2024 Calendar of Events/Rides


 KRNCoFD Walk for the Kids                                      6/1/24

Fire Hogs and Friends join us on June 1, 2024 as the NEW KRNCoFD Chapter of the Fire Hogs supports a Ronald McDonald House” Walk for Kids” which continues to support establishing member Capt Q’s son Evann.   We have been invited to attend the opening ceremonies stating at 0900 hrs at Kern County Museum (3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield CA).  This will be followed by a scenic ride from 12-3 with a couple of refreshment stops along the way, after which Capt Q has opened his house for the afterparty and pool from 3-10 pm or so.   Please help keep families close by supporting Evann the Rock’s “Walk for the Kids” Team at:

Those wishing to spend the night 3.1 miles away is the Residence Inn by Marriott $148  (4241 Chester Lane, Bakersfield).   It should be a great day for a great cause.  For more information contact Capt Q at 661-496-6327.

Fire Hogs & Friends wishing to meet us to ride in together, we will be meeting at Chili’s (NOT CHUYS) restaurant 25970 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch, CA. 91381 with KSU @0700 hrs on June 1, 2024

Hope for Firefighters-DT LA                                          6/6/24

DOWNTOWN LA On Hope Street between 3rd Street & Hope Place

Join the Fire Hogs on June 6 as we cook and serve up our world-famous street tacos to the businesses in downtown Los Angeles.  Our booth will once again be at the south end of the festivities on S. Hope Street by W. 4th street across for the band.  Try to be there by 0800 hrs to help us prepare for the feast!  No vehicles allowed on S Hope from 10 am to 1430 hrs, Parking is limited, but bikes shouldn’t be a problem.   We serve from 1130-1430 hrs.  Proceeds go to the LAFRA’s Widows, Orphans, and Disabled Firefighters Fund. POC is Jack 805 490-8169

Wear your Colors of course!

26THLAFD Fire Hogs Fallen Heroes Memorial.                 6/22/24. has been cancelled for this year.

Join us next year on  June 7, 2025 , for the 27TH  almost Annual LAFD Fire Hogs Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride. More info soon.  Check out the ride’s FaceBook page here: Link to FB Page

Santa Maria Fun Ride                                                 June 21-23

Staying at Anza Hotel on Friday Night.  Next morning riding to Solavng and then up to Santa Maria to spend Saturday night (Holiday Inn, 2100 n. Broadway, Santa Maria) then riding home on Sunday.  POC is Darrell Smith (417 231-7791)


Good Times Ahead Run                                                         7/18-21/24 

Fun at Russell & Karen’s home (Rogue Manor West) in Sisters, Oregon

Join us for a long weekend party in Sisters, Oregon.  July 18th – thru – 21st

Ride your motorcycle/ Drive your car/ fly Avelo (cheapest) Airlines in to Bend/Redmond from Burbank

Lodging options in Sisters (about 3 miles away) include local hotels:

(Most give Fireman’s discount 10%)

  1. Best Western Ponderosa Lodge — (866) 426-9105
  2. Sisters’ Inn and Suites –.(866) 426-9105
  3. Cottage Inn — (866) 238-2204
  4. Ski Inn and Taphouse Hotel — (833) 456-0802
  5. Bunkhouse —
  6. Five Pines Lodge and Spa —
  7. Rent a trailer/RV to deliver onto their property:  We have 6 acres and plenty of space. — —

PLEASE Contact Russell Bell at 818-669-0083 or [email protected]

or Karen Simonet at 661-713-5694 or [email protected]

Ride details from Santa Clarita: We will be meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at Chili’s (NOT CHUYS) restaurant 25970 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch, CA. 91381 with KSU @0700 hrs. Riding to Lake Shasta to spend the night (Hotel info to follow probably at the Shasta Inn), then arriving at the PARTY on Thursday.


 Sturgis -No lead at this time                                     8/2 – 8/11/24


Ride to the Flags                                                              9/8/24

LAFD Car Show Warner Center                                  9/8/24

The Fire Hogs have been invited to participant in this fundraising event for the LAFRA.  Armando Diaz is the POC.  Details to follow.

USS Midway Ceremony                                              9/11/24
Join us as we read the names of the fallen on the USS Midway.  We will make an overnight of it and enjoy the Gaslamp District of San Diego.  POC is Taylor Gaskins.

IAFF Colorado Firefighter Memorial                       9/20-21/24

Bookings for CO Springs.   Durango, CO on Thursday, 9/19. Durango Lodge (970-247-0955). stay@durango There are many options right now for lodging but it’s getting expensive!  Folks should book now and cancel later if necessary.

CO Springs.  Friday, 9/20 and Saturday, 9/21. Best Western Executive Inn.  719-576-2371

Do not have total itinerary planned. Leaving on 9/18/24.  Maybe Kingman, Durango, CO Springs.  As it gets closer to Sept 20th a clearer picture of weather may change routes/lodging except for CO Springs.  POC is Taylor Gaskins (562-810-4631)

  Street Vibrations Reno                                         9/26-29-Armando


Pete Goff Biker Games                                               10/5/24

Fire Hogs and Friends join the Fire Hogs in some old fashion Biker games at the Mt Lowe Brewery (150 E. Saint Joseph St., Arcadia, Ca).  These games are in memory of our own “Old School Biker” and Fire Hog Pete Goff.  The day will start off with a casual ride in the hills of San Gabriel followed by lunch and the Biker games.  Lots of hotels within walking distance. POC is Ron Pelham (626 607-6374). Details to follow.

CA Firefighter Memorial Sacramento                          10/12/24

Leaving on the 10th and spending the night in Cambria.  Next two nights in Sacramento-POC is Taylor. Details to follow

LAFD Firefighter Memorial                                             10/12/24

For those not heading to the Sacramento Memorial. At the Fire Museum.

SGVFD/ CRCFD Fire Hogs Don Shawver Memorial Run             10/24-27/24
Fire Hogs and Friends join us as we enjoy the boat poker ride on Friday followed by our Saturday poker ride to the Parker Strip on the bikes!  Bring your boat and or your bike.  We usually have plenty of boats to float everyone.  We will ride down on Thursday.  POC is Ron Pelham (626 607-6374). Details to follow.


Rocky Point Rally                                                                               11/7-10/24

 The largest rally south of the Border!  The Fire Hogs and friends will be leaving on Wednesday and staying Thursday night in Yuma AZ.  POC is Skip Binda (619 829-1820) Staying at the Laos Mar Hotel and suites (*52 638-383-4700). Call to book your room NOW!  Details to follow.


Hollywood Christmas Parade                                                                12/01/24

            For Fire Hogs and their passengers

Wreaths across America                                                                    12/14/24