The BWC submitted the following article to Thunder Roads Magazine

The Bikers Who Care kicked off their season with a successful poker run Sunday. Over a hundred riders from Clarksville, TN and the surrounding area made the 90 mile ride on a beautiful spring day.

The route started from the BWC clubhouse, near Austin Peay University in downtown Clarksville. We took Hwy 13 past the Fairgrounds out of town toward Cunningham. A turn South on 235 brought us to the first stop at Marion Market. We stayed on 235 through Slayden and turned East on 49 past Vanleer and Charlotte to the second stop at Midpoint Market. Third stop was at the Ironhorse Corral in Ashland City at the intersection of 49 and 12. Continue reading

Leslie W. Watson

Leslie W. Watson was born September 28, 1908 in Antioch, TN. While growing up the family moved around different areas of Middle Tennessee and in the late 20’s lived for a while in Chicago.

He first came in contact with Harley Davidson motorcycles in the early 1920’s. It was a 1914 model and those early machines were basically big Continue reading

Dream Factory

The Dream Factory is made up of 34 non-profit chapters located in the United States. The organization is comprised totally of volunteers who are dedicated to fulfilling the dreams and wishes of seriously ill children.

camprainbow dflogoNormally, The Dream Factory responds to the dreams of children between the ages of three and thirteen years old, but local chapters have the option of waving the age limit under special circumstances.

The Dream Factory will grant the wish of any child who is selected through the screening process, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin or financial status. Before granting any dream, The Dream Factory consults the child’s physician to ensure the appropriateness of the dream and to ensure that no medical problems will arise as a result of Dream Factory activities.

In April 1981 a few volunteers started a chapter in Clarksville, TN. Many dreams have come true since that time, some simple and some not so simple. Dreams include many trips to Disney World (very popular), several to California to meet TV Stars (Gary Coleman, Knight Rider). A trip to Atlanta netted a visit with a wrestling Star and a trip to Richmond, VA brought a child and a Grandmother together. Other dreams have included TV and Stereo sets, electric cars, go-carts, computers, swing sets and a pony. Perhaps the most unusual involved a hot air balloon ride for one adventuresome boy. Continue reading