August 3: 12th Annual Cowchip Poker event, 1668 Fowlers Branch Road, Hiltons VA. Music, vendors, bike games, bonfire, primitive camping. Gate opens at 11:00 am, music starts at 9:00 pm. $10/person. For information, call 423.817.5555
August 10: Bikers for Christ, Smoky Mountain Chapter and VFW Post 1990 hols the 4th Annual Benefit Bike Ride for homeless and wounded veterans. $10 donation per person with ceremony and bike ride starting at Greeneville Veterans Memorial Park, 806 Forest Street, and ending at Johnson City Veterans Memorial Park, where donations will be presented to Mountain Home VA Medical Center. For information, call 423.470.3433 after 5:00 pm and on weekends.
September 28: The Wise Rescue Squad hosts a Poker Run starting at JJ Kelly High School in Wise. $25 per bike. Registration starts at 9:00 am with kickstands up at 9:30 am. Fundraiser for a new ambulance. For information, go to wiserescue.org