Gettysburg Bike Week is back in style at the Allstar Events Complex for 2018, and it’ll be celebrating its 17th year with top-flight musical act Jackyl.
“They’ve played Gettysburg Bike Week before and absolutely killed,” said event coordinator Kelly Shue. “Getting a quality act like Jackyl booked early puts a spring in an organizer’s step.”
Musical festivities kick off on the Budweiser Stage on Thursday night and will continue through the weekend with national headliners each night. Hailing from the great state of Georgia Jackyl will brings its brand of musical mayhem to GBW: Is it hard rock? Heavy metal? Southern rock? It’s all three, so get ready to get down!
Gettysburg Bike Week is held at the Allstar Events Complex, and GBW’s official lodging sponsor, the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center, is conveniently located right next door. Additional acts and shows are being booked as you read this, and patrons can look forward to a wide array of music and motorcycle-related activities, shows and demos. 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.
New and returning riders are encouraged to check www.gettysburgbikeweek.com frequently for the latest info on event scheduling, lodging information and anything they ever needed to know about Gettysburg Bike Week.
Hot action everywhere. Robert Pandya should add events to his study list. There are more events on the Calendar for 2018 than ever before.
The David Mann Chopperfest in Ventura, California on Super Bowl Sunday was bigger than ever. Easyriders Columbus finals are coming up. Builders recently flew to Japan for Mooneyes. The Colorado Motorcycle expo, which was closed because of a shooting, re-opened and was strong. Hell, Art Hall is back in Thailand for Bike Week and Australian shows are popping up like crazy.
Racing is stronger than ever before with Speedway, flat track, Land Speed attempts at Bonneville and Brazil. Shit is happening fast and furious. There are now motorcycle tours to the far reaches of the earth. It’s non-stop.
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The last few years Cleveland Ohio has greeted the hardy motorcycle enthusiast with snow, slush and sub-zero weather. This year the weather gods provided a 3-day reprieve and provided a balmy 50 degrees so motorcyclists attending the Progressive International Motorcycle Show stepped a little lighter and smiled a little brighter.
The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show produced a record number of custom sleds with 46 bikes and builders showcasing their creativity and innovation. Young guns were aligned and competed against the old guard and the young builders ran the table.
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It’s that day. Guys are setting up at the David Mann Chopper Fest. Some of the brothers rode to Ventura to party in the streets last night.
Someone showed me a bag of magic mushrooms and I ran the opposite direction. Some of us are trying to get out to the tattoo exhibit at the Natural History Museum this week.
I’m going to roll over to Zach and Susy’s for a Super Bowl party in Long Beach. Zack always has new projects to review either motorcycle or around his building.
I started to apply clay to my charity sculpture and it didn’t go well. The clay shrinks as it dries, and separates from the metal. I need to investigate.
Damn, this is going to be an exciting year.
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With more than 300 motorcycles on display and 3,000 guests in attendance, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, features one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage and modern motorcycles sponsored by leading manufacturers and top lifestyle, retail, and beverage companies ─ all hosted on the stunning green grasses of Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California. Boasting live bands, a signature beverage pavilion, and a dedicated kid’s area, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering truly has something for everyone! Entry is inclusive of a mouthwatering barbecue lunch, parking, and gear valet service for those riding a motorcycle to the event!
Enter a motorcycle for display at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering to be featured amongst some of the most reputable motorcycles in the world and be in the running to win a coveted Quail Award! Regarded as one of the nation’s most prestigious motorcycle concours, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering honors Best of Show with a Tiffany & Co trophy. The Quail Awards also include first and second place in each class, the Industry Award, Design and Style Award, Spirit of The Quail Award, and more!
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering featured categories of 2018 are Café Racers, Electric Motorcycles and Arlen Ness Private Collection Motorcycles. In addition to these featured categories, the traditional classes will include: Antique, American, British, Other European, Japanese, Competition On Road, Competition Off Road, Custom/Modified, and Extraordinary Bicycles and Scooters. More info here.
This will be a week of reflection and panic over Harley’s Quarterly Report, the Kansas Plant shutdown and the State of the Union Speech.
Two things at play here. One is the nature of our media now, since everything is in real-time and negativity seems to be the order of the day. So, most reports are doom and gloom. That’s not the case.
The other notion is the fact that everything changes all the time. Companies are forced to navigate changing times, customers, and markets constantly. It’s not a big deal, but it’s the nature of the beast.
Bikers are a different breed. We’re going to have fun whether we have money or not. We’re going to build cool shit, whether we have parts or not. And we’re going to ride free whether they like it or not.
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In support of E3s expanding commitment to professional and amateur motorcycle racing, E3 announces a two-year sponsorship commitment to Arenacross racing. E3 is now the official spark plug for all A.M.A. Arenacross events for both 2018 and 2019.
E3 Vice President of Motorsports, Rob Fisher, says, “With its high flying action and handlebar banging drama, Arenacross competition is one of the most exciting forms of motorcycle racing there is. We at E3 have a long history of supporting extreme sports, after all the competitors and fans alike have an affinity for superior performance and can really appreciate the technology behind an E3 Spark Plug. So it makes natural sense for us to align ourselves with Arenacross. We hope this two-year agreement as the Official Spark Plug of Arenacross is just the beginning of a long relationship with the many factory race teams and racers that participate in this sport.”
The Amsoil Arenacross 2018 schedule began January 6 at the Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton, OH. Produced by Feld Entertainment, the schedule includes 12 weekend events that will showcase the highest level of competition from both factorysupported race teams and amateurs with events scheduled in OH, MA, PA, NC, WI, SC, CO, ID, KS, OR and NV, including a concluding battle by race teams for the Ricky Carmichael Cup in Las Vegas, May 4-6.
“We are proud to welcome E3 Spark Plugs as the official spark plug for all AMSOIL Arenacross events in 2018-2019. With E3’s sponsorship commitment to supporting our sport from the top professionals to the up-and-coming amateurs, we’re excited to bring E3’s full line of spark plugs to every AMSOIL Arenacross event,” said Bill Heras, Director of Arenacross at Feld Entertainment, Inc.
E3 motorcycle spark plugs feature patented DiamondFIRE technology designed to increase performance and fuel efficiency. The plug’s Edge-to-Edge™ electrode design ensures more thorough combustion for faster starts, more power and longer engine life with less carbon build-up.
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Slingshot had just introduced its most premium offering yet with the Grand Touring LE. Fully loaded and accessorized straight from the factory, the limited edition is the ultimate in comfort, style and technology.
Fully outfitted from the factory with everything you need to make your escape, the Grand Touring LE comes with the Slingshade, a roof that offers rider comfort and sun protection. Additionally, drivers will sit comfortably with Slingshot’s Quilted Comfort Seats and experience the industry-leading Ride Command infotainment system with turn-by-turn navigation. Adding to the style and design, the Grand Touring LE features a color-matched rear fender, Matte Cloud Gray and Indy Red paint finish, and a Limited Edition Graphics package.
In celebration of professional football’s Championship Game taking place in Slingshot’s backyard of Minneapolis, Slingshot will display the new Grand Touring LE outside Nicollet Mall and at Maxim Magazine’s famed “Big Game Party” on Saturday, February 3. Each display will provide fans in Minneapolis and Maxim party guests with the first in-person look at the all-new limited edition from Slingshot.Although federally classified as a motorcycle, driving requirements for the Polaris Slingshot are directed by legislators at the state level. Under a new classification known as “autocycle,” Slingshot drivers in 41 states do not need a motorcycle endorsement to operate. They can enjoy the fun and exciting ride only a Slingshot can offer with a valid state driver’s license.Starting at $29,999, the Grand Touring LE will be available at Polaris Slingshot dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada starting in early March. More info here.