TrailBlazers - We are a social organization of pioneer motorcycling enthusiasts. Meeting annually since 1940.


On Saturday, April 22nd the 73rd annual Trailblazers banquet will be held at the Carson Center in Carson, CA. We always have changes right up to the day of the event, so despite the “sold out” notices, please send an email if you’d still like to attend and we can let you know if anything is available:

The Carson Center is at 3 Civic Center Plaza Dr., Carson, CA 90745, off I-405 at the Carson St exit, next to the Carson Doubletree by Hilton.

If you are not attending, be sure to check out the Facebook Live feed on the Trailblazers. Note that the feed will run from 6:30 to 7:00 for the opening ceremonies, then dark during the dinner break. The program will come back on at 8:00 for the Awards program.

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Banquet agenda:

2:00 - 3:00 pm: Setup for the Tom Cates Memorial Bike Show, presented by Hagerty Insurance. If you are bringing a motorcycle to display, no need to call in advance, Bike Show spaces are first come, first served. Please check in at Will Call first to pickup your “Pit Passes.” No one gets in without a ticket. Classic and historic bikes only, no commercial displays. There will be security, but be safe and bring your own lock, chain and also a drip pan please, as well as some information or history about your bike.

3:00 - 6:00 pm: Reception and the Tom Cates Memorial Bike Show, presented by Hagerty Insurance. Pick up your Pit Passes at Will Call. All passes are on file alphabetically by attendee. Sorry, no one gets in without a Pit other words: No Visitors just for the Bike Show. Banquet attendees only.

6:00 pm: Banquet doors open. Tables 1-37 enter through the left door and Tables 38-75 on your right. Your table number will be on your envelope and there will be some guides at the doorway. Look for the guys in the gold blazers!

6:30 pm: Welcome and opening ceremonies.

7:00 - 8:00 pm: Dinner

8:00 pm: Awards program begins

At the conclusion of the program, we will invite all of the 2017 as well as previous Trailblazers Hall of Fame inductees on stage for a group photo.

Bike show photo by Scott Heidbrink. Award photo of Trailblazers VP Keith Mashburn (left), 2016 Hall of Fame inductee Wayne Rainey (middle) and Trailblazers President Don Emde. Photo by Rex Jones.

Published Monday, May 02 2016

73rd Annual Trailblazers Banquet
Saturday, April 22, 2017

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