Monday, August 26, 2013 12:00 AM
FLORENCE, Ky. (August 26, 2013) – As many as 500 bikers will converge on Turfway Park Sept. 7 for the 1st annual Motorcycle Riders Organization of Kentucky (KMRO) Freedom Run and Jamfest.
Four to six motorcycle clubs are expected for the 100-mile ride through the Northern Kentucky countryside and the after-party in the Turfway Park paddock.
Cost to participate is $10 per single rider or $15 per couple, with the after-party included. Those wishing to attend only the after-party will be charged $5. Parking is free.
Freedom Run and Jamfest riders will register at Turfway from 10 a.m. to noon. The ride begins at 12:15 p.m. and winds along backroads to Boonedocks Pub and Grub in Beaverlick in western Boone County, Ky. The convoy will be back at Turfway by 4 p.m. to begin the after-party.
Regional rockers Kerosene Alley, Blue Jelly, Hobilly, Face Blind, Holesinger, and Jackass will provide the non-stop live jam for the evening.
Bikers and their friends are invited to take home a unique keepsake: a photo with a "hottie"—male or female—staged in the Turfway Park winner's circle.
All proceeds from the Freedom Run and Jamfest will benefit local charities, continuing KMRO's tradition of community service. Since 2005, KMRO events have raised more than $60,000 to benefit such charities as Bikers' Church of Erlanger; Beechgrove Baptist Church of Independence; the Shop with a Cop program of the Erlanger-Elsmere FOP Lodge 55; Pass the Hat, a fundraising collaborative benefiting the Holbrook-Minning Fund of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation; Holly Hill Children's Services; and Children's Home of Northern Kentucky.
Vendors scheduled to be on hand for the Freedom Run and Jamfest include Jamie Browning Musgrave with Pure Romance, Parker & Parker Biker Attire, Marty Neely with hand-sewn biker patch applications, sterling silver spoon jewelry, Holly's Creations, Lisa Reed with Mary Kay, and Turfway Park food and beverage concessions.
Dan Houston of Florence, certified by the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training as a concealed carry instructor, will raffle off a spot in one of his upcoming classes. Luanna Robinson will offer other raffle items as well as baked goods.
More vendors are welcome; those interested may call KMRO director Bill Robinson at (513) 476-2631.
The KMRO Freedom Run and Jamfest will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the after-party will move inside the Turfway Park grandstand.
Contact Bill Robinson, (513) 476-2631
The Motorcycle Riders Organization of Kentucky Inc. was established in 2005 to foster brotherhood among motorcyclists, promote a better image of riders through charity and goodwill within the community, act as a liaison between riders and governmental agencies, and promote motorcycling safety. KMRO is overseen by state officers and four regional directors.