History of May Ride

The May Ride was created by two buddies with a common passion, riding. When Clint August and Marc Baluch bought their Harley Davidson Motorcycles over 15 years ago, they realized that the riding community as a whole loved two things. First was the freedom of the open road and the second was that just about every rider they met along the way were very passionate about charitable work.

During a conversation about the importance of our Men and Women in uniform one evening, Marc suggested that maybe they should put together a motorcycle run to raise funds for our Heroes in the Armed Forces. Clint agreed and they put together the first “May Ride”, in 2003.

The first event had only one rider and about 40 people at the after party. The second year attracted just over 60 riders and close to a hundred people at the after party and it’s grown every year since with the help of a core group of great friends and wonderful volunteers who put their heart and souls into the planning and in making sure that everyone involved has a great time while honoring our military, past and present! For several years now The May Ride has 500-600 riders and over 5,000 attendees at the after party.

The event has grown in attendance and in activities, live entertainment, shows, contests and much more. Whether you ride or not, this is a festival that you want to be a part of.

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15th Annual May Ride

Poker Run & After Party

Saturday, May 20th

Biggs Harley-Davidson San Marcos

Support Our Troops by Registering to Ride!

Noon to 4pm at Biggs Harley Davidson

  • Two Stages of Live Music
  • 80+ Vendors
  • Huge Raffle with over 100 Prizes
  • Hooters Girls from New San Marcos Location
  • Drag Bike Burnout, Car and Bike Show
  • Huge Kids Zone Activity and Play Area

SHOP MAYRIDE

Online registration is now closed. Please sign up at the event.

Registration

8:30-10am at Biggs Harley Davidson

First 200 Registered Riders Receive Ride Pin

All Riders/Drivers/Passengers will receive:

  • Coffee From “The Coffee Corner
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • A shot at $500
  • Free Lunch For First 600 Riders

Sponsored by Biggs

Steps to Register

  1. Pay
  2. Fill out forms
  3. Print and bring to the ride

May Ride Waiver Adult

May Ride Minor Release

Biggs

Santee Coffee Corner

101.5 KGB FM Radio

Law Tigers Motorcycle Lawyers

Barona

Mike’s BBQ

Black Sheep

Good Neighbor Tattoo

Biggs HOG Chapter

C.P. Richard Signs

Iron Horse Realty

Lloyd’s Collision & Paint Center

Breakfast Club Diner

Rips Bad Ride

Photog-Rob Photography

Motorcycle Monkey

Getz Pro

Pitbull Audio

Rock Star Ridez

BAPS

Sport Rx

Santee Coffee Corner

Pruvit

Military Millionaire

Avian’s House Teriyaki Truck

Born In Brooklyn

San Diego County Fair

Vendors

Food

Mike’s BBQ

Born In Brooklyn Food Truck

Avian’s House Food Truck

Santee Coffee Corner

Half A Haole Hawaiian Shaved Ice

Entertainment

Team RB Freestyle

Trinity Sullivan And The Viscious Phishes

Lies N Roses

Bounce Time Jumps

Goods and Services

Law Tigers

Motorcycle Monkey

Redbeard Leather

Kong Pinstriping

Good Neighbor Tattoo

Santee Coffee Corner

Cali Life Co.

Monroy’s Mobile Detailing

Vintage Kim Chee Jewelry

Cruz Armor

Homefront San Diego

Julian Cider Run

Wounded Marine Fund

Black Sheep

Biggs HOG Chapter

Simply Spa

Vidal’s Custom Motorcycle Seats

Rips BAD Ride

Fairway Cigars

Martin’s Motorcycles

Trident Gunsmithing

Rock Star Ridez

Vintage Kim Chee Jewelry

Cruz Armor

Do You Have Any Questions?

How long is the ride route? It's generally between 35-50 miles

With two stops along the route it allows riders to get back in time to enjoy the after party with all of the entertainment.

Do retired veterans get the military discount to go on the ride?

Yes. Anyone who’s served in the Armed Forces receives the military rate whether they’re active, retired or shows a DD214. 

How much does it cost to attend to the after party if you don't ride?

Nothing. The after party is always free. If you feel compelled to donate during the after party please do so. If not, enjoy the day and thank a hero while you’re at the party.

It's at a Harley Dealer but I ride a metric bike. Does that matter?

No. All bikes and cars are welcome.

Can we go on the ride if we want to enter our motorcycle in the bike show?

No. Bikes must be parked in the bike show area for the judges to vote on them. 

Does the kid's zone cost money?

No. It’s free for families to enjoy. The idea behind it is to allow parents to bring their kids so they can attend the event as well.

Can I buy into the poker hand even if I don't ride?

Yes. You can draw all of your cards on site at the event. 

Can you buy more than one poker hand if you pay for it?

Yes. Unlimited hands if you pay for them. More money for the cause.

Who benefits from the money raised from the ride/event?

The money goes to Home Front San Diego to help the troops and their families  with day to day expenses. This allows our heroes to concentrate on getting home safely rather than worrying about the family car having mechanical problems or not being able to afford groceries. The money goes to local military families in every branch right here in San Diego.

Is there alcohol at the after party?

No. This is a dry event. We have plenty of food vendors with everything from coffee, juice, soda, water and more…

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