Rally in the Valley


Contributing Writer
Heidi Woodard

Jeff Frailey, one of the organizers of Rally in the Valley, slated for August 16 to 18, predicted this weekend’s event will “bring a lot of visitors from all over the area, and beyond, to experience the highly anticipated two-and-half day motorcycle event in Warren, PA.”

The event will highlight scenic Route 6 in Warren, PA which is highlighted in many motorcycle publications as a fantastic motorcycle run. Rally in the Valley will be the first annual event ride in the area. Frailey said he and his wife, Michelle Frailey, had the idea to bring an event like this to Warren about a year ago.

“My wife and I go to different rallies in the area and last year we attended Roar on the Shore and said wouldn’t this be great for the Warren area?” Frailey said. From there the Fraileys brought the idea to the city council, who enthusiastically said yes, it was a great idea for the Warren area. This event, however, will be truly unique from other events in size and scope.

“Everyone will love the great variety of food, with an emphasis on good old fashion barbeque,” Frailey said. Thirty different vendors will be on hand for shopping. ”Seven top notch bands which will playing blue’s music will be playing throughout the event. Rally in the Valley will have something for everyone in the whole community to enjoy so children can enjoy this event as well.“

“Events like these also become sort of a bike show,” Frailey said. “Everyone will show up on different motorcycles and participants enjoying the event can walk around and look at all the different bikes.” Two of the featured Saturday rides are the Vet’s Dam Run and the Legion Riders Dice Run. The Vet’s Damn Run “will offer a chance to drive your motorcycle across Kinzua Dam, which is normally closed to all vehicles.” Preregistration for the Vet’s Dam Run will be taken Thursday through Saturday. The Legion Riders Dice Run “will commence after the Thank a Vet Dam ride offering riders a chance to ride for the day.”

Proceeds from the runs will benefit the Hometown Heroes fund of Warren. The Hometown Heroes fund helps area veterans in their time of need. The funds will stay local, helping veterans in Warren County. Frailey also predicted that in the future the event “will become bigger, and will develop an even larger emphasis on blues music, food, and motorcycles. The weekend will be hectic for me,” Frailey said, but he is looking forward to the challenge and to having an amazing event.