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.
Just my two cents, have a great Daytona everyone, it’s coming up soon!
Some of Hollywood’s brightest stars and motorcycling’s top industry leaders joined in the 2017 Legends Ride and Lunch to raise nearly $40,000 for charity. Photos courtesy Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Sturgis, SD (December 11, 2017) – Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars joined with the Buffalo Chip and Legends Riders at 2017’s 10th Anniversary Legends Ride presented by GEICO Motorcycle and together raised $32,150. The donation was split between two Black Hills charities, South Dakota Special Olympics and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Those who attended the exclusive Legends Lunch that preceded the ride raised an additional $6,625 for two veterans support organizations, the Black Hills-based Sgt. Colton Derr Foundation and famed stunt rider Carey Hart’s charity of Continue reading Hollywood and Motorcycle Celebrities Helped Raise Charity Funds at Buffalo Chip®’s 10th Anniversary Legends Ride®→
Photos & Post by Jack McIntyre: Well it’s a nice stretch of weather up here in the North East, so the wife & I decided to get out of Philly for the weekend & run up to NYC, where the entire world is gathering to look at the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
From my very first rally back in the 90’s something… I kept a close eye on the man I respected pretty much more than any other, and I had never even met him at that point. Over the years we’ve chatted many many times, been on rides together, and so on. His photography never ceases to capture my undivided focus. The angles, the lighting, the vision… like no other. I do my best to imitate, but that’s all I can hope for. Michael has created a new website which is why I am doing this post. I encourage our Iron Trader News audience to visit his site & check out his amazing work. http://lichterphoto.com/
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.