The Thunder Rolls Through Rocky Mount During Door to Door on 64

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Nash County Travel and Tourism announces NC State HOG Rally.

The NC State HOG Rally will be making an overnight stop in Rocky Mount on Friday, Sept. 5, and Rocky Mount Harley Davidson is preparing to host an event unlike anything the area has ever seen.

Harley Owners Group (HOG) is the largest factory-sponsored motorcycle organization in the world with nearly a million members around the globe, and there is nobody like them on the planet. Their primary mission is to ride Harleys and have fun with family and friends. The HOG is a family-oriented, non-political organization with members from all walks of life who enjoy the freedom and heritage that Harley-Davidson represents.

The NC State HOG event will draw members from all over the United States and around the world. This four-day event has activities planned all along Interstate 64, starting in Murphy and ending in Manteo. The four destination stops as attendees go “Door to Door on 64” will include Murphy, Statesville, Rocky Mount and the Outer Banks.

“We are delighted to bring this event to Rocky Mount and know people will be very engaged by the southern charm of the area, and are anticipating a significant economic impact for area businesses,” said John Rudolph, principle of Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson.

Sept. 5 will be a day full of excitement and world-class entertainment. On hand for the event will be Harley-Davidson World Record Jumper Bubba Blackwell, also known as “The American Dare Devil.” Bubba Blackwell is the only official Harley-Davidson daredevil to bring back the nostalgia and human drama of the stunt jumping made popular by the great Evil Knievel. This event is co-sponsored by Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson and Davenport Auto Park, the exclusive automotive sponsor of the stop, and is free to the general public. The stunt shows and jump will be held on the lot of Davenport Auto Park, along with various vendors and multiple activities for the family.

Also joining the line-up of events for the day will be Charlie Daniels and The Charlie Daniels Band, which will be performing Friday night and is co-sponsored by Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson and Hardees. Tickets will not be sold for this event and are only available through corporate sponsors of the event; details can be obtained by visiting the Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson website at or Davenport Autopark at

“We consider it an honor to have been selected by the NC State HOG Rally selection Committee to participate in this tour and have been working on the event for well over a year and plan to give our guests the time of their life,” said Jimmy Lyles, general manager of Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson.

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, vending, performance opportunities, or ways to get a business, non-profit or civic group involved please contact:
Elizabeth Branham, Event Producer
epbranham(at)rockymounthd(dot)com or epbranham(at)gmail(dot)com

For more information regarding visitor information, overnight accommodations, etc., please contact:
Alexandra Boncek, Director of Tourism
aeboncek(at)rockymounttravel(dot)com or 800-849-6825/252-972-5080
<br>About the Company:<br>Whether a lifelong resident, a first-time visitor just passing through, or a traveler on the hunt for a new adventure, Nash County offers an interesting and exciting blend of experiences, historical attractions and special events sure to pique the interests of many. From New York City to Miami, or Murphy to Manteo, Nash County anchors the Interstate 95 (I-95) and US Highway 64 (US 64) interchanges, making it easily accessible from every direction and the perfect destination for all special events.

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