Vroom, vroom.......16,000 motorcycles roar into Knoxville.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Shoreline New Hampshire & Maine

Yep, that's right, beginning yesterday Knoxville, Tennessee is playing host to over 16,000 motorcycles and their rider(s).

 

The annual Honda Hoot is underway. the Hoot is an annual party for motorcycle enthusiasts from all over.

However lest that many bikers in one place conjure up visions of Hell's Angels, wheelies, and reckless driving you need to take another look.

The Honda Hoot crowd is more the "born to be mild" set. Their first event of the Hoot last night was an ice cream social instead of a beer bust.

This year's Hoot is from June 18 through the 21st and features lots of events centered around riding your motorcycle somewhere from the nearby Smoky Mountains to the finale, a concert by country music star Wynonna Judd.

Honda Hoot features planned rides every day for all registered attendees. Familiar rides include tours to Cumberland Gap and the "Cherohala Skyway Ride" that climbs over a mile high and snakes through the legendary Deals Gap. New in 2008, the "Bikes and Boats at the Lake" ride will allow attendees to visit Lenoir City for water activities and lunch and the "Capes and Cavern Ride" will provide a day of exploring caves for attendees.

The Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation estimates this year’s entire event will have an economic impact of $23.1 million so Knoxville business owners like the Honda Hoot as does most everyone else in Knoxville.

The “Hoot” was originally for Honda owners but it became very popular very quickly and expanded to include all types of motorcycles. Now you can see Ducatis, Kawasakis, Triumphs, Vespas, and most every other brand of bike ridden today at the Hoot.

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Jim Lee , REALTOR®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

http://JimLee.com  RE/MAX Shoreline

100 Market St., Suite #200, , Portsmouth, NH 03801 Phone: (603) 431-1111 x3801

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Bill Austin
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Hey, be sure to let all 16,000 of them know that they should visit Arizona in October.

We will be holding the 4rth annual Rip's BAD Ride Bikers Against Diabetes benefit for the American Diabetes Association.  They goal for this year is 2500 riders but 16,000 sounds even better.

If they can't make it to the ride, they can sponsor a rider.

Here is my sponsor page:

Bill Austin

 

 

 

Jun 19, 2008 05:24 AM #1
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Carey Pott
January Financial - Foothill Ranch, CA

How fun! Enjoy your guests while you have them!

Jun 19, 2008 05:25 AM #2
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Jim Lee
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portsmouth, NH
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A worth ambition Bill but I probably won't be talking to any of them because they're usually off riding during the day and partying at night.

 

Jun 19, 2008 05:47 AM #3
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Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

i saw this event featured on the local news last night! It definitely seems like it will be a real windfall for the city and a lot of fun for the riders! You're sure we won't see these guys there...

Jun 19, 2008 08:53 AM #4
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Looks like a fun filled time will be had.  Are you going?

Jun 19, 2008 12:37 PM #5
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Jim Lee
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portsmouth, NH
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Don't think so Rich; the Honda Hoot crowd are more the "born to be mild" types.

Not going Georgina; I sold both my motorcyles and my parachutes long ago. Everytime I get the urge again I just roll down the car window and look down at how fast that asphalt is going by or thing about bouncing off the ground after a hard parachute landing and I'm cured for a few months. ;-)

Jun 19, 2008 03:20 PM #6
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Carole Cohen
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lol Jim I interpret what you said to mean the crowd may be too mild for you lol.  Nice tradition and I suspect as more people switch to cycles and scooters the event will just get bigger. I'm with you, I thought about getting a scooter, but then I rehashed in my mind my history on a bicycle, which usually involves crashes.  I think I better stick with more wheels than two!  Those spider style cycles look awfully tempting though :-)

Jun 21, 2008 06:00 AM #7
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JoEllen Stranger-Thorsen
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Sounds like great fun. Bike Week down here brings many motorcycles on their way to Daytona past my home on SR44.

Jun 21, 2008 07:08 AM #8
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WE have a big Harley plant in nearby York, PA.  I'm looking forward to touring their factory.

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