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Indian, Jack Daniels and Klock Werks

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For the fifth consecutive year, Jack Daniels® and Indian Motorcycle have joined forces with Klock Werks® Kustom Cycles to deliver an ultra‑premium, limited edition motorcycle. This year’s bike embodies meticulous American craftsmanship, a reflection of the diverse creative processes of each of these three storied brands.

In keeping with the Jack Daniel’s® iconic “Old No. 7 Brand”, only 107 of these bikes will be produced, each with their own individual number and accompanying Montana Silversmith® badge on the engine.


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Black Girls Ride to the March On Washington 2020! We ride against racism and in support of the movement against police brutality in our communities. This year marks the 57th Anniversary of the historic Civil Rights March On Washington. We still haven’t fully overcome racism in America. We’ve come a long way, but we still have a long way to go. Let’s Ride.


All are welcome to join the ride. Start with us from California, choose a route stop, or meet us for the final leg! For route info, email

We are so excited that more of you would like to join us and we have worked hard to accommodate those of you with late registration for the Ride to the March on Washington. Here’s what late registrationincludes:

– T-shirt
– Protest Poster Supplies
– Police Escorted Ride
– Paid Secured parking during the protest on Friday
– BBQ Lunch on Saturday
– Hotel Room Block Info. Our room rate is $139 + Tax

Limited spots are available. When it’s sold out, it’s gone!


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Today marks the day of the Purple Heart — an award bestowed upon those who’ve sustained injuries in combat.

As a U.S. Army veteran, triple amputee and Purple Heart recipient myself, I understand that, for many of us, the pain and wounds caused while serving our country will never completely heal. Yet in ways, we are still the lucky ones, as so many of our comrades made the ultimate sacrifice.


Thankfully, we don’t have to go it alone. DAV is a critical lifeline for our nation’s ill and injured veterans. As a member of DAV, you provide life-changing support for these veterans who have made great sacrifices for our freedoms.

And, today, on Purple Heart Day, you can do even more to honor their patriotism, dedication and sacrifices by adding a flag to DAV’s Field of Flags.

Please make a special donation today to fly an American flag at DAV National Headquarters in honor of the service members who sacrificed so much.

Dennis Joyner

Dennis Joyner
U.S. Army Veteran and Past National Commander

MRF Washington August Update

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August in D.C.

The annual month-long August Congressional Recess is about to begin. While both chambers are scheduled to adjourn this week, the ongoing debate surrounding another COVID relief bill has put the schedule in flux.

White House and Congressional leaders are negotiating the extension of supplemental unemployment funds, stimulus checks for more Americans and other policies surrounding the economy. Many of the funds for these programs expired on July 31st , forcing Congress to act quickly if they choose to extend or modify the policies. It is unlikely that Congress will adjourn without acting in some way, so a deal will likely be reached sometime in August.

A Republican controlled Senate version of a bill will likely be dramatically different than the Democratic controlled House version. If that happens, the two chambers go to a “conference committee.” Leaders from each chamber meet to reconcile the two bills and compromise on what language will be included in a final bill.

While anything can happen during a conference committee, having similar language in both the House and Senate versions goes a long way to making it to the final compromise bill. That’s why we will continue to press the Senate to include similar motorcycle priorities in their bill to those that appear in the House’s version.

See You in September

For all those attending Sturgis, other motorcycle events, or just out on the road getting some wind therapy, have a great time! Our weekly update will resume again when Congress returns in early September.

While we won’t be providing weekly updates, we will continue to meet with staff and promote the rights and freedoms of motorcyclists.

Enjoy the Summer and as always RIDE FREE.

About Motorcycle Riders Foundation

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders. The MRF is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with its partners to help educate elected officials and policymakers in Washington and beyond.

The Clock is Ticking….

Speaking of deadlines, Congress has until September 30th to pass a highway reauthorization bill. As you may remember, the House passed their version of the bill in June, while the Senate has yet to introduce its version.

MyMedicTM And Veterans Charity Ride Deliver Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) To Sturgis, South Dakota First Responders

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When: Friday, August 7th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Where: Indian Motorcycle Sturgis. 2130 Main St. Sturgis, SD 57785

All press and media invited to attend

When facing challenging times, Americans seek out ways to help one another. They rally together and support those in need. That is precisely what MyMedicTM and Veterans Charity Ride are doing on Friday, August 7th 2020, when they deliver a supply of personal protection equipment (PPE) to first responders in Sturgis, South Dakota. Due to a lack of funding and access needed to purchase and maintain proper PPE, first responders are showing up to emergency calls inadequately protected from exposure to COVID-19.

First responders will be receiving MyMedicTM Pandemic MedicTM Personal Protection Kits.

Veterans Charity Ride is a veteran operated non-profit organization that uses “motorcycle therapy” to help fellow veterans adjust to post-war life. Veterans (nominated through the VCR website) enjoy the therapeutic effects of motorcycle riding on an all-expense-paid cross-country adventure of a lifetime. The VCR motorcycle ride will begin in Moab, Utah, July, 28th and arrive in Sturgis, SD, on Friday, August 7th, 2020.
This year VCR is taking things a step further with its “service before self” initiative. This effort will directly offer support and appreciation for our nation’s first responders and professional medical workers, who have been working the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Veterans Charity Ride (VCR), started by veterans for veterans, is a non-profit organization that delivers Motorcycle Therapy and additional life changing, life-saving holistic programs specifically designed to assist wounded and amputee combat veterans with their needs and the issues they deal with on a daily basis. Helping our fellow veterans through outreach, action, activities, education and follow-up is what drives our organization. The end result of our program is a healthier and happier, more capable individual, who is now living life in a much better physical and mental condition, and able to help and support other veterans to do the same.

Visit to learn more and support this worthy cause.

About MyMedicTM

A family-operated First Aid Kits, Supplies, and Training company based on the objective to save lives, and is driven by a goal to prepare everyone with equipment and training for the unexpected emergency. Based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, MyMedicTM believes everyone should have instant access to a life-saving First Aid Kit. Visit MyMedicTM to learn more and follow

–Sara liberte

The Big Question Bikernet Weekly News for August 6, 2020

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You’ll see in the news wild announcements. The Authorities shut down Las Vegas Bike Fest and Daytona Biketoberfest, but we’re still rocking in Sturgis.

It’s going to be a helluva test. I hope like hell no one gets sick. I don’t see a lot of mask wearing in these parts. This might be the only run this year. I’ve got LA brothers who still want to make it out. The opinions are all over the map. Some folks think it’s cool. Some folks need to make the money. Some folks think we’ll have an outbreak after the rally and are pissed off. I know of stores that will be completely closed during the rally.

One thing is for certain. Whatever happens, we’ll experience it, deal with it and move on.

But wait, Laconia is still happening. I’m sure they will look long and hard at the Black Hills Rally.

Let’s hit the news.


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Roland Sands Reworks the BMW R 18, Dragster Comes Out the Other End

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by Daniel Patrascu from

Back in April, BMW Motorrad pulled the wraps off the R 18, the company’s first entry in the cruiser segment dominated by giants like Harley-Davidson or Indian. Since then we’ve heard little about the revolutionary German machine, but the wait seems to have been worthwhile.

It appears in the time that has passed since BMW tasked designer Roland Sands with coming up with his own interpretation of the two-wheeler. And what resulted is nothing short of stunning.

The centerpiece of the motorcycle is the “most powerful 2-cylinder boxer engine ever used in motorcycle series production,” a 1,802 cc powerplant that develops 91 hp at 4,750 rpm, and provides a maximum of 158 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm.

It is this piece of hardware Sands wanted to highlight in his build, so the end product is a stripped-down R 18 with dragster looks. The overall geometry of the motorcycle has been retained, but the rear end was taken out, and the front reshaped to fit the modified frame. The engine, of course, is exposed in all its glory.

“With an engine that’s so visibly the center piece, I immediately thought of muscle cars. My family has always been into going fast and my dad was a drag racer, so I thought it made sense to strip the bike down to the essentials and shape it to go fast on a straight track,” Sands says about his design.

The simple yet effective modifications are complemented by two different design collections of milled aluminum parts Sands created for the factory-made R 18s. Called Machined and 2-Tone-Black, they include things like custom front and rear wheels, speedometer housings, handlebar clamps, risers, handlebar grips, hand levers and mirrors.

The dragster-shaped R 18 and the design collections are the first customizations for the Bimmer. More will follow, as the bike maker hopes the R 18 will become as interesting for the custom industry as most of the Harleys out there.



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The gallery in Deadwood is officially open!  We’re at the Gold Dust Casino through Sunday the 16th.  If you’re in the area, please stop in and say hello.
Crowds have been great thus far and we are looking forward to an amazing rally this year!
We are please to announce the release of David’s third and final Sturgis 2020 piece, titled “Is This Spot Taken?”  Details below.
“Is This Spot Taken?”
David Uhl – Sturgis 2020
Several years ago, David saw these horses tethered to a parking meter here in Deadwood.  He took photos and used them as reference for this new piece.  Leticia Cline models on Billy Lane’s Crocker.  A fun project all the way around, and the painting is simply amazing!
We are now taking orders for the canvas prints, which will come in two sizes.
Each canvas print will come hand-signed by David and numbered with Certificate of Authenticity and commemorative Sturgis 80th Anniversary nameplate.  Shipping will be included within the lower 48 United States on this one.
NOTE:  We have heard from several international customers who cannot attend Sturgis this year.  If you want this one unframed, we can accommodate you. Please email me for details.  
** Image size 30×20, $895 framed
** Image size 42×28, $1,895 framed
As always, edition numbers will be assigned as orders are taken and matching numbers are available for those who are adding to their Sturgis
Series pieces.
Here are some background photos on “Is This Spot Taken?”
** Additionally, David has agreed to sell the original oil.  Please inquire to
Greg Rhodes
International Sales Director
Uhl Studios
15801 W. Colfax Avenue
Golden, CO 80401