Bikes begin gathering on the parking lot at noon in anticipation of the 1 p.m. departure. There is no fee to ride and no registration though bikers may want to arrive early because in recent years the run has seen nearly 1,000 bikes in attendance. The Association will be selling commemorative T-shirts and a local team for the Meigs County Relay for Life will be selling pop and water on the parking lot.
Once the run begins, bikers will turn left onto Ohio 833 and head toward Middleport where the run will stretch through the entire village, exiting on Hobson and onto Ohio 7. Then, the run will turn left on CR5 to Rutland, then to New Lima Road, to Harrisonville and Ohio 143, then back to Ohio 7 for a final destination bound for the Meigs County Fair Grounds. The ride takes around one hour.
Once at the fair grounds, the Association has planned a day of bike games, contests, music and concessions for an admission price of $5. There will also be camping available.
Bikers of every race, creed and breed are welcome to participate in the run which began to honor those members of the Association and other bikers who have died. As a tribute, the run traditionally rolls by at least some of the final resting places of fellow bikers who have passed away. The run has also become one of Pomeroy’s “unofficial” summer festivals, drawing in one of the largest crowds of the season and it is, for all intents and purposes, the largest “unofficial” parade the county has to offer.