The annual Las Vegas BikeFest, which is the biggest biker party in the West, is now taking registrations and hotel reservations at www.LasVegasBikeFest.com. If you’re planning on going to Vegas for the 14th Annual Las Vegas BikeFest, October 2-5, you can now get packages at early bird prices.
Party Passes go for $30 and that gets you into Rally Central at Cashman Center all weekend, an event t-shirt, a 2014 Las Vegas BikeFest rally pin, and tickets to the headline concerts on both Friday and Saturday night. Yeah, we said it, the concerts are INCLUDED! If you don’t want to take your bike or you’ve had a few too there will be free shuttle rides between Fremont Street and Rally Central every day, all day.
For $25 you can get the Ultimate Pass which includes everything in the Party Pass plus entry into the poker runs, poker walks, VIP Parking and chances to win big bucks and prizes in Vegas. Now if you think your ride is the coolest in town, the Ultimate Pass also gives you automatic entry into the Custom Bike Show and a chance to take home some cash or a trophy.
Official Las Vegas BikeFest hotels include the Golden Nugget Las Vegas (Headquarter Hotel), the D, Downtown Grand, Golden Gate, and Plaza. Room rates start as low as $69 and will fill up quickly as those hotels are accepting reservations now. Las Vegas BikeFest 2014 will be held October 2 – 5 at the Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas, Nevada. If you register early you can pick up your swag and your entry passes at the Golden Nugget on the world-famous Fremont Street Experience. For more info: www.LasVegasBikeFest.com, or call 1-866 -BIKEFEST (1-866-245-3337).
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Posted by Sam Kanish
Everyone has to have someplace where they started riding motorcycles. Some do it earlier than others. For those youngins’ out West who want to try their hand at road racing the ‘Why We Ride Minimoto USA Championship Series’ will kick off it’s schedule this weekend, April 5-6 2014, at the Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, California.
The partnership between Minimoto USA (Minimoto USA is a racing organization that provides a place for kids to race Minimoto, MiniGP and asphalt only Supermoto machines) and Why We Ride (the #1 motorcycle film in America) will help young American road racers develop their skills and teach them to ride safely and responsibly. The Why We Ride Minimoto USA partnership will feature 10 races, including the championship, and will conclude with the presentation of the Why We Ride Championship Trophy in each youth class at Buttonwillow Raceway in Buttonwillow, California on October 26th.
Producer/Director Bryan H. Carroll: “Why We Ride has always been more than just a movie, it’s a lifestyle. Why We Ride is dedicated to inspiring, educating, and celebrating riders and their motorcycles. By partnering with Minimoto USA we plan on helping to solidify America’s road racing future by training future champions.”
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip has announced that the 2nd Trike Owners United Ride (T.O.U.R.) will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 6 during the annual Sturgis Rally. This free all-trike event is sponsored by Roadsmith Trikes and will include a 50-mile self-guided ride through the scenic Black Hills before heading to the Buffalo Chip for a custom trike show and private reception. The T.O.U.R. event is open to all makes and models of trikes. Riders may pre-register for the event at www.buffalochip.com/TOUR.
“The Trike Owners United Ride allows trike riders from around the world to come together to celebrate the freedom and camaraderie shared by those who travel on three wheels,” says Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “We couldn’t be more excited to again welcome trikers home to the Buffalo Chip by hosting this distinctive event.”
The T.O.U.R. ‘trikers’ will depart from the Main Street in Hill City, South Dakota and ride 50-miles through the scenic highways of the Black Hills on a self-guided ride that includes Vanocker Canyon and culminates with a trike procession through the Buffalo Chip grounds leading to a private T.O.U.R. reception at the Chip’s Russ Brown Events Center.
This T.O.U.R. reception gives the ‘trikers’ an opportunity to spend socialize with hundreds of fellow 3-wheeler enthusiasts and enjoy free hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. There will also be door prizes, a custom trike show, plus full access to famed motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter’s Buffalo Chip’sMotorcycles as Art exhibition.
“This year’s T.O.U.R. event promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s, with more trikes, more prizes and more fun,” says Roadsmith General Manager, Doug Lindholm. “We’re proud to work with our friends at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip to sponsor this event for the second year in a row.”
“The T.O.U.R. event gives trike owners the opportunity to experience and share with others our passion and love for the open road and the freedom it instills,” says 2013 T.O.U.R. participant, Paul Marquardt. “I thoroughly enjoyed last year’s ride from Hill City through some of the most picturesque parts of the Black Hills to the Buffalo Chip, and I can’t wait for another memorable event this year.”
Participants of the T.O.U.R. event can also take in additional Buffalo Chip events on Aug. 6, (including that evening’s performance by Florida Georgia Line) by purchasing campground admission passes. Passes for the Buffalo Chip’s 33rd annual Motorcycle and Music Festival are on sale now. All concerts are free with camping. For more information, to register or to get passes to the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling, visit www.BuffaloChip.com or call (605) 347-9000.
Daytona Racing News
For all of you who enjoy watching the boys have at it on the track to see who’ll take home the checkered flag here’s the results from some of the racing action during this year’s Daytona Bike Week:
Eslick Wins Daytona 200
Danny Eslick started his Triumph on the pole and then lead 44 of 57 laps on his way to win Saturday’s 73rd Daytona 200 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike race at Daytona International Speedway. By beating Yamaha riders Jake Gagne and Jake Lewis, Eslick became the first Triumph rider to win the Daytona 200 since the late Gary Nixon in 1967.
“It’s awesome,” Eslick said. “I’ve gotten the pole before. My very first 200 I got fourth. There’s been a lot of hard work and a lot of years have passed by to get this victory. It means a lot.”
Eslick had some fierce racing with DiSalvo and Westby during the race, but his pit stops from proved to be the difference. “Pit stops for the Daytona 200 are the most important thing,” Eslick said. “You can’t have bad stops and we had great pit stops.”
“This one was pretty nerve-wracking,” Eslick said. “This is one of the biggest races in the world. Obviously the biggest one I’ve ever won. Laguna Seca was pretty special a couple of years ago. But anything involved with Daytona is pretty incredible. This trophy is going to sit up loud and proud right in the middle of my house.”
Rounding out the podium were
AMA SuperBike Round 2
Cameron Beaubier won a four-bike shootout with Josh Hayes, Roger Hayden and Martin Cardenas to take the AMA Pro SuperBike Race. Beaubier drafted past Hayden coming out of the chicane on the final lap to win by .090 seconds. Beaubier won last year’s Daytona 200.
“I knew it was going to be close if I let everyone onto the banking. It all just kind of worked out,” Beaubier said. “Roger had to stretch it out coming out of the chicane, which was good for me because he kind of pulled me back in the draft. Then I was able to get him across the line and I’m really happy.”
AMA Pro SuperSport Round 2
Corey Alexander led Wyatt Farris at the finish to win the 10-lap SuperSport race. “The past three years I’ve been on the podium and I hadn’t gotten a win,” Alexander said. “I kind of lucked out every time. I’m really happy to come here and pull off the double and just give them a good show.”
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Coolbeth Jr Brings Home Round 2 of the Grand National AMA Pro Flat Track
Kenny Coolbeth,Jr got off to a great start in 2014 at Round 2 of the Grand National AMA Pro Flat Track season at Daytona. Kenny won by over 4 seconds over Jake Johnson while lapping many of the other riders. Coolbeth passed on lap five and never looked back.
Brandon Wilhelm Takes AMA Pro Singles
Brandon Wilhelm came away with his first win of the year in the 18-lap AMA Pro Singles main event. “I can’t believe this is happening right now,” said an ecstatic Wilhelm. “It feels so good. The track was a little slick but it wasn’t bad. I just had to work the throttle a little bit and it worked in my favor. I’ve never felt anything like this before, it’s truly an amazing feeling.”
Bauman Wins Daytona AMA Pro Flat Track
Briar Bauman got the first AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National win of his career Thursday evening at the Daytona Flat Track as he won the AMA Pro Flat Track event.
“I saw those halfway flags I definitely knew I had a chance to win and felt myself tense up a little bit.” said Bauman.
Wells Takes The AMA Pro Singles
Ryan Wells started hot and went on to win the AMA Pro Singles race by over three seconds over second-place rider Justin Jones.
“The first day at Daytona I usually struggle quite a bit so to come out here and get the win is huge for me,” said Wells. “I knew I had to have a good start and that I would be forced to make very few mistakes if I wanted to win. I’m just glad I was able to do that and it paid off. Hopefully I’ll be back up here tomorrow night; the goal is to get the sweep.”
Source: American Dirt Track Magazine
Wyman Wins AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Race at Daytona
On Friday Kyle Wyman won his 3rd in 4 career tries at the Daytona International Speedway in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley Davidson series race. He set up a move on the final lap that gave him 0.068-second margin of victory over Tyler O’Hara on the famed 3.5-mile road course.
“It was awesome,” Wyman said. “This is what we live for, and I was just loving it. That’s the third win for me, and I just love this place. I spent all winter thinking about coming here to Daytona. I’m just so happy to be up here. It was a long year last year, and I feel like we’re off on the right foot.”
The second round in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley Davidson series is May 30-June 1 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
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