Omega Knights Motorcycle Club Chapter 1 — Accepting new members. If you enjoy riding or just hanging out with those that do, come check us out. Next meeting is March 11, Gateway Diner in Newburgh (back room), dinner at 6:30 p.m., meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.omegaknights.org.
Saturday Night Cruisers Car Club — Accepting new members. Meetings are 7 p.m. the second Mon. at the Town of New Windsor Ambulance Corps, 555 Union Ave,, New Windsor. Call 787-4228 or visit www.saturdaynightcruiserscarclub.com.
Upper Delaware River Mustang Club — The first Mustang club in the area is accepting new members. Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. second Wed. at the Riverview Inn, Westfall, Pa. Call Kevin at 856-1256 or Jim at 856-3332.
Country Club Cruisers Car Club of Dingmans Ferry, Pa. — Meetings are the first Tues., Westfall Family Restaurant, 7 p.m. Call 856-6154.
Tri-state Motorcycle Club, LTD — Seeking new members. Orange County-based club sponsors ice races and hare scrambles and participates in social functions. Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tues. Call 566-4956.
The Mid-Hudson Valley Corvette Association — Founded in 1962, it is a nonprofit group of 60-plus families. MHVCA's purpose is to provide a community for people interested in Corvettes, in a friendly social atmosphere. MHVCA encourages planned trips, events and social activities for members of the club and promotes the exchange of information on Corvette care, maintenance and safety. Regular monthly meetings are held the second Thurs. at 7 p.m. The next meeting is March 13 at The Rio on Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie. Accepting new members. Visit www.MHVCA.org for information.
OCNY HOG (Harley Owners Group) — Next meeting 10 a.m. March 9, buffet breakfast at 9 a.m., at My Place, Little Britain Road, Newburgh. Dinner ride at 6 p.m. Thurs.; meet at Maroney's Harley-Davidson, Route 300, Newburgh. Scheduled group ride 10 a.m. every Sun. Destination is posted on the Web site. Club sponsored by Maroney's Harley-Davidson in New Windsor. Visit www.ocnyhog.com.
National Southern Cruisers Riding Club Orange County Chapter — A no-dues club for motorcycle riders who just want to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow riders and share a passion for riding. Call 986-4869 or visit www.southerncruisers.net.
Orange County Antique Auto Club — Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. first Fri. at the Wallkill Community Center, Wes Warren Drive, off Route 211, Town of Wallkill. Members' vehicles include antiques, hot rods, customs and muscle cars. Guests and prospective members are always welcome. Call Jean Lloyd at 733-1901.
Mustang Club of Orange County — Seeking members. The area's only regional affiliate of the Mustang Club of America. Meetings are at 7 p.m. the first Thurs. at the Olde Erie Brew Pub and Grill, 7-11 W. Main St., Middletown. Call Steve Motola at 973-809-4052 or Joe Rementer at 346-5312 or e-mail email@example.com.
Orange County Chapter of the American Legion Riders — Meetings are 7 p.m. second Thurs. at Greenwood Lake American Legion Post 1443, Monroe Road, Greenwood Lake. This is not a motorcycle club, per se. It is for members of the American Legion, Sons of the Legion or Ladies Auxiliary who have a 350cc motorcycle or above or a love for country and motorcycles. Call 477-2193 after 3 p.m. or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tri-State Car Club — Meets 7:30 p.m. second Tues. at the Town of Wallkill Community Center, Wes Warren Drive, Route 211, Town of Wallkill. Visit www.tristatecarclub.com.
Runs and rides
Coldenham Fire Company's third annual Poker Run — Starts and ends at Coldenham Firehouse, Route 17K and Coldenham Road, Town of Montgomery. Registration 8-11 a.m. May 4, rain date May 18. $25 per entry; $20 per passenger; $10 age 17 and younger (no poker hand). Music, prizes, refreshments, food and more. Call 564-0936, 457-1882 or www.coldenhamfd.com.
Dutchess MC Danielle's Ride Benefit Poker Run — Sign up from 9:30-11 a.m. May 4, rain or shine, A&P Plaza (Gracie's Cafe), Route 82, LaGrangeville. $20 per person, Proceeds benefit Danielle Bennett. Bike show, trophies, music, food and beverages. Party noon-4 p.m., Downstate Correctional Facility Pavilion, Red Schoolhouse Road, Fishkill. E-mail email@example.com for info or to make a donation.
14th annual Cancer Run and Bike Raffle — Registration 9-11 a.m., July 27, O'Toole's Harley-Davidson, Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, donation $20, under 12 free. Only 1,000 raffle tickets will be sold for $40 each or three for $100 to benefit St. Jude's Children Hospital, need not be present to win. Live entertainment, pig roast, games, bike show, vendors and more to follow at Mamakating Town Park. Call 888-2426 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hudson Valley Ride for Kids — Registration 8-9:45 a.m. Aug. 3, police-escorted ride starts at 10 a.m., rain or shine, Central Valley Elementary School, Route 32, Central Valley. Minimum donation to participate is $35; for every $300 you raise, you'll receive one chance in a drawing for a new Honda motorcycle (must be present to win). Riders on all makes and models welcome, free coffee, doughnuts and light lunch after the ride. Stay for the Celebration of Life program to hear from local children they help; donations accepted even if you can't attend the ride. Sponsored by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Call 800-253-6530, 782-7962 or visit www.rideforkids.org.
Saturday Night Cruisers Car Club Saturday Night Cruise — Destinta Theatres parking lot, corner of Route 94 and Union Avenue, New Windsor, 6-9:30 p.m. April 12 through the end of October. Call 787-4228 or visit www.saturdaynightcruiserscarclub.com.
Tuesday Night Cruise — Next to QuickChek, Routes 17A and 94, Florida, 6-9 p.m. Starts May 6. Open to all vehicles, no fee, "for sale" signs allowed. Music and trophies. Sponsored by the Cops & Rodders Car Club of New York, Village of Florida PAL, Robert Pugh Allstate Insurance Agency. Call 651-1188 or 786-9044 or e-mail email@example.com.
Tri-State Car Club of Middletown Friday Night Cruise — Wholesale Liquidators Mall, behind Blockbuster, Dolson Avenue, Middletown, exit 3W off I-84, 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 18-Oct. 31. All American vehicles welcome. Specialty awards, people's choice, door prizes, trivia and music. Call 342-4075 or 733-1207. Visit www.tristatecarclub.com.
Dutchess Cruisers Car Club Cruise Nites — Hopewell Auto Parts parking lot, Route 376, Hopewell Junction, 6-9 p.m. every Fri. from April 11 through the end of Oct. Trophies, giveaways, 50/50, DJ and more. Call 227-5420 or visit www.dutchesscruisers.org.
Cruzin' Sullivan County Cruise Nights — April 28-Oct. 16, 5:30-9 p.m., Monday's at Mullally's Pub, Main St., Jeffersonville, Thursday's at Kaz's Wines and Liquors, Thompson Square Mall, Monticello. Call Geoff at 800-557-1147, ext. 304, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classic car and motorcycle events
In the area
17th annual Middletown Motorsports Show — Orange County Fairgrounds Arena, Wisner Avenue, Town of Wallkill, March 14-16. March 14, open 5-11 p.m.; March 15, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; March 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Autograph sessions, injured drivers' auction, two-man tire-change contest, kids' Easter egg hunt and the best dirt track, stock cars and go-carts in the area. Call 386-3484.
Seventh annual Spring Breakout Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet — Ice Time Arena, off exit 6 on I-84, Newburgh, April 13, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. New and used motorcycles, parts and accessories, leather and more. Enter your bike in the bike show. Live music and refreshments. Sponsored by Phat Custom Cycle and the Haymond Law Firm. Call 607-863-4295 or visit www.odypro.com.
Blue Knights NY XI Bike Blessing — QWL Building, Riverside Drive, Woodbourne, April 27, registration starts at 9 a.m. $20 per person or $35 per couple includes a full pancake breakfast and barbecue lunch. A scenic ride will be held after the blessing. Vendors, door prizes and awards. All riders, bikes and cars welcome. Call 482-9983 or e-mail email@example.com.
Pine Island Summer Fest Car Show — PLAV Pavilion, Pulaski Highway, Pine Island, Aug. 16. Held in conjunction with festival being held Aug. 16-17, carnival and other activities will take place. Details to come.
S.S. Seward Class of 2009 Car Show — S.S. Seward Institute, Main Street, Florida, May 17, rain date May 18, noon-4 p.m. Participants may start arriving at 11 a.m. Registration $10 day of the show, includes door prize ticket and free beverages coupon. Food, music and 50/50. Admission is free, donations are welcome. Special guest Donna Kessler of "My Ride." Awards for Spectator Choice, Best Paint, Best Wheels and Student's Choice only. No classes. Organized by the students. Call 651-3529.
Grace Community Church Car, Bike and Truck Show — Grace Community Church, Route 94, Washingtonville, 3-7 p.m. June 14, rain date June 21. Free admission and registration. Live music, class trophies to be awarded. All food is 75 cents and drinks 50 cents. Spectator's Choice award. Call Ed at 469-0983, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Grace Community Church at 496-4372.
Orange County Antique Auto Club Inc. 35th Anniversary Car Show — Orange County Park, Route 416, Montgomery, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 27, rain or shine. Tricky tray, antique cars, trucks and sport compacts, modifieds, customs and hot rods through 2003, vendors, entertainment, DJ Joe, Fred "The Model Man" and the Newburgh Model Car Club, food available. No pets allowed. Call Paulette at 469-9254 or Bob at 856-2970.
Trout Brook Engine and Hose Company of Chester fourth annual Car, Motorcycle and Fire Engine Show — Chester Commons Park, Laroe Road, Aug. 16, registration starts at 11 a.m., show is from noon-4 p.m., rain date Aug. 23. Winners determined by public ballot. Call 783-1577 or visit www.chesterfiredepartment.org.
Tri-State Car Club Car Show — Orange County Park, Route 416, Montgomery, Aug. 31, participants can arrive starting at 8 a.m., show 9 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. Call 342-4075 or 733-1202. Visit tristatecarclub.com.
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park — B.F. Goodrich Street Wars 1, March 8, all muffled high-tech import vs. U.S. muscle, open 10 a.m., eliminations 2 p.m. all cars must be street-able and meet noise regulations. Visit www.racewaypark.com or e-mail email@example.com.
New York International Auto Show — Jacob Javits Convention Center, 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th streets, March 21-30, Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Admission $14, group $12 per ticket (minimum 10 tickets). age 12 and under $4, under 2 free. Visit www.autoshowny.com.
Spring Carlisle — Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, Pa., April 23-27, gates open at 7 a.m., admission: Wed.-Sat. $9; Sun. $5; children under 12 admitted free. Visit www.carsatcarlisle.com or call 717-243-7855.
Mail information for "Where the rides are" at least two weeks in advanced to Donna Kessler, c/o My Ride, 40 Mulberry St., Middletown 10940; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Calendar listings can also be submitted online at www.recordonline.com/myride. If you are submitting a cruise listing, indicate the beginning and end date.