My Name is Bob Cooper and I am a retired Senior Chief Electronics Technician with 23 years’ service in the U.S. Navy. I offer my personal experience over the past fifteen years with “The Ride Home” in a personal appeal to you for your participation and support for 2017.
Well, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, started out wet and blustery…Val and I stopped to shoot the SPACE-X launch on the way up to Ormond Beach for the 22nd. Anniversary Celebration of Midwest Motorcycle. Slow but sure, the weather DID improve, and turned out to be a pretty nice day…sunny and warm…the way we like it!!
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For Immediate Release
Nashville Bike Week is Relocating
Nashville Bike Week is relocating to a new venue. Nashville Bike Week is an exciting new Music and Motorcycle Event, the inaugural event will take place September 14th-24th, 2017 and we plan to continue every year. This year we will feature 101 bands on 4 stages with 9 stunt shows daily and some of the best motorcycle riding roads in the country. We will have motorcycle only parking by blocking streets at different venues in Nashville, and associated events will be happening at different locations around the area. Nashville Bike Week, the event, is being organized by a corporation not a person. It began as the dream of one person, but one person couldn’t possibly organize an event of this size, so when the dream started to become reality the corporation was formed to protect everyone involved including our customers, vendors, and the entertainers coming to the event. The corporation has officers, employees, attorneys, accountants, an HR department, and bankers just like most corporations. Everyone at Nashville Bike Week is a salaried or contracted employee. Putting on a major event for the first time from the ground up is a monumental undertaking, and we are bound to make mistakes along the way. There is more to the recent news of our relocation than we can elaborate on for legal reasons, but we aren’t letting that slow us down. We are moving forward full steam ahead to make the event a success. We have a secured a new venue and have agreed in principle to the terms of the lease, it is approximately 6 miles from the previous venue. It is larger, with more usable flat ground, and much better suited to hosting an event of this size with room to grow and some freedom to add infrastructure in the years to come. It is more convenient to hotels, restaurants, and the interstate, and it will be easier to get in and out with multiple entry and exit points and full 4g wireless service from every major provider, something the previous venue was lacking. It has both river access for canoeing, and a creek for tubing, stocked lakes for fishing, and we are excited that as soon as all parties have signed the lease we will be able to announce it complete with maps to show the layout and vision for the new long term home of the event. If you have purchased a wristband it is still valid at the new venue, if you rented a cabin you will still have a cabin at the new venue, if you rented an rv or an rv site you will still have the same level of service you rented at the new venue. To date, all of the bands we have announced have been contracted and all deposits paid, some have even been paid in full. GENE SIMMONS, Colt Ford, Vince Neil, Skid Row, Darryl Worley, The Ives Brothers, Busted Knuckle Stunt Tours, Bubba Blackwell, nor any of the other entertainment we have listed on our website would allow us to post their photos and announce the dates if we had not met all of our financial obligations to them. Nashville Bike Week has contracted and paid deposits to a staging sound and lighting companies to provide us with the stages needed, we have contracted stage managers to make the shows run smoothly, we have contracted with septic companies and they have acquired all of the proper permits to properly dispose of waste water. We have also contracted with concessionaires to provide food and beverages, we’ve signed food vendors, and industry vendors, and continue to do so even through this little bump in the road. All of our sponsors, Allstate Motorcycle Insurance, Professional Bull Riders, Ram Trucks, and our many local sponsors are all excited about the change of venue. Nashville Bike Week has also been active in the community, we have sponsored events for good causes, donated to charities like the Monroe Carrell Children’s Hospital, the Tennessee Biker Medical Clinic, BACA, Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride, we have donated tickets and merchandise to auctions for fallen bikers, and the list goes on. We are answering the phones and messages as fast as we can to answer your questions, and if you haven’t gotten through keep trying, we will get to you but in the meantime, get ready, Nashville Bike Week is coming and we are in it for the long haul.
The All-in-One Concealed Weapon Course
this course will include:
- The 4 hour concealed weapon permit course
- One hour of training on our state of the art simulator
- Up to one hour training at the American Police Hall of Fame Range which will include range time, targets and a 50 round box of ammunition.
Package Cost is only $199.00
Schedule now for upcoming courses while we still have openings!
If you have previously taken the CWP course from us ask about a discount rate for the additional training.