I suppose that, as American biker you still all know about the Rolling thunder ceremony. I don’t think there is an equivalent event in this Continue reading RIDE TO THE WALL (aka RTTW)
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One of my greatest “biker” memories was loading my first Harley-Davidson Fatboy onto my Dodge Ram a few decades ago, and doing the over night run from Philly to Daytona Beach for my first Biketoberfest. I had no idea what to expect, but when turning of 95 South onto Rt. 1 towards Ormand Beach, my eyes popped open the size of golf balls. Bikers everywhere, and I mean on bar fronts at every corner, parking lots, roads, beach… everywhere. I knew then that I was in my happy place. Since those days, I have watched the industry flourish, fall apart, pull it’s self back together, and keep trying up till today. I went from being just a visitor to very involved in the media side of motorcycling for the total love of it.Truth is, my generation is getting older, not too old yet, but getting there. Of all of the things I have done in my life, biker rallies top the list by far. I go to as many as I can, and won’t stop until my body says to. My concern is, are the upcoming corporate professionals with the major motorcycle and component companies going to step up and keep up their roles? Are the up and coming media and event organizers going to keep alive these HUGE gatherings? I can only hope so and I would lend my experiences to anyone that would ask.
LAS VEGAS: More than 30,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts from nearly all 50 states and 12 other countries cruised into town for the 17th Annual Las Vegas BikeFest, October 5-8. The rally was four action-packed days filled with entertainment, contests, bike shows, MMA fights, Uncle Kracker performing live, and demo rides from Indian Motorcycles. With the addition of Rally West, located on 3rd and Fremont Street, attendees had even more options for shopping for the latest in motorcycle parts and accessories, apparel, and more.
“Our goal every year is to continue to keep the rally growing and the activities and entertainment “fresh”. With the new locations we chose for our poker runs, bringing the Tuff-N-Uff Amateur MMA fight, expanding our vendor area to Rally West, giving away $5,000 in shopping sprees and more bike shows, we feel we accomplished that”, states Mindi Cherry, Event Manager.
Music filled the rally all four days with over 30 live bands playing- everything from hard rock, blues, punk, country and more. Continue reading Las Vegas BikeFest® 2017 Rally Recap
Hello All, Jack McIntyre here. It’s Sunday, last day of Bikeweek in Daytona. I’m headed back to snowy Philly this morning so once home, I’ll really start to add coverage from Daytona on the website. If you are into the old board track racing, I have some great imagery for you all to roam through. Plus, Main Street is still the party and the numbers of visitors, in my view, has gone back to the days of old. The crowds in town were off the hook huge.
Anyway, lots of coverage to come so stay tuned!
Buffalo Chip, SD (May 23, 2016) – As many as 5,000 Christian bikers from across the world will be coming together to communicate, worship and coordinate their missions and work during the first annual Light Up the HillsTM motorcycle rally. The event, organized by the non-denominational Fellowship of Motorcycle MinistriesTM, will be hosted at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® July 6-9, 2017. This gathering of Christian motorcycle clubs, ministries, associations and groups will offer attendees the opportunity to assemble in fellowship and enhance their individual missions.
“The Buffalo Chip is the perfect venue to host this rally,” said FMM Executive Director Quentin D. Hix. “It’s a place where thousands of Christian bikers can gather together to be renewed and rejuvenated, enjoy fellowship and worship God. Rod and the staff at the Chip share our values and have embraced our vision for this event.”
The three-day rally will be headquartered at the Buffalo Chip where all will be offered the opportunity to camp and worship. The event is being planned in partnership with Promise Keepers Inc. and the Sturgis Association of Churches. There will be three evenings of Christian speakers, entertainers and well-known musical artists at the Buffalo Chip with an afternoon downtown Sturgis experience which will include entertainment and shopping. Christian bikers will be encouraged to participate in rides through one of the most scenic areas of the U.S. – the fabled Black Hills of South Dakota, taking in the many national parks, monuments and forests.
“Christian bikers have found a rally home where they can come together and celebrate their spirituality,” said Buffalo Chip President Rod Woodruff. “The FMM’s desire to create a welcoming event for Christian bikers and their association with partner organizations and many Christian motorcycle clubs will no doubt contribute to a successful annual gathering at the Buffalo Chip.”
About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the home of the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ held each August. Established in 1981, the venue’s nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Buffalo Chip guests enjoy world-class concerts, fun events, moving freedom celebrations, thrilling PowerSports and more. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers cabins, RVs, camping, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, paved roads, and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.