brenda Cooper who lost their house in the tornado.
  • The Defenders from Knoville join the ride.
  • Showing their support for the relief ride for Greenback and Brickmill are the Highlanders from Tallahassee.
  • Dr. Tim McConnell and United Way Executive Director Michelle Hankes enjoy the weather before the ride begins.
  • Charley and Betti Carpenter join Jan and Dave Geyer for a hot dog and all the fixings after the relief ride for Greenback and Brickmill.

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