Travis Pastrana To Jump An Indian Scout FTR750

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Indian Scout FTR750Travis Pastrana To Jump An Indian Scout FTR750

In History’s Three Hour Live Event, Evel Live Premiering Sunday, July 8 At 8Pm Et/5Pm Pt

Press Release: Nitro Circus and Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, announced today that Travis Pastrana will be jumping an Indian Scout FTR750 when he looks to pay tribute to Evel Knievel, the founding father of motorcycle stunts, and surpass America’s most iconic daredevil. “Evel Live”, an unprecedented three-hour live event premiering Sunday, July 8th at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT on HISTORY in partnership with Nitro Circus, will see Travis Pastrana attempt three of Knievel’s most famed jumps on the Scout FTR750, including jumping the length of 52+ crushed cars, 16 Greyhound busses, and the ill-fated Caesars Palace fountain jump that left Knievel grasping for his life. If successful, Pastrana will be the first individual to complete all three jumps in one three-hour timespan and on a motorcycle similar to those Evel used.

Indian Scout FTR750The Indian Scout FTR750 is a flat track racing motorcycle designed to push the boundaries of speed and redefine control with two wheels firmly on the ground. Rewinding time, you find the motorcycles Evel jumped were designed for similar purposes. However, neither were intended for jumping.

“It was extremely important to use a motorcycle similar to the ones Evel jumped. The Indian Scout FTR 750 is just that, a modern-day evolution of the flat track motorcycles of the past,” said Pastrana. “It has the power I need and handles well, but I’m only going to have a few days to get comfortable on it, not to mention I’ve never jumped a V-twin before. I’ve got my work cut out, but we’re used to going big at Nitro Circus, so we’ll make it happen.” 

The Indian Scout FTR750 is far different from the lightweight motocross bikes you would typically find Travis Pastrana jumping. The engine of the FTR750 features a powerful 750cc 53-degree V-Twin and utilizes 43mm conventional front suspension with an adjustable Ohlin’s mono-shock on the rear. Introduced in the American Flat Track racing series in 2017, the Indian Scout FTR750 secured 14 victories along with the manufacturer’s and rider’s championship in its first year of competition.

“We couldn’t be more excited for Travis to be piloting the Scout FTR750 as he looks to make history by recreating three of Evel Knievel’s most historic jumps in a single evening,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director, Marketing and Product Development for Indian Motorcycle. “Evel Knievel is truly a global icon, and we’re proud to be a part of this incredible event that pays homage to his legacy in such grand fashion.”  

Will Travis Pastrana successfully complete all three jumps on the Indian Scout FTR 750? Tune-in to HISTORY on Sunday, July 8th at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT to find out.

To learn more about the Indian Scout FTR750 and Travis Pastrana’s attempt to make history with it on “Evel Live,” as well as for periodic updates leading up to the event, visit IndianMotorcycle.com or follow along on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. 

Evel Knievel’s Jumps: 

Caesar’s Palace Jump: 1967

  • He broke over 40 bones

50 Crushed Cars 1973

  • Knievel cleared 18 car widths — a total of 51 assorted crushed cars stacked in twos and threes, side by side.

4 Greyhound Buses: 1975

  • Record held for 24 years

About HISTORY
HISTORY, now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of signature series including The Curse of Oak Island, Forged in Fire, Alone, Pawn Stars, American Pickers, as well as the hit drama series Vikings and SIX.  The HISTORY website is located at history.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/history and Facebook at facebook.com/history. For more press information and photography, please visit us at http://press.aenetworks.com.

About INDIAN MOTORCYCLE

Indian Motorcycle is America’s First Motorcycle Company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

About NITRO CIRCUS

Nitro Circus, the world’s biggest action sports entertainment brand, creates electrifying live events and unbelievable original content that at once exhilarates, captivates and inspires thrill-seeking fans worldwide.  Co-founded by global superstar Travis Pastrana in 2003, Nitro Circus has since grown into a multiplatform phenomenon producing hit television shows, critically acclaimed documentaries and innovative digital offerings. That success gave rise to the Nitro Circus Live tour. Created in 2010, Nitro Circus Live has travelled the globe, playing to sold-out stadiums on five continents. The company introduced an innovative breakthrough in 2016 with the debut of Nitro World Games, completely rebooting action sports competition in the process. With over three million tickets sold to date, television programming that has aired in over 60 countries, more than 20 million engaged fans across its social media platforms and a burgeoning consumer products business, Nitro Circus is at the forefront of action sports and entertainment. For more information visit www.nitrocircus.com.

H-D Adds Hillclimb To 115th Anniversary Festivities

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HillclimbHarley-Davidson Adds Adrenaline-Pulsing Hillclimb & More To 115th Anniversary Festivities In Milwaukee Labor Day Weekend

Harley-Davidson Unveils More than 80 Events Across 20+ Venues, All Packed Into Five Days

Harley-Davidson is set to take grass-roots racing over the top with the addition of Hillclimb Motorcycle Racing to a slate of wide-open competition, moto-culture-centric activities and street  parties during the Harley-Davidson® 115th Anniversary Celebration in  Milwaukee August 29-September 2.

The Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Hillclimb, which will offer a taste of Harley-Davidson heritage while showcasing the heart-pumping excitement of today’s racing action, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1 at Little Switzerland, a 200-foot-high ski hill in Slinger, Wis.

Hillclimb“It will be rider and machine against gravity on a steep-and-gnarly course up the face of the ski hill,” said Harley-Davidson Marketing Lead Eric Jensen. “Hillclimb is one of the original forms of motorcycle competition and a big part of our history that’s celebrated by The Hill Climber statue at the Harley-Davidson Museum. This event is a natural fit for our anniversary weekend as we put motorcycle culture on full display.”

Other racing action scheduled for the anniversary weekend includes: Flat Out Friday Powered by Harley-Davidson (Aug. 31) featuring bar-to-bar indoor flat-track racing on the concrete floor of Panther arena in Milwaukee on an oval circuit soaked with sticky Dr. Pepper syrup. Also, Run What You Brung Drag Racing Powered by Harley-Davidson (Aug. 31) will put participants side-by-side and head-to-head round after round at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, Wis. Race entry information and event details are posted at h-d.com/115 https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/milwaukee-115th.html>.

Hillclimb“This is an anniversary celebration not to miss,” said Heather Malenshek, Vice  President, Marketing, Harley-Davidson. “There will be moto-culture  activities perfect for riders and non-riders alike, as well as families. Most activities will be free and open to the public, but if attendees want to upgrade with exclusive experiences and limited-edition merchandise, we have designed special anniversary rally packs.”

The three Rally Packs include a special wrist band good for drink  discounts and other perks at Anniversary venues, VIP motorcycle parking, limited-edition merchandise and special access at many events. Only 400 Chrome Packs, the top tier package, and less than 1,000 second-tier Rides Home Packs remain. Rally Packs are available at h-d.com/115pack<http://www.h-d.com/115pack> and quantities are limited.

Make Your Plans Today
With Sunday marking115 days until the start of the Harley-Davidson® 115th Anniversary Milwaukee Celebration, anticipation is building. Five  neighborhoods throughout the Milwaukee area are throwing parties during the anniversary weekend. Wear a Rally Pack wristband to any of these street parties and receive a discount on a select beverage purchase plus other perks. See all street party details at h-d.com/115<https://www.harley-davidson.com/115>.

The Harley-Davidson Museum will be the epicenter of 115th Anniversary activities in Milwaukee. The Museum will host entertainment on two  stages, motorcycle field games, a custom bike show, tattoo artists, local food and more. Paid admission is required to enter the Museum, but  all H.O.G. members enjoy complimentary admission with a valid H.O.G. membership card and photo identification.

The Harley-Davidson 115th and H.O.G. 35th Anniversary Moto-Carnival at Veterans Park will celebrate 35 years of the Harley Owners Group and 115 years of Harley-Davidson with Full Throttlefest, a traveling version of the world-famous Full Throttle Saloon featuring Rhett Rotten’s Wall of Death, Circus Una’s Highwire Thrill Show, the Urias Globe of Death, a bungee slingshot, helicopter rides and nightly concerts.

“Harley-Davidson, Full Throttle and all of our Harley-Davidson riding brothers and sisters from around the world are a recipe for the best party on the planet for 2018,” said Jesse James Dupree of the Full Throttle Saloon. “Harley-Davidson represents 115 years of American history and we are honored to be helping throw this amazing party on the Milwaukee lakefront.”

More information on all Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Milwaukee Celebration events and activities, including factory tours and Juneau Avenue Global Headquarters visits, the H-D Police and Civilian Skills Competition, Harley-Davidson Museum activities, self-guided local rides, is available at h-d.com/115<http://www.h-d.com/115>.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company  has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and  custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line  of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise,  riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com<http://www.h-d.com>.

8th Annual Vintage Rally

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Vintage Rally8th Annual Vintage Rally

National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa

Vintage Rally 2018 is a great time to visit the National Motorcycle Museum, walk through the free Swap Meet and Bike Show and spend time with several special guests.

Vintage Rally

Part of the Museum’s collection, Steve McQueen’s personal Indian Chief Chopper has not run for a few years. American Pickers’ David Ohrt will kick start McQueen’s escape machine to life for Vintage Rally visitors.

Steve McQueen’s famed Indian Chief Chopper will be taken off display, fired up and discussed by American Pickers’ David Ohrt. Recently inducted Hall of Famer Gloria Tramontin Struck will discuss her life of riding and her new book. Harley-Davidson family member Jean Davidson will preview the upcoming Harley-Davidson Motor Company 115th Anniversary.

The actual Vincent Black Lightning ridden by Rollie Free in 1948 across the Bonneville Salt Flats will still be on display in STREAMLINERS presented by J&P Cycles.

You are invited to enter antique and vintage bikes in the one day Bike Show, or sign up for a Swap Meet space in the two day Swap Meet. If you attend Vintage Rally 2018 on June 23 & 24, 2018 you can also enjoy J&P Cycles Iowa Rally that same weekend just up the road one one mile.

For more information go to EVENTS on the National Motorcycle Museum website,  www.nationalmcmuseum.org

Vintage Rally

Vintage Rally guest and Hall of Famer Gloria Tramontin Struck, still riding at 92 years of age, recently authored her memoirs. Gloria will talk about the great people she’s met through motorcycling and do a book signing.

Vintage Rally

Vintage Rally guest Jean Davidson will speak on a variety of motorcycling topics and preview the Harley-Davidson Motor Company’s 115th Anniversary celebration.

 

Indian Motorcycle; 2018 Wheels & Waves

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wheels-wavesIndian Motorcycle Returns As A Main Sponsor Of 2018 Wheels & Waves

The 7th Edition of The Wheels and Waves Festival Will Descend on The Basque Coast in June

Free spirits will descend on Biarritz, France, on the Basque coast for the 7th Edition of Wheels and Waves festival. The event affirms the joy of being outdoors, with its mix of motorcycling, surfing, skateboarding, good food and great music.

loic-benoit-1Returning for the second year as the event’s main sponsor, Indian Motorcycle is offering show attendees a 4-day pass for automatic entry to win a Scout Bobber and test ride the fleet of Scout Bobbers, Scouts and Scout Sixty bikes. Indian will also entertain crowds with its “Wall of Death” in the main village, with the Indian Dirt Riders Association (DTRA).

The four days near the ocean gathers bike fans together for sunsets, rides and good times.

loic-benoit-8Wheels and Waves is all about riding culture. This gathering is a time for pure pleasure and the essentials of living. For four days Wheels and Waves stimulates all your senses. The power of the road exposes all kinds of sensations and is tamed by the strength of the sea, the harmony of the wind, and the waves; all while the south west sun burns down on the tarmac, steel and sand.”

voyopix_0549Saturday, fans will ride over the border to San Sebastian in Spain for a day of flat track racing. Indian will be there with its ‘DTRA Hooligan’ team and swag bags for those who get in the queue first.

For those buying a 4-day ticket in advance, Indian will automatically enter them in to a lucky draw to win a Scout Bobber. The draw will take place on Saturday night on the main stage of the village.

Advance tickets can now be bought online from: http://wheels-and-waves.com/

About Wheels & Waves
Founded in 2008, Wheels and Waves event is the successful realization of the dream of a group of friends, the Southsiders, who are passionate about motorcycles. Lovers of the Basque Country, Julen Azé, Vincent Prat and Jerome Allé have brought together hundreds of like-minded individuals who gather in the spirit of companionship. “Wheels and Waves is about eliminating social barriers and bringing different sets of people together without judgement. It’s about the joy of mixing together all kinds of communities, languages and cultures. It’s about living in the present without being nostalgic for the past, but not losing sight of the best moments of the past.”

Thursday 14th June

  • Punk’s Peak (Sprint Race)
    Location: Jaizkibel
  • Artride
    Location: Pasaia-Casa Ciriza
  • Log Invitational (Surf Contest)
    Location: Plage De La Milady
  • Films Projection, Concerts
    Location: Biarritz-Cite De L’ocean

Friday 15th June 

  • Swank Rally (Enduro Race)
    Location: Saint Pee Sur Nivelle
  • Log Invitational (Surf Contest)
    Location: Plage De La Milady
  • Films Projection, Concerts
    Location: Biarritz-Cite De L’ocean

Saturday 16th June 

  • El Rollo (Flat Track Race)
  • Location: Hippodrome De San Sebastian
  • Log Invitational (Surf Contest)
    Location: Plage De La Milady
  • Films Projection, Concerts
    Location: Biarritz-Cite De L’ocean
  • Scout Bobber Prize Giving
    Location: Main Stage Biarritz-Cite De L’ocean

Sunday 18th June

  • Log Invitational (Surf Contest)
    Location: Plage De La Milady
  • Films And Concerts
    Location: Biarritz-Cite De L’ocean

About Indian Motorcycle
Indian Motorcycle is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

 

NCOM Convention In Mobile, Alabama Welcomes Riders Nationwide

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NCOM ConventionNCOM Convention In Mobile, Alabama Welcomes Riders Nationwide

The 33rd annual NCOM Convention is coming soon, so plan now to be a part of one of the largest gathering of motorcycle rights activists in the world.  This year’s NCOM Convention, to be held Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-13, 2018 at the Renaissance / Riverview Plaza Hotel, located at 64 S. Water St., in Mobile, Alabama will draw hundreds of concerned motorcyclists from across America to “The Port City” to address topics of concern to all riders.

Agenda items will cover legal and legislative issues, with Special Meetings for Veterans Affairs, Women in Motorcycling, Clean & Sober Roundtable and World of Sport Bikes, as well as the Christian Unity Conference and Confederation of Clubs Patch Holders Meeting.

Among this year’s featured seminars, the NCOM Legislative Task Force will host a Mock Legislative Session to provide attendees with insight into the process of making laws; Jesse McDugald will present “You & Our Constitution”, and Slider Gilmore will discuss “What Successful People Do.”

All motorcyclists are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the many meetings, seminars and group discussions that focus on legislative efforts and litigation techniques to protect our riders’ rights and preserve Freedom of the Road.

In the meantime, the National Coalition of Motorcyclists is requesting that MROs, motorcycle clubs, and riding associations submit the names of those members and supporters who have passed away over the past year, so that we may honor their memories with the traditional “Ringing of the Bell” tribute to fallen riders during the opening ceremonies.  Dedications should be e-mailed in advance to Bill Bish at NCOMBish@aol.com, or can be hand-delivered at the Convention to “Doc” Reichenbach, NCOM Chairman of the Board.

Be sure to reserve your hotel room now for the special NCOM rate of $114 by calling (251) 438-4000.

Registration fees for the NCOM Convention are $85 including the Silver Spoke Awards Banquet on Saturday night, or $50 for the Convention only.  For more information, or to pre-register, call the National Coalition of Motorcyclists at (800) 525-5355 or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com2018 STAR FLYER ALABAMA-CONVENTION-

2nd Annual Sons of Speed Vintage Race

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Sons of SpeedDozens of Racers to Run in the 2nd Annual Sons of Speed Vintage Race

Race Set For Daytona Bike Week 2018—VIP Tickets on Sale Now

New Smyrna Beach, FL (March 13, 2018) – VIP Tickets are on sale for the 2nd annual Sons of Speed  race, set for Saturday March 17th during world-famous Daytona Bike Week. The SOS race features will feature over twenty racers and will run in three classes on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Florida.

Sons of Speed“Last year was great and this year we added a 45 class  and a hot 61 inch class so there will be more heats, more racing and more action,” said Billy Lane, renowned bike builder and founder of Sons of Speed. “People can buy VIP ticket packages online now.”

Inspired by early twentieth-century board-track racers, the Sons of Speed race hearkens back to a stripped down, wide-open approach to motorcycle riding. Held at New Smyrna Speedway’s half-mile, banked racetrack, the inaugural race will feature twenty riders in several different heats, and winners of the heats will advance to a championship round. Each racer will sit astride either a hand-built racing chassis holding pre-1925 1,000cc American V-Twin engines, a 45 inch engine and a hot 61 inch vintage race and most racers will customize their machines by fabricating handlebars, exhaust, fenders, foot pegs and fuel/oil tanks.

Sons of SpeedPeople all over the world are calling it THE vintage race event for this year’s Daytona Bike Week. Schedule is as follows:

11- a.m. Gates Open
12 a.m. Meet & Greet
1 p.m. 45” Shootout
2 p.m. Early Vintage Track Racing
3 p,m, Hot 61 Vintage Track Racing

Check out the Sons of Speed Facebook Event Page for updates and breaking news.

Some of the racers are: Billy (1912 Flying Merkel) and Warren (1920 Indian Powerplus) Lane; Rick Petko (1919 Indian Powerplus); Shelly Rossmeyer-Pepe (1915 Harley); Matt Walksler (1921 Harley); Brittney Olsen (1923 Harley); Xavier Muriel (1913 P.E.M.); Matt Olsen (19?? Harley); Rhett Rotten (1916 Harley); Derrick Ames (1919 Harley); Bill Rodencal (1915 Harley); Dan Toce (1914 Indian); Jim Wall (1928 Indian); Matt Harris (1924 Harley); Mel Stutz (1919 Harley); and Bruce Kannry (1912 Indian).

About Sons Of Speed
Sons Of Speed is a motorcycle race inspired by early twentieth-century board-track racing. Featuring stripped-down bikes with pre-1925 American V-Twin engines and a steeply banked racetrack, Sons Of Speed hearkens back to a wide-open, full-throttle, thrilling style of motorcycle racing. The inaugural Sons Of Speed race will take place in Florida at New Smyrna Speedway during Daytona Bike Week in March 2017. Co-founded by veteran motorcycle bike builder Billy Lane, the first Sons Of Speed race will feature twenty riders, builders, and enthusiasts, including Buzz Kanter (publisher, American Iron Magazine), Shelley Rossmeyer-Pepe (GM, Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson), vintage racer Brittney Olsen, Warren and Billy Lane, Rick Petko (of American Chopper fame and master mechanic at Orange County Choppers) and Matt Walksler (motorcyclist and Associate Director of Wheels Through Time). For more information on the race and to buy tickets, check out the Facebook event page.

Michael Lichter at Ace Cafe, Orlando

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Michael LichterPresentation by Michael Lichter at Ace Cafe Orlando this Tuesday, March 13

Special Presentation Event

Tuesday March 13, 7pm at Ace Cafe Orlando (100 West Livingston Street)

In Daytona Beach this year for the bike week? Live in the area? If so, please join me tomorrow at the Ace Cafe Orlando! Starting at 7pm, I’ll be presenting a slideshow and discussing my 40 year career photographing custom motorcycles and the biker culture (amongst my limited edition print exhibition that is currently on display.) If you cannot attend, please forward this email and/or spread the word to others who can.

I hope to see you there,

Michael

Just a few of the images that will be on the walls to check out before/after my presentation on Tuesday evening.

Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show Extravaganza

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DonnieDonnie Smith Bike & Car Show Extravaganza Set to Launch Riding Season in Twin Cities

“War of the Twins” Indoor Flat Track Motorcycle Racing will kick start a weekend of moto heaven at the Midwest’s largest custom bike and car show, parts extravaganza and tattoo expo this month.

Gear heads and riders will soon be coming out of hibernation to gather and meet fellow enthusiasts and friends at the 31st Annual Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show presented by Dennis Kirk. In addition to the motorcycles, cars and the largest parts swap in the Midwest, the ever-expanding event now includes Indoor Flat Track Racing and a Tattoo Expo. The Donnie Smith Show will take place at the St. Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2017. The “War of the Twins” Indoor Flat Track Racing will kick off the moto extravaganza on Friday, March 23. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the Main Event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the door. More information can be found at www.DonnieSmithBikeShow.com.

DonnieShow Spotlights
The show’s activities offer the opportunity to hang out and learn from specialists, see the latest in moto inventions and customizations, hunt for parts, shop and win prizes throughout the 225,000 sq. ft. indoor event space.

Bikers will have the opportunity to discuss the best parts options with Dennis Kirk representatives who will be on hand to answer questions. The prize wheel is back with bigger and better prizes and riders can receive information about the annual Patriot Ride, benefitting Minnesota’s active and veteran military and law enforcement organizations. Attendees can purchase a $10 raffle ticket to win a 2018 Harley-Davidson FLHXS Street Glide Special in support of the Patriot’s Ride. Read More

4th Invitational Why We Ride to The Quail

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The Quail4th Invitational Why We Ride to The Quail Raising Much-needed Funds for Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation 

Scenic Motorcycle Tour for Charity Set for May 3–5

Moorpark, CA (March 6, 2018) – The Fourth Invitational WHY WE RIDE to the Quail charity trek will take place May 3, 4 and 5. The ride begins in historic Moorpark and takes us to picturesque Pismo Beach, CA, then moves into the wooded hillsides and gorgeous valleys of Paso Robles wine country, following along the most seductive road in California, and arriving at the beaches of Monterey in time for The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. All proceeds go to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

“Last year was a revelation,” said Bryan Carroll, producer of Why We Ride Films, organizers of the event. “The number of people who participated, and the diversity, was really inspirational. Riders came from multiple states and countries as far away as Mexico and India.”

dsc_7727_34438706934_oPeople of all stripes with a common love of motorcycle riding came together and took part, and that same wide array of participants are signing up this year as well. One-third of entrants for this year’s ride are new, building on word-of-mouth raving by past and returning riders and growing a community of like-minded people that feels like a large, extended family.

Of course, everyone loves a good cause, but the diversity of sponsors and participants really illustrates how the Hollywood, motorcycling and other communities have united to benefit those in need, namely children with serious medical issues. The ride has consistently doubled its raise every year, and this type of growth in funds raised is expected again this year.

Participants in the charity ride enjoy a bevy of perks (in addition to the awesome ride), including cocktails and vittles at the WWR Riders Dinner, gift bags, special guest speakers and VIP access to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, including a private ride to the event, exclusive parking and private lounge access.

“Participants really engaged last year,” said Bryan Carroll. “We had a lot of people with a lot of different backgrounds, and everyone really came together, had fun and bonded. We’re looking to build on that this year, then really ramp things up for next year’s big fifth-annual ride.”

Of course, none of this would be possible without great sponsorship. Last year’s list of sponsors topped 25, and this year’s array for the Fourth Invitational WHY WE RIDE to The Quail is shaping up, including Refuse Specialists, Indian Motorcycles, MotoDoffo Wines, KlockWerks, D73 Leathers, Aerial Vuz, Formosa Group, eGrafx, Simi Valley Cycles and idPlatforms, with many more in the works. There are a few openings left for sponsorship, and anyone interested can contact ken@riseaboveconsulting.com.

About Why We Ride:
Why We Ride Films is the production team behind Why We Ride, a feature length documentary film. Since its December 2013 release, it has quickly become the most critically acclaimed motorcycle movie of all time. Independently distributed by producer/director Bryan H. Carroll and producer James Walker—recipients of American Motorcyclist Magazine’s 2014 Motorcyclists of the Year award—Why We Ride’s aim is to use the power of cinema not only to entertain but also educate, inspire and celebrate the world of motorcycling with audiences worldwide. To learn more about Why We Ride, visit WhyWeRide.com

J&P Cycles Rolls into Daytona Beach

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J&P CyclesJ&P Cycles’ 2018 Mobile Tour Rolls into Daytona Beach

Custom Motorcycles Hit the Road as J&P Cycles’ 2018 Mobile Tour Rolls into Daytona Beach, Then Hits the Motorcycling Hot Spots

The motorcycle customization experience will make stops at the Iowa Rally and Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary celebration.

J&P Cycles, the world’s largest retailer of motorcycle parts and accessories, announced its biggest mobile retail tour ever, including Daytona Bike Week, Sturgis and Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary. J&P Cycles anticipates more than 1 million attendees during the nine-stop tour.

The tour is an immersion into motorcycle customization where hundreds of new products will be on display and the top motorcycle design consultants will be on-site to help DIY builders. Attendees can touch, test and buy products from top motorcycle brands like Kuryakyn, Dunlop Tire, Vance & Hines, Mustang Seats, S&S Cycle, and Arlen Ness.

“Used motorcycle sales in the United States are strong, and we help those owners transform their bikes into personal statements and rolling artwork,” said Sean Laughlin, vice-president of sales and marketing for J&P Cycles. “DIY customization can be intimidating, so our experts are sharing their knowledge with riders and bringing them the latest products.”

A key stop on the tour is the Iowa Rally, one of the largest annual motorcycle rallies in the Midwest. This year’s rally will expand to include the National Motorcycle Museum’s vintage bike show and swap meet and the only Iowa appearance of the XDL Street Cowboys stunt team. More information about the rally is at www.jpcycles.com/events.

Celebrating 115 years of Harley-Davidson motorcycles is another unique stop on the 2018 tour. “Harley riders all over the world asked if we’d be at the anniversary in Milwaukee” said Zach Parham, president of J&P Cycles and son of company founder John Parham. “We are happy to announce that we will be riding and celebrating in Milwaukee with them.”

The 2018 coast-to-coast tour includes:

  • Daytona Bike Week, Florida (March 8-18)
  • Laughlin River Run, Nevada (April 25-28)
  • Myrtle Beach Bike Week, South Carolina (May 11-19)
  • Iowa Rally, Iowa (June 23-24)
  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, South Dakota (Aug. 1-12)
  • Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary, Wisconsin (Aug. 29-Sept. 2)
  • Delmarva Bike Week, Maryland (Sept. 13-16)
  • Biketoberfest, Florida (Oct. 17-21)
  • Lone Star Rally Texas (Nov. 1-4)

About J&P Cycles:
Founded by John and Jill Parham in 1979, J&P Cycles is the world’s largest online aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer. J&P Cycles operates retail locations in Anamosa, Iowa, Daytona Beach, Florida, and Sturgis, South Dakota. The company’s Rider Service Center is in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Indian Motorcycle Storms Daytona Bike Week

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Daytona Bike WeekIndian Motorcycle Storms Daytona Bike Week With Demos, Displays, Customs Builds & Exclusive Events

Indian’s 2018 Model Lineup and Custom Bike Displays Highlight Indian Motorcycle Activations at Daytona Bike Week

Press Release: Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced a Daytona Bike Week lineup of activations packed with demo rides for 2018 models, custom bike displays, an exclusive rider’s group experience, and more. Carey Hart’s display of custom Chieftains, performance parts and accessories, and a Scout FTR750 photo opportunity are just a few of the offerings Indian Motorcycle will have available at its main footprint on Main Street.

Also, following one of the most dominant seasons in flat track history, Indian Motorcycle Racing will kick off the 2018 season opener at the Daytona International Speedway. The Indian Wrecking Crew of Jared Mees, Bryan Smith and Brad Baker, who finished first, second and third respectively in 2017, will be joined by privateers Kenny Coolbeth Jr., Henry Wiles and others for the 2018 season.

“We are thrilled to offer attendees a dynamic and unique Daytona Bike Week experience, including an exclusive look at Carey Hart’s custom bikes, the Scout FTR750, FTR1200 Custom and all of our 2018 models,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director – Marketing and Product Planning for Indian Motorcycle. “Daytona also marks a special time: the return of American Flat Track and a chance to watch the podium-sweeping Indian Wrecking Crew and new crop of privateers who have turned to the Scout FTR750 for this highly anticipated 2018 season.”

Below are highlights of the Daytona Bike Week action Indian Motorcycle has planned.

Daytona Bike WeekDisplay at Main Street (Main St. & N. Wild Olive Ave.)

Check out Indian Motorcycle’s 2018 lineup at the Main Street display along with custom Scout Bobbers from the Brooklyn Invitational and performance accessories. Get an up-close look at Carey Hart and P!NK’s Chieftains, custom-built by Hart, as well as his custom Springfield and sidecar that were featured in the Hot Bike Tour. There will also be a photo opportunity with AFT championship-winning bike, the Indian Scout FTR750. The display will also feature the Scout FTR1200 Custom. The Main Street Display will be open Friday, March 9 to Saturday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Demo Rides at Daytona International Speedway (International Speedway Blvd.)

Bike Week attendees will have the chance to ride the entire 2018 lineup of Indian motorcycles, including the Indian Scout Bobber and Indian Chieftain, among others. Ride multiple bikes, compare, and decide which Indian Motorcycle models best suit your riding style. Group demo rides are free and available to those with a valid motorcycle endorsement and proper attire. Demo rides will be running daily during Bike Week, Saturday March 10, to Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Daytona TT Flat Track Race (Daytona International Speedway)

Come early and get your favorite rider’s autograph from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST, and then watch the Indian Wrecking Crew return to the track for the first race of the 2018 AFT season. The 2017 AFT champion Jared Mees will be joined by teammates Bryan Smith and Brad Baker as they look to dominate another season with flat track’s most dominant motorcycle, the Indian Scout FTR750. Privateers Kenny Coolbeth Jr., Henry Wiles and Jeffrey Carver, among others, will also be riding the Indian race bike for the new season. The season opener takes place on Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. EST.

Indian Motorcycle Riders Group Exclusive Event (Daytona International Speedway)

Join us Thursday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST. for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Daytona International Speedway including the track, pits and paddock. After that, members will meet with the 2018 Indian Wrecking Crew race team and a get a premium photo experience in the pits. VIP Parking and complimentary tickets to the Daytona TT are included. IMRG members can learn more and visit www.IMRGmember.com/events to sign up.

Daytona Bike WeekIndian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach (290 North Beach Street)

Open daily, visit the dealership in the heart of Daytona Beach to check out Indian’s full 2018 lineup and take individual demo rides of your favorite models.

Klock Werks Kustom Cycles at Destination Daytona 

Stop by Klock Werks and get an exclusive look at a new limited-edition motorcycle.

Broken Spoke Saloon (1151 US-1, Ormond Beach)

Check out the Indian Motorcycle on Tour display at the Broken Spoke Saloon on US Hwy 1 and get a close look at the 2018 Indian Chieftain models.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
Indian Motorcycle is America’s First Motorcycle Company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary

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115th AnniversaryHarley-Davidson Announces 115th Anniversary Celebration Plans

Ride into Milwaukee on Labor Day Weekend for the Motorcycle Party of the Year

Press Release: Milwaukee will be the center of the motorcycle universe over Labor Day weekend when Harley-Davidson riders and fans gather for the culmination of a year-long celebration of 115 years of riding freedom and the city’s most-iconic brand.

Plans for the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Milwaukee Celebration, set for August 29 – September 2, include new venues, first-ever motorcycle racing and an unmatched taste of moto-culture.

“Harley-Davidson is gearing up to celebrate 115 years of the world’s best motorcycles here in Milwaukee,” said Bill Davidson, Vice President, Harley-Davidson Museum. “We’re welcoming everyone, motorcycle riders and non-riders alike from around the world, to the birthplace of Harley-Davidson to join in the celebration.”

New for the 115th anniversary in Milwaukee will be motorcycle events throughout the city. Harley-Davidson will host – for the first time ever – beach motorcycle racing on Bradford Beach on the shores of Lake Michigan, as well as sponsoring “Run What You Brung” drag racing, Flat Out Friday flat-track racing and more.

With acres of free outdoor activities all weekend long, the Harley-Davidson Museum will be the epicenter of 115th Anniversary activities in Milwaukee. The Museum will host motorcycle field games, a custom bike show, tattoo artists, live music, local food and more.

“This is an anniversary like no other we have thrown before,” said Heather Malenshek, Vice President, Marketing, Harley-Davidson. “It’s one you can’t miss, so don’t wait. Come this year and experience the excitement and thrill of motorcycle culture up close in all of its roaring, revved-up glory.”

115th Anniversary

High Fives at the 110th Harley-Davidson parade on Wisconsin Road.

The Milwaukee 115th anniversary celebration will start thousands of miles away on Tuesday, August 21 with Harley-Davidson Rides Home. Led by Motor Company executives, the Harley-Davidson Rides Home will convoy to Milwaukee, stopping at dealerships and adding more riders along the way.

“The rumble of our Milwaukee 115th Anniversary Celebration will truly be heard across the United States as Harley-Davidson Rides Home launch from the four corners of the country with rides rolling into Milwaukee from Seattle, San Diego, Ft. Lauderdale and Portland, Maine,” added Malenshek.

Fans can begin celebrating the 115th Anniversary today on social media using #HD115. Harley-Davidson is launching a global movement to celebrate freedom by collecting stories from fans around the world. The authors of the best 115 stories will receive a commemorative stainless-steel rivet displayed in a place of honor on the grounds of the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Additionally, one Monday in every month leading up to the anniversary in Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson will hand over the reins of its social media channels to a H-D fan. They’ll share their stories and lead the conversation at #MotorcycleMonday to help extend weekends for all freedom-loving individuals who are part of our community today and for those yet to join. Visit Harley-Davidson on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to tap into motorcycle culture, read stories from riders and share your own.

A complete list of 115th Anniversary events and activities – including rides home details, Rally-Pack specifics and their exclusive benefits, motorcycle rentals, organized local rides, tour routes, street parties, as well as lodging and camping – is available at H-D.com/115. Read More

Lita Ford at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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Lita FordLita Ford to Glam Slam the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The illustrious metal maven will join American Bad Ass Kid Rock on the Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage Aug. 9, 2018.

Press Release: American rock legends like Lita Ford, a celebrated guitarist and certified star at the age of 16, are few. The opportunity to see two such legends perform on the Buffalo Chip’s main stage is even rarer and coming on Thursday, Aug. 9 when Ford joins American Bad Ass Kid Rock for “The Best Party Anywhere!.”

Lita Ford“Lita is one of those music legends who tore through the decades with the top names in the industry,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “She has had an amazing career, giving us some of the most incredible rock music of all time. The opportunity to see her alongside fellow legend Kid Rock makes this night too good to pass up for anyone who loves a great rock party.”

Ford has lived a lifetime writing and performing songs with some of the greatest names in rock history. She began her career as the Runaways lead guitarist, working and socializing through her teens and twenties with the likes of Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Joan Jett, Eddie Van Halen and Nikki Sixx. At the urging of her manager, Sharon Osbourne, Ford wrote and performed “Close Your Eyes Forever” with Ozzy, and the duet climbed to the Billboard top ten. Ford pumped out a number of rock hits including “What Do You know out Love,” “Kiss Me Deadly,” “Shot of Poison,” and “Larger Than Life.”

Lita FordThe 2018 Growing Lineup of Entertainment Announced So Far Includes:

  • Friday, Aug. 3           The Marshall Tucker Band
  • Saturday, Aug. 4       Foreigner
  • Sunday, Aug. 5         Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track Race
  • Monday, Aug. 6         Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Tuesday, Aug. 7        Aaron Lewis
  • Wednesday, Aug. 8   Eric Church
  •                                 RSD Super Hooligan Racing
  •                                 Crazy John’s Invitational Street Drags
  • Thursday, Aug. 9       Kid Rock
    Lita Ford
  • Friday, Aug. 10          John Kay & Steppenwolf
  • Saturday, Aug. 11       TBA

Festival passes can be purchased for a limited time for as little as $27 per day. More information is available at BuffaloChip.com.

Harley-Davidson Rides Into Daytona

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Harley-Davidson Rides Into Daytona For 77th Bike Week 

Kickstart the Unofficial Start of Motorcycle Season with Free Demo Rides, Exciting Special Events, Music and Racing Action

Harley-Davidson welcomes all fans to the sunny Atlantic coast of Florida for the 77th Daytona Bike Week and the unofficial start of motorcycle riding season across the United States.

Harley-Davidson rolls into Daytona to help showcase and celebrate motorcycle culture and the community of Harley-Davidson fans who descend on Florida from around the globe. Daytona Bike Week is an annual celebration that brings people together, riders and non-riders, to embrace the sport of motorcycling.

The first big event of its 115th anniversary year, Harley-Davidson will host its Harley Headquarters on the grounds of the Daytona International Speedway. At the Speedway, come experience free demo rides on 2018 motorcycles, including the new Forty-Eight Special and Iron 1200 models and Limited Edition 115th Anniversary models March 10 – 17 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Additionally, fans can enjoy special events, parties and displays throughout the 77th Daytona Bike Week.

“As the official motorcycle of Daytona Bike Week, Harley-Davidson is excited to be back in Florida to kick off another great riding season,” said Chris Urban, Harley-Davidson U.S. Events Manager.  “Daytona offers something for everyone – from bike shows and parties to racing and outstanding touring opportunities. Harley-Davidson is in Daytona to celebrate the freedom of riding and the bond of friendship. It’s the perfect way to kickstart our 115th Anniversary year.”

For complete information on Harley-Davidson activities and events during Daytona Bike Week visit h-d.com/daytona and download the H-D Daytona mobile app. Read More

Las Vegas Bikefest: New Date and Location!

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Las Vegas BikefestLas Vegas Bikefest: New Date and Location!

Las Vegas BikeFest, The “Premier West Coast Motorcycle Rally” announced today that the rally is moving to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center effective this year. The move creates an opportunity to produce a bigger, better and Vegas Style experience for vendors, riders and attendees.

Las Vegas BikefestThe Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is located next to the Fremont Street Experience at 3rd and Carson.  Everyone will now be within walking distance to more than 10,000 hotel rooms in Downtown Las Vegas.

This move will allow for the rally to be much more cohesive. Rally Central will be inside the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and surrounding streets, and Rally West will continue to be on the 3rd Street Promenade at Fremont Street and Ogden.

One main stage in the events center will be the focus of entertainment, Custom Bike Shows, activities, contests and more, making it easier for attendees to not miss out on any of the action.  The move will also benefit rally vendors giving them access to the 60,000+ daily visitors at the Fremont Street Experience.

“This is a great move for the rally,” said Mindi Cherry, Event Manager. “Bringing the rally so close to the heart of the Fremont Street Experience, means we are in the middle of all the action.”

Along with the location move, Las Vegas BikeFest has changed its dates to one week later, October 11-14, to be a part of Powersports Industry Week in Las Vegas with AIMExpo at Mandalay Bay and the Monster Energy Cup at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Las Vegas BikeFest is like no other rally – taking place in the heart of Las Vegas, it provides the action of the “Vegas Vibe”, that no other rally has to offer.   For more information about the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center visit www.dlvec.com.

Las Vegas BikeFest 2018 – October 11 – 14

Website: LasVegasBikeFest.com

Facebook: facebook.com/lasvegasbikefest

Twitter: @VegasBikeFest

Instagram: #LasVegasBikeFest

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Not Everything Good Can Last Forever

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Lynyrd SkynyrdNot Everything Good Can Last Forever

Lynyrd Skynyrd just announced their Farewell Tour!
Don’t Miss The End Of An Epic Tradition

August 6, 2018 
At the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Lynyrd SkynyrdNew 3-day packages give you more options to see Skynyrd and the rest of the lineup than ever before!

Waving flags, revving engines and Freebird-shredding passion will bring you a feeling of pure freedom during a performance from America’s ultimate biker band. A long-running and favorite tradition will near its end on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 when the self-proclaimed Sturgis Buffalo Chip house band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, returns to rock the Wolfman Jack Stage as part of their farewell tour.

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2018 Motorcycles as Art Exhibit

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Motorcycles as ArtSturgis Buffalo Chip’s 2018 Motorcycles as Art Exhibit

Michael Lichter Curates “Passion Built – Garage to Gallery

For the 10th year, Custom bikes built from the pure passion and love of the machine will be exhibited at the Buffalo Chip free to the public this August.

The pure love of art and motorcycles will bring together a stunning collection of masterpieces for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 2018 Motorcycle As Art exhibit, titled “Passion Built – Garage to Gallery.” The exhibit, curated by Michael Lichter, will feature the work of over 40 builders and artists who demonstrate incredible passion and have built motorcycles especially for this show. All support themselves by other means, yet they all are building professional-quality custom motorcycles outside of a professional workplace. Each bike will be lit with theater lights and displayed atop an elevated pedestal to better give guests an open view from every angle. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip will host the exhibit in a 7,000 sq. ft. dedicated gallery in its Event Center. The exhibit is free to the public 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4 through Friday, Aug. 10.
Motorcycles as Art
“Michael has once again brought together a group of incredible artists and builders who all have a real passion for motorcycles,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “The fact that these people are creating these bikes, mostly in the evenings or weekends, after a full work-week, is amazing. We will clearly see their love for the work on display this year. Everyone attending the 2018 Rally really should see this free exhibit.”

It Isn’t Just a Small Handful
The Motorcycles As Art exhibit has become more than just a bike show in its 10-year residency at the Buffalo Chip. Industry professionals frequent these one-time collections to examine the new ideas and trends put on display by builders from all walks of life and geographic locations.

“We are looking for the best custom bikes these builders can produce, hopefully the best they have ever built, to show off how diverse the world of custom bike building is,” said exhibit curator Michael Lichter. “It isn’t just a small handful of professionals who are driving this world and deciding where it is headed, nor has it ever been. Now, through new means of communication, these non-pros have a bigger voice than ever before.”
Motorcycles as Art
Energy Drives the Passion for Diverse Group of Builders
As a follow up to the 2017 “Old Iron – Young Blood” exhibit, which focused on the work of builders under age 35, this exhibit broadens the diversity of the artists to include those passionate about custom building motorcycles even through retirement.

Most of those chosen for the 2018 exhibit must find the energy and passion to work on their projects after returning home from a full-time day job. Some, such as Harley-Davidson Motor Company Vice President of Styling & Design Brad Richards, work in the industry but must still find personal time to fuel their passion for building. Musicians Xavier Muriel of Buckcherry and Gilby Clarke formerly of Guns and Roses will both be displaying their new creations. From attorney Dave Polgreen to lighting expert Randy Noldge, the list of exhibitors for the 2018 Motorcycles As Art show brings together a varied group of motorcycle builders with a deep-seated desire to create.

“The diverse list of builders and two-dimensional artists coming together to display this year are all doing this for the sheer joy of building a custom bike from scratch,” said Lichter. “It may not be about anything more than bragging rights. These people are really creating a type of folk art without thought of reward. The enormous amount of time and energy results in custom bikes on par with any made by professional builders. And, the display of energy and enthusiasm demonstrated make this show a great follow-up to last year’s exhibit by millennials.”

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Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Contest

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Garage Girls2018 Marks 10th year for the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Contest!

How would you like to score a HUGE list of parts and accessories for you AND your Motorcycle? You can, if you enter the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover 2018.

To celebrate 10 years of making riders garage’s “full of happiness” Garage-Girls are kicking off The 2018 Ultimate Biker Makeover season asking #whatsinyourgarage
“We want everyone to share the projects they have in their garage, by tagging us on Instagram and FB and using this hashtag #whatsinyourgarage. This helps us all celebrate what we are all so passionate about, the fun toys in our Garage. At the same time we will be showcasing all the goodies they COULD have in their garage if they are selected winner of the 2018 Ultimate Biker Makeover” states Sara Liberte, founder of Garage-Girls.com “We will also be encouraging our sponsors to take part and share one or a few of their favorite toys in their own garage.”

The focus of the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover is to “Hook a Rider Up”!
We have all come across those riders with worn tires, brakes and busted parts and thought “ya know, that just isn’t safe.” When approached we usually hear the same response “I just don’t have the money.”

At Garage-Girls we want to keep fellow riders on the road and we want to keep them safe!
“For the last 9 years our contest has allowed guys and girls to submit a short story along with a photo of why they need some new gear for their “Body” and “Machine”, it’s a great feeling being able to help a fellow rider get back out on the road with that much needed wind time.” ~Sara Liberte

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2016 Winner Leah Misch with some of her prizes!

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2017 Winner Patricia Thurston all smiles with a few of her prizes!

TO ENTER; Contestants (Girls and Guys) must submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover as well as a photo (jpeg no larger than 5mb) to bikermakeover@garage-girls.com

Deadline for entries is June 22nd, 2018. Submissions will be narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls. From there, the judges will decide who they feel most deserves the Ultimate Biker Makeover and will get to take home all the prizes which include; A wardrobe of shoes from Harley-Davidson Footwear, a case of full synthetic oil from Spectro Oils, goodies from S&S Cycle Inc., tires, riding gear and much more!

For more information, rules, eligibility and submission procedures, visit www.Garage-Girls.com
If interested in getting your company involved please contact Sara Liberte at sara@saraliberte.com

About Garage-Girls
Garage-Girls.com is the exciting established website developed to meet the growing needs of women who are seeking information about motorcycles/automotive and the culture. Our intent is to provide safe, accurate and fun information. The Focus of Garage Girls is to encourage women to maintain a balance between their love of motorcycles, cars, and anything in the garage with a healthy body and lifestyle.

About the Ultimate Biker Makeover
The Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover is a well-established contest entering it’s 10th year offering an opportunity to a well deserving winner the chance to get “Hooked UP” from major supporting sponsors. Contestants are encouraged to submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover. Submissions are narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls. From there, the judges decide who they feel most deserves the Ultimate Biker Makeover and the opportunity to take home all the prizes!

2018 Super Hooligan National Championship

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2018-national-championship-street-bike-flat-track-racing_4.jpg.ashxRSD 2018 Super Hooligan National Championship Series Kicks Off!

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Roland Sands Design and Indian Motorcycle are proud to bring America the “Greatest Show on Dirt”, with the 2018 Super Hooligan National Championship (SHNC).

This year we’ve hand selected 11 venues that represent the spirit of hooligan racing and its diversity in riders, bikes and tracks. To include the working man and keep it interesting, we’ll be taking the cumulative score from 9 of the 11 rounds to determine our champion. So if you miss a round, crash or break you’ve still got a shot at winning the SHNC title.

 

2018 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – Street Bike Flat Track Race Schedule

Date Race/Event Location
February 10 The One Show Salem, OR
April 14 Hippy Killer Hoedown Perris, CA
May 18 Sacramento Short Track – night before the AFT Mile Sacramento, CA
June 16 China Peak Fire Road TT Lakeshore, CA
TBD Costa Mesa Speedway Costa Mesa, CA
July 19-22 Summer X Games Minneapolis, MN
July 27 Dirt Quake Castle Rock, WA
August 8 Buffalo Chip TT Sturgis, SD
August 17-19 Battle on the Bay (Pier 32) San Francisco, CA
September 7 Hurley Surf & Turf Lemoore, CA
October 13-14 Moto Beach Classic Bolsa Chica, CA

*Events, Dates & Locations are subject to change at any time

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Easyriders Bike Show Tour Coming to Nashville, Tennessee

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bike-show-eflyer-010418The Easyriders Bike Show Tour is coming to Nashville Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee!

Don’t miss out on your chance to check out some of the best builds in the country. 2018 will mark the 30th year of hosting these internationally recognized Bike Shows. All ages are welcome to these family-friendly events show casing hundreds of custom motorcycles. Easyriders is known for uniquely offering local “backyard” builders a forum to compete and show their works of motorized art side-by-side with some of the biggest names in the custom motorcycle community. All bikes are voted on by the attending public as well as judged by Editors of Easyriders and V-Twin magazines, who will also be scouting for bikes and builders to feature in the magazines. The bike show competition is open to the public, and it’s free to enter your motorcycle when you sign up for a basic 5’x10′ bike display space. Entries can be made all the way up until the day of the show!]

Saturday, January 27
Nashville Music City Center
201 5th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37203
Halls C & D

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For more info go to Easyridersevents.com

NCOM Convention Coming To Mobile, Alabama

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NCOM ConventionNCOM Convention Coming To Mobile, Alabama

The 33rd annual NCOM Convention will be held Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-13, 2018 at the Renaissance / Riverview Plaza Hotel, located at 64 S. Water St., in Mobile, Alabama, so reserve your room now for the special NCOM rate of $114 by calling (251) 438-4000.

The largest gathering of motorcycle rights activists in the world, this year’s NCOM Convention will draw hundreds of concerned motorcyclists from across America to “The Port City” to address topics of concern to all riders.

All motorcyclists are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the many meetings, seminars and group discussions that focus on legislative efforts and litigation techniques to protect our riders’ rights and preserve Freedom of the Road.

Agenda items will cover legal and legislative issues, with Special Meetings for Veterans Affairs, Women in Motorcycling, Clean & Sober Roundtable and World of Sport Bikes, as well as the Christian Unity Conference and Confederation of Clubs Patch Holders Meeting.

NCOM has successfully outreached to numerous segments of the motorcycling community in an effort to unite for our rights, in both the courthouse and statehouse, and has become a unifying voice amongst North America’s motorcycle rights organizations (MROs), motorcycle clubs, women riders, religious riding organizations, touring groups, trikers, sportbikers, and minority motorcyclists.

For more information, or to register for the 2018 NCOM Convention, contact the National Coalition of Motorcyclists at (800) ON-A-BIKE or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com.

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Easyriders Bike Show — Sacramento

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Easyriders Bike ShowEasyriders Bike Show

Coming to Sacramento, Saturday January 13

  • World-Famous Motorcycle Photographer Michael Lichter
  • Sons of Speed Racers by Billy Lane of Choppers Inc
  • Cory and Zach Ness of Arlen Ness
  • Paul Yaffe
  • NTC Drift Trikes
  • Purrfect Angelz
  • Dave Mann Art
  • Fryed Brothers Band

The Easyriders Bike Show comes to the Sacramento Convention Center

The Easyriders Bike Show is one of the longest-running and most anticipated custom motorcycle shows of their kind and are known for uniquely offering local “backyard” builders a forum to compete and show their works of motorized art side-by-side with some of the biggest names in the custom motorcycle community. Basic bike show competition entry is free of charge and all bikes are voted on by the attending public as well as judged by Editors of Easyriders and V-Twin magazines, who will be scouting for bikes and builders to feature in the magazines.

Check out the Sons of Speed board track racing bikes built by Billy Lane of Choppers, Inc. Each bike is a stripped down, 1000cc, American V-twin with no brakes and no clutch. They are capable of traveling at speeds up to 80mph. These pre- 1925 bikes are a nod to early days of motorcycle racing that took place on banked tracks built from wooden planks.

Meet master custom bike builders Cory and Zach Ness of Arlen Ness Enterprises. Cory and Zach are the son and grandson (respectively) of the King of Custom Bikes, Arlen Ness. See their latest amazing builds and custom parts for Harley and Indian motorcycles. Meet Cory and Zach in person, get autographs and take photos with them.

Meet Michael Ballard, owner of the world’s largest biker bar, The Full Throttle Saloon. Check out the Full Throttle Saloon semi, and get your authentic FTS merchandise. Make sure to grab a taste of the “Full Throttle Sloonshine” moonshine being sampled.

Other guest appearances include Paul Yaffe, founder of Bagger Nation and ranked as one of the true master builders in the motorcycle industry today. See his killer custom baggers, parts and accessories for touring bikes at each show.

NTC Drift Trikes, one of the most popular features of Easyriders Events in 2017, will be back for another year showing off one-of-a-kind trikes and demonstrating their drifting capabilities every hour.

As featured on America’s Got Talent, Country Music Television’s, Foxworthy’s Big Night Out and a laundry list of popular country music videos, the Purrfect Angelz will be showing off their choreographed dance performances live on the main stage and offering attendees photo opportunities. The founder of the Purrfect Angelz, Lisa Ligon, will be the master of ceremonies for the 2018 tour.

The bike show competition is open to the public, and it’s free to enter your motorcycle when you sign up for a basic 5’x10’ bike display space. Entries can be made all the way up until the day of show! Applications to enter YOUR bike in the competition can be found at www.easyridersevents.com.

Buffalo Chip to Give Away Street Hooligan Indian Scout Sixty

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Indian Scout SixtyJ&P Cycles, GEICO and Sturgis Buffalo Chip to Give Away Street Hooligan Indian Scout Sixty

Registration is now open for cool 2018 Moto Stampede Sweepstakes bike

Press Release: An Indian Scout Sixty customized into the ultimate street-legal tracker by the dream team at J&P Cycles will be going home with a crazy-lucky winner in the 2018 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway. The Buffalo Chip teamed up with J&P Cycles and GEICO Motorcycle to create a one-of-a-kind beast that will tear up the track on Sunday and be ready to gather a few gawks along the street on Monday. Any licensed driver 18 years or older may enter to win this beastly beauty by going online to https://www.jpcycles.com/sweepstakes/buffalo-chip-moto-stampede-bike-giveaway or registering in person at the Buffalo Chip before Aug. 7 at 5 p.m. during the Sturgis Rally event. The bike will be presented to the winner on the Chip’s main stage on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

The unique build was meant to inspire motorcyclists of all levels of technical skills to investigate customization possibilities they can perform themselves. To that end J&P Cycles expert builder Pauly White created a dream machine any motorcycle enthusiast could build in their own garage, using their own tools. While completely changing the body, handlebars, controls, wheels, tires, seat, exhaust and lighting, the bike never left the garage, except for painting. A link to the list of the parts used on the bike can be found on the sweepstakes registration page.

The bike will be on tour with GEICO at the International Motorcycle Shows until it will be displayed at the Buffalo Chip in August. Sweepstakes registration is open at each IMS GEICO display.

Easyriders Events Announces 2018 Bike Show Tour

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2018 Bike Show TourEasyriders Events Announces 2018 Bike Show Tour

Agoura Hills, CA – Easyriders Events is proud to announce the dates and locations of its 2018 Bike Show Tour. 2018 will mark the 30th year of hosting these internationally recognized Bike Shows. The tour begins in Sacramento, California on January 13th, then heads to Charlotte, North Carolina on January 20th, then to Nashville, Tennessee on January 27th, before going back for its second year to Atlantic City, New Jersey on February 4th and finally to Columbus, Ohio for the Invitational Bike Show taking place on the weekend of February 10th and 11th. All ages are welcome to these family-friendly events showcasing hundreds of custom motorcycles.

2018 Bike Show TourThe Easyriders Bike Shows are some of the longest-running and most anticipated custom motorcycle shows of their kind and are known for uniquely offering local “backyard” builders a forum to compete and show their works of motorized art side-by-side with some of the biggest names in the custom motorcycle community. Basic bike show competition entry is free of charge and all bikes are voted on by the attending public as well as judged by Editors of Easyriders and V-Twin magazines, who will be scouting for bikes and builders to feature in the magazines.

Check out the Sons of Speed board track racing bikes built by Billy Lane of Choppers, Inc. Each bike is a stripped down, 1000cc, American V-twin with no brakes and no clutch. They are capable of traveling at speeds up to 80mph. These pre-1925 bikes are a nod to early days of motorcycle racing that took place on banked tracks built from wooden planks.

2018 Bike Show TourMeet master custom bike builders Cory and Zach Ness of Arlen Ness Enterprises. Cory and Zach are the son and grandson (respectively) of the King of Custom Bikes, Arlen Ness. See their latest amazing builds and custom parts for Harley and Indian motorcycles. Meet Cory and Zach in person, get autographs and take photos with them.

Meet Michael Ballard, owner of the world’s largest biker bar, The Full Throttle Saloon. Check out the Full Throttle Saloon semi, and get your authentic FTS merchandise. Make sure to grab a taste of the “Full Throttle Sloonshine” moonshine being sampled.

Other guest appearances include Paul Yaffe, founder of Bagger Nation and ranked as one of the true master builders in the motorcycle industry today. See his amazing custom baggers, parts and accessories at our bike shows.

2018 Bike Show TourNTC Drift Trikes, one of the most popular features at the Easyriders Rodeo this past summer, will be onsite showing off one-of-a-kind trikes and demonstrating their drifting capabilities every hour.

2018 Bike Show TourAs featured on America’s Got Talent, Country Music Television’s, Foxworthy’s Big Night Out and a laundry list of popular country music videos, the Purrfect Angelz will be showing off their choreographed dance performances live on the main stage and offering attendees photo opportunities. The founder of the Purrfect Angelz, Lisa Ligon, will be the master of ceremonies for the 2018 tour.

The bike show competition is open to the public, and it’s free to enter your motorcycle when you sign up for a basic 5’x10’ bike display space. Entries can be made all the way up until the day of show! Applications to enter YOUR bike in the competition can be found at  www.easyridersevents.com.

Media Days are scheduled each Friday preceding show dates at their respective venues with numerous opportunities for photographs, video and interviews. For additional information regarding the Easyriders 2018 Bike Show Tour features, high-resolution photos and media pass information, please call 1-800-962-9857 or visit us online at www.easyridersevents.com.

Easyriders Events is a division of Paisano Publications, LLC., a California corporation that publishes Easyriders, V-Twin and other related publications for the motorcycle enthusiast.

Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run

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CannonballThe Transcontinental Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run

Press Release: Jason Sims, owner of the Motorcycle Cannonball in Sturgis, South Dakota, has announced that the historic transcontinental event scheduled for 16 days in September has its roster full and the route is set. Though held on U.S. soil, the international line up of riders from 5 continents certainly makes the 2018 run a global event.

According to Sims, this remarkable endurance ride for pre-1929 antique motorcycles will get underway in Portland, Maine on Saturday, September 8 and will include riders from around the world. With 100 entries from 32 states and 10 countries, this extraordinary event will indeed be watched world wide as motorcyclists on all marques tackle an arduous coast-to-coast route across America. From the lighthouses of Portland, Maine to the snowcapped mountains Portland, Oregon, the entire route will include less than 10-miles of interstate roadways. A week into travel, riders will have a day of rest, repairs, and some festivities in the motorcycling mecca of Sturgis, South Dakota on September 17. After a total of some 3,649 miles, the ride is slated to conclude on Sunday, September 23 in Portland, Oregon.

the line up
During the MCR event, participants will ride vintage pre-1929 motorcycles such as Henderson, Indian, Triumph, Harley-Davidson, Norton, Excelsior, BSA, Thor and others. Among the more remarkable marques will be a Brough Superior, an Ace and an American Single. A 1926 Rudge is also expected to line up in Maine, as will a Reading Standard and an Ariel. This is the fifth biannual transcontinental Cannonball, and as with runs of the past, the event is a timed test of both the rider’s endurance and the roadworthiness of their respective vintage machines as they navigate America’s back roads through some of the most scenic areas of the country. Irma gets to ride_I7D9329

“This route is going to be a challenge, we’ve never taken such a northerly route. The terrain combined with the range in ages of the bikes is going to make for an interesting run,” Sims shared. “We’ll cover some of the best riding areas in the country. It’s going to be a difficult trip and we’ll have a lot of long days and hard riding.” 

Sims said that, while he and MCR Course Master John Classen are still working out the final details, it’s clear that the second week of the event will be grueling as riders make their way along the Rockies and into the Pacific Northwest region. Throughout the run, according to Classen, the spectacular scenery will awe participants as they pilot their time machines along several picturesque national parks, monuments and museums.

The 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball Run’s roster includes new riders from South Africa, New Zealand and England as well as returning rider Ciro Nisi from Italy, Harry Verkuil from Scotland and Juergen Ullerich from Germany. World traveling rider personality Doug Wothke is returning, as will Cris and Pat Simmons, Victor Boocock and several other United States riders. Southern California bike builder Shinya Kimura will also be at the starting line. He is the only rider who has navigated all five runs on the same 1915 Indian motorcycle. Each entrant has their own amazing story to tell and is anxious to tackle this year’s route through 13 states to arrive at the Grand Finish in Portland, Oregon.

Complete information about the Motorcycle Cannonball Run, including route details and some rider profiles, is available at  www.motorcyclecannonball.com.

14th Annual David Mann Chopperfest RESCHEDULED

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Chopperfest14th Annual David Mann Chopperfest RESCHEDULED

Hello Vendors, Builders, Artists, Partners and Sponsors, 
The Chopperfest family regrets to inform you that we must announce the postponement of The 14th Annual David Mann Chopperfest scheduled to take place at the Ventura Fairgrounds on Sunday, December 10th.
The City of Ventura is devastated by the Thomas Fire that has wreaked havoc in our beloved city. In order to keep staff, residents, patrons, fire crews and first responders safe we have made this tough decision.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we look forward to greeting all of you when we resume the event on Sunday, February 4th, 2018
We would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” for your continued support for this local family owned and operated event.
A portion of proceeds from the rescheduled 14th Annual David Mann Chopperfest will benefit the victims of this unfortunate natural disaster.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected. We will honor advance tickets purchased, bike show entries, and vendor fees. If you’re unable to join us on February 4, please contact me for reimbursement.
Please share this announcement, as we do not want to inconvenience anyone who is planning on attending this Sunday. 

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

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Quail Motorcycle GatheringTickets Now on Sale for 2018 The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

Press Release: Tickets are now on sale for the 10th Anniversary of The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, presented by GEICO Motorcycle. Set for Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Quail Lodge & Golf Club, this celebration of all things motorcycling will feature an expansive selection of the finest and rarest vintage, modern and custom motorcycles.

Tickets are now on sale at www.quaillodgetickets.com, and if you purchase by December 31, 2017 using promo code QL18HOLIDAY you can receive $10 off of all tickets! Continuing this year is the Quail VIP ticket, which includes special parking, early access, hosted bar, gourmet small bites, and private lounge seating with prime viewing of all stage activities. Quail VIP tickets are limited in availability, so don’t wait to get the ultimate experience!

Quail Motorcycle GatheringThe weekend’s activities kick off on Friday, May 4th as 100 motorcyclists weave their way throughout the Monterey Peninsula on the SOLD OUT event The Quail Ride. Then on Saturday, May 5th, attendees will gather on the Quail Lodge lawn for the 10th Annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Those interested in displaying a motorcycle on the lawn should fill out the application form HERE. This year’s featured classes include: Cafe Racers, Electric Motorcycles, and the Arlen Ness Private Collection.

A limited number of rooms are available at Quail Lodge and are expected to book quickly. Rooms and rates are based on availability at the time of booking and cannot be guaranteed, and a two-night minimum stay is required. For more information and to make your reservation visit quaillodge.com. Please use the GROUP CODE: 69498 to book your room.

Companies interested in event sponsorship or advertising in The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2018 Program should contact April Morris, Sponsorship Sales & Logistics Manager by phone at 1 (831) 620-8835 or by email at aprilmorris@quaillodge.com.

Moto Beach Classic

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Moto Beach ClassicRoland Sands Presents The Moto Beach Classic At Bolsa Chica State Beach’s Sea Legs Live

Press Release: The team at Roland Sands Design has been dreaming about a beachfront moto event for years. We have finally been given the keys to the kingdom at Bolsa Chica State Beach. We are partnering with our friends at Sea Legs Live, a legendary concert venue on the sand, to bring a day of reggae with Black Uhuru and Wargirl and a night of punk rock with Lit and Unwritten Law. If that wasn’t enough, we’re also taking Super Hooligan Flat Track and motorcycle drag racing to the beach. Throw in a West Coast Board Riders Surf Comp, art show, demo rides and unique vendors, and you have an incredibly entertaining day at the beach with something for everyone. The Moto Beach Classic is on Saturday, October 14th at Sea Legs Live. Presale tickets start at $29. Limited VIP tickets are available. Kids under 10 are free.

Indian Motorcycle presents the RSD Super Hooligan Bolsa Banzai Championship Race
In what we believe is an industry first, Roland Sands Design and Indian Motorcycle are bringing beachfront flat track motorcycle racing to Southern California. We’ll be assembling a specially built 110 x 300 ft. track to accommodate sideways flat track racing action next to the surf. This will be the penultimate round of the Super Hooligan National Championship race series, where a $50K Indian FTR race bike will be awarded to the series Champion. Dirt flat track classes being featured are: Super Hooligan, Open Pro, Run What Ya’ Brung, Cycle Zombies Degenerate Choppers & Tank Shift Vintage. Plus mini bike roadracing on an asphalt course. This is the Bolsa Banzai!  Read More

Midnight Rider’s Rally

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Midnight Rider's Rally

Gregg Allman And Southern Blood To Be Celebrated By Harley-Davidson With Special Events Across North America

“The Midnight Rider’s Rally” Slated for September 8th at Select Harley-Davidson locations everywhere

Press Release: Rounder Records and select Harley-Davison locations are uniting for “The Midnight Rider’s Rally,” a very special event commemorating the final album from the legendary Gregg Allman. SOUTHERN BLOOD arrives everywhere on Friday, September 8th.

Southern Blood  is available for pre-order now at digital music retailers and the Gregg Allman Official Store. A wide array of limited editions and special bundles are on offer, including digital download, Standard and Deluxe CD/DVD, and limited edition heavyweight vinyl and vinyl test presses. For complete pre-order details, please visit the Gregg Allman Official Store.

SOUTHERN BLOOD EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER BUNDLES AVAILABLE HERE

SOUTHERN BLOOD includes the new original song, “My Only True Friend,” written by Allman with Gregg Allman Band guitarist/musical director Scott Sharrard. The track – available now at all digital music retailers and streaming services – premiered earlier this summer exclusively via NPR Music, which raved, “From its stately introduction through a wrenching guitar solo at the close, the track exudes a surefooted classic-rock grandeur we don’t hear much anymore. Yet Allman keeps it on an intimate scale…Allman sings like he’s confiding to a friend, distilling hours of stock-taking and introspection. He’s plainspoken, like always, and his casual air adds disarming resonance to what is clearly a farewell statement.” “My Only True Friend” is joined by a powerfully moving official video, streaming now at Gregg Allman’s official YouTube channel after its exclusive premiere via Relix.

“The Midnight Rider’s Rally” will take place Friday, September 8th at select Harley-Davidson locations across North America. Fans can register for their local rally via the Gregg Allman Official Store; a portion of the $20 registration benefits the Allman/Lehman Endowed Scholarship at Syracuse University, with all registrations also receiving a digital download of SOUTHERN BLOOD.

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Biketoberfest 2017 Celebrates 25-Year Chrome Anniversary

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BiketoberfestBiketoberfest 2017 Celebrates 25-Year Chrome Anniversary

25th Annual Biketoberfest Motorcycle Rally October 19-22 In Daytona Beach

Press Release: It’s almost time to polish those bikes and head to Daytona Beach for the 25th Anniversary (we’re calling it our “Chrome anniversary”, just for fun) of Biketoberfest October 19-22, 2017! Organizers are preparing to welcome up to 150,000 riders and visitors from around the world to the four-day motorcycle rally.

At the Official Biketoberfest Welcome Center on Beach Street, staff will be passing out free (while supplies last) 25th Anniversary collectible Official Biketoberfest posters, pocket guides and pins, and encouraging visitors to mark their home town on world maps.

“We have a core audience that’s been attending this event since the start,” said Lori Campbell Baker, executive director of the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), “and it’s not uncommon to see Brazil, Canada, Germany and the UK pinned on the maps. It’s amazing to see the international crowd this rally draws, as well as the increase in women riders and sportbikes over the years, and the youth drawn to the rally’s signature racing events at Daytona International Speedway.”

Biketoberfest officially kicks off with a press conference to be held at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, October 19, at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. Held on the Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley Stage next to the FPL Solar Pavilion in the Midway, this fan-friendly area is also a major hub of Biketoberfest activity. The rally tradition will continue along Main Street, Riverfront Park and Midtown in Daytona Beach, as well as at Destination Daytona and US1 in Ormond Beach, and throughout Volusia County in nearby New Smyrna Beach and DeLand.

Signature Events:

  • Pre-Biketoberfest events: Daytona Blues Festival October 6-8
    and Fuel-Up Concert at Destination Daytona, October 14
  • Free (while supplies last) Official Biketoberfest 25th Anniversary Collectible posters, pins and pocket guides at the Official Biketoberfest Welcome Center on Beach Street, October 19-22
  • Main Street, Riverfront and Midtown Street Festivals, October 19-22
  • Live music at legendary Iron Horse Saloon/US1 in Ormond Beach, October 19-22
  • Free Biketoberfest Concert at Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club, October 19
  • Beach and Bikes Historical Exhibit at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, October 20-22
  • Old Speed Show at New Smyrna Speedway, October 21
  • 34th Annual Race of Champions Championship Cup Series Motorcycle Race and American Sportbike Racing Association Motorcycle Race at Daytona International Speedway, October 21-22

“We’re happy for our partners’ support that helped Biketoberfest achieve this 25-year milestone,” said Kay Galloway, director of marketing and design for the CVB, “and hope everyone will mark their calendars for October 18-21, 2018.”

The 2017 Biketoberfest Chrome sponsor is GEICO Motorcycle and the official radio sponsor is Southern Stone Communications (WHOG-FM The Hog 95.7, WKRO-FM 93.1 Coast Country, WLOV-FM 99.5 Love FM, KVYB-FM 103.3 The Vibe, and WNDB-AM 1150 News Talk). For updates and information, including lodging availability, visit Biketoberfest.org.

About the Daytona Beach Area and Biketoberfest
Discover the new Daytona Beach and its surrounding area, a resurging destination along Florida’s East Coast comprising eight distinct communities. Since 1993, Biketoberfest has drawn thousands of riders to its motorcycle rally in Daytona Beach every October. Recognized worldwide for its annual events including Bike Week, the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Daytona 500, Daytona Beach’s famed heritage also claims the headquarters of LPGA and NASCAR — and is home to Daytona International Speedway, the ‘World Center of Racing.’   With more than 12,000 beds, the destination boasts accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets including resorts, B&Bs, hotels and everything in between.  Ranked #1 in Travel Channel’s 2017 “Top 10 Attractions in Florida, and one of TripAdvisor’s 2016 “10 Most Affordable Beach Vacations on Florida’s East Coast” and “25 Most Popular Summer Vacation Rental Spots in the US.” Visitors can enjoy the quintessential vacation experience beginning with the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier, or choose from a surprising list of attractions and cultural venues and a colorful culinary scene.  With 23 miles of world-famous beaches ideal for swimming and surfing, it is no surprise Daytona Beach was chosen as a Best Florida Attraction and Best Spring Family Break Beach Destination in the Top 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contests sponsored by USA TODAY.  To order a complimentary comprehensive Official Visitors Guide or book a stay, visit DaytonaBeach.com. For real-time updates, visit Facebook.com/DaytonaBeach or Twitter.com/DaytonaBeachFun.

Indian Motorcycle Racing Secures Manufacturer’s Championship

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Manufacturer’s ChampionshipIndian Motorcycle Racing Secures Manufacturer’s Championship With Jared Mees’ Second-Place Finish At Peoria TT

The Indian Wrecking Crew & Scout FTR750 Obtain the 2017 AFT Manufacturer’s Championship with 11 Victories & 30 Total Podiums Through 14 Races

Press Release: After more than 60 years away from professional flat track racing, Indian Motorcycle has won the 2017 American Flat Track Manufacturer’s Championship after a second-place finish at the Peoria TT.

Indian Wrecking Crew rider Jared Mees locked in the title for Indian Motorcycle with a strong second-place finish. Teammates Bryan Smith and Brad Baker finished strong in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

“Securing the Manufacturer’s Championship through 14 races is an unbelievable accomplishment,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product for Indian Motorcycle. “To return to professional flat track racing after more than 60 years away from the sport and win the championship on a brand-new Scout FTR750 race bike is a testament to all the hard work from the entire Indian Motorcycle Racing team.”

American Flat Track recognizes Manufacturer Champions in each class. The manufacturer that accumulates the most points in each class over the course of a season is declared the Manufacturer Champion.  With four races remaining, and Indian ahead of the next manufacturer by more than of 100 points, Indian Motorcycle has guaranteed a Manufacturer Championship.

Aboard the Scout FTR750, the Indian Wrecking Crew have combined for 30 of the season’s 42 total podiums. Mees, the season’s point leader, holds a 41-point lead ahead of Smith, while Baker rounds out the top three in the season’s standings.  Mees and Smith have tallied 11 first-place finishes, with seven going to Mees and four to Smith.

Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, has its sights set on an individual championship as American Flat Track returns to the Springfield Mile on September 3.

Indian Motorcycle Celebrates Burt Munro’s Legacy

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Photo credit: Lee Munro & Team Photo – Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle Celebrates Burt Munro’s Legacy and the 50th Anniversary Of His Land Speed Record At Bonneville Salt Flats

Historic Tribute Highlighted by “Spirit of Munro” Land Speed Runs and Capped Off by Moonlit Screening of “The World’s Fastest Indian” with Director Roger Donaldson

Press Release: This past weekend, Indian Motorcycle kicked off the 69th annual Bonneville Speed Week by paying tribute to its iconic heritage and the 50th anniversary of Burt Munro’s historic land speed record in grand fashion. The tribute was highlighted by commemorative land speed runs by Munro’s great nephew Lee Munro on a modified 2017 Indian Scout appropriately named “Spirit of Munro.” America’s first motorcycle company capped off the weekend with something that had never been done before – a moonlit screening of “The World’s Fastest Indian” under the desert sky for Speed Week campers.

Burt Munro’s

Photo Credit Alfonse Palaima

The World’s Fastest Indian,” staring Sir Anthony Hopkins, immortalized Burt Munro and the historic under-1000 cc world record run of his 1920 Scout Streamliner in August of 1967. Prior to its special commemorative screening on the Bonneville campground, the film’s director Roger Donaldson and Burt’s son and grand nephew,

John and Lee Munro, shared anecdotes about the making of the film, Burt Munro and the impact his achievements have had on Indian Motorcycle and motorcycling in general. The talks and screening drew throngs of Speed Week attendees who were captivated by the feature film, cheering and clapping throughout as they watched under an immaculate starry night sky.

Burt Munro’s

Photo credit: Lee Munro & Team Photo – Indian Motorcycle

“I’ve seen the movie countless times. But to watch it with Speed Week attendees, the Munro family and the film’s director on the very Bonneville grounds that the film was based upon, was a surreal experience,” said Reid Wilson, Indian Motorcycle Marketing Director. “It was a special way to honor Burt and the perfect way to compliment the efforts of Lee Munro and our Spirit of Munro racing team on the Salt Flats that weekend.”

Indian Motorcycle teamed up with Kiwi road racer Lee Munro, Burt Munro’s great nephew, to celebrate the 50th anniversary and recreate the historic run during the 69th annual Speed Week. A team of engineers worked nights and weekends to create and refine Lee’s “Spirit of Munro” Motorcycle, a modified and partially streamlined 2017 Scout. The team’s goal was to match Burt’s land speed record of 184 MPH to fully pay tribute to his run. To qualify for Bonneville, Lee achieved his speed licenses through runs at El Mirage Dry Lakebed in California, while even securing a land speed record of 186.681 MPH in the MPS-G (Modified Partial Streamliner) 1350cc class during his rookie run and surpassing the team’s original goal.

Burt Munro’s

Photo Credit Alfonse Palaima

Entering Bonneville, the team’s new goal was to eclipse the 200 MPH mark. However, Lee’s runs proved to be a battle against the elements. Lee attempted his first two runs on the five-mile short course, resulting in his top performance of the weekend at 191.28 MPH and an unofficial run due to timer technical error. The following day, Lee and team made gearing changes and took the modified 2017 Indian Scout out on Bonneville’s nine-mile long course. Unfortunately, high winds and rough overall conditions hindered the motorcycle, resulting in 186.415 MPH in his lone run of the day. On Monday, the team took another attempt on a newly routed long course, yet rough surface conditions forced Munro to exit his run before completing the timed section.

“It was my greatest honor to represent Indian Motorcycle in such an incredible tribute to my great uncle on this historic 50th Anniversary,” said Lee Munro. “We may not have had the results we were after, but piloting a modified Indian Scout on the same salt as my great Uncle Burt will forever be one of my most-cherished experiences. I’m looking forward to future runs and more success with my teammates and friends at Indian Motorcycle.”

For more information on Indian Motorcycle and its commemorative Burt Munro 50th Anniversary visit IndianMotorcycle.com, or follow on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

About Indian Motorcycle
Indian Motorcycle is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

Today At The Best Party Anywhere!

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AUGUST-12-17

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Thunder in the Smokies 15th Annual Fall Rally

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Fall RallyThunder in the Smokies 15th Annual Fall Rally

Press Release: It only happens once a season — our Fall Thunder in the Smokies Rally. We have lots of exciting music, fire dancers, bike games, tour ride, bike show and some of the best roads to ride in the world. You don’t want to miss this exciting rally. It’s our last one of the year.

Buy a weekend pass, get one free
See Website for details. Offer valid for online ticket purchases only.

September 8-10, 2017
15th Annual Fall Rally
Come ride the Great Smoky Mountains
Maggie Valley, North Carolina

 

 

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19th Annual Fire Hogs Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride

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Fire Hogs19th Annual Fire Hogs Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride

On August 26, 2017, the LAFD Chapter of the Fire Hogs will be hosting their 19th annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride, starting at the LAFD Fire Museum in Hollywood CA, 1355 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA and ending at the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas, CA.,  This event has drawn up to 400 participants each year.

The Fire Hogs are a group of professional Firefighters both active and retired.  The Club was founded in 1991 for the purpose of promoting camaraderie of other motorcycle enthusiasts among their ranks and raising funds for selected charities.  For your records, we are exempt from federal income taxes under section 501c3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code:  ID #54-2099028 for your tax deductible contributions to the LAFD Fire Hog Foundation.

To date, the Fire Hogs have collected and donated over $350,000 to such charities as the Fallen Officers Fund, Children’s Hospital, Downed Officers Fund , New York Fallen Firefighters Fund, Alisa Ann Rosch Burn Foundation, and our primary recipient — The Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association’s Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firemen’s Fund, which received $25,000.00 from this one day event last year.

Ride starts:
LAFD Fire Museum
1355 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

$25 per person, $30 at the door

Tickets on sale at www.Firehogs.org

 

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Easyriders Fowlerville Rodeo

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You Don’t Want To Miss This!

Easyriders’ Rodeo Tour rolls back into Fowlerville, Michigan August 18 – 20, and they’re bringing some friends! See BOTH bands with a one day pass for just $25 or get a weekend pass and camp the weekend!

Ride-in bike show, poker crawl, Circus Una’s motorcycle high-wire act, dirt track motorcycle competition, trade show, bar stool races, NTC drift trike racing, and more! Easyriders’ Rodeo Tour 2017 featuring The Fryed Brothers Band

August 18-20 at The Fowlerville Fairgrounds!

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DirtQuake 2017 – No Rules Racing

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DirtQuakeDirtQuake 2017 – No Rules Racing

By Alicia Mariah Elfving
For Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys

Before jumping in to trying to describe the awesomeness that happened at last weekend’s DirtQuake USA in Castle Rock, Washington… we need to review the history of DirtQuake itself.
Dubbed “the Motorcycle Lifestyle Festival” by the DirtQuake folks themselves, they have the perfect explanation for it’s inception. “Irreverent racing is at the heart of DirtQuake. The action takes place on high-adrenaline, loose-surface oval circuits without the hassle, rules and costs usually associated with motorsport. DirtQuake is inclusive – giving riders, enthusiasts and even pro racers a unique chance to take on all comers.” Beginning in the UK, the event made it’s way to America just three years ago. Hosted by Sideburn Magazine and See See Motorcycles, it’s a big weekend long party surrounding fun races that, for $75, anyone with a safe motorcycle can participate in. Tickets cost $20 for the day/$30 for the weekend, and $20 per vehicle to camp.

Camp grounds were filled with big RVs, stylish vans, adventure trucks, and all different kinds and sizes of motorcycles were blasting around every which way. Dogs riding on the tank, kids driving golf carts, youngins riding side-by-side with their parents. Essentially a motorcycle Shangri-La, fun is being had on two wheels everywhere you look. An estimated three wheelies were popped every second that went by, smiles and laughter everywhere.

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K&N Heads to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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Sturgis Motorcycle RallyK&N Heads to the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for a Week of Two Wheeled Horsepower

Press Release: This year marks the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. For over seven decades, the event has served as a pilgrimage of powersports fans to the small Midwest town. Each year the town swells as hundreds of thousands of people make the trek out for a week of two-wheeled fun. K&N has been supporting Sturgis for several years and 2017 is no different.

From Saturday, August 5th through Friday, August 11th, the 17th annual Motorcycles as Art Exhibit will be on display at the Buffalo Chip. K&N returns as one of the event sponsors for this year’s exhibit, themed Old Iron Young Blood. This display mashes young up-and-coming custom bike builders under 36 years old with artists in a one-of-a-kind display.

RK-3951The Motorcycles as Art exhibit is always a great show with a high level of craftsmanship in an artistic two-wheel form,” explained Ross Berlanga, Brand Manager at K&N. “This year’s exhibit will feature some of the leading trends from the next generation of builders that will keep Sturgis on the gas for another 77 years.”

Also at the Buffalo Chip, on Wednesday, August 9th is the 7th of 10 Super Hooligan Races. This “run what you brung” flat track series is title sponsored by Roland Sands Designs and K&N is proud to be a series sponsor. This is sure to be an entertaining race that will culminate in a giveaway of a custom RSD bike. You won’t want to miss it.

Sturgis Motorcycle RallyFinally, the K&N hauler will be at Black Hills Harley-Davidson all week. The newest Harley-Davidson intakes will be on display including the new Shaker and AirCharger styles in both matte black with brushed aluminum accents as well as matte grey with polished accents to match the H-D Blonde motors. There will also be giveaways, product install demonstrations, and famous 1 Wheel Revolution stuntman Rob Carpenter will be showing off his talents on his Dyna in front of the K&N rig.

This year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will be one for the record books. If you are planning on attending, be sure to stop by the K&N booth and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff about our new products or just grab some swag.

About K&N Engineering, Inc.
K&N Engineering in Riverside, California, is the world’s leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high-flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and air intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies.

Indian Sponsors Ninth Annual Brooklyn Invitational

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BrooklynIndian Motorcycles Announces Title Sponsorship & Scout Bobber Custom Showcase For Ninth Annual Brooklyn Invitational

Customized Indian Scout Bobbers Will Be Unveiled from Keino Cycles, Steve Caballero with Roland Sands Design, and Kraus Motor Co.

Press Release:  Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, announced today its title sponsorship of The Ninth Annual Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show held September 9, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. Along with its sponsorship, Indian will unveil three custom versions of the all-new Scout Bobber crafted by Keino Cycles, Kraus Motor Co. and skateboarding icon Steve Caballero, in conjunction with Roland Sands Design.

“With its lean and mean, minimalist design, the Scout Bobber provides builders an ideal platform for customization, and we’re excited to see the creative interpretations brought to life by these three unique customizers,” said Reid Wilson, Marketing Director – Indian Motorcycle. “The Brooklyn invitational carefully curates an exhibition of incredible customs and from some of the world’s most renowned builders, providing the ultimate venue for us to showcase these custom Scout Bobbers and demonstrate the bike’s potential.”

The all-new Scout Bobber was released during X Games weekend in Indian’s hometown of Minneapolis. The muscular new Scout represents a core passion of motorcyclists – connection to the road without a need for anything unnecessary. “Strip it down” was the mantra and inspiration Indian Motorcycle used when developing the latest model in its iconic Scout lineup. A low-slung, blacked-out, minimalist motorcycle that proves less is definitely more.   Read More

The Full 2017 Buffalo Chip Lineup

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Chip LineupThe Full 2017 Buffalo Chip Lineup With Two More Headliners

No, we don’t know if you got the raise at work.
We also don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl.
And we haven’t seen your test results either.
But frankly, this news will make you forget you even cared about any of those things in the first place, because it’s…

Thirteen more bands, including two more headliners, have joined the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, blink-182, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Doobie Brothers, Pop Evil and many, many others to round out the concert lineup this year!

To commemorate the monumental 2017 lineup of concerts, entertainment and events at the Best Party Anywhere, the Buffalo Chip commissioned artist EZ Wheelin’ to create an insanely cool collector’s edition art print that anyone (including you) would be stoked to have hanging on their wall!

For the complete lineup click here

Press Release: The addition of 13 more acts, including chart-topping rock bands Blue Oyster Cult and All That Remains completes the 2017 Sturgis Buffalo Chip band lineup, leaving no doubt that “Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®” is again presenting another spectacular lineup. The Buffalo Chip has already announced dozens of legendary artists who cater to classic rock, heavy metal and country music fans such as Ozzy Osbourne, The Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, blink-182, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Shinedown, Justin Moore and many more. Some of the world’s top party bands have also made the list including Pop Evil, Alter Bridge, Blackberry Smoke, RATT, Night Ranger, Drowning Pool and Trapt. More band information and the official 2017 full lineup announcement video which features some of the most scenic rides in the Black Hills can be found here: BuffaloChip.com/BANDS

Blue Oyster Cult, best known for their mega hit, “Don’t Fear (The Reaper),” will perform on the Wolfman Jack Stage for the festival’s grand final on Saturday, Aug. 12. They are credited as one of the pioneers of music videos, and helped to propel MTV to success with their videos, particularly “Burnin’ For You.” Melodic-metalcore maniacs, All That Remains will perform on the Wolfman Jack Stage Friday, Aug. 11. They’ve sold over a million records world-wide and recently released their eighth album, “Madness.”

Bands also making the cut, with the help from global emerging artist music platform ReverbNation, to perform on the Chip’s legendary Wolfman Jack Stage include BC & The Big Rig, Madame Mayhem, Carolina Wray, Stolen Rhodes, Jimmie Bratcher and The Dirtboxwailers. Those chosen to perform on the Buffalo Chip’s six showcase stages include The Hawkeyes, Charlie Brechtel Band, Well Hung Heart, Big Skillet, DJ Hulio and The Buffalo Dreamers.

Super Hooligan Race At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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Super HooliganRSD Super Hooligan Race Joins The Moto Stampede
At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Press Release: Super Hooligan flat track racing is BACK! Roland Sands and his crew will go handlebar to handlebar in the second annual RSD Super Hooligan race presented by Indian Motorcycle inside the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s amphitheater on Wednesday, Aug. 9. We invite racers and fans of motorcycle racing to participate and attend during this year’s 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. At the Buffalo Chip, the riders are scheduled to take to the track for Round 6 of the Super Hooligan National Championship (SHNC) race series with classes including: Super Hooligan, Amateur Hooligan, Run What Ya Brung (costumes encouraged), Vintage, Tank Shift, Lady Hooligan and a $5K Cash Purse Pro Open Singles class. Afterwards, stick around to enjoy the blistering audio of Ozzy Osbourne. All brands of bikes are welcome to race.

Interested Racers May Register Here:

The Street Drag Invitational Races with Crazy John will also be back to pit even more show bikes in head-to-head, hat drop street races down the middle of the amphitheater immediately preceding the Super Hooligan races. Two Indian Scout Sixties, one customized by Roland Sands and the other by Carey Hart, will be given away on the main stage that evening. Register to win one of these bad ass customs at BuffaloChip.com/EVENTS/Moto-Stampede/Motorcycle-Giveaway.

“The Buffalo Chip has paired these races with one of the rally’s biggest concerts, Pop Evil and Ozzy Osbourne, to create a series of events all on one day neither the rally nor the world has ever before seen,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “The Super Hooligan races will shake the ground with excitement and gather steam for an incredible night of world-class rock on the main stage.”

Audiences at the Buffalo Chip will have an up-close viewing experience of the RSD Super Hooligan races. The track winds through the center of the amphitheater and offers track-side and prime, elevated viewing areas.

One pass includes access to all races, concerts and events held within the campground and tent camping. Passes may be purchased for each day with multi-day packages offering the best value. More info can be found HERE.

SHNC Contingencies & Prizes

Indian Motorcycle

  • $1,000 Winner-Takes-All bonus to winner of Super Hooligan Main Event.
  • The Super Hooligan Series Champion will win a Factory Indian FTR750 professional GNC flat track race bike – awarded in Huntington Beach, CA October 14th.
  • *Winner must be present at final round

Dunlop Tires

  • $250 (first) / $150 (second) / $100 (third) payouts for Super Hooligan Main Event.
  • $1,000 Winner-Takes-All Super Hooligan Dunlop Dash for Cash event.

Bell Helmets

  • $250 (first) / $150 (second) / $75 (third) payouts per Super Hooligan Main Event.
  • Custom painted helmet trophy for Super Hooligan winner at each round.
  • $2,500 bonus to be awarded to Super Hooligan Series Champion at final round.

K&N Engineering

  • $300 Winner-Takes-All Holeshot Award for Super Hooligan Main Event.

Motul

  • $300 Cleanest Hooligan race bike at each race. TBD by SHNC.

For the most up to date schedule and SHNC standings visit our Super Hooligan Blog.

About Super Hooligan:
The spirit of hooligan racing comes from a simpler time, when you raced – and could ride home on – any bike you owned. With its roots in Southern California motorcycle culture, today’s flat track hooligan racing category is rapidly gaining in popularity with riders of all ages and experience levels across the nation by offering the fun of motorcycle competition in a less structured environment. Combining the craft of custom motorcycles and racing the Super Hooligan rules are loose and limit the bikes to 750CC and up twins in stock frames with dirt track tires and no front brakes. Read More

Harley-Davidson at the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

A rider leaves Mt. Rushmore, Sunday, August 7, 2005, as others stop on the shoulder to shoot photos.

Harley-Davidson Gearing Up For 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Festivities at Largest U.S. Motorcycle Rally to Include Free Demo Rides, Special Events, Fierce Flat Track Racing and More

Press Release: The sound of freedom will rumble through the Black Hills when thousands of motorcyclists join Harley-Davidson, the official motorcycle of the largest motorcycle rally in the United States, at the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally August 5-12.

“The great riding, the motorcycle tradition, and the wide-open fun: That’s what makes Sturgis ‘Sturgis,’” said James Newton, Harley-Davidson U.S. Events Manager. “And, this year is even bigger and better. We invite all riders to roll into Harley Headquarters to take a demo ride, see the latest gear and accessories and meet up with Harley-Davidson riders from around the world who’ve trekked to the 77th Sturgis.”

Harley-Davidson will again rock the Black Hills from August 5-12, at its headquarters at the Sturgis Community Center on Lazelle Street and the Harley-Davidson Rally Point on Main Street. Scheduled events include music, parties, free demo rides on new 2017 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, H.O.G. member special events, the electrifying Wall of Death, and Harley-Davidson-sponsored American Flat Track racing at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City.

To follow all of the fun in real time, tune in to #Sturgis on social media.

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Free-Access Sturgis Buffalo Chip CrossRoads Expands

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CrossRoadsFree-Access Sturgis Buffalo Chip CrossRoads Expands Services to Become Premier Rally Destination

Stunts, bike shows, the Sturgis Rider Superstore and more combine to make the CrossRoads a rally hot spot. Premium accessories and exclusive service perks include free Indian Motorcycle loaners while services are being performed.

Press Release: The essential rally experience of shopping for motorcycle parts and accessories, and getting a tune up or a trick out has now become centralized to a one-stop shop with the opening of the all-new Sturgis Rider Superstore, located at the free-access CrossRoads at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. This new destination adds to the exciting and eclectic mix of events, attractions and entertainment at the CrossRoads, which includes acres of paved vendor shopping, plenty of free parking, OEM and custom bike displays, stunts shows, bike shows, bikini bike wash, live music tasty food, $2 beers and clean restrooms.

_AP19980Mechanics, Wrenching and Free Indian Motorcycle Loaners
The Sturgis Rider Superstore will open for the first time on Friday, Aug. 4, offering parts installs, mechanic services and must-have motorcycle merchandise. Indian Motorcycles will be on hand to offer a free loaner to anyone left needing a ride while receiving a Spectro Oil change or having new Metzeler tires or Kuryakyn parts installed. Appointments for Indian loaner bikes are recommended. Shoppers will find a parts paradise at the Sturgis Rider Superstore and can run a dyno test at the Harmonious Dyno Center, or upgrade their rides with products from Extreme Audio. The Superstore offers free bike parking, easy access to entertainment, restrooms, food and beverages.

Those interested can get more information about the Sturgis Rider Superstore at BuffaloChip.com/SuperStore.

Bad Ass Bike Shows
A series of free bike shows will be offering a display of beastly beauties nearly every day starting with the FXR Bike Show and Dyna Mixer on Sunday, Aug. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free, no-nonsense motorcycle event brings together riders and anyone who wants to talk motorcycles. Full Throttle Magazine will be offering free shows both Monday and Tuesday with registration beginning at noon both days. On Wednesday, Aug. 9, American Bagger and Urban Bagger Magazine in association with Strip Club Choppers present the Sexiest Bagger Show with multiple awards and a magazine feature for the best of show. The Granddaddy of all shows, the Rat’s Hole Bike Show, will bring together an impressive crew of international judges and builders on Thursday, Aug. 10.

IMG_7853Easy-Access Premium Fueling
Every biker on the hunt for super premium fuel at a convenient location will find 93 octane E10 gas from Renewable Fuels Association available 24/7 at the Buffalo Chip’s brand-new, self-serve Stop & Fuel gas station located at the east end of the CrossRoads. This high-octane fuel is approved by all American motorcycle manufacturers. Renewable Fuels will also be bringing back its popular “Free Fuel Happy Hour” where bikers can fill up for free 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 – Thursday, Aug. 10.

BMW Demo Rides
For the first time ever, BMW Motorrad USA is offering free demo rides on its soon-to-be-released K 1600 B “Bagger,” and the company has chosen the CrossRoads as the place to do it. Ten of the highly anticipated new bikes will be shipped to the Buffalo Chip for the exclusive demo ride opportunity, along with a full stable of new innovative BMW motorcycle models.

Exhilarating Stunt Shows
Stuntman Clint Ewing, best known as the man who nearly died attempting to pass through a tunnel of fire at the Chip in 2013, is back with an even hotter stunt show, although it no longer involves actual fire. Clint’s toasty bike is on display on the upper deck. He and his crew of super bike manipulators will be performing at the CrossRoads Monday, Aug 7 – Thursday, Aug. 10.

Bell Helmets has invited the top stunt riders to come out on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 3:30 p.m. and go head to head in a stunt competition that will be judged by famed racer, builder and freestyle motocross legend Carey Hart, Wild Gypsy Tour founder Leticia Cline and some of their adrenaline junkie friends. The winner will take home $1,500, and second place $500 presented by Dualigans. Immediately following the contest, a Dualigans Party will take place. Join Bell Helmets, Carey Hart, Leticia Cline and friends at the CrossRoads.

New American Crew Barber Shop
Matty the Barber will be hanging his barber pole at the new Buffalo Chip Barber Shop sponsored by American Crew, offering straight razor shaves, trims, cuts and more. The Barber Show is located at the north end of the CrossRoads.

Easy Rider Originals and Traveler Information
With its 50th anniversary approaching in 2019, fans of the iconic biker film “Easy Rider” will be able to nab up hard-to-find original movie posters, photos and art all recently released from the collection of an avid fan at the Buffalo Chip Gift Shop. The Buffalo Chip Chamber will be open to assist all bikers with information, load them up with free swag and help them get entered into the Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway. Two lucky winners will take home an Indian Scout Sixty customized by Roland Sands or Carey Hart.

The Big Engine Bar at the CrossRoads opened July 1 with $2 beers and $3 well drinks, all day, every day through Aug. 12.

Those interested can get more information about CrossRoads at BuffaloChip.com/CrossRoads.

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast and 2017 South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers eight stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts are free with camping. The 2017 Motorcycles as Art exhibit, “Old Iron/Young Blood – Motorcycles and the Next Gen” curated by Michael Lichter, numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

Harley-Davidson Live From X Games Minneapolis

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X GamesHarley-Davidson Presents Thursday Night Prime-Time Dirt-Track Double-Header Live From X Games Minneapolis

Watch Harley Hooligan Racing on Facebook Live Followed By The ESPN X Games Broadcast of the Harley-Davidson Flat Track Racing Medal Event Thursday, July 13

Press Release: Harley-Davidson offers fans double the X Games racing action this Thursday, July 13, with a Facebook Live stream of Harley Hooligan flat track racing at 7:30 p.m. EDT via Facebook.com/Harley-Davidson, followed by Harley-Davidson Flat Track Racing at 9 p.m. EDT broadcast live on ESPN.

“Showcasing the always-exciting amateur Hooligan racing via Facebook Live will take our partnership with ESPN X Games to a whole new level, while providing double the racing action for fans,” said Eric Jensen, Global Brand Lead at Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

X GamesBoth the pro and amateur racing will take place on a specially designed ESPN X Games 3/8-mile dirt track created at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.

“When Harley-Davidson approached us to create a Hooligan race broadcast on Facebook Live, we really liked the idea to further engage audiences with X Games around the globe,” said X Games Vice President Tim Reed. “This is a win-win opportunity for all of those racing fans who won’t be able to make it to Minneapolis to see the action in person this Thursday.”
Harley-Davidson Flat Track Racing is an ESPN X Games medal event open by invitation to 25 of the world’s fastest professional flat track racers. The field includes Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Racing Team riders Kenny Coolbeth, Jr., Jake Johnson and Brandon Robinson, each racing on the Harley-Davidson XG750R flat tracker, a competition motorcycle powered by a race-modified, liquid-cooled Revolution X V-Twin engine originally engineered for the Harley-Davidson Street 750.

The rough-and-tumble Harley Hooligan race action will feature 40 amateur riders from across the country competing on race-modified Harley-Davidson street motorcycles. Participating race teams include Rusty Butcher, Leticia Cline, Suicide Machine Company, Speed Merchant, Noise Cycles and more. Each team is affiliated with a Harley-Davidson dealership.

Tickets to attend the live racing action at Mall of America are $10. For ticket information go to X Games Information. Follow along on all of action at #RIDEEVERYDAY.

The Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Racing Team is proudly partnered with Vance & Hines Motorsports.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.

Gettysburg Bike Week

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Gettysburg Bike WeekGettysburg Bike Week Geared Up for 2017 Rally July 6-9th

Foghat and 50 Shades of Men Two of Many Acts Booked for GBW 16th Anniversary

Press Release: Back for its 16th anniversary rally at the Allstar Events Complex in Gettysburg, PA, Gettysburg Bike Week kicks off Thursday, July 6, 2017, and runs through Sunday, July 9.

“Hard to believe this is the 16th year, but you know what they say about time flying and having fun,” said GBW event coordinator Kelly Shue.

This year, GBW is proud to feature English rock band Foghat and premier male revue 50 Shades of Men among this year’s entertainment slate. Both acts perform Friday night. Formed in England in the early 1970s, Foghat has sold millions of records and rocked audiences for decades. Known for their distinctive slide guitar sound and boogie woogie rhythms, Foghat continues to bombard FM airwaves to this day with classic rockers like “Slow Ride,” “Fool for the City” and their hard swinging version of Willie Dixon’s blues banger “I Just Want To Make Love To You.” You can’t help but shake what you got when Foghat hits the stage.

Gettysburg Bike WeekAnd for the ladies, GBW is happy to welcome the best male burlesque show in the country. Composed of national and international touring Chippendales past members, 50 Shades of Men is the premier male revue performing today, delighting women everywhere with “disarmingly sexy, yet very tasteful routines. Designed exclusively for women [they] combine a perfect blend of music, hot dance moves and sensual theatrics,” and the ladies are sure to love it.

Other top-flight music acts for this year’s rally include the Hank Williams, Jr., tribute band All My Rowdy Friends and country music sensation Craig Campbell; both play the Budweiser Main Stage on Thursday night. And on Saturday evening, Blizzard of Ozzy, the country’s preeminent Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne tribute band, and 80s hard rockers Warrant will be bringing it to the people.

And of course that’s just the tip of the entertainment iceberg, because legendary emcee Jack Schitt is back again to perform master of ceremonies duties throughout the week on the Budweiser Stage, Gin Gypsies will be slinging the drinks, and this year’s rally will feature a cornhole tournament (directed by York Adams Cornhole). Expect performances by the International Bikini Team as well, heavy competition in the Cycle Source Ride-In Bike Show, Ride and Rodeo; the Parade of Chrome; and that perennial crowd-pleaser, the GBW wet T-shirt contest. One, two and four-day passes are available here.

And, of course, no rally would be complete without great riding, and Gettysburg has some of the best. Whether riders want to see historic battlegrounds or just hit the road for a great cruise, hundreds of miles of the best riding in the East surrounds Gettysburg. In addition to fantastic solo riding, GBW also features awesome group rides and the Pink Journey of Lights and Stars of Hope Charity Rides.

Pricing for Gettysburg Bike Week is as follows:

  • $40 per-person 4-day passes, available online and at the gates.
  • $25 per-person 2-day passes, available online and at the gates.
  • $15 per-person 1-day passes, available online and at the gates.

New and returning riders can find updates, the schedule of events, lodging information and anything they ever needed to know about Gettysburg Bike Week by visiting http://www.gettysburgbikeweek.com.

About Gettysburg Bike Week

Gettysburg Bike Week is Eastern Pennsylvania’s definitive motorcycle rally, featuring great national music acts, historic riding and hospitality that you can only find in a city with this much history. For more information on the Rally, including scheduling, lodging options, and more, visit www.gettysburgbikeweek.com. Follow them on Twitter: @GburgBikeWk. To contact Gettysburg Bike Week, e-mail gbwvendor@yahoo.com.