MY RIDE EVENTS: And the countdown begins to the start of the season. All the …

Annual Blue Knights NY XI Bike Blessing — April 25, registration 9-11 a.m., QWL Building, Riverside Drive, Woodbourne, $20 per person, $35 per couple. full pancake breakfast and barbecue lunch, awards, door prizes, scenic ride, blessing by the Christian Motorcycle Association. call 482-9983 or e-mail jjsennett@pronetisp.net. Visit www.blueknightsnyxi.net.

Waalkill Engine co. no. 6 4th annual Poker Run — may 15, rain or shine, registration 9:30 a.m., kickstands up at 10:30 a.m., ride departs from Renegade Classic, Route 78, Middletown (next to patton Auto Body), ride ends at the Middletown Fire Training Tower, Pilgrim Corners Rd., $25 per rider; $10 per passenger; groups of 5 or more receive a $5 discount per rider. Pre registration is preferred and check/money orders can be sent to: Poker Run Waalkill Engine co. no. 6, 10 Wallkill Ave., Middletown 10940. Barbeque, live music by The Mustangs, Best Hand, 2nd place, 3rd place prizes, raffles and more. call (days) 283-6727 or 914-850-9681.

American Legion Riders, Greenville Post 291, third annual ride in support of the Wounded Warrior Project — July 10, registration at 9:30 a.m. at Greenville Post 291, Maple Avenue, Greenville, kickstands up at 10 a.m. All riders welcome. Donation is $25 per rider, $15 per passenger (covers the ride and barbecue afterward). call the Legion at 518-966-8278 or Frank Burke at 518-788-5425.

Wurtsboro HOG’s 16th annual St. Jude’s Poker Run — July 25, registration 9-11:30 a.m. at O’Toole’s Harley-Davidson, Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, $20 per person. Party to follow at Mamakating Town Park, 2729 Mamakating Road, Bloomingburg. Rivers Edge Band, DJ Chris, pig roast, bike games, bike show, 50/50, raffles. 2010 HD Road King raffle, tickets $40, three for $100, only 1,000 tickets will be sold. for tickets, visit O’Toole’s or www.wurtsborohog.com for more info.

2010 Hudson Valley Ride for Kids — Aug. 1, rain or shine, Central Valley Elementary School, 45 Route 32, Central Valley, registration 8-9:45 a.m., kickstands up at 10 a.m., minimum donation to participate is $35 per motorcycle. Riders welcome on all makes and models. for each $300 you raise in donations for the organization, you will receive one chance in a drawing to win a new Honda motorcycle (must be present to win). Free beverages, breakfast pastries and light lunch. after the ride, stay for the Celebration of Life program to hear from local children they help. call 800-253-6530 or visit www.rideforkids.org.

American Legion Riders, Greenville Post 291, second annual Steak Bake and Poker Run — Aug. 10, Greenville Post 291, Maple Avenue, Greenville, registration at 1:30 p.m., kickstands up at 2 p.m., dinner at 4:30 p.m., $20 per person or $35 per couple. All are welcome. 50/50 drawing. call the Legion at 518-966-8278 or Frank Burke at 518-788-5425.

Lost Wheels MC 35th annual Poker Run — Sept. 12, registration 9-11:30 a.m., Dutchess Stadium, Route 9D, Fishkill. Register early to get your 35th anniverary pin. End-of-run party at Canopus Lake Beach Area, Fahnestock Street Park, Route 301, Carmel. Music by Guys Night out, vendors, food and drink, 50/50, door prizes, trophies, games, ride-in bike show. Awards given for best represented club, games, bike show and poker hands. $23 AMA, $25 non-AMA, $10 age 14 and younger. Visit www.lostwheels.com or e-mail info@lostwheels.com. Vendors contact vendors@lostwheels.com.

Pony Express MCHV third annual Poker Run — Sept. 19, registration at My Place Bar and Grill, 911 Little Britain Road (Route 207), new Windsor, 9-11 a.m. $20 per rider, $35 per couple. Run ends back at My Place for food, door prizes, 50/50 drawings and live music. Nonriders and supporters are welcome at My Place at 1 p.m. for $20, free age 11 and younger. Run benefits the American Cancer Society — Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Visit www.ponyexpressmchv.net or e-mail PEMCHV@gmail.com.

Car and motorcycle events

Outback Choppers Pet Food Drive — Outback Choppers is accepting donations of unopened pet food for their Food Pantry for Animals to help people who cannot afford to feed their animals during this “ruff” time. Donations can be dropped off at Outback Choppers, 1039 Route 17, Tuxedo, during regular business hours. Outback Choppers is open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.—Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; it’s closed Mon. call 351-1004 or visit www.outbackchoppers.com.

19th annual Middletown Motorsports Show — March 19-21, Orange County Fairgrounds Arena, Wisner Avenue, Middletown,March 19, 5-11 p.m.; March 20, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; March 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Race cars on display, autograph sessions, tire changing contest, Ms. Motorsports Beauty Pageant (March 19 at 8 p.m.) and more. call 778-3839 or e-mail motorsportshow@cs.com. Visit www.middletownmotorsportshow.com.

O’Toole’s Harley-Davidson Garage Party for Ladies — March 20, O’Toole’s Harley-Davidson, Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, 4-7 p.m. Informative seminars that will range from learning the important aspects of safety to the proper fit and feel of motorclothes as well as their motorcycles. Refreshments provided, food, giveaways, demonstrations and more. Receive a free gift when you bring a friend (both must register to receive gift). RSVP no later than March 11. call Sandy at 888-2426, ext. 104, or e-mail clothing@otooleshd.com.

10th annual Spring Breakout — April 11, Ice Time Sports Arena, Lakeside Avenue, Newburgh, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Motorcycle show and swap meet, music, antique bike show, vendors and more. Visit www.odypro.com.

S.S. Seward Class of 2013 Car Show — may 15, rain date may 16, S.S. Seward Institute, Main Street, Florida. Kids will be putting this show on themselves. Special guest Donna Kessler of the Times Herald-Record’s “My Ride.” More info coming soon.

Through the Years Car Show — may 15 (Armed Forces Day), rain or shine, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., U.S. Military Academy, West Point. Ten classes by decade, five vehicles per class. Invitation only show (vehicles will be picked by a screening committee). Sponsored by Cops and Rodders. for application e-mail copsnrdrs@aol.com or send request to Cops and Rodders, P.O. Box 8, Chester 10918. call 216-0879. Vendors wanted.

St. Joseph’s Holy Name Society Car Show — may 22, rain date may 23, St. Joseph’s Field, Glenmere Avenue (behind St. Joseph’s School), Florida, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $10 registration, $3 spectators, $2 senior citizens, free age 11 and younger. Cars and trucks from 1900-2009, antique tractors. Professional judging, 11 classes, trivia games for prizes, door prizes, ’50s and ’60s music, tricky tray and gift table. Vendors wanted. call bill at 651-7605.

Catskill Region Antique Automobile Club 47th annual Spring Meet/Flea Market & Basket Raffle — June 6, Rock Hill Firehouse (Frog Pad), exit 109 off Route 17, Rock Hill, gates open 9 a.m. $150 cash prize — Best of Show. 21 prize classes, “The Elvis Show” with DJ Eric Bressi, non-food vendors welcome. Proceeds benefit Sullivan County BOCES scholarships. call Vicky at 932-8923.

Rhinebeck Grand National Super Meet — June 11-13, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck. three big days of antique motorcycles, tractors, machinery, aeroplanes, parts and collectibles. Stunt and thrill shows, famous motorcycle timeline. Motorcycle suction June 12. Visit www.rhinebecknationalmeet.com.

Grace Community Church annual Car Show — June 12, rain date June 19, Grace Community Church, 2839 Route 94, Washingtonville, 3-7 p.m. Free admission and registration, live music. Dash plaques to first 100 cars, class trophies awarded, People’s Choice Award. All food and drinks are $1. MOPS for preschoolers. The show is geared for car lovers of all ages. call Ed Stock at 469-0983 or e-mail edshouse@frontiernet.net or visit www.gracecommunityonline.org.

Famous ’50s Northeast Nationals Hot Rod Weekend — June 17-20, Hudson Valley Resort, Granite Road, Kerhonkson. Two concerts — “Elvis in Concert” and the Cameos. also appearing are the Greyhounds, Bronx Express and the Jeff & Joanna Review and Flames R Us. Cruise to Napanoch, trophies (experienced judges), contests, kids’ contests, new swap meet area and more. Reserve rooms early for special rates. Visit www.famous50s.net or e-mail imcarshowguy1@yahoo.com.

Goodguys 19th East Coast Nationals — June 25-27, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat. and Sun. Rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972. Vendors, swap meet, car corral. Visit www.good-guys.com.

Will Spay Pets Car Show — Sept. 12, Orange County Farmers Museum, Route 17K/Berea Road, Montgomery, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $1 admission, free age 4 and younger. More than 150 classic cars, trucks, motorcycles. Trophies, raffles, prizes, music, vendors and more. Preregistration $10 by Aug. 20, $15 day of show. Benefits Will Spay Pets inc. call Christina at 778-2070, e-mail willspaypets@yahoo.com or visit www.willspaypets.org.

Garden Tractor Pulls — Farmers Museum, Route 17K, Montgomery, 10 a.m., April 17, may 1, may 29, June 12, July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Oct. 30 (followed by awards banquet). other pulls; 7 p.m. Aug. 3, Ulster County Fair, new Paltz; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Little World’s Fair, Grahamsville; Sept. 18, Grahamsville Fairgrounds; Sept. 19, Plattekill Days. call 721-0330.

36th annual Boston World of Wheels — March 12-14, Bayside Expo & Executive Conference Center, 200 Mount Vernon St., Boston, Mass. Hot rods, customs, motorcycles, street racers and more. Appearances by Melina, WWE Superstar and Henry “The Fonz” Winkler. Drag City USA racing exhibit. Visit www.worldofwheels.com.

Third annual Motorcycle Expo — March 20-21, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $15, $7 ages 6-12, free age 5 and younger. Visit www.kevmarv.com or call 978-688-8888.

10th annual Blue Oval over Butler All Fords Car Show — April 25, rain or shine, Route 23 Ford & Nissan Automall, Route 23, Butler, N.J., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Preregistration $15 (must arrive before 10 a.m.); registration from 9-11 a.m. $20 (day of the show). Limited to 150 vehicles, 25 judged classes (no undercarriage), Hosted by the Garden State Region Mustang Club. Portion of the proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. call 201-933-6915 or e-mail mladeliberto@verizon.net. Visit www.gsrmc.org.

Unfinished Hot Rod Nationals & Rat Rod Show — may 16, rain or shine, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Big Al’s Toy Box, 14 Allen Drive, Gaylordsville, Conn. Trophies awarded in multiple categories, show open to all unfinished cars and trucks, street rods, hot rods, all rat rods, pro street, originals, race cars, customs and special interest vehicles. call 860-354-3237 or e-mail supercharged@charterinternet.com. Visit www.bigalstoybox.com.

Biketoberfest — Oct. 14-17, Daytona Beach, Fla. think Florida in the fall. Vendors, rides, shows, food, people and bikes. Visit www.DaytonaBeach.com and www.biketoberfest.com.

Mail information for Cruises & Bike Nights at least two weeks in advance to Donna Kessler, c/o My Ride, P.O. Box 2046, Middletown 10940; or e-mail dkessler@th-record.com. please indicate the beginning and end date of the event.

East Side Bar & Grill Bike Night — East Side Bar & Grill, Route 52, Walden, every Thurs. Live music by Joe Pag or the Reddan Brothers, drink and food specials, $1 Deep Fried Hoggs, $2 Dos Drafts. call 787-4160. Visit East Side Bar & Grill on Facebook.

East Side Bar & Grill Monster Biker Blowout — East Side Bar & Grill, Route 52, Walden, last Sat. Drink specials, $2 Dos Drafts. All are welcome. call 787-4160. Visit East Side Bar and Grill on Facebook.

Toriellos Monday Night Cruise-In — Toriellos Brick Oven Pizzeria and Restaurant, Clover Knolls Plaza, Route 207, Hamptonburgh (just outside Goshen), 6-9 p.m. Every Mon., April 19 through Sept. 27. (except Memorial Day and Labor Day). ’50s, ’60s and ’70s music, free door-prize raffles for vehicle participants, lots of fun. If it has wheels, bring it. call 294-5550.

Cruizen Sullivan County — Every Mon., starting April 26, Mullally’s Pub, Main Street, Jeffersonville, 5-9 p.m. Antique autos, classic cars, musle cars, street rodas and customs, food and friends. Come sit on the deck and listen to the oldies. Public welcome. call 800-557-1147, ext. 304, or Mullally’s at 482-5992.

George’s Auto Parts Cruise Nights — George’s Auto Parts, Route 208, Montgomery, 6 p.m. first Tues. through September, starting April 6. Cars, bikes, hot rods, classics and more, DJ, 50/50, food, store specials. call 457-3104.

Cruizin’ Port — First Tues., beginning April 6, rain date is the following Tues., 6-9 p.m. Registration fee $5 for those wanting to be judged (registration in Burger King parking lot); street cruising is open and free. Cruise Front Street in your classic car, bike or hot rod from the Erie to the Burger King parking lot in Port Jervis. Tune in to WDLC 1490 on your AM dial and listen to KJ Broadcasting and DJ Dick live. Trophies awarded in Burger King parking lot. call Harold at 856-4310 or e-mail cruzinport@gmail.com.

Dutchess Cruisers Car Club Cruise Nite — Hopewell Auto Parts, Route 376, Hopewell Junction, 6-9 p.m. (weather permitting), Fri., April 16 through October. Trophies, giveaways, 50/50, DJ and more. Open to all vehicles, street rods, hot rods, customs, classics, trucks, etc. call 227-5420 or visit www.dutchesscruisers.org.

Tri-State Car Club of Middletown Cruise Nights — Wholesale Liquidators Mall, in front of Middletown Flea Market, Dolson Avenue, Middletown, Fri., 6:30-9:30 p.m., April 23-Oct. 29. Trophies, DJ, 50/50, model car display and more. Visit www.tristatecarclub.com.

Saturday Night Cruisers Cruise Nights — Every Sat. at the Price Chopper parking lot, Temple Hill Road, new Windsor, April 17 through October, 6-9:30 p.m. 50/50, music and more. E-mail saturdaynightcruisers@hotmail.com or call 787-4228 or visit www.saturdaynightcruiserscarclub.com.

Ambassadors 4 Christ Sullivan County Chapter of Christian Motorcycle Association — Meetings fourth Mon. at Danny’s Village Inn, Wurtsboro. Dinner 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. Accepting new members, riders and nonriders. call George at 978-3300.

Catskill Region Antique Automobile Club of America — Oldest club in the region at 45 years. Accepting new members, meets 6:30 p.m. first Mon. at Pizza Hut, Liberty. Come early and have a bite to eat with members. call Vicky at 932-8923.

Cops & Rodders Car Club — Visit www.copsandroddersny.com or call 651-1188 or 216-0879 or e-mail copsnrdrs@aol.com.

Country Club Cruisers Car Club of Dingmans Ferry, Pa. — Meets 7 p.m. first Tues., Westfall Family Restaurant. call 856-6154.

Dutchess Cruisers Car Club — Meetings at 7:30 p.m. first Thurs., Smoke Haus Deli, Old Hopewell Road, Hopewell Junction. Accepting new members. call 227-5420 or visit www.dutchess cruisers.org.

Hudson Valley Model A Restorers Club — Meets 7:30 p.m. second Fri. at the Winona Lake Firehouse, Route 52, Newburgh. All are welcome whether you have a Model A or not. call 778-2570 or visit www.hvmarc.org.

Lost Wheels Motorcycle Club — Accepting new members. A family-oriented club that meets first Fri. at the Beacon Knights of Columbus, 2 Townsend St., Beacon. All bikes welcome. LWMC members have different types of motorcycles, and there is a wide range of riding ability, making the membership diverse in every way. call 401-8006 or visit www.lostwheels.com.

Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Antique Truck Club of America — Meets 7 p.m. fourth Thurs. at the Modena Firehouse, Route 44/55, Modena. Ownership of an antique truck not required to become a member, only an appreciation of antique trucks and trucking. call 883-7191 or visit www.antiquetruckclubofamerica.org.

Mid-Hudson Valley Corvette Association — A nonprofit group of 60-plus families founded in 1962. MHVCA’s purpose is to provide a community for people interested in Corvettes, in a friendly social atmosphere. MHVCA encourages planned trips, events and social activities for members of the club and promotes the exchange of information on Corvette care, maintenance and safety. Regular monthly meetings 7 p.m. second Thurs. Accepting new members. Visit www.MHVCA.org.

Minisink Valley Cruisers — Meets 10 a.m. Sun., Minisink Valley High School, Slate Hill. Accepting new members; call 726-4305.

Mustang Club of Orange County — Seeking members. The area’s only regional affiliate of the Mustang Club of America. Meets 7 p.m. first Thurs. at the Olde Erie Brew Pub & Grille, 7-11 W. Main St., Middletown. call Steve Motola at 973-809-4052 or Joe Rementer at 346-5312 or e-mail joerementer@yahoo.com.

National Southern Cruisers Riding Club Orange County Chapter — A no-dues club for motorcycle riders who just want to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow riders and share a passion for riding. call 986-4869 or visit www.southerncruisers.net.

“New” Victory Motorcycle Club — Every second Sat. at 6 p.m., with rides set for Sun., Baer Harley-Davidson, Grandview Avenue, Honesdale, Pa. call Don at 607-655-4808 or visit www.baer-inc.com.

Newburgh Ruff Ryders Club — Accepting new members. Meetings 4 p.m. last Sun. at the HV Ruff Ryders clubhouse, Route 9W, new Windsor. Members must own a motorcycle. Visit www.myspace.com/officialhvruffryders.

OCNY HOG (Harley Owners Group) — Meetings 10 a.m. second Sun., buffet breakfast 9 a.m., at My Place, Little Britain Road, Newburgh. Dinner ride 6 p.m. Thurs.; meet at Moroney’s Harley-Davidson, Route 300, Newburgh. Scheduled group ride 10 a.m. Sun. Destination is posted on the Web site. Club sponsored by Moroney’s Harley-Davidson. Visit www.ocnyhog.com.

Omega Knights Motorcycle Club Chapter 1 — Accepting new members. If you enjoy riding or just hanging out with those who do, come check us out. Meetings are the second Wed. at the Gateway Diner in Newburgh (back room), dinner 6:30 p.m., meeting 7:30-9 p.m. Visit www.omegaknights.org.

Orange County Antique Auto Club — Meets 7:30 p.m. first Fri. at the Wallkill Community Center, Wes Warren Drive, off Route 211, Town of Wallkill. Members’ vehicles include antiques, hot rods, customs and muscle cars. Guests and prospective members are always welcome. call Jean Lloyd at 733-1901.

Pony Express MC Hudson Valley — Seeking new members, meetings are held the first Sunday of every month at My Place, 911 new Britain Road (Route 207), new Windsor at 11:30 a.m. Visit www.ponyexpressmchv.net.

Saturday Night Cruisers Car Club — Accepting new members. Meets 7 p.m. second Mon. at the Duck Town Inn, 246 Walsh Ave., new Windsor. call 787-4228 or visit www.saturdaynightcruiserscarclub.com.

Steel Saints MC — Meets 7:30 p.m. every other Thurs., Captain’s Table, Monroe. Accepting new members. Orange County club that rides, sponsors fundraisers and supports area MC functions. call 234-3547 or visit www.steelsaintsmc.com.

Tri-State Car Club — Meets 7:30 p.m. second Tues. at Town of Wallkill Community Center, Wes Warren Drive, Route 211, Town of Wallkill. Accepting new members. Visit www.tristatecarclub.com or call 800-0607.

Tri-State Motorcycle Club LTD — Seeking new members. Orange County-based club sponsors ice races and hare scrambles and participates in social functions. Meets 7:30 p.m. first and third Tues. call 566-4956.

Twisted Visionz Car Club — Meets 6 p.m. second and fourth Sat., car wash on Route 9, behind Cracker Barrel in Fishkill. Open to all types of vehicles, from imports to classics to bikes. call 380-1471 or visit www.twistedvisionz-carclub.com.

Untouchable Car Club — Meets 8 p.m. Fri. at Champion Billiards, Fairview Avenue, Hudson, rain or shine. call 518-965-1831 or visit untouchablecarclub.weebly.com.

Upper Delaware River Mustang & Ford Club — The first Mustang club in the area is accepting new members. Meets 7:30 p.m. second Wed. at the Port Jervis Rec Department. call Kevin at 856-1256 or Jim at 856-3332.

Mail information for Riding Events, Clubs & Cruises at least two weeks in advance to Donna Kessler, c/o My Ride, P.O. Box 2046, Middletown 10940; or e-mail dkessler@th-record.com. Calendar listings can also be submitted online at www.recordonline.com/myride. If you are submitting a cruise listing, indicate the beginning and end date.

MY RIDE EVENTS: And the countdown begins to the start of the season. All the …