SEA • ROAR, or the South East Raider Owners And Riders, started out as a group of riders on an internet forum talking about their bike and riding. In early 2008 the SEA-ROAR forum members from Florida got together for a ride to Biketoberfest in Daytona. There were five members.
In the spring of 2009 an open invitation to SEA • ROAR was posted on the forum. Several new members from the Carolina's joined bringing the membership to twenty-three.
In April of 2009, a few of the members discussed getting a group of members together for some riding and a meet and greet. The discussion led to a meetup in a great place for riding central to all interested; Asheville, North Carolina. It sounded like a good time, and other forum members expressed an interest in joining the ride.
The First Rally, 2009 - Asheville, NC
After receiving so much positive interest it was decided to somehow make it a charity event. Several charities were discussed, finally choosing the Mission Children's Hospital. So on June 3, 2009 the South East Raider Rally was launched on the forum where all these guys had gotten together online, MyBikeForums.com. The date was set for August 7-9, 2009.
That first organized event drew twenty-seven Raiders, along with other bikes and riders and raised over $4,000 to benefit the Mission Children's Hospital.
2nd Annual Rally, 2010 - Asheville, NC
On September 14, 2009, SEA-ROAR announced the 2010 South East Raider Rally dates; August 4th-8th, 2010. The Mission Children's Hospital, located in Asheville, North Carolina was once again selected for our fund raiser. Goals for the 2010 Rally; grow the event to over one hundred (100) Raiders from all over the country and raise over $20,000 for the hospital.
The 2010 event drew forty-seven Raiders (47) and riders from eighteen different states including Raider owners from England and quadrupled the previous years contributions benefiting the hospital.
3rd Annual Rally, 2011 - Johnson City, TN
The 2011 Rally moved north and was held in Johnson City, Tennessee on August 3rd-7th, 2011. Supporting The Kari's Heart Foundation, a Johnson City organization.
4th Annual Rally, 2012 - Maggie Valley, NC
The 2012 Rally will be in Maggie Valley, NC. We're going to scale it down a little and try to give everyone a chance to kick back and enjoy the week a little more laid back country style. Just getting together, and the riding.
These individuals have graciously volunteered to give their time and resources for this years rally to make it a great event for all of you.
Be sure to acknowledge these people for their support and efforts. Your appreciattion is of their hard work keep s this event going each year. It wouldn't happen without these people's time and dedication.