The city of Glen Rose and the In Country Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club are busy preparing for Rumble on the Paluxy Motorcycle Rally scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9 - Sunday, Nov. 11.
The objective of the rally is to have a fun, family-friendly event to raise money for veterans in need.
Over the last couple of years, Glen Rose has become a destination for motorcyclists who enjoy the area's back roads and biker-friendly restaurants.
"The hope for the Veterans Day weekend motorcycle rally is to expose even more bikers to Glen Rose and everything it has to offer," Tara Janszen, Glen Rose Convention & Visitors Bureau special events coordinator said.
The majority of the action for Rumble on the Paluxy will take place on the historic courthouse square but other venues are also involved.
Beginning at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9, vendors and interactive displays will be set up along the square for the rally and general public. They will remain open till 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 and open again on Saturday, Nov. 10.
A veterans tribute ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday followed by a motorcycle show set for 3-6 p.m. Bike Games hosted by the In Country Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club will take place that Friday at the courthouse square and at the Somervell County Expo Center parking lot the following day.
The Rally will hit a high note at a Confederate Railroad concert at the Texas Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Confederate Railroad is known for their high-energy combination of honky-tonk rock, sensitive ballads and offbeat humor that has allowed the band to achieve chart success, multi-platinum sales and continued popularity.
Bikers who register for the rally will get free access to the concert and it will also be open to the public for a $15 per person admission fee.
"Glen Rose is privileged to be partnering with a solid organization that works hard to help others for this motorcycle eally," Janszen said.
The In Country Vietnam Motorcycle Club is a wholly benevolent non-profit war veterans motorcycle club with a motto of, "Vets Helping Vets."
"Their purpose is to provide moral, mental and physical support to their brothers and sisters as well as other veterans, their families, widows, and children," Janszen added. "They also assist other members of the community who need financial, emotional and personal support."
The majority of the proceeds from the Veterans Day event will be donated to the Texas chapter of In Country Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club to help veterans in the state.
For more information on how to become involved with Rumble on the Paluxy or to register for the rally, visit GlenRoseEvents.com.
Visit yourglenrosetx.com for a complete schedule of rally events.