Hickory- Have you ever wondered why people are fascinated with riding motorcycles? Perhaps some the following inspirational quotes about motorcycling will be helpful. According to Robert M. Pirsig, American writer and philosopher, in “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values,“ in a car you’re always in a compartment, and because you’re used to it you don’t realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You’re a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame. On a cycle the frame is gone. You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming.”

One of www.OpenRoadJourney.com inspirational quotes about motorcycling is “only a biker know why a dog sticks his head out a car window.”

Calling all motorcyclists! Have you been looking for an opportunity to ride your motorcycle on Memorial Day weekend? Would you like to help the Catawba County Lions raise money to benefit the blind/visually impaired? If you answers “yes” to these two questions, then you should reserve Saturday, May 26th on your calendar. The 4th Annual Lions Prowl Freedom Ride/Motorcycle Poker Run will be held on Saturday, May 26th. Registration fee is $20 driver (motorcyclist) and $10 rider. Registration will be at 9am at Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Dealership, located at 2002 13th Avenue Drive, SE in Hickory. First bike will be out at 11am.

Upon registering, each biker will receive a free T-shirt and lunch. Additional T-shirts available for riders at $10 each. After registration is complete, each driver will receive two playing cards. Following a pre-determined route, the biker will make three additional stops and receive another card. At the conclusion of the trip, the motorcyclist and their riders will gather at Camp Dogwood, a therapeutic recreational camp for the blind, located at 7050 Camp Dogwood Road in Sherrills Ford, for free meal and entertainment. Prize money for best poker hand will be awarded as follows:

$500 Best Hand; $300 Second Best Hand and $200 Third Best Hand.

Proceeds from the 4th Annual Lion Prowl Freedom Ride will benefit NC Lions Visually Impaired Fishing Tournament at Nags Head, Camp Dogwood and other Lions Club charities.

For more please call Karen Wineberger, Lion Prowl Freedom Ride Chairperson at 828-302-6407.