Hickory – The Hickory chapter of CBA (Concerned Bikers Association along with Disabled American Veterans #43 of Morganton, NC, is holding it’s 1st Burke County Killed In Action Memorial Ride on Saturday, June 22. Join them for their very first Poker Run!

Registration will be from 9:30 am – 12 pm at Blue Ridge Harley Davidson located at 2002 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602.

“Kick Stands Up” or first bike out starts at 10:30 am. Last Bike In is at 5:00 pm. There will be five stops along the route equaling 82 miles. Stops will include: Newton VFW Post #16, Lincolnton Court House, Hickory VFW Post 1957, Connelly Springs Town Hall, Old Court House in Morganton, and ending at Disable Veterans #43 located at 2779 DAV Ave., Morganton, NC. After the ride, we will draw last card, and play our hands. Stay for food sponsored by Morganton Chick-fil-A, t-shirts, 50/50, and a raffle after the ride.

Cost to enter: One Hand- $15; Two Hands- $25; Best Hand- $150; Worst Hand- $50. Xtra or Non-Riders Hand- $10. All street bikes and cars welcome as well.

Burke County EMS will be riding the route, as well as a Chase Truck, for any mechanical issues. Tony Esterline, VP of Hickory chapter of CBA, will be securing the route from previous debris, gravel and grass clippings.

Proceeds benefit the Memorial Wall to be erected at the Old Burke County Courthouse.

The Hickory chapter of CBA meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the West End BBQ located at 1835 U.S. Hwy 70 SW, Hickory, NC 28602. Eat at 6pm, meeting at 7pm. Membership is $20/year. Anyone 29yrs and younger is free for the first year. Membership benefits include accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Hickory CBA welcomes ALL riders at our meetings. Please call the President of the Hickory chapter of CBA, John Ellis, at 828-409-6611 for more information regarding membership and the Poker run. Visit @HickoryCBA on Facebook.

Sponsors include: Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, Chick-fil-A of Morganton, Twin Brothers Pizza of Valdese, Farris Insurance, East Burke Towing, West End BBQ, WSVM 96.5, Crack of Dawn Whimsies, Roberts Motors, Smart Electric Company, Blue Ridge Harley Davidson, Myra’s Catering, Tree Worx, Hell Hawks MC, Select Tire, Bourbon Street Alley, Burke County DAV, and DaMark Screen Printing & Embroidery.