Bumpy road for new North Carolina motorcycle rally

Apr 6, 2012 Read more: DealerNews 9

A new rally planned for Franklin, N.C. , this summer is hitting a few bumps in the road, with organizers asking for a broader and longer Main Street shutdown, and city officials pushing back.

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Barney Feife

Franklin, NC

#1 Apr 11, 2012
Guess what? There is a town ordinance against open consumption of alcoholic beverages on Main Street and in Town, how are these idiots going to get around that? The ALE Officers have been alerted and they will be on hand to verify no sales or consumption will be allowed in downtown Franklin, have a nice day!
Tommy Williamson

Sylva, NC

#5 Apr 13, 2012
I heard that the tourist board in Franklin gave Phil Drake's Smoky Mountain entertainment center $25,000 to pay for bringing in entertainers at the time of the motorcycle thing. If that is true, it is AMAZING that the taxpayers do not REVOLT.
Cindy Reardon

Marietta, GA

#7 Apr 18, 2012
My husband and I ride. We do not consume alcoholic beverages ever when doing so at any rally or when driving a car for that matter, nor do our friends. Perhaps those calling motorcycle enthusiests "idiots" should do a little research on who the most common riders are these days before lumping a very large popoulation into one moronic statement.
Tommy Williamson

Sylva, NC

#8 Apr 18, 2012
I checked it out and the Franklin TDA board with two Drake employees on it did give him $25,000 for his Smoky Mtn Center to bring in an entertainer for the mototcycyle event.

Cindy, these event promoters are planning for open consumption of alcohol and sexy girl entertainment, all on Main Street Franklin with the Main Street closed for 3-4 days.

Your past experience may be different, but this one is what it is! So have fun!
Ed Jones

Swainsboro, GA

#9 Sep 29, 2012
These people will milk Franklin for everything the can and leave you holding the bag. Not good people no matter what the front they put on looks like.

Alice, TX

#11 Nov 26, 2012
I say ya'll are a bunch of blind, prejudiced people who believe everything you see on TV and don't know a thing about the majority of bikers. People who support their communities, pay taxes and work hard at their jobs everday. We are not all druggies and drunks and hell raisers. Read up a little before you start bad mouthing people you don't know anything about.

Franklin, NC

#12 Nov 28, 2012
Yeah right Ms Texas church secretary angelrider biker! LOL!

Franklin, NC

#13 Jan 4, 2013
So how did the bike rally turn out? Well attended? Brought in money? Worth the expense to the town? Will there be another one next year?

Easley, SC

#14 May 29, 2014
Got news for you, I'm the one they warned you about, and I'm coming to town.

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