SOUTH MISSISSIPPI BIKER
I was impressed. I get to go to a lot
of really fine events around the country and I usually have a good
time at them and this one was not an exception. It may not have been
the largest or rowdiest I have been to and sometimes that’s a good
thing. I for one had a great time. Watch for this event to grow as
more people find out about it.
The event is held at the Forrest County
Multipurpose Center on Highway 49, just off Highway 98 in
Mississippi, and it is real easy to get to. There are five large
buildings, plenty of paved parking, a lake, full-service campgrounds
and also a separate tent camping area.
The event is put on by the Misfits MC
of Hattiesburg. It was well organized and staffed. There was plenty
to see and do and the profits from it go to benefit Children’s
Hospitals, Injured Motorcyclists, Terminally Ill People and Local
There were bike games, bike show, Miss
Mississippi Biker Queen Contest, poker run, swap meet, vendors and
plenty of bands.
The vendors were what you would expect
with a nice variety and not to many with the same things, which was
good, there was also one named Playful Pleasures that had adult
novelties for those who wanted to have that kind of fun. Food
vendors were varied and fair priced. My friend Danny and his wife
Kelli with Big Springs Concessions were there and kept me well fed.
There were a lot of bands playing
different kinds of music throughout the day and evening, so there
was something for everyone. I personally liked Mean Gene Kelton out
of Houston, as I think most people did.
I ran into an old friend, Hobo, of the
Bandidos, and he took me and introduced me to some of his brothers,
which I really enjoyed. I also got to meet a lot of other people
while there and some of them are on the way to being new friends.
That is always one big thing I like about attending events.
The ride out of Florida was great but
on the way home, coming out of Mobile, Alabama, on I-10, I had some
engine problems and while I was trying to figure out what to do
Roadside Marty and Rob of the Pistoleros MC stopped and offered
their help. They ended up getting a trailer and hauling me to meet
another member, Sundance, who got me into Dothan, Alabama, so that I
could have Berry Wardlaw, of Accurate Engineering, fix things for
I want to thank all those who made this
trip something memorable for me. I hope to be able to make this
event again. For more information about it you can find it on the
http://www.southmississippibikerally.com or call 1-800-852-4866
or contact me at