The First Annual Danny C. Dossman 69th Birthday Ride to Watch  will take place October 31, 2020.

You are invited to attend the “Ride to Watch” (RTW) event that will be held in Belton, Texas on October 31, 2020

(yes, that’s Halloween) at the Grand Avenue Theater.  The theater will be showing motorcycle themed movies for your

entertainment.  In addition, there will be an open bar!  Since this event will involve adult beverages, the

Defective Gene Pool has arranged free transportation from the host hotel to and from the theater. 

This also applies to any guests who live locally and will not be staying at the hotel.

Basically, riding to and from the theater after drinking is prohibited.  Period.

Movies this year include the new motorcycle series entitled Long Way Up, which chronicles the adventures of Ewan McGregor and his friend Charley Boorman on their epic journey from the tip of South America to Los Angeles, CA on electric Harley-Davidson motorcycles.  The evening starts with the now classic adventures of the Wild Hogs starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy with a special appearance by Peter Fonda.

Ride ins of more than 1,000 miles are eligible for recognition with a special commemorative Danny C. Dossman 69th Birthday Ride to Watch Saddlesore 1000 or BBG certificate.  The usual IBA fees will apply.  Also, the rider or two-up pair logging the most miles to the event will receive a special prize in keeping with the tradition of the Defective Gene Pool.  Yes, that means Bill Thweatt is in charge of prize selection.

COVID UPDATE:  You will be required to wear a mask when you enter the theater.  Once inside you will be attending a private party and masks will be optional.
Logistics and schedule: Grand Avenue Theater - 2809 Oakmark Dr. - Belton, TX 76513,  GPS 31.086166, -97.459197
Host hotel: Holiday Inn Express - 5247 S. General Bruce Dr. - Temple, TX 76502- (214) 778-5511 - GPS 31.083288, -97.407244
Sign up for the event will be handled through Ride Master and is free of charge.  Here is the link to Ride Master: 
3:00 PM – Tire kicking at the host hotel begins.  This may or may not involve actual tire kicking but could involve the usual Defective Gene Pool silliness.
5:30 PM – Transportation begins to the theater.
6:00 PM – Happy Hour
7:00 PM – Wild Hogs
8:45 PM – Long Way Up    
Rides back to the hotel will be available at various intervals throughout the evening.
If you have any questions you may contact the birthday boy at or the RTW Ridemaster at  See you Halloween night!

The Defective Gene Pool