Kenny Roberts’ Seventh Annual True American Heroes Weekend… Is This Weekend

Here’s the artist rendition of the bike that closely resembles Kenny Roberts’ famous Yamaha TZ750 flat-tracker

Tickets are selling fast for Kenny Roberts’ Seventh Annual True American Heroes Weekend, which is this weekend. After six successful events at Roberts’ ranch, the True American Heroes Weekend – a fundraising event that benefits “Welcome Home Heroes” and the Cpl. Michael D. Anderson Jr. Memorial Foundation – is being held at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California, in conjunction with this weekend’s Quail Motorcycle Gathering. The weatherman is forecasting sunny skies on the Monterey Peninsula for the event.

The centerpiece of the Seventh Annual True American Heroes Weekend is the Benefit Dinner, which is this Saturday night, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club. A gourmet meal will be prepared by the Quail Lodge & Golf Club’s Executive Chef Brian Kearns and his expert staff.

Joining three-time Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion and 2017 Quail “Legend of the Sport” Kenny Roberts as Special Guests at the Benefit Dinner will be four-time Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion Eddie Lawson, Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion Kenny Roberts Junior, four-time AMA National Champion Bubba Shobert, AMA Grand National Champion Mert Lawwill, 2013 Pikes Peak Champion Carlin Dunne, former AMA Superbike standout Thad Wolff, and international motorcycle racer and CoverGirl Shelina Moreda.

Immediately following the True American Heroes Benefit Dinner, a live auction will be held to benefit Welcome Home Heroes. The showcase item at the Benefit Auction is a 2018 Yamaha XSR700 that was donated by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., and has been customized by Kenny Roberts and his expert crew to closely resemble Roberts’ famous TZ750 flat-tracker, the machine on which he famously won the 1975 Indy Mile.

Along with the one-of-a kind, KR-Customized Yamaha XSR700 up for bids, the Benefit Auction will also include Team Roberts memorabilia, other signed racing-related items, bronze statues, paintings, and other motorsports merchandise.

Sponsors for the Seventh Annual True American Heroes Weekend are Cycle Gear, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, Motion Pro, Saddlemen Motorcycle Seats and Components, PJ1 Brands, and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

Seating for the True American Heroes Benefit Dinner is very limited, and tickets are $400 per person, $600 per couple, or $3000 for a table of 10 people. To attend, call Michael Utt at 209-765-9317 or send an email to

The official hotel for the Seventh Annual True American Heroes Weekend is Los Laureles Lodge at 313 West Carmel Valley Road in Carmel Valley Village. Call 831-659-2233 for reservations, and be sure to ask about special discount rates during the True American Heroes Weekend.

Don’t Miss The 14th Annual Cpl. Michael D. Anderson, Jr. May Day Memorial Ride

As a follow-up to the True American Heroes Benefit Dinner and Benefit Auction, the 14th Annual Cpl. Michael D. Anderson, Jr. May Day Memorial Ride will be held the next day on Sunday, May 6. The Ride will begin in the parking lot of the Quail Lodge & Golf Club.

Kickstands go up at 8 a.m., and Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Kenny Roberts Junior, Bubba Shobert, Mert Lawwill, Carlin Dunne, Thad Wolff, and Shelina Moreda will lead the Ride through and around the picturesque Monterey Peninsula where it will conclude at Moto Talbott Motorcycle Museum in Carmel Valley. Lunch will be provided at the Museum, and there will be a special Salute to Peacemakers, Peacekeepers and Protectors.

Admission to the 14th Annual Cpl. Michael D. Anderson, Jr. May Day Memorial Ride is included with your ticket to the True American Heroes Dinner, or $50 if you only want to participate in the Ride. Hundreds of Marines, soldiers, sailors, and airmen are expected to attend. To join the Ride, call Michael Utt at 209/765-9317 or send an email to

Welcome Home Heroes is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation organized to provide assistance to local Central California veterans of the U.S. military in their transition from active duty to private life. Last year, the True American Heroes Dinner and Cpl. Michael D. Anderson, Jr. Memorial Ride raised more than $130,000. For more information, visit or