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Even in pandemic, motorcycle club makes Thanksgiving meal for Faith Mission Downtown

Lawrence Evans Sr., left, and James Carmon, right, of Saddle Tramps drop off Thanksgiving food  for those staying at Faith Mission in Downtown Columbus. The motorcycle club has been making donations to the homeless shelter since 2006.

Lawrence Evans Sr., left, and James Carmon, right, of Saddle Tramps drop off Thanksgiving food for those staying at Faith Mission in Downtown Columbus. The motorcycle club has been making donations to the homeless shelter since 2006.

Richard Evans knows that things don’t always go according to plan.

The 54-year-old from Lithopolis broke multiple ribs, his neck and lost an arm in a motorcycle crash in 2012. Since then, his life hasn’t been the same but he hasn’t let that stop him from helping those in need.

Evans is one of the founders of Saddle Tramps, a local motorcycle club that prepares, delivers and serves food to the Faith Mission on Grant Avenue in Downtown Columbus every Thanksgiving.

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Evans understands what clients at the mission are going through, he said, because

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Motorcycle club donates 180 bikes in memory of fallen Auburn police officer

OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) – Gunners Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club of Auburn delivered nearly 200 bikes to children in east Alabama Sunday – all in honor of William Buechner, an Auburn police officer killed in the line of duty in May 2019.

Smiles, laughter, and excitement filled the parking lot of the Lee County Judicial Center in Opelika on Sunday as 180 children received brand-new bicycles and a picture with Santa.

Buechner’s memory is stamped on each bike given out.

“It means a lot to us and I’m pretty sure getting a brand-new bicycle means a lot to them,” said Rueben Garza, president of Gunners. “And I think later down the road, if they don’t ride a motorcycle, they will remember this and get a bike for somebody else.”

The Gunners Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club gave bikes to the Big House, the Esperanza House, and the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch. The

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Motorcycle club member’s family, friends serve those in need Thanksgiving dinner at Gyles Park | Local News

Assisted by his family and fellow members of the Pit Bull Motorcycle Club, Timothy East fed people without homes Thanksgiving dinner at Gyles Park in Aiken on Sunday.

“We cook it all with love,” he said.

On the menu were ham, turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce and rolls.

In addition there were sides such as macaroni and cheese, green beans and rice.

For dessert there were slices of sweet potato pie and pound cake.

“We’re probably prepared to feed from about 150 to 200 people,” said East, who is a maintenance technician for the Aiken Housing Authority.

In the past, East played a major role in the preparation and serving of a meal to those in need on a regular basis around Thanksgiving time.

But then he took a two-year break.

East is back dishing up holiday fare in 2021 because of his grandchildren. He has eight.

Seven were at

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Rare federal racketeering trial in Portland paints disturbing inside picture of Gypsy Joker motorcycle club

PORTLAND – Members of the Gypsy Joker motorcycle club or their associates went by nicknames like “Vice Grip,” “Striker,” “Dog Boy,” “Skid” and “Nazi.”

Many would snort and share methamphetamine or cocaine, steal motorcycles and “beat out” wayward members who didn’t adhere to club rules.

Membership was open to men over 21 – but they couldn’t be Black or gay. Some women were considered “club mommas” and were passed around for sex.

If someone was late to a motorcycle run or broke one of the club’s rules, they’d get their “eyes dotted” by another member.

The prosecution’s lead witness, Tiler Pribbernow, described what that meant: “You have to stand up, hands at your side and you’re going to get punched in your face. If your eye is not blackened, you’re going to get punched again. So hopefully, the first one is a good one.”

Pribbernow, a member of another club

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