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Kev95GS 10-04-2013 04:33 PM

Ribfest is now a fund raiser for Lee Waggoner
Ribfest 2013 October 18th - 20th, 2013 Nunnelly, TN
Benefit & fund raiser for Lee Waggoner's medical bills.

BMWMCON Ribfest - everything you need to know is here

This rally has been put on by Lee Waggoner for several years and he was joined by the BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville for the last 3 years.

Lee fell ill & was hospitalized on 9/29/2013. He has since been dianosed with West Nile Virus. Currently he looks to have a long stay in the hospital and, at the encouragement & full support of his daughter, Ribfest will go on. Ribfest will now be a fund raiser to benefit Lee.

BMWMCON - donating the proceeds of the rally

Blue Ridge Adventure Training - donating fees for off road training classes
Off road training classes held 10/17-18.

We'll have lots of great gear and swag for a silent auction through the BMWMCON, GS Giants and Adventure Kartell.

Please join us for great riding, food, camaraderie but most of all to support our friend.

Pre-register HERE by 10/10 - $40 - $45 at the gate

Day passes for Sat $25 - includes ribs / chicken

We want to be able to make appropriate plans so PLEASE pre-register.

If you can't make it to Ribfest please consider a monetary donation ClickDONATE button at top right

The Rally site is a privately owned farm approximately 50 miles southwest of Nashville.
From the intersection of TN 100 and TN North 48 (there is an Exxon on the corner), ride North 0.3 miles then turn right onto Bells Branch Road.
Ride 1.8 miles then take the left fork onto Bells Branch Trail. This is now a smooth gravel road.
Ride 0.3 miles to driveway on the left. There is a green gate. There will be signs.
Cell service is spotty. There's a new tower in Nunnelly. You can receive text messages.
GPS coordinates: N 35 51.776, W 87 25.965


'Ya in, 'Ya out?

One Less Harley 10-04-2013 06:58 PM

I was sort of planing on going, now definitely going, currently a starving student, but bringing some cash to donate. Lee is a great guy, was at the Biltmore RA rally hanging out with him and some friends. Looking forward to seeing great support for Lee at this event!!

frijole 10-04-2013 07:34 PM


The GS Giants Woods trials will be going on Sat @ Ribfest. Test your skills on your big dual-sport :evil

Jamie1979 10-05-2013 04:14 PM

I met Lee and two other guys, ( Hi Brian and Ben ) this summer down by the Cherohala Skyway. Awesome guy, sorry to hear this. Hope he makes a full recovery.

loosesprocket 10-05-2013 05:52 PM

Lee's a cool guy, met him at MMM. Sorry to hear about this, hope he gets better soon. Donation sent.

mrbreeze 10-06-2013 04:38 PM

looks like fun!

HappyCRNA 10-07-2013 10:16 AM


frijole 10-07-2013 04:25 PM

Originally Posted by Blur View Post
The very kind fellow who owns the property where Ribfest is held was recently hospitalized.

All tuition collected from those who sign up for the Adventure Bike Training will be given to Lee.

Please consider signing up. We'd like nothing better than to give Lee a few thousand dollars to help with his hospital bills.

To sign up, send your payment to via Paypal. Any donation is appreciated but $149 is the minimum. Please specify your interest in the Thursday class or the Friday class.

I was a motorcycle instructor at the BMW Performance Center from 2010-2012 and will be teaching. Another instructor who still works at the PC has expressed interest in helping out. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for doing this, Blair! :clap:clap:clap

Kev95GS 10-09-2013 09:46 AM

If you can't make it to Ribfest, but would like to help out Lee, there is a DONATE button in the upper right corner of the Ribfest page of BMWMCON.


Y'all come join us.

crpntr 10-10-2013 06:06 PM

Ride times
Hey Kevin, we've got a group of 5-7 that will be there for Saturday. What time are the rides leaving? FYI I got everybody talked in to the trials course. All our prayers are for Lee's quick recovery, Love ya brother! This won't be the same without you there...

frijole 10-11-2013 11:43 AM

We are meeting out at Lee's farm tomorrow morning for another workday. Any mid TN folks want to help, PM me.

HappyRiding 10-11-2013 12:04 PM

I can't make Ribfest but donation sent. Thanks for the link.

frijole 10-11-2013 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by HappyRiding (Post 22531664)
I can't make Ribfest but donation sent. Thanks for the link.

Thanks, friend. :clap

jub jub 10-12-2013 05:01 PM

Donation sent ! Get well Lee! Sending you some good Ju Ju!

Belaflek 10-13-2013 06:51 AM

Here's a preview I threw together at around 1 AM

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