May 29-31, 2011 USA AL Irondale * Alabama Thunder PDF Print E-mail
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Alabama Thunder


May 29-31, 2011 in Irondale, Alabama

Alabama Thunder - Vets Helping Vets

Birmingham Race Course
1000 John Rogers Drive
Irondale, AL


The Birmingham Race Course is sponsoring all of the music at the event.
VIP party, poker run, veterans visit, raffle, 50/50, live music, and more!

If you bring any of the following to the rally and donate it, you can receive $1 beers: Pair of long socks, Winter coat, Pair of gloves, Watch cap.

Throughout the rally, we will be doing welcome home greetings for veterans.


Your support of the rally in turn helps the House of Heroes, which is a nonprofit organization serving our nation's military and public safety veterans (and their spouses) who are disabled, living on a fixed income, or facing other physical/financial challenges. Volunteers perform minor repairs and make improvements to the homes of veterans and their spouses—at no cost to the veteran—through the generosity of individuals, civic organizations, and corporations



Date & Time            
Friday, May 28th
8:00pm – 10:00pm VIP Party

Saturday, May 29th            
ALL DAY  Accepting Donations: Joe’s Sock Fund - Accepting pairs of socks for distribution to homeless veterans.

9:00am
Registration for Veterans Visit Run  

Rally Kick-Off & Welcome
First 50/50 Raffle Entries
Poker Run Final Registration
Vendor Sales

11:00am
Poker Run - 1st Bike Out
First 50/50 Drawing Results
First Welcome Home for crowd

12:00pm
Second 50/50 Raffle Entries
Music & Vendor Sales

3:00pm
Second 50/50 Drawing Results
Music & Vendor Sales

4:00pm
Poker Run – Last Bike In @ 4:00
Tally Up Poker Hands
Music & Vendor Sales

5:00pm
Poker Run Winner Announced
Best Bike Competition
Third 50/50 Raffle Entries
Music & Vendor Sales

8:00pm
Third 50/50 Drawing Results
Live Music & Vendor Sales

10:00pm
Best Bike Competition Winner Announced

12:00pm
Close Rally

                
Sunday, May 30th

ALL DAY Accepting Donations:Joe’s Sock Fund - Accepting pairs of socks for distribution to homeless veterans.

9:00am
Opening of Rally
Blessing of the Bikes
Veterans Visit Run Final Registration
Music & Vendor Sales

10:00am
Line Up for Vets Visit Run - We will have a police escort to and down US 280 – Childersburg and Sylacauga police will each escort the run through their towns

10:30am
Veterans Visit Run Departs BRC
Notify Alex city team of the number of riders for hot dogs and hamburgers

11:00pm
First 50/50 Raffle Entries
Music & Vendor Sales

12:30pm
Riders Arrive at Veterans’ Home
Lunch and Fellowship with the Vets

2:30pm
Riders Depart Veterans’ Home to Return to BRC
No police escort for the return trip.  
Trail vehicle will depart 30 minutes after the last bike.

3:00pm
First 50/50 Drawing Results
Music & Vendor Sales

4:30pm
Riders Return to BRC from Veterans Visit Run

5:00pm
Second 50/50 Raffle Entries

Music & Vendor Sales

7:00pm
Second 50/50 Drawing Results
Music & Vendor Sales

8:00pm
Third 50/50 Raffle Entries
Music & Vendor Sales

11:00pm
Third 50/50 Drawing Results

12:00pm
Close Rally



Monday, May 31st

9:00am
Open Rally

10:00am
First 50/50 Raffle Entries

12:00pm
First 50/50 Drawing Results

1:00pm
Mass Pledge of Allegiance
Second 50/50 Raffle Entries

3:00pm
Second 50/50 Drawing Results

5:00pm
Closing of Rally and Taps


- During the day and night, there are regulation pool tables, dartboards, restaurant and off site dog and horse betting.

- Vendors will be available all day and through the night.

- The Birmingham Race Course is sponsoring all of the music at the event.

- Remember that throughout the rally, we will be doing welcomes home for veterans. Our goal is to reach as many vets as we can, so it may seem redundant – but our goal is to welcome every veteran home.

- All scheduled events are subject to change and will be posted on the Alabama Thunder website at http://alabamathunder.com

- We welcome all comments and look forward to gaining new members. This schedule is subject to change, and all changes will be posted on web site listed above.



Directions to Birmingham Race Course

- From the North:
    Take I-65S to I-20 E/ I-59N at exit 261A on the left toward ATLANTA/GADSDEN.  Drive 5.2 miles, then merge onto I-20E via exit 130 toward ATLANTA.  Drive 3.4 miles, then take exit 133 to KILGORE MEMORIAL DRIVE toward US-78.  Take the ramp toward US 78/ IRONDALE then turn LEFT onto Kilgore Memorial Drive, followed by a slight RIGHT onto CRESTWOOD BLVD/ US-78E/ AL-4S. Drive 1.5 miles, then turn LEFT onto JOHN ROGERS DRIVE.


- From the East:
    Take I-20W to exit 135, OLD LEEDS ROAD, toward US-78.  Upon exiting, take the ramp toward US-78/ BIRMINGHAM RACE COURSE and then merge onto OLD LEEDS ROAD.  Next, turn LEFT onto US-78W/ AL-4N.  Drive 1.2 miles, then turn RIGHT onto JOHN ROGERS DRIVE.


- From the West:
    Take US-78E to exit 85.  Merge onto US-78E/ AL-4S/ AL-5S toward ADAMSVILLE/ GRAYSVILLE/BIRMINGHAM.  Drive 12.0 miles, then merge onto I-20E/ I-59N toward I-65.  Drive 6.9 miles, then merge onto I-20E via exit 130 toward ATLANTA.  Drive 3.4 miles, then take exit 133 to KILGORE MEMORIAL DRIVE toward US-78.  Take the ramp toward US 78/ IRONDALE then turn LEFT onto Kilgore Memorial Drive, followed by a slight RIGHT onto CRESTWOOD BLVD/ US-78E/ AL-4S. Drive 1.5 miles, then turn LEFT onto JOHN ROGERS DRIVE.


- From the South:
    Take I-65N to I-459N at exit 250.  Take the exit toward US-280/Atlanta/Gadsden.  Drive 13.8 miles, then merge onto I-20W via EXIT 29 toward BIRMINGHAM.  Drive 1.1 miles, then take exit 135,  onto OLD LEEDS ROAD, toward US-78, and then take the ramp towards US-78/BIRMINGHAM RACE COURSE and then merge onto OLD LEEDS ROAD.  Next, turn LEFT onto US-78W/ AL-4N.  Drive 1.2 miles, then turn RIGHT onto JOHN ROGERS DRIVE.


For more information go to http://www.alabamathunder.com
    
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