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About

Welcome! I’m Travis Barbee, Chief Justice of Zendah Grotto, a dedicated Freemason, and a motorcycle enthusiast. In August 2024, I’ll be embarking on a charity ride with the aim of raising over $50,000 for the Grottoes International Humanitarian Foundation.

The Cause: The Grottoes International Humanitarian Foundation (HF) is a 501c3 organization that is dedicated to raising funds to provide dental care to kids who otherwise lack access. This is crucial because insurance and Medicare often don’t cover special needs dental care. HF collaborates with local Grotto chapters to deliver not only free dental care but also covers related expenses, including anesthesiologists and special facilities. Families of the special needs child pay nothing, and it’s truly heartwarming to see these young individuals smile with confidence.

The Ride: In August 2024, I’ll be riding my Indian Roadmaster from Tampa, Florida, to Anchorage, Alaska, covering around 10,000 miles round trip. The journey will feature various stops and promotions, with support from local and national media. Additionally, the ride will include a “Iron Butt” leg for those looking to ride 1000 miles in a 24-hour period. Many riders are eager to join us in support of our cause. Leading up to the event, we’ll have event tee shirts with sponsor listings on the back, along with support patches available for purchase.

Join us for a “Send-off event” at our Zendah Grotto location in Plant City, Florida, with coverage from local news outlets. We will also be featured in “Born to Ride,” a Florida motorcycle magazine by Ron Galletti.

For those interested in becoming early sponsors, we are hosting a “Campaign Kickoff Party” at Zendah Grotto on March 16th, 2024

About Me: I’ve been riding motorcycles since I was five years old, transitioning from Honda and Kawasaki to my current 2021 Indian Roadmaster. I have completed challenging motorcycle journeys, including 1000-mile trips in 24 hours, and have explored every county in Florida with fellow Masons. I’m actively involved with the Masonic Motorcycle group called Free Runners and serve on the board for the West Florida Confederation of Clubs.

Please join us in supporting this fantastic cause and bring Special Smiles to Special Kids!

Please reach out with any questions or if there is anything that you may be able to do to help us with meeting our goals of getting more kids to smile.

For Real-Time Road Reports

The Starting Line: Zendah Grotto, Plant City, Florida, US
Dinar Grotto, Hoover, Alabama, US
9H 575m
No Ruz Grotto, Evansville, Indiana, US
5.5H 360m
River Park Moose Lodge, River Grove, Illinois, US
5.5H 300m
Ela Ala Grotto, Duluth, Minnesota, US
7H 475m
Stony Mountain #12 Masonic Lodge, Stony Mountain, MB, CA
7H 374m
Empire #63 Edmonton Masonic Lodge, Alberta, CA
13.5H 840m
Fort St. John Masonic Lodge, Fort St. John, British Columbia, CA
7H 410m
Fort Nelson Masonic Lodge #179, British Columbia, CA
4H 250m
Whitehorse Masonic Lodge #46, Yukon, CA
11H 600m
Red Eagle Lodge Cabin, Chistochina, Alaska, US
9H 475m
Anchorage, Alaska
4.5H 230m
Tok, Alaska
5.5H 320m
Whitehorse, Yukon
7.5H 390m
Dease Lake, British Columbia, CA
7.5H 405m
Hazelton, British Columbia, CA
7.5H 405m
100 Mile House, British Columbia, CA
8.5H 476m
Tacobat Grotto, Tacoma, Washington, US
7H 390m
Boise, Idaho, US
7H 390m
Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, US
5H 313m
Denver Lodge #5, Denver, Colorado, US
9.5H 640m
Hazar Grotto, McPherson, Kansas, US
7H 470m
Saba Grotto, Tulsa, Oklahoma, US
3.5H 240m
Alla Grotto, Garland, Texas, US
4.5H 260m
Mithra Grotto, Shreeveport, Louisiana, US
3H 180m
Al Azar, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US
4H 260m
Al Hassan, Mobile, Alabama, US
3H 200m
Zelica, Pensacola, Florida, US
1H 60m
Tal War, Tallahassee, Florida, US
3H 200m
Oca-Vilij, Ocala, Florida, US
3H 200m
The Finish Line: Zendah Grotto, Plant City, Florida, US
2H 120m

The Route

Total Mileage: 10,863 | Total Drive Time: 181.5H

Click on any map dot above to expand more info. For extra info along our route, click on any of the pitstops below to expand more details. 

2023 Monarch: Chris Georges

803 W Mahoney Street
Plant City, FL 33614

2023 Monarch: Winston Lewis Each
2023 Secretary: David Kirk Hartin, PM – Email

3445 Sierra Drive
Hoover, AL 35216
205-292-8939

Monarch: Donald Riggs, PM – Email
Secretary: William Lockard – Email

2901 N. First Street
Evansville, IN 47710
812-422-8758

Contact Cookie for more info – Email

8601 Fullerton Ave.
River Grove, IL 60171

2118 W. First St.
Duluth, MN 55806
218-260-7514

Rob “Ghengis” Fortier

15 Main Street
Stony Mountain,
Manitoba, CA

Charles “Gringo” Lott

Edmonton, Alberta, CA

10411 – 100 Ave
Fort St John
British Columbia, CA
250-261-1594

4803 Sunset Drive
Fort Nelson, British Columbia, CA
250-321-0666

Mile 32.7 Tok Cutoff
Chistochina, Alaska
907.822.5299

Monarch: Jeff Craig, PM – Email
Secretary: Joseph Mc Alister, PM – Email

DMC 306 S. 134 Street
Tacoma, WA
98444

303-534-0939

Bro Scott Autry
719-482-5803
kb0umv@gmail.com
CO Grand Sec

Monarch: Jeremy C. Long – Email
Secretary: Kelly Long, PM – Email

311 S. Main Street
McPherson, KS 67460
620-755-0627

2023 Monarch: David M. Whitehead, PM
2023 Secretary: Dewey J. Thompson, PM – email

5903 E. 9th Street
Tulsa, OK 74112

2121 Rowlett Rd.
Garland, TX 75043
214-557-7257

Monarch: Charles E. Gray – Email
Secretary: Thomas W. Hudson, PM – Email

El Karubah Shrine Temple
6230 Lakeshore Dr.
Shreveport LA 71119
318-747-1836

Monarch 2023: William L Rose – Email
Secretary 2023: Justin A Owen – Email

14332 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70819

Monarch 2023: Joe L Tomberlin, PM
Secretary 2023: Alvin M Elmore, PM – Email

1595 Battleship Pkwy
Spanish Fort, AL 36527

2023 Monarch: Benjamin K. Stoeser
2023 Secretary: Shawn D. Johnson, PM – Email

Zelica Grotto Hall
1000 S “K” St.
Pensacola, FL 32502
850-438-1187.

Monarch: John Plescow, PM – Email
Secretary: James J. Olsen, PM – Email

2738 W. Tharpe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
850-321-7468

Monarch 2023: Eric Klienbach
Secretary 2023: Edward J. Mayfield, Jr.

3532 NE 7th Street
Ocala, FL 34470

Bringing Special Smiles to Special Kids

Contact

Please feel free to reach out any time. I’d love to talk to you. Offers of support or ideas to integrate into the fundraiser are always welcome!