Harley Magazine American Iron Magazine http://www.aimag.com Harley magazine and Harley motorcycle news Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:35:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 July American Iron Magazine Motorcycle Rides In WI and MN http://www.aimag.com/2016/04/july-american-iron-magazine-motorcycle-rides-in-wi-and-mn/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:27:37 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=19965 American Iron Magazine has two free rides planned for the greater Minneapolis area in July and we invite you and your friends to meet and ride with Editor-in-Chief Buzz Kanter and our team from the magazine.

On Friday, July 8th, we will meet in La Crosse, WI, and leave at noon to ride up the banks of the Mississippi River to St. Paul, MN on the American Iron Magazine Mississippi River Run sponsored by Indian Motorcycles.

This event is free (thanks to Indian Motorcycle sponsorship)  and open to all riders of all makes, models and years.  We meet at Riverside Park in La Crosse and ride to Indian Motorcycle of Twin Cities in St Paul, MN for a reception and free party.

On Saturday morning, July 9th, we will meet at Indian Motorcycles of Twin Cities in St. Paul. At 9 a.m. we will ride to nearby Blaine, MN for the start of the Patriot Ride activities.

You are welcome to join us for one or both rides. They are free (there is a charitable donation for the Patriot Ride) and they are all open to all riders of all makes and models.  Participants in our Saturday morning ride will get special VIP parking at the Patriot Ride.

Victory Motorcycles’ Octane Hits TV, Will Drag Mustang on Velocity’s ‘Car Fix’ http://www.aimag.com/2016/04/victory-motorcycles-octane-hits-tv-will-drag-mustang-on-velocitys-car-fix/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:00:40 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=19986 The essential “how-to” automotive television program swings a leg over the Modern American Musclebike

The World Record holding 2017 Victory Motorcycles Octane is set to make its television debut Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. CT / 11 a.m. ET, in the season premiere of Velocity’s Car Fix, the essential “how to” automotive series that features the talented dynamic duo of Lou Santiago and Jared Zimmerman. In each episode of “Car Fix” Santiago and Zimmerman take on special automotive projects including modifications, upgrades and repairs using high-end performance and aftermarket products that car junkies can’t wait to get their hands on.

Jared Zimmerman and Lou Santiago Car Fix

Jared Zimmerman and Lou Santiago of Car Fix will pit the Victory Octane against Santiago’s Mustang GT in the quarter-mile.

In this 30-minute “Car Fix” episode, the guys take a look at what makes the Victory Octane a Modern American Musclebike – the sharp-edge styling, the race-bred V-twin engine producing 104 horsepower and 76 foot-pounds of tire-shredding torque, and the stiff and solid chassis that delivers outstanding power to weight performance in the class. Zimmerman then customizes an Octane and puts it up against Santiago’s Mustang GT. Who will win in the quarter-mile?

“Vehicle enthusiasts are familiar with the musclecar formula: take a big motor, shove it into a lightweight chassis, then delete anything that does not contribute to performance – the Victory Octane is the two-wheeled expression of that concept,” says Alex Hultgren, Director of Marketing for Victory Motorcycles. “The guys at ‘Car Fix’ couldn’t have found a better challenger to go up against Lou’s Mustang.”

“Car Fix”, which premieres on Velocity at 10 a.m. (CT) on April 30 and will encore at 10 a.m. (CT) on May 1, is produced for the network by Brenton Productions. Learn more about Victory Motorcycles at VictoryMotorcycles.com or follow on Twitter and Facebook.

Victory Octane to be on TV's Car Fix show

Victory Motorcycles’ new star, the 2017 Octane, gets ready to make its TV debut on Car Fix.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Ready for 93rd Laconia Motorcycle Week http://www.aimag.com/2016/04/new-hampshire-motor-speedway-ready-for-93rd-laconia-motorcycle-week/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:15:10 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=19981 New Hampshire Motor Speedway to host USCRA, arrive & drive demos, and the longest running motorcycle race in the United States June 11-19

New Hampshire Motor Speedway will be a destination for two-wheeled enthusiasts during Laconia Motorcycle Week, as New England’s largest sports and entertainment facility will host demo rides, displays and racing June 11-19, culminating the week of events with the 93rd annual Loudon Classic.

Motorcycle mayhem starts June 11 and 12 when Mike Baldwin serves as the Grand Marshal for the FIM North America United States Classic Racing Association (USCRA) event. Baldwin was a four-time AMA National winner at the Bryar Motorsports Park, which is now New Hampshire Motor Speedway. USCRA is the oldest vintage motorcycle road racing organization in the United States.

Vintage Motorcycle Racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Racers hit the track during the USCRA event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The Loudon Classic motorcycle races will hit the 1.6-mile road course on June 17, 18 and 19. On top of the annual headlining Loudon Classic Middleweight Grand Prix feature, there will be the popular AMA Super Moto, team challenge races and close to three dozen races over the three days of on-track action. The 93rd annual Loudon Classic is the longest running motorcycle race in America and reigning champion, Shane Narbonne, will look to defend title for the fifth time.

Starting on Monday, June 13, the speedway will become a hot spot for all things two wheels. Harley-Davidson, Can-Am, Yamaha, Ducati, Victory, Indian, and Slingshot will provide arrive and drive demos for riders to test the latest and greatest offerings from top motorcycle manufacturers around the world.

In addition to the arrive and drives, the speedway will showcase displays with merchandise and vending services, including J&P Cycles, Kuryakyn, S&S Cycles, Vance & Hines, Ultimate Seats, California SideCar and many more. There will also be food and beer tents, as well as a concert on Saturday night.

Grandstand tickets for on-track racing will be $15, while camping will run for $25 per day. A ticket for Saturday’s Loudon Classic and concert will also cost $15, with the option to front stage access for $10 more.

USCRA Racing at NHMS

You can tell by the expression on his face how much fun vintage motorcycle racing can be. 

All are now on sale for Motorcycle Week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, as well all events and races on the NHMS event calendar. For more details and information on all events at the speedway, or to purchase tickets to July’s New Hampshire 301 or September’s New England 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends, please stop by our Ticket Office, visit the speedway website at www.nhms.com, or call our Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931.

For a full schedule of events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, visit http://www.nhms.com/events/

Arizona Mile is Neutral Ground for AMA Pro Flat Track Riders http://www.aimag.com/2016/04/arizona-mile-is-neutral-ground-for-ama-pro-flat-track-riders/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:01:30 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=19974 The Turf Paradise mile oval is new territory and neutral ground for the nation’s top motorcycle riders. They will be racing side-by-side and wheel-to-wheel, at over 130 miles an hour on a track that none have even seen before yesterday. The riders are the best in the business. Even so, they know there is one rider they all will have to beat if they want to win the Arizona Mile.

Bryan Smith is widely known as “The Mile Master.” The rider from Flint, Michigan, has a reputation—and a record to back it up—of being the odds-on favorite on the big ovals.

“Bryan is a great mile racer, it’s what he excels at and it seems to come to him naturally,” said Sammy Halbert, from Graham, Wash. “He has a power advantage and is faster on the straightaways but we can go through the corners faster than he can so we can stay close to him. Plus, he’s small and compact and has a sense of where he wants to be in the draft.”

Even so, Halbert isn’t coming into the Arizona Mile as the national championship points leader because he sits back and watches other riders.

GNC1 rider Sammy Halbert leads Jared Mees

Slammin’ Sammy Halbert heads to the Arizona Mile leading the GNC1 title chase.

“I pretty much attack the track,” continued Halbert, who will choose between a Harley-Davidson and a Kawasaki race machine after testing them both in warm-ups. “Definitely winning at Daytona (the season opening race) and being on the box (top 3 on the podium) every week through the first three races gives me a ton of confidence for Arizona.”

But if confidence alone could win a race, we would already have a three-way photo finish today. Multi-time and defending AMA Pro Flat Track champion Jared Mees has already tasted victory champagne once this year and is thirsty for more.

“We’ve never had a Grand National win this early in the season before,” said Mees, who claimed the AMA Pro race in Texas in mid-April. “Anytime you get a win it helps your confidence, but Sammy Halbert has had a great start so far this year.”

Halbert has his own list that will have him looking over his shoulder.

“Brad Baker, Kenny Coolbeth and Jake Johnson are heavy hitters and they are all at the top of their game,” Halbert said. “Right now, the level of competition is higher than when I started racing professionally.”

While racing on the quarter miles is a scramble, racing on a mile oval has a super-speedway feel to it.

“The speeds are higher so you have to be patient and more precise,” Mees said. “The bikes have 40 more horsepower than the production bikes we run on the shorter tracks and we hit more than 100 miles an hour while we might be lucky to hit 60 mph on a short track.”

Halbert puts it more succinctly: “It’s a high speed, high risk game.”

Racing on the mile tracks is not as physically demanding as the shorter tracks according to Halbert, who has a multi-sport training routine that includes bike rides, gym time and snow-boarding to stay in physical shape.

“It’s more about finesse, but you definitely need the strength to handle the weight of the bike in the corners,” Halbert said. “You also need stamina so you can think clearly after your heart rate has been up for 25 laps.”

Racing on the mile is also more like chess than checkers, making strategy important to winning.

“You have to put yourself in the position you want to be every lap and that’s not necessarily in the lead,” Halbert said. “Sometimes, you want to be in second or third spot to take advantage of the draft, but it’s hard to do because everybody else is doing the same thing.”

For more information and to purchase tickets to the Law Tigers Arizona Mile, please visit http://www.arizonamile.com.

How to Watch:
FansChoice.tv is the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Flat Track events. The site also provides coverage of IMSA’s development and single-make series, and NASCAR’s touring and weekly series. Catch all the action at http://www.FansChoice.tv.

Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 35th Anniversary Lineup Celebrates Rocker Diversity http://www.aimag.com/2016/04/sturgis-buffalo-chips-35th-anniversary-lineup-celebrates-rocker-diversity/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:31:11 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=19956 Buffalo Chip, SD – The list of supremely talented acts scheduled to perform for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 35th anniversary celebration is growing rapidly with the announcement of four bands as distinct as the bikes ridden through the venue’s front gates each year. A short video that announces these bands and tells the story of The Chip’s inclusive culture and wide-ranging diversity can be found here: http://bit.ly/1kQuT71.

3 Doors Down

3 Doors Down

Chart-busting alternative rock band 3 Doors Down will take over the Wolfman Jack Stage on Saturday, Aug. 6. The release of hits like “Kryptonite,” “Here Without You” and “When I’m Gone” sent this band on a meteoric rise to fame and helped them sell over 20 million albums worldwide. Fans at the Chip can expect to hear many of these hits as well as tracks from the band’s recently released album “Us and the Night.”

Elle King

Elle King

Rising blues-rock star. Elle King will bring her sultry sound to the “Largest Music Festival in Motorcyling” on Monday, Aug. 8 prior to the performance from Lynyrd Skynyrd. Her debut album “Love Stuff” spawned the top 10 hit “Ex’s & Oh’s,” which earned her two Grammy nominations for “Best Rock Performance” and “Best Rock Song.” King’s newest single “America’s Sweetheart” is currently climbing the charts.

Leon Russell

Leon Russell

Legendary musician, and songwriter Leon Russell will belt out a surprising selection of eclectic hits on Sunday, Aug. 7 prior to a performance by Kid Rock. Russell’s stellar 50-year musical career has spanned generations and produced a catalog that’s leapt across genres. He has performed with superstars such as Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, The Rolling Stones and many more. He is most well known as the creator of mega hits such as “Bluebird,” “This Masquerade,” and “A Song for You.” His 1979 “Heartbreak Hotel” duet with Willie Nelson scored a no. 1 hit on Billboard’s country chart, and his 2010 collaboration with Elton John on “The Union” scored Russell his sixth gold album.

Reverend Horton Heat

Reverend Horton Heat

The hard-driving rockabilly of Reverend Horton Heat will strike a chord with Buffalo Chip guests on Wednesday, Aug. 10. “The Rev’s” throwback sound, frenzied showmanship and twisted sense of humor have earned them a devoted cult following who are sure to fill the Chip amphitheater to hear songs like “Psychobilly Freakout,” “Big Sky” and “400 Bucks.”

The eclectic list of celebrated musicians already scheduled for the 35th anniversary of “The Best Party Anywhere” indicates that 2016’s Buffalo Chip concert lineup will truly offer something for everyone.

Saturday, Aug. 6 – 3 Doors Down
Sunday, Aug. 7 – Kid Rock, Leon Russell
Monday, Aug. 8 – Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elle King
Wednesday, Aug 10 – Reverend Horton Heat
Thursday, Aug. 11 – Miranda Lambert
Saturday, Aug 13 – “Weird Al” Yankovic

Harley Offers New Motorcycle Boots for Summer http://www.aimag.com/2016/04/harley-offers-new-motorcycle-boots-for-summer/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:37:33 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=19947 Across the country riders are getting ready to venture out and rack up some serious miles on the bike. With the weather warming and summer on its way, leisurely trips on the open road aren’t far behind. For quick runs across town to nationwide treks, it’s time to take stock of summer riding needs.

Superior performance and protection starts from the ground up, and Harley-Davidson footwear offers styles for every rider eager to kick into high gear this season. With lightweight yet durable construction and must-have performance features, these boots are ready for the road ahead.

Here are a few highlights:

Men’s Oakcrest Boot
Featuring a lightweight EVA/rubber outsole and Goodyear welt construction, the Oakcrest ensures comfort without sacrificing durability. The eight-inch engineer style is highlighted by branded hardware detailing on the full-grain leather upper and also features a YKK locking inside zipper, keeping feet secure on and off the bike.

Harley-Davidson Oakcrest Men's Boot

Harley-Davidson Oakcrest Men’s Boot

Women’s Ingleside Boot
The Ingleside delivers a fresh take on the classic harness style, with buckle and strap accents wrapping around the full-grain leather silhouette. A full-length cushion sock lining provides comfort for long rides while the two-inch heel with an oil-resistant outsole maintain stability and traction. The Ingleside is available in black and brown.

Harley-Davidson Ingleside Women's Boot

Harley-Davidson Ingleside Women’s Boot

Myrick Robbins Named Executive Director of Sturgis Motorcycle Museum http://www.aimag.com/2016/04/myrick-robbins-named-executive-director-of-sturgis-motorcycle-museum/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:03:59 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=19943 Time to Honor the Ride. Build the Legacy. The mission for the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum remains unchanged, however the means to achieve its lofty goals have gotten a boost as diehard motorcyclist Myrick Robbins has been named Executive Director, effective immediately. In addition to taking the Museum to the next level, Robbins will oversee the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame’s 15th anniversary in June and preside over the induction of the Class of 2016 in August during the annual Rally.

“The Sturgis Museum belongs to everyone, but they have left me with the keys to take it for a joy ride,” says Robbins. “How great is that? For a lifelong rider who wants to live in a world filled with loud pipes, endless curvy roads and great conversations at the next fuel stop, this really is the opportunity of a lifetime.”

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Executive Director Myrick Robbins

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum has named Myrick Robbins as its its new Executive Director.

His infatuation with motorcycles started with a Honda CB450 Nighthawk. The Nighthawk helped him make it through high school and college with above average grades and a far beyond average social life. After graduating from Utah State University in Technology Education, Myrick bought his first Harley-Davidson as well as a Honda XR250 to make sure all his street and dirt needs would be met.

Since graduation, he has been an architectural drafting instructor at Bridgerland Technology College for the past 10 years, as well as organizing, managing and leading motorcycle tour groups under the banner of Chasing Thunder for six years. “This combination of professional expertise and passion for all forms of motorcycling make Myrick uniquely qualified for the Executive Director’s position,” explains Tigra Tsujikawa, Marketing & Development Director for the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. “His wit and wealth of experience in managing a variety of situations are what clinched the deal for the board of directors.”

In his professional career Myrick has served as an office manager, an award-winning “Parade of Homes” designer, a scholarship committee chairperson, a playoff-bound high school soccer coach, a scout master and a licensed level 2 teacher. Somewhere along the line, he managed to find the time to run a V-Twin motorcycle dealership.

Some people pursue money or fame, but Myrick is more interested in chasing after making great memories, having great experiences and sharing those moments with others. “The ultimate goal is to create a unique national destination that honors the past, informs the present and inspires the future,” he adds. “Not to mention having some great rides and a heck of a lot of fun along the way!”

Everyone is invited to meet Myrick in person and honor the 2016 Hall of Fame inductees. The 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Breakfast will be August 10, 2016 at the Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, South Dakota. Breakfast tickets are available for a $35 donation, tables of eight for $300. Tickets are available by calling the Museum at 605.347.2001 or they can be purchased online at http://www.sturgismuseum.com/shop/hall-fame-breakfast.

About The Museum:
The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame’s mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of motorcycling; honor those who have made a positive and significant impact on the sport and lifestyle; and pay tribute to the heritage of the Sturgis Rally. Our vision is to continue as a world-class museum offering comprehensive and educational exhibits and showcasing rare and unusual motorcycles significant to our history and our sport. The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame stands out because of the fact that we not only document the history of the machines, we document the history of the people who have shaped and changed the sport and lifestyle. This will be a resource and inspiration for future generations. Honor the Ride… Build the Legacy!

The Class Of 2016
The 2016 inductees into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame represent every aspect of what makes motorcycling great. One of the most diverse groups ever inducted into the Hall of Fame, the Class of 2016 will be honored during the annual Rally on August 10, 2016.

Bert Baker – V-Twin motorcycle drivetrain innovator, businessman and patriot, Bert Baker is committed to using materials, labor, creativity, know how and grit born of America.

Jerry Covington – Whether it is on TV or the cover of virtually every biker magazine in the world, it is hard to miss custom builder Jerry Covington. What does get overlooked is Covington’s behind the scenes commitment to the motorcycle community, his selfless donation of time and resources to those less fortunate through has various charity projects.

John Penton – One of the most influential figures in off-road motorcycling in the world, John Penton developed a legendary brand of motorcycles that bore his name (better known as KTM today). He also founded Hi-Point, an accessory and distribution company that had 50% of aftermarket sales in the U.S. and set the mold for modern distribution powerhouses like Parts Unlimited, Tucker Rocky and WPS.

Gary Spellman – Using motorcycle as means to further charitable causes, philanthropist Gary Spellman has been quite effective in utilizing motorcycles to raise money for charities benefiting first responders and their surviving families. He has also brought major business owners into the family of motorcyclists as well as creating the Peace, Love and Happiness Charity Ride with fellow Hall Of Famer John Paul Dejoria.

Buddy Stubbs – Talk about being born into the business, Buddy Stubbs was raised in his father’s Harley dealership in Decatur, Illinois and has spent his entire life in and around dealerships, including opening two of his own in the greater Phoenix area. This year marks his 50th year as a dealer and more significantly an ambassador to the motorcycle lifestyle.

Top 10 Motorcycle Rallies of the Summer http://www.aimag.com/2016/04/top-10-motorcycle-rallies-of-the-summer/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:06:03 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=19888 Bikers at Bike Week 2016

It’s time once again to gear up and hit the open road as motorcycle rally season is upon us. The ride out to one’s favorite rally deepens the overall experience. There’s bike shows to be seen, poker runs to be ridden and hands to be drawn, concerts to bang our heads at and mingling on Main Streets to be had. There’s no shortage of characters at motorcycle rallies so simply people watching is always an entertaining past time. It’s time to get together with your best riding buddies, bump into friends you haven’t seen in ages, and make a new pal or two. Of course, motorcycle racing is still at the core of many rallies, from the Laconia hillclimbs to the drag and dirt track races of Sturgis. People are gravitating to dirt ovals in droves thanks to the run-what-ya-brung SuperHooligan races whose popularity is spreading across the country like wildfire. These days, simply spectating just isn’t enough anymore.

With so many rallies to choose from, we’ve whittled them down to a list of ten to help riders plan out their summer. Admittedly, there’s plenty more that are a hoot too, like the Redwood Run in my neck of the woods or Gettysburg Bike Week which our buddy Ken Conte keeps hyping up. But we did our best to narrow down the list to the biggest, baddest events we know of. If you’ve got a valid argument for one we missed, shoot us an email at Info@AmericanIronMag.com and we’ll add it to our events calendar. In the meantime, find out who made our Top 10 list of motorcycle rallies this summer by clicking on the pages below.

Veterans Charity Ride 2015

Harley Tech and DIY Magazine Special Deal http://www.aimag.com/2016/04/harley-tech-and-diy-magazine-special-deal/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:20:02 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=19594 Love Do It Yourself and Harley tech articles you can do in your own garage with everyday tools? Check out American Iron Garage today.


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2nd Invitational Why We Ride to the Quail May 13 & 14 http://www.aimag.com/2016/04/2nd-invitational-why-we-ride-to-the-quail-may-13-14/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:44:29 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=19878 2nd Invitational Why We Ride to the Quail

With the 8th annual Quail Motorcycle Ride and Gathering quickly approaching, Why We Ride Director Bryan H. Carroll is busily coordinating the 2nd Invitational Why We Ride to the Quail. The two-day event includes a group ride up California’s majestic Highway 1 from Pismo Beach to Monterey with plenty of scenic stops along the way. The first night concludes with The Why We Ride Riders’ Dinner at the Monterey Tides Hotel, the evening filled with guest speakers, a raffle drawing, a gift bag with a commemorative t-shirt, OEM and vendor displays, and a sumptuous meal. Best part is, money raised from the event goes to The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

The second day, riders will meet for a private ride to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering where they get VIP parking in an area set aside for WWR guests. At the Quail, you’ll be given credentials to get into the event early, exclusive access to the Why We Ride private lounge, and a catered lunch. There will also be a Why We Ride group picture with the winner of the Why We Ride Trophy, the trophy chosen by children 12 and under and presented to the motorcycle that most inspires them to ride.

Tickets are still available for the 2nd Invitational Why We Ride to the Quail. For more information, go to Events@WhyWeRideFilm.com It’s going to be an incredible experience, from riding up one of the most scenic roads America has to offer to the camaraderie shared to the cause it supports. And the Quail Motorcycle Gathering is simply outstanding, this year’s theme including both Pre-1916 Motorcycles and the 40th Anniversary of Superbike. American Iron is hoping to join Carroll and friends for the ride up Highway 1.

And for anybody who hasn’t yet seen the movie Why We Ride, there’s no better time than the present. The cinematography will compel you to hop on your motorcycle and hit the open road, and the testimonies and personalities in the movie are captivating, including an appearance by our own Editor-in-Chief, Buzz Kanter.

Here’s more info courtesy of Why We Ride:

WHY WE RIDE started as a movie about our passion but it quickly became the catalyst for the largest social gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts to date, and like our title everything we do has to start with WHY:
• To raise money for our only charity; which is The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
• To help promote The Quail Motorcycle Gathering and show what a great place it is for passionate riders to gather and see some of world’s finest and rarest vintage and modern motorcycles.
• To meet new riders and share our amazing weather and scenic views of SoCal.
• To use our rapidly growing social networking reach that Why We Ride has to inspire, educate and celebrate all things we love about our community.
• To put together a fun and easy VIP package for locals and first timers to join us on this adventure and enjoy the camaraderie which only comes from riding a motorcycle.
• To create a neutral environment for all motorcycle OEMs and manufacturers to come and share their products with us.

Last year we had both Indian and Kawasaki as our sponsors among many others. We don’t know of any other event where you can get multiple OEMs to come together like this.

• WE are all about family so WE wanted an event that our family, friends, wives and kids could come along as well.
• WE wanted to RIDE along the most beautiful road in America, The majestic Pacific Coast Highway!

8:00 a.m.- Registration at the Seacrest Hotel in Pismo Beach (We have a discount rate for riders who would like to stay Thursday night)
• Ride 150 miles along the amazing coast line of PCH
• View one of the largest populations of Elephant Seals at Piedras Blancas.
• Be surrounded by the majestic Redwoods of Big Sur.
• Arrive at the beaches of Monterey and get ready for the feast. (Our host hotel is the Monterey Tides Hotel – our group will receive special rates)
• The WWR Riders Dinner- Enjoy an amazing local meal and drinks, gift bag and 2nd
Invitational Why We Ride to the Quail 2016 event t-shirt. Sponsors displays of new products and a raffle drawing for prizes from our sponsors with all proceeds going to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Special guest speakers including our sponsors, OEMs, WWR Community hosts and listen to the life of the most inspiring man on a motorcycle.

• Early private ride to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
• VIP parking for WWR guests only
• VIP credentials that give WWR guest’s early entry to the Quail Motorcycle Gathering (regular entry is $75)
• 5 star catered lunch included with your VIP credential at the event
• Exclusive access to the Why We Ride private lounge.
• WWR Group picture with the winner of The Why We Ride Trophy. This trophy is chosen by children 12 and under and presented to the motorcycle on the field that most inspires them to ride.