Trooper Shane Jacobs
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 10, Harlan
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Post 10 Trooper Island Motorcycle Ride
Date of News Release: 04/20/2010
(Harlan, Ky) -- This years Post 10 Trooper Island Motorcycle Ride will be July 24, 2010. You can contact TFC Walt Meachum to pre-register or else the day of the ride, registration will be at KSP Post 10 Harlan from 8:30 am to 10:00 am with the ride leaving at 10:30 am. The cost is $30 per bike and you will receive a shirt, door prize ticket and a chance to win the 2010 Camaro being raffled off for Trooper Island. Door prizes will include tickets for Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series and Truck Series at the NASCAR Bristol night races in August. This years ride or "Gypsy Tour" will take you on a scenic journey across four states and the Smokey Mountains in four hours. We will stop half way in Johnson City, Tn at Kemosabee's Road House to eat and then continue our journey through the Smokey Mountains to Maggie Valley, NC where we will finish at the world famous Wheels Through Time Museum. The Wheels Through Time Museum is home to the world's premier collection of rare American Vintage Motorycles. This All-American motorcycle museum houses over 300 of America's rarest and most historic classic motorcycles, with over 24 marquees on display, including the likes of Harley-Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Crocker, Henderson, and much more. Wheels Through Time is raffling off a 47' Harley-Davidson Knucklehead that can be seen on their website www.wheelsthroughtime.com . The museum will be donating 25% of all raffle ticket sales for the weekend of July 23-25 to Trooper Island. If you decide to stay the night, contact Smoky Falls Lodge at 877-926-7440 and mention Trooper Island for a special rate www.smokyfallslodge.com/ . Our sponsors for this years ride are Wheels Through Time and the soon to launch one-stop-shop for all internet needs where The World is ON!!! at Mamoof.com.
History of The Gypsy Tour: In 1917, the Federation of American Motorcyclists (FAM) now the AMA, sanctioned its first official Gypsy Tours. A Gypsy Tour was an overnight event, with organized road rides and other activities of interest to motorcycle enthusiasts. Gypsy Tours were held in various parts of the country, and typically occurred on the same weekend every year.