Motorcycle Community

Active Supporter of the Motorcycle Community motorcycle accident lawyer

One very important part of my practice as a North Carolina motorcycle accident attorney is to provide services that support and educate the motorcycling community as well as to sponsor various motorcycle events events throughout North Carolina.

Capital City Bikefest in Raleigh

2019 was my 11th year of sponsorship of the 15th Annual  Capital City Bikefest which takes place in Raleigh, North Carolina every September at the Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson dealership and in downtown Raleigh.  This event was started by Ray Price 14 years ago and Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson is continuing the tradition.  I appreciate everyone associated with Tobacco Road for giving me the opportunity to sponsor such a great event again this year.  I also appreciate the members of the Raleigh HOG Chapter for all of the volunteer hours they put into the event.  For this years Capital City Bikefest there were events at the dealership (e.g. Wall of Death, a stunt show, military appreciation, Patriot Ride, Parade of Lights Ride, several musical performers, kid’s race on the new Harley-Davidson electric bikes, and many vendors).  Just as in the prior years I was out there handing out my motorcycle towels. There were also events around the Warehouse District in downtown Raleigh, particularly in and around the Contemporary Art Museum (e.g. Tattoo Fest, The Stray Cat Sideshow, and the Rumble in Raleigh Car Show).   There was also  a vintage motorcycle race at the Wake County Speedway.  I hope that in September of 2020 I can describe the goings on of the 16th Annual Capital City Bikefest.

Sponsoring Motorcycle Events and Charitable Organizations

Motorcycle riders have a long history of giving back to the community.  For a number of years I have been involved with  providing my motorcycle towels and/or sponsoring  various motorcycle events and charitable organizations such as:

  • Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson (formerly Ray Price Harley-Davidson) and Raleigh HOG Chapter – various events and fundraisers (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • 2 Wheel Rider Awareness Rally (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • Ruff Ryders of Raleigh Annual Poker Run (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • Motorcycle Ride benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association of Greensboro (Kernersville, North Carolina)
  •  Southern Fall Ride (Danville, Virginia)
  •  Freedom Biker Church Fall Festival (Clayton, North Carolina)
  • Locked and Loaded Open House (Garner, North Carolina)
  • Lewis “The Godfather” Clark Extreme Stunt Show
  • Unity of Remembrance Ride – Bull City (Durham, North Carolina)
  • Journey of Hope Breast Cancer Ride (New Bern, North Carolina)
  • NC Finest Motorcycle Club 13th Anniversary Weekend (Statesville, North Carolina)
  • Steelhorse Strangers MC Annual Person County Toy Run (Roxboro, North Carolina)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Benefit Ride for Debra Baldwin (Burlington, North Carolina)
  • Back Road Barbecue  Ride (Pitt County, North Carolina)
  • Angier Bikefest (Harnett County, North Carolina)
  • American Veterans Motorcycle Club Ride (Wake County, North Carolina)
  • NC All Female Scholarship Ride (Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina)
  • Duke Children’s Hospital Charity Ride – Brewers Cycles (Henderson, North Carolina)
  • Jerry’s Annual Memorial Ride (Raleigh, Goldsboro, Wilson, North Carolina )
  • Durham Harley Owners Group – Annual Bike Show and Chili Cook-off (Durham, North Carolina)
  • Ride For Kids – Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (Triangle, North Carolina )
  • Ride for Life Benefitting Duke Children’s Hospital (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • Randolph County CBA/ABATE Annual Toy Run (Asheboro, North Carolina )
  • Raleigh Pink Ribbon Motorcycle Ride (Raleigh, North Carolina )
  • Bikers 4 Boobs Breast Cancer Ride (Asheboro, North Carolina )
  • Carolyn Creech Breast Cancer Poker Run (Dunn, North Carolina)
  • Mountainview Ruritan Club Motorcycle and Car Show (Burlington, North Carolina)
  • Motorcycle Ride for Brian & Wendy Cox (Winterville, North Carolina)
  • Leathernecks Motorcycle Club Mid-Atlantic Raffle (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • Post 94 Ride for Veteran Warriors (Snow Hill, North Carolina)
  • Crumpler’s Custom Cycle Open House (Stedman, North Carolina)
  • Concerned Biker’s Association / ABATE of North Carolina – Annual Calendar
  • Raleigh EuroBike (Raleigh, North Carolina )
  • Iron Elite Celebrations – Harley-Davidson Dealerships (Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina)
  • Raleigh HOG First Annual Charity Fundraiser Golf Tournament (Raleigh, North Carolina )
  • Blue Knights NC II Officer Down Motorcycle Ride (Raleigh, North Carolina )
  • Blue Knights NC II Golf Tournament Supporting the North Carolina Trooper’s Association (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • Blue Knights NC XVI 6th Annual Officer in Need Poker Run (Pineville, North Carolina )
  • Blue Knights NC VIII 6th Annual Officer Down Ride (Greenville, North Carolina)
  • Blue Knights NC XVII Officer Down Motorcycle Ride (Wilmington, North Carolina)
  • Nam Knights of America, Old North Chapter, Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament (Hoke County, North Carolina)
  • Battlefield Bounce Motorcycle Ride by Combat Veteran’s Motorcycle Association (15-1) (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
  • Hogs for Dogs Charity Poker Run (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • Miles for Mutts Ride at Davis Harley-Davidson (Burlington, North Carolina )
  • B.U.D.’s Foundation Fallen Riders Fundraiser Weekends (Wilson, North Carolina; Smithfiled, North Carolina; Garner, North Carolina)
  • Female Ride Day (Greensboro Harley-Davidson) (Greensboro, North Carolina)
  • Homeless Neighbors under the Bridge Ride (Greensboro, North Carolina)
  • Female Empowerment Movement – Liberty Riderz (Fayetteville, North Carolina )
  • Partners in Learning Child Development and Family Resource Center Poker Run (Salisbury, North Carolina )
  • ALTEC 5th Annual Charity Ride for United Way (Creedmoor, North Carolina)
  • Vets to Vets United Annual HOG Wild Chicken Fest and Block Party (Durham, North Carolina)
  • Relay for Life Motorcycle Ride (Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina)
  • Brenner’s Children’s Ride (Greensboro, North Carolina)

Educating the Motorcycle Community about Legal Issues and Motorcycle Insurance

In my capacity as a North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer, I have spoken to many motorcycle organizations about legal issues that affect those who ride.  I have had the privilege of speaking to Harley Owners Groups (HOG) Chapters at Tobacco Road (formerly Ray Price) Harley-Davidson in Raleigh, Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson in Fayetteville, Greensboro Harley-Davidson, Smokin’ Harley-Davidson in Winston-Salem, Raging Bull Harley-Davidson in Durham, Cox’s Harley-Davidson in Asheboro, Tilley’s Harley-Davidson in Salisbury, Cox’s Double Eagle Harley-Davidson in Southern Pines, and CrossRoads Harley-Davidson in Wilkesboro. I have also spoken to the Blue Knights NC II in Raleigh, the Honda Goldwing Chapters in Durham, Garner and Sanford, the United Riders in Archdale, the Christian Biker Association Raleigh Chapter, the Concerned Bikers Association (CBA) Raleigh Chapter, and to motorcyclists attending the Safety Awareness Seminar at Team Powersports in Garner, North Carolina.  I have also had the privilege of speaking at the BUD’s Foundation Banquet in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and at the BUD’s Foundation Fallen Riders Fundraising Weekend.

I view speaking with motorcycle groups as a public service and if your group or organization would like me to speak about issues related to motorcycle accidents or motorcycle insurance, please Give me a call directly at 919-942-1181, send me an email at garyrpoole@mindspring.com or complete our online contact form.