Monday, April 21, 2014

Buffalo Soldiers: 2nd Annual Poker Run Benefiting WA's Kids / June 7, 2014


The 2nd Annual Poker Run is organized by the

2nd Annual WSHS Poker Run
Benefiting the Field Trip Transportation Fund

What's the #1 reason why many of Washington's school children can't go on field trips? Is it the cost of admission? Nope. Actually, the cost of transportation is what often prevents our area's kids from getting to supplement their classroom experience with a visit to the Washington State History Museum, where they get to connect with their local history and shared past.

That's where YOU come in! Suit up, gas up your motorcycle, and come on down to the History Museum on Saturday, June 7. Ride in our 2nd Annual Poker Run to benefit our Field Trip Transportation Fund. This fund provides grants of up to $150 per school to assist with the cost of renting buses to bring kids to the History Museum. Last year, during our inaugural run, the event raised enough money to transport 700 kids here for field trips! Some of the kids who have visited us this school year had never stepped foot in a museum before.

Help us to increase those numbers and our impact on local kids. The ride begins at the History Museum in downtown Tacoma and makes four stops between here and the State Capital Museum in Olympia before ending at The Swiss Restaurant & Pub. Prizes are awarded for the best and worst hands. No pre-registration required...just show up the morning of the Run.

  • Saturday, June 7
  • $15 per rider or $20 for rider and passenger
  • Registration begins at 9:30am
  • First bikes out at 10am
  • Last bikes out at 11:30am
  • Last bikes return to The Swiss by 2:30pm
The 2nd Annual Poker Run is organized by the
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Washington State Historical Society
1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 | 1-888-BE-THERE

State Capital Museum
211 SW 21st Avenue, Olympia, WA 98501 | 360-753-2580

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Friday, April 4, 2014

THANK YOU - OSO Mudslide Victims Ride: Apr 19, 2014

 Saturday - April 19, 2014
55 Riders
and a lot of heart!
The Wild Bunch
would just like to say...
to all that participated,
 contributed to and/or sponsored
this ride!
Pictures from the event are provided below...

It started as a cloudy day,
with rain slowing rolling in and following those that
showed up for the
Oso Mudslide Victims' Poker Run
in Maple Valley...
All bikes...            
All riders...
          All heart...
All coming together       
                                  to help their community!


"Pick a directions...                           
                              and ride!"
~ Sniper ~

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Remember Those That Gave All - Saturday, March 8, 2014


Follow this link to a great write-up (and some pictures) from Tad Haas about this event:

Thank you Tad, Tim,
and all the rest that attended!

~ Sniper ~

Original Post
Whether you, a loved one or someone you know has served our country,
please join us in remembering and honoring them by participating in this Saturday's MIAP Honor Ride.
Saturday - March 8, 2014
Missing in America Project (MIAP) Honor Ride

 Join the Missing In America Project (MIAP -
in honoring 15 recovered Veterans by escorting their remains to
Tahoma National Cemetery on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

The ride starts at Lawless Harley-Davidson, 3715 E. Valley RD, Renton.
Kickstands up at 11:00 AM for Tahoma National Cemetery.

Ceremony begins at 12:00 noon.

Traffic control will be provided by Elite Motor Escort Service.

THANK YOU Elite...
for your continued service to and honor of those that gave all!

These 15 Veterans were recovered from Funeral Homes and Crematories in Western Washington. Special thanks to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office for their support in the search for these Veterans.

There will be more Honor rides this year, as the Project has found and identified more of these forgotten heroes. To volunteer in the search for our forgotten and abandoned Veterans, you can sign up on the MIAP website at

Our thanks to Bob Patrick - Washington State MIAP Coordinator, for making us aware of this event. You can contact Bob and the Washington MIAP chapter at
~ Sniper ~

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sunday - February 9, 2014

Where were you?

Benefitting the children at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center
The weather...

didn't stop riders from showing up...

or the Seattle Cossacks from performing...

THE one and only Seattle Cossacks Drill Team and "honorary member" Fuzzy!
(Fuzzy and real HD vest donated by Joker & Gypsy of the Wild Bunch)
(Fuzzy's scarf courtesy of Tina)

or the kids from depending on you!
Let's see if we can't fill these bins up next year!

 You can still drop your Teddy Bears off at the
MultiCare Auburn Medical Center
to all that showed up!

The kids really appreciate knowing you care!

HEY MultiCare...
Thank you for the lunch!
Your staff was fantastic - as usual,
and we truly appreciate all they do
for the children and people in our community! 
(Pictures courtesy of BitMonkey and Sniper!)

"Pick a direction...                    
                                  and ride!"

~ Sniper ~

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Say "Goodbye!"

That's right...
time's up!
After several years of maintaining the
Wild Bunch
blog and ride schedule,
it's time to say goodbye.
NO... we are not going away!
We are simply discontinuing the
posting of Wild Bunch and
other group rides / events.

The blog will still be around for posting
ride notes, pictures and other "stuff."

However, with the introduction of social media;
new on-line resources for riders' groups;
websites for finding and posting rides;
sites for advertising rides;
calendars for volunteer and community events;
and, the competing interests of private,
commercial and specialized biker websites...
we've decided it's time to call it quits to
posting of all the rides/events and updates.
And while we heard many of you
appreciate having a blog dedicated to
the interests of non-club motorcycle riders
and the support of community /local events;
as of December 31, 2013,
the posting of ride/event schedules on the
Wild Bunch blog will be discontinued.
We would like to thank all those that
followed our posts,
joined our rides,
sponsored and supported our events,
and - most importantly...
all those that ride!

You can still reach us at -
Until next time -
"Pick a direction...
and ride!"
~ Sniper ~

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Olympia Toy Run 2013

Olympia Toy Run (OTR) 2013

Saturday, Dec. 7th

It was cold!
How cold???
But we got together to support the 2013 Olympia Toy Run anyway...
But fisrt -
A little fuel to start the day!
(Arvel, Tiff, Bill, Marea & Marshal)
Breakfast at Hawks Prairie...
(Marshal & Mark)
Then on to the ride!
See you next year...
"Pick a direction...                     
                        and ride!"
~ Sniper ~