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AS DAYTONA APPROACHES, I ASK THE QUESTION ONCE ASKED BEFORE

Pictures & Post by Jack McIntyre

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.THU_6347Truth 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.

THU_6657Just my two cents, have a great Daytona everyone, it’s coming up soon!

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THE 2017 PHILADELPHIA VETERANS DAY PARADE

Post & Photos by Jack McIntyre.

Today was a special day for me. Being a former Marine, joining ten thousand of my Military brothers, especially bringing hundreds of Motorcycles into the mix, is right up my alley. We all gathered in Center City Philly , the weather called for morning rain, but God had other ideas in mind & sent us some sun & warmer winds as the hours passed by. It was a gathering that involved motorcycles obviously, but what aren’t in my images are the large groups of veteran’s organizations, prior military, marching bands, and more. I can only post just so many images, so please enjoy what I have shared and visit our great city, we do these types of events all the time, and because of that I love living in Philadelphia. For lot’s of details on this organization, please visit: http://www.phillyveteransparade.org/

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Gettysburg Bike Week Enlists Foghat and 50 Shades of Men for 2017 Rally

English Classic Rockers and Female Favorites Booked for GBW 16th Anniversary

Gettysburg, PA (March 07, 2017) – Back for its 17th anniversary rally at the Allstar Events Complex in Gettysburg, PA, Gettysburg Bike Week is proud to feature English rock band Foghat and premier male revue 50 Shades of Men among this year’s entertainment slate. Festivities kick off Thursday, July 6, 2017, and run through Sunday, July 9.

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 this day to bombard FM airwaves 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.” 6

And 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.

And of course that’s just the tip of the entertainment iceberg, because legendary emcee Jack Schitt will once again 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, plus bike builders battling for the Biker Build-Off Championship; 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:

$35 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.

Ken Conte

THUNDER BY THE BAY 2016

DSC_0119Thunder by the Bay is a fun packed, family style biker event in stunning Sarasoto Florida. Last weekend thousands converged on this don town area just moment from beachside. The events focuses on the honoring of Veterans, Active Duty Military, and their families. This event has been a staple in that area for many years, the weather is always outstanding, the town embraces the visitors, and the people & motorcycles are incredible. Below are a few images to wet your imagination and I encourage you to view more on their website, THUNDER BY THE BAY.  Photo by Bikerpics Chopper Dave

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2015 Hollister Freedom Rally Recap

hollisterThe 2015 Hollister Freedom Rally is in the books as a huge success.  Responses have been overwhelmingly positive from bikers who came from a few miles down the road to as far away as Norway all saying it was a huge success, said Chuck Schwartz, Chairman of ConvExx the producers and promoters of the rally..

Estimated attendance for the rally was over 40,000.  Bikes lined the streets of San Benito for the 3 day rally and there was a constant flow of bike traffic cruising the street.  The four top Rally sponsors GEICO, Russ Brown, Indian, the official motorcycle of the Hollister Freedom Rally and Corbin were well-branded through-out the Rally zone.

A highlight of the rally for many was the Meet & Greet with Sons of Anarchy stars Tommy Flanagan “Chibs” and Mark Boone Junior “Bobby”.  Diehard fans were ecstatic to meet two of their favorite SOA stars and get the chance to take a picture with them and grab an autograph.   It is estimated that in the 6 hour time frame they spent on stage, Tommy and Mark met over 800 fans.

As with any rally, one of the main attractions is checking out the bikes.   For an even better view of all the bikes, bikers had the opportunity to go 15 feet up above the street on the GEICO Photo Tower and take selfies & photos.  This gave them an amazing view of the thousands of bikes lined up in a sea of chrome and paint on San Benito Street.

The later hours of the rally were rocked by the classic sounds of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and The Guess Who not to mention the 20 bands playing on two stages non-stop through all hours of the Rally.

Schwartz stated “I think the rally exceeded the expectations of all and we are very pleased with the excitement and the safe outcome.  The City of Hollister can be proud of this year’s rally. We are already working on the 2016 rally that will provide more innovation and new activities and excitement.”

The 2015 Hollister Freedom Rally may be over but there are tons of memories, stories and photos that will keep the rally going until next year.

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