OPEN TO ALL!  MARCH 25, 2023!


Come join us once again as we start the Riding Season of 2023!

The LACoFD Chapter of the Fire Hogs M/C is sponsoring the 5-County Ride (This year known as the 5-Brewery ride) on March 25, 2023.

 0900hrs meet at “The Local Pub & Grill” ( 26876 The Old Road, Valencia, Ca)

1000hrs  KSU.  Travel with us as we head along the scenic Hiway 154 to Maverick’s Saloon (3687 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, Ca) for lunch.  Then it’s on to Mountain Figueroa Brewery (2363 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, Ca). Next it’s along the PCH to Island Brewery Company (5049 Sixth Street, Carpinteria, CA), After we have a few and watch the trains go by we are on to Barrel House 101 (545 E. Thompson Blvd, Ventura CA.) for the raffle and an afternoon snack.  For those strong enough to stay, That night Jack will lead us on his famous “Bar Crawl” in Downtown Ventura starting at approx. 5:30 pm for dinner.

Stay the night in Ventura at the Holiday Inn or ?.

Next morning Bloody Mary Bar Hosted by Jack & Wendy followed by Bennie leading us to his favorite place in Ventura (Taqueria Tepatitlan, 362 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura Ca.) for Menudo and/or other Mexican breakfast delights.


South End meeting at Starbucks (3931 Artesia Blvd, Torrance Ca, artesia x pairie of the 405 freeway) KSU 0800 hrs.

North End meeting at The Local Pub & Grill” ( 26876 The Old Road, Valencia, Ca). 0900 hrs.

Its going to Finally be a great weekend for riding!!




On Saturday, June 10, 2023, the LAFD Fire Hogs M/C will be sponsoring the 25th Annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Run to raise money for the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association, Widows, Orphans, and Disabled Firemen’s Fund. Come join us once again as we start at THE LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT MUSEUM (1355 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA.), travel to Mulholland Harley Davidson in Calabasas and end up at the Sagebrush Cantina. Registration starts at 0800 hrs, ceremonies start at 0900 hrs with KSU at 1000 hrs. Travel with us as we go down Sunset Blvd as the four Fire Stations we pass provide a presentation, ride to PCH and along the coast and back inland to Mulholland Harley Davidson (24050 Ventura Blvd, Calabasas, CA 91302) for a stop, then on to our final destination of the Sage Brush Cantina (23527 Calabasas rd., Calabasas) for music/ luncheon and fund raising to benefit the Widows, Orphans, and Disabled Firemen’s Fund. All are welcome! If ya can’t make the ride meet us at the Sagebrush for the luncheon, fundraising, and Music! Be there at 1230 to watch the riders come in!! The fundraising event at the Sagebrush Cantina start at 1230 pm. Join us for an afternoon of FUN!! Riders and NON-Riders are ALL WELCOME! Join us for an afternoon of FUN!! Riders and NON-Riders are ALL WELCOME!.

Tickets are $35 for a single rider and $60 for a rider with passenger. Prices slightly higher at the door.  Drivers must be 18 years old to participate. Riders and Passengers must sign Waivers. Non-riders and those wishing to join JUST for the luncheon, music, and festivities at the Sagebrush Cantina (23527 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302) at 1230 pm, the cost is $25 for lunch ONLY.

For more information visit the events facebook page at, or our Website

Tickets here:

Hotel INFO: Discount rooms at the Anza Hotel (23627 Calabasas Road, Calabasas CA. 91302) of $164 per night including parking have been reserved under the Group code: 230609FIRE book online at “” or Call (818) 222-5300) direct. Rooms must be booked by May 9 and they only have a limited number of rooms as of now, which are going fast!!!




On Saturday, May 20, 2023, the LACoFD Fire Hogs M/C will be sponsoring the 7th Annual Firefighters Memorial Ride to raise money for the Los Angeles County Firefighter’s Widows and Orphans Fund. Come join us at Fire Station 126 ( 26320 Citrus Street, Valencia). Registration starts at 0800 hrs, ceremonies start at 0930 hrs with KSU at 1130 hrs. Travel with us as we through the canyons to our destination TBD, for music/ luncheon and fund raising to benefit the Widows and Orphans Fund. All are welcome! If ya can’t make the ride meet us at TBD for the luncheon Raffle and Music! Be there at 1200 to watch the riders come in!!  Join us for an afternoon of FUN!! Riders and NON-WELCOME

Get your tickets here: TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

Bringing Our Fallen Brother Home


On May 6, 2020, 15 members of the Fire Hogs Motorcycle Club rode to Bullhead City Az. to provide an escort for their fallen fellow Fire Hog and active duty LAFD Fire Captain Ray Van Blarcom. In the early morning hours of May 6, 2020, 15-Fire Hogs met in Victorville, Ca to ride to Bullhead City, AZ to meet Ray’s son, active duty Firefighter Nicholas Van Blarcom to coordinate Ray’s escort from the funeral home in Kingman AZ back to his son’s house in Lancaster Ca. This was coordinated with fellow Fire Hog and best friend of Ray’s, Retired LAFD Fire Captain Greg Porter, Retired LAFD Fire Captain Ray Hamel, and family Liaison LAFD Capt J.D. Fox.

Once at Greg’s house in Bullhead City, the Fire Hogs were met by the Honor Guards from the LAFD and the Kingman AZ Fire Departments as well as a static display of an aerial with a Flag by the Bullhead City FD. At Greg’s house a blessing and prayer was given to the approx. 60 people in attendance by LAFD Chaplain Negrete. From there the Fire Hogs lead the procession with Ray Hamel on Ray’s bike, Greg Porter, Jimmy Coburn on Ray’s brother’s Bob Bike (who passed away two months prior) in the lead with Nick’s Family, relatives and friends following. The Bullhead City engine and Battalion Chief escorted us to the outskirts of the City boundary. From there the procession was met by the Kingman FD and escorted to the Funeral home in Kingman Az. As we arrived at the Funeral home, we were greeted by the Honor Guard and various FD apparatus from the Kingman FD. The bikes were lined up in front of the funeral home and Honors were presented as Nick and the family entered the Funeral home to pick up Brother Ray’s remains. The service inside the funeral home was conducted by Chaplain Negrete and Honors were bestowed upon Ray as they exited the facility which cumulated in the Fire Hogs conducting a Biker farewell for Ray and a moment of silence in his honor.

As we departed the funeral home with Ray Van Blarcom’s remains, every intersection was blocked by the Kingman Police Department. Along the processional route, Kingman ?re apparatus, with their respective personnel, were standing at attention tendering a salute. As we proceeded through downtown Kingman, the entire Kingman Fire Administration was at attention with personnel and apparatus. Our procession was escorted by Kingman and Bullhead Fire Command vehicles. We proceeded from Kingman to Bullhead City; where the Golden Valley, Clark County and Bullhead Fire Departments also staged with apparatus and personnel along the procession route. What a sign of respect for our fallen Brother as the procession traveled through the towns of Kingman, Golden Valley and Bullhead City. Our procession this day concluded at the home of Greg Porter, where the Bullhead Fire Department aerial ladders were ?ying the American ?ag as we arrived. A celebration of brothers Ray and Bob’s lives was enjoyed by those at Greg’s home along the Colorado River, with many humorous and loving stories told through the afternoon.

Two days later, the Fire Hogs, along with the family, escorted Ray to his son’s home in Lancaster, California. During the escort, Fire?ghter Ray Van Blarcom remains were in the possession of his son, LAFD Fire?ghter Nicholas Van Blarcom.

For nearly a week, Kingman Fire?ghter’s and the LAFD Honor Guards were posted with Ray’s body until we ?nally brought our Brother home. The Fire Hogs rode to the Kingman/Bullhead area in order to comfort the family, pay respect, and escort our Brother’s remains home to Lancaster, California. The Kingman and Bullhead Fire Departments went above and beyond the call of duty in supporting our efforts as well as the LAFD Honor Guard, Family Liaison J.D.Fox, Chaplin Negrete, Bullhead City FF Mike Villigran, and retired Fire Captain Greg Porter. Our efforts would not have been possible without the support of those who opened their homes and hearts to us at the last minute including; Fire Hog and LAFD Retired Fire Captain Scott Gould, Fire Hog and LAFD Retired Fire Captain Dan Costa, Fire Hog and Bullhead City FF Mike Villigran, Fire Hog and LAFD Retired Fire Inspector Frank Godoy, Cook extraordinaire Darrell Smith, and others I’ve failed to mention. I also want to recognize the following Fire Hogs who dropped everything at the last minute to be a part of something bigger than themselves: LAFD Fire Hog Chapter members: Taylor Gaskin, Tuzz, Darrell Smith, Bruce Newcomb, Jim Vels, Scott Gould, Jimmy Coburn, Greg Porter, Dan Foote, Bennie Orrantia, Dan Costa, Al Mackey, Frank Godoy, Bull Head Mike Villigran, and Jack Wise, from the LACoFD Chapter members: Doc, and John O, Friends of the Fire Hogs; John Lee, and Ray Hamel.

The Kingman Fire Department Honor Guard was created in 2007, in order to give our Fire Hog Member and active EMS Captain Danny Cypert a formal memorial ceremony. Danny was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident outside of the City of Kingman. Kingman is not a very prosperous community with ?scal constraints. We have no professional reciprocity with Kingman, but they choose to honor our fallen anyway. Their Honor Guard struggles to maintain their corps. The Fire Hog members and various other LAFD personnel conducted an impromptu collection and donated $1100 to their Honor Guard. Here is the link to the youtube video created from the escort: Ray was preceded in death by his brother Bob aprox two months before. Fire Hog Pete Goff who we lost three years ago is also pictures with the Brothers at the Sturgis Rally. RIP Ray, Bob, and Pete.

“Ride to Live

Live to Give”



List of upcoming events 2023

Fire Hogs and Friends, We wanted to get this calendar of Events to you all early enough to schedule this year’s vacation and rides. This list is not all-inclusive as many more rides and requests for the Fire Hogs come up throughout the year.  All but one of these rides are open to all.

2023 Calendar of Events/Rides

March:  St Patricks Parade/National Rally San Diego  3/9-12

             Four County Ride-Valencia                                               3/25

             Arizona Bike Week                                                                      3/29 – 4/2

April: Solvang  Wine Country Ride                                             4/14-16 or 5/5-7

            Colorado River Run/Music Fest                                                4/26 – 29

May:    L ACoFD Fire Hogs Firefighter Memorial                 5/20

June:   Hope for Firefighters-DT LA                                                   6/1/23

                LAFD Fire Hogs Firefighter Memorial                      6/10

            IAFF Rally, Prescott AZ  10th Anniv                                        6/28 – 7/2

            Granite Mountain 19 & National Rodeo

Aug:    Sturgis                                                                                          8/4 – 8/13

Sept:   Ride to the Flags                                                                       Around 9/11

           IAFF Co Sp Firefighter Memorial                                             9/16

          Century Ride.                                                                                 TBD

Oct:    CA Firefighter Memorial Sacramento                                    10/14

           LAFD Firefighter Memorial                                                       10/14

          San Gabriel Valley Fire Hogs Memorial Ride             Oct-TBD

Nov:   *Hollywood Christmas Parade*                                      11/26

This is not a final list, but please mark your calendars for these upcoming events!  It’s going to be a great year of riding for the Fire Hogs!    I hope to see ya many of you at these events!


Runs in BOLD indicate Fire Hog Organized Events.

*Runs for Fire Hogs/Prospects and their Passengers ONLY*
Revised on 1/24/23 2:30 PM