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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Learn to ride a motorcycle at 2021 Atlanta Progressive IMS Outdoors show at Georgia International Horse Park | News

CONYERS — Anyone who has ever wanted to try riding a motorcycle can get their chance – for free – at the 2021 Atlanta Progressive IMS Outdoors show at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Oct. 29-31. Attendees with no experience can enjoy their first ride in about 45 minutes with the help of Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified coaches.

The Motorcycle Industry Council’s Ride With Us Moto Intro program is a free experience to IMS ticket holders interested in learning how to ride.

“This is the Ride With Us experience,” said Andria Yu. director of communications and a rider coach for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. “It is part of the Motorcycle Industry Council activation and is actually an industry-wide supported program to get more people to try riding who have never ridden before. We use little motorcycles, we provide the gear – helmets, gloves, ankle-high shoes – that they

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Couple killed when motorcycle hits road sign in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A couple visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park was killed Sunday in a motorcycle crash along the park’s scenic Foothills Parkway, according to the National Park Service.

The victims were identified as Benjamin Braunsdorf, 50, of Seymour, Tennessee, and Wendy Fitzgibbon, 46, of Knoxville, Tennessee, according to a news release.

Investigators say Braunsdorf and Fitzgibbon were riding on one motorcycle when it went out of control around 7 p.m.

The bike left the pavement and collided with a road sign near the intersection of Foothills Parkway and U.S. 321, officials said. Both died at the scene, park officials said.

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The incident remains under investigation.

It counts as the second fatal motorcycle crash this year in the park. In April, a 20-year-old man from Guatemala was killed when his motorcycle plunged 100 feet off the road

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Canton man killed in motorcycle crash: Brook Park Police Blotter


Motor vehicle crash — fatal: Interstate 71

A Canton man was killed at about 4:30 p.m. March 21 after a motorcycle he was riding on Interstate 71 northbound rear-ended another motorcycle.

Michael Wayne Downey, 31, was pronounced dead on the scene. The rider of the other motorcycle was not injured. Both were wearing helmets and neither was intoxicated.

Police said the front tire of Downey’s motorcycle hit the rear tire of the other motorcycle as Downey changed lanes on the freeway.

The driver of the other motorcycle, a 27-year-old Canton man, was cited not for the crash, but for driving with a suspended license.

Assault: Snow Road

A Parma man, 27, was arrested at about 11 p.m. April 28 after he assaulted a 29-year-old Lawrenceville, Ga., woman in the parking lot of AMF Brookgate Lanes, 14950 Snow.

Witnesses called police about the incident. The woman didn’t know

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