First Annual Hollywood Hop roars through Gadsden County

A local Gadsden County brotherhood of motorcyclists, WTB, hosted the first annual Hollywood Hop ride on Saturday, April 1.

The event was held in memory of Christopher “Hollywood” Hargrove, a Gadsden County native who died in a motorcycle accident last year.

Bikers from all over Gadsden County gathered at the Legacy at the Riverfront off Highway 90 in Midway at 10 a.m. to register for the event at $20 per person, which also got attendees a meal and a shirt.

“All the money that we’re raising is going to [Hargrove’s] children’s scholarship funds,” said WTB member Ben Hurst. “So we’ve started the Hargrove Children’s Scholarship Fund. As we continue building this year by year, we’re hoping to eventually turn this into a Leon County scholarship, once we take care of Hargrove’s kids, where local high school students can apply for it.” 

At 11 a.m. kickstands went up and bikers began to ride off, following the Blue Star Highway to their first stop, Perry Lynn’s Smokehouse in Quincy.  

The parking lot quickly filled with bikes of all kinds and leather jacketed riders, who shared beer and fellowship in memory of their fallen brother.

The riders also made stops at the Quincy Moose Lodge, Bleachers Pub and Grub in Chattahoochee, and finally to Hollywood Hideaway in Hardaway for an afterparty. 

The party featured catered food, a raffle, auction, and live music from local bands Caliber and Sidetrack. 

Stephen Klein – Gadsden County News Service


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