Copper House Grill

This month’s meeting was held on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at Copper House Grill in Fairmont, WV. First Officer John Hawkins led the meeting. There were twenty people in attendance.


John asks for help this year with rides and helpers in general. He wants to see this chapter grow and has asked members to step forward with planning rides and ideas for our chapter.

A month-by-month ride calendar was voted on and approved by those in attendance. Rides will be decided at the meetings for the following month. This gives everyone ample time to plan for these events. If a ride is canceled, we will not plan a make-up day; we will simply move forward.

Rally News

Harpers Ferry had been discussed in the rally committee; however, for various reasons, it doesn’t appear that this will be the location for this year’s rally. Other locations are being examined, and we will pass that information along as it becomes available. Some places being considered are Weston, Morgantown, Bluefield, Charlestown, and Granville.

Other Highlights


  • February 5 (Sunday) Greene county swap meet.  Meet at Tim Hortons below Triple S at 8 o’clock and leave at 8:15-ish. Let John know if you’re coming, he’ll wait.
  • February 11 (Saturday) 12 – 3 pm RG’s Chilli Cook-Off in Bridgeport, WV. Live music, judge’s choice, people’s choice, cash prizes. Proceeds go to Firm Handshake WV “Veterans Helping Veterans.”
  • February 18 (Saturday)  in Star City Off the Triple S exit. Kome American Asian buffet, formally known as Golden Corral. 12:30 for lunch. 1:30 meeting. $14.99 a person, 12% gratuity is added to your check.
  • June 9 (Friday) Hogs For Dogs Bike Night

I’ll close with a personal observation. It takes more than one or two members to make a group awesome. Every one of you adds a little something unique to this group. It’s that uniqueness, along with participation, that makes the 485 chapter great, it’s who we are.

Ride Safe!


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