Three Event Highlights
1. The third annual ‘Roll to the Grove’ motorcycle event will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 5-7 at The Grove at Heritage Square park in Sulphur. The community event will focus on motorcycle safety and awareness and offer an opportunity for riders to get together and share their passion for the open road, to show off their bikes, and to demonstrate their skills to others. With the exception of the biker memorial ride on Saturday all activities for RTTG will occur on the grounds of The Grove At Heritage Square in Sulphur. Several additional activities will also occur during the Saturday event to include: kid-friendly events such as a jump house, mini-carts, face painting, and tug-of-war games. There will also be a silent auction.The event is family-friendly, free, and no alcohol will be allowed.
2. Motorcycle clubs and motorcycle ministries will team up to inform the public of the various activities and/or programs that each serve individually and collectively. There will also be fundraising events for various veterans organizations to include all branches of military, law enforcement, and EMS. Biker games developed to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities of riders — and a bike show that not only allows riders to show off their bikes, but also gives the public an opportunity to view and understand the many types/brands of motorcycles will also be a big part of the event. A motorcycle simulator sponsored by the Louisiana State Police that allows participants to operate and understand the operational capabilities and hazards of riding; and RTTG events also permit the public to actively participate in various demonstrations sponsored by law enforcement that prove the results of being impaired while operating a motorcycle or other motor vehicle.
3. Friday family night events will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Captain Rex Adventures and his crew of Christian sailors from Gatesville, Texas. Visit http://www.brandonrexsanders.com for more information. On Saturday events begin with ‘Freedoms Thunder’ biker memorial ride. The ride will start from the Texas Longhorn Club located at Exit 4 off I-10 in Vinton with kickstands up and bikers departing at approximately 11 a.m. under police escort in route to the Grove. A significant part of the memorial ride will be a “rolling cross” formed by approximately 28-motorcycles. The rolling cross is representative of a living memorial that will be on display at the RTTG Saturday event. All bikers in the memorial ride will begin arriving at the Grove area between 11:30 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. Opening ceremonies will begin with a veterans parade, with The Saluting Marine – SSGT Tim Chambers USMS in full uniform, and full salute beneath the American flag.
If You Decide to Go
WHERE: The Grove at Heritage Square, 1211 Ruth Street, Sulphur
WHEN: Friday the action starts at 6 p.m. Saturday begins at the Texas Longhorn Club with the ‘Freedoms Thunder’ biker memorial ride and rolling cross beginning at 11 a.m. and arriving at The Grove around 11:30 a.m. where opening ceremonies will begin around 12 noon. Sunday breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. and church services will being at 10 a.m.
INFORMATION: For additional information please free to contact James McCartney, executive director of RTTG (337) 842-3029 or Tammy McCartney, director of event activities/vendors (337) 842-7739.