Hey, it happens. Look how easy it is to pick up your bike by yourself.
The three-hundred and eighteen turns in eleven miles. Think about this; three-hundred and eighteen turns in just over six miles! Throw in the climbing and dropping altitudes of The Smoky Mountains and it’s switchback lovers heaven.
Deal’s Gap North Carolina is where you want to start if your going to ride the Dragon’s Tail. Check out these videos to see first hand why the call it Dragon Tail.
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On June 27th 2009 the Red Door Bar, located at 125 North Meridian st. in Belle Plaine Minnesota, will host The 3rd Annual Tiny Savage Memorial Ride. Registration will be from 9:30-11:30am with the ride leaving at 11:30am from the Red Door Bar.The ride fee will be $15.00 per person for approximately 150 miles with 3-4 stops. Drawings for door prizes will be held at all stops with the ride ending back at the Red Door Bar in Belle Plaine,MN. At the Red Door Bar there will be more drawings, a silent auction, a raffle, and food. All proceeds will be donated to the American Diabetes Association. For more information or any further questions please contact Bob Huss at (612)-247-3713 or e-mail Roshell Schommer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia is for lovers and bikers.
RICHMOND, Va. - Got your motor running? Looking for adventure? Beginning April 4, motorcyclists with a Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia passport can head out on the highway and find adventure at more than 50 premier tourism destinations and attractions throughout the commonwealth and win some great prizes as well.
The Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia is a motorcyclist’s dream, celebrating 40 years of “Virginia is for Lovers” - not to mention the movie Easy Rider and Arlo Guthrie’s The Motorcycle Song. Through October 2009, riders and their passengers can express their passion for riding and for Virginia by collecting prize points when their passport is stamped at each participating location. More stamps mean more fun and more prizes.
Participants completing the entire tour with a total of 164 points will receive a Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia jacket and be in the running to win one of the following - two season passes for Virginia International Raceway 2010, a 1000-watt generator from Fredericksburg Motorsports, a $500 gift certificate from California Sidecar Factory in Nellysford, a $500 cash award from Dr Pepper, or a two-night stay at Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County.
For riders accumulating more than 100 points, names will be entered into a random drawing for prizes ranging from gift certificates from motorcycle dealers across the state, overnight stays at participating hotels and resorts, motorcycle tires, tour books and cash awards.
The official kick-off of the 2009 Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia is at Kings Dominion on Saturday, April 4. On-site registration is available from 10 a.m. - noon along with special half-priced tickets for admission to Kings Dominion for riders presenting their ride passport during the official kick-off.
To participate in the 2009 Grand Tour of Virginia, log on to motorcycleva.com to download the registration form. Send the completed form along with the $25 registration fee to the address indicated on the form. All registrants will receive an official Grand Tour t-shirt, ride pin and passport.
The program kicks-off April 4, 2009, but riders can register until Sept. 1, 2009. Completed Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia passports must be mailed and postmarked by Nov. 1, 2009 to be eligible for ride prizes. A complete list of the sponsors, prizes and rules are also posted on motorcycleva.com, along with a Virginia map highlighting all of the stops on the Grand Tour.
The Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia is a partnership between the Governor’s Motorcycle Advisory Council, the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association (VHTA), and the Virginia Motorcycle Dealers Association, with support from the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
Tourism is one of Virginia’s most powerful industries, generating $19 billion in revenue, supporting 210,000 jobs and providing $1.2 billion in state and local taxes for Virginia’s communities.
Well everybody believe it or not it’s Bike Week already. Friday Febuary 27,2009 is the official start of the 68th annual Daytona Beach Bike Week. The town of Daytona and general area are going all out this year. I guess with the economy being in the state that it is in they are hoping for a decent turnout. We here at Iron Biker News will be there, hopefully equiptment permitting, we will have some live feeds for you all. Just like at Sturgis if you can’t make it this year you’ll want to be here. This being basically the begining of the riding season I would like to take this time to wish everybody a safe year. Sorry it’s been so long since you’ll have heard from me, I’ve been a little busy on a few other projects and also had a few family health issues to tend to. Everything is back to normal and I will be able to be a little more active this year. Look for the live feeds from daytona. Once again ride safe and ride often. See ya on the highway, Mr. Magoo
Hickory Dickory Dock, The Deer jumped over the Biker.
Dear Motorcycle Club Members,
On August 10th 2008 STMC, The Sport Touring Motorcycle Club is holding its 2008 START Sport Touring Annual Road Tour to benefit Jawonio, the Rockland County, NY affiliate of the Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York.
This American Motorcycle Association sanctioned tour will offer (2) great routes, a scenic 100 mile ride, and a special adventure route for dual purpose bikes, and will be followed by food, entertainment, raffles, displays and more, at the 23 acre Jawonio campus in New City, NY.
Jawonio annually provides comprehensive services to over 5600 children and adults with disabilities and special needs. Over 1000 children receive services from Jawonio each year, and your support will provide some the necessary funds to enhance the services these children deserve. For more information about Jawonio, please visit our website at: www.jawonio.org.
We sincerely hope you will participate in this exciting ‘new’ event, and hope you will distribute these flyers, and encourage your members to attend. If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring, or displaying their merchandise, or equipment at this event, please contact me at: 845-639-3542 or by e-mail at: email@example.com.
|Hey everyone sorry so late,but believe it or not we just found out about this.|
This event looks like it will be a great time. If you are in the area stop by and check it out. We would like to hear from anybody who does attend this event to get some feedback. I’m trying to fit this in before I go to sturgis. Like Always Ride Safe and Ride often. See You on The Highway,Mr.Magoo
.38 Special is headlining the week…
You can always tell when summer comes the trees are full, the days are getting warmer, and people are getting ready for that ride to Sturgis, South Dakota. This being the 68th year this is an event people go out of their way to attend. The scenery is spectacular, riding is great, and most of the locals go out of their way to make you feel at home. Of course riding in the Black Hills of South Dakota is the main reason to come to Sturgis. And on top of that, Harley-Davidson usually unveils their new models for the up and coming year during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Among all the different events happening there’s also going to be the 6th Annual Mayor’s Ride, Michael Lichter’s annual exhibit, AMD’s World Championship of Custom Bikes, free style stunt riders, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum And Hall of Fame, along with multiple bike shows and concerts throughout the area. The 68th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is August 4th thru the 10th, but people will probably be rolling in around the beginning of August or even late July. I was surfing around the web when I came upon a tentative schedule of some of the happenings this year. Hope it helps, check back from time to time as we get more info we’ll post it. See Ya on the Highway, Mr. Magoo
|P.S. I got this schedule from the web site bikeweek.com. I noticed that they also list events from other states.(who knows could be another resource for things to do.|
|Demo Rides - Daily, Aug. 1 to 10 - Boss Hoss Bike & Trike Demo Rides
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. - and Ridley Motorcycle Demo Rides, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Top 50 Rally Park, Piedmont.Demo Rides - Daily, Aug. 3 to 10 -
Lehman Trikes Demo Rides 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Spearfish I-90 Exit 14. Moto Guzzi Demo Rides 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hersruds I-90 Exit 30.
Demo Rides - Daily, Aug. 4 to 10 - Kawasaki and Yamaha Demo Rides 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hersruds I-90 Exit 30. Honda Demo Rides 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Outdoor Motorsports in Spearfish I-90 Exit 14.
Demo Rides - Daily, Aug. 4 to 11 - Harley-Davidson/Buell 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plus Women Only Demo Rides 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 9 at Rushmore Plaza, I-90 Exit 57.
Demo Rides - Daily, Aug. 6 to 9 - Star Motorcycle 9 a.m. to 4:30. Plus 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10 at Hersruds I-90 Exit 30.
Demo Rides - Daily, Aug. 6 to 10 - Victory Motorcycle 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plus 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 11 at Hersruds I-90 Exit 30. Phone: 605.347.2566.
Photo Exhibit - Daily, Aug. 1 to 8 - Michael Lichter’s Motorcycle-as-Art “Stay Gold” salute to talented bike builders of today and yesterday - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at theThunderdome.
Celebrity Bike Tour - Daily, Aug. 1 to 8 - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Roadhouse Celebrity Bike Tour, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Thunderdome, August 1-8. where rock n roll bikers like Steven Tyler pop in for a visit.
August 1 - Rick Fairless’ Strokers Sturgis, a little version of Strokers Dallas - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily through Aug. 8 at the Thunderdome.
August 1 - Machine Gun Shooting, Noon to 10 p.m. Daily at Buffalo Chip.
August 1 - Icon Fashion Show featuring the Suicide Girls at 4 p.m. Daily - Top 50 Rally Park, Piedmont.
August 1 - Hank Rotten Jr.’s Culture Challenge 4:30 to 5 p.m. Daily at Buffalo Chip.
August 1 - Miss Buffalo Chip Beauty Pageant - featuring Hawaiian Tropic Models, Daily at 5:30 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 10:15 p.m. and Midnight at Buffalo Chip.
August 2 - Daily Sturgis AA Meetings
1222 Junction Avenue, Sturgis.
August 2 - Sons of Light Ministry Free Pancake Breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. Daily at Buffalo Chip.
August 2 - ABATE Rodeo, 1 to 3 p.m. Daily
August 2 - Black Hills Midnight Poker Run Benefit
August 3 - Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Racing - MOTO-X, 10 a.m. - Ryan Waterland Memorial Race Club Grounds, Short Track Road.
August 3 - The 23rd Annual Black Hills ABATE Poker Run - Sturgis, Whitewood & Piedmont. Sign up:
Sidehack Saloon, Sturgis at 9 a.m. - Bullwacker’s, Whitewood at 10 a.m. and Sawtooth Saloon, Piedmont, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
August 3 - Joe Santana - Broken Spoke Saloon, Lazelle St. 7 to 11 p.m.
August 3 - Buffalo Chip Concerts - Puddle of Mud - 8:30 to 10 p.m. Alice Cooper 10:30 p.m. to Midnight.
Sturgis Rally Concerts at Buffalo Chip include Dan Lawson, Foghat, The Guess Who, Blind Melon, Kory and the Fireflies, Rev Theory, Puddle of Mudd, Alice Cooper, Kellie Pickler, Kid Rock, Theory of a Deadman, Lynyard Skynyrd, 3 Doors Dow, Finger Eleven, Sugarland, ZZ Top, Staind, and Saving Abel.
August 3 - Johnny Lunchmeat - 9 p.m. at Loud American Roadhouse.
August 3 - The Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building:
Celebrating custom motorcycle design and engineering excellence, the Official World Championship brings many of the year’s greatest new custom builds together for a unique competition where the competitors choose the next Official World Champion - Aug. 3 to 6 at Champions Park, Lazelle and 3rd, Sturgis. Details:AMD Championships.
August 3 - The Girls of Sturgis Bike Week and Miss Sturgis, will autograph free calendars, 1 to 4 p.m., August 3 to 8 at Thunderdome.
August 3 - Illumination Fire Troupe - 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Buffalo Chip.
August 3 - Edgar Winter - 10:30 p.m. Buffalo Chip, Hwy. 34.
Thunder Road Bike Shows -
August 3 - Trike Wars: The Battle of Three Trike & Sidecar Show, sponsored by Lehman Trikes. This year the addition of sidecars will allow absolutely anything on three wheels to participate, so expect the unexpected.
August 4 - The Horse (2nd annual) Backstreet Choppers - Sturgis Bike Show with some of the best garage bikes in the country, guest celebrity judges, door prizes and giveaways all day. Burnout pit, live music and crazy contests.
August 5 - The 6th Annual Metzeler Custom Bike Contest. V-Twin custom builder competition with incredible guest judges and one-of-a-kind prizes.
August 6 - First Annual Dave Perewitz Custom Paint Bike Show, sponsored by PPG. The focus is paint - both on bikes and bodies when Ami James hosts the ‘Art of Tattoo’ contest where you can participate and show off your ink.
August 7 - Rat’s Hole will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in Sturgis. The Granddaddy of ‘em all has more bikes and more trophies than any other show in Sturgis.
August 8 - Bikernet Brouhaha at Thunderdome. A full day of bike show, tattoo competitions, wet t-shirt contests, spoofs, and bands.
August 4 - Black Hills Moonlight Poker Run Benefit begins at 3 p.m. from Rice Honda, 301 Cambell Street.
August 4 & 5 - Baker Drivetrain Burnout Box 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Buffalo Chip.
August 4 - The 6th Annual Mayor’s Ride to Mount Rushmore begins at 7 p.m. - Join Sturgis Mayor, Maury LaRue, Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jimmy Bedford, legislators, motorcycle enthusiasts, industry professionals, celebrities and legends on a fully escorted ride through the Black Hills to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park. Cost ($160.50) includes gift package - Proceeds benefit the Sturgis Fire Dept.Buy Tickets Online.
August 4 - First Wesleyan Church Free Bike Wash 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 4 & 5th at
1638 Junction Ave., Sturgis.
August 4 - Harley-Davidson H.O.G. Hospitality, members only 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. New Product Show 1 to 5 p.m. Rushmore Plaza, I-90 Exit 57.
August 4 - NHRA Acceleration Nation Display - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rushmore Plaza.August 4 - Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Racing - Hill Climb, 10 a.m. Amateur - Short Track, 2nd Annual Outlaw Race, 7 p.m. -
Club Grounds, Short Track Road.
August 4 - Jason Britton & The Extreme Stunt Team, performances at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., Aug. 4 & 5 at Top 50 Rally Park, Piedmont.
August 4 - Waylon Jennings Tribute Band, 1 to 5 p.m., Red Garter Saloon, Keystone.
August 4 - Kid Rock & Kelly Pickler Concerts at Buffalo Chip.
Kellie Pickler - 8:30 to 10 p.m. Kid Rock - 10:30 p.m. to Midnight.
August 5 & 6- Marine Corps Pancake Breakfast 6 to 11 a.m. at Sturgis Brown High School, Hwy 34.
August 5 - Senior Citizens Center Pancake Breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. at 2nd and Lazelle.
August 5 - ABATE Easter Seal Poker Run Sign-up 9 a.m., Sawtooth Saloon, Piedmont.
August 5 - Gypsy Tour, 9 a.m. at VFW Hall on Main Street. Hosted by Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club.
August 5 - 3rd Annual Sturgis Vintage & Classic Motorcycle Auction, 9:30 a.m. at Hog Heaven Campgrounds, Sturgis.
Auction professionally conducted by: Bradeen Auctions and Sturgis Real Estate Co., Inc.
August 5 - AHDRA Drag Racing - 10 a.m. Qualifying - Sturgis Dragstrip, Highway 79.Visit the Website.
August 5 - 3rd Annual Sturgis Builders Breakfast, 10 a.m. at Broken Spoke Saloon, Sturgis.Ticket Information.
August 5 - 3rd Annual Gay Mens Biker Run, 11 a.m. at Chute Roosters, Hill City.
August 5 - Jackpine Gypsies Motor X Race 10 a.m. at Jackpine Gypsies Club Grounds -
70th Anniversary 1/2 Mile Race, Noon - Sturgis Fairgrounds, Ball Park Road.
August 5 - Women’s Booth - Harley-Davidson Road Tour 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, I-90 Exit 57.
August 5 - World Championship Custom Bike Building Opening Ceremony Day 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Champions Park.
August 5 - National Dust 1 to 4 p.m. - Thunder Road - Hwy 34.
August 5 - Tanya Tucker 7:30 p.m.- Rockin the Rally - Glencoe Hwy 34.
August 5 - Poison 10:30 p.m. - Buffalo Chip.
August 6 - Vermillion Lion Club Bikers Pancake Breakfast 7 a.m. to Noon - SD Welcome Center, 129 Exit 26.
August 6 - Jimmy Bedford, Jack Daniels Master Distiller, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Community Center Expo.
August 6 - Harley-Davidson Road Tour, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, I-90 Exit 57.
August 6 - Hotbike Magazine Charity Ride Registration 10:30 a.m. Top 50 Rally Park, Piedmont, Exit 46.
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