Monday, June 25, 2012

2nd Annual Crusin' Pallooza

Whitney Point, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The second annual Cruisin' Pallooza happened at the Broome County Fairgrounds this weekend.

The show featured some of the most powerful motorcycles in the area.

Admission was free for the three day event.

However food and cash donations to the Broome County Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse, or C.H.O.W. were greatly appreciated.

"It's just a fun day where guys can come out on their bikes, women come out on their bikes, and just have a good time. There are very few bike shows in the area. So what we decided to do this year the second year was to have a bike show," says Big Wally.

Big Wally went on to say there's something for people of all ages at the Pallooza.

Last year the Pallooza raised over three tons of food for C.H.O.W.

By Adam Chick

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cruisin' Pallooza at county fairgrounds this weekend

If you're a fan of chromed-out, high-octane cruisers, lead sleds, street rods and tricked-out bikes, this weekend's Cruisin' Pallooza is the place to be.

The 12th annual event will be held Friday through Sunday at the Broome County Fairgrounds on Route 11 in Whitney Point.

Friday night's cruise-in will leave NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton around 5:45 p.m. and travel to the fairgrounds, where local band Distant Thunder will perform at the music tent. Also planned are raffles, vendors, food and a movie under the stars at dusk.

Saturday will be the Hot Rod and Custom Car Show and Flea Market, with 28 classes of classic cars, trucks and bikes, plus a flea market, arts and crafts, and food vendors. New this year is The Great New York State Chili Championship; to enter, go online to 99.1 The Whale's website at and click on the Cruisin' Pallooza banner. Those who don't enter can taste the chili; tickets are 12 samples for $5 and 50 cents for each additional ticket (three free tickets available by donating food to Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse).

Sunday is the second annual Bike Night During The Day, featuring live music from Voodoo Highway and No Quarter. Also planned are bike games beginning at 1 p.m., "Bikini Babe" and "Mr. Beer Belly" contests, the Bike Day Poker Run, the Red Knights Burnout Box and more.

Registration for the bike ride will be held at Southern Tier Harley Davidson on Front Street in Binghamton between 9 and 10 a.m., with last bike due in at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per rider.
This year's bike day also will feature a bike show presented by the Triple Cities Chopper Club. There will be seven classes: sport bikes, choppers, metric cruisers, American cruisers, classic (20 years old and over), touring bikes and trikes. The bike show has is no pre-registration; signups will be held Sunday between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. for $10.

Poker run signup is 9 to 10 a.m.; the cost is $10 per hand. The last bike is due at the fairgrounds at 12:30 p.m. All registration money from events will benefit CHOW.

Admission and parking are free for all three days, but a food or cash donation for CHOW will be gratefully accepted. Last year, the Cruisin' Pallooza collected more than 3 tons of food to help families served by CHOW'S pantry.

For more information, including vehicle and vendor forms, go to and click on the Cruisin' Pallooza banner.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Council of Churches to hold golf tourney

TOWN OF UNION — The Broome County Council of Churches’ 11th annual Faith in Action Volunteers Golf Classic and Barbecue will be held Aug. 10 at Traditions at the Glen.

The tournament, sponsored by Weis Markets, has a four-person captain and crew format and begins at 1 p.m. Registration and a putting contest begin at 11:45 a.m. Entry costs $100 for individuals and $400 for a team by July 30, and $125 for individuals and $500 for a team after that date. The cost includes the greens fee, golf court, barbecue dinner, refreshments, gifts and prizes.

The Miller Auto Team will sponsor a hole-in-one contest for a new car. Business sponsorships are also available.

For more information, contact Joanne Kays at (607) 724-9130 ext. 304 or visit

— Jennifer Micale